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Scrap & Stamp Arts

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Delight In Everyday Life | 3 comments

Scrap & Stamp Arts

I’m really happy to tell you that I am fea­tured in the upcom­ing Feb/Mar issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts mag­a­zine. On pages 36–39 I share lots of cre­ative ideas for stor­ing art sup­plies, tools and more in my home stu­dio. The best part is these items can be found inex­pen­sively in thrift shops and antique stores and will give your home stu­dio a warm wel­com­ing feel­ing to you and your guests. I hope you take a look and find some cre­ative stor­age ideas that work per­fectly for you in your...

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Ranger Designer Challenge 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In All Things Paper, Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

Ranger Designer Challenge 2015

It’s always so excit­ing to be invited to par­tic­i­pate in the Ranger Designer Chal­lenge. Basi­cally how it works is Ranger picks a prod­uct line to fea­ture, sends the design­ers a box of the prod­ucts and you cre­ate a project using these prod­ucts. This year the chal­lenge was a can­vas using Dina Wakley’s Media paints, sten­cils and stamps. Talk about a fun chal­lenge. I also used some Tim Holtz Dis­tress Stick­les Dry Glit­ter Rocky Candy and of course Dia­mond Stick­les. I have fallen in love with Dina’s Media paints. They come in a...

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New Year and New Goals

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in An Artist Cannot Fail | 0 comments

New Year and New Goals

I’ve had some ideas for can­vas art swirling around my head for quite some time and this year my goal is to act on these ideas. So I’m start­ing out the year paint­ing this can­vas, “She is the keeper of their dreams”. As you can see this is still a work in progress. Paint­ing is teach­ing me some patience as every lit­tle detail takes time. I plan to even­tu­ally have prints avail­able of the com­pleted piece as well as note cards. But I’m not sure when they will be avail­able as I first need to fin­ish the paint­ing. One thing I did fig­ure...

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Weekend of Family Fun

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons | 0 comments

Weekend of Family Fun

This past week­end, my sis­ter and her fam­ily came up for the week­end. Her Christ­mas gift to Brit­tain was a ticket to see the Cow­boys play the Colts, Sun­day. It wasn’t the game Brit­tain was hop­ing for but it was a fun time spent with his mom. Since he isn’t able to go to Beau­mont for Christ­mas I decided to have a fam­ily Christ­mas party for him at our house. Sat­ur­day morn­ing, Made­lyn and Bel­lie made snow­men out of donuts for break­fast. These were a big hit with the girls. All you need are pow­dered donuts, orange jelly beans...

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Fun Getting To Know You Christmas Questions

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Fun Getting To Know You Christmas Questions

Here are some fun get­ting to know you Christ­mas ques­tions you can share with friends and fam­ily at a fam­ily gath­er­ing or party. I always find it inter­est­ing in how oth­ers cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son. If you don’t cel­e­brate Christ­mas you can eas­ily change the ques­tions to fit your hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion. My sis­ter and her fam­ily arrive late tonight and I can­not wait to have some fun with every­one. You know I’m on “best week­end ever” notice for Made­lyn and Isabella. I LOVE being their aunt. I have a week­end of fun...

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Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

I’m so happy to tell you that I am now sell­ing my hand­made vin­tage tin neck­laces at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas. Car­olyn Ross moved her amaz­ing store to a new build­ing and she now has a bou­tique that offers unique hand­crafted items. So, if you are look­ing for a lit­tle some­thing spe­cial for a friend, co-worker or fam­ily mem­ber please go check out her store. All my neck­lace pen­dants are cre­ated from vin­tage tins and jew­elry pieces and each piece is one of a kind. No two will ever be alike. Also, I still have...

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I believe…

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 8 comments

I believe…

Orig­i­nally Posted Decem­ber 12, 2011 and to this day it’s still one of my favorites. Just recently my 8 year old niece was ask­ing if Santa was real. My mom asked Made­lyn what she thought to which she replied, I think he is real. Mom left it at that and Made­lyn went on her merry way. I remem­ber when I found out about Santa and for a moment I was sad but then dis­cov­ered since I had younger sib­lings I was in a spe­cial secret club… I got to be a secret elf and help with wrap­ping and shop­ping which I just loved. I found this part just...

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

A few days ago, my sis­ter found this Lemon Crin­kle Cookie recipe and shared it on my Face­book page ask­ing me to make them when she comes to visit this week­end. I’m not sure who orig­i­nally cre­ated this recipe but my good­ness am I ever so happy they did. These cook­ies are amaz­ing and have been given two thumbs up from every­one that tries one. I highly rec­om­mend you make these this hol­i­day sea­son, your friends and fam­ily will love them and you! Ingre­di­ents: 1 Box Lemon Cake Mix 1 Egg 2 Cups Cool Whip, thawed ½ to 1 Cup...

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Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

These cook­ies are so easy to make and are per­fect to take to the office, give to neigh­bors and will of course put super big smiles on the faces of all your fam­ily mem­bers. Every­one will be com­ing back for more. My fam­ily likes medium sized cook­ies so I get 24 — 28 cook­ies per batch. Ingre­di­ents: 1 Red Vel­vet Cake Mix, 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Oil, Ande’s Pep­per­mint Crunch Thins (one small pack­age), 3 Pep­per­mint Candy Canes Direc­tions: In a large bowl mix together cake mix, eggs and oil Form small/Medium sized balls and place onto...

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Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

In keep­ing with the “I’m using what I have for Christ­mas and cut­ting out the need­less things I don’t” I recy­cled some saved Christ­mas cards and cre­ated two super easy gift card hold­ers from one Christ­mas card. I know I’m not the only per­son that saves hol­i­day cards. I can­not throw Christ­mas cards of any kind away. I love them all and espe­cially cher­ish the ones that have my grand­par­ents sig­na­tures inside. I started with a Christ­mas card that mea­sured 4″ x 5.75″ but you can use any card size you want. This size just...

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