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Trick or Treat with Lottie…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2009 in Delight In All Things Altered | 1 comment

Trick or Treat with Lottie…

Lot­tie by Pink Persimmon I have so many ideas for this adorable stamp set and since Hal­loween items are start­ing to show up in stores all over the area I fig­ured now would be great time for a lit­tle “Mas­quer­ade Ball” theme.  So if you are par­tic­i­pat­ing in any Hal­loween tag or card swaps I think Lot­tie will cer­tainly make a grand entrance. Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful week­end. It’s going to be a great one here in Texas. Sup­plies Used: Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Cards — Hal­loween, My Mind’s Eye — Night Light Sugar Dots,...

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In Anticipation…

Posted by on Aug 28, 2009 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delightful Tutorials | 6 comments

In Anticipation…

of my upcom­ing work­shop “All Hallow’s Eve” below is a tuto­r­ial I put together show­ing you how to recre­ate this super cute Hal­loween themed Bot­tle Brush Tree. You all are going to love this one… promise! Sup­plies Needed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Clorox Bleach, Maya Road Maya Mists Orange, Gold Mer­cury Glass Beads, Black Seam Bind­ing, Mother of Pearl But­ton, Black Embroi­dery Floss, Vin­tage Paper, Golden Rod Stick­les, Aleene’s Tacky Glue Tools Needed: Scis­sors, Tweezers Instruc­tions: In a well ven­ti­lated area or out­side place a...

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Oak Leaves Cluster…

Posted by on Aug 26, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 3 comments

Oak Leaves Cluster…

Can you tell fall is heavy on my mind? I can­not wait for some cooler weather. But for now it looks like another hot day here in Texas. I have no idea how these High School foot­ball play­ers prac­tice in 100 degree temps… nuts I tell ya. Any­way on to my post and more thoughts of fall. As you can see I am really lov­ing my new Cut­tle­bug Leaf Dies and thought I would show you the cute clus­ter of leaves I cre­ated using the oak leaf die. This lit­er­ally took me 15 min. to cre­ate from start to fin­ish. And the tiny Maya Road Hang­ing...

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All Hallow’s Eve Sneak Peeks…

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life, Delightful Tutorials | 8 comments

All Hallow’s Eve Sneak Peeks…

Thought I would share a few sneak peeks of my upcom­ing All Hallow’s Eve online work­shop. Reg­is­tra­tion will begin Sep­tem­ber 1st. Once reg­is­tered you will have access to the pri­vate blog and can get a look at the sup­ply list. Those of you that have not par­tic­i­pated in one of my work­shops I want to make sure you know you can sub­sti­tute prod­ucts I used with items you may already have one hand. I just include the sup­ply list in case you want to recre­ate the projects exactly as I have cre­ated mine. This new work­shop will...

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Simple Leaf Pick Tutorial…

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 4 comments

Simple Leaf Pick Tutorial…

Here is a super sim­ple leaf pick tuto­r­ial. As most of you know I love cre­at­ing accents for projects out of book pages. While look­ing around our local Joann Craft Store this week­end I found lots of their Cut­tle­bug dies on clear­ance and I was thrilled when I found this leaf set. I plan on mak­ing a nice clus­ter of oak leaves to accent some Thanks­giv­ing projects. But first I had to try out the Maple Leaf. Sup­plies Used: Cut­tle­bug Die Cut­ting Machine Cut­tle­bug Leaf Set Die Book Page 24 Gauge Wire Wire Cut­ters Aleene’s Paper...

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Two for one…

Posted by on Aug 18, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

Two for one…

While I was work­ing on a project for my Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving combo online work­shop… (yes there will be lots of fun down­loads in this work­shop for all) I was get­ting ready to open up a pack of Jenni Bowlin’s new Hal­loween Bingo Cards and noticed she shows a smaller ver­sion of each Bingo Card on the back. Well those of you that know me know I love any­thing mini and I tell ya these lit­tle ones are per­fect for tags, enclo­sure cards, or any mini project. And if you have a lit­tle girl that loves to play with Bar­bie dolls well...

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Forced Creative Vacation…

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight In Everyday Life | 7 comments

Forced Creative Vacation…

For the past few weeks I have had back spasms which has caused me to take a forced cre­ative vaca­tion. Which by the way is com­plete and total tor­ture for me. But sit­ting and cre­at­ing for any length of time is just too painful. Since I really love shar­ing tuto­ri­als on my blog and hav­ing the issue of not being able to sit upright for too long a period this has not allowed much blog time. And since I am work­ing on my All Hal­lows Eve online work­shop my sit­ting time is very lim­ited. So what I plan on doing for the next sev­eral...

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Homespun Inspiration…

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Delight In All Things Altered | 2 comments

Homespun Inspiration…

My new online work­shop “Home­spun Inspi­ra­tion” is a vin­tage themed mem­ber­ship style work­shop and includes three online classes. I will post to a pri­vate blog, one class project on the 15th of each month for three months start­ing August 15th and end­ing Octo­ber 15th. You will con­tinue to have access to the pri­vate blog until Novem­ber 1st. Each month’s vin­tage themed project will include a com­plete sup­ply list, full color images, step by step instruc­tions, tips, notes and suggestions. These projects include some of my favorite...

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Altered Vellum Buttons Part 2…

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009 in Delight In All Things Altered | 5 comments

Altered Vellum Buttons Part 2…

So last week as I was clean­ing up my work­sta­tion I tossed the vel­lum accented but­tons I made onto a pile of old book pages. Well I looked down and noticed the text com­ing through the vel­lum and had an instant Ah HA moment I just have to share. Look at how cool these but­tons are when you add an old book page to the back of the vel­lum! I just love the lay­ered look so much. All you do is after you have com­pleted alter­ing a clear but­ton with vel­lum, cover the back of the vel­lum with Glossy Accents, place the but­ton glossy side...

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Mixed Scallop Banner Album…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Mixed Scallop Banner Album…

Here is the new Maya Road Mixed Scal­lop Ban­ner Album. This album comes with four scal­lop pages, four plain pages and 2 rings. I really like that you can stack the plain pages on top of the scal­lop pages cre­at­ing a four page ban­ner as I did below. I like the dimen­sion you get with the pages stacked. You can also alter­nate between the scal­lop and plain pages cre­at­ing an eight page ban­ner. Lots of pos­si­bil­i­ties with this new lit­tle gem. Oh I had a lit­tle Ah Ha moment yes­ter­day while I was toss­ing these clear but­tons around...

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