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Got a pair of plain gloves…

Posted by on Oct 8, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 4 comments

Got a pair of plain gloves…

If not, I found this pair along with pink, brown and navy in the $1 section at JoAnns. Cut out some flowers from cream felt using a Sizzix die Flower Layers #3. Accent them with a simple backstitch using #543 embroidery floss. Cut three leaves free hand and make a butterfly out of the 2nd to smallest flower on the Sizzix die Flower Layers using the same cream felt. Stitch a simple backstitch on these as well using the same #543 embroidery floss. Attach a pearl bead in the center of two vintage buttons using #543 embroidery floss. Create 2 tulle flowers using white tulle gathered with #543 embroidery floss. Trim the edges of the tulle flower with pinking shears. Layer the flowers together and attach each flower layer using Fabri-Tac  (I layered the flowers in this order large flower, tulle flower, medium flower, small flower and button). Attach the butterfly to the pinky on the left hand glove using Fabri-Tac. Attach two leaves on the flower for the left hand glove and one leaf on the flower for the right hand glove. You’re finished and have a super cute pair of gloves for the winter. Terri has already made claims to these so it looks like I will be making another pair....

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I am so blessed…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 16 comments

to have so many wonderful friends. Honestly, I am truly touched with all the comments and emails I have received this past week. You are all such a wonderful group of people. I am healing great and get to have my stitches removed Tuesday. This is when I believe I get my lifting and taking it easy restrictions removed too. Which believe me will not come a second too soon. I have not felt this good in probably 5 years so taking it easy is not an easy task. If any of you have had symptoms such as the ones I have spoken about (and I know there are some) please go and get your gallbladder checked. The issues with my gallbladder were so slow in progression that I really didn’t notice how bad I was feeling until I felt great once again. Okay enough of that and on to what I created for all my wonderful papercrafting friends. Below is a Mini Friendship Flashcard PDF for you to download. Just a little something to say thank you for all your kindness. You can make a cute garland by stringing them together, use them as accents on layouts, cards and tags, gosh… you can create loads of neat things with these. I’m sure you all already have lots of wonderful ideas. After I cut mine out I round the corners and ink the edges with a brown ink to give them a nice distressed feel. I hope you have fun playing with these. Mini Friendship Flashcards You will need the latest version of acrobat reader which is free to download at adobe.com in order to download this PDF Oh and I got to do the final Author’s edit on my book last week… bed and laptop for a super bored person is a perfect combination. I am so over the moon excited about my book. The beauty shots are incredible.. the font used is so me… the backgrounds for each page make me squeal with delight.. the color scheme is devine.. I’m telling you it is so awesome and I am so proud. Wishing you all a great weekend. It is gorgeous here in Frisco,...

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Just a little FYI…

Posted by on Sep 26, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 30 comments

I will not be blogging for several weeks and thought I would give you the heads up as to why. To make a long story short… for the past few years I thought I was lactose intolerant. Anytime I drank milk my stomach would hurt so I just took myself off all dairy and didn’t have anymore issues. Well in April the Dr. and I thought I had acid reflux… took Nexium and all was better. Sunday I had some terrible stomach pains that lasted all night but went away. Tuesday evening BAM I was hit with some stomach and back pain that would not let up so I went to the ER and found out I had gallstones and a very unhappy gallbladder. Wednesday I was in a hospital room being pumped full of antibiotics and pain medication. Thursday had surgery to remove my gallbladder and let me just say it is instant relief as soon as that thing is gone. The worst day after surgery is still a better day than having a gallbladder attack. So if any of you have these very same symptoms… get that gallbladder checked out. This just might be your issue. Life without a gallbladder is GRAND! Hugs to you...

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Lottie’s Dress…

Posted by on Sep 17, 2009 in Delight In All Things Altered | 4 comments

Lottie’s Dress…

I just realized I forgot to include the PDF for Lottie’s dress. Sorry about that. If you wish to make your own Farmer’s Wife Paper Doll the step by step instructions can be found here. The arms on my dress pattern are positioned a bit different than the one created by Pink Persimmon. So make sure to check out theirs as...

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Another this and that post…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Another this and that post…

First we had a great weekend. Centennial High School won their Homecoming game… which is always nice. And Ansley had a great time at the dance. I think she and her date Alex looked so adorable. Now to my scrappy world… my All Hallow’s Eve online workshop started yesterday. The first project is up now and the second one will be available tomorrow. A little reminder… today, the second project has been posted in my Homespun Inspiration online workshop. If you registered for this workshop don’t forget to check it out. And if you want to see more of Lottie, The Farmer’s Wife… go check out Jenni Bowlin’s Design Team Blog. I have a step by step tutorial on how to recreate Lottie. That’s about it on my end… today I’m gonna make something with some more of the new Webster’s Pages papers… I’m thinking a winter themed crown. I will share once it is...

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So much going on…

Posted by on Sep 5, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

So much going on…

Lots of creating and preparing going on in my scraproom. I tell ya it looks like a bomb went off I have so many piles here and there but it is a good thing as it seems to be the only way and best way I know how to create. Here is a little run down of my creative week… I finished the second project for my “Homespun Inspiration” workshop. Those that have registered now have access to the supply list. The project tutorial will be posted on the 15th. Just about have my “All Hallow’s Eve” workshop ready to go. All the photos have been taken and the tutorials have been written and scheduled. Just tweaking a few things here and there. And this is exciting, I will be teaching at Crop-Paper-Scissors in Waco on Saturday, October 10th. I am presently putting together two classes. One will be a holiday banner using a Maya Road Scallop Triangle Banner and Webster’s Pages patterned paper and the second class is one I have had in mind for a long time. It is my “Vintage Sampler” class. The “Vintage Sampler” class will be limited to 24 people and is a one of a kind class as I am using lots of vintage items that I have been purchasing and saving. I cannot wait to teach it as it has four really unique projects. In this class you will create a miniature house from a pattern I created that resembles the old Putz houses of long ago, a miniature wand accented with a vintage milk bottle cap and german glass glitter, a miniature basket created from an old aluminum jello mold and accented with miniature vintage flocked flowers and then a pennant created from a page from a Maya Road Scallop Triangle Banner, a vintage bingo card and other embellishments. I will post sneak peeks once I have everything completed. And one more thing… you will want to check out Jenni Bowlin’s Design Team Blog on the 15th (actually you need to check it out everyday as it is full of inspiration) I will be the Guest Designer that day and have a super cute tutorial to share. I think you will really want to make this cutie. Below is the list of supplies used if you believe in me that much and want to purchase the supplies ahead of time with the project sight unseen. I really think you are going to want to make it. Jenni Bowlin Memo Note Book – Memo Pad * Brown Jenni Bowlin Old School Alpha Minis – Brown Jenni Bowlin Town Square Mini Papers Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards Mini – Vintage Jenni Bowlin Crepe Paper Ribbon – Red Self Adhesive Pearl Flowers – Cantaloupe Pink Persimmon Stamp – Lottie Brilliance Ink – Graphite Black Red & White Baker’s Twine Aleene’s Paper Glaze So that was my week on top of being a wife and a mom. I gotta say it has been pretty crazy. Wishing you all a wonderful Labor Day...

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Make Art…

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Make Art…

So do you wish you could stamp like Wendy Vecchi as much as I do? Well it just got a lot easier for me. I had a great mail day yesterday because Wendy sent me a copy of her new book “Make Art, Studio 490 Style”. Let me tell ya… this book will never leave my workstation and I am not kidding! Behind this cover contains loads and loads of  incredible information. Reading Wendy’s book is kinda like being able to pick her brain. You know when you look at her incredible creations and think to yourself… who’s product is this, how did she do that… what did she use here…. well it is all inside. Wendy lists her favorite supplies (the basics and the extras) tips, stamp stuff, basic info and has approximately 16 projects with step by step tutorials for each one as well as images of all her wonderful stamp sets. I tell ya this is the stampers Bible. Congrats Wendy! You did a great job. When is Make Art, Studio 490 Style #2 coming out. I’m...

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All Hallow’s Eve Registration….. Starts Today!

Posted by on Sep 1, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

All Hallow’s Eve Registration…..         Starts Today!

YAY… today is the first day of registration for my new “All Hallow’s Eve” online workshop. Once registered, you will have access to the private blog which presently lists all the supplies and tools needed to recreate each project. The cost for this online workshop is $19.95 and includes 12 project tutorials. All projects have a vintage theme and include items such as treat baskets, feather tree ornaments, mini wall hangings, tags and treat bag. For those that are participating in any Halloween tag swaps I placed a few tag tutorials in the first two weeks of the workshop. Each tutorial includes color photos and step by step instructions. Some projects will come with templates to make the creative process a bit easier and I have included vintage postcard and mini flashcard downloads for both Halloween AND Thanksgiving. Once you complete all the Halloween projects Thanksgiving will be just around the corner so I will offer suggestions on how you can turn at least 7 of the All Hallow’s Eve projects into adorable Thanksgiving themed projects making this workshop pretty much a two for one. This workshop will be available for 45 days. For those of you that register early so you can start to gather your supplies do not worry as your 45 days begins on September 15th with the first project. Those that register on or after September 15th your 45 days begins at date of...

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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, Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber – Gold, Making Memories Scrapbook Shimmer – Gold, Orange Peel Stickles, Pink Persimmon Lottie Stamp Set, Black Boa, Black Cardstock, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Book Page, Brillance Pigment Ink Pad – Graphite Black, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink –...

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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 mixture of 1/3 warm water and 2/3’s Bleach into a glass container. The amount made will determine how many trees you will be bleaching at one time.  Place tree(s) into mixture and let set until bleached.  Once bleaching is complete remove from mixture and allow to dry. Using Maya Road Maya Mist (Orange) lightly spray onto bleached bottle brush tree. I lined my kitchen sink with paper towels, set the tree on top of the paper towels and lightly misted the tree. Once dyed lightly blot the tree using paper towels and let dry. Accent your dried tree using Gold Mercury Glass Beads, Black Seam Binding and a Mother of Pearl Button. I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for my adhesive. I found it easiest to hold the Gold Mercury Glass Beads with tweezers when attaching them to the tree. Create a small banner with a strip of paper that says “Happy Halloween”. The strip of paper needs to measure approximately 7.5″ in length. Accent the edges of the banner using Golden Rod Stickles and let dry. Once dry wrap the banner around the tree and attach using a hot glue gun. Now for a few more sneak peeks…...

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