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Lottie, talk about a cutie…

Posted by on Jun 17, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Lottie, talk about a cutie…

I love this time of the year as all the man­u­fac­tur­ers are buzzing with new prod­ucts. I like to check out what new items my book spon­sors are cre­at­ing and when I saw this new doll stamp Lot­tie by Pink Per­sim­mon yes­ter­day, well my jaw dropped. I love that this stamp set is named after their crafty Grandma Lot­tie. Such a sweet ges­ture. I think I see a new work­shop in the future. And here is some­thing fun! The girls at Pink Per­sim­mon are host­ing a  Paper Doll Chal­lenge using this very stamp. I say give it a try as the win­ner...

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Back Home…

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Back Home…

We had a great time in Beau­mont vis­it­ing fam­ily. It was an action packed week to say the least. So this week will be full of fam­ily type blog posts for those fam­ily mem­bers that live so far away. A few sneak peeks of some Amer­i­cana Work­shop projects will be thrown in here and there too. I can­not believe we are already into week 3’s projects. But first I must say being 2 and 5 sure is fun when school’s out for the summer. Isabella and Made­lyn did a lot of this each day… They each loved it when I would pull their feet to get them...

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Vintage Jello Molds…

Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 3 comments

Vintage Jello Molds…

I found these cute vin­tage jello molds in one of my favorite antique stores. I saw the cutest project made here and have to make some. If I lived closer I would have taken this class in a sec­ond. I want to make some of these lit­tle Pix­ies as Christ­mas gifts for the girls in my fam­ily so I am col­lect­ing the needed items now. I think these lit­tle vin­tage pix­ies are so super cute and...

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Thrift Store Find…

Posted by on Jun 10, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

Thrift Store Find…

My Ger­man Glass Glit­ter will look great stored in these lit­tle cuties. They are the per­fect size to keep on my work sta­tion. I like to have two kinds of sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter on hand at all times. It seems as though I can’t cre­ate any­thing with­out a lit­tle coarse or fine glit­ter some­place on a project. I will be offer­ing some of these for...

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Great finds…

Posted by on Jun 9, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 3 comments

Great finds…

This week I am search­ing thrift and antique stores for items to use in projects as well as sell in my future online store. My store will include hand­made embell­ish­ments and glass glit­ter as well as a few odds and ends that I like to use in projects, cards, tags and layouts. Vin­tage Post­cards, Milk Bot­tle­caps, candy molds Love these bottlecaps I can­not wait to show you what I have in mind for these… I think you will LOVE the idea. These will be avail­able for down­load in this years Christ­mas workshop. Off to do some more dig­ging…...

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Class of 2009

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Class of 2009

This week­end was a proud fam­ily week­end. My niece Amanda grad­u­ated High School (National Honor Soci­ety, Cum Laude, Texas Scholar). We are all very proud of her accomplishments. Con­grat­u­la­tions Amanda! We...

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Another this and that post…

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 2 comments

If you love vin­tage items then you need to check out the etsy store Paper Tales. They were lucky enough to get to dig in an old ware­house full of vin­tage items. Each day it seems Cass and Laura add new items to their store that I want and I’m sure you will too. If you tell them Lisa sent you they will add a lit­tle sur­prise with your order. I also dis­cov­ered Scrap-Diner has two new paper lines that I love and think are adorable. Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and Octo­ber After­noon Cherry Hill. It is going to be a great mail day for me...

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Quick Card for Dad…

Posted by on Jun 4, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Quick Card for Dad…

This card is sim­ple to make (once again using my Cocoa Daisy June Kit Scraps, Card­stock, Rub On and Alpha Stickers) Cut a piece of card­stock to 5.5″ x 8″, fold it in half and ink the edges using Col­or­Box Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Cut a piece of pat­terned paper to 3.75″ x 5.25″, stitch a straight stitch around the inner edge of the pat­terned paper using a sewing machine, ink the edges using Creamy Brown Ink Cut another piece of pat­terned paper to 1.75″ x 5.25″, trim the edges using scal­lop scis­sors then poke a hole in the...

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Scallop Paper Lace Tutorials…

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 12 comments

Scallop Paper Lace Tutorials…

Oh am I ever so excited to share these two tuto­ri­als with you. This post is long but I believe you will think it was worth the extra long read. The Scal­lop Paper Lace (top) reminds me of the vin­tage paper lace I have seen online. Even though noth­ing can replace the love I have for vin­tage items this new dis­cov­ery sure does open up a lot of pos­si­bil­i­ties for my cre­ativ­ity. The Scal­lop Ric Rac Paper Lace (bot­tom) I acci­den­tally made try­ing to fig­ure out how to make the scal­lop paper lace. I love it when things like this...

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Velvet Flower Tutorial…

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 22 comments

Velvet Flower Tutorial…

Here is the wall hang­ing I cre­ated with scraps kept from my Cocoa Daisy June Kit. I pro­vided Tri­cia with a PDF of all the tem­plates I cre­ated in this piece. If you are a sub­scriber she will have this avail­able for download. The mini vel­vet flow­ers in this piece are super sim­ple to cre­ate. All you need is scal­lop vel­vet trim (pro­vided in the June Kit) , scis­sors, a sewing nee­dle, 3 strands of embroi­dery floss, adhe­sive and a rhinestone. Cut the trim so you have 9 scal­lops (approx­i­mately 3.25″) thread 3 strands of...

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