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Americana Workshop Sneak Peeks…

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Americana Workshop Sneak Peeks…

Since my newest work­shop is just a week away I thought I would share a few sneak peeks. This $19.95 work­shop begins June 1st. We will cre­ate 12 projects. Each includes color pho­tos and step-by-step instruc­tions, along with a sup­plies and tools list. You will cre­ate items that bring the won­der­ful color scheme of red, white and blue into your fam­ily pic­nic and home decor. Some of these projects have me antic­i­pat­ing an evening sky filled with fab­u­lous fireworks. I will post three projects each week for four weeks and then give...

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Sidelined just a tad…

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Delight In Everyday Life | 1 comment

Sidelined just a tad…

Well a few days ago I sliced my fin­ger which means my cre­ativ­ity is a bit side­lined so I thought I would show you 4 embell­ish­ments using the same Cut­tle­bug Cut & Emboss Tex­tile Hearts Set, Black Magic Col­or­Core Card­stock and Sand Paper. You can accent these with Crys­tal Stick­les, paint and/or fin­ish the edges using glass glit­ter or Plat­inum Stickles. Same paper and cut & emboss set gives you 4 dif­fer­ent looks Sanded Embossed Area Sanded Recessed Area Back of Black Magic Col­or­Core Cardstock Front of Black Magc...

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Kinda Sad…

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Delight In All Things Paper, Delight In Everyday Life | 4 comments

Kinda Sad…

Yes­ter­day I received my com­pli­men­tary issue of Mem­ory Mak­ers July/Aug issue… This lay­out is part of the “Trends To Try Today” arti­cle by MMM ’08 Staci Etheridge. It shouldn’t be too hard to guess my trend… Glit­ter! I used pre-glittered pat­terned paper and chip­board let­ters, cre­ated my own glit­tered brads, accented pat­terns on my papers using Stick­les and altered chip­board using loose glit­ter. Yes, I love glitter. It is sad to think that this is my last pub­li­ca­tion with Mem­ory Mak­ers. I have so loved work­ing with...

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Sweet DIY Wedding Decor…

Posted by on May 19, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

Sweet DIY Wedding Decor…

Do you need an easy to make table accent for a Bridal Shower or Wed­ding Recep­tion? If so, here is an altered votive holder you can com­plete in no time flat! Click here for the...

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Butterfly Embellishment…

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 5 comments

Butterfly Embellishment…

Sat­ur­day I received a lit­tle pack­age from a sweet friend that con­tained two Cut­tle­bug Cut­ting Die and Emboss­ing Fold­ers this being one of the ones I received. I must admit I was like a lit­tle kid on Christ­mas morn­ing… I had to open it imme­di­ately and begin cre­at­ing. And here is my fin­ished cre­ation. A sim­ple but­ter­fly embell­ish­ment to add to any project. I hope you give this tuto­r­ial a try… just con­sider your­self warned.. you will become addicted. Sup­plies Needed: Sim­ply Sten­cils (Plaid) Tim Holtz Adiron­dack...

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Americana Workshop…

Posted by on May 17, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Americana Workshop…

This $19.95 work­shop begins June 1st. We will cre­ate 12 projects. Each includes color pho­tos and step-by-step instruc­tions, along with a sup­plies and tools list. You will cre­ate items that bring the won­der­ful color scheme of red, white and blue into your fam­ily pic­nic and home decor. Some of these projects have me antic­i­pat­ing an evening sky filled with fab­u­lous fireworks. I will post three projects each week for four weeks and then give you two addi­tional weeks to fin­ish your projects. This work­shop will be avail­able to...

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Fabric Flower…

Posted by on May 15, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 10 comments

Fabric Flower…

Here is a sim­ple fab­ric flower embell­ish­ment you can cre­ate for any project. Try dig­ging in the rem­nant sec­tion of your local fab­ric store… you can find some great fab­rics for really cheap. Sup­plies Needed: Fab­ric Rem­nant Embroi­dery Floss or Thread Vin­tage Button Tools Needed: Scis­sors (Pink­ing and Straight Edge) Sewing Needle Instruc­tions: Using Pink­ing Scis­sors cut four strips each of fab­ric to approx­i­mately .75″ x 3″ and .5″ x 2″ Place large and small strips on top of each other as shown Place the small stack of...

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Love you tag…

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 6 comments

Love you tag…

Tags are a sim­ple way to use up your scraps. I have a ter­ri­ble time throw­ing any size scrap piece of paper away espe­cially if it is a vin­tage piece as I always think it will be per­fect to accent a tag, card or embell­ish­ment. I cre­ated this “Love you” tag using scraps from vin­tage sheet music, an old book page and even the area from a book pages blank mar­gin… which is per­fect for typ­ing out my sen­ti­ment and keep­ing with the vin­tage feel. Sup­plies Needed: Office Tag (approx. 2 3/8″ x 4.75″) Vin­tage Sheet Music Faux Vin­tage...

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Vintage Button Bouquet…

Posted by on May 13, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 18 comments

Vintage Button Bouquet…

Sim­ple is good and cer­tainly enjoyed. This lit­tle project makes me reflect on all the fun I had with my grandmothers. Sup­plies Needed: 9 — Clear But­tons 9 — Vin­tage But­tons Scraps of Vin­tage News­pa­per (mine came from Ken­ner Road), Ledger Paper and Sheet Music 24 Gauge Wire Glossy Accents 3 — Vin­tage Wooden Spools (I wrapped embroi­dery floss around mine) Tools Needed: Wire Cut­ters Scis­sors Paper Piercer Paper Towel Instruc­tions: Place Glossy Accents onto the back of one clear but­ton, place but­ton onto selected paper, push...

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My Little Book of Thoughts…

Posted by on May 12, 2009 in Delightful Tutorials | 4 comments

My Little Book of Thoughts…

I am not much of a jour­nal keeper but I love hav­ing some­thing small to jot down a thought or two or make a note so I don’t for­get a moment of inspi­ra­tion or a nice quote. I think it is nice to have a lit­tle some­thing to keep my thoughts noted in that I can carry along. So this is what I decided to cre­ate using the Book Page Flower from last weeks tuto­ri­als. My very own “Lit­tle Book of Thoughts”.  And I guess you can tell I am really into gold and black paint with crack­ling medium. Just love the look so much. Sup­plies Needed:...

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