Glittered Easter Eggs

Mar 25, 2010

I see glittered paper mache eggs all over the stores this time of year and never can allow myself to purchase them since they are so easy to recreate. I love how they sparkle when the light hits them. You can find paper mache eggs in all sizes but since I have a bag full of small ones I decided to make some mini glittered eggs. Right now it is all about me trying to use up my stash. You can create and attach a hanger to the top of each egg out of Baker’s Twine then place it on that Easter tree I keep talking about… which should just about be filled if you are making these projects. I tell ya what, if you are creating these Easter projects send me a photo...

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Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 24, 2010

How sweet will this be filled with a little Easter surprise? I love surprises and think this altered egg shaped paper mache box is perfect to hold that special Easter something. Supplies Needed: Small Egg Shaped Paper Mache Box, Vintage Easter Postcard Image, Folk Art 526 Soft Apple Acrylic Paint, Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage – Glossy, Martha Stewart Crafts Crystal Coarse Glitter, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, Maya Road Vintage Crochet White Zig Zag Trim, Pale Pink Seam Binding, Fabri-Tac, Maya Road Clear Jewel Pins, Copic Ciao Markers RV13 Tender Pink & G21 Lime Green, 3mm Rhinestones, 5mm Self Adhesive Pearl Tools Used: Scissors, Pencil, Paintbrush Instructions: Using a paintbrush paint the entire paper mache box, let dry. Lightly ink the painted box using Creamy Brown ink. Note:  You just want a...

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Lottie’s Dress…

Sep 17, 2009

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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Trick or Treat with Lottie…

Aug 29, 2009

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 –...

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In Anticipation…

Aug 28, 2009

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...

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Forced Creative Vacation…

Aug 14, 2009

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 weeks is share some tips and products I really love. I get emails sent to me all the time asking what type of tools I use and prefer for certain...

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Homespun Inspiration…

Jul 29, 2009

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 items such as fabric remnants, sewing pattern tissue, old buttons, simple floral picks, seam binding and Baker’s twine. With these items combined you cannot help but create an elegant homespun project. Click Here to Sign Up As a little “Thank you” to the early birds who sign up...

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Altered Vellum Buttons Part 2…

Jul 27, 2009

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 down onto the book page, press the button down firmly with your fingers to remove any air bubbles, poke the button holes with a paper piercer and let it...

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New Online Class…

Jul 12, 2009

I picture this “Sweet Treats” mini banner hanging during family birthday parties or an afternoon tea or luncheon with a group of your closest girlfriends. With it’s color combination of pale pink and cream and vintage style Die Cut accents this mini banner is certain to add a warm nostalgic feel to any special occasion. Honestly, once you complete your Sweet Treats mini banner you might decide it needs a permanent spot in your home so you can look at it all year long. This online class begins July 15th. At the time of sign up you will be given access to the private blog. There you will be able to get a complete list of supplies and tools needed to complete your banner. You will continue to have access for 4 weeks. All...

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A new online Class is coming…

Jun 19, 2009

The sentiment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… special items in your home a spring garden and most importantly those special people and pets. This project highlights all of the special things that help make our home a “Home Sweet Home”. Showcased in my album are photos of my brother’s trumpet, family members, flowers from our garden, Sonny and Buster our special canine companions as well as a few family quotes. In this four day altered class we will be altering a Maya Road Townhouse and Mini Album using a faux mosaic created from 4 beautiful Webster’s Pages patterned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road products such as their Vintage Sequins Edging, Pom Pom Trim, Double Stitched Velvet, Blossoms, Jewel Pins, Buttons and Rubons....

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Tomorrow is the day…

May 31, 2009

My Americana workshop begins bright and early in the morning. I cannot wait to start sharing all the projects I have created celebrating the red, white and blue. Here are a few new sneak peeks of what we will be creating over the next six weeks. See ya there my friends! I can’t...

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea…

Apr 23, 2009

We are celebrating a big birthday today. Terri turns 21 years old. I first saw this altered cupcake box on Ranjini’s blog many many months ago. She found the cupcake box at Tuesday Morning. I immediately ran to ours to see if they had some and I got lucky. They had two left which I immediately grabbed as I knew I would be using them as money holders for Terri’s 21st and Ansley’s Sweet 16 next year. The box is quite plain but has such potential for altering. The candle is held on by a magnet although I attached mine to the top permanently. Below is what it looks like before a little vintage sheet music, book page flowers, pearls, lace and glitter have been added. Enjoy your day Terri. We love you...

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Miniature is so fun…

Nov 23, 2008

I think these miniature bottle brush type wreathes are so charming. They remind me of the vintage ornaments my grandmother would have had. This little project is part of my Countdown to Christmas project in my 12 Days of Christmas Workshop. Lots of creative fun has been going on in there. We will be creating Monsieur Hiver this week. Oh how I love this project. So if you have a little tin or box and want to put a sentiment inside as a little surprise to who ever opens it, this is super easy and cute… give it a try. And the best part is these are cheap and add such simple charm to any...

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Rhinestones and Glitter…

Nov 7, 2008

As many of you know I love that combination…. sparkly things make me so happy. Especially around the holidays. I love seeing all the lights twinkle, the glitter sparkle and the rhinestones shimmer. This is a little sneak peek of what we will be making tomorrow in my workshop while we await the arrival of Santa. Each Saturday evening Santa will visit the gallery to pick someone who has been very creative with their workshop projects. Then Sunday, I will announce who will receive a RAK of fabulous Maya Road goodies. Oh the fun that is being had by...

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Fall is in the air…

Oct 26, 2008

Finally it feels a bit like fall here in Texas. Actually almost had frost on the pumpkins a few mornings ago. Which just so happens to be the inspiration behind this card. Yesterday, I had so much fun playing with some new stamp sets. They are by Pink Persimmon. My three favorite stamp sets are the “Little Red Wagon“, “Banner” Small and Large and “Carnival Alpha” Small and Large too cute for words… so go take a look. Adorable I tell ya. I created this card using lots of my favorite product lines… Melissa Frances (How can you not love Melissa Frances?) Maya Road… no brainer there, Martha Stewart Glitter and Ranger Stickles. Also… here is a little sneak peak of a tutorial that will be available for download November 1st. I absolutely love...

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Home for the Holidays…

Oct 20, 2008

Check out the Home for the Holidays contest Maya Road is hosting… if you like to alter projects and love Maya Road products here is your chance to win lots of Maya Road goodies. With the Holidays around the corner, we here at Maya Road are proud to present the Maya Road Home for the Holidays Contest! Take one or more of our Maya Road chipboard houses and decorate them for the Holidays to enter our contest! We are looking for the best looking houses on the block filled with innovative techniques and more! This contest will be judged by the talented Maya Road design team. Maya Road will be offering over $500 in prizes for this contest to be given to 5 winners. The prizes will be divided up as follows: Grand Prize...

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He makes me happy…

Sep 27, 2008

AND he needs a name. If you want to play please help me name my newest creation. Just leave a comment (US only please. I’m so sorry but international shipping is too expensive). If I pick the name you suggest I will send a sweet little winter RAK that includes some Maya Road Snowflakes. I am going to see if I can teach this as a class locally. We will see if there are any snowman lovin people in Texas. Mister Snowman stands about 24″ tall so he is a biggie. After all he is in Texas and everyone knows “Everything is bigger in...

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Teaching a class…

Sep 15, 2008

I thought I would share a little sneak peek to a class I am teaching Jan. 15th – 18th at Split Rock Retreat for Scrappin’ Away Vacations. This Maya Road Townhouse and Mini Album kit is loaded with lots of Maya Road product, vintage items and gorgeous Webster’s Pages.

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Altered Coffee Tin…

Sep 12, 2008

Products Used: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Script, My Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic Collection – Ribbon Stripe, Making Memories Ledger Paper, Maya Road Sheer Blossom, Velvet Pleat Blossoms, Velvet Pleat Blossoms – Red &

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So what do you think…

Sep 11, 2008

Yesterday I was wondering how a small brown paper bag would emboss using an embossing folder well… I used the textile embossing folder (seems to be my favorite) then covered the embossed bag using Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade.

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Maya Road Sheers and Alcohol Inks…

Sep 10, 2008

This candle accent was created using a Maya Road Sheer Oval Keychain Set, Alcohol Inks by Ranger in Terra Cotta, Latte and Pearl, Maya Road Jonathan Chipboard Alphabet, Adirondak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold and Gold Glitter from the Regal Glitter Collection by Melissa Frances.

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