Since I am supposed to be resting…

May 22, 2010

my shoulder which I must admit is making me crazier than ever… I thought I would share with you some of my favorite layouts featured in my book “Delight In The Details”. These three are all so different from each other yet super detailed and as you know I can get lost in the details. The photo of the little girl is me. It is one of my favorite baby photos.  I thought this photo was a perfect match with this paper line by Jenni Bowlin. In this layout I used my craft knife a lot. Which is most likely one of the reasons my shoulder is killing me… I love to use my craft knife and grip it so tightly. I think the light chalking on the bird and flowers makes for a...

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It’s a miracle…

Jan 7, 2010

Most of you know I have a serious time getting my Christmas tree taken down and put back up in the attic before spring and the layout below which I created a while back is proof. Well yesterday was an all time first. I actually got all the holiday decorations boxed up, the tree taken down AND put back into the attic. Seriously, I am so proud of myself as this was a true accomplishment. And needing to finish up CHA projects is a HUGE motivator. This girl is behind and needs to kick it in gear big time. I have so many little things that turn into slightly bigger things to take care of before the show. One thing is getting book projects (layouts, cards and tags) into 4 – American Crafts Modern...

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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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Cocoa Daisy Layouts…

Jun 1, 2009

I finally get to share the layouts I created using this months kit by Cocoa Daisy. As you can see the June Kit and the Add On Kit are very versatile. It was loads of fun playing the Daisy Divas once again. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to darken the Eyelet Cardstock. Traced a dinner plate to create the circle out of patterned paper, cut out leaves and butterflies from a piece of Webster’s Pages patterned paper using a craft knife, attached Maya Road green pom pom trim around the edge, created a scallop border using scallop scissors and a paper piercer, accented the horizontal strip with self adhesive pearls then used my sewing machine to add additional texture by sewing a straight stitch along the circle and horizontal strip. I wanted this layout...

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Kinda Sad…

May 20, 2009

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 everyone and will certainly miss them and this...

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Ask the Masters…

Oct 21, 2008

Organizing Your Scrapbook Supplies is out. I have read this book from cover to cover and plan on using lots of ideas that past and present Memory Makers Masters shared. Right now, I have serious organization issues in my scraproom. Here are a few of the layouts I created for this book project. I’m sure you will recognize the Jolly Old Fellow featured below. Today I hit my 30 projects completed and I must say not being able to share is killing me. This process has really stretched me creatively and I’m thrilled. Tomorrow I will be in the 60’s. It might only be 69 more projects to go but it is STILL in the 60’s. Oh it makes me so happy. I can feel 50 coming on...

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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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Fabric is fun…

Aug 23, 2008

Using fabric in place of patterned paper is always a fun change and it adds lots of interesting texture. Hitting the remnant section in fabric stores is one of my favorite things to do. Digging in the bins is like digging for hidden treasures… you just never know what wonderful patterns you are going to find. I’m so excited that my first book deadline is fast approaching and I am actually right on target. Which just so happens to be the main reason I have been a bit of a bad blogger as of late. But this is the deadline were they use items for the cover of my book and I want every rhinestone, button, rubon, ribbon and piece of glitter in the perfect spot. Oh one other thing… I have been thinking...

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Family Artifacts…

Aug 19, 2008

I was given a Masters Challenge and thought sometimes it’s not about the people or the moment I like to scrap about but the item. So here is my challenge…. “Get out your trim, buttons, chipboard and patterned paper and create a layout about a childhood toy or family artifact that still brings you joy. Post your responses to the creativity challenge in the forum at The hobby horse shown in this layout was put through some very vigorous rides. My brother Richard would rock back and forth as far as the springs would allow and go as fast as he could. Sometimes this action would lift the metal frame off the floor which scared me. He rode this hobby horse like a true cowboy on a mission. I on the other hand...

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CHA here I come…

Jul 15, 2008

I thought before I left I would share one last post showcasing more new Maya Road products. I made this little ornament from a few pages from their new Butterfly Coaster album… This one is their new Square Scallop album. These are great to interchange with their Square Scallop Chipboard Album.

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I do believe…

Jul 15, 2008

Well I say this now but I’m sure Caroline and Deb will come up with another design I love even more. There are some fabulous projects from the design team showcasing many of the new release items.

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So many things…

Jul 14, 2008

Here is a really fun new product that will be hitting the stores in Aug. This mini album sheet by Maya Road is so cool. So here is what I created using this fun new product…

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MM July – Aug issue…

Jul 3, 2008

On page 34 you can learn how to make these flowers.

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Cocoa Daisy December Kit…

Dec 15, 2007

Maya Road 6 x 6 Binder Book and Philadelphia Chipboard Numbers Silver Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber by Ranger Fine Antique Silver Glass Glitter by Art Glitter Institute Maya Road Birds Chipboard Keychain Gotta get busy creating some things with my Cocoa Daisy Jan. kit.

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Heritage Mini Album Kit

Aug 29, 2007

Tricia only has three of my Heritage Mini Album Kits left.

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Maya Road 2-Ring Layer Book

Aug 28, 2007

Here is a mini album I created using Maya Road’s new 2-Ring Layer Book. Depending on the amount of detail you want to put into it you can complete this album in a few hours or a day.

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Cocoa Daisy Heritage Mini Album

Aug 27, 2007

Here is a mini album kit I created for Cocoa Daisy. If you are interested in purchasing a kit contact Tricia at Next I want to create a mini album of my Dad showing his transformation into Santa Claus.

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Art Warehouse Vibe Collection

Aug 16, 2007

Here is a mini album I created using products from Danelle Johnson’s Vibe Collection and Creative Imaginations Bare Elements album. That is until her Dad Kelly asked her if she wanted to touch it (see last photo).

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Today is wash and pack day but…

Jul 17, 2007

I used one of the pages from the new bird album by Maya Road and altered it using their crown, scroll and velvet ric rac as well as vintage buttons and some Martha Stewart seam binding.

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Maya Road Sneek Peek… #3

Jul 12, 2007

I love the week before CHA as I get to share all the projects I created for the show. fun, fun, fun I tell ya! I love this size and the little birds and twigs on the cover, well I cannot get enough of these little treasures.

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Download My Whoo Loves Who Template

Jun 19, 2007

Although the “Whoo Loves Who More” mini album June add-on kit I created for Cocoa Daisy has sold out, the templates with step by step instructions and supply list are now on sale here for $4.95.

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