Bunny Easter Egg or Treat Holder

Mar 19, 2015

How cute will this East­er egg or treat hold­er look sit­ting at each per­sons table set­ting for East­er brunch. You can fill it with a per­son­al­ized dec­o­rat­ed egg to use as a place card or fill it with choco­lates for an after brunch treat. It’s real­ly sim­ple to make and I’m cer­tain your guest will love the added touch. Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Alter­ations East­er Ele­ments Sizzix Die, Matt Board, Flo­ral Emboss­ing Fold­er, Tim Holtz Dis­tress Paint Aban­doned Coral & Cracked Pis­ta­chio, Dina Wak­ley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Glitz, Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Big Shot or Cut­tle­bug, Paint­brush, Paper Trim­mer with Scor­ing Tool Using a Big Shot or Cut­tle­bug die, Matt Board and the East­er Ele­ments die, die cut two bun­nies and two bows. Using a Big Shot...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 2015

Noth­ing like a french bread clover cov­ered in cin­na­mon sug­ar to start your St. Patrick­’s Day morn­ing. This is real­ly easy to make and pret­ty darn yum­my too. All you need to make french bread clovers is a tube of Pills­bury Crusty French Loaf, melt­ed but­ter, ground cin­na­mon and sug­ar. Instead of greas­ing my cook­ie sheet I placed mine on a cook­ie sheet cov­ered with parch­ment paper. Pre­heat the oven per instruc­tions on the tube. Cut 5 long strips of the Pills­bury Crusty French Loaf. Leave about 2 inch­es at one end for the clover stem, then loop the strip as shown in the upper left pho­to. Cre­ate the sec­ond loop as shown in the upper right pho­to. Cre­ate the third loop as shown in the low­er left pho­to, tuck the end of the strip...

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Key To My Heart Mini Album

Feb 18, 2015

The cov­er for this mini album is cre­at­ed from plas­ter cloth. If you have not worked with plas­ter cloth you real­ly should give it a try. It’s a fun medi­um. Once the plas­ter cloth dried I paint­ed both cov­ers. Then I antiqued the hearts with a col­or wash. You don’t need any­thing spe­cial to cre­ate a col­or wash. All you need to do is water down your acrylic paint to the desired shade and apply it to your project with a paint­brush. While the col­or wash is still wet, use a paper tow­el to dab ran­dom areas so some spots have more of a wash then oth­ers. Plas­ter is a great medi­um to add a col­or wash to because the wash runs deep into the crevices of the plas­ter. I plan to fill this mini album with pages cre­at­ed from...

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Altered Bottle Brush Tree

Feb 16, 2015

Bot­tle Brush Trees are fun to alter for any hol­i­day or to use year round as a home decor accent. You can attach these to wood­en spools, per­fume bot­tles, small glass jars, in shad­ow box­es, real­ly pret­ty much on any­thing. Also, if you want to col­or your trees it’s easy using any of the non-iri­des­cent Maya Mist col­ors. This altered bot­tle brush tree is so fast to cre­ate you can have it com­plet­ed in under 5 min. Sup­plies Need­ed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Small Glass Bot­tle, Seed Beads, Small Flocked Flow­ers, Seam Bind­ing, Cro­chet Doily, White Maya Road Glit­ter Dust, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um Tools: Scis­sors, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Instruc­tions: Place seed beads into small glass bot­tle. Cut stems on small flocked flow­ers to short­en slight­ly, place into bot­tle. Dou­ble knot a piece of seam...

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I Love You Frame

Feb 13, 2015

This spark­ly chip­board frame is going to be added to the front cov­er of a mini album. I plan to cov­er the album with vin­tage sheet music and ledger paper than add pho­tos of Ter­ri and Ans­ley. If you want to make this chip­board frame it’s super sim­ple and here’s the tuto­r­i­al. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2 Maya Road Chip­board Frames, Maya Road Glit­ter ~ Red & Sil­ver, Red & Sil­ver Acrylic Paint, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Glass Vial, Flocked Flow­ers, White Seam Bind­ing, Dia­mond Glaze, Glue Stick, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um, Book Page Words “I LOVE YOU”, Adhe­sive Foam Squares Tools Used: Scis­sors, Paint­brush, Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Tweez­ers Instruc­tions: Using a glue stick type adhe­sive, cov­er the front of one chip­board frame with vin­tage sheet...

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So This Is Love ~ Tag

Feb 11, 2015

The star of this tag is one of my new hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls. I think she is the per­fect accent for this tag and I must admit she is one of my favorites. If you want to recre­ate a tag for your­self or a friend I put togeth­er a step by step tuto­r­i­al just for you. Sup­plies Need­ed: Mani­la Tag, Vin­tage Music Sheet, White Crepe Paper, Chip­board Heart, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, Plat­inum Stick­les, Dia­mond Stick­les, Small Red Flocked Flower, Brown & White Twine, 3 Cro­cheted Doilies, Doo­dle­Bug Rhine­stones, White Embroi­dery Floss, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Fab­ric Tac Fab­ric Adhe­sive, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um Mat­te, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll, Small Alpha­bet Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Paper Trim­mer,...

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Valentine Home Decor Accent

Feb 9, 2015

This valen­tine home decor piece show­cas­es one of the hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls I now have in my etsy shop. I love these dolls from long ago and when pos­si­ble make molds of dolls I think you too would like to use in your craft­ing projects. This lit­tle cutie is hold­ing a book under­neath it’s arm. I put togeth­er a tuto­r­i­al so you too can recre­ate this home decor accent. I plan on dis­play­ing this year round in my stu­dio. Sup­plies Used: Large Wood­en Spool, Vin­tage Sheet Music, White Crepe Paper, 2 Chip­board Hearts, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, 16 Gauge Wire, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, White Embroi­dery Floss, Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um-Mat­te, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Flocked Flower, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll with...

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Weekend of Family Fun

Dec 23, 2014

This past week­end, my sis­ter and her fam­i­ly came up for the week­end. Her Christ­mas gift to Brit­tain was a tick­et to see the Cow­boys play the Colts, Sun­day. It was­n’t the game Brit­tain was hop­ing for but it was a fun time spent with his mom. Since he isn’t able to go to Beau­mont for Christ­mas I decid­ed to have a fam­i­ly Christ­mas par­ty for him at our house. Sat­ur­day morn­ing, Made­lyn and Bel­lie made snow­men out of donuts for break­fast. These were a big hit with the girls. All you need are pow­dered donuts, orange jel­ly beans for the nose and mini choco­late morsels for the mouth and eyes. A cup of hot choco­late is a great drink to go with the snow­man donuts too. Sat­ur­day evening, we had our fam­i­ly par­ty....

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Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Dec 12, 2014

These cook­ies are so easy to make and are per­fect to take to the office, give to neigh­bors and will of course put super big smiles on the faces of all your fam­i­ly mem­bers. Every­one will be com­ing back for more. My fam­i­ly likes medi­um sized cook­ies so I get 24 — 28 cook­ies per batch. Ingre­di­ents: 1 Red Vel­vet Cake Mix, 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Oil, Ande’s Pep­per­mint Crunch Thins (one small pack­age), 3 Pep­per­mint Can­dy Canes Direc­tions: In a large bowl mix togeth­er cake mix, eggs and oil Form small/Medium sized balls and place onto ungreased cook­ie sheet about 2 inch­es apart. Bake in pre­heat­ed oven at 350 for 10 min­utes. While cook­ies are bak­ing Unwrap Ande’s Pep­per­mint Crunch Thins (one small pack­age) Place 3 Can­dy Canes into a ziploc bag­gie, seal and gen­tly...

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Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

Dec 10, 2014

In keep­ing with the “I’m using what I have for Christ­mas and cut­ting out the need­less things I don’t” I recy­cled some saved Christ­mas cards and cre­at­ed two super easy gift card hold­ers from one Christ­mas card. I know I’m not the only per­son that saves hol­i­day cards. I can­not throw Christ­mas cards of any kind away. I love them all and espe­cial­ly cher­ish the ones that have my grand­par­ents sig­na­tures inside. I start­ed with a Christ­mas card that mea­sured 4″ x 5.75″ but you can use any card size you want. This size just allowed me to keep the entire image with­out hav­ing to cut it down to fit a gift card. My com­plet­ed gift card hold­ers mea­sure 2.75″ x 4″. Once you have your card picked out and if you’re like me and save all your Christ­mas cards...

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DIY Holiday Gift Tags

Dec 9, 2014

I post­ed this tuto­r­i­al last year and since it was so pop­u­lar I decid­ed to repost it again. This Christ­mas I am still deter­mined to use what I have and not pur­chase any­thing if I can make it and gift tags were the first things to get knocked out of the pur­chas­ing depart­ment in this house. I made these cute gift tags using vin­tage images I’ve saved over the years. I think they make the most adorable tags and fig­ured I should share them with you. Sup­plies Used: Mani­la ATC’s, Dia­mond Stick­les, Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Laser Print­ed Images Tools Used: Scis­sors, Xyron Cre­ative Sta­tion Home, Fiskars Cor­ner Punch, Crop-a-Dile Instruc­tions: Using a laser print­er, print each image to wal­let size. Using scis­sors, cut around each image as close to the edges as pos­si­ble....

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Weekend of Holiday Decorating

Dec 8, 2014

The Christ­mas tree is the first item to go up in our house dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Ans­ley designed this “Pep­per­mint” tree a few years ago and we’ve kept it since. It’s a fun tree that is easy to put up and take down and lets face it dur­ing the hol­i­days easy is the key word. Once the tree is all set Ans­ley and I start to plan how we want to dec­o­rate the house. This year it is all about lights. In the den, we decid­ed to hang three wreaths with white lights and some gar­land with red and white lights in the bay win­dow. We added white lights on the fire­place man­tel and I accent­ed it with some of my favorite vin­tage mer­cury glass orna­ments, gar­land and green depres­sion glass. I say “I” accent­ed...

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You’ve Been Grinched

Dec 5, 2014

Here’s a lit­tle some­thing fun to do with your fam­i­ly, this week­end. We “Grinched” some neigh­bors one year in our neigh­bor­hood and had a blast. That year, we also dec­o­rat­ed our Christ­mas tree super bright and funky and called it our “Grinch” tree. This is the one tree we still talk about to this day. You’ve Just Been Grinched! You’ve been select­ed as the recip­i­ent of this orna­ment. The Grinch made it espe­cial­ly for you. If you want to see presents under your Christ­mas tree, Christ­mas morn­ing, you must fol­low his demands. 1. Hang up a copy of his fes­tive face where all can see so you aren’t Grinched again! 2. Make or buy two orna­ments. 3. Send the orna­ments to two unsus­pect­ing friends-you must include a pic­ture of the Grinch and a copy of this let­ter so...

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Photo Ornaments

Dec 4, 2014

  These orna­ments were first blogged about on Decem­ber 13, 2007 and are an easy and fun orna­ment to make for an orna­ment exchange, to give as a house­warm­ing gift using their fam­i­ly pho­to or attached to gifts for fam­ily and friends. Just one thing though, be care­ful… these are very frag­ile! I know first hand because I broke one. I think I’m going to look for some clear plas­tic orna­ments as they will be more durable. Sup­plies Need­ed: Clear Orna­ments, Trans­parency, Maya Road Rubons, Rib­bon, Faux Snow Tools Need­ed: Coluz­zle (cir­cle), Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Print wal­let sized pho­tos in greyscale onto trans­paren­cy Cut out pho­to using your Coluz­zle or oth­er form of cir­cle cut­ter to appro­pri­ate size for your orna­ment Roll up trans­parency and place inside of orna­ment (you might need to flat­ten it out just a bit once it is...

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A Joyful Snowman

Dec 3, 2014

This is one of my very favorite orna­ments I’ve ever cre­at­ed. It was orig­i­nal­ly post­ed on Decem­ber 4, 2009 but I love it so much that I thought I would repost the tuto­r­i­al again today. All the dif­fer­ent tex­tures and the col­or scheme make me super hap­py. Sup­plies Used: Paper Mache Rec­tan­gu­lar Orna­ment (Hob­by Lob­by), Cream Felt, Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Sheet Music, 2.5″ Sisal Brush Tree (Christ­mas Sec­tion of most large Craft Stores), Maya Road Mini Snowflakes, Maya Road Mini Noah Chip­board Let­ters, Fab­ric Rem­nant, Red, Cream and Black Embroi­dery Floss, Rhine­stone, Gold Self Adhe­sive Gems, Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, White Seam Bind­ing, Gold Jin­gle Bell, 3 — Vin­tage But­tons, 24 Guage Wire, Fab­ri-Tac, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Sizzix Snow­man Die, Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber — Gold, Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint...

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Lol­lipop Orna­ment

Dec 2, 2014

I’ve been search­ing through my “Blog Archives” and thought I would re-post this cute hol­i­day orna­ment that was orig­i­nal­ly post­ed on Decem­ber 3, 2006. It’s a fun hol­i­day craft that’s per­fect for any age. Get­ting the tri­an­gles just right is a bit tricky but once you get the hang of it this project moves along quite fast. Sup­plies Need­ed: Pat­terned Paper, 2″ Cir­cle Punch (I used the Whale of a Punch), Adhe­sive, Craft Stick, Rib­bon, Eye­let, Jump Ring, Embroi­dery Floss, Stick­les (Crys­tal) Tools Used: Crop-a-dile, Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Punch out 10– 2 in. cir­cles. See Image One Fold up the edges of each cir­cle so that you form a tri­an­gle in the cen­ter of each cir­cle. See Image Two Glue 5 of the fold­ed cir­cles togeth­er mak­ing sure the tops of the tri­an­gles are point­ing up in order to form a cir­cle. Make sure to...

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25 Days Left To Bake Countdown Tray

Dec 1, 2014

I was­n’t kid­ding when I said I love count­down cal­en­dars as much as any kid… here is a count­down cal­en­dar for all you bak­ers. It’s per­fect to place on your counter next to your cook­books or placed on your kitchen island.  And this year, I’m all about using what I have so the hol­i­day pick is from years past. Hob­by Lob­by has one with faux pep­per­mints that is call­ing my name but nope I’m not gonna do it… I’m stick­ing with the, use what I have method this year. Prod­ucts Used: Tray, Dis­tress Paint Linen, Amer­i­cana Chalk­board Paint, Hol­i­day Pick, Vin­tage Wood­en Sporks, My Mind’s Eye ~ Joy­ous Dec­o­ra­tive Tag & Alpha Stick­er Sheet, Cof­fee Archival Ink Tools Need­ed: Paint­brush, Craft Mat, Blend­ing Tool & Foam, Hot Glue Gun, Hot Glue Sticks This tray is real­ly sim­ple to...

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Crafter’s Mystery Goody Boxes, Kits & Ornaments

Nov 25, 2014

I have been de-stash­ing my stu­dio and am offer­ing some real­ly great deals on new or gen­tly used prod­ucts, kits and hand­made orna­ments. If you wish to pur­chase a Crafter’s Mys­tery Goody Box please leave your email address and the box or box­es you wish to pur­chase in the com­ments sec­tion or email me at lisa@lisapace.com and I will then send a pay­pal invoice to that email address. US only. 1 — Medi­um Flat Rate Box $45.00 with FREE SHIPPING This Mys­tery box con­tains assort­ed new or very gen­tly used prod­ucts from Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Fiskars and oth­er major man­u­fac­tur­ers. 2 — Small Flat Rate Box­es $20.00 each with FREE SHIPPING Each Mys­tery box con­tains assort­ed new or very gen­tly used prod­ucts from Ranger Ink, Maya Road and oth­er major man­u­fac­tur­ers. This...

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Countdown to Christmas Calendar

Nov 24, 2014

This hol­i­day sea­son I’m all about get­ting projects done in a day. This year, I can’t afford the take a week to com­plete a project, you all know I’m very capa­ble of cre­at­ing a mole hill kin­da project into a moun­tain kin­da project. So I thought and thought of how I could cre­ate a “Count­down to Christ­mas Cal­en­dar” with­out it tak­ing me days to com­plete. I love count­ing down to Christ­mas just as much as a kid and thought I would share with you what and how I made mine. This project should take 3  hours tops from start to fin­ish includ­ing dry­ing time for the paints. Prod­ucts Used: Maya Road Count­down Shad­ow­box, Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­ber Juniper & Metal­lic Gold, Cof­fee Archival Ink, Glue Stick, My Mind’s Eye ~ Joy­ous 6” x 6”...

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Oldies But Goodies

Oct 21, 2014

Are you ready to start cre­at­ing for the hol­i­days? If so, I have sev­er­al online work­shops that will keep you busy for months and the best part these are dis­count­ed and the prices are amaz­ing. Even though these work­shops were cre­at­ed sev­er­al years ago the foun­da­tion for each of the projects are time­less. All you need to do is replace the pat­tern papers I used with cur­rent papers and BAM you have some gor­geous hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions. If you look through all the work­shops, you’ll find sev­er­al that are free. To get you start­ed just click on this link HERE and it will take you to one of the free online work­shops I...

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Needle Felted Acorn Necklace

Sep 24, 2014

Here are a few items I cre­at­ed yes­ter­day using some of the acorn caps from all those dried acorns I’ve been show­ing you. I love nee­dle felt­ing in the fall so I decid­ed to nee­dle felt some acorns. Once I had the acorn felt­ed I decid­ed to accent each acorn cap with a slight amount of metal­lic gold paint. It’s just enough to give the cap a slight shim­mer. To make the hang­er so it can hang from a neck­lace I first drilled a small hole in the top of the dried acorn cap, then wire wrapped a hang­er and attached the cap to the nee­dle felt­ed acorn. The acorn pen­dant hangs from a 24″ sil­ver ball chain and looks adorable.  I had so much fun mak­ing the first felt­ed acorn I decid­ed to make 9 more in dif­fer­ent col­ors....

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