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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Sheer Blossoms meet the Cuttlebug…

Sep 8, 2008

Additional Products Used: Maya Road Buttons – Earth, Maya Road Trinkets Metal Elements – Blossoms, Maya Road Philadelphia Uppercase Alphabet, Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber – Gold, Melissa Frances Regal Glitter Collection (Gold), Melissa Frances Autumn Splendor Vintage Transfers, Floss, Tulle and a Berry Spray.

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Faux Mosaic Clay Pot…

Aug 29, 2008

Products Needed: Small Clay Pot, Webster Page’s, Tera Leigh’s Faux Mosaic Kit, Butterfly Punch, Square Scallop Punch, Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage Sparkle, Paint (inside of pot), Rhinestone Button, Maya Road Jewel Pins If you try this technique please email me your finished project.

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Faux Mosaic Name Tag

Aug 27, 2008

To recreate this tag you will need Webster’s Pages patterned papers, Tera Leigh’s Faux Mosaic Kit, 1 page from a Maya Road Butterfly Coaster, Maya Road Jonathan Alphabet Rubons, approx 15 small Rhinestones and enough White Seam Binding to tie a bow.

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Faux Mosaic Tag…

Aug 25, 2008

To recreate this tag you will need: 1 Medium sized Office Tag, a 1″ square scallop punch by Martha Stewart, patterned papers by Webster Page’s and Tera Leigh’s Faux Mosaic Kit by Ranger, 1 Flower and some ribbon.

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Jul 28, 2008

We used pages from several of the many Maya Road Chipboard Coaster Albums, placed one of the cut sheer sheet templates on top of the chipboard page, sprayed the Maya Mist Orange on top (hold about 6″ from the page for best overall coverage), removed the Sheer Die Cut Sheet and sprayed the Maya Mist Metallic Gold on top of the masked chipboard page.

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Is anybody out there…

May 31, 2008

Products: DCWV Card Patterned Paper (BasicGrey Mellow) Maya Road Office Sheers – Memo Maya Road Heart and Home Maya Road Scroll Rubons Maya Road Jonathan Rubons Ranger Stickles (Crystal) Thread (Black) Chestnut Roan (ClearSnap) Black Pen Glue Dots Instructions: Cut patterned paper to fit the top of your card Using Black thread, sew a straight stitch all around the patterned paper Adhere to card Ink edges using Chestnut Roan Adhere Office Sheer to card as shown Alter a house from the Heart and Home chipboard set with patterned paper, ink edges and heart using Chestnut Roan, accent house using a Black Pen Adhere to top of Office Sheer, accent house using Crystal Stickles Adhere Scroll and Jonathan Rubons

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Birthday Banner Tutorial…

May 17, 2008

Supplies: Maya Road Square Banner Book Maya Road Scallop Coaster Maya Road Atlanta Uppercase Alphabet Maya Road Fresh Ribbon (Candy Polka Dot) Deja Views (my Sweet girl ~ Gingham, Paisley) Paint Ranger (Snow Cap, Pink Sherbet) Heidi Swapp Clear Bling Border Tulle Seam Binding (White) Ballerina Cupcake Toppers Sequin Trim Lace Liquid Glue Iridescent Glitter White Pen (Ranger) Instructions: Cover Square Banner pages (front Gingham, back Paisley), cut out slit using the back as a guide when covering the front of each page and repeat for the back using the front slit as a guide, sand edges Paint Scallop Coaster pages in Snow Cap and Atlanta Uppercase Alphabet in Pink Sherbet, allow to dry, Using a crop-a-dile punch a hole in each corner scallop Using a paint brush cover painted Scallop Coaster pages with liquid glue, while the glue is still wet completely cover with iridescent glitter, tap off excess, allow to dry Using the end of a paint brush randomly apply glue dots, while glue is wet apply iridescent glitter, tap off excess, allow to dry Using a white pen outline each glitter polka dot Adhere Scallop Coasters to the center of each Square Banner page Adhere Atlanta Uppercase Alphabet to the center of each Scallop Coaster Thread Tulle through each Square Banner page, tie a Tulle Bow at each end Double Knot Tulle in between every other page, double knot Maya Road Candy Polka Dot ribbon in between each Tulle Double Knot Adhere White Seam Binding Bow onto each Tulle Double Knot, adhere Ballerina Cupcake Topper in center of White Seam Binding Bow Adhere Heidi Swapp Clear Bling Border to the top (in between slits) of each Square Banner page Adhere Lace to the top bottom section of each Square Banner page, adhere Sequin Trim to the top edge of Lace just applied to Square Banner pages Now it is ready to hang for the “Birthday Girl” to enjoy.

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Got Worries, Dreams or Wishes….

Apr 23, 2008

Supplies: Small Matchbox (2″ x 1.5″ x .5″) 2 – Patterned Papers or 1 – Double Sided Seam Binding Flowers Jewelers Tag Tools: Martha Stewart Starburst Punch ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan) Strong Adhesive Instructions: Cut a strip of Patterned Paper to 2″ x 4.5″, ink edges using Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink Wrap strip of Patterned Paper around Match Box and adhere using a Strong Adhesive Ink outer edges and the sides of drawer portion of the Match Box using Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink Using the Starburst Punch, punch out Starburst from Patterned Paper and adhere to center/left top portion of the Match Box Wrap Seam Binding around the Match Box and tie a bow Place a small bunch of Vintage Flowers under bow Tie Jewelers Tag to center of Bow Open Match Box and fill with your worries, dreams and wishes

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Maya Road Sneak Peek #4

Feb 5, 2008

I have my “Sweet Sentiments Box” tutorial listed for those of you that are interested in creating this for a loved one. Okay on to Sneak Peek #4 I LOVE the new Maya Road Bird Coaster Books… I loved creating their fancy wings with the new Scrolls from the Scrolls II Collection.

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New Tutorial for Sale

Feb 4, 2008

DH Alan uploaded a new Valentine tutorial of the “Secret Sentiment Box” shown below. This project does not only have to be given as a gift for Valentine’s Day, it could also be given as a gift for “Mother’s Day”, a “Birthday”, “Just Because” or “Thinking of You”.

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Candy Cane Wishes and Gingerbread Kisses

Dec 2, 2007

Alan and I are working on a downloadable tutorial for this adorable one of a kind paper doll. My tutorial will include the templates to create this paper doll, close up color photos, a list of products you need to purchase and step by step instructions as well as a few helpful tips.

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New Holiday Tutorials For Sale

Nov 26, 2007

Alan and I have been working very hard preparing lots of holiday tutorials to add to my blog. Once purchased you will be able to download each tutorial, which will include a complete list of the supplies and tools needed as well as step by step instructions and color photos of the project you will be creating.

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5 Quick and Easy Chipboard Embellishments for any Project or Layout

May 2, 2007

To recreate this flower you will need a Maya Road Coaster Chipboard Flower and a Blossoms II Chipboard Flower. Now attach the Blossoms II Chipboard Flower on top of the crumpled flower and embellish the center of the Blossoms II Chipboard Flower with a button that has been threaded with fiber.

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Using Crackling Medium

Apr 29, 2007

Pace Supplies Needed: Acrylic Paints, DecoArt Weathered Crackling Medium, Paint Brush and chipboard (example is Maya Road Scroll Corners) I have found that when using crackling medium, foam brushes are not as effective as using a paint brush.

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The next tutorial…

Apr 25, 2007

will be how to use crackling medium to alter chipboard. I love the way the crackling medium looks on the front, spine and back of my “Spring” binder by Maya Road. I use the 3/16″ hole punch side and set a 3/16″ eyelet.

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Ribbon Flower Tutorial

Apr 18, 2007

Starting at one end of your ribbon weave your threaded needle in and out of the ribbon as shown (I thread my needle with the thread still on the spool. Glue the cut ends of your ribbon together making sure the glued ends point to the underside of the ribbon flower 9.

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Tying a Perfect Bow Every time!

Apr 9, 2007

Instructions for Tying the Perfect Bow Every time By Lisa M. Fold in half to find the center of your ribbon. Make a loop to the left of center and then to the right of center.

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