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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Cupid’s Feathered Friend

Jan 21, 2014

Place a few drops of pink dye or Mist into a small cup of water, (the more dye the darker the color, less dye the lighter the color), mix together. Using a paint brush, apply dyed water onto white bird and let dry. You can speed up the drying process using a hair dryer set on the cool setting. Cover the body of the bird with a thin layer of instant decoupage, then apply Light Pink Glitter, tap off excess glitter and let dry. Cover the wings of the bird with instant decoupage and apply a thin layer of Iridescent Glitter and let dry. Apply instant decoupage to the beak of the bird then apply Fine Silver Glass Glitter, let dry. As you can see there is a lot of drying time but it should not take long...

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Ornamental Christmas

Dec 5, 2012

Ornamental Christmas is a PDF compilation of my 5 very popular ornament projects: Joyeux Noel Star Joyeux Noel Snowflake Happy Christmas Gift Card Holder Santa’s Angel Baby Season’s Greetings Bird Ornaments The complete supply list is included, which lists all the items needed to recreate each ornament. You may also use similar items you already have on hand in your crafting supplies. This way you can recreate these ornaments to fit your holiday theme and style. Step-by-step instructions for each project are included, with color photos of each ornament as well as PDF’s of scanned vintage papers I’ve collected during my antique and thrift store shopping. You can follow this link to purchase an optional Ornamental Christmas Kit, which includes some of the supplies needed to recreate these ornaments. Please Note: This template and...

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Metal Gift Tag

Oct 18, 2012

This year, I plan on using what I already have on hand to create name tags for all my gifts. All you need are a few punches, alcohol inks, metal stamps, rhinestones and twine. This tag will adorn my niece Madelyn’s gift this Christmas. This gift tag was super hard to photograph so sorry for the brightness. My camera was not happy with it’s shininess at all but the good thing is the tag is really easy to create. I’m also determined to make most of my gifts this year. These past few days I’ve been experimenting with Resin and Polymer Clay and talk about fun! I have lots of projects in mind to create. The full step-by-step tutorial can be found HERE in my Tips, Techniques and Tutorials online workshop....

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Black Friday

Nov 25, 2011

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ansley went out with friends early this morning to do some Black Friday shopping. I on the other hand enjoyed a nice quiet evening and slept. I’m also hoping that what my friend Wendy says, “any pie eaten on a holiday has zero calories” is true. But, from the tightness of my jeans, today I think the pie might have been calorie free but what got me was the turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing and deviled eggs.  I’m going to have to visit my long lost friend Mr. Treadmill ASAP. I am so not looking forward to his visit. Ok on to the fun… All you local Scrappers, Stampers and Mixed Media Arts  The Crafty Scrapper is having a wonderful BLACK FRIDAY SALE… I’m happy...

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Ornamental Christmas PDF

Nov 23, 2011

Many of you asked if I planned to offer the “Christmas Wishes” and “Vintage Ornament Trio” classes I taught at The Crafty Scrapper as an online workshop. Well the answer is yes, but I did something a bit different this year. Instead of an online workshop where I post something each day like I usually do I (well let me clarify, Alan) created PDF’s for you to download. I took additional photos and added additional instructions to the PDF’s so it will make it easier to recreate the projects, since I’m not actually standing in front of you giving you all the instructions. Click the badge on the left to go to “Ornamental Christmas” on my “Workshops” page. The PDF downloads include step by step instructions, color photos, complete supply lists for both incorporated...

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Reminiscing

Aug 18, 2011

Well Lisa will be back in town soon. I am sure she is not missing the 100+F weather we have here in Dallas. Even though she has been rubbing in how nice and cool it has been since she was gone, at the end of the day she knows what she is coming back too. She is going to be busy this Fall with lots of things going on with Maya Road. Lisa will be teaching 6 classes at Scrapfest in Minnesota in about a month for Archivers.  Lisa is also coming along to do make and takes with Maya Road. The Maya Road classes Lisa designed were very well received and sold out in less than a day.  Here is a peek at the card and mini album classes she designed: Then two...

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Countdown to Santa and Black Friday Special

Nov 26, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of my newest project download. It’s a Countdown to Santa Altered Frame. And I have a pre Black Friday special that lasts until Friday night on the last few remaining Grab Bag Style Boxes in my store. If you’ve been thinking about getting one now is your chance. Each box is filled with lots and lots of great products. Friday, I will be back to posting the 12 Days of Christmas pocket tutorials for the Advent Calendar I am working on. So those of you that are creating along with me… get your supplies...

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Workshop Coupon…

Nov 20, 2009

These past few days I have been busy working on an adorable ornament (if I don’t say so myself) for a project a friend of mine is doing on her blog. I can’t wait to show you but you’re going to have to wait until sometime in December. I think it will be worth the wait. And those creating the pockets along with me for the Advent calendar, I will be posting more soon… I am loving how this project is coming together. We have been having a blast creating in my holiday workshops. I cannot believe we are finishing up week 3 in my “A Very Vintage Christmas” workshop. The time is flying by but there is still time to create for the holidays if you are interested. Remember, you have the same...

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Registration is now open…

Oct 23, 2009

If you like creating projects with a vintage flare and working with random items you’ve collected, such as old sheet music, book pages or gold tinsel, “A Very Vintage Christmas” is the Christmas workshop for you. But if vintage is not your taste please don’t feel left out! You can create your versions of these projects with supplies you have on hand that are a better fit to your own holiday style. My newest online workshop features 15 project tutorials. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday one of 12 ornament tutorials will be introduced. Each of the three Saturdays, old fashioned Putz house project tutorials will be posted. Plus, each Thursday you will get either vintage Christmas Postcard downloads or a Christmas/Winter themed mini flashcard download. Yes, this four week workshop is filled with holiday...

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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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