A Very Heartfelt Thank You…

Nov 20, 2011

Some days you know you are stand­ing exact­ly where you should. I say “some” days because there are oth­ers when I feel as if I’m beat­ing my head up against the wall or slow­ly rid­ing a bike up the steep­est moun­tain in Amer­i­ca and I’m ask­ing myself why I stay in this indus­try. The answer– always– is that I love it so much. I under­stand that with suc­cess comes frus­tra­tion. You just have to work your way through it and keep mov­ing for­ward, even if mov­ing for­ward means just one step a day you are still mov­ing for­ward. So, with all that said, at this moment I feel I’m exact­ly where I should be stand­ing. … because yes­ter­day was one of those days. Filled with antic­i­pa­tion, excite­ment and fear. Lots and lots and lots...

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FINALLY…

Nov 19, 2011

The day has final­ly arrived. Please vis­it me dur­ing the LIVE online chat at A Cher­ry On Top as I debut my new stamp line “Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion”. It is going to be lots of fun chat­ting with every­one AND I have give­aways … my new book Delight In The Sea­sons, an Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp set and a set of the New Maya Road Heart Tart Tin Bot­tle­caps. I thought I would share with you one of my favorite projects. I com­bined sev­er­al dif­fer­ent Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Stamp Sets, then used Archival Ink in Jet Black to stamp the image onto muslin, cut out each one using pink­ing shears, and stitched all the pieces togeth­er with my sewing machine set to a zigzag stitch using a cream col­ored thread. I then attached the sewn pieces and...

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Final Sneak Peek…

Nov 18, 2011

Final­ly… just one more day and I can reveal all these won­der­ful projects cre­at­ed by friends using my new stamp line Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion. I feel like I’m about to show off a new born baby for the first time. So excit­ing. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by the tal­ent­ed Tam­my Tut­terow. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by my messy, lay­er and lay­er it some more friend Ron­da Palaz­zari. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by the super sweet and tal­ent­ed Karin Aguirre. And please vis­it Kris­tii Lockart’s blog Sin­cere­ly Yours to see one of her sneak peeks. Kris­ti­i’s cards are amaz­ing. My “Vin­tage Christ­mas Kit” is now list­ed in my online store. These kits are very lim­it­ed in sup­ply and are filled with vin­tage and non-vin­tage prod­ucts I had extras of from my two class­es “Christ­mas Wish­es” (altered...

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How about some more sneak peeks…

Nov 17, 2011

This sneak peek shows images from three dif­fer­ent stamp sets. I love how you can mix and match all the stamp sets to cre­ate lots of unique projects. Tomor­row, I will be show­ing you some sneak peeks from a few design­ers I asked to cre­ate sam­ples. I can­not wait to show you what they cre­at­ed. You will see how the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets are so ver­sa­tile and per­fect for all cre­ative styles. And I’m hap­py to tell you, Car­olyn own­er of  The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas ordered the entire Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion line. I heard they shipped Tues­day, which means they might be in her store, this week­end. And Michelle with Paper Tales in San Diego, CA plans on car­ry­ing the line in her store soon. Become my Friend On Face­book and share this...

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Weekend Classes and Another Sneak Peek

Nov 15, 2011

This past week­end I got to spend lots of cre­ative time with an awe­some group of cre­ative woman. I love going down to The Crafty Scrap­per to vis­it, chat, teach and just hang out. It is such a hap­py place to be. While teach­ing my class­es I took a few pho­tos here and there of how every­one cre­at­ed the same project yet they all looked dif­fer­ent. This is one of the angel orna­ments a stu­dent was work­ing on. I love how she changed the crys­tal coarse glit­ter to an aqua glit­ter to match her hol­i­day decor. This stu­dent altered her snowflakes and tin using anoth­er shade of aqua glit­ter mixed with the crys­tal coarse glit­ter. I real­ly like how the two glit­ters mixed togeth­er look. It real­ly does make me so hap­py when stu­dents...

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