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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