Send Your Kid to Art Camp

Jul 18, 2013

This week my nieces Madelyn and Bellie are attending “Art Camp”, at the Beaumont Art League. Each day is split into two sessions, Paper Mache and Drawing. Madelyn has always loved to color and paint and Bellie has loved drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. I guess you can say my family is certainly of the artistic side. Really we are, if we had to walk into a calculus or physics class we would all look at each other and the professor with the blankest set of eyes he/she has ever seen. But if you are talking painting, carving, crocheting, sewing, papercrafts,mixed media, assemblage, cross stitch, pastel drawing, sketching and so on… we could instruct our own college courses about any of these. This we know well. Mom can draw...

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Shabby Chic Birdhouse

Jul 5, 2013

The base of this altered birdhouse is created using Eileen Hull’s 3D Birdhouse die by Sizzix. After I assembled the birdhouse I covered it  with plaster. Once the plaster was dry I painted it with acrylic paint and accented the stenciled areas with ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink. I’m not kidding when I say I LOVE plaster and want to cover everything in it. It’s all I think about. The texture you can create with this medium is so amazing. The sides and top areas of the front and back of the birdhouse are accented with images from decorative napkins. The look is amazing and it’s so simple to do. Just cut out the image from your napkin, peel the white layers of the napkin off until all you have is the image layer, using your...

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Floral Chic Card Kits for Sale

May 3, 2013

I have a few remaining Floral Chic Card Kits left over from teaching at Rocky Mountain Memories, this past weekend. If you are interested in purchasing one of these kits please send an email to lisa@lisapace.com and I will email you a paypal invoice for $35.50. In your email please include the email address you wish for me to send your invoice to. The Floral Chic card kit includes step by step instructions as well as color photos of each completed card. You will create 6 different flowers using beautiful Tu-Tu Tulle, Antique Alterable Scallop Trim, Tulle Pleat, Vintage Lace, Organza Roses and Zipper Trims. Once each flower is created it will then be used as an embellishment to accent an all occasion card. You will create with papers I’ve scanned and printed from...

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Smile Mini Canvas

Apr 19, 2013

Oh goodness I gotta share some awesome tips with you today. I painted the sides of this mini canvas using Adirondack Shell Pink, once dry I found the pink was just a tad bit too pink. So I lightly applied ColorBox Creamy Brown Chalk Ink over the paint and it created the most BEAUTIFUL shade of  pink which just so happened to match the pink in the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms background paper perfectly. The next tip is if you apply ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Rose Coral on top of the Maya Road Mixed Blossom Mini Chipboard pieces then lightly apply Maya Road Pure White Pigment on top you create another gorgeous shade of pink that works BEAUTIFULLY with the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms patterned paper line. I just love discovering and sharing...

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Altering Paper Mache Eggs

Mar 11, 2013

I altered these paper mache eggs from start to finish in less than an hour. These paper mache eggs measure approximately 1.5″ in length so they are rather small and perfect to cluster together to accent little areas around your home. I started altering these eggs by first painting each one with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Blank Canvas acrylic paint. When the eggs are painted it makes the paper tape more vibrant. You don’t have to use paper tape either, you can use Washi Tape, Maya Road Fabric Tape, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, basically anything you wish. Even masking tape with stamped images using an archival ink would look nice. Now, that I’ve shared a few tips here are the supplies I used to alter my paper mache eggs. Paper Mache Eggs, Martha Stewart Paper...

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Family is Everything

Dec 26, 2012

This is the canvas I created for Mom. I made her a family tree sorta canvas. You will see me at the top as I’m the oldest, then I placed my two daughters Terri and Ansley underneath me. Next is my brother Richard, then my sister Belinda and her kids Amanda, Brittain, Madelyn and Isabella (Bellie). I created this canvas using the Maya Road Portrait Chipboard pieces, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint Charcoal Black, Traditional Tan and Blank Canvas. I accented the sides using the Heart stencil by Dina Wakley as the hearts were the perfect size for this piece. I traced mine onto the sides using a pencil then using a paint brush filled them in with black paint and white accents. I painted each portrait chipboard piece using black paint. Once dry...

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Frozen Charlotte Dolls ~ For Sale

Nov 5, 2012

If you love Frozen Charlotte Dolls as much as I do but really have a hard time parting with your vintage dolls here is what you need. I am selling packs of 7 handmade Frozen Charlotte Dolls as seen in the photos for $10.00 plus shipping. These dolls come with a flat back which makes them easy to attach to projects such as cards, tags, ornaments, jewelry etc. and range in size from the smallest being approximately 1/2″ wide to the biggest being approximately 2.75″ tall. Since these are all handmade by me, each doll will be unique and have its own vintage charm. I’m really enjoying mine as I’ve used them to create holiday ornaments and have altered the Frozen Charlotte bust with a faux patina finish and placed it into a charm....

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Gotta Love UTEE

Oct 22, 2012

I LOVE frozen Charlotte dolls but really don’t love the price that comes along with the original ones when I find them in antique shops. So I decided to make a mold using Mold-n-Pour from the two I’ve been hoarding for just the right project. Once the mold set I popped out each frozen Charlotte doll from it’s mold then filled both molds with clear UTEE. I didn’t want to mix up a batch of white UTEE since I mainly use clear and just let it cool in my pot. Yes, I know… shame on me for not cleaning out my melting pot after each use but it is what it is… you really should clean it out after each use.  It’s really easy and takes no time at all… so in this case, do...

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Mini Shadow Box

Aug 10, 2012

Tomorrow, I am participating in the Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts Grand Opening in Sherman, Texas. I will be there for a Book Signing and Demo from 11:00-1:00. I’ll be instructing those in attendance how to create a beautiful paper rose to accent a gift tag or card for any celebration or special occasion. And with just a simple change in paper color these beautiful roses are perfect for any holiday.  Come see me… it’s going to be fun! Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts 4127 N. US Highway 75 Sherman, Texas Ok, so on to today’s project. I love shadow boxes of any kind and decided to create a mini shadow box tag for one of my projects for CHA. As I started gathering Maya Road supplies I came across a Maya Road Scallop Square Basic Album...

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Dream Tag

Aug 9, 2012

Here is a fun tag to create that is filled with all kinds of little techniques that are perfect to use on other projectsl. I started with a plain manila office tag and covered it with vintage ledger paper. Next, using the Maya Road Ornate Frames stamp set and Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the frame images onto the ledger paper. Next I took the new Maya Road Floral Garden Fabric Tape and filled the inside area of the frames. I then accented the flowers with Diamond Stickles and let it dry. Once dry, I covered the Fabric Tape with Glossy Accents and let it dry. Make sure you have a pin handy to pop any air bubbles that occur. Here is a little tip: I like to leave the stamps on the acetate...

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Ranger’s Designer Challenge

Jan 29, 2012

I was so excited to be asked to participate in their Designer Challenge. They sent each designer a blank paper mache dress form to alter any way we wanted. All they asked was that we stayed true to our style and used any or all three of these items Stickles, Liquid Pearls and/or Crackle Accents.  Here is what I created… There are 18 different Ranger products on this piece. Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint Dabber ~ Juniper Jenni Bowlin No. 10 Malted Milk Tim Holtz Distress Stain ~ Mustard Seed Distress Crackle Paint ~ Clear Rock Candy Inkssentials Crackle Accents Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Latte & Ginger Archival Ink ~ Coffee Perfect Pearls Mists ~ Biscotti Liquid Pearls ~ Copper Pearl & Gold Pearl...

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Stamped Muslin

Dec 16, 2011

Here is a wonderful way to create custom ribbon for any project or gift. All you need to do is tear strips of natural or bleached muslin about 1″ wide and as long as you desire. Then place the Lavender Salts stamp from my Antiquated  Collection ~ Perfumery Stamp Set ~ Pink Persimmon onto an acrylic block, ink the stamp with Coffee Archival Ink and stamp all along the length of the torn muslin strip. I alternated the top, middle and bottom areas of the stamp to create a collage look. Super simple and so pretty. This would look gorgeous tied around a gift wrapped in butcher block paper and accented with a sprig of pine, holly or mistletoe. May Flaum posted a tutorial on her blog “Confessions of  a Chocoholic” showing you how...

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Scented Sachet

Nov 23, 2011

This sweet scented sachet is perfect to hang anywhere in your home or leave the twine hanger off and place it in a dresser drawer. I am thrilled with how well Antiquated Collection stamps on muslin. Each little detail of Dr. Warner’s Corsets stamp, stamps beautifully. If you want to make a few of these sachets for gifts it really does not take much time at all. Supplies Needed: Antiquated Collection ~ Dr. Warner’s Corsets Stamp, Acrylic Block, Jet Black Archival Ink, Muslin, Cream Felt, Brown & White Baker’s Twine, Cream All Purpose Thread, Vintage Button, Maya Road Hanging Chandelier Bead, Pale Pink Seaming Binding. Cotton Balls, Favorite Perfume or Essential Oils, Fabri-Tac Tools Used: Sewing Machine, Scissors, Sewing Needle, Pink Shears, Straight Pins Instructions: Using Jet Black Archival Ink, ink your Dr. Warner’s...

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A Blast from the Past…

Aug 25, 2011

I thought it would be fun to show you some layouts I created using Cocoa Daisy kits from around 2007. Now that Ansley is a senior this year I find these layouts even more special. She grew up way too fast. In the layout above I felt there was too much white space in the background of Ansley’s photo so I used the end of my paintbrush and some acrylic paints to create a polka dot background. I like the pop of color the polka dots create and they fill in the white space perfectly. To pop the photo a bit more I painted yellow acrylic paint all around the edge of the photo creating a bright colored border. To fill in the white space on the photo above I attached clear buttons to...

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Just a little something…

Jun 17, 2011

I’m so proud of my oldest daughter, Terri. She is a super hard worker and doing so well in her career. I really do miss the days when she was younger with her sweet little “Roo” voice, oh how I loved it when she would say “Momma.” But I must admit, seeing her grow and achieve her goals as an adult is equally rewarding. So yesterday, I decided to play in my studio and create a little something for her to put in her cubical. As you can see it’s filled with lots of Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 and Tim Holtz Ranger goodness. Supplies Used: Art Parts Square and Rectangle Frames, Art Parts Scallop Trim, Studio 490 Botanical Art, Studio 490 Live And Make Art, Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy, Distress Crackle Paint Tattered...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I really like the warm color scheme of this card. The combination of the red and cream is so pretty. Of course the pops of Diamond Stickles here and there are awesome too. I covered the bottom two journaling cards with patterned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then distressed and inked the edges and attached it to the middle circle using a pop dot. I think the October Afternoon Word Sticker strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream perfectly. The strips add interest and color to the card in a super simple way. Products used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” Main Kit and “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilted Memories”...

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Remember Me… MM Blog Bounce

May 10, 2011

It’s time for another Memory Makers Blog Bounce. The theme this month is “Remember Me.” I thought it would be nice to give you a project to create for Memorial Day. These ornaments can be hung on a wreath or placed anywhere in your home to add a bit of patriotism and honor friends and family who have served our country.  To those, I give a heartfelt thank you. Supplies Needed: 3 – Small Paper Mache Star Ornaments (Hobby Lobby) Making Memories Paint (Dusk, Red Wagon) Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber (Silver) ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Crepe Paper Streamer (White) Embroidery Floss (DMC #543) Old Book Page Stickles (Platinum) Martha Stewart Seal Punch Paper Glaze or Glossy Accents Glitter (Waterslide, Red Wagon, Steel) Old Fashioned Silver Tinsel Garland by Bethany Lowe...

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Altered Chipboard Buttons

Apr 25, 2011

Here is a tutorial on altering chipboard buttons. These buttons can be used in so many great ways… on cards, tags, layouts, projects and altered art pieces. It is fast and can be customized with any theme you can come up with. Supplies Used: Maya Road Mini Chipboard Button Set, Book Page, Glue Stick, Creamy Brown Ink, Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters Clear Stamp Set, Archival Jet Black Ink, Acrylic Block, Craft Knife, Sanding Block Instructions: Apply a glue stick type adhesive to the top of the chipboard buttons and attach to an old book page. Using a craft knife cut around the chipboard button, then sand the edges to make them flush with the button. Using a pencil or paper piercer punch through the button holes. Apply Creamy Brown ink to the edges...

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Vintage Style Portrait Charm

Apr 13, 2011

I love the Portrait Stamp Set by Maya Road as the images remind me of the silver charms that are on my grandmother’s charm bracelet. She has every grandchild and great grandchild represented and I can remember always looking at it trying to find my charm. I thought it would be fun to make charms of my daughters to put on a long necklace made from a piece of silver ball chain. I really like how vintage looking they turned out and plan on making more as gifts for friends. Supplies Needed: Foundation Chipboard Set, Portrait Stamp Set, Acrylic Block, Vintage Ledger Paper, Black Eyelet, Jump Ring, Glue Stick, Black Archival and Creamy Brown Ink, Glossy Accents Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Sanding Block, Crop-a-Dile, Pliers Instructions: Apply glue stick adhesive to the...

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Birthday Box

Feb 18, 2011

This is a small gift box for a special birthday someone. I think my favorite part is the vial with the candle inside and the make a wish journaling strip wrapped around it. My husband Alan was looking at me a tad bit strangely as I was burning down the candle so it would fit inside. He is not a visual person so he could not figure out what in the world I was doing. But once he saw the finished project it all made sense to him and he loved it. I really like the tissue tape bow too… it is covered in crystal coarse glitter and outlined with Platinum Stickles. Anything birthday themed has to have glitter. Ha who am I kidding, it’s more like anything I create has to have glitter....

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Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be interested in creating a canvas for their Designer Challenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excited yes! They sent each designer a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearl Mists and told us to create something that reflected our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Platinum Stickles and glitter and once I got started I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger product and when you look at the list below you’ll realize I’m not kidding. It was so much fun to sit and just create whatever came to mind. I cut the grungepaper into squares, embossed them using my cuttlebug then sewed them all together with a zigzag...

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