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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Fabric Tape Flower Tutorial

Apr 10, 2013

Here is a really fun flower to make using Maya Road Fabric Tape in Gingham Barn Red, Ocean Blue & Floral Garden. This little flower can be used in so many different types of projects and I have a feeling this is not the last flower I will create. Wouldn’t it look cute tied to the top of a package wrapped with butcher paper then tied with any of the awesome Maya Road Twine Cording. It could even be the main flower in a boutonniere or placed inside an altered wooden spool as a decor piece… so many ideas. To begin making your flower you will need to create a petal form. Using wire cutters cut a piece of 20 gauge wire to 4 inches in length. Then about an inch from one end...

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Vintage Button Bracelet

Feb 7, 2013

This bracelet is seriously the easiest bracelet I’ve ever created. I started with the Patera Bracelet Small Circle by Nunn Design for the base of my bracelet. I love the aged look of all the Nunn Design items and the quality is beyond awesome. First I selected 7 vintage shell buttons that fit nicely and securely inside each of the bezels of the bracelet. I did not want any space showing between the button and the bezel so I made sure these buttons were almost an exact fit. Using E6000 as my adhesive, I applied a small amount of adhesive inside each bezel of the bracelet then pressed a vintage shell button on top of the E6000. Next I selected 7 additional shell buttons that were slightly smaller than the others. I attached these to the...

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Maya Road Sneak Peek ~ Wood Bird Cages

Jan 8, 2013

In between book projects, I squeezed in a little creative time to make some small CHA projects for Maya Road. I must say, I’m LOVING the new Wood Bird Cages (page 1 in the catalog) and 4″ x 6″ Card Sentiment Words Stamp Set (page 4 in the catalog). This tag was fun and pretty quick to create. I started with an Inkssentials #8 Manila Tag and covered it with Pink Paislee patterned paper. I then used the Maya Road Ornate Feathered Friends 4″ x 6″ stamp set as a background stamp (page 15 in the catalog). I then machine stitched a straight stitch all around the inside edge of the tag and distressed and inked the edges. Tip: I leave the stamps on the clear sheet as the come when purchased then ink the stamps with...

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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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Art Requires Courage ~ Canvas Class

Apr 6, 2012

I’m so looking forward to teaching my “Art Requires Courage” canvas class Saturday, April 21st. Class starts at 10:00 a.m. and will take approximately 4 hours to complete. Carolyn told me I have just 4 slots left so if you want to join me and learn some fun mixed media techniques please call Carolyn at The Crafty Scrapper 972.923.3151. The cost for the class is $45.00. In this mixed media class you will alter an 8″ x 10″ canvas using an eclectic mixture of elements such as chicken wire, vintage papers, stamped images, textiles, paint and glitter. I will show you how to create a faux stamped metal accent as well as a faux tin type photograph using a vintage spoon. We will alter silk leaves to look as though they have been air dried and accent your canvas...

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A Little Dylusion

Apr 3, 2012

is very good for the creative soul! This was the make-n-take Carolyn taught Saturday, during her March Make-n-Take Madness event at The Crafty Scrapper. And since I took my tag home to finish it I decided to accent mine with a little bit of Diamond Stickles, Self Adhesive Pearls, Perfect Pearls Mist and Glossy Accents. I gotta say, I love creating with Dyan Reaveley’s fun and quirky styled Dylusions products. It was fun creating so far out of my style. You will be seeing more in the future for sure. And since I finished my tag at home I thought I would show you a few step by steps so you can make one for yourself. Of course I got the okay from Carolyn to share it since it is her make-n-take design. The first...

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Always adding more…

Dec 9, 2011

So the more I looked at the domino art piece I posted yesterday, the more I felt it needed more… it just lacked that little something extra. So back into the scraproom it went as I had ideas in my head and well, once and idea enters my head I can’t do anything else until I give it a go. So here is what the finished piece looked like, yesterday. And here is what it looks like now. Since I could not apply alcohol ink to the face to darken the complexion, without worrying that the alcohol ink would ruin the stamped image, I decided to stamp the image onto the blank margin of a vintage book page then carefully and  ever so precisely cut out the face. I then placed the cut out image...

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Gentlemen’s Ornament or Gift Tag

Dec 1, 2011

I love the detail you get from the Gentlemen’s Puff stamp in the Antiquated Collection ~ Fine and Dandy Stamp Set. Each fine line in the Puff can be seen and it makes me so happy. This project can be used as an ornament for your tree to represent the men in the family or attached to a gift and used as a gift tag. The back is covered with the blank margin from a piece of vintage book page. I used two Maya Road Rectangle Foundation chipboard pieces as the base for this project. One complete rectangle front was covered with vintage sheet music. Then just the outer piece of the second rectangle was stamped using the fir tree stamp from Little Red Wagon by Pink Persimmon. I used Jet Black Archival Ink...

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Altering the Leaves

Nov 3, 2011

As you can see the album is starting to come together, but please note I do not have anything attached to the cover just yet. Everything is just sitting in place. I like seeing the stems of the leaves and pumpkins sticking out. The album still lacks all the details that makes it special but you can begin to see how the completed mini album is going to look. I’m still not sure how I want to alter the banner.. paint, ink, paper? I’ll figure it out later. Today we are altering the leaves of the coaster mini album. I find it easiest when altering something like the shape of leaves is to apply the adhesive to the chipboard piece, attach the patterned paper and then cut the piece out using a craft knife...

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Altering the Pumpkins

Nov 2, 2011

Please forgive me for the last few days. I have been working on some projects that I cannot wait to share. I will be doing an online chat with A Cherry On Top, November 19th (once we have the time set I will let you know) during this chat I will finally get to reveal my secret… needless to say, I am counting down the days. So, if you want to know make sure you are all signed up at ATOC to participate in the chat. Okay, so now to altering the chipboard pumpkins with Jenni Bowlin’s awesome Halloween 2011 line. To create the pumpkin template place a piece of computer paper on top and trace over the recessed area with a stylus and cut out. For the stem portion of the pumpkin I traced...

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Doily Flower Brooch

Sep 10, 2011

Here is a brooch I created using a vintage doily and some Maya Road Velvet Pleat Blossoms. It looks so cute on my sweater which I plan to wear during ScrapFest… come on cool weather. I’m so looking forward to teaching classes for Maya Road, helping them with make-n-takes and a book signing each day. It’s going to be so fun surrounded by crafty, creative people. If you want to make this brooch all you need is one small vintage doily, 7 Maya Road Velvet Pleat Blossoms, Fabri-Tac and a pin back. Then just start attaching the Blossoms using the Fabri-Tac. Once the adhesive is dry attach a pin back to the back of the doily and that’s it… instant brooch. Yesterday and today I have been out junking and antiquing and the finds...

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Just a note.

Aug 19, 2011

Hello again! Christine from Cocoa Daisy here to share a couple fun cards I made using this month’s kit “Siren’s Call”. Every month before I put my kit away to start working with the next one I like to make a couple cards with the leftover bits on my desk. This month’s kit had the perfect bright, primary colors to create a couple cheery cards. For this first card I punched 1″ circles from the Cosmo Cricket paper and then ran them through my sewing machine, letting the machine run a few stitches in between each circle to create a banner like affect. I laid them out on the card in random order, placing foam adhesive under some to add a little dimension. I finished off the card with a tag and this cute...

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True Love

Jul 20, 2011

This is the last of the cards I created using new Maya Road products. They are releasing the cutest “Mini Bottle Caps” and when I say, “mini” I mean mini they are only .5″. I created the flower by coloring the bottle cap using the cardinal copic marker, one daisy from their “Large Daisy Vintage Lace Trim” and their new “Skinny Spool”. The “Wavy Layerable Banner” is misted with “Eggplant Putple Maya Mist” and stamped using the alphas from the “Just My Type” stamp set. The love chipboard word is inked using their “Pink 1″ Ink Pad”. The”Mini Bottle Cap” is half filled with glossy accents and silver German glass glitter then a self adhesive pearl was placed in the center. I accented the patterned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit, scallop circle center and chipboard pieces...

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Adore

Jul 15, 2011

Cameos… one can never have too many cameos and now you can stamp them on anything you wish. Maya Road has a new set called just that “Cameos”. The stamp set includes three ornate frames, an oval center stamp, four different sized  ladies, small accents and words. You get 17 stamps total. I will certainly be using this set a lot. I accented the lady’s hair using one of the new “Vintage Paper Posies” and three self adhesive pearls to create a tiny choker. The patterned paper used are scraps from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit. Sunday, I’m off to Chicago to meet up with Ronda and then Christine, Monday for CHA. It’s going to be a blast rooming with them again. The last time I saw them we were rooming together in...

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Hi, my love

Jul 14, 2011

Here is another new stamp set Maya Road is releasing at CHA. It’s called “Just My Type.” I love the old typewriter stamp and font which I’m sure comes as no surprise to you. The words “my love” are from their new “Tell Your Story” stamp set. It too has a cute typewriter just not the old Underwood style. And I can always find a place to put some of their adorable “Large Daisy Vintage Lace Trim.” I like to accent the center with a 5mm self adhesive pearl. And here is a little sneak peek of tomorrows project. Oh how I love tomorrow’s stamp set....

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Celebrate Cupcake Picks

Jul 3, 2011

Here is a project even the kids could help you create. Baking, icing and decorating cupcakes is always fun no matter the age. I think a few dozen cupcakes accented with this cupcake topper and displayed on a table would be adorable. You know your guests will love snagging these treats. You could even type or print different words describing your July 4th celebration. Below is a list of words I compiled that certainly describes this very important holiday. Britain, Colonies, Jefferson, Declaration, Independence, Fourth, July, Philadelphia, Freedom, Nation, Thirteen, Hancock, Continental, Congress, Red, White, Blue, Stars, Stripes, Anthem, Flag, Liberty, Betsy Ross, America, United, States, Honor, Memory, Constitution, Loyalty, Memorial, Franklin Supplies Needed: Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances (Caleb, Daniel) White Cardstock ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Self Adhesive Pearls: Melissa Frances (White)...

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Smile Sweet Heart Card

Jul 1, 2011

Here is a bright and cheery card I created using the Cocoa Daisy Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “South Loop” Add On Kit. I’m loving all the bright colors and designs on these flowers and accented with self adhesive pearls which are included in the main kit, makes them even cuter. You all know how much I love pearls! Today, I will be creating with some new CHA release products for Maya Road which make me so happy, just wait until you see them… oh my goodness did Caroline and Deb ever out do themselves with this release. I think it’s my favorite ever. Then tonight, I will be editing into the wee hours of the night, again. My Aunt would cringe if she saw my sleep schedule right now it’s worse than...

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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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Hi

Jun 9, 2011

Honestly, this has to be the fastest card I’ve ever created. All I did was machine stitch around the inside edge of the patterned paper, distressed and inked the edges with creamy brown ink, attached the fabric flowers using Fabri-Tac, accented the patterns with Diamond Stickles, added a 2mm self adhesive pearl to each flower center, put on my sentiment and BAM… done! That is FAST for me! Products used to create this card are from the Cocoa Daisy June “Cherry Soda” Main Kit and “Fruit Smoothie” Add On Kit. Just wait until you see tomorrow’s project… you’ll never look at brads the same and will be looking for more brads to make several more of tomorrow’s featured project. I cannot wait to show you. I want to make LOTS more of these as...

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A Moment In Time…

Jun 8, 2011

To create this tag I used the super cute Ampersand stamp in this months Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” kit along with the “Coordinating Paint and Ink” and Word Stamp Set Add On Kits. I think the Ampersand and Word stamps make an adorable background pattern for this tag. The butterflies are created using a Martha Stewart punch, 2mm self adhesive pearls and Diamond Stickles accents. I like the pop of yellow under each butterfly as it compliments the cardstock sticker so well. I cut the journaling tag that came in the main kit to place at the bottom of the tag then attached the red brads in each of the four holes on the tag. The trim used is from the “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kit. I then attached a strip of 5mm self adhesive...

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