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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Tissue Tape Flower

May 13, 2011

Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Tis­sue Tape, Vel­lum (pink & beige), Maya Road White Rose Organ­za Trim, Clear Dry­ing Adhe­sive, Fab­ric-Tac Tools Need­ed: Scal­lop Scis­sors, Scis­sors, Sewing Machine, Fiskars Scal­lop Cir­cle Punch, Paper Trim­mer Instruc­tions: Attach strips of Tis­sue Tape onto a piece of beige vel­lum cut to approx. 5″ x 8.5″. Make sure to attach the strips as close to each oth­er as pos­si­ble. You don’t want to have spaces in between each Tis­sue Tape strip. Draw a 3″ tear drop shaped petal onto a scrap piece of paper to use as a tem­plate, cut out, using a pen­cil trace 6 petals onto the back of the vel­lum cov­ered with Tis­sue Tape pieces. Using straight edge scis­sors cut out each petal. Using a paper trim­mer cut 6 pieces of pink vel­lum to approx. 2″...

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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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Happy National Scrapbook Day

May 7, 2011

What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate NSD than with a give­away. While I was clean­ing out a cor­ner of my stu­dio, I came across two mini album kits of the project I taught in Mykonos, Greece, this past Sep­tem­ber. It’s a fun mini album to cre­ate and can be any theme you want. You get an entire sheet of Jen­ni Bowl­in Reverse Black Stick­ers so the title and jour­nal­ing should not be an issue. This kit includes prod­ucts from Maya Road and Jen­ni Bowl­in and comes with the com­plete instruc­tions already print­ed out for you. All you need to add are your pho­tos, Glue Stick Adhe­sive, Foam Squares, Dia­mond Stick­les, Black Pen, 3mm Cream Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Creamy Brown Ink and Basic Tools. Two Peas has some awe­some NSD Spe­cials so don’t miss out on...

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Miniature stand

Apr 29, 2011

Well yes­ter­day was a day of one flight dis­as­ter after anoth­er so I end­ed up not being able to attend Ranger U. I am so sad about it but it was out of my hands. I got to the air­port, bag­gage checked in, through secu­ri­ty and flight delay #1 came up, then not too longer flight delay #2 came up, not too longer after that flight delay #3 came up and then BAM flight can­celed as well as all flights to Newark. I was on the phone, inter­net and tex­ting try­ing to fig­ure out a way to get to Newark but it was just not in the cards for me. So here I sit at home wait­ing for my lug­gage to return to me and let me just say I’m a true Texas girl...

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Flocked Flower Accent Pin

Apr 26, 2011

Ok I do have to admit… even though I love win­ter and the cold weath­er that comes along with it I do love Spring and Sum­mer and all the col­ors. The heat I can do with­out but the col­ors I real­ly do enjoy. This flocked flower accent pin is just a lit­tle some­thing that can bright­en up a neck­lace by attach­ing it to the side of a chain, or accent­ing a sim­ple cuff bracelet by pin­ning it to a piece of lace or trim and tying it around your wrist. This lit­tle piece has so many won­der­ful pos­si­bil­i­ties. Sup­plies Used: White Flocked Flower Bunch (Vin­tage Street Mar­ket), Cop­ic Mark­er — YR31 Light Red­dish Yel­low, Dia­mond Stick­les, Cream Felt, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, Cream Self Adhe­sive 2mm Pearl, Fab­ric Tac, Pin Back Tools Need­ed:...

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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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Pocket Favors

Apr 15, 2011

These Pock­et Favors are per­fect to hold all kinds of items to hand out at bridal or baby show­ers or birth­day par­ties… real­ly these are great for any hol­i­day or spe­cial occa­sion. A group sit­ting in a bowl wait­ing to be hand­ed out would look real­ly cute. Espe­cial­ly, if they are all done in dif­fer­ent but coor­di­nat­ing papers. Sup­plies Used: TP Roll, Jen­ni Bowl­in Pat­terned Paper, Scal­lop Scis­sors, Glue Stick Adhe­sive, Sewing Machine, Cream Thread Instruc­tions: Apply a glue stick type adhe­sive onto the back of your pat­terned paper and cov­er the TP roll with pat­terned paper. I used Jen­ni Bowl­in’s 4″ pat­terned paper so I need­ed 2 sheets. Using a sewing machine  and cream or white thread, stitch the end of the TP roll as shown above. Now here is the tricky part...

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Paper Purse

Apr 14, 2011

I’ve had sev­er­al emails sent my way ask­ing how I cre­at­ed the paper purse in the Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce Cre­ativ­i­ty Blooms blog post. Below are the steps to cre­ate your own paper purse if you want. It’s easy to make. First you need to start out with a piece of paper cut to 8″ square. This is my favorite size. But the small­er your square the small­er your purse and the larg­er the square the larg­er the purse. Next fold the pat­terned paper in half by bring­ing the bot­tom point up to the top point. If you want a tight crease I sug­gest you use a bone fold­er. Bring the right point­ed end all the way over to the left side of the tri­an­gle as shown below. Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach...

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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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Paper Bag Easter Basket

Apr 11, 2011

I love the sim­plic­i­ty of brown paper bags and think they make the per­fect East­er bas­kets. I remem­ber mak­ing them in grade school and being so excit­ed to bring them home to show mom and dad. This bas­ket can be left plain or altered using pat­terned paper, stamps and inks or paint. You can care­ful­ly use any of the many Fiskars bor­der punch­es to cre­ate gor­geous edges along the top of your bas­ket or you could take a hole punch and punch a hole just below where the scal­lop meets, thread a rib­bon through the holes and cre­ate a pret­ty bow by tying the two ends togeth­er. This sim­ple bas­ket has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties. I hope you share pho­tos of the bas­kets you cre­ate as I would love to see them. Have fun cre­at­ing....

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I survived…

Apr 4, 2011

Bare­ly, but I did sur­vive the tap­ing of two videos Fri­day, while in Cincin­nati. Glad that is over. But I do believe you are going to like the tuto­ri­als and now I know how I want to do some for my blog. Once they fin­ish per­form­ing mir­a­cles in the edit­ing room they will send me the videos to share with all of you. The week was super awe­some and I am so excit­ed to see this book come togeth­er. While talk­ing to every­one there about the design and lay­out I could final­ly pic­ture it com­ing togeth­er in my head. I’m going to be so proud of this book. It is exact­ly how I hoped it would be. Before I left for Cincin­nati I made a few fab­ric flow­ers and thought I would show you...

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Fun notions project…

Feb 22, 2011

While I was on Pin­ter­est look­ing at all the won­der­ful pho­tos post­ed I came across this super cute project. I thought it was such an awe­some idea and knew I had to make one. When my grand­fa­ther passed away mom and dad brought me back a cup and saucer they found in one of Gram­pa’s cab­i­nets. The paint­ed blue­ber­ries remind­ed mom of when we went blue­ber­ry pick­ing one morn­ing while we were vis­it­ing, this past sum­mer. Well I decid­ed I would use this cup and saucer to make my lit­tle notions hold­er and it was super easy. All you need to do is attach some small mag­nets to the bot­tom of the saucer using E6000 as direct­ed on their pack­age. Once the mag­nets were attached I attached the tea cup to the saucer using...

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Altered Paper Mache Book

Feb 15, 2011

This altered piece uses all brand new CHA‑W release prod­ucts by Tim Holtz. I was so hap­py to see the Frac­tured Doll in my box of prod­ucts to design with.… I love these dolls and you get two dif­fer­ent sized dolls per pack­age! Next to the white seam bind­ing I attached one of his new Chain Tas­sels. These are the per­fect accent for a project and I love the move­ment of the tas­sel. The pat­terned papers used are from his new Paper Stash — Crowd­ed Attic line. This paper line is so pret­ty and has designs in it for all styles. The but­ter­flies and moths behind the Frac­tured Doll and among the paper flow­ers inside the book are from Tim’s new Sal­vage Stick­ers — Crowd­ed Attic. I real­ly like the but­ter­flies and moths images....

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Seek Joy

Jan 20, 2011

I was asked to cre­ate a few things for Ranger to dis­play at CHA. One of the prod­ucts they want­ed me to cre­ate with was their Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE). I had not real­ly played around with this all that much but let me tell you I now have a seri­ous addic­tion… real­ly, if you have not cre­at­ed with this you need to give it a try. It is FUN and comes in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent col­ors. I used their Plat­inum, Black and Gold to cre­ate this wall hang­ing. Sup­plies Used: UTEE — Black, Plat­inum, Gold, Clear, Plat­inum & Crys­tal Stick­les, Dis­tress Emboss­ing Ink, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Chip­board Alpha­bet, Maya Road William Mini Chip­board Alpha­bet, Per­fect Medi­um, Per­fect Pearls — Per­fect Pearl, Per­fect Pearls Mist — Per­fect Pearl, Heavy White Card­stock, Archival Ink...

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A Christmas Mouse

Dec 22, 2010

Mom and I love all the lit­tle fig­urines of Christ­mas mice that can be seen dur­ing the hol­i­days. My grand­moth­er on the oth­er hand could not STAND see­ing any­thing which slight­ly resem­bled that of a mouse. I can remem­ber once when I was very, very young being at my grand­par­en­t’s camp in Acton, Maine and gram run­ning out of the camp scream­ing. It was years lat­er I found out my mom had dis­cov­ered a lit­tle mouse nest in one of the kitchen draw­ers that had a baby mouse sleep­ing inside. Well gram did not want any­thing to do with that and left in a dash. Poor gram. So in the spir­it of all the adorable Christ­mas mice mom and I see dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son I thought it would be fun to make one for her...

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Merry Christmas Gift Tag ~ Ornament

Dec 14, 2010

Here is anoth­er tag I plan on attach­ing to a gift this Christ­mas. It can then be kept and used as an orna­ment lat­er on. I loved adding all the lit­tle details … pearls, but­tons, jin­gle bells, flocked flow­ers, seam bind­ing and lots and lots of Stick­les. One can nev­er have too much Stick­les. I’m try­ing to con­vince San­ta that I need a huge VAT of Plat­inum and Dia­mond Stick­les this year. I know I have been good, good, good and real­ly deserve them. Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Alter­ations Bigz Die Caged Bird, The Girls’ Paperie — Tin­sel & Twig (Deck the Halls, Snow­fall), Self Adhe­sive 2mm Cream Pearls, Rhine­stones, Flocked Flow­ers, Vin­tage But­tons, 6mm Gold Jin­gle Bells, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Dusty Olive Seam Bind­ing, Creamy Brown Ink, Dia­mond & Plat­inum Stick­les, Foam...

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Money Envelope

Dec 13, 2010

I cre­at­ed this mon­ey enve­lope using this tuto­r­i­al cre­at­ed by Wendy Vec­chi of Stu­dio 490. I did have to sub­sti­tute a few things since I did­n’t have all the stamps she used or one of the Dis­tress Ink col­ors. I must admit it’s nice step­ping out of your com­fort zone every once in awhile and stamp­ing is cer­tain­ly step­ping out for me. It’s scary as I can­not get over the every­thing needs to be per­fect stuff but I am try­ing. Oh and let me fill you in on a lit­tle secret… today is my super sweet friend Wendy’s birth­day. I think she is cel­e­brat­ing some­thing like her 25th. I don’t know I could be wrong but I know I’m not off by far. So when you go over to check out her awe­some tuto­r­i­al make sure you...

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Simple Father Christmas Charm

Dec 10, 2010

This has to be the sim­plest charm I have ever cre­at­ed. Red Lead Paper­Works sent this charm to me a while back, as in last year some­time. It was a sur­prise added in with some good­ies I had pur­chased. Well I have been hold­ing on to it wait­ing for time to just play. Last night, was final­ly that time and talk about fun and fast. This took me from start to fin­ish (exclud­ing dry­ing time) 5 min­utes to make. I think it will be cute as a dec­o­ra­tive accent on a gift then the recip­i­ent can place it on a bracelet or neck­lace to enjoy. Sup­plies Used: Charm from Red Lead Paper­works Cir­cle, Oval, Vin­tage Image from Lau­ra’s Gar­den, Self Adhe­sive 2mm Cream Pearls, 2 — Jump Rings, 3 — 6mm Gold Jin­gle Bells,...

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Noel Tag

Dec 9, 2010

Today, I decid­ed to cre­ate a tag using some of my favorite things. It’s fun gath­er­ing sup­plies when all the while you have no clue what it is you’re going to cre­ate. I gath­ered and gath­ered (Vin­tage Images, Cream Felt, Maya Road Chip­board Snowflakes, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, Sisal Trees a.k.a. bot­tle brush trees, Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Mica, Dia­mond & Plat­inum Stick­les, Tiny Alphas and Fiskars Punch­es) until my work area was filled with inspir­ing prod­ucts. In the end this is what I cre­at­ed. It will be a gift tag for some­one’s gift this Christ­mas. The Fiskars Extra Large Postage Stamp Squeeze Punch is a great punch. I real­ly like the size the punched image cre­ates and if you out­line the images with Plat­inum Stick­les and accent them with Dia­mond Stick­les it makes...

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Lots of fun stuff today…

Dec 1, 2010

First I will end the sus­pense of who the win­ner of my book “Delight In The Details” and Free Access Pass to my “All Things Win­ter” work­shop. The win­ner is … Judi Lind­gren with her Com­ment: OMGYGTBK! This is a BFD — I’ve def­i­nite­ly got my FC! I had to research all those text words…I don’t even own one of those fan­cy phones or thing-a-ma-gings you text with! Got a real­ly cute grand­son that does tho(to young for a 16 year old I fear). I real­ly want this- real­ly, real­ly! I would be SETE. Your Mom’s site is OTT! Con­grat­u­la­tions, Judi. Email me your address and I will get your book in the mail. I will have you set up and ready to cre­ate in the work­shop, today. And since many of you who...

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