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...

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