So much going on…

Sep 5, 2009

Lots of creating and preparing going on in my scraproom. I tell ya it looks like a bomb went off I have so many piles here and there but it is a good thing as it seems to be the only way and best way I know how to create. Here is a little run down of my creative week… I finished the second project for my “Homespun Inspiration” workshop. Those that have registered now have access to the supply list. The project tutorial will be posted on the 15th. Just about have my “All Hallow’s Eve” workshop ready to go. All the photos have been taken and the tutorials have been written and scheduled. Just tweaking a few things here and there. And this is exciting, I will be teaching at Crop-Paper-Scissors in...

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Simple Leaf Pick Tutorial…

Aug 24, 2009

Here is a super simple leaf pick tutorial. As most of you know I love creating accents for projects out of book pages. While looking around our local Joann Craft Store this weekend I found lots of their Cuttlebug dies on clearance and I was thrilled when I found this leaf set. I plan on making a nice cluster of oak leaves to accent some Thanksgiving projects. But first I had to try out the Maple Leaf. Supplies Used: Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine Cuttlebug Leaf Set Die Book Page 24 Gauge Wire Wire Cutters Aleene’s Paper Glaze Stickles – Platinum Instructions: Using your Cuttlebug and the Maple Leaf Die, cut two leaves out of a book page Using Aleene’s Paper Glaze apply adhesive (I like this adhesive as it will not buckle your paper)...

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Quick Card for Dad…

Jun 4, 2009

This card is simple to make (once again using my Cocoa Daisy June Kit Scraps, Cardstock, Rub On and Alpha Stickers) Cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5″ x 8″, fold it in half and ink the edges using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Cut a piece of patterned paper to 3.75″ x 5.25″, stitch a straight stitch around the inner edge of the patterned paper using a sewing machine, ink the edges using Creamy Brown Ink Cut another piece of patterned paper to 1.75″ x 5.25″, trim the edges using scallop scissors then poke a hole in the center of each scallop using a paper piercer, ink edges using Creamy Brown Ink Cut a piece of cardstock (same color as card) to 1 1/8″ x 5.25″, ink edges using Creamy Brown Ink, adhere...

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Velvet Flower Tutorial…

Jun 2, 2009

Here is the wall hanging I created with scraps kept from my Cocoa Daisy June Kit. I provided Tricia with a PDF of all the templates I created in this piece. If you are a subscriber she will have this available for download. The mini velvet flowers in this piece are super simple to create. All you need is scallop velvet trim (provided in the June Kit) , scissors, a sewing needle, 3 strands of embroidery floss, adhesive and a rhinestone. Cut the trim so you have 9 scallops (approximately 3.25″) thread 3 strands of embroidery floss into a sewing needle and begin gathering at one end. Continue to gather the trim along the sewing needle all the way to the opposite end of the trim Pull the embroidery floss together tightly until you have...

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Cocoa Daisy Layouts…

Jun 1, 2009

I finally get to share the layouts I created using this months kit by Cocoa Daisy. As you can see the June Kit and the Add On Kit are very versatile. It was loads of fun playing the Daisy Divas once again. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to darken the Eyelet Cardstock. Traced a dinner plate to create the circle out of patterned paper, cut out leaves and butterflies from a piece of Webster’s Pages patterned paper using a craft knife, attached Maya Road green pom pom trim around the edge, created a scallop border using scallop scissors and a paper piercer, accented the horizontal strip with self adhesive pearls then used my sewing machine to add additional texture by sewing a straight stitch along the circle and horizontal strip. I wanted this layout...

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Butterfly Embellishment…

May 18, 2009

Saturday I received a little package from a sweet friend that contained two Cuttlebug Cutting Die and Embossing Folders this being one of the ones I received. I must admit I was like a little kid on Christmas morning… I had to open it immediately and begin creating. And here is my finished creation. A simple butterfly embellishment to add to any project. I hope you give this tutorial a try… just consider yourself warned.. you will become addicted. Supplies Needed: Simply Stencils (Plaid) Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Bottle, Denim, Terra Cotta) Liquid Pearls (Petal Pink) Ice Stickles (Crystal Ice) Butterflies Cut & Emboss Set (Cuttlebug) Tombow Mono Vellum Adhesive 4 – Self Adhesive Pearls Tools Needed: Cuttlebug Ink Applicator & Felt Scissors Paintbrush Instructions: Trim Simply Stencil material to size of Cuttlebug...

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My Little Book of Thoughts…

May 12, 2009

I am not much of a journal keeper but I love having something small to jot down a thought or two or make a note so I don’t forget a moment of inspiration or a nice quote. I think it is nice to have a little something to keep my thoughts noted in that I can carry along. So this is what I decided to create using the Book Page Flower from last weeks tutorials. My very own “Little Book of Thoughts”.  And I guess you can tell I am really into gold and black paint with crackling medium. Just love the look so much. Supplies Needed: Small Journal (approx. 3″ x 4″) Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paints (Gold) DecoArt Crackling Medium (Weathered Wood) Making Memories Acrylic Paint (Asphalt) Book Page Flower ColorBox Fluid Chalk...

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Photo Holder using Sewing Pattern Flower…

May 11, 2009

I figured I should show you all how I decided to use the Sewing Pattern Flower I created last week. This simple photo holder will soon be sitting on a shelf in Terri’s apartment holding a photo of her and Laren. Supplies Needed: Jumbo Clothespin 6″ (The Tree House Studio) Adirondack Metallics Arylic Paint Dabber in Gold DecoArt Crackling Medium (Weathered Wood) Making Memories Acrylic Paint (Asphalt) Sewing Pattern Flower Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Funky Flower Art Leaf Stamp Cream Felt Embroidery Floss (DMC 543) ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Tools Needed: Paint Brush Sewing Needle Strong Adhesive or Hot Glue Gun Scissors Instructions: Paint the jumbo clothespin front and back using a Gold Adirondack Metallics Arylic Paint Dabber, let dry Once the paint is dry using a paintbrush cover the gold paint...

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I’ve been working on…

Apr 20, 2009

a little something for National Scrapbook Day and thought I would share a sneak peek. It is a little vintage ephemera sampler and will be offered as a free online workshop project May 2nd, for all who wish to make it. Here is the list of supplies needed to recreate the sampler exactly as I created mine. But remember as with all my workshop projects you can recreate the project with items you already have on hand. 1 – 6” Square frame with approximately 3.5” square opening (Found mine in the $1 section at Target) 6 – Maya Road Mini Chipboard Tags Maya Road Mini Chipboard Alphabet (Noah) Maya Road Microchips (Hearts) Maya Road Crushed Velvet (Cream) 1 – Jenni Bowlin Tangerine Dream (Mini Papers) 5 – Vintage Buttons 3 – Pearl Beads (Cream)...

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Fun projects using Fiskars tools…

Apr 1, 2008

Template Embossing Border punch Circle Border Punch Large and Small Heart Squeeze Punch Eyelet Tool Texture Plate and Stylus/Texturizing Tool Stamp Press Clear Stamps Additional Supplies: Cardstock and Patterned Papers (Cloud9) Sand Paper Black and White Pens Pencil Scissors Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink Foam Dots Adhesive (wet or dry) Ribbon Just two more days until I head out to Lasting Memories.

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