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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