Her “Happily Ever After”

Mar 9, 2015

Ear­ly Sat­ur­day, morn­ing we all piled into the car and drove to Hous­ton for my niece Aman­da’s wed­ding. Sat­ur­day, was cer­tain­ly a day filled with lots of love, hap­pi­ness and a few tears. It’s amaz­ing how fast time does fly. Aman­da was a beau­ti­ful bride and mar­ried the best guy. We are all so hap­py to have Steve join our fam­i­ly. He and Aman­da are a won­der­ful cou­ple and we all wish them the very best. The Chapel of the Church of Saint John the Divine ~ Hous­ton, Texas Mr. & Mrs. Steven King New­ton Con­grat­u­la­tions, Aman­da and Steve. I love you....

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Cyber Monday Etsy Sale

Dec 2, 2013

I hope you and your fam­i­ly had a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing. I know I have a few added pounds from mom’s awe­some turkey, stuff­ing and desserts. After din­ner every­one was stuffed and all us adults need­ed naps except Made­lyn and Bel­lie, they were run­ning around like the ener­giz­er bun­ny and were glued to Ans­ley’s hip. Made­lyn and Bel­lie LOVE Ans­ley. After 50 years, mom and dad final­ly have a table to sit the entire fam­i­ly. This has been one of mom’s wish­es for years and I’m so glad it final­ly came true. Thanks­giv­ing din­ner was a won­der­ful way to break it in too.  From left to right are Mom, Laren (son-in-law), Ter­ri (daugh­ter), Aman­da (niece), Steve (Aman­da’s boyfriend), Dad (San­ta), Brit­tain (nephew), Bel­lie (niece), Ans­ley (daugh­ter), Me and Made­lyn (niece). Today, through Dec. 16th I’m...

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Delight In The Art of Collage ~ Preview

Nov 18, 2013

Fri­day, was an amaz­ing mail day. I received a copy of my lat­est book “Delight In The Art of Col­lage”. So for the moment please just humor me and take a look at how gor­geous each chap­ter looks. I worked so hard on this book and it does­n’t mat­ter if you’re a begin­ner or an advanced crafter there is a lit­tle bit of every­thing for every­one. And of course it has that vin­tage feel I love so much. I’m so proud of this book I can hard­ly stand the wait for you all to see it for your­selves. It will be released in Jan­u­ary and is cur­rent­ly avail­able through pre-order on Ama­zon. I love how the design­er Aman­da Kleiman cre­at­ed a col­lage of my projects for the Intro­duc­tion and each chap­ter. The pho­tog­ra­phers, Chris­tine...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Richele Christensen

Sep 30, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, fea­tured artist, Richele Chris­tensen. Richele is a Cal­i­for­nia girl and cur­rent­ly lives in the Sacra­men­to area. She has a very sup­port­ive hus­band, Del of 33 years. They have two won­der­ful chil­dren, which are both mar­ried and live close by. Richele’s son KC and his wife Aman­da have three amaz­ing kids and that makes Richele a Grand­ma. It’s the best! They have two boys “J” is 7, “Ty” is 5 and Kay­la is her lit­tle princess, she’s 6. Richele’s daugh­ter Ash­ley and her hus­band Kirk are busy in their careers. Del and Richele have owned a build­ing con­tract­ing com­pa­ny since 2008 and she’s the book­keep­er by default. Ever since Richele was a lit­tle girl she’s had a love for art, sewing, quilt­ing, and craft­ing. Work­ing in the paper craft indus­try...

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Funky Little Canvas

Jan 3, 2013

This is the funky lit­tle can­vas I made for my niece Aman­da, for Christ­mas. It is of her and her boyfriend Steve after a TCU game. They are the most adorable cou­ple and I real­ly do hope he ends up being my nephew. Steve is sweet, smart and cute! Ok enough of that because I can hear Aman­da say­ing, “BEASIE” all the way from Hous­ton. Not sure why she named me Beasie when she was a baby but she did and it stuck, so I’m Beasie. Any­way, enough of all that and on to the can­vas. I did a pho­to trans­fer of their pho­to onto a 4 x 4 can­vas, then using Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio paints and stamps I accent­ed the sides of the can­vas. I pro­tect­ed the image trans­fer with a coat­ing of...

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Surprises are so FUN!

Mar 26, 2012

Ter­ri and I head­ed down to Beau­mont, Wednes­day to sur­prise my mom and dad. This sur­prise has been in the mak­ing for over a month and if you know me well, you know it is a mir­a­cle that I kept the sur­prise. The pho­to above was tak­en on our way home because on the way down it was pitch black. We decid­ed to leave at 8 o’clock in the evening instead of bright and ear­ly, Thurs­day morn­ing. This means we arrived at mom and dad’s at 1:30 in the morn­ing. There is noth­ing more fun than sur­pris­ing your par­ents with an unex­pect­ed vis­it and of course hear­ing your moth­er come out of a sound sleep say­ing, “What in the hell is going on” (still makes me gig­gle) as Ter­ri, Aman­da (my niece) and I...

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Year In Review ~ Jewelry

Jan 5, 2012

I had lots of fun cre­at­ing neck­laces and bracelets using bro­ken pieces of jew­el­ry found at flea mar­kets or thrift stores. One of my favorite things to make are bracelets using vin­tage ear­rings. The hard­est part is find­ing ear­rings at a rea­son­able price. It is always so fun when I stum­ble upon a pair dur­ing my trav­els and thrift­ing. For Christ­mas I made my niece Aman­da and me match­ing bracelets. She pur­chased three pairs the two blue ones and the rhine­stone shell look­ing one in the cen­ter. Then I scoured antique stores from Texas to West Vir­ginia as well as Flea Mar­kets in McK­in­ney and Win­nie, Texas to Antique stores in Frisco, Beau­mont, Lum­ber­ton and Sour Lake, Texas. Final­ly, I gath­ered enough for us to have match­ing bracelets. I stamped XOXO on a small...

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Memories made

Dec 27, 2011

The day I became an aunt was such an amaz­ing day. My sweet niece Aman­da was the first to come along and make me an aunt. She would come and stay with me and Alan for two weeks, each sum­mer. I would sit out­side on the patio and watch her as she poured water from a lit­tle pitch­er to a cup for HOURS straight or watch her play dress up, then as she got old­er show her how to put on make up and sur­prise her at a foot­ball game when she was cheer­ing as well as many oth­er spe­cial moments. Each time we were togeth­er we watched or talked about the movie Cin­derel­la. We’ve watched it so many times I can hon­est­ly say, I lost count. But since it is my favorite movie...

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Of all the albums…

Oct 14, 2011

I have cre­at­ed I do believe this one has been pho­tographed and looked over more than any oth­er. The cov­er of this album can be seen in my book “Delight In The Details” but due to space lim­i­ta­tions the inside was not able to be fea­tured. So as with The Gar­den Fairy mini album I post­ed yes­ter­day, I thought I would share the inside of this album with you too. This album has pho­tos of my great great aunts Min­nie and Aman­da and uncles Albert and Stephen along with their par­ents, my great great grand­moth­er Rebec­ca Hin­kle, grand­fa­ther Enoch Childers and his broth­er Jesse. Oh and these are the fam­i­ly mem­bers who lived in the old house I love going into on my aun­t’s prop­er­ty in Buck­han­non, WV. The swing Albert Childers is sit­ting...

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What a great day…

Jul 3, 2009

Yes­ter­day my niece Aman­da arrived. I picked her up from the air­port at 10 a.m and we did not stop until 10 p.m. She will be going to col­lege in the fall so the  first stop was IKEA… lots of great fun there. Then she want­ed to hit Mar­shalls as this girl can nev­er have too many shoes. Then we ate lunch and head­ed over to Tar­get. Once we fin­ished there we came home and made this.… well it was more like Aman­da not me… I just grabbed stuff for her to use. I think she cre­at­ed the cutest doll. Now to find a lit­tle glass plate for her to sit on. I have been want­i­ng to make one of these dolls since I saw them online here… actu­al­ly, I still want to make...

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Class of 2009

Jun 8, 2009

This week­end was a proud fam­i­ly week­end. My niece Aman­da grad­u­at­ed High School (Nation­al Hon­or Soci­ety, Cum Laude, Texas Schol­ar). We are all very proud of her accom­plish­ments. Con­grat­u­la­tions Aman­da! We love...

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Another this and that post…

Jun 5, 2009

If you love vin­tage items then you need to check out the etsy store Paper Tales. They were lucky enough to get to dig in an old ware­house full of vin­tage items. Each day it seems Cass and Lau­ra add new items to their store that I want and I’m sure you will too. If you tell them Lisa sent you they will add a lit­tle sur­prise with your order. I also dis­cov­ered Scrap-Din­er has two new paper lines that I love and think are adorable. Cos­mo Crick­et Ear­ly Bird and Octo­ber After­noon Cher­ry Hill. It is going to be a great mail day for me pret­ty soon. I can’t wait to play with these two lines. Remem­ber my votive tuto­r­i­al? Fave­Crafts cre­at­ed a DIY Wed­ding eBook that includes my altered votive can­dle hold­er tuto­r­i­al and LOTS...

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I’m back home…

Sep 19, 2007

Here is a pho­to of I took of him just a lit­tle over a week and a half after his surgery. Aman­da had her braces tak­en off, got her dri­vers license and start­ed her first job.

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Having a niece that loves to bake…

Aug 5, 2007

is GREAT! Aman­da loves to cook and last night this is what she made! Need­less to say these are NOT for those on a diet.… she used 3 sticks of but­ter.

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