Need a crown, of course you do!!!

Mar 18, 2015

Sat­ur­day, I was at The Crafty Scrap­per attend­ing a birth­day crop for my super sweet & awe­some friend Trisha Perkins. At her par­ty, she had Cheryl Dar­row of Ten Sec­onds Stu­dio come and instruct every­one on how to make leather crowns. This was WAY WAY WAY out of my com­fort zone as I’m a vin­tage paper kin­da girl and there was zero vin­tage paper to be found here, but let me tell you I now have a new addic­tion. Work­ing with emboss-able leather is so fun and if you ever have the chance to take one of Cheryl’s crown class­es do it, you will LOVE it! Cheryl brought her tools  and molds for the non-doo­dle cal­lig­ra­phy girls in the class, which as you can see I was one of those girls. Once every­one had their leather pieces embossed...

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Being an Aunt…

May 29, 2014

Means you can sur­prise your nieces before bed for a sur­prise adven­ture in their jam­mies. Means you can load your nieces up on a Son­ic Shake sug­ar high right before bed, take them home and let your sis­ter deal with their sug­ar high. Means you will crawl out of bed bright and ear­ly to take them to school for Muffins with Mom & their Book Fair. Means the only pay­ment you want for get­ting up super ear­ly to attend Muffins with Mom and the Book Fair is a sweet self­ie with your nieces plus one best friend. Means you get to throw a sur­prise mini birth­day par­ty for a very spe­cial 7 year old when she comes home from school. Being an aunt is the next best thing to being a mom. Aman­da, Brit­tain, Made­lyn and...

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Jenni Bowlin Studio ~ Happy Birthday Card

Apr 16, 2013

Here is card 4 of 4 of my all occa­sion card set. I had a blast cre­at­ing with Mod­ern Mer­can­tile and plan on using every sin­gle scrap I have remain­ing. It’s just too inspir­ing to toss away any scrap no mat­ter how big or small. The 3D col­lage of Maya Road flow­ers accent­ed with the but­ter­fly & star pins, Doo­dle­bug Design but­tons and JBS milk cap com­pletes this card per­fect­ly. Cre­at­ing 3D col­lages is one of my favorite things to do and the lit­tle group­ings make a won­der­ful impact. And here are all the prod­ucts I used to cre­ate this card. Jen­ni Bowl­in Mod­ern Mer­can­tile ~ Patch­work, Hodge Podge & Mis­cel­lany, one Maya Road Kraft Note Enve­lope, one medi­um Jen­ni Bowl­in True Vin­tage Milk Cap, one Maya Road Sil­ver Fox Vin­tage Lace Mum, one Maya...

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Studio Makeover ~ Part 2

Mar 27, 2013

I am so close to being fin­ished with my stu­dio makeover. I just need to hang the cur­tains over the shelv­ing unit to the left, find a small piece for addi­tion­al stor­age to put up on the shelves along the wall on the far left then hang some vin­tage pho­tos I have and bam… it’s done. I’m real­ly lov­ing the mix of all the things I love with my sup­plies. To me, per­son­al touch­es are what make a room warm and invit­ing.  So let me give you a close up tour and show you how I com­bined per­son­al trea­sures and vin­tage finds among my crafty prod­ucts. This is what I see when sit­ting at my work table. I’m using a berry bas­ket to hold my adhe­sives, a mini pie tin works per­fect­ly for my...

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Maya Road Sneak Peek ~ Wood Bird Cages

Jan 8, 2013

In between book projects, I squeezed in a lit­tle cre­ative time to make some small CHA projects for Maya Road. I must say, I’m LOVING the new Wood Bird Cages (page 1 in the cat­a­log) and 4″ x 6″ Card Sen­ti­ment Words Stamp Set (page 4 in the cat­a­log). This tag was fun and pret­ty quick to cre­ate. I start­ed with an Inkssen­tials #8 Mani­la Tag and cov­ered it with Pink Paislee pat­terned paper. I then used the Maya Road Ornate Feath­ered Friends 4″ x 6″ stamp set as a back­ground stamp (page 15 in the cat­a­log). I then machine stitched a straight stitch all around the inside edge of the tag and dis­tressed and inked the edges. Tip: I leave the stamps on the clear sheet as the come when pur­chased then ink the stamps with...

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Birthday Wishes

Oct 25, 2012

There’s no oth­er love like the love for a broth­er. There’s no oth­er love like the love from a broth­er. ~Ter­ri Guillemets I think of you every sin­gle day. Love you,...

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Blast from the Past 3

Aug 7, 2012

This is the mini album that start­ed it all… I want­ed to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial for my old­est daugh­ter Ter­ri, who was get­ting ready to cel­e­brate her 17th birth­day. I had seen lots of mini albums in the gallery at Two Peas In A Buck­et and decid­ed Ter­ri’s upcom­ing birth­day was just the push I need­ed to jump into the world of cre­at­ing mini albums. At first I was scared to death because I had no clue what in the world I was doing or even how to begin. I went to a scrap­book store which was just down the street and start­ed look­ing at all the prod­ucts. Mind you, this was a very strange world to me. I was still learn­ing what Rub ons and brads were and nev­er mind the over­whelm­ing feel­ing...

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A Birthday Luncheon Surprise

Jun 28, 2012

Made­lyn had a super spe­cial day, yes­ter­day. In this pho­to she had no clue what fun was head­ed her way. Before com­ing to see us this week, she dis­cov­ered there was an Amer­i­can Girl store in Dal­las. Made­lyn LOVES her Amer­i­can Girl My Twin and want­ed so bad­ly to go and get her dolls ears pierced. So me being me could not just set­tle for that know­ing her 9th birth­day was so close… July 2nd. Before she arrived I called and made reser­va­tions for a sur­prise birth­day lun­cheon in her hon­or. Ans­ley and Ter­ri were able to come cel­e­brate with us and my mom and dad and her mom and Mal­colm made sure to send her mon­ey (unknow­ing­ly to her it was tucked inside her suit­case) so Made­lyn could pur­chase her beloved McKen­na doll. The...

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Craft Day with Madelyn

Jun 26, 2012

Made­lyn, niece #2 is vis­it­ing this week. Each day we have a craft day so yes­ter­day, we made a birth­day ban­ner and par­ty hat for her My Twin doll. She had a blast with this craft since her 9th birth­day is next week. Sup­plies Need­ed: Pat­terned Paper, Bak­er’s Twine, Alpha­bet Stick­ers, Dia­mond, Fruit Punch and Lime Green Stick­les, White Boa, Yel­low Seam Bind­ing, Adhe­sive Tools Used: Fiskars Large Scal­loped Heart Punch, Martha Stew­art But­ter­fly Punch, Scis­sors, Scal­lop Scis­sors, Sewing Nee­dle, Hot Glue Gun Instruc­tions: My Twin Hap­py Birth­day Ban­ner Using the Fiskars Large Heart Punch and the Martha Stew­art But­ter­fly Punch, punch 13 hearts and 13 but­ter­flies out of two dif­fer­ent pat­terned papers. Attach one alpha­bet stick­er in the cen­ter of each punched but­ter­fly to spell “Hap­py Birth­day” Apply adhe­sive to the back of...

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My Mom’s Birthday…

Jun 25, 2012

Today, marks my mom’s 70th birth­day!!! Or maybe I should say, today marks the 35th anniver­sary of her 35th birth­day? If you have my book “Delight in the Sea­son Craft­ing a Year of Mem­o­rable Hol­i­days and Cel­e­bra­tions” you know she and I have cre­at­ed all my life. So in hon­or of mom’s birthday/anniversary cel­e­bra­tion, how about a book give­away? All you have to do is leave mom a birth­day wish in this blog post, then when we hit 70 wish­es I’ll have her pick a win­ner for a signed copy of “Delight In The Sea­sons.” This is one of my favorite lay­outs in “Delight In The Sea­sons” of my mom and her moth­er. It real­ly cap­tures both of them so well. Vin­tage inspired pat­terned papers, fab­ric cab­bage ros­es, leaf pins, but­ter­fly and lots of...

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Antiquated Collection ~ Spring Release Debut

May 11, 2012

Here they are and I’m so hap­py to show you the new addi­tions to my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Stamp Sets. This Spring Release includes three 4″ x 6″ stamp sets and two 3″ x 4″ stamp sets. You can pur­chase these stamp sets along with my oth­er Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets at Pink Per­sim­mon. First up is this adorable 4″ x 6″  “Mini Sil­hou­ette” stamp set. You will find mini sil­hou­ettes for Grand­ma, Grand­pa, Mom, Dad, Daugh­ter, Son and Baby. You can fill in the oval area of the frame with a sol­id col­or using the sol­id oval stamp then stamp the sil­hou­ette or mono­gram image in the cen­ter. Or you can leave the cen­ter of the frame blank and let the pat­terned paper peek through. There is also a sep­a­rate bor­der that can be...

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A Wilton Grad Confession

Feb 29, 2012

Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m a Wilton cake dec­o­rat­ing grad­u­ate. I’ve dec­o­rat­ed cakes and cup­cakes for years but I do have a lit­tle secret that I must share/confess. If you are in a crunch for time this cake is awe­some, easy and keeps your kitchen spot­less (well as spot­less as it was before you start­ed, this cake is amaz­ing but not a mir­a­cle work­er) there is no mess to clean up what so ever. So what’s the secret you ask… well, I’m super lucky that Tom Thumb (local gro­cery store) is just around the cor­ner from our house. Their bak­ery makes an incred­i­ble fudge iced choco­late 8 in. round dou­ble lay­ered cake. It’s only $7.99 if you use your rewards card or $11.99 if you don’t. Ans­ley loves it and we have been...

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Just a note.

Aug 19, 2011

Hel­lo again! Chris­tine from Cocoa Daisy here to share a cou­ple fun cards I made using this mon­th’s kit “Siren’s Call”. Every month before I put my kit away to start work­ing with the next one I like to make a cou­ple cards with the left­over bits on my desk. This mon­th’s kit had the per­fect bright, pri­ma­ry col­ors to cre­ate a cou­ple cheery cards. For this first card I punched 1″ cir­cles from the Cos­mo Crick­et paper and then ran them through my sewing machine, let­ting the machine run a few stitch­es in between each cir­cle to cre­ate a ban­ner like affect. I laid them out on the card in ran­dom order, plac­ing foam adhe­sive under some to add a lit­tle dimen­sion. I fin­ished off the card with a tag and this cute...

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Vintage Girl Birthday Card

Aug 17, 2011

Hi all!  It’s Dar­cy from Pink Per­sim­mon again.  This week my sis­ter, Judi, cre­at­ed this set of cards using our new Hel­lo Vin­tage Girl stamp set and a sneak peek of some ATC pat­terns that we are releas­ing at the end of the month. (wink…you’re the first to see them!) Judi had so much fun mak­ing these envelopes look just like a vin­tage pat­tern.  She even cre­at­ed a tem­plate to share with you today.  Down­load the enve­lope tem­plate at our web­site here.  It is sized to be sim­i­lar to an A2 card, so it fits a stan­dard 4.25“x5.5″ card inside. Our Hel­lo Vin­tage Girl set is real­ly fun to use with paper piec­ing.  Stamp the out­line of the girl on to the enve­lope or tag first, then stamp her onto anoth­er piece of white...

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My Friend Card

Aug 5, 2011

The embell­ish­ment on this card can be cre­at­ed and used for so many dif­fer­ent themes. I love mak­ing them for birth­day cards and oth­er spe­cial occa­sions. All you need are two dif­fer­ent sized scal­lop cir­cle punch­es. I used the Fiskars Extra Large and Large Scal­lop Cir­cle Punch­es, pat­terned paper, the but­ton is option­al as you can place a sen­ti­ment in the cen­ter if you would like, some rib­bon, pop dots and Stick­les (of course). Punch one scal­loped cir­cle using each punch, place the small­er scal­lop cir­cle onto the cen­ter of the large scal­lop using pop dots, cut two pieces of rib­bon to the desired lengths and attach them to the back of the large scal­lop cir­cle. I use Fab­ri-Tac as I find this holds trims bet­ter and you use far less liq­uid adhe­sive. You...

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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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Birthday Box

Feb 18, 2011

This is a small gift box for a spe­cial birth­day some­one. I think my favorite part is the vial with the can­dle inside and the make a wish jour­nal­ing strip wrapped around it. My hus­band Alan was look­ing at me a tad bit strange­ly as I was burn­ing down the can­dle so it would fit inside. He is not a visu­al per­son so he could not fig­ure out what in the world I was doing. But once he saw the fin­ished project it all made sense to him and he loved it. I real­ly like the tis­sue tape bow too… it is cov­ered in crys­tal coarse glit­ter and out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les. Any­thing birth­day themed has to have glit­ter. Ha who am I kid­ding, it’s more like any­thing I cre­ate has to have glit­ter....

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I’m home

Feb 3, 2011

It sure did feel great sleep­ing in my bed last night although I was hang­ing on for dear life because Chief was hog­ging my entire side of the bed. I must say the dri­ve was a whole lot of scary get­ting home. I have nev­er seen so much ice ever in Texas. Ans­ley has not had school since Mon­day and will not have school tomor­row either. Tonight and tomor­row morn­ing we are sup­posed to get snow so no telling what tomor­row will bring in the weath­er depart­ment. Although they say it should get warmer Sat­ur­day so the ice should melt. We shall see. I cer­tain­ly have enough work to keep me busy for the next month as my step-by-step pho­to shoot is next month. While at CHA I was hap­py to get a new...

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CHA Day 3

Feb 1, 2011

What a great day today was. Thank you to all my sweet friends who came by the booth to wish me a hap­py birth­day. It was so sweet of all of you. Those of you that decid­ed to sing hap­py birth­day to me I thank you too even though I want­ed to run and hide. It was fun­ny and I must admit so sweet. Car­olyn and Keri made me a birth­day card out of one of the cat­a­logs they got at the show. I will have to take a pho­to of it tomor­row so you can see… it is too cute!  Car­o­line and David took all the Road­ies out to eat and sur­prised me with a won­der­ful brown­ie and singing wait­er after din­ner. Yes I was beet red, want­i­ng to hide but was touched...

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CHA Day 2…

Jan 31, 2011

Over 100 make-n-takes and yards and yards of Pleat Satin Edg­ing hav­ing been cut, day 2 of CHA has come to an end. Tomor­row I will be with Maya Road from 10:00 until 12:30. Then at 1:00 I will be doing a book sign­ing and make-n-take for F+W Media (booth #2234) until 2:00. From 2:00 to 2:30 I will be doing anoth­er book sign­ing for R+M West Coast Dis­trib­u­tors (booth #608). Now remem­ber, since I am on a tight sched­ule F+W Media will be hand­ing out only 20 tick­ets to those in line just before my book sign­ing and make-n-take. So if you want to play and get a signed book make sure you get there ear­ly. Once I am fin­ished with the book sign­ing at R+M I will head back over to the...

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Inspirational Baubles…

Jan 21, 2011

Not that I don’t already have enough to keep me busy with CHA  just around the cor­ner, I thought it would be fun to make some­thing small to ran­dom­ly hand out to a few peo­ple each day at CHA. Just lit­tle ran­dom acts of inspi­ra­tion and kind­ness. And yes, it does involve UTEE. I tell ya this stuff is so fun. And I am so glad to hear some of you are going to wipe the dust off your jars and use yours. I got lots of email yes­ter­day thank­ing me for the UTEE inspi­ra­tion. Just remem­ber I WARNED YOU… this stuff is addict­ing. I plan on alter­ing 14 of these lit­tle hearts. Each one will have a dif­fer­ent word and dif­fer­ent embell­ish­ments. I will post a tuto­r­i­al on how I made them in...

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