Paper Cowgirl Weekend…

Jun 13, 2011

Oh my good­ness I don’t even know where to start but I think the begin­ning is best. Warn­ing, this is a nov­el of a blog post. I had an incred­i­ble week­end with lots of super fun ladies. I tell ya all were hap­py, super inspir­ing and all extreme­ly nice. Now we all know get­ting a group of 100 women togeth­er with that kind of result is some­thing… just keep­ing it hon­est and real. Thurs­day evening start­ed off with a meet and greet, friend­ship token swap and then all the oth­er incred­i­ble swaps. It was a blast and my name badge is filled with lots of super fun friend­ship tokens. After the meet and greet Cindy May­field our host intro­duced all the teach­ers. There were some incred­i­ble teach­ers at this event and all kinds of...

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Paper Cowgirl…

May 12, 2011

Just want to let every­one know reg­is­tra­tion clos­es for Paper Cow­girl this Sun­day, May 15th. This is going to be such a won­der­ful art retreat and I’m so look­ing for­ward to teach­ing my “Pieces of Time” work­shop. June 9th will be here before I know it. I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to my Q&A with those attend­ing, Thurs­day evening. I hope to give those who want to break into the pub­lish­ing world of scrap­book­ing that lit­tle extra boost of con­fi­dence so they jump right in and go for it. That evening, I will also be sign­ing copies of my book “Delight In The Details”. If you’re inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing one for pick up only, Thurs­day evening, June 9th,  you can do so here at a spe­cial dis­count­ed rate for those attend­ing. I’m clos­ing sales for...

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4 Chapters and 2 Promos…

Mar 31, 2011

Are in the can!!! Today, we worked it and got 13 tech­niques shot with 30 min. left in the day. So Jen­ni and I start­ed orga­niz­ing for the two tech­nique videos I”ll be shoot­ing tomor­row. I will be so glad when tomor­row is over. I’ve wor­ried about shoot­ing these videos all week long. But Jen­ni says it will all be okay and I have noth­ing to wor­ry about. It’s so strange as I can talk to any­one, have taught at CHA, have instruct­ed 1,000’s of make-n-takes, taught class­es with­out any fear but pull that cam­era out and I freeze up. If I lose my fear of the cam­era tomor­row Amy Coon wont know how to act. Every time she comes to the Maya Road booth at CHA I want to just take off run­ning...

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I love dimensional layouts…

Feb 23, 2011

First I got­ta tell ya… reg­is­tra­tion for Paper Cow­girl OPENS today at 9:00 a.m. cen­tral time.… go here to reg­is­ter and sign up for class­es. I hope to see ya there. Oh and one lit­tle bit of infor­ma­tion I left out regard­ing my project are the dimen­sions… the shad­ow box mea­sures approx­i­mate­ly 7.5″ square by 1″ deep. I will also have my book avail­able for pre-sale at the dis­count­ed rate of $17.99 + tax for those attend­ing Paper Cow­girl. All books must be picked up at Paper Cow­girl. I will have a few avail­able for pur­chase dur­ing my book sign­ing but they will be at my reg­u­lar cost of $22.99 + tax. I will let you know when I have the spe­cial link up and ready. Okay now on to why I love dimen­sion­al lay­outs…...

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What a busy week…

Nov 24, 2010

I hope you all are get­ting ready to enjoy a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day with friends and fam­i­ly. We will be hav­ing a very slow paced day tomor­row. This year we are stay­ing put as we decid­ed to do our trav­el­ing to see fam­i­ly for Christ­mas. I must admit it will be nice to just relax and not wor­ry about enter­tain­ing or trav­el­ing. This Thanks­giv­ing I am get­ting off so easy… all Ans­ley request­ed is “Stove Top” stuff­ing and a pump­kin pie!!! Can you believe that… Ans­ley is not a big turkey eater and Alan does­n’t want me to go to all the trou­ble of cook­ing for just us three. So they got major brown­ie points with me this Thanks­giv­ing. I’m think­ing a big pot of stew or chili will be great to eat while...

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All Things Winter

Nov 14, 2010

I’m so excit­ed to tell you about my next upcom­ing online work­shop. This work­shop “All Things Win­ter” will include win­ter and hol­i­day themed projects from my book “Delight In The Details”. This work­shop will include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos and tips to help you recre­ate the projects list­ed below. Page 15 Mer­ry & Bright Orna­ment Page 26 Joy Ban­ner Page 30 Joy Mini Album Page 42 Snow Day Lay­out Page 44 Win­ter of 78 Lay­out Page 72 Gift Tag Page 76 Christ­mas Cook­ies Lay­out Page 91 Silent Night Christ­mas Card Page 95 Christ­mas Greet­ings Christ­mas Card Page 125 San­ta Baby Lay­out The cost for this online work­shop is only $19.95. FYI… I will not be teach­ing the tech­niques as those are in the book, just the instruc­tions need­ed to make recre­at­ing these...

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Coupon Code 63B3..

Aug 31, 2010

will get you $5. off of last years “All Hal­low’s Eve” online work­shop. Even though it is last years work­shop does not mean it is dat­ed my any means. These projects can be recre­at­ed year after year. So if you did not par­tic­i­pate in this online work­shop last year you can still do so with­out wor­ry this year. This online work­shop includes 12 vin­tage-themed project tuto­ri­als. Projects include items such as treat bas­kets, feath­er tree orna­ments, mini wall hang­ings, tags and a treat bag. Each tuto­r­i­al includes col­or pho­tos and step by step instruc­tions. Some projects come with down­load­able tem­plates to make your cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er. I have also includ­ed vin­tage post­card and mini flash­card down­loads for both Hal­loween AND Thanks­giv­ing. Sug­ges­tions are pro­vid­ed to con­vert at least 7 All Hal­low’s Eve...

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Show Day 1

Jul 27, 2010

What a whirl­wind of a day… One minute into the show I had a line wait­ing to cre­ate my make-n-take and 5 hours lat­er all 78 were done. Then did some demos on how to make a real­ly cute flower using our satin pleat trim. Tomor­row’s make-n-take will be cre­at­ing a flower that has been mist­ed with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent col­ors of Maya Mist… then the cen­ter will be one of the new bin­go pieces. AND the give­away is awe­some… just say­ing. So stop by in the morn­ing so you don’t miss out. From 11:00 to 11:30 I will have a book sign­ing at the R & M booth #2025. So if you would like one of my books make sure you get there first thing at 11:00 as I will need to leave right...

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Doing the major Happy Dance…

Mar 15, 2010

Before I dropped off all the items I was donat­ing to Frisco Resale I decid­ed to stop in and take a look for any old books they might have sit­ting around… well no books were to be found but I did score this won­der­ful lit­tle set.… I near­ly faint­ed when I saw these sit­ting on the shelf. Seri­ous­ly I could not get to them fast enough… I got all of these for under $15.00. From what I can find out this is Pink Frost­ed May­fair Open Rose Depres­sion glass. It was made in the 1930’s and I LOVE it! I plan on tak­ing these with me when I teach and fill­ing the bowl with Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, sort­ed but­tons will be placed in the rel­ish dish and the plat­ter and sug­ar and cream­er will...

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Open Call for Layouts…

Jan 17, 2010

If you set a goal this year to get some lay­outs pub­lished here is a great open call for you to sub­mit to. I feel Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Books is a won­der­ful place to start. As you know all kinds of won­der­ful things have hap­pened to me in the pub­li­ca­tion world with this com­pa­ny (Pet Pages Unleashed, Orga­niz­ing Your Scrap­book Sup­plies (Ask the Mas­ters!), Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter’s 08 and Delight in the Details. Remem­ber this, you can’t get pub­lished if you nev­er sub­mit. If you have any ques­tions please feel free to email me or post a com­ment in this entry as oth­ers just might have the same ques­tion.  Believe me I did­n’t wake up one morn­ing know­ing how to do all this… peo­ple gave me sug­ges­tions, a slight push and many a word of...

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Some explaining to do…

Mar 5, 2009

Right now if there were a con­test for the worst blog­ger I would win hands down. But I real­ly do have good rea­sons… The entire week of Feb. 16th I was swamped with book projects and last minute details for my upcom­ing pho­to shoot in Cincin­nati, OH.  So that week was a total blur of cre­ative fren­zi­ness. Feb. 22nd I flew to Cincin­nati to work with Chris­tine Polom­sky the pho­tog­ra­ph­er for F & W Pub­li­ca­tions. Talk about a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence. If you have a book idea I 100% rec­om­mend you send a pro­pos­al to this com­pa­ny. Every­one I came in con­tact with was won­der­ful and on top of every last detail. Which you all know­ing how detail ori­ent­ed I am made me so hap­py. Feb. 23rd I spent all day in the stu­dio pho­tograph­ing...

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It went a little something like this…

Apr 25, 2008

At 9:44 a.m. I see Bet­ter­way Books on my caller ID, slight pan­ic as I was­n’t expect­ing a phone call this morn­ing more like an email this after­noon. I answer think­ing some changes need to be made to my book pro­pos­al.

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Maya Road Sneak Peek #4

Feb 5, 2008

I have my “Sweet Sen­ti­ments Box” tuto­r­i­al list­ed for those of you that are inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing this for a loved one. Okay on to Sneak Peek #4 I LOVE the new Maya Road Bird Coast­er Books… I loved cre­at­ing their fan­cy wings with the new Scrolls from the Scrolls II Col­lec­tion.

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It is always nice…

Nov 15, 2006

Ans­ley is so excit­ed that I was cho­sen to be one of the newest mem­bers of the 2007 Maya Road Design Team. Thanks Stacey, I can’t wait to start a project. Off to cre­ate a project for my Mom. It is such a fun and easy lit­tle project to make.

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What a day…

Nov 9, 2006

Ear­ly this morn­ing I received an e‑mail stat­ing my UR in bloom mini album won the Junkitz “Hit the Books” con­test. Then just as I fin­ished read­ing the e‑mail from Stacey, Car­o­line from Maya Road called telling me I was one of the 13 final­ists for their DT.

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