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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