Faux Vintage Millinery Pin Tutorial…

May 7, 2009

I love anything vintage especially vintage millinery pins. I always wonder how the previous owner wore theirs… did they adorn their hat, a lapel, accent a scarf or sweater etc… so with Mother’s Day just around the corner I thought it might be fun to make one just for Mom. You could present this pin to her by attaching it onto a card, placing it into a special altered box or by attaching it to the center of a bow to include with another gift. Either way I know she will love it especially since you made it just for her. I hope you enjoy this simple tutorial of a time gone by and oh so treasured millinery pin. Supplies Needed: Sizzix Die Flower, Build A Lilac (sign up for the Sizzix newsletter, they...

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea…

Apr 23, 2009

We are celebrating a big birthday today. Terri turns 21 years old. I first saw this altered cupcake box on Ranjini’s blog many many months ago. She found the cupcake box at Tuesday Morning. I immediately ran to ours to see if they had some and I got lucky. They had two left which I immediately grabbed as I knew I would be using them as money holders for Terri’s 21st and Ansley’s Sweet 16 next year. The box is quite plain but has such potential for altering. The candle is held on by a magnet although I attached mine to the top permanently. Below is what it looks like before a little vintage sheet music, book page flowers, pearls, lace and glitter have been added. Enjoy your day Terri. We love you...

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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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What a bad blogger I have been…

Feb 9, 2009

As soon as I got home from CHA I hit the ground running. No time to relax for a single second. I guess I will do a little run down of what has been going on in my little neck of the woods… 1st… CHA was a blast. Going with Maya Road is always so much fun. I did loads of make n takes, gave away fun stuff and got to chat with lots of wonderful people. 2nd… As soon as I got home I had to instantly start on a layout for Memory Makers. It is going to be included in an article in the July/August issue. I am not even going to tell you what it looks like as you will know it is mine the second you see it. It uses...

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And the fun begins…

Jan 15, 2009

Thanks everyone for sharing all the sweet things you do for Valentine’s Day. Ansley enjoyed picking a winner. Actually so much so she picked two. Congrats to… Valerie Myers… Ansley liked the balloon taped to your son’s skateboard. She said it would be nice if I did the same thing in her favorite spots of our house. Guess what I will be doing this Valentine’s Day. And Leonie Aland… Ansley loved that you put the hearts in your husbands lunch box and embarrassed him in front of all of his manly friends… typical teenage girl. I hope you two enjoy my Cupid’s Workshop. Finally the fun has begun. I don’t think I could have waited another...

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Got Worries, Dreams or Wishes….

Apr 23, 2008

Supplies: Small Matchbox (2″ x 1.5″ x .5″) 2 – Patterned Papers or 1 – Double Sided Seam Binding Flowers Jewelers Tag Tools: Martha Stewart Starburst Punch ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan) Strong Adhesive Instructions: Cut a strip of Patterned Paper to 2″ x 4.5″, ink edges using Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink Wrap strip of Patterned Paper around Match Box and adhere using a Strong Adhesive Ink outer edges and the sides of drawer portion of the Match Box using Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink Using the Starburst Punch, punch out Starburst from Patterned Paper and adhere to center/left top portion of the Match Box Wrap Seam Binding around the Match Box and tie a bow Place a small bunch of Vintage Flowers under bow Tie Jewelers Tag to center of Bow Open Match Box and fill with your worries, dreams and wishes

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Class Sneak Peek #4….

Mar 8, 2008

This is a sneak peek of my 4th class at Lasting Memories. In this class those that attend will make an adorable whimsical home using templates I created as well as decorative scissors, buttons and embroidery floss.

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