Memory Jar and a winner…

Oct 6, 2010

While in Mykonos I col­lect­ed sim­ple items I could use to fill a mem­o­ry jar of my trip. This old sug­ar dis­penser con­tains lots of won­der­ful mem­o­ries. I picked the sug­ar dis­penser because it remind­ed me of the columns I saw while tour­ing Delos. I paint­ed the met­al top blue to remind me of all the blue on the hous­es and build­ings. Then along the bot­tom of the jar I typed 2010 — Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tion — Mykonos on vin­tage paper to doc­u­ment the year and name of the event. I tied blue and white seam bind­ing around the top of the con­tain­er to remind me of all the gor­geous white build­ings with blue accents. I then tied some red and white bak­er’s twine around it as there is always a lit­tle pop of...

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A Gray Sky and some sprinkles…

Sep 2, 2010

means it is a per­fect day to work in the scrap­room and what bet­ter prod­ucts to play with then Jen­ni Bowl­in and Maya Road. I have to say I am in love with Jen­ni’s new paints ( have not tried the inks yet but I am cer­tain I will love them as well) the col­ors match exact­ly with all her inspir­ing prod­ucts. I still need a few more col­ors of her paints and ink which I will be pur­chas­ing soon. I got­ta have them all. Once I fin­ish this mini album it will be filled with cute pho­tos of Ans­ley and her friends. As you can see I start­ed out with a Maya Road 4″ binder album, paint­ed it with Jen­ni’s new paints (Chili Pow­der “inside”, Lemon Drops and Malt­ed Milk “out­side”) and plan...

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CHA Projects and Local Classes

Jul 23, 2010

So tomor­row I head for CHA in Chica­go. It is a lot of work yet so fun as I get to work with some super fun peo­ple and see friends from all over the coun­try. Maya Road has a won­der­ful release. Each release I think there is no way they can top this one yet they do and they did not dis­ap­point with this one either. So many won­der­ful new prod­ucts. To see their new items check out their cat­a­log online here. This release I got to play with some of the new Maya Road Jeans Pock­et Binder Can­vas Binder. I will be teach­ing this album project at The Crafty Scrap­per Sat­ur­day, August 14th at 10:30 a.m. They also cre­at­ed this won­der­ful Pen­nant Can­vas Album. I used lots of Maya Road Maya Mists on...

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Make-n-Takes and Mini Workshop Project

Jun 26, 2010

Here are some sneak peeks of the items I will be teach­ing dur­ing the Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions Mykonos 2010 event. There are just a few spots left which means if you are think­ing about attend­ing this event you need to con­tact Tri­cia ASAP. While mak­ing this make-n-take spon­sored by Maya Road and Ranger you will get to play with Maya Mists, Chip­board, Stamps, Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints and Stick­les. You can make yours just like mine or use the same prod­ucts and alter the chip­board piece how you wish. This will be your name tag. While mak­ing this make-n-take spon­sored again by Maya Road and Ranger you will alter a mini acrylic but­ter­fly using Alco­hol Inks, Stick­les, Stamps and Glit­ter.  There will be two dif­fer­ent col­or schemes for you to pick from… brights as...

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It’s All About The Dress

Jun 23, 2010

Reg­is­tra­tion for my new online work­shop “It’s All About The Dress” is now open. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. You will have instant access to the sup­ply list once reg­is­tra­tion has been com­plet­ed. The first work­shop project will be post­ed to the pri­vate blog June 28th. You will have access to the pri­vate blog for 30 days start­ing the day of your reg­is­tra­tion.       In this online class you will alter a Maya Road Dress Form album using sev­er­al dif­fer­ent tech­niques. I will show you how to cre­ate del­i­cate ruf­fles and rosettes from crepe paper an adorable boa cre­at­ed with flow­ers made from old book pages and beau­ti­ful cab­bage ros­es cre­at­ed from felt. You will accent the dress forms with pearls, rhine­stones, stick pins, scal­loped trim, tulle and seam bind­ing....

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New Classes Scheduled at The Crafty Scrapper

Jun 16, 2010

Smile Can­vas Ban­ner ~ Maya Mist Tech­nique Class Date: Fri­day, August 13th Place: The Crafty Scrap­per 972–923-3151 While cre­at­ing this ban­ner you will learn how to make your own paint col­ors, alter acrylic items and cre­ate a semi clear glaze using Maya Mist incor­po­rat­ed with oth­er com­mon craft sup­plies. Your kit will come with a com­plete set of Maya Road chip­board let­ters so you can spell any name or word for you ban­ner. The Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Album comes with 6 pages. If the word or name you wish to use has more than 6 let­ters Car­olyn has addi­tion­al Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Albums for pur­chase. Maya Road Maya Mists will be pro­vid­ed for use. There will be a wide assort­ment of col­ors but if you have a spe­cif­ic col­or scheme...

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What a fun weekend…

Jun 14, 2010

This past week­end was filled with loads of fun at The Crafty Scrap­per. I taught three sold out class­es, 2 — Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend and 1 — Tus­cany and Ros­es. I actu­al­ly remem­bered to bring my cam­era AND take some pho­tos. Although I must admit I for­got to take pho­tos of the first class. I get so wrapped up in teach­ing and laugh­ing that my cam­era is the last thing i think about BUT I put the cam­era in my apron for the 2nd and 3rd class and made myself remem­ber. So here are a few pho­tos of all the fun being had. This is Fri­day nights Tus­cany and Ros­es Class And here are pho­tos from Sat­ur­days Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend Class. AND… since so many were not able...

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Having fun with paints

Jun 1, 2010

I have been play­ing around with a new style that is so funky and whim­si­cal and I am real­ly lov­ing it. Paint­ing seems to be less stress­ful on my shoul­der so I am work­ing in this medi­um for a bit. You will notice I still includ­ed my favorites… vin­tage ledger paper and sheet music as well as a beau­ti­ful vin­tage rhine­stone but­ton. It has been fun ven­tur­ing out­side of my com­fort zone. The paints I used  are by Clau­dine Hell­muth and I think they are awe­some. The col­ors are won­der­ful and the con­sis­ten­cy of each bot­tle  is per­fect. Her paints are super creamy. I used the end of my paint­brush to make the pol­ka dots, a cof­fee mug to cre­ate the white cir­cles, an old sten­cil I had for the num­bers. A char­coal pen­cil...

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Since I am supposed to be resting…

May 22, 2010

my shoul­der which I must admit is mak­ing me cra­zier than ever… I thought I would share with you some of my favorite lay­outs fea­tured in my book “Delight In The Details”. These three are all so dif­fer­ent from each oth­er yet super detailed and as you know I can get lost in the details. The pho­to of the lit­tle girl is me. It is one of my favorite baby pho­tos.  I thought this pho­to was a per­fect match with this paper line by Jen­ni Bowl­in. In this lay­out I used my craft knife a lot. Which is most like­ly one of the rea­sons my shoul­der is killing me… I love to use my craft knife and grip it so tight­ly. I think the light chalk­ing on the bird and flow­ers makes for a...

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Heritage Pennant

May 17, 2010

This is one of my favorite pho­tos of my Mom and her Moth­er. I am guess­ing this pho­to was tak­en around 1944. I think pho­to booth pho­tos are the best. So want­i­ng to be able to see this pho­to more often I decid­ed to cre­ate a lit­tle her­itage style pen­nant. Now I can dis­play it how­ev­er I wish. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I had a super fun Sat­ur­day at The Crafty Scrap­per. I took two sol­der­ing class­es 101 and 201. Trisha is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her I sug­gest you do. You will be so hap­py you did. I will show you some of the charms I made lat­er in the week. Have a great day. I’m off to send Car­olyn the info need­ed...

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National Scrapbook Day…

May 1, 2010

In hon­or of this won­der­ful day I am giv­ing free access to any­one that would like to recre­ate the ban­ner in my “Sweet Treats” online work­shop. I hope you enjoy the work­shop. And the Can­vas Sam­pler Album class I have been teach­ing at local scrap­book stores will now be an online work­shop. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. Reg­is­tra­tion begins next week. You will alter the cov­er of this unique 5″ square can­vas binder album with mini chip­board tags cov­ered with images of vin­tage ledger paper and sheet music (includ­ed in the work­shop as a pdf), book pages and gor­geous fine sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter cov­ered embell­ish­ments. The inside of the album is cov­ered with images of vin­tage bin­go cards (includ­ed in the work­shop as a pdf) and includes two can­vas pock­ets that...

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Grungepaper Flower PDF

Apr 5, 2010

I final­ly got my hands on some Grungepa­per! And yes, it is super fun to play around with and I have lots of ideas for this neat prod­uct. This pho­to is of a flower I cre­at­ed using one of my tem­plates, some Maya Mist, Glit­ter and Stick­les. It was not a great day for pho­tos this morn­ing as it was very cloudy. This flower is a much brighter pink… it kin­da looks cran­ber­ry here. I did dis­cov­er a help­ful hint that I want to pass along. When using any of the Maya Mists it is much eas­i­er to apply to Grungepa­per using a paint­brush instead of spray­ing. Grungepa­per does not absorb the mist as fast as chip­board. If you over spray you will end up hav­ing to blot some of the mist off which...

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Vintage Postcard Easter Ornaments

Mar 21, 2010

If you are cre­at­ing the East­er Orna­ments I am post­ing here are a few more for your tree. I love vin­tage post­card images… espe­cial­ly East­er ones. I real­ly think I was born in the wrong time peri­od. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road Foun­da­tion Chip­board Set, Maya Mist — Sil­ver Metal­lic, Ger­man Glass Glit­ter — Sil­ver, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents, Dia­mond Stick­les, Cop­ic Ciao Mark­er RV13 Ten­der Pink, Self Adhe­sive Cream col­ored Pearls — 2mm & 5mm, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Aleene’s Acid Free Tacky Glue Stick, Aleene’s Orig­i­nal Tacky Glue, Vin­tage East­er Post­card Images, Vin­tage Sheet Music (The Crafty Scrap­per most like­ly has a lot of this prod­uct if you need to order online… give them a call 972.923.3151) Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Sand­ing Block Instruc­tions: Cov­er...

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Vintage Ledger Paper and other stuff

Mar 10, 2010

Here is a sweet pur­chase I made at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors after I fin­ished teach­ing my class­es this past week­end. As you all know I love vin­tage ledger paper (they have more… just say­ing) and use it in all kinds of dif­fer­ent ways… cov­er­ing chip­board and tags, mix­ing it with vin­tage sheet music and book pages to cre­ate unique paper flow­ers, using it in my die cut­ter and one thing I REALLY LOVE doing is sav­ing the blank mar­gins to type jour­nal­ing strips for projects. This keeps the vin­tage feel and theme of the project authen­tic. So don’t throw away any of your scraps, not even the tini­est of tiny ones. You will use them. And this lit­tle receipt book is going to make some adorable embell­ish­ments in projects. I feel so lucky to have found...

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Easter Ornaments and Canvas Sampler Class Info

Feb 17, 2010

In this class you will cre­ate 6 adorable East­er Orna­ments that are per­fect to accent any East­er tree, gift bag or ban­ner. These orna­ments range in size from 3” to 4” and each front show­cas­es an adorable vin­tage post­card image while the back of each orna­ment is sim­ply cov­ered with images of vin­tage sheet music. You will accent each orna­ment with a silk flower, self adhe­sive pearls, brown & white baker’s twine and but­tons. If you choose, the vin­tage images can be accent­ed with Dia­mond Stick­les and the scroll frames can be accent­ed using Plat­inum Stick­les. I will show you how to accent dan­gling chan­de­lier pieces using Cop­ic mark­ers which can be pur­chased at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors if you wish to accent your orna­ments. There will be lots of paint­ing, sand­ing, glit­ter­ing and glu­ing in this...

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Home Sweet Home…

Jan 18, 2010

Sneak Peeks for Day 4 are ya ready? Look at this sweet new stamp set. It is called Our Town. This stamp set includes 12 hous­es in var­i­ous sizes and the words Home and Sweet. I mist­ed the new Deb­o­rah mini alphas with Bronze Maya Mist and out­lined them using a Black Jel­ly Roll Pen. You get 65 let­ters that range in size from 0.6″ to 1.2″. The base of this tag is a page from the new Mod­ern Label Chip­board Coast­er. You get six pages on a chain and the first page is embossed. I accent­ed the tag using a new Crys­tal Pin (60 per pack) and a Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Bead (3 dif­fer­ent sizes and over 70 per pack). These flow­ers are the new Brown & Cream Ruf­fle Blos­soms. You get 8 blos­soms...

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New Products I love…

Jan 16, 2010

Since Maya Road sneak peeks will con­tin­ue Mon­day I thought I would show you a few prod­ucts already revealed that I real­ly love. I love how gor­geous this Red Medal­lion Flower accent­ed with a Crys­tal and Vin­tage Black Pearl Pin looks next to an Upper­case Philadel­phia Chip­board let­ter that is altered with fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. You can bet I will be tint­ing some Crys­tal Pins with my cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks using this Tim’s cool fil­l­able pen in the near future. I love how cute this heart and arrow from the Love Mini Chip­board Set looks altered with vin­tage sheet music and fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. It is attached to one of the Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ners from the Mini Set. And I think this but­ton from the Mini But­ton...

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Day 3 of Maya Road Sneak Peeks

Jan 15, 2010

Check out all the new beau­ties. There are quite a few so I will start with the Felt Pearl Blos­soms. They come in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shades, off-white, brown, pink, grey, yel­low and turquoise. The Heart Pins come in the gor­geous pearl red as shown in my project and the sweet­est baby pink. And the fun thing about the Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Beads is they are clear so you can col­or them any col­or you want using either cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks in this super cool fil­l­able pen. The sky is the lim­it for these as you can make them any col­or you wish to match your projects. Then we have the super cute Kraft Mini Tick­ets that come in 13 dif­fer­ent designs and the Kraft Mini Tags that come in 6 dif­fer­ent designs. I...

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New Maya Road Metallic Ink Colors…

Jan 14, 2010

You are going to LOVE the new Maya Road metal­lic inkpads… the cov­er­age is incred­i­ble, the col­ors are great and I am so in love. But what is new right.… I know I always say I am in love when it comes to Maya Road but it is true. I don’t say it unless I mean it and I real­ly do feel you are going to LOVE these new Inkpads just as much as I do. The inspi­ra­tion behind this tag comes from a piece of Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Folk Art I saw online… when I saw it the tulips on the piece remind­ed me of some chip­board pieces in the Maya Road Damask Chip­board Sheet, well one thing led to anoth­er and here you have it… my tag ver­sion of Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Folk Art....

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Let the sneak peeks begin…

Jan 13, 2010

Oh how I love being on the Maya Road design team espe­cial­ly this time of year when I get to play with all their new release prod­ucts. Here is a project I cre­at­ed using lots of new Maya Road prod­ucts. This sweet ban­ner will be dis­played in my scrap­room and cer­tain­ly in a spot so that I can see it all the time. I just love it. I col­ored the Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Beads using a Cop­ic Mark­er (Sand E33) and I embossed the Chip­board But­tons using my Cut­tle­bug and the French Script Emboss­ing Fold­er. New Release Prod­ucts Skin­ny House But­ton Mini Set But­ter­flies Mini Set Hearts Trin­ket Pins Leaf (Brown) Trin­ket Pins Mini Wave Mauve Trim Char­coal Ink Pad Pink Ink Pad And I am so in love with the new But­ter­flies...

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Snow Day Tag

Dec 12, 2009

With all the snow lots of my friends seem to be hav­ing as of late I thought this might be a fun project to doc­u­ment their snow days. This tag can be used as an orna­ment for the tree or for an accent in any room of your house. I have always loved this pho­to of my Mom back in 1957. Salem, West Vir­ginia, where my mom grew up had a snow storm that win­ter that left her lit­tle town look­ing like a win­ter won­der­land. Her dog poochie loved play­ing out­side with her in the snow as you can see from the pho­to. I find it kind of amus­ing that Mom and Dad had the same knick­name grow­ing up of “Dick­ie” and their dogs had the same name of “Poochie”. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road...

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