Simple Father Christmas Charm

Dec 10, 2010

This has to be the sim­plest charm I have ever cre­at­ed. Red Lead Paper­Works sent this charm to me a while back, as in last year some­time. It was a sur­prise added in with some good­ies I had pur­chased. Well I have been hold­ing on to it wait­ing for time to just play. Last night, was final­ly that time and talk about fun and fast. This took me from start to fin­ish (exclud­ing dry­ing time) 5 min­utes to make. I think it will be cute as a dec­o­ra­tive accent on a gift then the recip­i­ent can place it on a bracelet or neck­lace to enjoy. Sup­plies Used: Charm from Red Lead Paper­works Cir­cle, Oval, Vin­tage Image from Lau­ra’s Gar­den, Self Adhe­sive 2mm Cream Pearls, 2 — Jump Rings, 3 — 6mm Gold Jin­gle Bells,...

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Oh my STARS…

Dec 6, 2010

While surf­ing the net the oth­er day I came upon this gor­geous tree cre­at­ed by Karen Aguirre at Cre­ative Chaos. Need­less to say my jaw dropped as you all know how I love CREPE PAPER and GLITTER!!! Karen’s trees are so incred­i­bly adorable. What I should be doing is work­ing on book projects but NO some­one had to make an incred­i­ble piece of art and then felt the need to share her cre­ativ­i­ty with every­one, so now all I can think about mak­ing are these won­der­ful Crepe Paper Christ­mas Trees. Talk about the enabler. But all kid­ding aside I think her trees are absolute per­fec­tion and how could they not when cre­at­ed with crepe paper ruf­fles, glit­ter and tin­sel then accent­ed using glit­tery berries, a star and the sweet­est ban­ner. I could fill our...

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A few cards and a banner…

Dec 3, 2010

First the win­ner of the Decem­ber Cocoa Daisy Kit Give­away is… Kathryn, Decem­ber 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm, This may be a long post but it’s a great one. You’re nev­er one to skimp on pro­vid­ing clear direc­tions. That’s what we love about you! Thanks for shar­ing this beau­ti­ful way to present a gift card. Con­grats, Kathryn! Email me at lisa@lisapace.com your address and I will get Chris­tine to mail your kit. Hap­py Cre­at­ing!!! As you all know I love the etsy store Lau­ra’s Vin­tage Gar­den. Well Lau­ra has gra­cious­ly cre­at­ed a coupon code for my blog read­ers. This coupon code will remain active until Dec. 10th. The coupon code is Lisa25 type the code in the coupon sec­tion when you pay and you will receive a 25% dis­count off your entire order, before...

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Winter Magpie

Nov 29, 2010

If you are won­der­ing what this title means well it means loads of cre­ative fun as “Win­ter Mag­pie” is the name of the Decem­ber kit at Cocoa Daisy. I am so lucky as I got to play with this kit because I am their Decem­ber Guest Design­er. When Chris­tine asked me I was thrilled. Then as she was telling me about all the won­der­ful prod­ucts she incor­po­rat­ed in the kit I felt it was so ME and could not wait to start cre­at­ing. Her kits are always gor­geous and so inspir­ing. Here are the projects I cre­at­ed using this kit… 2 lay­outs, a card and a gift card hold­er. I had prod­uct left over to cre­ate more items but these will be in my book (yes Cocoa Daisy is once again one of my...

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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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Online Workshop Sale…

Oct 29, 2010

It is that time of year again, get­ting ready to start cre­at­ing for the hol­i­days. I love, love, love cre­at­ing projects for Christ­mas and my two online work­shops “12 Days of Christ­mas” and “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” are work­shops that will nev­er go out of style. You can change the pat­terned papers or embell­ish­ments I used to cre­ate the projects fea­tured in my work­shops to fit your style or hol­i­day theme if you wish to do so. So if you are new to my blog you might want to check out these work­shops and if you have been around for a while and just nev­er had the time well you are in luck because I have coupons for you and you will have unlim­it­ed access. Alan is work­ing hard on chang­ing all the info...

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Christmas Memories…

Oct 21, 2010

While at CHA store own­ers expressed inter­est in a Maya Road Retail­er Kit Pro­gram and I am pleased to share with you their first Christ­mas Mem­o­ries Mini Album Kit designed by me. Maya Road part­nered with Lily­bee Designs to bring you a kit which is per­fect for the Hol­i­days! And guess what? They are offer­ing these kits at whole­sale price so store own­ers can teach them in their stores or sell them to their cus­tomers! To find out more about the kit read below! Get ready for the hol­i­days because they will be here before you know it. Once you com­plete this album all you will need to do dur­ing the busy month of Decem­ber is attach your pho­tos because every­thing else will be com­plet­ed. This album can show­case your hol­i­day sea­son using 3.5”...

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Sweet Deal…

Oct 12, 2010

Okay there is this fair­ly new etsy store called Lau­ra’s Vin­tage Gar­den. I have spo­ken of this store before. Well today Lau­ra is offer­ing a sweet deal to those of you who make a pur­chase in her store. Lau­ra’s store has won­der­ful PDF’s that are per­fect for using in vin­tage projects as well as mak­ing gor­geous sol­dered charms. Since Christ­mas is just around the cor­ner you know I am all about the vin­tage Christ­mas images espe­cial­ly her San­tas but she also has lots of vin­tage Hal­loween and Thanks­giv­ing PDF’s too. You just have to check out all her great stuff. Lau­ra not only has loads of PDF’s she also has some real­ly nice vin­tage items like Cab­i­net Cards and Vin­tage Ephemera Packs… So here is the sweet deal… if you pur­chase two items from...

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I have a paper secret…

Sep 29, 2010

But I have to share. I just can­not keep this one a secret. While par­tic­i­pat­ing at the Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tion ~ Mykonos event I stum­bled upon this gor­geous vin­tage paper line. And since I LOVE Christ­mas and any­thing with old San­ta images well… you can only imag­ine my excite­ment. The design­er is Gudrun Loen­neck­en. She lives in Nor­way and is super tal­ent­ed. Gudrun did an adorable make n take with her papers one evening in Mykonos. Every­one loved her designs. The one shown below is Gudrun’s Christ­mas 2010 line and I can­not wait to start my Christ­mas album. Front view… love that lit­tle girl and the San­ta images. Back view… the paper with the post­card images is incred­i­ble. Isn’t this lit­tle girl so cute among all the hearts and hol­ly. Then you can only...

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These things make me smile…

Aug 19, 2010

I thought I would show you a few more things from around my scrap­room. I just love old and new mixed togeth­er… although what I am going to be show­ing is most­ly old… also, I find it fun to dec­o­rate my scrap­room with items I have found with oth­er peo­ple while dig­ging in antique stores or thrift shops… makes me think of them a lot when I use the prod­ucts I have stored in dish­es etc. I have used these two can­dle hold­ers for years to fill with can­dy hearts for Valen­tines Day or snow for Christ­mas but now they will be filled with vin­tage but­tons of every kind. Oh how these make me hap­py sit­ting right on my work­table at arms reach. I always think of me and dad scoop­ing out and count­ing ...

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I spy…

Aug 6, 2010

a real­ly messy bar and kitchen table. The bar is loaded with lots of fun things I pur­chased while in Maine and West Vir­ginia and the kitchen table is filled with stuff I have been using this week. You too can have this mess if your scrap­room is so out of con­trol you need to ask your neigh­bor to help you come orga­nize.… next week hope­ful­ly all that you see will fit into my scrap­room. Pray for me that Jen­nifer does not leave the sec­ond she sees what I have done. You will spy with your lit­tle eyes vin­tage milk bot­tle caps (for my future Christ­mas online work­shop), Ger­man glass glit­ter, bag full of vin­tage tin­sel and alu­minum gar­land (more items for an online work­shop), old bot­tles to be cleaned and filled with vin­tage...

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It’s a miracle…

Jan 7, 2010

Most of you know I have a seri­ous time get­ting my Christ­mas tree tak­en down and put back up in the attic before spring and the lay­out below which I cre­at­ed a while back is proof. Well yes­ter­day was an all time first. I actu­al­ly got all the hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions boxed up, the tree tak­en down AND put back into the attic. Seri­ous­ly, I am so proud of myself as this was a true accom­plish­ment. And need­ing to fin­ish up CHA projects is a HUGE moti­va­tor. This girl is behind and needs to kick it in gear big time. I have so many lit­tle things that turn into slight­ly big­ger things to take care of before the show. One thing is get­ting book projects (lay­outs, cards and tags) into 4 — Amer­i­can Crafts Mod­ern...

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Merry Christmas…

Dec 25, 2009

It is a white Christ­mas for us this year. I love the snow so get­ting to watch it fall all day yes­ter­day and through the night made it an extra spe­cial Christ­mas for me and my fam­i­ly. Wish­ing you and yours a won­der­ful day filled with hol­i­day cheer. And here’s to a great New...

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I have wonderful blog readers…

Dec 23, 2009

First I must say WOW… thank you all so much for all the won­der­ful com­ments and emails you have sent me regard­ing this post. I have decid­ed to keep it real on my blog this year. I cer­tain­ly do not want to give the false impres­sion that every­day is a hol­i­day for me. Most days are real­ly great don’t get me wrong. But I think we woman some­times get caught in a trap and feel it sets us up for unre­al­is­tic expec­ta­tions on our­selves when we read that every­thing is always peachy or things always seem so per­fect at all times on oth­er blogs. Real­ly life is not that way and I cer­tain­ly do not want to por­tray that mine is. Yes I do have so many things to be thank­ful for and I...

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Acceptance my word for 2010

Dec 18, 2009

I have been think­ing a lot late­ly about what word I plan to real­ly embrace for myself this year. After a lot of thought and read­ing these two blog posts Katie’s and Karen’s I can real­ly relate to some of what they are say­ing. I decid­ed my word needs to be accep­tance. I have a very hard time being hap­py with any­thing I cre­ate or do. I always feel I can or need to be bet­ter. This issue involves my art, fam­i­ly life etc. It car­ries over into every­thing. I have always had a hard time liv­ing just in the moment. I have a very type A per­son­al­i­ty and suf­fer from pan­ic attacks that at times can be par­a­lyz­ing. I wor­ry about every­thing… am I a good mom, wife, artist, daugh­ter, aunt, friend etc....

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Silver Foil Cupcake Liner Flower

Dec 13, 2009

Here is a super sim­ple flower you can cre­ate using sil­ver foil cup­cake lin­ers. I think this would make a won­der­ful flower/bow attached to a gift bag or present, or cre­ate sev­er­al and place them as a dec­o­ra­tion on the branch­es of your Christ­mas tree. You could cre­ate a gar­land buy attach­ing them to string or bak­er’s twine to hang in a win­dow or drape along a man­tel. You could even cre­ate orna­ments to hang on your tree or place them in a wreath… I could go on and on with ideas for this sim­ple flower. To cre­ate one flower all you need are three sil­ver foil cup­cake lin­ers, one gold jin­gle bell, scis­sors and glue dots. Cut three foil cup­cake lin­ers as I did here… just don’t cut the hole in the cen­ter...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #8

Dec 10, 2009

Well we did it… all 12 pock­ets are com­plet­ed. Now to arrange them and onto my can­vas and alter that up a bit. Will get to work on it and show you the fin­ished project soon. This is going to be a fun thing to do with Ans­ley dur­ing her Christ­mas break. There’s noth­ing like hav­ing a lit­tle some­thing fun to do each day. Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les, let dry. Once the Dis­tress Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the...

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Countdown to Santa and Black Friday Special

Nov 26, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of my newest project down­load. It’s a Count­down to San­ta Altered Frame. And I have a pre Black Fri­day spe­cial that lasts until Fri­day night on the last few remain­ing Grab Bag Style Box­es in my store. If you’ve been think­ing about get­ting one now is your chance. Each box is filled with lots and lots of great prod­ucts. Fri­day, I will be back to post­ing the 12 Days of Christ­mas pock­et tuto­ri­als for the Advent Cal­en­dar I am work­ing on. So those of you that are cre­at­ing along with me… get your sup­plies...

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New Downloads for Sale…

Nov 21, 2009

I’m so hap­py to announce that I am now offer­ing for sale step by step project tuto­ri­als. A few of the project tuto­ri­als list­ed “Jin­gle” and “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” are from my pop­u­lar “12 Days of Christ­mas Work­shop”. And today, I cre­at­ed a super cute “Cof­fee Cup” gift card hold­er that’s just wait­ing to be made by you and giv­en as a gift this hol­i­day sea­son. This project can be used as a gift card hold­er now then turned into an orna­ment in the years to come. As with all my tuto­ri­als these down­loads have col­or pho­tos, a list of the sup­plies and tools used, tem­plates when need­ed and sim­ple to fol­low step-by-step instruc­tions. Check back in the tuto­ri­als sec­tion of my store as more projects will be added...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #11

Nov 11, 2009

For the next sev­er­al weeks I will be post­ing 12 altered pock­ets that when fin­ished and put togeth­er will cre­ate a 12 Day Advent Pock­et Style Cal­en­dar. I hope you decide to play along as you too will end up with an adorable cal­en­dar. This project is still in the works and is an idea I have so I will not have a com­plete sup­ply list for you a head of time, just sup­plies used for that days pock­et. I like to try to cre­ate some­thing each day and think this will be a fun project to have in the works. I already stamped my images and accent­ed my Frag­ments Charms so which ever charm pock­et I feel like work­ing on and fin­ish­ing that day is the one you will see the next. It...

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