Artistic Journey 2012 ~ French Couture

Oct 4, 2012

I’m really excited for this weekend. I will be teaching at Artistic Journey in Waxahachie, Texas along side Dina Wakley and Angella Peardon. This weekends event is held at The Crafty Scrapper and is filled with loads of fun. It starts off Friday evening with three fun make & takes, a tag swap and dinner. Then Saturday morning bright and early all three of us teachers begin teaching our exclusive classes. I’ll be teaching an assemblage class that has the attendees altering a dress form. As you can see they are going to be busy, busy, busy during class. But once they finish their dress form they’ll each have a beautifully altered dress form to display in their home or give as a gift. So now I’m off to pack, check my to do...

read more

Artistic Journey 2012 Sneak Peeks

Jul 31, 2012

Check Out The Project Peeks For Artistic Journey! Artistic Journey 2012 is brought to you by The Crafty Scrapper. This event features 3 of Maya Road’s designers and they are set to inspire you to try new techniques and learn new things on your Artistic Journey. Check out the details below for peeks of each of the fabulous 3 hour classes. We have a special make and take that you will love for our Friday meet and greet! So join us on this Artistic Journey, October 5th – October 7th, 2012. We Want To Learn About The Teachers And See Peeks Of Their Classes! Meet Dina Wakley: Dina Wakley lives Arizona with her husband and three boys. She love everything about art…making it, talking about it, teaching it. Dina discovered scrapbooking in 1995. Scrapbooking...

read more

Welcome Home with Maya Road

Jul 11, 2012

Here is a photo of the “Welcome Home with Maya Road“ workshop (#W0701) I’ll be teaching for Maya Road at CHA. I’m so looking forward to teaching this sold out class. I also want to give a great big Texas THANK YOU to my awesome SPONSORS… Clearsnap, Fiskars, Jenni Bowlin Studio and Ranger. They graciously donated product for me to alter the NEW Maya Road House Shadow Box. Each class attendee will have a kit filled with awesome Maya Road products and get to create using product by these top manufacturers. And of course a class always needs a give away or two, or three etc., so I’ll be giving away copies of my new book “Delight In The Seasons” to several lucky winners during the workshop....

read more

Mother’s Day Recap

May 18, 2012

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day as much as I enjoyed mine. My family made me feel very special. First I was treated to a Dyan Reaveley class at Stampers Anonymous. Carolyn Ross and I went together and had lots of fun. I can promise you this is the messiest my hands have ever been in my LIFE! I think the one thing I really loved about Dyan’s class was she didn’t give you time to over think what you were doing when creating the background for the album. This is one of my issues with art journaling… I over think everything! I just need to do it and free my very detailed, over analytical creative brain. Dyan gave you the perfect amount of time to do the technique and move on… no over...

read more

Ranger University Day 2

Apr 29, 2012

This morning we started our day with Claudine Hellmuth. Claudine is such a sweet and very funny lady. She was quite entertaining and filled our heads with so many techniques and ideas my head was spinning by the time we stopped for lunch which was some awesome square pizza. During Claudine’s class we painted, transferred, glazed and tinted. The hands on experience you get with each instructor here at Ranger is unbelievable. They give you so much information that honestly by the end of the day my brain hurt and once again was swirling with ideas. During Claudine’s class Ronda and I laughed at the difference in our work area. She ALWAYS had a little mess here and there and I ALWAYS had mine cleaned up after each technique. So typical. After Claudine finished...

read more

Encaustic 101

Apr 24, 2012

I finished my first encaustic collage piece and cannot wait to start another one. I plan on teaching this canvas at The Crafty Scrapper either in May or June. Carolyn and I just need to work out a date… once we decide on a date and time I will let you all know ASAP. In this class you will create an encaustic collage piece mixing new and vintage embellishments. Now, I’m off to finish up some laundry and pack for tomorrow’s adventure. Carolyn and I are going on a fun trip. I will post photos on Facebook and update you on our travels here on my blog....

read more

If

Apr 20, 2012

I love the word “if”. I find it to be one of the most thought provoking words and thought it worked perfectly for this tag. If I had not finally given in to my deep desire of playing with wax I would have never found out just how much I truly love this art form. I started this tag with one I blended ink and dabbed mist here and there as well as stamped the lady from “Society Lady” stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Then using a Clover iron melted three different shades of green on top of the tag. Using the hot iron I spread the wax over the entire tag as well as swept some areas of the wax away showing the ink, mist and stamped areas. Once the base...

read more

Late Night Creative Play

Apr 18, 2012

I was playing late into the night with Bees Wax and thought I would give you a keeping it real photo of my work area. Maybe this is why I love junk shops and thrift stores so much… the messier the better. You’ll find all kinds of things in this photo… finished projects, dried flowers, lace, buttons, sheet music, bees wax etc… all the things I love. Encaustic art is were I want to remain. I love the smell of melting wax, I love how it swirls, bubbles and flows. It’s been quite a journey getting to this place but this place feels natural, effortless and makes me so happy. This piece is still in the works. I love how dried flowers look underneath layers natural bees wax. I’m not sure how this piece...

read more

In The Works

Apr 17, 2012

Yesterday, I played with wax and must admit Encaustic art makes my heart happy. This canvas piece is still in the works but I love how it is turning out. The soft white and hues of cream make me swoon. The tiny doily is made by my mom. It was just too perfect not to use in this piece.  I’m thinking this might be a fun class to teach at “The Crafty Scrapper”, in the near future. What are your thoughts? I love how different these two mini canvas pieces are yet the colors are the same. It was so much fun experimenting with different tools and embellishments… doilies, dried flowers and small feathers are perfect additions for encaustic work. This one is one is my favorite. The photo is of my grandmother and mom...

read more

I’m a Grandmother

Apr 11, 2012

Well a grandmother for only a few days. Gosh did I ever have fun texting my sister, “I’m going to be a grandmother” she has never called me back so fast ever. Texting Terri she was going to be an “Aunt” was pretty fun too. Our texting session went like this… Me: You are going to be an Aunt Terri: To what? Me: A baby Terri: This is a joke right? Me: No (technically it is a baby… right?) Terri: Answer your phone So back to Ansley, she is taking care of Luke for her Child Development class and I think this is the best experience ever for a teenager! Ansley has had to take Luke to work with her (Big thanks to her boss, Candy) and has to take care of Luke’s each...

read more

An Artist Cannot Fail…

Apr 9, 2012

While kitting for my class “Art Requires Courage” I was thinking how true these words are, especially to me. Stepping out of my comfort zone of all things vintage like buttons, pearls, old papers and trims and into the world of stencils, mists, paints and ink takes courage. I know I can do all things vintage. This style is as comfortable as wearing a pair of TOMS but breaking out of the creative box is hard and scary. I’m determined to give it a go because I have ideas and I’m determined. Even if breaking out of the box does not feel natural or I make so many mistakes I fill up a trash can, I’m determined. So, this being said, each Monday I am going to post an “Art Requires Courage” project. This...

read more

Art Requires Courage ~ Canvas Class

Apr 6, 2012

I’m so looking forward to teaching my “Art Requires Courage” canvas class Saturday, April 21st. Class starts at 10:00 a.m. and will take approximately 4 hours to complete. Carolyn told me I have just 4 slots left so if you want to join me and learn some fun mixed media techniques please call Carolyn at The Crafty Scrapper 972.923.3151. The cost for the class is $45.00. In this mixed media class you will alter an 8″ x 10″ canvas using an eclectic mixture of elements such as chicken wire, vintage papers, stamped images, textiles, paint and glitter. I will show you how to create a faux stamped metal accent as well as a faux tin type photograph using a vintage spoon. We will alter silk leaves to look as though they have been air dried and accent your canvas...

read more

I’m having a Trunk Show

Mar 19, 2012

I’m so excited about this Trunk Show. There will be lots of projects for sale including those I created for my books, “Delight In The Details” and “Delight In The Seasons”. I just cannot hold on to them any longer as I desperately need the space all the boxes are taking up. Not only will I be selling book projects but also projects I created for Maya Road to display at CHA, Online Workshops, Class Samples and Blog Posts… it all has got to go. So this being said, if you like handmade cards, tags, banners and other altered projects I hope to see you at The Crafty Scrapper, March 31st. My Trunk Show will be a fun part of The Crafty Scrappers March Make~n~Take Madness. You really need to save this date. Carolyn has...

read more

Yes, I’m doing the Happy Dance…

Nov 13, 2011

I can finally share what I’ve been up to and cannot wait for you to see the entire line. The entire line will be revealed Saturday, November 19th during my online chat with A Cherry On Top. See you there. Going to be teaching my “Christmas Wishes” class today at 11:00 at The Crafty Scrapper then doing an online chat with Cocoa Daisy about breaking into the business. Please join me at 4 pm Eastern and I will do my best to answer any questions that will help you achieve your scrapbooking goals. I have a PDF for you to download titled “From Artist to Author” on the right side column of my blog. This has lots of valuable  information for beginners just wanting to get into the industry to the more advanced thinking...

read more

Kitting today, Packing tomorrow, Teaching Saturday and Sunday

Nov 10, 2011

Today, I’m getting ready for a fun filled weekend teaching three classes at The Crafty Scrapper. Saturday, the 12th at 10:30 I will be teaching the Vintage Holiday Ornament Trio Class. In this class I will help you re-create three unique ornaments to give as gifts to friends and family or keep for yourself and use as decorations in your own home this holiday season. You will alter two different types of vintage aluminum Jello tins and one vintage ceramic angel that comes numbered with a Japan sticker on the bottom. We will be using paint, alcohol ink, three different kinds of glitter (no surprise there) as well as unique holiday embellishments to accent each ornament Saturday, the 12th at 3:00 I will be teaching a Jewelry class. In this class you will learn...

read more

“Christmas Wishes”

Oct 21, 2011

When: November 13th Where: The Crafty Scrapper Time: 11:00 In this class you will create a home décor piece and holiday ornament using a fun mixture of new and vintage items. Some of the vintage items being used are mercury glass ornaments, sheet music, images from vintage cards, lace trim, aluminum garland and tinsel. I’ve been collecting vintage items with this class in mind all year long, from flea markets and thrift stores in Frisco, McKinney, Sour Lake, Winnie and Beaumont, as well as all the states from here to Maine. We will collage, paint, ink, glitter and of course Stickle when creating these two festive holiday projects. Once completed you can place the altered holiday tray on an easel or attach a hanger to the back. This will be left up to you...

read more

Took a quick trip…

Oct 12, 2011

I decided to go to Beaumont over the weekend for some antique and thrift store shopping as well as hit this wonderful flea market. Mom, dad and I were up and out early Friday, Saturday and Sunday and found some AWESOME items for me to use in upcoming class projects and workshops. I was so happy. I just give mom and dad a list of items I’m looking for and they are off and running. They scored some great finds for me this trip. Those two are keepers I tell ya. I took a few photos of some of the items we found. I have boxes filled with great vintage stuff. But some I’m gonna keep a secret as a girl can’t share all her surprises… can she? We found salt and pepper shakers,...

read more

Thanks for Pinning…

Sep 27, 2011

I just want to give a heartfelt thank you to those of you who take the time to pin my projects on Pinterest. It always makes me so surprised and happy when I’m surfing Pinterest and come across one of my projects. If you are a follower you will see that I created a board to say, “Thanks!” As I come across my pinned projects I post them to my “Thanks For Pinning My Projects” board. If you are new to Pinterest you can see my most recent pins on the right side column of my blog. I must say it is amazing how fast time flies when I’m surfing and pinning. I’m trying to avoid it this week as I need to finish up some Christmas ornament projects I’m going to teach at...

read more

Upcoming Jewelry Class

Sep 26, 2011

I’m so excited to tell you I will be teaching a new class at The Crafty Scrapper, Saturday, October 15th. The time is still to be determined but I will let you know ASAP. This class is all about handmade jewelry. You will learn how to create two different bracelet styles. One is the popular wrap bracelet using buttons and waxed linen and the other is created using Leather Cord and Waxed Linen that is accented with all sorts of interesting baubles. You will create two charms, a vintage style charm using a wooden spool that you accent with vintage ephemera and an adorable Pom Pom charm topped with a seam binding bow. We will then complete the class learning how to make a brooch/headband accent using Zipper trim. I will bring other bracelets...

read more

Oh Happy Day…

Sep 23, 2011

Today, is the first day of AUTUMN!!! I survived the SUMMER HEAT WAVE of 2011. Now, I’m off to finish up a Jewelry class I am creating to teach at The Crafty Scrapper October 15th… If I don’t get the sample photo and info sent to Carolyn, I’m gonna be in BIG BIG BIG TROUBLE… Hugs!  ...

read more

Two Awesome Ladies

Sep 22, 2011

I have to tell you about and thank two very awesome ladies who helped me during my classes at ScrapFest. Kathy and Shay Lynn helped set up the classroom for both my Maya Road Mini Album and Card Class. While I was teaching each class they helped make sure all the attendees had everything stamped and misted before class was over. They took photos and most importantly kept me on track with the allotted 45 minute time frame for each class, believe me they had their hands full. Those of you who have taken any of my classes know we are just getting started in 45 min. So as you can see I am not kidding when I say, Kathy and Shay Lynn you two were Awesome, Awesome, Awesome… And I Thank You, Thank You, Thank...

read more
Page 2 of 61234...Last »
css.php