Spooky…

Oct 9, 2010

Well maybe not so much… maybe more cutie than spooky. I like how this trio looks together and think I’m going to keep them in this greenery. Sunday, I will post the Bat and Boo. Now I am off to create a card class for The Crafty Scrapper. If you are local I hope to see you there. Carolyn’s store is such a happy place to be. Supplies Used: Little Yellow Bicycle Jumbo Chipboard Shapes, Little Yellow Bicycle Layered Felt Stickers, Jenni Bowlin (Family Tree) Aunt Kathryn Patterned Paper, Jenni Bowlin Dye Ink Pad ~ Fountain Pen, Maya Road Wood Bingo Markers – Numbers, Maya Road Ecru Crochet Trim, Black and Orange Crepe Paper, a Black Gelly Roll Pen, White Pen, Diamond Stickles and Gold Stickles Trick or Treat...

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What a weekend…

Oct 3, 2010

Artistic Journey was AWESOME! I had so much fun meeting and creating with everyone and cannot wait to do this again… next year, right Caroline? Since I have so many photos to post I will not be too wordy and let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy! Downtown Waxahachie and The Crafty Scrapper. Some of the attendees created tags prior to the event that were showcased in the storefront window… Laura was busy checking everyone in while Katie and Carolyn chatted with a few of the guests. Everyone got a goody bag filled with AWESOME products. Mary Lou and Kerri were always super busy at the register. Returning from having a group photo taken. Friday evening was filled with Make n Takes. Once everyone finished each station they had an adorable mini album to...

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Artistic Journey

Sep 30, 2010

I have been so excited for Artistic Journey to begin and can’t believe it is finally here. Tomorrow, I head down to Waxahachie to spend three days with a wonderful group of ladies at The Crafty Scrapper. These ladies are coming from all over ready to create, make new friends, shop and have fun. Friday night will be filled with make n takes and lots of laughter. Then Saturday and Sunday, I will be teaching my shadow box class along with Katie Watson and Aubrey Rives. Katie created an adorable recipe card holder and Aubrey created a super fun and whimsical mini album. I cannot wait to see these two as I only get to see them at CHA. Laura my online vintage buddy and CHA pal will be there too as well as...

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Cocoa Daisy Destination ~ Mykonos

Sep 28, 2010

This past week was spent with a wonderful group of ladies (as well as a few husbands) from all over the world and a group of teachers (Ali Edwards, Jenni Bowlin and Karen Russell) who I have admired for a very long time. I still cannot believe I was lucky enough to be a part of it all. Tricia and Elina did such a great job selecting the accommodations, the food for our breakfast and dinner each day, the cocktails each evening as well as having a cooking class and Greek dance lessons at the hotel. Each night was a special dinner out at a restaurant with either Ali Edwards or the Daisy Instructors, a lunch with Jenni Bowlin or a tour with Karen Russell. There was a tour provided to see the ancient...

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Wednesday

Sep 23, 2010

Today most of us with Cocoa Daisy hung around the hotel getting ready for our make n takes for the evening. So in between preparations I took a cooking class that was available and had such a wonderful time. I certainly will be trying my best to make the dishes we were shown. I also wondered around the hotel and took photos of areas that will bring back fun memories. The cooking class we took was a blast and I must say I am ready to start cooking greek food… it is wonderful! I love all the white on white that you see here. Another wonderful stairway… I am so in love with these shades and the view… This is what I see as I am making blog posts… my system is certainly going...

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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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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 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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Keep an open mind all my vintage friends…

Jun 17, 2010

as this is very different from my normal style by a long shot BUT painting sure has rested my shoulder and it is feeling much better. Only I would end up with a scrapping injury. So here is what I have been working on and am so glad I can finally share. This album uses Maya Road products from their Summer release as well as lots of Maya Mists and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints. Love these paints so much. This project will be a class at The Crafty Scrapper someday in the near future… just need to figure out when. This album includes photos of my dad, mom, me and my husband Alan. See I was not kidding… very different from what I usually...

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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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A few new soldering projects

May 28, 2010

I was lucky to get Trisha Conlon to come to my house for a private soldering lesson this past Wednesday. She is so talented and has so many wonderful ideas. Trisha and I started brainstorming and came up with a super cool class idea that we are going to teach  together at The Crafty Scrapper. It will be down the road because first we have to get the idea out of our heads and to the table. All I can say is it will be an all day class that will incorporate both our styles and yes I have to say it again…. it is so super cool! Okay so on to what she taught me…. I love the shadow box type pendants and wanted to learn how to make them so badly. Well...

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Starting to feel some progress

May 27, 2010

well it is day 3 of resting the shoulder well honestly semi resting the shoulder and I am starting to feel some improvement. So I guess I really did need to rest the darn thing and since I have been only working on CHA samples I thought I would share some more of my favorite projects in my book. Oh but first… those of you on the waiting list for my “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” technique class that I will be teaching at The Crafty Scrapper next month we have added another day. Here is the schedule for Friday, June 11th Noon “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” 6:00 “Tuscany and Roses” then Saturday, June 12th Noon “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend” (Sold Out) So if you are on the waiting...

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Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations

May 19, 2010

Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations COST PER PERSON $2995 The Mykonos event will be limited to just 75 participants. As part of Cocoa Daisy Destinations: Mykonos, all of the following will be included in the package: Classes and follow up sessions with all three instructors, Ali Edwards, Jenni Bowlin and Karen Russell in a small group setting Double/triple occupancy for 6 nights A deluxe buffet breakfast each morning A pool side social hour with drinks and appetizers each evening All dinners (a nightly buffet including Greek & Continental cuisine as well as one evening out) One evening out in a small group setting with all three instructors at a superb restaurant Daily mini workshops with 3 members of the Daisy Divas: Christine Drumheller (Memory Makers Master ’09), Ronda Palazzari (Memory Makers Master ’09)...

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New found love….

May 18, 2010

Saturday I took two soldering classes (101 and 201) at The Crafty Scrapper from the super talented Trisha Conlon. I am now addicted and have so many ideas swimming around in my head. So I thought I would show you the charms I made in her classes and then some that I made here at home. These were made in class 101. The flower one was learning the chunky technique and the other two were just standard straight line soldering. Actually the chunky is taught in 201 but she kinda slid that technique in for me. These were made in the 201 class. She taught us how to cut glass and do the chunky technique. We made the collage in 101. I added the vintage rhinestone buttons when I got home. The blob that...

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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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I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could create an entire village out of this old fashioned putz style house. Really, there are so many wonderful ways to decorate this sweet little house. I have other patterns in my head to create as well but I wanted something simple this go around. I like the simplicity of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accented star… it’s a Texas thing in gold German glass glitter really adds a nice pop of color to the front. Oh and don’t forget the crystal coarse glitter, it adds the perfect amount of sparkle. Tips, Techniques and Tutorials I have been super busy creating some new technique classes to teach at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. My “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Technique Class will be taught June 12th at...

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Newest online workshop is now available

May 3, 2010

My Canvas Sampler Album workshop is now ready for registration. You will have instant access to this workshop… no waiting… it is all there ready for you to start creating. The cost is $24.95 and you will have 30 days access to the private blog. I hope those of you who are geographically challenged and cannot attend my classes enjoy it… it is because of all your emails I decided to make it an online class. Thanks! Follow this Link to Enroll I hope you all had a wonderful NSD weekend. I worked on creating a technique class and played with felt. I had fun figuring out how to make these little flowers. They are perfect to accent mini projects, cards or even...

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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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Altered Easter Eggs

Mar 20, 2010

While cleaning out a drawer in my scraproom I found a package of 12 small (1.5″ tall) paper mache eggs. By the way, it is amazing what you find when you clean out drawers. I highly recommend you give it a try. You’ll be surprised at the things you have that you totally forgot about…  anyway, I thought some altered eggs would look really cute on my Easter tree along with the Easter Ornaments (only 1 kit left) from the class I taught at Crop-Paper-Scissors. I think a set of 6 glittered with German Glass Glitter and 6 covered with vintage sheet music and crystal coarse glitter will look adorable. The Glass Glitter and the vintage sheet music will accent the vintage postcard images perfectly and transform a plain Spring tree into an adorable...

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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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