Cocoa Daisy Blog Hop

Mar 10, 2012

Cocoa Daisy has done some remodeling and updating, making our home a place you want to be. Drop in and see how our scrapbook home is your scrapbook home too. To help celebrate, we are doing a blog hop and giveaway. Just leave a comment to be entered to win a $10.00 Cocoa Daisy Coupon. I will pick a winner, Sunday. The celebration doesn’t end there, we’re also offering a couple of promotions for new subscribers: 1.Sign up for a 6 month kit subscription and you will receive 20% off your first month’s kit. 2. Sign up for a 6 month kit AND a 6 month stamp subscription and you will get 20% off your first month’s kit and stamps PLUS an exclusive Cocoa Daisy Tote bag. If you are coming to my blog...

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The Art of Felting

Jan 11, 2012

I’ve been playing around with several new mediums lately and felting has been the latest one. It has always intrigued me and I find taking wool roving and shaping it into something is quite relaxing, that is unless your my dad. Then, well… it’s not so relaxing. I taught him and mom how to do it during their Christmas visit and he was not too impressed. He’s decided to stick to woodcarving. But I do have a star and a bird that they both completed that I’ll show you tomorrow. They did a great job. I decided to take this felted heart and cover it with small scraps of stamped muslin, linen and burlap then accent them with vintage buttons, pearls and charms. I attached two jump rings at the top of the heart...

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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...

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Snowman Mini Box and Album

Nov 11, 2011

This cute little guy can be found in the gallery in the back section of “Delight In The Details”. I just love him and had so much fun sculpting his face. My favorite part is his carrot nose. I also thought you might like to see what is inside the small altered box. It’s a cute teeny tiny, mini album I filled with snow photos of the girls from winters past. My little Mr. Winter looks so cute sitting on the shelf of my scraproom and I can honestly say, I have enjoyed looking at him every single day. This is one of my favorite projects I created for my book and wish Maya Road would bring this box back. Maybe if you bug Caroline enough for me she will. It never hurts to...

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Cocoa Daisy Fall Crop: The Craft Fair

Nov 9, 2011

Make sure this weekend is clear because it’s going to be a fun one … NOVEMBER 11- 13 Cocoa Daisy crops always provide you with a ton of challenges, prizes, and most importantly laughter & camaraderie with people who “get this scrappy thing” we all love. You do not have to use Cocoa Daisy kits or even be a subscriber to play along. If you already do and are that is awesome but the wonderful thing about Cocoa Daisy is they welcome everyone. You just have to be registered on the Message Boards, especially if you want to participate in the chats. There is a HOW TO PLAY posted on the Message boards. Don’t forget to add your songs to the PLAYLIST. You can play music while you chat & have fun. The SCHEDULE...

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Are you a dreamer…

Sep 14, 2011

I often wonder how many people dream of things they wish they could do but allow fear to creep inside their heads which then ends up keeping them from achieving their dreams. Are you one of these people? If so, you need to break free of the fear and shoot for the moon. I’m sure most of you have heard or read the quote by Les Brown, “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” This is so true. I have always been a very goal oriented person. If I set a goal I will achieve this goal no matter what. Now the “no matter what” does not mean I will push people to the ground and walk all over them to achieve this goal, it means...

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Artist Trading Cards

Sep 7, 2011

I think I’m going to have to title this ATC “Conflicted” as this is where I’m sitting right now in my creative world. This piece started out with a vintage feel as I used the awesome Doily stamp by Cocoa Daisy then before I knew it some of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils started working their way in and BAM I was conflicted in styles and looking at this vintage gorgeousness meets funky brights ATC. There is a lot of layering going on, on this little ATC. I wish you could see how shimmery this card is as I used Twinkling H2O’s and Diamond Stickles all over. The “ME” stamp can be found here in the Cocoa Daisy Boutique. Christine sold out of her awesome Doily stamp but Maya Road has some Doily Stamps  (Doilies,...

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Super Cute Idea

Sep 1, 2011

I’m not sure if I should thank Christine Drumheller’s mother or not but she now has me on the hunt for vintage salt and pepper shakers to make unique decorative tassels. Yes, you read right… tassels. Christine did a few blog posts for me while I was gone so I snagged this photo showcasing a layout she created of her and her Mom. I thought you should see the face of this creative lady. While Christine and I were chatting one day at CHA-S she told me about these unique tassels her mother used to make from salt and pepper shakers. Well, Christine sent me two and I have just got to share this idea with you. Have I told you how cute of an idea this is… I mean seriously how cute is that...

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A Blast from the Past…

Aug 25, 2011

I thought it would be fun to show you some layouts I created using Cocoa Daisy kits from around 2007. Now that Ansley is a senior this year I find these layouts even more special. She grew up way too fast. In the layout above I felt there was too much white space in the background of Ansley’s photo so I used the end of my paintbrush and some acrylic paints to create a polka dot background. I like the pop of color the polka dots create and they fill in the white space perfectly. To pop the photo a bit more I painted yellow acrylic paint all around the edge of the photo creating a bright colored border. To fill in the white space on the photo above I attached clear buttons to...

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Just a note.

Aug 19, 2011

Hello again! Christine from Cocoa Daisy here to share a couple fun cards I made using this month’s kit “Siren’s Call”. Every month before I put my kit away to start working with the next one I like to make a couple cards with the leftover bits on my desk. This month’s kit had the perfect bright, primary colors to create a couple cheery cards. For this first card I punched 1″ circles from the Cosmo Cricket paper and then ran them through my sewing machine, letting the machine run a few stitches in between each circle to create a banner like affect. I laid them out on the card in random order, placing foam adhesive under some to add a little dimension. I finished off the card with a tag and this cute...

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Playing with paper flowers.

Aug 12, 2011

Good morning! My name is Christine Drumheller and I am the owner of the monthly kit club, Cocoa Daisy. I was thrilled to be invited to post on Lisa’s blog this week. I am normally a very clean, linear kind of scrapbooker but this being Lisa’s blog I thought I would stretch out of my comfort zone and add some extra layers of flowers and ribbon to a layout. I used bits and pieces from our July kit “Urban Loft” and its add-ons to create this layout about my Mom and I on Mother’s Day. Layering with paper flowers is a fun and versatile way of creating some texture on your page. I used the Sassafras kraft flowers and some of their new “foldies” on my layout but you can cut flowers from patterned...

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My Friend Card

Aug 5, 2011

The embellishment on this card can be created and used for so many different themes. I love making them for birthday cards and other special occasions. All you need are two different sized scallop circle punches. I used the Fiskars Extra Large and Large Scallop Circle Punches, patterned paper, the button is optional as you can place a sentiment in the center if you would like, some ribbon, pop dots and Stickles (of course). Punch one scalloped circle using each punch, place the smaller scallop circle onto the center of the large scallop using pop dots, cut two pieces of ribbon to the desired lengths and attach them to the back of the large scallop circle. I use Fabri-Tac as I find this holds trims better and you use far less liquid adhesive. You...

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Hello Card

Aug 3, 2011

This card is one I created using the August Main Kit “Siren’s Call” by Cocoa Daisy and the Add On Kits “Calypso” and “Mist and Ink“. The window with the flower box was super fun to make so I thought I would tell you how I did it if you want to give it a try. Using Maya Mist I sprayed the chipboard window. Once dry I removed the four panes and placed a piece of patterned paper on the back to look like curtains. I covered the flower box using patterned paper, sanded the edges and accented the polka dots with Diamond Stickles. I then cut 4 pieces of 24 gauge wire to about 8″ in length. I thread one end of the wire through a button about 1″ and twisted the wire...

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The Ferry Ride

Aug 1, 2011

When we went to Galveston a few weeks ago I took a few photos of Ansley and her boyfriend Matt while waiting for and riding the ferry over to Galveston. So when I saw the colors and patterns in this months Cocoa Daisy kit “‘Siren’s Call” I was thrilled, as they matched the photos perfectly. The banner is created with the adorable stamp set included in this months kit. I used the ink from the “Mist and Ink” Add On kit to create the banner and the red and white twine came from the “Calypso” Add On Kit. And I was so happy to be asked to be this months Guest Designer for Vintage Street Market. If you are not familiar with this company you need to check them out. They have lots of fun vintage...

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Sirens Call

Jul 29, 2011

It’s Cocoa Daisy sneak peek time again and I think you will love the colors and textures of the August kit. I certainly do. The main kit is called “Sirens Call” and Christine has several wonderful add-on kits. I picked “Calypso” and the “Mist and Ink” Add On kits. Christine certainly has an eye for blending patterns and colors. She has the perfect balance of neutrals and brights. I accented the dots on the patterned papers above using Diamond Stickles and stitched and stitched and stitched this project like crazy. Aug. 1st I will get to show you all the projects in full. I had fun creating these little wired button flowers. I used 24 gauge wire if you want to give them a try. I think they look super cute. I altered the...

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True Love

Jul 20, 2011

This is the last of the cards I created using new Maya Road products. They are releasing the cutest “Mini Bottle Caps” and when I say, “mini” I mean mini they are only .5″. I created the flower by coloring the bottle cap using the cardinal copic marker, one daisy from their “Large Daisy Vintage Lace Trim” and their new “Skinny Spool”. The “Wavy Layerable Banner” is misted with “Eggplant Putple Maya Mist” and stamped using the alphas from the “Just My Type” stamp set. The love chipboard word is inked using their “Pink 1″ Ink Pad”. The”Mini Bottle Cap” is half filled with glossy accents and silver German glass glitter then a self adhesive pearl was placed in the center. I accented the patterned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit, scallop circle center and chipboard pieces...

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Anniversary Card

Jul 18, 2011

I createad this card using patterned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit and several new Maya Road release items. The new “Winter’s Roses in Houndstooth Pumpkin” goes perfectly with their new “Satin Pleat Edging in Golden Yellow” and “Ruffle Crochet Trim – Single”. I had to put a “Black Wooden Bingo Calendar Piece” inside the rose center as it fit too well to pass up. I then accented the Winter’s Rose with “Vintage Pearl and Leaf” Trinket Pins. And one can never get tired of accenting cards or projects with the “Large Daisy Vintage Trim”. I love the softness it adds to my projects. FYI: You can mist this trim with any of the solid Maya Road Mists to color coordinate it with any of your projects. To make the color permanent just heat set it...

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Adore

Jul 15, 2011

Cameos… one can never have too many cameos and now you can stamp them on anything you wish. Maya Road has a new set called just that “Cameos”. The stamp set includes three ornate frames, an oval center stamp, four different sized  ladies, small accents and words. You get 17 stamps total. I will certainly be using this set a lot. I accented the lady’s hair using one of the new “Vintage Paper Posies” and three self adhesive pearls to create a tiny choker. The patterned paper used are scraps from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit. Sunday, I’m off to Chicago to meet up with Ronda and then Christine, Monday for CHA. It’s going to be a blast rooming with them again. The last time I saw them we were rooming together in...

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Hi, my love

Jul 14, 2011

Here is another new stamp set Maya Road is releasing at CHA. It’s called “Just My Type.” I love the old typewriter stamp and font which I’m sure comes as no surprise to you. The words “my love” are from their new “Tell Your Story” stamp set. It too has a cute typewriter just not the old Underwood style. And I can always find a place to put some of their adorable “Large Daisy Vintage Lace Trim.” I like to accent the center with a 5mm self adhesive pearl. And here is a little sneak peek of tomorrows project. Oh how I love tomorrow’s stamp set....

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Memory Makers Blog Bounce

Jul 12, 2011

It’s time again for another Memory Makers Blog Bounce. The theme this month is “Vacation.” I know I try to keep in touch with friends when I travel by sending them a little note or postcard from different places. What about you? I remember getting postcards from my grandmother and aunt when they traveled. It was always so exciting to see where they were traveling to and from. I created this card using a new stamp set by Maya Road called “Love Banner” it includes 3 triangle, 3 pennant shaped banner pieces, an alphabet set and 3 additional banner embellishment stamps. You get 30 pieces in all. And look at these… I LOVE their new “Vintage Paper Posies”. You can ink, mist, glitter and alter these anyway you want. These are certainly going to...

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Us ~ 1972

Jul 4, 2011

Above is the complete layout using the silhouette I created of me and my brother, Richard. I was around 7 or 8 and Richard was around 5 or 6. Sadly, Richard passed away in 2004 from alcoholism at the age of 38. The photo below has always been a favorite of mine and even though I cannot see or talk to him now, I know he’s always at my side. July 4th has never been the same since he passed. His 5 niece’s and 1 nephew (poor boy) knew Richard would purchase a ton of fireworks for them to shoot off. He would either take all the older kids out of the city limits to shoot them off or take his chances and shoot them off down the street at mom and dad’s house. Watching Richard...

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