Smile Sweet Heart Card

Jul 1, 2011

Here is a bright and cheery card I created using the Cocoa Daisy Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “South Loop” Add On Kit. I’m loving all the bright colors and designs on these flowers and accented with self adhesive pearls which are included in the main kit, makes them even cuter. You all know how much I love pearls! Today, I will be creating with some new CHA release products for Maya Road which make me so happy, just wait until you see them… oh my goodness did Caroline and Deb ever out do themselves with this release. I think it’s my favorite ever. Then tonight, I will be editing into the wee hours of the night, again. My Aunt would cringe if she saw my sleep schedule right now it’s worse than...

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All Occasion Card

Jun 30, 2011

Here is a quick card to create and give for any occasion. I used products from the Cocoa Daisy July Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “Telegraph Hill” Add On Kit. I love the lace paper found in the “Telegraph Hill” Add On Kit. It’s gorgeous and was so hard to make the first cut. I added the vintage milk bottle cap (from my stash) because the cork buttons fit inside so perfectly. Then Jenni Bowlins yellow rhinestone bow topped it off and complimented the Maya Road trim at the same time. I’m in major book editing mode right now so please excuse the shortness of the blog post. But since going outside does not appeal to me one bit since the temps will be 100 degrees all week. Editing is the perfect thing...

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Gift Box

Jun 29, 2011

I altered this box using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I plan on placing a gift card inside for a special someone on their birthday. Afterwards they can use the box to store small items inside. Altering items is one of my favorite things to do… I love turning something that was discarded and no longer wanted into a new treasured item. That is one reason my closet looks like a hoarder lives in my studio. I cannot pass up small boxes and paper mache items. I always think, “Oh this would be awesome to alter.” I really like the flowers that come in the “South Loop” Add On Kit. They are prefect to create a little floral grouping. And you know I love the Maya Road Crystal Trinket Pins. There...

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My Friend Ronda’s class “10 things”

Jun 28, 2011

I’m so excited to tell you about my friend Ronda Palazzari’s first class with Cocoa Daisy. “10 Things” Completer Set In this class you will receive step by step instructions for a complete mini album project including a video tutorial. This adorable mini album created with Cocoa Daisy’s July kit “Urban Loft” and the completer kit (sold as an add-on), is chalk full of tips and techniques. This beautiful mini album is easily adaptable to any subject you choose! 10 loves, 10 summer activities, 10 vacation spots, 10 stories….etc! The possibilities are endless! You will find yourself using these tips and techniques over and over on all your projects! The online class will be available July 30th on the message board to allow everyone time to receive their July kit and add-ons. Signups begin...

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Creating A Silhouette

Jun 27, 2011

I had no idea how many people would be asking me how I made this silhouette that I decided today was the perfect day to show you. This technique is really easy to do and doesn’t take too much time. First you want to print a photo to the desired size you need. For the project above (part of my Cocoa Daisy Sneak Peek) I printed my photo to a 5″ x 7″. This left me with a silhouette the size of approximately 5″ x 5.25″. Note: I printed the photo in black and white so not to waste my color ink. Once you have the photo printed, using scissors and a craft knife cut and remove the photos background. All you want are the images of the people. Next, using a pencil trace...

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Cocoa Daisy ~ Urban Loft Sneak Peeks

Jun 24, 2011

Since reveal day is only four days away I thought I would share a few sneak peeks of some projects I completed using the July Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I also had to have two Add On Kits “Telegraph Hill” and “South Loop”. Christine certainly has a gift in putting kits together as they’re awesome. This is a sneak peek of a project I created using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the Add On “South Loop”. This project uses the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the Add On “Telegraph Hill.” I added the vintage milk bottle cap… the cork buttons and JBS bow fit so perfectly in the center I could not pass it up. For this project I used the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and both Add On Kits “South...

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Charm Inspiration…

Jun 23, 2011

I’ve really had fun making charms for Terri and Ansley as well as friends and family. I like to collect little things here and there to create something meaningful from a special moment or event. Then I’ll think and think on it until I come up with a unique way to incorporate the item or items into a small token to give as a remembrance of that day. Last year, while I was in Greece for Cocoa Daisy Destination ~ Mykonos I brought back a little bit of sand, some coins and evil eye charms. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time but figured something would come to mind. Well, I will be rooming with Christine and Ronda at CHA-S next month and decided this would be...

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The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages

Jun 22, 2011

Have you all seen this book in your local scrapbook or craft stores? If not, you need to look for it as it’s filled with LOADS of inspiration for every scrapbooking topic you can imagine. I was thrilled to be asked to create a few projects for the book. F+W Media included a spotlight on my book “Delight In The Details” along with my two projects. As you can see Jenni Bowlin sponsored products for these two projects. Oh how I love Jenni’s products. I certainly do have a hoarding issue with her items. If you love Jenni Bowlin products as much as I do make sure you check out her Inspiration Blog…. it’s filled with LOTS of incredible projects. Thanks for the sponsorship, Jenni. Here is a closer look at the two projects...

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Simple Summer Bracelet…

Jun 10, 2011

How cute is this bracelet!!! I will be making LOTS more of these you can bet on that. I think wearing several coordinating ones would look awesome… the tutorial on how I made this bracelet can be found on the Cocoa Daisy Blog. Products used to create this project are from the Cocoa Daisy “Fruit Smoothie” and “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kits. Today, I’m teaching my “Pieces Of Time” project at Paper Cowgirl from 1:00 – 4:00. If you’re in Waxahachie come by and say hi! I would love to see you. Have a great...

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Hi

Jun 9, 2011

Honestly, this has to be the fastest card I’ve ever created. All I did was machine stitch around the inside edge of the patterned paper, distressed and inked the edges with creamy brown ink, attached the fabric flowers using Fabri-Tac, accented the patterns with Diamond Stickles, added a 2mm self adhesive pearl to each flower center, put on my sentiment and BAM… done! That is FAST for me! Products used to create this card are from the Cocoa Daisy June “Cherry Soda” Main Kit and “Fruit Smoothie” Add On Kit. Just wait until you see tomorrow’s project… you’ll never look at brads the same and will be looking for more brads to make several more of tomorrow’s featured project. I cannot wait to show you. I want to make LOTS more of these as...

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A Moment In Time…

Jun 8, 2011

To create this tag I used the super cute Ampersand stamp in this months Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” kit along with the “Coordinating Paint and Ink” and Word Stamp Set Add On Kits. I think the Ampersand and Word stamps make an adorable background pattern for this tag. The butterflies are created using a Martha Stewart punch, 2mm self adhesive pearls and Diamond Stickles accents. I like the pop of yellow under each butterfly as it compliments the cardstock sticker so well. I cut the journaling tag that came in the main kit to place at the bottom of the tag then attached the red brads in each of the four holes on the tag. The trim used is from the “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kit. I then attached a strip of 5mm self adhesive...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I really like the warm color scheme of this card. The combination of the red and cream is so pretty. Of course the pops of Diamond Stickles here and there are awesome too. I covered the bottom two journaling cards with patterned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then distressed and inked the edges and attached it to the middle circle using a pop dot. I think the October Afternoon Word Sticker strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream perfectly. The strips add interest and color to the card in a super simple way. Products used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” Main Kit and “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilted Memories”...

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Remember Today…

Jun 6, 2011

Actually I wish the cardstock sticker said “weekend” as it was such a fun one. Friday night, I taught my “Quilted Memories” class at The Crafty Scrapper. I left a few kits with Carolyn if you would like one. Just give her a call at the store: 972-923-3151. My friend Lisa E. joined me at the store which is always fun. We’ve been friends going on 11 years. She is my scrapping buddy. I had some super fun ladies in class and hope to see them again soon because we sure did laugh a lot. After the class was finished Lisa and I stayed and laughed with Carolyn (the owner). The girl cracks me up and is always entertaining. Saturday, Lisa E. and I went to GASC in Arlington to see Carolyn’s awesome booth....

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Ice Cream & Snow Cone Money Holder

Jun 3, 2011

What a fun way to save all the change us moms find in the washer and dryer when doing the family laundry. This little box can hold the discovered nickels, pennies, dimes and occasional dollar bills found for fun summer treats from the Ice Cream Man or in our town the Snow Cone Lady. The patterned paper, alphas, paint and ink used to create this project are from the Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” June Main Kit, “Fruit Smoothie“, “Chocolate Malt” and “June Coordinating Paint and Ink” Add On Kits. This evening, I’ll be teaching my “Quilted Memories” class at The Crafty Scrapper. If you’re signed up for the class please check her web site for the list of supplies you need to bring. Those of you that are in town visiting for GASC should come...

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Sunkissed

Jun 2, 2011

This is one of my favorite summer photos of Ansley. It was taken the summer before her freshman year of high school. All the bright colored patterned papers work perfectly with her swimsuit. I inked, punched, stitched and distressed all over this layout. The circle background is stitched to look like a summer garland and I had to add butterfly accents because what would summer be without butterflies? The distressed edges of each circle add dimension to the layout. Diamond Stickle accents added to the edges of the tags, butterflies, horizontal strip and the photos edges and mat bring on the bling which as you know, I love so much. The vertical edges of the aqua and white mat are trimmed with scallop scissors to add some interest as well as a little pop...

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Welcome Home Little One…

Jun 1, 2011

Lately, I seem to be into making cards. This one all started because of that cute little teddy bear rubon by October Afternoon. With all the different shades of red, blue, yellow and green this card can work perfectly to welcome home a baby girl or boy. And a product I’ve not used before but am really loving are the LilyBee Design ABC Stickers. They are the perfect size for card titles and journaling. Plus you get EIGHT complete alphabet sets in EIGHT different colors per sheet. Talk about awesome! Products used to create this card are from the Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” June Main Kit, “Fruit Smoothie”  and “Chocolate Malt” Add On...

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Happy Days…

May 31, 2011

No, not the show from the 70’s… those fun summer moments when we were younger that we had no clue would be the happy childhood memories of today. I spent hours outside jumping rope, blowing bubbles, having fun at the beach, slurping on popsicles with my brother and eating watermelon on hot summer days while the juices ran down my chin. These are the moments I look back on and remember fondly. So, with all these memories being shared, you can bet when I saw these patterned papers by Pink Paislee in the June “Fruit Smoothie and Banana Split” Add On kits by Cocoa Daisy I knew just what I was going to make… a fun summer card. I think this card portrays all that is summer as a child. Additional supplies used came...

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Summer Memento Box

May 30, 2011

Now that reveal day is over at Cocoa Daisy and what a fun time that was I might add, I can now start to show you some of the projects I created using the Cherry Soda June Main Kit and Fruit Smoothie and Chocolate Malt Add On Kits. I had a blast creating this summer memento box for Ansley. It’s perfect for her to store all her photos, souvenirs and other keepsakes from this summer. If you want to learn how to make this project, I’ll  have a tutorial in my Tips, Techniques & Tutorials online workshop posted sometime this week. I’m telling ya, Christine ROCKS the Cocoa Daisy Kits! Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day and thank you to all the service men and women (past and present) who bravely put their lives on...

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Tomorrow is REVEAL day…

May 27, 2011

I’ve been having a blast creating with the Cocoa Daisy June Kit and since tomorrow is reveal day for subscribers, I thought I would give you some sneak peeks of what I’ve been creating. You don’t want to miss out on this kit and I fear you will if you’re not a subscriber. It has been so fun working with bright summer colors. And GASP… not one book page or vintage button was used in any of these projects! I’m amazed… really you all know how I love book pages and vintage buttons. That certainly does say a lot about this kit being so awesome! I’ve created 3 cards, 3 projects (one sneak peek can be found here) and a layout using the main kit and a few of the add ons and STILL...

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Cherry Soda

May 19, 2011

Yesterday, felt like a play day… no work just play. I started creating a project using the June Kit ~ Cherry Soda by Cocoa Daisy. This kit and the add ons are so bright and fun I can’t put it down. As you know most of my work is done with lots of cream colors from old book pages and other ephemera so this is quite a change. And a change I guess I needed at the moment. I’m having so much fun that I thought I’d share a tiny sneak peek with you. Just love the loads of summer color. If you’re a Cocoa Daisy subscriber you can purchase the main kit and add ons starting, May 28th. Those that are not subscribers can make purchases, June 1st. But… this means you take...

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Cocoa Daisy

May 16, 2011

I’m so happy to tell you all I’m once again part of the Cocoa Daisy Design Team. I was on the team from October 2006 – March 2008 but once I started writing and creating my book Delight In The Details I felt the need to step down as I was a bit overwhelmed and didn’t feel I could give 100%. The door remained open for me to return and I’m thrilled to be back. I feel this kit club is the absolute best. Christine does an incredible job designing the kits, she has been awesome book sponsor and Christine treats her design team with the utmost respect. Here are some sneak peeks of the June Kit and all the add ons… you’re gonna be so inspired. It’s incredible. June Kit ~ Cherry Soda...

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