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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