Tissue Tape Flower

May 13, 2011

Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Vellum (pink & beige), Maya Road White Rose Organza Trim, Clear Drying Adhesive, Fabric-Tac Tools Needed: Scallop Scissors, Scissors, Sewing Machine, Fiskars Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Trimmer Instructions: Attach strips of Tissue Tape onto a piece of beige vellum cut to approx. 5″ x 8.5″. Make sure to attach the strips as close to each other as possible. You don’t want to have spaces in between each Tissue Tape strip. Draw a 3″ tear drop shaped petal onto a scrap piece of paper to use as a template, cut out, using a pencil trace 6 petals onto the back of the vellum covered with Tissue Tape pieces. Using straight edge scissors cut out each petal. Using a paper trimmer cut 6 pieces of pink vellum to approx. 2″...

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2010 in Review…

Dec 31, 2010

2010 sure was a super fast paced year. I have so many wonderful moments and events to reflect upon. I am so grateful for you my blog readers as you are some of the most loyal and uplifting people. I always look forward to your replies and when needed your words of encouragement. I am so grateful I have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful manufacturers in the scrapbooking industry. I am very fortunate to be able to teach at an awesome scrapbook store in Waxahachie, Texas, “The Crafty Scrapper.” Some neat class ideas have been swirling in my head for the new year and I cannot wait to share them with Carolyn. I am leaning heavily towards mixed media right now which is so fun. It’s exciting to explore creatively as you...

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A few cards and a banner…

Dec 3, 2010

First the winner of the December Cocoa Daisy Kit Giveaway is… Kathryn, December 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm, This may be a long post but it’s a great one. You’re never one to skimp on providing clear directions. That’s what we love about you! Thanks for sharing this beautiful way to present a gift card. Congrats, Kathryn! Email me at lisa@lisapace.com your address and I will get Christine to mail your kit. Happy Creating!!! As you all know I love the etsy store Laura’s Vintage Garden. Well Laura has graciously created a coupon code for my blog readers. This coupon code will remain active until Dec. 10th. The coupon code is Lisa25 type the code in the coupon section when you pay and you will receive a 25% discount off your entire order, before...

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Lots of fun stuff today…

Dec 1, 2010

First I will end the suspense of who the winner of my book “Delight In The Details” and Free Access Pass to my “All Things Winter” workshop. The winner is … Judi Lindgren with her Comment: OMGYGTBK! This is a BFD – I’ve definitely got my FC! I had to research all those text words. . .I don’t even own one of those fancy phones or thing-a-ma-gings you text with! Got a really cute grandson that does tho(to young for a 16 year old I fear). I really want this- really, really! I would be SETE. Your Mom’s site is OTT! Congratulations, Judi. Email me your address and I will get your book in the mail. I will have you set up and ready to create in the workshop, today. And since many of...

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Winter Magpie

Nov 29, 2010

If you are wondering what this title means well it means loads of creative fun as “Winter Magpie” is the name of the December kit at Cocoa Daisy. I am so lucky as I got to play with this kit because I am their December Guest Designer. When Christine asked me I was thrilled. Then as she was telling me about all the wonderful products she incorporated in the kit I felt it was so ME and could not wait to start creating. Her kits are always gorgeous and so inspiring. Here are the projects I created using this kit… 2 layouts, a card and a gift card holder. I had product left over to create more items but these will be in my book (yes Cocoa Daisy is once again one of my...

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Memory Jar and a winner…

Oct 6, 2010

While in Mykonos I collected simple items I could use to fill a memory jar of my trip. This old sugar dispenser contains lots of wonderful memories. I picked the sugar dispenser because it reminded me of the columns I saw while touring Delos. I painted the metal top blue to remind me of all the blue on the houses and buildings. Then along the bottom of the jar I typed 2010 – Cocoa Daisy Destination – Mykonos on vintage paper to document the year and name of the event. I tied blue and white seam binding around the top of the container to remind me of all the gorgeous white buildings with blue accents. I then tied some red and white baker’s twine around it as there is always a little pop of...

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I have a paper secret…

Sep 29, 2010

But I have to share. I just cannot keep this one a secret. While participating at the Cocoa Daisy Destination ~ Mykonos event I stumbled upon this gorgeous vintage paper line. And since I LOVE Christmas and anything with old Santa images well… you can only imagine my excitement. The designer is Gudrun Loennecken. She lives in Norway and is super talented. Gudrun did an adorable make n take with her papers one evening in Mykonos. Everyone loved her designs. The one shown below is Gudrun’s Christmas 2010 line and I cannot wait to start my Christmas album. Front view… love that little girl and the Santa images. Back view… the paper with the postcard images is incredible. Isn’t this little girl so cute among all the hearts and holly. Then you can only...

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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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Make-n-Takes and Mini Workshop Project

Jun 26, 2010

Here are some sneak peeks of the items I will be teaching during the Cocoa Daisy Destinations Mykonos 2010 event. There are just a few spots left which means if you are thinking about attending this event you need to contact Tricia ASAP. While making this make-n-take sponsored by Maya Road and Ranger you will get to play with Maya Mists, Chipboard, Stamps, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints and Stickles. You can make yours just like mine or use the same products and alter the chipboard piece how you wish. This will be your name tag. While making this make-n-take sponsored again by Maya Road and Ranger you will alter a mini acrylic butterfly using Alcohol Inks, Stickles, Stamps and Glitter.  There will be two different color schemes for you to pick from… brights as...

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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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Something exciting…

May 19, 2010

has come my way… I will be doing a mini workshop and make-n-takes at Cocoa Daisy Destinations Mykonos 2010. I am so super excited about this opportunity. It is going to be so much fun. Thanks Tricia for the invite! And I thought I would share one of my book projects with you. This project has all kinds of stuff going on… hand stitching, die cutting, alcohol inks and glitter. The how to will be posted in my Tips, Techniques and Tutorials soon as well as some of my other book projects. Hope to see you there and remember to live, love and laugh everyday. Hugs!    ...

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Want to go to Greece for FREE?

Apr 30, 2010

You can find out how here. I had the pleasure of being on the Cocoa Daisy DT for several years with Linda. Linda is full of life, loves her family and says some of the funniest things I have ever heard. I swear she can make you laugh so hard you cry and I truly believe her love of life and family as well as her humor is what helped her get to where she is now. Linda beat some terrible odds that were stacked against her and I am so thankful. Linda is loved deeply by many and I am so glad to be a part of this...

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Quick Card for Dad…

Jun 4, 2009

This card is simple to make (once again using my Cocoa Daisy June Kit Scraps, Cardstock, Rub On and Alpha Stickers) Cut a piece of cardstock to 5.5″ x 8″, fold it in half and ink the edges using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Cut a piece of patterned paper to 3.75″ x 5.25″, stitch a straight stitch around the inner edge of the patterned paper using a sewing machine, ink the edges using Creamy Brown Ink Cut another piece of patterned paper to 1.75″ x 5.25″, trim the edges using scallop scissors then poke a hole in the center of each scallop using a paper piercer, ink edges using Creamy Brown Ink Cut a piece of cardstock (same color as card) to 1 1/8″ x 5.25″, ink edges using Creamy Brown Ink, adhere...

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Velvet Flower Tutorial…

Jun 2, 2009

Here is the wall hanging I created with scraps kept from my Cocoa Daisy June Kit. I provided Tricia with a PDF of all the templates I created in this piece. If you are a subscriber she will have this available for download. The mini velvet flowers in this piece are super simple to create. All you need is scallop velvet trim (provided in the June Kit) , scissors, a sewing needle, 3 strands of embroidery floss, adhesive and a rhinestone. Cut the trim so you have 9 scallops (approximately 3.25″) thread 3 strands of embroidery floss into a sewing needle and begin gathering at one end. Continue to gather the trim along the sewing needle all the way to the opposite end of the trim Pull the embroidery floss together tightly until you have...

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Cocoa Daisy Layouts…

Jun 1, 2009

I finally get to share the layouts I created using this months kit by Cocoa Daisy. As you can see the June Kit and the Add On Kit are very versatile. It was loads of fun playing the Daisy Divas once again. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to darken the Eyelet Cardstock. Traced a dinner plate to create the circle out of patterned paper, cut out leaves and butterflies from a piece of Webster’s Pages patterned paper using a craft knife, attached Maya Road green pom pom trim around the edge, created a scallop border using scallop scissors and a paper piercer, accented the horizontal strip with self adhesive pearls then used my sewing machine to add additional texture by sewing a straight stitch along the circle and horizontal strip. I wanted this layout...

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Mini Wall Hanging Sneak Peek #2…

May 29, 2009

Just a few teasers of the Mini Wall Hanging I created using my scraps from the June Kit by Cocoa Daisy. I am providing Tricia with a PDF of all the templates so Cocoa Daisy subscribers can recreate this piece if they choose. Next week I will show you how to make these adorable velvet ribbon...

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Cocoa Daisy Sneak Peeks…

May 27, 2009

I am the guest designer in June for Cocoa Daisy. And let me just say Tricia did a wonderful job putting the June kit together as it is so inspiring. I am providing a little PDF so that those who purchase the kit can download the templates needed to recreate a little wall hanging. I will share sneak peeks of this project later this week. And just so you all know, one lucky Cocoa Daisy subscriber will win a free pass to my Americana Workshop. I wonder if it will be you? Thanks for asking me to play Tricia. It was great to once again be among the Daisy...

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Cocoa Daisy Spring Crop…

Apr 22, 2009

If you wanna talk scrapbooking join me Saturday, April 25th at 2PM EST over at Cocoa Daisy. Tricia and the Daisy Divas have organized a fun filled weekend of challenges, games and online projects. The fun begins at 3PM EST Friday, April 24th and ends Sunday, April 27th at 7PM. To join in on all the fun make sure you register early on the forum. Just a little FYI… Tricia will be giving away over $200. in prizes during the crop. So register now and get ready for some creative fun this weekend. See you...

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“Bird of Friendship” Mini Kit

Apr 30, 2008

This “Bird of Friendship” mini kit goes on sale May 1st over at Cocoa Daisy. So, leave me a post telling me what you think about the site and I will randomly pick a winner for a Maya Road RAK.

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DT Call and Sneak Peek…

Apr 23, 2008

Cocoa Daisy is looking to add two very talented, creative and motivated scrapbook artists to join our design team, the Daisy Divas. We are looking for design team members who will be very present on the Cocoa Daisy site (both on the message board and in the gallery) and will actively promote the site elsewhere.

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