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 you who...

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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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