Antiquated Collection Card Class

Sep 4, 2013

I will be teaching my Antiquated Collection card class at Creative Cards and Crafts the weekend of October 18th & 19th. Please contact the store for class times and fees. It’s going to be a super fun creative weekend. Class Description: In this Antiquated Collection class I will show you how to assemble 5 beautiful 4” x 5.5” vintage themed all occasion cards using patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms line as well as stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp line with Pink Persimmon. Once all five cards are assembled and accented using Stickles, Pearls, Seam Binding and Decorative Stick Pins you will be ready to correspond with friends and family. Please Note: I will bring a limited amount of stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp line. If you would rather a...

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Shabby Chic Birdhouse

Jul 5, 2013

The base of this altered birdhouse is created using Eileen Hull’s 3D Birdhouse die by Sizzix. After I assembled the birdhouse I covered it  with plaster. Once the plaster was dry I painted it with acrylic paint and accented the stenciled areas with ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink. I’m not kidding when I say I LOVE plaster and want to cover everything in it. It’s all I think about. The texture you can create with this medium is so amazing. The sides and top areas of the front and back of the birdhouse are accented with images from decorative napkins. The look is amazing and it’s so simple to do. Just cut out the image from your napkin, peel the white layers of the napkin off until all you have is the image layer, using your...

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All Occasion Card

Apr 22, 2013

This all occasion card is one I created for Maya Road to display while their product kits are being sold on HSN, tomorrow. I thought I would share a few projects using some of the products in each kit to give you a little inspiration. Caroline created I think 20 projects for the show. Talk about a crazy fast crafter. The Fabric Tape Flower Mini Canvas, Fabric Tape Mini Wreath (sharing with you tomorrow) and the Smile Mini Canvas that I shared with you last week are all projects using products from these kits. Since I’m sure you are not going to want to miss out I posted Maya Road’s time slots below, which as I understand can change at any given second so don’t hold me to it but these should be close to accurate. Beth...

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Smile Mini Canvas

Apr 19, 2013

Oh goodness I gotta share some awesome tips with you today. I painted the sides of this mini canvas using Adirondack Shell Pink, once dry I found the pink was just a tad bit too pink. So I lightly applied ColorBox Creamy Brown Chalk Ink over the paint and it created the most BEAUTIFUL shade of  pink which just so happened to match the pink in the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms background paper perfectly. The next tip is if you apply ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Rose Coral on top of the Maya Road Mixed Blossom Mini Chipboard pieces then lightly apply Maya Road Pure White Pigment on top you create another gorgeous shade of pink that works BEAUTIFULLY with the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms patterned paper line. I just love discovering and sharing...

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Celebrate Cupcake Picks

Jul 3, 2011

Here is a project even the kids could help you create. Baking, icing and decorating cupcakes is always fun no matter the age. I think a few dozen cupcakes accented with this cupcake topper and displayed on a table would be adorable. You know your guests will love snagging these treats. You could even type or print different words describing your July 4th celebration. Below is a list of words I compiled that certainly describes this very important holiday. Britain, Colonies, Jefferson, Declaration, Independence, Fourth, July, Philadelphia, Freedom, Nation, Thirteen, Hancock, Continental, Congress, Red, White, Blue, Stars, Stripes, Anthem, Flag, Liberty, Betsy Ross, America, United, States, Honor, Memory, Constitution, Loyalty, Memorial, Franklin Supplies Needed: Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances (Caleb, Daniel) White Cardstock ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Self Adhesive Pearls: Melissa Frances (White)...

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Remember Me… MM Blog Bounce

May 10, 2011

It’s time for another Memory Makers Blog Bounce. The theme this month is “Remember Me.” I thought it would be nice to give you a project to create for Memorial Day. These ornaments can be hung on a wreath or placed anywhere in your home to add a bit of patriotism and honor friends and family who have served our country.  To those, I give a heartfelt thank you. Supplies Needed: 3 – Small Paper Mache Star Ornaments (Hobby Lobby) Making Memories Paint (Dusk, Red Wagon) Ranger Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber (Silver) ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Crepe Paper Streamer (White) Embroidery Floss (DMC #543) Old Book Page Stickles (Platinum) Martha Stewart Seal Punch Paper Glaze or Glossy Accents Glitter (Waterslide, Red Wagon, Steel) Old Fashioned Silver Tinsel Garland by Bethany Lowe...

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Gift Bow

Dec 17, 2010

The other day Ronda sent me a few photos of some cute containers she created filled with some of her peppermint bark, click here if you want her recipe. Well I noticed she had the cutest gift bows on top of each container so I immediately asked her how she made them. Well she got the idea from Emily who got the idea from a post on Flickr. Oh the tangled web us crafters weave. Emily’s tutorial is super easy to follow and I think you will want to create some for yourself. These bows do not take much paper either so you could mix and match them with your paper scraps. Supplies Used: The Girls’ Paperier – Tinsel & Twig – Holly Berry Floral, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky...

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Christmas Memories…

Oct 21, 2010

While at CHA store owners expressed interest in a Maya Road Retailer Kit Program and I am pleased to share with you their first Christmas Memories Mini Album Kit designed by me. Maya Road partnered with Lilybee Designs to bring you a kit which is perfect for the Holidays! And guess what? They are offering these kits at wholesale price so store owners can teach them in their stores or sell them to their customers! To find out more about the kit read below! Get ready for the holidays because they will be here before you know it. Once you complete this album all you will need to do during the busy month of December is attach your photos because everything else will be completed. This album can showcase your holiday season using 3.5”...

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I spy…

Aug 6, 2010

a really messy bar and kitchen table. The bar is loaded with lots of fun things I purchased while in Maine and West Virginia and the kitchen table is filled with stuff I have been using this week. You too can have this mess if your scraproom is so out of control you need to ask your neighbor to help you come organize…. next week hopefully all that you see will fit into my scraproom. Pray for me that Jennifer does not leave the second she sees what I have done. You will spy with your little eyes vintage milk bottle caps (for my future Christmas online workshop), German glass glitter, bag full of vintage tinsel and aluminum garland (more items for an online workshop), old bottles to be cleaned and filled with vintage...

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Lola Banner

Jun 30, 2010

I created this banner nearly a year ago for last years CHA-S. I love it so much that I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how to recreate it. I love the combination of the pale pink paint and vintage sheet music as well as the German glass glitter, crepe paper, Platinum Stickles and trims. I guess it is safe to say I love it all. Supplies Needed: Maya Road Mixed Scallop Triangle Banner Album, Maya Road Philadelphia Uppercase Alphabet, Maya Road Silver Metallic Mist, Vintage Sheet Music, Platinum Stickles, Pink Crepe Paper, 5mm Self Adhesive Pearls, Fine Silver German Glass Glitter, White Tulle, Brown and White Baker’s Twine, White Seam Binding, Embroidery Floss (color does not matter) ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents Tools Used: Paintbrush, Scallop...

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Heritage Pennant

May 17, 2010

This is one of my favorite photos of my Mom and her Mother. I am guessing this photo was taken around 1944. I think photo booth photos are the best. So wanting to be able to see this photo more often I decided to create a little heritage style pennant. Now I can display it however I wish. Tips, Techniques and Tutorials I had a super fun Saturday at The Crafty Scrapper. I took two soldering classes 101 and 201. Trisha is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her I suggest you do. You will be so happy you did. I will show you some of the charms I made later in the week. Have a great day. I’m off to send Carolyn the info needed...

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Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 24, 2010

How sweet will this be filled with a little Easter surprise? I love surprises and think this altered egg shaped paper mache box is perfect to hold that special Easter something. Supplies Needed: Small Egg Shaped Paper Mache Box, Vintage Easter Postcard Image, Folk Art 526 Soft Apple Acrylic Paint, Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage – Glossy, Martha Stewart Crafts Crystal Coarse Glitter, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, Maya Road Vintage Crochet White Zig Zag Trim, Pale Pink Seam Binding, Fabri-Tac, Maya Road Clear Jewel Pins, Copic Ciao Markers RV13 Tender Pink & G21 Lime Green, 3mm Rhinestones, 5mm Self Adhesive Pearl Tools Used: Scissors, Pencil, Paintbrush Instructions: Using a paintbrush paint the entire paper mache box, let dry. Lightly ink the painted box using Creamy Brown ink. Note:  You just want a...

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Vintage Postcard Easter Ornaments

Mar 21, 2010

If you are creating the Easter Ornaments I am posting here are a few more for your tree. I love vintage postcard images… especially Easter ones. I really think I was born in the wrong time period. Supplies Used: Maya Road Foundation Chipboard Set, Maya Mist – Silver Metallic, German Glass Glitter – Silver, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles, Copic Ciao Marker RV13 Tender Pink, Self Adhesive Cream colored Pearls – 2mm & 5mm, Brown & White Baker’s Twine, Aleene’s Acid Free Tacky Glue Stick, Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, Vintage Easter Postcard Images, Vintage Sheet Music (The Crafty Scrapper most likely has a lot of this product if you need to order online… give them a call 972.923.3151) Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Sanding Block Instructions: Cover...

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Easter Ornaments and Canvas Sampler Class Info

Feb 17, 2010

In this class you will create 6 adorable Easter Ornaments that are perfect to accent any Easter tree, gift bag or banner. These ornaments range in size from 3” to 4” and each front showcases an adorable vintage postcard image while the back of each ornament is simply covered with images of vintage sheet music. You will accent each ornament with a silk flower, self adhesive pearls, brown & white baker’s twine and buttons. If you choose, the vintage images can be accented with Diamond Stickles and the scroll frames can be accented using Platinum Stickles. I will show you how to accent dangling chandelier pieces using Copic markers which can be purchased at Crop-Paper-Scissors if you wish to accent your ornaments. There will be lots of painting, sanding, glittering and gluing in this...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #8

Dec 10, 2009

Well we did it… all 12 pockets are completed. Now to arrange them and onto my canvas and alter that up a bit. Will get to work on it and show you the finished project soon. This is going to be a fun thing to do with Ansley during her Christmas break. There’s nothing like having a little something fun to do each day. Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #7

Dec 8, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of white seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the pocket with patterned paper, stitch around...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #6

Dec 7, 2009

We are so close to finishing up this 12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar. I find this a fun way to keep the holidays going during Ansley’s winter break and it helps with the sting of having to go back to school… just a little something to look forward to each day after Christmas.  And I decided to give you a peek at how I am arranging the pockets. This is far from being finished as I need to add some trim and other embellishments but at least this way you can see the method to my madness. Just two empty spots left to fill. I love how today’s pocket worked out… the little jester doll looks as though he is throwing a snowball.. too cute! Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on...

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Crepe Paper Ornament and Bottle Brush Trees

Dec 5, 2009

Friday night I was lucky enough to get to chat online as a guest with a bunch of Fisk-a-teers during their online crop. I tell ya if you want to chat with a fun group…you want to make sure you attend the next one. Before the chat I created these two projects in their honor. So I thought I would share the step by step instructions for the ornament with you. (no instructions for the large tree at the bottom of this post as I think you can figure it out pretty simply) You can make a similar ornament for yourself by changing the color of the crepe paper (Red, Green or Blue), Maya Road Maya Mists (Red) and beads. This is a really fun ornament to make and you all know I have...

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Let it Snow…

Dec 4, 2009

I gotta say I am impressed with myself today… two big blog posts in one day…. As promised here are the instructions for this sweet snowman ornament that was part of Debby’s 12 Days of Home for the Holidays. You want to make sure to keep checking Debby’s blog because she has a new designer featured each day. I love reading how others preserve their holiday traditions. How do you preserve yours? Instructions: Using a paintbrush apply Manila paint all along the sides of your paper mache ornament, let dry. Cover the top of your ornament with vintage sheet music. Using ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink – Creamy Brown, ink the edges of the paper mache ornament. Using a paintbrush apply Collage Pauge Decoupage – Glossy all over the top of the vintage sheet music...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #4

Dec 4, 2009

We are getting so close to finishing up our calendar. I might share a peak of how mine looks with all the tags together… still trying to decide… I might just make you wait. And make sure you check back tomorrow as I am going to have the instructions on how I created this cute ornament. That snowman makes me so happy. Thanks Debby for asking me to participate in your 12 Days of Home for the Holidays. Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #2

Dec 2, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white cardstock, ink on top of stamped image using Distress Ink, lightly color image using jewel tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Fragments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alcohol Ink, ink the top of the Fragments Charm, accent the Fragments Charm with Distress Stickles, let dry. Once the Distress Stickles is dry apply a clear drying adhesive to the edge of the Fragments Charm and apply Gold German Glass Glitter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam binding on top. Cover the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with patterned paper, fold the end up to create a pocket, cover the folded part of the pocket with patterned paper, stitch around...

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