Bunny Easter Egg or Treat Holder

Mar 19, 2015

How cute will this East­er egg or treat hold­er look sit­ting at each per­sons table set­ting for East­er brunch. You can fill it with a per­son­al­ized dec­o­rat­ed egg to use as a place card or fill it with choco­lates for an after brunch treat. It’s real­ly sim­ple to make and I’m cer­tain your guest will love the added touch. Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Alter­ations East­er Ele­ments Sizzix Die, Matt Board, Flo­ral Emboss­ing Fold­er, Tim Holtz Dis­tress Paint Aban­doned Coral & Cracked Pis­ta­chio, Dina Wak­ley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Glitz, Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Big Shot or Cut­tle­bug, Paint­brush, Paper Trim­mer with Scor­ing Tool Using a Big Shot or Cut­tle­bug die, Matt Board and the East­er Ele­ments die, die cut two bun­nies and two bows. Using a Big Shot...

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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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Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing a can­vas for their Design­er Chal­lenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excit­ed yes! They sent each design­er a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Per­fect Pearls and Per­fect Pearl Mists and told us to cre­ate some­thing that reflect­ed our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Plat­inum Stick­les and glit­ter and once I got start­ed I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger prod­uct and when you look at the list below you’ll real­ize I’m not kid­ding. It was so much fun to sit and just cre­ate what­ev­er came to mind. I cut the grungepa­per into squares, embossed them using my cut­tle­bug then sewed them all togeth­er with a zigzag...

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Seek Joy

Jan 20, 2011

I was asked to cre­ate a few things for Ranger to dis­play at CHA. One of the prod­ucts they want­ed me to cre­ate with was their Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE). I had not real­ly played around with this all that much but let me tell you I now have a seri­ous addic­tion… real­ly, if you have not cre­at­ed with this you need to give it a try. It is FUN and comes in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent col­ors. I used their Plat­inum, Black and Gold to cre­ate this wall hang­ing. Sup­plies Used: UTEE — Black, Plat­inum, Gold, Clear, Plat­inum & Crys­tal Stick­les, Dis­tress Emboss­ing Ink, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Chip­board Alpha­bet, Maya Road William Mini Chip­board Alpha­bet, Per­fect Medi­um, Per­fect Pearls — Per­fect Pearl, Per­fect Pearls Mist — Per­fect Pearl, Heavy White Card­stock, Archival Ink...

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New Products I love…

Jan 16, 2010

Since Maya Road sneak peeks will con­tin­ue Mon­day I thought I would show you a few prod­ucts already revealed that I real­ly love. I love how gor­geous this Red Medal­lion Flower accent­ed with a Crys­tal and Vin­tage Black Pearl Pin looks next to an Upper­case Philadel­phia Chip­board let­ter that is altered with fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. You can bet I will be tint­ing some Crys­tal Pins with my cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks using this Tim’s cool fil­l­able pen in the near future. I love how cute this heart and arrow from the Love Mini Chip­board Set looks altered with vin­tage sheet music and fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. It is attached to one of the Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ners from the Mini Set. And I think this but­ton from the Mini But­ton...

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Day 3 of Maya Road Sneak Peeks

Jan 15, 2010

Check out all the new beau­ties. There are quite a few so I will start with the Felt Pearl Blos­soms. They come in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shades, off-white, brown, pink, grey, yel­low and turquoise. The Heart Pins come in the gor­geous pearl red as shown in my project and the sweet­est baby pink. And the fun thing about the Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Beads is they are clear so you can col­or them any col­or you want using either cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks in this super cool fil­l­able pen. The sky is the lim­it for these as you can make them any col­or you wish to match your projects. Then we have the super cute Kraft Mini Tick­ets that come in 13 dif­fer­ent designs and the Kraft Mini Tags that come in 6 dif­fer­ent designs. I...

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Let the sneak peeks begin…

Jan 13, 2010

Oh how I love being on the Maya Road design team espe­cial­ly this time of year when I get to play with all their new release prod­ucts. Here is a project I cre­at­ed using lots of new Maya Road prod­ucts. This sweet ban­ner will be dis­played in my scrap­room and cer­tain­ly in a spot so that I can see it all the time. I just love it. I col­ored the Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Beads using a Cop­ic Mark­er (Sand E33) and I embossed the Chip­board But­tons using my Cut­tle­bug and the French Script Emboss­ing Fold­er. New Release Prod­ucts Skin­ny House But­ton Mini Set But­ter­flies Mini Set Hearts Trin­ket Pins Leaf (Brown) Trin­ket Pins Mini Wave Mauve Trim Char­coal Ink Pad Pink Ink Pad And I am so in love with the new But­ter­flies...

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…

Oct 11, 2009

Oh how I love this movie… I looked for­ward to watch­ing it every year as a child and still like watch­ing it as an adult. Not only does this pump­kin look adorable sit­ting on our cof­fee table I think it will also be cute as a place­card on our table for Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. All I need to do is replace the “Hap­py Hal­loween” sen­ti­ment with a name. To recre­ate this project first paint the plas­tic pump­kin using orange acrylic paint and the stem (remove the stem for eas­i­er han­dling) with brown acrylic paint, let dry. Apply liq­uid adhe­sive to the pump­kin then gen­er­ous­ly apply orange glit­ter on top. Apply  liq­uid adhe­sive to the stem then gen­er­ous­ly apply brown glit­ter on top. Tap off excess. Let Dry. Cre­ate the leaves using this tuto­r­i­al. Wrap the...

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Oak Leaves Cluster…

Aug 26, 2009

Can you tell fall is heavy on my mind? I can­not wait for some cool­er weath­er. But for now it looks like anoth­er hot day here in Texas. I have no idea how these High School foot­ball play­ers prac­tice in 100 degree temps… nuts I tell ya. Any­way on to my post and more thoughts of fall. As you can see I am real­ly lov­ing my new Cut­tle­bug Leaf Dies and thought I would show you the cute clus­ter of leaves I cre­at­ed using the oak leaf die. This lit­er­al­ly took me 15 min. to cre­ate from start to fin­ish. And the tiny Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Beads are a great accent for acorns. They catch the light beau­ti­ful­ly and will look great on a can­dlelit table set­ting. This leaf clus­ter would look real­ly...

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Simple Leaf Pick Tutorial…

Aug 24, 2009

Here is a super sim­ple leaf pick tuto­r­i­al. As most of you know I love cre­at­ing accents for projects out of book pages. While look­ing around our local Joann Craft Store this week­end I found lots of their Cut­tle­bug dies on clear­ance and I was thrilled when I found this leaf set. I plan on mak­ing a nice clus­ter of oak leaves to accent some Thanks­giv­ing projects. But first I had to try out the Maple Leaf. Sup­plies Used: Cut­tle­bug Die Cut­ting Machine Cut­tle­bug Leaf Set Die Book Page 24 Gauge Wire Wire Cut­ters Aleene’s Paper Glaze Stick­les — Plat­inum Instruc­tions: Using your Cut­tle­bug and the Maple Leaf Die, cut two leaves out of a book page Using Aleene’s Paper Glaze apply adhe­sive (I like this adhe­sive as it will not buck­le your paper)...

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Sidelined just a tad…

May 21, 2009

Well a few days ago I sliced my fin­ger which means my cre­ativ­i­ty is a bit side­lined so I thought I would show you 4 embell­ish­ments using the same Cut­tle­bug Cut & Emboss Tex­tile Hearts Set, Black Mag­ic Col­or­Core Card­stock and Sand Paper. You can accent these with Crys­tal Stick­les, paint and/or fin­ish the edges using glass glit­ter or Plat­inum Stick­les. Same paper and cut & emboss set gives you 4 dif­fer­ent looks Sand­ed Embossed Area Sand­ed Recessed Area Back of Black Mag­ic Col­or­Core Card­stock Front of Black Magc Col­or­Core...

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Butterfly Embellishment…

May 18, 2009

Sat­ur­day I received a lit­tle pack­age from a sweet friend that con­tained two Cut­tle­bug Cut­ting Die and Emboss­ing Fold­ers this being one of the ones I received. I must admit I was like a lit­tle kid on Christ­mas morn­ing… I had to open it imme­di­ate­ly and begin cre­at­ing. And here is my fin­ished cre­ation. A sim­ple but­ter­fly embell­ish­ment to add to any project. I hope you give this tuto­r­i­al a try… just con­sid­er your­self warned.. you will become addict­ed. Sup­plies Need­ed: Sim­ply Sten­cils (Plaid) Tim Holtz Adiron­dack Alco­hol Inks (Bot­tle, Den­im, Ter­ra Cot­ta) Liq­uid Pearls (Petal Pink) Ice Stick­les (Crys­tal Ice) But­ter­flies Cut & Emboss Set (Cut­tle­bug) Tombow Mono Vel­lum Adhe­sive 4 — Self Adhe­sive Pearls Tools Need­ed: Cut­tle­bug Ink Appli­ca­tor & Felt Scis­sors Paint­brush Instruc­tions: Trim Sim­ply Sten­cil mate­r­i­al to size of Cut­tle­bug...

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Altered Coffee Tin…

Sep 12, 2008

Prod­ucts Used: Cut­tle­bug Emboss­ing Fold­er — Script, My Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Christ­mas Mag­ic Col­lec­tion — Rib­bon Stripe, Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Ledger Paper, Maya Road Sheer Blos­som, Vel­vet Pleat Blos­soms, Vel­vet Pleat Blos­soms — Red &

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So what do you think…

Sep 11, 2008

Yes­ter­day I was won­der­ing how a small brown paper bag would emboss using an emboss­ing fold­er well… I used the tex­tile emboss­ing fold­er (seems to be my favorite) then cov­ered the embossed bag using Ranger Dis­tress Inks in Vin­tage Pho­to and Spiced Mar­malade.

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Maya Road Sheers and Alcohol Inks…

Sep 10, 2008

This can­dle accent was cre­at­ed using a Maya Road Sheer Oval Key­chain Set, Alco­hol Inks by Ranger in Ter­ra Cot­ta, Lat­te and Pearl, Maya Road Jonathan Chip­board Alpha­bet, Adiron­dak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber in Gold and Gold Glit­ter from the Regal Glit­ter Col­lec­tion by Melis­sa Frances.

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Sheer Blossoms meet the Cuttlebug…

Sep 8, 2008

Addi­tion­al Prod­ucts Used: Maya Road But­tons — Earth, Maya Road Trin­kets Met­al Ele­ments — Blos­soms, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet, Adiron­dack Metal­lic Acrylic Paint Dab­ber — Gold, Melis­sa Frances Regal Glit­ter Col­lec­tion (Gold), Melis­sa Frances Autumn Splen­dor Vin­tage Trans­fers, Floss, Tulle and a Berry Spray.

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