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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