DART Rail & The Dallas World Aquarium

Jul 31, 2014

Tues­day, Ans­ley and I rode the DART rail into Dal­las to take Bel­lie to vis­it the Dal­las World Aquar­i­um. The ride into Dal­las was made super fun because we sat in our seat so that we were going back­wards. When your 7 that’s awe­some. Once we arrived it was absolute amaze­ment. I’m a firm believ­er that if you real­ly want to enjoy some­thing like this com­plete­ly take a child. Their won­der and excite­ment is price­less. We got to the sloth exhib­it at the per­fect time as it was climb­ing up and down the trees ever so slow­ly. This is my third time to vis­it the aquar­i­um and the first time to ever see the sloth move. Usu­al­ly, it’s sleep­ing and not mov­ing a mus­cle. I thought Bel­lie’s eyes were going to pop right out...

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Bellie’s Here For A Visit

Jul 30, 2014

This past Sat­ur­day, Isabel­la (a.k.a. Bel­lie) my 7 year old niece came for her week of every­day fun. We have had a blast doing one paint project after the next. This girl LOVES to PAINT! She wants to paint over going to see a movie, get­ting a makeover at Sweet & Sassy, eat­ing break­fast at IHOP etc. I sug­gest some­thing fun to do for the day and all she says is can I just paint. So paint is what we have done all week. I asked her Sun­day what she want­ed to paint and she said a horse. At first I pan­icked because this aun­tie does not draw espe­cial­ly hors­es. So I found some col­or­ing pages of My Lit­tle Pony online, print­ed some out, let her pick which one she want­ed to paint then...

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Artistic Journey 2012 Sneak Peeks

Jul 31, 2012

Check Out The Project Peeks For Artis­tic Jour­ney! Artis­tic Jour­ney 2012 is brought to you by The Crafty Scrap­per. This event fea­tures 3 of Maya Road­’s design­ers and they are set to inspire you to try new tech­niques and learn new things on your Artis­tic Jour­ney. Check out the details below for peeks of each of the fab­u­lous 3 hour class­es. We have a spe­cial make and take that you will love for our Fri­day meet and greet! So join us on this Artis­tic Jour­ney, Octo­ber 5th — Octo­ber 7th, 2012. We Want To Learn About The Teach­ers And See Peeks Of Their Class­es! Meet Dina Wak­ley: Dina Wak­ley lives Ari­zona with her hus­band and three boys. She love every­thing about art…making it, talk­ing about it, teach­ing it. Dina dis­cov­ered scrap­book­ing in 1995. Scrap­book­ing...

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Olivia at 1 Month

Mar 6, 2012

It is hard to believe Olivia is already a month old. A few weeks ago my moth­er and father-in-law went to meet their newest grand­daugh­ter for the first time. Need­less to say they are in love and got in as many snug­gles as pos­si­ble. There is noth­ing cuter, sweet­er or more demand­ing than a new baby. Dou­glas and Karen have sur­vived the first month with­out too much sleep depri­va­tion and are enjoy­ing Olivia tremen­dous­ly. I must admit it seems so odd to me see­ing pho­tos of Dou­glas feed­ing and burp­ing a baby. I first met him when he was 18 and just out of high school prepar­ing to head off to Texas A&M. Once Dou­glas grad­u­at­ed he moved to Dal­las not too far from where we lived. He would come over some week­ends to...

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Artistic Journey 2011

Jun 21, 2011

Here is a lit­tle sneak peek of the project I’ll be teach­ing at Artis­tic Jour­ney in Octo­ber. I’m so look­ing for­ward to this event as last year was a blast. This year, I’ll be teach­ing along with Dina Wak­ley and Shel­ley Hagan­man. I’ve been on the Maya Road Design Team with Shel­ley for years and we’ve nev­er met in per­son so it’s going to be awe­some to final­ly meet. Dina and I usu­al­ly see each oth­er for a bit at CHA which is always nice. Dur­ing Artis­tic Jour­ney each teacher will teach a class that rep­re­sents our style so you’ll get to cre­ate three super cool and very dif­fer­ent projects over the week­end. Also, you’ll make an awe­some project dur­ing the meet and greet the first night of the event. And I must give a...

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Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat

May 2, 2011

The Paper Cow­girl Art Retreat made the Dal­las Morn­ing News and I’m thrilled my “Pieces of Time” work­shop project was used for the write up.You can find the write up in the Arts & Life sec­tion of the paper. Reg­is­tra­tion for Paper Cow­girl clos­es May 15th. I still have a few spots left in my class and would love to see you there. This is going to be a won­der­ful week­end of cre­ative fun. It is going to be anoth­er rainy day here in Frisco… per­fect weath­er to fin­ish book projects. Just 3 more to go and I’m done with book #2. Oh it is going to be a hap­py day to have the last project com­plet­ed. Hugs &...

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It’s Back!!!

Apr 21, 2011

Artis­tic Jour­ney 2011 ~ Art­ful Mem­o­ries fea­tur­ing The Crafty Scrap­per and Maya Road I’m so excit­ed to be a part of this event again this year. So come share a week­end of fun, laugh­ter and learn­ing as it is going to be a blast. When Is The Event Sched­uled And What Will You Get For The Price? The Artis­tic Jour­ney will begin on Sep­tem­ber 30th (around 2 pm) and end on Octo­ber 3rd (around 3 pm), 2011 at the home of The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, TX (approx­i­mate­ly 30 min­utes south of down­town Dal­las). Cost of the Artis­tic Jour­ney 2011 is $275.00. Includ­ed in this $275.00 price are: Three 3 hour class­es with 3 teach­ers from the Maya Road Design Team Class kits chock full of del­ish scrap­book­ing prod­ucts (just bring your basics) Full...

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A bunch of this and that…

May 3, 2007

A por­tion of our fence was knocked down and our neigh­bors tram­po­line (they live 3 hous­es down) end­ed up in our back­yard. I have been play­ing with some alco­hol inks by Ranger and must say Ranger + Maya Road = pure delight! Look at how pret­ty these Sheer Blos­soms look inked and accent­ed with glass glit­ter.

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Maya Road Mini Album Sneak Peeks

Jan 21, 2007

If you like month­ly kits, you real­ly need to check out this kit club. Tri­cia does a won­der­ful job at putting togeth­er the month­ly kits and always has awe­some guest design­ers. I’m always so excit­ed to see my kit come each month!

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