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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Altered Art Journal Pages 1 & 2 ~ Same Paint Different Styles

Jun 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: July 19th     TIME: 2:30      PLACE: The Crafty Scrapper     CLASS Length: 3-4 Hours     LEVELS: All In this class you will alter one page (front and back) of a Wendy Vecchi Art Journal Cover Page. Some of the products you will use in class are vintage papers, The Crafters Workshop Stencils, Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Gold Embossing Paste, Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds stamps and Dina Wakley Media Paint. Page one is full of texture, muted colors and accented with a wooden cameo, seam binding bow, vintage rickrack and inspirational words stamped onto vintage paper. Page two is bright and whimsical. I will show you how simple it is to create silhouettes and hand painted whimsical doodles. The tips and techniques you learn in this class can...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ I’ll be There Soon

Apr 14, 2014

I’m getting so excited about my return visit to Rocky Mountain Memories in Estes Park, CO. This is the sweetest most quaint store that sits in the heart of downtown Estes Park along the riverwalk. Rocky Mountain Memories is filled with great products and super fun people. Cheryl Grigsby, the owner is living my dream. Seriously, a scrapbook store in Estes Park, CO, pure heaven. Last year, when I taught there I got to stay in Rick and Cheryl’s amazing cabin. While there all I could think about was how much mom and dad would love staying at “Redemption Cabin“. So this year, I’m bringing Mr. & Mrs. Claus along for the ride. They are getting  a wonderful mini vacation in one of their all time favorite spots while I teach. Mom and Dad...

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Leather Bracelets

Mar 17, 2014

To create these three bracelets I used a fun product called Metal Complex Flat Leather. They are pre-packaged leather strips that measure 10 x 2mm and come in a wide assortment of color groups. The color group shown here is the Yellow/Steel Grey Metallic group. Metal Complex also has available 5mm spools in 20 different colors as well as 3mm spools of colored faux snake leather. What I love about this product is you can leave the leather strips as is like I did with the top bracelet. This is just how the leather strip looks when taken out of the packaging. For the middle bracelet, I decided to see if I could emboss the leather strip using my Sizzix Big Shot and an embossing folder. It worked beautifully and the embossing was perfect....

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Save The Dates

Feb 24, 2014

I’m so glad to be returning to Rocky Mountain Memories April 25th & 26th. I will be teaching an Altered Art Journal class as well as a Card Class. I will have photos of the card class soon. If you want to take the Altered Art Journal class shown above please call Cheryl at (970) 577.1415 for the date, time and cost for this class. In this class you will create a beautiful altered art journal using one of Wendy Vecchi’s new Studio 490 Art Parts Art Journal Covers. You will alter the front of your art journal cover using Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Embossing Paste and NEW Crackle Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils, Paint and more. The inside front and back covers will be altered using Vintage Sheet Music, Inks and Perfect...

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On My Table…

Jan 17, 2014

I’ve been playing around in my studio, this week and have really enjoyed working on a few soldering projects. Soldering is something I kinda put on the back burner for a bit while creating my last two books. I get so much satisfaction from creating items I have visualized in my head. I’m a true assemblage girl at heart. The house above has an adorable vintage Valentine image inside and is covered with a layer of resin. The vintage flocked flowers are a beautiful shade of pale pink and one is accented with the words “Love is”. I added two small rhinestones from a vintage necklace to the key. So I’m sure you figured it out that the title of this pendant will be “Love is Key”. I’m going to drill a hole in...

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Melt Art Mania

May 30, 2013

      This giveaway is now CLOSED and the winner has been announced HERE. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I was thrilled when Ranger asked me to participate in their Melt Art Mania event. All they asked was that I create a project using their melting pot and any other Melt Art products. If this is the first you’ve heard about their Melt Art Mania event go check out their blog. Starting May 15th, Ranger has featured some of the most amazing projects and tutorials created by artists from all over using products from their Melt Art line. I decided to feature their Melting Pot, Texture Treads, Bees Wax and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel ~ UTEE. I love the feel and color of Natural Bees Wax and had my mind set on creating...

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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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Delight In The Seasons Autumn Sneak Peeks

Jul 27, 2012

This week, as I was in Hobby Lobby I saw that they are putting out all their seasonal items and crafts for all those who like to start working on projects for craft fairs, gifts and home decor items. So I thought I would share some sneak peeks of projects in Chapter Four ~ Autumn of my book Delight In The Seasons. You will find lots of fun projects and techniques in Chapter Four ~ Autumn. I had so much fun creating projects for Grandparent’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Autumn and even a Baby Shower Centerpiece. You will teach you techniques using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Maya Mist, Perfect Pearls, Copic Markers, Glitter, Punches, and so much more. And remember, Delight In The Seasons is so much more than just holidays. Don’t let the...

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Year In Review ~ UTEE

Jan 4, 2012

When I was asked to create some projects using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) I had no idea I would fall in love with this medium like I did. This product is endless in possibilities. I made rings and charms, altered a gift box, created a mini canvas, made faux lollipops, inspiration baubles and discovered a faux sea glass technique. This product is FUN! UTEE Rings I pressed a Tim Holtz button into Mold-n-Pour to create the flower mold and a vintage earring to create the blue polka dotted one. Once the mold was ready I removed the button and earring and filled them with UTEE. Altered Gift Box using UTEE The flower center is the same vintage earring mold I used to make the polka dot ring. The box lid is covered with...

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Just a note.

Aug 19, 2011

Hello again! Christine from Cocoa Daisy here to share a couple fun cards I made using this month’s kit “Siren’s Call”. Every month before I put my kit away to start working with the next one I like to make a couple cards with the leftover bits on my desk. This month’s kit had the perfect bright, primary colors to create a couple cheery cards. For this first card I punched 1″ circles from the Cosmo Cricket paper and then ran them through my sewing machine, letting the machine run a few stitches in between each circle to create a banner like affect. I laid them out on the card in random order, placing foam adhesive under some to add a little dimension. I finished off the card with a tag and this cute...

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CHA Day 3

Feb 1, 2011

What a great day today was. Thank you to all my sweet friends who came by the booth to wish me a happy birthday. It was so sweet of all of you. Those of you that decided to sing happy birthday to me I thank you too even though I wanted to run and hide. It was funny and I must admit so sweet. Carolyn and Keri made me a birthday card out of one of the catalogs they got at the show. I will have to take a photo of it tomorrow so you can see… it is too cute!  Caroline and David took all the Roadies out to eat and surprised me with a wonderful brownie and singing waiter after dinner. Yes I was beet red, wanting to hide but was touched...

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It’s a BeaUTEEful day over here…

Jan 24, 2011

(I think I just saw some eyerolls, but really how cute is the word BeaUTEEful? Talk about making a super cute t-shirt… and I would wear it!) Ok on to some projects. This was a simple brown box that a necklace came in and I turned it into this using these products … Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Blending Tool, Jet Black Archival Ink, two Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Stamps (Script & Flower), Embossing Ink, Mold-n-Pour, Clear UTEE, Heat Gun, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Platinum Stickles, Heavy Weight White Cardstock, Seam Binding and Foam Squares. From start to finish this took no more than 30 min. And I also made this sweet teeny tiny house covered it in UTEE (did you really think I wouldn’t?) then altered trees, trims and a banner. The entire piece is...

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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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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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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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A little Valentine Tutorial…

Jan 19, 2009

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seriously love everything Deb and Caroline make and the great thing about their products are they mix and match perfectly. I always look at their coaster albums and think they would make wonderful fabric patterns. Well needing a break from book projects yesterday I decided to use the bird pattern to create my own fabric embellishment. Talk about super EASY to make. Seriously easy. This is the first piece of fabric anything I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Anyway, I thought I would create a little tutorial thinking you might like to give this a try. Supplies Needed: 2-Ring Heart Binder (1 page) Sheer Heart Scallop Book (1 page) Heart Chipboard Book (1 page) Bird Chipboard Book...

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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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