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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