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 Bottle Brush Tree

Feb 16, 2015

Bot­tle Brush Trees are fun to alter for any hol­i­day or to use year round as a home decor accent. You can attach these to wood­en spools, per­fume bot­tles, small glass jars, in shad­ow box­es, real­ly pret­ty much on any­thing. Also, if you want to col­or your trees it’s easy using any of the non-iri­des­cent Maya Mist col­ors. This altered bot­tle brush tree is so fast to cre­ate you can have it com­plet­ed in under 5 min. Sup­plies Need­ed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Small Glass Bot­tle, Seed Beads, Small Flocked Flow­ers, Seam Bind­ing, Cro­chet Doily, White Maya Road Glit­ter Dust, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um Tools: Scis­sors, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Instruc­tions: Place seed beads into small glass bot­tle. Cut stems on small flocked flow­ers to short­en slight­ly, place into bot­tle. Dou­ble knot a piece of seam...

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I Love You Frame

Feb 13, 2015

This spark­ly chip­board frame is going to be added to the front cov­er of a mini album. I plan to cov­er the album with vin­tage sheet music and ledger paper than add pho­tos of Ter­ri and Ans­ley. If you want to make this chip­board frame it’s super sim­ple and here’s the tuto­r­i­al. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2 Maya Road Chip­board Frames, Maya Road Glit­ter ~ Red & Sil­ver, Red & Sil­ver Acrylic Paint, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Glass Vial, Flocked Flow­ers, White Seam Bind­ing, Dia­mond Glaze, Glue Stick, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um, Book Page Words “I LOVE YOU”, Adhe­sive Foam Squares Tools Used: Scis­sors, Paint­brush, Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Tweez­ers Instruc­tions: Using a glue stick type adhe­sive, cov­er the front of one chip­board frame with vin­tage sheet...

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Drying Flowers

May 6, 2014

Sad­ly, my vio­las are get­ting to the end of their peak bloom­ing sea­son. I love vio­las and these have brought me great joy all win­ter. I can’t stand the thought of toss­ing them out so I decid­ed to snip off all the blooms and dry them for future art and jew­el­ry projects. Press­ing and dry­ing these tiny flow­ers is so easy to do. All you need are sev­er­al sheets of wax paper, some heavy books and 7 days of patience. Since vio­las are so small 7 days is all you need to wait. If you are press­ing larg­er flow­ers depend­ing on the size it can take up to 4 weeks. To press/dry my vio­las I lined them on a sheet of wax paper then cov­ered them with anoth­er piece of wax paper and placed some heavy books on top. So...

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Cupid’s Feathered Friend

Jan 21, 2014

Place a few drops of pink dye or Mist into a small cup of water, (the more dye the dark­er the col­or, less dye the lighter the col­or), mix togeth­er. Using a paint brush, apply dyed water onto white bird and let dry. You can speed up the dry­ing process using a hair dry­er set on the cool set­ting. Cov­er the body of the bird with a thin lay­er of instant decoupage, then apply Light Pink Glit­ter, tap off excess glit­ter and let dry. Cov­er the wings of the bird with instant decoupage and apply a thin lay­er of Iri­des­cent Glit­ter and let dry. Apply instant decoupage to the beak of the bird then apply Fine Sil­ver Glass Glit­ter, let dry. As you can see there is a lot of dry­ing time but it should not take long...

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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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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Donna Salazar

Sep 24, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Don­na Salazar. Don­na is a wife, mom, grand­ma, artist, design­er, teacher and kid at heart. She loves Inky-Painty-Glitzy-Grungi­ness… what she calls her “Girlie Grunge” look. Her style is espe­cial­ly appeal­ing to mixed media artists; how­ev­er, her love of flow­ers and all things spark­ly seems to appeal to crafters of all types and styles. She cur­rent­ly has licensed prod­ucts with 5 com­pa­nies. Don­na’s, Life In A Dinghy Life in my mag­i­cal dinghy would be peace­ful and calm. The dai­ly dust­ing of Fairy­dust Glit­ter would give my dinghy the abil­i­ty to fly amongst the clouds. I would spend my days trav­el­ing through the fluffy white clouds gath­er­ing cloud flow­ers, just because I could. In the evening I would vis­it with the fairies in their cloud homes to get the next...

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Stickles

Jun 5, 2013

Most of you should know by now that I have a seri­ous LOVE for Stick­les, espe­cial­ly Dia­mond and Plat­inum! When teach­ing these two are a giv­en for items need­ed in class. I use Stick­les on pret­ty much every­thing I cre­ate and I have a say­ing about them too, “Stick­les is to Crafters what Botox is to Plas­tic Sur­geons. You can always use a lit­tle some­where”. If you are a crafter that does not like loose glit­ter Stick­les is a prod­uct for you. It’s easy to use and there is zero mess. So today, I’m going to show you how I use a lit­tle or a lot on my projects. Dia­mond Stick­les is a great way to give a sim­ple flower a lit­tle pop. All you need to do is apply a small amount onto...

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Get Acquainted All Occasion Card

May 28, 2013

col·lage ~ a tech­nique of com­pos­ing a work of art by past­ing on a sin­gle sur­face var­i­ous mate­ri­als not nor­mal­ly asso­ci­at­ed with one anoth­er, as news­pa­per clip­pings, parts of pho­tographs, the­ater tick­ets, and frag­ments of an enve­lope. One of the rea­sons I love col­lage so much is I can assem­ble all the ran­dom vin­tage finds I dis­cov­er in flea mar­kets, thrift stores and antique shops to cre­ate one of a kind items like this card. A col­lage can be cre­at­ed as a one dimen­sion­al piece using all types of ephemera or three dimen­sion­al piece using found objects like but­tons, milk caps, keys, millinery stems, etc.. This card is cre­at­ed using paper items, but­tons, seam bind­ing, twine and a milk cap that are all found in my Delight In The Art of Col­lage Kit 1 ~ Anti­quat­ed....

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Petaloo Color Me Crazy & Ranger Ink ~ Altered Clutch

May 17, 2013

I’m hap­py to let you know I’m a guest design­er on the Petaloo Blog, today. This entire week has been their Col­or Me Crazy & Ranger Ink chal­lenge. Cheryl at Petaloo sent me a pack­age of the Petaloo Col­or Me Crazy prod­ucts and asked that I only alter them using Ranger Ink prod­ucts. To see how I cre­at­ed this mini shab­by chic clutch and read how to recre­ate one of your own, hop on over to their blog and check out the tuto­r­i­al I post­ed. This mini shab­by chic clutch is a fun project to make and girls/ladies of all ages will want one of their very own.   Below is a com­plete list of all the man­u­fac­tur­ers and prod­ucts used to recre­ate this project. Petaloo: Col­or Me Crazy Can­vas Fab­ric Flow­ers ~ Shab­by...

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Petaloo Color Me Crazy & Ranger Ink Week

May 14, 2013

All this week on the Petaloo Blog, Petaloo is show­cas­ing guest design­ers using their Col­or Me Crazy Line that have been altered with Ranger Ink prod­ucts. My guest design­er post isn’t until Fri­day so I thought I would show you a few of the oth­er projects I cre­at­ed just to peek your inter­est until then. You can see a gor­geous card Tam­my Tut­terow cre­at­ed and has post­ed on their blog now. This mini can­vas was a snap to cre­ate and alter­ing the Petaloo Col­or Me Crazy Petites, But­ter­flies, Fan­cy Frames and Keys are easy breezy lemon squeezy when using any of the prod­ucts Ranger Ink has to offer. To cre­ate this mini can­vas I first cov­ered the mini can­vas using a Paris themed nap­kin. If you have nev­er used design­er nap­kins as a base for a...

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Altered House Shadow Box

May 9, 2013

Some of you  might have seen this post ear­li­er in the week and won­dered what in the world is she doing… well I’ve always said I’m not a techy kin­da girl. I had the wrong post date so it post­ed before I had the blog post fin­ished. This is one of the class­es I taught at Crop & Cre­ate. It has so many tech­niques and ideas that can trans­fer on to oth­er dif­fer­ent projects. The decoupaged Pink Paislee Cof­fee Fil­ters on the roof can eas­i­ly be placed onto a can­vas,  mini album, paper mache box, wood­en plaque and lots of oth­er items. The Pink Paislee Mask and Ges­so Tech­nique can be placed on the projects I just list­ed as well as tags. And oh good­ness you can do so many cute things with the...

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Floral Chic Card Kits for Sale

May 3, 2013

I have a few remain­ing Flo­ral Chic Card Kits left over from teach­ing at Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries, this past week­end. If you are inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing one of these kits please send an email to lisa@lisapace.com and I will email you a pay­pal invoice for $35.50. In your email please include the email address you wish for me to send your invoice to. The Flo­ral Chic card kit includes step by step instruc­tions as well as col­or pho­tos of each com­plet­ed card. You will cre­ate 6 dif­fer­ent flow­ers using beau­ti­ful Tu-Tu Tulle, Antique Alter­able Scal­lop Trim, Tulle Pleat, Vin­tage Lace, Organ­za Ros­es and Zip­per Trims. Once each flower is cre­at­ed it will then be used as an embell­ish­ment to accent an all occa­sion card. You will cre­ate with papers I’ve scanned and print­ed from...

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Fabric Tape Flower Tutorial

Apr 10, 2013

Here is a real­ly fun flower to make using Maya Road Fab­ric Tape in Ging­ham Barn Red, Ocean Blue & Flo­ral Gar­den. This lit­tle flower can be used in so many dif­fer­ent types of projects and I have a feel­ing this is not the last flower I will cre­ate. Would­n’t it look cute tied to the top of a pack­age wrapped with butch­er paper then tied with any of the awe­some Maya Road Twine Cord­ing. It could even be the main flower in a bou­ton­niere or placed inside an altered wood­en spool as a decor piece… so many ideas. To begin mak­ing your flower you will need to cre­ate a petal form. Using wire cut­ters cut a piece of 20 gauge wire to 4 inch­es in length. Then about an inch from one end...

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Sneaks of 2 New Classes

Feb 20, 2013

After­noon Tea is filled with soft tones of pinks, greens, gold and beige which are the per­fect col­or com­bi­na­tion for any shab­by chic class. In this class you will cre­ate an altered cuff and linen mini album that’s per­fect to fill with words or quotes to inspire or spe­cial moments you wish to doc­u­ment. You will use prod­ucts by Maya Road, Ranger and The Crafter’s Work­shop as well as vin­tage trea­sures I’ve includ­ed. You will decoupage, paint, ink and stamp and I’ll show you how easy it is using met­al stamps to accent the but­ter­fly embell­ish­ment for your altered cuff. These projects can be kept for you or are per­fect to be giv­en to a spe­cial friend as a gift for any occa­sion or spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion. Here is a mini video I post­ed on Vine After­noon Tea...

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Stopping to Smell the Flowers

Aug 15, 2012

For the next 10 days I am going to do my best to unwind. Those of you who know me, know I’m wound up tighter than an 8 day clock. Well, for the next 10 days, I’m deter­mined to unwind and not think of my “To-Do List” that is wait­ing for me when I get home. Although, just typ­ing the words “To-Do List” makes my inner 8 day clock wind up. Yikes! Any­way, back to the unwind­ing… Yes­ter­day, I start­ed my day look­ing at this view. As my niece Made­lyn calls these days… “It was a Blue­bird Kin­da Day”. There were hard­ly a cloud in the sky and it was blue, blue, blue. Yes­ter­day, mom, dad and I drove around and did a lit­tle antiquing. I found some real­ly awe­some things for class­es and...

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Dream Tag

Aug 9, 2012

Here is a fun tag to cre­ate that is filled with all kinds of lit­tle tech­niques that are per­fect to use on oth­er pro­ject­sl. I start­ed with a plain mani­la office tag and cov­ered it with vin­tage ledger paper. Next, using the Maya Road Ornate Frames stamp set and Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the frame images onto the ledger paper. Next I took the new Maya Road Flo­ral Gar­den Fab­ric Tape and filled the inside area of the frames. I then accent­ed the flow­ers with Dia­mond Stick­les and let it dry. Once dry, I cov­ered the Fab­ric Tape with Glossy Accents and let it dry. Make sure you have a pin handy to pop any air bub­bles that occur. Here is a lit­tle tip: I like to leave the stamps on the acetate...

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I Love Downtown Chicago

Jul 15, 2012

I think Chica­go is one of my favorite cities to vis­it and I nev­er tire of walk­ing down­town. The archi­tec­ture, land­marks and win­dow shop­ping is amaz­ing. Get­ting to spend the day with Car­o­line, David, Lau­ra, Ron­da, Emi­ly and Jes­si­ca made it even bet­ter. So what start­ed out not being such a great day end­ed up being a blast. I love rid­ing the train into down­town and am intrigued with how close busi­ness­es and homes are to the train. The train is lit­er­al­ly in their back­yards. I’m sure it has to be super loud but I guess they get used to it. The Civic Opera House was real­ly pret­ty and walk­ing over the riv­er is a guar­an­teed beau­ti­ful view and for some rea­son I real­ly like see­ing all the met­al beams under­neath the train. I think...

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Late Night Creative Play

Apr 18, 2012

I was play­ing late into the night with Bees Wax and thought I would give you a keep­ing it real pho­to of my work area. Maybe this is why I love junk shops and thrift stores so much… the messier the bet­ter. You’ll find all kinds of things in this pho­to… fin­ished projects, dried flow­ers, lace, but­tons, sheet music, bees wax etc… all the things I love. Encaus­tic art is were I want to remain. I love the smell of melt­ing wax, I love how it swirls, bub­bles and flows. It’s been quite a jour­ney get­ting to this place but this place feels nat­ur­al, effort­less and makes me so hap­py. This piece is still in the works. I love how dried flow­ers look under­neath lay­ers nat­ur­al bees wax. I’m not sure how this piece...

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Featured Artist ~ Susie Moore

Mar 23, 2012

I’m thrilled to show you the tag and mini hang­ing Susie Moore cre­at­ed using my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets. Susie cre­at­ed the tag above using the Per­fumery  stamp set. The altered flow­ers with their bold col­or are per­fect to accent the side of the per­fume bot­tle. And you know I love the glit­tered edges of the tag. Then the pearl accents on the crown com­plete the tag per­fect­ly.  Good­ness, my stamp set, glit­ter and pearls could it real­ly get any more per­fect? Then the mini wall hang­ing shown below fea­tures the ATC Miss­es’ Aprons stamp. Look at all the awe­some­ness Susie has going on here… the flower accents on the apron are adorable. And all the pearls and baubles she added to the wall hang­ing com­plete it per­fect­ly. I tell ya I can­not cre­ate a thing...

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For The Love of Peeps

Mar 21, 2012

Ahhh, it’s spring­time which means flow­ers bloom­ing, birds tweet­ing, the leaves on trees are a beau­ti­ful spring green AND the shelves in Tar­get, Wal­green’s and Tom Thumb are FILLED with PEEPS! I love Peeps fresh from the pack­age, dried out and a bit chewy or warmed in the microwave does not mat­ter how they are giv­en to me I will eat them. I do find it strange though that I pre­fer the yel­low chicks and pink bun­nies over the oth­er col­ors. The taste is the same but for some rea­son the yel­low chicks and pink bun­nies are more appeal­ing to me. Maybe it’s because I always got yel­low chicks and pink bun­ny Peeps as a child every East­er. Since I’m addict­ed to Pin­ter­est, I did a lit­tle search for “Peeps” and look at all the...

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