Flower Wall

Feb 6, 2012

Since I passed out each night before get­ting a blog post com­plet­ed dur­ing CHA, I thought it would still be fun to tell you about the show and share pho­tos. While we were get­ting the booth ready for day one, Emi­ly Pitts was giv­en the task of assem­bling a wall of flow­ers on the end of one of the dis­play walls. She worked and worked and worked attach­ing small pieces of Vel­cro to the back of zip­per flow­ers, rib­bon blos­soms and oth­er small hand­made flow­ers cre­at­ed from lots of Maya Road trims. This flo­ral arrange­ment was very pop­u­lar and pho­tographed many times dur­ing the show. Here is Emi­ly hard at work arrang­ing each hand­made flower along the wall. Maya Road Wood Mini But­ter­flies were placed among the flow­ers to look as though they were flut­ter­ing...

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Thrift Store Storage Containers…

Aug 31, 2011

It is cer­tain­ly no secret how much I love going to thrift stores and antique shops. I have shared my love of this many a time on my blog. I love the thrill of the hunt and nev­er know­ing what you will find around each cor­ner. I thought it would be nice to show you what I do with some of the finds as they make me very hap­py in my scrap­room. There is just some­thing so calm­ing look­ing at and using items from days gone by. This lit­tle planter was my grand­moth­er’s. I just stuck some bat­ting in the open­ing, cov­ered it with mate­r­i­al I found in the rem­nant sec­tion of my favorite resale shop and now use it as a pin cush­ion. It’s per­fect for my Maya Road pins and sewing nee­dles....

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Playing with paper flowers.

Aug 12, 2011

Good morn­ing! My name is Chris­tine Drumheller and I am the own­er of the month­ly kit club, Cocoa Daisy. I was thrilled to be invit­ed to post on Lisa’s blog this week. I am nor­mal­ly a very clean, lin­ear kind of scrap­book­er but this being Lisa’s blog I thought I would stretch out of my com­fort zone and add some extra lay­ers of flow­ers and rib­bon to a lay­out. I used bits and pieces from our July kit “Urban Loft” and its add-ons to cre­ate this lay­out about my Mom and I on Moth­er’s Day. Lay­er­ing with paper flow­ers is a fun and ver­sa­tile way of cre­at­ing some tex­ture on your page. I used the Sas­safras kraft flow­ers and some of their new “foldies” on my lay­out but you can cut flow­ers from pat­terned...

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Smile Sweet Heart Card

Jul 1, 2011

Here is a bright and cheery card I cre­at­ed using the Cocoa Daisy Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “South Loop” Add On Kit. I’m lov­ing all the bright col­ors and designs on these flow­ers and accent­ed with self adhe­sive pearls which are includ­ed in the main kit, makes them even cuter. You all know how much I love pearls! Today, I will be cre­at­ing with some new CHA release prod­ucts for Maya Road which make me so hap­py, just wait until you see them… oh my good­ness did Car­o­line and Deb ever out do them­selves with this release. I think it’s my favorite ever. Then tonight, I will be edit­ing into the wee hours of the night, again. My Aunt would cringe if she saw my sleep sched­ule right now it’s worse than...

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Gift Box

Jun 29, 2011

I altered this box using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I plan on plac­ing a gift card inside for a spe­cial some­one on their birth­day. After­wards they can use the box to store small items inside. Alter­ing items is one of my favorite things to do… I love turn­ing some­thing that was dis­card­ed and no longer want­ed into a new trea­sured item. That is one rea­son my clos­et looks like a hoard­er lives in my stu­dio. I can­not pass up small box­es and paper mache items. I always think, “Oh this would be awe­some to alter.” I real­ly like the flow­ers that come in the “South Loop” Add On Kit. They are pre­fect to cre­ate a lit­tle flo­ral group­ing. And you know I love the Maya Road Crys­tal Trin­ket Pins. There...

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Wall Art

Jun 16, 2011

This is a great way to use your scraps. I cre­at­ed this piece years ago but love how it’s still some­thing I can dis­played to this day. I used Maya Road Chip­board Blos­soms for the flow­ers cov­ered with pat­terned paper scraps, then I attached a but­ton to the cen­ter of each one. The leaves and stems were hand cut and ran­dom­ly placed onto the pat­terned paper base to look like a wild­flower arrange­ment. The entire piece is attached to a can­vas and sits on a easel. I accent­ed the chip­board vase with rhine­stones and twill. The say­ing says, “I’d rather have ros­es on my table than dia­monds around my neck.” Which is very much me. So keep those scraps as they can help you cre­ate some real­ly cute wall...

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Friendship Tokens

Jun 15, 2011

Dur­ing the meet and greet at Paper Cow­girl we had a super fun friend­ship token exchange. The tokens can be any­thing you wish to cre­ate and give away. This exchange would be some­thing fun to do at crops or any scrap­ping event. I just have to show you how cre­ative every­one was at Paper Cow­girl. I did my best to get a good close up of each one I received. My name badge was full. One of the par­tic­i­pants cro­cheted all her flower tokens. Some altered game pieces. As you can see my name tag was full… col­ored keys tied on with yarn, stick­ers, millinery flow­ers a met­al dress form was cre­at­ed and watch faces were used. I’m not kid­ding when I said peo­ple made them from all sorts of items. Kraft tags were...

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Jun 9, 2011

Hon­est­ly, this has to be the fastest card I’ve ever cre­at­ed. All I did was machine stitch around the inside edge of the pat­terned paper, dis­tressed and inked the edges with creamy brown ink, attached the fab­ric flow­ers using Fab­ri-Tac, accent­ed the pat­terns with Dia­mond Stick­les, added a 2mm self adhe­sive pearl to each flower cen­ter, put on my sen­ti­ment and BAM… done! That is FAST for me! Prod­ucts used to cre­ate this card are from the Cocoa Daisy June “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Fruit Smooth­ie” Add On Kit. Just wait until you see tomor­row’s project… you’ll nev­er look at brads the same and will be look­ing for more brads to make sev­er­al more of tomor­row’s fea­tured project. I can­not wait to show you. I want to make LOTS more of these as...

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Flocked Flower Accent Pin

Apr 26, 2011

Ok I do have to admit… even though I love win­ter and the cold weath­er that comes along with it I do love Spring and Sum­mer and all the col­ors. The heat I can do with­out but the col­ors I real­ly do enjoy. This flocked flower accent pin is just a lit­tle some­thing that can bright­en up a neck­lace by attach­ing it to the side of a chain, or accent­ing a sim­ple cuff bracelet by pin­ning it to a piece of lace or trim and tying it around your wrist. This lit­tle piece has so many won­der­ful pos­si­bil­i­ties. Sup­plies Used: White Flocked Flower Bunch (Vin­tage Street Mar­ket), Cop­ic Mark­er — YR31 Light Red­dish Yel­low, Dia­mond Stick­les, Cream Felt, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, Cream Self Adhe­sive 2mm Pearl, Fab­ric Tac, Pin Back Tools Need­ed:...

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Creativity Blooms

Apr 12, 2011

It’s time for anoth­er Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce. This time we got to play with all the prod­ucts from the Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Dil­ly Dal­ly Line. This line is per­fect for spring. I real­ly enjoyed play­ing with their Pat­terned Papers, Alpha and Ban­ner Stamps, Stick­ers and Rub On Pack, Alpha Shim­mer Stick­ers, Glit­ter Paper Flow­ers, Fab­ric Flow­ers and Die Cut But­ter­flies. They are per­fect to cre­ate spring cards, tags and projects. Once I got start­ed cre­at­ing I kept think­ing of oth­er cute things I could make and kept going and going. Real­ly the Dil­ly Dal­ly Line is so inspir­ing. If you want a chance to win a won­der­ful Dil­ly Dal­ly Give­away click here to find out more. I cre­at­ed a spring card using the pat­terned papers, stamp set and stick­ers. I cut the bird out...

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I survived…

Apr 4, 2011

Bare­ly, but I did sur­vive the tap­ing of two videos Fri­day, while in Cincin­nati. Glad that is over. But I do believe you are going to like the tuto­ri­als and now I know how I want to do some for my blog. Once they fin­ish per­form­ing mir­a­cles in the edit­ing room they will send me the videos to share with all of you. The week was super awe­some and I am so excit­ed to see this book come togeth­er. While talk­ing to every­one there about the design and lay­out I could final­ly pic­ture it com­ing togeth­er in my head. I’m going to be so proud of this book. It is exact­ly how I hoped it would be. Before I left for Cincin­nati I made a few fab­ric flow­ers and thought I would show you...

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Paper Mosaic

Feb 24, 2011

This mini album is fea­tured in my book on page 48. They did­n’t show the cov­er so I thought I would share it with you now since Spring is just around the cor­ner. The step outs on page 49 show you how to recre­ate a paper mosa­ic that looks like bro­ken pieces of chi­na. This is cer­tain­ly anoth­er project of mine that is filled with dimen­sion­al objects. I guess I visu­al­ize in 3‑D as noth­ing looks fin­ished until items are pop­ping off the project. I find how peo­ple cre­ate and visu­al­ize very inter­est­ing. My dad carves incred­i­ble objects out of wood. He can carve just about any­thing you request includ­ing wildlife and peo­ple as well as loads of oth­er things. What I find fas­ci­nat­ing is he can­not even begin to draw a 3 cir­cled cat. My mom paints...

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Artful Couture Tag

Feb 16, 2011

Where do I even start… this 4.25″ x 8.5″ tag is FILLED with loads of inspi­ra­tion! The dress form, but­ton and spool are part of Tim’s new Sizzix Alter­ations ~Sewing Room Bigz Die. Those of you who know me know I am FAR from being a “cou­ture” girl but for some rea­son see­ing the dress form and oth­er items made me think cou­ture and I thought this theme would be a fun twist. And since Tim released the hang­er clips it was only too per­fect… “art­ful cou­ture” was it’s des­tiny. I like how the book page flower boa adds just a tad bit more dimen­sion to the tag… noth­ing cuter than flow­ers made of book pages. Then accent­ing the spool with one of his pearl baubles fin­ished that sim­ple cutie off per­fect­ly. Adding glossy...

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Altered Paper Mache Book

Feb 15, 2011

This altered piece uses all brand new CHA‑W release prod­ucts by Tim Holtz. I was so hap­py to see the Frac­tured Doll in my box of prod­ucts to design with.… I love these dolls and you get two dif­fer­ent sized dolls per pack­age! Next to the white seam bind­ing I attached one of his new Chain Tas­sels. These are the per­fect accent for a project and I love the move­ment of the tas­sel. The pat­terned papers used are from his new Paper Stash — Crowd­ed Attic line. This paper line is so pret­ty and has designs in it for all styles. The but­ter­flies and moths behind the Frac­tured Doll and among the paper flow­ers inside the book are from Tim’s new Sal­vage Stick­ers — Crowd­ed Attic. I real­ly like the but­ter­flies and moths images....

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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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Pink Carnations

Feb 9, 2011

This tag uses all four of the new Per­fect Pearl col­ors from Ranger’s new Con­fec­tions Set. I real­ly like Pink Gum­ball as I think it is the per­fect shade of pink for tint­ing flow­ers. And Wendy’s but­ter­fly stamp is the per­fect accent to go over sheet music. I love how you can make Per­fect Pearls show in a sub­tle way by dry brush­ing them on (but­ter­fly image) or mix­ing them with water or Per­fect Pearl Mists on your non-stick craft sheet and apply­ing them with a paint brush like water­col­ors (pink car­na­tions). I had lots of fun with this tag. As you know or have fig­ured out by now I love mak­ing paper flow­ers and when you add Per­fect Pearls and Stick­les to that list I am hav­ing loads of fun. Sup­plies Used: Per­fect...

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Who do you love?

Feb 8, 2011

As a child grow­ing up I loved get­ting to vis­it my grand­par­ents. Gram­my Childers and Gram­my Spin­ney always had one thing in com­mon… flow­ers. I remem­ber know­ing I was at Gram­my Spin­ney’s house as soon as I saw the pan­sies in her yard. And every sum­mer Gram­my Childers had the most gor­geous Hydrangea bush just below her kitchen win­dow. The blooms were the size of din­ner plates. Her gar­den always had flow­ers grow­ing around it as well as along the side­walk of her house. So each time I see flow­ers bloom­ing I always think of them. So since flow­ers seem to remind me of those two spe­cial ladies I thought I would share this tag I cre­at­ed for Ranger. It was in there booth dur­ing CHA‑W. The flow­ers on this tag were cre­at­ed using...

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I’m home

Feb 3, 2011

It sure did feel great sleep­ing in my bed last night although I was hang­ing on for dear life because Chief was hog­ging my entire side of the bed. I must say the dri­ve was a whole lot of scary get­ting home. I have nev­er seen so much ice ever in Texas. Ans­ley has not had school since Mon­day and will not have school tomor­row either. Tonight and tomor­row morn­ing we are sup­posed to get snow so no telling what tomor­row will bring in the weath­er depart­ment. Although they say it should get warmer Sat­ur­day so the ice should melt. We shall see. I cer­tain­ly have enough work to keep me busy for the next month as my step-by-step pho­to shoot is next month. While at CHA I was hap­py to get a new...

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A Few Favorite Products and Projects

Jan 28, 2011

Not much time for chat­ting this evening so I will let the pho­tos pret­ty much speak for them­selves. I must warn you this post is heavy on the pho­tos. Here are all the tags each design team mem­ber cre­at­ed. The Ornate Botan­i­cal Blooms are one of my favorite flow­ers in this release. Then these Alter­able Vin­tage Lace Blooms and Flow­ers are gor­geous with the Maya Mist applied. Be still my heart… these are their new Antique and Lus­trous But­ton Jew­els. I will take a mil­lion of these, thank you very much! These are super fun and so cool.… Wood­en Mini Spools and Alter­able But­tons Then look at these.… Mini Chip­board Por­trait and Cameo Sets. Then we have all been mak­ing these cuffs using the new Satin Pleat Edg­ing, But­ton Jew­els and oth­er trims to...

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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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Make Art!

Jan 4, 2011

I love these two lit­tle words. I have a won­der­ful cheer­leader for a friend. She always sends me email filled with words like you can do it yes you can… I know you can… etc. She is the best and SHE is SUPER TALENTED too. She LOVES flow­ers and always signs her blog posts with “make art!” I love that. Late last night while I was look­ing at her blog I thought I would make her a lit­tle some­thing to give to her at CHA. I sol­dered this flower pin sev­er­al months ago and it’s been sit­ting on a shelf col­lect­ing dust. Actu­al­ly, I have lots of stuff sit­ting on my shelves col­lect­ing dust. So I’ve decid­ed to start shar­ing them with friends and fam­i­ly as well as in class par­tic­i­pants. My sweet friend...

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