Clearly for Art…

Nov 5, 2010

My oh my, oh my is Wendy Vec­chi’s “Clear­ly for Art” super cool to work with… seri­ous­ly you will LOVE play­ing with this mod­el­ing film. It is lit­er­al­ly fool proof you CAN NOT mess this stuff up… promise! Sup­plies Need­ed: Tim Holtz Alter­ations Tat­tered Flo­rals Bigz Die, Alco­hol Inks Cran­ber­ry, Gin­ger, Ter­ra Cot­ta, Ranger Felt Appli­ca­tor Tool, Stu­dio 490 Be Inspired… Make Art Stamp Set, Archival Ink Jet Black, Ranger — Non Stick Craft Sheet, Heat Gun, 7 Vin­tage But­tons, Embroi­dery Floss Instruc­tions: Using the Tat­tered Flo­rals Die cut two of the daisy look­ing flow­ers. Punch a small hole in the cen­ter of each flower. Place these on a Non Stick Craft Sheet. Apply Cran­ber­ry, Gin­ger and Ter­ra Cot­ta Alco­hol Inks onto a Felt cov­ered Blend­ing Tool. Apply Alco­hol Inks onto the two flow­ers....

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Boobie Canvas…

Oct 5, 2010

I bet that title got your atten­tion. Remem­ber the can­vas I did and said it was for a great cause… well below is all the info on how you can try to win mine or any of the oth­er tal­ent­ed artists who par­tic­i­pat­ed in Cheryl Dar­row’s can­vas raf­fle. It would be awe­some if she could send a great big fat check to the Susan G. Komen Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion. You can remove the Jen­ni Bowl­in vin­tage image inside the can­vas niche. I think it would be awe­some to place your own fam­i­ly pho­to­graph inside. The ledger paper used on my can­vas is from 1933, the book page flow­ers are from an old Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture book and the vin­tage shell but­tons are from a col­lec­tion a man had been col­lect­ing for YEARS. He had over...

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For a great cause…

Aug 30, 2010

I was asked by Cheryl Dar­row to alter a can­vas how­ev­er I wished for a very good cause… this can­vas will be up for auc­tion at her Breast Can­cer Crop. I cre­at­ed this can­vas using a TENsec­onds Stu­dio 12″ x 12″ can­vas with a nitch as well as ledger paper from 1933, vin­tage but­tons, old book pages, scrab­ble tiles, rhine­stones, Maya Road trim and chip­board, a vin­tage flower frog, Stick­les and Dis­tress Stick­les. The pho­to inside can be removed and replaced with your own fam­i­ly pho­to. The hand­made flow­ers are cre­at­ed from old book pages. The instruc­tions on how to cre­ate these flow­ers can be found in my book “Delight In The Details”. I love how they look. The trim has been aged with creamy brown ink. The scal­lops are accent­ed with Dia­mond Stick­les...

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Organza Flower Pin

Aug 27, 2010

I found these three rolls of organ­za at JoAnns for $2.50 a piece. I love the fall col­ors and as soon as I saw them I thought they would make a gor­geous accent for a fall sweater, shirt or even a head­band. This flower is super easy to make BUT you must take EXTREME CAUTION when using the can­dle to melt the edges. The organ­za trim will go up in flames if you hold it in one place too long… believe me when I tell you this… I am expe­ri­enced. Yes my first attempt went up in flames but fear­ing this might hap­pen I first filled the kitchen sink with water, placed my can­dle next to the sink and care­ful­ly start­ed melt­ing the edges so I thought… before I knew it dear hus­band is...

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Show day 2

Jul 28, 2010

Today we cre­at­ed flower pins using Petaloo flow­ers that were mist­ed with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent col­ors of Maya Mist. Then we accent­ed the cen­ter of the flower with one of the new Bin­go Mark­ers. It was a fun day and once again I had a blast meet­ing every­one that came by to say hi. Now how about a lit­tle Stu­dio 490. I LOVE all the new items Wendy Vec­chi is releas­ing. So I will just post all the eye can­dy and save all the WOW’s and OH MY GOODNESS, and I have to HAVE THIS for you… because hon­est­ly this is all I can think to say about her release. So enjoy. And if I don’t get this stamp set I think I might just die.…is this incred­i­ble or what? So there you have it… loads...

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Pre CHA day 2

Jul 26, 2010

First let me say… yes, dreams do come true… check out what Maya Road now has.… GLITTER!!!! I have begged and begged and begged for Car­o­line to PLEASE make GLITTER well not only she and Deb make GLITTER I actu­al­l­ly got to help pick the col­ors. All I am going to say is it is super awe­some GLITTER and if you are a glit­ter lover like me you will LOVE this fine glit­ter. So after I fin­ished doing the hap­py dance we start­ed adding all the design teams projects. Our team ROCKS… those of you attend­ing will be so inspired after­ing see­ing what every­one has cre­at­ed. And about 5 hours lat­er we were done.… Love that I have a larg­er and taller Make-n-Take table (thanks Car­olyn)… tomor­row’s project is going to be fun and the give away...

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Lola Banner

Jun 30, 2010

I cre­at­ed this ban­ner near­ly a year ago for last years CHA‑S. I love it so much that I thought I would share with you a tuto­r­i­al on how to recre­ate it. I love the com­bi­na­tion of the pale pink paint and vin­tage sheet music as well as the Ger­man glass glit­ter, crepe paper, Plat­inum Stick­les and trims. I guess it is safe to say I love it all. Sup­plies Need­ed: Maya Road Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ner Album, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet, Maya Road Sil­ver Metal­lic Mist, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Plat­inum Stick­les, Pink Crepe Paper, 5mm Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, White Tulle, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, White Seam Bind­ing, Embroi­dery Floss (col­or does not mat­ter) Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents Tools Used: Paint­brush, Scal­lop...

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It’s All About The Dress

Jun 23, 2010

Reg­is­tra­tion for my new online work­shop “It’s All About The Dress” is now open. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. You will have instant access to the sup­ply list once reg­is­tra­tion has been com­plet­ed. The first work­shop project will be post­ed to the pri­vate blog June 28th. You will have access to the pri­vate blog for 30 days start­ing the day of your reg­is­tra­tion.       In this online class you will alter a Maya Road Dress Form album using sev­er­al dif­fer­ent tech­niques. I will show you how to cre­ate del­i­cate ruf­fles and rosettes from crepe paper an adorable boa cre­at­ed with flow­ers made from old book pages and beau­ti­ful cab­bage ros­es cre­at­ed from felt. You will accent the dress forms with pearls, rhine­stones, stick pins, scal­loped trim, tulle and seam bind­ing....

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New Classes Scheduled at The Crafty Scrapper

Jun 16, 2010

Smile Can­vas Ban­ner ~ Maya Mist Tech­nique Class Date: Fri­day, August 13th Place: The Crafty Scrap­per 972–923-3151 While cre­at­ing this ban­ner you will learn how to make your own paint col­ors, alter acrylic items and cre­ate a semi clear glaze using Maya Mist incor­po­rat­ed with oth­er com­mon craft sup­plies. Your kit will come with a com­plete set of Maya Road chip­board let­ters so you can spell any name or word for you ban­ner. The Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Album comes with 6 pages. If the word or name you wish to use has more than 6 let­ters Car­olyn has addi­tion­al Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Albums for pur­chase. Maya Road Maya Mists will be pro­vid­ed for use. There will be a wide assort­ment of col­ors but if you have a spe­cif­ic col­or scheme...

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Summer Flowers

Jun 4, 2010

Here are some flow­ers I cre­at­ed using paper flow­ers from the Pri­ma Flow­ers Wild­flower Pil­lar Pack in White. I made these the same way I cre­at­ed these.  Once I fin­ished cre­at­ing the flow­ers I mist­ed them using Maya Road Maya Mist Lime Green Metal­lic, Turquoise Metal­lic and Plum Metal­lic. I think these are per­fect accents for any sum­mer lay­out or project. The Crafty Scrap­per has all of the prod­ucts I used if you need to order online. Just send Car­olyn an email telling her I sent you her way and she will get you all fixed up. Have a great...

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Since I am supposed to be resting…

May 22, 2010

my shoul­der which I must admit is mak­ing me cra­zier than ever… I thought I would share with you some of my favorite lay­outs fea­tured in my book “Delight In The Details”. These three are all so dif­fer­ent from each oth­er yet super detailed and as you know I can get lost in the details. The pho­to of the lit­tle girl is me. It is one of my favorite baby pho­tos.  I thought this pho­to was a per­fect match with this paper line by Jen­ni Bowl­in. In this lay­out I used my craft knife a lot. Which is most like­ly one of the rea­sons my shoul­der is killing me… I love to use my craft knife and grip it so tight­ly. I think the light chalk­ing on the bird and flow­ers makes for a...

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I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could cre­ate an entire vil­lage out of this old fash­ioned putz style house. Real­ly, there are so many won­der­ful ways to dec­o­rate this sweet lit­tle house. I have oth­er pat­terns in my head to cre­ate as well but I want­ed some­thing sim­ple this go around. I like the sim­plic­i­ty of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accent­ed star… it’s a Texas thing in gold Ger­man glass glit­ter real­ly adds a nice pop of col­or to the front. Oh and don’t for­get the crys­tal coarse glit­ter, it adds the per­fect amount of sparkle. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I have been super busy cre­at­ing some new tech­nique class­es to teach at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie. My “Dia­monds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Tech­nique Class will be taught June 12th at...

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To glitter or not to glitter…

Apr 26, 2010

Real­ly should this even be a ques­tion but I think these lit­tle ros­es look pret­ty either way. As you can tell I can­not seem to get off this flower addic­tion. I think of ways to make flow­ers all the time now. Seri­ous­ly, it is bad. But oh so fun… so the addic­tion remains. The tuto­r­i­al to make these lit­tle ros­es will be post­ed on my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als paper craft­ing com­mu­ni­ty soon. I have two flower tuto­ri­als post­ed there now. I think these tiny flow­ers would look so cute clus­tered on top of a gift box… hmm, might need to cre­ate a mini box tem­plate just for these ros­es. Enjoy your day… it is gor­geous here in...

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Heading home

Apr 15, 2010

Jes­si­ca and I fin­ished our last project yes­ter­day. I can’t believe I head home this after­noon. This was one fast paced week. The sneak peek of the sam­pler album uses one of the fab­ric flow­ers we made ear­li­er in the week. I think accent­ing the flower with the vin­tage bot­tle cap worked out per­fect­ly. You will be see­ing more of this album in the near future. And Jes­si­ca and I thought you might enjoy this pho­to of our cre­ative mess… cre­at­ing is so much more fun than putting up. We made a huge mess but fun was had and that was all the...

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Another day of flowers

Apr 14, 2010

Are you tired of see­ing flow­ers? I sure hope not because Jes­si­ca and I are hav­ing a blast mak­ing them. The flow­ers shown below are made out of sev­er­al dif­fer­ent kinds of mate­r­i­al. Thank­ful­ly, Jes­si­ca is the fab­ric queen and made the selec­tions. If not I would still be stand­ing in the fab­ric sec­tion try­ing to make up my mind as there were too many col­ors and tex­tures. Talk about sen­so­ry over­load. Hon­est­ly, it would have tak­en me for­ev­er… she just said, “How about these col­ors and tex­tures?” And I quick­ly replied back with “Per­fect, looks great to me.” Jes­si­ca found the tuto­r­i­al on how to make these flow­ers on the Sew 4 Fun blog. You real­ly need to check it out. I think you will love cre­at­ing them. They are anoth­er real­ly easy flower to cre­ate. The...

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Flowers, dish towels and lemon bars

Apr 13, 2010

Okay here are some more flow­ers Jes­si­ca and I cre­at­ed. Be on the look­out for some new tuto­ri­als com­ing your way soon. These shown below are so fun to make. This is a zip­per flower we made using a white zip­per and mist. And here are the fab­ric flow­ers we cre­at­ed to accent Jes­si­ca’s ban­ner. You can find the tuto­r­i­al to make your own on the Sew 4 Fun blog. We made 12 flow­ers then made our­selves stop. We could have gone on for­ev­er. These flow­ers are super fun and easy to make. Notice the yel­low and green seam bind­ing… we dyed and crin­kled it… anoth­er tuto­r­i­al head­ed your way soon. The flow­ers are all made in the qui­et of the night so dur­ing the day we do fun stuff like go to Anthro­polo­gie. I thought these dish...

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You know the story…

Apr 12, 2010

“Give A Mouse A Cook­ie” well this is what hap­pens when you give two friends rib­bon, fab­ric, a sewing machine, one free hour and Rebec­ca Sow­er. Jes­si­ca and I are hav­ing a blast mak­ing these flow­ers. And just a lit­tle FYI… this is a great way to use up your rib­bon scraps. That is if you are like me, I keep every lit­tle piece. Now I have a super cool project to use them in. Warn­ing: These flow­ers are extreme­ly addict­ing to make. Once you start you do not want to stop. We also cre­at­ed a gor­geous ban­ner using some of the fam­i­ly pho­tos I took. It took us two days to fin­ish it and it is won­der­ful… yes fab­ric flow­ers on this one too… as soon as I take some pho­tos of it I will...

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Altered Prima Bottle

Mar 29, 2010

This looks so much pret­ti­er in per­son. I wish you could see all the sparkle. It is hard to pho­to­graph it well so that you can see the entire thing. Any­way, I had fun get­ting my fin­gers messy today. Not some­thing I usu­al­ly do as I am a super neat scrap­per and have nev­er liked hav­ing my hands dirty… nev­er, ever, ever. And I passed that gene right on to my Sweet Pea Ter­ri. That girl does not get dirty either. I wish I could have my son-in-law share with you the sto­ry of their first camp­ing trip. He is a Saint is all I have to say, I have nev­er laughed so hard! I hope you enjoy today’s project. Try­ing to think of some­thing to make for tomor­row. I have a feel­ing it...

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Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 28, 2010

I tell ya clean­ing out my scrap­room has allowed me to find some things I had for­got­ten all about hav­ing. This paper mache but­ter­fly box was stashed away deep down in a draw­er and these bun­ny picks where hang­ing in a bag that had been pushed way back in the clos­et. Putting the two togeth­er sure did make for a super cute altered box. I’m so glad I found them. This is what the Rab­bit looked like orig­i­nal­ly. I found these in the East­er sec­tion at JoAnns. Sup­plies Used: But­ter­fly Shaped Paper Mache Box, Book Pages, Sta­mens, Creamy Brown Ink, Rab­bit Pick, Kry­lon Sil­ver Leaf­ing Pen, Strong Liq­uid Adhe­sive, Glue Stick, Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, MM Mani­la Acrylic Paint Tools Need­ed: Paint­brush, Scis­sors...

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May Day Basket

Mar 27, 2010

This bas­ket can be used as East­er decor in your home or giv­en to a friend or neigh­bor filled with tum­my treats.  You could also use this as a May Day Bas­ket… One fun May Day tra­di­tion is to hang a bas­ket full of spring flow­ers or oth­er small gift on your neigh­bor’s door­knob. Just make sure you don’t get caught because if you do you will have to kiss them. Sup­plies Used: Peat Pot (Gar­den Sec­tion at Lowe’s), Maya Mist — Brown, Pri­ma Hydrangea Blos­soms, Self Adhe­sive Rhinet­sons ($1 Sec­tion at Michaels), Bethany Lowe Designs All Sea­sons Fes­toon­ing Gar­land, Pale Pink Seam Bind­ing, Creamy Brown Ink, White Che­nille Stem, Fab­ri-Tac Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Mist entire peat pot using Maya Mist — Brown, let dry. Attach to the top edge of the peat...

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Copic Markers and Silk Flowers

Mar 17, 2010

These two make a won­der­ful com­bi­na­tion. I picked up a bunch of cheap super pale yel­low silk flow­ers at JoAnns sev­er­al months ago. I fig­ured I would use them for some project as their size was per­fect. Well over the week­end while I was putting away, throw­ing out and orga­niz­ing my scrap­room I start­ed think­ing about dye­ing them dif­fer­ent col­ors but want­ed a super fast and easy way. Well just then I had my cop­ic mark­ers in my hand and made a note to myself to give it a try once I was fin­ished with my scrap­room. Sup­plies Used: Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Cop­ic Ciao Mark­er R22 — Light Prawn, Silk Flower, Paint­brush, Tweez­ers All I did was col­or the entire flower using the Super Brush end...

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