Home Sweet Home…

Jan 18, 2010

Sneak Peeks for Day 4 are ya ready? Look at this sweet new stamp set. It is called Our Town. This stamp set includes 12 hous­es in var­i­ous sizes and the words Home and Sweet. I mist­ed the new Deb­o­rah mini alphas with Bronze Maya Mist and out­lined them using a Black Jel­ly Roll Pen. You get 65 let­ters that range in size from 0.6″ to 1.2″. The base of this tag is a page from the new Mod­ern Label Chip­board Coast­er. You get six pages on a chain and the first page is embossed. I accent­ed the tag using a new Crys­tal Pin (60 per pack) and a Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Bead (3 dif­fer­ent sizes and over 70 per pack). These flow­ers are the new Brown & Cream Ruf­fle Blos­soms. You get 8 blos­soms...

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New Products I love…

Jan 16, 2010

Since Maya Road sneak peeks will con­tin­ue Mon­day I thought I would show you a few prod­ucts already revealed that I real­ly love. I love how gor­geous this Red Medal­lion Flower accent­ed with a Crys­tal and Vin­tage Black Pearl Pin looks next to an Upper­case Philadel­phia Chip­board let­ter that is altered with fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. You can bet I will be tint­ing some Crys­tal Pins with my cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks using this Tim’s cool fil­l­able pen in the near future. I love how cute this heart and arrow from the Love Mini Chip­board Set looks altered with vin­tage sheet music and fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. It is attached to one of the Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ners from the Mini Set. And I think this but­ton from the Mini But­ton...

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Vintage Doily Basket…

Oct 30, 2009

I think this doily bas­ket is the per­fect size to hold items for a fun filled vin­tage themed hol­i­day swap. Once filled and wrapped in cel­lo­phane then tied with red and white bak­er’s twine and accent­ed with hol­ly leaves and berries… well you have a per­fect gift. If a vin­tage hol­i­day swap is not in your future this vin­tage doily bas­ket would also look sweet sit­ting on a co-work­ers desk filled with pep­per­mints or oth­er hol­i­day can­dies. Sev­er­al hang­ing on a feath­er tree filled with good­ies would be cute too… as you can see there are lots of pos­si­bil­i­ties for this sweet bas­ket. Instruc­tions: Com­plete­ly sat­u­rate a Cot­ton Cro­cheted Doily using Aleene’s Stiff­en Quick. Place the wet doily over the cap of a 32 oz. Gatorade bot­tle (this is the per­fect size for this...

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Vintage Pink is so pretty…

Oct 23, 2009

Here is a real­ly quick orna­ment to cre­ate that is per­fect to make if you are in an orna­ment swap with a bunch of ladies that love pink. But the col­or scheme could eas­i­ly be changed to any that you pre­fer. Instruc­tions: Using a paint­brush apply Instant Decoupage to the entire medi­um sized silk flower, apply crys­tal coarse glit­ter all over wet decoupage, shake off excess and let dry. Apply Instant Decoupage over white dove, apply clear and iri­des­cent glit­ter all over the wet decoupage, shake off excess and let dry. Using a hot glue gun attach the medi­um silk flower on top of the pink satin orna­ment. Using a hot glue gun attach some sil­ver curly tin­sel to the cen­ter of the flower. Cre­ate a hang­er and small bow using white seam bind­ing,...

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Got a pair of plain gloves…

Oct 8, 2009

If not, I found this pair along with pink, brown and navy in the $1 sec­tion at JoAnns. Cut out some flow­ers from cream felt using a Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers #3. Accent them with a sim­ple back­stitch using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cut three leaves free hand and make a but­ter­fly out of the 2nd to small­est flower on the Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers using the same cream felt. Stitch a sim­ple back­stitch on these as well using the same #543 embroi­dery floss. Attach a pearl bead in the cen­ter of two vin­tage but­tons using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cre­ate 2 tulle flow­ers using white tulle gath­ered with #543 embroi­dery floss. Trim the edges of the tulle flower with pink­ing shears. Lay­er the flow­ers togeth­er and attach each flower lay­er using Fab­ri-Tac  (I lay­ered the...

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So much going on…

Sep 5, 2009

Lots of cre­at­ing and prepar­ing going on in my scrap­room. I tell ya it looks like a bomb went off I have so many piles here and there but it is a good thing as it seems to be the only way and best way I know how to cre­ate. Here is a lit­tle run down of my cre­ative week… I fin­ished the sec­ond project for my “Home­spun Inspi­ra­tion” work­shop. Those that have reg­is­tered now have access to the sup­ply list. The project tuto­r­i­al will be post­ed on the 15th. Just about have my “All Hal­low’s Eve” work­shop ready to go. All the pho­tos have been tak­en and the tuto­ri­als have been writ­ten and sched­uled. Just tweak­ing a few things here and there. And this is excit­ing, I will be teach­ing at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors in...

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A new online Class is coming…

Jun 19, 2009

The sen­ti­ment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… spe­cial items in your home a spring gar­den and most impor­tant­ly those spe­cial peo­ple and pets. This project high­lights all of the spe­cial things that help make our home a “Home Sweet Home”. Show­cased in my album are pho­tos of my brother’s trum­pet, fam­i­ly mem­bers, flow­ers from our gar­den, Son­ny and Buster our spe­cial canine com­pan­ions as well as a few fam­i­ly quotes. In this four day altered class we will be alter­ing a Maya Road Town­house and Mini Album using a faux mosa­ic cre­at­ed from 4 beau­ti­ful Webster’s Pages pat­terned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road prod­ucts such as their Vin­tage Sequins Edg­ing, Pom Pom Trim, Dou­ble Stitched Vel­vet, Blos­soms, Jew­el Pins, But­tons and Rubons....

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Velvet Flower Tutorial…

Jun 2, 2009

Here is the wall hang­ing I cre­at­ed with scraps kept from my Cocoa Daisy June Kit. I pro­vid­ed Tri­cia with a PDF of all the tem­plates I cre­at­ed in this piece. If you are a sub­scriber she will have this avail­able for down­load. The mini vel­vet flow­ers in this piece are super sim­ple to cre­ate. All you need is scal­lop vel­vet trim (pro­vid­ed in the June Kit) , scis­sors, a sewing nee­dle, 3 strands of embroi­dery floss, adhe­sive and a rhine­stone. Cut the trim so you have 9 scal­lops (approx­i­mate­ly 3.25″) thread 3 strands of embroi­dery floss into a sewing nee­dle and begin gath­er­ing at one end. Con­tin­ue to gath­er the trim along the sewing nee­dle all the way to the oppo­site end of the trim Pull the embroi­dery floss togeth­er tight­ly until you have...

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Book Page Flower Tutorial…

May 8, 2009

Okay those of you that love to make flow­ers here is anoth­er tuto­r­i­al. I real­ly hope you all show me what you cre­at­ed with these tuto­ri­als. I would love for you to share how you use these to embell­ish your projects, cards, tags or lay­outs. Next week will be anoth­er week of tuto­ri­als just not sure what the theme will be… cer­tain­ly will be think­ing about it over the week­end. Wish­ing you all the best. Enjoy! Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Die (Flower Lay­ers #3) 2 — Old Book Pages Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Maya Mists (Iri­des­cent Pearl, Sil­ver Metal­lic) Plat­inum Stick­les 1 — Large Pearl Cabo­chon or But­ton Stu­dio 490 Wendy Vec­chi Funky Flower Art Leaf Stamp Cream Felt Embroi­dery Floss (DMC #543) Tools Need­ed: Sewing Nee­dle Fab­ri-Tac Liq­uid Glue Martha Stew­art Seal...

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Tissue Paper Flower…

May 6, 2009

Since my pre­vi­ous flower tuto­r­i­al was so pop­u­lar I thought I would make anoth­er one using the same Flower, Daisy #4 Sizzix Die. Hear­ing how much every­one enjoyed Sewing Pat­tern Flower Tuto­r­i­al it cer­tain­ly made cre­at­ing the tuto­r­i­al worth it as it is a bit time con­sum­ing. I love to share and hope­ful­ly inspire so thanks to those that left com­ments and sent a per­son­al email. I real­ly appre­ci­ate you tak­ing the time. Now on to this tuto­r­i­al. I think this flower would be super sweet with a small office tag attached with a lit­tle To: Mom with love and placed on top of an altered box, in a tiny milk glass vase or just placed on her bed­side table as a morn­ing sur­prise. Again, Enjoy! Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Die Flower, Daisy #4 Tis­sue...

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Happy National Scrapbook Day…

May 2, 2009

Today I final­ly get to debut my “Vin­tage Sam­pler”. This is the first of many free online work­shops I plan to share. For those of you who do not know about this work­shop you can check it out here. Here is a lit­tle snip­pet of my thoughts behind the cre­ation of this project. I want­ed to cre­ate a project that incor­po­rat­ed items that remind­ed me of home as well as the strong fam­i­ly bond most of us share. I decid­ed a vin­tage sam­pler would be the per­fect project to accom­plish this task. The let­ter “P” sym­bol­izes my fam­i­ly name, the milk cap sym­bol­izes how we as fam­i­lies nour­ish each oth­er, the but­tons and pearls sym­bol­ize how we mend each oth­ers spir­its dur­ing dif­fi­cult times, the vin­tage flocked flow­ers sym­bol­ize how fam­i­lies help each oth­er...

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I’ve been working on…

Apr 20, 2009

a lit­tle some­thing for Nation­al Scrap­book Day and thought I would share a sneak peek. It is a lit­tle vin­tage ephemera sam­pler and will be offered as a free online work­shop project May 2nd, for all who wish to make it. Here is the list of sup­plies need­ed to recre­ate the sam­pler exact­ly as I cre­at­ed mine. But remem­ber as with all my work­shop projects you can recre­ate the project with items you already have on hand. 1 — 6” Square frame with approx­i­mate­ly 3.5” square open­ing (Found mine in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get) 6 — Maya Road Mini Chip­board Tags Maya Road Mini Chip­board Alpha­bet (Noah) Maya Road Microchips (Hearts) Maya Road Crushed Vel­vet (Cream) 1 – Jen­ni Bowl­in Tan­ger­ine Dream (Mini Papers) 5 – Vin­tage But­tons 3 – Pearl Beads (Cream)...

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“Home Sweet Home”

Oct 1, 2008

Class Length: 4 Hours Skill: All Lev­els The sen­ti­ment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… spe­cial items in your home a spring gar­den and most impor­tant­ly those spe­cial peo­ple and pets. This project doc­u­ments all of the spe­cial things that help make my home a “Home Sweet Home”. My album includes pho­tos of my brother’s trum­pet, fam­i­ly mem­bers, flow­ers from our gar­den, Son­ny and Buster our spe­cial canine com­pan­ions and a few fam­i­ly quotes which I have includ­ed in each kit. In this class you will alter a Maya Road Town­house and Mini Album using a faux mosa­ic cre­at­ed from 4 beau­ti­ful Webster’s Pages pat­terned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road prod­ucts such as their Vin­tage Sequins Edg­ing, Pom Pom Trim, Dou­ble Stitched Vel­vet,...

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WOW…

Jul 28, 2008

We used pages from sev­er­al of the many Maya Road Chip­board Coast­er Albums, placed one of the cut sheer sheet tem­plates on top of the chip­board page, sprayed the Maya Mist Orange on top (hold about 6″ from the page for best over­all cov­er­age), removed the Sheer Die Cut Sheet and sprayed the Maya Mist Metal­lic Gold on top of the masked chip­board page.

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So many things…

Jul 14, 2008

Here is a real­ly fun new prod­uct that will be hit­ting the stores in Aug. This mini album sheet by Maya Road is so cool. So here is what I cre­at­ed using this fun new prod­uct…

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Finally the time has come…

Jul 13, 2008

Here is a project I cre­at­ed for CHA‑S using loads of new Maya Road prod­ucts. You will be see­ing lots of these new felt bead­ed flow­ers, the clear stick pins (be still my heart) and the cher­ry blos­som chip­board sets in future projects and lay­outs.

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Just two more days…

Jul 12, 2008

The Felt Bead­ed Blos­soms come in three dif­fer­ent sets, Brown and Cream, Lt. Pink and Dk. The Suede Stitched Blos­soms also come in three dif­fer­ent sets Pink and Cream, Red and Orange, Blue and Brown.

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MM Scrapbooking Idea Gallery…

Jul 10, 2008

I real­ly like how this lay­out of my grand­par­ents turned out and feel the lit­tle vin­tage rhine­stone but­ton placed in the cen­ter of the flower is the icing on the cake.

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MM July — Aug issue…

Jul 3, 2008

On page 34 you can learn how to make these flow­ers.

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Got Worries, Dreams or Wishes.…

Apr 23, 2008

Sup­plies: Small Match­box (2″ x 1.5″ x .5″) 2 — Pat­terned Papers or 1 — Dou­ble Sided Seam Bind­ing Flow­ers Jew­el­ers Tag Tools: Martha Stew­art Star­burst Punch Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Chest­nut Roan) Strong Adhe­sive Instruc­tions: Cut a strip of Pat­terned Paper to 2″ x 4.5″, ink edges using Chest­nut Roan Flu­id Chalk Ink Wrap strip of Pat­terned Paper around Match Box and adhere using a Strong Adhe­sive Ink out­er edges and the sides of draw­er por­tion of the Match Box using Chest­nut Roan Flu­id Chalk Ink Using the Star­burst Punch, punch out Star­burst from Pat­terned Paper and adhere to center/left top por­tion of the Match Box Wrap Seam Bind­ing around the Match Box and tie a bow Place a small bunch of Vin­tage Flow­ers under bow Tie Jew­el­ers Tag to cen­ter of Bow Open Match Box and fill with your wor­ries, dreams and wish­es

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Maya Road Photos take 2…

Feb 21, 2008

These projects were cre­at­ed by Wendy, Jes­si­ca (sure wish some­one would get a blog Jess) and Car­o­line. The projects shown are cre­at­ed by Wendy. The projects shown were cre­at­ed by Wendy and Katie.

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