Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Feb 11, 2011

I bet you were expect­ing anoth­er tag using Per­fect Pearls? Well this one fea­tures Ranger’s Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­bers. When using paint I find it most inspir­ing to cre­ate whim­si­cal pieces with brighter col­ors rather than my usu­al vin­tage style and shades. Kin­da strange when I think about it. Also, did you notice I used my Can­vas Album as inspi­ra­tion for this tag? If you did, you are a very devot­ed blog­ger. I always find it fun to use items around my scrap­room to cre­ate designs… one of the sim­plest things to cre­ate are pol­ka dots with the non-bris­tle end of my paint­brush­es. All you do is dip the end of the brush into the lid of the paint­brush and start cre­at­ing dots. Clean up is super sim­ple too. All you have to do...

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Condolences and another tag…

Feb 10, 2011

First I must give my heart felt con­do­lences to my Aunt and cousins. Yes­ter­day, my Uncle David passed away peace­ful­ly at home. Uncle David was a qui­et man yet when you talked with him he was so inter­est­ing as he could talk about all kinds of won­der­ful top­ics. Sad­ly, 10 years ago he was diag­nosed with Alzheimer’s dis­ease and not long after that Parkin­son’s dis­ease. Aunt Bren­da cared for him at home every sin­gle day from the time of his diag­no­sis. Even though it is a bless­ing Uncle David has passed on it is still so sad and he will be missed. Aunt Bren­da was a won­der­ful exam­ple of how fam­i­ly should care for fam­i­ly. We nev­er heard her speak of any frus­tra­tions which I am cer­tain there were many and we nev­er ever heard...

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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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Easter Ornaments and Canvas Sampler Class Info

Feb 17, 2010

In this class you will cre­ate 6 adorable East­er Orna­ments that are per­fect to accent any East­er tree, gift bag or ban­ner. These orna­ments range in size from 3” to 4” and each front show­cas­es an adorable vin­tage post­card image while the back of each orna­ment is sim­ply cov­ered with images of vin­tage sheet music. You will accent each orna­ment with a silk flower, self adhe­sive pearls, brown & white baker’s twine and but­tons. If you choose, the vin­tage images can be accent­ed with Dia­mond Stick­les and the scroll frames can be accent­ed using Plat­inum Stick­les. I will show you how to accent dan­gling chan­de­lier pieces using Cop­ic mark­ers which can be pur­chased at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors if you wish to accent your orna­ments. There will be lots of paint­ing, sand­ing, glit­ter­ing and glu­ing in this...

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What was I thinking?

Feb 11, 2010

Seri­ous­ly, I had no idea I would have such a won­der­ful response over my book. I hon­est­ly put my heart and soul into each project and wrote in the hopes that you would feel like we were sit­ting at the kitchen table chat­ting. You all have been so incred­i­bly won­der­ful and I thank you so much. This being said I had NO idea I would be so busy after I came home from CHA. My feet hit the floor run­ning. Every­one that pur­chased a book from me… it is on the way so start stalk­ing the mail­man now. I have been answer­ing email like crazy so if you sent me one and I have not respond­ed as of yet please know I am answer­ing them as quick­ly as I can. I am also design­ing...

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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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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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Forced Creative Vacation…

Aug 14, 2009

For the past few weeks I have had back spasms which has caused me to take a forced cre­ative vaca­tion. Which by the way is com­plete and total tor­ture for me. But sit­ting and cre­at­ing for any length of time is just too painful. Since I real­ly love shar­ing tuto­ri­als on my blog and hav­ing the issue of not being able to sit upright for too long a peri­od this has not allowed much blog time. And since I am work­ing on my All Hal­lows Eve online work­shop my sit­ting time is very lim­it­ed. So what I plan on doing for the next sev­er­al weeks is share some tips and prod­ucts I real­ly love. I get emails sent to me all the time ask­ing what type of tools I use and pre­fer for cer­tain...

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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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Fabulous Finds…

Mar 27, 2009

Things I am lov­ing right now… 1. This pot made by Ans­ley. I love love love it so much! Ken­ner Road Mar­ket this, these and all of these… dang that Ker­ry Lynn puts togeth­er some great kits! I think lots of oth­er peo­ple feel the same way. Paper Tales Inc. has the best vin­tage millinery sup­plies in their etsy store and I mean the be still my heart kin­da best! Paper Tales has that great Old Fash­ioned Ray­on Seam Bind­ing stocked up. Michelle is sweet give her a call she ships! Not scrap­ping relat­ed but my gosh I would love my East­er Brunch table to be set with these dish­es. So cute! If I wore this in the kitchen I would be a bet­ter cook. I real­ly would I just know it. What a...

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Ever wonder how I work…

Mar 12, 2009

well I work best in small tight areas as you can see from this pho­to. This work­space is about 10 x 6 and I mean inch­es not feet. I made a project today in this tee­ny tiny space. Tomor­row I hope to work in at least a 12 x 12 inch space. To the right of this tight lit­tle space is this big mess but you can see some of my favorite embell­ish­ments and accents for projects… Stick­les, Pearls, Scal­lop Ric Rac, Fiskars Tools, Cream Embroi­dery Floss, Tim Holtz Dis­tress­ing Tool (seri­ous­ly the best out there), Plas­tic Spoon for Glit­ter­ing, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Col­lage Pauge, Old Book Page etc. Wish I could show you the project I made using these items… I guess you will have to wait until Oh mid Feb­ru­ary of next...

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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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Gift Tag ~ Enclosure Card

Nov 4, 2008

Here is a quick tuto­r­i­al to cre­ate a sim­ple gift tag or enclo­sure card for your gifts dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. I love the feel of these two stamp sets by Pink Per­sim­mon. I have real­ly become quite the fan of these two lines… can’t seem to get enough of them. Sup­plies Need­ed: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Christ­mas Mag­ic Col­lec­tion — Red Flo­ral Book Page Pink Per­sim­mon Lit­tle Red Wag­on Pink Per­sim­mon Car­ni­val Alpha (Small) Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Peb­bles Inc. Pearles­cent Chalk Set Stick­les (Plat­inum, Yel­low) Amer­i­can Crafts Mem­o­ry Mark­er Chest­nut Brown & White Twine Sil­ver Glass Glit­ter Tools Need­ed: Paper Trim­mer Acrylic Block Dec­o­ra­tive Scis­sors (Pink­ing) Clear Dry­ing Adhe­sive Hole punch Instruc­tions: 1. Cut book page to 3.5” x 3.5” using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors 2. Stamp tree using Pink Per­sim­mon Lit­tle Red Wag­on...

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Homecoming in Texas…

Oct 3, 2008

WARNING… very, very, very long post about 2.5 days in my life. Cen­ten­ni­al High School has their home­com­ing game tonight. If you live in Texas you know all about the MUMS! Those of you that do not, well… girls and boys wear them… girls have these big honkin things pined to their shirts that hang almost to their ankles and boys wear a small­er ver­sion around their arms attached to a garter. Well Ans­ley and her boyfriend Tay­lor aren’t going to the dance (decid­ed to just hang out instead) so I was­n’t real­ly sure how all this mum stuff worked. So I asked Ans­ley last week to please find out for me ASAP as I need­ed to know the garter eti­quette. Well she found out for me all right… TUESDAY night at 11! I...

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I love stuff…

Jun 23, 2008

espe­cial­ly Maya Road stuff. I tell ya chip­board makes me so hap­py. Can you name all the Maya Road prod­ucts includ­ed? Those that get it right will have their name put in a draw­ing to win a RAK.

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Just a little pretty…

Apr 15, 2008

The base of the wall hang­ing is a page from a Maya Road 2‑Ring Heart Chip­board Book, the scroll is from their new Scrolls II Chip­board Sets (LOVE THESE) the small­er heart is a page from their Heart Coast­er Album and the flow­ers are their new Trin­kets Vel­vet Pleat Blos­soms and you know I love these!

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Maya Road Sneak Peek #4

Feb 5, 2008

I have my “Sweet Sen­ti­ments Box” tuto­r­i­al list­ed for those of you that are inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing this for a loved one. Okay on to Sneak Peek #4 I LOVE the new Maya Road Bird Coast­er Books… I loved cre­at­ing their fan­cy wings with the new Scrolls from the Scrolls II Col­lec­tion.

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Sneak Peek #2

Feb 2, 2008

Oh this lit­tle sneak peek is full of won­der­ful Maya Road new release items. Heart Beads from their Trin­kets Beads “Hearts and But­ter­flies” col­lec­tion, Cro­chet Shim­mer Blos­soms, Scrolls II, a but­ter­fly from the “But­ter­flies and Bugs” col­lec­tion and a Heart page from their new 2‑Ring Heart Chip­board Book.

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Valentine’s Day is just…

Feb 6, 2007

around the cor­ner and here are some real­ly quick and sim­ple cards I cre­at­ed for a swap. all you need are blank white cards (DCWV), pat­tern paper (Twit­ter­pat­ted), scal­loped scis­sors, a boa, Col­or Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (rouge) and the Whale of a Punch (heart).

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Maya Road Altered Heart Box

Jan 21, 2007

Here is a sneak peek of the heart shaped box I have been work­ing on for Maya Road. I am still work­ing on the heart shaped binder and am just about fin­ished.

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Maya Road Sneak Peek… Twill

Jan 19, 2007

Look at all the won­der­ful new twills Maya Road will be debut­ing at CHA. The big heart is a page from their heart binder and the 2 small­er hearts are from their heart mini album.

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