UTEE Love

Dec 15, 2011

One thing I love to do is look in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get, in Thrift Stores or in the clear­ance aisle for sil­i­cone bak­ing molds. I like to use them to cre­ate hol­i­day and sea­son­al Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE) embell­ish­ments and small projects. Well, the oth­er day I scored big time in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get. They had these super cute cup­cake (Christ­mas Tree, Snowflake and Gin­ger­bread Man) sil­i­cone molds. I grabbed them like they were gold and could not wait to get home and start play­ing. To make these soon to be orna­ments all you need to do is melt clear UTEE as instruct­ed on the UTEE Melt­ing Pot. Make sure you have the Melt­ing Pot on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet and remem­ber UTEE and the Melt­ing Pot are HOT...

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Christmas Baking

Dec 6, 2011

One of the things Ans­ley always looks for­ward to every hol­i­day sea­son is bak­ing Christ­mas cook­ies… wait, let me rephrase this… me bak­ing Christ­mas cook­ies. Each year, it is not Christ­mas to her unless I bake her all her favorites… Choco­late Chewies, Lemon Cook­ies, Pecan Sandies and Red Vel­vet cook­ies with a Her­shey Kiss in the mid­dle. The girl keeps me busy dur­ing the hol­i­days for sure. But I love it and it makes me hap­py that she loves them so much. So Ans­ley and her cook­ies were the inspi­ra­tion behind this card. I thought the Maya Road Heart Tart Tin Bot­tle­cap was per­fect to start with, then using Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Miss­es’ Aprons onto grungepa­per three times so I could cut out the apron from one and...

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Simple Stories and Maya Road

Dec 5, 2011

I hope you are ready for a fun blog hop this week. Sim­ple Sto­ries and Maya Road will be fea­tur­ing lots of awe­some projects for the hol­i­day sea­son all week using the Sim­ple Sto­ries 25 Days of Christ­mas line and loads of Maya Road prod­ucts. Last night, I cre­at­ed a card that reminds me of a hol­i­day scene from the ear­ly 1900’s. A lady and gen­tle­man stand­ing in front of their Christ­mas tree look­ing out the win­dow as peo­ple pass by their home all dec­o­rat­ed for the sea­son or maybe watch­ing snowflakes as they gen­tly fall to the ground. Either way it is a mag­i­cal evening for them both. The win­dow is attached to the front of the card using foam squares to give it a bit of dimen­sion. I attached the minia­ture hol­ly...

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Black Friday

Nov 25, 2011

I hope all of you had a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing. Ans­ley went out with friends ear­ly this morn­ing to do some Black Fri­day shop­ping. I on the oth­er hand enjoyed a nice qui­et evening and slept. I’m also hop­ing that what my friend Wendy says, “any pie eat­en on a hol­i­day has zero calo­ries” is true. But, from the tight­ness of my jeans, today I think the pie might have been calo­rie free but what got me was the turkey, sweet pota­to casse­role, mashed pota­toes, stuff­ing and dev­iled eggs.  I’m going to have to vis­it my long lost friend Mr. Tread­mill ASAP. I am so not look­ing for­ward to his vis­it. Ok on to the fun… All you local Scrap­pers, Stam­pers and Mixed Media Arts  The Crafty Scrap­per is hav­ing a won­der­ful BLACK FRIDAY SALE… I’m hap­py...

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How about some more sneak peeks…

Nov 17, 2011

This sneak peek shows images from three dif­fer­ent stamp sets. I love how you can mix and match all the stamp sets to cre­ate lots of unique projects. Tomor­row, I will be show­ing you some sneak peeks from a few design­ers I asked to cre­ate sam­ples. I can­not wait to show you what they cre­at­ed. You will see how the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets are so ver­sa­tile and per­fect for all cre­ative styles. And I’m hap­py to tell you, Car­olyn own­er of  The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas ordered the entire Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion line. I heard they shipped Tues­day, which means they might be in her store, this week­end. And Michelle with Paper Tales in San Diego, CA plans on car­ry­ing the line in her store soon. Become my Friend On Face­book and share this...

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Kitting today, Packing tomorrow, Teaching Saturday and Sunday

Nov 10, 2011

Today, I’m get­ting ready for a fun filled week­end teach­ing three class­es at The Crafty Scrap­per. Sat­ur­day, the 12th at 10:30 I will be teach­ing the Vin­tage Hol­i­day Orna­ment Trio Class. In this class I will help you re-cre­ate three unique orna­ments to give as gifts to friends and fam­i­ly or keep for your­self and use as dec­o­ra­tions in your own home this hol­i­day sea­son. You will alter two dif­fer­ent types of vin­tage alu­minum Jel­lo tins and one vin­tage ceram­ic angel that comes num­bered with a Japan stick­er on the bot­tom. We will be using paint, alco­hol ink, three dif­fer­ent kinds of glit­ter (no sur­prise there) as well as unique hol­i­day embell­ish­ments to accent each orna­ment Sat­ur­day, the 12th at 3:00 I will be teach­ing a Jew­el­ry class. In this class you will learn...

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“Christmas Wishes”

Oct 21, 2011

When: Novem­ber 13th Where: The Crafty Scrap­per Time: 11:00 In this class you will cre­ate a home décor piece and hol­i­day orna­ment using a fun mix­ture of new and vin­tage items. Some of the vin­tage items being used are mer­cury glass orna­ments, sheet music, images from vin­tage cards, lace trim, alu­minum gar­land and tin­sel. I’ve been col­lect­ing vin­tage items with this class in mind all year long, from flea mar­kets and thrift stores in Frisco, McK­in­ney, Sour Lake, Win­nie and Beau­mont, as well as all the states from here to Maine. We will col­lage, paint, ink, glit­ter and of course Stick­le when cre­at­ing these two fes­tive hol­i­day projects. Once com­plet­ed you can place the altered hol­i­day tray on an easel or attach a hang­er to the back. This will be left up to you...

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So HAPPY to share…

Oct 17, 2011

Since my book has gone to print I can now share with you one of the four projects fea­tured on the cov­er of Delight In The Sea­sons. This book has been inside my head for a very long time… I want­ed one that was filled with lots of inspi­ra­tion for hol­i­days, cel­e­bra­tions and spe­cial occa­sions. I did­n’t want it to be just hol­i­day relat­ed. It’s so excit­ing to know this book idea will become a real­i­ty in just a few short months. Delight In The Sea­sons is filled with 40 tech­niques and 60 projects all cre­at­ed by me for Win­ter, New Year’s Day, Christ­mas, Valen­tines’ Day, St. Patrick­’s Day, Spring, East­er, Moth­er’s Day, Father’s Day, Sum­mer, Inde­pen­dence Day, Grad­u­a­tion, Birth­day, Wed­ding, Trav­el, Autumn, Hal­loween, Grand­par­en­t’s Day, New Baby and Thanks­giv­ing. I think you can tell...

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Upcoming Jewelry Class

Sep 26, 2011

I’m so excit­ed to tell you I will be teach­ing a new class at The Crafty Scrap­per, Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 15th. The time is still to be deter­mined but I will let you know ASAP. This class is all about hand­made jew­el­ry. You will learn how to cre­ate two dif­fer­ent bracelet styles. One is the pop­u­lar wrap bracelet using but­tons and waxed linen and the oth­er is cre­at­ed using Leather Cord and Waxed Linen that is accent­ed with all sorts of inter­est­ing baubles. You will cre­ate two charms, a vin­tage style charm using a wood­en spool that you accent with vin­tage ephemera and an adorable Pom Pom charm topped with a seam bind­ing bow. We will then com­plete the class learn­ing how to make a brooch/headband accent using Zip­per trim. I will bring oth­er bracelets...

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Pocket Favors

Apr 15, 2011

These Pock­et Favors are per­fect to hold all kinds of items to hand out at bridal or baby show­ers or birth­day par­ties… real­ly these are great for any hol­i­day or spe­cial occa­sion. A group sit­ting in a bowl wait­ing to be hand­ed out would look real­ly cute. Espe­cial­ly, if they are all done in dif­fer­ent but coor­di­nat­ing papers. Sup­plies Used: TP Roll, Jen­ni Bowl­in Pat­terned Paper, Scal­lop Scis­sors, Glue Stick Adhe­sive, Sewing Machine, Cream Thread Instruc­tions: Apply a glue stick type adhe­sive onto the back of your pat­terned paper and cov­er the TP roll with pat­terned paper. I used Jen­ni Bowl­in’s 4″ pat­terned paper so I need­ed 2 sheets. Using a sewing machine  and cream or white thread, stitch the end of the TP roll as shown above. Now here is the tricky part...

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That HUGE sigh…

Mar 15, 2011

of relief you just heard came from me. I just com­plet­ed my sec­ond book dead­line and let me just say, it was a humdinger, but I have 45 projects com­plet­ed. I’m so glad this one is behind me and every­thing has either been emailed or shipped. I leave for Cincin­nati in a few weeks to pho­to­graph all the step by step pho­tos for each fea­tured tech­nique. It will be a week of pho­tograph­ing dur­ing the day and writ­ing at night but I can final­ly start to see the book com­ing togeth­er and can­not wait for it to hit the shelves. I do believe you all are going to love this book. I’m already in love with it. So after a week­end of writ­ing for 20 hours start­ing Fri­day evening and end­ing Sat­ur­day then pack­ing...

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Merry Christmas

Dec 25, 2010

Wish­ing you and your fam­i­ly a won­der­ful hol­i­day sea­son. Here are a few of my favorite child­hood Christ­mas pho­tos. My broth­er and I Christ­mas morn­ing when we lived in Kit­tery, ME. My cousin Heather, Me and my broth­er Richard cel­e­brat­ing Christ­mas at my grand­par­en­t’s home in Green­land, NH. My broth­er Richard and I Christ­mas Eve in Beau­mont, Texas. And here is the two of us Christ­mas morn­ing with our gifts from San­ta. I LOVED that doll. May you all have a won­der­ful Hol­i­day Sea­son and the Best of a New Year! Much love,Lisa  ...

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more bracelets

Dec 24, 2010

Here are a few bracelets I made last night. I have one more to do and then I will be on the hunt for more baubles. These are fun to make not to men­tion the per­fect acces­so­ry for any out­fit… can’t wait to wear them. I cre­at­ed these the same way I did in my post, yes­ter­day. It’s a rainy day here in Frisco, per­fect weath­er for bak­ing. Get­ting ready to put some “French Toast” in the oven… Ans­ley’s favorite hol­i­day break­fast. Then need to do some last minute things before Ter­ri and Laren get her to cel­e­brate Christ­mas. I hope you all have a won­der­ful day with friends and...

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Some Holiday Bling

Dec 23, 2010

This is a bracelet I cre­at­ed using some big pearl cabo­chons I’ve  had for a while and some vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons I’ve been hoard­ing. It’s super sim­ple to make and one I will be wear­ing a lot as I love any­thing that sparkles. This idea came about while I was in Hob­by Lob­by, yes­ter­day look­ing at all the hol­i­day clear­ance items. While walk­ing around I end­ed up in the jew­el­ry aisle. I saw their bracelet with bezel items and BAM I had an idea. Well I could not get home fast enough to see if it would work and as you can see it did. I wish the sun was out today so you could see the sparkle but looks like a cloudy day for us. I plan on going back to Hob­by Lob­by...

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A Christmas Mouse

Dec 22, 2010

Mom and I love all the lit­tle fig­urines of Christ­mas mice that can be seen dur­ing the hol­i­days. My grand­moth­er on the oth­er hand could not STAND see­ing any­thing which slight­ly resem­bled that of a mouse. I can remem­ber once when I was very, very young being at my grand­par­en­t’s camp in Acton, Maine and gram run­ning out of the camp scream­ing. It was years lat­er I found out my mom had dis­cov­ered a lit­tle mouse nest in one of the kitchen draw­ers that had a baby mouse sleep­ing inside. Well gram did not want any­thing to do with that and left in a dash. Poor gram. So in the spir­it of all the adorable Christ­mas mice mom and I see dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son I thought it would be fun to make one for her...

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A very ugly secret…

Dec 20, 2010

This indus­try that so many of us love and work very hard to make mon­ey at with our ideas and class­es has a very ugly secret. This indus­try has some in it that will make deals and not fol­low through. This indus­try has peo­ple in it who send nasty emails to artists accus­ing them of untruths. Why do we as artists allow such treat­ment? Is it fear of ruf­fling feath­ers among the fol­low­ers of these peo­ple? From now on I will not allow this… if my truths ruf­fle feath­ers well I am sor­ry, some­times it is hard to accept peo­ple for whom and what they are. Their fol­low­ers need to real­ize and accept it as well and be thank­ful that they have been saved from such treat­ment from these peo­ple as even­tu­al­ly it will...

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Noel Tag

Dec 9, 2010

Today, I decid­ed to cre­ate a tag using some of my favorite things. It’s fun gath­er­ing sup­plies when all the while you have no clue what it is you’re going to cre­ate. I gath­ered and gath­ered (Vin­tage Images, Cream Felt, Maya Road Chip­board Snowflakes, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, Sisal Trees a.k.a. bot­tle brush trees, Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Mica, Dia­mond & Plat­inum Stick­les, Tiny Alphas and Fiskars Punch­es) until my work area was filled with inspir­ing prod­ucts. In the end this is what I cre­at­ed. It will be a gift tag for some­one’s gift this Christ­mas. The Fiskars Extra Large Postage Stamp Squeeze Punch is a great punch. I real­ly like the size the punched image cre­ates and if you out­line the images with Plat­inum Stick­les and accent them with Dia­mond Stick­les it makes...

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Sneak Peeks Week 2

Dec 8, 2010

Here are a few sneak peeks of this weeks projects being cre­at­ed in my “All Things Win­ter” work­shop. I’m also shar­ing lots of glit­ter­ing tips as I have learned many things the hard way, believe me. So hope­ful­ly, I can spare you some of my dis­as­ters. We’ve cre­at­ed a gift tag which can be recre­at­ed and attached to any gift or gift bag for any hol­i­day or spe­cial occa­sion just by chang­ing the pat­terned papers. A lay­out that can be cre­at­ed using snow, hol­i­day or fam­i­ly pho­tos. And this mini album will be post­ed Fri­day, so every­one has a fun week­end project to cre­ate. This mini album con­tains 16 page for you to doc­u­ment a fam­i­ly pho­to as well as pho­tos of your hol­i­day tree, favorite recipes, cher­ished orna­ments and...

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Paper Medallions…

Dec 7, 2010

Well since yes­ter­day, I showed you my favorite Crepe Paper and Glit­ter artist, today, I decid­ed to show you my favorite Paper Medal­lion Artist… who just so hap­pens to love Crepe Paper too. Gosh how fun would it be to sit at a table with these two and cre­ate… I would LOVE that! Maybe some­day… here is to wish­ing! Sat­ur­day, while co-teach­ing the snow globe project with Trisha, Ann-Denise Ander­son of Whim & Fan­cy Designs was teach­ing in the next room. I’ve loved her work for such a long time. Ann-Denise has been fea­tured in sev­er­al issues of Som­er­set mag­a­zine and since the moment I laid eyes on her work I’ve hoped to meet her. Our paths just nev­er seemed to cross at the same time so you can imag­ine my excite­ment when I...

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A few cards and a banner…

Dec 3, 2010

First the win­ner of the Decem­ber Cocoa Daisy Kit Give­away is… Kathryn, Decem­ber 1, 2010 at 12:23 pm, This may be a long post but it’s a great one. You’re nev­er one to skimp on pro­vid­ing clear direc­tions. That’s what we love about you! Thanks for shar­ing this beau­ti­ful way to present a gift card. Con­grats, Kathryn! Email me at lisa@lisapace.com your address and I will get Chris­tine to mail your kit. Hap­py Cre­at­ing!!! As you all know I love the etsy store Lau­ra’s Vin­tage Gar­den. Well Lau­ra has gra­cious­ly cre­at­ed a coupon code for my blog read­ers. This coupon code will remain active until Dec. 10th. The coupon code is Lisa25 type the code in the coupon sec­tion when you pay and you will receive a 25% dis­count off your entire order, before...

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What a busy week…

Nov 24, 2010

I hope you all are get­ting ready to enjoy a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day with friends and fam­i­ly. We will be hav­ing a very slow paced day tomor­row. This year we are stay­ing put as we decid­ed to do our trav­el­ing to see fam­i­ly for Christ­mas. I must admit it will be nice to just relax and not wor­ry about enter­tain­ing or trav­el­ing. This Thanks­giv­ing I am get­ting off so easy… all Ans­ley request­ed is “Stove Top” stuff­ing and a pump­kin pie!!! Can you believe that… Ans­ley is not a big turkey eater and Alan does­n’t want me to go to all the trou­ble of cook­ing for just us three. So they got major brown­ie points with me this Thanks­giv­ing. I’m think­ing a big pot of stew or chili will be great to eat while...

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