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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