It was a Junkin Mother’s Day Weekend

May 15, 2013

This past Moth­er’s Day week­end, I went to Beau­mont and had a won­der­ful vis­it with my par­ents. One thing mom, dad and I love to do is go junkin and when I roll out of bed, throw on a pair of jeans and a t‑shirt, pull up my hair and head out the door with no make­up on… it’s seri­ous junkin time. We spent Fri­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day at a great flea mar­ket, in some awe­some antique shops and a super great junk shop. We found so many great finds for upcom­ing Delight In The Art of Col­lage Kits that I’m going to have a hard time let­ting these finds go to new homes. Here’s just a peek at some of the awe­some things I pur­chased. I’m talk­ing vin­tage trims, vin­tage ear­rings, fab­ric for quilt squares,...

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Mother’s Day Projects

Apr 25, 2013

With Moth­er’s Day just around the cor­ner I thought I would share a few project ideas from my book “Delight In The Sea­sons” that would make won­der­ful gifts for any mom on Moth­er’s Day. You can cre­ate a beau­ti­ful mini album just for mom shar­ing sto­ries and pho­tos from spe­cial times and moments spent togeth­er. This project is fea­tured in the Spring Chap­ter on pages 46 — 49. I show you how to cre­ate the beau­ti­ful flower accent­ing the front cov­er of this album. If you pre­fer to cre­ate projects, this piece can be found in the Spring Chap­ter on pages 50 — 54. I show you how to cre­ate this beau­ti­ful felt mes­sage ban­ner.  You can hand stitch any spe­cial sen­ti­ment you wish for your mom. My mom has this project sit­ting in her...

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Mother’s Day Recap

May 18, 2012

I hope you all enjoyed your Moth­er’s Day as much as I enjoyed mine. My fam­i­ly made me feel very spe­cial. First I was treat­ed to a Dyan Reave­ley class at Stam­pers Anony­mous. Car­olyn Ross and I went togeth­er and had lots of fun. I can promise you this is the messi­est my hands have ever been in my LIFE! I think the one thing I real­ly loved about Dyan’s class was she did­n’t give you time to over think what you were doing when cre­at­ing the back­ground for the album. This is one of my issues with art jour­nal­ing… I over think every­thing! I just need to do it and free my very detailed, over ana­lyt­i­cal cre­ative brain. Dyan gave you the per­fect amount of time to do the tech­nique and move on… no over...

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 13, 2012

I’m so blessed to have these two for daugh­ters. Ter­ri and Ans­ley you make me the hap­pi­est mom, ever! Love you, bunch­es. And here is a Moth­er’s Day lay­out I cre­at­ed of my mom and her mom for my book Delight In The Sea­sons. Hap­py Moth­er’s Day, Mom. I love...

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A Little Something for Me

May 6, 2011

If you haven’t checked out Suze Wein­berg’s etsy shop you need to… she cre­ates some real­ly cool and funky neck­laces. I pur­chased one a few months ago that I just love and talked about it here. Well the oth­er day I took anoth­er look in her etsy shop and BAM found anoth­er neck­lace I had to have. I tell ya I can only go and look every few months because I would pur­chase one every time I vis­it­ed. This one has all the col­ors I wear and I love all the baubles she added, so what’s a girl to do… click add to cart. The qual­i­ty of Suze’s work­man­ship, beads and baubles is top notch but then again, I would not expect any­thing less from her. And today, I will fin­ish book project #60...

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Mother’s Day Charms

May 5, 2011

Here is a very sweet gift to cre­ate for mom this Moth­er’s Day.… her very own mom charms. The charms shown below are charms of my mom as a lit­tle girl and her mom as a young lady and in her ear­ly 40’s. A neck­lace accent­ed with charms of images of your mom, her moth­er and all your sib­lings would be a won­der­ful gift. You could even accent the charms with pearl baubles. I think this would make a very spe­cial gift and one she will cher­ish. Please note you will need to print your pho­tos using a laser print­er or the image will run once you apply the glossy accents. Sup­plies Used: Two Peas In A Buck­et car­ries all the sup­plies used… Tim Holt Facets, Tim Holtz Baubles, Glossy Accents, Fiskars Fin­ger­tip Craft...

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Mother’s Day Pin or Charm

May 3, 2011

This week with my final book dead­line being Mon­day, of next week, I’m going to try to do some quick posts of projects you can cre­ate for Moth­er’s Day. If I miss a day or two… well you know what the deal is… So today I cre­at­ed a pin that can eas­i­ly be placed onto a neck­lace and used as a charm, if pins are not for you. Or you can attach it to her gift as an accent on a gift bag or box. I’m sure you all can think of lots of dif­fer­ent ways to use this cameo. The Maya Road Mini Chip­board Cameos Set is super fun to alter. If you’ve not yet had a chance to play around with these give them a try. I think you’ll love them. You can...

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Mother’s Day Ornament/Tag

May 5, 2010

Here is an ornament/tag I cre­at­ed using an image from this vin­tage lady pdf. I LOVE these images and plan on cre­at­ing a few more orna­ments to attach to gift bags as need­ed. I always write a lit­tle note on the back of the tag for the recip­i­ent as I feel it adds such a per­son­al touch to the gift. And I was real­ly hap­py with how the rose looked on the tag too. I added a lit­tle creamy brown ink to dis­tress it just a bit. I think it’s per­fect. Those of you reg­is­tered in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als work­shop, I will be post­ing the tuto­r­i­al on how to recre­ate this soon. So be watch­ing. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road Scroll Frames, Ledger Paper, Sheet Music, Plat­inum Stick­les, Maya Road Chan­de­lier Bead, Self...

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Crepe Paper Flower…

Apr 22, 2010

As you know I love crepe paper espe­cial­ly in the col­or pale pink. So I decid­ed to play with some this morn­ing and this is what I end­ed up with… a cute flower to adorn a gift box. And with Moth­er’s Day just around the cor­ner I think this will be the per­fect accent to adorn a gift for mom. Sup­plies Used: Crepe Paper Stream­er, Sta­mens, Vin­tage Sheet...

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Twisted Crepe Paper Rose

Apr 2, 2010

This sweet rose embell­ish­ment is per­fect to use as an accent on any project or card. I think it would be gor­geous on a birth­day, think­ing of you or Moth­er’s Day card. This rose is real­ly sim­ple to make and I see an addic­tion head­ed my way as I just can­not seem to make enough of them right now. I guess the addic­tion is already here. Sup­plies Used: Crepe Paper Stream­er — Pink, Self Adhe­sive Pearls — 2MM, Felt Leaves, Plat­inum and Dia­mond Stick­les, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Creamy Brown Ink, Book Page Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Fiskars Large Scal­lop Squeeze Punch — Seal Of Approval Instruc­tions: Using a Scal­lop Punch, punch one scal­lop cir­cle out of an old book page. Ink the edges using a creamy brown ink. Accent the scal­loped edge of the cir­cle...

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Faux Vintage Millinery Pin Tutorial…

May 7, 2009

I love any­thing vin­tage espe­cial­ly vin­tage millinery pins. I always won­der how the pre­vi­ous own­er wore theirs… did they adorn their hat, a lapel, accent a scarf or sweater etc… so with Moth­er’s Day just around the cor­ner I thought it might be fun to make one just for Mom. You could present this pin to her by attach­ing it onto a card, plac­ing it into a spe­cial altered box or by attach­ing it to the cen­ter of a bow to include with anoth­er gift. Either way I know she will love it espe­cial­ly since you made it just for her. I hope you enjoy this sim­ple tuto­r­i­al of a time gone by and oh so trea­sured millinery pin. Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Die Flower, Build A Lilac (sign up for the Sizzix newslet­ter, they...

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New Tutorial for Sale

Feb 4, 2008

DH Alan uploaded a new Valen­tine tuto­r­i­al of the “Secret Sen­ti­ment Box” shown below. This project does not only have to be giv­en as a gift for Valen­tine’s Day, it could also be giv­en as a gift for “Moth­er’s Day”, a “Birth­day”, “Just Because” or “Think­ing of You”.

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