Delight In The Art of Collage

Mar 19, 2013

It’s the name of my new baby, book 3!!! I am so hap­py to final­ly be able to share the title AND a few sneak peeks from each chap­ter. I’ve worked my tail feath­ers off on this one as it real­ly pushed me cre­ative­ly into a new direc­tion that I tru­ly love. My edi­tor Kristin Con­lin was with me all the way on the crazy emo­tion­al roller coast­er of writ­ing and cre­at­ing a book. Believe me it’s one long emo­tion­al roller coast­er too. Some days I was near­ly in tears, which I quick­ly told myself to suck it up but­ter­cup, to being super hap­py from won­der­ful feed­back she’d heard. It’s crazy. Delight In The Art of Col­lage is a col­lec­tion of Assem­blage, Mixed Media, Tech­niques and Projects. As you know, I get bored eas­i­ly...

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That little word Acceptance…

Mar 2, 2010

Lit­tle did I know just how per­fect this one lit­tle word would be this year. I guess I should keep it real with this post and explain why I have been pret­ty much absent since return­ing from CHA. My daugh­ter Ans­ley who by the way just turned 16 on the 28th has been diag­nosed with Pan­ic Dis­or­der. She had her first full blown attack the first night I was at CHA. Her attacks look like seizures they are so intense and see­ing her have them breaks my heart. She has not been able to attend school and has now been placed on Home­bound. We do see improve­ment and are hop­ing that she will be back on track in a month, fin­gers crossed. So with all that being said tak­ing care of Ans­ley 24/7 and...

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Homespun Inspiration…

Jul 29, 2009

My new online work­shop “Home­spun Inspi­ra­tion” is a vin­tage themed mem­ber­ship style work­shop and includes three online class­es. I will post to a pri­vate blog, one class project on the 15th of each month for three months start­ing August 15th and end­ing Octo­ber 15th. You will con­tin­ue to have access to the pri­vate blog until Novem­ber 1st. Each month’s vin­tage themed project will include a com­plete sup­ply list, full col­or images, step by step instruc­tions, tips, notes and sug­ges­tions. These projects include some of my favorite items such as fab­ric rem­nants, sewing pat­tern tis­sue, old but­tons, sim­ple flo­ral picks, seam bind­ing and Baker’s twine. With these items com­bined you can­not help but cre­ate an ele­gant home­spun project. Click Here to Sign Up As a lit­tle “Thank you” to the ear­ly birds who sign up...

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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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Maya Road Sheer Alphabets

Dec 8, 2006

I am so lov­ing the sheer alpha­bet let­ters (Upper and low­er­case Atlanta) by Maya Road. If you would like to pur­chase some sheer alpha­bets online I love to order from the ser­vice there is unbe­liev­able.

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Ho Ho Ho I love my Santa

Dec 1, 2006

I know you are prob­a­bly get­ting tired of see­ing my Dad in his San­ta suit but I just love this pho­to. If you want to see some ADORABLE tree orna­ments you have got to go to Notes from the Jour­ney all the design team mem­bers cre­at­ed tree orna­ments using Maya Road prod­ucts.

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Christmas Card, Gift Holder and Envelopes

Nov 28, 2006

Click here to view more pho­tos I LOVE to cre­ate tem­plates. So, for a few fam­i­ly mem­bers I cre­at­ed Christ­mas envelopes to match their gift card hold­ers as well as Christ­mas cards.

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Trial Run…

Nov 22, 2006

What a nice vis­it Ans­ley and I had with my par­ents. While we were down, Ans­ley made her first pump­kin pie. On our next vis­it Mom is going to teach her to make a cus­tard pie.

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