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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Paper Bag Easter Basket

Apr 11, 2011

I love the sim­plic­i­ty of brown paper bags and think they make the per­fect East­er bas­kets. I remem­ber mak­ing them in grade school and being so excit­ed to bring them home to show mom and dad. This bas­ket can be left plain or altered using pat­terned paper, stamps and inks or paint. You can care­ful­ly use any of the many Fiskars bor­der punch­es to cre­ate gor­geous edges along the top of your bas­ket or you could take a hole punch and punch a hole just below where the scal­lop meets, thread a rib­bon through the holes and cre­ate a pret­ty bow by tying the two ends togeth­er. This sim­ple bas­ket has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties. I hope you share pho­tos of the bas­kets you cre­ate as I would love to see them. Have fun cre­at­ing....

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Techniques, Food and Props…

Mar 30, 2011

Today, we were one tech­nique short of com­plet­ing all the tech­niques for Chap­ter three but it was anoth­er great day in the stu­dio. Here is a pho­to of just a few of the prod­ucts I used today. Jen­ni took me and Chris­tine to Sky­line Chili for lunch. Let me just tell ya this chili is noth­ing like what I’ve ever had in Texas. I had a 3‑Way which is spaghet­ti on the bot­tom then chili topped with shred­ded cheese. And when you take a bite you need to pop 1 or 2 oys­ter crack­ers in your mouth. I know it sounds crazy but it is so good. Then once you fin­ish you place the remain­ing oys­ter crack­ers in the chili so they can soak up all the liq­uid and eat away. YUMMY is all...

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Chapter One Techniques are Done!

Mar 28, 2011

What a great day. This morn­ing, I final­ly got to meet my edi­tor Jen­ni Clay­don in per­son. We’ve chat­ted over the phone for months so final­ly hav­ing a face with the voice is awe­some. We head­ed straight to the stu­dio to start pho­tograph­ing tech­niques for each of the 40 tech­niques fea­tured in my book. It was great get­ting to see Chris­tine Polom­sky once again. She is so patient when tak­ing all the step by step pho­tographs. In this pho­to I’m prep­ping some Pink Paislee pat­terned papers with Dia­mond Stick­les. You will see lots of Dia­mond and Plat­inum Stick­les being used in this book. Are you sur­prised? Some­thing tells me not. And way over in the back­ground hang­ing on her wall are two beau­ty shots from  my book. I was so sur­prised to see them...

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Peep Houses

Mar 25, 2011

While on Pin­ter­est I came across this fun tuto­r­i­al and saved it to make with my niece Made­lyn while she was sup­posed to vis­it this week for Spring Break. Well she decid­ed she was­n’t ready just yet to stay a week so far away from home. So I sent the tuto­r­i­al to my mom and she made them with Mad and Bel­lie. They were a hit so thanks a bunch Kasey Buick for this real­ly fun project. Here are the pho­tos dad emailed me. Mom made a batch of roy­al icing as it was a bit eas­i­er for the girls to keep their hous­es togeth­er when they start­ed dec­o­rat­ing. Not sure if lit­tle Bel­lie is still dec­o­rat­ing or snag­ging a jel­ly bean. Mad and Bel­lie loved dec­o­rat­ing their hous­es. You can see Bel­lie con­cen­trat­ing...

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Adding to my glitter containers

Mar 17, 2011

Oh how I love to see my glit­ter inside these salt shak­ers and sug­ar dis­penser BUT when I was in Frisco Resale not too long ago I found these adorable ceram­ic hous­es. They were only .50 a piece and were scream­ing TAKE ME HOME with YOU! I had to fig­ure out what I was going to do with them as believe me I have enough lit­tle pret­ties here and there around the house and I do NOT need any­more. Well I was look­ing at the chim­ney on both hous­es and instant­ly thought they would be per­fect for pour­ing and then BAM new glit­ter con­tain­ers came to mind. Hon­est­ly, they are per­fect and look so cute sit­ting on my shelf in my scrap­room. I took these pho­tos in our liv­ing room to get some much...

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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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Paper Mosaic

Feb 24, 2011

This mini album is fea­tured in my book on page 48. They did­n’t show the cov­er so I thought I would share it with you now since Spring is just around the cor­ner. The step outs on page 49 show you how to recre­ate a paper mosa­ic that looks like bro­ken pieces of chi­na. This is cer­tain­ly anoth­er project of mine that is filled with dimen­sion­al objects. I guess I visu­al­ize in 3‑D as noth­ing looks fin­ished until items are pop­ping off the project. I find how peo­ple cre­ate and visu­al­ize very inter­est­ing. My dad carves incred­i­ble objects out of wood. He can carve just about any­thing you request includ­ing wildlife and peo­ple as well as loads of oth­er things. What I find fas­ci­nat­ing is he can­not even begin to draw a 3 cir­cled cat. My mom paints...

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Fun notions project…

Feb 22, 2011

While I was on Pin­ter­est look­ing at all the won­der­ful pho­tos post­ed I came across this super cute project. I thought it was such an awe­some idea and knew I had to make one. When my grand­fa­ther passed away mom and dad brought me back a cup and saucer they found in one of Gram­pa’s cab­i­nets. The paint­ed blue­ber­ries remind­ed mom of when we went blue­ber­ry pick­ing one morn­ing while we were vis­it­ing, this past sum­mer. Well I decid­ed I would use this cup and saucer to make my lit­tle notions hold­er and it was super easy. All you need to do is attach some small mag­nets to the bot­tom of the saucer using E6000 as direct­ed on their pack­age. Once the mag­nets were attached I attached the tea cup to the saucer using...

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CHA Day 3

Feb 1, 2011

What a great day today was. Thank you to all my sweet friends who came by the booth to wish me a hap­py birth­day. It was so sweet of all of you. Those of you that decid­ed to sing hap­py birth­day to me I thank you too even though I want­ed to run and hide. It was fun­ny and I must admit so sweet. Car­olyn and Keri made me a birth­day card out of one of the cat­a­logs they got at the show. I will have to take a pho­to of it tomor­row so you can see… it is too cute!  Car­o­line and David took all the Road­ies out to eat and sur­prised me with a won­der­ful brown­ie and singing wait­er after din­ner. Yes I was beet red, want­i­ng to hide but was touched...

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CHA Day 2…

Jan 31, 2011

Over 100 make-n-takes and yards and yards of Pleat Satin Edg­ing hav­ing been cut, day 2 of CHA has come to an end. Tomor­row I will be with Maya Road from 10:00 until 12:30. Then at 1:00 I will be doing a book sign­ing and make-n-take for F+W Media (booth #2234) until 2:00. From 2:00 to 2:30 I will be doing anoth­er book sign­ing for R+M West Coast Dis­trib­u­tors (booth #608). Now remem­ber, since I am on a tight sched­ule F+W Media will be hand­ing out only 20 tick­ets to those in line just before my book sign­ing and make-n-take. So if you want to play and get a signed book make sure you get there ear­ly. Once I am fin­ished with the book sign­ing at R+M I will head back over to the...

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A Few Favorite Products and Projects

Jan 28, 2011

Not much time for chat­ting this evening so I will let the pho­tos pret­ty much speak for them­selves. I must warn you this post is heavy on the pho­tos. Here are all the tags each design team mem­ber cre­at­ed. The Ornate Botan­i­cal Blooms are one of my favorite flow­ers in this release. Then these Alter­able Vin­tage Lace Blooms and Flow­ers are gor­geous with the Maya Mist applied. Be still my heart… these are their new Antique and Lus­trous But­ton Jew­els. I will take a mil­lion of these, thank you very much! These are super fun and so cool.… Wood­en Mini Spools and Alter­able But­tons Then look at these.… Mini Chip­board Por­trait and Cameo Sets. Then we have all been mak­ing these cuffs using the new Satin Pleat Edg­ing, But­ton Jew­els and oth­er trims to...

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Set Up Day…

Jan 28, 2011

Set­ting up the booth begins. Yep, all these crates con­tain the prod­uct you want and pur­chase. But before the store own­ers can get the CHA‑W release prod­ucts into their stores set­ting up the booth and get­ting all the prod­ucts and show sam­ples up for dis­play must be done. This is cer­tain­ly NOT the GLAMOROUS side of trade shows. But at least Car­o­line makes it as fun as pos­si­ble. Sarah and Lau­ra find the humor in lots of things dur­ing the process and make you laugh but David well… he is like a grumpy old man. The open­ing up of the crates… let the mad­ness begin. David a.k.a Mr. Grumpy pants, Car­o­line and Lau­ra. We just fin­ished putting down the floor and are now get­ting ready to put up the walls. Walls are up and...

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Today’s Reality…

Jan 18, 2011

Remem­ber my nice made over scrap­room way back in August… well this is the real­i­ty of it today. Lots of fun things are being cre­at­ed  in here for my book and for CHA. The box­es shown hold prod­uct from book spon­sors, new release items and my favorite go to prod­ucts. The every­day real­i­ty of this room stays pret­ty  much like this… just gonna keep it real for you all. I can’t be some­one I’m not. So I won’t even try to tell you my room is super clean and tidy all the time. And that I put every­thing up as soon as I’m fin­ished using it… nope not even gonna go there. What I do love about these pho­tos is every­thing I love to work with is right there, in it’s box, close at...

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Gift Bow

Dec 17, 2010

The oth­er day Ron­da sent me a few pho­tos of some cute con­tain­ers she cre­at­ed filled with some of her pep­per­mint bark, click here if you want her recipe. Well I noticed she had the cutest gift bows on top of each con­tain­er so I imme­di­ate­ly asked her how she made them. Well she got the idea from Emi­ly who got the idea from a post on Flickr. Oh the tan­gled web us crafters weave. Emi­ly’s tuto­r­i­al is super easy to fol­low and I think you will want to cre­ate some for your­self. These bows do not take much paper either so you could mix and match them with your paper scraps. Sup­plies Used: The Girls’ Paperier — Tin­sel & Twig — Hol­ly Berry Flo­ral, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky...

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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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Creative Fun…

Dec 5, 2010

Sat­ur­day, Trisha Con­lon and I got to spend the day with this won­der­ful group of artists at “The Crafty Scrap­per”. Each one cre­at­ed their very own snow globe. I taught the paper part of the project which includ­ed alter­ing the base of the snow globe, build­ing the lit­tle house, cre­at­ing a crepe paper rosette and then of course sprin­kling every­thing with glit­ter and mica. It was so fun watch­ing every­one’s project come togeth­er. Each lit­tle house was the same yet so dif­fer­ent as every­one used dif­fer­ent parts of their Melis­sa Frances pat­terned paper. Once every­one fin­ished their sweet lit­tle house they then began to add every­thing to the altered base of the snow globe. Once every­one go to this point we all took a break for lunch, which came from “The Dove’s Nest”, next...

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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 fun day…

Nov 20, 2010

Today, I taught my “Home for the Hol­i­days” class at The Crafty Scrap­per to a super sweet group of ladies. That store is my hap­py place with­out a doubt!!! I think it is the best store in the area. Car­olyn has the best cus­tomers and the best prod­uct selec­tion around not to men­tion the sweet­est staff. If you haven’t vis­it­ed her store you need to… it is worth the dri­ve. You will love it. See the lit­tle sweet­ie in yel­low… it was her 14th birth­day. Her grand­moth­er pur­chased my class as a gift for her. Hap­py Birth­day, Gra­cie! I hope it was a won­der­ful day. Wish­ing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Each kit includ­ed three dif­fer­ent house tem­plates and lots of fun lit­tle good­ies to use to dec­o­rate....

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All Things Winter

Nov 14, 2010

I’m so excit­ed to tell you about my next upcom­ing online work­shop. This work­shop “All Things Win­ter” will include win­ter and hol­i­day themed projects from my book “Delight In The Details”. This work­shop will include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos and tips to help you recre­ate the projects list­ed below. Page 15 Mer­ry & Bright Orna­ment Page 26 Joy Ban­ner Page 30 Joy Mini Album Page 42 Snow Day Lay­out Page 44 Win­ter of 78 Lay­out Page 72 Gift Tag Page 76 Christ­mas Cook­ies Lay­out Page 91 Silent Night Christ­mas Card Page 95 Christ­mas Greet­ings Christ­mas Card Page 125 San­ta Baby Lay­out The cost for this online work­shop is only $19.95. FYI… I will not be teach­ing the tech­niques as those are in the book, just the instruc­tions need­ed to make recre­at­ing these...

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