Handmade Art Journal

Aug 21, 2014

I real­ly love see­ing all the amaz­ing art jour­nal­ing that lots of my friends do but I have issues, like seri­ous issues when it comes to the jour­nals. I love dimen­sion­al col­lage which means, I like to stick LOTS of bulky things in my art. Well, this does not work well with a lot of art jour­nals due to the type of bind­ing most have so the prob­lem was solved this week by cre­at­ing my own art jour­nal. Now I can add all the bulky items I want and the art jour­nal will still close. The thick­er my art jour­nal gets is no big­gie because all I need to do is use larg­er binder rings. Even though I’ve used vin­tage items that you might not have on had to cre­ate my art jour­nal my ideas...

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Sneaks of 2 New Classes

Feb 20, 2013

After­noon Tea is filled with soft tones of pinks, greens, gold and beige which are the per­fect col­or com­bi­na­tion for any shab­by chic class. In this class you will cre­ate an altered cuff and linen mini album that’s per­fect to fill with words or quotes to inspire or spe­cial moments you wish to doc­u­ment. You will use prod­ucts by Maya Road, Ranger and The Crafter’s Work­shop as well as vin­tage trea­sures I’ve includ­ed. You will decoupage, paint, ink and stamp and I’ll show you how easy it is using met­al stamps to accent the but­ter­fly embell­ish­ment for your altered cuff. These projects can be kept for you or are per­fect to be giv­en to a spe­cial friend as a gift for any occa­sion or spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion. Here is a mini video I post­ed on Vine After­noon Tea...

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It’s Christmas In July…

Jul 8, 2009

Start­ing today through the end of July my ever so pop­u­lar “12 Days of Christ­mas Work­shop” will be $14.95. That is a $5. dis­count. So… if you were think­ing about get­ting a jump start on some hol­i­day gift mak­ing now is the time to start. There are a total of 15 tuto­ri­als. Some projects come with a tem­plate to make the cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er. Since this work­shop is all about the hol­i­day sea­son I have includ­ed down­load­able images from my stash of favorite vin­tage post­cards and also share with you some of my favorite fam­i­ly recipes, hol­i­day quotes and pho­tos of some of my family’s favorite hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions through the years. Upon pur­chase this work­shop will be avail­able for 45 days in the pri­vate mem­ber...

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Online Holiday Workshop Enrollment Begins Tomorrow…

Oct 28, 2008

The 12 Days of Christ­mas is a month long online work­shop of hol­i­day cre­at­ing. Each Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day for the month of Novem­ber I will post new projects that will include a sup­ply list, tools need­ed and step by step instruc­tions to com­plete each project. There will be a total of at least 15 tuto­ri­als. Some projects will come with a tem­plate to make the cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er and each fea­tured project has close up col­or pho­tos. All the projects are designed so you can use items you already have on hand or cre­ate them exact­ly like the sam­ple. The cost for this online work­shop is $19.95 and will be avail­able from Novem­ber 1st – Decem­ber 15th. Once pay­ment is received you will be sent a pass­word to enter this pri­vate...

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“Home Sweet Home”

Oct 1, 2008

Class Length: 4 Hours Skill: All Lev­els 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 doc­u­ments all of the spe­cial things that help make my home a “Home Sweet Home”. My album includes pho­tos of my brother’s trum­pet, fam­i­ly mem­bers, flow­ers from our gar­den, Son­ny and Buster our spe­cial canine com­pan­ions and a few fam­i­ly quotes which I have includ­ed in each kit. In this class you will alter 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,...

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Holiday Recipe Box

Nov 13, 2006

Sup­plies need­ed: a wood­en box (found mine at Michael’s), sand­ing block (Michael’s), Glue, pat­tern paper (two dif­fer­ent pat­terns), red paint, sil­ver book­plate, brads (red), mini clip (white), rib­bon (green and white), card­stock (red, green and white), quotes (I used Flair Designs Christ­mas Quotes), Flu­id Chalk Ink (Chest­nut Roan) by ClearSnap, Dymo label mak­er and some index cards.

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