See You in Winnipeg…

Feb 4, 2013

Here are some sneak peeks of the cards you will be creating in my “Creatively Cute Cards” Class at Crop & Create in Winnipeg, April 5th – 6th. Teaching at one of Catherine’s events has been on my creative bucket list for quite sometime and I’m thrilled to get to check this one off my list. In my “Creatively Cute Cards” Class you will create four beautiful cards using the new paper line Modern Mercantile by Lisa Dickinson that she designed for Jenni Bowlin Studio. I LOVE the colors and patterns of this awesome new line. You will accent each card with Maya Road, Doodlebug and Jenni Bowlin embellishments and of course use awesome Ranger products like Distress Ink and Diamond Stickles to give your cards that added awesomeness. These photos are sneak peeks of my...

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Happy New Year ~ 2013

Jan 1, 2013

Thank you all for such an awesome year. Throughout the year, I’ve celebrated with you the birth of our niece Olivia and Ansley turning 18. I introduced you to my love of needle felting, shared in my excitement of attending Ranger University and announced my Antiquated Collection Spring Release. I got to do a super fun Free Webinar with my friend Ronda Palazzari, had a blast at CHA-S and touring downtown. I was asked to do a demo & book signing for the Grand Opening of Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts in Sherman, Texas and got to teach classes at ScrapFest in MN. Caroline and I traveled to Bellagio, Italy where I taught at A Kiss on the Chic’s Creative Retreat. I discovered the art of resin and filled my online store and Etsy store with lots of fun stuff. I loved watching my nieces with the 25...

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The Scrapbook Page

Aug 20, 2012

This Thursday, August 23rd from 2:00 -5:00 I will be at The Scrapbook Page in Barboursville, WV signing my latest book “Delight In The Seasons“. After the book signing I will then show you how to create the tag below. This make-n-take is free but supplies are limited so don’t miss out. RiverPlace Plaza 6007 US Rt 60 E Ste 202 Barboursville, WV 1 (304) 733-9414 When creating your make-n-take tag you will use products from Maya Road and Ranger and the “Perfumery” stamp set from my stamp line Antiquated Collection. We will be stamping, inking and glittering. It’s gonna be fun. See ya there....

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Custom Art Journal

May 7, 2012

While at Ranger U, Dyan Reaveley taught us some super fun techniques using her dyslusions ink spray and stamps. After we finished creating our technique tags she showed us her journals (which are AMAZING) and talked about doing what feels right for us and to make it our own. Well, art journaling scares me to death! Not sure why but my goodness it sends shivers down my spine just thinking about doing it. Really it shouldn’t freak me out so much because no one has to see what I create but it does… BUT I’m determined to do it my way with a little or a lot of inspiration from Dyan. Remember, “An Artist Cannot Fail.” So while doing a little thrifting I found this cute vintage hardback book from 1909. It measures 4″...

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The Icing on the Cake

May 1, 2012

Sunday evening, after Ranger U was over I along with Carolyn Ross, Aurea Estelle and Ronda Palazzari got the pleasure of going to Suze Weinberg’s house for dinner. She and Lenny “The Lenster” as Suze calls him were the BEST… so gracious, entertaining and funny. It certainly was a dinner I will never forget. While Lenny was getting dinner prepared Suze gave us a tour of their amazing home. They have art hung and displayed from all over the world. It is the most eclectic collection of art I’ve ever seen. Sprinkled among all their unique art you will find art pieces created by Suze. What Suze does with Bees Wax and UTEE is amazing. After dinner we took a group photo laughed some more, got into the car and chatted and laughed all the...

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Ranger University Day 3

Apr 30, 2012

Day 3 started out with Dyan Reaveley and her awesome funky, quirky adorable self. Her art journaling has taken the craft industry by STORM and has me quite intrigued. Dyan will be in TEXAS at The Crafty Scrapper Thursday, May 10th & Friday, May 11th and it’s all the buzz. During Dyan’s segment we played with all her Dylusions Ink Sprays, Perfect Pearls and or course her stamp sets. For this vintage, keep it clean, cream & black with a muted pop of color, kinda girl… I was INSPIRED! I was inspired with her colors, style and techniques. After lunch it was time for Tim Holtz to teach us all the super cool techniques using his Distress line.  You can pick out Tim’s unique vintage grungy style anywhere. I like that you can do vintage grunge...

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Ranger University Day 2

Apr 29, 2012

This morning we started our day with Claudine Hellmuth. Claudine is such a sweet and very funny lady. She was quite entertaining and filled our heads with so many techniques and ideas my head was spinning by the time we stopped for lunch which was some awesome square pizza. During Claudine’s class we painted, transferred, glazed and tinted. The hands on experience you get with each instructor here at Ranger is unbelievable. They give you so much information that honestly by the end of the day my brain hurt and once again was swirling with ideas. During Claudine’s class Ronda and I laughed at the difference in our work area. She ALWAYS had a little mess here and there and I ALWAYS had mine cleaned up after each technique. So typical. After Claudine finished...

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Ranger University Day 1

Apr 28, 2012

There are no words to describe how awesome it is to be so fortunate to attend Ranger U. Today was incredible from start to finish. I’ve played with all the products we used today and learned so much new information. I cannot wait to get home to play and try out all the ideas I have swirling inside my head. Each person had a personal basket of supplies and tools and we had a stack of Tim Holtz and Dylusions stamp sets to share. We got an amazing tour of the warehouse which was super interesting to see how each product was put together from start to finish. When we got to the area where they assembled the ink pads we each got to take a new pack of the new SPRING Distress Ink...

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New York City

Apr 27, 2012

Okay let me just start out saying the five years I’ve waited and wanted so badly to visit Tinsel Trading Company was so WORTH it!!! This store did not disappoint me one bit, every single square inch of this place is filled with amazing vintage and gorgeous gift items. The story of how the store came to be is a wonderful story and if you are as interested in knowing as I was chatting away with Marcia Ceppos… you can read all about it HERE. It’s a great story of how her grandfather got started. Once we left Tinsel Trading Company we headed out for a great sight seeing walking tour mapped out for us by Marcia. She basically had us walk one huge square that once finished had us right back to Penn...

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And the Adventure begins…

Apr 26, 2012

The fun started before we even took off… the lady that sat next to us was most amused that is for sure. When she got off the plane she told us we were really funny and quite enjoyable… I think I saw her run as she exited the plane little did she know this was only the first half of our flight, we weren’t getting off so she was safe. After we left St. Louis it was straight to Newark, NJ. Our driver Steve was awesome… really funny. Once we got to the Marriott we headed out to get some food. As Carolyn and I walked across to Applebee’s I stopped dead in my tracks to take a photo of the Ranger Ind. mailbox… oh how I have waited so long to see this...

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The Traveling Apron

Apr 25, 2012

The wonderful journey of my much loved apron has now begun. Saturday, it debuted at The Crafty Scrapper and now will travel to all the places this industry takes me. It’s next stop is New York City (LOL, typing New York City always makes me think of the Pace Picante Sauce commercials) then on to Ranger University in NJ. Carolyn and I leave tomorrow and we are beyond excited! Last year, my travels were haulted rather quickly due to terrible weather… all flights to NJ and surrounding areas were cancelled and I had to go home. I know there are worse things in life to have happen but I really was so sad and I’m super glad I was given the opportunity to attend this year. It’s going to be three days filled with nothing but...

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Ranger Designer Challenge 2012

Feb 10, 2012

As I mentioned in this blog POST… I was so happy to be asked to participate in this year’s Designer Challenge for Ranger. Well if you want to see all the amazing altered dress forms you need to make sure you check out Ranger’s blog. Below are the links for the blog posts for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3… you can see day 4 HERE. Day 1,    Day 2,    Day 3 I tell ya there were some amazing altered dress forms created for this challenge. All are so unique and really do reflect each designers style. Each and everyone is so inspiring. And I have some winners to announce from THIS blog post and THIS blog post. The winner of the make n take is Pam February 7, 2012 ~...

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Ranger’s Designer Challenge

Jan 29, 2012

I was so excited to be asked to participate in their Designer Challenge. They sent each designer a blank paper mache dress form to alter any way we wanted. All they asked was that we stayed true to our style and used any or all three of these items Stickles, Liquid Pearls and/or Crackle Accents.  Here is what I created… There are 18 different Ranger products on this piece. Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint Dabber ~ Juniper Jenni Bowlin No. 10 Malted Milk Tim Holtz Distress Stain ~ Mustard Seed Distress Crackle Paint ~ Clear Rock Candy Inkssentials Crackle Accents Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Latte & Ginger Archival Ink ~ Coffee Perfect Pearls Mists ~ Biscotti Liquid Pearls ~ Copper Pearl & Gold Pearl...

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Year in Review ~ Perfect Pearls

Jan 6, 2012

In January Ranger asked me to participate in their Designer Challenge. They sent the frame and you had to alter it using the products they sent. Well the product was Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearl Mist. I was a bit scared as I had not really played with Perfect Pearls before. I’d seen them demoed but that was it. So me being me I just jumped in and started going to town. They are really fun to use. My favorite way is to mix the Perfect Pearl Powders with the coordinating Perfect Pearl Mists. 2011 Designer Challenge for Ranger Ink Altered Canvas Roses accented with Perfect Pearl Powders, Perfect Pearl Mists and Stickles. After I created each flower I then mixed together the PP Powder and Mists and painted the mixture onto the book page...

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Always adding more…

Dec 9, 2011

So the more I looked at the domino art piece I posted yesterday, the more I felt it needed more… it just lacked that little something extra. So back into the scraproom it went as I had ideas in my head and well, once and idea enters my head I can’t do anything else until I give it a go. So here is what the finished piece looked like, yesterday. And here is what it looks like now. Since I could not apply alcohol ink to the face to darken the complexion, without worrying that the alcohol ink would ruin the stamped image, I decided to stamp the image onto the blank margin of a vintage book page then carefully and  ever so precisely cut out the face. I then placed the cut out image...

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Domino Art

Dec 8, 2011

Each time I use a domino it brings me back to how I acquired them… One day as I was taking Ansley someplace after school when she was around 13 or 14 years old, as we were about to leave the neighborhood I noticed dominoes scattered all over the street. Well, I’m sure you can see where this is going… I immediately stopped the car (thankfully, we live in a quiet neighborhood) and had her jump out to pick up as many as she could out of the road. I just could not stand the thought of these getting ruined by cars driving over them again and again. Well, Ansley was able to pick up all of them and not one car passed down the street. She on the other hand was horrified that I would...

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Seasons Greetings

Dec 7, 2011

I thought I would give you a heads up and let you know, you might want to head over to Pink Persimmon and sign up for their newsletter… a little birdie told me there is going to be some things included in this months newsletter you just might enjoy. One of them has something to do with the image above. And please join me on the Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace Facebook Page. There you can stay up to date on all the happenings of my new stamp line, get inspired with all the inspiration from the Design Team as well as participate in fun giveaways and RAKS. See you there. I’m off to create....

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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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Gentlemen’s Ornament or Gift Tag

Dec 1, 2011

I love the detail you get from the Gentlemen’s Puff stamp in the Antiquated Collection ~ Fine and Dandy Stamp Set. Each fine line in the Puff can be seen and it makes me so happy. This project can be used as an ornament for your tree to represent the men in the family or attached to a gift and used as a gift tag. The back is covered with the blank margin from a piece of vintage book page. I used two Maya Road Rectangle Foundation chipboard pieces as the base for this project. One complete rectangle front was covered with vintage sheet music. Then just the outer piece of the second rectangle was stamped using the fir tree stamp from Little Red Wagon by Pink Persimmon. I used Jet Black Archival Ink...

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Victorian Christmas

Nov 28, 2011

I love decorating the house for Christmas but must admit some years I decorate more than others. The one thing that is pretty consistent during every holiday season is my love for old fashioned ornaments. I have one 4′ tree that sits on top of a table and is decorated with all handmade paper ornaments that reminds me of an old Victorian Christmas. This year, I plan on adding a few additional ornaments to this tree that I feel will accent it beautifully. Although, to balance out the tree I’m going to have to create more of each ornament using different stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp sets. I created this ornament using the Antiquated Collection ~ Fine and Dandy, Society Lady & Perfumery Stamp Sets by Pink Persimmon. The Scallop Frames and Hanging Chandelier...

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Antiquated Collection and Studio 490…

Nov 24, 2011

Wendy did it again… I got this fabulous surprise in my inbox today just after getting a text telling me to check my email. I cannot even describe the feeling of what it feels like seeing my stamps used in projects but I can tell ya it is one awesome feeling. When the Antiquated Collection stamp sets were being put together never did I at the time think of how perfectly they would go with Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 Stamp Sets and Art Parts. But look for yourself… they work together perfectly. In this project, Wendy used the gentleman a.k.a. dapper dude from my Antiquated Collection Fine and Dandy stamp set. His robe is inked with the new Ranger Festive Berries Distress Ink. I’m so happy I just purchased this set while at The...

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