Bunny Easter Egg or Treat Holder

Mar 19, 2015

How cute will this East­er egg or treat hold­er look sit­ting at each per­sons table set­ting for East­er brunch. You can fill it with a per­son­al­ized dec­o­rat­ed egg to use as a place card or fill it with choco­lates for an after brunch treat. It’s real­ly sim­ple to make and I’m cer­tain your guest will love the added touch. Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Alter­ations East­er Ele­ments Sizzix Die, Matt Board, Flo­ral Emboss­ing Fold­er, Tim Holtz Dis­tress Paint Aban­doned Coral & Cracked Pis­ta­chio, Dina Wak­ley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Glitz, Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Big Shot or Cut­tle­bug, Paint­brush, Paper Trim­mer with Scor­ing Tool Using a Big Shot or Cut­tle­bug die, Matt Board and the East­er Ele­ments die, die cut two bun­nies and two bows. Using a Big Shot...

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Happy Card Make’N Take Tutorial

Feb 27, 2015

Sor­ry I don’t have a big­ger pho­to of this card but it was so pop­u­lar dur­ing the Scrap­book Expo Grapevine event that I thought I would share the tuto­r­i­al to cre­ate your own card. It’s the per­fect card to cre­ate when you only have a few min­utes of craft­ing. Sup­plies Used: Pat­terned Paper, Blank Card, Small Mani­la Ship­ping Tag, Maya Road DIY Kraft Note Envelopes, Maya Road Feath­ered Friend Resin Embell­ish­ment, Small Flower, Gold Metal­lic Leaf, Seam Bind­ing, Alpha Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink, Adhe­sive Tools Used: Paper Trim­mer, Scis­sors Direc­tions: Trim pat­terned paper so it is 1/4″ small­er ver­ti­cal­ly and hor­i­zon­tal­ly than the front of your blank card front. Attach pat­terned paper to the front of blank card. Assem­ble Maya Road enve­lope, wrap a piece of seam bind­ing around the enve­lope, tie...

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Dazzle-It Rings ~ Dotted Ring

Feb 20, 2015

I was asked by Car­mi Cim­i­ca­ta if I would be inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing in an upcom­ing blog hop for Daz­zle It. The blog hop starts Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 23rd and has lots of real­ly cool jew­el­ry design­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing. Since I am always up for any cre­ative chal­lenge I jumped on the oppor­tu­ni­ty. After view­ing the tech­nique book­let she includ­ed along with the prod­ucts need­ed I decid­ed to give a try at mak­ing the Dot­ted Ring. The Daz­zle-It Rings by Gio­van­na book­let has very easy to fol­low step by step instruc­tions which pret­ty much guar­an­tees a suc­cess­ful project every time. Sup­plies & Tools Used: Daz­zle-It Rings by Gio­van­na Tech­nique Book, #12 Bead­ing Nee­dle by Daz­zle-It, Beadalon Wild­fire Black .006in/0.15mm Weav­ing Thread, Daz­zle-It Czech 22g Vial Seed­Bead Orange, Lemon Yel­low, Opaque Roy­al Blue, Scis­sors Click on each name below...

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Altered Bottle Brush Tree

Feb 16, 2015

Bot­tle Brush Trees are fun to alter for any hol­i­day or to use year round as a home decor accent. You can attach these to wood­en spools, per­fume bot­tles, small glass jars, in shad­ow box­es, real­ly pret­ty much on any­thing. Also, if you want to col­or your trees it’s easy using any of the non-iri­des­cent Maya Mist col­ors. This altered bot­tle brush tree is so fast to cre­ate you can have it com­plet­ed in under 5 min. Sup­plies Need­ed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Small Glass Bot­tle, Seed Beads, Small Flocked Flow­ers, Seam Bind­ing, Cro­chet Doily, White Maya Road Glit­ter Dust, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um Tools: Scis­sors, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Instruc­tions: Place seed beads into small glass bot­tle. Cut stems on small flocked flow­ers to short­en slight­ly, place into bot­tle. Dou­ble knot a piece of seam...

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I Love You Frame

Feb 13, 2015

This spark­ly chip­board frame is going to be added to the front cov­er of a mini album. I plan to cov­er the album with vin­tage sheet music and ledger paper than add pho­tos of Ter­ri and Ans­ley. If you want to make this chip­board frame it’s super sim­ple and here’s the tuto­r­i­al. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2 Maya Road Chip­board Frames, Maya Road Glit­ter ~ Red & Sil­ver, Red & Sil­ver Acrylic Paint, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Glass Vial, Flocked Flow­ers, White Seam Bind­ing, Dia­mond Glaze, Glue Stick, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um, Book Page Words “I LOVE YOU”, Adhe­sive Foam Squares Tools Used: Scis­sors, Paint­brush, Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Tweez­ers Instruc­tions: Using a glue stick type adhe­sive, cov­er the front of one chip­board frame with vin­tage sheet...

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Valentine Home Decor Accent

Feb 9, 2015

This valen­tine home decor piece show­cas­es one of the hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls I now have in my etsy shop. I love these dolls from long ago and when pos­si­ble make molds of dolls I think you too would like to use in your craft­ing projects. This lit­tle cutie is hold­ing a book under­neath it’s arm. I put togeth­er a tuto­r­i­al so you too can recre­ate this home decor accent. I plan on dis­play­ing this year round in my stu­dio. Sup­plies Used: Large Wood­en Spool, Vin­tage Sheet Music, White Crepe Paper, 2 Chip­board Hearts, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, 16 Gauge Wire, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, White Embroi­dery Floss, Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um-Mat­te, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Flocked Flower, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll with...

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Altered Art Journal ATC 1

Aug 25, 2014

I was so super hap­py when I dis­cov­ered (which is what hap­pens when you clean areas of your stu­dio, you dis­cov­er things) I had a set of 6″ x 8″ pock­et pages that fit inside my art jour­nal. Since these pock­et pages are a vari­ety pack I have sev­er­al dif­fer­ent sized pock­ets that are per­fect to add dif­fer­ent sized art pieces into my jour­nal. Yes, I’m hap­py. So once I dis­cov­ered I had more options for my art jour­nal I decid­ed to cre­ate a small ATC type piece to put into one of the pock­et pages. This card mea­sures 2.75″ x 4″ so it is a bit off in mea­sure­ments for a tra­di­tion­al ATC which is 2.5″ x 3.5″.  The base of the card is from a por­tion of the left over post­card I had from my first...

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From The Archives ~ Paper Bag Easter Basket

Apr 8, 2014

This tuto­r­i­al was orig­i­nal­ly post­ed on my blog, April 11, 2011. Paper Bag East­er Bas­kets are fun to cre­ate and with East­er just around the cor­ner I thought I would re-share it. 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, 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...

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Faux Soldered Scallop Border Accent

Feb 18, 2014

Need a unique bor­der for your can­vas art? All you need are Ranger Mem­o­ry Foil Tape ~ Alu­minum, Scal­lop Scis­sors and a Sty­lus to cre­ate the dec­o­ra­tive edge shown in this pho­to. Here’s how you do it, it’s super easy. First, mea­sure the top edges of the can­vas, then cut a strip of foil tape to fit each edge. Next, trim the right edge of each foil tape strip using scal­lop scis­sors. Now, attach each strip to the top inside edge of the can­vas as shown in the pho­to. Using a sty­lus press the larg­er tip of the sty­lus in the mid­dle of each scal­lop to cre­ate an indent­ed dot. That’s it. The step by step instruc­tions show­ing how I cre­at­ed the sil­hou­ette and tips on cre­at­ing this can­vas can be found in “Delight In...

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Super Simple Holiday Gift Tags

Nov 21, 2013

Here are two hol­i­day gift tags that take just a few min­utes to cre­ate and dur­ing the busy hol­i­day sea­son some­times all you have are a few min­utes. This time of year is filled with fam­i­ly gath­er­ings, com­pa­ny par­ties, bak­ing, shop­ping and dec­o­rat­ing so if you find your­self in a crunch to cre­ate a quick gift tag here are two you can com­plete super fast. These tags are just ordi­nary 2.25″ x 4.75″ office tags and are cov­ered with pat­terned paper scraps I’ve been sav­ing for just this type of project. Apply adhe­sive to the front of your tag and cov­er with pat­terned paper. Cut a piece of pat­terned paper to 1.5″ x 2.25″, trim the top and bot­tom edges using scal­lop dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors, attach to tag as shown. Using a dis­tress­ing tool or...

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Fabric Tape Flower Tutorial

Apr 10, 2013

Here is a real­ly fun flower to make using Maya Road Fab­ric Tape in Ging­ham Barn Red, Ocean Blue & Flo­ral Gar­den. This lit­tle flower can be used in so many dif­fer­ent types of projects and I have a feel­ing this is not the last flower I will cre­ate. Would­n’t it look cute tied to the top of a pack­age wrapped with butch­er paper then tied with any of the awe­some Maya Road Twine Cord­ing. It could even be the main flower in a bou­ton­niere or placed inside an altered wood­en spool as a decor piece… so many ideas. To begin mak­ing your flower you will need to cre­ate a petal form. Using wire cut­ters cut a piece of 20 gauge wire to 4 inch­es in length. Then about an inch from one end...

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Sweet Little Girls Embellishment Tutorial

Jan 22, 2013

Using the prod­ucts list­ed below is a real­ly quick way to cre­ate cute embell­ish­ments and accents for any project. Plus when stor­ing your Adiron­dack Alco­hol Inks in a palette as I have shown above makes alco­hol inks super portable for crops and week­end retreats. To cre­ate your portable palette of alco­hol inks sim­ply apply enough drops of each alco­hol ink col­or to cov­er each of the inside cir­cles in the palette as shown above, let the alco­hol inks dry and you are ready to go. You fill the Adiron­dack Alco­hol Ink Fil­l­able Pen just as the instruc­tions on the back of the pack­ag­ing instruct only you use Adiron­dack Alco­hol Blend­ing Solu­tion instead of Alco­hol Inks. Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace ~ Pink Per­sim­mon Sweet Lit­tle Girls Stamp Set Ranger Prod­ucts  Tim Holtz Ink Palette, Tm...

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Make n Take Giveaway

Feb 7, 2012

The last day of CHA‑W, I showed lots of peo­ple how to cre­ate this super cute flower pin. You use about 12″ of Maya Road Satin Pleat Trim, 12″ of Maya Road Pleat­ed Tulle and a Maya Road Antique Jew­el But­ton for the cen­ter. To cre­ate the flower all you do is attach the pleat­ed tulle on top of the satin pleat using Fab­ri-Tac adhe­sive at the sewn edge of each piece of trim. Then start­ing at one end  loose­ly begin rolling the two trims until you get to the oppo­site end. Next, apply Fab­ri-Tac to a punched pat­terned paper cir­cle and attach the bot­tom end (sewn edg­ing) of the rolled trims to the punched cir­cle, let the trims spread out a bit to resem­ble a rose. Then using a hot glue gun, attach...

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Celebrating 45 Years…

Jan 25, 2012

Fiskars is cel­e­brat­ing 45 years of mak­ing their awe­some Orange Han­dled Scis­sors. I can­not remem­ber our house not hav­ing a pair of Fiskars scis­sors in it while grow­ing up. And I can hon­est­ly say they are still my all time favorite scis­sors. I cre­ate with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent styles Orig­i­nal Orange Han­dled 8″, Micro Tip Com­fort Grip #5, Micro Tip #5 and Non-Stick Fash­ion Detail #5 but the pair I seem to wear out the most are the Micro Tip #5 pair. I use these every sin­gle day as they fit per­fect­ly in my hand and cut so pre­cise­ly. To help Fiskars cel­e­brate the 45th anniver­sary of their icon­ic Orange-Han­dled Scis­sors, check out their page on face­book . This cel­e­bra­tion is going to be a fun-filled 45-day count­down lead­ing up to the first day of...

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Shabby Chic Bangle Bracelet

Sep 8, 2011

Com­bined are two prod­ucts Maya Road released at CHA‑S that I just LOVE. If you like Shab­by Chic and ban­gle bracelets you are going to want to make one of these for your­self. It’s so easy to make. Sup­plies Need­ed: Maya Road Organ­za Tea Gar­den Trim — Rose, Maya Road Vin­tage Find­ings — Pearl Cen­ters, Wood­en Ban­gle Bracelet, Fab­ri-Tac Tools Used: Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Using scis­sors cut sec­tions of the Rose Trim so the ends meet when wrapped around the wood­en ban­gle bracelet. Attach the trim to the bracelet using Fab­ri-Tac. Con­tin­ue to wrap the cut strips around the bracelet mak­ing sure to over­lap the trims just slight­ly so none of the wood shows between the sec­tions. I think I cut 5 strips. Once the bracelet is com­plete­ly cov­ered, using Fab­ri-Tac attach three Pearl Cen­ters...

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A Blast from the Past…

Aug 25, 2011

I thought it would be fun to show you some lay­outs I cre­at­ed using Cocoa Daisy kits from around 2007. Now that Ans­ley is a senior this year I find these lay­outs even more spe­cial. She grew up way too fast. In the lay­out above I felt there was too much white space in the back­ground of Ans­ley’s pho­to so I used the end of my paint­brush and some acrylic paints to cre­ate a pol­ka dot back­ground. I like the pop of col­or the pol­ka dots cre­ate and they fill in the white space per­fect­ly. To pop the pho­to a bit more I paint­ed yel­low acrylic paint all around the edge of the pho­to cre­at­ing a bright col­ored bor­der. To fill in the white space on the pho­to above I attached clear but­tons to...

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Magnetic Clothespin Note Holders

Aug 10, 2011

Hi, my name is Dar­cy and I am rep­re­sent­ing Pink Per­sim­mon today.  My sis­ter (Judi) and I first got to know Lisa when she used some of our stamps in her first book “Delight in the Details”.  We are hon­ored to be includ­ed as one of her guest blog­gers this week.   One of our tal­ent­ed Cre­ative Team mem­bers, Andrea Bud­jack, made these adorable mag­net­ic clothes­pins and we’d like to share a lit­tle how-to here today. Andrea first cut three cir­cles using her Sizzix Cir­cles die, but you can use any cir­cle punch or cir­cle cut­ter that match­es the stamp sizes.  She then stamped two images from the You’re a Jew­el stamp set and the “a lit­tle note” stamp from Flower Greet­ings. She added a lit­tle dis­tress­ing to the edges with ink and then...

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Creating A Silhouette

Jun 27, 2011

I had no idea how many peo­ple would be ask­ing me how I made this sil­hou­ette that I decid­ed today was the per­fect day to show you. This tech­nique is real­ly easy to do and does­n’t take too much time. First you want to print a pho­to to the desired size you need. For the project above (part of my Cocoa Daisy Sneak Peek) I print­ed my pho­to to a 5″ x 7″. This left me with a sil­hou­ette the size of approx­i­mate­ly 5″ x 5.25″. Note: I print­ed the pho­to in black and white so not to waste my col­or ink. Once you have the pho­to print­ed, using scis­sors and a craft knife cut and remove the pho­tos back­ground. All you want are the images of the peo­ple. Next, using a pen­cil trace...

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Jun 2, 2011

This is one of my favorite sum­mer pho­tos of Ans­ley. It was tak­en the sum­mer before her fresh­man year of high school. All the bright col­ored pat­terned papers work per­fect­ly with her swim­suit. I inked, punched, stitched and dis­tressed all over this lay­out. The cir­cle back­ground is stitched to look like a sum­mer gar­land and I had to add but­ter­fly accents because what would sum­mer be with­out but­ter­flies? The dis­tressed edges of each cir­cle add dimen­sion to the lay­out. Dia­mond Stick­le accents added to the edges of the tags, but­ter­flies, hor­i­zon­tal strip and the pho­tos edges and mat bring on the bling which as you know, I love so much. The ver­ti­cal edges of the aqua and white mat are trimmed with scal­lop scis­sors to add some inter­est as well as a lit­tle pop...

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Tissue Tape Flower

May 13, 2011

Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Tis­sue Tape, Vel­lum (pink & beige), Maya Road White Rose Organ­za Trim, Clear Dry­ing Adhe­sive, Fab­ric-Tac Tools Need­ed: Scal­lop Scis­sors, Scis­sors, Sewing Machine, Fiskars Scal­lop Cir­cle Punch, Paper Trim­mer Instruc­tions: Attach strips of Tis­sue Tape onto a piece of beige vel­lum cut to approx. 5″ x 8.5″. Make sure to attach the strips as close to each oth­er as pos­si­ble. You don’t want to have spaces in between each Tis­sue Tape strip. Draw a 3″ tear drop shaped petal onto a scrap piece of paper to use as a tem­plate, cut out, using a pen­cil trace 6 petals onto the back of the vel­lum cov­ered with Tis­sue Tape pieces. Using straight edge scis­sors cut out each petal. Using a paper trim­mer cut 6 pieces of pink vel­lum to approx. 2″...

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Remember Me… MM Blog Bounce

May 10, 2011

It’s time for anoth­er Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce. The theme this month is “Remem­ber Me.” I thought it would be nice to give you a project to cre­ate for Memo­r­i­al Day. These orna­ments can be hung on a wreath or placed any­where in your home to add a bit of patri­o­tism and hon­or friends and fam­i­ly who have served our coun­try.  To those, I give a heart­felt thank you. Sup­plies Need­ed: 3 — Small Paper Mache Star Orna­ments (Hob­by Lob­by) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Paint (Dusk, Red Wag­on) Ranger Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber (Sil­ver) Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Crepe Paper Stream­er (White) Embroi­dery Floss (DMC #543) Old Book Page Stick­les (Plat­inum) Martha Stew­art Seal Punch Paper Glaze or Glossy Accents Glit­ter (Water­slide, Red Wag­on, Steel) Old Fash­ioned Sil­ver Tin­sel Gar­land by Bethany Lowe...

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