25 Day Countdown to Christmas

Nov 23, 2012

Today, I’m mak­ing a 25 day Count­down to Christ­mas project with my nieces Made­lyn and Bel­lie. As you can see from the pho­to they are lov­ing their new match­ing jam­mies. New flan­nel jam­mies are the best espe­cial­ly when you find match­ing ones like my mom did with a mon­key print design. Ok sor­ry, back to the project. Both lit­tle sweet peas will dec­o­rate 12 stan­dard sized card envelopes using stick­ers, self adhe­sive gems, then stamp the num­bers need­ed on each of their bags. Made­lyn will stamp the odd num­bers and Bel­lie the even num­bers. I will dec­o­rate enve­lope 25 for them to either use as a sam­ple or for inspi­ra­tion. Once all the envelopes are dec­o­rat­ed I’ll fill each one with 2 pieces of can­dy and a print­ed strip of paper that has one...

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Delight In The Seasons Autumn Sneak Peeks

Jul 27, 2012

This week, as I was in Hob­by Lob­by I saw that they are putting out all their sea­son­al items and crafts for all those who like to start work­ing on projects for craft fairs, gifts and home decor items. So I thought I would share some sneak peeks of projects in Chap­ter Four ~ Autumn of my book Delight In The Sea­sons. You will find lots of fun projects and tech­niques in Chap­ter Four ~ Autumn. I had so much fun cre­at­ing projects for Grand­par­en­t’s Day, Hal­loween, Thanks­giv­ing, Autumn and even a Baby Show­er Cen­ter­piece. You will teach you tech­niques using Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE), Maya Mist, Per­fect Pearls, Cop­ic Mark­ers, Glit­ter, Punch­es, and so much more. And remem­ber, Delight In The Sea­sons is so much more than just hol­i­days. Don’t let the...

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UTEE Love

Dec 15, 2011

One thing I love to do is look in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get, in Thrift Stores or in the clear­ance aisle for sil­i­cone bak­ing molds. I like to use them to cre­ate hol­i­day and sea­son­al Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE) embell­ish­ments and small projects. Well, the oth­er day I scored big time in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get. They had these super cute cup­cake (Christ­mas Tree, Snowflake and Gin­ger­bread Man) sil­i­cone molds. I grabbed them like they were gold and could not wait to get home and start play­ing. To make these soon to be orna­ments all you need to do is melt clear UTEE as instruct­ed on the UTEE Melt­ing Pot. Make sure you have the Melt­ing Pot on a Non-Stick Craft Sheet and remem­ber UTEE and the Melt­ing Pot are HOT...

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So what do you think…

Sep 11, 2008

Yes­ter­day I was won­der­ing how a small brown paper bag would emboss using an emboss­ing fold­er well… I used the tex­tile emboss­ing fold­er (seems to be my favorite) then cov­ered the embossed bag using Ranger Dis­tress Inks in Vin­tage Pho­to and Spiced Mar­malade.

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Maya Road Sheers and Alcohol Inks…

Sep 10, 2008

This can­dle accent was cre­at­ed using a Maya Road Sheer Oval Key­chain Set, Alco­hol Inks by Ranger in Ter­ra Cot­ta, Lat­te and Pearl, Maya Road Jonathan Chip­board Alpha­bet, Adiron­dak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber in Gold and Gold Glit­ter from the Regal Glit­ter Col­lec­tion by Melis­sa Frances.

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Sheer Blossoms meet the Cuttlebug…

Sep 8, 2008

Addi­tion­al Prod­ucts Used: Maya Road But­tons — Earth, Maya Road Trin­kets Met­al Ele­ments — Blos­soms, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet, Adiron­dack Metal­lic Acrylic Paint Dab­ber — Gold, Melis­sa Frances Regal Glit­ter Col­lec­tion (Gold), Melis­sa Frances Autumn Splen­dor Vin­tage Trans­fers, Floss, Tulle and a Berry Spray.

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Not being able to share…

Oct 7, 2007

This cute snowflake is going to be an embell­ish­ment for a mini album and believe me more will be made for hol­i­day projects, gift tags etc. Today I post­ed a lit­tle project using one of the “Tis the Sea­son” stamps designed by Sande Krieger and some shrink plas­tic.

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