So This Is Love ~ Tag

Feb 11, 2015

The star of this tag is one of my new hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls. I think she is the per­fect accent for this tag and I must admit she is one of my favorites. If you want to recre­ate a tag for your­self or a friend I put togeth­er a step by step tuto­r­i­al just for you. Sup­plies Need­ed: Mani­la Tag, Vin­tage Music Sheet, White Crepe Paper, Chip­board Heart, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, Plat­inum Stick­les, Dia­mond Stick­les, Small Red Flocked Flower, Brown & White Twine, 3 Cro­cheted Doilies, Doo­dle­Bug Rhine­stones, White Embroi­dery Floss, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Fab­ric Tac Fab­ric Adhe­sive, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um Mat­te, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll, Small Alpha­bet Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Paper Trim­mer,...

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Fun Getting To Know You Christmas Questions

Dec 19, 2014

Here are some fun get­ting to know you Christ­mas ques­tions you can share with friends and fam­i­ly at a fam­i­ly gath­er­ing or par­ty. I always find it inter­est­ing in how oth­ers cel­e­brate the hol­i­day sea­son. If you don’t cel­e­brate Christ­mas you can eas­i­ly change the ques­tions to fit your hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion. My sis­ter and her fam­i­ly arrive late tonight and I can­not wait to have some fun with every­one. You know I’m on “best week­end ever” notice for Made­lyn and Isabel­la. I LOVE being their aunt. I have a week­end of fun all planned out that includes lots of hot choco­late, s’mores, cook­ie bak­ing, hol­i­day light look­ing and presents. It’s going to be a fab­u­lous week­end. 1. Wrap­ping paper or gift bags? This year it’s all about Gift Bags.  2. Real tree or arti­fi­cial? We...

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Stylish and Fashionable ~ Card

Oct 23, 2013

I love to cre­ate mini col­lages on most all my projects. I get great sat­is­fac­tion in com­bin­ing mul­ti­ple items to cre­ate a focal point on cards, tags etc. This card uses stamps from the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Soci­ety Lady & Styl­ish and Fash­ion­able stamp sets and pat­terned paper by Pink Paislee. I have a huge crush on their Cot­tage Farms Col­lec­tion. I close­ly trimmed around the brooch and boot using my favorite of all times as in for­ev­er, Fiskars Coastal Craft Knife. If you have not tried this craft knife do your­self a favor and give it a try. This knife fits per­fect­ly in my hand. To add a bit more dimen­sion to the card, because I don’t think I can ever have enough dimen­sion, I attached the brooch and boot to the card front...

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Have Fun and Show you Care

Jun 15, 2013

Today, I am par­tic­i­pat­ing off and on at a won­der­ful online event, Okla­homa We Care Online Crop. This crop will ben­e­fit Okla­homa Tor­na­do Vic­tims as every sin­gle pen­ny raised goes direct­ly to the Okla­homa Unit­ed Way. The awe­some thing is, if you can­not join us today you can still par­tic­i­pate in the chal­lenges and games as you have a week to com­plete them so this real­ly is a win win sit­u­a­tion for every­one. This crop is spon­sored by some awe­some com­pa­nies as you can see in the fli­er below and lots of design­ers in the indus­try are host­ing chal­lenges and games with great prizes. To sign up for this crop go to cheekychicsscrapbooking.blogspot.com ~ on the upper right side of the site is an Okla­homa Tor­na­do Fund Pay­pal But­ton ~ click this but­ton and...

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A Shabby Christmas with Maya Road

Dec 13, 2012

Gosh it’s been a while since I last post­ed on my blog. I had to dust off the keys. This year, I’m mak­ing all my Christ­mas gifts so my still incred­i­bly orga­nized craft­room has had a flur­ry of glit­ter going on in it. Besides Christ­mas gifts it’s CHA prep time and book projects that are freak­ing me out but enough of that stress lets get on to this fun project. I thought of a cute idea when I found this lit­tle tro­phy in my scrap­book stash and just had to make this home decor accent or orna­ment (which ever you pre­fer) and of course share with all my blog read­ers. This shab­by tree is real­ly fun to make. Here are the basic sup­plies I used… small plas­tic tro­phy, Sisal Christ­mas Tree, Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio...

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The Art of Felting

Jan 11, 2012

I’ve been play­ing around with sev­er­al new medi­ums late­ly and felt­ing has been the lat­est one. It has always intrigued me and I find tak­ing wool rov­ing and shap­ing it into some­thing is quite relax­ing, that is unless your my dad. Then, well… it’s not so relax­ing. I taught him and mom how to do it dur­ing their Christ­mas vis­it and he was not too impressed. He’s decid­ed to stick to wood­carv­ing. But I do have a star and a bird that they both com­plet­ed that I’ll show you tomor­row. They did a great job. I decid­ed to take this felt­ed heart and cov­er it with small scraps of stamped muslin, linen and burlap then accent them with vin­tage but­tons, pearls and charms. I attached two jump rings at the top of the heart...

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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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Clementine Candle

Mar 23, 2011

Dis­cov­ered this fun project while doing some “research” once again on Pin­ter­est. And since Clemen­tines are out right now I thought I would share my find with you. If you want to impress the lit­tle ones you need to try this but don’t even both­er on the teenagers as frankly I think there is very lit­tle you can do to impress them at the moment. I just got a cool and then that look. You know the one that says, “Like real­ly mom, is this what you did all day”. Do you know what look I am talk­ing about? Sup­plies Need­ed: Clemen­tine, Olive Oil, Knife, Match­es Using a knife care­ful­ly cut all around the Clemen­tine hor­i­zon­tal­ly. You want to cut just enough so you feel the meat part of the Clemen­tine with the knife....

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Oh my STARS…

Dec 6, 2010

While surf­ing the net the oth­er day I came upon this gor­geous tree cre­at­ed by Karen Aguirre at Cre­ative Chaos. Need­less to say my jaw dropped as you all know how I love CREPE PAPER and GLITTER!!! Karen’s trees are so incred­i­bly adorable. What I should be doing is work­ing on book projects but NO some­one had to make an incred­i­ble piece of art and then felt the need to share her cre­ativ­i­ty with every­one, so now all I can think about mak­ing are these won­der­ful Crepe Paper Christ­mas Trees. Talk about the enabler. But all kid­ding aside I think her trees are absolute per­fec­tion and how could they not when cre­at­ed with crepe paper ruf­fles, glit­ter and tin­sel then accent­ed using glit­tery berries, a star and the sweet­est ban­ner. I could fill our...

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and a little Boo to you…

Oct 10, 2010

This “Boo” would make a per­fect mask if you want­ed to do so. I was being a bit lazy yes­ter­day and did­n’t want to dri­ve to the craft store to pur­chase a wood­en dow­el but the “O’s” are per­fect for eye open­ings. This chip­board shape is cov­ered with Jen­ni Bowl­in paper, out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les then cov­ered with Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter. I then accent­ed the upper por­tion of the “B” with Maya Road embell­ish­ments and some seam bind­ing. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Cousin Rose Pat­terned Paper, Maya Road Crys­tal Star Pin, Maya Road Vin­tage Pearl Pin, Maya Road Felt Bead­ed Blos­som — Brown, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, Plat­inum Stick­les, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter is not list­ed in the store but check out...

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Crepe Paper Ornament and Bottle Brush Trees

Dec 5, 2009

Fri­day night I was lucky enough to get to chat online as a guest with a bunch of Fisk-a-teers dur­ing their online crop. I tell ya if you want to chat with a fun group…you want to make sure you attend the next one. Before the chat I cre­at­ed these two projects in their hon­or. So I thought I would share the step by step instruc­tions for the orna­ment with you. (no instruc­tions for the large tree at the bot­tom of this post as I think you can fig­ure it out pret­ty sim­ply) You can make a sim­i­lar orna­ment for your­self by chang­ing the col­or of the crepe paper (Red, Green or Blue), Maya Road Maya Mists (Red) and beads. This is a real­ly fun orna­ment to make and you all know I have...

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Be Mine…

Feb 10, 2009

Here is a lit­tle Valen­tine card I made this morn­ing for my Mom.… just a lit­tle sur­prise for her when she reads my blog. Hi Mom, hope you like your card. Love you! This card was cre­at­ed using some of my favorite prod­ucts… Maya Road Vin­tage Pearl and Jew­el Pins, Fiskars Scal­lop Sqeeze Punch­es (extra large and large), Fiskars Coun­try Ped­als Stamp Set, Kim Hugh­es Sil­hou­ette Blooms II and Tag You’re It Stamp Sets, Pink Per­sim­mon Lit­tle Red Wag­on Stamp Set, Clearsnap Creamy Brown Flu­id Chalk Ink, Cop­ic Mark­ers which I seem to need more col­ors as I don’t like being lim­it­ed quite so much but here are the mark­ers I used (EOO, E33, YR31, R20, E37, R59, BG15, R22, BOO, C‑1, C‑3) they can be found here just give Car­olyn a call, Star...

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Gift Tag ~ Enclosure Card

Nov 4, 2008

Here is a quick tuto­r­i­al to cre­ate a sim­ple gift tag or enclo­sure card for your gifts dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. I love the feel of these two stamp sets by Pink Per­sim­mon. I have real­ly become quite the fan of these two lines… can’t seem to get enough of them. Sup­plies Need­ed: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Christ­mas Mag­ic Col­lec­tion — Red Flo­ral Book Page Pink Per­sim­mon Lit­tle Red Wag­on Pink Per­sim­mon Car­ni­val Alpha (Small) Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink Peb­bles Inc. Pearles­cent Chalk Set Stick­les (Plat­inum, Yel­low) Amer­i­can Crafts Mem­o­ry Mark­er Chest­nut Brown & White Twine Sil­ver Glass Glit­ter Tools Need­ed: Paper Trim­mer Acrylic Block Dec­o­ra­tive Scis­sors (Pink­ing) Clear Dry­ing Adhe­sive Hole punch Instruc­tions: 1. Cut book page to 3.5” x 3.5” using dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors 2. Stamp tree using Pink Per­sim­mon Lit­tle Red Wag­on...

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Last years project with this years tutorial…

Sep 23, 2008

I have had sev­er­al peo­ple email me regard­ing this “Spook­tac­u­lar” sign. So I thought I would do a lit­tle tuto­r­i­al since the prod­ucts are in stores right now.… So here ya go… Prod­ucts: Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet Maya Road Mid­night Black Vel­vet Ric Rac Maya Road Star Coast­er Album Maya Road Motifs Chip­board Set Black Boa Wide Orange Rib­bon Daisy D’s Spooky Dot (any Hal­loween pat­terned paper will work) Stick­les (Orange Peel) Ranger Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­ber (Gold) Martha Stew­art Glit­ter (Flo­ren­tine Gold) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Glit­ter (Black) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Paint (Black) Pre-paint­ed Wood­en Plaque (Michael’s) Tools: Hot Glue Gun Paint Brush Paper Trim­mer Fiskars Scis­sors Liq­uid Adhe­sive Fiskars Hand Drill Instruc­tions: Accent all orange paint­ed areas on the wood­en plaque using Stick­les Orange Peel… Cov­er inside por­tion of your wood­en plaque using pat­terned...

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Wishing you a Spooktacular day…

Oct 11, 2007

I used their Philadel­phia Upper­case Chip­board Alpha­bet, Mid­night Black Vel­vet Ric Rac, a star from their Motifs Chip­board Set and a page from one of their Star Coast­er Albums. The larg­er star is cov­ered in Black Glit­ter from a Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Shim­mer Glit­ter Kit.

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Happy July 1st…

Jul 1, 2007

I was asked by May Flaum to cre­ate a project for the Fiska­teer blog using some prod­ucts by Hei­di Grace. I used a star paper mache box from the July Cocoa Daisy kit, Hei­di Grace Rib­bons, brads and rub ons and chip­board stars from the Motifs chip­board set by Maya Road.

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