You are going to LOVE these…

Jan 23, 2011

I was asked to cre­ate a can­vas for Ranger’s design­er wall at CHA. Well the prod­uct we had to high­light was their Per­fect Pearl Mists and their new Per­fect Pearls colors.You are going to LOVE these. Check out Suze Wein­berg’s blog to see the new col­ors and a few sneak peeks of her can­vas… I can­not wait to see it in per­son. It was fun to cre­ate what ever I want­ed with the only require­ments being it had to be my style and I had to use the prod­ucts sent my way. I used WAY MORE Ranger prod­ucts on my can­vas than what was required but one tech­nique seemed to lead to anoth­er which meant using anoth­er prod­uct and so on… I think the Rock Can­dy Crack­le Paint looks AWESOME on the frame… I...

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Seek Joy

Jan 20, 2011

I was asked to cre­ate a few things for Ranger to dis­play at CHA. One of the prod­ucts they want­ed me to cre­ate with was their Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el (UTEE). I had not real­ly played around with this all that much but let me tell you I now have a seri­ous addic­tion… real­ly, if you have not cre­at­ed with this you need to give it a try. It is FUN and comes in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent col­ors. I used their Plat­inum, Black and Gold to cre­ate this wall hang­ing. Sup­plies Used: UTEE — Black, Plat­inum, Gold, Clear, Plat­inum & Crys­tal Stick­les, Dis­tress Emboss­ing Ink, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Chip­board Alpha­bet, Maya Road William Mini Chip­board Alpha­bet, Per­fect Medi­um, Per­fect Pearls — Per­fect Pearl, Per­fect Pearls Mist — Per­fect Pearl, Heavy White Card­stock, Archival Ink...

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Sugar Cookies and a Glittered Bow

Dec 19, 2010

Okay well not the actu­al sug­ar cook­ies but I want­ed to share with you the kind I used to look for­ward to mak­ing each Christ­mas with my Mom. I knew San­ta had to have loved mine the best as he nev­er left a crumb on his plate. I think the rein­deer helped in lick­ing the plate clean. The week before Christ­mas mom and I always head­ed to the store to get the rolled Pills­bury Sug­ar Cook­ie dough. Click here for a coupon. I loved mak­ing these San­ta and Angel cook­ies so much. Each one always looked a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent after bak­ing but they all were dec­o­rat­ed the same… such a type A per­son­al­i­ty even back then. San­ta had a red hat, white pom pom and trim on his hat, white mus­tache, red hot...

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Gift Bow

Dec 17, 2010

The oth­er day Ron­da sent me a few pho­tos of some cute con­tain­ers she cre­at­ed filled with some of her pep­per­mint bark, click here if you want her recipe. Well I noticed she had the cutest gift bows on top of each con­tain­er so I imme­di­ate­ly asked her how she made them. Well she got the idea from Emi­ly who got the idea from a post on Flickr. Oh the tan­gled web us crafters weave. Emi­ly’s tuto­r­i­al is super easy to fol­low and I think you will want to cre­ate some for your­self. These bows do not take much paper either so you could mix and match them with your paper scraps. Sup­plies Used: The Girls’ Paperier — Tin­sel & Twig — Hol­ly Berry Flo­ral, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky...

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Merry Christmas Gift Tag ~ Ornament

Dec 14, 2010

Here is anoth­er tag I plan on attach­ing to a gift this Christ­mas. It can then be kept and used as an orna­ment lat­er on. I loved adding all the lit­tle details … pearls, but­tons, jin­gle bells, flocked flow­ers, seam bind­ing and lots and lots of Stick­les. One can nev­er have too much Stick­les. I’m try­ing to con­vince San­ta that I need a huge VAT of Plat­inum and Dia­mond Stick­les this year. I know I have been good, good, good and real­ly deserve them. Sup­plies Used: Tim Holtz Alter­ations Bigz Die Caged Bird, The Girls’ Paperie — Tin­sel & Twig (Deck the Halls, Snow­fall), Self Adhe­sive 2mm Cream Pearls, Rhine­stones, Flocked Flow­ers, Vin­tage But­tons, 6mm Gold Jin­gle Bells, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Dusty Olive Seam Bind­ing, Creamy Brown Ink, Dia­mond & Plat­inum Stick­les, Foam...

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Money Envelope

Dec 13, 2010

I cre­at­ed this mon­ey enve­lope using this tuto­r­i­al cre­at­ed by Wendy Vec­chi of Stu­dio 490. I did have to sub­sti­tute a few things since I did­n’t have all the stamps she used or one of the Dis­tress Ink col­ors. I must admit it’s nice step­ping out of your com­fort zone every once in awhile and stamp­ing is cer­tain­ly step­ping out for me. It’s scary as I can­not get over the every­thing needs to be per­fect stuff but I am try­ing. Oh and let me fill you in on a lit­tle secret… today is my super sweet friend Wendy’s birth­day. I think she is cel­e­brat­ing some­thing like her 25th. I don’t know I could be wrong but I know I’m not off by far. So when you go over to check out her awe­some tuto­r­i­al make sure you...

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Feels like winter…

Dec 12, 2010

Final­ly we are hav­ing some cold tem­per­a­tures, once again. It has cooled down and warmed up so much this month. I’m ready for the cold weath­er to get here and stay. It is way too hard to get into the Christ­mas Spir­it when it’s 70 some­thing degrees out­side. This is the last week of my “All Things Win­ter” work­shop. Today, I shared tips on dis­tress­ing. I love the dis­tressed look on projects and there are so many fun tools you can use that allow you to achieve dif­fer­ent looks. My absolute favorite dis­tress­ing tool hands down is the Ton­ic Stu­dios Tim Holtz Paper Dis­tress­er, this lit­tle tool fits per­fect­ly in my hand and is always an arms reach away. This week I will show you how to recre­ate the lay­outs below. As you can...

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Noel Tag

Dec 9, 2010

Today, I decid­ed to cre­ate a tag using some of my favorite things. It’s fun gath­er­ing sup­plies when all the while you have no clue what it is you’re going to cre­ate. I gath­ered and gath­ered (Vin­tage Images, Cream Felt, Maya Road Chip­board Snowflakes, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, Sisal Trees a.k.a. bot­tle brush trees, Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Mica, Dia­mond & Plat­inum Stick­les, Tiny Alphas and Fiskars Punch­es) until my work area was filled with inspir­ing prod­ucts. In the end this is what I cre­at­ed. It will be a gift tag for some­one’s gift this Christ­mas. The Fiskars Extra Large Postage Stamp Squeeze Punch is a great punch. I real­ly like the size the punched image cre­ates and if you out­line the images with Plat­inum Stick­les and accent them with Dia­mond Stick­les it makes...

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Lots of fun stuff today…

Dec 1, 2010

First I will end the sus­pense of who the win­ner of my book “Delight In The Details” and Free Access Pass to my “All Things Win­ter” work­shop. The win­ner is … Judi Lind­gren with her Com­ment: OMGYGTBK! This is a BFD — I’ve def­i­nite­ly got my FC! I had to research all those text words…I don’t even own one of those fan­cy phones or thing-a-ma-gings you text with! Got a real­ly cute grand­son that does tho(to young for a 16 year old I fear). I real­ly want this- real­ly, real­ly! I would be SETE. Your Mom’s site is OTT! Con­grat­u­la­tions, Judi. Email me your address and I will get your book in the mail. I will have you set up and ready to cre­ate in the work­shop, today. And since many of you who...

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Snowglobe Class…

Nov 30, 2010

I’m so look­ing for­ward to this week­end as Trisha Con­lon and I will be teach­ing our “Win­ters Won­der­land Snow­globe” all day work­shop at The Crafty Scrap­per. Today I will be busy kit­ting my part of the class and typ­ing up instruc­tions. I will help you with the paint and paper part, Trisha will help you with the snow­globe assem­bly and sol­der­ing part. It is going to be so much fun and lunch is includ­ed. I real­ly wish you could see this beau­ty in per­son as it shim­mers from top to bot­tom. The pat­terned papers used are from the new Melis­sa Frances Line “Home for The Hol­i­days”, you will adorn three sisal trees with Mica and the roof of the house with Dia­mond Stick­les and Iri­des­cent Glit­ter. You will out­line the house with Plat­inum Stick­les...

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Winter Magpie

Nov 29, 2010

If you are won­der­ing what this title means well it means loads of cre­ative fun as “Win­ter Mag­pie” is the name of the Decem­ber kit at Cocoa Daisy. I am so lucky as I got to play with this kit because I am their Decem­ber Guest Design­er. When Chris­tine asked me I was thrilled. Then as she was telling me about all the won­der­ful prod­ucts she incor­po­rat­ed in the kit I felt it was so ME and could not wait to start cre­at­ing. Her kits are always gor­geous and so inspir­ing. Here are the projects I cre­at­ed using this kit… 2 lay­outs, a card and a gift card hold­er. I had prod­uct left over to cre­ate more items but these will be in my book (yes Cocoa Daisy is once again one of my...

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Live life with Joy…

Oct 18, 2010

My newest online work­shop “Live life with Joy” is a mixed media online work­shop using Clau­dine Hell­muth’s Stu­dio Paints. If you have not tried her paints I high­ly sug­gest you do so as they are incred­i­ble. I real­ly like them as they are not chalky as some acrylic paints can be and their col­ors are won­der­ful. You can use them as they are or mix them to make awe­some col­ors. In this online work­shop you’re going to need to get your apron, wipes and paper tow­els handy because this one is all about Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints and Maya Road Maya Mist so it is going to get messy! You will alter the can­vas cov­er and two can­vas pages of your album using Claudine’s paints; cre­ate col­or­ful glazes to use with sten­cils. Accent areas...

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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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Spooky…

Oct 9, 2010

Well maybe not so much… maybe more cutie than spooky. I like how this trio looks togeth­er and think I’m going to keep them in this green­ery. Sun­day, I will post the Bat and Boo. Now I am off to cre­ate a card class for The Crafty Scrap­per. If you are local I hope to see you there. Car­olyn’s store is such a hap­py place to be. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Lay­ered Felt Stick­ers, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Aunt Kathryn Pat­terned Paper, Jen­ni Bowl­in Dye Ink Pad ~ Foun­tain Pen, Maya Road Wood Bin­go Mark­ers — Num­bers, Maya Road Ecru Cro­chet Trim, Black and Orange Crepe Paper, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, White Pen, Dia­mond Stick­les and Gold Stick­les Trick or Treat...

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Boo to you…

Oct 8, 2010

Here is the altered Ghost… I think it looks sweet and tucked in the green­ery next to the pump­kin makes it look sweet­er. Next up will be the super cute haunt­ed house… mine wont be so haunt­ed though. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes ~ Ghost, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree)  Aunt Grace Pat­terned Paper, Jen­ni Bowl­in Dye Ink Pad ~ Foun­tain Pen, Maya Road Felt Bead­ed Black Blos­som, Maya Road Trin­ket Pins ~ Vin­tage Black Pearl, Vin­tage Pearl, Black and Burnt Orange Seam Bind­ing a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, and Dia­mond...

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Trick or Treat

Oct 7, 2010

I’m not one for scary Hal­loween… I like cute and whim­si­cal Hal­loween so when I received these cute Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes from Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle I knew just what I was going to do… cov­er them with Jen­ni Bowl­in pat­tern papers and accent them with lots of Maya Road good­ies. Today, I worked on this cute lit­tle pump­kin. Tomor­row, I will show you the ghost. I can’t make up my mind if I want to attach a dow­el to the back and make it a pick, make a hang­er out of a bow or just tuck them here and there around the house as they are… what do you think? Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes ~ Pump­kin, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Aunt Char­lotte, Cousin Rose, Aunt Kathryn Pat­terned Papers, Jen­ni Bowl­in...

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For a great cause…

Aug 30, 2010

I was asked by Cheryl Dar­row to alter a can­vas how­ev­er I wished for a very good cause… this can­vas will be up for auc­tion at her Breast Can­cer Crop. I cre­at­ed this can­vas using a TENsec­onds Stu­dio 12″ x 12″ can­vas with a nitch as well as ledger paper from 1933, vin­tage but­tons, old book pages, scrab­ble tiles, rhine­stones, Maya Road trim and chip­board, a vin­tage flower frog, Stick­les and Dis­tress Stick­les. The pho­to inside can be removed and replaced with your own fam­i­ly pho­to. The hand­made flow­ers are cre­at­ed from old book pages. The instruc­tions on how to cre­ate these flow­ers can be found in my book “Delight In The Details”. I love how they look. The trim has been aged with creamy brown ink. The scal­lops are accent­ed with Dia­mond Stick­les...

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And finally we are done…

Aug 18, 2010

Oh I do not miss those stripes and stars for one sec­ond… not a tear was shed when they got cov­ered by this gor­geous col­or by Valspar. It is called Prairie Brush and I love it. Now I walk into a room that looks like this… Every sin­gle prod­uct is in its place and every sin­gle draw­er, box and nook and cran­ny has been cleaned out. It feels so good. I love that I final­ly have a spot for my Under­wood type­writer… this poor thing has been all over the house.  I still need to hang a shelf over the one you see for items that I need but do not use all that often. And I want to dig around some thrift stores to find some vin­tage prints to hang on the wall....

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Lola Banner

Jun 30, 2010

I cre­at­ed this ban­ner near­ly a year ago for last years CHA‑S. I love it so much that I thought I would share with you a tuto­r­i­al on how to recre­ate it. I love the com­bi­na­tion of the pale pink paint and vin­tage sheet music as well as the Ger­man glass glit­ter, crepe paper, Plat­inum Stick­les and trims. I guess it is safe to say I love it all. Sup­plies Need­ed: Maya Road Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ner Album, Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet, Maya Road Sil­ver Metal­lic Mist, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Plat­inum Stick­les, Pink Crepe Paper, 5mm Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Fine Sil­ver Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, White Tulle, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, White Seam Bind­ing, Embroi­dery Floss (col­or does not mat­ter) Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Glossy Accents Tools Used: Paint­brush, Scal­lop...

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It’s All About The Dress

Jun 23, 2010

Reg­is­tra­tion for my new online work­shop “It’s All About The Dress” is now open. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. You will have instant access to the sup­ply list once reg­is­tra­tion has been com­plet­ed. The first work­shop project will be post­ed to the pri­vate blog June 28th. You will have access to the pri­vate blog for 30 days start­ing the day of your reg­is­tra­tion.       In this online class you will alter a Maya Road Dress Form album using sev­er­al dif­fer­ent tech­niques. I will show you how to cre­ate del­i­cate ruf­fles and rosettes from crepe paper an adorable boa cre­at­ed with flow­ers made from old book pages and beau­ti­ful cab­bage ros­es cre­at­ed from felt. You will accent the dress forms with pearls, rhine­stones, stick pins, scal­loped trim, tulle and seam bind­ing....

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New Classes Scheduled at The Crafty Scrapper

Jun 16, 2010

Smile Can­vas Ban­ner ~ Maya Mist Tech­nique Class Date: Fri­day, August 13th Place: The Crafty Scrap­per 972–923-3151 While cre­at­ing this ban­ner you will learn how to make your own paint col­ors, alter acrylic items and cre­ate a semi clear glaze using Maya Mist incor­po­rat­ed with oth­er com­mon craft sup­plies. Your kit will come with a com­plete set of Maya Road chip­board let­ters so you can spell any name or word for you ban­ner. The Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Album comes with 6 pages. If the word or name you wish to use has more than 6 let­ters Car­olyn has addi­tion­al Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Albums for pur­chase. Maya Road Maya Mists will be pro­vid­ed for use. There will be a wide assort­ment of col­ors but if you have a spe­cif­ic col­or scheme...

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