Today She Is One

Jan 25, 2013

It’s hard to believe my sweet lit­tle niece Olivia is a year old, today. As you can see she is a super hap­py baby. Olivia has brought loads of joy to our fam­i­ly and I am so hap­py for face­time. It’s so excit­ing to see her look clos­er into the phone and smile at me as well as clap her hands and play peek-a-boo. Although our first game of peek-a-boo was total­ly an acci­dent on my part but she knew exact­ly what she was doing. I talk with my hands and when I put my hand on my head she thought I was want­i­ng to play peek-a-boo and start­ed play­ing and of course I instant­ly played until she lost inter­est. Olivi­a’s first year has had many mem­o­rable moments of won­der­ing why her par­ents sat...

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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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Inspiration for a Crafty Weekend

Nov 30, 2012

Since I am clean­ing out and reor­ga­niz­ing my craft room, this week, which is total tor­ture but thank­ful­ly I have an awe­some neigh­bor, Jen­nifer who is help­ing me and keep­ing me on task. I just keep telling myself once I’m fin­ished it’s going to be so awe­some work­ing in it once again. These are just a por­tion of the emp­ty box­es I had to go through, emp­ty out and put stuff away. Car­o­line Lau is to blame for LOTS of these box­es. Any­way, I thought I would take a break and go through my blog post Archives and find some week­end inspi­ra­tion for you. I plan on mak­ing all my Christ­mas gifts this year and if you are as well, well there might be a few things to inspire you. Some­times it good to...

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Taking a little Blog Break…

May 28, 2012

I’ve been swamped with lots of project dead­lines as well as prepar­ing for this sweet girls upcom­ing High School Grad­u­a­tion, Sat­ur­day. So I’m tak­ing a bit of a blog­ging break. Once things calm down I’ll be back but until then, you might want to check out my blog Archives for fun sum­mer projects I’ve cre­at­ed over the years… lots of good tuto­ri­als can be found all the way back to August of 2006. Those of you attend­ing GASC in Arling­ton, Texas this week, I’ll be sign­ing my books “Delight In The Details” and “Delight In The Sea­sons” in The Crafty Scrap­per booth after lunch, Thurs­day, May 31st. Come and see me and Car­olyn’s amaz­ing booth....

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Antiquated Collection ~ Spring Release Debut

May 11, 2012

Here they are and I’m so hap­py to show you the new addi­tions to my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Stamp Sets. This Spring Release includes three 4″ x 6″ stamp sets and two 3″ x 4″ stamp sets. You can pur­chase these stamp sets along with my oth­er Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets at Pink Per­sim­mon. First up is this adorable 4″ x 6″  “Mini Sil­hou­ette” stamp set. You will find mini sil­hou­ettes for Grand­ma, Grand­pa, Mom, Dad, Daugh­ter, Son and Baby. You can fill in the oval area of the frame with a sol­id col­or using the sol­id oval stamp then stamp the sil­hou­ette or mono­gram image in the cen­ter. Or you can leave the cen­ter of the frame blank and let the pat­terned paper peek through. There is also a sep­a­rate bor­der that can be...

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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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What a wonderful weekend…

Feb 27, 2012

Fri­day night was so much fun. I still can­not believe I was sit­ting at the table sign­ing two books I cre­at­ed and wrote. Crazy I tell ya. Just goes to show , if you just keep work­ing and mov­ing for­ward, as the days add up it is amaz­ing where you will end. Car­olyn’s store, The Crafty Scrap­per is such a hap­py place. Her employ­ees are all so won­der­ful, her end­less sup­ply of amaz­ing prod­uct is mind blow­ing and well Car­olyn is pret­ty won­der­ful her­self. Her son Den­ton is such a sweet­heart. He gave me  flow­ers that were sprayed with a light dust­ing of glit­ter. How sweet was that! He can do no wrong in my eyes. I love that lit­tle boy some­thing fierce. Car­o­line even drove down to be there which was real­ly appre­ci­at­ed....

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Featured Artist ~ Melissa Phillips

Feb 24, 2012

I love Melis­sa Phillips, not only is she super tal­ent­ed she is super sweet too! I was thrilled when I saw what she cre­at­ed using the Soci­ety Lady stamp set from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion. Her “Enjoy” card is sim­ply gor­geous! And now look at the adorable heart pil­low Melis­sa cre­at­ed. I love the tag she made using the Soci­ety Lady stamp. This tag looks so dreamy and accents her pil­low per­fect­ly. Next week, I will show you a few more items Melis­sa cre­at­ed using the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets. You are going to love them! Now I’m off to load up my car and head down to Wax­a­hachie for some fun at The Crafty Scrap­per. Tonight is my book sign­ing and a fun free make n take using the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Per­fumery stamp...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2012

This sweet Valen­tine’s Day card was cre­at­ed and sent to me from my Aunt Lin­da. I was so sur­prised when I opened the enve­lope as I don’t think I have one item from her that is hand­made, so this is a true trea­sure. Aunt Lin­da retired a few years ago and lives in Flori­da where she fills her days with fam­i­ly, friends and GRANDKIDS, gosh does she ever have fun with her grand­kids. But NOW it looks like some of her time is filled cre­at­ing cards and I must say her choice in stamps is fab­u­lous. And it real­ly made me hap­py to see she even used GLITTER. Thank you, Aunt Lin­da. I love you. I hope your day is filled with love....

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Olivia Dylan Pace

Jan 27, 2012

I’m so hap­py to share the newest addi­tion to the Pace fam­i­ly. My niece, Olivia Dylan Pace was born Jan­u­ary 25th. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. and is doing great. Olivia is the first child born to my broth­er-in-law Dou­glas and his wife Karen. They live out of state so it is pure tor­ture not being able to snug­gle on her. Noth­ing sweet­er than a new born baby. First Fam­i­ly Pho­to Jan­u­ary 25, 2012 Olivia Dylan Pace Olivia and her dad­dy. As you can see by his expres­sion… Olivia already has her dad­dy wrapped around her fin­ger. This pho­to of Karen and Olivia looks like the Nor­man Rock­well of all mom­my and baby pho­tos, there is such sweet hon­est emo­tion between a mom and her new­born baby. You can see the...

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Happy New Year

Jan 1, 2012

There is noth­ing like a New Year to cre­ate goals, chal­lenges, and dreams. I try not to look back, I just move for­ward and reflect on where I end­ed up, at the end of the year. I force myself to look at what I have accom­plished and not wor­ry about what I have not. I tend to beat myself up for not obtain­ing per­fec­tion. I’m so bad at that, “Fail­ure Is Not An Option” runs through my head more than I care to admit. So there is no need to start the year off on a down­er. Because let’s face it… we all set goals, chal­lenges and dreams to which some are met and well, some are not. No need to beat your­self up first thing in the New Year. Nope, be hap­py where...

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Memories made

Dec 27, 2011

The day I became an aunt was such an amaz­ing day. My sweet niece Aman­da was the first to come along and make me an aunt. She would come and stay with me and Alan for two weeks, each sum­mer. I would sit out­side on the patio and watch her as she poured water from a lit­tle pitch­er to a cup for HOURS straight or watch her play dress up, then as she got old­er show her how to put on make up and sur­prise her at a foot­ball game when she was cheer­ing as well as many oth­er spe­cial moments. Each time we were togeth­er we watched or talked about the movie Cin­derel­la. We’ve watched it so many times I can hon­est­ly say, I lost count. But since it is my favorite movie...

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Black Friday

Nov 25, 2011

I hope all of you had a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing. Ans­ley went out with friends ear­ly this morn­ing to do some Black Fri­day shop­ping. I on the oth­er hand enjoyed a nice qui­et evening and slept. I’m also hop­ing that what my friend Wendy says, “any pie eat­en on a hol­i­day has zero calo­ries” is true. But, from the tight­ness of my jeans, today I think the pie might have been calo­rie free but what got me was the turkey, sweet pota­to casse­role, mashed pota­toes, stuff­ing and dev­iled eggs.  I’m going to have to vis­it my long lost friend Mr. Tread­mill ASAP. I am so not look­ing for­ward to his vis­it. Ok on to the fun… All you local Scrap­pers, Stam­pers and Mixed Media Arts  The Crafty Scrap­per is hav­ing a won­der­ful BLACK FRIDAY SALE… I’m hap­py...

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Scented Sachet

Nov 23, 2011

This sweet scent­ed sachet is per­fect to hang any­where in your home or leave the twine hang­er off and place it in a dress­er draw­er. I am thrilled with how well Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamps on muslin. Each lit­tle detail of Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets stamp, stamps beau­ti­ful­ly. If you want to make a few of these sachets for gifts it real­ly does not take much time at all. Sup­plies Need­ed: Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets Stamp, Acrylic Block, Jet Black Archival Ink, Muslin, Cream Felt, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Cream All Pur­pose Thread, Vin­tage But­ton, Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Bead, Pale Pink Seam­ing Bind­ing. Cot­ton Balls, Favorite Per­fume or Essen­tial Oils, Fab­ri-Tac Tools Used: Sewing Machine, Scis­sors, Sewing Nee­dle, Pink Shears, Straight Pins Instruc­tions: Using Jet Black Archival Ink, ink your Dr. Warn­er’s...

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Final Sneak Peek…

Nov 18, 2011

Final­ly… just one more day and I can reveal all these won­der­ful projects cre­at­ed by friends using my new stamp line Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion. I feel like I’m about to show off a new born baby for the first time. So excit­ing. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by the tal­ent­ed Tam­my Tut­terow. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by my messy, lay­er and lay­er it some more friend Ron­da Palaz­zari. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by the super sweet and tal­ent­ed Karin Aguirre. And please vis­it Kris­tii Lockart’s blog Sin­cere­ly Yours to see one of her sneak peeks. Kris­ti­i’s cards are amaz­ing. My “Vin­tage Christ­mas Kit” is now list­ed in my online store. These kits are very lim­it­ed in sup­ply and are filled with vin­tage and non-vin­tage prod­ucts I had extras of from my two class­es “Christ­mas Wish­es” (altered...

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You know you are loved.…

Oct 5, 2011

when a sweet lit­tle boy gives you one of his trea­sures. Once Artis­tic Jour­ney was over I was load­ing my car with the help of a super sweet boy, Den­ton. Den­ton is Car­olyn’s (own­er of The Crafty Scrap­per) son and I just adore him tremen­dous­ly. He always helps me with any­thing I need when I’m get­ting ready to teach a class. He is super sweet, kind and a very tal­ent­ed artist. This boy can draw amaz­ing­ly well. This week­end was Den­ton’s birth­day. I did­n’t have a chance to get him a card so while he was help­ing me car­ry things to my car I gave him some birth­day mon­ey. As I was load­ing every­thing I noticed Den­ton dig­ging around in Car­olyn’s car. As we start­ed to head back in the store he stops me...

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Thrift Store Storage Containers…

Aug 31, 2011

It is cer­tain­ly no secret how much I love going to thrift stores and antique shops. I have shared my love of this many a time on my blog. I love the thrill of the hunt and nev­er know­ing what you will find around each cor­ner. I thought it would be nice to show you what I do with some of the finds as they make me very hap­py in my scrap­room. There is just some­thing so calm­ing look­ing at and using items from days gone by. This lit­tle planter was my grand­moth­er’s. I just stuck some bat­ting in the open­ing, cov­ered it with mate­r­i­al I found in the rem­nant sec­tion of my favorite resale shop and now use it as a pin cush­ion. It’s per­fect for my Maya Road pins and sewing nee­dles....

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Some Family Fun…

Aug 20, 2011

Hi! Hope every­one had a great week! So hap­py to be back here again to share with you some of the new vin­tage-inspired, Vin­tage Street Mar­ket prod­ucts. This col­lec­tion of fun paper dolls is from our Fam­i­ly Fun line, which includes great paper doll die cuts for embell­ish­ing, and coor­di­nat­ing 12x12 card­stock. One thing I espe­cial­ly love about our own prod­ucts is  how well they coor­di­nate with authen­tic vin­tage items, which leads me to the first project I’d like to share today… Remem­ber these ice cream cups from child­hood? I remem­ber every day at school dur­ing lunch, we would get to choose a fla­vor of ice cream, and would be giv­en one of these cups and a lit­tle wood­en spoon. We were all so eager to eat the ice cream the threat of splin­ters...

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Smile Sweet Heart Card

Jul 1, 2011

Here is a bright and cheery card I cre­at­ed using the Cocoa Daisy Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “South Loop” Add On Kit. I’m lov­ing all the bright col­ors and designs on these flow­ers and accent­ed with self adhe­sive pearls which are includ­ed in the main kit, makes them even cuter. You all know how much I love pearls! Today, I will be cre­at­ing with some new CHA release prod­ucts for Maya Road which make me so hap­py, just wait until you see them… oh my good­ness did Car­o­line and Deb ever out do them­selves with this release. I think it’s my favorite ever. Then tonight, I will be edit­ing into the wee hours of the night, again. My Aunt would cringe if she saw my sleep sched­ule right now it’s worse than...

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The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages

Jun 22, 2011

Have you all seen this book in your local scrap­book or craft stores? If not, you need to look for it as it’s filled with LOADS of inspi­ra­tion for every scrap­book­ing top­ic you can imag­ine. I was thrilled to be asked to cre­ate a few projects for the book. F+W Media includ­ed a spot­light on my book “Delight In The Details” along with my two projects. As you can see Jen­ni Bowl­in spon­sored prod­ucts for these two projects. Oh how I love Jen­ni’s prod­ucts. I cer­tain­ly do have a hoard­ing issue with her items. If you love Jen­ni Bowl­in prod­ucts as much as I do make sure you check out her Inspi­ra­tion Blog.… it’s filled with LOTS of incred­i­ble projects. Thanks for the spon­sor­ship, Jen­ni. Here is a clos­er look at the two projects...

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Just a little something…

Jun 17, 2011

I’m so proud of my old­est daugh­ter, Ter­ri. She is a super hard work­er and doing so well in her career. I real­ly do miss the days when she was younger with her sweet lit­tle “Roo” voice, oh how I loved it when she would say “Mom­ma.” But I must admit, see­ing her grow and achieve her goals as an adult is equal­ly reward­ing. So yes­ter­day, I decid­ed to play in my stu­dio and cre­ate a lit­tle some­thing for her to put in her cubi­cal. As you can see it’s filled with lots of Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 and Tim Holtz Ranger good­ness. Sup­plies Used: Art Parts Square and Rec­tan­gle Frames, Art Parts Scal­lop Trim, Stu­dio 490 Botan­i­cal Art, Stu­dio 490 Live And Make Art, Dis­tress Crack­le Paint Rock Can­dy, Dis­tress Crack­le Paint Tat­tered...

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