Book Edit 2 ~ Complete

Sep 2, 2013

4o Projects Designed & Com­plet­ed 40 Tech­nique Step Outs Writ­ten, Pho­tographed & Checked 310 Pho­tos Viewed 2 “Con­tents” Pages Checked & Page Num­bers Ver­i­fied Intro­duc­tion & Chap­ter Open­ers Checked 40 “Cap­tions” Checked 18 Shared “Tips” Checked 40 Tech­nique Sup­ply Lists Checked 40 “To fin­ish this piece” Instruc­tions Checked 5 Pages of “Com­plete Project Mate­ri­als Lists” Checked 1 Page of “Tem­plates” Checked 1 “Resources” Page Checked About the Author Checked Ded­i­ca­tion Checked Acknowl­edg­ments Checked Total Pages Count­ed, Checked & Edit­ed ~ 128 After all this edit­ing, turn­ing in my 3rd books, “Delight In The Art of Col­lage”, final edit to my edi­tor who will soon be send­ing it to print feels… OH SO AMAZING!!!    ...

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Stamp Embossed Clay Charms

Mar 1, 2013

Here is a real­ly cool tip… when cre­at­ing poly­mer clay charms use chip­board embell­ish­ments for tem­plates. This is exact­ly what I did when cre­at­ing these adorable dress charms for my nieces. I used the chip­board dress from the Maya Road Laun­dry Day mini chip­board set to cre­ate these two charms. All I did was roll out my poly­mer clay to the thick­ness I want­ed, placed the mini chip­board dress on top of the clay then using a craft knife care­ful­ly cut around the chip­board dress. How sim­ple is that! And here are a few oth­er cool tips… to get the but­ter­fly image onto the dress­es I pressed the Maya Road Ornate But­ter­flies stamp set into the poly­mer clay. Stamps are a great way to emboss poly­mer clay. To add words to each dress I used...

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What a fun day…

Nov 20, 2010

Today, I taught my “Home for the Hol­i­days” class at The Crafty Scrap­per to a super sweet group of ladies. That store is my hap­py place with­out a doubt!!! I think it is the best store in the area. Car­olyn has the best cus­tomers and the best prod­uct selec­tion around not to men­tion the sweet­est staff. If you haven’t vis­it­ed her store you need to… it is worth the dri­ve. You will love it. See the lit­tle sweet­ie in yel­low… it was her 14th birth­day. Her grand­moth­er pur­chased my class as a gift for her. Hap­py Birth­day, Gra­cie! I hope it was a won­der­ful day. Wish­ing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Each kit includ­ed three dif­fer­ent house tem­plates and lots of fun lit­tle good­ies to use to dec­o­rate....

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Coupon Code 63B3..

Aug 31, 2010

will get you $5. off of last years “All Hal­low’s Eve” online work­shop. Even though it is last years work­shop does not mean it is dat­ed my any means. These projects can be recre­at­ed year after year. So if you did not par­tic­i­pate in this online work­shop last year you can still do so with­out wor­ry this year. This online work­shop includes 12 vin­tage-themed project tuto­ri­als. Projects include items such as treat bas­kets, feath­er tree orna­ments, mini wall hang­ings, tags and a treat bag. Each tuto­r­i­al includes col­or pho­tos and step by step instruc­tions. Some projects come with down­load­able tem­plates to make your cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er. I have also includ­ed vin­tage post­card and mini flash­card down­loads for both Hal­loween AND Thanks­giv­ing. Sug­ges­tions are pro­vid­ed to con­vert at least 7 All Hal­low’s Eve...

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Registration is now open

Apr 19, 2010

Because I don’t think any­one is ever too old to play with dolls, here is a sneak peek of my upcom­ing work­shop, “Say Say Old Play­mate”. In this online work­shop you’ll cre­ate a unique paper doll, alter three dress­es and cre­ate cute items for her to hold. Your doll and her belong­ings will look adorable kept in an altered cig­ar box or hung on the wall attached to a vin­tage tray (mag­nets are involved with this project). Passers by can change her out­fit or hand held embell­ish­ment any time they feel. Mine will cer­tain­ly be hang­ing in my scrap­room. The cost for this online work­shop is $19.95. Once reg­is­tered you will have access to the pri­vate blog where you can view the com­plete sup­ply list. The Crafty Scrap­per will be sell­ing a few Say...

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Say Say Old Playmate

Apr 6, 2010

Here is a sneak peek of my upcom­ing work­shop, Say Say Old Play­mate. I feel one is nev­er too old to play with dolls. In this work­shop you will cre­ate one doll, alter three dress­es and cre­ate adorable items for her to hold. Your doll and all her belong­ings would look adorable kept in an altered box or hung on the wall attached (mag­nets are involved with this project) to a vin­tage tray. This way those that pass by can change her out­fit or hand held embell­ish­ment. I will cer­tain­ly be hang­ing mine in my scrap­room. The cost for this online work­shop is $19.95. Once reg­is­tered you will have access to the pri­vate blog where you can view the com­plete sup­ply list. The Crafty Scrap­per will be putting togeth­er and sell­ing a few kits....

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New Downloads for Sale…

Nov 21, 2009

I’m so hap­py to announce that I am now offer­ing for sale step by step project tuto­ri­als. A few of the project tuto­ri­als list­ed “Jin­gle” and “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” are from my pop­u­lar “12 Days of Christ­mas Work­shop”. And today, I cre­at­ed a super cute “Cof­fee Cup” gift card hold­er that’s just wait­ing to be made by you and giv­en as a gift this hol­i­day sea­son. This project can be used as a gift card hold­er now then turned into an orna­ment in the years to come. As with all my tuto­ri­als these down­loads have col­or pho­tos, a list of the sup­plies and tools used, tem­plates when need­ed and sim­ple to fol­low step-by-step instruc­tions. Check back in the tuto­ri­als sec­tion of my store as more projects will be added...

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All Hallow’s Eve Registration.…. Starts Today!

Sep 1, 2009

YAY… today is the first day of reg­is­tra­tion for my new “All Hal­low’s Eve” online work­shop. Once reg­is­tered, you will have access to the pri­vate blog which present­ly lists all the sup­plies and tools need­ed to recre­ate each project. The cost for this online work­shop is $19.95 and includes 12 project tuto­ri­als. All projects have a vin­tage theme and include items such as treat bas­kets, feath­er tree orna­ments, mini wall hang­ings, tags and treat bag. For those that are par­tic­i­pat­ing in any Hal­loween tag swaps I placed a few tag tuto­ri­als in the first two weeks of the work­shop. Each tuto­r­i­al includes col­or pho­tos and step by step instruc­tions. Some projects will come with tem­plates to make the cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er and I have includ­ed vin­tage post­card and mini flash­card down­loads for...

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Velvet Flower Tutorial…

Jun 2, 2009

Here is the wall hang­ing I cre­at­ed with scraps kept from my Cocoa Daisy June Kit. I pro­vid­ed Tri­cia with a PDF of all the tem­plates I cre­at­ed in this piece. If you are a sub­scriber she will have this avail­able for down­load. The mini vel­vet flow­ers in this piece are super sim­ple to cre­ate. All you need is scal­lop vel­vet trim (pro­vid­ed in the June Kit) , scis­sors, a sewing nee­dle, 3 strands of embroi­dery floss, adhe­sive and a rhine­stone. Cut the trim so you have 9 scal­lops (approx­i­mate­ly 3.25″) thread 3 strands of embroi­dery floss into a sewing nee­dle and begin gath­er­ing at one end. Con­tin­ue to gath­er the trim along the sewing nee­dle all the way to the oppo­site end of the trim Pull the embroi­dery floss togeth­er tight­ly until you have...

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Mini Wall Hanging Sneak Peek #2…

May 29, 2009

Just a few teasers of the Mini Wall Hang­ing I cre­at­ed using my scraps from the June Kit by Cocoa Daisy. I am pro­vid­ing Tri­cia with a PDF of all the tem­plates so Cocoa Daisy sub­scribers can recre­ate this piece if they choose. Next week I will show you how to make these adorable vel­vet rib­bon...

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Cocoa Daisy Sneak Peeks…

May 27, 2009

I am the guest design­er in June for Cocoa Daisy. And let me just say Tri­cia did a won­der­ful job putting the June kit togeth­er as it is so inspir­ing. I am pro­vid­ing a lit­tle PDF so that those who pur­chase the kit can down­load the tem­plates need­ed to recre­ate a lit­tle wall hang­ing. I will share sneak peeks of this project lat­er this week. And just so you all know, one lucky Cocoa Daisy sub­scriber will win a free pass to my Amer­i­cana Work­shop. I won­der if it will be you? Thanks for ask­ing me to play Tri­cia. It was great to once again be among the Daisy...

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Hippity Hop Easter Workshop Sneak Peek #2

Mar 20, 2009

As promised here is sneak #2… these four tuto­ri­als include col­or pho­tos, sup­ply lists, tools need­ed, step by step instruc­tions and a down­load­able PDF that includes 4 tem­plates to help recre­ate these items. I am so ready for tomor­row I can hard­ly stand it… the wait­ing is tor­ture. See you tomor­row bright and...

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Hippity Hop Easter Workshop…

Mar 16, 2009

My “Hip­pi­ty Hop East­er Work­shop” is ready. I have had so many of you email ask­ing if I was going to do an East­er work­shop and hon­est­ly I did­n’t think I would have the time to put one togeth­er, but I decid­ed to do a mini work­shop. The cost for this mini work­shop is $9.95. This work­shop includes tuto­ri­als to recre­ate 3 adorable projects and 4 beau­ti­ful­ly detailed cards. I will have tem­plates avail­able for down­load to help recre­ate the cards. As always, each project and card tuto­r­i­al includes col­or pho­tos and step-by-step instruc­tions. I will post a project to the East­er Work­shop every oth­er day start­ing March 21st and leave the work­shop open until April 18th.  You can bet there will be a few Maya Road give­aways for those lucky peo­ple select­ed from...

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Ever wonder how I work…

Mar 12, 2009

well I work best in small tight areas as you can see from this pho­to. This work­space is about 10 x 6 and I mean inch­es not feet. I made a project today in this tee­ny tiny space. Tomor­row I hope to work in at least a 12 x 12 inch space. To the right of this tight lit­tle space is this big mess but you can see some of my favorite embell­ish­ments and accents for projects… Stick­les, Pearls, Scal­lop Ric Rac, Fiskars Tools, Cream Embroi­dery Floss, Tim Holtz Dis­tress­ing Tool (seri­ous­ly the best out there), Plas­tic Spoon for Glit­ter­ing, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Col­lage Pauge, Old Book Page etc. Wish I could show you the project I made using these items… I guess you will have to wait until Oh mid Feb­ru­ary of next...

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Another sampling…

Nov 18, 2008

I have received sev­er­al emails ask­ing if it is to late to sign up for my work­shop… no, it is not. The last project will be post­ed Novem­ber 28th and I will leave the work­shop open until Decem­ber 15th 31st. This should give every­one time to com­plete the projects, print out the many down­loads of vin­tage post­cards, greet­ing cards, tem­plates and copy any recipes you might want to give a try this hol­i­day sea­son. Below are some of the projects cre­at­ed in my 12 Days of Christ­mas online Work­shop. They are part of the Count­down to Christ­mas week­ly projects. Week­ly projects are post­ed every Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day. I also have week­end projects which are post­ed every Sat­ur­day. In this work­shop there are a total of 15 projects. Each project tuto­r­i­al includes col­or pho­tos...

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12 Days of Christmas Registration Still Open…

Oct 29, 2008

I hope you are ready for a month long bout of cre­ativ­i­ty because I sure am… the glit­ter and tin­sel have been fly­ing in this house. The tuto­ri­als are ready, tem­plates have been pre­pared and Pdf’s cre­at­ed. Your $19.95 pur­chase includes at least 15 project tuto­ri­als, tem­plates to help recre­ate a few of the projects, down­loads to some of my favorite vin­tage post­cards and sheet music and a week­ly online chat to answer any cre­ative ques­tions that might come up. So get ready because it all begins Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1st at 7:00 a.m. See you there! Please Note: You will be redi­rect­ed to a reg­is­tra­tion page imme­di­ate­ly after sub­mit­ting your pay­ment, where you can choose your user name and...

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Just a little idea… UPDATE

Apr 26, 2008

If I get enough peo­ple I can set up a pri­vate Ning forum for the online class and rework my “Our Home” lay­out so you can down­load the free tem­plates, instruc­tions and type of sup­plies and tools need­ed to cre­ate the lay­out shown below.

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Something about Mittens…

Dec 10, 2007

Mit­tens hang­ing up to dry just makes me smile. Not sure why because I’ve lived in Texas for 37 years and we cer­tain­ly don’t get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to hang mit­tens up to dry very often. So I thought I would make some as a win­ter accent for the house and grabbed a cup of hot cof­fee, a pen­cil and some paper.

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Candy Cane Wishes and Gingerbread Kisses

Dec 2, 2007

Alan and I are work­ing on a down­load­able tuto­r­i­al for this adorable one of a kind paper doll. My tuto­r­i­al will include the tem­plates to cre­ate this paper doll, close up col­or pho­tos, a list of prod­ucts you need to pur­chase and step by step instruc­tions as well as a few help­ful tips.

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Just a quick post…

Jun 29, 2007

I have been so busy cre­at­ing projects for Maya Road and can­not wait for the sneak peek go ahead. Here are a few cards I cre­at­ed using some of my tem­plates. I will have these tem­plates for sale on my blog soon for those of you that might want to make your own.

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Download My Whoo Loves Who Template

Jun 19, 2007

Although the “Whoo Loves Who More” mini album June add-on kit I cre­at­ed for Cocoa Daisy has sold out, the tem­plates with step by step instruc­tions and sup­ply list are now on sale here for $4.95.

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