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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