Charm Inspiration…

Jun 23, 2011

I’ve real­ly had fun mak­ing charms for Ter­ri and Ans­ley as well as friends and fam­i­ly. I like to col­lect lit­tle things here and there to cre­ate some­thing mean­ing­ful from a spe­cial moment or event. Then I’ll think and think on it until I come up with a unique way to incor­po­rate the item or items into a small token to give as a remem­brance of that day. Last year, while I was in Greece for Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tion ~ Mykonos I brought back a lit­tle bit of sand, some coins and evil eye charms. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time but fig­ured some­thing would come to mind. Well, I will be room­ing with Chris­tine and Ron­da at CHA‑S next month and decid­ed this would be...

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So Proud…

May 26, 2011

The sum­mer of 2000 we had the hon­or of host­ing an exchange stu­dent from Alba­nia. Julian was the sweet exchange stu­dent we could have ever host­ed. All of us have such found mem­o­ries of him stay­ing with our fam­i­ly his junior year. The one thing I remem­ber laugh­ing about a lot was when he would say “no” but shake his head “yes”. I would just look at him so con­fused and ask him what his answer was… then tell him here when you shake your head like that it means yes not no… we would just laugh. The entire fam­i­ly adored him… grand­par­ents, broth­ers, sis­ters, my niece’s and nephew etc. You can­not help but love him when you meet him. These pho­tos still hang on our wall. Ans­ley nev­er let him out of her...

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Happy Birthday, to you!

Apr 23, 2011

Today, my sweet daugh­ter Ter­ri turns 23. Wish­ing you all the best life has to offer and more, Sweet Pea! Enjoy your day and see you tonight. I love...

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2010 in Review…

Dec 31, 2010

2010 sure was a super fast paced year. I have so many won­der­ful moments and events to reflect upon. I am so grate­ful for you my blog read­ers as you are some of the most loy­al and uplift­ing peo­ple. I always look for­ward to your replies and when need­ed your words of encour­age­ment. I am so grate­ful I have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with so many won­der­ful man­u­fac­tur­ers in the scrap­book­ing indus­try. I am very for­tu­nate to be able to teach at an awe­some scrap­book store in Wax­a­hachie, Texas, “The Crafty Scrap­per.” Some neat class ideas have been swirling in my head for the new year and I can­not wait to share them with Car­olyn. I am lean­ing heav­i­ly towards mixed media right now which is so fun. It’s excit­ing to explore cre­ative­ly as you...

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more bracelets

Dec 24, 2010

Here are a few bracelets I made last night. I have one more to do and then I will be on the hunt for more baubles. These are fun to make not to men­tion the per­fect acces­so­ry for any out­fit… can’t wait to wear them. I cre­at­ed these the same way I did in my post, yes­ter­day. It’s a rainy day here in Frisco, per­fect weath­er for bak­ing. Get­ting ready to put some “French Toast” in the oven… Ans­ley’s favorite hol­i­day break­fast. Then need to do some last minute things before Ter­ri and Laren get her to cel­e­brate Christ­mas. I hope you all have a won­der­ful day with friends and...

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22 Years…

Apr 23, 2010

It is so hard to believe my sweet Ter­ri turns 22 today. I decid­ed I would spare her all the embar­rass­ing pho­tos I want to show of her through the years. You know the ones only Moms think are cute but are as I have been told total­ly dev­as­tat­ing if oth­ers were to see. Instead I will show you a few of her and my son-in-law tak­en in down­town Fort Worth total­ly hap­py and enjoy­ing life… I hope it is always this good for the two of them. Hap­py Birth­day Sweet Pea. I hope today is a won­der­ful day. Love you lots! Pho­tos tak­en by Rod­ney Hays. Rod­ney’s...

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Grab Bag Style Boxes…

Nov 9, 2009

Last week I cleaned out my scrap­room and Sat­ur­day, Ter­ri and I ran­dom­ly FILLED to the top 12 medi­um sized flat rate box­es. These box­es are grab bag style so you will not know what you get until you open the box. The min­i­mum retail val­ue of each box will eas­i­ly exceed the pur­chase price plus ship­ping… sev­er­al are val­ued at over $75. You will not receive every man­u­fac­tur­er list­ed below but you will receive a box FILLED with at least 10 of the man­u­fac­tur­ers list­ed. Note: This does not mean only 10 items, remem­ber I FILLED the box­es. This means 10 man­u­fac­tur­ers. Each box is only $24.95 plus ship­ping. You can find them here in my store. Man­u­fac­tur­ers: Daisyd’s, Maya Road, Scenic Route, Dream Street Designs, Octo­ber After­noon, Autumn Leaves Idea Books, Hei­di...

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Tarnished Ornament, Charm or…

Nov 3, 2009

REALLY cool key­chain… yes, this is what I will be using as a key­chain for a bit. This piece makes me so hap­py! It reminds me of my two sweet daugh­ters Ter­ri and Ans­ley, I love the sound of jin­gle bells (the lit­tle bells jin­gle), I love the look of tar­nished sil­ver, antique jew­el­ry and chan­de­lier pieces (this includes all three) and stamped on the Trin­ket Pin is one of my favorite words “Vin­tage” we all know I LOVE any­thing VINTAGE! So what do you think of my new key­chain? I LOVE IT and think it will make run­ning errands a lot more enjoy­able. And now to the tuto­r­i­al.. you know I LOVE fig­ur­ing out ways to make things look old and yes­ter­day I fig­ured out how to make sil­ver look tar­nished… talk about...

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Got a pair of plain gloves…

Oct 8, 2009

If not, I found this pair along with pink, brown and navy in the $1 sec­tion at JoAnns. Cut out some flow­ers from cream felt using a Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers #3. Accent them with a sim­ple back­stitch using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cut three leaves free hand and make a but­ter­fly out of the 2nd to small­est flower on the Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers using the same cream felt. Stitch a sim­ple back­stitch on these as well using the same #543 embroi­dery floss. Attach a pearl bead in the cen­ter of two vin­tage but­tons using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cre­ate 2 tulle flow­ers using white tulle gath­ered with #543 embroi­dery floss. Trim the edges of the tulle flower with pink­ing shears. Lay­er the flow­ers togeth­er and attach each flower lay­er using Fab­ri-Tac  (I lay­ered the...

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A little bit of Lola love…

Jul 10, 2009

Dang this lit­tle Lola pup­py is so sweet and so GOOD! Ter­ri and Lola came to vis­it today so of course that meant a pho­to shoot. Here are a few of our favorites. I think she would look cute on a Jones Soda bot­tle. If you think so too please vote here, here or here. Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful week­end. Ans­ley leaves for camp tomor­row and I must admit I am kin­da sad. I’m gonna miss her. But I have enough CHA projects to keep me busy as well as edit­ing the man­u­script for my book… so excit­ing to see some of it in print. It is all start­ing to come...

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Happy July 4th everyone…

Jul 4, 2009

My daugh­ter Ter­ri and her fiance Laren are cer­tain­ly start­ing the 4th off with a bang… and this is the rea­son why.… Ter­ri and Laren are now the proud par­ents of a sev­en week old Eng­lish Bull­dog pup­py named Lola. And let me just say Lola has every­one hop­ping. It seems all she wants to do is sleep in your arms and if not she lets you know it with a very loud cry. I received a phone call this morn­ing at 3 a.m. from Ter­ri let­ting me know how per­fect and smart Lola is about going pot­ty out­side. Oh and FYI… Ter­ri lives on the 4th floor. So she will be get­ting her exer­cise going up and down those stairs. Any­way, as I was talk­ing to Ter­ri I could hear Lola cry­ing in...

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Thrown a Curve Ball…

Apr 28, 2009

Yes­ter­day cer­tain­ly was one of those kin­da days. Moth­er Nature is some­thing you don’t want to mess with and yes­ter­day she real­ly hit Ft. Worth with severe thun­der­storms packed full of light­en­ing… my daugh­ter Ter­ri’s super adorable apart­ment is now declared unliv­able. Star-Telegram arti­cle My thoughts and prayers go out to the two fire­fight­ers that were injured. I hope they are doing okay and I thank them for their efforts. I will be away for a few days try­ing to help Ter­ri sal­vage sen­ti­men­tal items. And just so you know the Nation­al Scrap­book Day Work­shop is still a go. I have the pri­vate mem­ber area already set up and sched­uled to start as planned May 2nd. I hope those of you that take the work­shop have lots of...

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea…

Apr 23, 2009

We are cel­e­brat­ing a big birth­day today. Ter­ri turns 21 years old. I first saw this altered cup­cake box on Ran­jini’s blog many many months ago. She found the cup­cake box at Tues­day Morn­ing. I imme­di­ate­ly ran to ours to see if they had some and I got lucky. They had two left which I imme­di­ate­ly grabbed as I knew I would be using them as mon­ey hold­ers for Ter­ri’s 21st and Ans­ley’s Sweet 16 next year. The box is quite plain but has such poten­tial for alter­ing. The can­dle is held on by a mag­net although I attached mine to the top per­ma­nent­ly. Below is what it looks like before a lit­tle vin­tage sheet music, book page flow­ers, pearls, lace and glit­ter have been added. Enjoy your day Ter­ri. We love you...

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One little text.…

Feb 15, 2009

can make a real­ly big dif­fer­ence! Last night as I was work­ing on book projects I received this… We are all so hap­py for Ter­ri and Laren. It looks as though 2010 will be a very busy...

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Happy Holidays…

Dec 23, 2008

Gosh… what a bad blog­ger I have been as of late. I am under a big book dead­line so I have been cre­at­ing like a mad woman. So much so I have thrown out my back. Oh do I ever have empa­thy for those of you that suf­fer from chron­ic back pain. Since I don’t have any projects to share with you right now (which is tor­ture as I have a huge stack of com­plet­ed items) I thought I would share a few items I received in the mail last week. Ter­ri who par­tic­i­pat­ed in my 12 Days of Christ­mas online Work­shop sent me these three beau­ti­ful tags and this won­der­ful­ly altered paper star. Talk about a great mail day… I love these and will cer­tain­ly incor­po­rate them in my hol­i­day decor every year....

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What a great mail day…

Nov 25, 2008

Okay I have to admit I have been a tad bit stressed about the big “Thanks­giv­ing Day” din­ner at our house. Alan’s mom and dad are com­ing and Ter­ri’s boyfriend Laren will be bring­ing his fam­i­ly. I know it will be fun and every­thing will turn out beau­ti­ful­ly but I did­n’t name my blog “It’s in The Details” for noth­ing.… seri­ous­ly I can make myself NUTS detail­ing every­thing down to the last grain of salt. I am the type of per­son that can make a moun­tain out of a mole hill with any project or event. My brain just keeps think­ing about adding this and that and this would be great oh and if we had this, that would be great too.… Sor­ry I kin­da got off top­ic… wait I don’t think I even...

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Homecoming in Texas…

Oct 3, 2008

WARNING… very, very, very long post about 2.5 days in my life. Cen­ten­ni­al High School has their home­com­ing game tonight. If you live in Texas you know all about the MUMS! Those of you that do not, well… girls and boys wear them… girls have these big honkin things pined to their shirts that hang almost to their ankles and boys wear a small­er ver­sion around their arms attached to a garter. Well Ans­ley and her boyfriend Tay­lor aren’t going to the dance (decid­ed to just hang out instead) so I was­n’t real­ly sure how all this mum stuff worked. So I asked Ans­ley last week to please find out for me ASAP as I need­ed to know the garter eti­quette. Well she found out for me all right… TUESDAY night at 11! I...

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Oh what fun…

Jan 6, 2008

Since all the projects I am work­ing on right now for Maya Road are for CHA and can’t be shared I thought I would show you a por­tion of my first Win­ter Bel­la project. Gonna make anoth­er one of these of Ter­ri.

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A few “Getting to know you” Christmas Questions…

Dec 6, 2007

Here is a fun “Get­ting to know you” Christ­mas ques­tion­naire. When the girls were lit­tle we opened one on Christ­mas eve and the rest Christ­mas morn­ing, now we cel­e­brate on Christ­mas Eve. I love the room dark with just the glow from our tree and a few years ago it actu­al­ly snowed here on Christ­mas Eve.

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Look at this smile…

May 1, 2007

my niece Made­lyn LOVES this mechan­i­cal horse out­side of La Hacien­da here in Frisco. I have start­ed to work on some Maya Road projects for CHA‑S and some Art Ware­house lay­outs using the new Fresh line.

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I LOVE kids aRt…

Apr 27, 2007

espe­cial­ly my own kids so you will just have to hang in there with me as I show some of what my girls have cre­at­ed. I feel she has a true tal­ent and this is my favorite art piece she has ever cre­at­ed.

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