Need a crown, of course you do!!!

Mar 18, 2015

Sat­ur­day, I was at The Crafty Scrap­per attend­ing a birth­day crop for my super sweet & awe­some friend Trisha Perkins. At her par­ty, she had Cheryl Dar­row of Ten Sec­onds Stu­dio come and instruct every­one on how to make leather crowns. This was WAY WAY WAY out of my com­fort zone as I’m a vin­tage paper kin­da girl and there was zero vin­tage paper to be found here, but let me tell you I now have a new addic­tion. Work­ing with emboss-able leather is so fun and if you ever have the chance to take one of Cheryl’s crown class­es do it, you will LOVE it! Cheryl brought her tools  and molds for the non-doo­dle cal­lig­ra­phy girls in the class, which as you can see I was one of those girls. Once every­one had their leather pieces embossed...

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Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

Dec 18, 2014

I’m so hap­py to tell you that I am now sell­ing my hand­made vin­tage tin neck­laces at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas. Car­olyn Ross moved her amaz­ing store to a new build­ing and she now has a bou­tique that offers unique hand­craft­ed items. So, if you are look­ing for a lit­tle some­thing spe­cial for a friend, co-work­er or fam­i­ly mem­ber please go check out her store. All my neck­lace pen­dants are cre­at­ed from vin­tage tins and jew­el­ry pieces and each piece is one of a kind. No two will ever be alike. Also, I still have a few Mys­tery Goody Box­es avail­able. If you are inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing one, each box is a Medi­um Sized Flat Rate box filled with new and very gen­tly used prod­ucts from major man­u­fac­tures like Ranger, Maya Road, Fiskars,...

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Altered Art Journal Pages 1 & 2 ~ Same Paint Different Styles

Jun 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: July 19th     TIME: 2:30      PLACE: The Crafty Scrap­per     CLASS Length: 3–4 Hours     LEVELS: All In this class you will alter one page (front and back) of a Wendy Vec­chi Art Jour­nal Cov­er Page. Some of the prod­ucts you will use in class are vin­tage papers, The Crafters Work­shop Sten­cils, Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Gold Emboss­ing Paste, Dina Wak­ley Scrib­bly Birds stamps and Dina Wak­ley Media Paint. Page one is full of tex­ture, mut­ed col­ors and accent­ed with a wood­en cameo, seam bind­ing bow, vin­tage rick­rack and inspi­ra­tional words stamped onto vin­tage paper. Page two is bright and whim­si­cal. I will show you how sim­ple it is to cre­ate sil­hou­ettes and hand paint­ed whim­si­cal doo­dles. The tips and tech­niques you learn in this class can...

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UTEE, Resin & Sculpey Clay Charms

Oct 30, 2012

I’ve had so much fun this past week exper­i­ment­ing with UTEE, Resin and Sculpey Clay. At the moment it’s a charm par­adise in my craft­room. The acorn charm is made from UTEE. I hunt­ed all over my back­yard for the per­fect­ly shaped acorn so I could make a mold of it. I found one and think this charm came out so cute. The top of the acorn is the actu­al acorn top I glit­tered and attached to the UTEE acorn. I cov­ered the entire acorn with a thin lay­er of resin. The bird charm is cre­at­ed out of Sculpey Clay, embossed with a Melt Art Tex­ture Tread, paint­ed and cov­ered with a thin lay­er of resin. The always be amaz­ing charm is cre­at­ed using Sculpey Clay, resin paper but­ter­flies, glass glit­ter and topped with...

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Holiday Magic ~ The Crafty Scrapper

Oct 29, 2012

I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing in this years “Hol­i­day Mag­ic” event at The Crafty Scrap­per. Start­ing at 10 a.m. this Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 3rd, Car­olyn and her staff will have the store ready for you to view its hol­i­day trans­for­ma­tion. She has make & takes designed by the teach­ers for you to cre­ate that range in price from $5.00 — $12.00. You can see sneak peeks of each make & take in the above pho­to. There will be demos, sale prices, Exclu­sive sign ups for all hol­i­day class­es, new prod­uct releas­es, new designs dis­played around the store cre­at­ed by her awe­some design team, Christ­mas gift ideas and loads of oth­er excit­ing things that will be going on through­out the day. These are the two make & takes I will be teach­ing. I cre­at­ed two since...

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Artistic Journey 2012 ~ French Couture

Oct 4, 2012

I’m real­ly excit­ed for this week­end. I will be teach­ing at Artis­tic Jour­ney in Wax­a­hachie, Texas along side Dina Wak­ley and Angel­la Pear­don. This week­ends event is held at The Crafty Scrap­per and is filled with loads of fun. It starts off Fri­day evening with three fun make & takes, a tag swap and din­ner. Then Sat­ur­day morn­ing bright and ear­ly all three of us teach­ers begin teach­ing our exclu­sive class­es. I’ll be teach­ing an assem­blage class that has the atten­dees alter­ing a dress form. As you can see they are going to be busy, busy, busy dur­ing class. But once they fin­ish their dress form they’ll each have a beau­ti­ful­ly altered dress form to dis­play in their home or give as a gift. So now I’m off to pack, check my to do...

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Artistic Journey 2012 Sneak Peeks

Jul 31, 2012

Check Out The Project Peeks For Artis­tic Jour­ney! Artis­tic Jour­ney 2012 is brought to you by The Crafty Scrap­per. This event fea­tures 3 of Maya Road­’s design­ers and they are set to inspire you to try new tech­niques and learn new things on your Artis­tic Jour­ney. Check out the details below for peeks of each of the fab­u­lous 3 hour class­es. We have a spe­cial make and take that you will love for our Fri­day meet and greet! So join us on this Artis­tic Jour­ney, Octo­ber 5th — Octo­ber 7th, 2012. We Want To Learn About The Teach­ers And See Peeks Of Their Class­es! Meet Dina Wak­ley: Dina Wak­ley lives Ari­zona with her hus­band and three boys. She love every­thing about art…making it, talk­ing about it, teach­ing it. Dina dis­cov­ered scrap­book­ing in 1995. Scrap­book­ing...

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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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Artistic Journey 2012

May 12, 2012

Guess what? It’s that time of year again! Sign ups for Artis­tic Jour­ney 2012, spon­sored by Maya Road and The Crafty Scrap­per will open Wednes­day, May 16th. I’m super excit­ed to be teach­ing along with Maya Road Design Team Mem­bers, Dina Wak­ley and Angel­la Pear­don. This year, I’m going to teach a real­ly cool project that includes chick­en wire. I can­not wait to show you some sneak peeks! So don’t wait around to sign up for this super fun and amaz­ing event. It sells out FAST and when you hear your friends talk­ing about all the fun they had you are going to be so sad you missed out. I love this group of ladies… they were so fun and even made their own super cute t‑shirts for the event!...

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The Traveling Apron

Apr 25, 2012

The won­der­ful jour­ney of my much loved apron has now begun. Sat­ur­day, it debuted at The Crafty Scrap­per and now will trav­el to all the places this indus­try takes me. It’s next stop is New York City (LOL, typ­ing New York City always makes me think of the Pace Picante Sauce com­mer­cials) then on to Ranger Uni­ver­si­ty in NJ. Car­olyn and I leave tomor­row and we are beyond excit­ed! Last year, my trav­els were hault­ed rather quick­ly due to ter­ri­ble weath­er… all flights to NJ and sur­round­ing areas were can­celled and I had to go home. I know there are worse things in life to have hap­pen but I real­ly was so sad and I’m super glad I was giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to attend this year. It’s going to be three days filled with noth­ing but...

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Encaustic 101

Apr 24, 2012

I fin­ished my first encaus­tic col­lage piece and can­not wait to start anoth­er one. I plan on teach­ing this can­vas at The Crafty Scrap­per either in May or June. Car­olyn and I just need to work out a date… once we decide on a date and time I will let you all know ASAP. In this class you will cre­ate an encaus­tic col­lage piece mix­ing new and vin­tage embell­ish­ments. Now, I’m off to fin­ish up some laun­dry and pack for tomor­row’s adven­ture. Car­olyn and I are going on a fun trip. I will post pho­tos on Face­book and update you on our trav­els here on my blog....

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What a day…

Apr 23, 2012

Car­olyn with her fin­ished can­vas Sat­ur­day, I had a won­der­ful time with a great group of ladies at The Crafty Scrap­per. These ladies were all find­ing courage to try new tech­niques. Some need­ed more courage than oth­ers but each jumped right in and embraced their cre­ative jour­ney. No names will be giv­en but some had nev­er done any type of mixed media class and let’s just say this class was pret­ty advanced and I was SO PROUD of her when her can­vas was com­plet­ed. Some feared the thought of free­hand paint­ing well maybe more than some actu­al­ly, maybe quite a few but they ALL did it and they ALL looked amaz­ing. And one in class I dis­cov­ered did not like get­ting her hands dirty. LOL, as long as I have known this love­ly per­son...

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Art Requires Courage ~ Canvas Class

Apr 6, 2012

I’m so look­ing for­ward to teach­ing my “Art Requires Courage” can­vas class Sat­ur­day, April 21st. Class starts at 10:00 a.m. and will take approx­i­mate­ly 4 hours to com­plete. Car­olyn told me I have just 4 slots left so if you want to join me and learn some fun mixed media tech­niques please call Car­olyn at The Crafty Scrap­per 972.923.3151. The cost for the class is $45.00. In this mixed media class you will alter an 8″ x 10″ can­vas using an eclec­tic mix­ture of ele­ments such as chick­en wire, vin­tage papers, stamped images, tex­tiles, paint and glit­ter. I will show you how to cre­ate a faux stamped met­al accent as well as a faux tin type pho­to­graph using a vin­tage spoon. We will alter silk leaves to look as though they have been air dried and accent your can­vas...

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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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Upcoming Creative Weekend

Feb 8, 2012

I will be going to my Hap­py Place, The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, for a fun filled cre­ative week­end, the last week­end in Feb­ru­ary. My sec­ond book “Delight In The Sea­sons” debuted at CHA and I want to show off my beau­ti­ful new vin­tage inspired, stamp line, Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace. Car­olyn is going to help me start the week­end off Fri­day night, Feb­ru­ary 24th from 6–7pm for a book­ing sign­ing fol­lowed with a fun make-n-take using my new stamps. If you have my first book “Delight In The Details” feel free to bring it along too and I will glad­ly sign it for you. And just so you know Car­olyn will have both books and all the stamps from Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion for sale in her store. I will be leav­ing sam­ples cre­at­ed with...

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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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Ornamental Christmas PDF

Nov 23, 2011

Many of you asked if I planned to offer the “Christ­mas Wish­es” and “Vin­tage Orna­ment Trio” class­es I taught at The Crafty Scrap­per as an online work­shop. Well the answer is yes, but I did some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent this year. Instead of an online work­shop where I post some­thing each day like I usu­al­ly do I (well let me clar­i­fy, Alan) cre­at­ed PDF’s for you to down­load. I took addi­tion­al pho­tos and added addi­tion­al instruc­tions to the PDF’s so it will make it eas­i­er to recre­ate the projects, since I’m not actu­al­ly stand­ing in front of you giv­ing you all the instruc­tions. Click the badge on the left to go to “Orna­men­tal Christ­mas” on my “Work­shops” page. The PDF down­loads include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos, com­plete sup­ply lists for both incor­po­rat­ed...

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Yes, I’m doing the Happy Dance…

Nov 13, 2011

I can final­ly share what I’ve been up to and can­not wait for you to see the entire line. The entire line will be revealed Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 19th dur­ing my online chat with A Cher­ry On Top. See you there. Going to be teach­ing my “Christ­mas Wish­es” class today at 11:00 at The Crafty Scrap­per then doing an online chat with Cocoa Daisy about break­ing into the busi­ness. Please join me at 4 pm East­ern and I will do my best to answer any ques­tions that will help you achieve your scrap­book­ing goals. I have a PDF for you to down­load titled “From Artist to Author” on the right side col­umn of my blog. This has lots of valu­able  infor­ma­tion for begin­ners just want­i­ng to get into the indus­try to the more advanced think­ing...

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Artistic Journey Recap…

Oct 4, 2011

What an awe­some week­end! I was so lucky to get to cre­ate with so many won­der­ful­ly cre­ative and inspir­ing ladies. Weeks before the event began Car­o­line and Car­olyn put out a chal­lenge to those attend­ing Artis­tic Jour­ney to cre­ate a tag telling three things about them­selves. Once they fin­ished they then sent the tags to Car­olyn so she could cre­ate a won­der­ful win­dow dis­play. These are just a few of the tags sent.  I love how each one cap­tures their per­son­al­i­ty. Awe­some job ladies. Fri­day night, dur­ing our meet and greet each attendee was giv­en a can­vas apron to alter any way they want­ed.… Car­olyn and Car­o­line had sta­tions set up all over The Crafty Scrap­per with lots of trims, embell­ish­ments etc. for them to use. It was so fun see­ing how dif­fer­ent every­one’s...

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Oh Happy Day…

Sep 23, 2011

Today, is the first day of AUTUMN!!! I sur­vived the SUMMER HEAT WAVE of 2011. Now, I’m off to fin­ish up a Jew­el­ry class I am cre­at­ing to teach at The Crafty Scrap­per Octo­ber 15th… If I don’t get the sam­ple pho­to and info sent to Car­olyn, I’m gonna be in BIG BIG BIG TROUBLE… Hugs!  ...

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