Valentine Home Decor Accent

Feb 9, 2015

This valen­tine home decor piece show­cas­es one of the hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls I now have in my etsy shop. I love these dolls from long ago and when pos­si­ble make molds of dolls I think you too would like to use in your craft­ing projects. This lit­tle cutie is hold­ing a book under­neath it’s arm. I put togeth­er a tuto­r­i­al so you too can recre­ate this home decor accent. I plan on dis­play­ing this year round in my stu­dio. Sup­plies Used: Large Wood­en Spool, Vin­tage Sheet Music, White Crepe Paper, 2 Chip­board Hearts, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, 16 Gauge Wire, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, White Embroi­dery Floss, Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um-Mat­te, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Flocked Flower, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll with...

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Hi, Valentine!

Feb 14, 2014

This adorable image reminds me of the cards I would see in gift shops, when I was lit­tle. These two have such sweet faces and how can you not love all that pink. If you’re in need of cre­at­ing a last minute valen­tine right click on the image to enlarge it, now right click on the image again and choose “save image as” to save it to your com­put­er. Now you can print the image in any size you wish. I think print­ed in 2.5″ x 3.5″ is a sweet size and would be so cute left on your co-work­ers desk. I think adding Dia­mond Stick­les to the flower cen­ters, head­band and the pink on the pup­py would be a nice addi­tion to your card and still keep it in the quick and sim­ple...

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Jewelry Clay & Mini Glittered Hearts

Jan 24, 2014

To cre­ate this valen­tine pen­dant you will need Envi­ro­Tex Jew­el­ry Clay, Dress It Up Valen­tine Col­lec­tion Love To Flirt, My Jew­el­ry Shoppe  Heart Shaped Bezel (21.5mm x 32.5mm), Metal­lic Pink Seed Beads & Bub­ble Gum Per­fect Pearls. All but the metal­lic pink seed beads were pur­chased at Hob­by Lob­by. I had the seed beads in my stash already but I’m sure you can find some at Hob­by Lob­by if you need some. You can also use micro beads instead of seed beads. Mix the Jew­el­ry Clay as instruct­ed by the man­u­fac­tur­er. Once the clay is mixed well place it into the heart shaped pen­dant mak­ing sure to push the clay to the edges of the pen­dant. Note: I com­plete­ly filled the pen­dant with jew­el­ry clay. This way, once I start­ed push­ing the hearts into...

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On My Table…

Jan 17, 2014

I’ve been play­ing around in my stu­dio, this week and have real­ly enjoyed work­ing on a few sol­der­ing projects. Sol­der­ing is some­thing I kin­da put on the back burn­er for a bit while cre­at­ing my last two books. I get so much sat­is­fac­tion from cre­at­ing items I have visu­al­ized in my head. I’m a true assem­blage girl at heart. The house above has an adorable vin­tage Valen­tine image inside and is cov­ered with a lay­er of resin. The vin­tage flocked flow­ers are a beau­ti­ful shade of pale pink and one is accent­ed with the words “Love is”. I added two small rhine­stones from a vin­tage neck­lace to the key. So I’m sure you fig­ured it out that the title of this pen­dant will be “Love is Key”. I’m going to drill a hole in...

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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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CHA Day 2…

Jan 31, 2011

Over 100 make-n-takes and yards and yards of Pleat Satin Edg­ing hav­ing been cut, day 2 of CHA has come to an end. Tomor­row I will be with Maya Road from 10:00 until 12:30. Then at 1:00 I will be doing a book sign­ing and make-n-take for F+W Media (booth #2234) until 2:00. From 2:00 to 2:30 I will be doing anoth­er book sign­ing for R+M West Coast Dis­trib­u­tors (booth #608). Now remem­ber, since I am on a tight sched­ule F+W Media will be hand­ing out only 20 tick­ets to those in line just before my book sign­ing and make-n-take. So if you want to play and get a signed book make sure you get there ear­ly. Once I am fin­ished with the book sign­ing at R+M I will head back over to the...

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Favorite Blog Posts of 2009

Dec 31, 2009

Well we are all back home safe and sound. It was nice get­ting to see the fam­i­ly over the hol­i­days but it sure does feel good sleep­ing in your own bed. Since it is New Year’s Eve and I can­not help but reflect on all the things that hap­pened in 2009 I thought it would be fun to post all my favorite blog posts over the past year. So below you will find a list of my favorites. I hope they are some of your favorites too. A Lit­tle Valen­tine Tuto­r­i­al Be Mine One Lit­tle Text 100 Com­plet­ed Fab­ric Flower Love You Tag Vin­tage But­ton Bou­quet Pho­to Hold­er using Sewing Pat­tern Flower Book Page Flower Faux Vin­tage Millinery Pin Tis­sue Paper Flower Sewing Pat­tern Flower Scal­lop Paper Lace In Antic­i­pa­tion Sim­ple Leaf Pick Lot­tie’s...

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Be Mine…

Feb 10, 2009

Here is a lit­tle Valen­tine card I made this morn­ing for my Mom.… just a lit­tle sur­prise for her when she reads my blog. Hi Mom, hope you like your card. Love you! This card was cre­at­ed using some of my favorite prod­ucts… Maya Road Vin­tage Pearl and Jew­el Pins, Fiskars Scal­lop Sqeeze Punch­es (extra large and large), Fiskars Coun­try Ped­als Stamp Set, Kim Hugh­es Sil­hou­ette Blooms II and Tag You’re It Stamp Sets, Pink Per­sim­mon Lit­tle Red Wag­on Stamp Set, Clearsnap Creamy Brown Flu­id Chalk Ink, Cop­ic Mark­ers which I seem to need more col­ors as I don’t like being lim­it­ed quite so much but here are the mark­ers I used (EOO, E33, YR31, R20, E37, R59, BG15, R22, BOO, C‑1, C‑3) they can be found here just give Car­olyn a call, Star...

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A little Valentine Tutorial…

Jan 19, 2009

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seri­ous­ly love every­thing Deb and Car­o­line make and the great thing about their prod­ucts are they mix and match per­fect­ly. I always look at their coast­er albums and think they would make won­der­ful fab­ric pat­terns. Well need­ing a break from book projects yes­ter­day I decid­ed to use the bird pat­tern to cre­ate my own fab­ric embell­ish­ment. Talk about super EASY to make. Seri­ous­ly easy. This is the first piece of fab­ric any­thing I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Any­way, I thought I would cre­ate a lit­tle tuto­r­i­al think­ing you might like to give this a try. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2‑Ring Heart Binder (1 page) Sheer Heart Scal­lop Book (1 page) Heart Chip­board Book (1 page) Bird Chip­board Book...

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that…

Jan 5, 2009

First, thank you for all the sweet email of well wish­es for Ans­ley and Alan. They are feel­ing bet­ter. Ans­ley did not go to school today as she is still pret­ty zapped but she is bet­ter and should be able to go back tomor­row.  I think I can now take off my nurse cap. To all you nurs­es out there… Big huge cheers to you… you all earn every cent you make and I’m cer­tain you should be paid more… what a job. I am so glad it warmed up here a bit over the last few days or we would be hav­ing a nasty icy mess right now on the roads. Ici­cles are not a com­mon site on my bird­house. We are hav­ing lots of driz­zly rain that is now start­ing to freeze...

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Another Ornament and the Winner Is…

Jun 26, 2008

Heart Chip­board Coast­er Book Wings Key­chain Foun­da­tion Chip­board Antique Keys Microchips Neu­trals — Hearts Jonathan Alpha­bet Rubons Clocks Rubons — Black Jour­ney East — Hong Kong- Saku­ra Rib­bon Today I fin­ished anoth­er tag for CHA‑S using a pho­to of my Dad and Maya Road Prod­ucts.

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I love stuff…

Jun 23, 2008

espe­cial­ly Maya Road stuff. I tell ya chip­board makes me so hap­py. Can you name all the Maya Road prod­ucts includ­ed? Those that get it right will have their name put in a draw­ing to win a RAK.

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New Tutorial for Sale

Feb 4, 2008

DH Alan uploaded a new Valen­tine tuto­r­i­al of the “Secret Sen­ti­ment Box” shown below. This project does not only have to be giv­en as a gift for Valen­tine’s Day, it could also be giv­en as a gift for “Moth­er’s Day”, a “Birth­day”, “Just Because” or “Think­ing of You”.

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Sneak Peek #2

Feb 2, 2008

Oh this lit­tle sneak peek is full of won­der­ful Maya Road new release items. Heart Beads from their Trin­kets Beads “Hearts and But­ter­flies” col­lec­tion, Cro­chet Shim­mer Blos­soms, Scrolls II, a but­ter­fly from the “But­ter­flies and Bugs” col­lec­tion and a Heart page from their new 2‑Ring Heart Chip­board Book.

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