Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet

Aug 26, 2011

I know I told you yesterday I was going to show you a mini album I created of Terri from several years ago but I was so excited about this little project below I had to show you this today. I will post the mini album, Monday… promise! While surfing Pinterest I came upon this awesome pin showing all these neat wrapped bracelets. So yesterday, I thought I would give it a try and see what I could come up with… well this is it. This bracelet was so simple to make and honestly took me about 15 min. from start to finish. I will certainly be making more for sure. They are super fun and I think it will look adorable with a pearl bracelet I got while in Chicago for CHA-S. I...

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This waiting is about to kill me…

Aug 24, 2011

I just have to tell you a teeny tiny bit about something I’ve been holding in for quite sometime. If I don’t tell you a teeny tiny bit I just might explode. I’ve been working on a project with a company and it looks as though a dream of mine is close to being accomplished. This journey will take me in a fun new direction in the industry and one I hope is welcomed by all with open arms. This company and I have been working to make sure every last detail is refined and they are just as detail oriented as I am so we’re a perfect match. The second I get to tell you about my new venture you will certainly know, as this secret keeping is pretty hard. Okay so with...

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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 12×12 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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Vintage Girl Birthday Card

Aug 17, 2011

Hi all!  It’s Darcy from Pink Persimmon again.  This week my sister, Judi, created this set of cards using our new Hello Vintage Girl stamp set and a sneak peek of some ATC patterns that we are releasing at the end of the month. (wink…you’re the first to see them!) Judi had so much fun making these envelopes look just like a vintage pattern.  She even created a template to share with you today.  Download the envelope template at our website here.  It is sized to be similar to an A2 card, so it fits a standard 4.25″x5.5″ card inside. Our Hello Vintage Girl set is really fun to use with paper piecing.  Stamp the outline of the girl on to the envelope or tag first, then stamp her onto another piece of white...

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Get “Vintagey” with Vintage Street Market!

Aug 13, 2011

   Hi! I’m Michelle Jackson, co-owner of Vintage Street Market. We are so excited this month to have Lisa as the Guest Designer on our site (www.vintagestreetmarket.com), and are just thrilled that Lisa invited us to participate on hers!   If you’re familiar with us, one thing that makes Vintage Street Market a little unique, is that we started as an online store, stocked full of authentic vintage materials gathered with the paper crafter/altered artist in mind. Since then, we’ve expanded to developing our own branded product line, which can be found in stores,  but still keep the online store stocked with fun authentic vintage for the direct consumer. Today, I’m going to step over into the spooky side, and show you a project I’ve created using our “new” Vintage Halloween Banner Kit and...

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Magnetic Clothespin Note Holders

Aug 10, 2011

Hi, my name is Darcy and I am representing Pink Persimmon today.  My sister (Judi) and I first got to know Lisa when she used some of our stamps in her first book “Delight in the Details”.  We are honored to be included as one of her guest bloggers this week.   One of our talented Creative Team members, Andrea Budjack, made these adorable magnetic clothespins and we’d like to share a little how-to here today. Andrea first cut three circles using her Sizzix Circles die, but you can use any circle punch or circle cutter that matches the stamp sizes.  She then stamped two images from the You’re a Jewel stamp set and the “a little note” stamp from Flower Greetings. She added a little distressing to the edges with ink and then...

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Display Case

Aug 4, 2011

Recently, mom and dad bought a new entertainment center for their den and asked if I wanted this vintage display case because they no longer had room for it… well you can certainly imagine yes could not come out of my mouth fast enough. I drove from Beaumont like a little old lady in fear I would break the glass. Well it got here all safe and sound and now is being filled with thrift store finds, items mom and dad have found for me and even a few from my aunt. I like to use these items for photo props and containers in my classes. It’s great to finally have everything well, most everything in one spot instead of all over the house here and there. I wonder how many people looked through...

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UTEE Fun

Jul 22, 2011

Gotta say, I am loving the new packaging for all the Melt Art products by Ranger. It looks so edgy and cool.  While at CHA I studied every square inch of the Ranger booth looking at all the incredible products. One of the make n takes taught by Debbie Tlach was creating this really cute ring you can see on Ranger’s blog… click here for that link and here for the step by step instructions. Great minds do think alike as I too loved Tim’s rose button from his Fanciful Flower button collection and made the very same mold using Ranger’s Mold-n-Pour back in January. His rose button is the perfect size for a ring or charm for a necklace. I used a simple silver ring base on mine because Ansley is a simple kinda...

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True Love

Jul 20, 2011

This is the last of the cards I created using new Maya Road products. They are releasing the cutest “Mini Bottle Caps” and when I say, “mini” I mean mini they are only .5″. I created the flower by coloring the bottle cap using the cardinal copic marker, one daisy from their “Large Daisy Vintage Lace Trim” and their new “Skinny Spool”. The “Wavy Layerable Banner” is misted with “Eggplant Putple Maya Mist” and stamped using the alphas from the “Just My Type” stamp set. The love chipboard word is inked using their “Pink 1″ Ink Pad”. The”Mini Bottle Cap” is half filled with glossy accents and silver German glass glitter then a self adhesive pearl was placed in the center. I accented the patterned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit, scallop circle center and chipboard pieces...

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Anniversary Card

Jul 18, 2011

I createad this card using patterned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit and several new Maya Road release items. The new “Winter’s Roses in Houndstooth Pumpkin” goes perfectly with their new “Satin Pleat Edging in Golden Yellow” and “Ruffle Crochet Trim – Single”. I had to put a “Black Wooden Bingo Calendar Piece” inside the rose center as it fit too well to pass up. I then accented the Winter’s Rose with “Vintage Pearl and Leaf” Trinket Pins. And one can never get tired of accenting cards or projects with the “Large Daisy Vintage Trim”. I love the softness it adds to my projects. FYI: You can mist this trim with any of the solid Maya Road Mists to color coordinate it with any of your projects. To make the color permanent just heat set it...

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Art Parts

Jul 16, 2011

While I was at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Arlington, this past June, I got to see my friend Wendy Vecchi. She surprised me and gave me one of her new Art Parts pieces and told me I could create anything I wanted. I was so excited and had so many ideas running through my head it took me awhile to decide what to do but this is the idea that made it to the canvas. Carolyn, at The Crafty Scrapper and I are working on coming up with a date to teach this project at her store. It’s super fun to make. I have a few Maya Road new release items included in this project too, their “Wooden Vintage Snowflakes” and “Vintage Findings Raspberry Beads”. Today, is all about washing, packing and...

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Hi, my love

Jul 14, 2011

Here is another new stamp set Maya Road is releasing at CHA. It’s called “Just My Type.” I love the old typewriter stamp and font which I’m sure comes as no surprise to you. The words “my love” are from their new “Tell Your Story” stamp set. It too has a cute typewriter just not the old Underwood style. And I can always find a place to put some of their adorable “Large Daisy Vintage Lace Trim.” I like to accent the center with a 5mm self adhesive pearl. And here is a little sneak peek of tomorrows project. Oh how I love tomorrow’s stamp set....

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Faux Beach Glass

Jul 6, 2011

You all know how I love UTEE, well I figured out how to make embellishments look like tumbled pieces of glass found on the beach. I wanted something that resembled a broken piece of glass from a  jar or vase that looked as though it had been tumbling and tumbling in the ocean and the rough edges smoothed by the sand… this is what I made. I love it. It looks just like old mason jar glass. I will certainly be creating more of these with different images to make into charms. And if you want to pop it up a little just add some Perfect Gold ~ Perfect Pearls and you get a nice embellishment that reminds me of vintage bowls and platters with embossed areas accented with gold. This is so super...

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All Occasion Card

Jun 30, 2011

Here is a quick card to create and give for any occasion. I used products from the Cocoa Daisy July Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “Telegraph Hill” Add On Kit. I love the lace paper found in the “Telegraph Hill” Add On Kit. It’s gorgeous and was so hard to make the first cut. I added the vintage milk bottle cap (from my stash) because the cork buttons fit inside so perfectly. Then Jenni Bowlins yellow rhinestone bow topped it off and complimented the Maya Road trim at the same time. I’m in major book editing mode right now so please excuse the shortness of the blog post. But since going outside does not appeal to me one bit since the temps will be 100 degrees all week. Editing is the perfect thing...

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Cocoa Daisy ~ Urban Loft Sneak Peeks

Jun 24, 2011

Since reveal day is only four days away I thought I would share a few sneak peeks of some projects I completed using the July Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I also had to have two Add On Kits “Telegraph Hill” and “South Loop”. Christine certainly has a gift in putting kits together as they’re awesome. This is a sneak peek of a project I created using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the Add On “South Loop”. This project uses the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the Add On “Telegraph Hill.” I added the vintage milk bottle cap… the cork buttons and JBS bow fit so perfectly in the center I could not pass it up. For this project I used the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and both Add On Kits “South...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I really like the warm color scheme of this card. The combination of the red and cream is so pretty. Of course the pops of Diamond Stickles here and there are awesome too. I covered the bottom two journaling cards with patterned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then distressed and inked the edges and attached it to the middle circle using a pop dot. I think the October Afternoon Word Sticker strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream perfectly. The strips add interest and color to the card in a super simple way. Products used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cherry Soda” Main Kit and “Chocolate Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilted Memories”...

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Remember Today…

Jun 6, 2011

Actually I wish the cardstock sticker said “weekend” as it was such a fun one. Friday night, I taught my “Quilted Memories” class at The Crafty Scrapper. I left a few kits with Carolyn if you would like one. Just give her a call at the store: 972-923-3151. My friend Lisa E. joined me at the store which is always fun. We’ve been friends going on 11 years. She is my scrapping buddy. I had some super fun ladies in class and hope to see them again soon because we sure did laugh a lot. After the class was finished Lisa and I stayed and laughed with Carolyn (the owner). The girl cracks me up and is always entertaining. Saturday, Lisa E. and I went to GASC in Arlington to see Carolyn’s awesome booth....

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Tomorrow is REVEAL day…

May 27, 2011

I’ve been having a blast creating with the Cocoa Daisy June Kit and since tomorrow is reveal day for subscribers, I thought I would give you some sneak peeks of what I’ve been creating. You don’t want to miss out on this kit and I fear you will if you’re not a subscriber. It has been so fun working with bright summer colors. And GASP… not one book page or vintage button was used in any of these projects! I’m amazed… really you all know how I love book pages and vintage buttons. That certainly does say a lot about this kit being so awesome! I’ve created 3 cards, 3 projects (one sneak peek can be found here) and a layout using the main kit and a few of the add ons and STILL...

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Quilted Memories

May 23, 2011

I’ll be teaching my “Quilted Memories” shadow box class Friday evening, June 3rd, at The Crafty Scrapper. The class will start at 5pm and costs $50. There is “LIMITED SPACE” available for this class so make sure you call the store (972.923.3151) and sign up now. After a day of shopping at GASC in Arlington, what better way to end the day than spending the evening at Carolyn’s fabulous store. Carolyn will have a crop going on one side, make n takes at the front and my class on the other side of the store. It’s going to be a FUN, FUN, FUN night! My class will take 3-4 hours depending on your skill level. Each square of this Maya Road shadow box is filled with baubles and ephemera bits reminding us of those days gone by....

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Delight In The Seasons

May 13, 2011

Today is a wonderful day… I get to finally share with all of you the cover of my second book, Delight In The Seasons.   This book is filled with wonderful projects, cards, tags and layouts for all the memorable holidays and special occasions celebrated throughout the year. The chapters are divided by each of the four seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall. The chapters are filled with projects for major holidays, birthdays, a new baby, weddings and so much more. Delight In The Seasons includes 40 projects with techniques that have been stepped out with photos and instructions, just as in Delight In The Details, then there are 20 additional projects in a gallery showing you how to use some of the techniques in different ways for different seasons. This book compliments Delight In The...

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Paper Cowgirl…

May 12, 2011

Just want to let everyone know registration closes for Paper Cowgirl this Sunday, May 15th. This is going to be such a wonderful art retreat and I’m so looking forward to teaching my “Pieces of Time” workshop. June 9th will be here before I know it. I’m really looking forward to my Q&A with those attending, Thursday evening. I hope to give those who want to break into the publishing world of scrapbooking that little extra boost of confidence so they jump right in and go for it. That evening, I will also be signing copies of my book “Delight In The Details”. If you’re interested in purchasing one for pick up only, Thursday evening, June 9th,  you can do so here at a special discounted rate for those attending. I’m closing sales for...

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