Thank you…

Oct 31, 2008

I am amazed at the response I have received regard­ing my work­shop. Alan and I have been very busy get­ting every­thing ready for tomor­row morn­ing. We have every­one all set up that has reg­is­tered, if you are not able to log into the 12 Days of Christ­mas blog please let us know ASAP. Here is a lit­tle some­one that just makes me smile. I won­der what he could be? Those that reg­is­tered will find out tomor­row. It is not too late to sign up for the work­shop as reg­is­tra­tion is still open. I feel like a lit­tle kid on Christ­mas Eve and don’t think I will be able to sleep a wink all night. See you in the...

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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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Online Holiday Workshop Enrollment Begins Tomorrow…

Oct 28, 2008

The 12 Days of Christ­mas is a month long online work­shop of hol­i­day cre­at­ing. Each Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day for the month of Novem­ber I will post new projects that will include a sup­ply list, tools need­ed and step by step instruc­tions to com­plete each project. There will be a total of at least 15 tuto­ri­als. Some projects will come with a tem­plate to make the cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er and each fea­tured project has close up col­or pho­tos. All the projects are designed so you can use items you already have on hand or cre­ate them exact­ly like the sam­ple. The cost for this online work­shop is $19.95 and will be avail­able from Novem­ber 1st – Decem­ber 15th. Once pay­ment is received you will be sent a pass­word to enter this pri­vate...

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12 Days of Christmas…

Oct 27, 2008

I have decid­ed to hold a month long event of hol­i­day craft­ing start­ing Novem­ber 1st. I will post three tuto­ri­als each week, recipes for some of my tried and true hol­i­day baked goods, hol­i­day quotes, dec­o­rat­ing ideas, tem­plates, down­loads and any­thing else hol­i­day relat­ed I think of. My pop­u­lar “Mon­sieur Hiver” will be includ­ed as a project as well as anoth­er lit­tle cutie. Hint: Jin­gle. These ideas will be exclu­sive on a pri­vate site and the cost will be $19.95. I will keep every­thing avail­able on the pri­vate site until Decem­ber 15th. After that they will be removed. So if you are inter­est­ed in join­ing in on the fun be on the look out for the 12 Days of Christ­mas link. Alan is get­ting every­thing set up now so as soon as it is...

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Fall is in the air…

Oct 26, 2008

Final­ly it feels a bit like fall here in Texas. Actu­al­ly almost had frost on the pump­kins a few morn­ings ago. Which just so hap­pens to be the inspi­ra­tion behind this card. Yes­ter­day, I had so much fun play­ing with some new stamp sets. They are by Pink Per­sim­mon. My three favorite stamp sets are the “Lit­tle Red Wag­on”, “Ban­ner” Small and Large and “Car­ni­val Alpha” Small and Large too cute for words… so go take a look. Adorable I tell ya. I cre­at­ed this card using lots of my favorite prod­uct lines… Melis­sa Frances (How can you not love Melis­sa Frances?) Maya Road… no brain­er there, Martha Stew­art Glit­ter and Ranger Stick­les. Also… here is a lit­tle sneak peak of a tuto­r­i­al that will be avail­able for down­load Novem­ber 1st. I absolute­ly love...

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A little wake up call…

Oct 24, 2008

for my dear hub­by Alan since he would­n’t get out of bed this morn­ing… after all it was 11:30. Every time I see this I laugh so hard I cry. It’s only a few sec­onds but so worth every tear I shed from laugh­ter. Once Son­ny our Gold­en Retriev­er saw him move he tack­led him.… Alan was up for sure then. I know this is a lit­tle form of sick humor… I’m gonna blame it on all the book projects I have been work­ing on late­ly. I have 30 com­plet­ed. But hon­est­ly, my sis­ter and I laugh so hard we can hard­ly breath. Have a great...

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Ask the Masters…

Oct 21, 2008

Orga­niz­ing Your Scrap­book Sup­plies is out. I have read this book from cov­er to cov­er and plan on using lots of ideas that past and present Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ters shared. Right now, I have seri­ous orga­ni­za­tion issues in my scrap­room. Here are a few of the lay­outs I cre­at­ed for this book project. I’m sure you will rec­og­nize the Jol­ly Old Fel­low fea­tured below. Today I hit my 30 projects com­plet­ed and I must say not being able to share is killing me. This process has real­ly stretched me cre­ative­ly and I’m thrilled. Tomor­row I will be in the 60’s. It might only be 69 more projects to go but it is STILL in the 60’s. Oh it makes me so hap­py. I can feel 50 com­ing on...

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Home for the Holidays…

Oct 20, 2008

Check out the Home for the Hol­i­days con­test Maya Road is host­ing… if you like to alter projects and love Maya Road prod­ucts here is your chance to win lots of Maya Road good­ies. With the Hol­i­days around the cor­ner, we here at Maya Road are proud to present the Maya Road Home for the Hol­i­days Con­test! Take one or more of our Maya Road chip­board hous­es and dec­o­rate them for the Hol­i­days to enter our con­test! We are look­ing for the best look­ing hous­es on the block filled with inno­v­a­tive tech­niques and more! This con­test will be judged by the tal­ent­ed Maya Road design team. Maya Road will be offer­ing over $500 in prizes for this con­test to be giv­en to 5 win­ners. The prizes will be divid­ed up as fol­lows: Grand Prize...

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Memory Makers…

Oct 16, 2008

Here is the last lay­out I did dur­ing my Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ters term. It is in their cur­rent Nov. Dec. issue. I love these papers by Mak­ing Mem­o­ries and the pho­tos well, they are two of my favorites. But thanks to my sis­ter I need to take anoth­er group pho­to because we need to include Isabel­la Kate. Now about the oth­er big thing that is keep­ing me pret­ty busy and is one of the rea­sons my blog lacks new stuff off and on… my book. I am so hap­py with all the things I have cre­at­ed, which is a big thing for me because usu­al­ly I can always find some­thing I don’t like about every­thing I’ve made.… I just have 73 more projects to go. Hope­ful­ly after today it will be 72 and by...

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What a fun weekend…

Oct 13, 2008

This week­end I stayed in Wax­a­hachie with some of the Maya Road girls… Car­o­line, Jes­si­ca, Aubrey and Wendy. I got­ta tell you, Wendy taught some of the most inspir­ing class­es all day Sat­ur­day and all day Sun­day at the Crafty Scrap­per. If you ever see that Wendy Vec­chi is com­ing to a store near you I say run and sign up as fast as you can. You do NOT want to miss any of her class­es. Wendy is the first per­son I have ever tak­en a class from and I want more. She taught me so many great tech­niques that I plan on car­ry­ing over into future projects. Thanks Wendy for all the inspi­ra­tion. This lit­tle album is one I cre­at­ed in Wendy’s Frag­ments class. Wendy has you bring scraps of paper, rubons and...

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Auction for a friend…

Oct 8, 2008

UPDATE… The auc­tion should now work in Inter­net Explor­er. Please let me know if you have any trou­ble. I write this post with a very heavy heart. Yes­ter­day, a very dear friend of mine in the scrap­book­ing com­mu­ni­ty unex­pect­ed­ly lost her hus­band. Hon­est­ly, when I think of her and her two young boys (ages 4 and 7) as hard as I try to hold back my tears they just seem to come any­way. One minute her sim­ple world is per­fect then the next… trag­ic. I feel so help­less and wish I was clos­er to help but geo­graph­i­cal­ly this is not pos­si­ble. So I have decid­ed to hold an auc­tion to raise a bit of mon­ey to help ease the finan­cial bur­den that has occurred. I am giv­ing 100% of the mon­ey raised from my...

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Maya Mist Tutorial on Scrapbook & Cards Today…

Oct 7, 2008

I was asked to cre­ate a tuto­r­i­al using the new Maya Mists for Scrap­book & Cards Today. If you would like to recre­ate the fall card shown below check out their blog. There you will find a com­plete list of prod­ucts used, sim­ple step by step direc­tions and col­or...

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And they’re off to the game…

Oct 3, 2008

Okay… this post is for the grand­par­ents. I think Tay­lor and Ans­ley look so dang cute togeth­er. And from what I under­stand so does their Eng­lish teacher and their class­mates. There seemed to be a lot of talk­ing and pho­tos tak­en of them dur­ing school. Per­son­al­ly, I think they look like Mr. and Miss All Amer­i­can. And just so you know… Ans­ley could not be going to the game with any­one sweet­er or more polite. You all would cer­tain­ly approve of...

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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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“Home Sweet Home”

Oct 1, 2008

Class Length: 4 Hours Skill: All Lev­els The sen­ti­ment “Home Sweet Home” can make you think of many things… spe­cial items in your home a spring gar­den and most impor­tant­ly those spe­cial peo­ple and pets. This project doc­u­ments all of the spe­cial things that help make my home a “Home Sweet Home”. My album includes pho­tos of my brother’s trum­pet, fam­i­ly mem­bers, flow­ers from our gar­den, Son­ny and Buster our spe­cial canine com­pan­ions and a few fam­i­ly quotes which I have includ­ed in each kit. In this class you will alter a Maya Road Town­house and Mini Album using a faux mosa­ic cre­at­ed from 4 beau­ti­ful Webster’s Pages pat­terned papers. Then accent the house and album with lots of Maya Road prod­ucts such as their Vin­tage Sequins Edg­ing, Pom Pom Trim, Dou­ble Stitched Vel­vet,...

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Monsieur Hiver…

Oct 1, 2008

My snow­man dec­o­ra­tion is now known as “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” a.k.a. Mr. Win­ter. I loved JulieG’s comment/name sug­ges­tion: Ooooohhhhhh.…how yum­my is he! For some rea­son I get a very sophis­ti­cat­ed vibe from him so I am going with “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” (Mr. Win­ter in French). So Julie please email me your address and I will get your win­ter RAK in the mail. And since so many peo­ple replied I picked com­ment num­ber 10 since today is the first day of Oct. so Eri­ka M who also felt he had a sophis­ti­cat­ed feel please email me your address and I will send a win­ter RAK to you...

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