Want to see some pages inside my book…

Nov 28, 2009

Oh I love hav­ing a techy DH. Alan added pho­tos of the inside of my book to this post. If you want to see them check it out. I love see­ing the pages in col­or as pret­ty much all I have seen is black and white. I can hard­ly wait to get my two advanced copies… I am count­ing down the days as it should be some­time in Decem­ber. You will all here a huge scream when they arrive. I tell ya my Edi­tor Kristin Boys (love, love, love her so much… seri­ous­ly she is the sweet­est per­son and such a plea­sure to work with… I’m so glad my book land­ed on her desk) Design­er Cor­rie Schaf­feld, Pro­duc­tion Coor­di­na­tor Greg Nock, Pho­tog­ra­phers Chris­tine Polom­sky (it was a BLAST get­ting to work with Chris­tine in...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #9

Nov 27, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les, let dry. Once the Dis­tress Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the edge of the Frag­ments Charm and apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam bind­ing on top. Cov­er the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with pat­terned paper, fold the end up to cre­ate a pock­et, cov­er the fold­ed part of the pock­et with pat­terned paper, stitch around...

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Countdown to Santa and Black Friday Special

Nov 26, 2009

Here is a sneak peek of my newest project down­load. It’s a Count­down to San­ta Altered Frame. And I have a pre Black Fri­day spe­cial that lasts until Fri­day night on the last few remain­ing Grab Bag Style Box­es in my store. If you’ve been think­ing about get­ting one now is your chance. Each box is filled with lots and lots of great prod­ucts. Fri­day, I will be back to post­ing the 12 Days of Christ­mas pock­et tuto­ri­als for the Advent Cal­en­dar I am work­ing on. So those of you that are cre­at­ing along with me… get your sup­plies...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2009

For each new morn­ing with its light, For rest and shel­ter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For every­thing Thy good­ness sends. ~Ralph Wal­do...

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New Downloads for Sale…

Nov 21, 2009

I’m so hap­py to announce that I am now offer­ing for sale step by step project tuto­ri­als. A few of the project tuto­ri­als list­ed “Jin­gle” and “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” are from my pop­u­lar “12 Days of Christ­mas Work­shop”. And today, I cre­at­ed a super cute “Cof­fee Cup” gift card hold­er that’s just wait­ing to be made by you and giv­en as a gift this hol­i­day sea­son. This project can be used as a gift card hold­er now then turned into an orna­ment in the years to come. As with all my tuto­ri­als these down­loads have col­or pho­tos, a list of the sup­plies and tools used, tem­plates when need­ed and sim­ple to fol­low step-by-step instruc­tions. Check back in the tuto­ri­als sec­tion of my store as more projects will be added...

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Workshop Coupon…

Nov 20, 2009

These past few days I have been busy work­ing on an adorable orna­ment (if I don’t say so myself) for a project a friend of mine is doing on her blog. I can’t wait to show you but you’re going to have to wait until some­time in Decem­ber. I think it will be worth the wait. And those cre­at­ing the pock­ets along with me for the Advent cal­en­dar, I will be post­ing more soon… I am lov­ing how this project is com­ing togeth­er. We have been hav­ing a blast cre­at­ing in my hol­i­day work­shops. I can­not believe we are fin­ish­ing up week 3 in my “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” work­shop. The time is fly­ing by but there is still time to cre­ate for the hol­i­days if you are inter­est­ed. Remem­ber, you have the same...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar #3

Nov 18, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les, let dry. Once the Dis­tress Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the edge of the Frag­ments Charm and apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam bind­ing on top. Cov­er the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with pat­terned paper, fold the end up to cre­ate a pock­et, cov­er the fold­ed part of the pock­et with pat­terned paper, stitch around...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #12

Nov 17, 2009

Instruc­tions: Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les and Dia­mond Stick­les, let dry. Once the Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the edge of the Frag­ments Charm and apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of red seam bind­ing on top. Cov­er the front top half of a Size 5 — 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ office tag with pat­terned paper, fold the end up to cre­ate a pock­et, cov­er the fold­ed part of the...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #1

Nov 16, 2009

Instruc­tions: Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les, let dry. Once the Dis­tress Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the edge of the Frag­ments Charm and apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of white seam bind­ing on top then attach gold paper wings to the back of the Frag­ments Charm. Cov­er the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with pat­terned paper, fold the end up to cre­ate a...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #10

Nov 15, 2009

Instruc­tions: Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les, let dry. Once the Dis­tress Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the edge of the Frag­ments Charm and apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of green seam bind­ing on top. Cov­er the front top half of a Size 5 — 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ office tag with pat­terned paper, fold the end up to cre­ate a pock­et, cov­er the fold­ed part of the pock­et with...

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Glittered Rose…

Nov 13, 2009

It’s no sur­prise to you all that I love glit­ter. So I decid­ed to mix my own and came up with this gor­geous ice/snow mix­ture. I want­ed this silk rose to resem­ble that of one get­ting caught in an ear­ly frost or slight­ly icy morn­ing. To achieve this look I first sprayed the entire rose with Iri­des­cent Maya Mist and let it dry com­plete­ly. Then using a paint­brush I applied Glossy Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage to the petals tips. While the decoupage was still wet I applied the glit­ter. I real­ly wish you could see this in per­son as the spark­ly good­ness just does not show up as I want in these pho­tos. And if you would like some of my glit­ter to accent your own projects I will be sell­ing these adorable vin­tage...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #5

Nov 12, 2009

Stamp image onto heavy weight white card­stock, ink on top of stamped image using Dis­tress Ink, light­ly col­or image using jew­el tone chalks. Place glossy accents onto the back of a Frag­ments Charm and attach to stamped image. Using Alco­hol Ink, ink the top of the Frag­ments Charm, accent the Frag­ments Charm with Dis­tress Stick­les, let dry. Once the Dis­tress Stick­les is dry apply a clear dry­ing adhe­sive to the edge of the Frag­ments Charm and apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter to the edge, let dry. Once dry tie a piece of red seam bind­ing on top. Cov­er the front top half of a 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ office tag with pat­terned paper, fold the end up to cre­ate a pock­et, cov­er the fold­ed part of the pock­et with pat­terned paper, stitch around...

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12 Day Advent Pocket Calendar Pocket #11

Nov 11, 2009

For the next sev­er­al weeks I will be post­ing 12 altered pock­ets that when fin­ished and put togeth­er will cre­ate a 12 Day Advent Pock­et Style Cal­en­dar. I hope you decide to play along as you too will end up with an adorable cal­en­dar. This project is still in the works and is an idea I have so I will not have a com­plete sup­ply list for you a head of time, just sup­plies used for that days pock­et. I like to try to cre­ate some­thing each day and think this will be a fun project to have in the works. I already stamped my images and accent­ed my Frag­ments Charms so which ever charm pock­et I feel like work­ing on and fin­ish­ing that day is the one you will see the next. It...

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19 years and counting…

Nov 10, 2009

Today, Alan and I cel­e­brate our 19th wed­ding anniver­sary. 19 years… how can this be? Time real­ly does fly right on by. Hap­py Anniver­sary, Alan. Love is one long sweet dream, and mar­riage is the alarm clock. ~Author Unknown That quote cracks me up! And this is my favorite pho­to of the entire night… me at the time with my two favorite peo­ple (pre Ans­ley, now I have three just want to make that clear). The pho­to was tak­en right after the I do’s. The sweet adorable 2 year old is my now sweet adorable 21 year old Ter­ri. I asked her why she was­n’t look­ing at Uncle Don when he took the pho­to and she replied in the cutest lit­tle “Roo” voice ever… ” I did­n’t want to step on my dress, Mom­ma.”...

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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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Mittens and Snowflakes

Nov 6, 2009

I love the cuff on these mit­tens. They remind me of when I was around 3 or 4 years old liv­ing in Kit­tery, Maine. One win­ter I remem­ber sit­ting in the back seat of my Mom and Dad’s blue Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle with my hands all toasty and warm inside my brand new muff. I loved that muff and thought I was some­thing else using it. I think it’s fun­ny how a lit­tle piece of craft Boa can remind me of some­thing long ago. Instruc­tions: Cov­er the front and back of three pages from a Maya Road Mit­ten Chip­board Coast­er Book with vin­tage wall­pa­per. I used Aleene’s Paper Glaze adhe­sive when attach­ing the wall­pa­per. Sand the edges of each mit­ten using a sand­ing block or Emory board. Apply a clear dry­ing liq­uid adhe­sive around the...

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Wonderful Fall Cookies or Muffins…

Nov 5, 2009

My friend Peg post­ed this recipe on Face­book and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it… this recipe passed our fam­i­ly taste test with fly­ing col­ors. So I thought I would pass along the recipe to all my blog­ging friends. Enjoy! Easy Pump­kin Spice Cook­ies or Muffins Ingre­di­ents: 1 (18.25 ounce) Pack­age Spice Cake Mix (only the mix) 1 (15 oz) Can Sol­id Pack Pump­kin 1 Cup Choco­late chips (I added one entire small bag of Choco­late Chips) Direc­tions: Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cook­ie sheets or line muf­fin tins. In a large bowl stir togeth­er the cake mix, pump­kin until well blend­ed. Add in choco­late chips. Mix well. Drop by round­ed spoon­fuls onto the pre­pared cook­ie sheet. (The cook­ies do not spread...

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Holiday Sweet Treats are now for sale…

Nov 4, 2009

Most every­one loves Sweet Treats, espe­cial­ly dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. So I put togeth­er a calo­rie free ver­sion from items I have been stash­ing away or maybe I should say hoard­ing? Hon­est­ly, that is more like it. San­ta told me it’s time to share the goods! The “Hol­i­day Sweet Treats” will be ready for sale some­time this after­noon. My techy elf’s been busy work­ing on my “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” work­shop as well as his full time job. If I don’t cut him a lit­tle slack I fear a strike may be in the near future and I can­not have that! You can pur­chase your “Hol­i­day Sweet Treats” pack­et here. Each “Hol­i­day Sweet Treats” pack­et sells for $12.95 and includes the fol­low­ing items. 2 Yards Red Seam Bind­ing 2 Yards Green Seam Bind­ing 2...

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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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Altered Cabinet Card

Nov 2, 2009

My “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” work­shop starts today so in its hon­or I fig­ured I would have a very vin­tage project. I found this old cab­i­net card placed between some very old Christ­mas cards that have been in the fam­i­ly for near­ly 60 years. No one rec­og­nized these two young ladies and there was no name on the back so I decid­ed to make their pho­to into a per­ma­nent hol­i­day orna­ment to enjoy each year. These ladies seemed to be in such a gaze that I decid­ed to have them look­ing out a win­dow, maybe at the new­ly fall­en snow or eager­ly antic­i­pat­ing the arrival of a wel­comed hol­i­day guest. Which ever it may be, I’m pret­ty hap­py with how this came out and cer­tain­ly see a new addic­tion in my future. If you...

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