CHA Updates …

Jan 28, 2010

Until I return home from CHA my tweets will be pub­lished to my blog. Twitter Updates Home :) 09:13:26 PM Jan­u­ary 28, 2010 from txt Dri­ving home it will be great to sleep in my bed tonight 08:59:21 PM Jan­u­ary 28, 2010 from txt Hel­lo texas 07:58:44 PM Jan­u­ary 28, 2010 from txt Board­ing the plane and head­ing back home 05:00:43 PM Jan­u­ary 28, 2010 from txt Checked in get­ting ready to eat then i plan on read­ing every page of my book on the plane 04:21:50 PM Jan­u­ary 28, 2010 from txt Head­ing to the air­port i hope our flight is not delayed due to freez­ing rain fin­gers crossed 03:16:49 PM Jan­u­ary 28, 2010 from txt I can­not believe it my suit­case closed and i did not have to ship any­thing home 02:58:03...

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Washing, Packing and a little Panicking…

Jan 20, 2010

Tomor­row I leave bright and ear­ly for CHA and I can’t wait to get on that plane as then all the prepa­ra­tions are out of my hands. It will be time to just roll with the flow and accept what comes my way. Oh I hope I can do this grace­ful­ly. So today is filled with wash­ing and pack­ing and pray­ing every­thing fits in my suit­case. I always won­der what the xray guys think when they see my suit­case… hmm what in the world is this thing? I’m sure my “Crop-a-dile” real­ly blows their minds. Then I have my big honkin Fiskar scal­lop and pink­ing scis­sors. Can you imag­ine being the guy xray­ing the suit­cas­es and hav­ing no clue about all the dif­fer­ent tools in the craft indus­try. I bet they real­ly don’t like...

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Canvas Sampler…

Jan 19, 2010

This can­vas sam­pler was cre­at­ed using a page from the new Maya Road Can­vas Frayed Edge Tri­an­gle Ban­ner. I trimmed the edges using scal­lop scis­sors. I cut the burlap piece then stitched the items onto it before I attached it to the can­vas ban­ner page. This way you don’t see the stitch­ing and the back of the ban­ner page looks clean. I cov­ered a Mini Kraft Tag with vin­tage sheet music then accent­ed it using the new Brown Scal­lop Trim and a vin­tage but­ton. The cen­ter of the Cream Medal­lion Flower is accent­ed with Dia­mond Stick­les. I attached the words cut from a book page to the back of a Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Bead using Glossy Accents. Such a sim­ple tech­nique that cre­ates quite an impact on a bead. To see the last day of...

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Home Sweet Home…

Jan 18, 2010

Sneak Peeks for Day 4 are ya ready? Look at this sweet new stamp set. It is called Our Town. This stamp set includes 12 hous­es in var­i­ous sizes and the words Home and Sweet. I mist­ed the new Deb­o­rah mini alphas with Bronze Maya Mist and out­lined them using a Black Jel­ly Roll Pen. You get 65 let­ters that range in size from 0.6″ to 1.2″. The base of this tag is a page from the new Mod­ern Label Chip­board Coast­er. You get six pages on a chain and the first page is embossed. I accent­ed the tag using a new Crys­tal Pin (60 per pack) and a Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Bead (3 dif­fer­ent sizes and over 70 per pack). These flow­ers are the new Brown & Cream Ruf­fle Blos­soms. You get 8 blos­soms...

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Open Call for Layouts…

Jan 17, 2010

If you set a goal this year to get some lay­outs pub­lished here is a great open call for you to sub­mit to. I feel Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Books is a won­der­ful place to start. As you know all kinds of won­der­ful things have hap­pened to me in the pub­li­ca­tion world with this com­pa­ny (Pet Pages Unleashed, Orga­niz­ing Your Scrap­book Sup­plies (Ask the Mas­ters!), Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter’s 08 and Delight in the Details. Remem­ber this, you can’t get pub­lished if you nev­er sub­mit. If you have any ques­tions please feel free to email me or post a com­ment in this entry as oth­ers just might have the same ques­tion.  Believe me I did­n’t wake up one morn­ing know­ing how to do all this… peo­ple gave me sug­ges­tions, a slight push and many a word of...

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New Products I love…

Jan 16, 2010

Since Maya Road sneak peeks will con­tin­ue Mon­day I thought I would show you a few prod­ucts already revealed that I real­ly love. I love how gor­geous this Red Medal­lion Flower accent­ed with a Crys­tal and Vin­tage Black Pearl Pin looks next to an Upper­case Philadel­phia Chip­board let­ter that is altered with fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. You can bet I will be tint­ing some Crys­tal Pins with my cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks using this Tim’s cool fil­l­able pen in the near future. I love how cute this heart and arrow from the Love Mini Chip­board Set looks altered with vin­tage sheet music and fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. It is attached to one of the Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ners from the Mini Set. And I think this but­ton from the Mini But­ton...

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Day 3 of Maya Road Sneak Peeks

Jan 15, 2010

Check out all the new beau­ties. There are quite a few so I will start with the Felt Pearl Blos­soms. They come in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shades, off-white, brown, pink, grey, yel­low and turquoise. The Heart Pins come in the gor­geous pearl red as shown in my project and the sweet­est baby pink. And the fun thing about the Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Beads is they are clear so you can col­or them any col­or you want using either cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks in this super cool fil­l­able pen. The sky is the lim­it for these as you can make them any col­or you wish to match your projects. Then we have the super cute Kraft Mini Tick­ets that come in 13 dif­fer­ent designs and the Kraft Mini Tags that come in 6 dif­fer­ent designs. I...

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New Maya Road Metallic Ink Colors…

Jan 14, 2010

You are going to LOVE the new Maya Road metal­lic inkpads… the cov­er­age is incred­i­ble, the col­ors are great and I am so in love. But what is new right.… I know I always say I am in love when it comes to Maya Road but it is true. I don’t say it unless I mean it and I real­ly do feel you are going to LOVE these new Inkpads just as much as I do. The inspi­ra­tion behind this tag comes from a piece of Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Folk Art I saw online… when I saw it the tulips on the piece remind­ed me of some chip­board pieces in the Maya Road Damask Chip­board Sheet, well one thing led to anoth­er and here you have it… my tag ver­sion of Penn­syl­va­nia Dutch Folk Art....

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Let the sneak peeks begin…

Jan 13, 2010

Oh how I love being on the Maya Road design team espe­cial­ly this time of year when I get to play with all their new release prod­ucts. Here is a project I cre­at­ed using lots of new Maya Road prod­ucts. This sweet ban­ner will be dis­played in my scrap­room and cer­tain­ly in a spot so that I can see it all the time. I just love it. I col­ored the Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Beads using a Cop­ic Mark­er (Sand E33) and I embossed the Chip­board But­tons using my Cut­tle­bug and the French Script Emboss­ing Fold­er. New Release Prod­ucts Skin­ny House But­ton Mini Set But­ter­flies Mini Set Hearts Trin­ket Pins Leaf (Brown) Trin­ket Pins Mini Wave Mauve Trim Char­coal Ink Pad Pink Ink Pad And I am so in love with the new But­ter­flies...

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Cupid’s Workshop is available…

Jan 8, 2010

For those of you that might have missed my “Cupid’s Work­shop” last year it is avail­able now. The cost for this work­shop is $14.95. Like all my oth­er work­shops these projects have been designed so you can use prod­ucts you may already have on hand or exact­ly as I have cre­at­ed mine since a com­plete sup­ply list and step by step instruc­tions are pro­vid­ed for each of the 8 projects. Some projects you will need to pur­chase a few items if you want them to be just like mine. But most of the prod­ucts you do need to pur­chase are inex­pen­sive. In my Cupid’s online Work­shop you will receive access to step by step instruc­tions for 8 Valentine’s Day projects (sneak peeks below), includ­ing col­or pho­tos, down­loads of children’s Valentine’s Day cards from the...

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It’s a miracle…

Jan 7, 2010

Most of you know I have a seri­ous time get­ting my Christ­mas tree tak­en down and put back up in the attic before spring and the lay­out below which I cre­at­ed a while back is proof. Well yes­ter­day was an all time first. I actu­al­ly got all the hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions boxed up, the tree tak­en down AND put back into the attic. Seri­ous­ly, I am so proud of myself as this was a true accom­plish­ment. And need­ing to fin­ish up CHA projects is a HUGE moti­va­tor. This girl is behind and needs to kick it in gear big time. I have so many lit­tle things that turn into slight­ly big­ger things to take care of before the show. One thing is get­ting book projects (lay­outs, cards and tags) into 4 — Amer­i­can Crafts Mod­ern...

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Chili anyone?

Jan 3, 2010

A few weeks ago my friend Rachael shared a Weight Watch­ers chili recipe that was so yum­my. We have already had it twice. Well I was going to make some last night and total­ly messed up the gro­cery list. When Alan got back with what I sent him for I quick­ly real­ized I sent him on a wild goose hunt so I decid­ed to just add what he bought and see what hap­pened. Oh and I should tell you he had to go back to get 2 cans of diced toma­toes because I for­got to put them on the list… mind you I was read­ing the darn recipe as I was mak­ing the list. Not sure where my head was with this task but it clear­ly was not with mak­ing a list this is...

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Wishing you…

Jan 1, 2010

We meet today to thank thee for the era done, and thee for the open­ing one. John Green­leaf...

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