Red, White and Blue…

May 30, 2010

and some sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter. The “Amer­i­cana” online work­shop I did last year is now on sale for those inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing items for July 4th. The cost for this work­shop is only $14.95. You will get six weeks of access to the pri­vate blog start­ing the day you sign up.  When I look at the projects cre­at­ed for this work­shop I think of drip­ping Pop­si­cles, fam­i­ly pic­nics and the antic­i­pa­tion of wait­ing to watch a night filled sky full of fire­works. In this Amer­i­cana Work­shop you will cre­ate 12 projects using the very strik­ing red, white and blue col­or scheme. All 12 tuto­ri­als include col­or pho­tos, step by step direc­tions, sup­ply lists and tools need­ed. Below are a few sneak peeks of projects you will cre­ate.  ...

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A few new soldering projects

May 28, 2010

I was lucky to get Trisha Con­lon to come to my house for a pri­vate sol­der­ing les­son this past Wednes­day. She is so tal­ent­ed and has so many won­der­ful ideas. Trisha and I start­ed brain­storm­ing and came up with a super cool class idea that we are going to teach  togeth­er at The Crafty Scrap­per. It will be down the road because first we have to get the idea out of our heads and to the table. All I can say is it will be an all day class that will incor­po­rate both our styles and yes I have to say it again.… it is so super cool! Okay so on to what she taught me.… I love the shad­ow box type pen­dants and want­ed to learn how to make them so bad­ly. Well...

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Starting to feel some progress

May 27, 2010

well it is day 3 of rest­ing the shoul­der well hon­est­ly semi rest­ing the shoul­der and I am start­ing to feel some improve­ment. So I guess I real­ly did need to rest the darn thing and since I have been only work­ing on CHA sam­ples I thought I would share some more of my favorite projects in my book. Oh but first… those of you on the wait­ing list for my “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” tech­nique class that I will be teach­ing at The Crafty Scrap­per next month we have added anoth­er day. Here is the sched­ule for Fri­day, June 11th Noon “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” 6:00 “Tus­cany and Ros­es” then Sat­ur­day, June 12th Noon “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” (Sold Out) So if you are on the wait­ing...

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Since I am supposed to be resting…

May 22, 2010

my shoul­der which I must admit is mak­ing me cra­zier than ever… I thought I would share with you some of my favorite lay­outs fea­tured in my book “Delight In The Details”. These three are all so dif­fer­ent from each oth­er yet super detailed and as you know I can get lost in the details. The pho­to of the lit­tle girl is me. It is one of my favorite baby pho­tos.  I thought this pho­to was a per­fect match with this paper line by Jen­ni Bowl­in. In this lay­out I used my craft knife a lot. Which is most like­ly one of the rea­sons my shoul­der is killing me… I love to use my craft knife and grip it so tight­ly. I think the light chalk­ing on the bird and flow­ers makes for a...

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Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations

May 19, 2010

Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions COST PER PERSON $2995 The Mykonos event will be lim­it­ed to just 75 par­tic­i­pants. As part of Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions: Mykonos, all of the fol­low­ing will be includ­ed in the pack­age: Class­es and fol­low up ses­sions with all three instruc­tors, Ali Edwards, Jen­ni Bowl­in and Karen Rus­sell in a small group set­ting Double/triple occu­pan­cy for 6 nights A deluxe buf­fet break­fast each morn­ing A pool side social hour with drinks and appe­tiz­ers each evening All din­ners (a night­ly buf­fet includ­ing Greek & Con­ti­nen­tal cui­sine as well as one evening out) One evening out in a small group set­ting with all three instruc­tors at a superb restau­rant Dai­ly mini work­shops with 3 mem­bers of the Daisy Divas: Chris­tine Drumheller (Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter ’09), Ron­da Palaz­zari (Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter ’09)...

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Something exciting…

May 19, 2010

has come my way… I will be doing a mini work­shop and make-n-takes at Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions Mykonos 2010. I am so super excit­ed about this oppor­tu­ni­ty. It is going to be so much fun. Thanks Tri­cia for the invite! And I thought I would share one of my book projects with you. This project has all kinds of stuff going on… hand stitch­ing, die cut­ting, alco­hol inks and glit­ter. The how to will be post­ed in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als soon as well as some of my oth­er book projects. Hope to see you there and remem­ber to live, love and laugh every­day. Hugs!    ...

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New found love.…

May 18, 2010

Sat­ur­day I took two sol­der­ing class­es (101 and 201) at The Crafty Scrap­per from the super tal­ent­ed Trisha Con­lon. I am now addict­ed and have so many ideas swim­ming around in my head. So I thought I would show you the charms I made in her class­es and then some that I made here at home. These were made in class 101. The flower one was learn­ing the chunky tech­nique and the oth­er two were just stan­dard straight line sol­der­ing. Actu­al­ly the chunky is taught in 201 but she kin­da slid that tech­nique in for me. These were made in the 201 class. She taught us how to cut glass and do the chunky tech­nique. We made the col­lage in 101. I added the vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons when I got home. The blob that...

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Heritage Pennant

May 17, 2010

This is one of my favorite pho­tos of my Mom and her Moth­er. I am guess­ing this pho­to was tak­en around 1944. I think pho­to booth pho­tos are the best. So want­i­ng to be able to see this pho­to more often I decid­ed to cre­ate a lit­tle her­itage style pen­nant. Now I can dis­play it how­ev­er I wish. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I had a super fun Sat­ur­day at The Crafty Scrap­per. I took two sol­der­ing class­es 101 and 201. Trisha is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her I sug­gest you do. You will be so hap­py you did. I will show you some of the charms I made lat­er in the week. Have a great day. I’m off to send Car­olyn the info need­ed...

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Simpler Times…

May 13, 2010

Right now I feel a strong need to do some antique shop­ping. I want to find some more spools and add to my vin­tage paper stash. I love vin­tage papers of any kind. Not much going on here today… just laun­dry. My good­ness I have let it pile up pret­ty high. But before I could even think about start­ing that bor­ing task I want­ed to cre­ate this lit­tle project that came to mind just before I fell off to sleep last night. I love the sim­plic­i­ty of it. So cute and cer­tain­ly does remind me of sim­pler times. Tips, Tech­niques and...

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Use your scraps…

May 12, 2010

This card was cre­at­ed using up some of the scraps I have been sav­ing. Scraps make the per­fect sized cards to attach to gift bags, presents or to use as enclo­sure cards. And with Grad­u­a­tions just around the cor­ner I’m sure some of you will be need­ing a few cards… I say make them and keep the sav­ings for more scrap­ping sup­plies. Instruc­tions: Trim 3 pat­terned paper scraps to 2″ x 4″ Scor the left edge of the pat­terned paper piece that will go on top of your card a .25″ from the edge. Fold over the scored sec­tion and attach it to the pat­terned paper piece that is 2″ x 4″ (this will be the inside sec­tion of the card) using a strong adhe­sive. Sew a straight stitch along the left side of...

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I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could cre­ate an entire vil­lage out of this old fash­ioned putz style house. Real­ly, there are so many won­der­ful ways to dec­o­rate this sweet lit­tle house. I have oth­er pat­terns in my head to cre­ate as well but I want­ed some­thing sim­ple this go around. I like the sim­plic­i­ty of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accent­ed star… it’s a Texas thing in gold Ger­man glass glit­ter real­ly adds a nice pop of col­or to the front. Oh and don’t for­get the crys­tal coarse glit­ter, it adds the per­fect amount of sparkle. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I have been super busy cre­at­ing some new tech­nique class­es to teach at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie. My “Dia­monds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Tech­nique Class will be taught June 12th at...

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Mother’s Day Ornament/Tag

May 5, 2010

Here is an ornament/tag I cre­at­ed using an image from this vin­tage lady pdf. I LOVE these images and plan on cre­at­ing a few more orna­ments to attach to gift bags as need­ed. I always write a lit­tle note on the back of the tag for the recip­i­ent as I feel it adds such a per­son­al touch to the gift. And I was real­ly hap­py with how the rose looked on the tag too. I added a lit­tle creamy brown ink to dis­tress it just a bit. I think it’s per­fect. Those of you reg­is­tered in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als work­shop, I will be post­ing the tuto­r­i­al on how to recre­ate this soon. So be watch­ing. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road Scroll Frames, Ledger Paper, Sheet Music, Plat­inum Stick­les, Maya Road Chan­de­lier Bead, Self...

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Newest online workshop is now available

May 3, 2010

My Can­vas Sam­pler Album work­shop is now ready for reg­is­tra­tion. You will have instant access to this work­shop… no wait­ing… it is all there ready for you to start cre­at­ing. The cost is $24.95 and you will have 30 days access to the pri­vate blog. I hope those of you who are geo­graph­i­cal­ly chal­lenged and can­not attend my class­es enjoy it… it is because of all your emails I decid­ed to make it an online class. Thanks! Fol­low this Link to Enroll I hope you all had a won­der­ful NSD week­end. I worked on cre­at­ing a tech­nique class and played with felt. I had fun fig­ur­ing out how to make these lit­tle flow­ers. They are per­fect to accent mini projects, cards or even...

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National Scrapbook Day…

May 1, 2010

In hon­or of this won­der­ful day I am giv­ing free access to any­one that would like to recre­ate the ban­ner in my “Sweet Treats” online work­shop. I hope you enjoy the work­shop. And the Can­vas Sam­pler Album class I have been teach­ing at local scrap­book stores will now be an online work­shop. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. Reg­is­tra­tion begins next week. You will alter the cov­er of this unique 5″ square can­vas binder album with mini chip­board tags cov­ered with images of vin­tage ledger paper and sheet music (includ­ed in the work­shop as a pdf), book pages and gor­geous fine sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter cov­ered embell­ish­ments. The inside of the album is cov­ered with images of vin­tage bin­go cards (includ­ed in the work­shop as a pdf) and includes two can­vas pock­ets that...

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