Sonny says…

Oct 31, 2010

Hap­py “Howl-o-ween” and I say Enjoy! Mini Thanks­giv­ing...

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Online Workshop Sale…

Oct 29, 2010

It is that time of year again, get­ting ready to start cre­at­ing for the hol­i­days. I love, love, love cre­at­ing projects for Christ­mas and my two online work­shops “12 Days of Christ­mas” and “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” are work­shops that will nev­er go out of style. You can change the pat­terned papers or embell­ish­ments I used to cre­ate the projects fea­tured in my work­shops to fit your style or hol­i­day theme if you wish to do so. So if you are new to my blog you might want to check out these work­shops and if you have been around for a while and just nev­er had the time well you are in luck because I have coupons for you and you will have unlim­it­ed access. Alan is work­ing hard on chang­ing all the info...

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No Stress Just Work…

Oct 24, 2010

This will be my new mot­to told to me by a sweet friend for the next six months as I will begin work­ing on my SECOND book tomor­row. I am so hap­py I have been giv­en the chance to work with F & W Media once again. My new book will be tech­nique based just as “Delight In The Details” but it will have step outs on how to recre­ate not only the tech­niques but ALSO some of the projects. So excit­ed about this new twist. My first dead­line is Novem­ber 26th so i will be some­what of a her­mit over the next month as these projects will be for the cov­er and I want them over the top won­der­ful. Not sure if I can tell you the theme of the book just yet...

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eBay…

Oct 21, 2010

I am hap­py to report Maya Road sold out of the “Christ­mas Mem­o­ries” kit I cre­at­ed and in less than 24 hours… which I find amaz­ing! Since I have so many albums (from DT projects, Book projects etc.) I decid­ed to sell the album I cre­at­ed for this kit on eBay. If you would like an album already com­plet­ed and ready for pho­tos check out my auc­tion here. I will include rubons so you can per­son­al­ize your pages. Hap­py...

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Christmas Memories…

Oct 21, 2010

While at CHA store own­ers expressed inter­est in a Maya Road Retail­er Kit Pro­gram and I am pleased to share with you their first Christ­mas Mem­o­ries Mini Album Kit designed by me. Maya Road part­nered with Lily­bee Designs to bring you a kit which is per­fect for the Hol­i­days! And guess what? They are offer­ing these kits at whole­sale price so store own­ers can teach them in their stores or sell them to their cus­tomers! To find out more about the kit read below! Get ready for the hol­i­days because they will be here before you know it. Once you com­plete this album all you will need to do dur­ing the busy month of Decem­ber is attach your pho­tos because every­thing else will be com­plet­ed. This album can show­case your hol­i­day sea­son using 3.5”...

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Live life with Joy…

Oct 18, 2010

My newest online work­shop “Live life with Joy” is a mixed media online work­shop using Clau­dine Hell­muth’s Stu­dio Paints. If you have not tried her paints I high­ly sug­gest you do so as they are incred­i­ble. I real­ly like them as they are not chalky as some acrylic paints can be and their col­ors are won­der­ful. You can use them as they are or mix them to make awe­some col­ors. In this online work­shop you’re going to need to get your apron, wipes and paper tow­els handy because this one is all about Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints and Maya Road Maya Mist so it is going to get messy! You will alter the can­vas cov­er and two can­vas pages of your album using Claudine’s paints; cre­ate col­or­ful glazes to use with sten­cils. Accent areas...

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Sweet Deal…

Oct 12, 2010

Okay there is this fair­ly new etsy store called Lau­ra’s Vin­tage Gar­den. I have spo­ken of this store before. Well today Lau­ra is offer­ing a sweet deal to those of you who make a pur­chase in her store. Lau­ra’s store has won­der­ful PDF’s that are per­fect for using in vin­tage projects as well as mak­ing gor­geous sol­dered charms. Since Christ­mas is just around the cor­ner you know I am all about the vin­tage Christ­mas images espe­cial­ly her San­tas but she also has lots of vin­tage Hal­loween and Thanks­giv­ing PDF’s too. You just have to check out all her great stuff. Lau­ra not only has loads of PDF’s she also has some real­ly nice vin­tage items like Cab­i­net Cards and Vin­tage Ephemera Packs… So here is the sweet deal… if you pur­chase two items from...

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Just a little Batty…

Oct 11, 2010

This is how I feel today… so many fun things in the works it is mak­ing me a lit­tle crazy. Good crazy but still crazy is crazy and I need to focus. So here is the last Hal­loween chip­board piece that I altered from the Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board set. I think I am going to keep all these grouped togeth­er in this arrange­ment as they add a lit­tle Hal­loween spir­it to the room. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Uncle Jim Pat­terned Paper, Maya Road Felt Bead­ed Blos­som — Black, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, Gold Stick­les, Brown and Gold Seam Bind­ing Trick or Treat Boo Spooky And a Lit­tle Boo to you Also I have two new class­es sched­uled at The Crafty Scrap­per. “You’ve Got...

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and a little Boo to you…

Oct 10, 2010

This “Boo” would make a per­fect mask if you want­ed to do so. I was being a bit lazy yes­ter­day and did­n’t want to dri­ve to the craft store to pur­chase a wood­en dow­el but the “O’s” are per­fect for eye open­ings. This chip­board shape is cov­ered with Jen­ni Bowl­in paper, out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les then cov­ered with Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter. I then accent­ed the upper por­tion of the “B” with Maya Road embell­ish­ments and some seam bind­ing. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Cousin Rose Pat­terned Paper, Maya Road Crys­tal Star Pin, Maya Road Vin­tage Pearl Pin, Maya Road Felt Bead­ed Blos­som — Brown, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, Plat­inum Stick­les, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter is not list­ed in the store but check out...

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Spooky…

Oct 9, 2010

Well maybe not so much… maybe more cutie than spooky. I like how this trio looks togeth­er and think I’m going to keep them in this green­ery. Sun­day, I will post the Bat and Boo. Now I am off to cre­ate a card class for The Crafty Scrap­per. If you are local I hope to see you there. Car­olyn’s store is such a hap­py place to be. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Lay­ered Felt Stick­ers, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Aunt Kathryn Pat­terned Paper, Jen­ni Bowl­in Dye Ink Pad ~ Foun­tain Pen, Maya Road Wood Bin­go Mark­ers — Num­bers, Maya Road Ecru Cro­chet Trim, Black and Orange Crepe Paper, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, White Pen, Dia­mond Stick­les and Gold Stick­les Trick or Treat...

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Boo to you…

Oct 8, 2010

Here is the altered Ghost… I think it looks sweet and tucked in the green­ery next to the pump­kin makes it look sweet­er. Next up will be the super cute haunt­ed house… mine wont be so haunt­ed though. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes ~ Ghost, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree)  Aunt Grace Pat­terned Paper, Jen­ni Bowl­in Dye Ink Pad ~ Foun­tain Pen, Maya Road Felt Bead­ed Black Blos­som, Maya Road Trin­ket Pins ~ Vin­tage Black Pearl, Vin­tage Pearl, Black and Burnt Orange Seam Bind­ing a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, and Dia­mond...

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Trick or Treat

Oct 7, 2010

I’m not one for scary Hal­loween… I like cute and whim­si­cal Hal­loween so when I received these cute Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes from Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle I knew just what I was going to do… cov­er them with Jen­ni Bowl­in pat­tern papers and accent them with lots of Maya Road good­ies. Today, I worked on this cute lit­tle pump­kin. Tomor­row, I will show you the ghost. I can’t make up my mind if I want to attach a dow­el to the back and make it a pick, make a hang­er out of a bow or just tuck them here and there around the house as they are… what do you think? Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes ~ Pump­kin, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Aunt Char­lotte, Cousin Rose, Aunt Kathryn Pat­terned Papers, Jen­ni Bowl­in...

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Memory Jar and a winner…

Oct 6, 2010

While in Mykonos I col­lect­ed sim­ple items I could use to fill a mem­o­ry jar of my trip. This old sug­ar dis­penser con­tains lots of won­der­ful mem­o­ries. I picked the sug­ar dis­penser because it remind­ed me of the columns I saw while tour­ing Delos. I paint­ed the met­al top blue to remind me of all the blue on the hous­es and build­ings. Then along the bot­tom of the jar I typed 2010 — Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tion — Mykonos on vin­tage paper to doc­u­ment the year and name of the event. I tied blue and white seam bind­ing around the top of the con­tain­er to remind me of all the gor­geous white build­ings with blue accents. I then tied some red and white bak­er’s twine around it as there is always a lit­tle pop of...

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Boobie Canvas…

Oct 5, 2010

I bet that title got your atten­tion. Remem­ber the can­vas I did and said it was for a great cause… well below is all the info on how you can try to win mine or any of the oth­er tal­ent­ed artists who par­tic­i­pat­ed in Cheryl Dar­row’s can­vas raf­fle. It would be awe­some if she could send a great big fat check to the Susan G. Komen Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion. You can remove the Jen­ni Bowl­in vin­tage image inside the can­vas niche. I think it would be awe­some to place your own fam­i­ly pho­to­graph inside. The ledger paper used on my can­vas is from 1933, the book page flow­ers are from an old Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture book and the vin­tage shell but­tons are from a col­lec­tion a man had been col­lect­ing for YEARS. He had over...

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What a weekend…

Oct 3, 2010

Artis­tic Jour­ney was AWESOME! I had so much fun meet­ing and cre­at­ing with every­one and can­not wait to do this again… next year, right Car­o­line? Since I have so many pho­tos to post I will not be too wordy and let the pho­tos speak for them­selves. Enjoy! Down­town Wax­a­hachie and The Crafty Scrap­per. Some of the atten­dees cre­at­ed tags pri­or to the event that were show­cased in the store­front win­dow… Lau­ra was busy check­ing every­one in while Katie and Car­olyn chat­ted with a few of the guests. Every­one got a goody bag filled with AWESOME prod­ucts. Mary Lou and Ker­ri were always super busy at the reg­is­ter. Return­ing from hav­ing a group pho­to tak­en. Fri­day evening was filled with Make n Takes. Once every­one fin­ished each sta­tion they had an adorable mini album to...

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