Snowglobe Class…

Nov 30, 2010

I’m so look­ing for­ward to this week­end as Trisha Con­lon and I will be teach­ing our “Win­ters Won­der­land Snow­globe” all day work­shop at The Crafty Scrap­per. Today I will be busy kit­ting my part of the class and typ­ing up instruc­tions. I will help you with the paint and paper part, Trisha will help you with the snow­globe assem­bly and sol­der­ing part. It is going to be so much fun and lunch is includ­ed. I real­ly wish you could see this beau­ty in per­son as it shim­mers from top to bot­tom. The pat­terned papers used are from the new Melis­sa Frances Line “Home for The Hol­i­days”, you will adorn three sisal trees with Mica and the roof of the house with Dia­mond Stick­les and Iri­des­cent Glit­ter. You will out­line the house with Plat­inum Stick­les...

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Winter Magpie

Nov 29, 2010

If you are won­der­ing what this title means well it means loads of cre­ative fun as “Win­ter Mag­pie” is the name of the Decem­ber kit at Cocoa Daisy. I am so lucky as I got to play with this kit because I am their Decem­ber Guest Design­er. When Chris­tine asked me I was thrilled. Then as she was telling me about all the won­der­ful prod­ucts she incor­po­rat­ed in the kit I felt it was so ME and could not wait to start cre­at­ing. Her kits are always gor­geous and so inspir­ing. Here are the projects I cre­at­ed using this kit… 2 lay­outs, a card and a gift card hold­er. I had prod­uct left over to cre­ate more items but these will be in my book (yes Cocoa Daisy is once again one of my...

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I have a GIVEAWAY…

Nov 28, 2010

Since my “All Things Win­ter” work­shop starts this Wednes­day, Decem­ber 1st, I thought it would be fun to have a give­away. This means one lucky win­ner will receive a copy of my book “Delight In The Details” AND gain free access to my “All Things Win­ter” online work­shop. All you need to do is leave a com­ment  to this blog post no lat­er than mid­night, Mon­day then I will have Ans­ley pick the win­ner, Tues­day. So if you want to grab the atten­tion of a 16 year old you might want to be cre­ative when leav­ing your com­ment. Good...

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Super fun gift for both Dads and sons

Nov 26, 2010

I have got to tell you about this neat toy my broth­er-in-law Dou­glas has that I think will be a great sur­prise gift for all the men in your fam­i­ly. Last year he thought these remote con­trolled heli­copters or the Phan­tom 6010 as he calls it were so cool he bought one for Alan. Let me tell you Alan was enter­tained for hours which I deeply appre­ci­at­ed and I am sure you would too. Although, Buster our schnau­zer thought it was an alien com­ing down from out­er space try­ing to invade his ter­ri­to­ry, so he was set on see­ing it destroyed. I sug­gest if you have dogs in your house you might be a tad bit care­ful fly­ing this thing around them. If it ends up in their reach it will expe­ri­ence instant death....

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What a busy week…

Nov 24, 2010

I hope you all are get­ting ready to enjoy a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day with friends and fam­i­ly. We will be hav­ing a very slow paced day tomor­row. This year we are stay­ing put as we decid­ed to do our trav­el­ing to see fam­i­ly for Christ­mas. I must admit it will be nice to just relax and not wor­ry about enter­tain­ing or trav­el­ing. This Thanks­giv­ing I am get­ting off so easy… all Ans­ley request­ed is “Stove Top” stuff­ing and a pump­kin pie!!! Can you believe that… Ans­ley is not a big turkey eater and Alan does­n’t want me to go to all the trou­ble of cook­ing for just us three. So they got major brown­ie points with me this Thanks­giv­ing. I’m think­ing a big pot of stew or chili will be great to eat while...

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Working on something fun…

Nov 23, 2010

For the past few days in between last minute book stuff, pack­ing projects for ship­ment, a Dr. vis­it for Ans­ley (poor girl is sick again) and every­day life I have been cre­at­ing a sim­ple “Count­down Ban­ner”. This year, I am deter­mined to keep it sim­ple for the hol­i­days and I am hop­ing this ban­ner will remind me of this each day in Decem­ber. This will be anoth­er cute project fea­tured in my “Tips, Tech­niques & Tuto­ri­als” work­shop. I will have the mini flash­card PDF for you to down­load as well as the sup­ply list and tools need­ed. Now I am off to ship a box full of book projects to my sweet edi­tor Jen­ni. I am tru­ly blessed once again with a won­der­ful edi­tor. F&W Media has the best staff ever… Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Edi­tors,...

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Holiday gift card holder…

Nov 21, 2010

As you all know I LOVE the hol­i­days espe­cial­ly Christ­mas. But the one thing I real­ly don’t like doing is giv­ing gift cards even though I know that is what my nieces and nephew real­ly want. I must get this from my mom as she does not like giv­ing gift cards either. It just feels so imper­son­al. But we both end up buck­ling at the knees every year and grant them their wish­es. So I decid­ed this year I will make per­son­al­ized gift card hold­ers for every­one. It will make me feel a lit­tle bit bet­ter about hand­ing them out. Those reg­is­tered in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als work­shop will have access to the PDF of the tem­plate I used to cre­ate the gift card hold­er shown above. I will post it tomor­row in...

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What a fun day…

Nov 20, 2010

Today, I taught my “Home for the Hol­i­days” class at The Crafty Scrap­per to a super sweet group of ladies. That store is my hap­py place with­out a doubt!!! I think it is the best store in the area. Car­olyn has the best cus­tomers and the best prod­uct selec­tion around not to men­tion the sweet­est staff. If you haven’t vis­it­ed her store you need to… it is worth the dri­ve. You will love it. See the lit­tle sweet­ie in yel­low… it was her 14th birth­day. Her grand­moth­er pur­chased my class as a gift for her. Hap­py Birth­day, Gra­cie! I hope it was a won­der­ful day. Wish­ing you all the best and hope to see you again soon. Each kit includ­ed three dif­fer­ent house tem­plates and lots of fun lit­tle good­ies to use to dec­o­rate....

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Fun project for any age…

Nov 16, 2010

This paper snowflake orna­ment will cer­tain­ly keep kids of all ages enter­tained while wait­ing for their Thanks­giv­ing meal. All you need are a few sup­plies and they should be busy for at least an hour and hope­ful­ly longer. The younger kids can punch the pieces need­ed, the old­er kids can fold them into shape then togeth­er they can attach and glit­ter every­thing to cre­ate the orna­ment. I think some made out of red and green sol­id card­stock or the adorable Tin­sel & Twig col­lec­tion by The Girls’ Paperie would look awe­some. Sup­plies Need­ed: White Card­stock, Maya Road Iri­des­cent Glit­ter, Maya Road Chip­board Snowflakes, Maya Road Pure White Ink, Rhine­stones, Dia­mond Stick­les, Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue Tools Need­ed: Fiskars Extra Large Square-a-Licious (scal­lop square) Punch, Fiskars Extra Large Seal of Approval (scal­lop round) Punch,...

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All Things Winter

Nov 14, 2010

I’m so excit­ed to tell you about my next upcom­ing online work­shop. This work­shop “All Things Win­ter” will include win­ter and hol­i­day themed projects from my book “Delight In The Details”. This work­shop will include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos and tips to help you recre­ate the projects list­ed below. Page 15 Mer­ry & Bright Orna­ment Page 26 Joy Ban­ner Page 30 Joy Mini Album Page 42 Snow Day Lay­out Page 44 Win­ter of 78 Lay­out Page 72 Gift Tag Page 76 Christ­mas Cook­ies Lay­out Page 91 Silent Night Christ­mas Card Page 95 Christ­mas Greet­ings Christ­mas Card Page 125 San­ta Baby Lay­out The cost for this online work­shop is only $19.95. FYI… I will not be teach­ing the tech­niques as those are in the book, just the instruc­tions need­ed to make recre­at­ing these...

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Clearly for Art…

Nov 5, 2010

My oh my, oh my is Wendy Vec­chi’s “Clear­ly for Art” super cool to work with… seri­ous­ly you will LOVE play­ing with this mod­el­ing film. It is lit­er­al­ly fool proof you CAN NOT mess this stuff up… promise! Sup­plies Need­ed: Tim Holtz Alter­ations Tat­tered Flo­rals Bigz Die, Alco­hol Inks Cran­ber­ry, Gin­ger, Ter­ra Cot­ta, Ranger Felt Appli­ca­tor Tool, Stu­dio 490 Be Inspired… Make Art Stamp Set, Archival Ink Jet Black, Ranger — Non Stick Craft Sheet, Heat Gun, 7 Vin­tage But­tons, Embroi­dery Floss Instruc­tions: Using the Tat­tered Flo­rals Die cut two of the daisy look­ing flow­ers. Punch a small hole in the cen­ter of each flower. Place these on a Non Stick Craft Sheet. Apply Cran­ber­ry, Gin­ger and Ter­ra Cot­ta Alco­hol Inks onto a Felt cov­ered Blend­ing Tool. Apply Alco­hol Inks onto the two flow­ers....

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