Miniature stand

Apr 29, 2011

Well yes­ter­day was a day of one flight dis­as­ter after anoth­er so I end­ed up not being able to attend Ranger U. I am so sad about it but it was out of my hands. I got to the air­port, bag­gage checked in, through secu­ri­ty and flight delay #1 came up, then not too longer flight delay #2 came up, not too longer after that flight delay #3 came up and then BAM flight can­celed as well as all flights to Newark. I was on the phone, inter­net and tex­ting try­ing to fig­ure out a way to get to Newark but it was just not in the cards for me. So here I sit at home wait­ing for my lug­gage to return to me and let me just say I’m a true Texas girl...

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Apr 28, 2011

I’m head­ing to Ranger U today and can­not wait to play all week­end with a group of friends I’ve nev­er met, yet feel like I already know.  We have been email­ing and plan­ning for weeks. New Jer­sey just might not ever be the same again once we hit the streets. So while I’m gone I thought I would give you all a lit­tle some­thing to cre­ate this week­end. “You R 2 Tweet” is now a free online work­shop. I hope you have fun cre­at­ing the mini ban­ner. This is a class I taught at CHA when my book debuted at CHA‑W 2010. You can use my book “Delight In The Details” to ref­er­ence the tech­niques used in this project. The page num­bers are includ­ed in the instruc­tions. To gain access to the work­shop click...

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My work in progress necklace

Apr 27, 2011

Remem­ber this blog post about the Stan­ley Ruler Neck­lace. Well I’ve been adding baubles to it here and there and love how it’s com­ing togeth­er. I attached some Tim Holtz idea-olo­gy Baubles and an Adorn­ment Bird Charm as well as some keys I’ve had in my stash for quite a long time. I real­ly like the eclec­tic feel of this neck­lace. Today, I’ll be pack­ing for my trip to Ranger U and try­ing to get one more book project com­plet­ed before I leave. If I do, this means I’ll only have 4 left to com­plete when I get home. May 9th is the final dead­line then book #2 will be on it’s way to the edi­tor....

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Flocked Flower Accent Pin

Apr 26, 2011

Ok I do have to admit… even though I love win­ter and the cold weath­er that comes along with it I do love Spring and Sum­mer and all the col­ors. The heat I can do with­out but the col­ors I real­ly do enjoy. This flocked flower accent pin is just a lit­tle some­thing that can bright­en up a neck­lace by attach­ing it to the side of a chain, or accent­ing a sim­ple cuff bracelet by pin­ning it to a piece of lace or trim and tying it around your wrist. This lit­tle piece has so many won­der­ful pos­si­bil­i­ties. Sup­plies Used: White Flocked Flower Bunch (Vin­tage Street Mar­ket), Cop­ic Mark­er — YR31 Light Red­dish Yel­low, Dia­mond Stick­les, Cream Felt, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, Cream Self Adhe­sive 2mm Pearl, Fab­ric Tac, Pin Back Tools Need­ed:...

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Altered Chipboard Buttons

Apr 25, 2011

Here is a tuto­r­i­al on alter­ing chip­board but­tons. These but­tons can be used in so many great ways… on cards, tags, lay­outs, projects and altered art pieces. It is fast and can be cus­tomized with any theme you can come up with. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road Mini Chip­board But­ton Set, Book Page, Glue Stick, Creamy Brown Ink, Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Love Let­ters Clear Stamp Set, Archival Jet Black Ink, Acrylic Block, Craft Knife, Sand­ing Block Instruc­tions: Apply a glue stick type adhe­sive to the top of the chip­board but­tons and attach to an old book page. Using a craft knife cut around the chip­board but­ton, then sand the edges to make them flush with the but­ton. Using a pen­cil or paper piercer punch through the but­ton holes. Apply Creamy Brown ink to the edges...

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Happy Easter

Apr 24, 2011

‘Twas East­er-Sun­day. The full-blos­somed trees filled all the air with fra­grance and with joy.~Henry Wadsworth...

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Happy Birthday, to you!

Apr 23, 2011

Today, my sweet daugh­ter Ter­ri turns 23. Wish­ing you all the best life has to offer and more, Sweet Pea! Enjoy your day and see you tonight. I love...

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Coffee Cup Planter

Apr 22, 2011

Here is anoth­er project dad and I made while he and mom were up to vis­it. Using the Dremel we drilled a hole in the low­er side of the cof­fee cup so water could drain, then I placed a few rocks in the bot­tom of the cof­fee cup, some dirt and my plant. Once it grows a bit more I’ll place it in a larg­er con­tain­er like an old spice tin or some­thing. Of course mak­ing sure to use my handy dandy Dremel to drill holes in the bot­tom of the tin. But until then it will sit in my kitchen win­dow bask­ing in the morn­ing sun. Have a great...

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It’s Back!!!

Apr 21, 2011

Artis­tic Jour­ney 2011 ~ Art­ful Mem­o­ries fea­tur­ing The Crafty Scrap­per and Maya Road I’m so excit­ed to be a part of this event again this year. So come share a week­end of fun, laugh­ter and learn­ing as it is going to be a blast. When Is The Event Sched­uled And What Will You Get For The Price? The Artis­tic Jour­ney will begin on Sep­tem­ber 30th (around 2 pm) and end on Octo­ber 3rd (around 3 pm), 2011 at the home of The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, TX (approx­i­mate­ly 30 min­utes south of down­town Dal­las). Cost of the Artis­tic Jour­ney 2011 is $275.00. Includ­ed in this $275.00 price are: Three 3 hour class­es with 3 teach­ers from the Maya Road Design Team Class kits chock full of del­ish scrap­book­ing prod­ucts (just bring your basics) Full...

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Stanley Ruler Necklace

Apr 20, 2011

Here is some­thing I made with one of the items dad brought me. It’s a neck­lace made from a 6″ Stan­ley Ruler. It start­ed out as a bracelet but I was going to have to leave two of the pieces off and did not want to do that so a neck­lace it became. I must admit it was hard cut­ting that cute lit­tle ruler but I real­ly like it as a neck­lace so now I’m over it. Sun­day night, dad and I went to Lowe’s and got a Dremel. Oh the ideas I have swirling in my head. Dad gave me a quick les­son on how to use all the parts that came with it but I still think there will be many a phone call made his way. But I plan on mak­ing some...

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The parentals came to town…

Apr 19, 2011

Sat­ur­day, mom and dad came up for a quick vis­it and when they come they always bring fun stuff. Mom paint­ed me a gor­geous paint­ing that will reside in my scrap­room soon so I can see it every­day. I love the col­ors and tex­ture so much. I did  my best to get the col­ors cor­rect but the light­ing is not work­ing with me too well this morn­ing. The size of the can­vas is 16 x 20 and will fill the space in my scrap­room per­fect­ly. Hang­ing on the green wall will real­ly make all the col­ors pop nice­ly. I real­ly like the sim­plic­i­ty of the three lit­tle birds sit­ting on the twig. The sides of the can­vas are the same col­or. Then you have sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shades of beige, red and turquoise. Love, love,...

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Place mat Chalkboard

Apr 18, 2011

While I was in Joan­n’s the oth­er day I was look­ing at all the East­er items they had for 50% off and found a big stack of pas­tel pink, blue, green and yel­low die cut place mats. I kept look­ing at them think­ing there was some­thing I could do with them and then it came to me… make a chalk­board out of them. So I bought a few of the place mats along with a spray can of Chalk­board Paint. Once home,  I head­ed to the back­yard and sprayed away. After the paint has dried for 24 hours you need to rub chalk all over the dried paint and wipe it off with a dry paper tow­el. After doing this you can then write on it. I cut a mag­net­ic busi­ness card in 1/4’s...

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Pocket Favors

Apr 15, 2011

These Pock­et Favors are per­fect to hold all kinds of items to hand out at bridal or baby show­ers or birth­day par­ties… real­ly these are great for any hol­i­day or spe­cial occa­sion. A group sit­ting in a bowl wait­ing to be hand­ed out would look real­ly cute. Espe­cial­ly, if they are all done in dif­fer­ent but coor­di­nat­ing papers. Sup­plies Used: TP Roll, Jen­ni Bowl­in Pat­terned Paper, Scal­lop Scis­sors, Glue Stick Adhe­sive, Sewing Machine, Cream Thread Instruc­tions: Apply a glue stick type adhe­sive onto the back of your pat­terned paper and cov­er the TP roll with pat­terned paper. I used Jen­ni Bowl­in’s 4″ pat­terned paper so I need­ed 2 sheets. Using a sewing machine  and cream or white thread, stitch the end of the TP roll as shown above. Now here is the tricky part...

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Paper Purse

Apr 14, 2011

I’ve had sev­er­al emails sent my way ask­ing how I cre­at­ed the paper purse in the Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce Cre­ativ­i­ty Blooms blog post. Below are the steps to cre­ate your own paper purse if you want. It’s easy to make. First you need to start out with a piece of paper cut to 8″ square. This is my favorite size. But the small­er your square the small­er your purse and the larg­er the square the larg­er the purse. Next fold the pat­terned paper in half by bring­ing the bot­tom point up to the top point. If you want a tight crease I sug­gest you use a bone fold­er. Bring the right point­ed end all the way over to the left side of the tri­an­gle as shown below. Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach...

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Vintage Style Portrait Charm

Apr 13, 2011

I love the Por­trait Stamp Set by Maya Road as the images remind me of the sil­ver charms that are on my grand­moth­er’s charm bracelet. She has every grand­child and great grand­child rep­re­sent­ed and I can remem­ber always look­ing at it try­ing to find my charm. I thought it would be fun to make charms of my daugh­ters to put on a long neck­lace made from a piece of sil­ver ball chain. I real­ly like how vin­tage look­ing they turned out and plan on mak­ing more as gifts for friends. Sup­plies Need­ed: Foun­da­tion Chip­board Set, Por­trait Stamp Set, Acrylic Block, Vin­tage Ledger Paper, Black Eye­let, Jump Ring, Glue Stick, Black Archival and Creamy Brown Ink, Glossy Accents Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Sand­ing Block, Crop-a-Dile, Pli­ers Instruc­tions: Apply glue stick adhe­sive to the...

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Creativity Blooms

Apr 12, 2011

It’s time for anoth­er Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Blog Bounce. This time we got to play with all the prod­ucts from the Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Dil­ly Dal­ly Line. This line is per­fect for spring. I real­ly enjoyed play­ing with their Pat­terned Papers, Alpha and Ban­ner Stamps, Stick­ers and Rub On Pack, Alpha Shim­mer Stick­ers, Glit­ter Paper Flow­ers, Fab­ric Flow­ers and Die Cut But­ter­flies. They are per­fect to cre­ate spring cards, tags and projects. Once I got start­ed cre­at­ing I kept think­ing of oth­er cute things I could make and kept going and going. Real­ly the Dil­ly Dal­ly Line is so inspir­ing. If you want a chance to win a won­der­ful Dil­ly Dal­ly Give­away click here to find out more. I cre­at­ed a spring card using the pat­terned papers, stamp set and stick­ers. I cut the bird out...

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Paper Bag Easter Basket

Apr 11, 2011

I love the sim­plic­i­ty of brown paper bags and think they make the per­fect East­er bas­kets. I remem­ber mak­ing them in grade school and being so excit­ed to bring them home to show mom and dad. This bas­ket can be left plain or altered using pat­terned paper, stamps and inks or paint. You can care­ful­ly use any of the many Fiskars bor­der punch­es to cre­ate gor­geous edges along the top of your bas­ket or you could take a hole punch and punch a hole just below where the scal­lop meets, thread a rib­bon through the holes and cre­ate a pret­ty bow by tying the two ends togeth­er. This sim­ple bas­ket has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties. I hope you share pho­tos of the bas­kets you cre­ate as I would love to see them. Have fun cre­at­ing....

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I will be making more…

Apr 8, 2011

This egg was real­ly fun to make and was the per­fect cre­ative break I need­ed yes­ter­day. I’ve been writ­ing, writ­ing and writ­ing all week and can final­ly see the light at the end of that long, long tun­nel. It was­n’t easy find­ing sup­plies to use so thank good­ness I still have my fin­gers and a super worn out paint­brush. I plan on mak­ing a few more with dif­fer­ent designs to fill the bird nests I made a while back. Okay, back to writ­ing… just had to share my sweet lit­tle egg with you all. Have a great...

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A few more finds…

Apr 6, 2011

Yes­ter­day, I decid­ed to head to Frisco Resale for a lit­tle thrift­ing. Thrift­ing always does the mind good when you get writ­ers block. It’s so fun to walk around look­ing at things and try­ing to fig­ure out dif­fer­ent ways of using them. While I was there I found two cute glass pieces to use for hold­ing tools and small­er embell­ish­ments. I plan on using this dish to hold micro tip scis­sors, tweez­ers and small­er tools. And this dress­er dish will store lots of vin­tage but­tons. I love that the lid is mono­grammed. It adds such charm to the piece. Have you had a chance to do any thrift­ing late­ly.… if not get out and do some… it does a lot of...

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Magnetic Board and Doily

Apr 5, 2011

Here is how I plan on using the tray I found a few weeks ago at Frisco Resale. Once my scrap­room is cleaned up from all the book projects being cre­at­ed it will find a per­ma­nent home in there until then it will sit out in the liv­ing area. The but­ton mag­nets are old but­tons my dad attached mag­nets to the back of. They work per­fect­ly on this tray and look adorable. I plan on using this tray as an inspi­ra­tion board, receipt hold­er and what ever else I need to not mis­place at the moment. I always keep the let­ter from my sweet Uncle Ed near by… he always has such won­der­ful words of encour­age­ment and is so proud of my book. The doily flower mag­net you see at the bot­tom of the...

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I survived…

Apr 4, 2011

Bare­ly, but I did sur­vive the tap­ing of two videos Fri­day, while in Cincin­nati. Glad that is over. But I do believe you are going to like the tuto­ri­als and now I know how I want to do some for my blog. Once they fin­ish per­form­ing mir­a­cles in the edit­ing room they will send me the videos to share with all of you. The week was super awe­some and I am so excit­ed to see this book come togeth­er. While talk­ing to every­one there about the design and lay­out I could final­ly pic­ture it com­ing togeth­er in my head. I’m going to be so proud of this book. It is exact­ly how I hoped it would be. Before I left for Cincin­nati I made a few fab­ric flow­ers and thought I would show you...

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