Vintage Christmas Home Decor

Nov 30, 2011

I love accent­ing our house with lit­tle pieces tucked here and there for the hol­i­days. I feel it adds a bit of cozi­ness to the house. This year, I decid­ed to make some­thing that was a bit more appeal­ing to Ans­ley. She is not the tra­di­tion­al vin­tage col­ors of red, green and gold as I am. So I made some­thing with a vin­tage pink, aqua and sil­ver col­or scheme. It worked per­fect­ly and Ans­ley loves it. Now, she is hop­ing since I cre­at­ed some­thing with brighter col­ors maybe I can get past the vin­tagey old look­ing stuff all togeth­er, GASP… can you imag­ine… this will nev­er hap­pen and I think deep down inside she real­izes this as well. I was thrilled when I dis­cov­ered the label from the Crown Laven­der Salts bot­tle in the...

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Bellagio Italy Retreat December Special

Nov 29, 2011

I want­ed to let you know of a Christ­mas SPECIAL Lau­ra is hav­ing for her awe­some ITALY RETREAT. It only lasts until the end of Decem­ber, so don’t miss out! She knows some of you want to join us next Sep­tem­ber 15th- 22nd, 2012 but right now you have extra expens­es and can’t spend the $550 for the first pay­ment to secure your spot. SO… from now until Jan­u­ary 1st, you can RESERVE YOUR SPOT for $100! Yes, if you want to join us next Sep­tem­ber in Lake Como, Italy for a week long DREAM vaca­tion of relax­ing, cre­at­ing and tour­ing the lake side vil­lages of Bel­la­gio, Italy, YOU can SIGN UP NOW FOR $100 and reserve your spot!! Just go to the REGISTRATION PAGE and you will see the “RESERVE YOUR SPOT” but­ton....

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Victorian Christmas

Nov 28, 2011

I love dec­o­rat­ing the house for Christ­mas but must admit some years I dec­o­rate more than oth­ers. The one thing that is pret­ty con­sis­tent dur­ing every hol­i­day sea­son is my love for old fash­ioned orna­ments. I have one 4′ tree that sits on top of a table and is dec­o­rat­ed with all hand­made paper orna­ments that reminds me of an old Vic­to­ri­an Christ­mas. This year, I plan on adding a few addi­tion­al orna­ments to this tree that I feel will accent it beau­ti­ful­ly. Although, to bal­ance out the tree I’m going to have to cre­ate more of each orna­ment using dif­fer­ent stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets. I cre­at­ed this orna­ment using the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Fine and Dandy, Soci­ety Lady & Per­fumery Stamp Sets by Pink Per­sim­mon. The Scal­lop Frames and Hang­ing Chan­de­lier...

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Black Friday

Nov 25, 2011

I hope all of you had a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing. Ans­ley went out with friends ear­ly this morn­ing to do some Black Fri­day shop­ping. I on the oth­er hand enjoyed a nice qui­et evening and slept. I’m also hop­ing that what my friend Wendy says, “any pie eat­en on a hol­i­day has zero calo­ries” is true. But, from the tight­ness of my jeans, today I think the pie might have been calo­rie free but what got me was the turkey, sweet pota­to casse­role, mashed pota­toes, stuff­ing and dev­iled eggs.  I’m going to have to vis­it my long lost friend Mr. Tread­mill ASAP. I am so not look­ing for­ward to his vis­it. Ok on to the fun… All you local Scrap­pers, Stam­pers and Mixed Media Arts  The Crafty Scrap­per is hav­ing a won­der­ful BLACK FRIDAY SALE… I’m hap­py...

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Antiquated Collection and Studio 490…

Nov 24, 2011

Wendy did it again… I got this fab­u­lous sur­prise in my inbox today just after get­ting a text telling me to check my email. I can­not even describe the feel­ing of what it feels like see­ing my stamps used in projects but I can tell ya it is one awe­some feel­ing. When the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets were being put togeth­er nev­er did I at the time think of how per­fect­ly they would go with Wendy Vec­chi’s Stu­dio 490 Stamp Sets and Art Parts. But look for your­self… they work togeth­er per­fect­ly. In this project, Wendy used the gen­tle­man a.k.a. dap­per dude from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Fine and Dandy stamp set. His robe is inked with the new Ranger Fes­tive Berries Dis­tress Ink. I’m so hap­py I just pur­chased this set while at The...

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Ornamental Christmas PDF

Nov 23, 2011

Many of you asked if I planned to offer the “Christ­mas Wish­es” and “Vin­tage Orna­ment Trio” class­es I taught at The Crafty Scrap­per as an online work­shop. Well the answer is yes, but I did some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent this year. Instead of an online work­shop where I post some­thing each day like I usu­al­ly do I (well let me clar­i­fy, Alan) cre­at­ed PDF’s for you to down­load. I took addi­tion­al pho­tos and added addi­tion­al instruc­tions to the PDF’s so it will make it eas­i­er to recre­ate the projects, since I’m not actu­al­ly stand­ing in front of you giv­ing you all the instruc­tions. Click the badge on the left to go to “Orna­men­tal Christ­mas” on my “Work­shops” page. The PDF down­loads include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos, com­plete sup­ply lists for both incor­po­rat­ed...

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Scented Sachet

Nov 23, 2011

This sweet scent­ed sachet is per­fect to hang any­where in your home or leave the twine hang­er off and place it in a dress­er draw­er. I am thrilled with how well Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamps on muslin. Each lit­tle detail of Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets stamp, stamps beau­ti­ful­ly. If you want to make a few of these sachets for gifts it real­ly does not take much time at all. Sup­plies Need­ed: Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets Stamp, Acrylic Block, Jet Black Archival Ink, Muslin, Cream Felt, Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine, Cream All Pur­pose Thread, Vin­tage But­ton, Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Bead, Pale Pink Seam­ing Bind­ing. Cot­ton Balls, Favorite Per­fume or Essen­tial Oils, Fab­ri-Tac Tools Used: Sewing Machine, Scis­sors, Sewing Nee­dle, Pink Shears, Straight Pins Instruc­tions: Using Jet Black Archival Ink, ink your Dr. Warn­er’s...

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Filled with thanks…

Nov 22, 2011

I try to stay pret­ty pos­i­tive in life but there are times when the old mon­key wrench gets thrown in and increas­es my anx­i­ety lev­els just a tad bit. Today, start­ed out being one of those days and then two won­der­ful things hap­pened that made me real­ize just how for­tu­nate I am to be blessed with won­der­ful friends and acquain­tances. This morn­ing, I get a text from my friend Wendy telling me to check my email… well I instant­ly do it because, well it’s from Wendy and she told me too… love her so much. Well my eyes near­ly popped right out of my head! Look at what was attached to her email. I can­not tell you how incred­i­bly excit­ed I was to see the awe­some project she cre­at­ed using my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Dr. Warn­er’s...

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What a journey…

Nov 21, 2011

Way back in 2005 nev­er in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would end up where I am today. I have been blessed with guid­ance, encour­age­ment, deter­mi­na­tion, a lit­tle bit of tal­ent and end­less sup­port from fam­i­ly and friends. I am lucky and I know and appre­ci­ate it great­ly. I try my best to give back and help those try­ing to break into this indus­try and feel a bit of my suc­cess is pos­i­tive Kar­ma com­ing back my way. So the next bit of fun that has come my way is work­ing with these three won­der­ful ladies… Ron­da Palaz­zari, Kris­tii Lockart and Karin Aguirre. They are mem­bers of my “Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion” Design Team. Yes, I am now coor­di­nat­ing my very own Design Team. I know there is no way I can show the ver­sa­til­i­ty of my...

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A Very Heartfelt Thank You…

Nov 20, 2011

Some days you know you are stand­ing exact­ly where you should. I say “some” days because there are oth­ers when I feel as if I’m beat­ing my head up against the wall or slow­ly rid­ing a bike up the steep­est moun­tain in Amer­i­ca and I’m ask­ing myself why I stay in this indus­try. The answer– always– is that I love it so much. I under­stand that with suc­cess comes frus­tra­tion. You just have to work your way through it and keep mov­ing for­ward, even if mov­ing for­ward means just one step a day you are still mov­ing for­ward. So, with all that said, at this moment I feel I’m exact­ly where I should be stand­ing. … because yes­ter­day was one of those days. Filled with antic­i­pa­tion, excite­ment and fear. Lots and lots and lots...

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FINALLY…

Nov 19, 2011

The day has final­ly arrived. Please vis­it me dur­ing the LIVE online chat at A Cher­ry On Top as I debut my new stamp line “Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion”. It is going to be lots of fun chat­ting with every­one AND I have give­aways … my new book Delight In The Sea­sons, an Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp set and a set of the New Maya Road Heart Tart Tin Bot­tle­caps. I thought I would share with you one of my favorite projects. I com­bined sev­er­al dif­fer­ent Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Stamp Sets, then used Archival Ink in Jet Black to stamp the image onto muslin, cut out each one using pink­ing shears, and stitched all the pieces togeth­er with my sewing machine set to a zigzag stitch using a cream col­ored thread. I then attached the sewn pieces and...

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Final Sneak Peek…

Nov 18, 2011

Final­ly… just one more day and I can reveal all these won­der­ful projects cre­at­ed by friends using my new stamp line Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion. I feel like I’m about to show off a new born baby for the first time. So excit­ing. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by the tal­ent­ed Tam­my Tut­terow. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by my messy, lay­er and lay­er it some more friend Ron­da Palaz­zari. These sneaks are cre­at­ed by the super sweet and tal­ent­ed Karin Aguirre. And please vis­it Kris­tii Lockart’s blog Sin­cere­ly Yours to see one of her sneak peeks. Kris­ti­i’s cards are amaz­ing. My “Vin­tage Christ­mas Kit” is now list­ed in my online store. These kits are very lim­it­ed in sup­ply and are filled with vin­tage and non-vin­tage prod­ucts I had extras of from my two class­es “Christ­mas Wish­es” (altered...

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How about some more sneak peeks…

Nov 17, 2011

This sneak peek shows images from three dif­fer­ent stamp sets. I love how you can mix and match all the stamp sets to cre­ate lots of unique projects. Tomor­row, I will be show­ing you some sneak peeks from a few design­ers I asked to cre­ate sam­ples. I can­not wait to show you what they cre­at­ed. You will see how the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets are so ver­sa­tile and per­fect for all cre­ative styles. And I’m hap­py to tell you, Car­olyn own­er of  The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas ordered the entire Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion line. I heard they shipped Tues­day, which means they might be in her store, this week­end. And Michelle with Paper Tales in San Diego, CA plans on car­ry­ing the line in her store soon. Become my Friend On Face­book and share this...

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Antiquated Collection Sneak Peek #3

Nov 16, 2011

This gor­geous crown sits atop a beau­ti­ful item and was beg­ging to be accent­ed with ink, Dia­mond Stick­les and of course a cream pearl. I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival Ink. I real­ly love how this ink stamps. It gives a very nice crisp edge and since it is water­proof when Stick­les is applied the ink will not bleed and ruin the stamped image. My oth­er favorite col­or of Archival Ink is Cof­fee. It’s a gor­geous shade of brown. I will be using this col­or a lot on muslin com­bined with cro­cheted trims, burlap and cream felt. The look is amaz­ing. I set up a Face­book Page for Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion so click Like to keep up with what’s new with my stamp line. I do have oth­er stamp sets in the works...

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Weekend Classes and Another Sneak Peek

Nov 15, 2011

This past week­end I got to spend lots of cre­ative time with an awe­some group of cre­ative woman. I love going down to The Crafty Scrap­per to vis­it, chat, teach and just hang out. It is such a hap­py place to be. While teach­ing my class­es I took a few pho­tos here and there of how every­one cre­at­ed the same project yet they all looked dif­fer­ent. This is one of the angel orna­ments a stu­dent was work­ing on. I love how she changed the crys­tal coarse glit­ter to an aqua glit­ter to match her hol­i­day decor. This stu­dent altered her snowflakes and tin using anoth­er shade of aqua glit­ter mixed with the crys­tal coarse glit­ter. I real­ly like how the two glit­ters mixed togeth­er look. It real­ly does make me so hap­py when stu­dents...

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A little birdie said…

Nov 14, 2011

There will be sneak peeks all week long of my new stamp line “Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace”. I cer­tain­ly thank Dar­cy and Judi with Pink Per­sim­mon for help­ing me turn this dream into real­i­ty. When we chat­ted over the sum­mer about the ideas I had for this line I told them I want­ed very detailed stamps and my good­ness they did not dis­ap­point. Each stamp in my new line has such detail it makes me squeal in delight, just like I did as a lit­tle girl on Christ­mas morn­ing. I cre­at­ed a Face­book page for “Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion” where I will be post­ing projects, sneak peeks from oth­er design­ers, upcom­ing info and give­aways, so make sure you click Like and Share the page with your friends. It’s going to be a fun week...

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Yes, I’m doing the Happy Dance…

Nov 13, 2011

I can final­ly share what I’ve been up to and can­not wait for you to see the entire line. The entire line will be revealed Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 19th dur­ing my online chat with A Cher­ry On Top. See you there. Going to be teach­ing my “Christ­mas Wish­es” class today at 11:00 at The Crafty Scrap­per then doing an online chat with Cocoa Daisy about break­ing into the busi­ness. Please join me at 4 pm East­ern and I will do my best to answer any ques­tions that will help you achieve your scrap­book­ing goals. I have a PDF for you to down­load titled “From Artist to Author” on the right side col­umn of my blog. This has lots of valu­able  infor­ma­tion for begin­ners just want­i­ng to get into the indus­try to the more advanced think­ing...

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Snowman Mini Box and Album

Nov 11, 2011

This cute lit­tle guy can be found in the gallery in the back sec­tion of “Delight In The Details”. I just love him and had so much fun sculpt­ing his face. My favorite part is his car­rot nose. I also thought you might like to see what is inside the small altered box. It’s a cute tee­ny tiny, mini album I filled with snow pho­tos of the girls from win­ters past. My lit­tle Mr. Win­ter looks so cute sit­ting on the shelf of my scrap­room and I can hon­est­ly say, I have enjoyed look­ing at him every sin­gle day. This is one of my favorite projects I cre­at­ed for my book and wish Maya Road would bring this box back. Maybe if you bug Car­o­line enough for me she will. It nev­er hurts to...

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Kitting today, Packing tomorrow, Teaching Saturday and Sunday

Nov 10, 2011

Today, I’m get­ting ready for a fun filled week­end teach­ing three class­es at The Crafty Scrap­per. Sat­ur­day, the 12th at 10:30 I will be teach­ing the Vin­tage Hol­i­day Orna­ment Trio Class. In this class I will help you re-cre­ate three unique orna­ments to give as gifts to friends and fam­i­ly or keep for your­self and use as dec­o­ra­tions in your own home this hol­i­day sea­son. You will alter two dif­fer­ent types of vin­tage alu­minum Jel­lo tins and one vin­tage ceram­ic angel that comes num­bered with a Japan stick­er on the bot­tom. We will be using paint, alco­hol ink, three dif­fer­ent kinds of glit­ter (no sur­prise there) as well as unique hol­i­day embell­ish­ments to accent each orna­ment Sat­ur­day, the 12th at 3:00 I will be teach­ing a Jew­el­ry class. In this class you will learn...

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Cocoa Daisy Fall Crop: The Craft Fair

Nov 9, 2011

Make sure this week­end is clear because it’s going to be a fun one … NOVEMBER 11- 13 Cocoa Daisy crops always pro­vide you with a ton of chal­lenges, prizes, and most impor­tant­ly laugh­ter & cama­raderie with peo­ple who “get this scrap­py thing” we all love. You do not have to use Cocoa Daisy kits or even be a sub­scriber to play along. If you already do and are that is awe­some but the won­der­ful thing about Cocoa Daisy is they wel­come every­one. You just have to be reg­is­tered on the Mes­sage Boards, espe­cial­ly if you want to par­tic­i­pate in the chats. There is a HOW TO PLAY post­ed on the Mes­sage boards. Don’t for­get to add your songs to the PLAYLIST. You can play music while you chat & have fun. The SCHEDULE...

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Halloween 2011 Completed Album

Nov 8, 2011

Here is the com­plet­ed Hal­loween mini album. I love how it turned out. Jen­ni Bowl­in and Maya Road were made to go togeth­er. I accent­ed the stems of the pump­kins using JBS Dec­o­ra­tive Brads, MR Leaf Pins and Trim. It’s now ready to fill with cute Hal­loween pho­tos of lit­tle trick ‑or-treaters and some jour­nal­ing about their fun can­dy filled evening. Front Cov­er I added brown and white bak­er’s twine to the top of the small­er pump­kins and accent­ed the edges of the JBS Alter­able Let­ters — Micro Dots using Chick­en Feed and brown ink. And of course I accent­ed the top of each let­ter using Dia­mond Stick­les. The 2011 are JBS Vin­tage Black Stick­ers. Pages 1 and 2 Pages 3 and 4 The num­bers 3 and 4 on page three are from the JBS...

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