Inspiration for a Crafty Weekend

Nov 30, 2012

Since I am clean­ing out and reor­ga­niz­ing my craft room, this week, which is total tor­ture but thank­ful­ly I have an awe­some neigh­bor, Jen­nifer who is help­ing me and keep­ing me on task. I just keep telling myself once I’m fin­ished it’s going to be so awe­some work­ing in it once again. These are just a por­tion of the emp­ty box­es I had to go through, emp­ty out and put stuff away. Car­o­line Lau is to blame for LOTS of these box­es. Any­way, I thought I would take a break and go through my blog post Archives and find some week­end inspi­ra­tion for you. I plan on mak­ing all my Christ­mas gifts this year and if you are as well, well there might be a few things to inspire you. Some­times it good to...

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25 Day Countdown to Christmas ~ Recap

Nov 27, 2012

I had so much fun help­ing my nieces Made­lyn and Bel­lie cre­ate their 25 Day Count­down to Christ­mas project over the Thanks­giv­ing week­end. They were so excit­ed and worked so hard on each and every enve­lope. We had a flur­ry of cre­ativ­i­ty going on as you can see by all the blur­ry pho­tos. They were peel­ing, stick­ing, punch­ing, stamp­ing and Stick­ling like crazy. It was real­ly cute to watch their cre­ative minds at work. Made­lyn loved accent­ing each of her envelopes with the rhine­stone gems and snowflakes. She is all about sparkle and bling. But what lit­tle girl isn’t? And GASP, a niece of mine that does NOT like sparkle and bling… well that would be so wrong. Bel­lie LOVED these 3D stick­ers I found at the last minute in the $1 sec­tion at...

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Cyber Monday SALES

Nov 26, 2012

Here are a few of the Cyber Mon­day Sales I’m hav­ing in my online store and in my Etsy store. FREE SHIPPING on auto­graphed pur­chas­es of my book “Delight In The Sea­sons” 25% off in my Etsy store using coupon code: CYBERMONDAY 25% off all items in my Online Store...

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My Bucket List ~ Crop & Create

Nov 26, 2012

I have two buck­et lists going… one lists things I want to do per­son­al­ly and one lists things I want to do pro­fes­sion­al­ly… well vis­it­ing Cana­da is on my per­son­al buck­et list and teach­ing at a Crop & Cre­ate event is on my pro­fes­sion­al buck­et list so I’m thrilled to tell you I will get to cross two items off my lists in April. YES… I will be teach­ing two class­es at the Crop & Cre­ate event in Win­nipeg, April 5th & 6th. Class 1 She is… Altered House Shad­ow Box We will be using the beau­ti­ful bright and cheery “She Art” pat­terned paper line by Pink Paislee to alter a Maya Road House Shad­ow Box. Each square of the shad­ow box will be accent­ed using pat­terned paper and Maya Road embell­ish­ments and trims....

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25 Day Countdown to Christmas

Nov 23, 2012

Today, I’m mak­ing a 25 day Count­down to Christ­mas project with my nieces Made­lyn and Bel­lie. As you can see from the pho­to they are lov­ing their new match­ing jam­mies. New flan­nel jam­mies are the best espe­cial­ly when you find match­ing ones like my mom did with a mon­key print design. Ok sor­ry, back to the project. Both lit­tle sweet peas will dec­o­rate 12 stan­dard sized card envelopes using stick­ers, self adhe­sive gems, then stamp the num­bers need­ed on each of their bags. Made­lyn will stamp the odd num­bers and Bel­lie the even num­bers. I will dec­o­rate enve­lope 25 for them to either use as a sam­ple or for inspi­ra­tion. Once all the envelopes are dec­o­rat­ed I’ll fill each one with 2 pieces of can­dy and a print­ed strip of paper that has one...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2012

For­ev­er on Thanks­giv­ing Day The heart will find the path­way home. ~Wilbur D....

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Give Thanks…

Nov 20, 2012

If you have my book “Delight In The Sea­sons” you just might rec­og­nize this project as it’s fea­tured in the Autumn Chap­ter on pages 104 & 105. It show­cas­es one of my favorite tech­niques using Ultra Thick Emboss­ing Enam­el also known as UTEE. It’s no secret how much I love UTEE and just the oth­er day Suze Wein­berg dubbed me the new “Queen of UTEE.” THE Queen, dub­bing ME the new Queen, I will cer­tain­ly wear this crown proud­ly. If you don’t have my book… GASP, well it’s your lucky day because “Cre­ate Mixed Media” is fea­tur­ing my “Give Thanks” project/technique on their web­site just in time for Thanks­giv­ing. Click HERE to view the com­plete project and step by step tuto­r­i­al. And it’s dou­ble your lucky day because I’m offer­ing FREE SHIPPING to any­one...

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Three Simple Words ~ Charm Tutorial

Nov 19, 2012

This charm requires sev­er­al steps with a 12 hour wait­ing time in between the two resin pours and 48 hours before it achieves a hard cure. Once the hard cure has been achieved it’s ready to wear. Below is a lit­tle info on this resin that I copied from the Envi­ro­Tex webiste. Pro­fes­sion­al results are easy to achieve with Envi­ro­Tex® Jew­el­ry Resin!  This prod­uct adds depth and crys­tal clear clar­i­ty like no oth­er.  It visu­al­ly enhances the sur­face on which it is applied, result­ing in brighter, deep­er and more intense col­ors.  Envi­ro­Tex® Jew­el­ry Resin has amaz­ing bub­ble release.  It is easy and fun to use and has a pleas­ing cit­rus scent!  For­mu­lat­ed for high resis­tance to light expo­sure and UV rays from the sun.  When cured, the resin coat­ing is extreme­ly durable, water­proof, heat...

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Three Simple Words

Nov 17, 2012

It’s amaz­ing the amount of pow­er words have when you real­ly think about it. I’m sure we can all remem­ber a moment when an unkind word was said to us on the play­ground, or whis­pers in the hall in school. I know I can. Sad­ly, it’s dur­ing those years that we real­ly don’t know the pow­er those words spo­ken have on a per­son. It’s so easy to remem­ber the neg­a­tive as I guess those are the ones that impact us and hurt us the most. The neg­a­tive words are the first ones which creep up on us instead of the kind, they are the ones that I and I’m sure you, always have to push back down. So today, my wish is that we all give hope, courage and love to a stranger, a...

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Season’s Greetings ~ Bird ~ Ornament Kit

Nov 14, 2012

This mini kit includes the fol­low­ing prod­ucts: 1‑Chipboard Bird w/ 2 chip­board wings, 2‑Vintage But­tons, 1‑Holly Leaf, 2‑Mini Fab­ric Flow­ers, 1‑Jump Ring, 1‑Silver Jin­gle Bell, 1‑Season’s Greet­ings Ban­ner, 1‑Sheet of 3–2” x 3”Vintage Sheet Music, 3–2” x 3” Vin­tage Ledger Paper & 3–2” x 3” Vin­tage Bin­go Cards I’ve col­lect­ed and scanned for your per­son­al use., Red & White Baker’s Twine, Col­or Pho­to with Instruc­tions Items NOT includ­ed: Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Dia­mond & Plat­inum Stick­les, and Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink To pur­chase the Sea­son’s Greet­ings ~ Bird ~ Orna­ment Kit click HERE to view oth­er items in my online store click HERE. I real­ly want to thank all of you who pur­chased my orna­ment kits and Hand­made Frozen Char­lotte Dolls… you have kept me mighty busy with pack­ing and ship­ping....

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Handmade Embellishments

Nov 13, 2012

I’m hav­ing so much fun play­ing and cre­at­ing. This week, I fin­ished up a cute mini mono­gram charm and when I say mini I mean mini, it is only .5′ x .75″ and four mini embell­ish­ments. I’m think­ing about putting some of these in my online store but want­ed to get a lit­tle bit of feed­back to see if these are some­thing you all would like to use in your cre­ations. They are per­fect to accent cards, tags, lay­outs and oth­er projects. So let me know what you think, if you don’t mind. This set of embell­ish­ments range in size from .5″ — .75″. and can be almost any col­or com­bi­na­tion, which is the real fun part. I enjoy adding the col­or and glit­ter and watch­ing each one trans­form into tiny unique pieces of...

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Santa’s Angel Baby ~ Ornament Kit

Nov 11, 2012

This mini kit includes the fol­low­ing prod­ucts: 1 —  Sil­ver Glit­tered Snowflake, 1 — Maya Road Dress Form Mini Album Page, Scanned Ledger, Book and Sheet Music from vin­tage papers I’ve col­lect­ed, 1 — Pine Stem, 1 — Sil­ver Jin­gle Bell, 1 — Vin­tage But­ton, 17 — Glit­tered Beads,  Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Col­or Pho­to with Instruc­tions. Items NOT includ­ed: Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink,  Fes­tive Berries Dis­tress Ink (Option­al Plat­inum & Dia­mond Stick­les) Please note… I have a very lim­it­ed sup­ply of San­ta’s Angel Baby ~ Orna­ment kits. Once they’re sold out there will be no more. I just found 3 Joyeux Noel ~ Snowflake ~ Orna­ment Kits left over from The Crafty Scrap­per “Hol­i­day Mag­ic” event. This mini kit includes the fol­low­ing items: 1 — Iri­des­cent Snowflake, 1 — Vin­tage Light Reflec­tor, 1 —...

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Handmade Embellishments

Nov 9, 2012

Each night, I’ve been mak­ing embell­ish­ments to use in projects and jew­el­ry. I’ve loved exper­i­ment­ing with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent medi­ums, Envi­ro­Tex Resin being one and want­ed to show you the three embell­ish­ments I fin­ished, last night. I’m not sure what I’m going to use these pieces on but right now I just like look­ing at them. They are spark­ly & shiny and will look awe­some accent­ing a vin­tage project. Wish­ing you a won­der­ful week­end....

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Mini EnviroTex Resin Charms

Nov 8, 2012

If you need to make some hol­i­day gifts I real­ly think you should make charms using Envi­ro­Tex Resin. It’s so sim­ple and the out­come is beau­ti­ful. I cre­at­ed these using vin­tage book pages, ledger paper and sheet music as well as Sculpey Clay & my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Mini Sil­hou­ettes & Mono­grams Stamp Set. The vin­tage papers are accent­ed using Nunn Design Trans­fer and Col­lage Sheets. I love how the col­lage sheet images are some­what trans­par­ent so the images look as though they’ve been print­ed onto the vin­tage papers. I tell ya these charms are so much pret­ti­er in per­son. The upper right charm is topped of with a bauble I’ve been sav­ing for quite some­time. I even accent­ed the cen­ter of the flower with some Dia­mond Stick­les for some sparkle. So are you...

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It’s a Templeton Post Kinda Day…

Nov 7, 2012

I love “Char­lot­te’s Web” and Tem­ple­ton is one of my favorite char­ac­ters. So today I believe I’m hon­or­ing him with this “Shmor­gish­borg” of a post. I cre­at­ed a  new style of Hand­made Frozen Char­lotte ~ Pro­file Dolls. These come 4 pieces to a pack and are $6.00 + Ship­ping. If you recent­ly pur­chased a set of my orig­i­nal Hand­made Frozen Char­lotte Dolls and would like these as well, please email me and I will send you a pay­pal invoice minus the ship­ping fee as I will glad­ly com­bine your two orders to save on ship­ping. I have just a few of these mini Joyeux Noel ~ Star ~ Hol­i­day Orna­ments left over from Car­olyn’s awe­some “Hol­i­day Mag­ic” event, this past week­end at The Crafty Scrap­per. Each kit is only $10.00 + Ship­ping. This mini...

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Frozen Charlotte Dolls ~ For Sale

Nov 5, 2012

If you love Frozen Char­lotte Dolls as much as I do but real­ly have a hard time part­ing with your vin­tage dolls here is what you need. I am sell­ing packs of 7 hand­made Frozen Char­lotte Dolls as seen in the pho­tos for $10.00 plus ship­ping. These dolls come with a flat back which makes them easy to attach to projects such as cards, tags, orna­ments, jew­el­ry etc. and range in size from the small­est being approx­i­mate­ly 1/2″ wide to the biggest being approx­i­mate­ly 2.75″ tall. Since these are all hand­made by me, each doll will be unique and have its own vin­tage charm. I’m real­ly enjoy­ing mine as I’ve used them to cre­ate hol­i­day orna­ments and have altered the Frozen Char­lotte bust with a faux pati­na fin­ish and placed it into a charm....

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Joyeux Noel ~ Holiday Magic Ornaments

Nov 2, 2012

These are the two make & takes I will be doing all day or until I run out at The Crafty Scrap­per tomor­row, Sat­ur­day, Nov. 3rd. Each orna­ment is only $10.00 to cre­ate. I have a lim­it­ed amount of kits which are first come first served. As you can see, it’s going to be some­what of a glit­ter fest at my table but I think orna­ments with glit­ter look so fes­tive sparkling on a hol­i­day tree. All the “Hol­i­day Mag­ic” fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. Click HERE to read fur­ther details about this awe­some event. The Crafty Scrap­per 308 South Col­lege Wax­a­hachie, TX 75165 972.923.3151 Look­ing for­ward to see­ing every­one....

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