My Life In A Dinghy ~ Richele Christensen

Sep 30, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, fea­tured artist, Richele Chris­tensen. Richele is a Cal­i­for­nia girl and cur­rent­ly lives in the Sacra­men­to area. She has a very sup­port­ive hus­band, Del of 33 years. They have two won­der­ful chil­dren, which are both mar­ried and live close by. Richele’s son KC and his wife Aman­da have three amaz­ing kids and that makes Richele a Grand­ma. It’s the best! They have two boys “J” is 7, “Ty” is 5 and Kay­la is her lit­tle princess, she’s 6. Richele’s daugh­ter Ash­ley and her hus­band Kirk are busy in their careers. Del and Richele have owned a build­ing con­tract­ing com­pa­ny since 2008 and she’s the book­keep­er by default. Ever since Richele was a lit­tle girl she’s had a love for art, sewing, quilt­ing, and craft­ing. Work­ing in the paper craft indus­try...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Mister Finch

Sep 27, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. “Mak­ing things has always been incred­i­bly impor­tant to me and is often an amaz­ing release to get it out of my sys­tem. It’s a joy to hunt for things for my work…the lost, found and for­got­ten all have places in what I make”. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist...

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My Life In A Dingy ~ Stephenie Hamen

Sep 26, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Stephe­nie Hamen. Stephe­nie is a cre­ative type per­son that fell in love with art at an ear­ly age. She has nev­er met a set of crayons, a sheet of paper, or a bot­tle of glit­ter that she didn’t imme­di­ate­ly fall in love with. She real­ly got into craft­ing and cre­at­ing with scrap­book­ing, which lead to oth­er crafts and cre­ative endeav­ors. While she still scrap­books and dab­bles in oth­er var­i­ous art projects, her cur­rent love is mixed media can­vas art. Stephe­nie spends a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time in her craft room (aka the fur­nace room in her base­ment), cre­at­ing, play­ing, and mak­ing a mess. When she isn’t cov­ered in ink and paint, she is a wife and moth­er to two boys, as well as a full time employ­ee for...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Hels Sheridan

Sep 25, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Hels Sheri­dan. Hels has been craft­ing since 2003, although she always did have a love of cov­er­ing every­thing in glit­ter and glue when she was a kid. Hels start­ed out mak­ing her own cards which then led to a brief stopover in scrap­book­ing and then she found her true crafty love, rub­ber stamp­ing. Hels has a bit of a thing for altered art and mixed media and is hap­pi­est when cov­ered in ink and paint. What start­ed out as a hob­by to release the stress­es of her career as a Train Dri­ver has become her job now after she had to leave dri­ving trains due to ill health. She is a full time craft tutor and demon­stra­tor and a Cer­ti­fied Ranger Edu­ca­tor. Hels is also on the design team...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Donna Salazar

Sep 24, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Don­na Salazar. Don­na is a wife, mom, grand­ma, artist, design­er, teacher and kid at heart. She loves Inky-Painty-Glitzy-Grungi­ness… what she calls her “Girlie Grunge” look. Her style is espe­cial­ly appeal­ing to mixed media artists; how­ev­er, her love of flow­ers and all things spark­ly seems to appeal to crafters of all types and styles. She cur­rent­ly has licensed prod­ucts with 5 com­pa­nies. Don­na’s, Life In A Dinghy Life in my mag­i­cal dinghy would be peace­ful and calm. The dai­ly dust­ing of Fairy­dust Glit­ter would give my dinghy the abil­i­ty to fly amongst the clouds. I would spend my days trav­el­ing through the fluffy white clouds gath­er­ing cloud flow­ers, just because I could. In the evening I would vis­it with the fairies in their cloud homes to get the next...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Ronda Palazzari

Sep 23, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Ron­da Palaz­zari. Ron­da is a Mixed Media Artist, Author, Craft & Scrap­book Design­er, and an Instruc­tor liv­ing in the burbs of Den­ver. Her first book Art of Lay­ers with North Light Publishing/F&W Media was released in March 2012. She is pub­lished in sev­er­al mag­a­zines and idea books includ­ing Art­ful Blog­ging, CPS Stu­dios, Cre­at­ing Keep­sakes, Mem­o­ry Mak­ers, Scrap­book Trends, and Som­er­set Mag­a­zines. Ron­da is cur­rent­ly a license design­er for The Crafter’s Work­shop releas­ing sten­cils that exem­pli­fy her own unique style. She has been a con­tract design­er for many man­u­fac­tures includ­ing Fan­cy Pants Designs, Lily Bee Designs, Crate Paper, Pur­ple Onion Designs, My Mind’s Eye, Maya Road, Sizzix, Ranger Ink, as well as Guest Design­ing for many oth­er lead­ing man­u­fac­tures. She’s best known for com­bin­ing her mixed-media tech­niques with...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Diane Cook

Sep 20, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, Diane Cook. The jew­el­ry she cre­ates is sim­ply stun­ning. I love every sin­gle piece she designs and find her style to be so unique and intrigu­ing. One day I hope to take one of her class­es. Diane Cre­ates ~ Ruf­fled Pop­pies...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Candy Rosenberg

Sep 19, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tured artist, Can­dy Rosen­berg. Can­dy has been paper craft­ing since she was a child and comes from a cre­ative fam­i­ly of artists, car­toon­ist and painters. She has been in the scrap­book­ing indus­try since 2007 and dur­ing this time has been in online mar­ket­ing, design and edu­ca­tion team coor­di­na­tion, prod­uct devel­op­ment and com­mis­sion work for a num­ber of man­u­fac­tur­ers and mag­a­zines. There is no mis­tak­ing her style; a blend of vin­tage, shab­by chic and mixed media all inked up, fussy cut and lay­ered. When she first start­ed out her style was not like “oth­ers,” how­ev­er, no mat­ter what she nev­er com­pro­mised her style and now it is more main­stream than ever. Can­dy works with some of the top man­u­fac­tur­ers in the indus­try includ­ing Spell­binders and May Arts Rib­bon and has cre­at­ed...

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My Life In A Dinghy

Sep 18, 2013

Have you ever won­dered what it would be like if you gave a group of artists the same tem­plate and asked them to cre­ate some­thing in their very own unique style? Well, I have always won­dered this and decid­ed to act on this idea. I sent emails to my favorite artists in the craft indus­try, those who replied stat­ing they could par­tic­i­pate I then fol­lowed up by email­ing them a tem­plate and two rules… 1. use the tem­plate I sent and 2. the base of their project had to be made from a toi­let paper roll… yes, you read cor­rect­ly a toi­let paper roll. I was so hap­py to have enough artists want­i­ng to par­tic­i­pate that this new blog fea­ture “My Life In A Dinghy” was cre­at­ed. I will post each artists amaz­ing dinghy...

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Milk Glass

Sep 17, 2013

I have a seri­ous love for milk glass. When I spot pieces of it when I’m out look­ing for trin­kets to use in projects I think of every way pos­si­ble I can use it in my stu­dio. So today, I thought I would share with you some of the ways I use the pieces I’ve found. This lit­tle sher­bet dish holds some of my favorite glass but­tons. I placed the lit­tle bird on top of the but­tons just because it looked cute. This is a small ash­tray. I place beads in it when I’m accent­ing embroi­dery pieces or sewing them into flower cen­ters. This is a great way to keep lose beads in one spot when stitch­ing. These items… can­dy dish, cups and saucers, bowl and sug­ar and cream­er are per­fect to use as...

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Sweet Little Girl ~ Hand Stitching

Sep 16, 2013

After hav­ing Char­lotte Lyons as my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” last week, she got me inspired to do some embroi­dery. Well, not hav­ing any­thing to stitch I start­ed look­ing around my stu­dio for ideas and it came to me that my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp set “Sweet Lit­tle Girls” just might work. So using Cof­fee Archival Ink I stamped a lit­tle girl onto some muslin and start­ed stitch­ing away. I’m real­ly hap­py with how she turned out. The next stamped images I’m going to attempt to embroi­der are in the Kick-Knack Pad­dywack stamp set. I think sev­er­al of these will make real­ly cute embroi­dered pieces. I’ll keep you post­ed on how they turn...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Charlotte Lyons

Sep 13, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, Char­lotte Lyons. I fell in love with Char­lot­te’s work sev­er­al years ago.  I’m not sure how I stum­bled upon her but one of her gor­geous sam­plers caught my eye and I’ve been hooked on her work since. Char­lot­te’s style is so...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 4

Sep 12, 2013

  This Jin­gles stamp is by far my absolute favorite stamp. I love old fash­ioned jin­gle bells and this one is per­fect! The size and detail are amaz­ing. And stamped with Archival Cof­fee Ink… it’s per­fec­tion! I tell ya Judi at Pink Per­sim­mon has some seri­ous mag­ic in her hands. I just don’t know how she does it. But now that I’ve cre­at­ed some things using this new stamp set and we’ve made a few adjust­ments I will share full images with you next week. You’re gonna want this stamp...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 3

Sep 11, 2013

I know it’s not even fall nor has there been any frost cov­ered pump­kins but this new stamp set has me dream­ing of snow, hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions, gift giv­ing and all things mer­ry. I love the font used for the stamps sen­ti­ment as it’s sim­ple with a lit­tle flair. I hope you’re enjoy­ing these sneak peeks because I’m cer­tain­ly enjoy­ing being able to share them with...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 2

Sep 10, 2013

Oh how I LOVE this lit­tle girl. She’s all ready to head out for some hol­i­day fun with fam­i­ly and friends wear­ing a jack­et and match­ing knit­ted hat accent­ed with flow­ers and kept in place by a green rib­bon tied under­neath her chin. This stamp has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties and not just for the win­ter months either. I’m going to give it a try and see if I can hand stitch the stamped image on muslin. I think it would look so sweet. I’ll cer­tain­ly let ya know how it turns out...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 1

Sep 9, 2013

Today, I have some­thing fun to share, a sneak peek of a project I cre­at­ed using a new Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp set. It com­bines two of my favorite things… vin­tage and Christ­mas! And I kid you not, I lit­er­al­ly squealed when I pulled this stamp set out of the enve­lope. I LOVE it so much. I cre­at­ed all week­end so I have sneak peeks ready to share all week long. See ya back here...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Andrea Singarella

Sep 6, 2013

“Delight­ful Arty Crush” is a fea­ture I have on my blog which show­cas­es artists who’s work I admire and find inspir­ing. It fea­tures a wide range of artists from col­lage, tex­tile, encaus­tic and lots of oth­er amaz­ing medi­ums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspir­ing as I do and I hope you will vis­it their blogs and oth­er links includ­ed in their fea­ture. The images I share with you are just the tip of the ice­berg in regards to their awe­some­ness. Today, my “Delight­ful Arty Crush” fea­tured artist is, Andrea Sin­garel­la. If you have not seen Andrea’s blog “Every­day Beau­ty” you must give it a vis­it. Andrea cre­ates the most beau­ti­ful Vin­tage Trin­ket Jew­el­ry, adorable spe­cial occa­sion Prize Rib­bon Rosettes and ele­gant Book­marks. I’m cer­tain you will tru­ly find her...

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Saying Goodbye

Sep 5, 2013

My last day with Maya Road was Aug. 31st, and I guess now that I’m post­ing this to my blog it real­ly is offi­cial. I’m no longer a part of Maya Road but as I see it, once a Road­ie always a Road­ie. I’ve worked for Car­o­line, Deb, and the two Davids since Novem­ber 2006. It’s been an amaz­ing jour­ney watch­ing Maya Road grow, learn­ing some of the ins and outs of the indus­try, mak­ing won­der­ful friends and trav­el­ing to awe­some places shar­ing the joy I have for cre­at­ing. But I have dreams and goals I want to achieve, the biggest being a prod­uct line I’ve had swirling around in my head for a long time. So now I feel it’s time I put 100% towards achiev­ing my own goals. I’ve been in con­tact with a...

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Antiquated Collection Card Class

Sep 4, 2013

I will be teach­ing my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion card class at Cre­ative Cards and Crafts the week­end of Octo­ber 18th & 19th. Please con­tact the store for class times and fees. It’s going to be a super fun cre­ative week­end. Class Descrip­tion: In this Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion class I will show you how to assem­ble 5 beau­ti­ful 4” x 5.5” vin­tage themed all occa­sion cards using pat­terned papers from the Pink Paislee Cot­tage Farms line as well as stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp line with Pink Per­sim­mon. Once all five cards are assem­bled and accent­ed using Stick­les, Pearls, Seam Bind­ing and Dec­o­ra­tive Stick Pins you will be ready to cor­re­spond with friends and fam­i­ly. Please Note: I will bring a lim­it­ed amount of stamps from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp line. If you would rather a...

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Chicken Spaghetti

Sep 3, 2013

Here is an awe­some chick­en spaghet­ti recipe I got from my niece, Aman­da. It’s amaz­ing and was gone before I knew it… seri­ous­ly, Ans­ley and Brit­tain ate an entire 9″ x 13″ pan of it in less than 24 hours! This recipe is super sim­ple with near­ly no clean up need­ed. Talk about my kind of cook­ing. It is a bit spicy with the can of Rotel, if you don’t like real spicy food make sure you use the Mild...

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Book Edit 2 ~ Complete

Sep 2, 2013

4o Projects Designed & Com­plet­ed 40 Tech­nique Step Outs Writ­ten, Pho­tographed & Checked 310 Pho­tos Viewed 2 “Con­tents” Pages Checked & Page Num­bers Ver­i­fied Intro­duc­tion & Chap­ter Open­ers Checked 40 “Cap­tions” Checked 18 Shared “Tips” Checked 40 Tech­nique Sup­ply Lists Checked 40 “To fin­ish this piece” Instruc­tions Checked 5 Pages of “Com­plete Project Mate­ri­als Lists” Checked 1 Page of “Tem­plates” Checked 1 “Resources” Page Checked About the Author Checked Ded­i­ca­tion Checked Acknowl­edg­ments Checked Total Pages Count­ed, Checked & Edit­ed ~ 128 After all this edit­ing, turn­ing in my 3rd books, “Delight In The Art of Col­lage”, final edit to my edi­tor who will soon be send­ing it to print feels… OH SO AMAZING!!!    ...

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