Happy Holidays Photo Ornament Kit

Oct 31, 2013

  I’m still going through my stash and putting togeth­er mini orna­ment kits for the hol­i­days and last night, I was able to put togeth­er this cute pho­to orna­ment kit. FYI, I have a very lim­it­ed amount of kits. The kit con­tents are list­ed below and as always come with step by step instruc­tions and a col­or pho­to. Please note, Fes­tive Berries Dis­tress Ink used to col­or the chip­board frame and Plat­inum Stick­les used to out­line the chip­board base and frame are NOT includ­ed. Kit Con­tents: 1 — 4″ x 6″ daisy­d’s Snow­man Pat­terned Paper 1 — 4″ x 6″ daisy­d’s Pol­ka Dot Pat­terned Paper 1 — Chip­board Page 1 — Chip­board Frame (Frame will vary see pho­to for vari­a­tions) 1 — Small Bot­tle Brush Tree 2 — Hol­ly Leaves 1 — But­ton 2...

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Enjoy The Creative Process

Oct 29, 2013

Today, I thought I would give you a lit­tle insight into my cre­ative process. This could be scary so con­sid­er your­self warned. I have a real­ly hard time slow­ing my brain down at night which means I’m always think­ing of new things to try. Well sev­er­al nights ago I had an idea of cre­at­ing a 3 dimen­sion­al can­vas using plas­ter with a col­lage back­ground. That was real­ly all that came to me as I had no idea what would be cre­at­ed from the plas­ter just that plas­ter was going to be used. The next morn­ing, after a few cups of cof­fee I head­ed for my stu­dio and start­ed get­ting plas­tered and before you know it I had a beau­ti­ful girl cre­at­ed using plas­ter and attached to an 11″ x 14″ can­vas. While the plas­ter...

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3 Wishes ~ For Sale

Oct 28, 2013

I’ve decid­ed to start mak­ing art to sell. I have lots of ideas in my head and hope my style of art inspires you to cre­ate your own piece or pur­chase mine. I’ve list­ed this 8″ x 8″ can­vas titled “3 Wish­es” in my Etsy store. This piece is one of a kind and includes vin­tage items such as hand­made doilies, hand­writ­ten ledger paper, sheet music and book pages. The vin­tage spoon rests upon a stack of vin­tage but­tons and the Frozen Char­lotte Dolls I cre­at­ed from plas­ter using molds made from dolls in my col­lec­tion. The papers are cov­ered in lay­ers of bees wax and accent­ed with crys­tal rhine­stones. The price for this piece is $125.00 and includes ship­ping. Here’s to a cre­ative day filled with loads of inspi­ra­tion. If you fol­low me on...

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Delight In The Seasons ~ Autumn & Winter

Oct 25, 2013

These are just a sam­pling of the projects you will find inside “Delight In The Sea­sons” Autumn and Win­ter chap­ters. In these chap­ters you will learn fun tech­niques to cre­ate 3‑D Embell­ish­ments, Tis­sue Paper Trims, Inter­ac­tive Lay­ers, a Paint & Ink Pati­na, Altered Bot­tle Brush Trees, Cre­at­ing Pearles­cent Water­col­ors, Paper and Felt Bows, Fab­ric Cuffs and more. This book is filled with loads of inspi­ra­tion and right now when you order an auto­graphed copy the ship­ping is FREE! This is an awe­some deal. So if you are look­ing for a beau­ti­ful idea book that is not only pret­ty to look at but also filled with easy to fol­low step by step tech­niques for you or your craft­ing friends, I hope you con­sid­er pur­chas­ing this...

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Stylish and Fashionable ~ Card

Oct 23, 2013

I love to cre­ate mini col­lages on most all my projects. I get great sat­is­fac­tion in com­bin­ing mul­ti­ple items to cre­ate a focal point on cards, tags etc. This card uses stamps from the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Soci­ety Lady & Styl­ish and Fash­ion­able stamp sets and pat­terned paper by Pink Paislee. I have a huge crush on their Cot­tage Farms Col­lec­tion. I close­ly trimmed around the brooch and boot using my favorite of all times as in for­ev­er, Fiskars Coastal Craft Knife. If you have not tried this craft knife do your­self a favor and give it a try. This knife fits per­fect­ly in my hand. To add a bit more dimen­sion to the card, because I don’t think I can ever have enough dimen­sion, I attached the brooch and boot to the card front...

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Society Lady ~ Card

Oct 22, 2013

Today I’m show­ing you how to cre­ate a sim­ple all occa­sion or note­card using my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Soci­ety Lady stamp set. First using Cof­fee Archival ink stamp the image of the lady onto card­stock or pat­terned paper. I used a sheet from the Pink Paislee Cot­tage Farms line. Next, cut a piece of pat­terned paper slight­ly small­er than the front of the blank note­card.  Using a Fiskars scal­loped cir­cle punch, punch a scal­loped cir­cle into the pat­terned paper piece in the low­er right cor­ner as shown in the pho­tos. Apply Plat­inum Stick­les along the out­er edge of the large pat­terned paper piece as well as along the edge of the punched scal­lop cir­cle as shown in the pho­tos and let dry. Trim the area around the stamped image so it is a bit larg­er...

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Knick-Knack Paddywack ~ Card

Oct 21, 2013

This lit­tle boy rid­ing his scoot­er image is a stamp from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Knick-Knack Pad­dywack stamp set. It reminds me of my sweet uncle Ed as a child. I can pic­ture him rid­ing his scoot­er up and down Dog Run as a lit­tle boy while grow­ing up in Salem, WV. I can also pic­ture and hear Gram­my as she saw uncle Ed shoot down the road from her kitchen win­dow telling him to be care­ful as she came out of the house wear­ing her apron. Gosh I miss that house. I have so many won­der­ful mem­o­ries spent with my grand­par­ents in their home. I decid­ed to keep this card pret­ty sim­ple and just cut rec­tan­gles using pat­terned papers from the Pink Paislee ~ Cot­tage Farms col­lec­tion then added seam bind­ing, a Maya Road Bin­go...

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Books & Holiday Ornament Kits For Sale

Oct 18, 2013

I just added my books Delight In The Details and Delight In The Sea­sons to my online store. So if you’re want­i­ng to give a crafter an auto­graphed tech­nique based idea book that is filled with cards, tags, lay­outs and projects I hope you con­sid­er either of these two books. AND at the moment, SHIPPING is FREE. I also was able to cre­ate a few addi­tion­al hol­i­day orna­ment kits. These are the last of the kits so if you want one or all, you best pur­chase yours now as they are going fast. Once each kit is sold out it will be retired.  Each kit comes with step by step instruc­tions as well as col­or pho­tos. San­ta’s Angel Baby Orna­ment Kit ~ $12.50. Click HERE to pur­chase from my Etsy store. This kit does...

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Sweet Little Girls ~ Card

Oct 17, 2013

This card is stamped using my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Sweet Lit­tle Girls stamp set. Can you tell I have a seri­ous crush on Cof­fee Archival Ink? It is now my go to ink when I need some­thing per­ma­nent. It’s the per­fect shade of vin­tage brown. The lit­tle girls can be col­ored using Dis­tress Mark­ers or Cop­ics but again, as I did in yes­ter­day’s post I left them sim­ply stamped on sol­id card­stock. I love how the stamped images look as if I just cut them out of a vin­tage mag­a­zine. The pat­terned paper used on this card is Pink Paislee ~ Cot­tage Farms Col­lec­tion. I think the mod­ern design mixed with the vin­tage girls works per­fect­ly...

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Sweet Darling ~ Card

Oct 16, 2013

Seam Bind­ing and Archival Ink make for a fab­u­lous com­bi­na­tion. I want­ed a lit­tle some­thing dif­fer­ent for the title of my card so I decid­ed to stamp the word­ing onto seam bind­ing. This effect reminds me of the cute satin tags I’ve seen on baby items in antique shops. And the best thing is this is a beau­ti­ful and super sim­ple way to cre­ate unique titles for cards, tags and lay­outs. I mean real­ly could it get any sim­pler? We are talk­ing, ink & stamp, that’s it! The pat­terned paper used on this card is by Pink Paislee. It’s their Cot­tage Farms Col­lec­tion. What I love so much about this line is that it can look vin­tage or mod­ern. I tell ya, that Rebec­ca is so awe­some­ly tal­ent­ed and super sweet. I’m thrilled that...

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Deerfield Fair

Oct 14, 2013

While on the epic road trip with my mom and dad, one day we, along with oth­er fam­i­ly mem­bers attend­ed the Deer­field Fair. This was the fair my dad, his sib­lings and par­ents went to every year. Even though it has grown quite a bit since dad was a kid the feel and events were still the same. I tru­ly enjoyed the entire expe­ri­ence as it still had that old fash­ioned non-com­mer­cial­ized feel and dad got to relive a part of his child­hood all over again. As we entered you could feel all the excite­ment from peo­ple young and old. They had vin­tage trac­tor dis­plays, log split­ting machines from the very ear­ly 1900’s that were run­ning and mak­ing music for the old timers, Fried Dough was the first thing Mom pur­chased and mine was...

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Stitching Some Time Away

Oct 9, 2013

Before leav­ing on my epic road trip with mom and dad I start­ed this embroi­dery piece. I thought it would be a fun project to work on when there was a lit­tle bit of down time. Well, I fin­ished it last night and could not wait to show you the results. The aprons remind me of the kind my great great aunts would have worn while cook­ing in the kitchen of the old home­stead. I’m such a vin­tage girl at heart. And if the aprons look famil­iar well they are my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Stamp Set ~ Miss­es’ Apron. I just light­ly stamped the images onto nat­ur­al muslin using Cof­fee Archival ink then start­ed stitch­ing...

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Thrifty Paintbrush Holder

Oct 8, 2013

While wan­der­ing around an antique store in Maine, I came upon this adorable planter. I was going to pass on it as I real­ly did­n’t need it but aunt Bren­da talked me into it as she knew I thought it was real­ly cute AND it was only $6.00. Then dad chimes in and says, “Lisa, all this stuff is about want, not need” which is so true. So now I have an adorable vin­tage planter that will be the cutest paint­brush hold­er ever! Plus, I have the added bonus of hap­py mem­o­ries when I look at it. Also, the awe­some frame around my pho­to is one from #rhon­nade­signs app. If you haven’t checked it out you real­ly need to do so, it’s amaz­ing and so...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ PDF

Oct 7, 2013

Thank you ALL for each and every sweet com­ment and email left and sent for this blog fea­ture. I and I’m cer­tain all the amaz­ing artists fea­tured real­ly appre­ci­at­ed them. Since so many of you asked for the dinghy tem­plate I decid­ed to share the PDF so you too can par­tic­i­pate and cre­ate your very own “My Life In A Dinghy”. Please, if you cre­ate a dinghy send me a pho­to as I would love to see and read what life would be like in your dinghy. And you nev­er know you too might be fea­tured on my blog as I’m plan­ning to con­tin­ue this blog fea­ture. So watch for new “My Life In A Dinghy” fea­tures as they will be sail­ing through off and on through­out the remain­der of the year. My Life...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ DJ Pettitt

Oct 4, 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, DJ Pet­titt. DJ cre­ates some of the most amaz­ing books and art jour­nals. Each one is cre­at­ed with beau­ti­ful tex­tiles and adorned with beads, a lit­tle embroi­dery, but­tons and more. She also enjoys paint­ing with acrylics on lots of dif­fer­ent medi­ums. FYI…...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Brenda Richards

Oct 2, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, fea­tured artist, Bren­da Richards. I bet you are won­der­ing how you’ve missed this artist. Well, Bren­da Richards is my Aunt! While dri­ving my mom and dad up to West Vir­ginia, New Hamp­shire  and Maine we stopped in Delaware for a night to pick her up and bring her along. As I was walk­ing in her house what did I see sit­ting on a shelf, but a lit­tle dinghy she cre­at­ed as a sur­prise after read­ing about this fun blog fea­ture. Is she so awe­some or what!? I love that Aunt Bren­da took the time to make her own lit­tle dinghy but then she’s always tak­en the time to do for and sur­prise me all my life. Aunt Bren­da’s, Life In A Dinghy Sail­ing over the ocean blue by the...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Suze Wienberg

Oct 1, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, fea­tured artist, Suze Wein­berg.  Suze just cel­e­brat­ed 50 years of mar­riage to her fab­u­lous Lenny. They have three great adult kids and 4 “to die for” grand­kids.  She and Lenny have one cat and a house full of amaz­ing stuff  they’ve col­lect­ed from trips all over the world. Suze was in the world of crafts for 25+ years and loved every minute of it but she final­ly retired in Jan­u­ary of 2011. Suze enjoys many things like music, trav­el, adven­ture, movies, pho­tog­ra­phy, cats, fam­i­ly, singing, amer­i­can idol, any­thing tech­no and her ipod touch. Suze’s, Life In A Dinghy It’s the SCHMOOZE house boat where Lenny and Suze are sail­ing away for their 50th anniver­sary to some far away roman­tic des­ti­na­tion !! I’d for sure ven­ture any­place with Suze and Lenny...

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