Happy Card Make’N Take Tutorial

Feb 27, 2015

Sor­ry I don’t have a big­ger pho­to of this card but it was so pop­u­lar dur­ing the Scrap­book Expo Grapevine event that I thought I would share the tuto­r­i­al to cre­ate your own card. It’s the per­fect card to cre­ate when you only have a few min­utes of craft­ing. Sup­plies Used: Pat­terned Paper, Blank Card, Small Mani­la Ship­ping Tag, Maya Road DIY Kraft Note Envelopes, Maya Road Feath­ered Friend Resin Embell­ish­ment, Small Flower, Gold Metal­lic Leaf, Seam Bind­ing, Alpha Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink, Adhe­sive Tools Used: Paper Trim­mer, Scis­sors Direc­tions: Trim pat­terned paper so it is 1/4″ small­er ver­ti­cal­ly and hor­i­zon­tal­ly than the front of your blank card front. Attach pat­terned paper to the front of blank card. Assem­ble Maya Road enve­lope, wrap a piece of seam bind­ing around the enve­lope, tie...

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Sharing A Make’N Take

Feb 25, 2015

This altered chalk­board stand is the make’n take Car­o­line with Maya Road had me teach­ing, last week­end at Scrap­book Expo in Grapevine.  It was super pop­u­lar so I thought I would share it with you blog read­ers. Sup­plies Need­ed: Chalk­board Stand, Twine Cord­ing Gin­ger Root Brown, Vin­tage Felt Posies ~ Car­na­tion, Leaves, Trin­ket Pins ~ Vin­tage Round Pearl, Strips of Pat­terned Paper, Alpha Stamp Set, Archival Ink Tools Used: Scis­sors, Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Stick Instruc­tions: Using Archival Ink and an alpha stamp set, stamp your word onto a strip of pat­terned paper. Using a hot glue gun and hot glue stick, attach a leaf and word strip to the back of the felt flower. Cut a piece of twine cord­ing long enough to cre­ate a bow, attach bow to back of felt flower as...

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Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Feb 23, 2015

Ingre­di­ents 1/2 Cup But­ter, Soft­ened 3/4 Cup Sug­ar 1 Egg 1/2 Tea­spoon Vanil­la Extract 2 Cups All-Pur­pose Flour 1/4 Tea­spoon Salt 1/2 Tea­spoon Bak­ing Pow­der 2–3 Table­spoon Milk Direc­tions Pre­heat oven to 375 Degrees. Cream but­ter and sug­ar in mix­er bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until blend­ed. Mix in vanil­la. Add sift­ed mix­ture of flour, salt and bak­ing pow­der alter­nate­ly with milk; mix well. Chill dough until firm 15–30 min. Roll to a 1/4‑inch thick­ness on floured sur­face. Cut with 4 to 5‑inch cook­ie cut­ter. Arrange on greased cook­ie sheet or one that is lined with parch­ment paper. I pre­fer parch­ment paper. Bake for 5–7 min­utes. Mom’s oven is 5 min. mine is 7 min. Cool cook­ies on cool­ing racks com­plete­ly then add icing. This recipe makes about 1 1/2 Dozen Cook­ies....

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Dazzle-It Rings ~ Dotted Ring

Feb 20, 2015

I was asked by Car­mi Cim­i­ca­ta if I would be inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing in an upcom­ing blog hop for Daz­zle It. The blog hop starts Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 23rd and has lots of real­ly cool jew­el­ry design­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing. Since I am always up for any cre­ative chal­lenge I jumped on the oppor­tu­ni­ty. After view­ing the tech­nique book­let she includ­ed along with the prod­ucts need­ed I decid­ed to give a try at mak­ing the Dot­ted Ring. The Daz­zle-It Rings by Gio­van­na book­let has very easy to fol­low step by step instruc­tions which pret­ty much guar­an­tees a suc­cess­ful project every time. Sup­plies & Tools Used: Daz­zle-It Rings by Gio­van­na Tech­nique Book, #12 Bead­ing Nee­dle by Daz­zle-It, Beadalon Wild­fire Black .006in/0.15mm Weav­ing Thread, Daz­zle-It Czech 22g Vial Seed­Bead Orange, Lemon Yel­low, Opaque Roy­al Blue, Scis­sors Click on each name below...

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Key To My Heart Mini Album

Feb 18, 2015

The cov­er for this mini album is cre­at­ed from plas­ter cloth. If you have not worked with plas­ter cloth you real­ly should give it a try. It’s a fun medi­um. Once the plas­ter cloth dried I paint­ed both cov­ers. Then I antiqued the hearts with a col­or wash. You don’t need any­thing spe­cial to cre­ate a col­or wash. All you need to do is water down your acrylic paint to the desired shade and apply it to your project with a paint­brush. While the col­or wash is still wet, use a paper tow­el to dab ran­dom areas so some spots have more of a wash then oth­ers. Plas­ter is a great medi­um to add a col­or wash to because the wash runs deep into the crevices of the plas­ter. I plan to fill this mini album with pages cre­at­ed from...

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Altered Bottle Brush Tree

Feb 16, 2015

Bot­tle Brush Trees are fun to alter for any hol­i­day or to use year round as a home decor accent. You can attach these to wood­en spools, per­fume bot­tles, small glass jars, in shad­ow box­es, real­ly pret­ty much on any­thing. Also, if you want to col­or your trees it’s easy using any of the non-iri­des­cent Maya Mist col­ors. This altered bot­tle brush tree is so fast to cre­ate you can have it com­plet­ed in under 5 min. Sup­plies Need­ed: Bot­tle Brush Tree, Small Glass Bot­tle, Seed Beads, Small Flocked Flow­ers, Seam Bind­ing, Cro­chet Doily, White Maya Road Glit­ter Dust, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um Tools: Scis­sors, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Instruc­tions: Place seed beads into small glass bot­tle. Cut stems on small flocked flow­ers to short­en slight­ly, place into bot­tle. Dou­ble knot a piece of seam...

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I Love You Frame

Feb 13, 2015

This spark­ly chip­board frame is going to be added to the front cov­er of a mini album. I plan to cov­er the album with vin­tage sheet music and ledger paper than add pho­tos of Ter­ri and Ans­ley. If you want to make this chip­board frame it’s super sim­ple and here’s the tuto­r­i­al. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2 Maya Road Chip­board Frames, Maya Road Glit­ter ~ Red & Sil­ver, Red & Sil­ver Acrylic Paint, Vin­tage Sheet Music, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Glass Vial, Flocked Flow­ers, White Seam Bind­ing, Dia­mond Glaze, Glue Stick, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Dina Wak­ley Gel Medi­um, Book Page Words “I LOVE YOU”, Adhe­sive Foam Squares Tools Used: Scis­sors, Paint­brush, Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Tweez­ers Instruc­tions: Using a glue stick type adhe­sive, cov­er the front of one chip­board frame with vin­tage sheet...

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So This Is Love ~ Tag

Feb 11, 2015

The star of this tag is one of my new hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls. I think she is the per­fect accent for this tag and I must admit she is one of my favorites. If you want to recre­ate a tag for your­self or a friend I put togeth­er a step by step tuto­r­i­al just for you. Sup­plies Need­ed: Mani­la Tag, Vin­tage Music Sheet, White Crepe Paper, Chip­board Heart, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, Plat­inum Stick­les, Dia­mond Stick­les, Small Red Flocked Flower, Brown & White Twine, 3 Cro­cheted Doilies, Doo­dle­Bug Rhine­stones, White Embroi­dery Floss, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Fab­ric Tac Fab­ric Adhe­sive, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um Mat­te, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll, Small Alpha­bet Stamp Set, Jet Black Archival Ink Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Paper Trim­mer,...

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Valentine Home Decor Accent

Feb 9, 2015

This valen­tine home decor piece show­cas­es one of the hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Dolls I now have in my etsy shop. I love these dolls from long ago and when pos­si­ble make molds of dolls I think you too would like to use in your craft­ing projects. This lit­tle cutie is hold­ing a book under­neath it’s arm. I put togeth­er a tuto­r­i­al so you too can recre­ate this home decor accent. I plan on dis­play­ing this year round in my stu­dio. Sup­plies Used: Large Wood­en Spool, Vin­tage Sheet Music, White Crepe Paper, 2 Chip­board Hearts, Dina Wak­ley Media Ruby Acrylic Paint, 16 Gauge Wire, Dia­mond Glaze, Maya Road Red Glit­ter, White Embroi­dery Floss, Red & White Bak­er’s Twine, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Ranger Mul­ti Medi­um-Mat­te, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Flocked Flower, Hand­made Pen­ny Can­dy Doll with...

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It is Love ~ Scribbly Bird Tag

Feb 3, 2015

Since the birds are pret­ty hap­py Spring is com­ing and have been chirp­ing non-stop out­side my win­dow and Valen­tine’s Day is just around the cor­ner I decid­ed to cre­ate this tag using Dina Wak­ley’s Scrib­bly Birds and Col­lage Hearts stamp sets. I think her stamp sets are some of the most unique on the mar­ket as all are cre­at­ed from images she has drawn in her art jour­nals. This tag is lay­ered with a Jen­ni Bowl­in Sten­cil, Ranger Tex­ture Paste, Dina Wak­ley Media Paints, Plat­inum Stick­les, Book Pages, Washi Tape and of course stamped images using Mani­la Card­stock, Jet Black Archival Ink and Dina’s...

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