A new favorite…

Feb 19, 2011

I love jew­el­ry, the hand­made every­day kin­da jew­el­ry, not the fine stuff… that makes me too ner­vous to wear. The one big issue I have and is the rea­son I don’t wear a lot of neck­laces and such is I am super picky about what I like… my style is one of a kind, spark­ly and any­thing vin­tage. If I can get any one of these three things in a piece of jew­el­ry well I’m excit­ed and if I can get all three well I’m  SUPER over the moon excit­ed! Well the oth­er day I was read­ing Suze Wein­berg’s face­book page and saw she opened up an etsy store called Suze does Fan­cy Schman­cy. Well I hopped on over to take a look and BAM what did my eyes find… a one of a...

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Talk about fly on by…

Jan 12, 2011

I can­not believe it has been so long since my last blog post. Yikes, but I have been super busy with projects, projects, projects. Being super cre­ative for my book and CHA has been chal­leng­ing but I’m not com­plain­ing. I have been super lucky to get my hands on some new prod­uct from three man­u­fac­tur­ers. I do believe you will want it all too. Not sure when I can start shar­ing but I will as soon as I get the go ahead. Super fun stuff to play with that is for sure. Which as I’m sure you have fig­ured out explains my lack of blog post­ing. I made this to wear at CHA. Just a lit­tle some­thing that will be fun to wear. It show­cas­es the Maya Road Resin Blos­soms. And my Col­lage Pauge...

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Since I am supposed to be resting…

May 22, 2010

my shoul­der which I must admit is mak­ing me cra­zier than ever… I thought I would share with you some of my favorite lay­outs fea­tured in my book “Delight In The Details”. These three are all so dif­fer­ent from each oth­er yet super detailed and as you know I can get lost in the details. The pho­to of the lit­tle girl is me. It is one of my favorite baby pho­tos.  I thought this pho­to was a per­fect match with this paper line by Jen­ni Bowl­in. In this lay­out I used my craft knife a lot. Which is most like­ly one of the rea­sons my shoul­der is killing me… I love to use my craft knife and grip it so tight­ly. I think the light chalk­ing on the bird and flow­ers makes for a...

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New found love.…

May 18, 2010

Sat­ur­day I took two sol­der­ing class­es (101 and 201) at The Crafty Scrap­per from the super tal­ent­ed Trisha Con­lon. I am now addict­ed and have so many ideas swim­ming around in my head. So I thought I would show you the charms I made in her class­es and then some that I made here at home. These were made in class 101. The flower one was learn­ing the chunky tech­nique and the oth­er two were just stan­dard straight line sol­der­ing. Actu­al­ly the chunky is taught in 201 but she kin­da slid that tech­nique in for me. These were made in the 201 class. She taught us how to cut glass and do the chunky tech­nique. We made the col­lage in 101. I added the vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons when I got home. The blob that...

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I’m home…

Apr 16, 2010

It was a super fun week vis­it­ing Jes­si­ca and her fam­i­ly. Below is one of the pho­tos I took while vis­it­ing and let me just say it was a week. Not only were we cre­at­ing like crazy in the evenings we were also tak­ing care of one kid with a mild case of chick­en pox, one with strep throat and a 5 month old… some days we did­n’t know if we were com­ing or going. It got so com­i­cal all we could do was laugh. Espe­cial­ly the day Jess called the Dr. to make an appoint­ment to bring Jacob in due to some strange bumps on his face, turn right back around after drop­ping Han­na off at school to pick her up because she was­n’t feel­ing well, then call the Dr. to see if...

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Glittered Easter Eggs

Mar 25, 2010

I see glit­tered paper mache eggs all over the stores this time of year and nev­er can allow myself to pur­chase them since they are so easy to recre­ate. I love how they sparkle when the light hits them. You can find paper mache eggs in all sizes but since I have a bag full of small ones I decid­ed to make some mini glit­tered eggs. Right now it is all about me try­ing to use up my stash. You can cre­ate and attach a hang­er to the top of each egg out of Bak­er’s Twine then place it on that East­er tree I keep talk­ing about… which should just about be filled if you are mak­ing these projects. I tell ya what, if you are cre­at­ing these East­er projects send me a pho­to...

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Easter Ornaments and Canvas Sampler Class Info

Feb 17, 2010

In this class you will cre­ate 6 adorable East­er Orna­ments that are per­fect to accent any East­er tree, gift bag or ban­ner. These orna­ments range in size from 3” to 4” and each front show­cas­es an adorable vin­tage post­card image while the back of each orna­ment is sim­ply cov­ered with images of vin­tage sheet music. You will accent each orna­ment with a silk flower, self adhe­sive pearls, brown & white baker’s twine and but­tons. If you choose, the vin­tage images can be accent­ed with Dia­mond Stick­les and the scroll frames can be accent­ed using Plat­inum Stick­les. I will show you how to accent dan­gling chan­de­lier pieces using Cop­ic mark­ers which can be pur­chased at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors if you wish to accent your orna­ments. There will be lots of paint­ing, sand­ing, glit­ter­ing and glu­ing in this...

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Another this and that post…

Jun 5, 2009

If you love vin­tage items then you need to check out the etsy store Paper Tales. They were lucky enough to get to dig in an old ware­house full of vin­tage items. Each day it seems Cass and Lau­ra add new items to their store that I want and I’m sure you will too. If you tell them Lisa sent you they will add a lit­tle sur­prise with your order. I also dis­cov­ered Scrap-Din­er has two new paper lines that I love and think are adorable. Cos­mo Crick­et Ear­ly Bird and Octo­ber After­noon Cher­ry Hill. It is going to be a great mail day for me pret­ty soon. I can’t wait to play with these two lines. Remem­ber my votive tuto­r­i­al? Fave­Crafts cre­at­ed a DIY Wed­ding eBook that includes my altered votive can­dle hold­er tuto­r­i­al and LOTS...

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A little Valentine Tutorial…

Jan 19, 2009

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seri­ous­ly love every­thing Deb and Car­o­line make and the great thing about their prod­ucts are they mix and match per­fect­ly. I always look at their coast­er albums and think they would make won­der­ful fab­ric pat­terns. Well need­ing a break from book projects yes­ter­day I decid­ed to use the bird pat­tern to cre­ate my own fab­ric embell­ish­ment. Talk about super EASY to make. Seri­ous­ly easy. This is the first piece of fab­ric any­thing I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Any­way, I thought I would cre­ate a lit­tle tuto­r­i­al think­ing you might like to give this a try. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2‑Ring Heart Binder (1 page) Sheer Heart Scal­lop Book (1 page) Heart Chip­board Book (1 page) Bird Chip­board Book...

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It’s Easter…

Mar 22, 2008

“Bird Nest Cup­cakes” are now on the table. It nev­er quite feels like East­er with­out some bird nest cup­cakes. All you need is a cake mix, white icing, flaked coconut, green food col­or­ing and jel­ly beans.

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Maya Road Sneak Peek #4

Feb 5, 2008

I have my “Sweet Sen­ti­ments Box” tuto­r­i­al list­ed for those of you that are inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing this for a loved one. Okay on to Sneak Peek #4 I LOVE the new Maya Road Bird Coast­er Books… I loved cre­at­ing their fan­cy wings with the new Scrolls from the Scrolls II Col­lec­tion.

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