Handmade Art Journal

Aug 21, 2014

I real­ly love see­ing all the amaz­ing art jour­nal­ing that lots of my friends do but I have issues, like seri­ous issues when it comes to the jour­nals. I love dimen­sion­al col­lage which means, I like to stick LOTS of bulky things in my art. Well, this does not work well with a lot of art jour­nals due to the type of bind­ing most have so the prob­lem was solved this week by cre­at­ing my own art jour­nal. Now I can add all the bulky items I want and the art jour­nal will still close. The thick­er my art jour­nal gets is no big­gie because all I need to do is use larg­er binder rings. Even though I’ve used vin­tage items that you might not have on had to cre­ate my art jour­nal my ideas...

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Rocky Mountain Memories ~ Artist Flood Relief

Jun 20, 2014

Last Sep­tem­ber Col­orado was real­ly hit hard with unex­pect­ed flash floods.  Dams broke, roads were washed out, rivers took con­trol, and lives were lost.  It’s just so dev­as­tat­ing.  Com­plete towns were evac­u­at­ed, lives lost, peo­ple unac­count­ed for, homes & busi­ness­es demol­ished. Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries is host­ing a silent auc­tion to help Cross­roads Min­istries. This non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion has pro­vid­ed a total of 725 flood relief assists but their funds are deplet­ing.  Any assis­tance would be appre­ci­at­ed. Up for auc­tion are many great pieces from var­i­ous artists. I’ve donat­ed auto­graphed copies of  all three of my books Delight In The Details, Delight In The Sea­sons and Delight In The Art of Col­lage, plus sev­er­al oth­er items.   This shab­by chic bird­house was shared on my blog in July of last year. If you want to read how I cre­at­ed it...

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Drying Flowers

May 6, 2014

Sad­ly, my vio­las are get­ting to the end of their peak bloom­ing sea­son. I love vio­las and these have brought me great joy all win­ter. I can’t stand the thought of toss­ing them out so I decid­ed to snip off all the blooms and dry them for future art and jew­el­ry projects. Press­ing and dry­ing these tiny flow­ers is so easy to do. All you need are sev­er­al sheets of wax paper, some heavy books and 7 days of patience. Since vio­las are so small 7 days is all you need to wait. If you are press­ing larg­er flow­ers depend­ing on the size it can take up to 4 weeks. To press/dry my vio­las I lined them on a sheet of wax paper then cov­ered them with anoth­er piece of wax paper and placed some heavy books on top. So...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Carmi Cimicata

Mar 26, 2014

“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, Car­mi Cim­i­ca­ta. I first dis­cov­ered Car­mi on Pin­ter­est while look­ing at resin jew­el­ry and kept see­ing her work. I soon fell in love with her quirky, funky and amaz­ing resin jew­el­ry. She has a style all her own and I find...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Ruth Rae

Feb 28, 2014

“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, Ruth Rae. Ruth Rae cre­ates some of the most gor­geous tex­tile pieces I’ve ever seen. I fell in love with Ruth when I dis­cov­ered her book “Lay­ered, Tat­tered & Stitched” I lit­er­al­ly could not put this book down. Each item she...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Becky Shander

Feb 11, 2014

“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, Becky Shan­der. Becky cre­ates with a wide range of items that I find very appeal­ing when com­bined. She cre­ate beau­ti­ful col­lage pieces using ephemera and found objects. Her tex­tiles pieces of all sorts are sim­ply stun­ning and her altered and jew­el­ry...

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Decoupage Papier-Mache

Jan 9, 2014

This project is one you will find in Delight In The Art of Col­lage Chap­ter Four ~ Paper on pages 112 — 115. It is a fun tech­nique that cre­ates awe­some results. I was so hap­py to see CreateMixedMedia.com and North Light Books offer it as a free online tuto­r­i­al. The papi­er-mâché bird on this can­vas is actu­al­ly half of a dec­o­ra­tive box. When I found the pack­age of three bird box­es, I saw six birds that I could alter in all kinds of dif­fer­ent ways. I decid­ed to decoupage, paint and stamp this one, but I have ideas to cov­er the oth­ers with fab­ric, mists, mod­el­ing paste and glit­ter. Just because an item is meant for one thing does­n’t mean that’s how you have to use it. If you want to cre­ate your...

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Delight In The Art of Collage ~ Giveaway

Jan 3, 2014

Last week, I received copies of my lat­est book Delight In The Art of Col­lage. Yes, seri­ous hap­py dance is going on in my house because it means I can help one lucky blog win­ner com­plete their Delight Tril­o­gy. It still blows my mind when I think about hav­ing writ­ten and cre­at­ed three books. We are talk­ing 200 projects and about 70,000 words. This is a lot of cre­at­ing and a lot of cre­ative infor­ma­tion. The crazy thing is I would like to do anoth­er book with plas­ter but this is still just in the “I think I want to do it, not I have to do this or I’m gonna bust stage”. For a chance to win a copy of Delight In The Art of Col­lage read the info at the bot­tom of...

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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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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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Delight In The Art of Collage Kit 3 ~ The Playroom

Jun 14, 2013

This kit reminds me of all the Moms that have said, “If you kids don’t clean up this play­room right now, I’m throw­ing every­thing away”. It’s filled with so many items you would find scat­tered all around a play­room. Delight In The Art of Col­lage ~ Kit 3 ~ The Play­room is filled with vin­tage and non-vin­tage game pieces, wood­en blocks, bin­go cards, pages from chil­dren’s books and so much more, just look at the long list of con­tents below. Each kit is filled with awe­some items that are per­fect for cre­at­ing three dimen­sion­al col­lages and assem­blage type art. Kit Con­tents ~ 10 Vin­tage 1903 Flinch Play­ing Cards 2 Com­mu­ni­ty Chest Monop­oly Cards 2 Chance Monop­oly Cards 3 Real Estate Monop­oly Cards 9 Play­ing Cards (70’s Design 5 Fuch­sia, 4 Teal) 3 Vin­tage Bin­go...

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Jenni Bowlin Studio ~ Congrats Card

Apr 11, 2013

It’s no secret I love Jen­ni Bowl­in Stu­dio prod­ucts. I’ve been so lucky to have her spon­sor all three of my books and have used her prod­ucts since she start­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing items. When I saw the new line Mod­ern Mer­can­tile designed by Lisa Dick­in­son at CHA‑W I was in love. Mod­ern Mer­can­tile works per­fect­ly with all of Jen­ni’s amaz­ing embell­ish­ments. Today’s card is 1 of 4 that I’ll be shar­ing with you over the next sev­er­al days. All the com­plet­ed cards mea­sure 4″ x 5.5″. To cre­ate this card I used Mod­ern Mer­can­tile ~ Mis­cel­lany, Patch­work,  Etcetera & Hodge Podge pat­terned papers, a Maya Road Kraft Scroll Frame Jour­nal­ing Tag, a JBS True Vin­tage Milk Bot­tle Cap & a Flat­back Read­er Flair Piece, some Maya Road Linen Burlap Trim, a JBS Kraft Feath­er Tags, Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress...

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Delight In The Art of Collage

Mar 19, 2013

It’s the name of my new baby, book 3!!! I am so hap­py to final­ly be able to share the title AND a few sneak peeks from each chap­ter. I’ve worked my tail feath­ers off on this one as it real­ly pushed me cre­ative­ly into a new direc­tion that I tru­ly love. My edi­tor Kristin Con­lin was with me all the way on the crazy emo­tion­al roller coast­er of writ­ing and cre­at­ing a book. Believe me it’s one long emo­tion­al roller coast­er too. Some days I was near­ly in tears, which I quick­ly told myself to suck it up but­ter­cup, to being super hap­py from won­der­ful feed­back she’d heard. It’s crazy. Delight In The Art of Col­lage is a col­lec­tion of Assem­blage, Mixed Media, Tech­niques and Projects. As you know, I get bored eas­i­ly...

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So much countdown fun

Dec 14, 2012

I’ve real­ly enjoyed get­ting night­ly pho­tos of my nieces Made­lyn and Bel­lie enjoy­ing their 25 Day Count­down to Christ­mas activ­i­ty. They are lov­ing every­thing I’ve includ­ed so far. Each night is a sur­prise for all me and them as I don’t know the order in which Belin­da has them doing their activ­i­ty. Warn­ing… this is a very heavy pho­to blog post but I real­ly want to share their fun with far away fam­i­ly so I hope you don’t mind it not being crafty today. Made­lyn and Bel­lie were mak­ing their Christ­mas cards, this night. I can only imag­ine how they dec­o­rat­ed them because both love any­thing that has to do with art. Here they had a blast mak­ing paper chain gar­lands. This is such a fun, sim­ple old fash­ioned dec­o­ra­tion to make that brings...

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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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Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts Demo ~ Book Signing

Aug 11, 2012

Today, I will be cel­e­brat­ing the Grand Open­ing of the Jo-Ann Fab­rics & Crafts in Sher­man, Texas with a Free Demo & Book Sign­ing. I will be sign­ing my books “Delight In The Sea­sons” & “Delight In The Details” as well as show you how to make the ever so pop­u­lar paper rose as shown above. Sup­plies are lim­it­ed so don’t be late. See ya there!...

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New Feature Added for Independent Store Owners

Jul 30, 2012

Alan and I have been work­ing hard on com­pil­ing a list of places that sell “Delight In The Sea­sons.” We’ve come up with quite a list and look for­ward to con­tin­ue adding to this list. If you are an inde­pen­dent scrap­book store or book store in the US or Inter­na­tion­al­ly please email me (lisa@lisapace.com) a pho­to hold­ing my book “Delight In The Sea­sons” while stand­ing next to the books dis­play inside your store. We will then add your store’s name and web­site link to my “Where To Buy” page. Alan and I are also work­ing on a pho­tos page show­ing and list­ing the names of stores using the pho­to you send. I’m very com­mit­ted in help­ing all inde­pen­dent store own­ers who take the time to order and sell my books. You are all a very...

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Taking a little Blog Break…

May 28, 2012

I’ve been swamped with lots of project dead­lines as well as prepar­ing for this sweet girls upcom­ing High School Grad­u­a­tion, Sat­ur­day. So I’m tak­ing a bit of a blog­ging break. Once things calm down I’ll be back but until then, you might want to check out my blog Archives for fun sum­mer projects I’ve cre­at­ed over the years… lots of good tuto­ri­als can be found all the way back to August of 2006. Those of you attend­ing GASC in Arling­ton, Texas this week, I’ll be sign­ing my books “Delight In The Details” and “Delight In The Sea­sons” in The Crafty Scrap­per booth after lunch, Thurs­day, May 31st. Come and see me and Car­olyn’s amaz­ing booth....

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What a wonderful weekend…

Feb 27, 2012

Fri­day night was so much fun. I still can­not believe I was sit­ting at the table sign­ing two books I cre­at­ed and wrote. Crazy I tell ya. Just goes to show , if you just keep work­ing and mov­ing for­ward, as the days add up it is amaz­ing where you will end. Car­olyn’s store, The Crafty Scrap­per is such a hap­py place. Her employ­ees are all so won­der­ful, her end­less sup­ply of amaz­ing prod­uct is mind blow­ing and well Car­olyn is pret­ty won­der­ful her­self. Her son Den­ton is such a sweet­heart. He gave me  flow­ers that were sprayed with a light dust­ing of glit­ter. How sweet was that! He can do no wrong in my eyes. I love that lit­tle boy some­thing fierce. Car­o­line even drove down to be there which was real­ly appre­ci­at­ed....

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Upcoming Creative Weekend

Feb 8, 2012

I will be going to my Hap­py Place, The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, for a fun filled cre­ative week­end, the last week­end in Feb­ru­ary. My sec­ond book “Delight In The Sea­sons” debuted at CHA and I want to show off my beau­ti­ful new vin­tage inspired, stamp line, Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace. Car­olyn is going to help me start the week­end off Fri­day night, Feb­ru­ary 24th from 6–7pm for a book­ing sign­ing fol­lowed with a fun make-n-take using my new stamps. If you have my first book “Delight In The Details” feel free to bring it along too and I will glad­ly sign it for you. And just so you know Car­olyn will have both books and all the stamps from Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion for sale in her store. I will be leav­ing sam­ples cre­at­ed with...

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Discount Code and More Felting

Jan 13, 2012

First I need to tell you about this awe­some deal on my book Delight In The Sea­sons. Click HERE to make a pur­chase and if you see addi­tion­al paper­craft­ing books you would like to pur­chase use this Code MMS0112 to save an extra %15 on those books. Okay, now for today’s cute project. I’m just about fin­ished with this lit­tle bird can­vas I’ve been work­ing on for anoth­er sweet friend I roomed with while in Mykonos. We still keep in touch and I’ll see her at CHA. Can’t wait! This can­vas is a mini as it only mea­sures 2.5″ x 3″. I paint­ed the edges of the can­vas black then once dry ran­dom­ly paint­ed scal­lops on top of the black and accent­ed the cen­ter of each scal­lop with a black pol­ka dot. I attached vin­tage...

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