Featured Artist ~ Kate Yetter

Mar 2, 2012

Today, I’m show­cas­ing an adorable shad­ow box Kate Yet­ter cre­at­ed using stamp sets from my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion ~ Per­fumery, Styl­ish and Fash­ion­able, Fine and Dandy, Soci­ety Lady and Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets stamp sets. Each sec­tion of Kate’s shad­ow box is per­fect­ly accent­ed with stamped images and embell­ish­ments.   Kate also cre­at­ed this adorable tag using Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets ATC stamp and the brooch stamp from Soci­ety Lady. Thanks, Kate for shar­ing your projects with me. I love what you cre­at­ed. If you want to see more of Kate’s work please vis­it her blog The Scrap Yard. To see more Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion inspi­ra­tion please vis­it the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Face­book Page. The gallery is FILLED with lots of amaz­ing projects. Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful week­end. I will be clean­ing, doing laun­dry and felt­ing bun­nies and mice....

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A Wilton Grad Confession

Feb 29, 2012

Hi, my name is Lisa and I’m a Wilton cake dec­o­rat­ing grad­u­ate. I’ve dec­o­rat­ed cakes and cup­cakes for years but I do have a lit­tle secret that I must share/confess. If you are in a crunch for time this cake is awe­some, easy and keeps your kitchen spot­less (well as spot­less as it was before you start­ed, this cake is amaz­ing but not a mir­a­cle work­er) there is no mess to clean up what so ever. So what’s the secret you ask… well, I’m super lucky that Tom Thumb (local gro­cery store) is just around the cor­ner from our house. Their bak­ery makes an incred­i­ble fudge iced choco­late 8 in. round dou­ble lay­ered cake. It’s only $7.99 if you use your rewards card or $11.99 if you don’t. Ans­ley loves it and we have been...

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Snowman Mini Box and Album

Nov 11, 2011

This cute lit­tle guy can be found in the gallery in the back sec­tion of “Delight In The Details”. I just love him and had so much fun sculpt­ing his face. My favorite part is his car­rot nose. I also thought you might like to see what is inside the small altered box. It’s a cute tee­ny tiny, mini album I filled with snow pho­tos of the girls from win­ters past. My lit­tle Mr. Win­ter looks so cute sit­ting on the shelf of my scrap­room and I can hon­est­ly say, I have enjoyed look­ing at him every sin­gle day. This is one of my favorite projects I cre­at­ed for my book and wish Maya Road would bring this box back. Maybe if you bug Car­o­line enough for me she will. It nev­er hurts to...

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Artistic Journey

Sep 28, 2011

Here is anoth­er lit­tle sneak peek of the project I will be teach­ing at Artis­tic Jour­ney, this week­end. Can you tell I’m get­ting excit­ed for this event? It is a unique heart shaped shad­ow box filled with lots of Maya Road prod­ucts like Mini Chip­board Pieces, Ink, Glit­ter, Trims, Wood­en Embell­ish­ments and cov­ered with the gor­geous Pink Paislee But­ter­fly Gar­den Pat­terned Paper Col­lec­tion. I real­ly love how it turned out and can’t wait to teach all the fun tech­niques. And yes­ter­day, I fin­ished three orna­ments for a Vin­tage Hol­i­day Orna­ment Class. I will be teach­ing this class at The Crafty Scrap­per, Novem­ber 12th. This class will be lim­it­ed to 23 peo­ple so if you want to take the class make sure you sign up as soon as Car­olyn posts it to the Events page...

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Hello Card

Aug 3, 2011

This card is one I cre­at­ed using the August Main Kit “Siren’s Call” by Cocoa Daisy and the Add On Kits “Calyp­so” and “Mist and Ink”. The win­dow with the flower box was super fun to make so I thought I would tell you how I did it if you want to give it a try. Using Maya Mist I sprayed the chip­board win­dow. Once dry I removed the four panes and placed a piece of pat­terned paper on the back to look like cur­tains. I cov­ered the flower box using pat­terned paper, sand­ed the edges and accent­ed the pol­ka dots with Dia­mond Stick­les. I then cut 4 pieces of 24 gauge wire to about 8″ in length. I thread one end of the wire through a but­ton about 1″ and twist­ed the wire...

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Chicago Water Tower and HandBehg Felts

Jul 26, 2011

While sight-see­ing in Down­town Chica­go Ron­da, Chris­tine and I stum­bled upon the Chica­go Water Tow­er. The Chica­go Water Tow­er was built in 1869 and is the sec­ond old­est water tow­er in the Unit­ed States, after the Louisville Water Tow­er in Louisville, Ken­tucky. The archi­tec­ture on this build­ing is awe­some. While at CHA I came across a felt com­pa­ny called Hand­Be­hg Felts. This com­pa­ny has some of the cutest projects to cre­ate and are so nice. I real­ly enjoyed talk­ing with the own­er and learn­ing about her prod­uct. I will cer­tain­ly be cre­at­ing with some of these prod­ucts for sure. This was their make-n-take box… I made the cutest flower pin and could have stayed there all day mak­ing more. A box filled with adorable felt flow­ers. Adorable felt acorns. As you can see Hand­BE­HG...

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Gift Box

Jun 29, 2011

I altered this box using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I plan on plac­ing a gift card inside for a spe­cial some­one on their birth­day. After­wards they can use the box to store small items inside. Alter­ing items is one of my favorite things to do… I love turn­ing some­thing that was dis­card­ed and no longer want­ed into a new trea­sured item. That is one rea­son my clos­et looks like a hoard­er lives in my stu­dio. I can­not pass up small box­es and paper mache items. I always think, “Oh this would be awe­some to alter.” I real­ly like the flow­ers that come in the “South Loop” Add On Kit. They are pre­fect to cre­ate a lit­tle flo­ral group­ing. And you know I love the Maya Road Crys­tal Trin­ket Pins. There...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I real­ly like the warm col­or scheme of this card. The com­bi­na­tion of the red and cream is so pret­ty. Of course the pops of Dia­mond Stick­les here and there are awe­some too. I cov­ered the bot­tom two jour­nal­ing cards with pat­terned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then dis­tressed and inked the edges and attached it to the mid­dle cir­cle using a pop dot. I think the Octo­ber After­noon Word Stick­er strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream per­fect­ly. The strips add inter­est and col­or to the card in a super sim­ple way. Prod­ucts used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Choco­late Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries”...

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Ice Cream & Snow Cone Money Holder

Jun 3, 2011

What a fun way to save all the change us moms find in the wash­er and dry­er when doing the fam­i­ly laun­dry. This lit­tle box can hold the dis­cov­ered nick­els, pen­nies, dimes and occa­sion­al dol­lar bills found for fun sum­mer treats from the Ice Cream Man or in our town the Snow Cone Lady. The pat­terned paper, alphas, paint and ink used to cre­ate this project are from the Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” June Main Kit, “Fruit Smooth­ie”, “Choco­late Malt” and “June Coor­di­nat­ing Paint and Ink” Add On Kits. This evening, I’ll be teach­ing my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries” class at The Crafty Scrap­per. If you’re signed up for the class please check her web site for the list of sup­plies you need to bring. Those of you that are in town vis­it­ing for GASC should come...

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Summer Memento Box

May 30, 2011

Now that reveal day is over at Cocoa Daisy and what a fun time that was I might add, I can now start to show you some of the projects I cre­at­ed using the Cher­ry Soda June Main Kit and Fruit Smooth­ie and Choco­late Malt Add On Kits. I had a blast cre­at­ing this sum­mer memen­to box for Ans­ley. It’s per­fect for her to store all her pho­tos, sou­venirs and oth­er keep­sakes from this sum­mer. If you want to learn how to make this project, I’ll  have a tuto­r­i­al in my Tips, Tech­niques & Tuto­ri­als online work­shop post­ed some­time this week. I’m telling ya, Chris­tine ROCKS the Cocoa Daisy Kits! Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful Memo­r­i­al Day and thank you to all the ser­vice men and women (past and present) who brave­ly put their lives on...

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Quilted Memories

May 23, 2011

I’ll be teach­ing my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries” shad­ow box class Fri­day evening, June 3rd, at The Crafty Scrap­per. The class will start at 5pm and costs $50. There is “LIMITED SPACE” avail­able for this class so make sure you call the store (972.923.3151) and sign up now. After a day of shop­ping at GASC in Arling­ton, what bet­ter way to end the day than spend­ing the evening at Car­olyn’s fab­u­lous store. Car­olyn will have a crop going on one side, make n takes at the front and my class on the oth­er side of the store. It’s going to be a FUN, FUN, FUN night! My class will take 3–4 hours depend­ing on your skill lev­el. Each square of this Maya Road shad­ow box is filled with baubles and ephemera bits remind­ing us of those days gone by....

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It’s Back!!!

Apr 21, 2011

Artis­tic Jour­ney 2011 ~ Art­ful Mem­o­ries fea­tur­ing The Crafty Scrap­per and Maya Road I’m so excit­ed to be a part of this event again this year. So come share a week­end of fun, laugh­ter and learn­ing as it is going to be a blast. When Is The Event Sched­uled And What Will You Get For The Price? The Artis­tic Jour­ney will begin on Sep­tem­ber 30th (around 2 pm) and end on Octo­ber 3rd (around 3 pm), 2011 at the home of The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, TX (approx­i­mate­ly 30 min­utes south of down­town Dal­las). Cost of the Artis­tic Jour­ney 2011 is $275.00. Includ­ed in this $275.00 price are: Three 3 hour class­es with 3 teach­ers from the Maya Road Design Team Class kits chock full of del­ish scrap­book­ing prod­ucts (just bring your basics) Full...

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4 Chapters and 2 Promos…

Mar 31, 2011

Are in the can!!! Today, we worked it and got 13 tech­niques shot with 30 min. left in the day. So Jen­ni and I start­ed orga­niz­ing for the two tech­nique videos I”ll be shoot­ing tomor­row. I will be so glad when tomor­row is over. I’ve wor­ried about shoot­ing these videos all week long. But Jen­ni says it will all be okay and I have noth­ing to wor­ry about. It’s so strange as I can talk to any­one, have taught at CHA, have instruct­ed 1,000’s of make-n-takes, taught class­es with­out any fear but pull that cam­era out and I freeze up. If I lose my fear of the cam­era tomor­row Amy Coon wont know how to act. Every time she comes to the Maya Road booth at CHA I want to just take off run­ning...

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Chapter Two and Lunch…

Mar 29, 2011

It was anoth­er great day in the stu­dio. We were able to com­plete the step outs for all of Chap­ter Two which means we’re halfway done. Com­plet­ing each tech­nique means I am that much clos­er to hav­ing this book in my very eager hands. I can’t wait to see it all fin­ished. I do believe you all are going to LOVE it just as much as Delight In The Details. This is the table where all the sup­plies I need to recre­ate each of the 40 tech­niques in my book are placed. Yes­ter­day this table was com­plete­ly cov­ered. It’s nice to see some emp­ty space on it now. Each bag­gie is filled with sup­plies and marked with the chap­ter and tech­nique num­bers. Being orga­nized like this helps speed up the process just a tad...

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I love dimensional layouts…

Feb 23, 2011

First I got­ta tell ya… reg­is­tra­tion for Paper Cow­girl OPENS today at 9:00 a.m. cen­tral time.… go here to reg­is­ter and sign up for class­es. I hope to see ya there. Oh and one lit­tle bit of infor­ma­tion I left out regard­ing my project are the dimen­sions… the shad­ow box mea­sures approx­i­mate­ly 7.5″ square by 1″ deep. I will also have my book avail­able for pre-sale at the dis­count­ed rate of $17.99 + tax for those attend­ing Paper Cow­girl. All books must be picked up at Paper Cow­girl. I will have a few avail­able for pur­chase dur­ing my book sign­ing but they will be at my reg­u­lar cost of $22.99 + tax. I will let you know when I have the spe­cial link up and ready. Okay now on to why I love dimen­sion­al lay­outs…...

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Pieces of Time

Feb 21, 2011

I am so look­ing for­ward to the Paper Cow­girl Retreat com­ing June 9th — 11th. Paper Cow­girl is a retreat held every June in Wax­a­hachie, Texas. You will find class­es such as altered art, paint­ing, sol­der­ing and more. This retreat even has a ven­dor craft show that I hear is real­ly nice and filled with lots of won­der­ful items for pur­chase. This year, I will be the guest speak­er. I’m always excit­ed to help those who wish to break into the world of pub­li­ca­tion. So my speech “Artist to Author” will hope­ful­ly encour­age and inspire many to jump out of their com­fort zone and give their dream of being pub­lished a go. I cre­at­ed an altered shad­ow box to teach exclu­sive­ly at Paper Cow­girl. The altered project is titled “Pieces of Time” and each...

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Birthday Box

Feb 18, 2011

This is a small gift box for a spe­cial birth­day some­one. I think my favorite part is the vial with the can­dle inside and the make a wish jour­nal­ing strip wrapped around it. My hus­band Alan was look­ing at me a tad bit strange­ly as I was burn­ing down the can­dle so it would fit inside. He is not a visu­al per­son so he could not fig­ure out what in the world I was doing. But once he saw the fin­ished project it all made sense to him and he loved it. I real­ly like the tis­sue tape bow too… it is cov­ered in crys­tal coarse glit­ter and out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les. Any­thing birth­day themed has to have glit­ter. Ha who am I kid­ding, it’s more like any­thing I cre­ate has to have glit­ter....

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Altered Paper Mache Book

Feb 15, 2011

This altered piece uses all brand new CHA‑W release prod­ucts by Tim Holtz. I was so hap­py to see the Frac­tured Doll in my box of prod­ucts to design with.… I love these dolls and you get two dif­fer­ent sized dolls per pack­age! Next to the white seam bind­ing I attached one of his new Chain Tas­sels. These are the per­fect accent for a project and I love the move­ment of the tas­sel. The pat­terned papers used are from his new Paper Stash — Crowd­ed Attic line. This paper line is so pret­ty and has designs in it for all styles. The but­ter­flies and moths behind the Frac­tured Doll and among the paper flow­ers inside the book are from Tim’s new Sal­vage Stick­ers — Crowd­ed Attic. I real­ly like the but­ter­flies and moths images....

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Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing a can­vas for their Design­er Chal­lenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excit­ed yes! They sent each design­er a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Per­fect Pearls and Per­fect Pearl Mists and told us to cre­ate some­thing that reflect­ed our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Plat­inum Stick­les and glit­ter and once I got start­ed I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger prod­uct and when you look at the list below you’ll real­ize I’m not kid­ding. It was so much fun to sit and just cre­ate what­ev­er came to mind. I cut the grungepa­per into squares, embossed them using my cut­tle­bug then sewed them all togeth­er with a zigzag...

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CHA Day 2…

Jan 31, 2011

Over 100 make-n-takes and yards and yards of Pleat Satin Edg­ing hav­ing been cut, day 2 of CHA has come to an end. Tomor­row I will be with Maya Road from 10:00 until 12:30. Then at 1:00 I will be doing a book sign­ing and make-n-take for F+W Media (booth #2234) until 2:00. From 2:00 to 2:30 I will be doing anoth­er book sign­ing for R+M West Coast Dis­trib­u­tors (booth #608). Now remem­ber, since I am on a tight sched­ule F+W Media will be hand­ing out only 20 tick­ets to those in line just before my book sign­ing and make-n-take. So if you want to play and get a signed book make sure you get there ear­ly. Once I am fin­ished with the book sign­ing at R+M I will head back over to the...

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It’s a BeaUTEEful day over here…

Jan 24, 2011

(I think I just saw some eye­rolls, but real­ly how cute is the word BeaU­TEE­ful? Talk about mak­ing a super cute t‑shirt… and I would wear it!) Ok on to some projects. This was a sim­ple brown box that a neck­lace came in and I turned it into this using these prod­ucts … Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink, Blend­ing Tool, Jet Black Archival Ink, two Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Stamps (Script & Flower), Emboss­ing Ink, Mold-n-Pour, Clear UTEE, Heat Gun, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Plat­inum Stick­les, Heavy Weight White Card­stock, Seam Bind­ing and Foam Squares. From start to fin­ish this took no more than 30 min. And I also made this sweet tee­ny tiny house cov­ered it in UTEE (did you real­ly think I would­n’t?) then altered trees, trims and a ban­ner. The entire piece is...

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