Faux Vintage Millinery Pin Tutorial…

May 7, 2009

I love any­thing vin­tage espe­cial­ly vin­tage millinery pins. I always won­der how the pre­vi­ous own­er wore theirs… did they adorn their hat, a lapel, accent a scarf or sweater etc… so with Moth­er’s Day just around the cor­ner I thought it might be fun to make one just for Mom. You could present this pin to her by attach­ing it onto a card, plac­ing it into a spe­cial altered box or by attach­ing it to the cen­ter of a bow to include with anoth­er gift. Either way I know she will love it espe­cial­ly since you made it just for her. I hope you enjoy this sim­ple tuto­r­i­al of a time gone by and oh so trea­sured millinery pin. Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Die Flower, Build A Lilac (sign up for the Sizzix newslet­ter, they...

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea…

Apr 23, 2009

We are cel­e­brat­ing a big birth­day today. Ter­ri turns 21 years old. I first saw this altered cup­cake box on Ran­jini’s blog many many months ago. She found the cup­cake box at Tues­day Morn­ing. I imme­di­ate­ly ran to ours to see if they had some and I got lucky. They had two left which I imme­di­ate­ly grabbed as I knew I would be using them as mon­ey hold­ers for Ter­ri’s 21st and Ans­ley’s Sweet 16 next year. The box is quite plain but has such poten­tial for alter­ing. The can­dle is held on by a mag­net although I attached mine to the top per­ma­nent­ly. Below is what it looks like before a lit­tle vin­tage sheet music, book page flow­ers, pearls, lace and glit­ter have been added. Enjoy your day Ter­ri. We love you...

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I’ve been working on…

Apr 20, 2009

a lit­tle some­thing for Nation­al Scrap­book Day and thought I would share a sneak peek. It is a lit­tle vin­tage ephemera sam­pler and will be offered as a free online work­shop project May 2nd, for all who wish to make it. Here is the list of sup­plies need­ed to recre­ate the sam­pler exact­ly as I cre­at­ed mine. But remem­ber as with all my work­shop projects you can recre­ate the project with items you already have on hand. 1 — 6” Square frame with approx­i­mate­ly 3.5” square open­ing (Found mine in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get) 6 — Maya Road Mini Chip­board Tags Maya Road Mini Chip­board Alpha­bet (Noah) Maya Road Microchips (Hearts) Maya Road Crushed Vel­vet (Cream) 1 – Jen­ni Bowl­in Tan­ger­ine Dream (Mini Papers) 5 – Vin­tage But­tons 3 – Pearl Beads (Cream)...

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What a bad blogger I have been…

Feb 9, 2009

As soon as I got home from CHA I hit the ground run­ning. No time to relax for a sin­gle sec­ond. I guess I will do a lit­tle run down of what has been going on in my lit­tle neck of the woods… 1st… CHA was a blast. Going with Maya Road is always so much fun. I did loads of make n takes, gave away fun stuff and got to chat with lots of won­der­ful peo­ple. 2nd… As soon as I got home I had to instant­ly start on a lay­out for Mem­o­ry Mak­ers. It is going to be includ­ed in an arti­cle in the July/August issue. I am not even going to tell you what it looks like as you will know it is mine the sec­ond you see it. It uses...

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And the fun begins…

Jan 15, 2009

Thanks every­one for shar­ing all the sweet things you do for Valen­tine’s Day. Ans­ley enjoyed pick­ing a win­ner. Actu­al­ly so much so she picked two. Con­grats to… Valerie Myers… Ans­ley liked the bal­loon taped to your son’s skate­board. She said it would be nice if I did the same thing in her favorite spots of our house. Guess what I will be doing this Valen­tine’s Day. And Leonie Aland… Ans­ley loved that you put the hearts in your hus­bands lunch box and embar­rassed him in front of all of his man­ly friends… typ­i­cal teenage girl. I hope you two enjoy my Cupid’s Work­shop. Final­ly the fun has begun. I don’t think I could have wait­ed anoth­er...

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Got Worries, Dreams or Wishes.…

Apr 23, 2008

Sup­plies: Small Match­box (2″ x 1.5″ x .5″) 2 — Pat­terned Papers or 1 — Dou­ble Sided Seam Bind­ing Flow­ers Jew­el­ers Tag Tools: Martha Stew­art Star­burst Punch Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Chest­nut Roan) Strong Adhe­sive Instruc­tions: Cut a strip of Pat­terned Paper to 2″ x 4.5″, ink edges using Chest­nut Roan Flu­id Chalk Ink Wrap strip of Pat­terned Paper around Match Box and adhere using a Strong Adhe­sive Ink out­er edges and the sides of draw­er por­tion of the Match Box using Chest­nut Roan Flu­id Chalk Ink Using the Star­burst Punch, punch out Star­burst from Pat­terned Paper and adhere to center/left top por­tion of the Match Box Wrap Seam Bind­ing around the Match Box and tie a bow Place a small bunch of Vin­tage Flow­ers under bow Tie Jew­el­ers Tag to cen­ter of Bow Open Match Box and fill with your wor­ries, dreams and wish­es

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Class Sneak Peek #4.…

Mar 8, 2008

This is a sneak peek of my 4th class at Last­ing Mem­o­ries. In this class those that attend will make an adorable whim­si­cal home using tem­plates I cre­at­ed as well as dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors, but­tons and embroi­dery floss.

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