Magnetic Board and Doily

Apr 5, 2011

Here is how I plan on using the tray I found a few weeks ago at Frisco Resale. Once my scrap­room is cleaned up from all the book projects being cre­at­ed it will find a per­ma­nent home in there until then it will sit out in the liv­ing area. The but­ton mag­nets are old but­tons my dad attached mag­nets to the back of. They work per­fect­ly on this tray and look adorable. I plan on using this tray as an inspi­ra­tion board, receipt hold­er and what ever else I need to not mis­place at the moment. I always keep the let­ter from my sweet Uncle Ed near by… he always has such won­der­ful words of encour­age­ment and is so proud of my book. The doily flower mag­net you see at the bot­tom of the...

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Fun notions project…

Feb 22, 2011

While I was on Pin­ter­est look­ing at all the won­der­ful pho­tos post­ed I came across this super cute project. I thought it was such an awe­some idea and knew I had to make one. When my grand­fa­ther passed away mom and dad brought me back a cup and saucer they found in one of Gram­pa’s cab­i­nets. The paint­ed blue­ber­ries remind­ed mom of when we went blue­ber­ry pick­ing one morn­ing while we were vis­it­ing, this past sum­mer. Well I decid­ed I would use this cup and saucer to make my lit­tle notions hold­er and it was super easy. All you need to do is attach some small mag­nets to the bot­tom of the saucer using E6000 as direct­ed on their pack­age. Once the mag­nets were attached I attached the tea cup to the saucer using...

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Perfect Pearls Love Tag

Feb 7, 2011

I cre­at­ed this tag using the new Per­fect Pearls Con­fec­tions Kit just released at by Ranger CHA‑W. If you went to Ranger’s booth you might have seen it. This new com­bi­na­tion is so pret­ty and reminds me of Spring. If you would like to recre­ate this tag just go here and you’ll find the entire sup­ply list and step by step instruc­tions. I used the Tim Holtz Alter­ations Tat­tered Flo­rals Bigz Die to make the flower. I like the look of the pearls and vin­tage but­tons strung on 24 gauge wire. I think I might be doing this more often. And yes you can see I used UTEE on the tag. It adds just the right amount of dimen­sion and is so sim­ple to do. I need jars and jars and jars of this...

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Another Art Form…

Jan 2, 2011

Jump Rings, Bail Plates, E6000,Vintage But­tons and BAM… new addic­tion! Here are a few things I made, yes­ter­day. I need to get some chains to put these on and I think sev­er­al neck­laces worn at once will look real­ly cute and cer­tain­ly blingy at CHA. I love how the light­ing there makes every­thing seem to sparkle more. Tomor­row, it’s back to book projects… refo­cus, Lisa, refo­cus! I have a tech­nique swirling around in my head I can’t wait to try and I feel it’ll be an awe­some one for my book. These are a few pieces I made for Ans­ley And here are sev­er­al pieces I made for me out of vin­tage pins, but­tons and cuff links. This is so much fun and I love that all are unique. Are you going to try...

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Some Holiday Bling

Dec 23, 2010

This is a bracelet I cre­at­ed using some big pearl cabo­chons I’ve  had for a while and some vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons I’ve been hoard­ing. It’s super sim­ple to make and one I will be wear­ing a lot as I love any­thing that sparkles. This idea came about while I was in Hob­by Lob­by, yes­ter­day look­ing at all the hol­i­day clear­ance items. While walk­ing around I end­ed up in the jew­el­ry aisle. I saw their bracelet with bezel items and BAM I had an idea. Well I could not get home fast enough to see if it would work and as you can see it did. I wish the sun was out today so you could see the sparkle but looks like a cloudy day for us. I plan on going back to Hob­by Lob­by...

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Clearly for Art…

Nov 5, 2010

My oh my, oh my is Wendy Vec­chi’s “Clear­ly for Art” super cool to work with… seri­ous­ly you will LOVE play­ing with this mod­el­ing film. It is lit­er­al­ly fool proof you CAN NOT mess this stuff up… promise! Sup­plies Need­ed: Tim Holtz Alter­ations Tat­tered Flo­rals Bigz Die, Alco­hol Inks Cran­ber­ry, Gin­ger, Ter­ra Cot­ta, Ranger Felt Appli­ca­tor Tool, Stu­dio 490 Be Inspired… Make Art Stamp Set, Archival Ink Jet Black, Ranger — Non Stick Craft Sheet, Heat Gun, 7 Vin­tage But­tons, Embroi­dery Floss Instruc­tions: Using the Tat­tered Flo­rals Die cut two of the daisy look­ing flow­ers. Punch a small hole in the cen­ter of each flower. Place these on a Non Stick Craft Sheet. Apply Cran­ber­ry, Gin­ger and Ter­ra Cot­ta Alco­hol Inks onto a Felt cov­ered Blend­ing Tool. Apply Alco­hol Inks onto the two flow­ers....

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Boobie Canvas…

Oct 5, 2010

I bet that title got your atten­tion. Remem­ber the can­vas I did and said it was for a great cause… well below is all the info on how you can try to win mine or any of the oth­er tal­ent­ed artists who par­tic­i­pat­ed in Cheryl Dar­row’s can­vas raf­fle. It would be awe­some if she could send a great big fat check to the Susan G. Komen Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion. You can remove the Jen­ni Bowl­in vin­tage image inside the can­vas niche. I think it would be awe­some to place your own fam­i­ly pho­to­graph inside. The ledger paper used on my can­vas is from 1933, the book page flow­ers are from an old Amer­i­can Lit­er­a­ture book and the vin­tage shell but­tons are from a col­lec­tion a man had been col­lect­ing for YEARS. He had over...

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I have a paper secret…

Sep 29, 2010

But I have to share. I just can­not keep this one a secret. While par­tic­i­pat­ing at the Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tion ~ Mykonos event I stum­bled upon this gor­geous vin­tage paper line. And since I LOVE Christ­mas and any­thing with old San­ta images well… you can only imag­ine my excite­ment. The design­er is Gudrun Loen­neck­en. She lives in Nor­way and is super tal­ent­ed. Gudrun did an adorable make n take with her papers one evening in Mykonos. Every­one loved her designs. The one shown below is Gudrun’s Christ­mas 2010 line and I can­not wait to start my Christ­mas album. Front view… love that lit­tle girl and the San­ta images. Back view… the paper with the post­card images is incred­i­ble. Isn’t this lit­tle girl so cute among all the hearts and hol­ly. Then you can only...

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These things make me smile…

Aug 19, 2010

I thought I would show you a few more things from around my scrap­room. I just love old and new mixed togeth­er… although what I am going to be show­ing is most­ly old… also, I find it fun to dec­o­rate my scrap­room with items I have found with oth­er peo­ple while dig­ging in antique stores or thrift shops… makes me think of them a lot when I use the prod­ucts I have stored in dish­es etc. I have used these two can­dle hold­ers for years to fill with can­dy hearts for Valen­tines Day or snow for Christ­mas but now they will be filled with vin­tage but­tons of every kind. Oh how these make me hap­py sit­ting right on my work­table at arms reach. I always think of me and dad scoop­ing out and count­ing ...

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Show Day 1

Jul 27, 2010

What a whirl­wind of a day… One minute into the show I had a line wait­ing to cre­ate my make-n-take and 5 hours lat­er all 78 were done. Then did some demos on how to make a real­ly cute flower using our satin pleat trim. Tomor­row’s make-n-take will be cre­at­ing a flower that has been mist­ed with sev­er­al dif­fer­ent col­ors of Maya Mist… then the cen­ter will be one of the new bin­go pieces. AND the give­away is awe­some… just say­ing. So stop by in the morn­ing so you don’t miss out. From 11:00 to 11:30 I will have a book sign­ing at the R & M booth #2025. So if you would like one of my books make sure you get there first thing at 11:00 as I will need to leave right...

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Starting to feel some progress

May 27, 2010

well it is day 3 of rest­ing the shoul­der well hon­est­ly semi rest­ing the shoul­der and I am start­ing to feel some improve­ment. So I guess I real­ly did need to rest the darn thing and since I have been only work­ing on CHA sam­ples I thought I would share some more of my favorite projects in my book. Oh but first… those of you on the wait­ing list for my “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” tech­nique class that I will be teach­ing at The Crafty Scrap­per next month we have added anoth­er day. Here is the sched­ule for Fri­day, June 11th Noon “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” 6:00 “Tus­cany and Ros­es” then Sat­ur­day, June 12th Noon “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” (Sold Out) So if you are on the wait­ing...

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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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Doing the major Happy Dance…

Mar 15, 2010

Before I dropped off all the items I was donat­ing to Frisco Resale I decid­ed to stop in and take a look for any old books they might have sit­ting around… well no books were to be found but I did score this won­der­ful lit­tle set.… I near­ly faint­ed when I saw these sit­ting on the shelf. Seri­ous­ly I could not get to them fast enough… I got all of these for under $15.00. From what I can find out this is Pink Frost­ed May­fair Open Rose Depres­sion glass. It was made in the 1930’s and I LOVE it! I plan on tak­ing these with me when I teach and fill­ing the bowl with Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, sort­ed but­tons will be placed in the rel­ish dish and the plat­ter and sug­ar and cream­er will...

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I love Jenni Bowlin and her products…

Mar 12, 2010

Here is a lit­tle sneak peek of a project I cre­at­ed using lots of Jen­ni’s new prod­ucts. It will be post­ed on her Inspi­ra­tion blog some­time this month. Which means you will have to keep check­ing back to find out when mine is post­ed. But until then check out all the great projects that have been shared so far. You will quick­ly see why Jen­ni calls it the inspi­ra­tion blog as there is LOADS of inspi­ra­tion to be found by lots of tal­ent­ed peo­ple. Below is the list of prod­ucts used to cre­ate this project. Sup­plies Used: Home­spun Die-Cut Label Paper, Home­spun Mini Papers, Home­spun Ban­ner Stick­ers, Red Ban­ner Stick­ers, Mul­ti Dot­ted Labels, Bin­go Cards — Mini Spring­time, Orange Embell­ished But­ter­flies, Vin­tage Style Sew-On But­tons — Green, Pearl & Rhine­stone Pins — Cream Stick...

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New Products I love…

Jan 16, 2010

Since Maya Road sneak peeks will con­tin­ue Mon­day I thought I would show you a few prod­ucts already revealed that I real­ly love. I love how gor­geous this Red Medal­lion Flower accent­ed with a Crys­tal and Vin­tage Black Pearl Pin looks next to an Upper­case Philadel­phia Chip­board let­ter that is altered with fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. You can bet I will be tint­ing some Crys­tal Pins with my cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks using this Tim’s cool fil­l­able pen in the near future. I love how cute this heart and arrow from the Love Mini Chip­board Set looks altered with vin­tage sheet music and fine sil­ver ger­man glass glit­ter. It is attached to one of the Mixed Scal­lop Tri­an­gle Ban­ners from the Mini Set. And I think this but­ton from the Mini But­ton...

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Let the sneak peeks begin…

Jan 13, 2010

Oh how I love being on the Maya Road design team espe­cial­ly this time of year when I get to play with all their new release prod­ucts. Here is a project I cre­at­ed using lots of new Maya Road prod­ucts. This sweet ban­ner will be dis­played in my scrap­room and cer­tain­ly in a spot so that I can see it all the time. I just love it. I col­ored the Maya Road Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Beads using a Cop­ic Mark­er (Sand E33) and I embossed the Chip­board But­tons using my Cut­tle­bug and the French Script Emboss­ing Fold­er. New Release Prod­ucts Skin­ny House But­ton Mini Set But­ter­flies Mini Set Hearts Trin­ket Pins Leaf (Brown) Trin­ket Pins Mini Wave Mauve Trim Char­coal Ink Pad Pink Ink Pad And I am so in love with the new But­ter­flies...

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Mittens and Snowflakes

Nov 6, 2009

I love the cuff on these mit­tens. They remind me of when I was around 3 or 4 years old liv­ing in Kit­tery, Maine. One win­ter I remem­ber sit­ting in the back seat of my Mom and Dad’s blue Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle with my hands all toasty and warm inside my brand new muff. I loved that muff and thought I was some­thing else using it. I think it’s fun­ny how a lit­tle piece of craft Boa can remind me of some­thing long ago. Instruc­tions: Cov­er the front and back of three pages from a Maya Road Mit­ten Chip­board Coast­er Book with vin­tage wall­pa­per. I used Aleene’s Paper Glaze adhe­sive when attach­ing the wall­pa­per. Sand the edges of each mit­ten using a sand­ing block or Emory board. Apply a clear dry­ing liq­uid adhe­sive around the...

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Got a pair of plain gloves…

Oct 8, 2009

If not, I found this pair along with pink, brown and navy in the $1 sec­tion at JoAnns. Cut out some flow­ers from cream felt using a Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers #3. Accent them with a sim­ple back­stitch using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cut three leaves free hand and make a but­ter­fly out of the 2nd to small­est flower on the Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers using the same cream felt. Stitch a sim­ple back­stitch on these as well using the same #543 embroi­dery floss. Attach a pearl bead in the cen­ter of two vin­tage but­tons using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cre­ate 2 tulle flow­ers using white tulle gath­ered with #543 embroi­dery floss. Trim the edges of the tulle flower with pink­ing shears. Lay­er the flow­ers togeth­er and attach each flower lay­er using Fab­ri-Tac  (I lay­ered the...

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Altered Vellum Buttons Part 2…

Jul 27, 2009

So last week as I was clean­ing up my work­sta­tion I tossed the vel­lum accent­ed but­tons I made onto a pile of old book pages. Well I looked down and noticed the text com­ing through the vel­lum and had an instant Ah HA moment I just have to share. Look at how cool these but­tons are when you add an old book page to the back of the vel­lum! I just love the lay­ered look so much. All you do is after you have com­plet­ed alter­ing a clear but­ton with vel­lum, cov­er the back of the vel­lum with Glossy Accents, place the but­ton glossy side down onto the book page, press the but­ton down firm­ly with your fin­gers to remove any air bub­bles, poke the but­ton holes with a paper piercer and let it...

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Mixed Scallop Banner Album…

Jul 24, 2009

Here is the new Maya Road Mixed Scal­lop Ban­ner Album. This album comes with four scal­lop pages, four plain pages and 2 rings. I real­ly like that you can stack the plain pages on top of the scal­lop pages cre­at­ing a four page ban­ner as I did below. I like the dimen­sion you get with the pages stacked. You can also alter­nate between the scal­lop and plain pages cre­at­ing an eight page ban­ner. Lots of pos­si­bil­i­ties with this new lit­tle gem. Oh I had a lit­tle Ah Ha moment yes­ter­day while I was toss­ing these clear but­tons around on my work­space. I can’t wait to show you next week. I do believe you are gonna like it a lot! Although if you do a lit­tle inves­ti­gat­ing online you might be able to see what...

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Vellum Accented Buttons…

Jul 20, 2009

For those of you who loved my Vin­tage But­ton Bou­quet tuto­r­i­al here is anoth­er take using the clear but­tons. The steps are the same to alter these I just replaced the ledger paper, music sheets and news­pa­per with vel­lum. These but­tons will make a beau­ti­ful “But­ton Bou­quet” or can be used as sub­tle accents for lay­outs, cards and mini albums. I guess I should just say, “Basi­cal­ly any project you can think up.” So try the vel­lum… I think you will like it. Sup­plies Need­ed: Clear but­tons Web­ster’s Pages Sweet as Cher­ry Pie Vel­lum Glossy Accents Tools Used: Scis­sors If semi trans­par­ent is not for you, you can replace the vel­lum with any pat­terned...

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