Filled with thanks…

Nov 22, 2011

I try to stay pret­ty pos­i­tive in life but there are times when the old mon­key wrench gets thrown in and increas­es my anx­i­ety lev­els just a tad bit. Today, start­ed out being one of those days and then two won­der­ful things hap­pened that made me real­ize just how for­tu­nate I am to be blessed with won­der­ful friends and acquain­tances. This morn­ing, I get a text from my friend Wendy telling me to check my email… well I instant­ly do it because, well it’s from Wendy and she told me too… love her so much. Well my eyes near­ly popped right out of my head! Look at what was attached to her email. I can­not tell you how incred­i­bly excit­ed I was to see the awe­some project she cre­at­ed using my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Dr. Warn­er’s...

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Two Awesome Ladies

Sep 22, 2011

I have to tell you about and thank two very awe­some ladies who helped me dur­ing my class­es at ScrapFest. Kathy and Shay Lynn helped set up the class­room for both my Maya Road Mini Album and Card Class. While I was teach­ing each class they helped make sure all the atten­dees had every­thing stamped and mist­ed before class was over. They took pho­tos and most impor­tant­ly kept me on track with the allot­ted 45 minute time frame for each class, believe me they had their hands full. Those of you who have tak­en any of my class­es know we are just get­ting start­ed in 45 min. So as you can see I am not kid­ding when I say, Kathy and Shay Lynn you two were Awe­some, Awe­some, Awe­some… And I Thank You, Thank You, Thank...

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Some Family Fun…

Aug 20, 2011

Hi! Hope every­one had a great week! So hap­py to be back here again to share with you some of the new vin­tage-inspired, Vin­tage Street Mar­ket prod­ucts. This col­lec­tion of fun paper dolls is from our Fam­i­ly Fun line, which includes great paper doll die cuts for embell­ish­ing, and coor­di­nat­ing 12x12 card­stock. One thing I espe­cial­ly love about our own prod­ucts is  how well they coor­di­nate with authen­tic vin­tage items, which leads me to the first project I’d like to share today… Remem­ber these ice cream cups from child­hood? I remem­ber every day at school dur­ing lunch, we would get to choose a fla­vor of ice cream, and would be giv­en one of these cups and a lit­tle wood­en spoon. We were all so eager to eat the ice cream the threat of splin­ters...

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Just a note.

Aug 19, 2011

Hel­lo again! Chris­tine from Cocoa Daisy here to share a cou­ple fun cards I made using this mon­th’s kit “Siren’s Call”. Every month before I put my kit away to start work­ing with the next one I like to make a cou­ple cards with the left­over bits on my desk. This mon­th’s kit had the per­fect bright, pri­ma­ry col­ors to cre­ate a cou­ple cheery cards. For this first card I punched 1″ cir­cles from the Cos­mo Crick­et paper and then ran them through my sewing machine, let­ting the machine run a few stitch­es in between each cir­cle to cre­ate a ban­ner like affect. I laid them out on the card in ran­dom order, plac­ing foam adhe­sive under some to add a lit­tle dimen­sion. I fin­ished off the card with a tag and this cute...

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Reminiscing

Aug 18, 2011

Well Lisa will be back in town soon. I am sure she is not miss­ing the 100+F weath­er we have here in Dal­las. Even though she has been rub­bing in how nice and cool it has been since she was gone, at the end of the day she knows what she is com­ing back too. She is going to be busy this Fall with lots of things going on with Maya Road. Lisa will be teach­ing 6 class­es at Scrapfest in Min­neso­ta in about a month for Archivers.  Lisa is also com­ing along to do make and takes with Maya Road. The Maya Road class­es Lisa designed were very well received and sold out in less than a day.  Here is a peek at the card and mini album class­es she designed: Then two...

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Vintage Girl Birthday Card

Aug 17, 2011

Hi all!  It’s Dar­cy from Pink Per­sim­mon again.  This week my sis­ter, Judi, cre­at­ed this set of cards using our new Hel­lo Vin­tage Girl stamp set and a sneak peek of some ATC pat­terns that we are releas­ing at the end of the month. (wink…you’re the first to see them!) Judi had so much fun mak­ing these envelopes look just like a vin­tage pat­tern.  She even cre­at­ed a tem­plate to share with you today.  Down­load the enve­lope tem­plate at our web­site here.  It is sized to be sim­i­lar to an A2 card, so it fits a stan­dard 4.25“x5.5″ card inside. Our Hel­lo Vin­tage Girl set is real­ly fun to use with paper piec­ing.  Stamp the out­line of the girl on to the enve­lope or tag first, then stamp her onto anoth­er piece of white...

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My Friend Card

Aug 5, 2011

The embell­ish­ment on this card can be cre­at­ed and used for so many dif­fer­ent themes. I love mak­ing them for birth­day cards and oth­er spe­cial occa­sions. All you need are two dif­fer­ent sized scal­lop cir­cle punch­es. I used the Fiskars Extra Large and Large Scal­lop Cir­cle Punch­es, pat­terned paper, the but­ton is option­al as you can place a sen­ti­ment in the cen­ter if you would like, some rib­bon, pop dots and Stick­les (of course). Punch one scal­loped cir­cle using each punch, place the small­er scal­lop cir­cle onto the cen­ter of the large scal­lop using pop dots, cut two pieces of rib­bon to the desired lengths and attach them to the back of the large scal­lop cir­cle. I use Fab­ri-Tac as I find this holds trims bet­ter and you use far less liq­uid adhe­sive. You...

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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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True Love

Jul 20, 2011

This is the last of the cards I cre­at­ed using new Maya Road prod­ucts. They are releas­ing the cutest “Mini Bot­tle Caps” and when I say, “mini” I mean mini they are only .5″. I cre­at­ed the flower by col­or­ing the bot­tle cap using the car­di­nal cop­ic mark­er, one daisy from their “Large Daisy Vin­tage Lace Trim” and their new “Skin­ny Spool”. The “Wavy Lay­er­able Ban­ner” is mist­ed with “Egg­plant Put­ple Maya Mist” and stamped using the alphas from the “Just My Type” stamp set. The love chip­board word is inked using their “Pink 1” Ink Pad”. The“Mini Bot­tle Cap” is half filled with glossy accents and sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter then a self adhe­sive pearl was placed in the cen­ter. I accent­ed the pat­terned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit, scal­lop cir­cle cen­ter and chip­board pieces...

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Cute As A Button

Jul 19, 2011

This lit­tle enclo­sure card is cre­at­ed using the new “Cute As A But­ton” stamp set by Maya Road. The altered chipb­pard but­tons are Maya Road as well. I inked them, Stick­led them and cov­ered them with glossy accents. Once the glossy accents was dry I added cream embroi­dery floss to each but­ton and attached them to the card. I’m so look­ing for­ward to 10:00 this morn­ing as it is Day 1 of CHA! CHA is one of my favorite places to be… I love work­ing with Maya Road (Booth #1523), teach­ing make-n-takes and chat­ting with all the friends I have from around the US. And don’t for­get, I will be walk­ing the floor in the after­noon to look at all the man­u­fac­tur­ers new prod­ucts if you are the first per­son to tell me hi, I...

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Anniversary Card

Jul 18, 2011

I cre­atead this card using pat­terned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit and sev­er­al new Maya Road release items. The new “Win­ter’s Ros­es in Hound­stooth Pump­kin” goes per­fect­ly with their new “Satin Pleat Edg­ing in Gold­en Yel­low” and “Ruf­fle Cro­chet Trim — Sin­gle”. I had to put a “Black Wood­en Bin­go Cal­en­dar Piece” inside the rose cen­ter as it fit too well to pass up. I then accent­ed the Win­ter’s Rose with “Vin­tage Pearl and Leaf” Trin­ket Pins. And one can nev­er get tired of accent­ing cards or projects with the “Large Daisy Vin­tage Trim”. I love the soft­ness it adds to my projects. FYI: You can mist this trim with any of the sol­id Maya Road Mists to col­or coor­di­nate it with any of your projects. To make the col­or per­ma­nent just heat set it...

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Smile Sweet Heart Card

Jul 1, 2011

Here is a bright and cheery card I cre­at­ed using the Cocoa Daisy Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “South Loop” Add On Kit. I’m lov­ing all the bright col­ors and designs on these flow­ers and accent­ed with self adhe­sive pearls which are includ­ed in the main kit, makes them even cuter. You all know how much I love pearls! Today, I will be cre­at­ing with some new CHA release prod­ucts for Maya Road which make me so hap­py, just wait until you see them… oh my good­ness did Car­o­line and Deb ever out do them­selves with this release. I think it’s my favorite ever. Then tonight, I will be edit­ing into the wee hours of the night, again. My Aunt would cringe if she saw my sleep sched­ule right now it’s worse than...

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All Occasion Card

Jun 30, 2011

Here is a quick card to cre­ate and give for any occa­sion. I used prod­ucts from the Cocoa Daisy July Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “Tele­graph Hill” Add On Kit. I love the lace paper found in the “Tele­graph Hill” Add On Kit. It’s gor­geous and was so hard to make the first cut. I added the vin­tage milk bot­tle cap (from my stash) because the cork but­tons fit inside so per­fect­ly. Then Jen­ni Bowl­ins yel­low rhine­stone bow topped it off and com­pli­ment­ed the Maya Road trim at the same time. I’m in major book edit­ing mode right now so please excuse the short­ness of the blog post. But since going out­side does not appeal to me one bit since the temps will be 100 degrees all week. Edit­ing is the per­fect thing...

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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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The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages

Jun 22, 2011

Have you all seen this book in your local scrap­book or craft stores? If not, you need to look for it as it’s filled with LOADS of inspi­ra­tion for every scrap­book­ing top­ic you can imag­ine. I was thrilled to be asked to cre­ate a few projects for the book. F+W Media includ­ed a spot­light on my book “Delight In The Details” along with my two projects. As you can see Jen­ni Bowl­in spon­sored prod­ucts for these two projects. Oh how I love Jen­ni’s prod­ucts. I cer­tain­ly do have a hoard­ing issue with her items. If you love Jen­ni Bowl­in prod­ucts as much as I do make sure you check out her Inspi­ra­tion Blog.… it’s filled with LOTS of incred­i­ble projects. Thanks for the spon­sor­ship, Jen­ni. Here is a clos­er look at the two projects...

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New things in the works…

Jun 20, 2011

This week­end, Alan and I worked on cre­at­ing a new busi­ness card, logo and web­site. I’m lov­ing my busi­ness card! It real­ly does rep­re­sent my style and love of all things vin­tage. What do you think? My logo will look sim­i­lar to the busi­ness card and are you ready for this… my new web­site is going to be black and white… I’m going with a crisp, sim­ple, ele­gant look. It’s almost ready so don’t be sur­prised when you come vis­it me one day soon and it looks total­ly dif­fer­ent. It’s going to be easy to nav­i­gate and you’re going to love it. I’ll cer­tain­ly have a “debut” give­away ready for some lucky win­ner when it launch­es. Alan is even includ­ing a forum. So PLEASE, please, please par­tic­i­pate with me. I plan on post­ing lots...

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Hi

Jun 9, 2011

Hon­est­ly, this has to be the fastest card I’ve ever cre­at­ed. All I did was machine stitch around the inside edge of the pat­terned paper, dis­tressed and inked the edges with creamy brown ink, attached the fab­ric flow­ers using Fab­ri-Tac, accent­ed the pat­terns with Dia­mond Stick­les, added a 2mm self adhe­sive pearl to each flower cen­ter, put on my sen­ti­ment and BAM… done! That is FAST for me! Prod­ucts used to cre­ate this card are from the Cocoa Daisy June “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Fruit Smooth­ie” Add On Kit. Just wait until you see tomor­row’s project… you’ll nev­er look at brads the same and will be look­ing for more brads to make sev­er­al more of tomor­row’s fea­tured project. I can­not wait to show you. I want to make LOTS more of these as...

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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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Welcome Home Little One…

Jun 1, 2011

Late­ly, I seem to be into mak­ing cards. This one all start­ed because of that cute lit­tle ted­dy bear rubon by Octo­ber After­noon. With all the dif­fer­ent shades of red, blue, yel­low and green this card can work per­fect­ly to wel­come home a baby girl or boy. And a prod­uct I’ve not used before but am real­ly lov­ing are the Lily­Bee Design ABC Stick­ers. They are the per­fect size for card titles and jour­nal­ing. Plus you get EIGHT com­plete alpha­bet sets in EIGHT dif­fer­ent col­ors per sheet. Talk about awe­some! Prod­ucts used to cre­ate this card are from the Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” June Main Kit, “Fruit Smooth­ie”  and “Choco­late Malt” Add On...

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Happy Days…

May 31, 2011

No, not the show from the 70’s… those fun sum­mer moments when we were younger that we had no clue would be the hap­py child­hood mem­o­ries of today. I spent hours out­side jump­ing rope, blow­ing bub­bles, hav­ing fun at the beach, slurp­ing on pop­si­cles with my broth­er and eat­ing water­mel­on on hot sum­mer days while the juices ran down my chin. These are the moments I look back on and remem­ber fond­ly. So, with all these mem­o­ries being shared, you can bet when I saw these pat­terned papers by Pink Paislee in the June “Fruit Smooth­ie and Banana Split” Add On kits by Cocoa Daisy I knew just what I was going to make… a fun sum­mer card. I think this card por­trays all that is sum­mer as a child. Addi­tion­al sup­plies used came...

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Miniature stand

Apr 29, 2011

Well yes­ter­day was a day of one flight dis­as­ter after anoth­er so I end­ed up not being able to attend Ranger U. I am so sad about it but it was out of my hands. I got to the air­port, bag­gage checked in, through secu­ri­ty and flight delay #1 came up, then not too longer flight delay #2 came up, not too longer after that flight delay #3 came up and then BAM flight can­celed as well as all flights to Newark. I was on the phone, inter­net and tex­ting try­ing to fig­ure out a way to get to Newark but it was just not in the cards for me. So here I sit at home wait­ing for my lug­gage to return to me and let me just say I’m a true Texas girl...

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