CHA‑S 2013 ~ Dress Form Card

Aug 20, 2013

This is a card I cre­at­ed for Ranger using the new Stick­les they debuted at CHA‑S. Oh my good­ness are you going to LOVE the new col­ors. They are awe­some and I have a few new favorites to add to my collection/addiction, Mer­cury Glass, Cham­pagne and Pink Taffe­ta are my favorites from CHA‑S.   In this close up you can real­ly see how pret­ty the Pink Taffe­ta Stick­les looks accent­ing the design on the wings. It is the most beau­ti­ful shade of vin­tage pink. The dress form and bow are accent­ed using Cham­pagne Stick­les. This new col­or looks just like antiqued gold. It’s gor­geous. Tip: To make the Stick­les pop even more on the edge of the dress I first inked the edges using Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink. Then I applied the Stick­les.  I used...

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Happy New Year ~ 2013

Jan 1, 2013

Thank you all for such an awe­some year. Through­out the year, I’ve cel­e­brat­ed with you the birth of our niece Olivia and Ans­ley turn­ing 18. I intro­duced you to my love of nee­dle felt­ing, shared in my excite­ment of attend­ing Ranger Uni­ver­si­ty and announced my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion Spring Release. I got to do a super fun Free Webi­nar with my friend Ron­da Palaz­zari, had a blast at CHA‑S and tour­ing down­town. I was asked to do a demo & book sign­ing for the Grand Open­ing of Jo-Ann Fab­rics & Crafts in Sher­man, Texas and got to teach class­es at ScrapFest in MN. Car­o­line and I trav­eled to Bel­la­gio, Italy where I taught at A Kiss on the Chic’s Cre­ative Retreat. I dis­cov­ered the art of resin and filled my online store and Etsy store with lots of fun stuff. I loved watch­ing my nieces with the 25...

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Shabby Chic Bangle Bracelet

Sep 8, 2011

Com­bined are two prod­ucts Maya Road released at CHA‑S that I just LOVE. If you like Shab­by Chic and ban­gle bracelets you are going to want to make one of these for your­self. It’s so easy to make. Sup­plies Need­ed: Maya Road Organ­za Tea Gar­den Trim — Rose, Maya Road Vin­tage Find­ings — Pearl Cen­ters, Wood­en Ban­gle Bracelet, Fab­ri-Tac Tools Used: Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Using scis­sors cut sec­tions of the Rose Trim so the ends meet when wrapped around the wood­en ban­gle bracelet. Attach the trim to the bracelet using Fab­ri-Tac. Con­tin­ue to wrap the cut strips around the bracelet mak­ing sure to over­lap the trims just slight­ly so none of the wood shows between the sec­tions. I think I cut 5 strips. Once the bracelet is com­plete­ly cov­ered, using Fab­ri-Tac attach three Pearl Cen­ters...

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Super Cute Idea

Sep 1, 2011

I’m not sure if I should thank Chris­tine Drumheller’s moth­er or not but she now has me on the hunt for vin­tage salt and pep­per shak­ers to make unique dec­o­ra­tive tas­sels. Yes, you read right… tas­sels. Chris­tine did a few blog posts for me while I was gone so I snagged this pho­to show­cas­ing a lay­out she cre­at­ed of her and her Mom. I thought you should see the face of this cre­ative lady. While Chris­tine and I were chat­ting one day at CHA‑S she told me about these unique tas­sels her moth­er used to make from salt and pep­per shak­ers. Well, Chris­tine sent me two and I have just got to share this idea with you. Have I told you how cute of an idea this is… I mean seri­ous­ly how cute is that...

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Charm Inspiration…

Jun 23, 2011

I’ve real­ly had fun mak­ing charms for Ter­ri and Ans­ley as well as friends and fam­i­ly. I like to col­lect lit­tle things here and there to cre­ate some­thing mean­ing­ful from a spe­cial moment or event. Then I’ll think and think on it until I come up with a unique way to incor­po­rate the item or items into a small token to give as a remem­brance of that day. Last year, while I was in Greece for Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tion ~ Mykonos I brought back a lit­tle bit of sand, some coins and evil eye charms. I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time but fig­ured some­thing would come to mind. Well, I will be room­ing with Chris­tine and Ron­da at CHA‑S next month and decid­ed this would be...

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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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Congrats to my dear friend…

Jul 29, 2008

Wendy’s stamps are large cling mount­ed stamps (I think there are 24 all togeth­er) and she has a real­ly cool clear album to store them in when not in use. Oh and not only was she debut­ing her own stamp line, she was also doing demos for Ranger using Per­fect Pearls which now I have got to start using cause they are so cool.

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Jul 28, 2008

We used pages from sev­er­al of the many Maya Road Chip­board Coast­er Albums, placed one of the cut sheer sheet tem­plates on top of the chip­board page, sprayed the Maya Mist Orange on top (hold about 6″ from the page for best over­all cov­er­age), removed the Sheer Die Cut Sheet and sprayed the Maya Mist Metal­lic Gold on top of the masked chip­board page.

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CHA here I come…

Jul 15, 2008

I thought before I left I would share one last post show­cas­ing more new Maya Road prod­ucts. I made this lit­tle orna­ment from a few pages from their new But­ter­fly Coast­er album… This one is their new Square Scal­lop album. These are great to inter­change with their Square Scal­lop Chip­board Album.

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I do believe…

Jul 15, 2008

Well I say this now but I’m sure Car­o­line and Deb will come up with anoth­er design I love even more. There are some fab­u­lous projects from the design team show­cas­ing many of the new release items.

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So many things…

Jul 14, 2008

Here is a real­ly fun new prod­uct that will be hit­ting the stores in Aug. This mini album sheet by Maya Road is so cool. So here is what I cre­at­ed using this fun new prod­uct…

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Finally the time has come…

Jul 13, 2008

Here is a project I cre­at­ed for CHA‑S using loads of new Maya Road prod­ucts. You will be see­ing lots of these new felt bead­ed flow­ers, the clear stick pins (be still my heart) and the cher­ry blos­som chip­board sets in future projects and lay­outs.

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Just two more days…

Jul 12, 2008

The Felt Bead­ed Blos­soms come in three dif­fer­ent sets, Brown and Cream, Lt. Pink and Dk. The Suede Stitched Blos­soms also come in three dif­fer­ent sets Pink and Cream, Red and Orange, Blue and Brown.

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Inspiration Board…

Jul 7, 2008

So I used scraps of fab­ric I have been sav­ing, some chick­en wire found in our garage and an old frame a friend of mine gave me years ago. Also, if you want to see some great new release items from Maya Road check out their blog.

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Another Ornament and the Winner Is…

Jun 26, 2008

Heart Chip­board Coast­er Book Wings Key­chain Foun­da­tion Chip­board Antique Keys Microchips Neu­trals — Hearts Jonathan Alpha­bet Rubons Clocks Rubons — Black Jour­ney East — Hong Kong- Saku­ra Rib­bon Today I fin­ished anoth­er tag for CHA‑S using a pho­to of my Dad and Maya Road Prod­ucts.

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What a great day…

Jun 7, 2008

Beth Williams their exec­u­tive edi­tor, Chris­tine Doyle their edi­to­r­i­al direc­tor and Gina­Marie Reda their assis­tant edi­tor. It was the kin­da so great you can­not stop think­ing about it so great! I found some great trea­sures that I can­not wait to work into some of my book lay­outs and projects.

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Is anybody out there…

May 31, 2008

Prod­ucts: DCWV Card Pat­terned Paper (Basic­Grey Mel­low) Maya Road Office Sheers — Memo Maya Road Heart and Home Maya Road Scroll Rubons Maya Road Jonathan Rubons Ranger Stick­les (Crys­tal) Thread (Black) Chest­nut Roan (ClearSnap) Black Pen Glue Dots Instruc­tions: Cut pat­terned paper to fit the top of your card Using Black thread, sew a straight stitch all around the pat­terned paper Adhere to card Ink edges using Chest­nut Roan Adhere Office Sheer to card as shown Alter a house from the Heart and Home chip­board set with pat­terned paper, ink edges and heart using Chest­nut Roan, accent house using a Black Pen Adhere to top of Office Sheer, accent house using Crys­tal Stick­les Adhere Scroll and Jonathan Rubons

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Cards and Maya Road…

May 9, 2008

I just want­ed to post a reminder that the Maya Road “We want to take your Mini Album to CHA” con­test ends Sun­day, May 11th. To enter, you sim­ply need to upload your project to the Two Peas mem­ber gallery — don’t for­get to check the “Maya Road Wants To Take Your Mini Album To CHA” mem­ber chal­lenge!

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12 boxes…

Jan 8, 2008

of won­der­ful new Maya Road prod­ucts are com­ing in tomor­row. I love see­ing all the new prod­ucts Deb and Car­o­line cre­ate. Usu­al­ly I am work­ing on a lay­out or project for a design team or a spe­cif­ic call.

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Christmas Sampler

Oct 18, 2007

I cre­at­ed this Christ­mas Sam­pler using lots of prod­ucts by Hei­di Grace. I love the red and pink col­or com­bi­na­tion and her whim­si­cal designs are cute, cute, cute! Hei­di’s line includes dou­ble sided paper, glit­ter paper, flocked paper, punch-outs, embossed chip­board, rub-ons, print­ed flow­ers and lots more.

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A little Foof House

Aug 24, 2007

I used a page from the new house album Maya Road debuted at CHA‑S and one of their new scal­lop frames. The quote reads: Every house where love abides and friend­ship is a guest, is sure­ly home, and home sweet home, for there the heart can rest.

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