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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