Jenni Bowlin Studio ~ Congrats Card

Apr 11, 2013

It’s no secret I love Jen­ni Bowl­in Stu­dio prod­ucts. I’ve been so lucky to have her spon­sor all three of my books and have used her prod­ucts since she start­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing items. When I saw the new line Mod­ern Mer­can­tile designed by Lisa Dick­in­son at CHA‑W I was in love. Mod­ern Mer­can­tile works per­fect­ly with all of Jen­ni’s amaz­ing embell­ish­ments. Today’s card is 1 of 4 that I’ll be shar­ing with you over the next sev­er­al days. All the com­plet­ed cards mea­sure 4″ x 5.5″. To cre­ate this card I used Mod­ern Mer­can­tile ~ Mis­cel­lany, Patch­work,  Etcetera & Hodge Podge pat­terned papers, a Maya Road Kraft Scroll Frame Jour­nal­ing Tag, a JBS True Vin­tage Milk Bot­tle Cap & a Flat­back Read­er Flair Piece, some Maya Road Linen Burlap Trim, a JBS Kraft Feath­er Tags, Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress...

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CHA‑W 2013 ~ W should stand for Whirlwind

Jan 21, 2013

CHA~W was a whirl­wind for sure. There were so many excit­ing things to see and do I have no idea where to start. To me CHA is like a mini reunion, it’s always won­der­ful see­ing old friends and mak­ing new ones.  Below are the adorable make n takes Car­o­line designed for me to teach each day of the show. I love that she always has a dif­fer­ent one each day. And can you believe some atten­dees have cre­at­ed every make n take I’ve done with Maya Road since my first show with them in 2007. The Maya Road make n takes were so pop­u­lar that each day by 1:00 we fin­ished all we had pre­pared and had to scram­ble to come up with a new one. My table is always crazy with a line...

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CHA-Summer 2012 Day 2

Jul 18, 2012

Today, I was in the Maya Road booth all day doing make-n-takes. Let me tell you my feet and knees hurt so bad tonight I can hard­ly stand it. But before head­ing to bed I want­ed to show you some of my favorite Maya Road prod­ucts which just so hap­pen to be pret­ty pop­u­lar with store own­ers too. But before I show you these pho­tos let me first show you this one… this is Ter­ra Cameron with Simon Says Stamp. You can pur­chase my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp HERE. If you ever have a chance to chat with Ter­ra and/or Hei­di you will love every sec­ond. They are the sweet­est. Okay now on to the pho­tos of my favorite new Maya Road prod­ucts. You will be see­ing these a lot...

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Make n Take Giveaway

Feb 7, 2012

The last day of CHA‑W, I showed lots of peo­ple how to cre­ate this super cute flower pin. You use about 12″ of Maya Road Satin Pleat Trim, 12″ of Maya Road Pleat­ed Tulle and a Maya Road Antique Jew­el But­ton for the cen­ter. To cre­ate the flower all you do is attach the pleat­ed tulle on top of the satin pleat using Fab­ri-Tac adhe­sive at the sewn edge of each piece of trim. Then start­ing at one end  loose­ly begin rolling the two trims until you get to the oppo­site end. Next, apply Fab­ri-Tac to a punched pat­terned paper cir­cle and attach the bot­tom end (sewn edg­ing) of the rolled trims to the punched cir­cle, let the trims spread out a bit to resem­ble a rose. Then using a hot glue gun, attach...

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Maya Road DT Member Canvases

Feb 4, 2012

I always find it fun to see what mem­bers of the Maya Road Design Team cre­ate when giv­en the same chal­lenge. Each CHA‑W Car­o­line gives the DT mem­bers a blank can­vas and tells us to alter it as we want, she only requires that we stay true to our style and include any Maya Road prod­ucts we want… it is such a fun chal­lenge. Dur­ing CHA I took pho­tos of each  DT mem­ber’s can­vas so I could share… I hope you’re ready for some amaz­ing inspi­ra­tion because this post is filled with LOTS! Andrea Wiebe Angel­la Pear­don  Anne Jo Lexan­der also known as Ania Car­o­line Lau Dina Wak­ley Emi­ly Pitts Julia Stain­ton Karen Grun­berg Lin­da Albrecht Lisa Pace that’s Me Ron­da Palaz­zari Shel­ley Hagan­man  I was­n’t kid­ding when I said loads of inspi­ra­tion. I...

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Miniature Charms

Dec 14, 2011

I’ve been hav­ing fun cre­at­ing these minia­ture charms in between work­ing on CHA projects and oth­er design com­mit­ments. Yes, it’s that time of year again… CHA‑W is just a lit­tle over a month away. I will be work­ing in the Maya Road booth again with some won­der­ful make n takes lined up and have two book sign­ings for my new book “Delight In The Sea­sons”.… I can­not wait for this book to debut. I’m so proud of it! Ok on to the charms… the base mea­sure 3/4 inch­es square and are actu­al­ly vin­tage bin­go pieces. I attached heavy white card­stock on the top of each bin­go piece then using Cof­fee Archival Ink and sev­er­al dif­fer­ent Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamps I stamped parts of the images from the Per­fumery (crown), Pock­et Watch and Robe Pat­tern (Fine...

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Apr 28, 2011

I’m head­ing to Ranger U today and can­not wait to play all week­end with a group of friends I’ve nev­er met, yet feel like I already know.  We have been email­ing and plan­ning for weeks. New Jer­sey just might not ever be the same again once we hit the streets. So while I’m gone I thought I would give you all a lit­tle some­thing to cre­ate this week­end. “You R 2 Tweet” is now a free online work­shop. I hope you have fun cre­at­ing the mini ban­ner. This is a class I taught at CHA when my book debuted at CHA‑W 2010. You can use my book “Delight In The Details” to ref­er­ence the tech­niques used in this project. The page num­bers are includ­ed in the instruc­tions. To gain access to the work­shop click...

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Stanley Ruler Necklace

Apr 20, 2011

Here is some­thing I made with one of the items dad brought me. It’s a neck­lace made from a 6″ Stan­ley Ruler. It start­ed out as a bracelet but I was going to have to leave two of the pieces off and did not want to do that so a neck­lace it became. I must admit it was hard cut­ting that cute lit­tle ruler but I real­ly like it as a neck­lace so now I’m over it. Sun­day night, dad and I went to Lowe’s and got a Dremel. Oh the ideas I have swirling in my head. Dad gave me a quick les­son on how to use all the parts that came with it but I still think there will be many a phone call made his way. But I plan on mak­ing some...

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Altered Paper Mache Book

Feb 15, 2011

This altered piece uses all brand new CHA‑W release prod­ucts by Tim Holtz. I was so hap­py to see the Frac­tured Doll in my box of prod­ucts to design with.… I love these dolls and you get two dif­fer­ent sized dolls per pack­age! Next to the white seam bind­ing I attached one of his new Chain Tas­sels. These are the per­fect accent for a project and I love the move­ment of the tas­sel. The pat­terned papers used are from his new Paper Stash — Crowd­ed Attic line. This paper line is so pret­ty and has designs in it for all styles. The but­ter­flies and moths behind the Frac­tured Doll and among the paper flow­ers inside the book are from Tim’s new Sal­vage Stick­ers — Crowd­ed Attic. I real­ly like the but­ter­flies and moths images....

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Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be inter­est­ed in cre­at­ing a can­vas for their Design­er Chal­lenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excit­ed yes! They sent each design­er a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Per­fect Pearls and Per­fect Pearl Mists and told us to cre­ate some­thing that reflect­ed our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Plat­inum Stick­les and glit­ter and once I got start­ed I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger prod­uct and when you look at the list below you’ll real­ize I’m not kid­ding. It was so much fun to sit and just cre­ate what­ev­er came to mind. I cut the grungepa­per into squares, embossed them using my cut­tle­bug then sewed them all togeth­er with a zigzag...

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Set Up Day…

Jan 28, 2011

Set­ting up the booth begins. Yep, all these crates con­tain the prod­uct you want and pur­chase. But before the store own­ers can get the CHA‑W release prod­ucts into their stores set­ting up the booth and get­ting all the prod­ucts and show sam­ples up for dis­play must be done. This is cer­tain­ly NOT the GLAMOROUS side of trade shows. But at least Car­o­line makes it as fun as pos­si­ble. Sarah and Lau­ra find the humor in lots of things dur­ing the process and make you laugh but David well… he is like a grumpy old man. The open­ing up of the crates… let the mad­ness begin. David a.k.a Mr. Grumpy pants, Car­o­line and Lau­ra. We just fin­ished putting down the floor and are now get­ting ready to put up the walls. Walls are up and...

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No Stress Just Work…

Oct 24, 2010

This will be my new mot­to told to me by a sweet friend for the next six months as I will begin work­ing on my SECOND book tomor­row. I am so hap­py I have been giv­en the chance to work with F & W Media once again. My new book will be tech­nique based just as “Delight In The Details” but it will have step outs on how to recre­ate not only the tech­niques but ALSO some of the projects. So excit­ed about this new twist. My first dead­line is Novem­ber 26th so i will be some­what of a her­mit over the next month as these projects will be for the cov­er and I want them over the top won­der­ful. Not sure if I can tell you the theme of the book just yet...

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New online workshop “You R 2 Tweet”

Feb 20, 2010

This “You R 2 Tweet” mini ban­ner is the fun project I taught at CHA‑W in Ana­heim this past Jan­u­ary. The great thing about this online work­shop is you don’t have to show up at 7:00 a.m. to start cre­at­ing like I and every­one else had to do. You get to cre­ate this project in the com­forts of your own home and on your own time. I tell ya not being a morn­ing per­son sure did make that a tough time slot for a class but we all made the best of it (most with Star­bucks in hand) and had a great time cre­at­ing. This mini ban­ner was cre­at­ed so every­one could fin­ish the project in 90 min. which explains why I only used 3 pages from the Maya Road Mini 2‑Ring Tri­an­gle Ban­ner...

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Webster’s Pages…

Jul 6, 2009

I am so hap­py, I can final­ly tell you all my news… I am now part of the Web­ster’s Pages Design Team. I was lucky enough to have Web­ster’s Pages as a book spon­sor and now get to be part of their amaz­ing team. If you are not famil­iar with their prod­ucts you real­ly need to check them out here. Their prod­ucts, col­or schemes and designs are incred­i­ble. Today, I cre­at­ed this brooch using the trim and lace they debuted at CHA‑W 2009. It is their Ivory and Cream, Coco Ruf­fle, Spring Green Lat­tice and Turquoise Petite. I am going to attach this to either a purse or t‑shirt… not sure which one just yet. Vin­tage Brooch Tuto­r­i­al Cut a piece of Ivory and Cream lace to 12″ in length. Thread a sewing nee­dle...

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Hurry up and check this out…

Jan 11, 2008

Would you like to have your Maya Road project fea­tured at the CHA‑W show? It will be well worth the wait because Car­o­line and Deb have real­ly put togeth­er some incred­i­ble new prod­ucts for CHA‑W and if you keep check­ing their blogs you just might be the first to see some ear­ly sneak peeks. This way you can keep updat­ed with all the new hap­pen­ings going on at Maya Road.

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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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Clear Ornaments…

Dec 13, 2007

Sup­plies Need­ed: Clear Orna­ments Trans­paren­cy Maya Road Rubons Rib­bon Faux Snow Tools Need­ed: Coluz­zle (cir­cle) Instruc­tions: Print wal­let sized pho­tos in greyscale onto trans­paren­cy Cut out pho­to using your Coluz­zle or oth­er form of cir­cle cut­ter to appro­pri­ate size for your orna­ment Roll up trans­paren­cy and place inside of orna­ment (you might need to flat­ten it out just a bit, I used the eras­er on top of a pen­cil) Add Faux Snow to inside of orna­ment Using Rubons place a word or date along the front of the orna­ment Tie a bow to the hang­er Enjoy.

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One NERVOUS Nellie.…

May 4, 2007

Well today besides think­ing about Martha all day long I’m going to take my broth­er-in-law Dougie to the air­port, work on some projects and try to not go to Celebri­ty Cafe and Bak­ery to eat their fab­u­lous coconut ice box pie!

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Online Resume

Nov 11, 2006

Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion by Lisa M. Pace ~ Clear Poly­mer Stamp Sets Win­ter Girl Fine and Dandy Soci­ety Lady Styl­ish and Fash­ion­able Per­fumery Miss­es’ Aprons Dr. Warn­er’s Corsets Sweet Lit­tle Girls Mini Sil­hou­ettes & Mono­grams Knick-Knack Pad­dywack Dar­ling Lit­tle Ones Baby Car­riage My “Delight Tril­o­gy” Tech­nique Based Books “Delight In The Art of Col­lage” (F+W Media/North Light Books ~ Jan. 2014) “Delight In The Sea­sons” (F+W Media/North Light Books ~ Jan. 2012) “Delight In The Details” (F+W Media/North Light Books ~ Jan. 2010) Teach­ing Expe­ri­ence Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries, Estes Park, CO ~ April 2014 Rocky Moun­tain Mem­o­ries, Estes Park, CO ~ April 2013 Scrap­book & Cards Today Crop & Cre­ate ~ Win­nipeg Cana­da ~ April 2013 Artis­tic Jour­ney Art Retreat ~ Octo­ber 2012 A Kiss On The Chic’s Cre­ative Retreat ~ Bel­la­gio, Italy ~ Sep­tem­ber...

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