CHA Workshop… hope to see you there!

Dec 11, 2009

I am thrilled to be able to teach a work­shop at CHA this year. F & W Media asked me to cre­ate a project using tech­niques taught in my book “Delight In The Details” which will be released at the show. Of course I was thrilled to have been asked and cer­tain­ly accept­ed the oppor­tu­ni­ty. I will only be teach­ing this work­shop once and I kept it small… only 50 peo­ple as I real­ly like to be able to inter­act with as many peo­ple one on one as pos­si­ble. I will also share a few make n takes that you can eas­i­ly recre­ate in your store. Just a lit­tle added bonus in the class. I will have instruc­tions avail­able via email in PDF form for those stores that are present. Below is a sneak...

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Let it Snow…

Dec 4, 2009

I got­ta say I am impressed with myself today… two big blog posts in one day.… As promised here are the instruc­tions for this sweet snow­man orna­ment that was part of Deb­by’s 12 Days of Home for the Hol­i­days. You want to make sure to keep check­ing Deb­by’s blog because she has a new design­er fea­tured each day. I love read­ing how oth­ers pre­serve their hol­i­day tra­di­tions. How do you pre­serve yours? Instruc­tions: Using a paint­brush apply Mani­la paint all along the sides of your paper mache orna­ment, let dry. Cov­er the top of your orna­ment with vin­tage sheet music. Using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, ink the edges of the paper mache orna­ment. Using a paint­brush apply Col­lage Pauge Decoupage — Glossy all over the top of the vin­tage sheet music...

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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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Noel…

Oct 29, 2009

And for you, SURPRISE anoth­er Christ­mas project. I have a feel­ing this year Old Fash­ioned Mica Snowflakes are going to be on every­thing! For the time being this lit­tle gem will sit in my curio cab­i­net until I can find it’s per­fect lit­tle hol­i­day spot.  I love how the light catch­es the glit­ter, tin­sel and mica snowflakes… it is so spark­ly. Tomor­row, I will share a lit­tle project that will make the cutest hol­i­day swap gift. Instruc­tions: First pull out the cord hang­er on the orna­ment as you will not need it. Paint a cube shaped paper mache orna­ment using a Mani­la col­ored acrylic paint. Once dry ink light­ly the edges using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink in Creamy Brown. While the orna­ment is dry­ing bleach three dif­fer­ent sized Bot­tle Brush trees (4.5″, 3.5″, 2.5″)...

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Booo, eek, Howl…

Oct 14, 2009

Here is a quick card I cre­at­ed for Hal­loween. (so not hap­py with the way the glit­tered leaf pho­tographed… the col­or is so off but I can­not get it right… sor­ry) I am going to include this with a batch of apples and caramel dip­ping sauce for one lucky neigh­bor. Sur­pris­es are fun. I just love this time of year. Pat­terned Paper Mea­sure­ments: Bats: 4″ x 5.25″, Icon Stripe: 2.75″ x 4″, Spi­der: 1.5″ x 4″ Sup­plies Used: Mak­ing Mem­o­ries: Spook Alley Bats, Icon Stripe, Spi­der, Bro­cade, Stick­er Glit­ter Alpha Spook Alley, Scrap­book Shim­mer Grapesi­cle, Ranger: Dis­tress Ink — Dusty Con­cord, Clearsnap: Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Char­coal, Maya Road: Hang­ing Chan­de­lier Bead, Leaves Chip­board Sheet, Black Seam Bind­ing, Foam Squares, DCWV: Card And make sure you check back tomor­row because I will have...

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Kinda Sad…

May 20, 2009

Yes­ter­day I received my com­pli­men­ta­ry issue of Mem­o­ry Mak­ers July/Aug issue… This lay­out is part of the “Trends To Try Today” arti­cle by MMM ’08 Staci Etheridge. It should­n’t be too hard to guess my trend… Glit­ter! I used pre-glit­tered pat­terned paper and chip­board let­ters, cre­at­ed my own glit­tered brads, accent­ed pat­terns on my papers using Stick­les and altered chip­board using loose glit­ter. Yes, I love glit­ter. It is sad to think that this is my last pub­li­ca­tion with Mem­o­ry Mak­ers. I have so loved work­ing with every­one and will cer­tain­ly miss them and this...

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I’ve been working on…

Apr 20, 2009

a lit­tle some­thing for Nation­al Scrap­book Day and thought I would share a sneak peek. It is a lit­tle vin­tage ephemera sam­pler and will be offered as a free online work­shop project May 2nd, for all who wish to make it. Here is the list of sup­plies need­ed to recre­ate the sam­pler exact­ly as I cre­at­ed mine. But remem­ber as with all my work­shop projects you can recre­ate the project with items you already have on hand. 1 — 6” Square frame with approx­i­mate­ly 3.5” square open­ing (Found mine in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get) 6 — Maya Road Mini Chip­board Tags Maya Road Mini Chip­board Alpha­bet (Noah) Maya Road Microchips (Hearts) Maya Road Crushed Vel­vet (Cream) 1 – Jen­ni Bowl­in Tan­ger­ine Dream (Mini Papers) 5 – Vin­tage But­tons 3 – Pearl Beads (Cream)...

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A little Valentine Tutorial…

Jan 19, 2009

I guess you can tell I LOVE Maya Road. Seri­ous­ly love every­thing Deb and Car­o­line make and the great thing about their prod­ucts are they mix and match per­fect­ly. I always look at their coast­er albums and think they would make won­der­ful fab­ric pat­terns. Well need­ing a break from book projects yes­ter­day I decid­ed to use the bird pat­tern to cre­ate my own fab­ric embell­ish­ment. Talk about super EASY to make. Seri­ous­ly easy. This is the first piece of fab­ric any­thing I have ever sewn. Yes I got the sewing machine to sew on paper. Any­way, I thought I would cre­ate a lit­tle tuto­r­i­al think­ing you might like to give this a try. Sup­plies Need­ed: 2‑Ring Heart Binder (1 page) Sheer Heart Scal­lop Book (1 page) Heart Chip­board Book (1 page) Bird Chip­board Book...

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Home for the Holidays…

Oct 20, 2008

Check out the Home for the Hol­i­days con­test Maya Road is host­ing… if you like to alter projects and love Maya Road prod­ucts here is your chance to win lots of Maya Road good­ies. With the Hol­i­days around the cor­ner, we here at Maya Road are proud to present the Maya Road Home for the Hol­i­days Con­test! Take one or more of our Maya Road chip­board hous­es and dec­o­rate them for the Hol­i­days to enter our con­test! We are look­ing for the best look­ing hous­es on the block filled with inno­v­a­tive tech­niques and more! This con­test will be judged by the tal­ent­ed Maya Road design team. Maya Road will be offer­ing over $500 in prizes for this con­test to be giv­en to 5 win­ners. The prizes will be divid­ed up as fol­lows: Grand Prize...

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Kit SALE…

Sep 24, 2008

I just dis­count­ed some of the kits I had left over from teach­ing at the Crafty Scrap­per this past week­end. If you are inter­est­ed now is the time to snag them up. Each kit is FULL of prod­uct and comes with step by step instruc­tions and col­or pho­tos. I do not count out sin­gle but­tons, chip­board let­ters or cut up my papers. I give you entire tins, full sheets or pads of pat­terned papers and yards of rib­bon. On top of the already dis­count­ed price if you order two kits you get an addi­tion­al 10% off — 3 kits an addi­tion­al 15% off and 4 or more kits an addi­tion­al 20% off. I ship flat rate so sev­er­al kits can fit into one box. I must say I had such a fun day Sat­ur­day....

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Last years project with this years tutorial…

Sep 23, 2008

I have had sev­er­al peo­ple email me regard­ing this “Spook­tac­u­lar” sign. So I thought I would do a lit­tle tuto­r­i­al since the prod­ucts are in stores right now.… So here ya go… Prod­ucts: Maya Road Philadel­phia Upper­case Alpha­bet Maya Road Mid­night Black Vel­vet Ric Rac Maya Road Star Coast­er Album Maya Road Motifs Chip­board Set Black Boa Wide Orange Rib­bon Daisy D’s Spooky Dot (any Hal­loween pat­terned paper will work) Stick­les (Orange Peel) Ranger Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­ber (Gold) Martha Stew­art Glit­ter (Flo­ren­tine Gold) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Glit­ter (Black) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Paint (Black) Pre-paint­ed Wood­en Plaque (Michael’s) Tools: Hot Glue Gun Paint Brush Paper Trim­mer Fiskars Scis­sors Liq­uid Adhe­sive Fiskars Hand Drill Instruc­tions: Accent all orange paint­ed areas on the wood­en plaque using Stick­les Orange Peel… Cov­er inside por­tion of your wood­en plaque using pat­terned...

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Family Artifacts…

Aug 19, 2008

I was giv­en a Mas­ters Chal­lenge and thought some­times it’s not about the peo­ple or the moment I like to scrap about but the item. So here is my chal­lenge.… “Get out your trim, but­tons, chip­board and pat­terned paper and cre­ate a lay­out about a child­hood toy or fam­i­ly arti­fact that still brings you joy. Post your respons­es to the cre­ativ­i­ty chal­lenge in the forum at memorymakersmagazine.com/masterschallenge. The hob­by horse shown in this lay­out was put through some very vig­or­ous rides. My broth­er Richard would rock back and forth as far as the springs would allow and go as fast as he could. Some­times this action would lift the met­al frame off the floor which scared me. He rode this hob­by horse like a true cow­boy on a mis­sion. I on the oth­er hand...

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More Maya Mists talk…

Aug 2, 2008

Here is the oth­er make n take I did using the Maya Mists, Bird Coast­er Album, Snowflakes Chip­board Set and Sheer Rib­bons. Com­plete­ly cov­er the bird and snowflakes using Bue Maya Mist, and remove the Chip­board Snowflakes set­ting them aside.

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WOW…

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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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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I love stuff…

Jun 23, 2008

espe­cial­ly Maya Road stuff. I tell ya chip­board makes me so hap­py. Can you name all the Maya Road prod­ucts includ­ed? Those that get it right will have their name put in a draw­ing to win a RAK.

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Maya Road 2‑Ring Layer Book

Aug 28, 2007

Here is a mini album I cre­at­ed using Maya Road­’s new 2‑Ring Lay­er Book. Depend­ing on the amount of detail you want to put into it you can com­plete this album in a few hours or a day.

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Happy July 1st…

Jul 1, 2007

I was asked by May Flaum to cre­ate a project for the Fiska­teer blog using some prod­ucts by Hei­di Grace. I used a star paper mache box from the July Cocoa Daisy kit, Hei­di Grace Rib­bons, brads and rub ons and chip­board stars from the Motifs chip­board set by Maya Road.

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5 Quick and Easy Chipboard Embellishments for any Project or Layout

May 2, 2007

To recre­ate this flower you will need a Maya Road Coast­er Chip­board Flower and a Blos­soms II Chip­board Flower. Now attach the Blos­soms II Chip­board Flower on top of the crum­pled flower and embell­ish the cen­ter of the Blos­soms II Chip­board Flower with a but­ton that has been thread­ed with fiber.

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