Spooky…

Oct 9, 2010

Well maybe not so much… maybe more cutie than spooky. I like how this trio looks togeth­er and think I’m going to keep them in this green­ery. Sun­day, I will post the Bat and Boo. Now I am off to cre­ate a card class for The Crafty Scrap­per. If you are local I hope to see you there. Car­olyn’s store is such a hap­py place to be. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Lay­ered Felt Stick­ers, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Aunt Kathryn Pat­terned Paper, Jen­ni Bowl­in Dye Ink Pad ~ Foun­tain Pen, Maya Road Wood Bin­go Mark­ers — Num­bers, Maya Road Ecru Cro­chet Trim, Black and Orange Crepe Paper, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, White Pen, Dia­mond Stick­les and Gold Stick­les Trick or Treat...

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What a weekend…

Oct 3, 2010

Artis­tic Jour­ney was AWESOME! I had so much fun meet­ing and cre­at­ing with every­one and can­not wait to do this again… next year, right Car­o­line? Since I have so many pho­tos to post I will not be too wordy and let the pho­tos speak for them­selves. Enjoy! Down­town Wax­a­hachie and The Crafty Scrap­per. Some of the atten­dees cre­at­ed tags pri­or to the event that were show­cased in the store­front win­dow… Lau­ra was busy check­ing every­one in while Katie and Car­olyn chat­ted with a few of the guests. Every­one got a goody bag filled with AWESOME prod­ucts. Mary Lou and Ker­ri were always super busy at the reg­is­ter. Return­ing from hav­ing a group pho­to tak­en. Fri­day evening was filled with Make n Takes. Once every­one fin­ished each sta­tion they had an adorable mini album to...

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Artistic Journey

Sep 30, 2010

I have been so excit­ed for Artis­tic Jour­ney to begin and can’t believe it is final­ly here. Tomor­row, I head down to Wax­a­hachie to spend three days with a won­der­ful group of ladies at The Crafty Scrap­per. These ladies are com­ing from all over ready to cre­ate, make new friends, shop and have fun. Fri­day night will be filled with make n takes and lots of laugh­ter. Then Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, I will be teach­ing my shad­ow box class along with Katie Wat­son and Aubrey Rives. Katie cre­at­ed an adorable recipe card hold­er and Aubrey cre­at­ed a super fun and whim­si­cal mini album. I can­not wait to see these two as I only get to see them at CHA. Lau­ra my online vin­tage bud­dy and CHA pal will be there too as well as...

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Cocoa Daisy Destination ~ Mykonos

Sep 28, 2010

This past week was spent with a won­der­ful group of ladies (as well as a few hus­bands) from all over the world and a group of teach­ers (Ali Edwards, Jen­ni Bowl­in and Karen Rus­sell) who I have admired for a very long time. I still can­not believe I was lucky enough to be a part of it all. Tri­cia and Eli­na did such a great job select­ing the accom­mo­da­tions, the food for our break­fast and din­ner each day, the cock­tails each evening as well as hav­ing a cook­ing class and Greek dance lessons at the hotel. Each night was a spe­cial din­ner out at a restau­rant with either Ali Edwards or the Daisy Instruc­tors, a lunch with Jen­ni Bowl­in or a tour with Karen Rus­sell. There was a tour pro­vid­ed to see the ancient...

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Wednesday

Sep 23, 2010

Today most of us with Cocoa Daisy hung around the hotel get­ting ready for our make n takes for the evening. So in between prepa­ra­tions I took a cook­ing class that was avail­able and had such a won­der­ful time. I cer­tain­ly will be try­ing my best to make the dish­es we were shown. I also won­dered around the hotel and took pho­tos of areas that will bring back fun mem­o­ries. The cook­ing class we took was a blast and I must say I am ready to start cook­ing greek food… it is won­der­ful! I love all the white on white that you see here. Anoth­er won­der­ful stair­way… I am so in love with these shades and the view… This is what I see as I am mak­ing blog posts… my sys­tem is cer­tain­ly going...

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Coupon Code 63B3..

Aug 31, 2010

will get you $5. off of last years “All Hal­low’s Eve” online work­shop. Even though it is last years work­shop does not mean it is dat­ed my any means. These projects can be recre­at­ed year after year. So if you did not par­tic­i­pate in this online work­shop last year you can still do so with­out wor­ry this year. This online work­shop includes 12 vin­tage-themed project tuto­ri­als. Projects include items such as treat bas­kets, feath­er tree orna­ments, mini wall hang­ings, tags and a treat bag. Each tuto­r­i­al includes col­or pho­tos and step by step instruc­tions. Some projects come with down­load­able tem­plates to make your cre­ative process a bit eas­i­er. I have also includ­ed vin­tage post­card and mini flash­card down­loads for both Hal­loween AND Thanks­giv­ing. Sug­ges­tions are pro­vid­ed to con­vert at least 7 All Hal­low’s Eve...

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I spy…

Aug 6, 2010

a real­ly messy bar and kitchen table. The bar is loaded with lots of fun things I pur­chased while in Maine and West Vir­ginia and the kitchen table is filled with stuff I have been using this week. You too can have this mess if your scrap­room is so out of con­trol you need to ask your neigh­bor to help you come orga­nize.… next week hope­ful­ly all that you see will fit into my scrap­room. Pray for me that Jen­nifer does not leave the sec­ond she sees what I have done. You will spy with your lit­tle eyes vin­tage milk bot­tle caps (for my future Christ­mas online work­shop), Ger­man glass glit­ter, bag full of vin­tage tin­sel and alu­minum gar­land (more items for an online work­shop), old bot­tles to be cleaned and filled with vin­tage...

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It’s All About The Dress

Jun 23, 2010

Reg­is­tra­tion for my new online work­shop “It’s All About The Dress” is now open. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. You will have instant access to the sup­ply list once reg­is­tra­tion has been com­plet­ed. The first work­shop project will be post­ed to the pri­vate blog June 28th. You will have access to the pri­vate blog for 30 days start­ing the day of your reg­is­tra­tion.       In this online class you will alter a Maya Road Dress Form album using sev­er­al dif­fer­ent tech­niques. I will show you how to cre­ate del­i­cate ruf­fles and rosettes from crepe paper an adorable boa cre­at­ed with flow­ers made from old book pages and beau­ti­ful cab­bage ros­es cre­at­ed from felt. You will accent the dress forms with pearls, rhine­stones, stick pins, scal­loped trim, tulle and seam bind­ing....

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Keep an open mind all my vintage friends…

Jun 17, 2010

as this is very dif­fer­ent from my nor­mal style by a long shot BUT paint­ing sure has rest­ed my shoul­der and it is feel­ing much bet­ter. Only I would end up with a scrap­ping injury. So here is what I have been work­ing on and am so glad I can final­ly share. This album uses Maya Road prod­ucts from their Sum­mer release as well as lots of Maya Mists and Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints. Love these paints so much. This project will be a class at The Crafty Scrap­per some­day in the near future… just need to fig­ure out when. This album includes pho­tos of my dad, mom, me and my hus­band Alan. See I was not kid­ding… very dif­fer­ent from what I usu­al­ly...

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New Classes Scheduled at The Crafty Scrapper

Jun 16, 2010

Smile Can­vas Ban­ner ~ Maya Mist Tech­nique Class Date: Fri­day, August 13th Place: The Crafty Scrap­per 972–923-3151 While cre­at­ing this ban­ner you will learn how to make your own paint col­ors, alter acrylic items and cre­ate a semi clear glaze using Maya Mist incor­po­rat­ed with oth­er com­mon craft sup­plies. Your kit will come with a com­plete set of Maya Road chip­board let­ters so you can spell any name or word for you ban­ner. The Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Album comes with 6 pages. If the word or name you wish to use has more than 6 let­ters Car­olyn has addi­tion­al Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Albums for pur­chase. Maya Road Maya Mists will be pro­vid­ed for use. There will be a wide assort­ment of col­ors but if you have a spe­cif­ic col­or scheme...

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What a fun weekend…

Jun 14, 2010

This past week­end was filled with loads of fun at The Crafty Scrap­per. I taught three sold out class­es, 2 — Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend and 1 — Tus­cany and Ros­es. I actu­al­ly remem­bered to bring my cam­era AND take some pho­tos. Although I must admit I for­got to take pho­tos of the first class. I get so wrapped up in teach­ing and laugh­ing that my cam­era is the last thing i think about BUT I put the cam­era in my apron for the 2nd and 3rd class and made myself remem­ber. So here are a few pho­tos of all the fun being had. This is Fri­day nights Tus­cany and Ros­es Class And here are pho­tos from Sat­ur­days Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend Class. AND… since so many were not able...

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A few new soldering projects

May 28, 2010

I was lucky to get Trisha Con­lon to come to my house for a pri­vate sol­der­ing les­son this past Wednes­day. She is so tal­ent­ed and has so many won­der­ful ideas. Trisha and I start­ed brain­storm­ing and came up with a super cool class idea that we are going to teach  togeth­er at The Crafty Scrap­per. It will be down the road because first we have to get the idea out of our heads and to the table. All I can say is it will be an all day class that will incor­po­rate both our styles and yes I have to say it again.… it is so super cool! Okay so on to what she taught me.… I love the shad­ow box type pen­dants and want­ed to learn how to make them so bad­ly. Well...

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Starting to feel some progress

May 27, 2010

well it is day 3 of rest­ing the shoul­der well hon­est­ly semi rest­ing the shoul­der and I am start­ing to feel some improve­ment. So I guess I real­ly did need to rest the darn thing and since I have been only work­ing on CHA sam­ples I thought I would share some more of my favorite projects in my book. Oh but first… those of you on the wait­ing list for my “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” tech­nique class that I will be teach­ing at The Crafty Scrap­per next month we have added anoth­er day. Here is the sched­ule for Fri­day, June 11th Noon “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” 6:00 “Tus­cany and Ros­es” then Sat­ur­day, June 12th Noon “Dia­monds Are A Girls Best Friend” (Sold Out) So if you are on the wait­ing...

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Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations

May 19, 2010

Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions COST PER PERSON $2995 The Mykonos event will be lim­it­ed to just 75 par­tic­i­pants. As part of Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions: Mykonos, all of the fol­low­ing will be includ­ed in the pack­age: Class­es and fol­low up ses­sions with all three instruc­tors, Ali Edwards, Jen­ni Bowl­in and Karen Rus­sell in a small group set­ting Double/triple occu­pan­cy for 6 nights A deluxe buf­fet break­fast each morn­ing A pool side social hour with drinks and appe­tiz­ers each evening All din­ners (a night­ly buf­fet includ­ing Greek & Con­ti­nen­tal cui­sine as well as one evening out) One evening out in a small group set­ting with all three instruc­tors at a superb restau­rant Dai­ly mini work­shops with 3 mem­bers of the Daisy Divas: Chris­tine Drumheller (Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter ’09), Ron­da Palaz­zari (Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter ’09)...

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New found love.…

May 18, 2010

Sat­ur­day I took two sol­der­ing class­es (101 and 201) at The Crafty Scrap­per from the super tal­ent­ed Trisha Con­lon. I am now addict­ed and have so many ideas swim­ming around in my head. So I thought I would show you the charms I made in her class­es and then some that I made here at home. These were made in class 101. The flower one was learn­ing the chunky tech­nique and the oth­er two were just stan­dard straight line sol­der­ing. Actu­al­ly the chunky is taught in 201 but she kin­da slid that tech­nique in for me. These were made in the 201 class. She taught us how to cut glass and do the chunky tech­nique. We made the col­lage in 101. I added the vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons when I got home. The blob that...

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Heritage Pennant

May 17, 2010

This is one of my favorite pho­tos of my Mom and her Moth­er. I am guess­ing this pho­to was tak­en around 1944. I think pho­to booth pho­tos are the best. So want­i­ng to be able to see this pho­to more often I decid­ed to cre­ate a lit­tle her­itage style pen­nant. Now I can dis­play it how­ev­er I wish. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I had a super fun Sat­ur­day at The Crafty Scrap­per. I took two sol­der­ing class­es 101 and 201. Trisha is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her I sug­gest you do. You will be so hap­py you did. I will show you some of the charms I made lat­er in the week. Have a great day. I’m off to send Car­olyn the info need­ed...

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I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could cre­ate an entire vil­lage out of this old fash­ioned putz style house. Real­ly, there are so many won­der­ful ways to dec­o­rate this sweet lit­tle house. I have oth­er pat­terns in my head to cre­ate as well but I want­ed some­thing sim­ple this go around. I like the sim­plic­i­ty of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accent­ed star… it’s a Texas thing in gold Ger­man glass glit­ter real­ly adds a nice pop of col­or to the front. Oh and don’t for­get the crys­tal coarse glit­ter, it adds the per­fect amount of sparkle. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I have been super busy cre­at­ing some new tech­nique class­es to teach at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie. My “Dia­monds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Tech­nique Class will be taught June 12th at...

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Newest online workshop is now available

May 3, 2010

My Can­vas Sam­pler Album work­shop is now ready for reg­is­tra­tion. You will have instant access to this work­shop… no wait­ing… it is all there ready for you to start cre­at­ing. The cost is $24.95 and you will have 30 days access to the pri­vate blog. I hope those of you who are geo­graph­i­cal­ly chal­lenged and can­not attend my class­es enjoy it… it is because of all your emails I decid­ed to make it an online class. Thanks! Fol­low this Link to Enroll I hope you all had a won­der­ful NSD week­end. I worked on cre­at­ing a tech­nique class and played with felt. I had fun fig­ur­ing out how to make these lit­tle flow­ers. They are per­fect to accent mini projects, cards or even...

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National Scrapbook Day…

May 1, 2010

In hon­or of this won­der­ful day I am giv­ing free access to any­one that would like to recre­ate the ban­ner in my “Sweet Treats” online work­shop. I hope you enjoy the work­shop. And the Can­vas Sam­pler Album class I have been teach­ing at local scrap­book stores will now be an online work­shop. The cost for this work­shop is $24.95. Reg­is­tra­tion begins next week. You will alter the cov­er of this unique 5″ square can­vas binder album with mini chip­board tags cov­ered with images of vin­tage ledger paper and sheet music (includ­ed in the work­shop as a pdf), book pages and gor­geous fine sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter cov­ered embell­ish­ments. The inside of the album is cov­ered with images of vin­tage bin­go cards (includ­ed in the work­shop as a pdf) and includes two can­vas pock­ets that...

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Altered Easter Eggs

Mar 20, 2010

While clean­ing out a draw­er in my scrap­room I found a pack­age of 12 small (1.5″ tall) paper mache eggs. By the way, it is amaz­ing what you find when you clean out draw­ers. I high­ly rec­om­mend you give it a try. You’ll be sur­prised at the things you have that you total­ly for­got about…  any­way, I thought some altered eggs would look real­ly cute on my East­er tree along with the East­er Orna­ments (only 1 kit left) from the class I taught at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors. I think a set of 6 glit­tered with Ger­man Glass Glit­ter and 6 cov­ered with vin­tage sheet music and crys­tal coarse glit­ter will look adorable. The Glass Glit­ter and the vin­tage sheet music will accent the vin­tage post­card images per­fect­ly and trans­form a plain Spring tree into an adorable...

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Vintage Ledger Paper and other stuff

Mar 10, 2010

Here is a sweet pur­chase I made at Crop-Paper-Scis­sors after I fin­ished teach­ing my class­es this past week­end. As you all know I love vin­tage ledger paper (they have more… just say­ing) and use it in all kinds of dif­fer­ent ways… cov­er­ing chip­board and tags, mix­ing it with vin­tage sheet music and book pages to cre­ate unique paper flow­ers, using it in my die cut­ter and one thing I REALLY LOVE doing is sav­ing the blank mar­gins to type jour­nal­ing strips for projects. This keeps the vin­tage feel and theme of the project authen­tic. So don’t throw away any of your scraps, not even the tini­est of tiny ones. You will use them. And this lit­tle receipt book is going to make some adorable embell­ish­ments in projects. I feel so lucky to have found...

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