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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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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That little word Acceptance…

Mar 2, 2010

Lit­tle did I know just how per­fect this one lit­tle word would be this year. I guess I should keep it real with this post and explain why I have been pret­ty much absent since return­ing from CHA. My daugh­ter Ans­ley who by the way just turned 16 on the 28th has been diag­nosed with Pan­ic Dis­or­der. She had her first full blown attack the first night I was at CHA. Her attacks look like seizures they are so intense and see­ing her have them breaks my heart. She has not been able to attend school and has now been placed on Home­bound. We do see improve­ment and are hop­ing that she will be back on track in a month, fin­gers crossed. So with all that being said tak­ing care of Ans­ley 24/7 and...

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It’s a Texas Winter Wonderland…

Feb 12, 2010

and I am lov­ing it!!! Here are a few pho­tos from around our house that I thought I would share. This is a record snow­fall for us Dallas/Fort Worth Tex­ans. Look­ing down and across the street while stand­ing in our dri­ve­way. The birch tree in our back yard. These are trees in our front yard peek­ing over the back­yard fence. This is a view of the land­scap­ing in our back­yard in front of our kitchen win­dow. A view of our back­yard tak­en while stand­ing in front of the birch tree. As you can see this is going to be a per­fect scrap­book­ing day. I will be fin­ish­ing up my sec­ond class to be taught at Crop, Paper, Scis­sors in Waco, March 6th. This is real­ly going to be a fun day. I will be...

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What was I thinking?

Feb 11, 2010

Seri­ous­ly, I had no idea I would have such a won­der­ful response over my book. I hon­est­ly put my heart and soul into each project and wrote in the hopes that you would feel like we were sit­ting at the kitchen table chat­ting. You all have been so incred­i­bly won­der­ful and I thank you so much. This being said I had NO idea I would be so busy after I came home from CHA. My feet hit the floor run­ning. Every­one that pur­chased a book from me… it is on the way so start stalk­ing the mail­man now. I have been answer­ing email like crazy so if you sent me one and I have not respond­ed as of yet please know I am answer­ing them as quick­ly as I can. I am also design­ing...

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Weekend Run Down…

Apr 26, 2009

I hope you all had a won­der­ful week­end. I had lots of fun yes­ter­day chat­ting with every­one dur­ing Cocoa Daisy’s Spring Crop. That mes­sage board was hop­ping. I also start­ed get­ting the projects ready for my sum­mer work­shop. Lots of red, white and blue hap­pen­ing in my scrap­room right now. Today Alan and I worked real­ly hard get­ting my “Vin­tage Sam­pler” work­shop ready to debut for Nation­al Scrap­book Day on Sat­ur­day, May 2nd. This is a free work­shop. If you are inter­est­ed you can sign up for it here. I have the sup­ply list post­ed so you can have every­thing ready to cre­ate Sat­ur­day. As always all my work­shop and blog projects are for per­son­al use only. Please do not teach these in your store, as class­es or recre­ate them to sell in your...

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What a fun weekend…

Oct 13, 2008

This week­end I stayed in Wax­a­hachie with some of the Maya Road girls… Car­o­line, Jes­si­ca, Aubrey and Wendy. I got­ta tell you, Wendy taught some of the most inspir­ing class­es all day Sat­ur­day and all day Sun­day at the Crafty Scrap­per. If you ever see that Wendy Vec­chi is com­ing to a store near you I say run and sign up as fast as you can. You do NOT want to miss any of her class­es. Wendy is the first per­son I have ever tak­en a class from and I want more. She taught me so many great tech­niques that I plan on car­ry­ing over into future projects. Thanks Wendy for all the inspi­ra­tion. This lit­tle album is one I cre­at­ed in Wendy’s Frag­ments class. Wendy has you bring scraps of paper, rubons and...

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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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They’re in the mail…

Sep 17, 2008

I will tweak and tweak and tweak until I make myself nuts! I have to make at least two trips around the store before I can focus enough to think about pur­chas­ing items. I tell ya if you have nev­er been to her store because you wor­ry about the dri­ve.

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Teaching a class…

Sep 15, 2008

I thought I would share a lit­tle sneak peek to a class I am teach­ing Jan. 15th — 18th at Split Rock Retreat for Scrap­pin’ Away Vaca­tions. This Maya Road Town­house and Mini Album kit is loaded with lots of Maya Road prod­uct, vin­tage items and gor­geous Web­ster’s Pages.

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Trying to find balance…

Sep 6, 2008

Gosh, I so stink at this blog­ging. I guess they like my blog even though I am a bad blog­ger. Then link the per­son you received the “I Love Your Blog” award from. Then put links to those blogs on your blog.

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Guess where I will be teaching…

Aug 11, 2008

Three mini album class­es and 2 lay­out class­es. This store is incred­i­ble and it will be great see­ing every­one again. That booth was filled with loads of Maya Road prod­ucts and lots of oth­er great scrap­book­ing sup­plies.

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I’m not the only one…

Apr 28, 2008

I have been watch­ing mom­ma and dad­dy bird care for their two babies over the past month. I’m sad know­ing the babies are gone but some­thing tells me I will be busy enough these next sev­er­al months that bird watch­ing will be slim to none.

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Just a little idea… UPDATE

Apr 26, 2008

If I get enough peo­ple I can set up a pri­vate Ning forum for the online class and rework my “Our Home” lay­out so you can down­load the free tem­plates, instruc­tions and type of sup­plies and tools need­ed to cre­ate the lay­out shown below.

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What a weekend…

Apr 7, 2008

They are the Time Flies and Sto­ries Told mini album kits and Hap­pi­ness is you/Two Sis­ters (you will cre­ate 2 — (1–12 x 12 lay­outs) Lay­out Kit, and the Our House 1–12 x 12 lay­out kit. She showed me the lay­outs she had been work­ing on dur­ing the retreat and each one she added some of the tec­niques she learned in class and told me where she planned on adding oth­er tech­niques to oth­er pages.

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Class Sneak Peeks…

Feb 24, 2008

I will be teach­ing 5 class­es at Last­ing Mem­o­ries April 4th — 6th and thought I would share a lit­tle sneak peek of my “Time Flies” class. I will post my sec­ond class short­ly.

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WOW… what a weekend!

Nov 6, 2007

I got to take class­es giv­en by lead Fisk-a-teers Hol­ly, Stephe­nie and Cheryl as well as Hei­di Grace of Hei­di Grace Designs (total­ly adorable and the fun­ni­est sto­ry­teller ever one minute she had us laugh­ing the next she had us grab­bing Kleenex) and Nan­cy with Cloud 9 Design taught an adorable cal­en­dar class using many of her great paper lines .

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Sep 22, 2007

We get to meet Hei­di Grace of Hei­di Grace Designs, Nan­cy Mar­tinez of Cloud 9 Designs, Julie McGuf­fee of PBS, Suzanne Walk­er of Fiskars TV, Michele Dougher­ty Dean of AC Moore Col­lege of Craft­ing and Rachel Wright the Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion from JoAn­n’s.

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