DART Rail & The Dallas World Aquarium

Jul 31, 2014

Tuesday, Ansley and I rode the DART rail into Dallas to take Bellie to visit the Dallas World Aquarium. The ride into Dallas was made super fun because we sat in our seat so that we were going backwards. When your 7 that’s awesome. Once we arrived it was absolute amazement. I’m a firm believer that if you really want to enjoy something like this completely take a child. Their wonder and excitement is priceless. We got to the sloth exhibit at the perfect time as it was climbing up and down the trees ever so slowly. This is my third time to visit the aquarium and the first time to ever see the sloth move. Usually, it’s sleeping and not moving a muscle. I thought Bellie’s eyes were going to pop right out...

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Bellie’s Here For A Visit

Jul 30, 2014

This past Saturday, Isabella (a.k.a. Bellie) my 7 year old niece came for her week of everyday fun. We have had a blast doing one paint project after the next. This girl LOVES to PAINT! She wants to paint over going to see a movie, getting a makeover at Sweet & Sassy, eating breakfast at IHOP etc. I suggest something fun to do for the day and all she says is can I just paint. So paint is what we have done all week. I asked her Sunday what she wanted to paint and she said a horse. At first I panicked because this auntie does not draw especially horses. So I found some coloring pages of My Little Pony online, printed some out, let her pick which one she wanted to paint then...

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Artistic Journey 2012 Sneak Peeks

Jul 31, 2012

Check Out The Project Peeks For Artistic Journey! Artistic Journey 2012 is brought to you by The Crafty Scrapper. This event features 3 of Maya Road’s designers and they are set to inspire you to try new techniques and learn new things on your Artistic Journey. Check out the details below for peeks of each of the fabulous 3 hour classes. We have a special make and take that you will love for our Friday meet and greet! So join us on this Artistic Journey, October 5th – October 7th, 2012. We Want To Learn About The Teachers And See Peeks Of Their Classes! Meet Dina Wakley: Dina Wakley lives Arizona with her husband and three boys. She love everything about art…making it, talking about it, teaching it. Dina discovered scrapbooking in 1995. Scrapbooking...

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Olivia at 1 Month

Mar 6, 2012

It is hard to believe Olivia is already a month old. A few weeks ago my mother and father-in-law went to meet their newest granddaughter for the first time. Needless to say they are in love and got in as many snuggles as possible. There is nothing cuter, sweeter or more demanding than a new baby. Douglas and Karen have survived the first month without too much sleep deprivation and are enjoying Olivia tremendously. I must admit it seems so odd to me seeing photos of Douglas feeding and burping a baby. I first met him when he was 18 and just out of high school preparing to head off to Texas A&M. Once Douglas graduated he moved to Dallas not too far from where we lived. He would come over some weekends to...

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Artistic Journey 2011

Jun 21, 2011

Here is a little sneak peek of the project I’ll be teaching at Artistic Journey in October. I’m so looking forward to this event as last year was a blast. This year, I’ll be teaching along with Dina Wakley and Shelley Haganman. I’ve been on the Maya Road Design Team with Shelley for years and we’ve never met in person so it’s going to be awesome to finally meet. Dina and I usually see each other for a bit at CHA which is always nice. During Artistic Journey each teacher will teach a class that represents our style so you’ll get to create three super cool and very different projects over the weekend. Also, you’ll make an awesome project during the meet and greet the first night of the event. And I must give a...

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Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat

May 2, 2011

The Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat made the Dallas Morning News and I’m thrilled my “Pieces of Time” workshop project was used for the write up.You can find the write up in the Arts & Life section of the paper. Registration for Paper Cowgirl closes May 15th. I still have a few spots left in my class and would love to see you there. This is going to be a wonderful weekend of creative fun. It is going to be another rainy day here in Frisco… perfect weather to finish book projects. Just 3 more to go and I’m done with book #2. Oh it is going to be a happy day to have the last project completed. Hugs &...

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It’s Back!!!

Apr 21, 2011

Artistic Journey 2011 ~ Artful Memories featuring The Crafty Scrapper and Maya Road I’m so excited to be a part of this event again this year. So come share a weekend of fun, laughter and learning as it is going to be a blast. When Is The Event Scheduled And What Will You Get For The Price? The Artistic Journey will begin on September 30th (around 2 pm) and end on October 3rd (around 3 pm), 2011 at the home of The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX (approximately 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas). Cost of the Artistic Journey 2011 is $275.00. Included in this $275.00 price are: Three 3 hour classes with 3 teachers from the Maya Road Design Team Class kits chock full of delish scrapbooking products (just bring your basics) Full...

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A bunch of this and that…

May 3, 2007

A portion of our fence was knocked down and our neighbors trampoline (they live 3 houses down) ended up in our backyard. I have been playing with some alcohol inks by Ranger and must say Ranger + Maya Road = pure delight! Look at how pretty these Sheer Blossoms look inked and accented with glass glitter.

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Maya Road Mini Album Sneak Peeks

Jan 21, 2007

If you like monthly kits, you really need to check out this kit club. Tricia does a wonderful job at putting together the monthly kits and always has awesome guest designers. I’m always so excited to see my kit come each month!

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