Organza Flower Pin

Aug 27, 2010

I found these three rolls of organ­za at JoAnns for $2.50 a piece. I love the fall col­ors and as soon as I saw them I thought they would make a gor­geous accent for a fall sweater, shirt or even a head­band. This flower is super easy to make BUT you must take EXTREME CAUTION when using the can­dle to melt the edges. The organ­za trim will go up in flames if you hold it in one place too long… believe me when I tell you this… I am expe­ri­enced. Yes my first attempt went up in flames but fear­ing this might hap­pen I first filled the kitchen sink with water, placed my can­dle next to the sink and care­ful­ly start­ed melt­ing the edges so I thought… before I knew it dear hus­band is...

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Two weeks and 13 states later…

Jul 23, 2010

I am home and just in time to turn around and head to CHA tomor­row morn­ing. I had a won­der­ful time with my mom and dad dri­ving up to see my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and my Grand­fa­ther. It was a lot of dri­ving but so worth see­ing every­one. Here is a quick recap of my last two weeks… Vis­it­ed my mom’s (Childers) side of the fam­i­ly in Buck­han­non, WV. Had so much fun see­ing every­one. Down­town Buck­han­non has some adorable and super won­der­ful antique stores. They even have a scrapping/stamping store that I was so hap­py to be able to vis­it. I found lots of items to incor­po­rate into projects for class­es. This is what you see as you look down the hill from my aunt and uncle’s house. This is the old home­stead...

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Twisted Crepe Paper Rose

Apr 2, 2010

This sweet rose embell­ish­ment is per­fect to use as an accent on any project or card. I think it would be gor­geous on a birth­day, think­ing of you or Moth­er’s Day card. This rose is real­ly sim­ple to make and I see an addic­tion head­ed my way as I just can­not seem to make enough of them right now. I guess the addic­tion is already here. Sup­plies Used: Crepe Paper Stream­er — Pink, Self Adhe­sive Pearls — 2MM, Felt Leaves, Plat­inum and Dia­mond Stick­les, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Creamy Brown Ink, Book Page Tools Need­ed: Scis­sors, Fiskars Large Scal­lop Squeeze Punch — Seal Of Approval Instruc­tions: Using a Scal­lop Punch, punch one scal­lop cir­cle out of an old book page. Ink the edges using a creamy brown ink. Accent the scal­loped edge of the cir­cle...

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Day 3 of Maya Road Sneak Peeks

Jan 15, 2010

Check out all the new beau­ties. There are quite a few so I will start with the Felt Pearl Blos­soms. They come in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shades, off-white, brown, pink, grey, yel­low and turquoise. The Heart Pins come in the gor­geous pearl red as shown in my project and the sweet­est baby pink. And the fun thing about the Dan­gling Chan­de­lier Beads is they are clear so you can col­or them any col­or you want using either cop­ic mark­ers or alco­hol inks in this super cool fil­l­able pen. The sky is the lim­it for these as you can make them any col­or you wish to match your projects. Then we have the super cute Kraft Mini Tick­ets that come in 13 dif­fer­ent designs and the Kraft Mini Tags that come in 6 dif­fer­ent designs. I...

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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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Tarnished Ornament, Charm or…

Nov 3, 2009

REALLY cool key­chain… yes, this is what I will be using as a key­chain for a bit. This piece makes me so hap­py! It reminds me of my two sweet daugh­ters Ter­ri and Ans­ley, I love the sound of jin­gle bells (the lit­tle bells jin­gle), I love the look of tar­nished sil­ver, antique jew­el­ry and chan­de­lier pieces (this includes all three) and stamped on the Trin­ket Pin is one of my favorite words “Vin­tage” we all know I LOVE any­thing VINTAGE! So what do you think of my new key­chain? I LOVE IT and think it will make run­ning errands a lot more enjoy­able. And now to the tuto­r­i­al.. you know I LOVE fig­ur­ing out ways to make things look old and yes­ter­day I fig­ured out how to make sil­ver look tar­nished… talk about...

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Got a pair of plain gloves…

Oct 8, 2009

If not, I found this pair along with pink, brown and navy in the $1 sec­tion at JoAnns. Cut out some flow­ers from cream felt using a Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers #3. Accent them with a sim­ple back­stitch using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cut three leaves free hand and make a but­ter­fly out of the 2nd to small­est flower on the Sizzix die Flower Lay­ers using the same cream felt. Stitch a sim­ple back­stitch on these as well using the same #543 embroi­dery floss. Attach a pearl bead in the cen­ter of two vin­tage but­tons using #543 embroi­dery floss. Cre­ate 2 tulle flow­ers using white tulle gath­ered with #543 embroi­dery floss. Trim the edges of the tulle flower with pink­ing shears. Lay­er the flow­ers togeth­er and attach each flower lay­er using Fab­ri-Tac  (I lay­ered the...

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I am so blessed…

Oct 3, 2009

to have so many won­der­ful friends. Hon­est­ly, I am tru­ly touched with all the com­ments and emails I have received this past week. You are all such a won­der­ful group of peo­ple. I am heal­ing great and get to have my stitch­es removed Tues­day. This is when I believe I get my lift­ing and tak­ing it easy restric­tions removed too. Which believe me will not come a sec­ond too soon. I have not felt this good in prob­a­bly 5 years so tak­ing it easy is not an easy task. If any of you have had symp­toms such as the ones I have spo­ken about (and I know there are some) please go and get your gall­blad­der checked. The issues with my gall­blad­der were so slow in pro­gres­sion that I real­ly did­n’t notice how bad...

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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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Butterfly Embellishment…

May 18, 2009

Sat­ur­day I received a lit­tle pack­age from a sweet friend that con­tained two Cut­tle­bug Cut­ting Die and Emboss­ing Fold­ers this being one of the ones I received. I must admit I was like a lit­tle kid on Christ­mas morn­ing… I had to open it imme­di­ate­ly and begin cre­at­ing. And here is my fin­ished cre­ation. A sim­ple but­ter­fly embell­ish­ment to add to any project. I hope you give this tuto­r­i­al a try… just con­sid­er your­self warned.. you will become addict­ed. Sup­plies Need­ed: Sim­ply Sten­cils (Plaid) Tim Holtz Adiron­dack Alco­hol Inks (Bot­tle, Den­im, Ter­ra Cot­ta) Liq­uid Pearls (Petal Pink) Ice Stick­les (Crys­tal Ice) But­ter­flies Cut & Emboss Set (Cut­tle­bug) Tombow Mono Vel­lum Adhe­sive 4 — Self Adhe­sive Pearls Tools Need­ed: Cut­tle­bug Ink Appli­ca­tor & Felt Scis­sors Paint­brush Instruc­tions: Trim Sim­ply Sten­cil mate­r­i­al to size of Cut­tle­bug...

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Photo Holder using Sewing Pattern Flower…

May 11, 2009

I fig­ured I should show you all how I decid­ed to use the Sewing Pat­tern Flower I cre­at­ed last week. This sim­ple pho­to hold­er will soon be sit­ting on a shelf in Ter­ri’s apart­ment hold­ing a pho­to of her and Laren. Sup­plies Need­ed: Jum­bo Clothes­pin 6″ (The Tree House Stu­dio) Adiron­dack Metallics Arylic Paint Dab­ber in Gold DecoArt Crack­ling Medi­um (Weath­ered Wood) Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint (Asphalt) Sewing Pat­tern Flower Stu­dio 490 Wendy Vec­chi Funky Flower Art Leaf Stamp Cream Felt Embroi­dery Floss (DMC 543) Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Tools Need­ed: Paint Brush Sewing Nee­dle Strong Adhe­sive or Hot Glue Gun Scis­sors Instruc­tions: Paint the jum­bo clothes­pin front and back using a Gold Adiron­dack Metallics Arylic Paint Dab­ber, let dry Once the paint is dry using a paint­brush cov­er the gold paint...

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Book Page Flower Tutorial…

May 8, 2009

Okay those of you that love to make flow­ers here is anoth­er tuto­r­i­al. I real­ly hope you all show me what you cre­at­ed with these tuto­ri­als. I would love for you to share how you use these to embell­ish your projects, cards, tags or lay­outs. Next week will be anoth­er week of tuto­ri­als just not sure what the theme will be… cer­tain­ly will be think­ing about it over the week­end. Wish­ing you all the best. Enjoy! Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Die (Flower Lay­ers #3) 2 — Old Book Pages Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown) Maya Mists (Iri­des­cent Pearl, Sil­ver Metal­lic) Plat­inum Stick­les 1 — Large Pearl Cabo­chon or But­ton Stu­dio 490 Wendy Vec­chi Funky Flower Art Leaf Stamp Cream Felt Embroi­dery Floss (DMC #543) Tools Need­ed: Sewing Nee­dle Fab­ri-Tac Liq­uid Glue Martha Stew­art Seal...

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Ever wonder how I work…

Mar 12, 2009

well I work best in small tight areas as you can see from this pho­to. This work­space is about 10 x 6 and I mean inch­es not feet. I made a project today in this tee­ny tiny space. Tomor­row I hope to work in at least a 12 x 12 inch space. To the right of this tight lit­tle space is this big mess but you can see some of my favorite embell­ish­ments and accents for projects… Stick­les, Pearls, Scal­lop Ric Rac, Fiskars Tools, Cream Embroi­dery Floss, Tim Holtz Dis­tress­ing Tool (seri­ous­ly the best out there), Plas­tic Spoon for Glit­ter­ing, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Col­lage Pauge, Old Book Page etc. Wish I could show you the project I made using these items… I guess you will have to wait until Oh mid Feb­ru­ary of next...

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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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Felt Addiction…

Nov 21, 2008

This is what I seem to have at the moment. I love felt. I cre­at­ed this card using my friend Wendy’s Stu­dio 490 Art of Mak­ing it Mer­ry stamp set. I just inked the stamps, stamped the image onto some cream felt, then used that as my embroi­dery pat­tern for the flour­ish­es. Then I stamped the flower image three times onto some red felt, cut them out, lay­ered them, put some french knots in the cen­ter and accent­ed the edges using Plat­inum Stick­les. I think this came out pret­ty cute. Adding the Plat­inum Stick­les gives it the cheesy vin­tage look which I love so much right now too. So dig out those stamp sets you have stashed away and see what great embroi­dery pat­terns you have just wait­ing to be used. If you want...

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Monsieur Hiver…

Oct 1, 2008

My snow­man dec­o­ra­tion is now known as “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” a.k.a. Mr. Win­ter. I loved JulieG’s comment/name sug­ges­tion: Ooooohhhhhh.…how yum­my is he! For some rea­son I get a very sophis­ti­cat­ed vibe from him so I am going with “Mon­sieur Hiv­er” (Mr. Win­ter in French). So Julie please email me your address and I will get your win­ter RAK in the mail. And since so many peo­ple replied I picked com­ment num­ber 10 since today is the first day of Oct. so Eri­ka M who also felt he had a sophis­ti­cat­ed feel please email me your address and I will send a win­ter RAK to you...

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