Thrift Store Find…

Jun 10, 2009

My Ger­man Glass Glit­ter will look great stored in these lit­tle cuties. They are the per­fect size to keep on my work sta­tion. I like to have two kinds of sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter on hand at all times. It seems as though I can’t cre­ate any­thing with­out a lit­tle coarse or fine glit­ter some­place on a project. I will be offer­ing some of these for sale...

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Great finds…

Jun 9, 2009

This week I am search­ing thrift and antique stores for items to use in projects as well as sell in my future online store. My store will include hand­made embell­ish­ments and glass glit­ter as well as a few odds and ends that I like to use in projects, cards, tags and lay­outs. Vin­tage Post­cards, Milk Bot­tle­caps, can­dy molds Love these bot­tle­caps I can­not wait to show you what I have in mind for these… I think you will LOVE the idea. These will be avail­able for down­load in this years Christ­mas work­shop. Off to do some more dig­ging… can’t wait to see what I find today. Wish­ing you all a won­der­ful...

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Sidelined just a tad…

May 21, 2009

Well a few days ago I sliced my fin­ger which means my cre­ativ­i­ty is a bit side­lined so I thought I would show you 4 embell­ish­ments using the same Cut­tle­bug Cut & Emboss Tex­tile Hearts Set, Black Mag­ic Col­or­Core Card­stock and Sand Paper. You can accent these with Crys­tal Stick­les, paint and/or fin­ish the edges using glass glit­ter or Plat­inum Stick­les. Same paper and cut & emboss set gives you 4 dif­fer­ent looks Sand­ed Embossed Area Sand­ed Recessed Area Back of Black Mag­ic Col­or­Core Card­stock Front of Black Magc Col­or­Core...

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Faux Vintage Millinery Pin Tutorial…

May 7, 2009

I love any­thing vin­tage espe­cial­ly vin­tage millinery pins. I always won­der how the pre­vi­ous own­er wore theirs… did they adorn their hat, a lapel, accent a scarf or sweater etc… so with Moth­er’s Day just around the cor­ner I thought it might be fun to make one just for Mom. You could present this pin to her by attach­ing it onto a card, plac­ing it into a spe­cial altered box or by attach­ing it to the cen­ter of a bow to include with anoth­er gift. Either way I know she will love it espe­cial­ly since you made it just for her. I hope you enjoy this sim­ple tuto­r­i­al of a time gone by and oh so trea­sured millinery pin. Sup­plies Need­ed: Sizzix Die Flower, Build A Lilac (sign up for the Sizzix newslet­ter, they...

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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea…

Apr 23, 2009

We are cel­e­brat­ing a big birth­day today. Ter­ri turns 21 years old. I first saw this altered cup­cake box on Ran­jini’s blog many many months ago. She found the cup­cake box at Tues­day Morn­ing. I imme­di­ate­ly ran to ours to see if they had some and I got lucky. They had two left which I imme­di­ate­ly grabbed as I knew I would be using them as mon­ey hold­ers for Ter­ri’s 21st and Ans­ley’s Sweet 16 next year. The box is quite plain but has such poten­tial for alter­ing. The can­dle is held on by a mag­net although I attached mine to the top per­ma­nent­ly. Below is what it looks like before a lit­tle vin­tage sheet music, book page flow­ers, pearls, lace and glit­ter have been added. Enjoy your day Ter­ri. We love you...

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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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Embellish the Embellishment…

Nov 12, 2008

I do this all the time… espe­cial­ly if what I am about to use already has glit­ter such as these cute lit­tle bells. It seems they nev­er put enough glit­ter on them so I dip a paint brush into some Elmer’s School Glue no run Gel, brush it on the bells, then sprin­kle more glit­ter on top. Once the glue is dry I take my Plat­inum Stick­les and go all around the edge. I feel this gives it that true vin­tage look. Then I put a drop of hot glue from my glue gun in the cen­ter of each bell and add tiny jin­gle bell to each one. Now you have a per­fect­ly embell­ished...

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Rhinestones and Glitter…

Nov 7, 2008

As many of you know I love that com­bi­na­tion.… spark­ly things make me so hap­py. Espe­cial­ly around the hol­i­days. I love see­ing all the lights twin­kle, the glit­ter sparkle and the rhine­stones shim­mer. This is a lit­tle sneak peek of what we will be mak­ing tomor­row in my work­shop while we await the arrival of San­ta. Each Sat­ur­day evening San­ta will vis­it the gallery to pick some­one who has been very cre­ative with their work­shop projects. Then Sun­day, I will announce who will receive a RAK of fab­u­lous Maya Road good­ies. Oh the fun that is being had by...

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12 Days of Christmas Registration Still Open…

Oct 29, 2008

I hope you are ready for a month long bout of cre­ativ­i­ty because I sure am… the glit­ter and tin­sel have been fly­ing in this house. The tuto­ri­als are ready, tem­plates have been pre­pared and Pdf’s cre­at­ed. Your $19.95 pur­chase includes at least 15 project tuto­ri­als, tem­plates to help recre­ate a few of the projects, down­loads to some of my favorite vin­tage post­cards and sheet music and a week­ly online chat to answer any cre­ative ques­tions that might come up. So get ready because it all begins Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 1st at 7:00 a.m. See you there! Please Note: You will be redi­rect­ed to a reg­is­tra­tion page imme­di­ate­ly after sub­mit­ting your pay­ment, where you can choose your user name and...

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Fall is in the air…

Oct 26, 2008

Final­ly it feels a bit like fall here in Texas. Actu­al­ly almost had frost on the pump­kins a few morn­ings ago. Which just so hap­pens to be the inspi­ra­tion behind this card. Yes­ter­day, I had so much fun play­ing with some new stamp sets. They are by Pink Per­sim­mon. My three favorite stamp sets are the “Lit­tle Red Wag­on”, “Ban­ner” Small and Large and “Car­ni­val Alpha” Small and Large too cute for words… so go take a look. Adorable I tell ya. I cre­at­ed this card using lots of my favorite prod­uct lines… Melis­sa Frances (How can you not love Melis­sa Frances?) Maya Road… no brain­er there, Martha Stew­art Glit­ter and Ranger Stick­les. Also… here is a lit­tle sneak peak of a tuto­r­i­al that will be avail­able for down­load Novem­ber 1st. I absolute­ly love...

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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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“Time Flies”

Sep 14, 2008

Class Length: 1.5 Hours Skill: All Lev­els In this class you will cre­ate an adorable whim­si­cal home using tem­plates I cre­at­ed as well as dec­o­ra­tive scis­sors, but­tons and embroi­dery floss. A few fam­i­ly facts can be kept behind the front door or writ­ten along the inner por­tion of the house.

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Just playin when I should be workin…

Apr 18, 2008

It makes me so hap­py to know peo­ple like my work well enough to want me to vis­it. I know you are won­der­ing what is up with that but see­ing all the prod­ucts put togeth­er know­ing peo­ple are excit­ed to cre­ate the project gets me excit­ed.

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Let the Sneak Peeks begin…

Feb 1, 2008

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new Vel­vet Sparkle Blos­soms… To see an addi­tion­al project I cre­at­ed using the Jan. Kit by Cocoa Daisy and some more new release Maya Road prod­ucts go check out the MMM Blog.

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Wishing you a Spooktacular day…

Oct 11, 2007

I used their Philadel­phia Upper­case Chip­board Alpha­bet, Mid­night Black Vel­vet Ric Rac, a star from their Motifs Chip­board Set and a page from one of their Star Coast­er Albums. The larg­er star is cov­ered in Black Glit­ter from a Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Shim­mer Glit­ter Kit.

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a little bit of everything…

Dec 2, 2006

just clean­ing the house. Once I get the house cleaned I’m lock­ing myself in my scrap­room. I have some assign­ments due for Maya Road and want to get a head start so when my Jan. kit for Cocoa Daisy comes next week I will be ready to play.

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