Altered Art Journal Page 2

Aug 28, 2014

Oh boy did I have fun cre­at­ing this art jour­nal page. I believe I final­ly dis­cov­ered the art jour­nal­ing style for me. I even got messy hands in the process. This my friends is some­thing because I can­not stand to have messy hands. I began my page with a sim­ple image trans­fer using two pho­tos I took while in Bel­la­gio sev­er­al years ago teach­ing at Lau­ra McCul­lough’s awe­some A Kiss On The Chic Cre­ative Art Retreat. Lau­ra hosts some amaz­ing art retreats and if you can you real­ly should join her for at least one. She is an amaz­ing host. If you want to do an image trans­fer onto your art jour­nal­ing page which I high­ly rec­om­mend you do because it is so fun to see the image trans­fer like mag­ic. You will need to...

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Altered Art Journal Page 1

Aug 22, 2014

Well I final­ly did it, I start­ed an art jour­nal. But let me tell ya it was not an easy start. I start­ed out with one page, real­ly did­n’t like the bold col­ors because let’s face it, I’m not a bold col­or kin­da gal, so I then thought I would tone it down a bit, then I real­ly did­n’t like it and had to step away from the table because I could feel some major frus­tra­tion com­ing on. This is when I decid­ed I would try to make some DIY lip gloss, so I did. It was super fast, easy and I real­ly like it. DIY Lip Gloss Recipe All you need is 1 table­spoon of coconut oil, 1/4 tea­spoon of Vase­line and 5 drops of Pep­per­mint essen­tial oil or the essen­tial oil of your choice....

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Handmade Art Journal

Aug 21, 2014

I real­ly love see­ing all the amaz­ing art jour­nal­ing that lots of my friends do but I have issues, like seri­ous issues when it comes to the jour­nals. I love dimen­sion­al col­lage which means, I like to stick LOTS of bulky things in my art. Well, this does not work well with a lot of art jour­nals due to the type of bind­ing most have so the prob­lem was solved this week by cre­at­ing my own art jour­nal. Now I can add all the bulky items I want and the art jour­nal will still close. The thick­er my art jour­nal gets is no big­gie because all I need to do is use larg­er binder rings. Even though I’ve used vin­tage items that you might not have on had to cre­ate my art jour­nal my ideas...

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Have Fun and Show you Care

Jun 15, 2013

Today, I am par­tic­i­pat­ing off and on at a won­der­ful online event, Okla­homa We Care Online Crop. This crop will ben­e­fit Okla­homa Tor­na­do Vic­tims as every sin­gle pen­ny raised goes direct­ly to the Okla­homa Unit­ed Way. The awe­some thing is, if you can­not join us today you can still par­tic­i­pate in the chal­lenges and games as you have a week to com­plete them so this real­ly is a win win sit­u­a­tion for every­one. This crop is spon­sored by some awe­some com­pa­nies as you can see in the fli­er below and lots of design­ers in the indus­try are host­ing chal­lenges and games with great prizes. To sign up for this crop go to ~ on the upper right side of the site is an Okla­homa Tor­na­do Fund Pay­pal But­ton ~ click this but­ton and...

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Altered House Shadow Box

May 9, 2013

Some of you  might have seen this post ear­li­er in the week and won­dered what in the world is she doing… well I’ve always said I’m not a techy kin­da girl. I had the wrong post date so it post­ed before I had the blog post fin­ished. This is one of the class­es I taught at Crop & Cre­ate. It has so many tech­niques and ideas that can trans­fer on to oth­er dif­fer­ent projects. The decoupaged Pink Paislee Cof­fee Fil­ters on the roof can eas­i­ly be placed onto a can­vas,  mini album, paper mache box, wood­en plaque and lots of oth­er items. The Pink Paislee Mask and Ges­so Tech­nique can be placed on the projects I just list­ed as well as tags. And oh good­ness you can do so many cute things with the...

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Jenni Bowlin Studio ~ Congrats Card

Apr 11, 2013

It’s no secret I love Jen­ni Bowl­in Stu­dio prod­ucts. I’ve been so lucky to have her spon­sor all three of my books and have used her prod­ucts since she start­ed man­u­fac­tur­ing items. When I saw the new line Mod­ern Mer­can­tile designed by Lisa Dick­in­son at CHA‑W I was in love. Mod­ern Mer­can­tile works per­fect­ly with all of Jen­ni’s amaz­ing embell­ish­ments. Today’s card is 1 of 4 that I’ll be shar­ing with you over the next sev­er­al days. All the com­plet­ed cards mea­sure 4″ x 5.5″. To cre­ate this card I used Mod­ern Mer­can­tile ~ Mis­cel­lany, Patch­work,  Etcetera & Hodge Podge pat­terned papers, a Maya Road Kraft Scroll Frame Jour­nal­ing Tag, a JBS True Vin­tage Milk Bot­tle Cap & a Flat­back Read­er Flair Piece, some Maya Road Linen Burlap Trim, a JBS Kraft Feath­er Tags, Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress...

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Blast from the Past 3

Aug 7, 2012

This is the mini album that start­ed it all… I want­ed to cre­ate some­thing spe­cial for my old­est daugh­ter Ter­ri, who was get­ting ready to cel­e­brate her 17th birth­day. I had seen lots of mini albums in the gallery at Two Peas In A Buck­et and decid­ed Ter­ri’s upcom­ing birth­day was just the push I need­ed to jump into the world of cre­at­ing mini albums. At first I was scared to death because I had no clue what in the world I was doing or even how to begin. I went to a scrap­book store which was just down the street and start­ed look­ing at all the prod­ucts. Mind you, this was a very strange world to me. I was still learn­ing what Rub ons and brads were and nev­er mind the over­whelm­ing feel­ing...

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Blast from the Past

Aug 2, 2012

While orga­niz­ing pho­tos in my gallery, late last night, I stum­bled upon some lay­outs I cre­at­ed when I first start­ed to scrap­book back in 2005. Oh good­ness do I have some fun lay­outs to show you… it’s so fun­ny to me look­ing back at what I’ve cre­at­ed. When we first moved into our home the sum­mer of 1999 there were gor­geous sun­flower fields all over. I loved going out each morn­ing and tak­ing pho­tos of them with the morn­ing sun high­light­ing each petal. It tru­ly was gor­geous. I did learn one hard les­son though… did you know when you cut wild sun­flow­ers they seep this REALLY STICKY stuff? When this sap­py stuff gets on any­thing it’s like try­ing to remove goril­la glue… I did­n’t think I would ever rid my kitchen table of this...

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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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Custom Art Journal

May 7, 2012

While at Ranger U, Dyan Reave­ley taught us some super fun tech­niques using her dys­lu­sions ink spray and stamps. After we fin­ished cre­at­ing our tech­nique tags she showed us her jour­nals (which are AMAZING) and talked about doing what feels right for us and to make it our own. Well, art jour­nal­ing scares me to death! Not sure why but my good­ness it sends shiv­ers down my spine just think­ing about doing it. Real­ly it should­n’t freak me out so much because no one has to see what I cre­ate but it does… BUT I’m deter­mined to do it my way with a lit­tle or a lot of inspi­ra­tion from Dyan. Remem­ber, “An Artist Can­not Fail.” So while doing a lit­tle thrift­ing I found this cute vin­tage hard­back book from 1909. It mea­sures 4″...

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Ranger University Day 3

Apr 30, 2012

Day 3 start­ed out with Dyan Reave­ley and her awe­some funky, quirky adorable self. Her art jour­nal­ing has tak­en the craft indus­try by STORM and has me quite intrigued. Dyan will be in TEXAS at The Crafty Scrap­per Thurs­day, May 10th & Fri­day, May 11th and it’s all the buzz. Dur­ing Dyan’s seg­ment we played with all her Dylu­sions Ink Sprays, Per­fect Pearls and or course her stamp sets. For this vin­tage, keep it clean, cream & black with a mut­ed pop of col­or, kin­da girl… I was INSPIRED! I was inspired with her col­ors, style and tech­niques. After lunch it was time for Tim Holtz to teach us all the super cool tech­niques using his Dis­tress line.  You can pick out Tim’s unique vin­tage grungy style any­where. I like that you can do vin­tage grunge...

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Featured Artist ~ Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Mar 27, 2012

Be still my heart… Sev­er­al months ago I par­tic­i­pat­ed in a blog hop for Julie Fei-Fan Balz­er the girl behind Balz­er Designs and the awe­some catchy phrase “I’m a Dirty Girl” . After the blog hop I asked Julie if she would be a “Fea­tured Artist” show­cas­ing my Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp line. I was over the moon excit­ed when she said yes. I find her funky art jour­nal­ing sim­ply amaz­ing. I have no clue how she does what she does… all I know is, is I LOVE IT! For her “Fea­tured Artist” piece Julie used the Anti­quat­ed Col­lec­tion stamp sets “Soci­ety Lady and Styl­ish and Fash­ion­able”. I think her use of col­or is awe­some and wish I could have watched her cre­ate this piece from start to fin­ish. I like the con­trast of bold col­ors with the...

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Halloween 2011 Completed Album

Nov 8, 2011

Here is the com­plet­ed Hal­loween mini album. I love how it turned out. Jen­ni Bowl­in and Maya Road were made to go togeth­er. I accent­ed the stems of the pump­kins using JBS Dec­o­ra­tive Brads, MR Leaf Pins and Trim. It’s now ready to fill with cute Hal­loween pho­tos of lit­tle trick ‑or-treaters and some jour­nal­ing about their fun can­dy filled evening. Front Cov­er I added brown and white bak­er’s twine to the top of the small­er pump­kins and accent­ed the edges of the JBS Alter­able Let­ters — Micro Dots using Chick­en Feed and brown ink. And of course I accent­ed the top of each let­ter using Dia­mond Stick­les. The 2011 are JBS Vin­tage Black Stick­ers. Pages 1 and 2 Pages 3 and 4 The num­bers 3 and 4 on page three are from the JBS...

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A Moment In Time…

Jun 8, 2011

To cre­ate this tag I used the super cute Amper­sand stamp in this months Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” kit along with the “Coor­di­nat­ing Paint and Ink” and Word Stamp Set Add On Kits. I think the Amper­sand and Word stamps make an adorable back­ground pat­tern for this tag. The but­ter­flies are cre­at­ed using a Martha Stew­art punch, 2mm self adhe­sive pearls and Dia­mond Stick­les accents. I like the pop of yel­low under each but­ter­fly as it com­pli­ments the card­stock stick­er so well. I cut the jour­nal­ing tag that came in the main kit to place at the bot­tom of the tag then attached the red brads in each of the four holes on the tag. The trim used is from the “Choco­late Malt” Add On Kit. I then attached a strip of 5mm self adhe­sive...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I real­ly like the warm col­or scheme of this card. The com­bi­na­tion of the red and cream is so pret­ty. Of course the pops of Dia­mond Stick­les here and there are awe­some too. I cov­ered the bot­tom two jour­nal­ing cards with pat­terned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then dis­tressed and inked the edges and attached it to the mid­dle cir­cle using a pop dot. I think the Octo­ber After­noon Word Stick­er strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream per­fect­ly. The strips add inter­est and col­or to the card in a super sim­ple way. Prod­ucts used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Choco­late Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries”...

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Happy National Scrapbook Day

May 7, 2011

What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate NSD than with a give­away. While I was clean­ing out a cor­ner of my stu­dio, I came across two mini album kits of the project I taught in Mykonos, Greece, this past Sep­tem­ber. It’s a fun mini album to cre­ate and can be any theme you want. You get an entire sheet of Jen­ni Bowl­in Reverse Black Stick­ers so the title and jour­nal­ing should not be an issue. This kit includes prod­ucts from Maya Road and Jen­ni Bowl­in and comes with the com­plete instruc­tions already print­ed out for you. All you need to add are your pho­tos, Glue Stick Adhe­sive, Foam Squares, Dia­mond Stick­les, Black Pen, 3mm Cream Self Adhe­sive Pearls, Creamy Brown Ink and Basic Tools. Two Peas has some awe­some NSD Spe­cials so don’t miss out on...

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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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I love dimensional layouts…

Feb 23, 2011

First I got­ta tell ya… reg­is­tra­tion for Paper Cow­girl OPENS today at 9:00 a.m. cen­tral time.… go here to reg­is­ter and sign up for class­es. I hope to see ya there. Oh and one lit­tle bit of infor­ma­tion I left out regard­ing my project are the dimen­sions… the shad­ow box mea­sures approx­i­mate­ly 7.5″ square by 1″ deep. I will also have my book avail­able for pre-sale at the dis­count­ed rate of $17.99 + tax for those attend­ing Paper Cow­girl. All books must be picked up at Paper Cow­girl. I will have a few avail­able for pur­chase dur­ing my book sign­ing but they will be at my reg­u­lar cost of $22.99 + tax. I will let you know when I have the spe­cial link up and ready. Okay now on to why I love dimen­sion­al lay­outs…...

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Birthday Box

Feb 18, 2011

This is a small gift box for a spe­cial birth­day some­one. I think my favorite part is the vial with the can­dle inside and the make a wish jour­nal­ing strip wrapped around it. My hus­band Alan was look­ing at me a tad bit strange­ly as I was burn­ing down the can­dle so it would fit inside. He is not a visu­al per­son so he could not fig­ure out what in the world I was doing. But once he saw the fin­ished project it all made sense to him and he loved it. I real­ly like the tis­sue tape bow too… it is cov­ered in crys­tal coarse glit­ter and out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les. Any­thing birth­day themed has to have glit­ter. Ha who am I kid­ding, it’s more like any­thing I cre­ate has to have glit­ter....

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A Gray Sky and some sprinkles…

Sep 2, 2010

means it is a per­fect day to work in the scrap­room and what bet­ter prod­ucts to play with then Jen­ni Bowl­in and Maya Road. I have to say I am in love with Jen­ni’s new paints ( have not tried the inks yet but I am cer­tain I will love them as well) the col­ors match exact­ly with all her inspir­ing prod­ucts. I still need a few more col­ors of her paints and ink which I will be pur­chas­ing soon. I got­ta have them all. Once I fin­ish this mini album it will be filled with cute pho­tos of Ans­ley and her friends. As you can see I start­ed out with a Maya Road 4″ binder album, paint­ed it with Jen­ni’s new paints (Chili Pow­der “inside”, Lemon Drops and Malt­ed Milk “out­side”) and plan...

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Make-n-Takes and Mini Workshop Project

Jun 26, 2010

Here are some sneak peeks of the items I will be teach­ing dur­ing the Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions Mykonos 2010 event. There are just a few spots left which means if you are think­ing about attend­ing this event you need to con­tact Tri­cia ASAP. While mak­ing this make-n-take spon­sored by Maya Road and Ranger you will get to play with Maya Mists, Chip­board, Stamps, Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Paints and Stick­les. You can make yours just like mine or use the same prod­ucts and alter the chip­board piece how you wish. This will be your name tag. While mak­ing this make-n-take spon­sored again by Maya Road and Ranger you will alter a mini acrylic but­ter­fly using Alco­hol Inks, Stick­les, Stamps and Glit­ter.  There will be two dif­fer­ent col­or schemes for you to pick from… brights as...

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