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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