Playing with paper flowers.

Aug 12, 2011

Good morn­ing! My name is Chris­tine Drumheller and I am the own­er of the month­ly kit club, Cocoa Daisy. I was thrilled to be invit­ed to post on Lisa’s blog this week. I am nor­mal­ly a very clean, lin­ear kind of scrap­book­er but this being Lisa’s blog I thought I would stretch out of my com­fort zone and add some extra lay­ers of flow­ers and rib­bon to a lay­out. I used bits and pieces from our July kit “Urban Loft” and its add-ons to cre­ate this lay­out about my Mom and I on Moth­er’s Day. Lay­er­ing with paper flow­ers is a fun and ver­sa­tile way of cre­at­ing some tex­ture on your page. I used the Sas­safras kraft flow­ers and some of their new “foldies” on my lay­out but you can cut flow­ers from pat­terned...

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Display Case

Aug 4, 2011

Recent­ly, mom and dad bought a new enter­tain­ment cen­ter for their den and asked if I want­ed this vin­tage dis­play case because they no longer had room for it… well you can cer­tain­ly imag­ine yes could not come out of my mouth fast enough. I drove from Beau­mont like a lit­tle old lady in fear I would break the glass. Well it got here all safe and sound and now is being filled with thrift store finds, items mom and dad have found for me and even a few from my aunt. I like to use these items for pho­to props and con­tain­ers in my class­es. It’s great to final­ly have every­thing well, most every­thing in one spot instead of all over the house here and there. I won­der how many peo­ple looked through...

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Five Photos

Aug 2, 2011

These five pho­tos bring back way more than five mem­o­ries that is for sure and are some of my favorites. Down­town Chica­go is one of my favorite places to vis­it. I could walk all over every sin­gle square inch of it (that is as long as it isn’t 5,000 degrees out­side like it was when I was there a week ago. Ok that might be a bit dra­mat­ic but gosh it sure did fee like it) I nev­er get tired of look­ing at all the build­ings and archi­tec­ture as well as the street enter­tain­ment. Cape Ned­dick Light­house also known as “Nub­ble Light House”. Mom and I got to go and vis­it the light­house while in Maine last sum­mer. I loved walk­ing around the coast­line, smelling the salty air and eat­ing “Salt­wa­ter Taffy”. We had...

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A quick trip…

Jul 11, 2011

Ans­ley and I decid­ed to take a quick trip down to Beau­mont to see my par­ents and aunt since she had sev­er­al days off last week. The plan was to sur­prise my mom and let’s just say, every­one kept the secret but me… even my 8 year old niece kept the secret. I called mom, Wednes­day morn­ing ask­ing what she was doing just like I do every morn­ing… and fold­ed like a cheap tent. I told her well we are all packed and on our way down to see you. I swear noth­ing has changed… I get so excit­ed I just can’t keep it in. So she was still sur­prised just not open the front door and see us sur­prised. So while we were in Beau­mont we drove to Galve­ston Island. On the way...

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Us ~ 1972

Jul 4, 2011

Above is the com­plete lay­out using the sil­hou­ette I cre­at­ed of me and my broth­er, Richard. I was around 7 or 8 and Richard was around 5 or 6. Sad­ly, Richard passed away in 2004 from alco­holism at the age of 38. The pho­to below has always been a favorite of mine and even though I can­not see or talk to him now, I know he’s always at my side. July 4th has nev­er been the same since he passed. His 5 niece’s and 1 nephew (poor boy) knew Richard would pur­chase a ton of fire­works for them to shoot off. He would either take all the old­er kids out of the city lim­its to shoot them off or take his chances and shoot them off down the street at mom and dad’s house. Watch­ing Richard...

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Happy 48th Anniversary Mom & Dad

Jun 4, 2011

It’s so great to find that one spe­cial per­son you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rud­ner This was their first home a tee­ny tiny trail­er. Goes to show you liv­ing on love does not require much. Their first Christ­mas togeth­er as hus­band and wife. ~ West­on, WV Dad and Mom before kids… Now new par­ents, cel­e­brat­ing my first Christ­mas ~ Kit­tery, Maine Dad and Mom dur­ing a week­end in Fred­er­icks­burg, TX Dad and Mom on one of the stops dur­ing their Alaskan Cruise. An anniver­sary is a time to cel­e­brate the joys of today, the mem­o­ries of yes­ter­day, and the hopes of tomor­row. I wish I lived clos­er to help you cel­e­brate. Love...

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So Proud…

May 26, 2011

The sum­mer of 2000 we had the hon­or of host­ing an exchange stu­dent from Alba­nia. Julian was the sweet exchange stu­dent we could have ever host­ed. All of us have such found mem­o­ries of him stay­ing with our fam­i­ly his junior year. The one thing I remem­ber laugh­ing about a lot was when he would say “no” but shake his head “yes”. I would just look at him so con­fused and ask him what his answer was… then tell him here when you shake your head like that it means yes not no… we would just laugh. The entire fam­i­ly adored him… grand­par­ents, broth­ers, sis­ters, my niece’s and nephew etc. You can­not help but love him when you meet him. These pho­tos still hang on our wall. Ans­ley nev­er let him out of her...

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2011

Moth­ers hold their chil­dren’s hands for a short while, but their hearts for­ev­er. ~Author Unknown This pho­to of me and my mom always makes me laugh. The expres­sion on my face and my head tilt­ed down makes it look as though I had been eat­ing one too many a moon pie. I’m guess­ing I was around 3 or 4 years old. I hope all you moms out there have a won­der­ful Moth­er’s Day. And here is a lit­tle some­thing that might inspire you to take pho­tos around your “Home Sweet Home” to doc­u­ment your life as it is today. Just click here to get start­ed. All you have to do is sign up, you won’t be charged....

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Mother’s Day Charms

May 5, 2011

Here is a very sweet gift to cre­ate for mom this Moth­er’s Day.… her very own mom charms. The charms shown below are charms of my mom as a lit­tle girl and her mom as a young lady and in her ear­ly 40’s. A neck­lace accent­ed with charms of images of your mom, her moth­er and all your sib­lings would be a won­der­ful gift. You could even accent the charms with pearl baubles. I think this would make a very spe­cial gift and one she will cher­ish. Please note you will need to print your pho­tos using a laser print­er or the image will run once you apply the glossy accents. Sup­plies Used: Two Peas In A Buck­et car­ries all the sup­plies used… Tim Holt Facets, Tim Holtz Baubles, Glossy Accents, Fiskars Fin­ger­tip Craft...

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Door Knob Photo Holder

May 4, 2011

Here is some­thing for the mom that has every­thing. Moms always have room for one more fam­i­ly pho­to, so why not make her a unique pho­to hold­er using an old door knob. I think this is a per­fect way to give mom a fam­i­ly pho­to to dis­play on her spe­cial day. Keep­ing the posts short and sweet this week.… just two more projects to fin­ish!...

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Mother’s Day Pin or Charm

May 3, 2011

This week with my final book dead­line being Mon­day, of next week, I’m going to try to do some quick posts of projects you can cre­ate for Moth­er’s Day. If I miss a day or two… well you know what the deal is… So today I cre­at­ed a pin that can eas­i­ly be placed onto a neck­lace and used as a charm, if pins are not for you. Or you can attach it to her gift as an accent on a gift bag or box. I’m sure you all can think of lots of dif­fer­ent ways to use this cameo. The Maya Road Mini Chip­board Cameos Set is super fun to alter. If you’ve not yet had a chance to play around with these give them a try. I think you’ll love them. You can...

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Flocked Flower Accent Pin

Apr 26, 2011

Ok I do have to admit… even though I love win­ter and the cold weath­er that comes along with it I do love Spring and Sum­mer and all the col­ors. The heat I can do with­out but the col­ors I real­ly do enjoy. This flocked flower accent pin is just a lit­tle some­thing that can bright­en up a neck­lace by attach­ing it to the side of a chain, or accent­ing a sim­ple cuff bracelet by pin­ning it to a piece of lace or trim and tying it around your wrist. This lit­tle piece has so many won­der­ful pos­si­bil­i­ties. Sup­plies Used: White Flocked Flower Bunch (Vin­tage Street Mar­ket), Cop­ic Mark­er — YR31 Light Red­dish Yel­low, Dia­mond Stick­les, Cream Felt, Brown and White Bak­er’s Twine, Cream Self Adhe­sive 2mm Pearl, Fab­ric Tac, Pin Back Tools Need­ed:...

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Coffee Cup Planter

Apr 22, 2011

Here is anoth­er project dad and I made while he and mom were up to vis­it. Using the Dremel we drilled a hole in the low­er side of the cof­fee cup so water could drain, then I placed a few rocks in the bot­tom of the cof­fee cup, some dirt and my plant. Once it grows a bit more I’ll place it in a larg­er con­tain­er like an old spice tin or some­thing. Of course mak­ing sure to use my handy dandy Dremel to drill holes in the bot­tom of the tin. But until then it will sit in my kitchen win­dow bask­ing in the morn­ing sun. Have a great...

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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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The parentals came to town…

Apr 19, 2011

Sat­ur­day, mom and dad came up for a quick vis­it and when they come they always bring fun stuff. Mom paint­ed me a gor­geous paint­ing that will reside in my scrap­room soon so I can see it every­day. I love the col­ors and tex­ture so much. I did  my best to get the col­ors cor­rect but the light­ing is not work­ing with me too well this morn­ing. The size of the can­vas is 16 x 20 and will fill the space in my scrap­room per­fect­ly. Hang­ing on the green wall will real­ly make all the col­ors pop nice­ly. I real­ly like the sim­plic­i­ty of the three lit­tle birds sit­ting on the twig. The sides of the can­vas are the same col­or. Then you have sev­er­al dif­fer­ent shades of beige, red and turquoise. Love, love,...

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Vintage Style Portrait Charm

Apr 13, 2011

I love the Por­trait Stamp Set by Maya Road as the images remind me of the sil­ver charms that are on my grand­moth­er’s charm bracelet. She has every grand­child and great grand­child rep­re­sent­ed and I can remem­ber always look­ing at it try­ing to find my charm. I thought it would be fun to make charms of my daugh­ters to put on a long neck­lace made from a piece of sil­ver ball chain. I real­ly like how vin­tage look­ing they turned out and plan on mak­ing more as gifts for friends. Sup­plies Need­ed: Foun­da­tion Chip­board Set, Por­trait Stamp Set, Acrylic Block, Vin­tage Ledger Paper, Black Eye­let, Jump Ring, Glue Stick, Black Archival and Creamy Brown Ink, Glossy Accents Tools Used: Craft Knife, Craft Matt, Sand­ing Block, Crop-a-Dile, Pli­ers Instruc­tions: Apply glue stick adhe­sive to the...

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Paper Bag Easter Basket

Apr 11, 2011

I love the sim­plic­i­ty of brown paper bags and think they make the per­fect East­er bas­kets. I remem­ber mak­ing them in grade school and being so excit­ed to bring them home to show mom and dad. This bas­ket can be left plain or altered using pat­terned paper, stamps and inks or paint. You can care­ful­ly use any of the many Fiskars bor­der punch­es to cre­ate gor­geous edges along the top of your bas­ket or you could take a hole punch and punch a hole just below where the scal­lop meets, thread a rib­bon through the holes and cre­ate a pret­ty bow by tying the two ends togeth­er. This sim­ple bas­ket has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties. I hope you share pho­tos of the bas­kets you cre­ate as I would love to see them. Have fun cre­at­ing....

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Peep Houses

Mar 25, 2011

While on Pin­ter­est I came across this fun tuto­r­i­al and saved it to make with my niece Made­lyn while she was sup­posed to vis­it this week for Spring Break. Well she decid­ed she was­n’t ready just yet to stay a week so far away from home. So I sent the tuto­r­i­al to my mom and she made them with Mad and Bel­lie. They were a hit so thanks a bunch Kasey Buick for this real­ly fun project. Here are the pho­tos dad emailed me. Mom made a batch of roy­al icing as it was a bit eas­i­er for the girls to keep their hous­es togeth­er when they start­ed dec­o­rat­ing. Not sure if lit­tle Bel­lie is still dec­o­rat­ing or snag­ging a jel­ly bean. Mad and Bel­lie loved dec­o­rat­ing their hous­es. You can see Bel­lie con­cen­trat­ing...

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Oh Pinterest…

Mar 18, 2011

Do you Pin­ter­est? I sure do. My good­ness this site can suck hours out of your day before it even starts. But I have to tell you it has so many won­der­ful DIY projects I can hard­ly stand it so if you don’t you need to check it out. The oth­er day while I was “research­ing” as I call it, I came across this super cute Birds Nest Tuto­r­i­al using paper mache and shred­ded brown lunch bags or dic­tio­nary pages. Yes­ter­day, I could not take it any longer and had to make one although, I made mine small­er they they did in Coun­try Liv­ing. So I pulled out our paper shred­der and two brown paper lunch bags and got to busi­ness. Sup­plies Used: Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage Mat­te, Water, Shred­ded lunch bags, foil, plas­tic...

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Paper Mosaic

Feb 24, 2011

This mini album is fea­tured in my book on page 48. They did­n’t show the cov­er so I thought I would share it with you now since Spring is just around the cor­ner. The step outs on page 49 show you how to recre­ate a paper mosa­ic that looks like bro­ken pieces of chi­na. This is cer­tain­ly anoth­er project of mine that is filled with dimen­sion­al objects. I guess I visu­al­ize in 3‑D as noth­ing looks fin­ished until items are pop­ping off the project. I find how peo­ple cre­ate and visu­al­ize very inter­est­ing. My dad carves incred­i­ble objects out of wood. He can carve just about any­thing you request includ­ing wildlife and peo­ple as well as loads of oth­er things. What I find fas­ci­nat­ing is he can­not even begin to draw a 3 cir­cled cat. My mom paints...

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Fun notions project…

Feb 22, 2011

While I was on Pin­ter­est look­ing at all the won­der­ful pho­tos post­ed I came across this super cute project. I thought it was such an awe­some idea and knew I had to make one. When my grand­fa­ther passed away mom and dad brought me back a cup and saucer they found in one of Gram­pa’s cab­i­nets. The paint­ed blue­ber­ries remind­ed mom of when we went blue­ber­ry pick­ing one morn­ing while we were vis­it­ing, this past sum­mer. Well I decid­ed I would use this cup and saucer to make my lit­tle notions hold­er and it was super easy. All you need to do is attach some small mag­nets to the bot­tom of the saucer using E6000 as direct­ed on their pack­age. Once the mag­nets were attached I attached the tea cup to the saucer using...

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