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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Who do you love?

Feb 8, 2011

As a child grow­ing up I loved get­ting to vis­it my grand­par­ents. Gram­my Childers and Gram­my Spin­ney always had one thing in com­mon… flow­ers. I remem­ber know­ing I was at Gram­my Spin­ney’s house as soon as I saw the pan­sies in her yard. And every sum­mer Gram­my Childers had the most gor­geous Hydrangea bush just below her kitchen win­dow. The blooms were the size of din­ner plates. Her gar­den always had flow­ers grow­ing around it as well as along the side­walk of her house. So each time I see flow­ers bloom­ing I always think of them. So since flow­ers seem to remind me of those two spe­cial ladies I thought I would share this tag I cre­at­ed for Ranger. It was in there booth dur­ing CHA‑W. The flow­ers on this tag were cre­at­ed using...

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Perfect Pearls Love Tag

Feb 7, 2011

I cre­at­ed this tag using the new Per­fect Pearls Con­fec­tions Kit just released at by Ranger CHA‑W. If you went to Ranger’s booth you might have seen it. This new com­bi­na­tion is so pret­ty and reminds me of Spring. If you would like to recre­ate this tag just go here and you’ll find the entire sup­ply list and step by step instruc­tions. I used the Tim Holtz Alter­ations Tat­tered Flo­rals Bigz Die to make the flower. I like the look of the pearls and vin­tage but­tons strung on 24 gauge wire. I think I might be doing this more often. And yes you can see I used UTEE on the tag. It adds just the right amount of dimen­sion and is so sim­ple to do. I need jars and jars and jars of this...

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CHA Day 3

Feb 1, 2011

What a great day today was. Thank you to all my sweet friends who came by the booth to wish me a hap­py birth­day. It was so sweet of all of you. Those of you that decid­ed to sing hap­py birth­day to me I thank you too even though I want­ed to run and hide. It was fun­ny and I must admit so sweet. Car­olyn and Keri made me a birth­day card out of one of the cat­a­logs they got at the show. I will have to take a pho­to of it tomor­row so you can see… it is too cute!  Car­o­line and David took all the Road­ies out to eat and sur­prised me with a won­der­ful brown­ie and singing wait­er after din­ner. Yes I was beet red, want­i­ng to hide but was touched...

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It’s a BeaUTEEful day over here…

Jan 24, 2011

(I think I just saw some eye­rolls, but real­ly how cute is the word BeaU­TEE­ful? Talk about mak­ing a super cute t‑shirt… and I would wear it!) Ok on to some projects. This was a sim­ple brown box that a neck­lace came in and I turned it into this using these prod­ucts … Vin­tage Pho­to Dis­tress Ink, Blend­ing Tool, Jet Black Archival Ink, two Wendy Vec­chi Stu­dio 490 Stamps (Script & Flower), Emboss­ing Ink, Mold-n-Pour, Clear UTEE, Heat Gun, Non-Stick Craft Mat, Plat­inum Stick­les, Heavy Weight White Card­stock, Seam Bind­ing and Foam Squares. From start to fin­ish this took no more than 30 min. And I also made this sweet tee­ny tiny house cov­ered it in UTEE (did you real­ly think I would­n’t?) then altered trees, trims and a ban­ner. The entire piece is...

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Money Envelope

Dec 13, 2010

I cre­at­ed this mon­ey enve­lope using this tuto­r­i­al cre­at­ed by Wendy Vec­chi of Stu­dio 490. I did have to sub­sti­tute a few things since I did­n’t have all the stamps she used or one of the Dis­tress Ink col­ors. I must admit it’s nice step­ping out of your com­fort zone every once in awhile and stamp­ing is cer­tain­ly step­ping out for me. It’s scary as I can­not get over the every­thing needs to be per­fect stuff but I am try­ing. Oh and let me fill you in on a lit­tle secret… today is my super sweet friend Wendy’s birth­day. I think she is cel­e­brat­ing some­thing like her 25th. I don’t know I could be wrong but I know I’m not off by far. So when you go over to check out her awe­some tuto­r­i­al make sure you...

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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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Grab Bag Style Boxes…

Nov 9, 2009

Last week I cleaned out my scrap­room and Sat­ur­day, Ter­ri and I ran­dom­ly FILLED to the top 12 medi­um sized flat rate box­es. These box­es are grab bag style so you will not know what you get until you open the box. The min­i­mum retail val­ue of each box will eas­i­ly exceed the pur­chase price plus ship­ping… sev­er­al are val­ued at over $75. You will not receive every man­u­fac­tur­er list­ed below but you will receive a box FILLED with at least 10 of the man­u­fac­tur­ers list­ed. Note: This does not mean only 10 items, remem­ber I FILLED the box­es. This means 10 man­u­fac­tur­ers. Each box is only $24.95 plus ship­ping. You can find them here in my store. Man­u­fac­tur­ers: Daisyd’s, Maya Road, Scenic Route, Dream Street Designs, Octo­ber After­noon, Autumn Leaves Idea Books, Hei­di...

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Digging, digging and digging…

Oct 13, 2009

My good­ness is it ever so obvi­ous when you look at my vin­tage stash just how much I love vin­tage Christ­mas items. But since my dad is San­ta I guess this is to be expect­ed. I have been pulling items out like a mad woman as I pre­pare for my next online work­shop… the CHRISTMAS work­shop. Oh how I love to cre­ate Christ­mas projects. I have a list of things to cre­ate that I think are going to make a charm­ing hol­i­day work­shop. The name is still yet to be deter­mined so I had a thought… leave a title idea in the com­ments sec­tion of this post. If your title is picked you will win a free access pass to the work­shop. If no title is picked I will have Ans­ley pick one per­son...

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Did you know…

Jan 9, 2009

Maya Road has a Valen­tine’s Day release? If you did­n’t you need to check out this cute lit­tle “Love Tick­et” Sin­gle­ton Stamp. I love that the words are seper­ate stamps too, so per­fect for lit­tle sen­ti­ments on tiny tags. Then they have this adorable “For­ev­er Postage” Sin­gle­ton Stamp. I real­ly love this trio… so per­fect to accent your Valen­tine’s or can­dy wrap­pers. They also have this won­der­ful Maya Mist set of Red and Sil­ver… gor­geous col­ors used sep­a­rate­ly or in com­bi­na­tion. The “Love Key­chain” set is so cute and has so many pos­si­bil­i­ties for projects… no favorite here as I love each one. And last but not least they have this real­ly cute “Key Key­chain” set. This set would also be cute as embell­ish­ments for a new home or car for those of you...

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What a fun weekend…

Oct 13, 2008

This week­end I stayed in Wax­a­hachie with some of the Maya Road girls… Car­o­line, Jes­si­ca, Aubrey and Wendy. I got­ta tell you, Wendy taught some of the most inspir­ing class­es all day Sat­ur­day and all day Sun­day at the Crafty Scrap­per. If you ever see that Wendy Vec­chi is com­ing to a store near you I say run and sign up as fast as you can. You do NOT want to miss any of her class­es. Wendy is the first per­son I have ever tak­en a class from and I want more. She taught me so many great tech­niques that I plan on car­ry­ing over into future projects. Thanks Wendy for all the inspi­ra­tion. This lit­tle album is one I cre­at­ed in Wendy’s Frag­ments class. Wendy has you bring scraps of paper, rubons and...

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Congrats to my dear friend…

Jul 29, 2008

Wendy’s stamps are large cling mount­ed stamps (I think there are 24 all togeth­er) and she has a real­ly cool clear album to store them in when not in use. Oh and not only was she debut­ing her own stamp line, she was also doing demos for Ranger using Per­fect Pearls which now I have got to start using cause they are so cool.

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It’s a great day…

Feb 7, 2008

We will be using prod­ucts from our Chip­board Crown Album, Heart Coast­er Album, ATC’s, Blos­soms, Post­card Stamp, Crushed Vel­vet Rib­bons and Scal­lop Ric Rac. Here is the design team can­vas I cre­at­ed for the design­ers wall that will be in Maya Road­’s booth.

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Maya Road Sneak Peek… Twill

Jan 19, 2007

Look at all the won­der­ful new twills Maya Road will be debut­ing at CHA. The big heart is a page from their heart binder and the 2 small­er hearts are from their heart mini album.

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