Mini Shadow Box

Aug 10, 2012

Tomorrow, I am participating in the Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts Grand Opening in Sherman, Texas. I will be there for a Book Signing and Demo from 11:00-1:00. I’ll be instructing those in attendance how to create a beautiful paper rose to accent a gift tag or card for any celebration or special occasion. And with just a simple change in paper color these beautiful roses are perfect for any holiday.  Come see me… it’s going to be fun! Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts 4127 N. US Highway 75 Sherman, Texas Ok, so on to today’s project. I love shadow boxes of any kind and decided to create a mini shadow box tag for one of my projects for CHA. As I started gathering Maya Road supplies I came across a Maya Road Scallop Square Basic Album...

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Dream Tag

Aug 9, 2012

Here is a fun tag to create that is filled with all kinds of little techniques that are perfect to use on other projectsl. I started with a plain manila office tag and covered it with vintage ledger paper. Next, using the Maya Road Ornate Frames stamp set and Jet Black Archival Ink, I stamped the frame images onto the ledger paper. Next I took the new Maya Road Floral Garden Fabric Tape and filled the inside area of the frames. I then accented the flowers with Diamond Stickles and let it dry. Once dry, I covered the Fabric Tape with Glossy Accents and let it dry. Make sure you have a pin handy to pop any air bubbles that occur. Here is a little tip: I like to leave the stamps on the acetate...

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CHA-Summer 2012 Day 3

Jul 22, 2012

Here is another of my favorite Maya Road summer release products… FABRIC TAPE! Their new Fabric Tape comes in Blossom Pink, Barn Red, Sun Yellow, Leaf Green, Ocean Blue, Coal Black, Country Rose and Floral Garden. The tag the samples are attached to is one of the new Maya Road Wood Shipping Tags. They come in 4 styles & 8 pieces that range from 2″ to 3″. One of the projects in the Maya Road booth I could not keep my eyes off of was this canvas created by Dina Wakley. She used Maya Mist mixed with gesso, Natural Wood Buttons and Vintage Wood Birds.  I LOVE Dina’s work. She is such a sweet, talented and very goofy kinda gal. She makes me laugh and I’m so glad I get to see her in...

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Giveaway with Pink Persimmon

May 16, 2012

Here is a beautiful tag created by Ronda Palazzari using the new Spring Release Antiquated Collection Mini Silhouettes & Monograms stamp sets. She used the Monogram alphabet letters to spell “FLY” then accented the tag using the frame and border stamps also included in the Mini Silhouettes & Monogram stamp set. For this card Ronda used the new Antiquated Collection ~ Then Comes Baby and Mini Silhouettes & Monograms stamp sets. I LOVE the vintage pram so much. I think it will make the cutest baby shower invitations, cards, tags as well as new baby cards, decor piece or tags. To create the title for the card Ronda stamped the word BABY on shrink paper using the Monograms alphabet. Too cute. And just so you know… Pink Persimmon is giving away a complete set...

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Apr 20, 2012

I love the word “if”. I find it to be one of the most thought provoking words and thought it worked perfectly for this tag. If I had not finally given in to my deep desire of playing with wax I would have never found out just how much I truly love this art form. I started this tag with one I blended ink and dabbed mist here and there as well as stamped the lady from “Society Lady” stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Then using a Clover iron melted three different shades of green on top of the tag. Using the hot iron I spread the wax over the entire tag as well as swept some areas of the wax away showing the ink, mist and stamped areas. Once the base...

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Just Playing

Apr 12, 2012

I’ve found a new love… melting wax. The tag you see is a little sneak of what I will share with you Monday, for the second installment of my  “An Artist Cannot Fail” blog series. I’m really having fun experimenting with different mediums that I’ve wanted to try for so long. I have lots of papercrafting responsibilities so it’s hard to take time to just play and experiment with different mediums and techniques. I love encaustic art and have a strong desire to learn and experiment more in this area. I can see a new addiction coming to my studio real soon. So what are you waiting for… experiment....

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Featured Artist ~ Susie Moore

Mar 23, 2012

I’m thrilled to show you the tag and mini hanging Susie Moore created using my Antiquated Collection stamp sets. Susie created the tag above using the Perfumery  stamp set. The altered flowers with their bold color are perfect to accent the side of the perfume bottle. And you know I love the glittered edges of the tag. Then the pearl accents on the crown complete the tag perfectly.  Goodness, my stamp set, glitter and pearls could it really get any more perfect? Then the mini wall hanging shown below features the ATC Misses’ Aprons stamp. Look at all the awesomeness Susie has going on here… the flower accents on the apron are adorable. And all the pearls and baubles she added to the wall hanging complete it perfectly. I tell ya I cannot create a thing...

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Featured Artist ~ Kate Yetter

Mar 2, 2012

Today, I’m showcasing an adorable shadow box Kate Yetter created using stamp sets from my Antiquated Collection ~ Perfumery, Stylish and Fashionable, Fine and Dandy, Society Lady and Dr. Warner’s Corsets stamp sets. Each section of Kate’s shadow box is perfectly accented with stamped images and embellishments.   Kate also created this adorable tag using Dr. Warner’s Corsets ATC stamp and the brooch stamp from Society Lady. Thanks, Kate for sharing your projects with me. I love what you created. If you want to see more of Kate’s work please visit her blog The Scrap Yard. To see more Antiquated Collection inspiration please visit the Antiquated Collection Facebook Page. The gallery is FILLED with lots of amazing projects. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. I will be cleaning, doing laundry and felting bunnies and mice....

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Just a note.

Aug 19, 2011

Hello again! Christine from Cocoa Daisy here to share a couple fun cards I made using this month’s kit “Siren’s Call”. Every month before I put my kit away to start working with the next one I like to make a couple cards with the leftover bits on my desk. This month’s kit had the perfect bright, primary colors to create a couple cheery cards. For this first card I punched 1″ circles from the Cosmo Cricket paper and then ran them through my sewing machine, letting the machine run a few stitches in between each circle to create a banner like affect. I laid them out on the card in random order, placing foam adhesive under some to add a little dimension. I finished off the card with a tag and this cute...

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Vintage Girl Birthday Card

Aug 17, 2011

Hi all!  It’s Darcy from Pink Persimmon again.  This week my sister, Judi, created this set of cards using our new Hello Vintage Girl stamp set and a sneak peek of some ATC patterns that we are releasing at the end of the month. (wink…you’re the first to see them!) Judi had so much fun making these envelopes look just like a vintage pattern.  She even created a template to share with you today.  Download the envelope template at our website here.  It is sized to be similar to an A2 card, so it fits a standard 4.25″x5.5″ card inside. Our Hello Vintage Girl set is really fun to use with paper piecing.  Stamp the outline of the girl on to the envelope or tag first, then stamp her onto another piece of white...

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CHA Day 2

Jul 21, 2011

It was another fun day at CHA. This afternoon I helped Caroline teach her 6 Ways To Use Maya Road Workshop. It was a wonderful class and most everyone finished their project. Then I walked the floor with Ronda looking at all the wonderful new products which will be hitting stores soon. Christine on the other hand was stuck in her hotel room sorting through all kinds of projects for the Cocoa Daisy Kits. All I can say is they are going to be AWESOME!. Today, I have to share a few photos and tell you about all the fun we had in the Crafters Workshop booth. After looking at all of Julie Balzer’s new stencils Ronda and I played with Julie and a great group of friends. We all know I’m not a get messy kinda girl...

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Friendship Tokens

Jun 15, 2011

During the meet and greet at Paper Cowgirl we had a super fun friendship token exchange. The tokens can be anything you wish to create and give away. This exchange would be something fun to do at crops or any scrapping event. I just have to show you how creative everyone was at Paper Cowgirl. I did my best to get a good close up of each one I received. My name badge was full. One of the participants crocheted all her flower tokens. Some altered game pieces. As you can see my name tag was full… colored keys tied on with yarn, stickers, millinery flowers a metal dress form was created and watch faces were used. I’m not kidding when I said people made them from all sorts of items. Kraft tags were...

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Paper Cowgirl Weekend…

Jun 13, 2011

Oh my goodness I don’t even know where to start but I think the beginning is best. Warning, this is a novel of a blog post. I had an incredible weekend with lots of super fun ladies. I tell ya all were happy, super inspiring and all extremely nice. Now we all know getting a group of 100 women together with that kind of result is something… just keeping it honest and real. Thursday evening started off with a meet and greet, friendship token swap and then all the other incredible swaps. It was a blast and my name badge is filled with lots of super fun friendship tokens. After the meet and greet Cindy Mayfield our host introduced all the teachers. There were some incredible teachers at this event and all kinds of...

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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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Paper Cowgirl…

May 12, 2011

Just want to let everyone know registration closes for Paper Cowgirl this Sunday, May 15th. This is going to be such a wonderful art retreat and I’m so looking forward to teaching my “Pieces of Time” workshop. June 9th will be here before I know it. I’m really looking forward to my Q&A with those attending, Thursday evening. I hope to give those who want to break into the publishing world of scrapbooking that little extra boost of confidence so they jump right in and go for it. That evening, I will also be signing copies of my book “Delight In The Details”. If you’re interested in purchasing one for pick up only, Thursday evening, June 9th,  you can do so here at a special discounted rate for those attending. I’m closing sales for...

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Creativity Blooms

Apr 12, 2011

It’s time for another Memory Makers Blog Bounce. This time we got to play with all the products from the Making Memories Dilly Dally Line. This line is perfect for spring. I really enjoyed playing with their Patterned Papers, Alpha and Banner Stamps, Stickers and Rub On Pack, Alpha Shimmer Stickers, Glitter Paper Flowers, Fabric Flowers and Die Cut Butterflies. They are perfect to create spring cards, tags and projects. Once I got started creating I kept thinking of other cute things I could make and kept going and going. Really the Dilly Dally Line is so inspiring. If you want a chance to win a wonderful Dilly Dally Giveaway click here to find out more. I created a spring card using the patterned papers, stamp set and stickers. I cut the bird out...

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Artful Couture Tag

Feb 16, 2011

Where do I even start… this 4.25″ x 8.5″ tag is FILLED with loads of inspiration! The dress form, button and spool are part of Tim’s new Sizzix Alterations ~Sewing Room Bigz Die. Those of you who know me know I am FAR from being a “couture” girl but for some reason seeing the dress form and other items made me think couture and I thought this theme would be a fun twist. And since Tim released the hanger clips it was only too perfect… “artful couture” was it’s destiny. I like how the book page flower boa adds just a tad bit more dimension to the tag… nothing cuter than flowers made of book pages. Then accenting the spool with one of his pearl baubles finished that simple cutie off perfectly. Adding glossy...

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Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers

Feb 11, 2011

I bet you were expecting another tag using Perfect Pearls? Well this one features Ranger’s Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers. When using paint I find it most inspiring to create whimsical pieces with brighter colors rather than my usual vintage style and shades. Kinda strange when I think about it. Also, did you notice I used my Canvas Album as inspiration for this tag? If you did, you are a very devoted blogger. I always find it fun to use items around my scraproom to create designs… one of the simplest things to create are polka dots with the non-bristle end of my paintbrushes. All you do is dip the end of the brush into the lid of the paintbrush and start creating dots. Clean up is super simple too. All you have to do...

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Condolences and another tag…

Feb 10, 2011

First I must give my heart felt condolences to my Aunt and cousins. Yesterday, my Uncle David passed away peacefully at home. Uncle David was a quiet man yet when you talked with him he was so interesting as he could talk about all kinds of wonderful topics. Sadly, 10 years ago he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and not long after that Parkinson’s disease. Aunt Brenda cared for him at home every single day from the time of his diagnosis. Even though it is a blessing Uncle David has passed on it is still so sad and he will be missed. Aunt Brenda was a wonderful example of how family should care for family. We never heard her speak of any frustrations which I am certain there were many and we never ever heard...

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Pink Carnations

Feb 9, 2011

This tag uses all four of the new Perfect Pearl colors from Ranger’s new Confections Set. I really like Pink Gumball as I think it is the perfect shade of pink for tinting flowers. And Wendy’s butterfly stamp is the perfect accent to go over sheet music. I love how you can make Perfect Pearls show in a subtle way by dry brushing them on (butterfly image) or mixing them with water or Perfect Pearl Mists on your non-stick craft sheet and applying them with a paint brush like watercolors (pink carnations). I had lots of fun with this tag. As you know or have figured out by now I love making paper flowers and when you add Perfect Pearls and Stickles to that list I am having loads of fun. Supplies Used: Perfect...

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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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