What a busy week…

Nov 24, 2010

I hope you all are get­ting ready to enjoy a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day with friends and fam­i­ly. We will be hav­ing a very slow paced day tomor­row. This year we are stay­ing put as we decid­ed to do our trav­el­ing to see fam­i­ly for Christ­mas. I must admit it will be nice to just relax and not wor­ry about enter­tain­ing or trav­el­ing. This Thanks­giv­ing I am get­ting off so easy… all Ans­ley request­ed is “Stove Top” stuff­ing and a pump­kin pie!!! Can you believe that… Ans­ley is not a big turkey eater and Alan does­n’t want me to go to all the trou­ble of cook­ing for just us three. So they got major brown­ie points with me this Thanks­giv­ing. I’m think­ing a big pot of stew or chili will be great to eat while...

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Working on something fun…

Nov 23, 2010

For the past few days in between last minute book stuff, pack­ing projects for ship­ment, a Dr. vis­it for Ans­ley (poor girl is sick again) and every­day life I have been cre­at­ing a sim­ple “Count­down Ban­ner”. This year, I am deter­mined to keep it sim­ple for the hol­i­days and I am hop­ing this ban­ner will remind me of this each day in Decem­ber. This will be anoth­er cute project fea­tured in my “Tips, Tech­niques & Tuto­ri­als” work­shop. I will have the mini flash­card PDF for you to down­load as well as the sup­ply list and tools need­ed. Now I am off to ship a box full of book projects to my sweet edi­tor Jen­ni. I am tru­ly blessed once again with a won­der­ful edi­tor. F&W Media has the best staff ever… Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Edi­tors,...

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Holiday gift card holder…

Nov 21, 2010

As you all know I LOVE the hol­i­days espe­cial­ly Christ­mas. But the one thing I real­ly don’t like doing is giv­ing gift cards even though I know that is what my nieces and nephew real­ly want. I must get this from my mom as she does not like giv­ing gift cards either. It just feels so imper­son­al. But we both end up buck­ling at the knees every year and grant them their wish­es. So I decid­ed this year I will make per­son­al­ized gift card hold­ers for every­one. It will make me feel a lit­tle bit bet­ter about hand­ing them out. Those reg­is­tered in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als work­shop will have access to the PDF of the tem­plate I used to cre­ate the gift card hold­er shown above. I will post it tomor­row in...

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All Things Winter

Nov 14, 2010

I’m so excit­ed to tell you about my next upcom­ing online work­shop. This work­shop “All Things Win­ter” will include win­ter and hol­i­day themed projects from my book “Delight In The Details”. This work­shop will include step by step instruc­tions, col­or pho­tos and tips to help you recre­ate the projects list­ed below. Page 15 Mer­ry & Bright Orna­ment Page 26 Joy Ban­ner Page 30 Joy Mini Album Page 42 Snow Day Lay­out Page 44 Win­ter of 78 Lay­out Page 72 Gift Tag Page 76 Christ­mas Cook­ies Lay­out Page 91 Silent Night Christ­mas Card Page 95 Christ­mas Greet­ings Christ­mas Card Page 125 San­ta Baby Lay­out The cost for this online work­shop is only $19.95. FYI… I will not be teach­ing the tech­niques as those are in the book, just the instruc­tions need­ed to make recre­at­ing these...

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Online Workshop Sale…

Oct 29, 2010

It is that time of year again, get­ting ready to start cre­at­ing for the hol­i­days. I love, love, love cre­at­ing projects for Christ­mas and my two online work­shops “12 Days of Christ­mas” and “A Very Vin­tage Christ­mas” are work­shops that will nev­er go out of style. You can change the pat­terned papers or embell­ish­ments I used to cre­ate the projects fea­tured in my work­shops to fit your style or hol­i­day theme if you wish to do so. So if you are new to my blog you might want to check out these work­shops and if you have been around for a while and just nev­er had the time well you are in luck because I have coupons for you and you will have unlim­it­ed access. Alan is work­ing hard on chang­ing all the info...

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No Stress Just Work…

Oct 24, 2010

This will be my new mot­to told to me by a sweet friend for the next six months as I will begin work­ing on my SECOND book tomor­row. I am so hap­py I have been giv­en the chance to work with F & W Media once again. My new book will be tech­nique based just as “Delight In The Details” but it will have step outs on how to recre­ate not only the tech­niques but ALSO some of the projects. So excit­ed about this new twist. My first dead­line is Novem­ber 26th so i will be some­what of a her­mit over the next month as these projects will be for the cov­er and I want them over the top won­der­ful. Not sure if I can tell you the theme of the book just yet...

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and a little Boo to you…

Oct 10, 2010

This “Boo” would make a per­fect mask if you want­ed to do so. I was being a bit lazy yes­ter­day and did­n’t want to dri­ve to the craft store to pur­chase a wood­en dow­el but the “O’s” are per­fect for eye open­ings. This chip­board shape is cov­ered with Jen­ni Bowl­in paper, out­lined with Plat­inum Stick­les then cov­ered with Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter. I then accent­ed the upper por­tion of the “B” with Maya Road embell­ish­ments and some seam bind­ing. Sup­plies Used: Lit­tle Yel­low Bicy­cle Jum­bo Chip­board Shapes, Jen­ni Bowl­in (Fam­i­ly Tree) Cousin Rose Pat­terned Paper, Maya Road Crys­tal Star Pin, Maya Road Vin­tage Pearl Pin, Maya Road Felt Bead­ed Blos­som — Brown, a Black Gel­ly Roll Pen, Plat­inum Stick­les, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter is not list­ed in the store but check out...

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“Home Sweet Home”

Jul 1, 2010

Since I am about to head out on a two week road trip with my Mom and Dad to vis­it fam­i­ly I thought I would dis­count my “Home Sweet Home” online work­shop to $9.95. If you are reg­is­tered in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als online work­shop you will be giv­en free access to this online work­shop. The project cre­at­ed is a won­der­ful way to doc­u­ment what makes your home a  “Home Sweet Home”. The tech­nique taught is fun to do and can be added to lots of dif­fer­ent projects. Enjoy!...

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New Classes Scheduled at The Crafty Scrapper

Jun 16, 2010

Smile Can­vas Ban­ner ~ Maya Mist Tech­nique Class Date: Fri­day, August 13th Place: The Crafty Scrap­per 972–923-3151 While cre­at­ing this ban­ner you will learn how to make your own paint col­ors, alter acrylic items and cre­ate a semi clear glaze using Maya Mist incor­po­rat­ed with oth­er com­mon craft sup­plies. Your kit will come with a com­plete set of Maya Road chip­board let­ters so you can spell any name or word for you ban­ner. The Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Album comes with 6 pages. If the word or name you wish to use has more than 6 let­ters Car­olyn has addi­tion­al Maya Road Can­vas Pen­dant Ban­ner Albums for pur­chase. Maya Road Maya Mists will be pro­vid­ed for use. There will be a wide assort­ment of col­ors but if you have a spe­cif­ic col­or scheme...

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Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Destinations

May 19, 2010

Mykonos Greece with Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions COST PER PERSON $2995 The Mykonos event will be lim­it­ed to just 75 par­tic­i­pants. As part of Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions: Mykonos, all of the fol­low­ing will be includ­ed in the pack­age: Class­es and fol­low up ses­sions with all three instruc­tors, Ali Edwards, Jen­ni Bowl­in and Karen Rus­sell in a small group set­ting Double/triple occu­pan­cy for 6 nights A deluxe buf­fet break­fast each morn­ing A pool side social hour with drinks and appe­tiz­ers each evening All din­ners (a night­ly buf­fet includ­ing Greek & Con­ti­nen­tal cui­sine as well as one evening out) One evening out in a small group set­ting with all three instruc­tors at a superb restau­rant Dai­ly mini work­shops with 3 mem­bers of the Daisy Divas: Chris­tine Drumheller (Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter ’09), Ron­da Palaz­zari (Mem­o­ry Mak­ers Mas­ter ’09)...

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Something exciting…

May 19, 2010

has come my way… I will be doing a mini work­shop and make-n-takes at Cocoa Daisy Des­ti­na­tions Mykonos 2010. I am so super excit­ed about this oppor­tu­ni­ty. It is going to be so much fun. Thanks Tri­cia for the invite! And I thought I would share one of my book projects with you. This project has all kinds of stuff going on… hand stitch­ing, die cut­ting, alco­hol inks and glit­ter. The how to will be post­ed in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als soon as well as some of my oth­er book projects. Hope to see you there and remem­ber to live, love and laugh every­day. Hugs!    ...

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Heritage Pennant

May 17, 2010

This is one of my favorite pho­tos of my Mom and her Moth­er. I am guess­ing this pho­to was tak­en around 1944. I think pho­to booth pho­tos are the best. So want­i­ng to be able to see this pho­to more often I decid­ed to cre­ate a lit­tle her­itage style pen­nant. Now I can dis­play it how­ev­er I wish. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I had a super fun Sat­ur­day at The Crafty Scrap­per. I took two sol­der­ing class­es 101 and 201. Trisha is a great teacher. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her I sug­gest you do. You will be so hap­py you did. I will show you some of the charms I made lat­er in the week. Have a great day. I’m off to send Car­olyn the info need­ed...

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Simpler Times…

May 13, 2010

Right now I feel a strong need to do some antique shop­ping. I want to find some more spools and add to my vin­tage paper stash. I love vin­tage papers of any kind. Not much going on here today… just laun­dry. My good­ness I have let it pile up pret­ty high. But before I could even think about start­ing that bor­ing task I want­ed to cre­ate this lit­tle project that came to mind just before I fell off to sleep last night. I love the sim­plic­i­ty of it. So cute and cer­tain­ly does remind me of sim­pler times. Tips, Tech­niques and...

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Use your scraps…

May 12, 2010

This card was cre­at­ed using up some of the scraps I have been sav­ing. Scraps make the per­fect sized cards to attach to gift bags, presents or to use as enclo­sure cards. And with Grad­u­a­tions just around the cor­ner I’m sure some of you will be need­ing a few cards… I say make them and keep the sav­ings for more scrap­ping sup­plies. Instruc­tions: Trim 3 pat­terned paper scraps to 2″ x 4″ Scor the left edge of the pat­terned paper piece that will go on top of your card a .25″ from the edge. Fold over the scored sec­tion and attach it to the pat­terned paper piece that is 2″ x 4″ (this will be the inside sec­tion of the card) using a strong adhe­sive. Sew a straight stitch along the left side of...

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I love small houses…

May 11, 2010

I could cre­ate an entire vil­lage out of this old fash­ioned putz style house. Real­ly, there are so many won­der­ful ways to dec­o­rate this sweet lit­tle house. I have oth­er pat­terns in my head to cre­ate as well but I want­ed some­thing sim­ple this go around. I like the sim­plic­i­ty of the black paint against the old book page. Also the accent­ed star… it’s a Texas thing in gold Ger­man glass glit­ter real­ly adds a nice pop of col­or to the front. Oh and don’t for­get the crys­tal coarse glit­ter, it adds the per­fect amount of sparkle. Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als I have been super busy cre­at­ing some new tech­nique class­es to teach at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie. My “Dia­monds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” Tech­nique Class will be taught June 12th at...

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Mother’s Day Ornament/Tag

May 5, 2010

Here is an ornament/tag I cre­at­ed using an image from this vin­tage lady pdf. I LOVE these images and plan on cre­at­ing a few more orna­ments to attach to gift bags as need­ed. I always write a lit­tle note on the back of the tag for the recip­i­ent as I feel it adds such a per­son­al touch to the gift. And I was real­ly hap­py with how the rose looked on the tag too. I added a lit­tle creamy brown ink to dis­tress it just a bit. I think it’s per­fect. Those of you reg­is­tered in my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als work­shop, I will be post­ing the tuto­r­i­al on how to recre­ate this soon. So be watch­ing. Sup­plies Used: Maya Road Scroll Frames, Ledger Paper, Sheet Music, Plat­inum Stick­les, Maya Road Chan­de­lier Bead, Self...

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To glitter or not to glitter…

Apr 26, 2010

Real­ly should this even be a ques­tion but I think these lit­tle ros­es look pret­ty either way. As you can tell I can­not seem to get off this flower addic­tion. I think of ways to make flow­ers all the time now. Seri­ous­ly, it is bad. But oh so fun… so the addic­tion remains. The tuto­r­i­al to make these lit­tle ros­es will be post­ed on my Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als paper craft­ing com­mu­ni­ty soon. I have two flower tuto­ri­als post­ed there now. I think these tiny flow­ers would look so cute clus­tered on top of a gift box… hmm, might need to cre­ate a mini box tem­plate just for these ros­es. Enjoy your day… it is gor­geous here in...

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Tips, Techniques and Tutorials

Apr 23, 2010

Although I’ve post­ed a quite a few PDF tuto­ri­als in my online store, I’m often asked about my tech­niques for cre­at­ing the oth­er projects post­ed on this blog. Since I love to share my tech­niques and ideas for cre­at­ing, I’ve cre­at­ed a new pri­vate mem­ber­ship area, called “Tips, Tech­niques and Tuto­ri­als, a paper craft­ing com­mu­ni­ty.” This new pri­vate blog/community will be a fun place where I’ll share my favorite tips and tech­niques, as well as step-by-step tuto­ri­als that you can fol­low to recre­ate many of the future projects you will find here on my “It’s In The Details” blog. We will have a forum so that we can chat, and for every­one to ask ques­tions. This will be a com­mu­ni­ty about cre­at­ing and shar­ing. The annu­al cost for mem­ber­ship is $14.95, which aver­ages out...

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Artistic Journey

Apr 19, 2010

I am so excit­ed to announce the first Artis­tic Jour­ney event brought to you by The Crafty Scrap­per. This event fea­tures 3 Maya Road design team mem­bers Aubrey Rives, Katie Wat­son and me. We plan to inspire you to try new tech­niques and learn new things on your Artis­tic Jour­ney. It will be a week­end of fun, laugh­ter and learn­ing. I hope you join us on this Artis­tic Jour­ney Octo­ber 1st — 3rd, 2010. To find out all the details about this event just fol­low this link. I’m already count­ing down the days. Octo­ber can­not get here fast...

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Remember this sneak peek…

Mar 16, 2010

Well you can now see the entire piece on the JBS Inspi­ra­tion blog as today I’m the Guest Star. Now for a lit­tle ram­bling… I must say it feels real­ly great being able to walk around my scrap­room. This place is so clean and orga­nized, almost too clean and orga­nized. Any one wan­na guess how long it will take me to make a huge mess once again… oh what a vicious cycle. I have a few projects to get fin­ished this week for Mem­o­ry Mak­ers. They are pub­lish­ing anoth­er won­der­ful Idea Book which I am so hap­py to be a part of. They are so great to work with… hon­est­ly I can­not say enough won­der­ful things about them. I am still try­ing to come off my high from my great find yes­ter­day. I just...

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New online workshop “You R 2 Tweet”

Feb 20, 2010

This “You R 2 Tweet” mini ban­ner is the fun project I taught at CHA‑W in Ana­heim this past Jan­u­ary. The great thing about this online work­shop is you don’t have to show up at 7:00 a.m. to start cre­at­ing like I and every­one else had to do. You get to cre­ate this project in the com­forts of your own home and on your own time. I tell ya not being a morn­ing per­son sure did make that a tough time slot for a class but we all made the best of it (most with Star­bucks in hand) and had a great time cre­at­ing. This mini ban­ner was cre­at­ed so every­one could fin­ish the project in 90 min. which explains why I only used 3 pages from the Maya Road Mini 2‑Ring Tri­an­gle Ban­ner...

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