Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14, 2010

Lit­tle Red Wag­on is one of my all time favorite stamp sets by Pink Per­sim­mon. You will find a tag I cre­at­ed using this stamp set on page 66 in my book Delight In The Details. And the above card is a card I cre­at­ed last year (which just hap­pens to be my all time favorite Valen­tine’s Day card) if it looks famil­iar to my long time blog read­ers. If you are new to my blog you can learn how to recre­ate this card here. I have been busy cre­at­ing some adorable vin­tage inspired East­er Orna­ments that can be used as either orna­ments, tags or accents on a spring gar­land. This class will be taught in the morn­ing on March 6th at Crop, Paper, Scis­sors in Waco. And the cool thing is you will...

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Washing, Packing and a little Panicking…

Jan 20, 2010

Tomor­row I leave bright and ear­ly for CHA and I can’t wait to get on that plane as then all the prepa­ra­tions are out of my hands. It will be time to just roll with the flow and accept what comes my way. Oh I hope I can do this grace­ful­ly. So today is filled with wash­ing and pack­ing and pray­ing every­thing fits in my suit­case. I always won­der what the xray guys think when they see my suit­case… hmm what in the world is this thing? I’m sure my “Crop-a-dile” real­ly blows their minds. Then I have my big honkin Fiskar scal­lop and pink­ing scis­sors. Can you imag­ine being the guy xray­ing the suit­cas­es and hav­ing no clue about all the dif­fer­ent tools in the craft indus­try. I bet they real­ly don’t like...

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CHA Workshop… hope to see you there!

Dec 11, 2009

I am thrilled to be able to teach a work­shop at CHA this year. F & W Media asked me to cre­ate a project using tech­niques taught in my book “Delight In The Details” which will be released at the show. Of course I was thrilled to have been asked and cer­tain­ly accept­ed the oppor­tu­ni­ty. I will only be teach­ing this work­shop once and I kept it small… only 50 peo­ple as I real­ly like to be able to inter­act with as many peo­ple one on one as pos­si­ble. I will also share a few make n takes that you can eas­i­ly recre­ate in your store. Just a lit­tle added bonus in the class. I will have instruc­tions avail­able via email in PDF form for those stores that are present. Below is a sneak...

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No Trick here just a Great BIG TREAT…

Oct 31, 2009

I am so hap­py to final­ly be able to show you the cov­er of my book. This has been the most incred­i­ble cre­ative jour­ney I have ever tak­en and one that I hope I get to do again. As you can see “Delight In The Details” is a tech­nique based book. Inside there are 40+ tech­niques and 100 projects all cre­at­ed by me to inspire you in so many dif­fer­ent ways. You will find, cards, tags, lay­outs, mini albums, ban­ners, wall hang­ings and of course a few home decor pieces. All the projects have my sig­na­ture vin­tage flare and I would say it is safe to say it cer­tain­ly has some­thing for every­one. So there you have it. My baby in all her glo­ry. It is so won­der­ful to final­ly be able to share...

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Heads up all you Art Journaling types… Winner Announced

Oct 15, 2009

The win­ner is April Hall, con­grats! Would you like try at a chance to win a free pass to Dina Wak­ley’s newest Art Jour­nal­ing class that begins Oct. 29th? If so, it’s super sim­ple… just leave a com­ment in the com­ments sec­tion of this post and Ans­ley will pick a win­ner. Dina is an incred­i­ble artist and her work­shops are ever so pop­u­lar. So post a com­ment and good luck! Here are a few sneak peeks and a descrip­tion of her newest class. Class descrip­tion for Art Jour­nal­ing 301: The Graf­fi­ti of my Life with Dina Wak­ley Are you ready for an artis­tic chal­lenge and adven­ture? In this project-based tech­nique class, you will learn how to cre­ate a stand-alone art jour­nal from start to fin­ish! First, you’ll iden­ti­fy words that mat­ter to you­quotes, advice,...

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Some explaining to do…

Mar 5, 2009

Right now if there were a con­test for the worst blog­ger I would win hands down. But I real­ly do have good rea­sons… The entire week of Feb. 16th I was swamped with book projects and last minute details for my upcom­ing pho­to shoot in Cincin­nati, OH.  So that week was a total blur of cre­ative fren­zi­ness. Feb. 22nd I flew to Cincin­nati to work with Chris­tine Polom­sky the pho­tog­ra­ph­er for F & W Pub­li­ca­tions. Talk about a won­der­ful expe­ri­ence. If you have a book idea I 100% rec­om­mend you send a pro­pos­al to this com­pa­ny. Every­one I came in con­tact with was won­der­ful and on top of every last detail. Which you all know­ing how detail ori­ent­ed I am made me so hap­py. Feb. 23rd I spent all day in the stu­dio pho­tograph­ing...

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What a bad blogger I have been…

Feb 9, 2009

As soon as I got home from CHA I hit the ground run­ning. No time to relax for a sin­gle sec­ond. I guess I will do a lit­tle run down of what has been going on in my lit­tle neck of the woods… 1st… CHA was a blast. Going with Maya Road is always so much fun. I did loads of make n takes, gave away fun stuff and got to chat with lots of won­der­ful peo­ple. 2nd… As soon as I got home I had to instant­ly start on a lay­out for Mem­o­ry Mak­ers. It is going to be includ­ed in an arti­cle in the July/August issue. I am not even going to tell you what it looks like as you will know it is mine the sec­ond you see it. It uses...

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Home for the Holidays…

Oct 20, 2008

Check out the Home for the Hol­i­days con­test Maya Road is host­ing… if you like to alter projects and love Maya Road prod­ucts here is your chance to win lots of Maya Road good­ies. With the Hol­i­days around the cor­ner, we here at Maya Road are proud to present the Maya Road Home for the Hol­i­days Con­test! Take one or more of our Maya Road chip­board hous­es and dec­o­rate them for the Hol­i­days to enter our con­test! We are look­ing for the best look­ing hous­es on the block filled with inno­v­a­tive tech­niques and more! This con­test will be judged by the tal­ent­ed Maya Road design team. Maya Road will be offer­ing over $500 in prizes for this con­test to be giv­en to 5 win­ners. The prizes will be divid­ed up as fol­lows: Grand Prize...

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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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“Family” Triangle Banner Book

Sep 14, 2008

Class Length: 3.5 — 4 Hours Skill: Inter­me­di­ate This “Fam­i­ly” class is full of tech­niques that can be incor­po­rat­ed into future projects and lay­outs. Just remind your­self the impact they cre­ate on your projects and lay­outs makes the time spent worth every sec­ond.

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I DID IT!!!

Sep 20, 2007

While I was in Beau­mont Alan and Ans­ley switched my scrap­room and Ans­ley’s bed­room. I got a big­ger scrap­room and Ans­ley got the room with the pol­ka dots paint­ed on the walls (Ter­ri’s old room).

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