Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet

Aug 26, 2011

I know I told you yes­ter­day I was going to show you a mini album I cre­at­ed of Ter­ri from sev­er­al years ago but I was so excit­ed about this lit­tle project below I had to show you this today. I will post the mini album, Mon­day… promise! While surf­ing Pin­ter­est I came upon this awe­some pin show­ing all these neat wrapped bracelets. So yes­ter­day, I thought I would give it a try and see what I could come up with… well this is it. This bracelet was so sim­ple to make and hon­est­ly took me about 15 min. from start to fin­ish. I will cer­tain­ly be mak­ing more for sure. They are super fun and I think it will look adorable with a pearl bracelet I got while in Chica­go for CHA‑S. I...

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This waiting is about to kill me…

Aug 24, 2011

I just have to tell you a tee­ny tiny bit about some­thing I’ve been hold­ing in for quite some­time. If I don’t tell you a tee­ny tiny bit I just might explode. I’ve been work­ing on a project with a com­pa­ny and it looks as though a dream of mine is close to being accom­plished. This jour­ney will take me in a fun new direc­tion in the indus­try and one I hope is wel­comed by all with open arms. This com­pa­ny and I have been work­ing to make sure every last detail is refined and they are just as detail ori­ent­ed as I am so we’re a per­fect match. The sec­ond I get to tell you about my new ven­ture you will cer­tain­ly know, as this secret keep­ing is pret­ty hard. Okay so with...

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Some Family Fun…

Aug 20, 2011

Hi! Hope every­one had a great week! So hap­py to be back here again to share with you some of the new vin­tage-inspired, Vin­tage Street Mar­ket prod­ucts. This col­lec­tion of fun paper dolls is from our Fam­i­ly Fun line, which includes great paper doll die cuts for embell­ish­ing, and coor­di­nat­ing 12x12 card­stock. One thing I espe­cial­ly love about our own prod­ucts is  how well they coor­di­nate with authen­tic vin­tage items, which leads me to the first project I’d like to share today… Remem­ber these ice cream cups from child­hood? I remem­ber every day at school dur­ing lunch, we would get to choose a fla­vor of ice cream, and would be giv­en one of these cups and a lit­tle wood­en spoon. We were all so eager to eat the ice cream the threat of splin­ters...

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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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Get “Vintagey” with Vintage Street Market!

Aug 13, 2011

   Hi! I’m Michelle Jack­son, co-own­er of Vin­tage Street Mar­ket. We are so excit­ed this month to have Lisa as the Guest Design­er on our site (www.vintagestreetmarket.com), and are just thrilled that Lisa invit­ed us to par­tic­i­pate on hers!   If you’re famil­iar with us, one thing that makes Vin­tage Street Mar­ket a lit­tle unique, is that we start­ed as an online store, stocked full of authen­tic vin­tage mate­ri­als gath­ered with the paper crafter/altered artist in mind. Since then, we’ve expand­ed to devel­op­ing our own brand­ed prod­uct line, which can be found in stores,  but still keep the online store stocked with fun authen­tic vin­tage for the direct con­sumer. Today, I’m going to step over into the spooky side, and show you a project I’ve cre­at­ed using our “new” Vin­tage Hal­loween Ban­ner Kit and...

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Magnetic Clothespin Note Holders

Aug 10, 2011

Hi, my name is Dar­cy and I am rep­re­sent­ing Pink Per­sim­mon today.  My sis­ter (Judi) and I first got to know Lisa when she used some of our stamps in her first book “Delight in the Details”.  We are hon­ored to be includ­ed as one of her guest blog­gers this week.   One of our tal­ent­ed Cre­ative Team mem­bers, Andrea Bud­jack, made these adorable mag­net­ic clothes­pins and we’d like to share a lit­tle how-to here today. Andrea first cut three cir­cles using her Sizzix Cir­cles die, but you can use any cir­cle punch or cir­cle cut­ter that match­es the stamp sizes.  She then stamped two images from the You’re a Jew­el stamp set and the “a lit­tle note” stamp from Flower Greet­ings. She added a lit­tle dis­tress­ing to the edges with ink and then...

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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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UTEE Fun

Jul 22, 2011

Got­ta say, I am lov­ing the new pack­ag­ing for all the Melt Art prod­ucts by Ranger. It looks so edgy and cool.  While at CHA I stud­ied every square inch of the Ranger booth look­ing at all the incred­i­ble prod­ucts. One of the make n takes taught by Deb­bie Tlach was cre­at­ing this real­ly cute ring you can see on Ranger’s blog… click here for that link and here for the step by step instruc­tions. Great minds do think alike as I too loved Tim’s rose but­ton from his Fan­ci­ful Flower but­ton col­lec­tion and made the very same mold using Ranger’s Mold-n-Pour back in Jan­u­ary. His rose but­ton is the per­fect size for a ring or charm for a neck­lace. I used a sim­ple sil­ver ring base on mine because Ans­ley is a sim­ple kin­da...

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True Love

Jul 20, 2011

This is the last of the cards I cre­at­ed using new Maya Road prod­ucts. They are releas­ing the cutest “Mini Bot­tle Caps” and when I say, “mini” I mean mini they are only .5″. I cre­at­ed the flower by col­or­ing the bot­tle cap using the car­di­nal cop­ic mark­er, one daisy from their “Large Daisy Vin­tage Lace Trim” and their new “Skin­ny Spool”. The “Wavy Lay­er­able Ban­ner” is mist­ed with “Egg­plant Put­ple Maya Mist” and stamped using the alphas from the “Just My Type” stamp set. The love chip­board word is inked using their “Pink 1” Ink Pad”. The“Mini Bot­tle Cap” is half filled with glossy accents and sil­ver Ger­man glass glit­ter then a self adhe­sive pearl was placed in the cen­ter. I accent­ed the pat­terned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit, scal­lop cir­cle cen­ter and chip­board pieces...

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Anniversary Card

Jul 18, 2011

I cre­atead this card using pat­terned paper from my Cocoa Daisy “Urban Loft” kit and sev­er­al new Maya Road release items. The new “Win­ter’s Ros­es in Hound­stooth Pump­kin” goes per­fect­ly with their new “Satin Pleat Edg­ing in Gold­en Yel­low” and “Ruf­fle Cro­chet Trim — Sin­gle”. I had to put a “Black Wood­en Bin­go Cal­en­dar Piece” inside the rose cen­ter as it fit too well to pass up. I then accent­ed the Win­ter’s Rose with “Vin­tage Pearl and Leaf” Trin­ket Pins. And one can nev­er get tired of accent­ing cards or projects with the “Large Daisy Vin­tage Trim”. I love the soft­ness it adds to my projects. FYI: You can mist this trim with any of the sol­id Maya Road Mists to col­or coor­di­nate it with any of your projects. To make the col­or per­ma­nent just heat set it...

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Art Parts

Jul 16, 2011

While I was at the Great Amer­i­can Scrap­book­ing Con­ven­tion in Arling­ton, this past June, I got to see my friend Wendy Vec­chi. She sur­prised me and gave me one of her new Art Parts pieces and told me I could cre­ate any­thing I want­ed. I was so excit­ed and had so many ideas run­ning through my head it took me awhile to decide what to do but this is the idea that made it to the can­vas. Car­olyn, at The Crafty Scrap­per and I are work­ing on com­ing up with a date to teach this project at her store. It’s super fun to make. I have a few Maya Road new release items includ­ed in this project too, their “Wood­en Vin­tage Snowflakes” and “Vin­tage Find­ings Rasp­ber­ry Beads”. Today, is all about wash­ing, pack­ing and...

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Hi, my love

Jul 14, 2011

Here is anoth­er new stamp set Maya Road is releas­ing at CHA. It’s called “Just My Type.” I love the old type­writer stamp and font which I’m sure comes as no sur­prise to you. The words “my love” are from their new “Tell Your Sto­ry” stamp set. It too has a cute type­writer just not the old Under­wood style. And I can always find a place to put some of their adorable “Large Daisy Vin­tage Lace Trim.” I like to accent the cen­ter with a 5mm self adhe­sive pearl. And here is a lit­tle sneak peek of tomor­rows project. Oh how I love tomor­row’s stamp set....

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Faux Beach Glass

Jul 6, 2011

You all know how I love UTEE, well I fig­ured out how to make embell­ish­ments look like tum­bled pieces of glass found on the beach. I want­ed some­thing that resem­bled a bro­ken piece of glass from a  jar or vase that looked as though it had been tum­bling and tum­bling in the ocean and the rough edges smoothed by the sand… this is what I made. I love it. It looks just like old mason jar glass. I will cer­tain­ly be cre­at­ing more of these with dif­fer­ent images to make into charms. And if you want to pop it up a lit­tle just add some Per­fect Gold ~ Per­fect Pearls and you get a nice embell­ish­ment that reminds me of vin­tage bowls and plat­ters with embossed areas accent­ed with gold. This is so super...

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All Occasion Card

Jun 30, 2011

Here is a quick card to cre­ate and give for any occa­sion. I used prod­ucts from the Cocoa Daisy July Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the “Tele­graph Hill” Add On Kit. I love the lace paper found in the “Tele­graph Hill” Add On Kit. It’s gor­geous and was so hard to make the first cut. I added the vin­tage milk bot­tle cap (from my stash) because the cork but­tons fit inside so per­fect­ly. Then Jen­ni Bowl­ins yel­low rhine­stone bow topped it off and com­pli­ment­ed the Maya Road trim at the same time. I’m in major book edit­ing mode right now so please excuse the short­ness of the blog post. But since going out­side does not appeal to me one bit since the temps will be 100 degrees all week. Edit­ing is the per­fect thing...

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Cocoa Daisy ~ Urban Loft Sneak Peeks

Jun 24, 2011

Since reveal day is only four days away I thought I would share a few sneak peeks of some projects I com­plet­ed using the July Kit “Urban Loft” by Cocoa Daisy. I also had to have two Add On Kits “Tele­graph Hill” and “South Loop”. Chris­tine cer­tain­ly has a gift in putting kits togeth­er as they’re awe­some. This is a sneak peek of a project I cre­at­ed using the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the Add On “South Loop”. This project uses the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and the Add On “Tele­graph Hill.” I added the vin­tage milk bot­tle cap… the cork but­tons and JBS bow fit so per­fect­ly in the cen­ter I could not pass it up. For this project I used the Main Kit “Urban Loft” and both Add On Kits “South...

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Just 4u

Jun 7, 2011

I real­ly like the warm col­or scheme of this card. The com­bi­na­tion of the red and cream is so pret­ty. Of course the pops of Dia­mond Stick­les here and there are awe­some too. I cov­ered the bot­tom two jour­nal­ing cards with pat­terned paper and left the top one “Just 4u” as is, then dis­tressed and inked the edges and attached it to the mid­dle cir­cle using a pop dot. I think the Octo­ber After­noon Word Stick­er strips work great as the tones match the tones of the red and cream per­fect­ly. The strips add inter­est and col­or to the card in a super sim­ple way. Prod­ucts used are from the June Cocoa Daisy “Cher­ry Soda” Main Kit and “Choco­late Malt” Add On Kit. I have a few kits left over from my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries”...

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Remember Today…

Jun 6, 2011

Actu­al­ly I wish the card­stock stick­er said “week­end” as it was such a fun one. Fri­day night, I taught my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries” class at The Crafty Scrap­per. I left a few kits with Car­olyn if you would like one. Just give her a call at the store: 972–923-3151. My friend Lisa E. joined me at the store which is always fun. We’ve been friends going on 11 years. She is my scrap­ping bud­dy. I had some super fun ladies in class and hope to see them again soon because we sure did laugh a lot. After the class was fin­ished Lisa and I stayed and laughed with Car­olyn (the own­er). The girl cracks me up and is always enter­tain­ing. Sat­ur­day, Lisa E. and I went to GASC in Arling­ton to see Car­olyn’s awe­some booth....

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Tomorrow is REVEAL day…

May 27, 2011

I’ve been hav­ing a blast cre­at­ing with the Cocoa Daisy June Kit and since tomor­row is reveal day for sub­scribers, I thought I would give you some sneak peeks of what I’ve been cre­at­ing. You don’t want to miss out on this kit and I fear you will if you’re not a sub­scriber. It has been so fun work­ing with bright sum­mer col­ors. And GASP… not one book page or vin­tage but­ton was used in any of these projects! I’m amazed… real­ly you all know how I love book pages and vin­tage but­tons. That cer­tain­ly does say a lot about this kit being so awe­some! I’ve cre­at­ed 3 cards, 3 projects (one sneak peek can be found here) and a lay­out using the main kit and a few of the add ons and STILL...

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Quilted Memories

May 23, 2011

I’ll be teach­ing my “Quilt­ed Mem­o­ries” shad­ow box class Fri­day evening, June 3rd, at The Crafty Scrap­per. The class will start at 5pm and costs $50. There is “LIMITED SPACE” avail­able for this class so make sure you call the store (972.923.3151) and sign up now. After a day of shop­ping at GASC in Arling­ton, what bet­ter way to end the day than spend­ing the evening at Car­olyn’s fab­u­lous store. Car­olyn will have a crop going on one side, make n takes at the front and my class on the oth­er side of the store. It’s going to be a FUN, FUN, FUN night! My class will take 3–4 hours depend­ing on your skill lev­el. Each square of this Maya Road shad­ow box is filled with baubles and ephemera bits remind­ing us of those days gone by....

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Delight In The Seasons

May 13, 2011

Today is a won­der­ful day… I get to final­ly share with all of you the cov­er of my sec­ond book, Delight In The Sea­sons.   This book is filled with won­der­ful projects, cards, tags and lay­outs for all the mem­o­rable hol­i­days and spe­cial occa­sions cel­e­brat­ed through­out the year. The chap­ters are divid­ed by each of the four sea­sons, win­ter, spring, sum­mer and fall. The chap­ters are filled with projects for major hol­i­days, birth­days, a new baby, wed­dings and so much more. Delight In The Sea­sons includes 40 projects with tech­niques that have been stepped out with pho­tos and instruc­tions, just as in Delight In The Details, then there are 20 addi­tion­al projects in a gallery show­ing you how to use some of the tech­niques in dif­fer­ent ways for dif­fer­ent sea­sons. This book com­pli­ments Delight In The...

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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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