Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Maya Road Christmas Tag

Here is a very quick gift tag I made the other day with some left over stuff from the book I made as a gift, it's a great gift tag!!!

I used the bits and pieces of paper left over from the book and covered the chipboard pieces. For this I used a mini triangle banner, a mini tag and a bird.  While those are drying I cut circles to cover the inside and ouside of a super mega bottle cap, picked a flower that would match the paper chosen.  Then it was just a matter of gluing it all together, I stuck a few crystal pins in the flower before gluing it down and put some to and from stickers onthe back and you have a gift tag.  What tree would not be complete without a baubble on top so I just added a Maya Road resin flower.  Punch a whole in the bottle cap with your cropadile and it is ready to hang.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quick and Easy Gifts.....

Well thses are some of the pages from a quick gift I whipped together this weekend.  It was so easy all you need is some supplies and you can do the same. I used Maya Road products of course.  My favorite quick and easy base is the 4x4 binder album.  You can make a lot with a little, their mini chipboaed pieces are great for this size and they have so many to choose from so you can do any theme.  Me I chose Christmas memories.  The little pieces are very easy to cover with the mist and it dries very quick.  I used the acrylic tags and glued vintage pictures from my etsy site on the back of them for another embelly.  Quick simple and a wonderful gift.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes I would suggest you run to sign up for it. There are pictures at the end of this post of a class of hers I took at the Artistic Journey in Texas back in October and there are so many tips and tricks even an '"Old Dog" like me can learn.   Actually I always tell my students no matter how long you have been scrapping you can always learn something new.  I love the way Katie mixes paper from different lines, and uses vintage items, and she is very patient with newbies in her classes.   She has a style that is all her own and that I love.  She will show you how to get things done quick and easy.  So like I said...RUN  don't walk.

Tis charming little book is a gift I am giving away so someone else will have a Katie Watson original.

Monday, November 01, 2010

This one is for DAVID!!!!!!!

Glitter, glitter and more glitter.....I have been asked many times how to do this technique and it is one that I learned a many years ago. So I figured I would post a little tutorial on how to do it today.

It is the lace effect with glitter. First you want to gather your supplies.
You will need what you want to cover, a piece of lace large enough to cover the item that has a good medium pattern to it, 3-4 colors of glitter you will also need sheet adhesive large enough to cover the item.

I am using a chipboard tree coaster for this sample. I like to paint chipboard first if that is what I am covering.

After I have painted the chipbaord a ight color I cover it with adhesive. Then you would securely cover with lace, placing with the pattern how you like it.

After you have your lace firmly down you add one color of glitter, then shake it off, only add the color where you want it to stick. You do this for each color of glitter you are using, remembering to only use one color at a time.

If you use 3-4 colors it looks better than if you use just 1 or 2, but the choice is all up to you.

After this you will peel off the lace carefully. At this point you can cover the rest of the adheasive with a white/iridescent glitter, me I chose to cover with gold as my background color.

At this point you are done and can add this to an album cover or you can continue to decorate with your favorite mini chipboard pieces and flowers.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I do love the vintage look....

Here is another class that I am doing at The Scrapbook Zone on Monday Nov. 29th.

It is a recipe book just in time to give as a gift for the Holiday Season. It is done in black and white so the colors from the vintage food labels really pop off the page.

Call the store and reserve your spot today. 248-553-0633

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A new class....

Well I am back to teaching At The Scapbook Zone. I am very excited about it and hope you guys will all come by and sign up for some classes. I will be teaching my Vintage Page class there as well as a few others. Here is one just in time for Christmas. It is a Santa Star book, you will learn how to make a fun star book that you will love making more of these. You will also get to play with stickles, white and black glossy accents and flower soft. The class is Nov. 18th please call the store to reserve your spot now @ 248-553-0633.
Well have a great day!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Well it has been a while.......

I really need to post more often, I will try to post at least once week. Well not much has happened since May. I am still looking for a job, but I am teaching at The Scrapbook Zone so you will see me post my classes and dates soon I do have two classes so far on the books in Oct.

Timothy has signed up for the Army, he will be a medic and will leave July 13th of 2011. This make be both proud and sad at the same time. I am very happy that he has found something in life that he want to do and is excited about.

I went to CHA again and worked for Maya Road in their booth....I love doing this, I have so much fun with these girls- and David. Working with them is so inspiring. Here are some of the projects that I brought for the booth, I hope you enjoy them I enjoyed making them.

Ok for some reason it is not letting me organise my photos.
well have a good day.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Oh my they have cars!!!!!

Yes I know my boys have had cars for over a year now and acually Drew has had his for almost 2 years, but I have yet to scrap them. So here thye are both boys in one book on the first day of getting their new cars. Drew got his in August of 2008 and Tim got his in June of 2009.

This book is also made totally out of Maya Road products except for the paper (they don't do paper).

Monday, May 17, 2010

Fun with Mini Sewing...........

This is a canvas covered with fabric, and then I used Maya Road mini sew chipboard set to decorate the canvas, and a page from the large dress form book. I love using lace and fabric in my work. This is actually so easy to do, I sprayed the scissors and needle with silver maya mist and wrapped thread around the chipboard bobbin, and I just covered the 2 dress forms with vintage book paper. The two frames are also from maya road, painted with ranger paints.

Well Have a great day!
And don't for get that I do sell my vintage ephemera that I used in my classes and then some on my etsy site LaurasVintageGarden and I am having a sale right now.

Friday, May 07, 2010


I love all the canvas albums that companies are coming out with, I just love working with material. If you know me then you know I must have been a seamstress in a past life. I love working with fabric in my scrapbooks, and ribbon and making my own flowers. So when I got a chance to play with canvas and scrapping I feel in love, I've been printing my ephemera on canvas for years so they just seem to fit. You know you can run just plain muslin thru you printer too, I iron it on the back of freezer paper to give it the body it needs and just print, for me it always works like a charm. For this project I just sent canvas thru the printer, and yes I know they make the stuff to go thru the printers but, some times you just don't have that on hand. Here's a Maya Road Banner that I printed on canvas then use fabric tac to glue is all to gether.
Ok sorry It will not let me move the pictures the way I want to. For those of you who are afraid of canvas please don't be, I did treat this like paper. I glued embellies to it just like I would any other book, I just used fabric tac.
Have a great day