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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Autumn or Tim's November 2016 Technique Remix

Well, after making those beautiful dresses, I needed some grudge in my like, and what a perfect opportunity than with Tim's 2016 Challenge.

You can check out Tim's November Technique Remix here.  At The Craft Shack we have our own Lou Ann aka Crooked Stamper and you can check her fabulous creations out here.  She get's all the techniques and materials we need together thenwe spend an evening of so much fun.  And we all make it a point to NEVER do what someone else has done, so we really have to put our thinking caps on.  I'll list and link the supplies I used and the technique.....well.....you can't get Lou Ann, just read Tim's instructions.

P.S. A little shout out to the Thin Black Foam Squares...if you have never used black pop dots, you've got to try them.  I just love them.  And here's how you can get a few for FREE!!!  Like The Craft Shack on facebook, go to The Craft Shack’s on line store, at the bottom of the page click on “Contact Us”, enter your name, email, then in the comment section add youraddress and type “Free Sample.  The first 25 people will get a strip of the squares to use on their next project.  You'll be amazed when you look at your project from the side and NOT see all those white pieces.  A must for Tim Holtz tags.  



Friday, November 25, 2016

Pretty Maids All In A Row

My youngest son recently proposed to his girlfriend and she had asked my to help her make some things to give to her bridesmaids when she asked them to celebrete their special day.  The wedding colors will be pink, ivory, and gold.  She bought some beautiful boxes of pink and gold and padded it with ivory and gold crinkled ribbon.  We etched some wine glasses, thanks to Mary Ann Hicks (Thanks Mary Ann!) with the first inital of each girls name.  She bought those 100 carot ring pops and a lovely cookie and a hair tie that said "To Have and to Hold....Your Hair Back"  I wanted to do something with Tim Holtz's dress form and made a couple different dresses to show Jerika.  When she could decide and said to maybe make a couple styles I was in crafter's heaven.  So each one is different.  But as I was making them, I just kept hearing the Eagles singing Pretty Maids All In A Row.  

To make them I just die cut the form in chipboard (you have to angle the chipboard so it fits), gesso and painted them in gold.  Attached some double sided 1/4" Scor tape to the waist.  Gathered the skirt and layed on the tape.  I gave them all different tops, sashes, and jewels and a couple even had an extra layer of lace.  The necklaces are all different.  One is a single pearl with a gold thread chain, another had a choker of pink pearls.  And alot of stuff came from my stash.

Hope you enjoyed it!

And stuff from my stash