Thursday, February 22, 2007

Get Organized

I'm getting organized...AGAIN. I've got my new book to help me out, "Quilters Get Organized" that has tons of projects. I wrote this book to inspire the quilter in me to use fabrics in my creative work space.

You can check out the book at: Quilters Get Organized

Monday, February 19, 2007

Surprise Birthday Crafts

Happy Birthday Chad!
I surprised my nephew during the Pattiewack-n-Crafts segment this morning on CBS Tulsa's Six In The Morning Show. Chad works as a Master Control operator, and he was shocked when he saw his head sticking out of a bouquet of flowers.
You can check out the project sheet at: Surprise Birthday

The crew at Channel Six looks pretty good
behind their Chad masks!

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There were gift bags with Chad face cut-outs, and little Chad faces poked into twinkies, hohos and cupcakes.

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The prep for these party favors is suprisingly minimal, considering how much mileage you get from one single image. I found a funny photo of Chad on his myspace page and enlarged it in PhotoShop to an 8 x 10 to print from my computer. For the cupcake pokes, I printed out smaller images and after I cut them out, I taped them to long plastic picks.
You can check out the project sheet at: Surprise Birthday

For the banner, I cut out the faces and used spray adhesive to adhere them to colored paper, then taped yarn along the backs of the page to string across the set.

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LeAnne Taylor is peeking from behind a Chad mask, and what a blast! They are so easy to make. Simply use spray adhesive to adhere the photos to cardstock, cut out, and then tape a large tongue depressor to the back. Don't forget to punch out holes in the eyes to see through. I used a pencil to make the holes.
You can check out the project sheet at: Surprise Birthday

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


It's a perfect day to cover yourself with icing and roll around in candy sprinkles, like Amy Sedaris. I hope you find time to "sprinkle" your day with sweet stuff and huggies and kissies from your fave person today.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Behind the Scenes at Channel Six

CBS Channel Six News Anchor LeAnne Taylor, and I were chatting away before the PattieWack-n-Crafts segment this morning. Look close and you'll see how pretty the Valentine's Day card turned out, with the glass pendant on the front. The pendants were a big hit, and I gave away a bunch of them after the segment. Fun!

The gang is all here, and checking out the Valentine's Cards for a last minute look. That's Casey Norton, Channel Six News Anchor, and Reporter Carina Sonn, along with cameramen and producers. These peeps are just as much fun OFF the air as they are ON the air!

Kevin Martin the Floor Manager, is checking out the set-up for my craft segment along with LeAnne. Kevin is great at his job, keeps us all on time, on our toes, and has fun at the same time. I just love it!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Valentine's Day Candy Crazy

My girlfriend Darsee and I created all of these yummy trees and orbs covered with candies for Valentine's Day. The pic is from the magazine we were featured in. Talk about a sweeeet idea! It was meant to be for a girly Valentine's party, but I think it's great for a sweet sixteen party, too.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Glass Pendants

These are SO easy to make. I'll be showing how to glue the glass stones to catalog pages and scrapbook paper on Channel Six this coming Monday morning. I found the images in an Alloy and an Urban Outfitters catalog. The really killer images are from little catalog pics of t-shirt designs. Cool, huh? To make them more for a Valentine's Day gift, I plan to add heart charms to the necklaces. Oh, and for chicks to give to guys, I think I will make another one with a photo and put it on a keychain. And I will HAVE to make a box and a card too, don't you think?

Jewelry Marathon

Tricia and I had a jewelry marathon, and as you can see, we made over a dozen glass pendants. We just couldn't stop!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Can you say HUGE? My cut-out was way big, as you can see with Lauren Johnston, me, and Joan Fee standing behind it. I felt like I was in one of those old black and white B-Movies where the giant woman takes over the town, picking up cars and throwing them into buildings. People were coming by from all over the trade show floor just to see us. Joan's was huge, too. Her demonstration was the talk of the show, as her make-it-take-it was BRA PURSES. You can check out her blog for more details. Joan's Blog

Matchbook Shrines

When Duncan said they were creating life-sized standups of the Designers for their trade show booth, little did we know that they were going to be BIGGER than life. Here is Kathy's stand up, and she is holding one of her amazing shrines. Kathy demonstrated her totally Chicano pop-art style matchbook shrines for her make-it-take-it. I am so dissapointed because I didn't get to hang out at her table and make one. I just imagine there will be another chance to have a crafty meet-up with her at some future craft extravaganza.

Crafty Chicas

I'm talking CRAFTY and CHICA baybeee, at the Duncan booth. That's me with Kathy Cano Murillo and Michelle, her sis-in-law as we did our make-it-take-its. Michelle created a kick-butt altered clip board. She pretty much reigned queen at my table, and had to elbow her way in. There were gals standing in line to snag a seat at my demo, and they walked away with some cool clipboards with attitude.

Trade Show Renegades

The CHA Craft and Hobby Association trade show was amazing! The crafty eye candy made my head spin as I tried to wrap my brain around the gorgeous papers, new jazzy colors of paint, nifty new tools, and fashion crafts everywhere I looked. Being a Creative Alliance with EK Success was a blast as my new partners and I from K1C2 launched our patented invention, called The 1-2-3-D Paper Crafting System, to thousands of buyers from all over the world. You can only imagine how crazy it is to be around so much creativity. That's me holding our imaginative new paper craft system for scoring and cutting a limitless array of dimensional paper crafts.