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Monday, January 2, 2017

Primitive Shabby Christmas Decorations-Handmade

I love my primitive shabby rag strip garland...
I created this garland a few years back to 
hang on my tree...which is so pretty wrapped
around the tree with lights twinkling!


But this Christmas I decided to hang it on my curtain
rod on my living room window...it was a perfect 
backdrop for the Christmas tree so loved it!



I found some rusty jingle bells on jute twine garland
at the Christmas Tree Shop a few years back and added them
to my Christmas decorations this year.

Hoping to share more of our Christmas Season with you all, soon but
right now we are up to our necks with boxes and packing for a move.
Crazy I know it to move during the Holidays Crazy I say!

But it is what it is-keep moving forward one box at a time, haha.

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!!!

It's a New Year, welcome 2017!
Let's start off the new year with a reminder of:
PEACE be with you all through out this year...

Remember to make every moment in life count...
PRAY 
READ THE GOOD NEWS
SERVE OTHERS
LOVE

It's that simple!

PEACE be with you.

Peggy Lee 



Friday, December 9, 2016

Tattered "JOY" Banner with Canvas Corp Brands


Tattered "JOY" Banner
I love this little beauty I created with many different 
Love the handmade tattered look with the pastel color tones for
a shabby vintage feel!


I first started to create canvas tags then when I had them line up 
together I was oh a banner maybe. I grabbed Canvas Corp Black/Ivory Plaid
card stock, cut to size. I distressed the edges added modeling paste with a stencil "lace"
then added Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in White, where I did
a layer of white wash let dry, added Tattered Angels glimmer mists in Red Tipped Rose,
Wedding Pink, Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Coral and Crushed Shells. Just
kept painting and drying to get the desired look I was going for "SHABBY"!

Punched the eyelet holes strung with the Canvas Corp Jute Rope (I pulled it 
apart to in half)...this helped threading it through the holes. Tied together.


The inspiration was the new 7Gypsies Seamstress paper collection and with Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die. Oh this paper collections is just delish and screams vintage, so I knew I wanted 
to use this for my banner. I die cut the poinsettia flower out of the paper and canvas then I 
white washed the pieces, added glitter to the edges...I also used the Tim Holtz Tattered Pine cone Die with the Canvas Corp Black/Ivory Plaid card stock and painted it blue with the Tattered Angels High Impact paint-Blue....love this paint cause it allows the pattern to show through!

 "JOY" 
chip board letters 
I painted white covered with thick layers
of Gesso and heat set them to bubble. After dried I painted again with the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint-Blue...love the texture!


Last panel I embellished with an canvas ornament
I die cut out another Tim Holtz Carved Ornaments...I ran it through a Maggie
Holmes music embossing folder...
painted it with Gesso with Rose Color Fragments, Glitter and buttons.
Love Love Love


Last touch was covering all the panels with Diamond Dust Glitter, 
also added 7Gypsies Lace 
and trims glued to the bottom of the banner for shabby feel. 


I really enjoyed gathering my Canvas Corp Brands supplies and created this
fabulous Tattered "JOY" Banner for my home. There is nothing better than creating your very own Christmas decorations and gifts...why not start by stopping over at the Canvas Corp Brands Shop and start gathering!!! Thanks so much for stopping by get creative and make memories.

Merry Christmas, Peggy Lee
(love this tattered poinsettia)


Supplies:

Canvas Corp-Canvas, Black/Ivory Plaid Cardstock, Jute Rope
7Gypsies-Gypsy Seamstress Paper Collections, Lace Trims
Tattered Angels-High Impact Paint-White, Blue and Pink
-Glimmer Mist in Red Tipped Rose, Wedding Pink, 
Dazzling Diamonds, Pink Coral and Crushed Shells
-Sheer in Baby Blue
Pink Paislee-Wood Lumberyard letters
Sizzix-Tim Holtz-Tattered Poinsettia, Pinecone and Carved Ornaments
Ranger-Vintage Photo Ink, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter, Stickles-Icicle, Frosted Lace
Stampendous-Rose Color Fragments, Stencil-Lace (TH)
BoBunny-Rose Gold  & Sugar Glitter Paste
Maggie Holmes-Sheet Music Embossing Folder
Teresa Collins-Embossing Folder (quilted on the poinsettia)
Gesso
Hot Glue
Eyelets
Vintage Buttons-Mother of Pearls 


Monday, December 5, 2016

Altered Shadow Box Stand-Christmas Decoration!


When I bought this metal sign stand this summer I knew I wanted to 
create a shadow box home decor piece for the Christmas Season.
The 7Gypsies new paper collection Seamstress was perfect with
a vintage feel and beautiful.



I started with a metal sign stand painted it 
with chalk white paint...sanded it down to remove
areas of paint to give a shabby look.
Built a shadow box with chipboard pieces glued them
together painted with gesso and chalk paint.


Using the 7Gypsies Seamstress paper collection cut paper in 
sections to cover the box, gave them white wash 
and distressed the edges.


For the backing piece I ran through a Teresa Collins
embossing folder to give the quilt pattern paper texture.
LOVE.


After all the hard work was done came the best part
Embellishing!!! I didn't gather anything I used what was  
laying around on my desk...bits and pieces in my junk jars.


I had a few flowers laying about changed the color tones of this 
Petaloo flower with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist


Love the Snow-Tex on the edges of the flowers and pine cones!


Tiny bottle brush tree with glitter, snow-tex and pearls...nestled 
in with the 7Gypsies logo car making deliveries...so cute.


And my projects wouldn't be complete without my vintage mother
of pearl buttons...tucked in throughout.
Another vintage find was the tiny Bell in the upper right corner...I found
those vintage bells last years (so reminds me of my childhood decorations).


Hope you enjoyed gazing upon my altered stand...It's given
me a spark in the Holiday crafting! Love the products you see
be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands website and
 get a start on your holiday shopping!

Peggy Lee

Supplies:

Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist
7Gypsies-Seamstress paper
Metal Sign Stand
Petaloo-flowers
Making Memories-frame
Diamond Dust Glitter
Gesso
Chalk Paint
Chip Board
Cheese Clothe
Vintage Bell
Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons


Friday, November 4, 2016

Shabby Chic Altered Mask

There is still time to get your projects in for the Canvas Corp Brands 
October Challenge...you have til Nov. 5th.
To see all the details and prize jump over to the 
Canvas Corp Brands Blog, HERE.
ccb-october-2016-challenge

Here is what I came up with...this challenge sure did challenge me!

Shabby Chic 
Altered Mask


I started with a plain white mask from the craft store,
then I glued beads, buttons and pearls to the mask.
Painted it completely white...
Next was to add color....I pulled out my Tattered Angels
Glimmer mists, and started to spray and spray...so much fun.


I also used crackle paste to add beautiful texture...where the glimmer mist
sipped into the cracks...just love this effect.


Grabbed some of the Canvas Corp Brands burlap and muslin, 
7Gypsies lace, book and music paper, Petaloo butterfly, Tim Holtz 
Tattered Floral Die, created my own flowers.
And of course used Tattered Angels glimmer mist to add amazing
colors to the flowers and mask.


This challenge differently pushed me out side 
my creative box, but it was totally fun and worth it..
it's great to try new things and try new products.


Love the rustic texture with the shabby lace mixture!



Thanks for stopping by,
hope I inspired you to grab your crafty supplies
and create something beautiful.
Be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog and 
be inspired and join in..there is still time.

Create away,
Peggy Lee

Supplies:
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist in: Curious, Iridescent Silver,
Dazzling Diamonds, Partridge in a Pear Tree, Crushed Shells,
Red Tipped Rose, Wedding Pink, Pink Coral and Sheer Baby Blue.
Craft Mask
Gesso
Buttons, Beads, Pearls
Prima Crackles Paste
Petaloo-butterfly


Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Fall Family Day!!!

Oh how I love October!
Fall is in the Air....Leaves are changing
Mountains are snow capped...Apple picking time!



My hubby took us the back way to the Apple Orchard...
oh the beautiful colors of the trees with the winding road...
laughter in the backseat...FAMILY that is what counts!


Lee and Emilee sharing their fall spirit!
Kettle Corn
Windy Ridge Apple Orchard
Smell of Fall....Yum!



Olivia was behind the camera for this trip...there
is so much to see at the little shop.



Great shot Livy....Nothing screams Fall like
PUMPKINS...




Hey there is our Olivia....she is so adorable!


Family making memories...make everyday count!




Friday, August 19, 2016

Canvas Corp Brands & Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop


Thank God it's Friday, so why not end  your week with a blog hop!
Welcome crafty peeps I am so excited to be hopping along with Dare 2B Artzy Canvas Corp Brands! It was fun to dive into box of goodies (that was picked for me) and be free to create whatever I wanted! Totally a challenge and fun one to boot! So let's get CREATIVE...

Blog Hop Details
Today we are sharing projects from the CCB Crew Members: Erin Reed, Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, Me and Nadine Carlier on the CCB blog.  You will find all the details to win a great prize of stamps and inks from Dare 2B Artzy and a $25 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands Shop over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

I created an Altered Shadow Box called "Perspective" 
cause an art piece will bring different perspectives
 forever changing from eye to eye. 
Just like butterflies and flowers change so does our perspective.

"Perspective" 
Altered Shadow Box

I was so excited to work with the stamps, dies, papers and color mediums with this project.
That when I saw this amazing TA Mixed Media Origins paper with the butterflies on it. I knew I wanted to create a shadow box with butterflies, flowers images. I first stamped, colored and cut out all the images and then the embellishing began (my favorite part)! 
I love all the details in my little shadow box, hope you enjoy it as much as I do...



I was thrilled to see that the Dare 2B Artzy Clear Stamps had 
matching dies to go with their amazing stamps.
 I first started with stamping and coloring the images with
TIP
 (I used the back of Canvas Corp's thick pattern card stock)
which stamps and takes inks/water colors amazing!
Step 1. Stamp images with archival black ink.

Step 2. Let the fun begin....color your stamp images
(blot ink pads on a craft mat, add water
 to your paint brush pick up ink and color images).

Step 3. With your paint brush dip in the Tattered Angels Shimmer Water Colors
It's a great way to color stamp images with
 different mediums great mixing for shadowing.
Back Drop
In my box I also received the new TA Mixed Media Origins papers..."wings"!
I knew right away I wanted to water color it and
 use it as the back drop in the shadow box...as well as fussy cut out 
the images to give a 3D look! Love this paper!

Altered Shadow Box: Canvas Corp Brands

While all the stamp images dried from the coloring...
I started on the 7Gypsies Shadow Box,
 I took vaseline and wiped it here and there over the shadow box 
and pop out frame.
Then covered it in Gesso white paint when paint was dried
 I wiped off the vaseline
it creates a distress look...FABULOUS!


In my goodies box I got the tiny canvas's 2x2 stretched natural canvas's
 I painted with them the vaseline and Gesso
technique also...adhered to the shadow box pop in frame.
Even adhering one tiny canvas's backwards with
 distressing the fibers of the canvas and
 tucking in a TA Shimmer water color flower. LOVE!



Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to hop along with us!
Now jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog!!!

Peggy Lee 


Supplies:
Gesso
Vaseline




Monday, August 15, 2016


You will be INSPIRED!!!!

Start your Monday off right by jumping over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog and check out the start of the Dare2bArtzy & CCB blog hop Product Match Up!

Details, here...


and

Here is a sneak peak
 at my blog post that will be live on Friday, August 19th.


Be sure to hop along with us this week....see you on Friday!

Happy Hopping,

Peggy Lee 




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello May-CTMH Seasonal Expressions 2





Hello May-Close To My Heart New Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog!

Interested in or all in this awesome catalog visit my website www.peggyleebaker.ctmh.com



Thanks

Peggy Lee

CTMH Independent Consultant

Hello May!


Hello May!
Starting today Close To My Heart 
introduces our new
Seasonal Expressions 2
May-August 2016
****
You can see and order your copy today over



Also May is 
National Scrapbooking Month
And we have a deal for you!!!

When you spend $60 in CTMH products you can
receive the "Happy Times" paper pack for FREE!

There is adorable stamp set that goes with the "Happy Times"
paper too!  You can see more details here on my site.



May Stamp of The Month: Celebrate with Cake


When you spend $50 in CTMH products you
 can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00!



Have any questions please send me an email or comment and 
I would be happy to get back to you.
peggybaker4him@gmail.com

Happy Times
Peggy Lee