Monthly Archives: September 2011

Blog Hop Finale!-and a WINNER

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Wow! What a  super fun, creative-packed week! We have some last projects to share by Melissa Phillips using Maya Road embellishments, chipboard and the Vintage Street Market Family Fun collection.

Don’t you just love all of the sweet little details? These frames would be so fun attached to a gift bag.

Don’t forget to visit Maya Road HERE for their finale! More creativity is also shared on Facebook, so be sure to “Friend” Vintage Street Market HERE and Maya Road HERE. Come say “hi” to us!

And, we have a WINNER! Congratulations go to:

sharon gullikson says:

I would LOVE to win it. I LOVE sewing themed thing, and this is amazing. I could hang it in my craft room…

Sharon, you win the awesome dress form canvas created by Jamie! Send your address to and we will see your prize gets to you!

Have a super Friday!!!


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I’m Crafty…

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We’re on Day 4 of our super fun blog hop with Maya Road. Have you checked out what their Design Team is up to? You can visit them HERE.

This card of Leica’s uses Maya Road music pieces and Captain Johnny paper from the Family Fun collection.  I love how she used one of the teal blue rows of the paper to punch out this great border! What a great tip and a great way to use scraps, and add wonderful texture!!!

Jamie’s canvas above shows some great techniques! These Maya Road wooden spools are so sweet and look great with the crepe paper sheet from Party Games! And, look closely at the Maya Road canvas dress form.. That silhouette of one of the Dimestore Vogue ladies was created using the negative of the Tag. Jamie placed the negative over the canvas and inked away. Wow-what a great tip! And, the collage of Family Fun papers in the background not only add color, but lots of texture!


And, want to know the best part of this canvas project??? Jamie would love to share it with you!!!  Leave a comment on this post, and we will announce the winner of Jamie’s awesome project tomorrow morning!

Have a super crafty day!


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More Maya Road Fun!

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We’re on our 3rd day of creating with the wonderful Maya Road products! This latest project is from Julie and really shows a clever way to use the aqua foil found in the Dimestore Vogue multi-texture paper kit! What a fancy purse this is and it makes a great memory album!

Julie’s notes about this project:

I had so much fun with this project!  I chose to do a “through the years” scrapbook of my mother–using many of the well-kept portraits that I have of her.  I used the pocketbook album from Maya Road, covered it with the beautiful aqua foil sheet from VSM’s “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags kit and topped it off with a lovely chocolatey-brown flower from Maya Road.
Inside, I covered the chipboard pages with a variety of decorative papers from VSM’s ” Family Fun” kit and embellished them with more elements from the “Family Fun” kit, the “Dimestore Vogue” kit, pom-pom trim from the VSM’s “Vintage Circus” kit, vintage millinery flowers, a few vintage buttons from my collection, “Numbers” and “Linen” tape, and sparkled most of the pages up with a little Platinum Stickles.

The Tinted Tape as a simple trim is a great idea! Plus, its a perfect way to seal the edges when using paper to cover chipboard.

Julie uses Family Fun’s Distinguished Dad paper on this one. So versatile, and looks great with this photo of her mother.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more ideas using Vintage Street Market and Maya Road products-they make such a great combo! Visit Maya Road’s Design Team today too to see what they are up to, and keep in touch with us on Facebook-so many things go on over there!

See you tomorrow!


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Fashionable Embellie Storage…and a WINNER!

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We have been having such a fun time creating with Maya Road! This project by Cheryl McAdam is one I can almost promise you, you’ll want to make for yourself. So clever, cute and practical!


Cheryl’s Notes:

I chose to use the adorable chipboard purse album for my project, but instead of using it for photos I made a little tote for my scrappy embellies and ribbons when I go to a crop.  I always end up taking way more stuff than I need to a crop and then spend half my time digging through it to find what I need.  The chipboard pages in the album are perfect for wrapping your ribbon around and I put little velum envelopes on one of the pages for little doodads like gems or buttons. I used papers from the VSM Dimestore Vogue line and the Tinted Tape (Aged), and everything else is Maya Road(except the ribbon inside the album).  Aren’t those little scissors and thread spools stinkin’ cute?

(Ok, I have to say, I just LOVE how Aged Tinted Tape makes this look like faux wood! So cool, and a great tip! Thanks Cheryl!)

See? Now, don’t you want to make a little storage unit for your special vintage embellishments?? 🙂

Be sure to check out what the Design Team is up to on Maya Road’s blog this week. So many great ideas-you don’t want to miss any of them! Be sure to “LIKE” this post on Facebook so your friends can be in on the fun too, and pop over to Maya Road’s Facebook page and tell them “hello.”

Also…we have a WINNER!

Vicki can’t wait to mail her altered clutch purse album to…..

Kelly Sas says:

Great color choices! I would be so honored to have something VICKI made and especially this Maya Road photo album purse.

Congratulations Kelly!! Please email your address to

Have a great day!


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Blog Hoppin’ with Maya Road!

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The Design Team is hoppin’ again! This month we had a blast working with the fun, alterable Maya Road products-so many possibilities, and we will be showing off the inspiration with Maya Road all week long.

To start, design team member Vicki Chrisman altered the Maya Road chipboard clutch purse, which started out like this:

Then, became this using the Maggie Jane paper from the new Family Fun Collection:

This sweet clutch purse album has been painted,  papered, and embellished, and is ready to store journaling and photos.

This is the part where YOU come in! Vicki would love to share this album with ONE LUCKY WINNER. Please leave a comment on this post, and we will draw one lucky winner. Winner will be announced on Tuesday’s (Sept. 27th’s) post.

Good luck!!!

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