Friday, April 30, 2010

Vintage Beauty

Hi all,

I've been working on designing some new borders and have several patterns now completed and am in the process of now making sample cards for the designs.  I wasn't sure they were going to be suitable because there's much more embossing than perforating and cutting to balance things out but after making the sample for this particular design I am pleasantly surprised that everything has worked out just fine!!!  This is the first in the Vintage series.  Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For Mother's Day

Just another week and everyone will be scrambling for that special card for Mother's Day.  I lost my Mom on February 21, 2009 but this one is for you, loving memory.

Time to do some catching up!!

Hi everyone,

Oh gosh, I've gotten so far behind over the past several days.  Not feeling well can sure put a damper on things in a hurry!!  I've only made it to my parching table once in the past.....well, too many.....days and it's always amazing, to me anyway, how very much I miss sitting at my work area and loosing myself in the majesty of this awesome craft.  So, instead of parching, I dragged out my back up discs and spent a lot of time (while resting on the going through them and quite frankly, had forgotten about some of the things I had stashed away on those discs!!  Having said that, in the near future I will be uploading more of my own designs.  Now, I made them when I began parching several years ago and I must admit, I really didn't know what in the world I was doing but I did know I wanted to give designing my own patterns a try.  So, be watching for more FREE patterns, hidden somewhere for you to find!!

Stay tuned in and happy hunting :))

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New item in the Traditional Store

I've been a bit under the weather this past week but had to get back to my parching table today so here is today's project.  It's available for purchase in the Traditional Store!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Maine Loons

This particular project actually made me a bit homesick as I was making it.  A good part of my family lives in Maine and 'home' for me was New Hampshire.  The sounds of the loons on the lakes could always be heard in the early mornings and late evenings, echoing back and forth across the's truly an unmistakable sound you'll always remember.  These are such beautiful birds to watch as they float along with their baby chicks tucked up under their wings when the journey is a long one.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Today's Project

With Father's Day fast approaching, it's only fitting we get a head start on that special card for them!!  Here's a sample of my offering.

The image is from Fred, She Said and is for general paper crafting, however, it works up very nicely on parchment.

Thursday, April 15, 2010




NEW TUTORIAL - Printing on Parchment

Hi all,

"Printing on Parchment" tutorial now available in the 'Tutorials' page!!!!!!  Scoot on over and take a peek..... 


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

All Things Parchment Craft

Welcome back everyone!!!!  After several days of making some major changes I am back up and running :))  As you can see, the NAME of my blog has been changed.  It is now " All Things Parchment Craft"   and it also has a new valid link so everything 'should' work properly for you now.  If you are currently a 'follower' you don't have to do anything.  If you hover your cursor over your avatar and click on it you will see that the link has automatically been changed to reflect the blog name change but if you have the old link (Papercrazy's Place) saved in your favorites/bookmarks then you might want to delete the old link and add the new link.  My apologies for all the issues that have been going on the past few days.  Hopefully we can now get back to having some fun.....and enjoy our beloved parching!!!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New Items For Men

I have recently added "MAN" items to the Etched Glass store and hope it helps fill that never ending issue of  'what can I give that special guy' to really make him feel how very special he is.  Here is a sample:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Items In Etched Glass

Items in the stores will change frequently.  New items have been uploaded and I will be adding more in the next few days, so come on by and have a peek :))

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How To Make A Grid Template

Making a grid template is a step, in parchment craft, most parchers do not like to take!!  Although it can be a dreadful task, it can also save you an awfully lot of time (and frustration) in the long run.  The task is well worth the time spent in the long run.

I have uploaded a tutorial on how "I" make my templates and I never make a project without first making one :))  I'd much rather make my mistakes on a template than on my intended project.

Simply click on the 'tutorials' button in the right side bar to go to the page.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Today's Project

Today I finished another 'Etched Glass' project titled Day Lily.  
I hope you like it :)) 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Coming Soon

It's an absolutely beautiful 85*, sunny, warm spring day here and I'm working on a tutorial for making grid templates and hope to have it uploaded very soon.  The Traditional and Etched Glass stores are now open so take a peek around while you're here :))  Just click on the tabs at the top of the page.

I will be making some layout changes to the store pages as well in hopes I can make them a bit easier to navigate, so I'm still a bit under construction!!!

Make it a great day everyone.....

Thursday, April 1, 2010


WHOOHOO!!!!!  The Traditional Store and the "Etched Glass" Store are now open for business and it's time to celebrate :)) 

Please take a walk over to the store and look around.  The inventory will change frequently with items being sold and new ones going in so check back often.