Wednesday, December 19, 2012


 

Tattered Tuesday

Hey everyone!

I thought I would show you how you can use these fantastic paint systems by Tattered Angels on some gorgeous Prima flowers! It's so easy and truly unique. You really can't get this effect with any other paint product, and the possibilities are endless. It's super fun so I hope you try it! Please leave a comment letting me know what yourfavorite glimmer mist color is!  Enjoy!   xoxo Marion






Monday, December 17, 2012


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Brand New!

A Lovely Christmas Mini Book Printable

 

Download your mini book HERE

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Do you love trim as much as we do? Well this is the pack for you! 12 yards of beautiful trims that are perfect for the holidays! All of these gorgeous laces are vintage Prima laces and trim. Limited quantity available, shipping now!

 

Learn more here,

 

 

 

Get yours here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Introducing our newest printable journal "The Grand".

We have been very busy at our studio to bring you new journals every month and here is our newest design inspired by vintage hotels named "The Grand". These printable books are perfect for monthly journals to record all the exciting things that happen every day.
 Find it here




  The Kit Club is Back!
 We are now offering the newest products available in the scrapbook industry in a complete kit. Each month, you will receive a box full of the latest papers and embellishments, all designed to coordinate perfectly!


Each Marion Smith Designs monthly kit will arrive with enough paper, cardstock, ribbon/fiber and embellishments to make several layouts and projects. We have taken the guesswork out of your projects... just add your favorite photos from instagram to create beautiful scrapbooking pages with ease! You can also join for a month or a year it is all up to you. Get your kit here!
December Scrapbook Kit
December Scrapbook Kit


12 Days of Christmas Printable is on Sale 
Through Friday! 
12 days of Christmas Mini Album
12 days of Christmas Mini Album

Stocking Stuffers  


Adorable little camera stamps with a wood handle that looks like a camera lens. These are rubber with foam on wood.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist kit Rusted Metal Technique.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A look at the Grand Printable available here http://www.marionsmithdesigns.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=the+grand

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hi Friends!
Just a quick tutorial on how to make custom word stamps using my Word Smith texture stamp from my line "Romance Novel". It's super fun and easy, hope you like it!
 











Also our kit club is back in full force! Check out December's kit! We will be offering two different kits each month! To get yours visit our website here!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Kit Club is back!




Click Here to see our Kits.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Secret Santa Crop

Register Here:






Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Tips & Techniques With Wendy Senger


Please bring you basic crop supplies and a project to work on.

Other supplies you should bring are:
Craft Sheet (Optional)
Wet and dry adhesive
Paper towels
Wet wipes (Optional)

We are on the 2nd level, we will have staff available to carry your crop supplies up the stairs for you. It is required that you allow us to carry heavy items up and down the stairs for your safety.

SEATS ARE LIMITED please reserve your spot! Hope to see you Friday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Secret is Out!!

Well, it's time for me to share a little secret with you all, one I have been keeping a few months now and boy was it hard! I am so honored and incredibly excited to announce that my art studio in Waxahachie Texas will be featured in Creating Keepsakes' Creative Spaces volume 2. The magazine will release in January and you do not want to miss all the awesome storage ideas and creative decor everyone has to share. We worked really hard on the studio and I really feel it has become the perfect space to get my creative juices flowing!

Thank you so much Creating Keepsakes and Megan for asking me to be a part of this awesome magazine! 

       That's not all! I would also like to announce my new partnership with Home Depot and Home Decorators. You will find that most of my storage solutions and craft furniture in the studio are from the Martha Stewart Craft Furniture line available at Homedecorators.com. The furniture is just amazing, and it made it so easy for me to get organized! Everything has a neat little place and I'm simply in love with each piece! The unique designs can fit in with any style of decor and they are available in many different colors. As soon as you get your magazine make sure to check out the special give away sponsored by Home Decorators for one lucky subscriber, I promise you will not want to miss it! 

Also if you check out the Home Decorators Site right now they are offering free shipping!! Oh yeah perfect time to make up that Christmas list!

Thank you everyone at Home Decorators and Home Depot for the opportunity to showcase your amazing line of craft furniture in my studio, I'm looking forward to sharing all the neat little tips and tricks for organizing with this awesome line. 

 Thank you everyone for stopping by, please watch the video here for a behind the scenes look at Creative Spaces. Thank you all soo much for your friendship and support, and before I leave you I have just one question! What is your favorite part of your own creative space and why? Believe me, you will want to answer this question and make sure to leave your email address! Wink! 


 xoxo 










Check out the magazine announcement here!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

OUR New studio!

Well, saying I've been super busy really is an understatement! It's a good kind of busy though I am happy to say! We finally took the leap and opened OUR studio! I emphasize "OUR" because it's not just mine, it's yours too, because believe it or not, you all have made this possible! I'm so thankful to all of you for your continued support on this crazy creative journey of mine. What I'm most excited about though is all the great things we will be able to do for others in this amazing space. 
      Next week we kick off our program "Art is in The Heart" it's a program dedicated to providing free art classes to children with special needs and especially orphan children with and without special needs. Of course we encourage all children to come and take the classes because I personally believe teaching our kids to accept and befriend children less fortunate than they at a young age is crucial to the people they will become. Bullying is a serious thing these days, and I know if we can bring our kids together with children who are different than they are, we'll teach them that being different is something special and that the truth is all of us are different and that's what makes us interesting.
      So why is it important for children with special needs to take art classes? Well, for many autistic, down syndrome, mentally challenged, and everyone else in between, art is their main form of self expression as well as communication, in many cases it's their only form of communication. Now to me it's odd calling anyone mentally challenged because for one we are all mentally challenged in some areas. Have you seen me dance??? There's a reason you haven't! Anyway these art classes will be so much fun and we'll have so many different types of art classes ranging from music, painting, drawing, sculpting, and even cooking in some cases. These children need to feel loved and know that they are not forgotten, and together I know all of us can bring them something to smile about.

 This is a little peek into the classroom, I can't show too much because I have a little secret I can't reveal until January! xoxo



What else?? Oh there's fun for us crafters too, as I will be teaching regular craft and scrapbook classes as well, after all it is my passion! (Besides being a Wife and Mom of course!) We've just launched our first Artsy Escape event at the studio in November and it is going to be amazing! Lots of games and prizes with three workshops and a super fun crop night! I really hope you can make it because I would feel so honored to meet some of you in person as I always am every time I teach. I will be teaching the classes with my new product lines as well as some exclusive products made just for this event! You can register for Artsy Escape by clicking here! Here's a peek at two of the classes!



Well this sure is getting long! Now if you are wondering if there is a way you can help with our program, there is! In order to keep our program running "Art is in The Heart" we need sponsorships for each class. So, what we ask from class attendees is if they can (it's not required to take the class) to please donate an item from our needed supply list. Can you imagine how awesome it would be if you took your kids to one of our classes and they each donated a paint brush or box of crayons? With that kind of support we can have free classes every month if not twice a month. The best part is, if we have a surplus of donated supplies we'll give them to our students who need them so you can rest assure that your donation will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you all so much once again for your support, and for reading my blog. I hope you all have a very blessed holiday season and I hope to meet some of you soon at our new studio! Below is a list of our 'Art is in The Heart" supplies needed for our future classes.


Quick Dry Glue
Paint Brushes #6 round or 1" flat
watercolor paint
Acrylic paint
watercolor paper
Crayons
washable markers
clay
non stick craft sheets
construction paper (Green, Red, Orange, Brown, Yellow) multi-color packs are perfect!
glue sticks
white cardstock (Any office supply brand is perfect!)

Also starting in January we will be starting a monthly class for kids where will be working out of a handmade journal once or twice a month. Each class the kids will get to take a photo in the photo booth to put in it and document their life. In order to make this happen the below supplies are needed. These classes are free and all children are welcome as usual!

1" or larger owires for the bind it all
2 bind it all machines
chipboard
patterned paper of any design (We would like to have a bind where the kids can pick and choose what they like.)
card stock in many colors
$1 to keep up with all the film we will be using in the photo booth


Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Something wicked comes this way!!! This cute mini book printable comes with a dozen double page printables and 3 filler pages. The colors are perfect for Halloween and the images are just spooky enough to get those goose bumps rolling! All pages are a PDF format so you can download and print very easily.

 I couldn't resist designing a Halloween Mini Printable Book to use this year. Here is a Video below that will walk you through the designs and then a link to the store where you can download the book. Make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest mini books releasing soon. Thank you so much. Enjoy! 


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Garment District Now Available! Click Here



Garment District Printable Mini Album Kit

11 double mini album pages making 22 different 5x7 prints

2 mini pockets and 2 tags




Thursday, September 6, 2012

Last night I remembered I had a box full of Canvas Corps. product sitting in my craft room so patiently just waiting for some attention. I remembered seeing a small 7 gypsies printer tray in there and thinking that one of the slots would hold a iPhone perfectly. I am completely obsessed with apple inc. accessories so this gave me the perfect opportunity to make a catch all for my phone. Ooh Yeah! Enjoy! If you like my project subscribe to the feed. I am really enjoying keeping in touch with all of our friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, instagram, and Youtube until next time go craft and relax and get inspired.

Garett Smith

 












Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cottage Chic Printer Challenge!

Thanks to everyone that participated in this fun challenge/giveaway. As you all know we are giving away a free laser printer to one very special person. We also want to thank everyone who has purchased the Cottage Chic printable journal. Here are some videos that were sent to us for this giveaway.
Buy Cottage Chic Printable Mini Now! Click Here


  We will be announcing the winner soon!

Monday, August 13, 2012

New! Life according to Me
Printable Book available Click here to Buy Now!
 This cute little mini book comes with enough goodies and pages to journal each day away in style. With a retro vintage feel and bright fresh colors this eye catching book will make just the right statement for a gift or personal journal. Designed by Marion Smith