Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello everyone!

I've been working hard again and just wanted to give you a sneak peek at my latest printable mini book coming out this weekend! I'm really loving all the grays, whites, and taupes. I think this book would be perfect for a wedding mini or anything really. Anywho here is the peek, I hope you like it and make sure to check back at the site for this kit this weekend. It has a lot of awesome goodies to go with it and it includes an awesome binding tutorial that is one of my favorite binding methods! The video tutorial only comes with the kit it will not be public on youtube, so enjoy!

Marion Smith

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Looking to redecorate this spring? Here is an easy way to add that distressed farmhouse look to your kitchen or dining room.


Hello Readers,

 I always want to  make sure that I design my house to express my style and always find things that take me back in time. Use a hutch to do that in your kitchen or dining room. I found a nice hutch at an antique consignment store called Remember When in Modesto California. The first thing I  did was  measured the spot in my house that would be home to my new find. You don't want to find that perfect piece and haul it all the way home which just happens to be 90 miles away and then go to set it up and get that"I told you it was too big didn't I" look from your spouse. I've been there done that so save yourself the trouble. Always remember to use the right scale, big rooms can have big pieces small rooms need smaller pieces to avoid feeling crowded. Once you get your piece home it is time to fill it with some decorations and things that you use on a daily basis. I have chosen some small jars, a fruit basket, useful cookbooks, and trinkets that are pleasing to look at. Make sure that you decorate with things that you love to look at and that remind you of times in your life that made you happy. For example,  the old fruit basket reminds me of when I was younger I spent the weekend at my friends grandparent's farm, we were playing hide and seek and they had a huge basement full of jams and preserves. That was a fun time in my life and I want to remember that every time I'm in my kitchen. To conclude this blog post I would like for you to comment and share a memory that you have from your childhood. Thanks for reading and enjoy!


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Garett and Beckam show a video on the Mini Idea from the Artsy Addicts Blog!http://weareartsyaddicts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

So excited about teaching at the Great American Scrapbook Convention, I'm teaching 3 mixed media classes all three days and they are loaded with awesome techniques you are sure to use over and over again! I hope some of you will be able to join me, one of my very favorite classes is the paintables layout because we'll playing with watercolor paints, acrylic paints, and some of my favorite texture mediums. Not to mention Utee flowers!!!! Oh yeah we're busting out the melting pots! Here is a itty bitty sneak peek enjoy!
Register for my classes here

My classes are:

100+ Blooms and techniques
Paintable Layouts
Mini Art Journal

Marion Smith

A Kit Club is coming soon! Summer 2012 

Beautiful Mini-album Kits designed by Marion Smith

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Monday, May 14, 2012

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day! This week will be jammed packed full of projects,tutorial videos, online workshops, and 2 new launches to the Apieceofcraft.com website. Do you like Kit Clubs?Do you like Online Workshops? I will be releasing new Printable Products on Marionsmithdesigns.com daily and If you would like me to visit your local Scrapbook store let me hear from you because I would love to Teach at your local store or just stop in to shop. I was at the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie Tx. this month and enjoyed my visit there I met a bunch of lovely ladies while shopping. Can you tell that  I'm very excited about May and June? Happy Monday everyone!