Friday, December 27, 2013

~* MaD fOr MaCaRoNs - Lisa Kettell Designs *~

Mad for Macarons painted canvas project

 Supplies needed: 

8 X 10 stretched canvas 
Heidi Swapp Acrylic pink paint
Golden light molding paste
Mod Podge decoupage glue
pink paper sewn trim by Julie Collings/etsy
pink pom pom trim
blue paper fringe trim
white & blue vintage lace trims
floral paper banner by Dena Designs
paper heart doilie, die cut floral heart
macaron images from magazine
pink loose pearls
clear glitter  
letter stickers - Pink Paislee, Thickers
art ticket stub, stick pin, vintage cluster earring 
paint brush, glue gun 


Paint canvas with mixture of paint and molding paste and let dry overnight. Decoupage heart doilie onto canvas, allow to dry. Decoupage assorted macaron images over doilie and sprinkle with clear glitter. Allow to dry. Glue assorted laces and trims at top and bottom edges as desired. Glue Lisa Kettell Designs party heads on tops of macarons. Decoupage title onto canvas and add letter stickers above. Embellish with loose pink pearls,  stick pin, ticket stub and vintage earring accents. 

 “Macarons and Cocoa to drink That is the finest of suppers I think! When I'm grown up and can have what I please, I think I shall always insist upon these!” Paulette Kinney


Sunday, December 22, 2013

~* My Sweet Girl scrapbooking layout - Lisa Kettell Designs *~

 Supplies Used:

Patterned paper- Little Yellow Bicycle “love letters”
Prima Flowers - Divine Collection butterfly, Candy Gems Jelly Bean 
Jenni Bowlin Self-Adhesive Rhinestone Buttons in yellow  
Letter stickers - Sandylion Rouge de Garance Inspiration, Thickers blue glitter
Zig pen blue ink .01
Silver tinsel pipe cleaners, assorted laces, tag and paper flowers


Thursday, December 19, 2013

~* Alice in Wonderland aLtErEd vintage compact - Lisa Kettell Designs *~


For those who don't know me well, I am MAD about Alice in Wonderland! Alice holds a special meaning to my family. My middle name is Alice after my beautiful grandmother. I followed suit with my daughter's middle name, Alyssandra, a slightly altered version of Alice. I loved Alice in Wonderland as a child and I love her even more today! Thankfully my daughter Ava loves her too.  A few years back, we threw her a massive Very Merry Un-Birthday party, and this photograph of her was from that special day! That will forever be my most favorite party thrown. 
I made this memory keepsake using a vintage compact I found at an antique store along with a large yellow haired doll head that looks a lot like Alice from Lisa Kettell Designs. 

Materials Needed:

vintage compact
millinery flowers
vintage Alice in Wonderland book page
blue glitter 
brown ink
rhinestones, stick pin 
butterfly, phrases and crown collage images


Cut photograph and book pages to fit compact centers. Glue in place.
Cut desired phrases out, ink and adhere as desired.
Glue millinery flowers around photograph edges on bottom. Add crown, rhinestones, and stick pin.
Glitter along image edges on top.
Glue Lisa Kettell doll head to top of compact. Accent with butterfly and millinery flower.

“have i gone mad?
im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.” 
― Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

~* My AnGeL KiTtY WaNd *~ Lisa Kettell Designs

 Our Fiona kitty's death is still fresh.  Don't ask me how I even thought of this, but an angel kitty wand seemed like a purrfect keepsake to remind us that our fur baby is with the angels! I may even sell these custom wands on etsy soon. Or better yet, thanks to my dear friend Kelly's brilliant suggestion, have complete kits for sale so owners can create their own fur baby wands. After all, art is therapeutic for the soul and helpful with the grieving process.
I reserved the store name Angel Kitty Wands, so we shall see! God works in mysterious ways!!!

Materials used:

Lisa Kettell Designs mini cupie doll
leopard print scrapbooking paper  
Wood star wand
Paw print rhinestone bling
silver tinsel pipe cleaner
heart stick pins
burlap trim
vintage ecru and gold lace
tulle and paper trims from Julie Collings
loose pearls & jumbo rhinestone
gold dresden foil wings, large and small
millinery flower
vintage earring

In memory of Fiona kitty - rest with the angels loved one!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

~* Pink PiXiE Fairy ATC *~ Lisa Kettell Designs

Materials Needed:

ATC card backing
Lisa's Altered Art collage images
Hello dollie image by
mini pink bottle brush tree
pink scalloped trim by Julie Collings  
Glitter, flower, rhinestones, pink craft wire, ink,
pink sequin trim and adhesive

Wishing all of you a very blessed Christmas! 


Sunday, December 15, 2013

~* CuPiE ChRiStMaS *~ Lisa Kettell Designs

To create this Cupie Christmas sparkly tree, see my tutorial below!

Supplies needed: 

~artificial christmas tree approximately 12 inches in height
~two vintage beaded necklaces, broken apart
~5 vintage plastic flowers
~5 tiny pearls
~glue gun

~Lisa Kettell Designs mini cupie pack

~pink scalloped sewing trim by Julie Collings

~Lisa Kettell Designs Lil Pixie Dust Wands set of 12


Cut the pink scalloped trim into 2 inch pieces. Glue gun in place aroundmini cupie dolls. Take the mini plastic flowers and glue on cupie heads topping with a tiny pearl. 

Glue the cupies on the tree branches, folding the ends a bit so that they have room to adhere. Next, glue the lil pixie dust wands to the branches folding the ends as we did with the cupies. 

Lastly, taking the beads from the necklaces, glue to the branch ends using as many or as few as you desire.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Cupie Christmas!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

~* bRiDaL bOuQuEt *~ Lisa Kettell Designs


I love designing bridal bouquets using vintage brooches.  Today, I am showing a mini bridal bouquet complete with tutorial using vintage earrings and Lisa Kettell Designs 'Big Top Charlotte doll heads' as part of my design team work for  

Materials needed: 

Lisa Kettell Designs pack of 5 'Big Top Charlotte doll heads,' approximately 20 assorted vintage beaded earrings, assorted small and tiny sized faux pearls, 4” styrofoam ball, crochet doilie, 6” fabric square, lace fringe trim (mine is from A Gilded Life,) wood dowel, jute trim, glue gun and pliers.


To assemble:

Remove backings of vintage earrings using pliers. Glue fabric square over top half of the styrofoam ball so earrings can adhere. On the bottom half of the ball, glue the crochet doilie in place making sure all edges of fabric are covered. On ball top center, glue one Lisa Kettell Designs cupie head in place.
Using that as your starting point, glue earrings around doll head as tight as you can get to each other. If small spaces of fabric are showing, that’s okay. Continue gluing earrings and cupie heads around ball, alternating until ball is covered. Fill in spaces with loose pearls. On the bottom of the ball, make a tiny hole. 
Apply glue to wood dowel and pierce into the ball. Wrap the dowel with jute trim and tie knot at top. Glue fringe trim along outer edge.

 Marrying vintage jewelry with Lisa's pieces is always a winning combination!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

~*ThE bLuShInG bRiDe To Be *~ Lisa Kettell Designs

  Jessica is our dear friend Dottie's daughter who recently got engaged. Her engagement photos were so beautiful, I wanted to use one to make something special for her mom!

I centered a 4 X 6 photo in a hanging pink wood frame I bought from etsy seller Handmade by Hirschorn  and embellished around it with a mini Charlotte head from Lisa Kettell Designs, lace, white buttons, millinery flowers, prima rhinestone clusters, beads, chipboard love tag from Heidi Swapp and a vintage earring and flower accent.

 Jessica gets married late next year and Dottie now has a keepsake of her youngest daughter who's about to tie the knot with her beau! 


~*photograph used purchased from Nicole Fredriksen Photography*~

Friday, December 6, 2013

~* a MaRiE aNtOiNeTtE rInG *~ Lisa Kettell Designs

  If you love jewelry like I do, and you love the pieces from Lisa Kettell Designs, you can merge them together to create on trend, fun jewelry like this Marie Antoinette ring! I used a Lisa Kettell Designs Charlotte Head, adjustable ring base from Tarina Tarantino, E6000 glue, a jumbo button and loads of pearls and rhinestones in all different sizes and colors.

The only other thing you need is some patience! To begin, center and glue the button on the ring base and let dry. Next, center and glue the Charlotte Head to the button. Now comes the fun part. One by one, glue the pearls and rhinestones along the hair, layering and alternating colors and sizes as you go. Make it as big and sparkly as you want! It can never be too much!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

~* PiNk PoOdLe OrNaMeNt*~ a great craft for the kids!

 I loooove pink poodles. I made this ornament many years ago, but I don't think I ever blogged it! This is a great Christmas craft for the kiddos. To create one, all you need is your glue gun, some wire cutters, a styrofoam ball in the size you desire, a bunch of pink buttons in all sizes, some pearl garland, pink rhinestones, pink bows w/ rosettes, pink pom pom balls and pink poodle buttons. And patience! Snip the shanks off the buttons with your wire cutters and glue everything on ending with the pearl garland. Leave a little loop of the garland unglued so you can slip your hook through to hang. 

 So simple and a fun way to personalize your Christmas tree with something that you love and that brings you happy memories!