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Donya Schroeder
Ionia, IA
Paper Artiste (ooh la la) with a shop in Ionia, IA.
Interests: reading, cooking, paper arts, going on larks, avoiding the phone, seeing if I can fit any more books on the shelf.
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thanks for sharing these, loving the technique cards so much
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2015 on more stamping technique cards at pine is here.
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I just love Graphic 45, don't you? I'm such a paperholic and they just keeping feeding my dependency. So Naughty of them. And Vintaj. Say Hello to my new little brassy friends. Santa probably will still visit both them though, because they are awesome. Plus he should come visit me after he visits them, 'cause his sleigh will be FULL of goodness then, lol. I was working with their Christmas Emporium Collection, making this incredibly layered juicy flip book I learned off of YouTube (another addiction, and Pinterest...there really should be a Crafter's Anonymous) when I dropped everything (left a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Puckish
I'm so excited! Why? I'm now a famous blue ribbon farm girl cook. Faaaamous. In Iowa anyway and some of Nebraska. I just got a two page spread in Iowa Farmer Today. You can see it here. Well, I guess you will next week. This week Kay Wohlenhaus is having her moment in the sun :-) Those oatmeal cookies sound good, might have to try them. Tim came by right on the heals (like the day after) we had our big scrapbook retreat at the Dairy Barn. I did most of the cooking for that, plus ran a couple classes.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Puckish
This is a class I'm teaching in a couple of weeks. It's all sold out (I ran out of castles!) but if you can snag the supplies, I've got clear shots of each page if you'd like to make one :-) You'll need: Pink Paislee's Hocus Pocus Line, embellishments & papers Walnut Stain Distress Crackle Paint Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Castle Album Black Vine Ribbon Black Sheer Ribbon Tim Holtz Rosette Die Scallop Border Punch Glue (I like Zip Dry) Make a pocket on the first page Make another pocket on the back of the page as well Punch holes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at Puckish
Happy Monday, everyone! It is a beautiful fall day, the leaves have changed, the mums are blooming, and the scarecrow is the next thing on my to do list :-) It is the perfect day to announce the winner of this Fall Magic Box Kit! Drumroll please..... The winner is Pamela Young! Your name literally fell in my lap during the drawing, lol. Please e-mail me at donya at backroadsplumcrazy.com with your contact information by October 17th, 2011. I taught this as a class this time last year at Door County Rubber Stamps in Egg Harbor. We had so much... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Puckish
Yay! It's World Cardmaking Day! Time for some swag! I'm on the road this weekend, so no card making for me, bummer! I was up until the wee hours making these card kits. Leave a comment for your chance to win a kit and the stamp I used on the top of the box!!! Each kit contains materials to make a beautiful one sheet wonder gift box and a handful of 4x4 notecards. Everything you need is included (well, except glue) Tune in Monday morning and I'll post the winners names plus instructions for making your own! Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at Puckish
It is another rainy Monday, but the leaves are starting to change, and I have a bushel of honeycrisp apples and a gallon of apple cider. Things to be thankful for. I think I'll go heat a cup of that cider while I tell you about this pretty thing. I taught this card Sunday as the September Copic Class. I've got 3 extra kits for $4.99 each, if any one would like one, just leave a comment :-) and I'll get right back to you. It's hard to see in the cloudy gray light, but the card base is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Puckish
It was a rainy day and I couldn't bring myself to venture out to the shop to finish my crafty project for today. So instead I slept in incredibly indulgently wonderfully late. And then I baked. You really must try these. So Yum. Every one of them. Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies at Epicurious Rustic Raspberry Peach Pie at King Arthur Flour Rosemary Shortbread at Epicurious I also highly recommend you have one of each with a cup of Berried Treasure tea from the Tea Source. Mmmm. I love trying out new recipes for the bed and breakfast. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Puckish
I ordered in these awesome stretched burlap canvases from Canvas Corp for the shop. Having made this project, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to be able o share the boxful. They are awesome. I had fun in the cornfield taking pictures of my little project. So handy. Hope the renter doesn't mind if I bent a few of his ears are artistically arranged. Supplies Used: Canvas Corp 12x12 Burlap Canvas Prima Alder Regent Flowers Prima Pearls and Roses Swirl Tea Dye Distress Embossing Powder Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Paper- Scatterbrained Scarecrow, The Magic of Oz, There's No... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Puckish
I grew up in Kansas. It wasn't black and white. Sometimes it felt pretty sepia toned, especially when I was in high school. I have to say I'm glad to be living in full technicolor now. I think that Iowa (where I live now) might still be stuck in an episode of Green Acres. That isn't all bad, what with quirky characters and the occasional adorable pig. But sometimes, just sometimes, it's time to run away to Oz. Handily, I ust got the new Graphic 45 Magic of Oz paper. Sometimes you need one of everything. Especially Graphic 45 anything.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Puckish
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EDIT: Well, when I went to delete me account, it switched my blog to free. Same great address, fewer bells and whistles. Well hey, that's pretty nice of typepad! So I'll be maintaining both blogs with the same content. Your choice. Clean simple free http://donyas.typepad.com or pretty background and sidebard widgetry at http://ditchlilies.blogspot.com ------------------------------ In a fit of financial responsibility I moved my typepad blog over to blogger. Everything from here (except this post) will eventually also be found on Ditch Lilies. Slowly I have been updating all of the old image links, which is taking a bit of organization... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Puckish
sorry about the disappearing blog glitch there, everyone. I kinda dropped my laptop on it's head and it's taken me awhile to get back up and running technology-wise. But now I'm back and while I may have lost photos of tons of great projects I was going to share, I've used my hiatus well and made more! I must dash for now, off to Door County to teach a great series of fall workshops. You can see what I came up with here http://www.doorcountyrubberstamps.com/DonyaSchroeder.asp .If you're in the area, come say hi and take a class, we're going have tons... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Puckish
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So this layout gave me fits this morning. Ever have those moments when you feel like you are putting together a puzzle and you don't know what the picture is? Yah, that feeling. Sometimes followed by grumbling and a trash can. Ok, no trash can. That's too much Prima goodness to give away. Luckily my frustration/need to take a nap level maximum coincided with the noon hour. An, Lo, the benevolent gods of scrapbooking did smile upon me- Prima posted their April Build A Page sometime during the morning. I love their Build A Pages. I have folders full of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. I stamped the my little baker twice. Once on the oval and then on a scrap so I could cut her out and layer her over everything with foam dots, making it look like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. I used a silver paint pen on these scallop hearts, to gussy them up a little and accent their ruffles, plus then you don't really need to layer them up with the straight edge... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. I used pens to add just that last little touch to accent this card. Spicas add a tasteful hint of sparkle and color to the sentiment and a gold paint pen makes the one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Puckish
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Mar 15, 2010
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. Okay, so no ogres, or onions. But there are layers, lots of heart layers, and more Ellie Pooh paper, which ogres must surely approve of. Card number 8: Supplies: Ranger Inkessentials White Pen (my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. I stamped a sentiment on vellum that layered over my patterned Bittersweet paper so soften the look and really make my two scallop hearts show up. I made the vellum top layer just a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. Here's one for all my rural homies especially the ones who've ever bottle fed a calf. There are few things sweeter than those big brown baby cow eyes peering up at you. Except for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. You can click on the pictures to see larger versions. I'm normally not a big fan of paisley, but.... I just love this marbled paisley from Bittersweet. It just makes everything so lush. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. You can click on the pictures to see larger versions. Distress Ink is really handy to have on hand. It's cheap and adds such a nice finish to things. I keep my blending tool... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. You can click on the pictures to see larger versions. Card number 3: Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Green Velvet Scallop Ribbon Crafty Secrets Sentiments Stamp Set Basic Grey Bittersweet Paper Pack Spellbinders Classic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2010 at Puckish
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The challenge is use only cardstock and the papers from a Basic Grey paper pack I've had in my stash for about a year. A friend of mine was also feeling uninspired by the Scallop Heart Nesties she had bought, so to make things interesting, use this set of dies on every. single. one. Turned out limiting your supplies is a great way to get inspired. This one is one of my favorites and I completely scraplifted it off of another person here (lots of great inspiration, really you should go check it out) Card number 2: Supplies: Martha Stewart... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at Puckish