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Cindy Lyles
near historic Sergeantsville, New Jersey
StarLitStudio®, LLC was formed in 2001. Cooking, cleaning, running the house, maintaining the online store, the yard, the kids and the very dear husband consume my day. I sleep well. Oh, and I play with paper, make cards, crochet, knit, and alter stuff.
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Hi Stevie! Thank you for your comment! I used Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn, this pattern: - click on the blue bar that reads, "download free pattern". There is a video for this rug too here: For the screen insert under the metal vent cover, I measured the opening, and cut a piece of chipboard and a piece of screening (like what is used on doors and windows) to size. I then cut a smaller rectangle out of the chipboard one, creating basically a 1/2 inch wide chipboard frame. I adhered this to the screening using foam tape. This was inserted into the vent opening, and adhered into place using foam tape around the perimeter of the chipboard frame. The framed screening sits recessed, on top of the big open vent at the subfloor level, then the pretty metal cover sits on top of the screen layer. If something falls through the metal cover, it is simply lifted up and the item is rescued. The chipboard frame anchoring the screen in place is to prevent the user from lifting the pretty metal vent, going to retrieve the precious item, and poking the screen out of position (it's such a small opening and this would have been inevitable) and watching the precious item disappear into oblivion. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2021 on jack and jill bathroom remodel at StarLitStudio
Thank you Jan!! I would recommend this link to Artisaire regarding the technique I use to create wax seals: and my surface is a non-stick mat. I use their adhesive backs sold in packs of 50. Diameters vary depending on your needs. For inspiration, I follow the hashtag #waxstamp on Instagram. As with any craft, it's practice, practice, practice. The upside is any seal you deem unworthy can be remelted.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2020 on autumn and thanksgiving cards at StarLitStudio
Hi Connie! Karen Lockhart is retired - I would recommend searching ebay or other similar sites for her amazing stamps.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2020 on gingham farm sympathy card at StarLitStudio
Hi Sandi - Yes the machine stitching was created using a 30 year-old sewing machine that I've had since I was first married. Most sewing machines will sew through cardstock/patterned paper - I use a denim needle and Gutermann upholstery thread. Thank you - Cindy
Thank you so much Patt!! What I like best about this die are how the frames cover up any mistakes I made near the edges of the squares.
@ Chuck Higgins - Freezer drawers are SubZero made in Madison, Wisconsin. Ice maker is a Scotsman - SubZero ice makers at the time of this remodel had a laundry list of repair issues. The Scotsman ice maker has not given us any grief. If I were to re-do this remodel today I would use these same appliances.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2017 on the kitchen project at StarLitStudio
Vernetta these are called the Tim Holtz Configurations Printers Tray and although a discontinued product you can use google and source these on ebay. They are also available in a smaller version with a book front called a 'Configuration Book'.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2016 on useless into functional at StarLitStudio
Hi Susie! It is all paper - Mr. and Mrs. Mouse are from the 12x12 Vintage Type patterned cardstock (Doodlebugs Flea Market line), and the wood heart is a sticker from the Icon sheet. Sentiment is from the This That 12x12 Sticker sheet. Thank you Susie! Cindy
Its healing and all is well - thank you Carol!
Absolutely darling Debbie! Adore this layout!!
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Thank you Pam! I did get a MISTI and it is a fantastic tool - true to its name!
Hi Kathy! The procedure is called Trigger Release. I need to see how big the sewing holes are in the new Memory Box dies that are designed for felt - I have pulled out my DMC Pearl Cotton skeins size 5, in a variety of shades...but curious to know if this size will work or if I need size 3. Will know more tomorrow and thank you Kathy!
Hi Kathy! Ranger's facility is about an hour drive from me so the shipments arrive quickly, and I am very thankful for that! October Afternoon at this time is unfortunately no longer producing the 8x8 pads. Thanks Kathy!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2015 on Under the Tree and Wilted Violet at StarLitStudio
This past Saturday at the market this piece sold - and I have an order for another one. Keeping me busy and out of trouble ;)
Hi - This card was created by the brilliant Pam Sparks, and her blog is Expressions with Heart. This post is to highlight the showcasing of her amazing cards created with Memory Box and Poppystamps craft dies. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2015 on Memory Box idea book at StarLitStudio
Hi Lila! Yes I often have handmade notebooks at an indoor market on Saturdays - link is in the left side bar and thank you!
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on mme mint julep magic notebook at StarLitStudio
Hi Gail! They are adhered with scor-tape, and one can just adhere another pad in its place once the pad is used up. If the user is going to have these in their purse or someplace other than a desk top I add a bottom flap to the construction. Will do a future post showing this and thank you!
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2014 on MME Mint Julep Post-it notebooks at StarLitStudio
Shay you crack me up!
Thank you Karen! Yup it sold yesterday.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on compass blueprint at StarLitStudio
Thank you Kathy!! Im still in love with this Public Library line.
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2014 on sincere thanks card at StarLitStudio
Pine these are fabulous!! Gonna try this and thanks for the great tutorial!
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2014 on make your own epoxy embellishments at pine is here.
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I have ordered everything to make this butterfly card from your store except the jewels. Do you sell this jewel flourish? Hi Mary - this was a Prima Say It In Crystals rhinestone flourish - the item # is 550561 if you can locate it in a online store with back inventory - Prima has unfortunately discontinued this line. Thank you and sincerely, Cindy
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on butterfly birthday at StarLitStudio