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Aug 7 / admin

Maya Road Guest Designer…

Thanks Maya Road…you guys are the best!

AUGUST 07, 2013

Maya Road Guest Designer: Connie Casement


Roadies, earlier this year we announced that we wanted to feature some new guest designers on our team. Today we have Connie Casement joining us for some projects! Here is a bit about Connie:

As a published designer her work has been featured in numerous publications, most recently Somerset Holidays and Celebrations; Somerset Life;  Somerset Gallery; as well as Paper Creations Magazine.Connie has been a guest designer for different manufacturers in the past.

Connie is a vintage loving, art creating, thrift store hunting, anthropology inspired, gatherer, collector,painting, glue gunning, get my fingers inky, sewing machine, detail loving, not afraid of power tools, glitter adoring, salvage finding, make something out of nothing kinda girl.

Connie loves the color green, is a morning bird, was named after her dad, loves lists and makes a MEAN guacamole!

Now let’s get to Connie’s projects!

Connie created this beautiful shadowbox just in time for Halloween creating!  Connie loves Halloween and this house shadowbox will be a perfect addition to her Halloween decorating!

Maya Road Supplies Needed:

House Shadow Box

Time Flies Clocks Pieces

Vintage Glass Memory Vials 

Vintage Wood Feathered Friends

Bingo Markers

Lisa Lowercase Alphabet

Autumn Mini Chipboard Set

Mini Wood Spools

Other supplies: feather trim, ribbons, buttons, other Halloween knicknacks.


Next we have a fun Fall card from Connie:

Patti Lowercase Alphabet

Fabric Tape Stripes – Mocha

Tape Measure Ribbon

Organza Mum Trim – Pumpkin

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happy birthday Murphy..what a great day to celebrate! xo

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I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a guest designer for Maya Road this year…..this was a good news kinda of day…yippee!
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hello friends…

I know it has been along time..

sometimes life just gets in the way of the things you would rather be doing…

sometimes your mojo takes a vacation…

and sometimes all of that happens at once.

But please know I have been thinking about you all…and I have missed you.

I have some new classes planned for this spring and summer…

so check back  to see where and when….

and I have some exciting news to share!!!!



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My friend Jane Guthrie contacted me a few months ago and asked if I would be interested in an angel altered art project..I of course said yes.In a very short time my favorite guy in brown, rang my doorbell and handed me a tall box..Hello, angel! She was a big girl and as soon as we met I knew she would become my art angel!

I always wanted to be a working artist. My mom was a fine artist and I grew up watching her create so many beautiful things.her field of expertise was watercolors. I am not as nearly as talented as she was, but I would like to think that she would be so proud of the things I create.She serves as a constant source of inspiration to me and one day not long ago, I had an epiphany: I am an artist. So, this is my art angel…

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I am anxiously awaiting all of is my favorite time of the year.





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when life gives you apples make pie…

I went to a  farmers market on saturday morning…early..while the weather was still doable..they sell you a box for $10  and you can fill it up with what ever they have to offer that day…it was a big box.

I got peaches, nectarines, mushrooms. tomatoes and the yummiest fiji apples ever…

I gave some away to my son Palmer..

he’s into juicing and juices almost everyday…

I still had a mountain of those yummy apples…

so I made 8 little 4 inch mini apple pies…delicious!

then gave some of those away….

super easy… mix  peeled chopped apples with, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar, a dab of butter , add  to pie crust, crimp edges, brush with egg wash, sprinkle with sea salt bake at 425 degrees 15 mins…you could use ramekins also…one apple per pie.