Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paper Cowgirl Registration Now Open!!!

Paper Cowgirl Registration is now Open!!
Head on over to the Paper Cowgirl site and get registered for a fun filled~ Altered Art Retreat weekend in June!
I'd love to see you in Waxachie!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bonus vintage domino for altered bird necklace for Paper Cowgirl!

Bonus project for Altered Bird Trinket Box for Paper Cowgirl!

You can't leave with an empty altered trinket box..... so you will create an altered vintage bird domino neclace.

I will have a variety of cream, butterscotch and black dominoes to choose from!

I will also have an array of bird images to choose from. The one in my example was a black and white image that I used copiac markers to enhance with! I will have a few markers on hand if you want to try your hand at enhancing the images~ it really is a fun technique!

You can hang your newly created necklace from a variety of ribbon necklaces or small faux pearls.

Spring Break and Easter decorations!

Spring Break has been wonderful! A very low key time at home this year!

We began the break by visiting the Funky Finds Art Show at Will Rogers~ we found some great finds!! I loved the Altered Muse booth!

If you visited and picked up a book~ check out the add for Paper Cowgirl!!

Registration will begin this week for Paper Cowgirl~ so keep your eyes open!

We also spent the day in McKinney enjoying their quaint shops~ found one that I love for altered items! Stopped by some great little antique stores. It was a fun 4 generation day of shopping!

Lexi and I had girls day yesterday with shopping, a facial for Lex and ended the night Glimmer Misting the night away with Heidi Swapp on her Wednesday night Webcast!! So much fun!

Here is my house (above~ a few of the decorations) Either me or the computer doesn't want to post the way I want it to post! I really wanted my post at the top and pictures below~ it didn't work! Now that the Easter is upon us and I've put out the decorations! We are so ready for the Easter Bunny to stop by!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Grand Spring Ball!

Last night was Lexi's Jr. National League of Cotillion Spring Ball. She looked so beautiful! Gig helped her choose this dress and it was gorgeous!!

The dad's get the dance the last dance with the girls~~ how sweet! Though~ the look Lexi gave David quite a few times was so... funny (not so sweet!) He was doing the 80's shuffle~ not so hip!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I'm so excited and honored!!!

To be teaching at an amazing Summer Art Retreat!......

in June!!!!
With some amazing artists!!

Lisa McIlvain - Mixed Media Art Tags
Jennifer Babcock - Altered Bird Trinket Box
Mendy Mitrani - Digi Class
Dale McClain - Sea Inspired Shadow Box
Jennifer Stewart - Beautiful 4th Banner
Ann-Denise Anderson - Victorian Boots
Angela Berger - Shabby Classy Necklace
Chantal Johnson - Inspirational Tag Book
Laverne Johnson - "pocket" book
Deb Taylor - covered journal
Cindy Gilstrap - La Petite Boutique Altered Canvas
Corrine Clark - French Paper Shoe
Sandra Feazel - Beeswax/Painted Canvas
Joanna Lewis- Feathered Friend Collage

Be sure to check out all of their blogs to see what amazing projects they will be teaching!!
I will be teaching an "Altered Bird Trinket Box!" You can't leave with an empty trinket box so we will create a vintage bird domino necklace to put in your trinket box!!! A little extra added fun!

What a fun weekend!

We had such a fun weekend! Lisa Pace (fantastic, sweet, creative scrapper, altered artist) taught at Crop Paper Scissors in Waco this weekend! We decided to have a girls weekend~ so mom, Lexi and I headed to Waco (Gig was battling a cold and decided not to join us :(
We took two classes~ an altered "burlap" mini-book. How fun~ I have never worked with burlap before in scrapbooking! We also created a variety of vintage Easter ornaments~~~ super cute! I can't wait to finish them up and hang them on my Easter tree!
We met some super sweet ladies from Frisco and some others from Round Rock.
We also got some shopping in (of course.) What would a girl's weekend be without shopping???
I have been on the hunt for 3 specific items; a sterling silver chunky rose ring, a huge red purse with a flower on the outside and this peasant type black dress! I FOUND the purse~~ super cute!! It is huge and has the cutest huge red flower on the outside!! Perfect!!! I also found another perfect red purse~ so now I have two great new red purses! I'll have to wear red when we go out to celebrate our anniversary on Thursday! I still haven't found the black dress or rose ring.. but I will!
I also got the entire new collection of Teresa Collins stamps in... Mr. and Mrs., Chic Baby girl and Home! I had gotten the papers last weekend! I just need to start creating.
I have been working on my Theresa McFayden embroidery sampler~ I will post pictures soon! It is coming along nicely! I also joined her Art journal e-zine and have the cover finished~ more pictures to follow.
I have some fun news to post tomorrow!!! Until then....
Have a great Academy Awards night!!!