Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Exciting news!

This has been such a fabulous few weeks!
We had an amazing Spring Break~ We took a "Girl's" ((Gig, Mom, Lexi & me)trip to Waco & Austin! Shopping, Scrapbook shopping & Antiquing~ so fun!
Mom, Lexi and I had the opportunity to take a class from Teresa Collins in Frisco! It was amazing! While we were there she commented on my necklace & cuff that I had created using her "Posh" paper line! So.... I was featured on her blog last Saturday!
http://teresacollins.typepad.com/ Be sure to stop by and check it out!
Last week the book that I've been talking about "Crave~ Ft. Worth" had it's launch! I'm very excited about having a bit about Covered In Glitter~ my jewelry, belt buckles & altered vintage handbags in the book!
I changed the date of my Art Event~ I just simply didn't give everyone enough time to plan.. so I'm back on the horse running fast to get the date set and everything ready for it to take place! Hopefully I can post the new date next week!I'm thinking January! Everyone would have plenty of time to plan and what better Christmas present for the hubby to give you!
I'm planning a Trunk Show/Launch party for next week~ I'll post details tomorrow! I'm thinking Tuesday. I have quite a few new jewelry pieces, vintage handbags & cuffs! I'll also have the Crave book out for sale! It is a great read and you'll find some amazing new boutiques and businesses!
I'm also getting ready for a few Spring Girl's Art Camps before Girl's Summer Art Camp! I'll post details and project photos~ soon.. very soon!
Happy Creating!

More info on April's Altered Paper Shoe Swap!

A few of you have asked for examples of what type of shoe I'm thinking about!
This is an altered paper shoe swap! Not a real altered shoe!!
You will create your shoe from paper or grungeboard~ just not a real shoe :)
Here is an example of one that I found on Artful Affirmations blog :)
You will create no more than 7! The swap will close at 7.
Check out her blog~ it is fabulous!!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

April 's Swap!

Shoes, Shoes & More Shoes!!!
I am late posting this month's swap!!! But I'm not going to let the month go by and skip a swap!!! This is a swap a month for a year.... I'm so excited about this swap!!! ((The Bird Swap got me a bit behind.. we had some issues getting all the birds to me but the birds are leaving the coop so we can have that swap behind us and pictures will be posted this weekend!!! It was amazing!! Totally worth the wait!!))
So onto April's Swap!
This is a group swap.. ~ I'm going to limit us to 7!
I'm sure you all have seen all of the Altered Paper Shoes out there! I love them! If you haven't~ Google "Paper Shoes"~ there are even tons of video tutorials. I got my inspiration through thumbing through Stampington & Company's Marie's publication from April 2009. I loved Sherry Murphy, Rebecca Stohlman & Connie Stuart's altered paper shoes!
You can create your own pattern or use on on the web to create your paper shoe! If you need me to send you one~ I can do that to!
You will use your vintage papers, wallpapers. jewelry bits, buttons, baubles, lace, trims, mica, glitter, old photos and any other embellishements you can think of to create your shoes.Please punch hole in heel and thread with ribbon or seam binding. We are going to stick with vintage, shabby chic colors! You will create 7 shoes ( please make sure you sign your artwork.
Sign ups begin tonight March 24th~ and will run through March 31st or until we reach 7 Artists!
You will have until April 25th to complete and get your shoes mailed to me:Please try your very best to stick to the date~~ I know I look really forward to getting my swaps on time and it just stresses us all if we are late! I know situations arise.. but pretty please try!
I'm thinking this will be super fun!!!!
Leave a comment below or email me jennifer.babcock71@gmail.com and let me know if you would like to play!