Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Happy Birthday Memory Book!

All the books will be created with a variety of papers to create unique on of a kind books, you will have choices in colors of papers, if you want it to complement your crown~ I will have creme papers out as well! You will be provided many embellishements for your book~ candles, ballerina, domino decor, and lots more. You will need to bring the bling for the cover (rhinestone crown not included.)

The Happy Birthday Crown!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mini ARt EvEnt!

September is a month of Birthday's in our home! It begins on the 4th with my Grandfather's, the 10th is MiNe (and this year is a biggie), the 19th Grandad's, the 29th Jake's & the 30th ((the most important of all....)) Lexi's!! September is a month to just CELEBRATE!!
So... I thought what better way to CELEBRATE than to have a day of creating and a day of shopping! My two favorite things to do!
A MiNi ARt EveNt for you to join in on!!
September 16th & 17th
On Friday we will meet … for some of the best outdoor scenic adventure filled shopping in Texas~ Where the motto is~ “Have fun~ Life if not a “Dress Rehearsal”~ This is it!! I have some great shopping spots picked out for us to visit and we will wander around the rest of the time! We will have Lunch together during the day! Price of lunch not included. ((Optional of course! But oh.. so fun!))

On Saturday We will create a Birthday Crown , Wand & Birthday memory book! The Crown is one of my favorites!! We will create with a gorgeous creme colored paper crown..., We will add layers of lace, a variety of trim, delicate creme vintage buttons, feathers, maribu, lace & paper flowers and a bit of bling. A simple but elegant wand to match and a fun filled eclectic vintage inspired Birthday memory book! You will create some wonderful birthday decor items to use for years to come and the book will hold all those special birthday memory photos.
((Photos of projects to follow beginning tomorrow morning!))

Price for the day:
$63.00 for Saturday’s 3 projects, a fun Covered In Glitter bag & lunch. Saturday's classes will be held in Aledo at my home decked out in Birthday decor.
Registration will be limited.

Christmas is still in the Air... creating for an upcoming project!

I decided I simply must begin using my "Good Stuff!" I've been shopping and collecting lots of new laces, trims and embellishements lately! Now I will begin to use them! I'm also using my Gilded Stash that I have put up.... Love the result of using the good stuff :)
xoxo, Happy Creating! Remember use your good stuff... Life is the real deal...no dress rehearsal!

Jennifer's class...

Next up... My two classes! We created the Little Cottage in the Snowy Woods with the cutie Charlotte doll!! Loved it! The ladies did a spectacular job and added their unique touch which I love!! We also created A Christmas mini-crown! I love crowns so our tree just had to have one!!
The day winded down with our final classes! It was a wonderful day and I can't wait to create with these ladies and more soon!!

Kathy's class!

((a computer glitch... got me a bit delayed in my blog post :( ))

Kathy taught two fun classes...
The Christmas Shoe & Christmas Bottle!
We had a really great time focusing and creating our shoe!!! The kit Kathy created for us was filled to the brim with goodies!! Loved the vintage Christmas postcards! We had a wide array of unique bottles to choose from and lots of lace & trim!!! Loved all the bling! Her classes were amazing and the shoe is super cute on my tree!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The ladies.... Loved them all.. they are Amazing!!

next up... Mendy's classes....

Mendy came all the way from Houston to join us and teach two amazing classes! I loved both of the classes... She taught her signature flower's class and an adorable mini canvas class!!

Christmas In July!

Saturday morning finally arrived and the creating began!!! The Aledo Bake Shope opened up early for us to come in and set up!!

Loved getting to decorate for Christmas in July!!
The ladies arrived ready for a fun filled day of creating...
1st class..... "The Tree!"
It was great to see how each lady put a special twist on their tree.. lace, boas, trim was placed everywhere!!! Loved it.. The tree pictured doesn't have the boa skirt around the bottom... I don't know where it was hiding!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Christmas in July!

Saturday's fun will be posted tomorrow!!! Stay tuned!

Christmas In July. Day 1.. Shopping Adventures!

Our weekend adventures began on Friday at Old South Pancake House! Love that place! Nothing beats a yummy German pancake soaked in lemon and butter!! We ate, chatted & enjoyed getting to know each other!
Blue... just seemed to be the color of choice for the day! 1st stop Anthropologie with a great blue topper... Love that store! So unique and provides great inspiration!
Next stop... a wonderful & eclectic mix of vintage goodies. Everything from vintage clothing, photographs, lamp shades, tables & chairs, luggage, pink everything... curlers, hair setters~ you name it! So much more.... anything you could want.. it was there behind the fabulous screen door!! The lady that hosts this wonderful warehouse was a delight and joy to visit with! We spent quite a bit of time in the wee bit hot warehouse.. but everyone stayed happy and enjoyed the hunt!
Off to find a Sonic next~ gotta have a water break on this 105+ day!!!!
Another blue door met us at our next destination.... The door opened and we all gasped in delight, surprise and bewilderment! The showroom was filled with beads, vintage goodies galore and more... then we were escorted to the warehouse of beads, beads & more beads... vintage jewelry, beads and a few more beads! Next~ the climate controlled room filled with "stuff!".... carnival trinkets, watch faces, keys, beads, rosary chains, more carnival trinkets, and more.... The supply of "stuff" was endless! It truly was an amazing shop with great stuff! We all had our arms loaded down with stuff at the end of our bead shopping! Julie found the best vintage aqua doggie that I just loved .... she was so sweet.. She gave it to me as a gift on Saturday! I can't wait to make a necklace out of it and post pics!! Thanks again!!! I LOVE it!!
Our day seemed to go by so quickly but it was getting late.. I had a few other places planned for those who wanted a bit more of an adventure...
A Vintage Fabric store that is going out of business and having a 60 percent off sale.. wonderful seam bindings, laces, buttons and more!! Kristi & Tammy loaded up on goodies...
We really had a great day shopping together, laughing and finding great stuff to create with!
The warehouses & shops were great to welcome us into their world and let us play for a few hours!!! Thanks so much!

Christmas In July~ Day 1... A Thank You!

What an amazing weekend! Just to start I would like to thank all those who helped me achieve my goal of hosting an Art Event! It was amazing!!! My partners in fun & creativity~ Mom (Kathy) and Lexi! They sewed, mod podged & gathered supplies like crazy for me! The teachers~ Kathy, Lexi & Mendy were fabulous!! Mendy drove in from Houston for us!! The guests~ Julie, Kristi, Katherine, Kelli, Laurie & Tammy were wonderful! The Aledo Bake Shop was so welcoming, helpful and yummy! The local shops were great to provide goodies for our Welcome Bags~ Forte', Fal de Ral & Urban West... so spectacular!
The weekend met and surpassed all my goals and dreams for the day! It was the perfect size with the best mix of ladies for our first Event!!! Loved every single minute of it!!!
Can't wait for the next Event!!!!!
Thanks again :)