Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Christmas in July~ ARt EveNT~ July 30, 2011.... The PROJECTS!

The Ornaments we will be creating to hang on our whimsical tree~~

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Meet the teachers continued....

Mendy is a mixed media artist from Houston, Texas. Mendy creates in a world of vintage and vintage inspired paper, fabric, and digital art! She is a wife, mother, and educator, living in the great state of Texas. Mendy has taught at Paper Cowgirl in Waxachie, TX for the past few years. To read more about Mendy check out her blog~

Mendy will be teaching:

Signature Shabby Flower
"Holiday Open House" Canvas Collage Ornament

Meet the Teachers continued.....

Kathy is a mixed media artist from Dallas, Texas. She has been creating since she was a teen. Creating High School scrapbooks~ "before scrapbooking was even cool!" Kathy's choice of mediums have changed throughout the years: including macrame, painting, pottery, and has moved into paper art & mixed media in more recent years. Her style incorporates a shabby chic, romantic & vintage feel.
Kathy will be teaching....
"The Christmas Shoe!"
"Altered Christmas bottle!"

Meet the teachers!

I’m a self-taught jewelry designer, altered artist, scrap-booker, mixed-media artist & paper addict from Texas, with a passion for creating and giving new life to antique, retro & vintage findings. I design my jewelry & altered art creations from combining the old with the new which results in unique one-of-a-kind pieces.
It all started at about age 5! Creating with my mother and grandmother. We altered, drew, colored, sewed and glued just about anything in the house. I always was on the lookout for anything vintage, shiny and made of paper. I collected random trinkets~ old keys, bits of bauble and bling, discarded jewelry pieces~ everything was fair game!
As an adult I begin my artistic adventure scrapbooking when my daughter was born and later moved into altering objects into pieces of our memories that could be displayed around the home and eventually into jewelry and vintage handbag design.
This love of teaching and seeing others eyes light up when they see their “Artistic Creation” after thinking they had no Artistic Flair in them led to the beginning of my endeavor of teaching adults Altered Art, Scrapbooking & Jewelry design

I'll be teaching:
"Little House in the Snowy Woods!"
"Christmas Crown!"

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Christmas In July" Mini ARt EveNT~ July 30, 2011

Registration Now Open!

"Christmas in July" Mini ARt EveNT!
July 30, 2011
9:00 - 5:00
Aledo Bake Shop
Aledo, Texas

Join us for a day of creating~~
*We will create a Unique Tree to hang our fun & whimsical ornaments. We will create 6 creative Christmas ornaments. Majority of Supplies for ornaments included. You may bring any special embellishements & bling that you might want to use to personalize your creations! Please bring basic tool kit. Supply list will be sent out with your registration packet.
*One of your treats for the day will be a unique, cute, whimisical Angel tree topper waiting for you at your seat when you arrive Saturday morning.
*You will have a fun filled gift bag with goodies for you to enjoy.
*Doorprize drawings will occur throughout the day!
*Plenty of Chocolate treats on your table!
*Lunch is provided!! Aledo Bake Shop has a wonderful lunch! They will be fixing sandwiches, chips, mini salad, cookie & tea. Yummy!!

We will also be having a shopping day on Friday for you to join in on! So a weekend of fun & creative"ness"!!

$100.00 Registration for the day! ((Paypal button on the sidebar!))

Contact me for questions or if you would like to register with check!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ornament~ "Little House in the Snowy Woods!"

Ornament #1~~
We will create "Litte House in the Snowy Woods!"
We will decoupage, paint, glitter & embellish an adorable house in the woods!

Christmas In July MiNi ARt EveNT~ July 30, 2011

Sneek peek of the topper each participant will receive as their Table gift!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Christmas in July" Mini Art Event!

I am so excited to announce "Christmas In July" MiNi ARt EveNT!
July 30, 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm
Aledo Bake Shop ~ Aledo, TX

We will be spending the day creating….
You will create a unique tree to display your Christmas Ornaments!
You will create 6 unique & fanciful ornaments to adorn your tree ~designed by creative & fun instructors!
You will enjoy a catered box lunch by The Aledo Bake Shoppe!
You will be given the opportunity to win door prizes throughout the day!
Each participant will receive a fanciful & filled goodie bag!
You will escape the heat and get into the Christmas Spirit in July!

Cost for the Event~ $100.00 per participant includes lunch.

After the event on Saturday~ a few local boutiques will be staying open for us to shop and then we will enjoy dinner at the local Mexican Restaurant in town (dinner will be on your own~ not included in the registration price.) After dinner we will meet for desserts & a swap or two!

((A little extra fun! On Friday July 29, 2011 for all the participants of “Christmas In July” I will be hosting a shopping experience! We will meet for breakfast before we head out on our shopping adventures. We will visit a Ft. Worth Bead Warehouse and other junkin warehouses & shops for vintage shopping at great prices! If your still in the shopping mood after all of that~ there are two antique malls close by!)) There is no cost for this… You will need to RSVP ahead of time so that I can let the Warehouse know how many ladies to expect.))
~~ For those of you who would like 3 days of fun rather than just 1 or 2~ I'm thinking we will take a group and head to Canton on Thursday for a day of Junkin in the Texas heat!!! ~ If you've never been to Canton~ it is a "junker's" paradise!~~

Look for a sneak peek photo of "The Tree" tomorrow! The ornaments will follow one by one or possibly two by two!!
Registration will open on Monday June 27th. We will limit registration to 22.
Feel free to email me with any questions ~

I look forward to getting a jump start on Christmas with you!!!
Happy Creating!

Summer 2011

I've been away so long... Well my goal this summer is to blog at least three times a week! We shall see!!

Summer 2011~~ has been amazing so far!
I began the break by attending one day of Gilded's Art Event~ The Art of Spring! I loved the bracelet that we created! I met some wonderful ladies at my table!! It was sad to have missed the entire weekend but the day I was there~ was nice!
The next week was Paper Cowgirl! Loved it! Karla Nathan was there teaching her "Dressform" class!!! AMAZING!! I had met Karla at Silver Bella back in November and loved her & her work!! This class exceeded all my expectations! Loved meeting Shelley Massey~ wonderful journaling class~ can't wait to take her classes again in the future! "Through the Seasons" with Jennifer Stewart was great~ we always enjoy Jennifer's classes! Lisa McIlvain taught "Encaustic Memories"~~ I feel in love with the industrial heat gun!!! My project turned out great~ I "encausted" a great picture of Gig~ my grandmother!!! She loves it!! Mom, Lexi & I had a wonderful weekend creating together! Friday night ~ Cindy hosted a Prom!!! What fun~ I wore my Senior Homecoming dress (which also happened to be Mom's 20 year Reunion dress!) Loved it and it was Polka dot and the prom was held at "Polka Dots!" We had vendors night Saturday and I really enjoyed vending again this year!
This week Lexi and I have been having fun hanging out at home creating and shopping & lunching with Gig!! It's been great!
We have lots more fun to fit in this summer!! Hopefully I can keep up on the posts!
I'll be posting pics of "Art" stuff that I accomplish this summer as well!