Monday, January 30, 2012

Paper Cowgirl in March

Classes are up and registration is open on the Paper Cowgirl web site  I am teaching this wonderful wool crown. The class is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th from 10:00am - 1:00pm in Room A at the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Swaps & Fun Art

This cute little heart paper mache ornament I did for one of my art groups. Covered it with pattern tissue paper and then added the rosette and the cupid. The cupid has stickles on it. The rosettes with the cupid looks great on a card too.

Bottle caps were the theme for my other art group this month. I painted a canvas with watered down tube acrylic paints and then stamped on it to give it some texture. Die cut the flower from a Tim Holtz die and Basic Grey Out of Print paper. Made leaves from a book page and doodled a little with a charcoal pencil. Oh and added the words I printed on the computer. I loved how it all came together!

These fabric hearts were done by my friend Donna J. I think they are sooo cute!!

I bought this magnetic chalk board this weekend. I have been wanting one for so long and had made a small chalk board from a silver tray, but it was not magnetic and that is what I really wanted. There is even a place to stash the chalk and hang something off it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Class at Stamp Asylum

Here is one of the cards I will be teaching in my card class at Stamp Asylum on Saturday Feb. 4th. Class runs from 10:00am - 12:30pm and cost $55.00. You make six different cards and this class has several Valentine theme cards in it. Call the store to sign up at 972 596-1224.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snowflake & Valentine Party

Welcome to the event I planned for a friend of mine (Carla). I decorated the game room at her place of work on January 7th. I placed this large plastic snowflake on the door so it was the first thing the ladies saw when they arrived.
 This photo shows most of the room. I hung foam snowflakes from the ceiling over a few of the tables and in front of the mirror. You can see the decorations and such up close in a previous post I have made. It was really fun to design all the decorations and the classes for this event. I would love to do other things similar to this.
 This was the scrapbook page table. The ladies constructed five different pages for this class.

 This is the table they sewed their garlands on and made the doily one also. They really enjoyed sewing. One of them said she was going to go home and get her daughter's machine out to use. Another one said she loved these garlands so much she wanted to make them for all the different holidays.
 This was the table we ate at through out the day. The cupcakes and snacks were divine!
Center piece for table.
 This table was used for the canvas class. Their creations were all different and they loved playing with the paint and stencils a lot.
 I used this table for the desserts and party favors. They loved the Valentine socks I packed in the paper mache boxes. In the bags on the floor I included scrapbook supplies and some note cards.


 Corner of dessert table. I made bows from tulle and glued a snowflake in the center. Then just pinned them to the tablecloth. Easy but cute!

 Hanging flakes from the ceiling with tulle bows and paper garlands draped above the mirror.

Sugar Cookies
Janet with her doily garland.
Carla sewing her punch garland.
Finished garlands stretched out on the floor.
Renna working away on a page.

 The ladies at the scrapbook page table. I think this might be the only photo I got of Renna looking up at the camera. She was always concentrating on her project! LOL

Carla working on her canvas.
Janet's Canvas
Carla's Canvas
Renna's Canvas

The ladies had a wonderful time that day. They were impressed with how much work I put into the event and the projects they did. I was so happy they were happy!! I was also so grateful I took the online Spark Your Christmas Class from Margie Romney Aslett in December. You can still take the class, go to here and take a look . I am telling you it is well worth it!! I just used her inital ideas for decorations and such and added my own twist, changed the colors somewhat and a different theme. She is now doing a Valentine online class too. Go here to see about it . She is fabulous!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

House Mouse Card For February & Special Event News

When I first saw this stamp I thought of Summer time. The mouse was getting a tan. I was surprised the image was for February. But it is cold at this time of year (normally is, today we were almost in the 70's) so why not make a fun colorful card to help you think warmer times are on the way!

Paper Cowgirl is having a show in March and I am teaching!! Go to their blog and check out the dates and info. Use the button on the right of my blog to get there. It is going to be a great event. I believe there are eight different classes and they will be taught on Thursday and Friday March 15th & 16th with the vendor show on Saturday the 17th. The vendor show is put on by Petticoats on the Prairie . Theme is "Under the Big Top". Pretty exciting stuff!!! More info to come later with photos of my class sample.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More Stuff I Have Been Working On

I have been working on items for my friend's event this weekend. The students will be doing five scrapbook pages for one class. I was going to use some of my cards for ideas but decided to just wing it. I ended up buying supplies at the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie and just getting the ideas for the pages with the stuff I bought. Only one came from one of my cards. I think I came up with some great pages.

These were wonderful leaves from Prima, I cut off the stems and curled them up to use.
I used a doily on this one too.
Bike page.
Close-up of bike. I think it was from Melissa Francis or Prima. I added flowers to the basket.
Banner on page. Used a punch.
Bo Bunny paper.
Close-up on page. Rhinestones and flowers.
Mitten Page. Fancy Pants Paper.
Close-up of page. Snowflake punch with stickles.
Page idea from one of my cards.
Flower close-up.
Nest close-up.
This is the canvas class they will be doing. I copied the technique from Christy Tomlinson.  She did a canvas with a tree shape because it was around the holidays.

These are the favor bags for the students. Thank goodness the event is only for three people. I am running out of time!! But it has been fun to plan this from scratch. I love the theme of snowflakes and valentines.

Close-up of bag decoration.
Little note pads I found for the students too.
I originally did these boxes for favors and then decided to do the bags also. I put a pair of valentine socks in these boxes. Cute!!

Top of boxes.
These three items are door prizes.

I had to do a table center piece. The colors and several of the decorating ideas came from the class I took from Margie Romney Aslett  It was a wonderful class!

Flag in table piece.
Last but not least I did a Welcome sign for the door into the event. Love the dollar store and these snowflakes!

Close-up of door sign.