Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a spectacular New Year! Here are some tid bits to keep in mind for the moment......gearing up for some great workshops, Art Opera and Paper Cowgirl, I will post all the info after the new year, also have some super surprises planned for the old blog! It needs some sprucing up! I have some other great surprises to unveil and you'll love it! I promise!
Again, be creative, dream big and always Believe!
XOXOX, Ann-Denise

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Silver Bella..Here I come!

I am ruffling my feathers......

Packing up my girlies.....

And Silver Bella ...Here I come!

I am so excited and have been preparing my shipment and creping away for the main event in Omaha, Nebraska. I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones! See y'all at the Silver Bella Vendor Fair, Friday night!
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Part Deux Marie Antionette Goes Retro

Marie Antionette called the other day...said "I'm feeling the need to go retro!".........."RETRO!" I exclaimed.....Well retro it is!

Her updo is fashioned of wrapping paper...Crepe paper mask, embellished with fushia peacock feathers and hand made paper jewlery decked out with silver german crushed glass.

Her sash is of grey taffeta and a doubleside satin Handmade Corcarde Medal with diamonds of course! A black crepe paper apron to keep her colored macroons crumbs off her fushia tullle floor length grown!

As usual Marie will be the talk of the town and will be dress to the nines as usual! Please feel free to take a stroll over to http://antoinettemailart.ning.com/ and view all the other lovely artists who fancy Marie Antionette as much as I do!

Have a grand evening!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

A Haute Couture Halloween

















































































Thank you for stopping by and celebrating with Whim & Fancy Designs, A fanciful Twist and Special Thanks goes to my young Vogue model Kendall. Without her, this Halloween Haute Couture Fashion show wouldn't have been possible. All Crepe paper hats and paper wig were all original Whim & Fancy Designs and out of Paper, of course!
Make your Halloween a Handmade one and a Haute Handmade at that!
P.S. Be sure to leave your accolades for Kendall
and we will be having a drawing for your very own Whim & Fancy Designs custom paper wig!










Monday, September 28, 2009

What Hat Shall I Wear Today?








I have been preparing early for Halloween this year! Decorations will go up on the 1st of October and costumes will be decided on! Open house will be bigger and better and more Grandeur than last years! Oh yes...! I open up the house for everyone to come through look at all the decor and fill their tummies up with tons and tons of delectable treats! Don't forget we will be partying all month long beginning with my bon vivant friend Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist! So find your most ghastly party hats and let the fun begin! By the way, my hats above can be found at my Etsy Shop!
So Get crackin' and and find your Halloween Spirit!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bella's Bash

What's this I behold in front of thine eyes...you ask!
Candy and lots of it!

Fuchsia Frosted cupcakes held so beautifully in sugar cones. Ahh, the butterfly dances so gracefully waiting for just a lick! Candy cups glistening in the crystal chalices hoping to be emptied by all the tiny little inpatient hands waiting in the wings.

Ohh, who's that , you ask?!
That's Bella, it's her 5th Birthday Bash.
It wouldn't be right not to have a candy bar for her heiness!




There was chocolate covered popcorn, old fashioned candle filled soda pop bottles, pink whoppers, pixie stixs, finger jello, lollipop trees as far as the eyes could see and the list goes on and on.......



Bella had a ball and so did her guests! She is the last of my flock and of course we had to bring in her 5th year with a bang! May her friends , family and especially Bella always remember all the pink, sweet, and happy memories of this delicious day!
Happy Birthday Bella!
Love, Mommy




Monday, September 14, 2009

Art Opera Victoriana Coral Crown Workshop



Just A few pictures of the Victoriana Coral Crown Workshop I will be teaching at Art Opera this Spring! It an old Victorian craft that has been long and forgotten. Please click on the the Art Opera avatar on the right side of the blog for more information!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Art Opera 2010

Get your glue guns and scissors ready girls! This is it.....It's a wham bam alacazam artist studded event!
Registration is now open!
Click on the link below and it will take you to all of the terrific artist who will be teaching at Art Opera next spring. There is a package price as well as a la carte and so many classes to choose from!
I have been asked to teach some really great workshops with really great techniques and lots of creping as well. Now you know it wouldn't be Whim and Fancy unless there was crepe paper involved!
Below you will see a list of my Classes as well as a couple of pics of the Top Hat 101 workshop
Acrylic Libretto
Victoriana Coral Crown
Le Brilliante Top Hat 101
April 7-10, 2010
Red Bank , NJ
Oyster Point Hotel
Le Brillante Top Hat 101

I hope you all will come out to Jersey and hob knob with all the east coast gals!
See you there!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's a Halloween Party at Miss V's House!

Did you hear the news! Miss Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist has announced her second annual Halloween party! Time to dust off your brooms, shake off the cobwebs and start gearing up for the magical celebration!
Click on her link above and get all the scary details for the festive event which takes place on October 17, 2009!


Can't wait to see you all there!
Bugs & Hisses,
Ann-Denise

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Somerset Holidays & Celebrations 2009 Vol. 3



Tah Dah! Look at what the postman brought in the mail. The current publication of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations Vol. 3 2009 and guess who's in it? Yup, that's me on page 108, it's a complete write up on my Tinsel Tiaras and a complete list of all the tools and how to for your own little crafty hands to make! You'll love it, I promise!

It's a beautiful read and has so many other wonderful and inspiring projects inside. Just click on to Stampington & Company and pre-order yours today or you can wait till the the magazine hits the stands on September 1st, 2009!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

August Workshops

~Halloween Talisman~
This workshop will be at


~Crepe Paper Candy Carousel~
Workshop to be held at Smitten





~Crepe Paper Clay Girlies~
Workshop to be held at Smitten









Please click onto the links above or the sidebar which will direct you the workshop venue for further registration and description of the classes.
Seating is limited and holidays are quickly approaching so sign up soon!
Can't wait to see y'all!