Sunday, June 28, 2009

Paper Cowgirl 2009

Meeting Tina Wright and Cindy Mayfield ~ Head Paper Cow Girls~ for the first time in person at The Dove's Nest in Waxahachie , Texas. They were the nicest gals and so hospitable. It was a lovely Meet N' Greet and we got to shop a little after talking and nibbling on snacks! I found some treasures......oooohhhh!

Some of the gals chatting away with old and new friends! I only took two pictures during the Meet N' Greet because I got so chatty Cathy myself that I forgot to take more pics!

Crepe Paper Spun Hearts Class
Paper Cowgirl 2009
Yee Haw!
21 students, not shown is Heather Ales, we missed you Heather!

Here's Shannon, La Verne, Jodie, Kimla, and Valita beginning the project!

Here's my Chatty Cathy corner~Alisa, Nina, Joanna, Mikaela (Joanna's daughter and Thank You So Much Mikaela for taking our group picture , it came out wonderful!), Cara, Kerrie, Cheryl, and Donna.
Oopps, sorry about that Donna, didn't mean to chop off your left eye!

LaVerne is hard at work trying to find the right words! You heart came out fabulous by the way!

I was so inspired by these gals, they dove right into the project and learned some great techniques and created some spectacular Crepe Spun Hearts! You all just amazed me! In the back we have (Deborah, not shown , I chopped her off accidentally, sorry Deborah!)Elizabeth, Renee, Susan, Upfront is Carrie, Karen, Rhonda, and Judy!
I don't what it was but this side of the room never won a raffle....Ladies, I promise the bingo cage wasn't fixed. LOL!

Deborah and Elizabeth created breath taking creations!

Here's Kimla, glue gunning way, is that proper English? Probably not! LOL

These two ladies mean serious business. Crepe paper ruffles are not for the faint hearted! haha
Susan and Renee, I loved your hearts, good job!

Paying attention to detail! Cara your mini fleurs turned out Divine! Perfecto!

Alisa and Nina are partners in crime!

Me and Kimla!

Wow Judy! I feel the love!

Rhonda, Your heart puts a smile on my face, I love it!

I love the vintage fabric Elizabeth choose for her Crepe Spun Heart! Magnificent!

Up close and personal!

Carrie you said you couldn't sew!
That's not true, your heart is gorgeous! And well put together I might add!

I think Nina is going to hang hers on her door! Oh so pretty!

Joanna said she is going to use hers as a pin cushion. I love it! Good Job Joanna!

Valita, your heart came out so sweet!

Cara's finished heart of art! Wonderful....she's proud!

Your heart is fantastic Karen and I love the color combo!

There were many swaps going on at the end of the evening and I happened to join in on the Tiara/Crown swap, of course! I made a very special Tinsel Tiara for Joanna, she looked Divine! and the fabulous Heather Ales made a gorgeous glass and feathered crown for my big head! Thank you Heather I loved it!
A special note to all my students.............
You all created some very special crepe spun hearts and inspired me with your willingness to learn the art of crepe. I didn't get a chance to say how much I will be forever touched by all of you and thank you for allowing me to share my passion and love of crepe with you!
Thank you and I hope to see you all again next year at Paper Cowgirl 2010!
P.S. By the way my superman husband helped me fix my sewing machine~ YAY!
(It failed me at workshop, next year, I'm bringing two!)
P.S.S. I finished so late with my class I was unable to contribute to my good friend, Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist~Mad Tea Party, so I will create a special tribute and post it just for her~ I apologize Miss V! I hope your party was fabulous!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's time for Madness once again!

It's time once again for Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party!
Please take trip over to her blog and ogle over all her talents and scrumptious dillyumptious works of art!
Wait till you see what I have in store for you! Don't forget to mark your calendars for June 27th, 2009! It's going to be a mad good time!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Luau Part Deux......Translation Speed Decorating!

I want to begin by saying that I had help from a couple of very special people! I would love to have shown their pics but I didn't get the okay from mom and dad but she was a true help and blessing! I also want to say my husband was a tremendous help and is on his way to becoming a true crepe paper artist! I love you Michael and Thank you!

These are a true Whim & Fancy Creation! Introducing my hula tiki torches! They were a big hit!

This is King Ooga Booga! He made a super prop for all the kids to have their pictures taken with!

Let's not forget his buddy King Lotsa Crepe!

All of the hula torches seemed like a procession straight from Fantasia!

Back View!

All in all it was a true pleasure to be able to do this event for my daughter! I really wish I had more than two hours that were allotted and a very tall ladder to have reached the skies above! The biggest challenge was time and the accessibility to the higher ups of the gym but I think the props came out magnificent and they were so well received! Thanks to everyone who helped, all my children, my husband, my friends encouragement and God for giving me extra time on the clock because truly I have no idea how we finished in time!LOL
Congrats to Nance Elementary Graduating Class of 2009
It was a pleasure to have decorated for you!
Mommy loves you Miranda!