Tuesday, April 28, 2009

See you soon!


I will be leaving tomorrow morning to Convenzione 2009 and I look forward to making new friends and teaching the art of crepe! I will be sure to take lots of photos and post them upon my return! Until then I leave you with one of my latest creations! A 3-D Crepe Cage Paper Doll available on my Etsy Shop!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The count down for Convenzione 2009!

It's time to come out to the Alameda Fair Grounds this April 30~ May 3, 2009 to celebrate with the countries most inspired group of women. Workshops, book signings, make and take sessions and best of all vendors!
If you log onto
ZNE you can get a coupon for a $1 off admission, which is $3, so imagine for $2 you can shop and make and take till your hearts content!
Here is a list of all the vendors that will be attending!
Anna Corba (book signings)Sonoma County, California
The Art LifeFremont, California
The Berry PatchPleasanton,California
Birds of a FeatherMassachusetts
Chelise Stroud HeryPleasanton, California
Cottage JewelDanville, California
Colleen MoodyDanville, California
Connie Govea StuartSan Ramon, California
Daisy WaresBerkeley, California
DiviacityPleasanton, California
Edgar & EdgarNorthern California
Eleven MorningDublin, California
From The HeartFresno, California
Garb-oodlesSouthern California
Glitter and GrungeSacramento, California
Heart CollectiveOrinda, California
InkloreNorthern California
Iva WilcoxDanville, California
Jill Badonsky (book signings)San Diego, California
Katie JeanSacramento, CaliforniaLIttle LoveliesSacramento, California
Lost Coast DesignsWashington State
Michele BeschenAkron, Ohio
Muguette ReneeFairfield, California
Ohmay DesignsOrinda, California
Pink Paris MatchRancho Cucamonga, California
Polka Dot PixieWilliams, Arizona
QuirkynBerkeleyBerkeley, California
ScrapLoversSan Jose, California
Shimmy's BeachSan Francisco, California
Staffordshire GardenBurlington, Kentucky
Susan's Store RoomSan Anselmo, California
Sylvia AndersonNorthern California
Ulla MilbrathNorthern California
Valerie MeyersFremont, California
Villain AccessoriesPleasanton, California
The Vintage DragonflyLake Grove, New York
Whim and Fancy DesignsFort Worth, Texas
WhimsyCrockett, California
A Work of HeartSan Jose, California
Yvonne MontanoPleasanton, California
ZNEPleasanton, California
I will also be teaching a class and two make and take workshops as well~
Regalo Per Me (roughly translated from Italian to mean: Gift for Me) sessions will take place throughout the Art Paperie and Pleasantries event. Scheduled every hour on the hour, registrants will received a guided make-and-take art/craft lesson, and by the end of the hour, they will have their own creation to keep for themselves or give as a gift. These sessions will be at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. All supplies needed for each project are provided by the instructor.
ZNE ConvenZioNE registrants receive their first Regalo Per Me session for FREE as a component of their registration benefits. Additional sessions may be purchased at the discounted cost of $10 per session.
To learn more or register for ZNE Convenzione, go here: http://www.znecon.com/
Regalo Per Me is also open to the public! The fee for each session, for non-ZNE ConvenZioNE registrants is $15 per.REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR REGALO PER ME SESSIONS! Please select the date and time you would like to take a class to see what is offered at that time.
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SATURDAY 3 p.m.
SATURDAY 4 p.m.
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SUNDAY 4 p.m.
Can't wait to see you all there!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Make a Wish!



From the depths below, from the most secret place in all the world, we seek to find the most glorious treasures and wondrous creatures. I think as the fable goes...If you should ever be so fortunate enough to meet a mermaid, she'll grant you a wish!
Well you see my friends...I have a wish, some one near and dear to the art world is in distress , her name is Joanna Periotti and the love of her life is about to lose his. He has a brain tumor and is in great need of a miraculous recovery.
My wish is that this fine soul is given what we all treasure most...the gift of life.
You can help as well, by clicking on to the following site Chip In you can make a donation of any amount, pennies are valuable, believe it or not!
I will also be placing this Vintage Tinsel Style Tiara on my Etsy Shop and all proceeds will go to Joanna and Ron Periotti's cause.
Again, I would like to thank Lisa Kettell for being the most gracious hostess and I enjoyed taking part in her lovely Mermaid Tea Party!
Thank you and have a nice evening!
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Please help....Fellow ZNE Memeber in need!

I was getting ready to start posting for Lisa Kettell's Mermaid party and happen to read my emails and read some news that broke my heart. Fellow ZNE Joanna Pierotti of Moss Hill Studios has been hit hard by her Husband's diagnosis of a brain tumor. There is a way for you to help, I have included a link for donation that Izabella Pierce of Creative Souls has sent up for contributions to help the Pierotti's in their time of need, http://ronpierotti.chipin.com/ron-pierotti . All support of any kind is always appreciated!
Later this evening I will post for the Mermaid Party and I will list the creation on Etsy. The profit will go to the Pierotti's fund.
Won't you please help......Thank you!

Friday, April 17, 2009

A Tea Party!


Tomarrow is Lisa Kettell's Mermaid Tea Party! So much to do...Please stop for a spot of tea won't you?

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Feast For The Eyes!

I figuered pictures were worth more than a thousand words, so here you go...............
















































These were just a few pictures from my Easter brunch on Sunday. I hope everyone had a beautiful and loving Easter!











Friday, April 10, 2009

And the winner is.........



Sharon of A Fanciful Life!


Congratulations!!!!!! I used the research randomizer to pick a number and it was the lucky 18 which was Sharon's number!! She is the lucky winner of the Robin Blue Horsey Ribbon!





Thanks to everyone for participating! I will have to do this again soon!!!





Results - Research Randomizer: "Research Randomizer Results
1 Set of 1 Unique Numbers Per Set
Range: From 1 to 39 -- Unsorted

Job Status:

Set #1:
18"








P.S. I don't think I ever mentioned the last of winner of my giveaway for Lisa Kettell's Carnival Soiree went to the beautiful Carrie of Lola Enchanted, the tiara she won is shown above! Congratulation to Carrie as well!

Remember, I will be teaching in Pleasanton , Ca at Convenzione 2009, Look down below for more details!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Convenzione ZNE 2009 & I'm Teaching!

Le Bonne Fete Workshop

Convenzione ZNE 2009

Pleasanton, Ca

April 29 ~May 3, 2009


~Le Bonne Fete Shadow Box~

Who said "A shadow box has to be square!" Not in this workshop...!

I will show how to skillfully create a masterpiece from templates, chipboard and a whole lot of Crepe Paper! In this workshop, we will think outside of the box and let our inspiration overfloweth! LeBonne Fete is inspired from my constant tributes to my children's birthdays and making them feel like they are kings and queens for the day. Every child and even adults would relish amongst crepe, glitter, and party favors galore! Here you will learn basic techniques such as paper folding, curling, hand creping, some other tricks of the trade, and glittering 101. All crepe paper, vintage music sheets, box, chipboard, glitter, German die cuts, and templates, Le Bonne Fete Banner, party favors and other embellishments are provided.
Items to bring: Personal items to fill Shadow box, such as children's pictures, a birthday candle of a child's or loved one's past birthday or anything memorable from a bonne fete!


***Tools will be provided but if you have a favorite pair of scissors, a box cutter and glue gun feel free to bring it along***



Important stuff to know

To register for other Workshops/Classes:
Schedule of Events:
Key Note Speaker:Michele Beschen Is Convenzione 2009's Keynote Speaker, all ZNE ConvenZioNE registrants are invited to join everyone as Michele shares her inspiration for living a creative life! Learn more about Michele here: http://www.znecon.com/page/page/5965786.htm
The Art and Paperie
Alamdea County Fairgrounds!
Lodging and Travel Info:All events take place in and around Pleasanton, California - which is in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Approximate Driving Distance from city limits:From San Francisco - 40 Miles From San Jose - 30 Miles From Oakland - 30 Miles From Sacramento - 95 Miles Nearest Airports: Oakland International
Hotel recommended is the Pleasanton Marriott


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If you want to go to the Zne Convenzione but are having difficulty paying please click on this link entitled: Pay What You Can and learn more!http://www.znecon.citymax.com/PWYC.html
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I will also be doing Regalo Per mi workshops as well!
Crepe Spun Stars & Crepe Cupcakes

Regalo Per Me (roughly translated from Italian to mean: Gift for Me) sessions will take place throughout the Art Paperie and Pleasantries event. Scheduled every hour on the hour, registrants will received a guided make-and-take art/craft lesson, and by the end of the hour, they will have their own creation to keep for themselves or give as a gift. These sessions will be at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. All supplies needed for each project are provided by the instructor.
ZNE ConvenZioNE registrants receive their first Regalo Per Me session for FREE as a component of their registration benefits. Additional sessions may be purchased at the discounted cost of $10 per session. To learn more or register for ZNE Convenzione, go here:
www.ZNEcon.com
Regalo Per Me is also open to the public! You may sign up for them in advance on the website, beginning February 15, 2009. Remaining spaces may be purchased at the Art Paperie and Pleasantries event itself. The fee for each session, for non-ZNE ConvenZioNE registrants is $15 per.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR REGALO PER ME SESSIONS! Please select the date and time you would like to take a class to see what is offered at that time.

SATURDAY NOON SESSIONS:
SATURDAY 1 p.m. SESSIONS:
SATURDAY 3 p.m. SESSIONS:
SATURDAY 4 p.m. SESSIONS:

SUNDAY NOON SESSIONS:
SUNDAY 1 p.m. SESSIONS:
SUNDAY 3 p.m. SESSIONS:
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Can't wait to see you all there!



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