Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heirloom Party~ A few of my favorite things........

A few of my favorite things.............Can you guess why?
The following are my heirlooms........I hope you enjoy!




























Well theses are just a few pieces of my Dennison Collection which date back to 1898 but don't quote me on that~haha. I am an avid Dennison collector especially books...They are wealth of information as well a look back into the past and the way we Americans use to celebrate and craft!
These are a few of my favorite things and I hope to past them onto my children someday. May they treasure them as much as I do.
Vive' le Crepe!
P.S. I have raffle down below...It's my Birthday this Saturday and what better way to celebrate than to give away a Crepe Paper Tinsel Tiara made especially by me!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the show! Leave a comment here or down below and I will be sure to include you in the frey!










Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crepe Paper Tinsel Style Tiara Raffle~It's my day!




Well It's been a long time since I had a raffle and since I will be celebrating my birthday this coming Saturday, I figured it was a perfect time to give some love away!
I am a firm believer in Karma~ It's better to give than to recieve!!
This tinsel style tiara is made with such love and such spectacular detail. I just had to use royal colors and a replica of one of my favorite original scraps from my personal collection. Marie Antoinette, girlie style covered in German crushed glass and Mica. Of course..... it is also covered in crepe, antique buttons, seam binding, smoldered tulle, and tiny crepe spun stars! It's truly a Whim & Fancy Design!
Just leave me a little comment that you were here and the day after my cake day, August 1st, I will pick a name and some lucky soul will be the owner of this Vintage Tinsel Style Tiara!
Everyone needs a Tiara!
Happy birthday to all the August Girlies out there (boys too, hehe)!
Thanks for dropping in!
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Smitten Workshop~ Cage Dolls Oh La La

The beginnings...

Choices...choices....

Let the glittering begin!



My handy helper...Kendall!



Cara is glittering her wings........





eewww...Jennifer......very impressive!





Martha she's too cute!






Class here at Smitten was fabulous!





Jennifer used her daughter's face instead of a Victorian scrap and it looked lovely!




Ohhhh Martha, Great Job!





The Studio at Smitten
Crepe Cage Doll Class
Martha, Cara, Me, Jennifer
Kendall



Yay! Martha Won my raffle~ A Halloween Bag of Crepe Confections!




Ladies, your dolls turned out fabulous and I hope they bring much joy and inspiration into your lives!
Creative Wishes!












Friday, July 24, 2009

Milagro Workshop


Carrie Gunning and her Milagro~She's a super talented artist and related to Dolly Parton, sounds just like her too!

Pam Grayson~Owner of the Altered Muse~Her Milagro came out Divine! Good Job Pam!


Carrie working diligently on her paper hand




Yay and here's Marie Jenkins~She said she needed a miracle, well I hope this did it for her!
Always wishing you well Marie!





Beautiful!





And here's my daughter Kendall who joined in on the fun!





The Group~Lisa, Martha, Me, Carrie, Marie, & Pam
Great Picture Kendall!!









Martha and her Milagro!




I love it!!




Great Job Kendall!!


This was a wonderful class and the nicest group of gals, I hope they were inspired and miracles happen for all of them!
P.S. Lisa I hope you eye feels better!






Wednesday, July 8, 2009

You'll be Smittened......Again!

Guess who is teaching at Smitten?
Me.........
Fleur De Lis Workshop
July 18th, 2009

I hope you'll come.........

Crepe a few fleurs......

play with some chicken wire.....

and have a creping good time!!!
French is in and all doors and foyers cry for fabulousness! So why not Create a Fleur De Lis fashioned from chicken wire and deliciously hand decorated with crepe fleurs and glittered and distressed flourish and tulle. This is a decadent treat for yourself or your most beloved! Crepe paper and wire techniques will be shown
Cost of class: $55 (kit included)
Time 1:00 pm~3:30pm
Limited seating so don't dwaddle and mosey on over to Smitten
Please click above and it will take you to the Smitten Blog for registration and for a full list of classes.
I can't wait to see you there!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Romance is Alive & Well on 4th of July!




I hope everyone had a spectacular 4th of July! This post is one of bliss, love and inspiration.........
My family and I have this tradition of attending Fort Worth's Symphony in the botanical gardens every 4th of July. Yes, it can be hot and humid but we dress for the occasion and the gardens do a very good job of spraying for the mosquitoes. We bring a delightful picnic and libations for sipping, the children run around and eat fried chicken and have a wonderful time. Well, this 4th of July was different and auspiciously tickling to say the least! At the evening's end, I happen to over hear that a couple sitting directly in front of me were in the process of a proposal! Can you believe it! How romantic! Well, I had to take a photo of the romantic couple and tell them how their love for one another inspired me so! I wish them the best and may they celebrate many more 4th of July's in The Botanical Gardens for years to come!

Congratulations, to the nameless couple in Ft. Worth!

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