Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's today!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

to all my friends, new and old,

May God bless you and keep you all safe this coming year!!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

A new swap for the local gals...

My Sweet Shabby Chic French Valentine Banner Swap

Think soft, think sparkle, think France, think LOVE!

We'll join to create a delightful, frilly, fun Valentine banner for your home or your Valentine! Our banner will read “je t’aime,” which means “I love you” in French. There are 2 groups you can pick to sign up for, one is a standing banner for a bookshelf or mantle or elsewhere, the other is a hanging banner.

If you would like to be a part of this super fun project, sign up at the Pink Pineapple and I'll see you January 5th for our meet and greet.

Important dates to note:
January 5th at 6:00 p.m. for our 20 minute meet and greet and to shop for supplies.
January 19th: all work due by close of business today
January 26th: revealing party at 6:00 p.m. until 7:00

Hope you can join us!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

our local swap group and oh so talented...

Here is the lovely group of girls who locally participated in the 12 days of Christmas swap. They were all so delightful and talented! We even had a mother and daughter participate making our youngest artist only 16! And boy is she talented! What a great group of gals!

Here is our group shot, everyone is holding their book open to the page they created and my little helper elf is holding the famous Blue Bunny.
I created the cover and used a vintage photo from the early 40's. It is an awesome shot of a Macy's Department Store Santa sitting. What a magical time!
The first day of Christmas was created by Terri K. She layered lots of paper and paint and topped it all off with this sweet birdie ornament.
The second day was created by Bonnie P. She did a phenomenal job of using a vintage photo of her grandmother. It was just beautiful and the silver twigs were the icing on the cake!
April, oh that crafty and creative April C. She created the 3rd day of Christmas with those French hens. All I can say is Ooh, la, la! Marie's dress opens up to reveal the other 2 hens!)
Cierra B. created this wonderful version of the 4th day and it was covered in beautiful gold glitter and the sweet bird addition. I thought it was an old playing card but no, she made it herself! Too cute!
Sherry W. worked her magic to create her 5th day. She was bound and determined to use those 5 golden rings and incorporate an angel. I just love the frosting of the angel's wings with the glitter, such a sweet touch.

Day 6 was created by Kimmi S. and I have to say it was a collage of Christmas-y goodness! She is quite talented!

Krystie W. wowed us all with her interpretation of the 7th day of Christmas. Don't you just love all the fibers and wire? When does this girl sleep?

Christie R. created the 8th day. Her combination of paper was heavenly and she even went as far as painting a milk mustache on our little maid a milking. Too cute!

Donna L. was not afraid to make her page 3-D! She added a whole shoe to hers! My favorite was her hand cut 9 ladies dancing all had hand painted on lipstick and hand colored hair (all right after she had hand surgery!!) Amazing!

Christine P. created the 10th day with oodles of goodness. She used vintage sheet music and prima flowers with sparkles and rhinestone goodness. Yummy!

Christianne P. was our youngest but pulled her weight nicely! She embellished with a paper doilies and used techniques that she learned in classes with her mom. We were all impressed!
Ally rocked our last page with one of my favorites... the little drummer boy who looks like he was taken right out of the Civil War era. the topped off her colorful and amazing page with a big shimmery star. LOVE IT!!

I am so happy with the way it turned out and so was everyone else! Next up is a Sweet Valentine's Swap. Stay tuned to the Pink Pineapple for more details!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

so many wonderful things...

There are so many wonderful things happening right now! I am on a glitter high because we just finished our 12 days of Christmas swap at the Pink Pineapple AND today was the Holiday Hoopla! I just wanted to share some pictures of all the wonderful things happening right now in one quick journal because I have been so bad about updating my blog lately. I promise to do better. (ooh, I feel my first New Year's resolution coming on!)

we got our Christmas lights up! Hooray!

I figured out how to put my Twinchies up from the Advent Calender Twinchie Swap at the Silver Bella. You know, you just can't leave good art laying around! I hung them with tiny binder clips on a shimmery green cord and hung the cord like a small garland over a large mirror. Very nice!

Here are the 12 days of Christmas books all packaged up and ready for delivery at the cookie and hot cocoa revealing party at "The Pink." They came out just lovely and the girls were all so wonderful! I will post a picture of the completed book with a group picture as soon as I can get my hot little hands on it.

Here is a photo of my little model with the banner I taught at the Holiday Hoopla. We all had such a good time today!

And finally, a picture of the wonderful group of girls I got to work with today Leah Fung, Candice McLean, Teri Rogers, Krystie Whillock, Me and Michelle Hill (Stephanie Ackerman, what a doll, was there too, we just missed her for the group shot.)

Wow, what a week!