Thursday, December 29, 2011

Victorian Ladies Fabric book

 I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We have finally had some sunshine so I was able to take pictures of the Mixed Media Fabric book I made at the KC Willis has already been a month ago! For my book I chose a more Victorian theme, although I didn't stay with one particular color theme throughout the entire book.
 Page one: quote...A woman should be two things, classy and fabulous.  Coco Chanel
Page 2: quote...Women's eye's have pierced more hearts than ever did the bullets of war.

Page 3: quote...Inside every woman a gypsy girl dances by the fire.

                               Page4: quote....If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

Page 5: quote....Beauty...when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart.

These are a couple of projects that I made for Christmas Presents...that still haven't been mailed-Yikes!
                    This one is a family photo...of My Daddy and his brother and's a wall hanging
This one is my mom and her sister....on a tote bag

So you can see I have been busy...and I bet you have been thanks for taking a few minuets to stop by my blog!  I would so love it if you would leave me a comment!!!
Lisa Phillippi

Sunday, December 11, 2011

KC Willis Workshop in SanAngelo, TX

Last weekend My friend Yuki and I attended  a 2 day workshop with KC Willis in San Angelo, TX and I loved every minute of it! I had never met KC before but had been admiring her work for about a year or so.  Let me tell you she is awesome! I learned so much! Our workshop was small with only 5 students, so we each had a lot of personal attention. Before we got started on our project (a mixed media fabric book) KC told us her story of how she started in her art several years ago. She is very inspirational!
Yuki, KC and myself with one of KC's large canvas pieces.
 KC had a large assortment of her pieces with her because during this trip to Texas to teach a few workshops, she was delivering her art pieces to stores that sell her work. She gave us the opportunity to have first pick if we wanted to buy any of her pieces.  I bought a book kit with 2 of her dvd's and one of her small pieces. I can't wait to watch the dvd's 

Here is the KC Willis piece I was so hard to pick just one!

This is one of the books KC made that was one of the "samples" for the class.  It was amazing how every one's book turned out so different, but they were all beautiful!!!!
At the end of the second day we each did a show & tell of our books. Here is everyone looking at Ann's book....except me since I was behind the camera.

I will never be able to put into words how much I enjoyed the workshop! It has inspired me so much!
I will have to do another post of the book I made during the workshop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa Phillippi

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fabric Collage Heart

I am so excited ...I leave the day after tomorrow for the KC Willis 2 day worshop in San Angelo, Tx! If you aren't familiar with her work, the pictures above are both samples I borrowed from Pinterest. During the 2 days we will be making a mixed media book, working with all sorts of fabrics and textures. A few days ago I decided I couldn't wait to get started ... so I pulled out my stash of fabrics and this heart is what I wound up with.

It is so much prettier in  person, when you can see all the different textures of the fabrics.  I have my camera charging right now, because I plan to take lots of pictures during the I will have lots to share when I get back!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lace Case

I made this "Lace Case" to take with me to my very first KC Willis workshop! I am soooo excited! It has all worked out so perfectly!  At first the workshop was sold out, but then a few ladies transferred to a workshop in Arlington, Tx, so since there were openings my friend Yuki is now coming with me! I was a bit nervous to go all alone, driving somewhere I have never been, staying in a hotel all by myself, and not knowing anyone that will be I was ecstatic when she said she could go! 
I had seen some of these vintage travel cases covered in lace in Warrenton, Tx. I  even posted a picture of one I wish I had bought.(click here to see it)   So when I found a vintage travel case, for only a few dollars I decided I could do it myself.  I packed it full of "art supplies" like lace, buttons, ribbons, etc. so I am set! We leave one week from today!
Also....I did pick a winner of my tag giveaway....and Olga was the winner! I will get it in the mail to you soon!
Thanks for stopping by....and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Grateful Girl!

  At this time of year, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to stop and reflect on how grateful I am for so many things in my life! I am so thankful for my family, and friends who give me such love and support. I am so happy that I have you all! I am grateful that God always provides for me, even when I don't feel like I deserve it! I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to do so many wonderful things this year like attending art retreats and spending time in Warrenton & Round Top....because these things make me happy.
It makes me happy that I can sit down and create a little work of art, and that I can share what I have learned with others....I so enjoy teaching classes!
I enjoy this journey of life, and I hope you do too!
Tell me something you are grateful for or something that makes you happy and be entered to win the tag in the first photo. You have until Monday Nov. 21st at midnight, then I will draw a winner.
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ornament card

The Barn Sale in Gonzales, TX on Saturday was a great success! It was my first time to ever have a booth at a show (and actually I only had a table) so it was a learning experience. A Big thank you to Kristi for encouraging me to give it a try, and to Yuki for her help with everything!  I did make some money which is great, because I sure know how to spend it! But...I came home exhausted, and now that I have finally gotten everything put away,  I can start more projects!
For this project I used the Tim Holtz Carved Ornaments die, to cut pages torn from old books, folded them in half and glued them together. Then I glittered the edges, and added the simple!'s back to work tomorrow for me. 
Thanks for stopping by....I love hearing from ya, so I would love for you to leave me a comment!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Finally Fall

Hi...Just wanted to share the November class sample for my Fleur de Lisa class.  Im trying to get back to my regular schedule so the class will be Thurs. evening Nov. 10th at Stamp Antonio.  I am also getting ready for the Rusted Ghingam Barn Sale
I will be selling vintage rhinestone jewelery from the 40's & 50's and a few handmade items....this is my first show and I would love for yall to come and shop! There are going to be some awesome vendors....I know because some of them are friends of mine!
Thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from ya!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Exciting Things Ahead!

 Tomorrow is the big day....that I start teaching a new class series (Tim techniques with a twist) at Scrapbooks N More in New Braunfels. The class is full, but if there is enough interest I will open up a second class.  I have put so much time and preparation into this I know it will be loads of fun & learning! The picture is not a class sample-at least not yet!

Another exciting event that I am going to be a part of is the Rusted Gingham's barn sale in Gonzales, Tx on Saturday Nov.5th.  Check out their blog, and make plans to come & shop some awesome vendors!  It will be loads of fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope to see you at the barn sale!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beautiful Treasures from Marberger Farms

At the Marberger Farms Antiques show there are beautiful treasures everywhere you look! There are several huge tents and buildings to walk through, and hundreds of vendors with treasures of every kind!
It can be overwhelming, especially if it's your first time to go....and it was my first time!
It's a good thing I took lot's of pictures...because you can easily forget things you saw...when there is so much to see!
Many things were out of my price range, and simply wouldn't fit in my car....but I can dream!
So much cool little time!
I did manage to find lace in my price range...and I bought a lot a lot!
I hope you make plans to go in the is totally worth the trip!

Thanks for stopping by....I would love to hear from you!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Magnolia Pearl at Marberger

One of the highlights of my trips to Warrenton & Round Top for Antiques Week was visiting the Magnolia Pearl booth at Marberger Farms. It was my first time to see her booth and Wow....if you have never seen it...then put it on your list and mark it high priority! It's Amazing! I Love her clothes...and she had some wonderful ladies helping me shop!
If only money grew on trees....and I had an orchard full of those trees.......

I would have bought one of everything!

I did buy one at least I have started my collection.

You can shop online at Magnolia Pearl too...and start your collection.

I have so many more photo's from Warrenton & RoundTop to come soon!

Thanks for stopping by....I would love to hear from you!


Friday, September 30, 2011

It's one big party at Warrenton

Antiques week at Warrenton, Tx is where you will find the nicest people in the world! Above: Debbie of Talking Trash with Cat Daddy at his 60th Birthday party

"Tot" of Time Worn Interiors and Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage at the bloggers party

Kristi Day of Junkology 101, and Deb has a food booth called Happy Belly...YUM!

Left to right:Sarah Huckman of Gypsy Mermaid, Jodi LeJeune of Everything Vintage, Me, Debbie of Talking Trash, Robelyn of Redneck Chic

I'm not the best when it comes to putting things down in words, but I truly realize that friends are what it's all about! I am so glad I got to spend time with friends over the last week, and made some new ones too! I will be counting the days until the spring show when we can do it all again!


Monday, September 12, 2011

September sweet September

This year is flying by and it's hard to believe that we are almost halfway through September. I have been waiting for September to get here....because this month is so packed full of fun things I enjoy....First there was the Calligraphy Guild secret pal reveal...getting to find out who had been sending me wonderful goodies all summer long! Then CKC in San Marcos, Tx this weekend, then heading to Warrenton & Round Top, TX for the antiques week....I get giddy just thinking about it! Then at the end of the month I am heading to Waxahachie, Tx with a couple of my friends for the Artistic Journey retreat. So between all these events...getting ready for a new class series I will start teaching next month....and being addicted to Pinterest....I am kinda busy!

Thanks for stopping by! I so appreciate your comments!

Lisa Phillippi

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Collage & Winner

Here is a collage card I made a while looks better in person...because of the textures....the measure tape is stamped on canvas, and the metal heart & bow added dimension.

And the winner of my birthday giveaway is......Lilly Collins! Please contact my by e-mail ( ) with your address so I can mail your box of goodies!!!

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes ....I'm so glad you take a few minuets to stop by now & then!


Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Friday was my birthday and I celebrated all weekend, and now I am giving away some goodies!
I have a wooden cigar box (perfect for altering) stuffed full that includes:
4 punches (exactly like the ones I use for making handmade flowers)
3 yards of seam binding,
A heart cut from a vintage quilt,
3 handmade flowers from wool felt,
3 mini paper roses,
a vintage crochet flower, a piece of lace,
10 sheets from a vintage hymnal,
1 pkg pearl sticker flourishes
1 pkg rhinestone flourishes
Assortment of 40 or more flower shaped buttons,
a vintage tart tin,
a set of 4 wood mounted stamps from Stampin' Up,
plus a few more little things that I added after I snapped the photo

All you need to do to win is leave me a comment on this post by midnight Aug. 31st, 2011
I will announce the winner on Thurs Sept. 1st

I can't wait to hear from you!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blooming Ventures

Ok...ya all know I love making flowers, right? at Scrapbooks N More in New Braunfels, Tx some of my handmade flowers are available for individual purchase. The ones in the picture above are made from wool felt (.75 cents each) and the ones below are made from sewing pattern tissue (.50 cents each) I will be adding more flowers as time permits, and I will take special orders.

I am putting together a giveaway for my birthday next be sure to check back !!!

I hope yall are having a great weekend, and I really appreciate your comments!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

August Fleur De Lisa Class

This month is my I picked 2 of my favorite flower cards as the class projects.

The classes at StampAntonio on Thurs evening Aug.11th at 6:30pm, then again on Tues Aug.16th at 1:00pm. Call the store @210-764-7900 to sign up

Then Class will also be offered again at Scrapbooks N more in New Braunfels on Saturday Aug 27th at 2:00 pm call the store @ 830-214-1690 to sign up

I have been a bad blogger, and haven't been posting very much...but I promise to do at least 1 post a week this month...and since it's my Birthday month....I have a giveaway that will be announced soon!

Thanks for stopping by....I would love to hear from you!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It was meant to be...

On my last road trip I bought an old quilt...I had actually seen it in the antique mall on a previous trip and looked at...but didn't buy it....but I kept thinking about it...wishing I had bought it! So when it was still there the next time around....I felt it was meant to be! It was had tears and holes in it....but I loved the colors of all the vintage fabrics. I decided to cut it up...first I made a stencil of a heart, then placed the stencil on the quilt so I could decide where to cut out my hearts. I blanket stitched around the edges, then embellished it with a bit of lace and a flower made from a sweater I felted. A lot of recycling going on here!

Hope you can see how I let some of the papers inspire my color choices, when it came to first I didn't know what to do with little quilted yellow heart. The finished size of the card is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 (regular A2 card size) I have many more quilted hearts of all colors and can't wait to make them into something!

Thanks for stopping by...I would love to hear what you think!!!