Monday, June 20, 2011

Paper Cowgirl Retreat was Awesome!

I don't know how to begin to tell you how wonderful my experience at Paper Cowgirl was! I wanted to go last year, but didn't because I couldn't find anyone to go with me, and I was too chicken to go by myself! But this year...I decided to go "no matter what"! I still couldn't find anyone to go with me, so I went alone....but I made soooo many new friends once I got there!
I even found a terrific room-mate on the yahoo group....thanks Cathi!

The first night was a meet & greet at the Doves nest and we had a fabulous time exchanging little charms, or flair to be added to our name badges. This amazing dress, made out of paper and coffee filters, by Ann-Denise Anderson was a display!

Our key note speaker was Lisa M. Pace....I was so excited because I have had her book for about a year and I LOVE it! She autographed it and was soooo sweeet!

Friday night we all had dinner at a Mexican food restaurant and it was happy hour! Then shopping in downtown Waxahachie...I found some great stuff at the antiques stores !

I only took 2 classes and sort of wish I had taken more now, but I didn't want to get overwhelmed....since it was my first time! My first class was "Encaustic Memories" by Lisa McIlvain and I loved it! Go check out her Paper Cowgirl pictures!!!

My second class was "Dolled up Dress Forms" by Karla Nathan, (you really need to see her Paper Cowgirl pictures too) I can't tell you how much I loved this class! She has a tutorial you can purchase if you would like to learn to make these cuties!

The last night was the famous vendor fair....and I was too buy shopping to take pictures, but take my word for was fantastic!!!

I can't wait to go again next year!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Paper Cowgirl teacher gifts

Before I went to Paper Cowgirl, I made this little book and the one with the brown flower (from this post) for teacher gifts. I took a class from Lisa Mcilvain who I gave the brown flower book, and I took a class from Karla Nathan who I gave this little book to. Both of the ladies used them for autograph books for everyone in the class to sign...what a great idea!

I was so excited to meet both of the two ladies because I have been following their blogs for a long time and love all the creative things they do!!! And both classes were AMAZING!

A couple days after coming home from Paper Cowgirl I got sick...and I mean bad! I am still recovering, and hope to feel good enough to do another post of Paper Cowgirl soon!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Follow your heart...

I love it when a project just comes together...and the finished product is even better than I had imagined! I love this little stamp "follow your heart" I just bought it a few weeks ago, an this is the first time I have used it. It's by Inkadinkado...and when I tried to find a link where you could buy it if you love it too...the only place I could find it was on e-bay.

This is a small paper bag that I up-cycled into a gift bag. The papers are sewn together, then glued to the front of the bag. The flower is made from polymer clay.
I am following my heart by going to the Paper Cowgirl art retreat....which is less than a week away! I would love to are you following your heart?
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