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!



  1. Oh, Lisa, I am so glad you ventured out on your own and went! It looks like so much fun, from your pics. I adore that dress in first pic, too.

  2. I am so glad you went, look at all the fun you had. sounds like the classes was fabulous. What did you buy??? :)

  3. Que viagem boa voce fez!!! Parece que viu muitas coisas lindas!

  4. Lisa,

    contact me next year and I will go with you! I am Dallas, so not far! I would LOVE to go!