Sunday, March 29, 2009

All For One and All for Paper Cowgirls!

Take a look at the Paper Cowgirl Blog and you will see all the latest updates on the fun summer Texas art event. All of the instructors have a bio and an interview. See the fantastic classes here!
Hey Cowgirls!! Do you have the right outfit for the Paper Cowgirl Weekend? (Cowgirls courtesy of TweetyJill Designs.)
Are you ready to saddle up and spend some time in Waxahachie, Texas?
Are you ready to learn some new tricks of the trade? How about some great shopping vendor night?
Well...How about a little Give-Away!!!
All Paper Cowgirl instructors are giving away goodies on April 10th!! Just comment on this post and you will be in the drawing for my fab give-away, using some of my favorite Christina Renee digi goodies....

You will receive the digital creation below. It that can be used for your business cards, calling cards, gift tags, and SO much more! If you win the drawing, I will contact you and ask that you send me your detailed information. The digi will be sent in a jpeg file.
So give me a little comment, and your name goes in the cowgirl hat! Since you are commenting anyway...don't forget to comment on your favorite Paper Cowgirl Posts too!!

Good luck Y'all! :) Mendy

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break!!

It's my Spring Break and I have been doing some serious shopping!! A few of my finds...

Here are some fabrics and trims I will be using in my corsage class at Paper Cowgirl! Just a sampling!! I am so excited about the class. There are a few spots left!
I purchased (another) set of cookbooks. I've been collecting them for years. Some of my cookbooks are thin...I tear out pages for my artwork! I can't stop adding to my pyrex collection of greens! I use them everyday!
Things I've been creating...
I have a little packet of goodies for my dear friend Dede. I have been in a fun round robin she is hosting. She also gave me the honor of a friendship award on her blog. What a sweetie!! Hope she'll enjoy the sampling!This is a soldered piece I created for my school's big spring fundrasier. It will be auctioned off in April. I used my favorite blond girl with the colorful beads. This is the second one I've made with her image. I also papered the box and added a vintage flower.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Little Southern Charm

I am featured in an interview at Paper Cowgirl this week! How fun!!

Interested in some FUN this summer? Check out Paper Cowgirl for classes, shopping, and lots of southern fun! Here is a sample of the corsages we will be making in my class...a perfect touch for this cowgirl's hat!

Speaking of "cowgirls...."
My good friend and fellow Texan, Tina invited me to join her Soldered House Swap a few months ago. There are 10 of us in the "glass house" group.

I had so much fun making these "Howdy Y'all" houses for the swap.
Here is where they were created.
One wonderful tip I learned after making a soldered piece is to buff it with this wonderful silver polish. It makes it sparkle!
Little Glass Houses, clean and polished...
They are all packaged and ready to go! My husband just bought a new camera/video recorder and was practicing by filming me making one of my houses. Maybe I'll play with the video and eventually put it on the blog...

I can't wait to post all of the different houses that come in the mail!