Monday, June 29, 2009

Paper Cowgirl 2009


I had such a GREAT time at the Paper Cowgirl event last weekend! Here I am with my good friends Cindy and Tina. We've known each other for a while online...but here they are in person! These gals really know how to put on a fantastic weekend. Vendor's night was an evening of delicious frosting "shots" and lots of shopping! Jan was a delight to meet. She made me laugh! Jan was ahead of the ATC swap.
Sweetie Joanna...also going to Silver Bella! We had a great time together.New friend Ann Denise. She sold the most beautiful crepe paper strips! I had to add to my stash.
I took an amazing class with the one and only Dale. We made darling collages!
My "vintage" corsage class was on Saturday afternoon. I had the BEST group of ladies!! Everyone was so sweet and patient. I loved hearing stories and art tips from them. I was so lucky!! My super sweet sis-in-law came in from Fort Worth to see what all the fuss was about. She had great time with the group. Getting dirty in my class with the big bowl of walnut ink ...
Group photo of the vintage corsage girls. We had so much fun!
Here are a few photos from The Dove's Nest shop and restaurant...gorgeous!
We went to a wonderful Antique shop right around the corner. I found these great photos.

...and this very pretty case. It goes with my vintage pink suitcase!
I bought three soft and shabby pillow cases. Maybe I'll make a few aprons out of them??
I met Caroline from the Crafty Scrapper. She's a doll...and another curly haired girl like myself! The store is one of the most amazing scrapbook store's I've ever seen. I wish I would have taken photos inside. I was too busy shopping with Jan, Joanna, my sister-in-law Elisa, and my new super sweet friend Jodie from Corpus. I can't believe I didn't get a photo of her either...grr!
I had SUCH a great time this weekend, I decided to do a little Give-Away! I will draw a name from this post, and give someone one of my class kits! I even dyed the flower for them already...oh yes I did! I will mention the winner in my next post. Here is an example of one of the kits. I am donating the other one to my elementary school for their fundraiser.The Paper Cowgirl weekend was the highlight of my summer. Thank you Cindy and Tina for including me. Can't wait til next year!! :)mendy

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mad Tea Party

I am so excited to be included in A Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party! What a fun summer event!
Well...on with the Tea Party!! Welcome everyone!My Tea Party is a celebration of my Silver Bella Roomies. Please help me honor them today!
I am so glad you all came to my party. Please let me introduce you to my SB Roomies... Joy, Kim C., Maija, Jessi, and Kim H.
Did you know that Silver Bella will have an APRON theme on Friday night during Bella Market?

Tea for you? And you? And you?
Would you care for some cream filled cupcakes? I made them myself.
How about a few tunes from my 1917 Victor Talking Machine? Let's see... I have a great collection of swing music! We'll have to take turns winding it up...
Let's pamper ourselves with homemade foot and hand scrub. These have a cool mint fragrance.
Oh yes, this is Princess Madeline. She would like to say "hello."
Thank all of your for coming to my tea party today. I'm glad everyone got to meet my new Silver Bella Roomies! Aren't they fabulous?Thank you so much for coming. I had a great time. Let's do this again soon! Hugs, Mendy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Paper Cowgirl!

Well, I am off to the great "town" of Waxahachie this weekend. I am SO excited! I finally get to meet all of my new Paper Cowgirls! I'm ready for art, a little relaxation, and some serious shopping! (My Aunt Shirley)
Got my bags packed...
I have all my class kits made... and a few fun things for Vendor Night.
I'm ready for a Cowgirl Weekend!