Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pink Saturday and Paper Cowgirl Yahoo!

This Pink Saturday will find me and about 70 other paper artists in Waxahachie. Texas for the third annual Paper Cowgirl Altered Art Retreat…I pulled out my Pink Doll Suitcase and started loading…Last week I introduced you to Frida Kahgirl, my set of paper dolls for a big beginning day swap, and before that I showed my Scrap Fabric Flowers inspired by Rebecca Sowers. That swap is also set for beginning evening…Wine and Roses!!!

I finished putting together my class kits…Recycled materials from start to finish…

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The bags are recycled plastic mesh sunflower seed bags sewed with handles and a gusseted bottom. Inside will be books for altering along with sheets of vintage music and pages from an old dictionary. The supplies and a second bonus book are also included. The second book uses  sheets of tissue paper…Look at all that Pink!!!

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Don’t you know those books will be cute and colorful? Everything is packed in paper lunch bags

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along with a sweet treat…white chocolate pretzels with M&M’s and peanuts…my boys used to call it “White Trash” and the name just stuck…I’m sure we’ll work up an appetite creating our books…

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Wish you could join us…maybe next year? We’re going to have a ball! And we’re going to be learning lots on new techniques…Say “Howdy” to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound and check out Paper Cowgirl when  you get a chance…Happy Trails until next week…


My Crafty Little Page said...

Waitin' for my ride, Kah-girl! Love those class kits and especially that Texas Trash! xoxo

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun! And I have never hear of the Paper Cowgirl so I am definitely checking it out. Have a blast! Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy said...

Oh, fun! Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Laverne Sweetie...
I am so crying about not being able to join you. I know it is going to be a blast. I would so love a ride Kah-girl. Can you do this virtual? Have you thought about holding a class on line? Especially for us Kah-girls that can't ride all the way to Texas. I would be so saddle sore by the time I got there from Phoenix, I would have to leave my horse until next year and fly home for sure.

Oh what fun sweetie. I will be waiting for pics from you to share of this wonderful experience.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Country hugs and much love, Sherry

nannykim said...

Hope you do show us some of the paper dolls from the swap! hope you are having a great time.

Beverly said...

Oh, what fun you girls must be having. Happy Pink Saturday to you all.♥

Candy said...

Well I just finished my Altered Pocket Book and post. Just thought you would like to see the finished product you inspired me to make. I had so much fun with this.
Thanks a bunch ;-)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What adorable class kits you've assembled. I bet the Paper Cowgirl retreat was a blast. I sooo wish I could have come!

Your sweet package arrived and I ADORE my ribbon rose corsage. It will be just perfect on a vest, jacket, pillow or tote! Sooo many uses! I'll be bloggy bragging about it as soon as I get caught up with a few things around here. WHo knew lazy summertime would be sooo busy?!?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.