Friday, June 17

My Paper Cowgirl Post

Another amazing Paper Cowgirl weekend has come & gone. 
Once again Cindy outdid herself. 
Paper Cowgirls are the coolest...
& classiest girls around!
Also they are uber talented!
 Ann-Denise sculpted this amazing gown from over 400 coffee filters!
Pretty cool, huh?
My class went off without a hitch.
I had expert help setting up,
Beth 'hooshed' my table,
& Karla doodled it up.
I think everyone liked their kits.
They started like this.

Don't they look neat all together?
Then after a little wax & fire...
Each box represented techniques I taught in the class.
 We managed to burn wax & fibers without setting off the smoke alarms.
(I promise we were not in the classroom Cindy!)
Everyone made the most amazing projects!
See what I mean?

My sweet friend Lisa made this little book for me,
 All the girls signed it for me, it's a beautiful keepsake from my weekend.
Thank you so much to everyone who took my class I hope you learned something you can apply to your work.
 I always come away from Waxahachie with a big haul, this year was no different.
 Zinc engravings from Neat Stuff in McKinney.
Lovely trims from Debbie & Beth.
 Alabaster birds & lovely lace.

 I bought about 10 of these scrapbook pages. 
The pictures are so playful & the captions in white ink are wonderful!

Sweet Jamie was at vendor night again, & the line was 3 deep!
It was like a clearance sale at Magnolia Pearl!

Had to show these again because they are so killer!

Debbie & Cat has 100s of these slides, I can't wait to create something cool with them.
Well that's it for now.
 I'm back to full time  Mother-hood so I'm sweating at the pool,
making Mario Bros costumes & cooking up a storm.
Stay cool & have fun this weekend!


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Lisa, sounds like you girls had a lot of fun.... and the art is so beautiful. Looks like you picked up some pretty cool stuff while you where there, can't wait to see what you do with it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Grace said...

What awesome kits and class!! I love the picture of Karla! Look at the man behind the glass looking at her! whahaha love it. Grace xoox

time worn interiors said...

It looks like you girls had such a great time! I would love to attend Paper Cowgirls sometime! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Phillippi said...

I Loved you class and the boxes you made for the kits are awesome! I got some great stuff at the vendor night too! But when I got home i started getting sick...strep throat-YUK!I am better now, and almost ready to do it all again!

Sharon Morrison said...

I want to go next time!!! It looks like great fun that I missed out on.
Hopefully I will know about it before it sells out.
Beautiful works everyone.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love all the creations everyone made at your class Lisa. So beautiful and so inspiring. You alway come up with the beautiful creations. It sure looks like a lot of fun. I would love to go to something like that someday.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend

cat lacigale said...

Looks like you had a great time ! Your projects are fantastic. Congratulations !

Charlene said...

I HATE that I missed Paper Cowgirls & time to spend with all of you. Hubby had plans for us that weekend as it was my birthday weekend... WHAT was Karla doing in that first photo???? CRAZY GIRL! Looks like your class was great! Sorry I missed it but, glad you had a good helper this year (since I had that job last year). Let's get together soon. Stay COOL & that's hard to do here!!!! HUGS!

Karen Valentine said...

Once again I am JEALOUS!! One of these times I am going to fly out there for this event!! I know I would have a fabulous time!! Glad you had fun and I'm sure all the girls in your class did too!!

Ido said...

What an amazing event! I wish I lived closer so I could attend. Love all those boxes transformed and together, make a big impact, thank you for sharing this experience with us!
P.S. I love the dress made out of coffee filters, I love coffee filters, some time ago I posted a tutorial on how to make a topiary with recycled and new filters.
Have a great weekend!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Lisa! I already saw your mugshot over at Beth's place. :) I have no doubt you girls had a fantastic time. Those upcycled cigar boxes are fantastic and what a great way to take away all the other projects that were made. I can't imagine what went into creating that dress from coffee filters. Amazing! Back to reality! have a great weekend. Tammy

Vicki said...

I love your style, Lisa. This looks like a great class. The projects were gorgeous. I can't believe the project with the coffee filters.

Cottage Panache said...

Nice to hear from you, would be great to see you. Everything looks awesome ~ wish I could have attended, just too much to do, all of the time! Between the shop and family- geez!
Maureen =>

sissie said...

Dag-gone-it Lisa, why do I have to miss all the fun!

I love the kits you put together. I would have been tickled pink just to get one of those. Everyone looked like they were having fun and how could they not, with you around.

Enjoy your summer with the kids.


diane cook said...

Lisa....looks like you had a great time. Your projects are beautiful, as always =) I am sure everyone in your class thoroughly enjoyed learning your sweet techniques. Stay cool~

Karen B. said...

Hi Lisa,
I so wish I could have been there with all of you!! I love the boxes you made!!! Would you consider maybe making a tutorial that would be for sale for us unlucky bloggers that couldn't go?? Maybe?? Please with sugar on the top!!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, Thank you for sharing your fun at the Paper Cowgirls event and for showing your gorgeous finds! Those zinc engravings are fantastic! No wonder that you are so excited about them. The laces are very yummy of course. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will create with all the goodies.
Have a great weekend, my friend!
Hugs to you,

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lisa,
your class projects are absolutely beautiful!! Looked like everybody had fun. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos with us.Stay cool and have a wonderful weekend.

Dorthe said...

Sweet Lisa, what would I give to be able to take part....your class made beautiful things under your guidance, and the kids you provided them with was so wonderful, dear.
I see Karla had sooo much fun-;) WONDERFUL- and I see you also had another kind of fun... SUCH GORGEUS finds, you did have a great load of beauties home with you.
The sweet book from Lisa is a lovely thing to keep memories inside.
Lisa dear, relax, and be mum, and have summer fun-
Love from me,
xo Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Well hope you know I meant kits--- and not KIDS-LOL
what I can write now and then -Oh my !

Cathy said...

Great Post and great fun! You are sooo talented and I wanna be a "paper cowgirl"! Great title for a song too!
Happy Trails, oops I mean "junkin"!
Cathy aka GGJ

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like a great time...glad you made some sweet memories!

Rebecca said...

Well you sure know how to tempt a girl... again I am soooo wanting to go!!!
And missed another one.
Would love to have a class there!
I am home and getting ready for Hortons French Flea market
Hope all is good with your family
Blessings to all of you

Peggy and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your comment, Lisa. Sure looks like yall had another fun year. Mom and I still remember last year when we got to meet yall...on your girls' shopping day in McKinney. remember the wasp flying around our booth? Glad you enjoy shopping our booth. Hope to run into you again!

Jenny Petricek said...

These pictures show such beauty, I've been rendered speechless! The kits you created for each of your participants, as well as their beautiful vintage creations, are so inspiring!

Ironically, I just found a scrapbook containing pages like the ones you purchased, which belonged to one of my grandmothers. She also notated on the pages with a white pen decades ago...what a treasure!

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Lisa, I am so happy for you that you had such a wonderful time at Paper Cowgirls. With the collages and kits you so keenly inspired so many happy women. They look gorgeous - not to mention all the goodies that you returned home with.
Every girl into mixed media needs these for inspiration and food to feed the soul!
Thank you also for your very kind comment on my Rose Journal.
Have a wonderful week with your little treasures.

Anonymous said...

I'm telling should be illegal to have so much fun! ;-) I am always so jealous that I don't live south of the Mason Dixon line so I can come visit frequently and join in on these classes!

I am just laughing over the man in the window when you were taking those "leggy" photos! LOL! He looks like he's enjoying you gals as much as you were enjoying yourselves!

Hugs and fun to you this week!

Ella said...

Lisa, What a fabulous time! Karla's photo, says it all~ I love the kits you provided; what a stunning photo!
It looks amazing; thanks for sharing!

just a little bit shabby said...

will you have any kits for sale in your shop?? I just love them!! I have my bag from Birdsong hanging in my family room!!
Let us know if you will have any kits!

Laurie said...

Oh, Lisa, your photos are amazing -- I love everything you bought!! Especially those scrapbook pages and the zinc plates -- and those clothing labels!! That photo you took of Karla is just priceless! I'm glad your class went well -- of course it did, 'wish I could have been there!!

Sugah Beez said...

What a wonderful weekend! Loving the gorgeous projects and the treasure trove of loot scored. Blessings ~ Heidi

trash talk said...

Man alive...when you group all your treasures together it looks amazing. You do have quite the eye my friend...and speaking of eyes...Karla is giving that guy quite an eye full!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is the coolest post ~ gorgeous photos ~ so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Shopgirl said...

This is a wonderful post! Filled with so many wonderful ideas and fun, thank you for making me smile!!! Hugs, Mary

Cheryl De Beer said...

Awww I would love to join such a class - what wonderful art made by all and it looks liek so much fun was had by all!

carole brungar said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! Enjoyed looking at all your photos, thanks for sharing :))

Barbara Jean said...

all so fun and wonderful!!
I cannot wait to see what you do with the slides. I just bought a whole box of them!

barbara jean