Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hat's Off.....

Hat's off to Debbie, Lisa, Libby and Hallie...
they took time out of their busy holiday to stop in at the Paper Crown to create something fun for their New Year's Party decorating!
"2013" New Year's Hat!

Debbie and Lisa ....always so much fun!

Hallie's hat is a beautiful start for
the coming year!

Libby and Lisa our mother/daughter duo....

 Thank you ladies for coming on was a lot of fun!  

Becky and Anita we missed you on Saturday!!
Anita we hope all is well with you...we were so sorry to hear about your run in with one of Santa's reindeers!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Year's Eve Party Hat Decoration

Goodbye 2012 
.....Happy New Year 2013!!
 Saturday is my last class at the Paper Crown for this year.  It has been great getting to know everyone and to be a part of such a wonderful group of ladies!
I am having so much fun....Thank you to everyone.

New Year's Eve Hat
Sat., Dec. 8th
Wrap up the year with this adorable top hat! It is the perfect way to ring in 2013! We will get you in and out on Saturday so you will have time to decorate, shop or get ready for holiday festivities. There are still a few spots open in our final Paper Crown class for 2012.
To reserve your spot for this class, Call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389

Monday, December 3, 2012

Party of ONE!

Have a box party!!

My inspiration was the darling new October Afternoon Christmas paper from the Paper Crown.  It is so fun....I knew exactly what I wanted to create when I saw it!!!  Little mini shadow boxes, ornaments, and gift tags.

(pictured: chip letter box, ornament boxes, tiny jewelry boxes, cookie box, coffee tin, ribbon rolls and wooden candle lid)

  So yesterday, I got out some boxes I had been saving and gathered up some miscellaneous  Christmas trinkets.  

I had so much fun adding tinsels, chenille stems and of course glitter to the boxes.  

Each box takes on a whole new look.  I can't hardly
stand to throw out such fun boxes!

The boxes with the little windows make great
little mini shadow boxes!!


It may be paper by October Afternoon and feel like October here in Oklahoma, but creating these fun little boxes helped put me in the holiday spirit!! 

Plastic candle stick and cardboard ribbon roll
and a little glitter!

 I think this would make a great little holiday decoration for a desk with limited space.

Adding ribbon, glitter and tinsel to tiny little boxes, create the cutest ornaments!!!

Yes, it's a cookie box....
found at the Family Dollar store!!!
 I removed the plastic window, adding paper, a tree, tiny ornaments, glitter and tinsel!!!

 Oh, and by the way the cookies are pretty good TOO!

I hope some of you will follow my lead...only this time invite some friends over and make it a BOX PARTY!!! Have them bring some fun boxes and bits and pieces of tinsel, chenille stems etc.  
The possibilities are endless with this paper!!!!
Best Wishes,

Friday, November 30, 2012

Angel Wing Class

Toy Drive for  Children's Hospital
We had the best group of ladies take part in this years
toy drive held at the Paper Crown in Oklahoma City.  I was so excited when Cindy said we needed to prepare for over 15 participates!!!  Each one of the ladies brought wonderful toys, books and so much fun to the evening.  

 I made many new friends on this evening.  Eleven of the ladies,
I had never had in class before and two of our guests
were new to the classes and storeWe had ladies that even drove in from Tulsa to be a part of the toy drive and to create their beautiful angel wings.

Paper Crown's very own Jackie attended and was such a doll as
alwaysDuring the evening....she slipped a little goodie bag into my supply box..... Once home I opened the beautiful green ribbon tied bag.  Inside was a darling handmade journal and along with the sweetest note from her.
Forever the thoughtful one....Thank you so much, Jackie!

Flying solo tonight, Johnnie and her beautiful wings.
We missed her daughter, Kay!! Hoping to see more
of her in the coming year.

Let the party start....Robin's in the Room!!!!!
So much fun...never a dull moment ....always smiling and trying to make everyone else do the same!    
She is an angel...though she would probably not like me to say
so.  Before leaving she gave me a quick hug and handed me a little sack. Inside the little sack ..... a hand stitched pouch with a heart appliqued to the front..... Inside the little pouch a beautiful pair of earrings!!!!
Thank you so much sweet friend!
I love them!

These two darling the left my daughter, Savannah and to the right Taylor.  These two meet while going to school at OU.  They are sorority sisters....great friends and now both married with babies. 
 So much fun to see them have a girls night out!!!

 Anita Ray.. my go to person tonight.
Anita always the helpful one...Thank you for
helping me with the letters.

Thank you again to all the ladies that attended tonight's
class and for the toys you brought.  Randy and I will be delivering the toys you have donated to Children's Hospital in the next couple of days.  I know the nurses will be so excited to see what you have sent to them to give to the kids.    
And a big THANK YOU to Cindy..Paper Crown
for donating her time and the classroom to have the
Angel Wing Class/Toy Drive!
She wore several hats during the evening...
Store owner, baby sitter, helpful assistant and much more.
It was kinda of a late night and I so appreciate that she is always so kind and patient when a class runs a little long.  You're the best...Cindy!

Just one more huge thank you...
to my precious husband 
and his assistant, my dad....thank you
thank you for cutting out 17
pairs of angel wings and for always saying YES! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Inspired by History

 I came across an article about the women who fought for the right to vote. It made me stop and think......So, just like everyone else, I studied it in school....I know who Susan B. Anthony was....but never before have I felt so lucky as I do now.  
So many places around the world, women don't have a voice. 
 Thank God we live in a country that we do.
I hope you enjoy the article.

This was the inspiration for the Banner you see below.

Women's Suffrage : Suffrage: (1) The right to vote. (2) The act of voting.

The struggle to achieve equal rights for women is often thought to have begun, in the English-speaking world, with the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). 
During the 19th century, as male suffrage was gradually extended in many countries, women became increasingly active in the quest for their own suffrage. Not until 1893, however, in New Zealand, did women achieve suffrage on the national level. Australia followed in 1902, but American, British, and Canadian women did not win the same rights until the end of World War I.

The United States
The demand for the enfranchisement of American women was first seriously formulated at the Seneca Falls Convention (1848). After the Civil War, agitation by women for the ballot became increasingly vociferous. In 1869, however, a rift developed among feminists over the proposed 15th Amendment, which gave the vote to black men. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others refused to endorse the amendment because it did not give women the ballot. Other suffragists, however, including Lucy Stone and Julia Ward Howe, argued that once the black man was enfranchised, women would achieve their goal. As a result of the conflict, two organizations emerged. Stanton and Anthony formed the National Woman Suffrage Association to work for suffrage on the federal level and to press for more extensive institutional changes, such as the granting of property rights to married women. Stone created the American Woman Suffrage Association, which aimed to secure the ballot through state legislation. In 1890 the two groups united under the name National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). In the same year Wyoming entered the Union, becoming the first state with general women's suffrage (which it had adopted as a territory in 1869).

As the pioneer suffragists began to withdraw from the movement because of age, younger women assumed leadership roles. One of the most politically astute was Carrie Chapman Catt, who was named president of NAWSA in 1915. Another prominent suffragist was Alice Paul. Forced to resign from NAWSA because of her insistence on the use of militant direct-action tactics, Paul organized the National Woman's Party, which used such strategies as mass marches and hunger strikes. Perseverance on the part of both organizations eventually led to victory. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted the ballot to American women.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Miss Pumpkin Class at Paper Crown!!!

 Johnnie, Kay, Kelly, Lisa and Lisa

What a great group of ladies to have in my first class at Paper Crown.  It was a wonderful Saturday afternoon.  Thanks to all!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Do you remember last year when I talked about doing some classes at Paper Crown in Oklahoma City?
 I am so excited because.... it is happening!

Please check out all the classes Cindy has to offer this month

If you have a chance go by the Paper Crown...
so much to choose from and so many creative ideas through out the store.
  It really is always a treat to visit the
 Paper Crown !
I will still be doing a few classes here at the house from time to time.
I will send updates.

Best Wishes and I hope
 to see you at the Paper Crown!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Creative Space

Welcome to 
Where I Create...

After several years of having my studio in
an upstairs bedroom...I now find myself moving downstairs.  This is the process of putting together my new creative space.  Enjoy!

 Before.....Taking down the parlour.
After......Still in the process ....but getting there.
We Added...Burlap walls, painted furniture and
a center counter island. 
We still need.... vintage windows and posts for entry. 
 I need to... make curtains and finish placing found treasures on top shelf.
I want to....start creating something FUN.
We covered the walls in burlap.  One wall we even covered twice.  "Long story....for another time."  We used burlap trim to hide the staples and seams.  This part of the remodel was time consuming really tested our patience...
but Randy really was a trooper and wouldn't let me give up....he did what it took to make it work. 
The towers on either side of the vintage dresser were from a old cherry wood entertainment unit found on Craigslist.  Randy painted them to match the other pieces of furniture.  I love the glass can see through to the pretty glass jars filled with colorful reminds me of a sweet candy counter.   
Note to self: Paint top of towers!!

Glass containers are my favorite to use.  Again..
so easy to see what supplies I have on hand.
 I bought this metal bird cage shelf at Ross.
I knew then I would be painting and jazzing it up a bit.  It now looks like a little stage for glitter!
 The black and gold antique ceiling fixture before was a wonderful $5.00 thrift store find.  Although beautiful....just a little to ornate for the new studio.  Again, calling on Mister, Mister...he helped create this  glammed up vintage lamp shade and   chandelier  to make one light fixture.  It is one of my favorite updates to the room.
This cabinet is another one of those craigslist finds.  It is a built in from an old home.  We painted it to match our  trim in the room. It fits perfectly on the east wall & has lots of storage favorite part ..of course!
When we built our home.....I just insisted on having this wrap around shelf.

 So glad I did,  never dreaming I would be collecting vintage wedding cake toppers...along with anything that catches my eye. 
Funny thirteen years ago ....I thought plants would be nice along the edge. was I thinking.
P.S.  The plants never happened.

I use just about anything to store
supplies or found treasures.
This lamp is doing double duty by carrying the weight of five white paper umbrellas.  I read somewhere that Mary Engelbreit said if you think something looks to busy...make it busier.  I hope the same goes for creative clutter.

A little 
of  this and a little of that.....
and a whole lot of fun!

With my space being a bit small I count on lots of shelves, drawers, and height.  The cabinet shown is also a built in from an old home.  I found it at a small antique store near me.  It is very narrow.  But as you can see it holds lots of baskets for organizing.   It really fits just perfect on this wall. 

The vintage wedding dress is something I found at a thrift store.  It acts as a perfect screen ....hiding the not so pretty printer!

The center island is on rollers and can easily be moved about the room.  And the vintage loveseat makes perfect seating when Mister Mister comes in to see whats next on the list to do!!

A special thanks to my husband...Mister Mister...
for all his help and patience in putting together
a perfect creative space for me.

Thank you for visiting 
Where I Create.....My Creative Life Diary! 

Best Wishes,