"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pinterest Party and Girls' Weekend

I spent this past weekend at my friend's house near Waco, Texas, about two hours from here. She invited 7 gals to join her for a Pinterest Party. Everyone brought a project inspired by Pinterest, complete with kits for all, and we created some fun things.

Two gals made their projects beforehand and gifted them to us. One was a DIY "Poo-pourri" spray and the other was a package of DIY essential oil "bombs" for the shower. Both included recipes so we can re-create these on our own.

First up was a beautiful project using an old Graphic 45 paper collection, "A Lady's Diary." These papers are still my favorite collection from G45.  I hesitate to call this a card as it is much more elaborate. It's a trifold with a "belly band" for a closure. Isn't it gorgeous?

Here you can see it open. Love it!

This is a decorated gift bag using a Julie Nutting girl stamp and paper scraps. We colored the skin with colored pencils and stamped the doll a second time on patterned paper for the dress. I think this would be darling on a canvas as well.

This was a simple card but with such an impact. The flowers, lace and satin bow just add such special elegant touches. It's very dimensional so would probably cost a fortune to mail! But I doubt I will be parting with this for awhile.

This was another scrap project done on a canvas. We simply hand-cut different sizes of pointy ovals and Mod Podged them in place.  This is a great idea for using scraps and would be fun on different colored backgrounds. I can just see it on black making the colors really pop. This canvas is 8"x10" but how cool would this be on a huge canvas!

And this was my project - a spring banner.  The pennants are paper rectangles with one end dove-tailed. The letters are glued to die cut scalloped circles. Holes are punched in upper corners of each pennant and then threaded on twine. Torn fabric strips are tied between each pennant. Simple but sweet.

This was such a fun party. There are so many ideas on Pinterest - I suggest you gather a few friends and host your own Pinterest Party!

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