Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cowgirl Glitter Camp: Altered Books 101 Details!

My first Cowgirl Glitter Camp class is coming up soon!
There are still a few spaces available.

Here's the scoop:

Altered Books 101

September 10th @ Abigail's
*Since this class is introductory, there won't be a theme.
We will be playing in our books, experimenting and exploring creativity through collage in an old book.
We will have tons of ideas available: ideas and examples will inspire your book.
You can use our ideas as much or as little as you would like.

This class is great for everyone interested in playing and having fun with paper, ink, stamps, old photos, ephemera, and other exciting mediums.
The aim is to inspire and get your creative energies going, LAUGH and HAVE FUN.

Treats will be provided.
We will start the class at 8:30pm and finish when we finish (or get tired).
Stay as long as you would like or take ideas home.

You need to bring:
An old book, any shape, size, theme, whatever.
Glue Sticks, other adhesive you have.
Pens, markers, crayons, gel pens, pencils (whatever you would like to use).
Collage items: get creative.
Could include candy wrappers, old photos, magazine photos, old cards, tickets, letters, bingo cards, keys, ribbon, trim, lace, fabric. You can include ANYTHING you want to. Bring extra to trade if you'd like. Anything you don't have we will have available to borrow.

I am putting together a suprise ART KIT as a FREE GIFT
for anyone who signs up. It will include vintage photos, collage art sheets, and other suprise goodies.
When you finish your book, it will make a wonderful gift or scrapbook.
Christmas seems far away, but it will be here before we know it!
They cost very little to make and they can are the sweetest gift EVER.

If you're interested, call Melissa @ 223-8898 or email melissadc76@hotmail.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Cupcake Adventures

Adventures weren't part of my plans today.

I was going to enjoy the cloudy day, staying close to my sewing machine, filling custom slip dress orders.

Plans changed and I needed to pick up my older two kids in Utah.
My sister met us in Ogden, coincidentally, the location of the Vintage Cupcake :)

Since I couldn't take you all with me, I took lots of pictures!

Sorry LT, we accidentally ate all of the cupcakes we bought :(

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cowgirl Glitter Camp!

So, I've been thinking.

Being a mom can be hard.
Sometimes, even the most patient mothers (not me, per se, but I'm sure you know some) need a break.

This week was challenging.
Jonathan is going through a special toddler stage.

Last week he learned to climb on top of the stove and get into shelves, where he found bottles of spices and would pour them out. He did it every day for a week (ok, his mother is a slow learner) with garlic salt, lemon pepper, seasoning salt, black pepper, salt and my navy blue RIT Dye. Beginning this week he must have gotten tired of the climbing and pouring routine.
Instead he became fascinated with taking his pants and diaper off.
Monday, he peed on my floors seven times. Oh, the Clorox wipes I went through.

By Tuesday, I'd had it.
I called my friend.

I need a break, what can we do?

We usually get together and get crafty. Getting crafty really has a way of helping me let off some steam. We create, we chat, we laugh, we get loud and obnoxious. We forget about RIT dye and Clorox wipes.

Usually, I have a hard time getting my crafty act together when I'm on the verge of a Mommy meltdown.
I gathered a basket full of STUFF and brought it over.
She had scissors, glue, and other supplies.

We worked on an altered book for her sister, taking turns doing pages..
The later it got, the more creative and fun it became.

Since I opened Abigail's at this location, I've wanted to offer creative classes.

So here I am.
Cowgirl Glitter Camp.

The first class will be:

Altered Books 101
September 10th 8:30 pm-?
Location TBA
Cost $10

*Learn all the basics of creating an Altered Book to keep, or more fun, to give away.
Oh my goodness, these are fun for gifts!
*Price of the class includes refreshments and instruction.

*Bring your own antique/vintage book to alter or I have a selection you can purchase from $3.
*Bring any old photos, ribbons, trim, ephemera, scrapbook papers, junk, paper scraps, whatever!
*Materials like vintage photos, buttons, etc will also be available for purchase (and a freebie bin).

I will continue once a month, on the second Friday of the month, to have a group.
Altered Book Group/Swap
2nd Fridays 8:30 pm-?
Cost $5

Bring your book-in-progress and learn new techniques, swap ideas, get away, create, giggle.
Create a layout in someone else's book & let them create in yours.

Price includes refreshments, instruction, and materials to learn 3 new techniques.
If all goes well, people like it, and everyone has fun, I will add more fun classes.

Class size will be limited, so stop by the shop, email me at melissadc76@hotmail.com or leave a comment to sign up.

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