So, back to the party… I’m so glad you could make it! Please come in, and make yourself comfortable. If you’d like to take a look around first, visit my flickr site here for pictures of my latest creations that now adorn my home. Then sit down for some cake and punch.
Party hat above by Andrea.
At the end of the day Wednesday I will draw a name from all the participants and the winner will receive the party dress below that I made just for this occassion. Stephanie also donated paper from capturedelements.com for the giveaway. Wow, cool stuff!After you've mingled a bit, have a seat in my studio, aka dining room, and let me show you a very quick and easy craft. To make this adorable little rosette brooch you start with a piece of velvet or any type of ribbon you'd like and a piece of thread. Tie a knot in one end of the thread.
Do a running stitch along one edge of the ribbon.
When you pull on the thread gently (you don't want it to break!) it starts to form a circular shape.
Continue with the running stitch until you have the circle the size you would like when cinched. Sew the two ends of the circle together. I placed a vintage clip on earring in the middle of mine and hot glued the whole thing to a vintage millinery flower. I then glued a round piece of felt on the back and glued a pin. I also like how it looks displayed sitting in the little vintage tea cup.
Another idea for a really easy ribbon flower from the gorgeous book Ribbons and Trims is using wire edged ribbon, then you don't have to do the running stitch. Pull out 1/2 in. of wire from one edge of the ribbon and secure. Pull the other end of that wire, gathering the ribbon along one edge only to create a cicular shape. Roll the flower into shape.Now it's your turn to look to your fellow artsy bloggers for inspiration. Here is a list of creative happenings going on worldwide. Each one of these bloggers has their own unique style and talents. We're all lucky enough to share our creativity with one another through our blogs. Enjoy the tutorials and make sure to enter the giveaway drawings!
The ever-creative Lilli has a jar painting tutorial that is not to miss. Absolutely beautiful!
Fiona's party is well underway in Scotland. She shares a fun technique inspired by Karen Michel.
Jennifer in California posted a wonderful tutorial on creating a really cool mixed media ATC (artist trading card). Check it out!
eb and her mama got down and got crafty with a cigar box!
Charity in Alaska put together some very inspiring fall eye candy.
Tea Party Girl fills us in about the art of tea.
Karla has an amazing tutorial on painted furniture. Wow!
Michelle also has us getting down and dirty as she shows us her glorious fat book.
Lina has the cutest welcome sign for all of you party goers.
Sandy did a tutorial on digital collage with photoshop. So cool! She's also doing a giveaway for Somerset Home, in which she was published. Hop on over.
Maggie joined the fun with an amazing illustration in her fun, vintage style! So unique.
Andrea is here with an oh so fun vintage garland giveaway. This is spectacular!
Laura's been busy and what a fun watercolor background tutorial she has posted for us all.
Oh my goodness...check out the fabric orgami flower tutorial that miss*laurence posted. Love it!
My pal Bonnie from South Africa is here! She has a fabulous banner tutorial and a giveaway.
Laume is here with a book tutorial. As a librarian, I'm lovin' it!
The queen of foof, Teresa, is here with some orgami, Matthew Mead and a download. She's also giving away a copy of Artful Blogger. Loads of fun!
Cindy from Texas just posted a tutorial for a hankie card. This is absolutely fantastic, I must try this!
A button flower tutorial from Becky. How cute!
Some music and great inspiration from Sarah.
Crafty sent us a postcard all the way from Italy!
Carol is here from Germany. She has some amazing Marie Antoinette eye candy and lovely pictures from her garden!
Speaking of flowers, Sandy is here to show us how to make flowers from vintage wallpaper. Wow! Also how to paint hydrangeas. What a crafty gal:)
Linda has some fab ideas for altered and stamped photo images.
Stephanie posted some amazing mail art inspiration and some links to fun tutorials.
Karla posted a gorgeous bow tutorial.
Bonnie Rose, my Minnesota blogger pal wrote wonderfully in her post today about the real art of blogging.
Here's a great packing tape transfer tutorial by Beth. Haven't tried this in awhile. It looks so neat!
Katydiddy's up early in California and has already made cake for all of us! So creative:)
Carol has some lovely charm inspiration.
Sharon shares with us her process for her gorgeous photo journal pages. Stunning!
Amy has a tutorial for an easy and cool transparency transfer technique.
Ginny is here all the way from England, she has some gorgeous art and art deco-inspired jewelry to inspire you.
Ellen has a tutorial for some ultra-embellished perfume bottles.
The glitter fairy has an adorable altered matchbox to share.
Gina wanted to make a shout out for her holiday cookbook art journal project. Check it out!
Jenna gave her mom an arty tea party for her birthday.
Wanna be a diva? You must check out Karen's amazing crown tutorial.
Dede has chimed in with a party hat tutorial. How fitting!
Ever wondered about how to make those fun crepe paper ruffles? Find out from Natasha. Lovely!
Lia has a tutorial on her little inchies...with a twist. Be sure and enter her giveaway!
Cheryl has a very cool altered puzzle tutorial. How unique!
Tamy has an easy and adorable coffee cozy tutorial.
Go check out Christi's cards here. Gorgeous!!
Love Charity's crafty kitchen apron.
Staci, part of the creative force behind this very publication has offered up a free copy of Artful Blogging for one lucky winner!
Jerusalem has a super fun party hat tutorial. Check out how fun the skirt is on it!!
I have always wanted to know how Julie does her gorgeous sewing on paper. She shared it with us on her blog today. Woohoo!
Laughing duck blog has a cute post-it note cover tutorial. You ladies think of everything!
Cecilia in Sweden wrote about what insipres her and wants to know what inspires YOU?
Michelle has a neat mini book tutorial.
Cindy's glittered sign is amazing!!! Check out how she altered one that she bought and glammed it up.
Liz has a very fun meditation for us all take a moment and get our creative juices flowing.
Heidi has some wonderful thoughts on artful blogging and a giveaway!
Donna posted and amazing water transfer technique. I must try this one out ASAP!
Beth shared a tutorial on making felt notecard holders.
Erin shows us an adorable crib bumper she made and her two-cute-to-boot sons!
Maggie fills us all in about digital papers.
TheMomintheFamily joined in with some wonderful projects.
Kagedfish is having an "unusual" artsy party.
She'sSewPretty has a fun graphics link for us.
Kerri has some fantastic easy backgrounds. Definitely going to try these!
Awesome vintage button bracelet tutorial from Heather.
Linda shows us how to alter a cd.
Barbara has joined us with some fun goodies to share.
Carolyn shows us all about altering a plastic plate.
Tricia even has a child friendly tutorial of making collage boxes with kids. How fun!
Rebecca has a faux finish background technique that looks fantastic!
Tricia shows us her photos from her trip to Curious Sofa. What an inspiring place to visit.
Here's to Valerie's new blog and her adorable little crepe paper bloom tutorial.
Kira shared a canva word charm tutorial. I'm going to have to make one of these. Lots of places to hang them from!
Corina has a puzzle collage card tutorial.
Nicol Sayre is in the house with a **gorgeous** paper cone, folded stars and medallion tutorial.
Lesley shows us her "paper curtains" and other lovely things.
Kim is here from Canada with some very artful home decor.
Lovin' the piece babsarella shared.
Contessa has a cool collage inchies tutorial.
Jessica has some cool crafting goodies and a giveaway.
Hope we can cheer Dawn up on a difficult day. Love the shirt!
Jeanne has arrived! Now the party can really begin. Hehe! She shows us how to use alcohol inks to make a really unique necklace. Never tried that!
Jodi talks about what inspires her.
Gina is here to celebrate.
Kimberly made an adorable doll bed and shows us how.
Angelina has a giveaway! Put your name in for some gorgeous cards.
Kimla Kay is here and there's plenty of cake left, don't worry. She posted a fabulous tutorial for making a absolutely glittery gorgeous frame inspired by one she posted awhile back. I love this!
Chia posted a darling paper kimono tutorial.
Hurry on over, Angela is having a drawing for a wallpaper packet.
Becca decided to come out of lurkdom and share some of her fabulous art. So glad she did!
ArtTeaLife is here showing us some totally gorgeous, one-of-a-kind mail art. Woohoo!
Sid is here with an embossed penants and plaques tutorial. So cool!
Stacy has a fantastic looking mystery package to give to one lucky winner.
Zorana posted a very ingenious atc holder tutorial.
Oooohhh Amy posted a tutorial for a way too cool art doll hat. Fun!!
Another Amy posted a tutorial for making super fun and funky twirly ribbons that could be used on just about anything.
Bessilu showed us some gorgeous hanging picture pockets that she's been making lately.
Carlene showed up with a very creative 30 min. shadowbox frame tutorial.
Another Minnesota blogger, Renee stopped over to do a giveaway.
**100th party!!!***Take a look at this totally unique take on making a jewelry hanger tutorial that Lisa did.
Jess posted about her super cool shirt designs *and* she's giving one away. Really spectacular!
The wonderful Rosalyn-Sue is here to show us how we can use our craftiness to support our troops.
Connie has tons to celebrate. It's her birthday and her first blog entry ever!!
The queen of stencils herself, Michelle Ward has joined us and shared a tutorial about making a stencil and mask. Too cool!
Cathy has a tutorial on super cute refridgerator magnets. I'm definitely going to do this.
Lani has a gorgeous blog and a wonderful art giveaway!
Melanie has some fun ideas for creative stamps.
Patsy has been a busy, busy girl. See the wonderful art she's been creating.
Jenny and Aaron closed out the party in style. They have a fab giveaway that's not to be missed!
Thanks so much for visiting. Wewh, that was a lot of posts to keep up with. Oodles and oodles of inspiration out there. I'm totally overwhelmed...in a good way! Hope you all had a great day! I'm off to bed soon, but you all keep on partyin'...