Put the kettle on......Lisa Kettell is in the house!!!!!! This tea was a celebration of Lisa Kettel's book Altered Art Circus. My kind of book---really I love vintage antique papers and I love how she makes objects or really paper sculptures out of these great images. She has a great section in her book on Artist Trading Cards also. I am so glad I met her at Silver Bella. A lot of our conversation was how California girls seem to have all the fun. It was great to have a gathering like this in New Jersey and we planned to get together again-----yea!!!!!!!!
What a fun afternoon shared with such nice people. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did. My friend Zandra Cudney came in true french fashion with her beret. Zandra and I normally meet every Sunday to scrapbook together. This was extra special to share a Sunday with so many fun and interesting women.
Zandra and Keica. Check out Keica's necklace. She has a great blog and etsy shop. I met Keica when I arrived home from Silver Bella. She lives in the next town and has been blogging for the last three years. I really admire her. She has a great style and she makes the type of work that talks to you. You know the kind of stuff you try to resist......but, you know it is one of kind and you just have to have it. Watch out, Zandra really liked your necklace.
Marlene and Lisa's mom Joan. Joan is celebrating her birthday this week. Happy Birthday Joan. Joan has a etsy shop selling jewelry with a vintage feel---check it out here.
This is Lisa and Marlene. Marlene is all abuzz about a new blog she started. She is involved in a lot of upcoming galas for charity that I hope I can attend. Marlene is a lot of fun and her blog she refers to me as Queen Ladybug-----love it!!!!! Also, note her hat vintage springtime yellow with butterflies that fluttered above..........so fun!
Lisa and I met at Silver Bella. I was so happy because I knew even though Silver Bella was over we could still have some glittery fun in New Jersey. Lisa made me this great crown in true bella spirit.
These are my first attempt at making Artist Trading Cards. They were pretty easy using my mistakes from my invitations. I thought they would be all the same, but as I went along it ended up being a lot of fun making each one different. I have a couple left if anyone would like to trade by mail.
When everyone left I put everything together that everyone brought. That was so unexpected, but really appreciated. Zandra brought me the buttons from Jenni Bowlin(yea....I have been wanting them). Lisa was generous as she made me the pink crown and brought everyone one of her collage cd's. I bought her book Altered Art Circus and her children's book. Cindy who I used to work with brought me a Yankee candle it smells like vanilla cake. Marlene gave me the beautiful teapot with the matching box. Keica gave me the pendant on the right. It is a Marie Antionette type portrait and it says "to the shore". And on the bottom right are the atc's we traded. This was a wonderful day shared with kindred spirits. What I loved most is we made plans to all get together again. We want to visit a store called Parcel in Montclair, NJ and go out for a nice meal. This was another one of my dreams come true. Thank you to all who came to make that dream come true.