Here are the ladies and their spectacular wreaths. It was such a fun day, especially for me as I got to see lots of wonderfully creative ladies workin' away. They were a joy to watch, and each and every wreath turned out gorgeous, yet different. That's the exciting thing about having so many different people involved, you get to see each persons approach to design and then the finished product turns out so unique. My mom used to teach watercolor painting and she enjoyed the same experiences with her students, so that must be where I got it from.
This is Gail from "Cupcakes and cute stuff"
She used dollar store ornaments, but you'd
never know it as it turned out gorgeous.
This is my youngest sister Jen of "Dog-ma Jen"
Her wreath was a lovely asymmetrical beauty
out of blues, greens and silvers.
This is the amazingly talented Joanne
She literally used all "feather" tree
mini ornaments on her wreath, which
gave it such a pixish feeling and of course
it is adorned with the cutest little pixie, too.
This is Julie of "Life with the Tucker-Wolek Clan"
Julie is one of the most prolific crafters I've ever known
and she makes a lot of her scrapbook layouts about
her family and children. She used many ornaments of
sentimental value. She had ornaments that her mother had
decorated, and ornaments from her husbands childhood.
I happen to adore her daughter Brookie, and look forward to seeing
everything Julie makes, which she shares on her blog.
This is my adorable, dear friend Laura
She created such a lovely, joyous wreath.
She also brought along a few gifts for me,
she is so amazing, and I'll post piccy's
in the next couple of weeks on what she
made for me......you'll love it....I do!
This is my older sister Lin. She does not have a blog,
but we allowed her in anyway....LOL
Her wreath turned out as a lovely autumnal
look with red, rust, gold and gorgeous jewel
tones of emerald green.
Here is Loretta of "short and sweet"
She persisted, despite a few broken ornaments,
to create a tribute wreath for her mother. It turned
out stunning and would make any mother proud.
Loretta is from the same hometown that my
mother is from, so they had a lovely time
chatting it up and probably making themselves
homesick, to boot.
This is the lovely Melissa, owner of
the "Scrapbook Barn" a local scrap booking
and mixed media store here in Gilbert. She
started off with a tiny low temp, glue gun, which
wasn't cuttin' the mustard. One of the ladies
offered up their glue gun and Melissa was
able to finish her wreath. It turned out so
lovely....just like her.
Here is Rhona, who also does not currently
have a blog, but not to worry, we might have
convinced her to start one...let's hope! Her
wreath was gorgeous. Very autumnal, also.
She was a delight to meet, and I loved watching
her create her piece.....she's very talented.
Last, but certainly not least, is my dear friend
Sandy of "521 Lakestreet." She went to town
creating this wreath, and it turned out as adorable
as she is. This was her first attempt, as it was
for many of the ladies, and she had a lot
of fun creating it.
A few ladies were not able to make it due to illness or family issues, and they were sorely missed. One of those lovely ladies was CeeKay of "Thinkin of Home" who is battling ovarian cancer. I've got a button at the top left of my blog which will take you to Laura's link to her shop where she is currently selling ornaments to raise money for a trip for CeeKay. I do hope you'll visit and take the opportunity to help out a dear blogging friend. Since CeeKay was not able to come, I will be making her a wreath, as I know she really wanted to attend.
I want all the ladies who were not able to attend, to know that you are in my prayers and I'm sending out warm healing hugs to you all.
Next up, I will be posting "candid" images of the party fun, so stick around!