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Kim Leggett~City Farmhouse
It's here! Matthew Mead's Holiday: Hundreds of simple ways to CREATE, DECORATE and CELEBRATE~ 256 pages of beautiful images, projects and recipes~
Lastly, It was an honor to work with Matthew and Jenny Mead on this article along with Deb and Amy. My heart will forever smile:)
Over the last couple of years, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to mentor fellow Creative Entrepreneurs to Reach For The Stars.
Giving them a Spark of inspiration to help their business SHINE.
I am excited to announce that I’m hosting a one day SHINE WORKSHOP in Kansas City, Missouri at my farmhouse.
The one day event will be filled with engaging ideas and inspiration provided by our featured guests,
Amy Barickman, Deb Dusenberry, Karla Nathan and your host, Carol Spinski.
As authors, business owners, designers, photographers, publishers and stylists we will share our combined expertise and talents to help your creative business SHINE.
9 – 9:30 am Morning coffee, muffins and introductions.
9:30 – 11:00 Carol Spinski: Tips and resources to help your creative business sparkle.
11 – 12:00 Karla Nathan: Make and take ornament. Topic: Blogging and how to do online classes/tutorials.
12 – 1:00 Lunch~Hosted by Carol Spinski & Karla Nathan
1 – 2:30 Amy Barickman- Expanding your creative business.
2:30 – 4:00 Deb Dusenberry- Making your brand shine; display, graphics, store front, web presence.
4:00- 5:00 Carol Spinski- Photography tips for marketing and web. Stylized photo shoot using the make and take ornament from Karla and other props.
Only 15 openings available. $125 for the day
Email: CSpinski@aol.com for reservations and Paypal invoice will be sent. Non-refundable payment
Click on the LINK for more details on this amazing Event
Repurposing vintage is HOT right now! Actually the whole concept of taking a found object and making it into something decorative or useful has been around for years. As a young married back in the 80's, I remember taking round metal cheese graters and putting them over candles to create primitive ambience for my kitchen table. Anything I could find cheap at Flea Markets or Tag Sales was not immune to my artistic redo's. Still to this day when I'm out vintage hunting I'm usually trying to visualize how I can creatively use a treasure I pick up.
Such was the case with my recent find~
I bought this white metal piece from an Antique dealer friend who told me it had been an Amish stove at one time. Just perfect to use as a "make do" wine cooler to hold bottles of wine I thought. There were empty holes in the top that once held the stove burners so I had to find containers to fit the spaces. I used three metal sapp buckets and placed them into the holes and created my repurposed wine cooler. I had a recent BBQ party in my backyard and it was quite the hit of the night~
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Happy 4th of July!!
Happy Flag Day!
Thank You to everyone that entered the Jeanne Oliver E-Course giveaway. The winners are Natalie Hanson, Sandra Luck, Deborah McReynolds, Paige Thomas King and Pam Perrella. Jeanne will contact you with info for the class.
If you would like to register for Jeanne's awesome class go to this link.
If you've been a blog follower of mine over the years, you know how passionate I am about leading a creative lifestyle. I'm also just as passionate about sharing inspiration and helping creatives shine, because life is too short right?
When I went to California a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending time with the artistic and incredible Jeanne Oliver. Many of you may know Jeanne from her lovely design business but did you know she also offers a fabulous e-course on helping you achieve your creative dreams and rediscovering the beauty of your own gifts? I've taken the course and it is amazing and you will come away with all kinds of refreshing ideas to use in your own creative endeavors. Please note, You DO NOT have to be an artist to receive the benefits from this exceptional class! Jeanne's e-course will help you explore and appreciate your own individual creative gifts so you can SHINE:)
~For more details watch this video~
Here is the link to register for the class if you would like.
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When I first heard that Michaels would be carrying Karri Meng's French General paper line, I could not wait to get my hands on some of the items. I've been a fan of Karri's work for several years especially her talent for picking the most gorgeous colors to use for her fabrics and trims. So the other day I crafted a few tags in honor of flag day using the French General trims I picked up from Michaels.
All photos taken with my iPhone
I added some red, metallic and star ribbon to the tags to echo the look of vintage patriotic medals.
Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE decorative tape? I found the prettiest red tape with a floral pattern to go along with the French General trims and used it to frame the edges of an old shipping tag. For the "Junk" word, I took a pack of Tim Holtz mini playing cards and cut the letters in half securing them in place with more decorative tape.
The tags were a fun patriotic punch to our Bottoms Up Antique Market space~ June 1 & 2 ~Kansas City, Missouri.
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Well Hello! How the heck is everyone doing? I took a much needed break from my blogs to get some projects done and apparently I'm not the only one who took a blogsphere vacation. It seems everywhere I turn bloggers are not posting as much. Do you see the trend by chance? What I'm finding is more and more are turning to Facebook because it is fast and easier to give status updates. I have found my increasing interest in Facebook and really enjoy the interaction I have on my pages. I still love blogging and will continue to do so because this is where I've met some of my Dearest Friends!
So what has been keeping me so busy?? For one I went to California earlier in the month to speak at a lovely creative event for Women. It was four days filled with inspiration and laughter at a beautiful Manhattan Beach Hotel. On one of the days we took a 12 hour bus tour shopping and stopping at the Irvine Flea Market, Urban Barn Sale and Vignettes Antiques in San Diego. I did manage to shoot a few photos at Vignettes~
When I returned I had to complete a couple of photo shoot projects which I will share more about in the future. But I also got to do an engagement photo session with my Son and his sweet girl. I can't begin to tell you the emotions I felt when I uploaded all of the photos of them. What an honor to be able to capture their joy and love.
Tomorrow I'm headed to a barn sale to hopefully replenish our shop inventory. Hopefully I will have good finds to share with you!
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