Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Paper garlands, paper garlands....

After months of great longing...... paper garland satisfaction was achieved!

This one was made by Karen who hangs out with Malisa at Moonlight Hollow. Is it not incredible!!!!!!! We loved it. There is so much to be gained by working with others.... we fed off of one another's creativity!

These are mine, Virginia's and Malisa's...piled in the middle of the table!!!
It's hard to imagine how different each one turned out! We were using the same piles of paper ... basically!

Below are some close-ups of mine I took today..... when trimming the coffee filters down by hand with scissors, they left these little tendrils that were in circles. I said I wanted to use them. Someone said just hang them in there.... someone else said to double them.... we loved it!

These are made from coffee filters, cupcake liners and all sorts of papers that we cut by hand and with punches.
Of course.... our inspiration is Pam Garrison.

Malisa and Karen posing for me....

and, yes, Karen...I can photoshop her out!

Karen and Virginia working hard.... that Karen is a possessed woman when she gets started! And...last but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST... I'm in a swap with four other women and here is a peek at what I sent them. I'll tell ya more about it soon.... but I told them I was putting a peek up, and I have been s l o w!!!

14 comments:

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Oh, I love that you finished yours! It looks great! Isn't that Karen a smarty pants? She gave up chicken salad to beat the pants off of us! We had so much fun! Your pictures are great!

Dang those cookies were good!
Malisa

Nathalie Thompson said...

Looks like you had your own mini Silver Bella workshop! haha! I love all of the tickets and Chinese papers hanging off Karen's. You girls are too much. What fun!

Now I REALLY can't wait to get my tag!

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Ragamuffin Gal said...

Linda ~ I am loving the garlands! How Creative! I want to make some ~ you always inspire me! Just Beautiful! Your friends look like wonderful folk to hang with ~ lots of fun! Blessings, Katie

Lorrie said...

Wonderful garlands, Linda, and what fun to spend time making them with friends. Feeding off each others' creativity is great!

Lorrie

Debe said...

Well, I do see what I missed!! Working just cuts into all kinds of fun time...jealous, green, that is what I am!! At least I have Silver Bella to look forward to!

Mardi said...

I love it ... I love it ... I love it. You garlands are so cute!!

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!! ;P I love them all! VERY cool. Remember what I said about changing what my current "fix" is??? I think it will be jewelry to garlands!! lol!
I love them, Linda, so glad you girls had fun!
Hugs,
Shannon

natalea said...

love the garlands Linda! looks like you really got into it! fun that you were making them in a group too. I have all my supplies, but haven't sat down to spend the time yet! Love your sneak peek too! whatever that swap is- it looks good! xo nat

Margaret said...

Oh what fun!! stunning garlands, just love them and the variation achieved working with the same stuff, fab! As for Silver Bella, how much do I wish i was joining you??!!! however I do plan to beam in regularly and hope I can be of some help with scrap and bauble placement!! As for the tags, I do belive I'm even slower!!

Chris said...

Love your garlands, Linda -- love the fact that you all used cupcake papers for some. The fluted sides give it a lacy-romantic feel! Good job girls!! :)

Lilli said...

Your paper garlands are Gorgeous! I'm loving all the various soft shades :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You are so right about it being inspiring to create with friends! Wonderful garlands and your tag peek is really naughty, it does not begin to show just how wonderful your tags are...
Silver Bella also sounds like a wonderful event!

Jeanie said...

These are unbelievably wild! Wow!

You all have such fun together!