Thursday, March 06, 2014

Workshops with Anita Houston & Spring Fling Blog Hop

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Anita Houston is coming back to teach us some fun techniques for Spring! Read on for more details on her workshops and how to enter and win in the Spring Fling Blog Hop.

Flowers & Miracles Tag
Using the Techniques: Stenciling & Painting with Embossing Paste, The Trinity Resist
March 21st 6-9pm  $25
Every year, the creative stars line up and invent exceptional products, and “sometimes” when those products are combined, a match is made that is so super special it can ignite the crafting world. The products by themselves are wonderful of course, but in my opinion when combined, are revolutionary! I am of course speaking about Wendy Vecchi’s Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver, Tim Holtz’s Distress Paints from Ranger, and Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Ink Sprays from Ranger.  Using the first two together creates a wonderful resist for the latter, so I call this The Trinity Resist, and you will see the wonderful results from it when you complete this inspirational tag.

Spring Queen Altered Paintbrush
Using the Technique: Alteration of Materials
March 22nd 12-4pm  $40
Most of us have art materials and embellishments lingering in our craft stash that we would like to use up and give new life to. It's always nice to find new ways to use items that have always been used in a traditional way, and have something amazing adorning your wall.  In this class you will use a paintbrush as a base as well as the body of an Angel. She will be adorned with all sorts of beautiful bits and fabric too.

"Mothers Day Bouquet"
Spring is on its way and the flowers are blooming. My favorite flowers are hydrangeas,  I have added several different variety's to each of my gardens. Stop by and pick one for your "Mothers Day Bouquet" then hop on over to see my friends at and collect more flowers for your bouquet.

Beginning March 6th - 9th, simply visit each blog, become a follower of their blog or sign up for their newsletter. Read the post and look for a flower (a different flower will be mentioned at each destination). As you hop from site to site, you must collect ALL the FLOWERS! When you are done, you will send your name and a list of all the flowers in your bouquet to:
Your email becomes your entry for the  "Mothers Day Bouquet" Prize Drawing!!! Remember in order to win you must be signed up as a follower on the blog or newsletter, its as easy as 1-2-3, follow the links above.  Here is what you have a chance at winning:

*Very Vintage Retreat- 1 complimentary stay, valued at $99.00 with 5  booking guests. 
*Crafty Neighbor - 150.00 Cruise Voucher
* Scrappin Good Time Retreat and Store- 3 days 2 night retreat for 1 person valued at $100.00 and $50.00 gift certificate to use during your stay. 
* $50.00 gift certificates or $50.00 worth of merchandise from- All Participating Stores and Dallas Crafters Marathon.

ALL WINNERS will be announced on Tuesday 11th

Good Luck to you ALL and 

THANK YOU for supporting Small Business
 and shopping (and hopping) local!


Crafty Neighbor said...

Awesome classes coming up! Thanks for being part of the blog hop!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I can't wait to come back!!! Thank you!