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Friday, August 24, 2012

Oui! Oui! Oui!

Last week was our monthly art group, Paper Soiree, held at Paper Tales in the Point Loma area of San Diego. The group has grown to 10 wonderfully creative ladies that are all so sweet! I so look forward to our monthly get together. In advance of the meeting we create an assigned project that we swap with each other at the meeting. This month the swap was a OUI Banner, and the results were stunning! I hope you enjoy a peak at our creations. You can follow our creations on our Paper Soiree Swap Board on Pinterest.

Here are our creations:

 The above is my banner and the close-ups of the individual pieces.
 This is the beauty that Lorraine made.
 This lovely piece was designed by Michelle.
 Pam B. created this gorgeous banner.
 And I was the lucky recipient of the creative jewel, made by Pam W.
 Rosa was the creative mind behind this lovely banner.
 This wonderful piece was designed by Sandra.
And Angie created this little gem.
I think our swap was a huge success.  Everyone left will such a beautiful prize to hang in their home.  Next month we are swapping decorated cake boxes, and I can't wait to get back together and see what these amazing ladies created.
I hope you all are enjoying these last days of summer.  Boy it went fast this year!  Happy Pink Saturday to my fabulous Pink Friends.


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Marti,
Looks like a fun group, each so different too.
Your banner is lovely.
enJOY a beautiful weekend,

Lorraine said...

The banners were all wonderful, it was great fun, I am so loving this group!!

Gabriela Delworth said...


Such a beautiful banner!


Gabriela Delworth said...


Such a beautiful banner!


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOVE them ! and that you have other creative ladies to create and share with.

Susie Jefferson said...

Absolutely OUI! J'adore! What a wonderful job you've all done - I adore banners, and these are really special. I can't wait to see what you come up with at Christmas!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Snap said...

I bet this was a lot of fun. All the banners are wonderful!

Robyn said...

Im so jealous that you have this incredibly talented and fun group of ladies to create with each month - the banners are stunning!!! Oh, saw your post about the Colors Run, my daughter up at OSU did that last month - she looked about the same as you and your husband afterwards - ha, ha. Hope you have a fun Pink Saturday!

Penny said...

How great to have so much talent gathered in one place!! All of the banners were amazing! Penny

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Those are some very creative ladies and banners. I'm curious how the cake boxes will turn out too. In fact, I'm wondering what kind of cake boxes you mean. I have an old aluminum cake plate cover - not a box at all - but thinking something decorative w/it would be fun. I'm probably just going to daydream about it and enjoy all the blogger creativity ... that's what I usually do. But I do dream! Enjoy your crafting on your cake box!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a note.

Happy Pink Saturday!

NanE said...

I love all of them, they are gorgeous! What a fun swap. Happy PINK Saturday and have a great weekend, Nan

Sharon said...

Wow what gorgeous & creative banners!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

What a talented group of ladies you are, all the banners are amazing. I would love to have any one of them hanging in my room.
Thanks for coming over to Normandy to visit.

cmoh said...

Oh wow Marti these look like so much fun! Love the group aspect, wish I was there to be a member too.

All the banners are lovely.


chubskulit said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hopping a little late from Pink Saturday.

My PINK, come and see when you get a chance.
Have a lovely Sunday!

Ira Huberts said...

Fab looking banners Marti, by the looks of it your group is having lots of fun, such very creative ladies out there!

A Vintage Chic said...

Hi Marti!

Just found your blog tonight--love these beautiful banners! I love all things vintage, so these are right up my alley!

I'll be following along...

Wishing you a wonderful night!


sandra said...

I LOVE my BANNER and am having such a great time in this group! Such creative ladies !!!

Karin said...

Hi Marti! When is the next get together for the swap? Now that the kids are back in school I think i can do it....KArin

Creative Wings Boutique said...

marti this is the inspiration i needed..thanks so did i never get to swap with you when i was a member of MAMA...darn it...

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous group you have! Your banners are absolutely beautiful!

jean grey said...

I love those banners, I wish I had one of those. Just kidding. I like your blog. Thanks for posting. God bless.

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