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Christmas at Checkered Cottage . . .

Prima Christmas 2016

Thank you to those who've signed up sight-unseen for my

Prima Christmas Book.

Saturday, December 10

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Here's a look at the cover.

We'll be using Frank Garcia's products including

Memory Journal 

Sweet Peppermint 6x6 Collection Kit

Sweet Peppermint Chipboard & More

Sweet Peppermint Flowers

Vintage style chenille candy cane

Sweet Peppermint ATC Cards


specialties by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

We'll use Gesso and Snowflakes and Paints and more

to decorate this year's Christmas book.

Sign up by calling

Checkered Cottage ~ Kirkwood MO


Laura Denison's Owl . . .

Designed by Laura Denison, this owl is amazing!

Owl A

It looks so complicated yet with

this owl kit 

Laura makes it very easy to construct.

This poor guy broke his nose flying home but I still love him.

I added modeling past behind some of the pieces

to give the feathers an added lift.

Owl 1

And popped up the entire owl head on the canvas background.

Once home, I added more feathers

and branches and a knot from a tree hole and a pine cone.

Owl 2

Also added skeleton leaves from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

as well as some tiny beads and bling.

Owl 3

One of the gals at Laura's Salem event

thought he would be pretty cool as a winter white owl!

You can get your owl kit here:

Laura Denison's Paper Applique Owl