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Getting Creative at Creative Estates — Spring Bunting Canvas!!

There were a few reasons that Creative Estates was so awesome. One was meeting so many fabulous ladies. Another was the weather. And the third reason I loved it was that it totally recharged my creativity. Being in a room with so many other, creative women was amazing!! 
{Ashley, Bev and Becca sporting their beautiful necklaces} 
In addition to breakout sessions and speakers, there were some fun creative classes!! The Lifestyle Letterpress class was fun with demonstrations on what their letterpress system could do. Bev from Flamingo Toes taught a class on how to make a beautiful Anthro-inspired necklace that was just stunning.
And I helped Kami from No Biggie with a fun creative project using products from DecoArt and The Canvas Corp. I made up a sample canvas — a little Spring Bunting Sign to help get people’s creative juices flowing.
But what I LOVED was seeing people take the same materials and create such different and FUN creations!!! 

{she made a canvas of her logo}
A big thank you to DecoArt and The Canvas Corp for sparking our creativity!!!
Do you ever get in a creative rut? 
What do YOU do to spark YOUR creativity?? 
PS if you want to make a canvas like my inspiration one, it’s SO easy!! 
All you need to do is paint your canvas. Then cut out a bunting stencil {I have a few extra, so if you want one, leave me a comment and I will send them out to the first commenters}. Then stencil a little word at the bottom. and finish it off by hot gluing a little bit of Baker’s Twine to the top. A cute Spring addition to an entry table :)





  1. Michelle says:

    Looks like so much fun!!!! Adorable project too, I love that it was so flexible to everyone's style!

  2. Look how cute those turned out! I wish I could have done both classes. It was a blast seeing you at CE. And of course anywhere else I see you. You are just the best!

  3. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    This is so adorable!!
    I love it!!

  4. CT Cupcake says:

    love the canvases. I'd love a bunting stencil if you have any left.


  5. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I get in crafty ruts all the time! I have found the best thing for that is a trip to the craft store! There are so many fun things to buy that I am bound to find something to make:)

  6. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

    Thank you for graciously leaving my FAIL out of the pictures! HAHA! I still haven't even touched it because it was one of those things where you kind of feel like you have to really do awesome but then you totally suck it up! But your idea was very cute. Maybe I will fix it one of these days. :)

  7. If you have any stencils left, I'd love one!


  8. taradaramadeit says:

    It was a lot of fun!!! I loved seeing other gals' works of art. Thanks for putting this post together!
    You seriously are awesome! … and I don't know when you sleep!!!

  9. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Your canvas class looked so fun!!! I loved seeing all the different ideas people came up with!
    It was a blast teaching the necklace class – the only bad thing about it was that I couldn't take yours!! :)
    Thanks so much for the link – you're the best Jen!!!

  10. Susan @ Busy at Home says:

    That is so cute! Love the 3D baker's twine addition!

  11. looks like you had a ton of fun, what a great way to learn new things!! I'm a new blogger, I'll have to see if I can find one in my area


  12. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    I'd love a bunting stencil if you still have any!

  13. DoodleBoopDesigns says:

    I have passed the Versatile Blogger Award along to you. Please see my blog for information!

    Lauren M. Dabbs
    Creative Designer/Owner
    DoodleBoop Designs

  14. Loved seeing all the ones people came up with. I'm not much of a painter but it was lots of fun creating something new out of my comfort zone. Thanks for featuring mine here.


  15. Thanks for the fun class. You know yours and Shelley's rugs were my inspiration.

  16. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    So cute and looks like so much fun!

  17. Jen,
    I love what everyone was able to make using the Canvas Corp canvases. It looks like they had a lot of fun. Wish I could've been there with y'all!
    Thanks for featuring Canvas Corp in your blog! You rock!

  18. Danielle says:

    I love how different they are and all amazing. I would love a stencil if you still have some.


  19. Looks like so much fun!! I want to make one of these cute projects!

  20. Such a cute little canvas!

    I went to the Chicago Art Institute this weekend and was inspired by the patterns and textures I saw there

  21. Krista S. says:

    So cute! I'd love a stencil!

  22. Super cute! I'd love a stencil!

    Erin Joseph

  23. Very cute and simple!

  24. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    They all did such a great job! I love seeing how differently projects turn out b/c of people's creative sparks. :)

  25. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Jen! How much fun! I really love the bunting canvases. Everyone did a good job with the project. I would love to attend a workshop like that!

  26. I love your canvas and would love a bunting stencil!!