Our first meet-up of the year was January 6th at the Urban Barn in Escondido. The ambience of the Urban Barn is an experience in itself. Gathering together on vintage couches and chairs, we discussed upcoming events, shared our latest projects and
Lola's pumpkin muffins. Mmmm...Yummy!
We were honored to have the fabulous Cheryl Waters as our guest speaker. She shared her story as one of the Lead Fiskateers for Fiskars. (Check out the Fiskateers website for an article from Cheryl and some more pictures of our meet-up.)
She brought her incredible Lucky Thirteen Circle Journal to share. The story and pages from this journal were recently published in Stampington's Autumn 2010 issue of Somerset Memories and is a collaboration of thirteen artists from around the world, including our own Book Club leader Elena Etcheverry.
If that wasn't enough fun, Cheryl discussed and inspired us all to submit our personal art to the Stampington & Company for publication in one of their awesome magazines.
Cynthia and Glenna admiring Cheryl's Lucky Thirteen Album.
|Cheryl and Elena giving some love to the camera.|
|The Grand Duchess, Kat, sporting her glitzy tiara and wielding her lint roller wand.|
After our break, Cheryl did a drawing and everyone won some great Fiskars tools, a Stampington magazine and then she gave us these adorable kits. Her idea was that we could make a valentine card, ATC or a journal page. Everyone is going to do that and we'll bring our item to next month's meet-up.
- Projects you've been working on
- Finished project from Cheryl's kit
- Finished project from Book Club kit
- Tool kit, including scissors, glue and a pen or pencil
- A snack to share
Things to remember:
- New 4 month cycle and next meeting starts February 3rd.
- New Book - TBD
- A Valentine Card to swap
- New Swap - ATC's - Make 12 (Here is some helpful info.)