Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club - May


A continuation of our Circle Journal.  Check out some of the work these ladies do.  Every month they can't wait to see what their new page looks like and says.


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Welcome to our newest member Denise. 

We are delighted that you have joined our club and can't wait to get to know you better.


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The I for the beautiful Charity Wings banner that Elena made.


css bc 051811 (6)Kathren made this gorgeous repurposed cigar box.

css bc 051811 (8)Here is the embellished inside of the box.





css bc 051811 (9)Debby made framed wall art from the stick pins she received in our recent stick pin swap.  What a clever idea!


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Isn't Kathren a pretty princess!  It was her birthday and we wanted to give her some love.

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We celebrated the right way...with cupcakes and cake made by Alma. 

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A wonderful picture of almost all the lovely ladies in our awesome book club, and yes, we did eat all those cupcakes.  Uh huh!  You betcha!

Front Row: Cynthia, Kat, Elena, Alma, Kathren, Alicia, Danette and Judy

Back Row:  Cyndi, Peggie, Gaye and Debby

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css bc 051811 (19)Debby made some sweet ATC's and,

css bc 051811 (24)this fabulous Configurations art.  The shadow box is from the new Tim Holtz line.  She did such a great job.  Check out all the neat little goodies.





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A little bit of dark art from Kat.


css bc 051811 (28)Last month Cynthia gave us these cute little ATC's so that we could embellish them and bring them back to share with each other.  Here are two of them.


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Someone has actually been scrapbooking!!  Danette created these stunning pages.  She is very proud of her beautiful family and does a great job showcasing their pictures in her scrapbooking.

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With a little help from her friends, Elena made this lovely copper and beaded bracelet.


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What a little cutie this purse is!

This was our Make and Take for the night.  Canvas, Tattered Angels, ribbon, thread, and bam, you have an adorable little purse.


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Cynthia is serious about following the instructions...

Stand back, hold your mouth just like so,

and then spray.  Yay!!!   Success! 


css bc 051811 (39)Denise is working the Tattered angels and is ready to start sewing.









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Our kit consisted of coordinating October Afternoon papers, a fleur de lis punch, blue glitter, a bunch of pretty buttons, and Stick and Stay Permanent Spray by CC International.


Gentle Reminder of items you may wish to bring next month:

  • Circle Journal
  • Any questions re: button dangle swap (make 14)
  • Projects you've been working on
  • Finished project from Book Club kit
  • Art at the Speed of Life, by Pam Carriker
  • Tool kit, including scissors, glue and a pen or pencil
  • Camera
  • A snack to share
Things to remember:
  • Next meeting is the 2nd month of a 3 month cycle and is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway.
  • Here are the people in the swap:  Cyndi, Peggie, Danette, Alma, Fern, Debby, Gaye, Alicia, Kathren, Cynthia, Kat, Elena, Judy and Denise.
  • June 2nd is the meeting with Gee Gee's book club.  We will be meeting at the Boys and Girls Club in Carlsbad.  Fran Valera will be teaching Resin Art.  You won't want to miss this.
  • June 12 is our Book Club Crop.  Bring your studio and do some art.  Bring your shoppin' shoes.  Bring food to share.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Creating Outside the Box at Gee Gee's

Gee Gee's is a new location for our Book Club.  We are super excited about being here.  Gayle and Linda welcomed us with open arms and are awesome.  We are looking forward to getting to know them better.


GG BC 050511 (2)Suzi Blu was our special guest this month.  She actually provided our make and take, which is a Suzi Art ATC.  She brought all her stamps and each of us went home armed with lots of great stamped pictures to play with and create something awesome.



Suzi and Elena being cute for the camera.  Elena is showing us the Suzi art that she made for her Mom for Mother's Day.  It kind of looks like Elena. 

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We had an ATC swap this month.  We swapped letters that spelled the words Love is Life.  Here are a few of the letters we produced. 

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Glenna created a beautiful collage based on our book club kit from a few months ago.

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Kat painted, penciled and watercolored these Suzi Art canvas tags using Faber Castell products.


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How cute is this?  Glenna made these embellished dress forms from a Tim Holtz die-cut.  It's the inspiration for our next swap. 

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A closer look!

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Sheila recently attended the 5-year anniversary party for Charity Wings.  She gifted each guest with a handmade wine journal.  What a great idea!






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A closer look at Elena's Suzi art. 

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Elena's wounded-wing resin art made with ICE Resin.





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A fabric collage made with tea-dyed fabrics and vintage lace.  This is a picture of Kat's mother when she was a little girl.

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Glenna and Sheila wanting to know more about Suzi's pretty art bag.

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Suzi talking about her stamps and describing some unique ways to use them to create art.  There's a picture of Gigi.  See the little stamped picture below.

GG BC 050511 (19)Here are a couple of stamped images that we will be using for our project.

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Kat's still trying to perfect the resin art.  Here's a few more pieces.

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Cynthia and Glenna working on Suzi stamps.

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Elena and Terri making some pretty stamped images.

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Kat and Pam working the ATC angle.


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Here's are kit for this month.  A sheet of plexi-glass, Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage, Dew Drops from The Rubber Café, a bottle of Luminarte Radiant Rain Color Concentrate, by Creative Imaginations a Torte Tin, sheets of wallpaper, some ribbon and embellies.





  • Kat Baker
  • Suzi Blu
  • Cynthia Ellis
  • Elena Etcheverry
  • Sheila Goldsberry
  • Nanci Ishii
  • Terri kinjo
  • Kristal Lemke
  • Pam Rothberg
  • Glenna Ruoff

Gentle Reminder of items you may want to bring next month:

  • Projects you've been working on
  • Tool kit, including scissors, glue,  a pen or pencil.
  • A couple of people have letter ATC's to bring.
  • A snack to share
  • Camera
Things to remember:
  • June will be the 1st month of a 4-month cycle and the meeting is June 2nd
  • We have booked Fran Valera as our special guest speaker.  She is going to teach us new techniques in Resin.  Check out her website
  • We will be meeting at the Boys and Girls Club in Carlsbad.  The address is

    3115 Roosevelt Street

    Carlsbad, 92008

    (760) 729-0207

  • Please arrive a few minutes early so we can start on time.
  • Pick out a photo that you would like to use in a piece of resin art and email it to Kat.  I will be sending it to Fran so that she can size it.

  • We are doing a dress-form swap that will be due in September.  We will be die-cutting the dress forms at the June meeting.  Bring chip board or whatever you want to use for your die-cuts.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Information for Both Book Clubs


Wow, I can't believe it's May 1st already.  Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you make your summer plans.


Both Book Clubs are invited to:

Gee Gee's Book Club on June 2nd, at 6:30, at the

Boys and Girls Club in Carlsbad

3115 Roosevelt Street

Carlsbad, 92008

(760) 729-0207

We have invited  Fran Valera to be our special guest.  She will be providing a workshop on Resin Art.  Your kit will have what you need to make something awesome. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn a new media directly from the expert.

Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club is also invited to this special event.  Your cost is $20.

This is Gee Gee's Book Club's regular meeting night.  Your cost is as usual.

IMPORTANT: Send me one or two images you want to use for your project and Fran will size them for us.



Gee Gee's Book Club in Carlsbad

Location:  2965 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 729-1779

Meeting dates:  are still the first Thursday of the month:

May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 1



Cool Scrapbook Stuff

Book Club in Poway

Location:  12305 Poway Road, Poway, CA 92064, (858) 679-9100

Meeting dates:  are still the 3rd Wednesday of the month:

May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21



Note:  Some of you may not be aware that we have two Book Clubs.  Sometimes you might read information that is based on the Book Club that you may not be attending.  If anyone ever gets unsure of what's going on, please don't hesitate to contact me.