Thursday, June 30, 2011

CSS Book Club

We are still working on our Circle Journals and loving them.  View the slide show to see some of the amazing journal pages these ladies made for each other this month.



PamArt at the Speed of Life by Pam Carriker is our book for this cycle.  We were surprised by a visit from Pam herself via Skype.  She spent about 30 minutes with us discussing the book and some of her favorite art tools.


Elena, Cynthia, Alicia and Danette


Cynthia and Alicia


Beautiful Artwork


Our Make and Take from the crop delightfully hung on a hanger.


Exotic kitty by Cynthia


Pretty girl by Cynthia


Sun Kissed by KathrenIMG_0114IMG_0115

Some vibrant and colorful pages by Denise who is working on a 7-day journal, inspired by an article in Art at the Speed of Life.



Alma and Kathren


Wonderful artwork by Gaye


Journal by Debby


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Summer Songbook by AliciaIMG_0139

Alicia gifted each of us with a cd of the songs from her Summer Songbook.  Thanks you Alicia.



Welcome to our guest, Sara


Judy sharing her journal.



Fabric Collage by Kat


Three journal pages by Kat


This month's Make and Take.  It's a zipper.  I'm not sure that I did it quite right.  Needs work and some Glimmer Mist.


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

  • Circle Journal
  • Button dangle swap (make 14)
  • Projects you've been working on
  • Finished project from Book Club kit
  • This cycle's book, 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 3rd month of a 3 month cycle and is scheduled 1 week early, Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Creating Outside the Book Crop



Alma, Cyndi, Renee, Denise, Glenna

We had an exceptionally successful and fun Book Club Crop at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway.  Everyone came armed with a mission.  Some of us worked on unfinished endeavors, and others worked on projects with a deadline. 

The smiling ladies in the photo above are all working together on the Make and Take that Elena provided. 



Kat stamping up a music stamp to add to her Make and Take project.


We love our crops because we don't just work.  We spend time with each other.  With three major stores in the same strip mall, we shop...a lot.  We eat great food that each other has brought.  We bring guests that always just seem to blend right in with our fabulous group.



Alma is working on Button Stacks, which is a swap that we are doing in the club.



Checking out which little baby to cut out.  Some of them were cute and some were a bit devilish, making it a hard choice.


  Denise, Renee, Terri


Alma, Denise, Renee, Judy



Kat and Cynthia looking fairly serious. 

"This little picture is going on my wall after all."



Kat was working on a vintage charm swap project.  Some of these charms are vintage earrings with a bail attached.


Gaye is a two-fisted scrapbooker!




  Gaye and her guest, Gina having fun.




Fern and Reggie (ooops, I mean Peggie) showing off their beautiful Button Stacks.IMG_0090

Pam and Glenna working on cards.


It's hard to say what Kristal is working on, but she definitely looks busy...and well prepared!


Look at these cutie girls - Alicia and her beautiful daughter, Lydia.


And, here we have another gorgeous, dynamic duo.  Kathren and her beautiful daughter, Lauren.





Elena and Kat

Hee Hee






Terri is showing off her whimsical scrapbook page.IMG_0097

Did we have food?  Oh yes!! 

Tons of food and it was delicious!


Forgot to take the pics when the food first arrived.  You can see that we didn't waste any.



And, here are our adorable, finished

Make and Takes. 

Everyone had lots of fun with this project. 

They are a little keepsake to take home as a reminder of a wonderful day with friends.

Thank you Elena.

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