Friday, October 28, 2011

Awesome Crop

It's true!  We had so much fun at the Crop Spot at Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway.  Six and half hours to craft, laugh and giggle, shop and eat.  Everyone came focused and ready to get down to business.  The wheelie carts started rolling in and the next thing you know, we were having a blast.  The coupons and discounts came out and what do you think happen next...everyone had shopping bags of goodies.  Oh yeah!  It was a fun day!


Gaye didn't waste any time getting to work on her beautiful invitations to a party that she is having for her girlfriends.  The best part was that she completed them. 



Kathren spent the day working on her adorable snow people.  She started with a couple of them and by the end of the day, there was a whole family.  They are beautiful.IMG_0763


IMG_0747Caught Denise doing what we all did at some point during the day.  Look at that awesome food.  Go for it Denise!  You know you want to!IMG_0750


Alma worked on her "SPOOKY" banner.  Can't wait to see it when it's finished.  I heard about some charms being added.



Kristal made great use of her time.  Check out the gorgeous art panels below.


She is working with some great new embossing techniques.  I see a future Make and Take.


So pretty!



Glenna started her day decorating these fabulous pumpkins.

Caught her taking a lunch break. 





Fern fastidiously finished putting together a gorgeous scrapbook album.  It started out as a kit that she received at a Quick Quotes event.  She had pages of instructions and with perseverance, she put it together and it looks beautiful.



Between trips to the fabulous local shopping, Nanci worked diligently on her scrapbook.



This is Fern's guest, Linda.  She worked on this gorgeous wedding album.  Using her Cricut, she made these beautiful fonts and scroll work.



Maybe she'd like to join our Book Club.


IMG_0778Here is Lola posing with her little Smurf man.  The Smurf is representative of her wonderful Smurf album. 




Elena taking a lunch break.  We had some incredible food to choose from.



Not one, but two tables full of food.  We had salads, crackers, brie, more salads, corn chowder and corn bread, fruit, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, chips and homemade, hot chai.



Look at this fabulous cake that Elena claims to have made all by herself. 

Impressed?  We were!!!


It actually tasted great.  The inside was layered and yummy.



Oh my gosh, last, but certainly not least, was an exciting, fun Make and Take.  Cynthia out did herself.  She brought all the goodies to make these oh so scary coffins.  It was like going to a buffet.  Everything you needed to make your skeleton coffin was there.  Each one turned out different.

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Here are some finished ideas that a couple of the ladies came up with.  What a super fun project.  Yey for Cynthia.  Thank you.

I'm sorry, I missed snapping a pic of a few of the ladies...Ally, Alicia, Cynthia and Pam.


Next crop will be in January, unless someone has some ideas.  Leave me a message here if you think we should have another crop before the end of the year.




















Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club...Halloween


Left to right:  Peggy, Elena, Judy, Cynthia, Alicia, Denise, Debby and Fern

Chillingly small but Hauntingly sweet...that was what Book Club was this month.  A few ladies couldn't make it and were frightfully missed.  We arranged our tables in a new pleasing way, so that we could interact more freely and everyone loved it.  The tighter the better.


Tag swap was due this month.  check out these awesome tags that everyone made.  The only criteria was that the tag must include a picture and one or more little known fact about the artist of the tag. 


I was able to catch a picture of Gaye working on this month's make and take which was presented by Cynthia.  It was definitely one of the highlights of the night. 

She brought a Cauldron full of Halloween papers, embellies and other goodies.  We all set to work making cards and ornaments for the holiday.  Here are just a few examples of what we created. 

We had a blast Cynthia.  Thanks for thinking of such a ghoulishly fun make and take.


Here is some of the artwork that we brought for show and tell:



A beautifully embellished dress form.








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Debby finished her New York trip journal and shared with us some of the fun exciting things she and her husband experienced.



This is the lid to a beautifully embellished box that Deb created to hold her wishes.

Debby also brought some fabulous chocolate and peanut butter cookies.  Thanks for the Treats Debby.


IMG_0721 Kat recently spent a very creative day with Elena, Miss Vicky, and Cheryl Waters.  She created this fun soldered window entitled The Snowflake Surprise.





Kat also made this gruesome shadow box after taking a class with Carol Murphy.





Gaye shared her mini album with us.  It's her trip album when she and her girlfriends took a trip to Boston together.  What fun! 


This canvas is A fun collage of Halloween ephemera and papers also created by Gaye.







IMG_0722Cynthia made this Spooky little ghost/ mummy from casting material and a bottle.  So clever and truly terrifying!


A lovely "Happy Haunting" mini album.


Cynthia's invitations were created for a baby shower.  Adorable!



A beautiful album dedicated to breast cancer survivors.

Our kit this month consisted of lots of fun Halloween papers and embellishments.  Can't wait to see what people create from this fun assortment.


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

  • New book - Somerset Holidays  (Can be purchased at CSS)
  • Projects you would like to share
  • Finished project from Book Club kit CVR_HOL0911_lg
  • Tool kit, including scissors, glue and a pen or pencil
  • Camera
  • A snack to share

Things to remember:

  • November is the first month of this cycle.  Our meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30, at Cool Scrapbook Stuff


White Elephant Gift Exchange  Your White Elephant gift is due in December.   It must be something wonderful, that you created, and would want to keep for yourself.  Put your best foot forward because everyone else will.  Party will be at Alicia's home, on December 14th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Potluck!