Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club


Everyone came to Book Club ready to have fun. It’s amazing how talented these ladies are, and how much fun we have together.  Check out our two cuties in the front row. They got right in the groove with all the ladies.


Ok, sillies, be serious now!  Hee Hee!





What a cutie pie!  Cyndi’s little girl just got her ears pierced and she’s pretty happy about it.

Cyndi created a sweet picture frame for the occasion.IMG_0444IMG_0445

Cyndi’s two page layout for her daughter’s birthday.  So cute!  She looks just like Cyndi.


A wonderful Christmas layout by Cyndi.



Gaye created this fabulous invitation for a very special occasion.  It’s going to be a destination wedding, which required lots of information, which is on the inside!  IMG_0449


Alma spent some time on this beautiful Julie Nutting inspired paper doll girl.  Isn’t she gorgeous!IMG_0450

Alma also stamped and colored these beautiful cards. 



Yey!  Judy created a cute canvas with the kit from last month.



Cynthia has been working on her fabulous art journal.  Her cover is a wonderful example of what’s inside.



Annie used last month’s kit to create this incredible mermaid collage canvas.



This is one of Annie’s creative doodle pages from taking the Traci Bautista class.  She talked about using it or something like it to cut-up for ATC’s or cards.



In the same Traci Bautista class, Annie hosted an Artist Trading Card, (ATC) Swap and these are just a few of the ATC’s she received in that swap.  So cool!













Alicia and Kathren recently took a class at Paper Tales with Jenny Hernandez from The Polka Dot Pixie.  The product they used to make this little Chickadee is called Creative Paper Clay.  Don’t you just want to kiss those cute little chick lips!










Kathren created this sweet collage canvas!  Yes, she used the kit from last month.  The quote seems particularly meaningful these days.




Tricia created this adorable shadow box from last month’s kit. The picture doesn’t show it wonderful dimension.


Everyone gets something amazingly different from our kits.






Elena is in the process of creating a painting. This is her gorgeous background.  Can’t wait to see what else she does with it.






Kathren made a card with some of the parts from the kit.  This is so cute.  Who wouldn’t love to receive that in the mail!


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Kat can’t seem to get enough of the doodle art from Traci Bautista’s class.



Tricia created this beautiful Easter banner. 




Monica used her silhouette to make these adorable glasses to decorate the tween section of the optometrist's office where she works.

And, Emmeline bought her book, Creative Pilgrimage.  Yey!  We were all so proud of her.  Welcome to the club lady.



Here we are creating t-shirt yarn.  Elena taught us an easy peezy way to cut the t-shirt into one long string.  Well, once you learn it, it’s easy!

We couldn’t just simply make yarn, we had to get totally goofy too.  It was a lot of fun putting on our crop tees and headbands, as you can see from the pictures.  We had yarn everywhere!

You just never can tell what’s going to get this group turned on! 

Yup!  It was the t-shirt yarn!



Here’s our kit for the month.  We received a giant crochet needle for the t-shirt yarn.  I hope someone makes something. 

We also received star-shaped Punchinello, a canvas, Crazy Tackz, Washi Tape from sei, and several different styles of green ribbon for St. Patty’s Day.


Things to remember:

  • April is the 3rd month of a our cycle and our meeting will be held on April 18th, at 6:30, at Cool Scrapbook Stuff. Please be sure to check in at the front desk.IMG_0096 (858) 679-9100
  • SWAP: Magnets are due.  Make 15.


Things to remember to bring:

  • Your art that you would like to “show and tell”
  • Art that you made from the Book Club kit
  • Our new book, Creative Pilgrimage
  • A simple tool kit, including scissors, glue and a pen or pencil
  • Camera
  • Snack


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Creating Outside the Book Crop

Book Club always has the best crops and this past weekend was certainly no exception.

We gather together every couple of months to craft, eat, giggle and laugh, shop and generally have a blast together.

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Here’s Glenna smiling pretty and showing us this adorable Make and Take.  It’s a heart ornament made from paper. 



Some of the ladies watching the process.  Thank you Alma for giving me a cute smile.



Kristal is embellishing her Smash Book.



Peggy creating painted tape.  Cool idea! 



Annie signing her ATC’s for a swap that she hosted on the Strathmore website.  Some of us took a Traci Bautista doodling class and then did an ATC swap with what we learned.



Wendy making a wall hanging/photo album crafted with paper.



Glenna finishing a beautiful mini album.



Sherry making a background page for her photo album.  Caught ya smiling Sherry!



Deb is working on her vintage record album/photo album.  This is just one of the great pages.




Trish making a gorgeous St. Patty’s day banner.








Judy says she getting a lot done.  No work…just play today.



Lola putting together a masterpiece photo album.



Lola and Jean having fun together.



We love that Cynthia brings her whole craft room.  If Cynthia doesn’t have it, Kristal will!  Or, Cynthia will take a coupon and go and get it.  I know Cyn, you just need a few things!



Gaye is working on something fabulous.  From some eavesdropping, I gather that they are invitations for a wedding!  Fun!



Kat’s taking some time for a cup of coffee.  Thanks Gaye for making the Starbucks run.




  Kat’s ATC’s for Annie’s swap




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Annie found out that hosting an ATC Swap can be grueling, but also rewarding.  Yey!  They are done and ready to go in the mail.  (No permission, no pics of the ATC’s)


Hawwwe!  Another great Crop!

Already can’t wait for the next one!

Did you sign up for the Charity Wings PJ Craft, Crop and Create yet?  It’s on March 24th, 10:00-10:00 p.m., at the Carlsbad Boys and Girls Club.  It’s limited enrollment! 

I’m going!  Hope you are too!