Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CSS Book Club


This cycle we chose to have a magnet swap.  View the slide show to see each of our fun magnets.



Kathren created this amazing owl canvas.  She is adorable!



Tricia gifted Elena with this sweet, crystal piggy with pink wings.




Kat made this picture after taking a Marah Johnson class.












Alicia created a cool bulletin board, along with the awesome, cute tacks.





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Alicia made this fabulously adorable bunny out of paper clay. 

Look at that sweet face.


This is a fun box that Elena collaged, painted and embellished.



Gaye made this pretty set of cards.



Monica made this incredible Save the Date announcement for her friends wedding.  Can’t wait to see the invitation!



Emmeline created these cute envelopes.





Remember the Tee Shirt yarn from last month?  Gaye knitted this cool IPOD Purse from Tee Shirt yarn.  So clever!



Anne created this fabulous girl during a Traci Bautista online class.  She went on to reduce it and made magnets for each of us for the swap.


Anne also created these gorgeous ATC’s.  Each one is a little different and yet the same.  All were individually drawn from her head.



This is a poster illustrating what a new product called Goosebumps does for your art projects.  We each received a bottle in our kits.

It will be fun to see what people do with the Goosebumps.



Here’s our kits.  They include the Goosebumps and lots of embellishments. 



This is the example for our Make and Take. It’s a necklace made out of EcoArtBoard, which is a lightweight stamp board.

You could make one of these.


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Or, one of these.


Thank you Gaye for bringing chocolate chip cookies. 

Everyone appreciated having a snack.


Things to remember:

  • May is the 1st month of a our cycle and our meeting will be held on May 16th, at 6:30, at Cool Scrapbook Stuff. Please be sure to check in at the front desk. (858) 679-9100
  • Ideas regarding a new swapIMG_0618

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, Delight in the Seasons, by Lisa Pace, can be purchased at Cool Scrapbook Stuff
  • A simple tool kit, including scissors, glue and a pen or pencil
  • Camera
  • Snack



Monday, April 16, 2012

Gee Gee’s Book Club


The Canvas Swap continues!  Here is the incredible progression of our canvas swap.



Our guest demonstrator tonight was Terri Sproul.  She taught us how to use her mixers from Sakura Hobby Craft.  We each received a pot of the yummy mica powder and a tube of diamond glaze so we can experiment. 



Gayle, owner of Gee’s Gee’s Stamps n Stuff, gave us a lesson on using Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  Check out the tag she made in a matter of minutes.  Gorgeous blend of colors!


Our swap this cycle was bottle cap charms.  We each received all of these charms.  Isn’t it amazing how each one is completely different!


Elena brought in this cute necklace to give us inspiration on what we can do with our new beautiful bottle cap charms.



Glenna was busy this month.  Here she is showing us just one of the awesome canvases she made. 


This is a canvas Glenna recently made at a Charity Wings event at the Boys and Girls Club in Carlsbad.


Who wouldn’t love to wear these sweet earrings.  Created by: Glenna

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Another beautiful canvas created by: Glenna 


Guess who made these cool tags!


Jacque made this adorable canvas by using the art of paper piecing and paint. 



Cynthia is in an ATC swap and here are some of her wonderful ATC’s.  How fun to receive one of these in the mail.


Sherry made this gorgeous shadow box. 

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It’s all made with beautiful Graphic 45 papers.



Lola’s been busy making adorable banners.  Here’s an Easter banner.  And, it’s double-sided.


She put a lot of work into this multi-functional banner.  These are little envelopes.  She puts treasures inside the envelopes.  How fun is that!


Lola also created this colorful layout and tag.



Kam is taking a Joanne Sharpe lettering class.  She is learning how to make her own fantastic lettering. 

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Very impressive!






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More of Kam’s practice lettering, and learning about different markers.



Kat has been busy making some Julie Nutting inspired canvases.




Uh Oh!!!  Please tell me who made these two beautiful creations!



Here is our kit for this month!  Everyone received a kit of the same goodies!  Let’s see what you make from these items.

Thank you Kristal for the Edamome!  It was delicious!



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

  • Canvas Swap
  • Show and Tell art
  • Current book: Mixed Media Girls with Suzi BluIMG_0597
  • Tool kit, including scissors, glue, a pen or pencil.
    • A snack to share
    • Camera
    Things to remember: Gee Gee’s: (760) 729-1779