Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club



Kathren started this fun night off with a beautiful collage that she made using parts of a monthly kit.  The dress is a lovely example of using Goose Bumps on a stamp and making the impression on paper.  The Goose Bumps acts as a resist when ink is added.


Here’s another example of Goose Bumps using a stencil. 

Cute cards by Kathren.



Cynthia made this beautiful She Art canvas.  Look at the colors!

She’s so fashionable!


Cynthia also created this fabulous birdie canvas.  She said this is the canvas where she puts her left over paint when she working on other projects. 

She painted the bird on top of the leftovers.  Cool!





How adorable is this crocheted bracelet by Cynthia!










Oh yes, we have all different forms of art in our Book Club.  Our guest Jesse created this masterpiece.  All of us were in awe of her art form…kind of like honored to be in the same room!








Wouldn’t you just totally dig having this art in your garden?



Kathren made this fabulous garden piece for her yard and we all want one!  I see Christmas Presents!  Hee Hee



Peggy made this cute little seahorse pendant. 


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Admittedly, Gaye has been holding out on us. Who knew she could do such awesome things with Glass and beads.



Cyndi’s been busy with the Girl Scouts and look at the pretty frames they made with paint and embellishments.





Wow!  Judy stepped out of her box and created an awesome art journal.  Each page is made by using a different mixed media technique.  Completely ready for added art.









Alma was busy making lots of sweet cards! 

Here are a couple of lovely examples.



And, HOO wouldn’t want to be on Monica’s card list!  Adorable!



Anne’s first art journal page!  Gorgeous!  Love that color!





Anne was busy in the jewelry department this month.  Check out these earrings.  Super cute and lightweight!  Perfect for everyday!

Ooops!  I spy more Christmas presents! 














Kat created a little girl canvas

inspired by Christy Tomlinson’s She Art. 











This is a gorgeous photo album made by Gaye and ready for Photos.



Here is our Make and Take for this month.  One of my personal favorites!  I just love the “Sweet”ness of it!  It was created on a canvas tag, with fabric pieces, glass glitter, pom poms, “cheap” tinsel, and if you look close, you can see an adorable glass flower pin.


Check it out!  Here is our loot for this month.  It’s a wonderful kit full of fun goodies.  We received a package of tissue paper by Cloud 9 Designs, canvas tags from Maya Road, glittered tulle, baby pom poms and some little acrylic flowers.


Thank you Cyndi, for the yummy chips and corn salsa!



Things to remember:

  • June is the 2nd month of a our cycle and our meeting will be held on June 20th, at 6:30, at Cool Scrapbook Stuff. Please be sure to check in at the front desk. (858) 679-9100
  • Our new swap is Greeting Cards.  Make 16 cards.  They can all be the same, but should be blank on the inside.  IMG_0618The themes to choose from are Celebrate, Thank You, Birthday, Thinking About You.  No seasonal cards.  Be sure to supply the appropriate size envelope for each card.

Things to remember to bring:

  • Your art that you would like to “show and tell”
  • Art that you made from the Book Club kit or from the book
  • Our new book, Delight in the Seasons, by Lisa Pace, can be purchased at Cool Scrapbook Stuff at a 25% discount.
  • A simple tool kit, including scissors, glue and a pen or pencil
  • Camera
  • Snack to share



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Creating Outside the Book at Gee Gee’s


IMG_0661Prior to our Book Club meeting, Kat and Elena shared a bowl of soup and an order of crispy mac and cheese with BACON.  Yummy!



Cynthia created this adorable She Art canvas.



OMGosh, what a cutie this little birdie canvas is…made by Cynthia.  Love the colors!


Cynthia took a lesson using Twinkling H2O’s.  Here is a fun journal page based on a Marah Johnson project.








What a cute way to use the kit from last month.  Kam wowed us with this adorable chick.  The chick is a cookie cutter and she filled with flowers making it a very dimensional canvas.







Kam took a class from Julie Nutting and learned how to make these adorable little girl tags.









Debby used one of her many Cricut machines to make this elaborate project with her name.  Beautiful!


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Wow!  Last month, we received a floppy disk holder in our kit.  Sherry made this fabulously fun Shadow Box. 

How clever is that!


IMG_0675 Pam has a brand new sewing machine, but she made this awesome piece by hand.  She added it as an embellishment to her Book Club tote bag.





Pam spent some time learning about transferring images to fabric.  Here is a picture that she manipulated on the computer, printed it out and transferred it to the fabric.


Then she tried transferring patterned paper on to fabric.  Cool!


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Our book this cycle is

Mixed Media Girls by Suzi Blu

Pam and her daughter, Amelia, spent some time together learning how to draw and color a couple of lovely Mixed Media girls.



Glenna made this super cute, colorful collage canvas.











Glenna also made this gorgeous mixed media journal with Lytle Scrapper.  This photo is of the front and back of the journal.


Here are a couple of pages on the inside of Glenna’s journal. 


Glenna made all of these great scrapbook pages. 



Here’s where she documented her photo of the day challenge.  That’s really cool!


Look at those beautiful dogs!

Glenna was a busy girl this month.



Kat made this cute little collage canvas. 


At a class with Marah Johnson, Kat learned how to make this journal page using Twinkling H2O’s, and some collage embellishments. 


After the class she was so excited about the Twinks that she shared the techniques with a couple of girlfriends and made another page.   






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Kristal made several of these cool Gift Card Holders for some of her friends.



At Book Club, Elena gave us tote bags to be used each month for our kits.  Our instruction was to feel free to decorate our bags any way we might like.  Keeping the Suzi Blu theme for the quarter in mind, this is the front of Kristal's bag.  It is embellished with lots of dimensional flowers and an awesome hand painted, by Kristal, mixed media girl.


This is the back of Kristal’s bag.  She used ICE Resin to collage pieces of ephemera.



Whoo Hoo!  Kristal made this journal using a Suzi Blu stamp on the cover.  This journal is strictly for Suzi Blu art.  Great idea!



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

  • Canvas Swap (still have a couple of canvases out)
  • Show and Tell art
  • Art from a kit
  • 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:
    • June is the 2nd month of a 4-month cycle and the meeting is Thursday, June 7th, at 6:30, at Gee Gee's Stamp 'n' Stuff.
    • We are having a FREE SWAP at Cool Scrapbook Stuff, on June 3rd, 11:00-5:30.
    • Our current swap is a Prayer Flag swap. Check out The Prayer Flag Project for information and ideas. Here’s a couple of tutorials.  Only parameter is, finished flag should be 5x8”.
    • Our current passing project is a Circle Journal.  Start with a 6x6 chipboard journal and do the first page with your preferred theme.  Put your journal in a zip lock bag for protection.  Add a note about your theme, favorite colors, favorite techniques, etc. The point of the note is to give the next person an idea of what you might like in your journal.

    Gee Gee’s: (760) 729-1779