Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cool Scrapbook Stuff Book Club


Doesn’t Alicia look pretty holding up the adorable banner

she made for the summer!



Alicia also made this charming wooden tag from kit items. 













Anne is having fun art journaling with Dylusions sprays and stencils, and lots of doodling.  Beautiful colors.



Anne is also learning how to make Shrinky Dink art.  Check out these fun cards she made in a class at Gee Gee’s.  Cute little turtles!



Tricia made a fabulous banner for her family’s get together. 

Here are a couple of the letters.



Kathren went to the event, CREATE in Orange County and learned how to carve her own stamps. 

The left side is an imprint on fabric.  Awesome!



Kathren made this adorable sunbathing lady from clay.IMG_0863Do you just love her!



Kathren made this sweet banner from a recent kit.




Kathren took a Jane LaFazio class at CREATE and look what she made with free motion quilting.  Wow!


Here’s another example of Kathren’s fabulous free motion quilting.



Kat made her very own aquarium with acrylics, sprays and Golden’s bead gel on canvas.



IMG_0868Denise also attended CREATE and took a class from Alisa Burke.  Check out the amazing new skills she came home with. IMG_0871IMG_0869IMG_0870

IMG_0872Denise actually learned how to make this stamp and used it on fabric.  Gorgeous!






Emmeline and Channel recently became family.  They had fun blending their unique talents to create a fabulous wedding for their parents. 




  What a wonderful way to get to know each other…





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by collaborating on such an awesome, important event in your family’s life.






Emmeline turned ordinary water bottles and candle holders into something special for a fun event.











Who wouldn’t want to write their thoughts in a pretty journal like this!  Monica enjoyed a fun class at Paper Source and learned how to make this very professional looking journal.


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Judy became a grandma to this sweet little puppy and created a fun photo album.




Here’s our kit for this month.  A cool collage sheet, ribbon, tissue paper, Ranger’s Memory Glass and Memory Capsules, diamonds and alcohol ink.



Here’s our cute make and take using the Memory Capsules. 

Can you see the diamonds?


OMGosh, thank you Emmeline,

for the delicious, hot brownies!



live_from_cha_with_wingsFor those of you that wanted to know more about Live at CHA with Elena,

go to Charity Wings.






Things to remember:

  • July is the 3rd month of a our cycle.  Our meeting will be held on a different day this month only.  It will be on Wednesday, July 11th, 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 17 cards. (Yes, this figure went up as we have a new member who is joining us in the swap. Yay!)  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.  No square cards…extra postage!
  • Something new to note:  In August, we will be meeting at the clubhouse in Emmeline’s condo complex, in Rancho Bernardo.  You will receive an email with the address. 

Things to remember to bring:

  • Your cards for the swap.
  • 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


Friday, June 8, 2012

Gee Gee’s Book Club

We are doing a Circle Journal Swap this quarter.  Here are some of the pages from our first night.  Look at the talent we have at book club.  This is going to be fun! 

View the slide show.

Does anyone know how to fix the orientation of the pages?  They shouldn’t be sideways.



Glenna has fallen in love with She Art!  This style of art is inspired by Christy Tomlinson

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Here is some more of Glenna’s beautiful She Art.  Gorgeous colors and tons of texture!



Glenna decorated her Book Club bag.  This is adorable!




Marlene’s pretty Tissue Paper art! 


Marlene made a cool collage for her friend who has a dog like the one in the picture.




Marlene has a natural gift for color theory.  Beautiful!




Marlene took a class at Gee Gee’s from Georgia Lichon and created this wonderful Black, Red and white collage.  She says it matches her room.









This adorable princess kitty canvas was made by Cynthia. 

We love cats.




Check out the beautiful bracelet made by Kam with Shrink Plastic. 


Kam also made this seasonal canvas.  So creative!



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Multi-talented, Cheryl, created both of these gorgeous designs, and was published in two different Stampington Magazines. Wow!  We were all so impressed!




A finished canvas from our canvas swap.  Lola added the very sweet birds on a wire.




Here is another canvas from the canvas swap.  Nanci added the bottle cap girl to the wings.  Perfect!












Lola has been busy creating 600 bottle cap awards for her child’s Olympic event.  What an awesome mom.











Nanci made these chip board boxes fabulous with Terri Sproul’s Mixers by Sakura. 


Nanci is taking a lesson from our current book Mixed Media Girls by Suzi Blu.  Here she created a cute tag using a Suzi Blu stamp and shading with colors.




This is a picture of Jeannie’s super star Siberian Husky.  Jeanie says he doesn’t like Halloween much, but I think he look pretty snazzy.



Jeanie created this fun papers by using markers.  Wow!



Pam is breaking in her new sewing machine by make this sweet little tote our of a leg of a pair of jeans.  Clever!!



Wendy created this beautiful picture around the little girl with the tutu and this awesome quote.



Kat created a totally mixed media ocean scene.  The yellow fish are made with Bead Gel by Golden.



Kristal spent a week at CREATE in Orange County.  She had the good fortune of taking so many classes that she forgot who some of the teachers are and the names of the techniques they taught.



However, she did bring in some fascinating artwork. 

This is on plexi-glass.



And, this beautiful piece is plexi-glass.



Kristal is so talented and we all ooed and aweed over her pear.

Her response, “It’s just a pear!”

Yeah right! Huh!



Kristal made all of these fun fabrics in Alisa Burke’s class at CREATE.



Elena made this cute pendant in an ICE Resin class at CREATE.


And, this is vintagy, mixed media bracelet was a gift for Elena.


Elena’s cousin created this fabulous wing art for Charity Wings.  Incredible talent!


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Here is an example of our make and take.  It’s Cool2Cast from Cool2Craft. Here’s a video.


More Cool2Craft info.



While having fun at CREATE, Elena found this coaster in a coffee shop in Orange County.  She brought some back for our club.

Should you choose to enjoy the challenge, please take pictures so we can post them here.



This is our kit for this month.  The top three metal pieces were flat.  We ran them through a Big Shot to create the embossed look.  The next step is to add the Patina by Ranger, and sand.  I’m looking forward to playing some more with this technique.


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

  • Circle Journal Swap (See below.)
  • Show and Tell art
  • Art from the kit and/or current book
  • 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:
    • NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, JUNE 28th (which is different from our regular schedule), and is the 3rd meeting in a 4-month cycle.  The meeting is at 6:30, at Gee Gee's Stamp 'n' Stuff.
    • Our current swap is a Prayer Flag swap. Check out The Prayer Flag Project for information and ideas. Here’s a couple of tutorials. Our 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