Big changes are taking place in my studio. There are new lights, a new shelving unit to hold that oversized paper & chipboard I bought months ago, and furniture has been rearranged yet again. In addition to all that, I'm working on my kits for the 3 upcoming classes at Stampfest in Orlando. I host STARS, my stamp club on Thursday, the 16th and then fly out on Thursday, the 23rd.
And that made me realize I didn't post photos from May's meeting to show you what a creative group of girls attend each month. The first photo above was made by Sharon. Don't you love those flowers? And this photo was a mini book Michele made to fit an altoid tin for her mother. You know how much I love teeny books. Just check out those backgrounds.
Joyce had shown her mother-in-law how to make the never-ending cards, so of course she brought one for show & tell.
This was our project one month when Joyce
was hostess, though we didn't use glitter. You know that's strictly forbidden in the studio.
Ophelia, who doesn't make it to meetings anymore, has been doing demos at Jerry's Art-O-Rama for some time now. Michele has been to watch and brought her own art journal, with pages she'd decorated, inspired by Ophelia.
So even though you're not here with us, you're still part of the club!
I handed out chipboard row houses at the April meeting, challenging the girls to make something with them. And then of course I forgot about it completely and didn't even do one myself.
But Joyce remembered and made this fabulous little vessel with houses all around, backed by yellow cardstock to add light in the windows.
Laurie had stumbled upon a fabulous deal on scrapbook paper at Michael's (a penny a sheet!!), so she'd made this little bag and added the row houses as an embellishment.
And Michele created a masterpiece that isn't complete, but the imagination this required was astounding!
Here's the back view showing the stripes of the paper on the inset houses.
And if that weren't creative enough, take a look at the art made with Clearsnap's Penscore/Magic Stamp and the lid of a Downey bottle.
There's nothing like gathering once a month with a group of talented girls to make you want to be creative. If you're not already in a club, and can't find one nearby, you should start one of your own. The fun can't start until you do.