Friday, March 16, 2012

And so much more...

Let's start with a follow up.  Above is Michele's collage in miniature at the end of class 2 weeks ago.  And below is how it looked last night when she pulled it out for show & tell at stamp club:

She's added seashells, grungeboard, wire & beads, and so much more.  Isn't that something?

And Laurie brought hers back but I never got a photo of it, which is a shame because she'd rearranged hers completely and added to it.  Maybe she'll send me a photo so I can show it off.

Lynda and Mary didn't bring sorry.

Last month we discussed how we'd all met with some of our members taking classes from me as much as 14 years ago at the local community center.  We reminesced about those old classes and the techniques taught so long ago.  Michele told everyone she'd been going back through her stashes and using bits and pieces in new projects. 

So last night Laurie said she'd been doing the same and brought an accordian tag book that inspired us for next month's project.  Everyone's going to do a colorful background technique on 10 luggage tags and we'll stamp them during the meeting, each leaving with an accordian book of tags done by all the members in attendance.

Laurie also brought the cards shown below,  made from backgrounds she created in a specimen box collage class I taught last year.  Recycle,'s all the rage!

This frame is covered in dominoes she'd saved from years earlier when we played around with a lot of different techniques.  Another big hit.  So glad she saved them, and that she found a use for them.

And there must have been something in the air because Lynda brought a couple of projects also made with scraps, like this card:

and this book:

Lori had made a few cards with a masculine theme...

And Deb had made some of her wondrous cards for a wedding, but also brought along this one made with a "new" stamp.  So of course I pointed out 3 drawers filled with that very same stamp and others with the same witty women characters, which means yet another monthly project is already in the works.

There were envelopes and papers decorated with alcohol inks and shave cream.  Another accordian fold class I'd taught with a stamped suitcase on the front cover that actually opened.  Lots and lots of show & tell.

And let's not forget the homemade chocolate eclairs Lyn brought for our refreshments.  All this before we even started our project!  I should've been clever enough to take a photo of those.  Oh my, we are a spoiled bunch of girls...until it's my turn to play hostess and I run for a chocolate creme bundt cake at the grocery store.  Maybe that's why I rarely play hostess for refreshments.  Hmmm.

Totally unrelated to stamping, we compared covers for our ipads.  I have a new one I picked up at CHA in hot pink faux alligator with a bright lime green inside.   Sharon had a new one that's a swiveling stand, and Mary's had a cover similar to mine but with a hole so you could see the apple logo.  All different.  All clever.

Now I bet you can't wait to see photos of the envelope books in progress, right?

Come back tomorrow.  They'll be here.  Hope you will be too.

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