Thursday, December 29, 2011

Paper Scrap/Crafting Club

Club info as follows:
3rd Sunday of the month from 11 to 1 p.m. (subject to change)
First meeting Jan. 15th
Gingham Button 2
5 Utility Drive #21
Palm Coast
Phone# 446-5825
Membership is free, but space is limited. Seating is limited to 12, who must place a reservation in advance each month…first come first serve.
A craft project will be taught for those interested. Some supplies such as Graphic 45 paper (I love) must be ordered at the store in advance, but substitutions can be made to members’ choice. You may choose to do your own layouts, cards, projects etc. or take the lesson given.
What I hope in the future is a rotation of members teaching or showing new techniques in paper crafting each month. Members can learn from others in the group and enjoy friendship with like minded individuals.
My plan for our first meeting is to teach a mini album using a set of 8 lunch bags, which can be bought in large packages at a dollar store or grocery (I like the AJM brand)
This album can be used for photos or as a recipe treasury. Examples are currently on display at the Gingham Buttons 2 store.
Suggested supply list for each type of album are as follows:
General supplies:
8 matching lunch bags (I like the AJM brand)
Red double sided super tape
T. Holtz Tiny Attacher or stapler
Glue runner or glider
Splat Mat
Pop dots
Paper Trimmer
Chipboard cut for covers (cut by store owner)
Supplies to Make ABC Primer Photo Book:
Graphic 45 pages:
An ABC Primer
Happy Go Lucky
School Days
Building Blocks
Calico Kids
Red cardstock
Black cardstock
Suggested supplies used for Recipe Treasury:
Nana’s Kitchen
Nook & Pantry
From My Kitchen (Cricut Cartridge)
Recipe cards
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
Carla Brooke

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas thank you!

What a wonderful evening Sandy and I spent with our family and some new friends! We so enjoyed the gifts we received and watching our family open ours' given to them. Our grandchildren are our greatest family treasure!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas! I am so thankful for all of you in our blogging community and those taking their creative journey and sharing with others!! I hope you have a peaceful, happy holiday with your family and friends!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Curtain Call," Altered Canvas Holiday Gift

Well, no surprises, I love working with Graphic 45 paper. Their illustrations of the 20s and 30s are a treasured history of the era. Each page is so well done, making it so hard to take a scissor to them. Once I do, the pleasure is all mine, to work on.
"Curtain Call" is no exception. Here you see an altered canvas with pictures of my husband's parents. My husband followed in his father's footsteps becoming a cameraman and I know my husband will flip when he see this canvas...his holiday gift! "Yes," paste was used to adhere the paper to the canvas and 450 Quick Dry Adhesive was used to glue the Tim Holtz film and canister lid down.
Following this altered  canvas, I worked on a wonderful wood cigar box, which is a tribute to early film actress Clara Bow. For the first time I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper pieces to the wooden box. It worked nicely brushed on with a sponge brush. My husband drilled the hole for the Tim Holtz pull and I stained the wood balls (one side is flat) and glued these onto the box bottom with E-6000. I look forward to working with these and more Graphic 45 pages in the future.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"The Nutcracker"

Do you love the ballet? Are you looking for a wonderful holiday show experience? You need to see "The Nutcracker!" If the "Dance Alive" professional dance company comes to a venue near you, it's a must see show. This innovative company comes to town before the show and auditions local young dance talent to fill in spots within "The Nutcracker." Those chosen practice their dances within their dance studios coming together the day before the performance to be directed by the pros from "Dance Alive" in rehearsal. The day of the show is another rehearsal and then comes the evening performance. Each local talent takes their place and helps to put on a wonderful creative experience for all to watch and enjoy. My granddaughter loved the experience and my husband and I enjoyed watching her and the whole show! What a super early Christmas gift!