Meeting Minutes 12 Nov 2019
27 present (1 guest)
Holiday Gift Tags with Sherry Weaver
Welcome & Announcements:
**We welcomed Mike Worley to our meeting. He found us through a recommendation of an instructor, Nick ? from the Bay Area,f who taught at the Fountain Pen convention in Denver this past October.
**We each received 2 teal-colored fliers Carole put together, and were asked to keep one and give the other one away.
**We’ve set Saturday, Sept 12, 2020 as a full day of member studio tours.
**Lynn Severson had 3 tables of give away, from wallpaper books to card making papers and stickers.
**Mary R ordered UHU glue sticks form Amazon and we were able to pay her for them at the meeting.
**Kim Herthington heads up the area bookbinder club, dubbed Binder’s Keepers. She teaches classes at 21C. Check out their website for more information.
**Remember to bring 30 cards to this year’s Annual Christmas Party hosted by Leslie. Since she lives in Monument, we will keep the start at 6:30 pm. She had a sign up sheet to bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert.
**Leslie passed around a sign up sheet to send birthday cards to members next year. Cards and stamps will be provided.
**We’d like to add Tips & Tricks to our monthly meetings, so TJ asked volunteers to sign up. To add to this, she showed how a contact container could be used to hold a bit of glue in one side and water in the other. Lonnie said she found a nail filing block at Sally’s to be super helpful in rubbing over a raised portion of a piece of paper to highlight the embossing.
**TJ passed around a sheet to sign up to do a book or article review during our monthly meetings next year.
Show & Share:
**Karen McGinn told us the story behind the folded birthday card she was sending for a special occasion, plus she had a lovely piece she lettered of a famous drinking song and vintage book marks she made for her book club ladies.
**Leslie found an idea in Bound and Lettered and tweaked it a bit by lettering snowflake designs in white gouache on blue paper.
**Nel brought the large art journal she put together at the recent retreat. She used sheets of watercolor paper and added samples of work she’s done over the years.
**A few brought some print examples from the retreat as well.
**Mary brought her art journal and samples of wine bottle slips she made at Cecelia’s Sip & Sew class.
**Christie Lee brought a print she plans to use as her Christmas card this year.
**Sherry brought her art journal and inked prints.
**Kathie H brought the envelopes she plans to use for her Christmas cards this year.
**Kathy S showed us a finished graduated color piece she did using Photo Shop and computer graphics.
**Sherry had a nice selection of gift tags for us to use as examples of ways to reuse paper and embellishments we probably have around the house. Each was beautifully lettered with names. There were sheets of tags to cut out, and two tables strewn buttons/ doodads/fun paper/stickers/string and ribbon galore. We were free to cut out as many tags as we wanted and go to town creating a variety of them with Christmas in mind.
|Candy's book binder journal using the long stitch|
|Lonnies highlighting effect|
|Nel's art journal|
|Karen McGinn's birthday card|
|Drinking song karen taught her niece|
|Christie Lee's print/Christmas card|
|Sherry's collection of tags|