Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Deb's Creations

At our March meeting, Deb showed how we can take an idea we see from a store-bought card and use it in making one of our own. Here are several photos (thanks to Carole!) of examples she gave. The store-bought card is on the left and the new one she created next to it.

This was a terrific demonstration by the "Queen of Cards"!
Scroll down for MORE of her original creations!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Jude's Ranch for Children

One of our guild's extended community outreach opportunities is participating in St. Jude's Ranch for Children's Recycled Card Program. I have been collecting card fronts for several months from our members and recently sent off 2 boxes/7 plus pounds worth of card fronts. My heart-felt thanks for your contributions--keep saving them! We can be very proud of our efforts and the funds they help generate. To find out more, look here.
Very Sincerely, Tammi Jo

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Minutes from March

Meeting Minutes 8 March 2011
21 present

**Cecelia mentioned a few things; the first Back 2 Basics class was well attended and well received, keep a look-out for the e-Digest –it’s absolutely wonderful, the new membership cards she designed and why she likes the company that produces them, and the Rohr’s workshop in a couple of weeks. A sign up sheet was passed around for volunteers to help with various parts of the workshop and Candy collected dues for the year. With that and a couple of comments/questions, it only took 8 minutes!
**Time for show and tell and most of us had something to share that we had worked on since our time together in January. We had a nice variety from finished/commissioned projects to 3D buttons and books.
**Our own Deb Strawn did a great job presenting all kinds of tips and tricks for making store-bought cards our own by looking at the original layout and design and tweaking it with different sized/colored papers and quotes/fonts/hands. She had plenty of samples to show us, had handouts with ideas, passed around several of her own renditions, and shared her knowledge freely. THANK YOU, DEB!
**The meeting adjourned before 9 pm.
**Pictures to follow