We all know why Olga doesn't attend...she's really far from us...but we definitely want her to know that she is missed each time and we love her contributions.
Also, a short note about Lynn. While she WAS able to make it...she wasn't feeling well this time either. We all hope she is feeling better by now.
Get well soon Adrianna and Lynn!
SASSSC started this time with our breakfast and lots of chit chatting. We all got to thinking about our SASSSC parties and about the one that was coming up fairly quickly. SO, we ended up splitting up in our SASSSC groups to decide on party details.
Birthday Party Group
Christmas in July Party Group
I could have sworn they sent Margie over to spy...but I can't prove it with a picture. Hmmm...
After our party group meetings we got down to swappin'. Here's our pictures for the month.
The outside of Olga's
One of the inside pages of Olga's Valentine Books (very creative)
The outside of Margie's (...sending you...)
Inside of Margie's (...a kiss)
(we all loved the metal...she will have to show us how to do this on her assigned tip day or make 'n take day or BOTH!)
After showing off all our cards and swapping them, it was time for our Make 'n Take.
This month Lynn did our Make 'n Take. We decorated some bottles and inside the bottles, we put project ideas on slips of paper.
I think all of us have had the experience where we know we want to make a card (or many cards) and we are unsure of what to do. We've learned so many new and good techniques from Laura at Club and we are also getting ideas from SASSSC now too...we often don't know where to start on deciding what we will do next.
Well, the slips of paper we put in our bottle list some ideas of techniques we can use on our next project. Everything from...distressing...to buttons...to "use the last thing you bought (ha)"...to brads. All are ideas we can use for inspiration or maybe even a challenge.
Great idea Lynn!
Here are some pictures of us making our bottles. Notice, Vegas didn't want to be left out. She sat with whomever would have her.
Here's pictures of all our bottles. :)
...then we had our demo/tip. Mary showed us how to make a colorful marble look for a background. She also showed us how beautiful it is with a silver paint marker around the edges for an accent.
Here's the instructions and pictures:
1. Put a couple drops of re-inkers in a small spray bottle (from Michael's) with some rubbing Alcohol. Do this with several colors.
2. Pull out your paper. You need to use paper that has a glossy (shiny) side. This technique will only work on the glossy side of your paper.
3. Now you have a choice. You can spray the paper and put Plastc Wrap on top to marble it (first picture) or you can spray the Plastic Wrap directly and then set it on top of the paper (second picture). Either method will create the same result. Pull the Plastic Wrap off once your color has been marbled and push color out to the edges if necessary.
4. It only takes a couple seconds to dry thanks to the rubbing alcohol. Once dry, you can cut it and stamp it and do what ever you want with it.
We all decided that this would be a good technique for stained glass type stamps...or you could do oranges and yellows at the top and blue at the bottom for an 'ocean' at sunset background. I think it would work well for stamps that have alot of black on them...the ones where very little of your background shows through. This would show through beautifully on something like that too.
Thanks for the great idea Mary!
We did the door prize last this time, and I missed a picture. But, Lynn won the door prize and she won a set of dies for the cuttlebug. Now she just has to go out and get a cuttlebug. We were telling her all the cool things the cuttlebug does, I think she is really excited about it now. :)
The cards are swapped, the food, well...finished...and we all leave with many more good ideas. Until next time ladies...STAY SASSSC. See you in February for Easter cards!
"HIPPITY HOPPITY, EASTER'S ON IT'S WAY!"