Monday, January 31, 2011

January meeting a delight, as usual!

Well, we had a super time at SERS this month. Maria entertained me with travel stories, Anne Marie made it for the first time (with angelic Mitchell in tow), and Sharon has finally lost the cast on her foot and can come again.

I entertained the troops with my Confetti Flinger Card. Yes, it's all I can think about right now, so it's all I'll be writing about. I tinkered with it, improved my technique, demonstrated the steps, and took photos. That's the sort of stuff you have to have a stamp club for! Michelle (an engineer in real life) was sitting next to me, and it was all we could do to stop from measuring the fling factor, and optimising.

I've posted my tutorial for anyone who wants to see it, and you will find it here.

Then I got out a fairly old stamp set, and made two rather different looking cards :

There's the pretty colourful one...

And there's this scruffy one. Love 'em both of course!

Forgot to take photos of people. As so often happens...

In February, SERS will have a Bring and Buy day. That means, bring along your pre-loved craft gear, anything you would like to pass on to a new owner. Label it with your name and a price, and lay it out on our sales table. See if you find a buyer. See if you can get home with your takings (you may well spend it on something else).

And apart from that, fun as usual at the 26 February meeting. See you there.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sudden bulletin - look out for flying confetti

It's stamp club time again - Saturday 29 January! Hope to see you there. Fair warning, I've been learning how to make a Confetti Flinging card, and I will be practicing. I'll demonstrate to anyone interested too. So let's make a deal to vacuum before we leave, and spend a fun afternoon flinging!

Have a preview here if you like...

Oh, and I think it goes without saying, if you find confetti flinging, and construction cards generally, to be not your cup of tea, you can do your own thing too.

And there will also be cups of tea.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January meeting is coming up - Happy 2011!

Whoosh! Another year just whizzed by. We had a small but nice SERS Christmas party in December, I finally made Christmas cards, and we are all lined up for another Stamp Clubby year.

Next meeting is January 29, at the usual venue. No changes to anything this year, although I do think it's high time for a Buy and Sell day. Perhaps we'll schedule that for February?

Oh, and by the way, here's my Christmas card for the year. The message inside was "No corny greeting this year, just Peas on Earth".