September's Meeting

Apologies from    Fiona
In Attendance     Barbara
                          Tina - Welcome 

In discussion was the trial and implementation of a club library system for the borrowing of tools/equipment etc, between members at this stage. Kylie has been suggested as the librarian as she is a librarian and has the required knowledge. This was supported and trials are ongoing.
With the investigation of other clubs library systems, so that the association has the best system for its needs.
In discussion is the need to have rules and welcome pack prior to the association going live, and anyone with any helpful information for Barbara is welcome to forward it to her, again we will be investigating similar clubs to see how they present this information and will be a topic for continued discussion.
The Buddy Card Swaps seem to still be popular and this month the theme is HALLOWEEN!!! Instead of drawing a name out of the hat though please bring your card to the meeting in an envelope where it will be placed in a box for distribution on the night!

This months shoe box challenge was a huge hit thanks to Wendy and Liz who put in an awesome amount of effort, with Wendy getting us all making personalised tissue box covers.....yes OFF THE PAGE!!! and Liz with a fantastic sparkly black embossed card, completed with water colouring using inks and ink dyed fabric flowers.
Rachel also provided a flower card kit although her plans to make a flower shaping pad were thwarted by the DVD cases being the wrong depth!!! 

Next month's meeting is to be held at Fiona's and is a complete your UFO (Unfinished Object) night

August Meeting

The August meeting was held at Rachel's house in the downstairs "poker/office" room.
In attendance ....... Rachel

Discussion during the meeting involved the website and eventually opening up membership to the general public. BlueHost run a website hosting service for $5/month which would be affordable and allow us to have lots of features such as a forum! and the blog etc. We will continue to discuss this and hopefully move forward with the idea.

The next meeting to be held on the 17th September is being held again at Rachel's house but instead of her hosting a 'project' a shoebox challenge has been issued.
Basically design a card/tag/or other small project, then put together a small kit with enough materials for every participant to make one (or a mini kit 'ette' for each participant). Example a card made with a patterned paper front and paper flower embellishment. Will require a kit containing 6 card blanks, 6 pieces of patterned paper, and 6 paper flowers. 

Secret buddy card was up and running again with the 'theme' being funny cards made in monochrome! Should provoke some interesting creations!

Dates for your Diary

October meeting 15/10/11 at Fiona's
November meeting at Wendy's (date to be confirmed)
December meeting 10/12/11 at Fay's Christmas Wonderland