Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Singin' in the Rain...With Swaps!!!

Hi everyone!

Well, last night was the second "meeting" of T.E.F.A.L. (Tuesday Evening Fine Arts League) where the girls and I get together to watch a movie and enjoy some time without husbands, kids (well, Toot was there, lol), work, etc. Last month was "White Christmas" this month was "Singin' in the Rain"!

We have such a good time and next month's movie is "When Harry Met Sally". Do you have any movie suggestions for us???

In other (EXCITING!) news, I'd like to go ahead and get started on hosting a circle journal swap! 1. Because I love stuff like this and 2. If we start now we should be done by the holidays. Huzzah!

So what is a circle journal swap anyway? Well, long story short (at least for now), you start a mini scrapbook or art journal of sorts, mail it off to the next person who does a layout/page in your book, they mail it to the next person and so on and so on until you get it back all done up in creative glory for you to keep forever and ever. :D

I am currently taking sign-ups starting now through end of day Sunday the 10th. If you're at all interested, go ahead and let me know as I will send you an e-mail with detailed information so you can make an informed decision on whether or not you would like to participate. If you have never been a part of a circle journal swap before, I encourage you to give it a try! Whether beginner or super artistic ninja, I want everyone to feel welcome!

I am planning on keeping the group small until I see how much interest I get although I will accept 9 people max. For those in the circle, you can plan on mailing one journal once a month. Therefore you will have almost an entire month to work on one journal so keep that in mind!

A quick note: if you are interested in more info or you already know you want to do it, PLEASE e-mail me at justaddglitter @ gmail dot com, do not just leave a comment on this post! If I don't get an e-mail from you, I won't add you to the list.

My goal is to make this project as fun and stress free as possible so please feel free to e-mail me with any questions at all. Don't be shy, I'd love to have you participate! Unfortunately due to shipping times, this swap is only open to U.S. and Canada residents but never fear! I am really wanting to host an international swap of some sort but will have to plan out the logistics and it would of course depend on how many of you would be interested in that, so if you have any ideas let me know! :D

I hope you will join me! These are so much fun to do and it's a great way to get to know other artists and see their work up close! And if a swap or circle journal is on your 2010 Resolution/Artistic Goal list, here's your opportunity to cross it off! ;)

So in conclusion, if you have questions (I'm being purposely vague here to not write a mile long post, lol) or are ready to sign up, please e-mail me ASAP at justaddglitter at gmail dot com. You have until Sunday the 10th! :D

Have a great day everyone! :D


Faerie Moon Creations said... suggestions? You already have February selected - so it would be March? How about "Circle of Friends? (Minnie Driver, Chris O'Donnell)" Kind of random, but it seems appropriate. Have a great day! Theresa

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Maggi,

Looks like you girls have a great time and what a cute picture! Steel Magnolias and Thelma and Louise are two of my all time favorite chick flicks.

I wish I had some paper skills so I could participate...sigh! Can't wait to see what everyone does.

Hugs to you my sweet friend!

euphoria said...

singing in the rain is such a GREAT movie!! Another awesome movie is Gilda with Rita Hayworth- she is divine! You gotta see it!

Good luck witht he cirlce journal, too much for me right now :o(

My Big Mouth said...

Sounds like alot of fun!
Singing in the rain is my favorite movie of all times. I'm a HUGE Gene Kelly fan,he's so dreamy.

Anonymous said...

I suggest you watch Across the Universe... I just love that movie.. the colors, the music!

Stefanie Valentine said...

Let me know when you start accepting international participants :)
I like your T.E.F.A.L group, what a lovely way to spend an evening! x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm with Callista... Across the Universe is an AWESOME movie!!!! And also... HOPE FLOATS!!! *sigh* that is my all time fave fave fave movie EVER!!!!!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the photo and what time is When Harry Met Sally playing??? I wanna come over :):):):)):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

great movie deal! How about Breakfast at Tiffany's? I have no idea why that came to mind and I've never even seen it myself! lol Or Gone with the Wind....why are these coming to mind???

That's Who I Am said...

OK so my favorite movie is Grease! Some love it some dislike it! Let me know what you think:) Looks like you all had a great time though:)

Mo said...

hmmmmm......Mama Mia! what a fun group! that circle journal idea is great!

Carmen said...

Umbrella up indoors! EEEEEEK! Throw salt quick, quick. What? Superstitious? Me? :D

I'm definitely up for the international swap. Maybe ATC's, stash or an open themed swap perhaps like the Labyrinth one I was just in where each has a partner and sends stuff based on the theme of the group?

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

"Call me a cab."
"Okay, you're a cab."

Love Singin' In the Rain. :)

Hmmm what are your criteria for movies? I'm on a Thin Man kick right now and I think it's because I just missed recording them all on the DVR - DRAT IT!

yyam said...

I love Singin' in the rain! :)

Good luck on your circle journal!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sound like you have so much fun with your girls. Movie suggestion? How about something very italian with Sofia Loren? The international journal sound like a very creative idea!:-)

jacque4u2c said...

I gotta say "Bed of Roses" it is sappy but great! I am on my way to eamil you know!

laterg8r said...

how about father goose with cary grant?

Danielle said...

How cute you ladies all are!! Good for you, that you kept it going! Looks like loads of fun!

Danielle said...

How cute you ladies all are!! Good for you, that you kept it going! Looks like loads of fun!

Fink said...

You look like you are all having a good time! Movies, no hubby's and popcorn are a good time! I will have to think of some movies you might want to see!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh that's so great you gal's are doing that. Suggestions....ummm anything with Bourne in the title...oh right it's a girls nite. How about The Holiday or The Proposal :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

How awesome that you have a great group of ladies near by to watch movies and hangout with (sans kids and hubbies). Do you guys watch only vintage flick or newer movies too?

Wishing you a splendid Friday, honey!
♥ Jessica

Jackie said...

It looks like you had a blast, I LOVE that movie :)