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NE ATC+ December 2013 Meetup & Holiday Party--note NOON start time

  • Dec 14, 2013 · 12:00 PM
  • Christ Lutheran Church

Don't miss our annual holiday party! Here are all the details.

Swap themes for December 2013:

1. True colors: You make all cards in a single color of your choice. Sign up on the Message Board to "call" your colors (but if you just show up with monochromatic cards, that's OK--you can still participate).

2. Shapes found in nature: Letters, numbers, whatever you like.
3. "Corner-joiners" technique: This is a duo or trio of cards that can be joined by the origami "corner joiners" that Terry taught at the November Meetup. The actual card theme: Artist's choice.

ACTIVITIES:

--We'll do the annual Goodie Bag Exchange. Sign-ups are now closed, but participants can find all the details right here!

--You're also invited to bring handmade items to sell to other attendees--see the details in this Message Board post.

--We'll have our annual holiday potluck. Sign up here if you'd like to contribute something.

--We'll have a Yankee Trader swap. See this Message Board post for all the details.

--You're also encourage, but not required, to bring a canned or boxed food item for our annual food drive; the items will go to a local food pantry. See the Message Board for a list of needed items.

 

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  • Lori G.

    I enjoyed myself so much. My goodies are all sorted and placed all cozy comfy in my art closet. I've already started making cards with my "loot." Thank you so much for a very fun today!!

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Karen

    Gotta say, was really impressed by the people who put together "projects." Great ideas and to take the time to do that is just awesome. Thank you!

    December 15, 2013

    • Anne

      I agree. And I was sooo impressed that Terry made cards out of the Meetup tablecloths that I was going to just throw away. Marvelous!

      2 · December 15, 2013

    • Anne

      Um, also, I did 4 cards from the goodie bags last night and this a.m. Yes, I was inspired by all of you.

      3 · December 15, 2013

  • Rozsi

    Wonderful time!

    2 · December 15, 2013

    • Merideth

      the green cards will add some color to my gratitude jar once they are filled out!

      1 · December 15, 2013

    • Anne

      Loved it and the quote, too.

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The holiday party is my anniversary and is just a wonderful time all around! Yankee swap, goody bags, ATCs, food and friendship!

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Karen

      So you give us more homeword as a treat, LOL! I love this.

      1 · December 15, 2013

    • Merideth

      great idea Kate! very original!

      2 · December 15, 2013

  • Merideth

    Always a good time with some of my favorite ladies on the planet!!! Happy holidays to all and see you in 2014!!

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • ellen

    Thanks for the treats everybody, wooo hooo!

    December 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ellen. The sayings in your treat bags were AWESOME! Wow!

      2 · December 15, 2013

    • Merideth

      Ellen - the Artist's Way CDs kept me company on the drive home. I did it years ago - now I'm thinking of doing it again. Thanks!

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Gaby

    Feel like a kid at Christmas. Thank you for all the pretty paper and embellishments. Here's to an inspired year ahead!
    Gaby

    2 · December 15, 2013

    • Karen

      Love the accordion book! thx!

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Karen

    The absolute best! What an amazing group of warm, creative, and generous people! I have to echo Gaby's sentiment of feeling like a kid at Christmas. Such wonderful treats!

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • Linda

    Great holiday party! I’ve filled out the first page of Rozsi’s “little green book” (see your goodie bag):

    Thank you today for:
    1. NE-ATCs
    2. All the wonderful, talented women therein
    3. All the fun activities we enjoy
    4. All the NE-ATCers who share their knowledge
    5. All the NE-ATCers who generously give their time to make this group what it is

    Cheers!
    Linda

    3 · December 15, 2013

  • Maryann

    I can't get there until 3...

    December 14, 2013

  • ellen

    On my way with mint chip brownies...

    December 14, 2013

  • Shara O.

    I am sad to say that, besides the weather, I have a sick daughter & another conflict. I am going to have to miss the party. I DO have bags for the goodie bag exchange & will get them to people next month. Have fun everyone.

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaving shortly to be there to help out. Scratched the strawberry Santas and bringing cheese, pepperoni and crostini appetizer with deviled eggs. The Santas are obviously made by someone who is part of Martha's army. Lol.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Anne

    COLD but clear here, so the Meetup is on! See you all soon!

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Jane I.

    Oh, I'm REALLY sorry, but I have to bail. Can't drive back from Merideth's in snow which is what we're going to have. I'm heartbroken to be missing the fun. (My chunky arches, goodies and true colors are already with Anne).
    Jane (the winter driving wimp) Ito

    December 13, 2013

    • Merideth

      uh oh! OK. I can bring your goodies, trades and arches back for you if you want.

      December 13, 2013

    • Karen

      I thought this might happen. Probably a smart idea, even though I'm bummed! sending (((hugs)))

      December 13, 2013

  • Jane I.

    Thanks Merideth. You're the best!

    December 13, 2013

  • Anne

    I KNEW I forgot something. Bring cards to swap with the Georgia Peaches. Joan sent me a batch recently and she just told me she'll send more before the end of the year!

    December 13, 2013

    • Jen H

      And we have our arches swap too!!

      December 13, 2013

  • Jinnie

    I'm sorry I can't make it - too many things still need doing. I miss you all and can't wait until 2014 to see you all.

    1 · December 8, 2013

    • Anne

      What they all said. Lots of love.

      1 · December 10, 2013

    • Patty M.

      Sending you much love, Jinnie. You will be missed.

      2 · December 11, 2013

  • Merideth

    are we doing a food sign up?

    December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have all-wheel-drive so I'm fine with just leaving home earlier and taking it slow driving. Glad to know "if church is open we're there" as I'd hate to miss out. I am working the following two Saturdays!

    1 · December 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ellen: If you want to drive together, just drive to my house in North Attleboro. I can drive from here. I'd plan to leave about 10:45a.m. to arrive a little early to help with set up, so if you could arrive to me between 10:30-10:40a.m. that would be great! If you want to commute together, just let me know by emailing me privately through this site. Thanks!

      December 10, 2013

  • Anne

    I know the weather may be iffy on Saturday. If we have to cancel, it will be tough to reschedule, as the church has pretty limited availability at this time of year. So I'm inclined to proceed if at all possible--in the past, the rule of thumb has been that if the church is open, the Meetup is on. But watch for updates Friday night and Saturday a.m.

    December 10, 2013

  • Teresa H.

    Weather permitting I'm attending. However I can't get there until 1ish. Working until 11:30

    1 · December 10, 2013

  • Merideth

    my shapes in nature cards fall under the "whatever you like" part of the description.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SOOOO excited! This event is my anniversary of joining this meetup group, and is always wonderful and inspirational! This year, I'm especially excited to be there as I have missed everyone with my grad school activities taking over all of my time. I look forward to catching up with everyone, participating in swaps, the yankee swap, goodie bags, etc.

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Anne

    FINAL COUNT FOR THE GOODIE BAG SWAP: 26!

    If you want to make a couple of extra packets of goodies just in case we have last-minute attendees or newcomers, that's absolutely fine.

    December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Phew! I finished mine just days ago and Claudia also did hers. We each made 25! PERFECT as we can then just "leave ourselves out" when we pass them out, which is just fine since we will get each others that way still, too! THANKS, Anne! I did have a few extra supplies that I will keep for making "welcome" packs/"inspiration"­ packs like years past.

      1 · December 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any extras that do get brought will be taken home by me (Kate) and sorted into new member welcome packs or "inspiration packs" for anyone who attends a meetup and needs supplies or wants some inspiration. All the supplies for these for the past several years have come from the extra goody bags, so they are really appreciated!

      1 · December 8, 2013

  • Merideth

    I will bring a folding table for the Yankee Swap.

    December 5, 2013

  • Anne

    Anne

    One really cool example is the Butterfly Wing Alphabet: http://bit.ly/IgIDqB­

    Another one is the Alphabet in Nature series. http://bit.ly/1aN1G66­. And I think Kate's examples are great, too.

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • ellen

    Pat! I love the environmental site. Especially the trucks!

    November 24, 2013

  • Pat

    Maybe letters/numerals found in the environment would give us more options. Check these two sites: http://stacymallak.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/environmental-typography/
    create your own:
    http://www.alphabetphotography.com/index.aspx

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • ellen

    I'm confused about 'shapes found in nature'. Letters and numbers are not from Nature! Does this mean 'shapes of letters and numbers that are found in nature'?

    November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My understanding is that this is a "loose" description as we might sometimes see a "letter" or "number" in the shape of a sidewalk crack, a branch, a puddle or other part of nature. Possibly there are infinite "o's" in a ripple from a rock or rain drop in a pond? Maybe a crack in the pavement resembles an "A" or a "P"?

      2 · November 24, 2013

  • Merideth

    We will be doing Yankee Trader swap again this year! See details in the "discussions" section.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Jen H

    Anyone interested in adding a holiday themed ATC swap into the mix?

    3 · November 7, 2013

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