In the Latest Trends yahoo group, I will be introducing a new monthly challenge, called: Designer Papers. This one will be the January challenge, based on the "Hand Decorating Papers" book by: Marie Browning.
The 2008 line-up of challenges/swaps and on-line games will include some new things like: Home Decor, Monthly Charm Swaps/Challenges (not necessarily all will be charms!), a new Monthly Experimental Technique Challenge with a host of other fun techniques to try.
We also have a sister group (The Artists Circle) that will be exploring some new techniques in February, based on Sherrill Kahn's "Creative Embellishments". This group specializes in conducting workshops for the beginners. They are currently finishing up a 12 tag booklet with a variety of embellishing techniques.
We also have two workshops that will be conducted on their own group sites, Paper Transformed by: Julia Andrus and Celebrate your Creative Self by: Mary Todd Beam. Deadline for sign-ups is Dec. 31st and you must own these books to participate in the workshops.
Our on-line Bingo game starts New Year's Day, so, if you haven't become a member yet of The Latest Trends, come join us for lots of creative activities, good friends, good conversations, gift certificates to our wonderful sponsors websites and great fun!