Monday, July 11, 2016


The theme for our June meeting was "Beach Scene/Summer" and we got some nice cards in our exchange and some nice swaps with a birthday theme. (I'm not going to fight the changes in font size, centering or anything else.) Pat R did the project and it's a cool motorcycle card.

First is Cheryl B's lighthouse with a fussy cut shell and a gull flying by.

Eleanor made this fussy cut seahorse.

Jeannie made this faux postage with suns on it.

This is my crabby card.  Lots of fussy cutting and layering.

Pam made this lighthouse with sunny skies.

 This is Pat J's lighthouse done on a transparency.

 Pat R made this step card with cute seaside die cuts.

Therese made this hysterical toasting bacon card! Inside says Greetings from Florida.

This is Pat R's project sample. All we had to do was put it together.  The diamond plate embossed on shiny cardstock turned out really well.

 We got six nice birthday cards in our swap.  First is Cheryl B's cute cupcake.

This card is Jeannie's with Color Burst inks and black velvet.

This one is mine.

Pam did this woodwork looking card.

Pat J did this rainbow-y background (sponged?) with white embossed flowers.

Pat R made this fold out card.  Here it is open. . .

and closed.

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I've been really behind in getting the club pictures posted, but I always seem to have a good reason for the delay.  I'm still wanting to get a new blog started, keeping all the old posts if possible, but haven't figured it out, yet.  So, I'll just keep struggling with the old blog and at least get the pictures posted.  I fight with centering and fonts and font sizes till I could scream.  Enough with the excuses.

Our theme for the May meeting was "Vellum" and Cheryl B had the project.  Here goes:

First is Cami's turquoise daisy. Font change!

Cheryl B did these die cut butterflies. Can't uncenter it!

Eleanor did this embossed flower on vellum.

Jeannie did this buzzing by card.

I made the sunburst below on vellum and fussy cut the plane.

Pam made this cloudy day card.

Pat J made this Birthday Blooms card with an embossed vellum overlay.

Pat R made this lovely sympathy card.  

Here we are on the left again, with Cheryl B's sample.  I took pictures of the pages of a card magazine, but don't feel I can copy them in here due to copyright laws.  If you would like the pictures e-mailed to you, let me know and I'll do that. The card folds up into a circle card held together with brads.

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Monday, May 9, 2016


This is my second try.  I had all the pictures in here and a good start on the text, and it all disappeared.  I'm so frustrated with this blog, I'm doing good to get the pictures on here and identified.  I'm so late with this post that it almost time for the May meeting.  Bad Kathy.  Our April exchange theme was "Guy Cards," always handy.  Pat J had the project.  
I'll be referring to Cheryl M-B as Cami from now on, so much easier. Our first card is Cami's sunset scene with an image of her musical instrument, the Mountain Dulcimer.

Cheryl B  layered, die cut and embossed this Sky is the Limit biplane card.
 Ella made this embossed, antiqued and creatively folded old jalopy card.
 This is my card, an old one from my stash.  I fussy cut the ship and the anchor.
 Pam made this nice birthday card using the Sky's the Limit biplane, fussy cut.
 Pat J did this schooner card with dies and sponging.

 Pat R made this card of two deer, mountains and an interesting die cut central piece.

 Below are four samples of the technique Pat J showed us involving tearing and sponging.  Cami did a nice explanation in our newsletter.

 I've asked Russel why some of my pictures come out yellow and his suggestion was to get me a new camera.  Yeah, right, something else I don't know how to work.
That's it for now.  Wednesday is our next meeting with our exchange theme of "Vellum."  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments welcome.
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Sunday, March 20, 2016


My sister Betsy is a great quilter and frequently makes suggestions to me on different things I can do with my cards.  She sent me some pics of some post cards she had quilted and I told her I'd share them in my blog. 

Here's the two together.

Here they are a little bit separate.

Here's what the other sides looks like.

Quoting from her text when she sent me the pics, "I did all the assembly for three cards as one big piece.  It was easier to do the machine quilting as a big piece instead of an individual card.  Safer for my fingers. I cut the three best segments of the cards I wanted.  The third one is already gone, a friend's 90th birthday." 

Way cool, Sis. 

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Lots of people were unable to make it to our March meeting, but those of us who made it all brought in cards with our exchange theme of Flowers. 

Ella did the project for March, a lovely card using die cuts and the stamp punch.

First exchange card is Ella's.  She got a lot of mileage with her wildflower dies.

Cheryl B made this lovely card with green, turquoise and purple inks and a brayer.

Next is the outside and inside of Helen's card using a die and some silk flowers.

Jeannie's card has an Irish blessing in it for St. Paddy's Day.

My card uses the Rose Garden die cut out and stuck down with up stuff.

I've started researching how to fix my blog so I don't have to fight to make a post that is reasonably coherent.  Text size keeps changing and driving me nuts.  I'm going to end up paying someone to set up a new blog, hopefully including all the years of posts.  I'll let you know. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

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