Thursday, July 9, 2015

July Creative Images Meeting

We had nine ladies at last night’s meeting (yes, I am posting before 24 hours is passed) and all but one brought in an exchange card.  How will our treasury make any money that way!  Our theme was H2O/Rain and everybody fit the theme, one way or another. We had lots of rain and several umbrellas!  Click on any pic for a close-up and back to return.

First,we have Cheryl B’s card that is raining umbrellas!  Like a scene out of Seattle where they call them bumpershoots and even have a festival for them. Yes, it rains that much in Seattle.  Next is Cheryl M’s bashful manatee that thinks it might be a mermaid.  Background with glossy CS turned out well.

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Eleanor did this tottery old couple with their doggie, letting friends be an umbrella.


Jeannie did this pensive blue lady on the beach under her brolly (that’s what Canadian and Brits call their umbrella).


Here’s my clouds lined with aluminum to pretend to be silver linings.  Pat J made this rain or shine black and yellow brolly, with yellow/gold Stickles. 

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Pat R made this pretty pink brolly with her rain falling up hill.  Pat J said I was awfully strict for insisting that rain fall down hill, but hey, gravity works!  Therese made this bright little rain on your parade card with my favorite technique, fussy cutting!  The rain and puddles are from a die! 

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Pat R’s project was Christmas in July. She used an old SU die for the wreath and Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow for the CS.  We could use tiny red jewels or red Stickles for the berries.  Really cute card, Pat.  Thanks.

Project sample

Stampfest was a couple weekends ago in Lakeland.  Cheryl M drew the short straw for having to drive, but decided she’d take herself and the two Pats in a stretch limo. Way to raise the bar for drive sharing, Cheryl! Swiped this pic off Cheryl’s Facebook page and posting it here with her permission.


That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Creative Images June Meeting

Our meeting on June 10 was well attended and we had a good exchange theme, Circus/Carnival/Fair.  We also did a swap of six thinking of you cards.  Five ladies participated in the swap, so we each got one of ours back.  Yay!  I might have messed up on identifying the swaps since the ones I have pictures of are not the same as the ones I got (one of which was not signed).  If I did not name them right, let me know and I’ll fix it.  Click on any pic to see details and back to return.

These first three look like three versions of the same stamp, maybe.  The first one maybe not, the next two for sure.

First is Cheryl B’s ticket to happiness.

Ex-Cheryl B

Next is Ella’s Admit one.  She carried out the theme inside and on the envelope!


Therese’s “not my circus, not my monkeys,” is something I can definitely hear her saying.


Here’s my hot air balloon.  Learned how to do the reflection in a Paper Pumpkin video. I used that washi tape inside and on the envelope, too.


Here’s Cheryl M’s lion at the circus card.

Ex-Cheryl M

Pam went nuts with punches on her clown card.  Cute!


Pat J did his happy clown card with lots of fussy cutting, but what’s up with the clown with his head in his lap?!  I think Pat said she did the balloons with sponge daubers.

Ex-Pat J

Jeannie forgot the theme, but this is a nice “ship” card from her stash.


Our swap netted us some nice thinking of you cards.  First, here’s Cheryl B’s sunny card, I think.

Swap-Cheryl B

Here’s Cheryl M’s card made with one of my favorite 3-step stamping sets from long ago. I think I need to dig it out and play with it.

Swap-Cheryl M

Here’s mine using DSP and a matching embossing folder, sanded to show the white core.


Here’s Pam’s looking very soft with pastels and tiny pearls. 


Here’s Pat J’s using DSP.  All of hers were different.  The one I got has a buckle on it, but uses same colors and DSP.

Swap-Pat J

Cheryl B did our project, a waterfall card.  Here are two of her samples. The one on the left is not quite finished so she could show us how it goes together. I finished mine and it looks a lot like the masculine sample, but it has a ribbon on the bottom for the pull.  I like the feminine one, too, and that’s what I put together for Helen to finish.

Sample 1Sample 2

Last, just because I can, here are some thank you cards I made for Pat J to pick one as my thank you for her online order.  She chose the one with rainbow “THANKS.”

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

May Creative Images

It’s been a long month since the cataract surgery on my eyes (one week apart), but I finally can see on my computer well enough to process the pics Pam took (thanks a lot).  I needed some tech support on my paint shop program, but Russel did his thing and now I am getting them blogged.

The theme for May was “Manly Man” and there was an ATC swap.  Pam took in my card, which I had made at the shoebox swap earlier in the month. Click on the cards to see details and “back” to return.

First up is Cheryl M’s guy birthday card with a pretty jeweled leaf.


Eleanor made this Fathers Day card/collage.


Here’s the card I made at the swap from Jeannie’s shoebox. 


Here’s Pam’s version of the same card.


Pat J made this hot classic card, looks like an old Vette.

Ex-Pat J

Pat R made this nifty belt that looks like herringbone.

Ex-Pat R

This is Jeannie’s motorcycle from her shoebox.  Pam and I both did the car and the motorcycle for our guys.


There was no project in May, but there were enough ATC’s for that swap. 

Cheryl M did this beach scene with the kite popped up.


Jeannie did this Rabbit from Alice and Wonderland, checking his watch, doesn’t want to be late.


Pat R made this punched flower.


Therese made this ATC stamped on canvas with a butterfly.

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Pat J did this Aspire to Be sun ATC.

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That’s it for this month.  I’ll post again soon with pics of my travels.  Thanks for dropping by.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Shoebox Swap May 1, 2015

My friend Jeannie knows that I love shoebox swaps and when a group she meets with on the first Friday of each month planned a swap, she invited me to join in.  I asked if our friend Pam could come too and Jeannie said sure.  Several ladies Pam and I already knew, besides Jeannie – Tange, Therese and Bonnie.  Our hostess was Jan, but she just came to socialize as she hadn’t been feeling well. Jan’s husband let us into a nice meeting room of an organization he belongs too.  I took pictures of each sample and promised I would blog them, so here they are.  I personally haven’t finished all of mine, but I have everything I need to finish each one. 

These first two are by Amy and Bonnie.  The flowers were stamped and punched already for each kit.  The doll was by Bonnie and included paper piecing on the dress and fussy cutting along the side.  Amy and Bonnie wanted to make sure I added that their cards were inspired by cards they had seen on Pinterest.


The motorcycle card is by Jeannie.  She had everything already stamped and die cut for a car, but Pam’s and my DH are mocy kind of guys, so we stamped and die cut the mocys for our cards.  The mosaic and butterflies was my card.  My card was also inspired by Pinterest, specifically Knall Crafting out of the UK.


Pam made the box-pleated butterfly card and Patty did the coffee cup, both inspired by Pinterest.


Tange made this little berry basket with lots of goodies inside – bag topper, tags, etc.  Therese made this beautiful die cut rose and colored it with pastels and markers. 


That’s it till next time.  Comments are always welcome.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Creative Images April Meeting

Well, it’s back in the saddle I yam.  Been mostly gone and no one has come forward to say “Here’s the pics from the March meeting,” so I’ll just pick up with April’s meeting.  The exchange theme was “grunge” and Pat J did a great project of stamping on fabric, finally.  She was supposed to do that in January at the stamp camp, but her sister needed her in Rhode Island, in February Pat was sick, along with a lot of other members, and in March her sister’s husband passed.  I spent the greater part of March either getting ready to go visit friends and my sister, being there, or recovering.  I processed the pics from the club meeting and fell into a black hole of pics from St. Louis and Minnesota.  Had to stop working on those, but will do a post soon of the best of my trip. Clydesdales, any one?  LOL

Only five brought in grunge exchange cards.  Not a very popular theme, I guess. The first exchange card is by Cheryl B.  I took the picture but don’t remember if the big butterfly is a die cut or embossed.  Still pretty.

Ex-Cheryl B

Ella did this charming little blue bird, sponging around the edges to grunge it up.


On the left is the sponged graph card I made in St. Louis at my friend’s swap.  On the right is Pam’s die cut hello on top of her grunged up embossed white on white background.


Therese really got into the theme, smearing and dribbling on her stamped flowers. 


Those of us who accepted the challenge of stamping something on blocks of 1x4 wood blocks brought in their art work.  First, Cheryl B made this photo holder with a different moonlit scene on each side.

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Pat R painted her block white and stamped SU’s Sheltering Tree on it.  The back side is almost identical.  Pam just bought that set which I will borrow.  hee hee

Challenge-Pat R 2

Therese made this little mermaid with shells, using lots of techniques and doll hair for the mermaid.  She was holding an octopus and had a sign, “She sells seashells . . .”

Challenge-Therese 1 

Pat J’s project was stamping on fabric.  Cheryl finished her lighthouse, like Pat’s  sample on the bottom right.  Mine is in the works with the blue tape and Pat R finished her apron with flowers.

For show and tell, Cheryl brought in the Santa ornament she is making a bunch of for Christmas gifts.

S & T-Cheryl M

That’s it for this month.  I’ll post again soon with pics of my travels.  Thanks for dropping by.

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