Monday, March 24, 2014

Edie’s Stampin’ Up Workshop

On the 15th, Edie hosted a terrific workshop and earned tons of free stuff and three items 50% off.  The seven ladies there had a great time.  First, I did some show and tell, showing off a wreath I made from an SU kit in the Occasions mini.  Here’s some pics from while I was making it and the finished product:


Edie’s sister Nancy brought in this card she had made from one of the Sale-A-Bration sets, some SAB DSP and an SAB embossing folder.  Very nice.


The first make and take we did was a darling flower box.  I split the different steps up and didn’t show them the final product until we were ready to put it together.  First we put together the little flower inserts.  I had to make the flowers without the SU punch as it was backordered.  But we made do. 

Flower Box2

Then I passed out the makings for the boxes.  Totally CASE’d the colors and DSP from Diane Dimich’s sample.  More on that below.

Flower Box1

We then put the flower inserts inside the box and everyone loved them. 

Flower Box3

Best thing about it is that it folds flat and fits in a regular card envelope.  A real WOW card for someone to receive.

I found my inspiration from Diane’s post on Splitcoaststampers here.  Her card had a link to her blog here.  She has a fantastic video tutorial on her blog.  Watching it, I learned it well enough to show all the ladies at the workshop.

Our second make and take is from the birthday card I made for Pam.  I used the hexagon hive thinlit and little silk flowers (again, the punch to do what I wanted was back ordered) with pearls.  I cut several of the hexagons out of the bottom right so the sentiment would fit in.  The ladies had fun with the thinlit, making their own cards.

Hexagon sample

Here’s Jeannie, Nancy and my hostess Edie working away.


Edie took a picture of all of us gathered at her table.


It was a wonderful workshop thanks to Edie and all my great customers!

Be sure and check out Diane’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by. 

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March Creative Images Meeting

We had a good meeting a couple of weeks ago and almost everyone brought in an exchange card.  After a momentary panic, I found my little list of who made which music themed exchange cards.  I got my pics processed and here we go. Click on any pic for details, then back to return.  I got the first four to put two side by side, then couldn’t get the rest to do it.  Grrrrr!

First is Cheryl’s gift of music, then Ella’s study in black in red.


Genny made this colorful hummingbird and Helen made the musical notes.


Jeannie made this toadally jazzed froggie birthday card.  More fussy cutting!


I made this hexagon hive card with musical DSP.


Pat R. made this birthday card with her new words Cricut cartridge. 


Pat R. captured Elvis in this card.  I saw Elvis in person, long, long ago, far, far away, in his white jumpsuit and cape period.


Therese made this fussy cut cello collage.


Our project by Tange, given by Therese, was a gift bag.  I have no pics of it.  My bad.  Mine got crushed.  Oh, well.

I made the next card from a kit as a thank you for an online order by Genny.  Merci!


Next month’s theme is “English Garden” and Jeannie has the project.  See you then.

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by. 

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

February Creative Images Meeting

We had our February meeting Wednesday night.  It was pouring out and several members were either under the weather or reluctant to get wet, but we managed to set the exchange themes for our next calendar and get volunteers for several months’ worth of projects.  Tange will be contacting everyone about filling in the rest of the calendar.

Our exchange theme this month was “Asian,” but only three cards were exchanged.  I’m sensing a trend!  Only three last month.  Genny’s is first.  Sponged on glossy, embossed and laid out in three panels with die cut sentiment.


Mine is next, using Washi paper, red mirror CS and gold embossed sentiment.


Therese had Jeannie bring in her Japanese gazebo scene, also using Washi paper and some fussy cutting on the Geisha.  Click on the pic for details and back to return.


Helen had the project this month and we made a cute Valentine using a neat pop-up technique that used strips of acetate sandwiched into the fold, a stamp punch and letters.  Turned out really neat.  Russel loved his!  This technique can be used for all kinds of things to pop up:  cupcakes, flowers, snowflakes, etc.

Project insides.jpgProject outside.jpg

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by. 

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Creative Images January Stamp Camp

As you can see, I am way behind in my blog, but will try to catch up today with the stamp camp, my trip to Minnesota and the February meeting.  We’ll see how far I get.  I will at least get pictures on here, hopefully not being too verbose while I am at it.

At the stamp camp, the theme for the exchange card was Monochromatic.  Only three ladies remembered there was an exchange card (I said the turn out was “pitiful”), and here they are.  Yes, I forgot.

First Cami did this lovely die cut cream and beige card.


Pat Rockwell made this striking black and white birthday card.

Ex-Pat R

Helen made this white on white snowflake punched, die cut birthday card.  “Birthday” is on the inside.


We had several good projects.  I’ll go in order we did them.  First is Genny’s little tea box with the dahlia on top.  Sort of learned two things in one.  Here’s pics of her samples.  First, two cards she made using her dahlias.

Dahlia cards

Here’s everything lined up nicely.  Genny did a great job showing us how to do everything.

Genny's Project

The first box is Pat R’s and the second one is mine.

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Next, we did Therese’s project, a cute little suite case card.  Here’s Therese working on getting ready.


Here’s her cute little sample.

Therese's project

Here’s Tange chairing meeting and admiring the snack table. 

Tange and goodies

After lunch, Tange taught us how to make these beautiful flowers.  Mine is on the left and Pat R’s on the right.  Tange’s project was using beads to make embellishments and she threw in this as something extra that she had learned the night before.


Here’s my collection of hat pins made from the beads Tange and Jeannie had picked out.  Mine are in the back, I can’t remember who’s are in the front.


Here’s Genny and Ella discussing the tea boxes.

Genny and Ella

Here’s a bunch of us waiting to get started, Cami, Helen and Pat R in front.  Tange, Helen and Therese in back.


Lest we forget, here’s the statute of Dep. Litz outside the the Sheriff’s Substation where we’ve had our camps the last few years.  Almost ten years since he was killed in the line.

Deputy Litz

That’s it for stamp camp! 

Thanks for stopping by. 

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

She’s Baaaack!

Been far, far away and very busy since I got back, to say nothing of struggling with a new computer (to me, at least) and processing a whole bunch of pics.  And, ya’ll had winter while I was gone!  Two whole days of it.  I was up with my sister in Rochester, MN, January 1-10, and they had their coldest weather in years and years, minus 24!  Yikes.  Didn’t even go out of the house that day.  Lots of things to blog and tomorrow will add even more to that list, so I will just consider this a teaser.  I have pics of my sister’s quilts, including the wedding quilt she just finished for her son and his bride that are getting married in May, pics of the wedding invitations I went up there to work on and shower stuff.  The latter pics will have to wait until after the shower.

Here’s a couple pics to tide you over for a bit.  This is Betsy’s pride and joy, hanging over her stairwell to lower level.

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Betsy and me working at her table on wedding invitations.

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Katie and her Mom, Nancy, working the big honking die cut machine during our work party in St. Paul at the paper warehouse.

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That’s all I have time for today.  Blogging program is updated, too, so I had to learn that as well. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Yummy, Cheryl’s Mexicorn Salsa

Cheryl, a/k/a Cami, sent me an e-mail with the much requested recipe for her Mexicorn Salsa and asked me to put it on my blog.  Her wish is my command!  Enjoy!

Mexicorn Salsa


2 11 oz. cans Mexicorn, drained

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup real mayonnaise

1-2 scallions, chopped small (including green tops)

salt, to taste

Fritos Scoops for dipping

Preparation Instructions

Mix all ingredients (except Fritos Scoops) together and refrigerate 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Serve with Fritos Scoops corn chips for dipping.

Note from Kathy:  Being a Miracle Whip child as opposed to one brought up on “real mayo,”  I bet Miracle Whip would taste just as good.  I would also add some garlic and cilantro.

Let Cami know how you liked it.  Thanks for stopping by. 

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Creative Images Christmas Party

We had a good time last night and I lucked out and have Russel here to process the photos for me, so I’m on the ball!  We had our Christmas card exchange, tag exchange, Chinese gift exchange and munchies.  Yumm!  First, the cards.  My goal is to get the pics side by side and it only happens accidentally!  Maybe next month, when I have an upgraded puter, I will have more success.  Click on any card for detail, then back to return.

First up, Therese made this joyful card with poinsettias and die cuts.  Cheryl/Cami made this layered Christmas tree with some fussy cut holly.

Ex-Therese Ex-Cami

Ella made this cute Hippo Holly-Days card.  Love his sparkly toenails!  Helen made this Santa checking his list, twice, I’m sure!

Ex-Ella  Ex-Helen

Jeannie made this vintage card with tags, fibers and fussy cut holly.


This is my card, using SU’s Joyful Christmas stamp set.  I embossed and fussy cut the poinsettias and leaves.


Here’s Genny’s card using the same stamp set.  She embossed hers on shiny red CS before fussy cutting it out.  Two different looks, same set!


Pam made this simple, peaceful cardinal with white pigment ink for the trees and the bird punch, with a tiny addition for the cardinal’s top knot.  Pat J. made this lovely tree with the embossed frame and pretty poinsettias.  

Ex-Pam Ex-Pat J

Pat R. made her card with the stick on outlines, micro-fine glitter and markers.  Love that technique.  Tange made this stunning gold embossed peace card.

Ex-Pat R Ex-Tange

Here we are enjoying the party!

Here’s the Chinese gift exchange presents.

 Gift Exchange

Here’s the different tags made for the tag swap.  Some really nice ones this year.


Here’s the table of treats we all enjoyed.


I was especially curious about these and asked Therese if she knew who made them. She wasn’t being a smarty pants, but she said, “Yes.”  When I poked at her, she said, “Oh, I did.”  Home made turtles.  Yummy.


We finalized our plans for the January stamp camp.  We’re going to make Therese’s little Tim Holtz valise cards, Genny’s tea box with the dahlia on top and Tange’s embellishments.  See last month’s post to see pics.

That’s it for now.   Have a very Merry Christmas and see you next year!   Comments always welcome. 

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