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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Monday, March 7, 2016

Creative Images Pics


Sorry it's taken so long to get this posted, but at least I am getting it done before the March meeting.  There's been a real PIBKAC* with my puter lately, but I still haven't figured out what to do with my blog writer.  The theme for the February meeting was Wine/Chocolate/Romance and six of us brought in exchange cards.  Helen was in charge of the project and we made a cute box, even though Helen forgot her sample. It was a mystery project!  But we all at least got started on them.  I took mine home to finish with Pam (who couldn't make it) and I took Therese her project, too.  So, here goes.

This first card is glittery pansies done by Cheryl M-B.  The grapevine card was made by Cheryl B.

 The white embossed over red with butterflies is by Pat J.  The laugh out loud with chocolates and dancing is by Ella.

The origami heart over a lace doily is mine.  The sexy red bustier is by Pat R.
These next pictures are works in progress of the Valentine boxes.

Stupid puter won't let me turn off the centering. These next four pics are of the boxes Pam and I made at my house, opened and closed.

That's all I can fight with tonight.  Hope to get the pics from March meeting blogged a little more timely.
*If you don't know what PIBKAC means, it is an acronym for "Problem is between Keyboard and Chair." 

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Sunday, January 10, 2016


  We had our stamp camp shoe box swap yesterday and here I am blogging already!  Don't faint.  We each designed a card and provided everything in packs so we could each make that person's designs.  I messed up and didn't take pics of each sample and make a list of who did what, but I made them all and with a little help from Pat J, I got them all credited to the right person.  The pictures below are mostly final products done by me.
  Cheryl B designed this prettily embossed card, sponged with pink, glittered up just a bit, with the flower colored and fussy cut before adhering.  Final touch is a net cover to soften the whole thing.  I haven't decided what sentiment to put on it, so I haven't trimmed the net.  I haven't put on the little red jewels, yet.

  These pretty tulips were designed by Cheryl M-B.  I water colored it this morning. 

Here's my gold die cut rose, glued down and water colored. 

(Now, it's stuck on centering.)
This tree and boat was designed by Pam, a great guy card for any occasion.

 This cute tic tac toe card was designed by Pat J, also a multi-purpose card good for guys or girls. Everything was die cut or punched with lots of choices:  circles, crosses, stars or hearts.

   This prettily embossed and layered card was designed by Pat R.  All we had to do was assemble it!

  Therese designed this cute coffee card.  She even crimped a piece of CS to use as the sleeve on the cup and gave us a little piece of straw.

This is Jeannie's bright gift card holder with a circus theme.

Busy, busy ladies.

  Cheryl B and Jeannie creating right along.

Here's five of us in the kitchen, Pat R, Cheryl M-B, Pat J, Cheryl B and Therese.

Here I am with wildly curly hair from all the sweat!

    That's it for this month!  Thanks for stopping by.

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