Friday, February 13, 2015

Feb. Creative Images Meeting

We are back into our regular meeting/project schedule now that the new year and holidays are all done.  Besides it being a regular meeting, it was Valentine’s time, so our exchange theme of “penguins” included some Valentine penguins.  Stampin’ Up’s owl punch got a good workout, too, making penguins.

First, I have to apologize for the yellow tint to the pictures as I am still learning my new camera.  With Print Shop, Russel was able to correct the ones that had a lot of totally white areas, but you can still see the yellow.  The cards with too many shades, he couldn’t do anything with.  Sorry.

These first two are a good example.  Cheryl B’s snowflakes had too much blue mixed in, but it was really pretty and glittery IRL.  Ella made the cute little dresses and shoe Valentine.  Click on any pic to enlarge and back to return.

Ex-Cheryl BEx-Ella

On the left is my Valentines card with two little penguins made with the Owl punch.  On the right is Pam’s birthday card with that same punch, but I think she forgot the wings made from the cut off ears. I know this because we both used the same Pinterest sample to come up with a penguin.


Pat J made this layered heart with a pretty heart embossed background.  Pat R made the cute die cut cupid mounted over a doily.

Ex-Pat JEx-Pat R

Tange used her owl punch to make her little penguin into a Christmas card.


Last, Therese did this Valentine collage with vintage papers. Much better IRL.


Helen had the project this month, a cute little two-pocket treat holder.  We folded and scored and punched and stamped, finally putting a little mint patty in each side.  Very cute.

Helen's sample 2

Helen's sample1

Pat J brought in her sample of stamping and painting on a t-shirt.  This will be her project at March’s meeting.  Bring your t-shirt or whatever you want to stamp on next month.

Pat J sample

Inside this little treat holder, handed out by Ella, was a little chocolate heart.  Yumm.


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

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Creative Images 2015 Stamp Camp

Sorry it took me so long to get these blogged.  I have no good excuses except severe lackawanna.  I’ve been processing lots of pics and finally finished the ones from our January 17 stamp camp. Pat J had a family emergency that took her up to Rhode Island just in time for the Blizzard of ‘15 to mess up her getting home.  She’ll do her fabric painting project in March. Therese and Jeannie did the other two projects.

First up, Therese taught us a new technique using different mediums to give different textures to our canvas.  At our Christmas party, we had prepared the canvas with the thicker medium on the bottom and a crackly medium on the top so that everything would be dry for our stamp camp project.  We colored the base with acrylic paint to get what we wanted to end up with, stamped the images on tissue, then applied the torn out images where we wanted them before affixing them with a clear medium.  (I’m sorry, Therese, but I have no idea what mediums we worked with.)  Here’s a pic of a picture being assembled by Jeannie.  Click on the pic for details and back to return.


You can really see the crackly sky in this final result.


Bonnie was a guest and she made this beach scene.


Therese made these as samples, a frog on a lily pad and . . .

Therese 1

a sunset tropical beach.

Therese 2

Jeannie’s guest, her friend Marian, did this mountain scene.


Pam made this mountain scene.


Tange made this lacy butterfly.


I got crowded in this scene of a cabin in the mountains under a moon.

Kathy 2

After our meeting and lunch, we did Jeannie’s project of a Zutter book. Look at my last post to see pics of a book Jeannie made as her sample.  I made mine as a birthday reminder.  All finished except for putting letters for “BIRTHDAYS” and a dragonfly charm on the front.  Came out pretty good.

Kathy Book 1Kathy Book 2

That’s it for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Creative Images Christmas Party

It’s been crazy busy for me this whole month, what with traveling to Alabama (got home in time for party), Sarasota, company from out of town, Christmas . . .  At least I am getting the party from December 10 blogged before I do any of the other stuff or process any of the thousand or so pics I have of Christmas lights.  I went nuts for lights this year and my darling Russel took me to see them all, sometimes more than once.  I have to process the pics and winnow out the best to share, but that’s for another day. 

First up, our exchange cards, theme, you guessed it, Christmas!  First is Cheryl B’s three Wise Men.  Simple, but gorgeous.  Look at the detail of all these by clicking on the pic, then back to return.

Ex-Cheryl B

Next is Cheryl M’s beautiful snowflakes.  I think it was a punch she used for the embellishment focal point.

Ex-Cheryl M

Ella made this cute little snowman with lots of extra touches.


Helen used a postage template and deckle cut some designer paper to fit in for each stamp.  Jeannie made this elegant flying reindeer in rich, but non-traditional colors.


I made this door window with the Wondrous Wreath stamp and die.  The little cardinals are made from the small wing on Build a Bird punch and half of the tiny heart punch.


Pam made this gorgeously simple card with an embossing folder and tiny glittery cardinals.


Pat R made this beautiful card with ornament stamps and either a die or punch.

Ex-Pat R

This is Tange’s antiquey looking poinsettia that she sponged all over.  I have to try this with my set.  I’ve always colored mine, but this looks way easier.


Therese colored this post card and added the holly embellishment.  Lovely.


These are four cute little gifts passed out at the party.  I’m sorry, but I don’t have written down who made the little hand sanitizer holders.  I don’t know which Cheryl gave out the little Santa note pads, either.  My bad.

Gift Gift-Cheryl

Ella made the Santa candy canes and Tange the hot chocolate with flavored spoons and marshmallows. 


Now, if only the weather would cool off a little bit, I might enjoy some cocoa!  80 degrees in December is just wrong!

We also had our tag swap. These two are by Cheryl B and Cheryl M.

Tag-Cheryl BTag-Cheryl M

This die cut deer and snowflake is from Ella.


This snowy mitten is from Helen.  I don’t miss cold fingers!


Jeannie made this die cut sleigh, reindeer and star.


This is my Wondrous Wreath tag.


Pat R made this jolly Santa.

Tag-Pat R

Tange made this artsy tag of a mannequin with wings.


I used every tag I got for my local presents and even recycled some from previous years.  I don’t throw them away and they go in the bag with the bows I recycle.

These next four pics are from Jeannie showing more detail for her project for the January stamp camp.  Pics are of the front cover, top, flat and the back cover.

Jeannie 1Jeannie 2Jeannie 3Jeannie 4

That’s it for December’s holiday party.  Hope you all have fun at the Stamp Camp on January 10.   I will be in Fort Lauderdale then, picking up my sister and BIL at the airport and spending a few days with them before they take off on their cruise. I’ll miss you, but happy stampin’! Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Creative Images Meeting

It’s been a busy ten days since our November meeting, but my big job is done and I can move on to other big jobs.  I’ve made at least eight gallons of my Christmas Mix, a lot of which will be going to Alabama with us in early December.  I think there would be a riot if we showed up without it!

I’ve been working on my pictures of our trip to Georgia where we followed most of the Antebellum Trail, but still have more to process.  Here’s a sample from the Trail, Magnolia House in Madison, Georgia, the town “Gen. Sherman refused to burn”:

Mad 8

But, getting these stamp club pics blogged have priority.  The theme for November was “Island Fun,” and five of us came up with cute cards.  I wasn’t one of them.  Sadly, my flamingo card got no further than my mind. 

First up, Cheryl M’s swirly sailboats that when you open it . . .

Ex-Cheryl M closed

you get this pop up Adirondack chair on the beach.  Really cute!

Ex-Cheryl M open

Next is Ella’s chair, umbrella, picnic basket and cool drink under the sun on the beach.  Ahhh, to relax.


Jeannie captured a mermaid in this next card.  Wrapped her up in some net with seashells!


Pat J did this fishie card on a neat marbelized background.  I need to learn this technique.  Love the sentiment, too.

Ex-Pat J

Pat R has her Santa relaxing on the beach with a flamingo and a palm tree decorated with some bling.  Warm wishes, indeed!

Ex-Pat R

Pam had the project for November and she showed us how to do the Northern Lights technique. 

Project Sample

I’ve seen them for real over Washington State in the winter time and they were more ripple-like banners of yellowy green, so that’s what I tried for on mine.


Remember my cathedral window cards from last month, sample below?

Cathedral Window 2

Pam and I went to the quilt show at CCF and here is a pic of a cathedral window quilt.

Cathedral window quilt

I also did an Ohio Star card.

Ohio Star 1

If you look at the detail on this quilt, you will see the Ohio Star in there.

Ohio Star

Helen is back in Florida and asked me to fill her in on what’s happening in our December meeting.  It will be at the Hobby Lobby (next to room we used to meet in) December 10, 6:00 p.m. If you wish to participate in swap, bring 6 identical (similar) Christmas tags.  Our card exchange theme will be Christmas (surprise!).  Bring something salty or sweet for a treat (eat dinner early) and a gift for the Chinese gift exchange, $10 limit, stamping related.  I think that’s everything.

That’s it for November’s meeting.  Hope to see you all in December!  Happy stampin’!  Thanks for stopping by.

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