Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pam’s Father in Law’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Pam’s last few months have been pretty busy, especially all the work she put in on table decorations for her father-in-law’s 90th birthday party up in Marquette, Michigan, on July 5.  I helped her a little bit and between my pics and hers, we can share everything she made to decorate for the party. 

First, she needed to make a whole lot of spring cards.  I had shown her how to make them years ago.  Surprised she remembered!  Here’s the basic card before folding.

Spring card 1

Here are a blue and red one, before the greeting at bottom or the 90.

Both spring cards

Pam needed 80+ of these and I helped her cut and score the red and blue cardstock.  She cut all the tiny pieces of designer paper.

Pam at work

With the help of Pat J, Pam made all the 90’s with either red or silver shiny CS cut on Pat’s Cricut.  Pam then popped them up on each spring card.

Finished spring cards

These are the little battery-operated tea lights Pam decorated to match the other decorations.  Colors are not very good in this pic of the red, white and blue candles.

Finished tealights

Here’s two of the centerpieces Pam made a bunch of for all the tables.

Centerpiece 1Centerpiece 2

Here’s some of the tables decorated.

Decorated tables

Pat J gave Pam the idea for this birthday card she made for her FIL.

FIL's BD card

The card started with a graph pattern stamped on plain white CS to which Pam added DSP and a greeting.  Below are two cards Pat J made with that graph stamp.

Pat's graph 1Pat's graph 2

That’s it for Pam’s party stuff.  She said her FIL had a blast and so did everyone else, about 60, including family and guests from Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Wales and England!

Thanks for stopping by.

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July Creative Images Meeting

Good Grief!  July already.  Well, at least the summer is buzzing by.  There were only eight of us at the meeting last week, but everyone who came made an exchange card.  The theme was “Summer Sizzle” and we have certainly been doing that.  I can’t wait for August to be over, after which I can say I survived another summer in Florida.  I know it is still hot in September, but not so brutal.  Without further whining about the weather, here goes.  Click on a pic for detail and back to return.  I don’t like dates on each picture, so Russel fixed that for me.

The first two are how I like them, side by side.  On the left is Cheryl B’s beautiful mermaid and on the right is Cheryl M’s flamingo collage. 

Ex-Cheryl BEx-Cheryl M

These colorful die cut butterflies were done by Edie.


Ella’s water colored kitty is just swimming by to say hi!


This is my little beaver, Chopper, chilling in an inner tube with an umbrella drink.  My name on the back was covered up by the envelope and Therese asked who made this as she was handing out the exchange cards.  I gave her a surprised look.  “Seriously?”  Then she noticed the tail and buck teeth.  Oops!


Pat J made this lovely water colored background.  Gonna have to go play at her house and learn how to do it.

Ex-Pat J

Pat R did this relaxing card with summery motifs popped up on the left.

Ex-Pat R

This is Therese’s “Bacon in the Sun” card.  Sizzling for sure.  Love it!  Yumm.  Bacon.  My favorite food group.


A Jewish friend came to my sister’s son’s wedding in May and I had made some bacon dip for a BBQ we had.  He tries to keep kosher, so I told him he could have some as it was imitation bacon.  He said, “Ah, yes, facon bacon.”  LOL

Pat R had the project for July.  She showed us a technique making a background with embossing powder and a Piece of bubble wrap.  Turned out really cute.  The next two pictures are her samples.

Project Sample 1Project Sample 2

This is my completed project.


Here’s Pat J’s finished card.

Project Pat J

These next three show and tell pics are finished pages out of Therese’s Journal.  Therese said it used “spray inks, paints, stencils, flowers, anything and everything.”

S & T 1S & T 2S & T 3

Last, but not least, here is a pic of Pat R’s proposed project for our January stamp camp.  The flowers are repositionable stickers with white micro-fine glitter colored with markers and then stuck on a votive candle holder.

Proposed Project-Pat R

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

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Monday, June 16, 2014

June Creative Images Meeting

Had time and my tech support standing by, so I processed last Wednesday’s pics and here we go.  The exchange theme for June was “European” and we got five cards to exchange.  Click on any pic for details, then hit back to return. 

This is how I like them, side by side, but this puter only does it when it wants to.  On the left is Ella’s art deco styled card with a nifty Eiffel Tower kind of clippy bellie.  Cool.  Next is Genny’s finely water colored Paris collage.


On the left is my embossed London phone box.  On the right is Pat J’s collage of passport, map, compass, etc.

Ex-KathyEx-Pat J

Next is Therese’s leaning tower of Pisa, with the interesting easel fold we did at one of her workshops. 


When I last visited Pat J, she showed me some cards she had made with a new technique that I asked her to show us when she had the project.  Here is an album with all her samples.  My Aussie buddy will like the koala.

Jeannie was almost done with hers:


and so was I:


I liked this so much, I went and bought a whole pack of kraft card stock so I could make some more.  Emboss in white any sentiment for just about anything.

Last month, Genny didn’t have a proposed project for our next stamp camp in January, so she brought in this stamped tile for our consideration.

Proposed Project-Genny

Pat J’s proposed project is an embellished/ painted t-shirt.  She made this for her online group.

Proposed Project-Pat J

That’s it for this month.  Next month’s theme is “Summer Sizzle,” appropriate for Florida in July!   Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wedding Shower for Katie

When I went to my sister’s in January, I also worked on the invitations to a shower Betsy was giving her future daughter-in-law the week before the wedding.  Pat J had shown us a cake made out of CS boxes at our stamp club.  Here’s Pat’s cake.  I loved it and when I showed the picture to my sister, she wanted it for her shower centerpiece with something special in each slice as a party favor.  Be sure and click on each pic for details, then back to return.

Pat J Proposed 1

Pat gave me the pattern for the slices and I got them copied, scored and cut out before I went to Betsy’s.  I had found a Cricut cartridge that had a cake slice box, too, so I cut enough in both colors for a second layer.

Pat even gave me the ribbon with swirls to wrap around the bottom layer.

The night before the shower, my sister and I stuffed each slice with a chocolate truffle.

Stuffing Cake

Here’s a close-up of the final cake.

Cake Box 12.jpg

Betsy also wanted me to make invitations to her friends for the shower.  Russel helped me cut all the circles on my Big Shot.


Betsy also wanted name tags and thank you cards.  Little sisters are a lot of trouble, you know.  I made the name tags . . .

Name Tags

. . . to match the invites and started the thank you cards . . .

TY Cards

. . . when she said she had already bought thank you cards for Katie.  Ooops.  What to do with the 15 cards I had already made?  I had been wondering what to get Katie for a shower present, so . . .

Shower Gift open

. . . I used a Paper Pumpkin box for cards, envelopes, labels I printed up and stamps and wrapped it to sort of mirror the wedding invitations.

Shower Gift wrapped

Here’s the cake as a centerpiece on Betsy’s table.  Fit perfectly on a nice glass cake stand.  It got lots of questions on how it was made and plenty of compliments, too.


Here’s Katie and her sister opening presents.  Matt is the baker and he will use that pie plate a lot.


Here’s Katie holding up the recipe card box Betsy gave her, among other things.  This box had been our mother’s recipe card box.


With each invitation, Betsy enclosed a recipe card to fill out with a favorite recipe to bring to the shower.  She asked me to make divider cards. 

Recipe Card Dividers

Here’s Katie admiring the “First Year” scrapbook her mother had made her.  Each month was decorated on a two-page layout.  Gorgeous!

Nancy's Scrapbook

Here’s some of the ladies picking out their slice of cake.  The truffles inside were a hit!  They got to take their slices home.


Here’s the remains of the cake!

Cake Remains

Linda, another card maker, made this card for Katie and wrote the “keys to unlock a successful marriage” on the inside.  Perfect.

Linda's Key CardLinda's Keys

Whew!  That’s it for the shower.  Thanks for stopping by.

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