Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stamp Club Exchange Cards and Project

Holy cow! Three posts in one day!

What a turn out for our first meeting in our new venue at Priceless Scrapbooking. A big thanks to Tricia (who's last name just happens to be "Price!") for letting us have our meetings in her classroom and staying open past closing time to do it. I think it's a change for the better, now that Griffins will be a thing of the past. Check out Priceless at http://pricelessscrapbooks.com/ and sign up for their newsletter. Tricia is keeping up the Griffins' tradition, too, and giving us a discount on the night of the meetings. Thanks, Trish!

This first pic is my favorite Co-Prez, Miss Jeannie, being officorial (is that a word?). Being the photog, I don't have to be in the picture!

Here's another pic of our ladies. Lots of room for us all.

Lona did this month's project, a cute little treat bag turned into a white dinner jacket, complete with cummerbund, bow tie and a boutenniere. Here's a picture of Holly's finished project. Makes a great Father's Day gift or birthday or whatever. Thanks, Lona for a great project.

Here's my exchange card. This month's theme got mixed up with last month's theme, which was "Stamper's Choice," because we had to cancel last month's meeting due to Griffin's being closed. I made this CASE with brushed gold CS and shimmery gold vellum. See Lynda's blog at: http://stampingdoc.blogspot.com/ to see how I did it. I used SU's new Manhattan Flower embossing folder on the two front flaps and cut around them. Lynda used 12x12 CS and it went all the way across the front, but I didn't have that size in brushed gold.Wish I knew someone having a golden anniversary!

Here's the inside of my card. The vellum is a little wavy as I didn't have any vellum tape. Embossed the SU Fifth Avenue rose on the vellum and stamped sentiment from Sincere Salutations.

Pam couldn't come last night, but she had given me her dues and this exchange card for last month's meeting and I actually managed to keep track of it! Her "choice" was to use punches. I love the little pearl bodies, too. I think she used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch.

Lona made this card using a Kokopelli stamp. No one remembered what this little guy was, except he is from Arizona, but I managed to pull it out of my memory banks. Checked the spelling online and got one more fact. The fluteplayer is from Anasazi Indians. If you want to learn more, go to http://kokopelli.com/. Russel and I went to Cliff House many moons ago and saw Kachina dolls and Kokopellis in the museum at the visitor center.

Theresa W. (not sure Theresa Y. is still a member), was unable to attend, but sent her exchange card via Lona. Theresa used SU's scalloped edge punch, a wheel and her sentiment from Heard from the Heart.

Next is Jeannie's Queen Bee card. She used an interesting textured paper to echo the chicken wire stamp she used to evoke honeycomb. I love the little bee brads!

Therese made this cute little classic pick up truck card. Except for the color, it could be the Chevy truck I found my Russel under 31+ years ago! He was rebuilding the engine out behind our barracks. Will have to borrow that stamp from Therese!

Ella made this cute tiered platter of cupcakes. She used Cuttlebugged dotted swiss embossing folder and after coloring the cupcakes, she fussy cut one to pop it up. Yummo! Any day is a cupcake kinda day.

Linda did this bright little card. Colors in the pic don't do it justice. She used the Happy Birthday CB embossing folder and a bunch of punches to make the cake. Someone having a first birthday?

Linda's friend Ursula joined our club last night. She's a new stamper and made this gorgeous eggplant and yellow birthday card.

Tange made this tangerine card, using a couple of background stamps, punches and SU stamps. Tange - Tangerine! Gotta love it!

Another new member, Holly, made this popped-up bumblebee with glittery flowers and shimmery wings. Clever use of green ribbon for the stems!

Neva made this cute Spring Time card, applying glitter to the daffodils. Neva also decorated her envelope. I miss daffodils and tulips down here. Not really Spring without them. sniff

Rosie made this purple, pink, white and black Delight birthday card. Lovely layout and pretty pearl in center of flower she fussy cut and popped up.

Last, but not least, here's this cute birthday card from our new in March member, Gale. I love the sentiment. Here's hoping all my wrinkles are from smiles, too.
We lost some of our members from Citrus County, but have added five in the last few months, including Rosie and Theresa. I think we're gonna keep on keepin' on. New members, new ideas, lots of fun. Forgot to mention last night that we want to think about a new name. "Creative You and Images, Too" is such a handful. Put your thinking caps on and we will talk about it next month.
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~* Tracy *~ said...

gorgeous stuff there, Miss Kathy

Deelite said...

These pics are amazing. Thanks for taking all the time to show us this fine work.