Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Stamp Club June 8, 2009

Hi, ladies! We had a great turn out last night and I think everyone but Tange (who had a great excuse!) brought in an exchange card. We had a great meeting, gave ourselves an updated name (Creative Images) and clarified stuff for next month.

The theme for last night's exchange card was "Stamper's Choice," and we were all over the map. First up is my Father's Day card made with the deer from SU's Nature's Silhouettes, the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree and the greeting from All Holidays. Love that Chocolate Chip ribbon and the black brads I made by heating up silver brads with a candle and dipping them in black embossing powder.
This little cutie is Ella's exchange card from a couple months back, the theme of which was "Guilty Pleasures." That meeting didn't happen as our venue disappeared, but this works for a "Stamper's Choice," for sure. And, yes, rice cakes would taste better smothered in hot fudge!

Therese made this relaxing card with the fussy cut fishies dangling on a line in the corner. This is a great guy card!

Pam made this little cutie. We decided she needed bows in her hair and I actually had some ribbon in my kit!

Ta daaaaaaa! Isn't she cute and I got her as my exchange card! Woo hoooo!

This is Lona's lotus card in lovely blues and greens. You can't see it in the picture, but she added gliter to the flower petals.

Theresa figured out something to do with the "negative" of the Top Note Die! It made a great frame on a card she stamped with the flowers and greeting from Echoes of Kindness.

Next up is Rosie's sunflower, fussy cut and mounted with a brad and a lovely popped up butterfly. I spy the Swirly embossing folder on a layer.

Holly made this nifty folding card. I can't remember what she called it, but she also managed to reduce the pattern to make an ATC with this technique. I didn't take a pic of the ATC, but wish I had. Maybe next time. Several ladies asked Holly for her ATC's dimensions.

Holly brought her daughter-in-law Lisa as a guest and so that Lisa would have an exchange card, Holly gave Lisa this cute Cattitude card made with same technique as the lotus card above. There is so much going on with this card with primas, feathers, embossed paw prints, etc. Love it! Maybe we can do this fold as a project some time. Helen and I have the project for January. Hmmmmmmmm.

When I asked for her exchange card, Jeannie pulled this lovely flower basket out of her stash. It's one of Jeannie's favorite stamps and it watercolors marvelously. I think she said she used Twinkling H2O's to color it. Flowers, baskets - what's not to like!

Linda made this Sunkissed cutie. I wish I could remember the sentiment from inside. Maybe Linda will let me know what it was and I will add it in here.

And for our last exchange card, Ursula made this bright beauty. I think she fussy cut the butterflies and the tulips before popping them up. Whatever she did, it's sure pretty and bright! And that border punch! Yum!

Jeannie and Therese brought in a couple of cards for show and tell, demonstrating how to make something with Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) if you're just not into collecting and trading them. This first one is Jeannie's hummingbird with Primas. Half the card layers are already done with the ATC! Easy, quick and painless.

Therese mounted an ATC on this lacy card, adding punches to some designer paper. I don't know how much of it was the original ATC, but love the lace and the shell with the pearl in it. There are trillions of those little half shells on our beaches. I'll never see another one without seeing a pearl in it!

Ella did the project last night, a nifty folding card, great as a gift card for enclosing a check or money. This sample used a little inchie as the focal point. For those unfamiliar with inchies, they are perfect little pallets made of 1" square chipboard. Colors of this were much better IRL.

This is my finished project. I loves pink!

Bonnie, one of the ladies who teaches and works at Priceless, our new venue, was making a bunch of these as birthday cards. Bonnie volunteered to stay late when they realized we were having our meeting. Thanks, Bonnie.

A good time was had by all last night! We actually got rowdy a couple times!
Thanks for stopping by.
(-: ¸.·´* .·´*¨¨)) -:¦:- ***
-:¦:- ·· ((¸¸.·´* .·´*((¸¸.·.·´ *-:¦:- ... :-)


~* Tracy *~ said...

what a lot of wonderful projects there. I especially love the one you got as an exchange card! That little girlie is adorable! Thank you for sharing, Miss Kathy :)

**Pam** said...

Lots of fun last night. Holly's card is called a tri-shutter card. I had actually looked at that to make for my exchange card. Glad I went with the cute little girl. I found that on splitcoast. Love my punches!!

Deelite said...

First, I LOVE your reflection card Kathy. I think I will make that for my dads for Father's Day. Second, I love that you posted ALL of these cards for our viewing pleasure. Thanks for all your time and trouble. I will also try to duplicate Pam's little girl card. I have the perfect little niece to send it to. You ladies are just so dang creative.

Anonymous said...

Wow! what lovely cards. Lots of great ideas. FOr a new stamper Ursulla did a fabulous card.