Sunday, August 22, 2010

Holly’s Workshop

It’s been a week since Holly’s workshop and everyone already has their orders!  Holly qualified for an upgrade to three day shipping and Stampin’ Up had the order boxed and ready to go the day I uploaded it, Tuesday.  Wow!  Debated whether to post pics of our three make and takes, but since we’ll be doing something different at my next workshop, here they are. 

First, we made this Fast and Fabulous card with the hostess set of the same name!  Used the lattice embossing folder, new Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla cardstock, Very Vanilla satin ribbon and Daffodil Delight and More Mustard inks. 

Fast and Fabulous 4

Next we made this flutter card with Butterfly Prints (this sample used butterfly from Punched Posies.  Colors were Pacific Point and Baja Breeze.

Punched Posies

We had time for one more little quickie, this little purse made with a design from Angie Juda at her blog  here  on her Aug. 9, post.  She even did a video on Aug. 11 here.   Her box was for Halloween, but I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to make mine.  If you sign up for her newsletter, you will get her 12 weeks of Halloween projects.  I love Angie’s stuff and she is so generous with her videos.

Beautiful Wings

Next up, Theresa’s workshop where we will be making a Christmas card, among other things.  Holiday Mini will be in effect then and we’ll play with some pretty new stuff. 

That’s it for now. Comments always welcome.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Meeting of Creative Images

There were ten of us at last night’s meeting and boy will the ones not there be sorry. Linda and Ursula did the project and despite repeated requests that Linda ask for reimbursement, she wouldn’t take anything but thanks. So, thanks, Linda, for the great project. More on that later.

“Scenery” was the theme for the exchange card this month. First up, is Holly’s birch forest, up close. Reminds me of something Bev Doolittle would paint. I had Holly write down how she did this. Lots of layers, white paint, daubing, etc. She braided twine and stapled it on the edge. If you want details, e-mail me. As always, right click on a picture for details.

Holly's green woods

Eleanor did this lovely scene with lots of fussy cutting and popping up with up stuff, my favorite. Love the golden lab crossing the bridge.

Ella's bridge

Therese did this Adirondack chair out by the lake, also with fussy cuts popped up. Love the ribbon inserted into the frame.

Therese's adirondack chair

Lona did this moon over snowy trees, punched out and popped up. The heat must be finally getting to her if she did snow!

Lona's snowy trees

More snowy trees in the midst of our heat wave. Rosie did these lovely fir trees.

Rosie's snowy trees

Here’s my three wolves, fussy cut and popped up, what else?

Kathy's wolves

Here’s Linda’s first sample of her project. She brought everything needed to make these lovely gift jars of cookie mix. She gave us the stamped images to color our choice, the bowl of apples or the happy chef.

Linda's Sample 2 Linda's sample 1

Not only did she bring the jars and the embellishments, she brought the ingredients for the applesauce cookies, all mixed up and ready to layer the dry ingredients of flour with spices, raisins and chopped nuts! Only thing that won’t go in the jar is the little container of applesauce, which she also provided. Wow! It was such a cute idea, I grabbed three extra for members who were out of town. All I need now is some cooler temps (see the snowy cards above) so I can actually turn on the oven to bake these cookies. When I finish coloring mine, I will assemble the layers and post a pic here. It’s a great thank you gift, hostess gift, whatever gift. Thanks again, Linda!

By request, edited to add Linda's recipe!







That’s it for now. Comments always welcome.

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