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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Deelite said...

Boy was it great looking at these cards, especially the ones with snow. Kathy, I love how your card turned out with the wolves, especially love how you popped up those wolves. These cards show so much creativity, it just makes me wanta drive down and become a member of your Monday night group. How nice to get a fun and giving person like Linda in your group. Those cookies jars are absolutely darling. I am going to beg for the recipe.

Michele said...

Love all of these cards! Such wonderful details!

~* Tracy *~ said...

lovely projects from all of you talented ladies. Wow for the applesauce cookie jar project. What a wonderful, generous person Linda is. And what a special treat for you all. Looking forward to your blog of you next meeting. xx