Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October Creative Images Meeting

We had a lot of ladies at our first meeting at Priceless’ new location on Easy Street.  Trish was still moving in but Bonnie uncovered a table for us and we were good to go.  We had Kari as a guest and Dani is a returning member.  Here’s a pic of Janice and Lona with Trish back behind her new counter.  Click on any picture to enlarge it.  Lona looks thrilled that I’m taking her picture!

Janice & Lona 

Of the thirteen ladies there, eleven brought an exchange card (theme “Thinking of You”), but only Jeannie and Therese brought ATC’s, so we moved the ATC swap to November hoping for more participation.  Bring ten and leave with ten, theme “Old World” is just a guide, not a requirement.  All of our themes are that way.  Also in November, we are signing up for the January shoe box swap/stamp camp.

This first card is Ella’s lovely butterfly.  She said the dotted Swiss background on the butterfly came on the paper and was not embossed before she die cut it.

Ella's butterfly

Connie made this with a puffy fabric flower and designer papers.  Love the sentiment.

Connie's flower

Holly used some of her ephemera photos for her leaf-themed card.  The lady walking through leaves, the leaf brads and swirls all work great together.

Holly's Leaf Girl

Janice made this darling tea bag holder with the fold Rosie taught us a few months ago.

Janice's teacup

Here’s the insides.  Makes you want to have a cuppa tea.

Janice's teacup inside

Jeannie found this pear card in her stash from past exchanges.  Dani had made it long ago!

Jeannie-Dani's Pear

Therese made this cute round card.  Lots of fussy cutting, my fave, and love the ric rac trim on the brolly.

Therese's beach

Here’s my palmy sunset.  IRL you can see the shimmery cardstock it was brayered onto.

Kathy's Sunset

This is Lona’s Warm Thoughts card.  IRL it is a much BRIGHTER hot orange!  Lona does not do subdued!

Lona's Warm Thoughts

Here’s Pam’s pheasant from SU’s Autumn Days.  I like the brown grosgrain ribbon with the knot under the bird’s tail.

Pam's Pheasant

Rosie made this easy, quick and painless card at one of my workshops. 

Rosie's Thanks

Tange made this swirly card in shades of purple, green and pink. 

Tange's swirls 

I did the project this month, little Halloween luminarias.  You can barely see the flameless votive candle inside with the lights on.

Kathy's samples

But turn the lights off and there you go.

Kathy's samples in dark

These were really simple to make and can be made for any season or occasion.  Think blue and white with snowflakes, white with bells, endless possibilities.  But, hey, it’s our October project!  I used SU’s Haunting jumbo wheel on vellum with black Stazon for the trick or treaters.  Dimensions for the base are:  3 x 10.5”, scored at 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10”.  Stamp on vellum and cut squares to fit openings punched with 1 3/4 punch, with slightly smaller 1 3/8 punch to make the feet.  A 1 1/4” square punch would also work.

That’s it for this month’s meeting.  More in a week or so for Janice’s workshop.  We’re making Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome!

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1 comment:

Deelite said...

I know when all the ladies start with the ATC cards they won't be able to stop making them. It is so much fun having them onhand to make a quick start to a special occasion card.
The ladies were really creative with their Thinking of you cards. Don't make me pick a fav, or you know I would pick your card Kathy. I love what you can do with a brayer, my friend. You will give me lessons when I come to see you in FL right? I do love Connie's puffy fabric flower card. I am loving the fabric uses in cards lately. Janice did a great job on the darling tea bag card. Love those tea pot and cup stamps. Really like Therese's round card. It was really out of the box darling. Always enjoy seeing Lona's bright and colorful work. You can tell she is one of those that is certainly an artist with everything.
Also enjoyed seeing your Halloween luminaries! You have to have patience to do these little darlings.
Thanks for sharing all your fun stamping images.