Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Creative Images’ Christmas Party, Part 1

We had such a great turnout for last night’s Christmas party, that I have too many pictures for just one post.  We have 20 members and 17 came and everyone brought a Winter Wonderland exchange card and most brought tags for the swap.  I think I’ll do tags, gifts, and misc. pics for this first post.  As always, you can click on a pic to enlarge it and hit back key to return to post. 

First up, tags.  I’ll try to identify who did what.  Linda S. made this gorgeous red and white tag that looks like scherenschnitte, the German art of paper cutting.  Linda said the red was stickers!  I used to love doing scherenschnitte and still love my fussy cutting.


These next three are Patty’s little mittens, Helen’s ornament and Holly’s canvas holly.  Holly’s looks like counted cross stitch, but she used markers for the stitches on the stamped holly. 

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These six tags are Janice’s shiny green ornament, Rosie’s blue snowflakes, Theresa’s Just for You scalloped circles, Connie’s canvas snowman, Ursula’s snowman and Linda T’s Happy Holidays.

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These five are Jeannie’s Santa, my fir branch, Dani’s Merry Christmas, Ella’s Holly and house and Therese’s flying Santa.

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Tange was finishing these Santas up at the party!


Four ladies had time to make and bring in gifts for everybody!  Ella made the jam jar with cookies inside, Lona brought chocolate covered pretzels and Helen did up hot chocolate envelopes.


Melanie was late because her gingerbread men were still baking!  Here’s Jeannie holding one of them.


We had the usual rowdy Chinese gift exchange with lots of giving and taking!  While the gifts were supposed to be anonymous, the first gift opened by new member Linda T. turned out to have been made by another new member, Patty.  We couldn’t keep that a secret, it was so special.  Patty decorated/embellished this paper mache book box (maybe from Hobby Lobby) and filled it with the makings of Christmas cards.

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Here’s the sample card, the stamped back of the sample and Linda showing off the sample.  She was the first to choose a gift, but she didn’t have it long!

Here’s our tables of yummy snacks, savory and sweet.  We put a pretty big dent in all those goodies! 

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I think that’s it for this post.  I’ll do the exchange cards next.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are always welcome.

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Anonymous said...

I especially loved the stamped saying on the back of card:
"This Card was made by hand. If you throw it away those same hands will make a doll in your image and stick pins in its butt. PEACE!"
Please tell me where it came from!!! if you can - it is great!

Had a wonderful party! Lots of great friends, gifts & cards & Tags & Food - what more could we ask!

Deelite said...

Ok I am too busy laughing about that post that Jeannie wrote about the back of card stamp. Order me one of those stamps, please LOL Seeing all the food and the gingerbread men in that darling package, geeze, now I am moving to FL. Don't forget that I will be Kathy's guest at the January meeting. Jeannie's Santa is just darling, and your fir trees OMG you ladies rock artistically.
Merry Christmas to all.