Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Creative Images Meeting

We had a great turnout last night, only missing a few, especially, Linda.  Our hearts are with you, Linda.  We collected dues and will get it to you ASAP.  There were 15 ladies there last night, including Lona’s guest, her husband Herman, who even turned in his own blinged exchange card.  Our exchange card theme this month was “Add Some Bling,” and we all did that, for sure.  We also had our first challenge of the year, using a coaster, and Tange did the project, a darling little Easter card with punched bunnies.  Click on any picture to see details, then “back” to return.

First up, our exchange cards, starting with Dani’s ship, a tri-fold card, closed . . .  

Dani's ship closed

. . . then opened.  Love the sentiment.

Dani's Ship opened

Here’s Connie’s “Fancy a cuppa” card, with steam added to the pot with red jewels.

   Connie's Cuppa

Here’s Janice’s scalloped circle card with a bunny, jewels and some carrots.

Janice's Bunny

This is Ella’s black and white “Smile.”  What is the “B” for?

Ella's Smile

Here’s Helen’s glittery, embossed, bejeweled flowers.

Helen's Many Thanks

Here’s Herman’s shiny love with diamonds and glittery stars.

Herman's Love

Here’s Holly’s “you’re a natural” card with jeweled butterflies.

Holly's Natural

I added tiny pink jewels to this pink card from my stash.  Up close, I see one fell off!

Kathy's Kindness

Jeannie used a feather, jeweled butterfly and flower on her birthday card.

Jeannie's HB

Lona made this ornament with a gold star, gold butterflies and put a gold ball inside.

Lona's Ornament

Rosie blinged up this little Easter House Mouse.

Rosie's Easter Mouse

Pam glittered up these roses on this Spring birthday card.

Pam's rosebuds

Tange used an embossed medallion, a doily, pearls, ribbon and buttons on this card.

Tange's dress

Theresa used glitter, ribbon and jewels on this “Just for you” card.  That is one perfect bow!

Theresa's Just for You

Therese put an ATC collage with jewels, watch parts, lace and flowers on her bejeweled card.

Therese's collage

Therese made her birdcage card for the challenge using a coaster and won first prize!  A bird is out of the cage and an Asian lady in it!

Therese's challenge

Dani made this purple and green card for her challenge.  I think she die cut the leaves and fruit from the coaster to win second prize in the challenge.

Dani's challenge

Tange used her favorite saying on this spiral bound post-it note cover made with two coasters, to win third prize.

Tange's challenge

Honorable mention in our challenge are Theresa’s shadow box, Janice’s vase of candy and Lona’s Treasures.


Last, but not least, we have Tange’s Easter card project.  This is a pic of Ella’s finished bunny card.

Ella's Project

That’s it for this month.  Next month’s exchange theme is Pretty in Pink.  See ya’ll then. 

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pam’s SAB Workshop

It’s been a while since I last had a workshop. I’ve not been feeling well and lost my mojo for a while. Pam couldn’t let Sale-a-Bration go by without someone having a workshop, so she jumped in and made me find my mojo. I had received a lot of the Occasions and SAB sets for Christmas from my sweetie and finally got them out and actually did something with them. As a little bonus, Pam and her first two guests got to play with punches before we did the make and takes when more ladies arrived. First, we played with Therese’s Owl punch and the SAB set Punch Pals. With the addition of Little Leaves die and the Framed Tulips embossing folder, we made this little cutie with the googly eyes. We paper pieced his little waistcoat.

SAB Punch Pals

Pam wanted me to demonstrate the Build a Blossom set and punch, so the ladies got to stamp and punch enough petals and leaves to make a flower in the color of their choice. Here’s my sample.

Build a Blossom

For my first make and take after the rest of the ladies came, I was inspired by a card on Splitcoaststampers made by sharonstampsalot . I changed it a little bit, but basically CASE’d it to make this card with the Baby Blossoms set. Used the Framed Tulips border and Springtime Vintage DSP and the new Baja Breeze seam binding.

Baby Blossoms

I had to have the Easter Blossoms set in the Occasions mini so I would have the dogwood branch, but the little girl made a couple of pretty cards, too. First, I made this one, using Dawn Griffith’s gathered ribbon technique video 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon bow that she did on Jan. 28, 2011. I fussy cut the little girl and stamped off the dogwood on the inside so it would be paler than the sentiment. Looking at this up close, I have the DSP on upside down! Oops!

Easter Blossoms 1 Easter Blossoms 1b

My second make and take was CASE’d from Angie Juda’s Be my Valentine Trifold Card video tutorial that she did on January 4, 2011. I used the Easter Blossom girl again and the same dogwood branch and DSP as the above card to make this pretty card.

Easter Blossoms 2 Easter Blossoms 2b

I made these little party favors with the Lucky Shamrock stamp, “gold” coins and Pearson mint patties. Pearson still wraps their mints in foiled paper instead of putting them in little plastic/foil packages like York does now.

Lucky Shamrock favors

I made this post-it-note holder as a drawing prize that Connie won. I altered a $1 post-it holder from Michael’s.

SAB True Friend

Last, but not least, I was inspired by Diana Gibb’s Feb. 22, 2011, blog entry here to make this cheery hostess gift for Pam.

Pam's hostess gift

Everyone loved their make and takes, party favors and prize/gift, and a very good time was had by all.

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