Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July Creative Images Meeting

We had thirteen ladies at last night’s meeting and the treasury didn’t make any money since everyone had their exchange cards.  The theme this month was “Lady in Red.”  We also had a swap of ten sympathy/thinking of you cards that six ladies participated in and got to take home their four left over cards.  Lona did a great Spirelli technique for her project. 

First up, the exchange cards.  Once again, some are side by side, some not and no rhyme or reason to how or why.  Oh, well.  These first two are Pam’s dress made with SU’s red glitter paper, a row of pearls and a flower.  I’d wear that!  Connie made the Scrappy Chick.  Inside it is full of little images of scrappers’ stuff.

Pam's Glitter Dress Connie's Scrappy Chick

This card has black and white designer paper (I think) for the background of Dani’s lady in a red hat.  The lady in the cloche hat is Ella’s.  Hats were popular!  The gold flower and gold cord set it off nicely.

Dani's Lady Ella's Cloche hat

Herman made this Boticelli-looking lady, surrounding her with a lovely border and brads.

Herman's Pink Lady

Holly made this womanly card in black and white.  She popped out the lips and the moody sentiment in red.

Holly's Woman

Janice made this pretty little formal.  Love the red glitter on the bodice and the red ribbon belt.  Jeannie made the vellum and mulberry card with one of her ATC’s for the focal point.

Janice's Red Dress Jeannie's Ladies

Here’s my Gibson Girl, done with masking and stamping off. 

Kathy's Gibson Girl

Lona made this vintage stamp.  A different look from Herman’s, with the same face.  The card with Dorothy, Toto and the ruby slippers was done my Melanie.  She put red glitter on the shoes!

Lona's Vintage Girl Melanie's Dorothy

Therese made this fashionable lady.  On the outside it says, “Fashion is something you buy.”  Inside it says, “Style is something you own.”  Theresa made the darling little girl in her red dress.

Therese's Fashion girl Theresa's Little Girl

These first three swap cards are by Connie, Janice and me.

These three are by Theresa, Pam and Lona.

Lona did July’s project.  Here are her four Spirelli samples.  I’ve seen Spirelli cards, but this is the first time I got to make one.

Here are three finished projects by me, Janice and Melanie.  Great project, Lona!

That’s it for now.  Next up, I’ll be scheduling a  workshop for the new SU catalog.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Angie Blew Me Away!

Anybody who has read my blog, knows that Angie Juda is one of my inspirations.  She is one of Stampin’ Up’s best demos and always earns cruises and trips to the Founder’s Circle.  Angie does great video tutorials  on her blog, http://www.chicnscratch.typepad.com/, and is super generous with all her knowledge about stamping.   She does Ustream videos which I have not managed to participate in live, but you can go to her channel and look at them all.  Her latest Ustream video, recorded July 1, is a page-by-page look at the new Idea Book and Catalog.  If you don’t have your hands on a catalog, yet, this is the next best thing.  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15755397  She flips each page and talks about her favorites.  Loved it, even though it was an hour and a half long.  Check it out!

Thanks for visiting.  Comments welcome.

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