Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nov. Creative Images Meeting

We had a good turn out last night, but not everyone brought in an exchange card.  Ten  brought them in, either personally or by proxy, but a couple of ladies had brain cramps and forgot theirs.  I have a fist full of change to give Linda at the next meeting.  Hope she’s having fun in Chicago!  Before I get to photos of exchange cards, we had a lot of business last night.  To give members a heads up, here’s a brief synopsis.  Tange will have more details in the next newsletter.

First, Connie had to resign as president for health reasons, effective immediately.  Hope she recovers soon from her surgery and can join us again.  We’ll miss her. 

Second, Holly has to resign as vice president effective after December party.  She is dealing with her father in law’s declining health.  We’ll miss Holly, too.  I volunteered (I have to quit doing that!) to be interim president until our next election in February.

Third, the Christmas party at Priceless will be our last meeting there.  Bonnie has stayed on her own time for more than a year and needs to move on to other things.  Many thanks to Bonnie. 

Fourth, Oak Run made things so difficult, the January shoebox swap will be held at the Sheriff’s substation on 200 on Sunday, January 8, 2012.  Saturday was not available.

Fifth, due to Michael’s unreasonable charge of $50 to use their meeting room, we’ll be meeting at Hobby Lobby for the February meeting.  Date changed to second Wed. as Mondays are not available.  Fridays was the other option, but we agreed we’d rather meet on a Wed.  

Phew, hope I remembered everything.  I didn’t take any notes!  Next, pictures of our exchange cards.  The theme was “favorite technique.”  I asked everyone what favorite technique they used, but some were ambiguous, sort of “I like them all.” (I wish my blog program would make up its mind on whether to put photos side by side or not.)

First up, Rosie’s swing card using lots of Twinkling H2O’s for shimmer.  Next is Connie’s card, using pretty DSP, punches and die cuts.

Rosie Connie On the left is Ella’s friend card using fussy cutting to pop up the butterfly and glitter.  Holly’s friendship card is several techniques.  She inked an embossing folder with green ink for the leaves, then sponged distress ink over the raised areas.

Ella Holly

Janet did this hooty owl with DSP, punches, glitter and a cute owl embellishment.


Here’s my rose on shimmer cardstock, embossed and colored with reinkers.  Also uses DSP, layers, fussy cutting and die cut leaves, all favorites of mine.


Here’s Lona’s very rich looking King Tut on acetate with Pearlex powder.   


Pam made this friend card with DSP, embossing folder, layers and many punches. 


Theresa made her sympathy card with designer paper, ribbon, punches and stickers.


Tange made this Christmas card by stamping the tree twice and fussy cutting one to pop up.  Her favorite technique is 3-D.


I had the project this month.  I think the little sweet treat turkeys went over well.  I know the candy corn was really popular. You can watch the video on the hard way to make these at Connie Collins’ blog here.  Glue dots?Sweet Treat Turkeys

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mickey Mouse!

Had a marvelous workshop at Janice’s Saturday.  Mickey Mouse was her theme.  Janice always puts on a yummy spread and Saturday was no different.  Theresa did all the cooking for our breakfast party, including muffins, Mickey Mouse waffles, two kinds of quiche, bacon, lots of bacon, ham and sausages.  Did I mention the bacon?  I stuffed myself.  Here’s our gorgeous spread.  Most of us had our Mickey Mouse ears on, too.

Lets Eat 

Here’s the waffles!

Mickey Mouse Waffles

Here’s pictures of Janice’s dining room and several of the ladies before we got started.  Mickey Mouse followed us to the dining room, too!

Janice's table 

Therese, et al

Janice loves Christmas season.  Can you tell?

Janice's tree

I showed everyone how to make a yoyo with SU’s new Scoring Tool.  Here’s my sample of something to do with yoyos.  Most of the ladies got to take a yoyo home with them.

Happiest BD Wishes 2

Sharon won this yoyo Christmas ornament in a drawing.

Yoyo 3

Everyone also learned this cool origami diamond fold.  They got to make a pattern to take home and make more if they wished.  I learned this technique from Wendy’s blog here.  Scroll down to her August 3, 2011, post for her tutorial.

For the first make and take, we made this ornament card using the blossom builder punch, the greeting from Merry and Type and the decorative label punch.  We used Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder and shimmery cardstocks.  Most of the ladies chose to use gold ribbon to match their bows instead of the rhinestones.  Should’ve took a picture, they were so pretty.  I learned how to make this from Valita’s blog here.  Scroll down to her Sept. 23, 2011, post for her video tutorial.

  Merry & Type 6

This card shows the same technique, but using the ornament punch and a 1 3/8” circle punch.  I can also see this with hearts and scalloped circles.  Endless possibilities.

Merry & Type 4

Same video tutorial showed how to make this ornament with the blossom builder punch.

Build a Blossom ornament

Our second make and take went much faster.  It used the new Snowburst embossing folder, the ribbon lace border punch, two scalloped circle punches and the 1 3/8” circle punch.  Colors are Wild Wasabi and Riding Hood Red and the Holly Berry Bouquet designer paper.  The largest scalloped circle was cut from Glimmer cardstock.

 Perfect Punches 3

Last, but not least, here’s the hostess gift I made for Janice using the Language of Friendship stamp set, the bird builder punch and the boho blossom punch.  I used a magnet sheet on the back so Janice can stick this on her fridge if she wishes.  I can see making more of these in my future.

Language of Friendshiip calendar

Thanks Janice for such a great workshop.  Everyone had a great time. 

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