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

Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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1 comment:

Deelite said...

What a great mix of techniques you had at this stamp camp. To me the ones that really stood out, are of course Kathy's turkeys. Just gotta love those colors, and of course the candy. I really liked Rosie's swing card with the Twinkling H2O's, and Holly's embossing coloring technique. I have to say though, my favorite technique is the blue rose. I have done that technique, and I just love how it turns out. So impressive. Wish I was there to share all of those great techniques with all Kathy's Florida friends. Will be there in January. See you then ladies.