Friday, June 15, 2012

Creative Images June Meeting

We had a good meeting Wednesday night.  Almost everyone participated in the challenge and card exchange.  The challenge (done twice a year) was to do something with die cuts of Tim Holz’s umbrella man and tags.  The exchange theme was “Something Old/New.”  Pam and I took that theme to mean a wedding card, but everyone else’s cards were more eclectic.  The theme is just a guideline, after all.  No matter how hard I try, I can’t get them to line up by twos except by accident.  Grrrrr!  Click on any picture for details, then back to return.

First is Therese’s lighthouse/beach scene, lightly watercolored.


Here’s is Ella’s pretty dress thank you card, done with Twinkling H2O’s.


Herman is back and made this happy, blingy, layered birthday card.


Pam made this lovely white on white wedding card with the lace ribbon border punch (old), jewels and charms (new).  Jeannie made this pensive Gibson girl collage.

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I brought two wedding cards and since Jeannie came after the exchange had been made, I traded the one on the right for her Gibson girl.  The forget me not bouquet stickers I have had forever, the lace was new.

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Lona made this vintage thinking of you card.


Paper piecing and popping up seem to have been the most popular technique tried for the challenge.  The hardest thing about the challenge was finding a clear winner.  These first two are by Therese and Ella with different backgrounds.  Therese has her guy holding the umbrella for a blonde and she tied for first place.

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Mine was paper pieced, too, with the lady on the front and the guy on the back.

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Lona made this fantastic desk calendar with  different tags in the envelopes for twelve months.  Lona tied for second place.  On the right is Nancy’s collage using a unique watery technique for a tie for first place.

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Tange’s mysterious blue tag (technique unknown to me) tied with Lona for second place.  Jeannie made this bright tag, sans umbrella man. 

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Last, but not least, here is Pam’s umbrella man singing in the rain.


Here’s Tange’s sample of the technique she used for her June project, faux silk.  You crush tissue paper, unfold it and adhere it to cardstock.  She used xyron coated CS, but glue stick works, too, I have found.  Tange did faux stitching in the corner with paper piercing.  To see a video tutorial of Tange’s inspiration, go to, the March 12 post.  Go to the archives and scroll down through older posts and you’ll find the gorgeous teapot card Tange told us about.

Tange's sample

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Therese’s Make and Takes

I have been remiss in posting pictures of the cards I have made with Therese, so I will catch up on some.  First, here’s a cute Scottie dog.  Love the plaid paper behind him.


These two pics are the closed and open views of a nice fold.  Works well for Father’s Day or a guy’s birthday.

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Here’s a pretty fussy cut flower card.


I loved this lighthouse so much I had to break down and buy it!


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