Friday, July 13, 2012

Creative Images July Meeting

There were eight attending Wednesday night and the treasury didn’t make a nickel, at least on the fine for not participating in the exchange.  This month’s theme was “anything but a card” and we got eight really cool “anythings.”  For the first time, I didn’t have to look at my list to remember who did what, they were that memorable!  To see details, click on the pic, then “back” to return.  Here they are in no particular order. 

First, Therese used her Cricut to make this cute little birthday pillow box with a cupcake and a rose.

Therese's pillow box

Ella made this beautiful flower, with punches, I think.  Perfect to embellish a card.

Ella's flower

Herman transformed this Altoid tin into an Asian treasure box, padded inside.

Herman's box

Jeannie insisted this is not a card, but a gift card holder.  Lots of details.

Jeannie's gift card holder

I made this post-it note holder in red, black and white.

Kathy's post-it note

Lona exchanged her umbrella man challenge winner from last month.  This little calendar will now sit on Therese’s desk.

Lona's calendar

Pam made this darling butterfly basket cut from a pattern with lots of bling!

Pam's basket

Tange was still finishing this domino pin after she arrived, with the cute little owl charm and some rhinestones.

Tange's pin

Our swap of sympathy/thinking of you cards was put off till next month due to mass forgetfulness.

For her “project,” Lona did a presentation on lots of cool ways she saves money when stamping.  She also threw in a recipe for a single cookie cooked in the microwave!   I will just type her recipes, not put them in the cute little boxes like she printed them.  T = tablespoon, t = teaspoon

Crazy One Cup Cookie:  Put the ingredients in a cup.  Stir and microwave for 40-60 seconds 1 T butter melted, 1 T white sugar, 1 T brown sugar, 3 drops of vanilla, pinch of salt, 1/4 C flour, 1 egg yolk, 2 T choc. chips.

Lona had lots of things made with rubbing alcohol and glycerin, both of which are now on my shopping list. 

Stamp cleaner:  2 T glycerin, 8 oz. distilled water, 1 t baby shampoo.

Staz-on stamp cleaner:  1 t Simple Green, 2 1/2 C distilled water, drop of glycerin.

Blender Solution for blending pens (soak removed nib ends):  2 t glycerin, 4 t distilled water, 1/4 t rubbing alcohol

Alcohol ink:  1/2 C alcohol, add liquid Ritz dye

Clean acrylic blocks:  alcohol

Glimmer Mist:  Water or alcohol, add Perfect Pearl or Pearl X, hair spray, glue or modpodge

Blending solution:  alcohol

Versamark pad refill:  glycerin

Aleene’s Tack It Over and Over glue makes great glue dots dropped between waxed paper and acrylic sheets. 

Tiny spoon for glitter, etc. can be made out of piece of a straw with one end cut at an angle. is a good source for patterned paper that can be manipulated for size and colors before printing.  Lona says there are a million different patterns.

Keep clean scissors clean by running them along a Versamark pad.  Thanks for all the great ideas, Lona!

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by.

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