Thursday, August 9, 2012

Creative Images August Meeting

We had a nice turnout last night and almost everyone brought an exchange card.  The theme was Blossoms and Blooms and flowers were everywhere.

First, Therese watercolored these lovely tulips and did a bit of fussy cutting to pop up a few, too.


On the left is Ella’s coppery, glittery daisies.  On the right is Herman’s pretty blue spirelli card.

Ex-Ella's Ex-Herman's

Jeannie dipped into her stash for this embossed copper flower.  My Blooming with Kindness is on the right.

Ex-Jeannie's Ex-Kathy's

Lona did this Asian-inspired cherry blossoms.  I wonder how she did the black stripes.  Pam watercolored this lovely Elements of Style thank you card with the Itty Bitty Banner on the bottom.

Ex-Lona's Ex-Pam's

Tange made this lovely orange beauty with the ribbon lace border.  Lynnor taught her how to do it, probably from Frenchie’s tutorial.  Scroll down to my May 10 post for a much easier way to make it.


Therese had the project this month.  We made a background with highlighters, antiqued it and stamped it.  Here’s Therese’s two samples.  She added bits of glitter to punch hers up.

Project sample2 Project sample1

Here’s my project.  The rubber came off the acrylic block and fell right on my background.  So I stamped it right there, again, and then again in the corner.  No mistakes in stamping!  Just different ways to do it!  I’ll be trying this again.


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

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pat’s Workshop

Had a very nice workshop for Pat R. and all the ladies were happy with their make and takes and my hostess was thrilled with all the free stuff she earned.  After some show and tell with my Big Shot of new Framelits, we did two make and takes.

Denise on Splitcoast was my inspiration for one of our make and takes made with the Christmas Lodge.  See her card here.  We didn’t use glitter or the green layer, but still very pretty.  Petals a Plenty is the embossing folder.

Christmas Lodge 1

Emma on Splitcoast inspired our other make and take using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set you can see here.  I punched it up a little bit using the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and some ribbon.  Used Modern Label and Word Window punches and Teeny Tiny Wishes for greeting.  The ladies could choose between Midnight Muse or Raspberry Ripple. 

Papillon Potpouri2

As another sample with that same set, I made this card using a dotted swiss embossing folder and Itty Bitty Borders for the greeting.

Papillon Potpouri

Another sample I made with the Christmas Lodge is this one.  I used Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and designer paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series paper stack.  I used the Labels Collection Framelits and white gel pen to finish it off.

Christmas Lodge 2

One last sample I want to share is done with the Praying Hands a la carte stamp.  Long ago, my mother painted (copied, of course) these hands for a good friend of hers.  It looked just like the original.  When I saw the stamp, I had to have it.  I used Thoughts and Prayers set for the sentiment and the lattice embossing folder.

Praying Hands

Thanks for stopping by.

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