Saturday, December 14, 2013

Yummy, Cheryl’s Mexicorn Salsa

Cheryl, a/k/a Cami, sent me an e-mail with the much requested recipe for her Mexicorn Salsa and asked me to put it on my blog.  Her wish is my command!  Enjoy!

Mexicorn Salsa


2 11 oz. cans Mexicorn, drained

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup real mayonnaise

1-2 scallions, chopped small (including green tops)

salt, to taste

Fritos Scoops for dipping

Preparation Instructions

Mix all ingredients (except Fritos Scoops) together and refrigerate 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Serve with Fritos Scoops corn chips for dipping.

Note from Kathy:  Being a Miracle Whip child as opposed to one brought up on “real mayo,”  I bet Miracle Whip would taste just as good.  I would also add some garlic and cilantro.

Let Cami know how you liked it.  Thanks for stopping by. 

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Creative Images Christmas Party

We had a good time last night and I lucked out and have Russel here to process the photos for me, so I’m on the ball!  We had our Christmas card exchange, tag exchange, Chinese gift exchange and munchies.  Yumm!  First, the cards.  My goal is to get the pics side by side and it only happens accidentally!  Maybe next month, when I have an upgraded puter, I will have more success.  Click on any card for detail, then back to return.

First up, Therese made this joyful card with poinsettias and die cuts.  Cheryl/Cami made this layered Christmas tree with some fussy cut holly.

Ex-Therese Ex-Cami

Ella made this cute Hippo Holly-Days card.  Love his sparkly toenails!  Helen made this Santa checking his list, twice, I’m sure!

Ex-Ella  Ex-Helen

Jeannie made this vintage card with tags, fibers and fussy cut holly.


This is my card, using SU’s Joyful Christmas stamp set.  I embossed and fussy cut the poinsettias and leaves.


Here’s Genny’s card using the same stamp set.  She embossed hers on shiny red CS before fussy cutting it out.  Two different looks, same set!


Pam made this simple, peaceful cardinal with white pigment ink for the trees and the bird punch, with a tiny addition for the cardinal’s top knot.  Pat J. made this lovely tree with the embossed frame and pretty poinsettias.  

Ex-Pam Ex-Pat J

Pat R. made her card with the stick on outlines, micro-fine glitter and markers.  Love that technique.  Tange made this stunning gold embossed peace card.

Ex-Pat R Ex-Tange

Here we are enjoying the party!

Here’s the Chinese gift exchange presents.

 Gift Exchange

Here’s the different tags made for the tag swap.  Some really nice ones this year.


Here’s the table of treats we all enjoyed.


I was especially curious about these and asked Therese if she knew who made them. She wasn’t being a smarty pants, but she said, “Yes.”  When I poked at her, she said, “Oh, I did.”  Home made turtles.  Yummy.


We finalized our plans for the January stamp camp.  We’re going to make Therese’s little Tim Holtz valise cards, Genny’s tea box with the dahlia on top and Tange’s embellishments.  See last month’s post to see pics.

That’s it for now.   Have a very Merry Christmas and see you next year!   Comments always welcome. 

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Proposed Stamp Camp Projects

I have organized the pics I have taken at each meeting where a proposed project was submitted for this coming January’s stamp camp.  Had to rename them as they all were called “proposed project”!  I don’t think it would be fair for me to do much but identify and describe a little each proposed project.  I could sway the votes if I was too vociferous in my praise!  Or not.  Either way, here are the pics, identified as to who made them.  We are to each bring in our project for hands on inspection before voting at the December meeting/Christmas party on Dec. 11. Click on pic for details and back to return.

First is Genny’s teabag dispenser with dahlia on top.

Genny Proposed 1b Genny Proposed 1

Ella’s silhouettes over intense background. 

Ella Stamp Camp proposal

Pam’s card with matching tiny cupcake made from battery tea light.

Pam Proposal

My snowflake punched tree.

Kathy Proposed-Snowflake Tree

Pat J’s cake box.

 Pat J Proposed 1 Pat J Proposed 2 Pat J Proposed

Pat R’s little calendar in a CD box.

Pat R Proposed

Tange’s charms.

Tange Proposed 2b Tange Proposed 2

Therese’s suitcase cards.

Therese Stamp Camp Proposal c Therese Stamp Camp Proposal a Therese Stamp Camp Proposal b

There’s eight proposed projects.  If you still want to make one to be voted on, bring it to next meeting.  See you in December!

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November Creative Images Meeting

We had a nice turnout Wednesday and everyone brought in an exchange card with our “Angel” theme.  Jeannie had been sick, so Tange and Genny brought in proposed stamp camp projects.  In a separate post, I will show all of them together to help us vote on what we want to do in January.  Jeannie had the project this month showing us how to use Dicrofibers, heat fusible fibers.  More info and tutorials are available at and

First, I’ll do the Angels.  For some reason, it put most of my pics side by side.  Will never do that for me when I want to!  Sheesh!  Click on a pic for details and then back to return.  Lots of details to see on all of these.

Therese made this lovely embossed and colored angel on an embossed scalloped oval.  She threaded silver ribbon through the scallops and dotted liquid pearls on there, too.  Cami made this darling card with three tiny, colored and fussy cut guardian angels on a cloud embossed background.

Ex-Therese Ex-Cami

Ella made this shy angel on a shimmery, mosaic background, lightly colored, and embellished with tulle and jewels.  Genny colored this angel fairy and mounted her on some pretty DSP.  Genny finished her off with glitter on her wings.

Ex-Ella Ex-Genny

Jeannie embossed and fussy cut this angel and added a feather and some gold bling.  I diecut my angel with a Cricut and mounted her on some cloud DSP.

Ex-Jeannie Ex-Kathy

Here’s three totally different cards all done with the same angel stamp!  First is Pat J’s, with gorgeous punched poinsettias that I thought were stickers.  Next is Pat R’s done on a dryer sheet with some glitter.  She needs to teach us how to do that!

Ex-PatJ Ex-PatR

And last is Tange’s angel embossed in gold and then layered on blue, red and gold with some bling on the bottom.  All three of these turned out really well.  You have to click on them to see all the details.  Beautiful.


Here is one of Jeannie’s samples of her Dicrofiber project made into a card.  Very effective as a background.

Project Sample1

Here’s four more samples of Jeannie’s Dicrofiber project using different colors and stamps.  Always love to learn something new.

Tange brought in several samples of a proposed project for the stamp camp.  Embellished, stamped and beaded charms.  Here’s Genny holding one up.

Proposed 2

Here’s a few more samples.  They all have stamping on at least one side.

Proposed 2b

Genny brought in her proposed stamp camp project, a tea dispenser box with a dahlia fold flower on top.  I think she got the dahlia off Pinterest and the box off Splitcoast.

 Proposed 1b  Proposed 1

Last, but not least, here is a little show and tell snowman, nicely cut and layered by Tange.

S&T snowman 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon for the Christmas party!  That’s all for this month.  Comments always welcome. 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chihuly Installation, Missouri Botanical Gardens

I had wanted to save the best for last of my pics, but with the way blogging works, last in is first seen.  When Misty took me to see the MBG, the installations of Chihuly glass were a complete surprise.  Dale Chihuly is a fabulous glass artist from the Pacific Northwest and I have been to many of his installations, most memorably those in Seattle, at Gonzaga University in Spokane, and the Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg.  At the MBG were two sets of orange glass flowers in the Climatron, yellow covers on two gates, Walla Wallas in several of the ponds and the hanging display in the front entry. Walla Wallas are what Chihuly calls the glass onions floating in the ponds, named after the sweet onions from Walla Walla, Wash.  So, here we go.  Click on any picture for details, then back to return.

These are two of the gates into the rose garden (sealed shut, so go figure) with Chihuly glass on top of them.  Rising suns!

 Gate Kathy

Detail.  Flames?

Gate top

Two glass sculptures (I hesitate to call them snakes!) in the Climatron.  One in the shade, one in the sun.

Glass Plants 1 Glass Plants 3

The pond next to old entrance to the gardens.  The Walla Wallas are tethered somehow.  They bob and blow about a bit in any breeze, but not much.

Pond at old gate

Naked lady riding a porpoise!


Skinny couple.

Skinny couple

Sun and shade.  So pretty.  Love the blue flowers.

Walla Wallas 3

In front of the Climatron.

Walla Wallas and Climatron

Last, but not least, the hanging sculpture in the front entrance to the gardens.  Dark blue at the top, down to white at the bottom.

Blue Hanging

Because I can and because I looked them up on line, here’s two pics I found.  First is the Red Chandelier which permanently occupies the interior apex of the Chancellor's Room at Gonzaga University.  Saw this shortly after it was installed.


And to get you to go to St. Pete to the Morean Art Center, here is the Mille-Fiore, the gloriously lit, mirrored-bottom garden.  Saw this, too, among many other gorgeous sculptures by Chihuly.


Loved everything about St. Louis, the food, the flowers, the River, but will miss my good friends more than anything else.  sniff

Sad goodbye

Comments welcome.

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