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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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the fudge!! Look forward to stamping with you this holiday since we are NOT going to Virginia and I work one of the days over Christmas (12/27).

Love, Jeannie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for sharing all the fun and talent.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Sis. That looked like fun...was it only one tag or a set of 5...?
That mystery goodie looked like home made turtles...melted caramel, pecan pieces and melted chocolates..

Deelite said...

I sure enjoyed you Christmas card display. I love, the packages for the chinese gift exchange, but the tags are the best! I want one of each of them. My problem with beautiful tags like these, is I can't let loose of them. Have a great holiday season ladies, and especially, Kathy. Thanks for taking the time to post these wonderful pics.

~* Tracy *~ said...

What wonderful Christmas cards. I could pick yours out without reading the caption! Fussy cut poinsettias, of course!
And I want to eat those tempting turtles! Yummy