Sunday, February 16, 2014

February Creative Images Meeting

We had our February meeting Wednesday night.  It was pouring out and several members were either under the weather or reluctant to get wet, but we managed to set the exchange themes for our next calendar and get volunteers for several months’ worth of projects.  Tange will be contacting everyone about filling in the rest of the calendar.

Our exchange theme this month was “Asian,” but only three cards were exchanged.  I’m sensing a trend!  Only three last month.  Genny’s is first.  Sponged on glossy, embossed and laid out in three panels with die cut sentiment.


Mine is next, using Washi paper, red mirror CS and gold embossed sentiment.


Therese had Jeannie bring in her Japanese gazebo scene, also using Washi paper and some fussy cutting on the Geisha.  Click on the pic for details and back to return.


Helen had the project this month and we made a cute Valentine using a neat pop-up technique that used strips of acetate sandwiched into the fold, a stamp punch and letters.  Turned out really neat.  Russel loved his!  This technique can be used for all kinds of things to pop up:  cupcakes, flowers, snowflakes, etc.

Project insides.jpgProject outside.jpg

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

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Creative Images January Stamp Camp

As you can see, I am way behind in my blog, but will try to catch up today with the stamp camp, my trip to Minnesota and the February meeting.  We’ll see how far I get.  I will at least get pictures on here, hopefully not being too verbose while I am at it.

At the stamp camp, the theme for the exchange card was Monochromatic.  Only three ladies remembered there was an exchange card (I said the turn out was “pitiful”), and here they are.  Yes, I forgot.

First Cami did this lovely die cut cream and beige card.


Pat Rockwell made this striking black and white birthday card.

Ex-Pat R

Helen made this white on white snowflake punched, die cut birthday card.  “Birthday” is on the inside.


We had several good projects.  I’ll go in order we did them.  First is Genny’s little tea box with the dahlia on top.  Sort of learned two things in one.  Here’s pics of her samples.  First, two cards she made using her dahlias.

Dahlia cards

Here’s everything lined up nicely.  Genny did a great job showing us how to do everything.

Genny's Project

The first box is Pat R’s and the second one is mine.

Tea Box -Pat RTea Box-Kathy

Next, we did Therese’s project, a cute little suite case card.  Here’s Therese working on getting ready.


Here’s her cute little sample.

Therese's project

Here’s Tange chairing meeting and admiring the snack table. 

Tange and goodies

After lunch, Tange taught us how to make these beautiful flowers.  Mine is on the left and Pat R’s on the right.  Tange’s project was using beads to make embellishments and she threw in this as something extra that she had learned the night before.


Here’s my collection of hat pins made from the beads Tange and Jeannie had picked out.  Mine are in the back, I can’t remember who’s are in the front.


Here’s Genny and Ella discussing the tea boxes.

Genny and Ella

Here’s a bunch of us waiting to get started, Cami, Helen and Pat R in front.  Tange, Helen and Therese in back.


Lest we forget, here’s the statute of Dep. Litz outside the the Sheriff’s Substation where we’ve had our camps the last few years.  Almost ten years since he was killed in the line.

Deputy Litz

That’s it for stamp camp! 

Thanks for stopping by. 

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