Monday, June 16, 2014

June Creative Images Meeting

Had time and my tech support standing by, so I processed last Wednesday’s pics and here we go.  The exchange theme for June was “European” and we got five cards to exchange.  Click on any pic for details, then hit back to return. 

This is how I like them, side by side, but this puter only does it when it wants to.  On the left is Ella’s art deco styled card with a nifty Eiffel Tower kind of clippy bellie.  Cool.  Next is Genny’s finely water colored Paris collage.


On the left is my embossed London phone box.  On the right is Pat J’s collage of passport, map, compass, etc.

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Next is Therese’s leaning tower of Pisa, with the interesting easel fold we did at one of her workshops. 


When I last visited Pat J, she showed me some cards she had made with a new technique that I asked her to show us when she had the project.  Here is an album with all her samples.  My Aussie buddy will like the koala.

Jeannie was almost done with hers:


and so was I:


I liked this so much, I went and bought a whole pack of kraft card stock so I could make some more.  Emboss in white any sentiment for just about anything.

Last month, Genny didn’t have a proposed project for our next stamp camp in January, so she brought in this stamped tile for our consideration.

Proposed Project-Genny

Pat J’s proposed project is an embellished/ painted t-shirt.  She made this for her online group.

Proposed Project-Pat J

That’s it for this month.  Next month’s theme is “Summer Sizzle,” appropriate for Florida in July!   Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wedding Shower for Katie

When I went to my sister’s in January, I also worked on the invitations to a shower Betsy was giving her future daughter-in-law the week before the wedding.  Pat J had shown us a cake made out of CS boxes at our stamp club.  Here’s Pat’s cake.  I loved it and when I showed the picture to my sister, she wanted it for her shower centerpiece with something special in each slice as a party favor.  Be sure and click on each pic for details, then back to return.

Pat J Proposed 1

Pat gave me the pattern for the slices and I got them copied, scored and cut out before I went to Betsy’s.  I had found a Cricut cartridge that had a cake slice box, too, so I cut enough in both colors for a second layer.

Pat even gave me the ribbon with swirls to wrap around the bottom layer.

The night before the shower, my sister and I stuffed each slice with a chocolate truffle.

Stuffing Cake

Here’s a close-up of the final cake.

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Betsy also wanted me to make invitations to her friends for the shower.  Russel helped me cut all the circles on my Big Shot.


Betsy also wanted name tags and thank you cards.  Little sisters are a lot of trouble, you know.  I made the name tags . . .

Name Tags

. . . to match the invites and started the thank you cards . . .

TY Cards

. . . when she said she had already bought thank you cards for Katie.  Ooops.  What to do with the 15 cards I had already made?  I had been wondering what to get Katie for a shower present, so . . .

Shower Gift open

. . . I used a Paper Pumpkin box for cards, envelopes, labels I printed up and stamps and wrapped it to sort of mirror the wedding invitations.

Shower Gift wrapped

Here’s the cake as a centerpiece on Betsy’s table.  Fit perfectly on a nice glass cake stand.  It got lots of questions on how it was made and plenty of compliments, too.


Here’s Katie and her sister opening presents.  Matt is the baker and he will use that pie plate a lot.


Here’s Katie holding up the recipe card box Betsy gave her, among other things.  This box had been our mother’s recipe card box.


With each invitation, Betsy enclosed a recipe card to fill out with a favorite recipe to bring to the shower.  She asked me to make divider cards. 

Recipe Card Dividers

Here’s Katie admiring the “First Year” scrapbook her mother had made her.  Each month was decorated on a two-page layout.  Gorgeous!

Nancy's Scrapbook

Here’s some of the ladies picking out their slice of cake.  The truffles inside were a hit!  They got to take their slices home.


Here’s the remains of the cake!

Cake Remains

Linda, another card maker, made this card for Katie and wrote the “keys to unlock a successful marriage” on the inside.  Perfect.

Linda's Key CardLinda's Keys

Whew!  That’s it for the shower.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Wedding Invitations

This is my first blog on the wedding.  Lots more to come, but in bits instead of overwhelming.  My sister Betsy flew me up to Rochester, MN, in January especially so I could help in the massive job of making 200 invitations.  We drove up to Minneapolis with Katie and her mom Nancy (she owns a scrapbooking store in Rochester) to a paper company that provided work space and a huge die cut machine if you bought your paper from them.  This is the warehouse in back.  Four aisles!  Click on any pic for details, then back to return.

Paper Supply 1

This is one wall of racks in the store of paper, cardstock and envelopes.

Paper Supply 2

This is a cake made of CS boxes, the same idea as the cake made from slices that I did for the shower.

Paper Supply 3

This is the AccuCut machine with the die on it and my sister loading it with cardstock.  They had lots of different dies to choose from.  We fed it from both sides from the piles of dark purple cardstock on either end. Think a Big Shot on steroids!

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Katie and her Mom working the machine that really needed two to work it.  WP 15.jpg

After we had run 200 sheets through the machine, we headed home to continue working.  We got them this far and Katie and Matt would do the inserts.

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I didn’t see the final product until I got mine in the mail.  Here’s the outside with the belly band holding it closed.

Wedding Invite

Here’s the inside.  The sheet on the left was inserted in the pocket along with the RSVP post card.  Turned out really nice.

Wedding Invite Inside

Because I don’t know where else to put it, here is the folded wedding card I made along with the inside sentiment.  This was made from a stamp club project by Pat J that I finally finished.  I embossed the sentiment on the inside and Pat helped me die cut the swirls.  Turned out great.  Thanks, Pat.  Matt and Katie loved it.

Wedding card (1)Wedding card (2)

In January, I also worked on the shower invitations, etc.  I’ll blog it next.

Thanks for stopping by. 

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