Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Creative Images Meeting

It’s been a busy ten days since our November meeting, but my big job is done and I can move on to other big jobs.  I’ve made at least eight gallons of my Christmas Mix, a lot of which will be going to Alabama with us in early December.  I think there would be a riot if we showed up without it!

I’ve been working on my pictures of our trip to Georgia where we followed most of the Antebellum Trail, but still have more to process.  Here’s a sample from the Trail, Magnolia House in Madison, Georgia, the town “Gen. Sherman refused to burn”:

Mad 8

But, getting these stamp club pics blogged have priority.  The theme for November was “Island Fun,” and five of us came up with cute cards.  I wasn’t one of them.  Sadly, my flamingo card got no further than my mind. 

First up, Cheryl M’s swirly sailboats that when you open it . . .

Ex-Cheryl M closed

you get this pop up Adirondack chair on the beach.  Really cute!

Ex-Cheryl M open

Next is Ella’s chair, umbrella, picnic basket and cool drink under the sun on the beach.  Ahhh, to relax.


Jeannie captured a mermaid in this next card.  Wrapped her up in some net with seashells!


Pat J did this fishie card on a neat marbelized background.  I need to learn this technique.  Love the sentiment, too.

Ex-Pat J

Pat R has her Santa relaxing on the beach with a flamingo and a palm tree decorated with some bling.  Warm wishes, indeed!

Ex-Pat R

Pam had the project for November and she showed us how to do the Northern Lights technique. 

Project Sample

I’ve seen them for real over Washington State in the winter time and they were more ripple-like banners of yellowy green, so that’s what I tried for on mine.


Remember my cathedral window cards from last month, sample below?

Cathedral Window 2

Pam and I went to the quilt show at CCF and here is a pic of a cathedral window quilt.

Cathedral window quilt

I also did an Ohio Star card.

Ohio Star 1

If you look at the detail on this quilt, you will see the Ohio Star in there.

Ohio Star

Helen is back in Florida and asked me to fill her in on what’s happening in our December meeting.  It will be at the Hobby Lobby (next to room we used to meet in) December 10, 6:00 p.m. If you wish to participate in swap, bring 6 identical (similar) Christmas tags.  Our card exchange theme will be Christmas (surprise!).  Bring something salty or sweet for a treat (eat dinner early) and a gift for the Chinese gift exchange, $10 limit, stamping related.  I think that’s everything.

That’s it for November’s meeting.  Hope to see you all in December!  Happy stampin’!  Thanks for stopping by.

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