Monday, December 29, 2014

Creative Images Christmas Party

It’s been crazy busy for me this whole month, what with traveling to Alabama (got home in time for party), Sarasota, company from out of town, Christmas . . .  At least I am getting the party from December 10 blogged before I do any of the other stuff or process any of the thousand or so pics I have of Christmas lights.  I went nuts for lights this year and my darling Russel took me to see them all, sometimes more than once.  I have to process the pics and winnow out the best to share, but that’s for another day. 

First up, our exchange cards, theme, you guessed it, Christmas!  First is Cheryl B’s three Wise Men.  Simple, but gorgeous.  Look at the detail of all these by clicking on the pic, then back to return.

Ex-Cheryl B

Next is Cheryl M’s beautiful snowflakes.  I think it was a punch she used for the embellishment focal point.

Ex-Cheryl M

Ella made this cute little snowman with lots of extra touches.


Helen used a postage template and deckle cut some designer paper to fit in for each stamp.  Jeannie made this elegant flying reindeer in rich, but non-traditional colors.


I made this door window with the Wondrous Wreath stamp and die.  The little cardinals are made from the small wing on Build a Bird punch and half of the tiny heart punch.


Pam made this gorgeously simple card with an embossing folder and tiny glittery cardinals.


Pat R made this beautiful card with ornament stamps and either a die or punch.

Ex-Pat R

This is Tange’s antiquey looking poinsettia that she sponged all over.  I have to try this with my set.  I’ve always colored mine, but this looks way easier.


Therese colored this post card and added the holly embellishment.  Lovely.


These are four cute little gifts passed out at the party.  I’m sorry, but I don’t have written down who made the little hand sanitizer holders.  I don’t know which Cheryl gave out the little Santa note pads, either.  My bad.

Gift Gift-Cheryl

Ella made the Santa candy canes and Tange the hot chocolate with flavored spoons and marshmallows. 


Now, if only the weather would cool off a little bit, I might enjoy some cocoa!  80 degrees in December is just wrong!

We also had our tag swap. These two are by Cheryl B and Cheryl M.

Tag-Cheryl BTag-Cheryl M

This die cut deer and snowflake is from Ella.


This snowy mitten is from Helen.  I don’t miss cold fingers!


Jeannie made this die cut sleigh, reindeer and star.


This is my Wondrous Wreath tag.


Pat R made this jolly Santa.

Tag-Pat R

Tange made this artsy tag of a mannequin with wings.


I used every tag I got for my local presents and even recycled some from previous years.  I don’t throw them away and they go in the bag with the bows I recycle.

These next four pics are from Jeannie showing more detail for her project for the January stamp camp.  Pics are of the front cover, top, flat and the back cover.

Jeannie 1Jeannie 2Jeannie 3Jeannie 4

That’s it for December’s holiday party.  Hope you all have fun at the Stamp Camp on January 10.   I will be in Fort Lauderdale then, picking up my sister and BIL at the airport and spending a few days with them before they take off on their cruise. I’ll miss you, but happy stampin’! Thanks for stopping by.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Sis,

What a nice selection of cards and tags. I'll forward it to Linda.

I saw some cute Christmas "stockings" made by someone in Florida, not socks, but mermaid tails, bright satin with marabou tops, not sure on the scale...

maybe you can find a card to modify into something like a mermaid tail...


Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB KATHY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Always enjoy your Blog!

Anonymous said...

If prizes were given, I would hate to have to choose which of the cards and tags would win. They are all so unique and beautiful. Like you, I think Pam's card with the cardinals and "Peace" was just gorgeous, and I loved the edges of the paper/card stock ... I think there was a bit of glitter on the birds? While not as ornate as some of the others, the simplicity of it spoke "Peace" and the tree branches were beautifully done. Therese's old-fashioned card was just lovely.....JEEPERS ... they are ALL wonderful !!!