at Create Your Imagination. We missed some of our regulars last night : ( Given the fact that it was cold and rainy and damp (typical for St. Louis this time of year) and a week(ish) before Christmas we understood but wanted you to know that you were missed.
Our dear Mary June is recovering from back surgery. Please send good recovery thoughts her way.
In the meantime, we had plenty of appetizers, trades and things to share to keep us busy. What a great way to end 2011!
Here's what was happening:
I walked into this gorgeous variegated poinsettia from Ann.
It's beautiful and REAL!
Ann spilled the beans and told me she got it at Aldi's
(yep, one of my fave stores comes through again).
Here's the link to the poinsettia plants:
Everyone brought an appetizer or dessert and we indulged while we did our version of
Don't know why I took the following photos like I did.
Wish I would have set them up better but here goes:
Ann found this box and altered it with coasters in
Graphic 45's An ABC Primer.
Isn't it adorable!
Dena showed us some beautiful jewelry she made.
Why didn't I take a picture of it !?
Dena, if you think about it and have time,
send me a photo so I can post it (pretty please)
Dena did make this beautiful wall hanging.
Don't you love the rosette at the top and all that delicious trim at the bottom.
Created with Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium papers.
Did you notice that round item in the background? She made that from a ribbon spool.
Although we had more people in attendance at CYI,
seven of us were in the bottle trade
and here's the individual trades:
Mary June had previously given us beeker bottles to use in our trades this year.
Some did use them. Others opted to use different bottles.
This one is with the beeker bottle. Isn't she adorable!
Here they are, all lined up
with the exception of . . .
I draw your attention to the one on the far left (towards the background).
That one was made by Bonnie
and requires an explanation.
Stay with me here!
We randomly choose names to see who gets a bottle from whom.
Carol's name was drawn to receive Bonnie's.
Bonnie presents a large red box to Carol.
The top of the box was beautifully decorated and all glittery.
Carol lifted the box top off and
(the angels sang and we all gasped).
Two sides of the box fell open to reveal the most amazing scene inside.
It was a scene of the inside of a room
complete with a decorated Christmas tree
toys and gifts (wrapped) under the tree.
The two *walls* that fell open were the outside of the *house*
with trees in snow.
AND THAT'S NOT ALL!
Bonnie pressed a button and the tree twirled around as a Christmas song played.
Hope you can enlarge this photo to see all the details
including the wood floor.
What a work of art!
Next month begins a new year of trades and such at
Create Your Imagination.
Ann brought in some small plastic cases and asked if we thought there was anything we could do with them. uh ha and of course. This is CYI, we can alter anything. So we decided to alter them with a Valentine theme and tuck something inside to trade away in January. These are small (approx 4"x4") plastic boxes so if you want to get in on the trade, just alter something about that size with a Valentine theme, stuff it with goodies and join us
Tuesday January 10
For Keeps Sake Scrapbook
4530 Lemay Ferry Rd - St. Louis MO 63129
Thanks to everyone who attends CYI.
2012 marks our 4th year!