In this picture is Karen, Candice and Joyce. Candice is the coordinator for Nor-Cal Paper Crafters group. Karen is hosting the next swap in April. She lives in Folsom. This is Pat. Pat does Dove Chocolate tasting parties. Yum!!
And Julie. She and Pat are close friends.
Unfortunately I neglected to get pictures of the other ladies. Sorry, ladies. Also attending was Michelle, Linda who lives in Galt and Joyce brought her daughter, Janet.
This is Julie's card. We used bleach on the center image, however I think I didn't get enough bleach on the image. It is suppose to turn white. So I will have to do it over. She used Versamark and stamped the image on the card. I really like this card.
This is Karen's card. The frog was done by using different punches. At the swap that we did in August of last year here at the mobile home park, Karen did a Frankenstein Halloween card and it had goggly eyes and lots of pieces. I think Karen likes cards with lots of pieces. Cute card!!
Candice's card is called an easel card. I loved the color scheme, kraft paper, olive green and white. Super card!
Here is a side view of her card.
Linda made this card. Another super card and great color scheme. Olive green, blue, black and white.
Michelle made 2 cards. This is her Mother's Day card. She used a clear gel glitter pen on the butterflies for a little sparkle. The butterfly punch is one of my Martha Stewart punches that she used. Absolutely love the card, told her I'm going to have to borrow the stamp.
This is her Easter card. She told everyone she used things from "Betty's store" to make her cards. :)) The card base is cardstock that I have, the ribbon is from my vast supply and the corner punch is one of mine. The card base has a little bit of sparkle in it. She used the clear gel glitter pen on the flowers surrounding the cross adding more sparkle. I think it is a very classic card and I love it even if she did visit "my store". :)
Joyce also made 2 cards. The color on this birthday card is brown, pink and white. I like this one too.
This is Joyce's Easter card. This card is so sweet. I can see this image being used for a baby shower, invitations or thank you cards.
Pat's Easter card. The Easter eggs were all punched out. She cut the basket using the Cricut die cut machine. There were other pieces to decorate the basket and I neglected to get them. Oh well, its okay. It looks fine as it is.
Everyone did an excellent job with their cards.
This bag of goodies was at each person's place. Reese's peanut butter pieces, Hershey kisses and a stamp. I got a butterfly.
I've included the cards I made again for a reason.
And the reason is because --- drum roll --- I won 1st place. I was totally shocked. I don't ever win anything. Here's what I won: 2 Martha Stewart punches and a tube of Prima flowers.
Thank you, ladies, for your votes. I don't have these 2 punches so I am happy to have them (I really need more punches). LOL!! The tub I have them in is overflowing.
So, in spite of the rain, we had a great time. The rain did stop by the time we all left. I forgot to take pictures of our potluck. Karen made chili, I had my hot dish and fruit salad, Pat and Michelle brought brownies, Joyce brought a tossed salad, Julie had a vegetable tray, Candice had a spinach dip with some bread. I'm not sure what Linda brought, although there was another vegetable tray and a bundt cake.
Can't wait for the next one in April!!