Saturday, October 18, 2014

Crazies Sketch


This is the third challenge of the month for the Crazy4Challenges DT so a sketch challenge it is.  You can see the actual sketch on the Crazies Blog as well as the fab creations of the rest of the DT and our guest designer.  I stayed very true to the sketch.

Besides designer paper, I used stamps by MFT and Penny Black.  I used a Marvy corner punch and MFT die cuts.  I dry embossed the green mid panel.

Thanks so much for stopping by......be sure to check out the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CCEE Goes Spoooooky


Liz and Lynn, our CCEE Stampers hostesses for October, asked us to play with ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and monsters this week.  I used a fav set from Mark's Finest Papers.  Both the image and the sentinent come from the same set.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the other Halloween creations.  You will be inspired (and maybe a little scared too)!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Crazies Get Ready for Halloween


Just a quick post tonight.  The Crazy4Challenge goal this week was to create Halloween objects.  I have a goal creating things I will actually use as much as possible, so  I went with a simple card using this subtle skeleton chair image that was still a virgin.

Be sure to visit the Crazies blog to see the celebratory creations of the rest of the DT.  You will be dazzled by their fabulous packaging ideas.  Amazing!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The CCEE Gets in a Musical Spirit


Lynn and Liz, our CCEE Stampers hostesses for October, informed us that this month is also International Drum Month.  They asked us to make a card using a drum or other musical instrument to celebrate music as the international language.  I just love the idea of this.  I have done a bit of traveling over the years and have found myself in situations where I find myself unable to communicate as I do not speak any language other than English.  However, whenever the situation involved music, it seemed to bring us together whether the lyrics were in Polish, Japanese, or any other language.

This is the only musical instrument stamp I have.  I bought it as I have a dear friend who is a master on the saxophone  This will be his birthday card for next August.....and I know he will LOVE it.....

Be sure to see the musical gallery at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Crazies Play with Colors


Jess challenged us to a color challenge this week.  The Crazy4Challenges colors are orange, green, and purple.  My guess would be that most people went with a Halloween theme, but I have a tendency to NOT send Halloween cards, so I went with a card that could be used for a birthday or a thinking of you card.

I forgot to write down what stamps I used, but I 'think' the floral is Penny Black and the sentiment is MFT.....but I could be totally wrong.  If you really need to know, say so in a comment and I will get back to you.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with these colors.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The CCEE Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our hostesses for the CCEE, Lynn and Liz, have asked us to make a pink card in its honor.  They added a second challenge, which was to send this card to a breast cancer survivor.  Unfortunately, there are many among us who fit that definition.  I visit an oncology practice each month as they also have hematologists in their practice which is what I need.  It always amazes me just how many people are dealing with cancer in their lives. 

I used a Penny Black image with a Stampin Up sentiment.  I just love this sentiment about HOPE.

Be sure to check out all the pinkness at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Crazy for Leaves

It is now the Fall season, and the leaves take on the magnificent colors of Autumn.  For the Crazy4Challenges DT, we were asked to use leaves in some way on our cards/projects.

I used a set by Penny Black.  I did add some lines to the original stamped images, trying a simplified version of Lydia's tutorial on stamp etching.  It does add a bit more depth to the image.  May have to try a more expanded version next time.

I fussy cut out the sunflower and leaves, used a MFT die for the sentiment panel, embossed the background, paper pierced the base, and add three brads.

Be sure to go 'leaf peeking' at the Crazies Blog.  There are sure to be plently of leaves to gaze upon.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The CCEE Celebrates National Dog Week


September 21 - September 27 is National Dog Week this year.  Lois has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a dog on our cards.

I believe my dog image is from Penny Black.  The sentiment is an unmounted stamp I bought at a stamp show, so I have no company to give you.  I used a Spellbinder die for the main panel and an MFT banner die for the sentiment.  I added some paper piercing and that's about it

Check out our fabulous canine postings at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sketch Week with the Crazies


The Crazy4Challenges challenge for this week is a sketch.  You can check the original sketch at the Crazies Blog along with the fabulous creations by the rest of the DT.

My card was made using a Sizzix embossing folder, a Penny Black flower image, along with a Hero Arts sentiment.  I did some paper piercing and rounded the upper corners of my image panel with a Marvey Uchida corner rounder.  I also added three brads to the horizontal panel which was embosed with another Sizzix embossing folder.