Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thanks for the Crazies

 
 
Hello, welcome to a brand new Crazy for Challenges!!  Barbara is back as hostess for the last challenge of May ......  AND.......here is her challenge for us.

 The end of May signals the end of the school year in the US. Let's make a teacher thank you card this week. If you don't have a use for a teacher thank you card feel free to make a generic thank you card instead.
 
We want to thank our awesome guest, Wanda Cullen of Cullen-ary Creations for joining us this month--we've enjoyed having you play with us.

I made a generic thank you card as I had no need of a teacher card.  I used a background stamp from Impression Obsession to make my main panel.  I then added a die cut sentiment (which I think is by Taylored Expressions) along with some outer paper piercing.

Be sure to visit the  Crazies Blog to see the fabulous thank you cards they have created.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

CCEE'ers Enjoy Blueberries


Maryann, our hostess for May, is here again with her last CCEE Stampers Challenge for May,  Here is the challenge.....

According to the National date calendar,  today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.  Use this as your inspiration for this week's card/project. 

I have found a gap in my stamp collection.  I could find no blueberry images.  So......I brought out this older SU set and made the pie look like a blueberry pie.  I can honestly say that in hindsight I really think the sentiment is too big for the design, but I had no extra time to redo.....so it is what it is....lol.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the deeeeelish blueberry/cheesecake creations by the rest of this fabulous and friendly DT.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Crazy for Sketches

 
It is the third Crazy4Chllenges challenge for May, so it is sketch week.  Barbara has a great sketch,  created by Frances, for us to play with this week. 
 
 
I used a fairly new Memory Box die to ccreate the negative blossoms.  The designer papers used are all froom Papertrey Ink along with the matching cardstock.  The sentiment is from Art Stamps.  I added a heart brad along with two smaller circle brads, and that is about it.
 
Be sure to stop in to the Crazies Blog to see the many ways that the DT used the same sketch and yet came up with fabulously varied results.
 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CCEE Play 4 Ways



Maryann  is here again with this weeks challenge for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is what she has for us this week.

I went looking for  tutorial ideas and
 found this one on splitcoast stampers
 on making a four way card.
 
I must honestly say that I don't naturally go towards fancy fold cards, so it is usually only as a challenge that I give them a try.  This one really was quite easy but can't say I will make another one.  I know, I know.....I am stuck in a rut.....LOL!!!!!!
 
I used a  background plaid stamp from JustRite, the birthday sentiment from MFT, the main image and main sentiment are from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.
 
Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the fabulous 4 Way Cards created by the rest of the team that are just more adventurous and successful with fancy folds than I am.....enjoy!!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Crazy for Emeralds

 
It is a new month, and, therefore, the Crazy4Challenges DT has a new hhostess.  Here is Barbara's challenge for us this week.....
Hi, and welcome to a whole new month of Crazy 4 Challenges! Barbara here and I'm your hostess this month. Since May is my birth month, and the emerald is May's gem stone, let's use emerald on our cards or projects this week. Anything else goes, as long as you use emerald green somewhere.

We are tickled PINK to have Wanda Cullen of Cullen-ary Creations as our Guest Designer this month--be prepared to be WOW-ed by what Wanda has in store for us :)

I have used one of my favorite retired SU stamps.  Seems like I pick up and use it once a week lately.  To make it a bit different than my others I went blue instead of pink or red.   It may not seem it, but there is an emerald color on the leaves in the darker shading.   This card will join others in my gift stash as I have three gift collections of all occasion cards to finish in May.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations of our DT and our talented guest designer.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

CCEE Stampers Showcase Lighthouses

 
Maryann is starting as our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for May.  Here is her challenge.....
 
It is Maryann here with this months challenges.
 Recently I had holidays at the beach and saw some beautiful lighthouses along the coast, so I am asking you to let there be light and add a lighthouse to your card. 
 
I used a lighthouse stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.  I used Copics to color it.  I added a frame using a Spellbinders die set.  The sentiment is from MFT.  Some piercing finished it off.
 
Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the fabulous lighthouse creations by the rest of the DT.  I am sure you will be dazzled.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Crazy for Color

 
Rebecca continues as the Crazy4Challenges April hostess.  For this week she has given us a color challenge.  We were to use the photo above as our inspiration.  I ended up using two greens, white, and violet with a pop of black.
 
 
I have recently invested in some Sue Wilson dies and decided to play with them for this challenge.
 
Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the fab designs by the DT and the guest hostess, Teresa Kline.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

CCEEers Hit the Ball Out of the Park

 
Anne is our hostess for April, and for her last challenge this month she is reminding us that it's baseball season again (YAY!). Here is her  CCEE Stampers challenge.....
 
 Promote your favorite team, their colors,
or just use a baseball theme.
 
I went wiith the colors  of the Red Sox, my fav team....red, white and navy blue.
 
No stamps were 'hurt' in the creation of this card (except for the inside sentiment)
 
Be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to check out the DT fav teams or baseball cards.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Crazies Are Wild for Flowers

 
Rebecca Ednie is the Crazy4Challenges hostess for April.  For another week we are thrilled to have the very fabulous Teresa Kline from Paperie Blooms joining us.  Here is Rebecca's challenge for this week.

April Showers bring May flowers! Please use some springtime flowers on your card or project this week! I can't wait to see all of your daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, cherry blossoms and all the others I've not listed!

I used an old SU stamps along with Tim Holtz watercolor crayons.  For a first try, it didn't come out too bad.  I have a long way to go with watercoloring techniques, but I keep trying.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the garden of flowers created by the DT.