Thursday, April 24, 2014

Signs of Spring with the CCEE

Kathy, our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for June, had April showers on her mind this week.  She asked us to think about what April showers mean to  weeds?  mowing?  sun?  warmer temps??  Let your mind think and then create.

I went with the flowers.  I used this stamp for the first time a couple weeks ago, but only used it as a line image.  I wanted to see what it would look like colored.  Makes a nice CAS card, eh????

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this fantastic team.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CCEE Stampers Go to the Movies

Kathy, our CCEE Stampers hostess for April, asked us to create a card/project that reflects our favorite movie or movie star.  I thought immediately of Miracle on 34th Street, one of my all time favorites.

I have quite honestly had this stamp forever.....and yet it was still a virgin, never having been touched by ink.  I have a feeling I will duplicate this card for my holiday was quite easy to complete.

I can't wait to see the fav movies/stars of the rest of the team and how they depicted them in their creations.  Off to the CCEE Blog I go.......

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Crazies Prepare for an EGG-cellent Eater

This week, as the April hostess for the Crazy4Challenge DT, I asked the Crazies to 'think EGG'.  As a child, egg decorating, hiding and hunting was part of our Easter tradition.  As an adult I have grown to appreciate and love the many traditional decorating techniques from around the world.  Before my peepers got weak, I learned and practiced the egg decorating skills of Ukrainian eggs and Polish eggs.

Be sure to check out the wonderfully egg-inspired creations at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

CCEE Stampers Get Ready for Easter

Kathy is our hostess for the CCEE Challenges for the month of April.  For this second challenge she reminded us that Easter is approaching and challenged us to use a bunny or egg (or both) on our cards/projects.

I actually went with the egg totally because the egg here seemed to mimic the design in the designer paper.....funny how we get our ideas, eh????

Check out the team's Easter inspired designs at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crazies Go 'Veggie'

Hello....Joanne here as your April Crazy4Challenges hostess.

It is about time for some of us to start thinking about gardening, whether it is just in the planning stage or, for some, might involve actual planting.  This week I’d like you to have a vegetable garden theme.  This could  include vegetables, gardening tools, seed packets, as well as vegetable plants or gardens. 

I would also like to introduce our Guest Designer of the month of April.  Brenda O'Rear will be sharing her talents with us.  Brenda can 'play' with any style, from CAS to multilayered......creating fab art in each style.  Welcome to Brenda!!!!

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations of this fabulous team and guest designer.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Go Crazy for Stamps with the CCEE Stampers

This week the CCEE Stampers Challenge was to use at least three different stamps in the creation of our cards/projects.  I actually used more than that.  My main image and the sentiment are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The circle frame is unmounted atamp which I think is from II Brake for Stamps.  In the center of each embossed circle in the background I stamped a design that is a peg stamp.  Below the ribbon area of the card I also lightly stamped a lacey border design in both blue and pink.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous creations by the rest of this friendly and fabulous team.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Crazies Get Twisted for April Fool's

The Crazy4Challenges DT were challenged to create cards/projects with a 'twist' this week in honor of the upcoming April Fool's Day.  I took advantage of this challenge to finally indulge in one of Sizzix's Framelit Flip It Die sets that Frances always uses so fabulously.  Mine is a pretty simple card, but I think I now have figured out a better way of using the die set, so I will probably be making another one soon.....a new and improved card.

For my card I used this sweet duck set from Verve.  It 'quacks' me up and gives me a giggle.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to check out the 'twisted' creations by the rest of this very talented team.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CCEE'ers Try a Recipe

As the March hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge, I challenge the team to a 'recipe'.  They must use flowers, pearls, heat embossing, dry embossing, and have a person image.

I went with a wedding card.  I heat embossed the two floral triangles of roses by I Brake for Stamps in silver on white.  I dry embossed the bridal couple and then added ribbon, bow, pearl hat pin and pearl flourishes.

I can't wait to see the variety of cards and creations the team designed with this recipe.  Check out the CCEE Blog.