Thursday, July 30, 2015

CCEE Stamper Honor Harry Potter


Lynn is our hostess this month and here is the challenge she has for the CCEE Stampers this week.

You may or may not know that July 31 is the day that both Harry Potter and his creator, J. K. Rowling celebrate their birthdays. Today the challenge is to create a card or project that honors the remarkable literary character, Harry Potter.

I used an older set from Mark's Finest Papers.  This snow owl reminded me of the snow owl in the Harry Potter series.

To see what should be a very interesting post, be sure to visit the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Crazies Go Crazy for Royal Colors

Karen is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT this month.  This week's challenge was to use royal colors or royal images.

I used this sweet winter PI image from MFT.  It was a virgin set and I was happy to finally use it.

My main computer died and this laptop is giving me problems, but I'm not sure what view YOU are seeing.  This card is a A2 card, but on my laptop screen it appears to be squarish.  If you leave a comment, could you tell me how it appears to you.  Thanks for any feedback.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the royal creations by the team.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Crazies 4 Critters


I am very happy to be back with a card for ths week's Crazy4Challenges DT.  I was absent one week as I was away in Maine, and then, when I came home, I brought a terrible cough and ailment home with me so I missed the next week.  I am happy to say that most of the coughing is done and that ailment is just a lingering memory.  However, I also visited a surgeon this week for my sciatica/cyst problems and unfortunately surgery is in my future.  Have to admit to a bit of trepidation about that......oh well....life goes on.

ANYHOOOOOO.......Our challenge this week was to include one or more 'critter' on our cards/projects.  I used an old Penny Black stamp for my critters.  The sentiment is from a SU set.  I added some designer paper panels and some piercing and that's about it.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see all the 'critters' used by this talented team.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The CCEE Stampers Cheer Up Others


Tomorrow is national Cheer Up the Lonely Day so Lynn is challenging the CCEE Stampers  this week to create a card of friendship and encouragement to mail to someone you know who lives alone. She says she knows it will bring them joy to hear that you are thinking of them!

I used a new (to me) die from MFT to create my quilt element.  I used an SU oval punch for my sentiment oval.  The sentiment is from ????  (forgot to write it down...sorry).  I also used my paper piercing tools on this card.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the DT.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The CCEEers Celebrate the 4th in Their Own Way


For the 4th of July I am hoping for BLUE SKIES and SUNSHINE......a day that simple will make me very happy.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the plans of the rest of the DT.  Sorry about the short post.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CCEE Celebrate June....The Traditional Month of Weddings


Today is Liz's last week as hostess for June.  The following is her challenge for this week's CCEE Stampers Challenge.

 As a child, I remember the local newspaper selected a June bride to feature in a specially published section of the paper in the month of June. Only one was selected, so I am sure it was a great honor. For our final challenge of the month, make a card featuring a bridal couple or a wedding cake.  For fun check out this link showing wedding cakes on Pinterest.  It is a great source of inspiration.

I went with the bridal couple as my inspiration. I am sorry that I did not note the company for the stamps.  If you would like to know just ask in a comment and I'll get back to you.

Be sure to check out the bridal iinspired cards at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

It Is Sketch Week with the Crazies



This week's challenge is a sketch, given to us by our June Crazy4Challenges hostess,Danielle.


I went bright and summery with my interpretation of the sketch.  I used a fabulous 'virgin' stamp set by Flourishes.called 'Wild for Watermelong'.

Take a moment to check out the various fabulous takes on this sketch on the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

CCEEers Go LONG.....


Liz continues as the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for June.  This is her challenge for this week.

We are coming up on the longest day of the year, June 21st. In honor of that, the challenge this week is to make a long card.

I kept mine CAS as I have trouble with long cards.  Mine is actually a 'small' long card, beiing only 5.5 inches tall.  I think my rose stamp is from Penny black.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Be sure to check out the wonderfully long cards by the rest of this talented DT at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Crazies Are Exploring Their Masculine Sides

In real life, the apparent gray in this picture is actually white.....sorry about the muddy picture.

Danielle is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT in June.  This is her challege for this week.

With Father's Day just around the corner, let's make a masculine card.  Whether it is colors, textures, or stamps, please try to add a little masculine touch.

I used a large sentiment from My Favorite Things.  The rest is made with black c/s and designer papers.  I did use a Spellbinder die for the sentiment.  I finished it off with three large brads.