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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Roses Are Blooming at the CCEE Stampers Blog

Sorry for the muddy photo...Have been having trouble with that lately....Only some days, though.

The flower for June is the rose. There are so many varieties and colors in roses. So, Liz's challenge to the CCEE Stampers for this week is to make a card or project that makes use of a rose or a bouquet of roses. Come join us in the rose garden this week at the CCEE Stampers Blog and share your creations on our link. If you post over on Splitcoaststampers don't forget to use CCEE1524 as your keyword. 

I used stencils to create my roses and leaves.  I used my ancient Itty Bitty stamps from SU for the splatter and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.  I added some piercing to finish it off.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Crazies Go for Sunshine and Yellow

It's a brand new month which means it is time to introduce our new Crazy4Challenges hostess for the month of June, which this time round is Danielle Lounds.

Each month we have a new Guest Designer to play along with us and this month we are pleased to introduce this month's Guest Designer .... 
Debra Hensley from Minuet's Muse blog. We look forward to having Debra play along with us each week.

OK now onto this week's challenge!

This time of the year the sun finally comes out in full force. To celebrate, include a little sunshine on your project. Sun images, lots of bright yellow or your favorite sun ray folder/die cut would all work.

As you can tell from my card, I went with the bright yellows of sunshine, rather than sunshine itself.  This poppies stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I left the stems and leaves white to keep the image rather simple.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the sunshine, yellow delights of this fab DT.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The CCEE Stampers Are Rolling Along

Liz is the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for June.  This is her challenge......

 Summer seems to just be "rolling" right in. This week is going to be a technique challenge to use a brayer. You can google "stamping techniques using brayers" to get some fabulous ideas to try. If you don't have a brayer, try some other things that can roll on ink or paint! Be creative and have fun!

The only stamp I used this week is the sentiment which is from SU>  The background is layered.  The bottom layer was done with a brayer and a Big Juidy ink pad with graduated ink from the greens to the blues..  After brayering, I then placed a stencil over the base and sponged some 'mustard' ink over the stencil, creating the boxed areas.  I then used another stencil, placeing it in the upper left of the base and sponged Tuxedo Black ink to create the large bloom.  As a finishing detail I added paper piercing.  I must say that I just love the drama of this card.....may have to try that background again with other colors.  It is perfect for silhouettes, too.

Now be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous brayer techniques used by the rest of this fabulous team.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Crazies Think Vacation

(Sorry about the muddy picture.)

Hi everyone,

It's the last Saturday of the month, which means our challenge hostess,  Barb,  has one last challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT this month.

Here is this week's challenge ......

School is about out and vacations are either planned or being planned. What would be your ideal vacation spot? Beach, mountains, backyard? Whatever your destination is, let's create a card or project using it as your inspiration.

My card is clean and simple, but it does depict an actual place I will be visiting several times this summer.  It is Cape  Neddick Light, better known as Nubble Light, which is in York, Maine.  Friends and I have been taking a trip to this area for over 45 years.  (Yep.......I am that old!!!!!)  This place is one of my absolute favorite three places I have visited in the world......along with Aruba and Japan (well....and Myrtle Beach, too)!!!  Being near the ocean is important to me, as you can see from my favorite places.  I think it was nurtured in my youth when our family would venture on the weekends to Misquamicut Beach in nearby Rhode Island.  The whole family --sister, brother, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles--would go and our blankets and umbrellas would take up quite a large area of the beach.

This stamp of Nubble is from Repeat Impressions.  The sentiment, I think, is by Hero Arts.

Be sure to stop by the Crazies Blog to see where the rest of the DT likes to vacation.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The CCEE Stampers Get Their Tools Out

(So sorry about the muddy picture......just could not get a sharp picture.)

Welcome to the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  For the month of May, I (Joanne/jojot) am your hostess.  For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

Get out your tools for this one.  You must have something heat embossed, have some paper piercing, paper piecing, AND some type of framing on this card/project.  It should be pretty easy to get ALL these elements on one creation.  Have fun!!!

My piercing is around the edges of the base card, my piecing is the little girl's dress, my framing is the sentiment frame, and the heat embossing was used for the sentiment.

I can't wait to see how the rest of the CCEE DT managed to get all four elements on their cards.  Be sure to check them out at the CCEE Stampers Blog.