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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wordplay with the CCEE


Today is Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day, so Lois asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card/project with something that starts with the three letters in HUG.

I must admit I was baffled......I had plenty of H's and G's, but could not think of U's that would relate to a card........so.........I got creative.  So.......here we go....

H = hydrangea
U = unlayered
G = green

Can;t wait to see what the others did with this challenge, especially with that dang U.  If you want to see how creative the team got, stop in at the CCEE Blog and find out.

By the way, if this card seems a bit familiar, it is because during the DTGD event on Splitcoast, I made a pink and white version with a different sentiment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Going ODD with the CCEE

Today is Odd Day, so Lois asked us to use an odd number of something on our cards.  I have one image,  three words in my sentiment and three brads.

I used a stamp set by Craft's Meow.  In real life, this is bright white, not muddy like it appears here.

Be sure to check out the 'odd' creations by the rest of the team at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Belated B'days with the Crazies


Our Crazy4Challenges goal this week was to add a belated b'day card to our card stash.  Even though most of us have lots and lots and lots of cards, we still somehow forget to mail them on time.  So this challenge will help us make our friends think more kindly of us.....when we forget their b'days.....we hope!!!!!

I used a very cute mini set from Taylored Expressions.  Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the belated wishes of this fabulous (but sometimes late) design team.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Check Out the News with the CCEE


Lois, our CCEE Stampers hostess for September, asked us to use newsprint in our creations as today is Newspaper Carrier Day.  I 'fudged' a bit.  I used a background stamp of Chinese newsprint.  This is a really simple card.  I die cut the fern image and layered it over the Chinese newsprint image.  Then I added a sentiment.  I have been trying to make cards that are easily mailed with a single stamp.  I am 'building' stashes of all occasion cards for holiday giving.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the newsprint creativity of the rest of the team.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Crazies Get Inspired


On the Crazy4Challenges Blog you will see the inspiration colors and pictures we were to use for this week's challenge.  I went with some of the colors and also the floral aspect of the image.  The only stamping done was the sentiment.  I used an MFT die cut for my lacey panel, an Impression Obsession die for the hollyhocks, and a Just Rite die cut for the back panel.  I embossed the background and added a touch of bling to the hollyhocks.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations inspired by this challenge.