Saturday, November 29, 2014

Square Dancin' with the Crazies

I am keeping this post short as I am late to the gate.....IYKWIM......!!!!

Frances is our hostess this week and this is her challenge......

Apparently today is Square Dance Day, so to celebrate let’s get those square cards, dies etc out! Bonus points if you incorporated Dancing somehow on your card as well. 

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab 'square' creations by the Crazy4Challenges DT.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CCEE Shows Off Their Telescoping Skills

Lynn and Liz have their last November challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.  They asked us to use the telescoping technique.  A fabulous tutorial of this can be found at Splitcoaststampers.  I used my current fav floral set from Penny Black Stamps.  I used my Spellbinder hexagon dies to create my 'telescopic' image.

Be sure to go to the CCEE Blog to check out the telescopic creations of the rest of the team.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Crazies Say Hello

Frances continues as our November hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  This is her challenge for this week.

Yesterday was World Hello Day … So for our challenge this week let’s create a card that says “Hello”. Bonus points if your card shows some way that we can say Hello … eg by using speech bubbles on your card, using a phone stamp/die; using letters/envelopes on your card; Image of someone sending or delivering mail; saying Hello is different languages etc. 

I did not go for the extra points this week.  I kept it pretty simple and to the point.  I wanted to add it to a holiday stash of all occasion cards I am giving a friend.

Be sure to go to the Crazies Blog to see the HELLO creations by the rest of the team.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Uniique Photo Creations by the CCEE

Maryann, our CCEE Stampers hostess for November, asked us to use photos in some way on our cards.  I immediately went to photos I have of my two of my three favorite places to vacation......Maine and Aruba.

The first a birthday card I created by printiing a picture of Nubble Light in York, Maine on cardstock using the sepia tones.  I kept it simple and neutral in tones as this is a masculine birthday card for a friend.

On the second, I used pictures of a divi tree and one of a palm covered table on the beach.  The glasses shown are a rubber stamp which I heat embossed and then cut out.  I then sized the pictures to fit in the glass lenses.  It didn't come out quite as cute as I thought it seems to need a 'nose' to fill in the empty area between the glasses and the sentiment.  Maybe I should have put a mustache......thinking of a previous challenge this!!!

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog.  I myself can't wait to see what the other team members created with their photos.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sketching It Up with the Crazies

It is the third challenge of the month for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Frances, our hostess, gave us a fabulous sketch to work with this week.

I stayed very true to the sketch.  I used an image by Impression Obsession.  Only a tad bit of coloring was needed.  I used designer paper for my horizontal panels and textured the red circular panel.  I added a touch of piercing in the upper left hand corner to 'balance' the brads.

Be sure to check out how the rest of the Crazies used this fab sketch at the Crazies Blog.


I want to wish my sweet little girl, Angel, a very happy 4th birthday.  My birthday is tomorrow, so we will celebrate together.  (Unfortunately, mine is not my 4th........I hit the big 65 this year!!!))

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Going 'Technie' with the CCEE

Maryann is the CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for November.  This week she asked us to make cards using the bargello technique.  This happens to be a technique that I really like so I was glad to play with it again.

Instead of using for my entire background,  I used it for a small panel on the bottom of the design.  Splitcoast has a wonderful tutorial on this technique if you want to check it out.  The only stamping was the leaf.  I did not put a sentiment as I am undecided if I will use it for a Thanksgving card or a masculine birthday card.  We shall see......!!!!

Be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers Blog to see how the rest of the team enjoyed this technique.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Number Crazy with the Crazies

Frances continues as hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT this week.  She gave us this 'number challenge'.

Number It .... Include a number or numbers on your creations this week. You can make an aged birthday card; number themed designer paper, number themed embossing folders or dies. Anything goes as long as there is a number somewhere! 

I usedd this numbered sentiment stamp from MFT.  Now I have another card for my masculine b'day stash.

Be sure to stop at the Crazies Blog to see the numbered creations by the rest of the team.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

'Mustache' You to Play with the CCEE Stampers

Maryann is our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for November.  She has given us the following challenge.

Movember - A Global Movement raising funds for Male issues.
and ask that you create a card that features a mustache.

I used a set from The Craft's Meow which was a virgin set until this past weekend when I did another mustache challenge.  I just happened to have that wonderful designer paper that finished the theme off beautifully.  The rest of this was pretty simple.

Now be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab mustache creations by the rest of this fabulous team.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

'Mustache' You to Play with the Crazies

Frances is the hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT for November.  She gave us this challenge.

Let’s Celebrate “Movember” by including a mustache somehow on your cards … big or small all mustaches are welcome! It can be Mustaches on your images, designer paper, die cut whatever as long as there is a mustache somewhere on your card/product ... hint if you get stuck Santa has a mustache ;).

Well....I happened to have a virgin Mustache set sitting them waiting to be used.  It is by The Craft's Meow.

Thanks for stopping be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab mustache creations by the rest of the team.