Thursday, January 7, 2010

Some Exciting News!!! CCEE Challenge

(If you are looking for my Stampin B's card, go down one post!)

I have been 'hanging around' with the stampers from the CCEE challenge team for a while.....gabbing with them on their thread, and gathering very dear friends and lots of inspiration along the way. In the past year I have been able to meet some of them face-to-face, and now, I am so happy to say that they have asked me to 'play along with them' as part of the team.

I must admit to mixed feelings, as I am able to play because other members of the team have either taken a break or moved on to other endeavors. They will really be missed, and I would have loved to 'play' with DawnL, Deb, Cammie, and Mothermark, but........I am sooooo very excited that the remaining members asked me to come aboard. I hope they will not regret that decision......lol!!!! Also joining the CCEE at this time is Shirley Quarry (wannabcre8tive) who has also been a jokester and friend on the CCEE thread for a while.

I am so very blessed to be a part of three challenge teams (CCEE, Stampin B's, and Crazy4Challenges). They are all such fabulous stampers, and they inspire me daily!! I have to pinch myself often to be sure it is true that I get to play with all these talented people!

Anyhooooo...this is the first CCEE challenge of the year and MY very FIRST CCEE challenge.
Cindy Haffner, our hostess for January, has given us a wonderful sketch to work with this week. My image is by Innovative Stamp Creations, the border punch is by Martha Stewart, and the corner accents were done with Cuttlebug dies. All cardstock and piercing tools used are by SU.

Now....be sure to go to the CCEE blog to see the wonderful creations of the rest of the team. They are sure to have some wonders for you to gaze upon!! Here are some links that will help you get to the blog as well as to the individual team member's blogs or gallery.

CCEE blog
Frances Bryne
Joanne Grzelak
Cindy Haffner
Tosh Leyendekker
Charlene Merrick
Shirley Quarry


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

21 comments:

StampOwl said...

So glad you are excited to be on the team with us, as we are of you saying yes! You are rocking that border punch today ... cool card!

Vicky Gould said...

Well, congratulations - you have joined an elite group of stampers and you certainly deserve to be one of them! This card is just fabulous! Love the sketch!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations Joanne! It doesn't surprise me that you aren't asked to be on ALL of the design teams! Your cards are always fabulous and never disappoint! This one is lovely with those adorned corners and beautiful corners! I'll have to check out that challenge blog now :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Joanne your card is GORGEOUS!! We are honored to have you on board with us. Hugs Cindy

Silke Ledlow said...

Congratulation on joining the CCEE ladies - love you all!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the border punch...and guess what...I just bought it too...LOL!!!

Have a great day..and stay warm!!! Hugs ~S~

Carolyn King said...

wooohoooohoooo! Loving your first CCEE creation...cannot wait to see more!! hugs!

Makiko Jones said...

What an exciting news, Joanne! They are so happy to have you. Congratulations!!
I love your take on the sketch and Cindy's sketch!
Those green and pink are so pretty together.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Joanne, CONGRATULATIONS, my dear!!!! I amnot suprised at all that they snatched you up. You some of the most amazing work and your feel for color...so striking. I wish I was not afraid of it. :D:D. Love the coloring and thos punches...well, tehy are just down right GORGEOUS!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, I am sorry but my fingers are not working this morning. Too many typos, but you know what I was TRYING to say, right?

Connie M. said...

Congrats, Joanne!! How exciting...and what a great group of ladies for sure!! LOVE your beatuiful card...that border punch is just so perfect with this sketch!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm so honored to have you as part of our team Joanne!! Not only is your work fabulous, but your heart is just as fantastic!! LOVE this beauty of a card!! From the colors to your fabulous use of that border punch!! You ROCKED this sketch!! Welcome my friend!!

Julia Aston said...

Big congrats Joanne! what a fun group to be working with! love your punched panels and corners - what a pretty bright card!

Joan Ervin said...

How wonderful, Joanne!!! Congrats on joining the CCEE challenge team!!! I know they must be thrilled you said yes, my talented friend!!! Your first DT card is a real beauty...I just love the border punch you used and your flower is gorgeous!!!! Great corners and piercing, too!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Dear friend: I am tickled pink and so honored that you accepted our invitation. We are definitely the lucky ones that you said "yes" to us! I'm looking forward to being on this team with you.
Your card is so gorgeous! Once again, you have wowed us with your stunning color combination, and I love your use of the pretty border and corner punches.
Sorry it took me so long to get here; it's been a crazy day and evening. We're getting MORE snow----ugh!

peggysue said...

Well who wouldn't want you to stamp with them? I'm thinking of hiring you to do the posts for my blog, LOL! Your cards are always so crisp and organized and I think your stamping brain works differently than mine. :) This is such a lovely card. Great piercing, you have such a knack for it.

Traci M said...

Joanne this is so gorgeous, only one thing would make it even more spectacular, glitter!! Hee~I really do love this and your colors just sing with vibrancy!! You have such a way with flourished punches, I would love to take a class from you sometime! Many congratulations for being with the CCEE team, they are very blessed to have you~~ Stay warm!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Congratulations on being asked to join the CCEE Team. This is a beautiful card! The colors are fabulous and so is your take on the sketch.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I LOOOOOVE the look of those green punched panels...AWESOME! Congrats on joining the CCEE girls. You deserve it. Your stuff ROCKS! :)

Dawn said...

gorgeous card Joanne!! you'll be a wonderful addition to the group! all is well here my friend

Christi said...

How pretty!!! Congrats on joining the CCEE team!!!

Traci M said...

Ok, so now as of tonight, I have this beauty of a card in hand and am just in awe of the punches and layout...wow wow wow!! I love what you do...Joanne!! Your cards always inspire me and thank you so very much for making my day (ahead) special and thinking of me!! I am ever grateful for you and your friendship!!