CCEE Challenge this week was to NOT USE buttons, bows, brads or buckles. You could go wild with anything else. I used an old unmounted sentiment stamp I have had as my focal point and built the rest using Nesties, embossing folder, a Prima rose, some pearls (adhesive, not brads), a touch of lace and some piercing. The hardest thing about this one was getting a decent picture. If I brightened it, the coral color darkened tremendously. So this was as good as I could do.
Be sure to check out the rest of the CCEE Stampers creations. A few were 'whining' a bit about this challenge but I know their creations will be spectacular.
Stampin B's Challenge. She wanted us to avoid designer paper and use stamps for our background. Well, I kind of went the lazy way for this one. I, luckily, had invested in many of Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounders before they went out of business. I used the one called Mulberry Paper on the green layer. For my main image I used this fabulous flower stamp from Stamp Camp. It is so easy to color and is so dramatic!!! In real life the yellows are more similar than they appear in this photo.
Now...be sure to check out the fab work of the Stampin B's Challenge Team cuz I am sure they will dazzle you!!!!
Some Personal News......
Our very sweet, young pup had emergency surgery yesterday. When we 'adopted' her, we knew that she was coming with an umbilical hernia which would be taken care of when she was 'fixed'. However, on Monday she would yelp when we picked her up and she was shaking a lot. Thankfully our vet stayed a bit overtime to check her out and the decision was made to do her surgery yesterday. Poor little thing is only 7.7 pounds and only a tad bit over 4 months old........this has been traumatic for her.....and now she has to deal with those 'cone head thingies' for 7 to 10 days. This is going to be such a long recuperation for such a fiesty and energetic puppy!!!!