CCEE Stampers Challenge as well as the Stampin B's Challenge this week. It was also influenced by a recent release of Innovative Stamp Creations.
Cindy is our CCEE hostess for September, and she challenged us to make an autumn card with stitching and a die cut (homemade or store bought). Well, I 'fudged' a bit on this one. It is definitely an autumn card, but my stitching is missing the thread (aka paper piercing) and my die cut is a true homemade one....an image cut out as a die cut.
Emily is our Stampin B's hostess for this week, and she challenged us to use a clip or pin of some type on our cards. I chose to use a simple clear beaded pin from Mark's Finest Papers on my bow.
The stamps I used are all available from Innovative Stamp Creations, a site you might want to check out as they just released some fabulous new stamps, including some as gorgeous as the older ones I used today, which are also still available.
As I explained in my post late Monday, we were lucky to get our power on after a day and a half without it. I am appreciative of that, but so very sad for the many who are still suffering the effects of Hurricane Irene. The stories of the flooding in Vermont are so tragic......whole towns are cut off because of road and bridges washed out. Here in CT so many are still without power.....you don't realize what no power means until you are without it......it is not just luxuries like internet and such that are lost, but gas stations, grocery stores, town services, and so much more. I hope everyone is soon returned to normal AND that repairs are made to enable people to live and work without obstacles. Hugs to all!!!
Now....to bring that touch of joy, be sure to visit the blogs of these two fabulous teams. Their fabulous creations are sure to cheer you up!!!
Stampin' B's Blog
CCEE Stampers Blog
Wishing everyone a touch of joy in their day!!!