Thursday, August 25, 2016

CCEE1634 Herbs

According to Liz's research, it is More Herbs, Less Salt Day!! Herbs and plants add so much to our lives, so in honor of this unusual day, make a card with an herb or plant on it. I know we have lots of followers who love gardening, so any of these images would work great. You might even want to add colors that are named after herbs and plants: sage, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, celery, olive, or cocoa, as well as all those you can think of. Have fun with it.

You can post your card with your comments HERE, or you can post it to SCS using CCEE1634 as your keyword.



Today I was a little off-beat.........hope you don't mind a little humor!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CCEE1633 Aviation

Tomorrow is Liz's birthday,  and also Orville Wright's. Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make it National Aviation Day, to honor Orville Wright. She thought it would be fun to hunt down an image of something man has made fly in the air. It might be an airplane, helicopter, rocket, jet, or hot air balloon. If none of these are available to you, how about a kite or a simple birthday balloon? Our bonus can be to make it a birthday card!!!



 Happy Birthday Liz!!!

Please join us in wishing Liz a Happy day by adding to our blog HERE!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Shades of Pink!

Yesterday Amy drove us to Montpelier to see the Cake class at NECI to see the Wedding Cakes the students had made.  Erin's was of course the most beautiful, and by far the yummiest.  The theme she was given was shades of pink.  This was harder for her than you might think..........Pink was her favorite color when she was teeny, but not anymore!!  Tiffany blue took over years ago.

Here is the cake she made, with her standing behind it so you can see the wire she bent into the shape of "LOVE":


This is her set-up on pink with flowers on the table and champagne in the flutes.

After we had a chance to appreciate all the work that went into the cakes, she removed the top layer,



Then, her Chef  showed her how to cut it for us to taste!!  Woo-hoo!



Here are the other cakes with their themes:

The Beach

Ombre green (He had to make the bow 25 times before it came out right!


Shades of Blue


Peach?



Chef gave the the remainder of the bottom layer (four cake layers and the filling was raspberry cream cheese!!) to us to take home for those who couldn't go !!

After the tasting we went to Erin's apartment to wait for her, out for lunch(!), shopping, then the 3 hour ride home, part of which was in a DELUGE!!  

Thanks for looking.

P.S.  I should have added that also along for the tasting was her boyfriend Nick and Terri, his mother.  Nick doesn't like sweets (can you imagine???), but he did take a taste and approved of her work!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

CCEE1632 Fish

Liz again with this week's challenge. The month of August is National Catfish Month. Fishing is a year round sport and hobby around where I live, especially saltwater fishing. So, for the challenge this week, find a fish, or someone fishing and it might make a perfect masculine card for your stash!!



I used the large F from SU, and added fish and dewdrops, cut out some water plants, and that's it!

See you next week!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

CCEE1631 Sisters Day

 Sister’s Day! Liz is here as the hostess for August. Here's her  new challenge:

 "As many of you know, or perhaps you don’t, Lynn and I are sisters. When we were asked to join the CCEE team at the same time, we both thought it would be fun to be doing this together. So, for your sister card, find an image of a pair or group of ladies or girls who just might be sisters doing things that sisters like to do."

Here's mine:



Aren't these little girls adorable??

Please join us, and be sure to link your card HERE !

See you next week.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Our Fabulous Fisherman

Yesterday, the crown was passed.  My DH, Jay, has been the "cham-peen" fisherman in the family for many years.  He caught a mail bag, and a snapping turtle off the Floating Bridge in Lynn MA as a kid.  Later, in Wellfleet, on the Cape, with squid for bait, he caught 2 sandsharks and 2 squids.  Amazing, right?

The trophy now goes to our grandson Jake, shown here on the day he got his license and car this month.



Yesterday, he drove alone to our house to celebrate his 17th birthday with fun socks (tigers, zebras, and ice cream cones ~ he LOVES fun socks!) and a check.  While he was here, he treated us to this story:

He was fishing with his other grandfather and two family friends, and fell asleep in the boat with his line in the water.  He woke  up when he realized he had something on the end....a BASS.  The only one that was caught during his annual fishing week.

Later, they were trolling, and he felt a little pull, thinking it was weeds, so he pulled up his line to find on the end of the hook.......... Wait for it...........a CLAM!

We all felt it was only fair to give the honor of fabulous fisherman to Jake, for catching fish while sleeping, and catching a clam with a rod and reel.  I'm sure you'll agree he is worthy!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

CCEE1630 CHOCOLATE!

Joanne, for her last challenge this month says,

"Today is National Milk Chocolate Day.  Let's make some deeeelish designs showing chocolate in some form or using the color chocolate."

I did both:
Please join us HERE

Sunday, July 24, 2016

May I brag???

Our beautiful granddaughter Erin, most of you know, is at New England Culinary Institute in VT.  Here is her latest creation for her cake class:  The theme is SUMMER ----


She says it's a lemon-raspberry gateau.  Here's a look at it more from the side:



Isn't it the most amazing looking cake?  I think I could eat some of this (or all of it) by myself!!!

It was so gorgeous I just had to share a look at it!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CCEE1629 Beach

Joanne's all-time favorite place is anywhere there is a beach.  She has challenged us to create a card that honors beaches.



I love the beach too!  Please join us HERE

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CCEE1628 Cows

Tomorrow is National Cow Appreciation Day!!!  And you didn't even know this, I'll bet!

Joanne's challenge says,

"Let's create a card with a cow or two on it.  If you happen not to have cow images, then use another "farm" animal.  Please add a fun sentiment OR make it a get well card."

I chose to make a get well card, using a fun image from Whipper Snapper and some Rusty Pickle paper.



Please join us, linking your card HERE

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CCEE1627 Ice Cream!

Joanne is our hostess for the month of July.  She tells us it is National Ice Cream month.  Our challenge is to celebrate by having some ice cream on our cards.




Please join us by linking your card HERE, and join us again next wee,!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CCEE1626 Mixed Media

Vicky'l last challenge is to use mixed media.  She says this is a real challenge to her, and it is to me too!

I had started this tag ages ago, and completely revamped it for this as a mixed media.  I used two different stencils, using spray distress ink and then gesso.  I added the rest on top.  That's about as mixed as I get!

Please join us, posting HERE.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Anniversary!

Twenty-one years ago today, we watched our beautiful daughter Amy marry the love of her life, Tom.  Here they are then:



And today:


Happy memories of that day.........and more happy days to come!  We love you both so much!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

CCEE1625 Birds

Vicky says...

"I cannot tell a fib!  As most of you know, I love birds.  Let's use birds on our cards this week... Crazy Birds, real birds, cartoon birds ... whatever trips your trigger!  One, two, a flock ... it's your choice.  Show me those birds!"



I used Crazy Birds, and a sentiment from Tim Holtz as well.  The bg I made using mustard seed, marmalade, and peeled paint, spritzing with water.  I also used my die cuts on the birds, their beak, eyes, and wings.  It's a business sized envelope card.  I don't make many this size, but I wanted to add the three birds as I've seen them.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you will feel the urge to join us, linking your card to our blog HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CCEE1624 Birthday

Vicky says that today is her sister's birthday.  She has challenged us to make some birthday cards .... something we can all stock up on.



I made a CAS card, very generic, something I could send to anyone, and with a single stamp as well.

Please join us, adding your card to our blog HERE.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nathan's Photos!!

Here are the two photos our grandson Nate took, and gave us.  I just had them framed, and they are on the dining room wall.  He just graduated from college with a double major, Business and Photography.  These photos were taken at night with long exposures, and are gorgeous!!




The top one was taken in a state park, the bottom one in Gloucester MA.

I'm posting these, not only with pride, but to show them at Splitcoaststampers where I made a card with the wrapping paper from the framer.  The challenge today was to use trash.  Here's the card (and it will go to Nate, who loves mail, even at almost 22), and saves all my cards (how special is that??????)



Thanks for looking!

CCEE1623 Donald Duck Day

Vicky says:  Donald Duck has been around since 1934.  Let's celebrate Donald by using a duck...real or imaginary, extra points if  you use Donald or any other fictional duck on your cards.



I have always loved this teeny stamp of the cutesy duck and the sentiment I put with it.  No Donald or extra points for me today!

Please join us and link your card HERE.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Confirmation Day

Today our grandson Tommy is being confirmed.  His mother, my daughter, posted a picture of him at his first communion:


This is Tommy now:


And this is the simple card I made (for a grown boy of 16) and will contain the check:


And now the Confirmand:


 And the yummy cupcakes Erin made;



The bishop put his Mitre on Tommy!


Tommy and his Godfather, Uncle Paul


And finally with Mom and Dad:


This was taken at the house, and Dad couldn't wait to change into shorts!  Boy was he fast!!  We had a great day!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

CCEE1622 Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

Our hostess for this month is Vicky Gould.  Here is her first challenge:

A day dedicated to the eating of Rocky Road Ice Cream!!!  A dessert made from chocolate,  marshmallows, nuts and an ice cream flavor.  Let's celebrate this popular ice cream by adding a dessert to our cards......use an ice cream cone, sundae, or any other Rocky Road dessert you can think of.  Let's get yummy!

Okay Vicky.....here's mine!

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My little chocolate Whipper Snapper bear is surrounded with milk and dark chocolate, and inside he says.....You are AWEsome!

Please join us, linking your card to our blog HERE.

P.S. His flavors are butter pecan, chocolate, strawberry, and pistachio, with chocolate and a cherry on top!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Some recent cards.............CCEE below

I haven't posted any weekday cards in a long time.  Here are a few I made for Splitcoast Stampers:








Thanks for looking!

CCEE1621 Blueberry Cheesecake!

Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.  Who knew?  but it sounds so yummy.  Our challenge is to make a card with this theme in mind.



I used blueberry and cheesecake colors, and this saying from Inkadinkado that I just love.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CCEE1620 Four Way Card

Our challenge today is to make a four way card.  You can find the tutorial HERE.



I think these little frogs from Your Next stamp are fun!!

Please join us, and link your card HERE

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Help opening the pool

Jay is still in his neck brace (until the 25th), so he asked for help from "the boys".  Tom brought Tommy and John, and David came for sheer brawn!

Tommy uncovering the diving board


Here's the director..proof he is being good!


This leaf cover smells like dead fish..Tom and Tommy are brave!


John was willing to pose.