Thursday, April 23, 2015

CCEE1517 Hug an Australian Day

Frances challenged us today to use a cute critter that we think is huggable (and bonus points is we use an animal native to Australia.  Of course, I used a Koala Bear!

I think he's just plain adorable.  Don't you?

Please join us HERE on our blog so we can see your cute critter too!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CCEE1516 A Favorite Book for Inspiration

Our challenge today is an inspiration, as this is National Librarian Day.  We are to use a book (children's or adult's) on which to base our cards.  Here's mine:

One of my favorites is "The Time Traveler's Wife".  I thought this beautiful large image was perfect for portraying beauty, travel, and pensiveness (as she wonders where Henry is, and what year it may happen to be!).

The color didn't show up well, but it's in lavender and purple.  I added some die cut poppies and a ribbon to finish it off.

Please join us, and let us know your favorite book too!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CCEE1515 Stencil

Our challenge from Frances today is to use a stencil.  Easy peasy!

My card uses a single stencil that I bought about 15 years ago in the wallpaper department. I guess it was about time I used it!!

Please join us the fun and show us your stencil!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

CCEE1514 Humor

Our hostess for the month of April, Frances challenged us to make a card using either a funny sentiment or a humorous image or both.  Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and this month is National Humor Month, so show us some fun!!

Here's mine:

I used some crimping and piercing to go along with my funny image.  The inside says, "Heard you caught a bug.  Hope you get rid of it soon!"

Please join us.

Monday, March 30, 2015

I'm the hostess

...of course with the mostest.  LOL.  This week I am the hostess at SCS for the Technique Lover's Challenge.  I challenged the group to make a card using only cardstock, and in only one color (but not white).  Here are my samples:

I hope you will try this!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

CCNS Challenge # 78 Bunnies Rule!

Here's my card for this week's challenge at Classy Cards n Such..........HERE.

These bunnies are in a hurry....only a week to go!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CCEE1513 Lamb

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb (we hope!).  My final challenge this month is to make a card using the image of a lamb.  If you have no lambs, you may use any farm animal.

On my card, an escapee is going to have a better day than his pasture-mates, for sure!

Please join us, linking your card to our blog HERE.  Thanks for joining me this month.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

CCEE1512 Weather

We expect March winds. This week I have challenged the CCEE Stampers to make a card with a weather theme.  Here's mine:

I thought this get well card (with the funny panel) would be great for a guy friend who can use soon cheer.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and join me again next week for my last challenge of March.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


The challenge this week at Classy Cards n Such (#76) is to use green.  Here's what I made:

Have fun and join in HERE.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


March's holiday is St. Patrick's Day.  My  challenge to you this week is to make a card using the color GREEN.

As always, if posting to another site, please add the keyword CCEE1511, and be sure to add your card to our blog HERE so we can see it too.

Here's mine, to start us off:

Anne Harmon - Inkinginred

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Classy Cards n Such Challenge #75

The Challenge at Classy Cards n Such this week is to use an EDGE (On The Edge).  I used  Curved Borders Two by Spellbinders for my little Easter card.

The wreath under the bunnies and the bunnies themselves are Memory Box dies. I also added some cute little cotton tails from Savvy Stamps.

Please join the challenge HERE.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Congratulations Erin and Jordan!

Our granddaughter Erin, and her team partner Jordan won FIRST PLACE in the Pro Start State Competition.  You can read about Pro Start HERE.  They were in First Place at the local level, and were so delighted to win at the state level.  They received a $15,000. scholarship each to their respective culinary schools when they graduate from high school.

Here are  Jordan and Erin:

Now they will compete in the Pro Start Invitationals in Anaheim CA April 18-20.  This competition is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association, who pays their plane and hotel expenses.  They also will receive scholarships from the Association, and will be honored with a dinner in June by the MA state assn.

We are so proud of the girls, and so pleased that the hard work that went into their presentations has been rewarded!!

 Hooray for our Erin and Jordan!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CCEE1510 Wild Animal/Lion

I am your hostess for the month of March.  March comes in like a LION.  My challenge to you is to make a card with a lion or wild animal theme.  Here's mine:

My lion is from a very old SU set.  I think this makes a wonderful birthday card for any guy......age 5 to whatever!!

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

Monday, March 2, 2015

Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #74

This week the Classy cards 'n Such Challenge has a quilt for inspiration.

And here's the card it inspired:

I loved the cars, fences, palm trees, so I decided we had to go with a "WOODY", Dude, to hang ten on a RED surfboard at the beach.  I hope you like it, and that you will join in the fun of the challenge.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CCEE1509 Inlaid Die Cuts

Sabrina challenged us to a technique today, Inlaid Die cuts.  You can find the directions at SCS under tutorials.  Here's mine:

I used scraps of matching blues to make this birthday card for my cousin's little boy who will be 6.  The whale is from SU, and I added a PTI "HELLO", and an oval nestie.  The face is done with a googlie eye and marker.  Please join us!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CCEE1508 The Moon

Interestingly, because February is a short month, there can actually be years in which there is no full moon at all.  The last time this happened was 1999, the next time will be 2018.  So while this isn't one of those years, the challenge from Sabrina is to feature the moon.

Here's mine:

Inside it says, "Don't worry if you're making waves simply being yourself.  The moon does it all the time".  (Scott Stabile)

Please join us.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oh Dear!

Here is my dear and sweet husband, snow blowing with a bad cold, bad throat, and a temperature of 101, and a cough that kept him up all night.  We are having more snow tomorrow.  Hardly fair.

He is 6'4" tall...can you imagine how deep our snow is???????????

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hot Tub and Pool?

There is a hot tub and a  pool under all this snoow.  The fence is six feet high, so that gives you a pretty good idea of the depth.  This month we have had over 100 inches of snow.  Enough already!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CCEE1507 Pearls

The Finnish word for February is "helmiku" which means "month of the pearl'.  That's  our challenge for this week.  We may use a pearl technique, liquid pearls, or real pearls.

I used pearls on the stick pin, the umbrella, and on the corners of the card.  The image is from A Day For Daisies and is water colored.  Please join us, and come back again next week!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thoughtful - Challenge # 71

Classy Cards and Such Challenge #71 for this week - the Theme is Thoughtful, and there is a picture to inspire us.  Here is the picture:

and here
is my card............

Join in, and link your card for a prize if you win!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CCEE1506 Royal

Our hostess for the month of February is Sabrina Friel.  she reminds us that February 6th, 1952 was the day Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne.  She challenged us to make a card featuring crowns or royal images (and that playing cards could work for this too).

Here's mine:

As you can see, I used an embossing folder of the Queen of Hearts, and a little stamp for the ticket.  I think this makes a nice Valentine as well!  Please join us.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

I'm the WINNER!

Classy Cards n Such is a new site for me.  They have a challenge every week, and this was the first time I entered.........and WON!  I need to thank my friend, Shirley, for passing along the information.

Here's the card I made for their LETTER IT challenge, a shaker card.  I laid the card down to take the photo, so all the beads wouldn't be in the bottom.

Thanks for looking, and you can visit them HERE for this coming week's challenge.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CCEE1505 Bleached Out Images

For her last week as hostess, Vicky has chosen to challenge us to make a card using the Bleached Out Image tutorial, found here:

I really love the way this looks.  The bg is embossed with a Spellbinders rose folder.  I used layered nesties to support my panel with a stamp from Walmart, embossed in white, bleached, and painted.  I hope you like it too.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Crazy Like a Fox

Yesterday we spent a few hours with Julia (artystamper) and Kent, who invited us and two other couples for a birthday celebration.  I'm not saying how old Kent is, but he's younger than we are.  After drinks, appetizers (YUM!), salad, soup, and sandwiches, we had birthday PIE (pecan, my fav), and the men were excused while the women crafted.

Julia got a new template and stamps, had everything all set up for us, and this is what we made.  I normally don't post something I'm not proud of.  Just look at this in terms of how cute it is, not how badly I put it together!

Thanks Julia (and Kent) for a fun time, and for a new crafting idea!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CCEE1504 Silhouette Stamp

For her 4th challenge, Vicky has asked us to make a card using a silhouette stamp, and there must be a sentiment on the front.

This card is made in shades of purple, with a perfectly matched purple ribbon.  I punched the corners with a corner rounder punch from CM.  Simple.  Please join us again this week.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CCEE1503 Stamp Etching

There is a tutorial at Splitcoast that is explained very nicely.  You can find it here:

Here's mine:

This is a Clean and Simple card, using two colors.  The stamps are from SU, and I added a ribbon and brad.  Please join us, and try this fun technique.

Friday, January 9, 2015

May I Brag?

The DECA Convention was held today, and two of my grands went to compete.  Erin is a senior and Tommy is a freshman at Wachusett High School.  Here they are:

This was Tommy's first crack at being at DECA, but Erin had been last year, and received a Second Place.

Tommy did not place, but he will try again.  Erin, however, won a FIRST!!!!!!!!!  Here she is at home with her trophy:

Way to go Erin!!!!  She will compete in Boston, and WHEN she wins there, it's off to the Nationals in Florida!  WOW!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

CCEE1502 Sympathy

Our challenge from Vicky today is to make a sympathy card for our stash.  Here's mine:

The stamps are from SU, Roses in Winter.  Please join us again this week.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Paper Sculpture

The challenge on SCS today was to be inspired by paper sculpture.  This card took a lot of time and work, but I think the results are worth it!!

I haven't been card making for a few days...blocked ear!  But now I'm back!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

CCEE1501 Bird

Welcome back to CCEE Stampers.  It's a new year for our group, and our hostess for the month of January is Vicky Gould.  She has challenged us to start off with a bird.

Here's my blue jay.  This card will be for my DH, whose name is Jay.  How cool is that?  Please join us!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Eve Pageant

Our beautiful granddaughter, Erin, was Mary in the church Christmas Pageant.  The wonderful baby in her arms is named Hannah.  I thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of pictures.

I hope to soon put up pictures of Christmas Day when they come to me.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

CCEE1450 - Starring Santa!

For our last challenge of the year (can ya believe it?), Lynn has challenged us to create a card starring the jolly guy himself, SANTA.  I chose to make a card with a Vintage image, starring Santa, and a little angel.  If you enlarge the picture by clicking on it, you can see how sweet she is.

Thanks for checking in with CCEE this year.  Have a wonderful and safe holiday, and see you in 2015!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CCEE1449 Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

For the month of December, we will only have two challenges.  This month is busy enough!!

Our card today must be a Christmas card (how appropriate!), using this tie tac toe board---

Using all 3 items in any row: across, down, or diagonally.  You may add additional items to your card if you like, but you must include the 3 in the row you have chosen.

I chose the very last row for my card, Pines, Glitter, and Animal.

Here it is:


Please join us this week and next, and be sure to link your card so we can enjoy it too!