Thursday, May 23, 2019

CCEE1921 Die

Our challenge from Frances today is to create a card using at least one die cut.

I used a butterfly die cut added to the bg of tapestry stamps in pink and green.

Please join us and link your card HERE.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

CCEE1920 Pizza

Tomorrow, May 17th, is Pizza Party Day, so our challenge is to create a card that features pizza or some other food item on it.

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

CCEE1919 Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this coming Sunday in many parts of the world including the USA, Canada & Australia.  Frances challenges us to create a card suitable for a mother, but it doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card.

My card is not specifically for Mother's Day, but a LOVE card works for any day!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

CCEE1918 Space

Tomorrow , May 3rd, is International Space Day, and the 4th of May is Star Wars Day.  Frances' challenge to us this week is to create space cards.

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

CCEE1917 Trees

For her last challenge, Lynn asks us, as tomorrow is Arbor Day, to let a tree or trees be the star of the CCEE design this week.

Using stamps from SU, and Artichoke green and Kraft paper, I added a ribbon bow  I still think it's a masculine card, don't you?

Please join us, linking your card HERE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Shades of Aqua

Combining the challenges this morning, I used the Stampin' Up set Bloomin' Beautiful.  The three colors are aqua, caribbean, and bermuda bay.  Such a pretty grouping of shades of aqua, don't you think?  I added some enamel dots to one corner, and scored some lines on the opposite side.

This card is being sent to a woman in OK who has had a series of awful happenstances, and needs some pretty cards of encouragement.  Inside it says,  "Hang in there!"

Thanks for looking, and have a terrific day, wherever you are.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chicken and Eggs (CCEE below)

Today's SCS Challenge is to use EGGS.

Inside it says,

"I ordered a chicken and an egg off the internet to see which one comes first."

this card will go to one of our grandsons for a chuckle.

CCEE1916 Encouragement

April is the National Month of Hope.  Lynn asks us to create a card with a sentiment of encouragement and send it to a friend who is in need of a spark of love and hope in their lives.  Sometimes the smallest gesture can light that spark.

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Great News and two cards.

Our granddaughter Sam called with great news - she has been accepted to Law School.  We are so proud of her.  She will join our DD, Amy, and her Aunt Catherine, in the practice of Law.

Here is her acceptance,

Here is our beauty with her Dad, our son David.

Now, here are the two cards I made for Monday and Tuesday at SCS:This one has a humorous saying inside (check it out on my Humor Board on Pinterest)

and this one goes to a lady in MD who has just gotten out of the hospital.  I just put it in the mailbox.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Some Saturday humor

On this rainy Saturday morning, I added some humor to the SCS Gallery.  I was inspired by this image:

This is the card I made and posted to my gallery:

I kept the theme of cats, and used the colors that were in the inspiration piece.  I've had this image for a long time, and today was the day to use it.  The saying I printed on the computer is,

"You only live once.  You might as well be amusing."

Are these words applicable to me?  You bet they are.  Have a great day.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Grass is..... (CCEE below)

Our challenge at SCS today is to use GRASS.  I happen to LOVE my grass punch, and use it all the time.  Here's my card:

I plan to make multiples of this card, which says inside
"But you knew that!"
for each of the grands, as each is my favorite!

Now, as to grass.............. ours is brown.  We are still waiting for Spring to bring us some green.  At the moment we are having our inground pool removed, so we will be in need of lots of sod or grass seed soon.  Rain we have aplenty, just need some warm sun.  All the rain has left us with a lot of mud, so that should be a good start for the seed.  Only time will tell.  This is what it looks like today.

Have a great day.  TFL.

CCEE1915 Book

Lynn says Friday is Drop Everything and Read Day.  her challenge is for us to create a design which features a favorite book, favorite character(s), or has a reading theme.

I went for a Fairy Tale book, chapters of which always begin with "Once upon a time....."

Inside it says,

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

If you join us this week, please link your card HERE.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Two cards again.

Our Tea Party recipient is the sister of one of our SCS friends, Pat (pvilbaum).  She has ovarian cancer, and can use some cheering.  I combined the colors of the Color Challenge (yellow, soft orange, magenta) in the card that is already in the mail to JoAnn.

In keeping with my humorous cards, I used the same colors to make my last Easter card, which will go to a friend in MN.  I made this Suzie's Zoo 3D quite a while ago, and I thought it was fun.  The sentiment is so appropos, when you consider I am MORE than slightly cracked.

Have a great day, see you later.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday and two challenges.

I love Mondays.  There are always two challenges.  Sometimes I combine them into one card.  Today's cards wouldn't fit into that mold, so there are two separate cards.

for the Clean And Simple:  Buds.

Had a little trouble with the masking, and tried to fix it sorta unsuccessfully, but so what.  Made a little joke.  Hope people get it.

For the Technique Lover's Challenge, we were to use patterned paper to make a scene (I am VERY good at making a scene!  OOPS!)

the saying is:  When is hibernation?  Because I'm 100% into that."

almost any day I feel like I could hibernate, especially during the Winter when I spend the day reading a good book and looking out the window at the snow.

That's it for now.  Off to run errands and finish the wash!

Friday, April 5, 2019

A Little Humor (is a good thing!)

After spending the past two days at a hospital (DD with chemo) and DH (carpal tunnel), I really enjoyed catching up on the challenges at SplitCoastStampers.

For the Thursday challenge, four of something,and for the Friday.......die cuts, here's the card that went for both:

The saying is, "Cuddly....or nutritious?

Friday's challenge was not read thoroughly.  Not the first time I've done this.  The dies were to be used creatively.  So I made another, this time a shaker card:

The saying is:

"Remember, it's Easter.  What looks like a chocolate-covered raisin might not be."

One of our grandboys will think this is funny.  Thanks for joining me here today.  See you later.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

CCEE1914 Travel

Lynn is our hostess for the month of April.  For her first challenge she tells us:

Tomorrow is Read a Road Map Day.  Create a card which incorporates a map or has a travel theme.

Here's my card for the challenge, and I used BOTH a map and travel theme.  Do I get cookies????

The globe is a Tim Holtz die, and the stamps are from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking.  Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Favorite TV show

Today's challenge was to make a card inspired by your favorite TV show.

DH and I love to watch sports, mostly baseball and football, and animal shows.  Our favorite animal shows are on cable......Dr. Pol, and Dr.K's Exotic Animals.  Both Dr.s deal with farm animals, so I chose the following.......

Of course, I couldn't just make a card without some humor, so inside it says,

"You are YUMMY, and so are lamb chops!"

This will go to one of our grands.

The card has a layer of acetate between the two sections of printed sheep paper, and the rest of the saying is under the panel.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Brads today! (CCEE below)

The challenge today over at SplitCoastStampers is to use brads or eyelets.   Here's my card:

This is already in the mail to Nick, Erin's boyfriend for the past 6 years.  He is a Mechanical Engineer who spends his down time working on cars.  I think he will get a kick out of this card and what it says....

"They couldn't fix my brakes, so I had them make the horn louder."

Thanks for looking.

CCEE1913 Pencils

Tomorrow is National Pencil Day!  Kelly challenges us to create a card coloring an image with colored pencils (no markers, watercolors etc.) OR feature an image with a pencil.

I colored this adorable Penny Black image with color pencils, and found some pencil bg dp as well!

Please join us, and post your card HERE.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sketch Challenge Wednesday

I love Wednesdays at SplitCoastStampers.  The sketches are always fun, and get me to use my "thinking cap".  Here's the sketch this week:

Here's what I made:

 immediately thought of a rainbow, so of course SU's Magical Day set was just the thing.  This will go to our DGD Sam.  Inside it says, "You, my sweet, are more wonderful than unicorns and sparkles combined."

Right after I finished this card, I had another idea, so this is what I came up with using the same sketch:

Because I usually make humorous cards, this one says, "We are all mature until someone gets out the bubble wrap."  This will go to one of our grands.  Thanks for looking today.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Teapot Tuesday

The last Tuesday of each month is a challenge called a "tickle", where we make a card and send it to someone in our group.  Today's challenge was to make a card with a surprise inside, and it was to be humorous.  How right up my alley, you say???!

Here's the card I made:

Not a very good picture.  I really need to do it again.  Anyway, it was also for the Color Challenge at SplitCoastStampers (pink, sea foam, and espresso), with an extra of designer paper, which is inside.

Speaking of inside, here it is:

The little glasses of wine are so cute......from SU.  I love this saying.....always makes me giggle.

On Sunday, I will find out to whom my card goes, and it will be a surprise in the mail.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  It always is!

Thanks for looking.  Have a terrific day

Thursday, March 21, 2019

CCEE1912 Surprise Element

Next week is National Smoke and Mirrors Day!  This cellbration is based on magicians' illusions, where they make objects disappear or disappear with retracting mirrors and confusing bursts of smoke.  Kelly challenges us to wave our magic wands and create a card with a surprise element.

The popped up cupcake is the surprise element on the inside of my card.  I placed a picture of the front so you could see the fun birthday saying.

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

CCEE1911 Shoes

Kelly tells us:

Tomorrow is National Shoe the World Day.  Many teens and children around the world do not have a pair of shoes to wear, and despite the climate or terrain, they walk barefoot.  Let's create a card using any type  of shoe - cowboy boots, heels, flip-flops, to help the awareness to donate any shoes you may no longer need.

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

CCEE1910 Name Day

Kelly is our hostess for the month of March.

Monday was Fun Facts about Your Name Day.  What does your name mean?  Briefly research the  meaning of your name and create a card.  If you can't find your name directly, create a card based on a few letters IN your name.

My name, Anne, comes from the Hebrew, and means "grace".  If you knew me, you would laugh your head off!!!

I love this SU image.  I think she defines the word grace in her lovely pose.

Please join us, and post your card HERE.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CCEE1909 Fairy

According to the days of the year calendar, today is Tooth Fairy Day.  Maryann challenges us to make a card that includes a fairy.

I decided to make a card using only black, white, and silver.  Inside it says,  "I think my lucky stars for you!"

Thursday, February 21, 2019

CCEE1908 Lever Card

Maryann challenged us to make an interactive Lever Card, using dies, or a craft knife or scoring tool.

Never too early to start my Christmas stash!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

CCEE1907 Birthday

Today is Valentine's Day, and it is also Maryann's birthday this week.  She challenges us to create a birthday card for someone we love.

I think this little panda holding a love letter is perfect for today!!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

CCEE1906 Amethyst

Our hostess for the month of February is Maryann.   Here is her challenge to us:

The birthstone for February is Amethyst.  Use a shade of purple and include gem stones or charms on your card.

I LOVE this shade of lilac.  I cut this daisy out of dp, and used gems to fill in the center.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

CCEE1905 Thanks

Liz says it's National Thank You month.  So before the month is over, she challenges us to make a thank you card and surprise someone whose small act of kindness has not gone unnoticed.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Liz tells us gold was discovered in California on January 24, 1848.  The challenge is to use some "gold" on our creations this week.

Gold tassel and gold brad.......... and a fun folded Graduation card!

Please join us on our blog HERE.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CCEE1903 Hot Beverage

This week Liz challenges us to reach for our favorite hot beverages and make a card that lets her know what it is.

Pretty obvious........TEA!

Please join us HERE

Thursday, January 10, 2019

CCEE1902 Happy Birthday Elvis!

Liz is challenging us to make Elvis come alive in some way on our cards this week. (Maybe a rock and roll theme, records, an Elvis or guitar stamp, or perhaps even "Blue Suede Shoes".)  Any way you can think of to let the world know the "King" of rock and roll.

How cool is it to have Elvis paper???  I added some bg guitars and a crown for the KING!

Please join us, adding your card HERE.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

CCEE1901 Black Ice

Welcome to the first CCEE of the new Year!  Liz is our hostess for the  month of January.  She lives in a place where the Winters are relatively mild, but her greatest fear is driving in icy conditions.  "Black Ice" is a very hazardous condition she has heard others mention.

She discovered in the tutorials on SCS that there is a technique called "Black Ice" in stamping, so her challenge to us is to give that technique a try.


This card I made goes to our grandson Tom, who is a chemistry/Biology major at UMass, Amherst.  Inside it says...
           ..."You're part of the precipitate!"  I hope he thinks this is funny.

Please join us, this week and every week, HERE.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CCEE1851 Gingerbread

For our last challenge of the year, Frances challenges us to create a card or project in the gingerbread theme.

Thanks for joining us in 2018.  We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CCEE1850 Elf

Frances is our hostess for the two weeks of December that wrap up our challenge year.  Here is her challenge to us:

One of the traditions she loves to do at Christmas has to do with Elf on the Shelf, which she loves.  She asks us to include an elf on our cards this week.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

CCEE1848 Circles and Squares

For my last challenge.

Circles and squares are simple geometric shapes.  Make a card using at least one of each.

Thanks for being with us for the month of November.  Be sure if you're joining us to link your card HERE.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

CCEE1847 Birthday Humor

Today, November 22nd, is my daughter's birthday.  Amy loves to get funny cards.  I challenged the group to make a birthday card, and extra points if it's humorous.

Please join me again next week, and if you make a card for this challenge, please post it on our BLOG.