Thursday, August 15, 2019

CCEE1933 Vacation destination

Anne Harmon here with my next challenge.  Create a card using a vacation destination ..... one you would like to go to, and be sure to add a 3D element for fun!



The saying is, "I speak fluent French ... fries."

Please join us, linking to our blog HERE.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CCEE1932 Embossing

For my next challenge, use either wet or dry embossing.  Embossing adds so much to a card.  Add some bling (glitter, gems, sequins, etc.)



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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CCEE1931 Die cut

Anne Harmon here for the month of August.  Your first challenge is to create a card with a die cut, and be sure to add a ribbon.




The die cut hive and bees are on bee paper.  How cute is that?!

Please feel free to join us, and link your card to our blog HERE.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

CCEE1930 Moths or Butterflies

National Moth Week 2019, July 20-28

For Vicky's last challenge:

"Who knew the moth would have a whole week dedicated to it.  Use a moth (or butterfly) on your card today.  Extra credit if you actually have a moth stamp/digi you can use.  This is an opportunity to add to your birthday, thank you, thinking of you or just all-occasion card stash!  Let the bugs fly!



This image of moths is from Tim Holtz, colored and spritzed.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

CCEE1929 Stencils

Vicky says,

"If you're like me, you have a lot of stencils.  I have a drawer full that I never think of.  get one of those out that you haven't used (or haven't used in ages) and put it to good use."



My stencil is the sun's rays.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CCEE1928 Cheer the Lonely

Vicky's challenge:

"Most of us probably know an older person who may or may not live alone.  Let's make a Thinking of You card, and actually send it out.  If you don't know anyone, send it to a local nursing home and address it to "Someone Special" or any other phrase you can think of.  Let's cheer up some people today!"


Images from Penny Black always make me smile!


Please join us, adding your card HERE.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

GREEN!

Now that the pool is gone, we are trying to grow some grass..........



Luckily (?) we have had LOTS of rain, so we are partway there!

In the meantime, our Hosta



has multiplied since adding it to the island last year, and we are seeing




new spikes in bloom on our Yuccas!  Those creamy bells are just gorgeous!  Nice to see a lot of green.  The grands are missing seeing the pool, but we are not missing all the work!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

CCEE1927 Freedom Week

Vicky is our hostess for the month of July.

"Since both Australia and the USA have RED, white and blue for their colors, let's use those colors to make a card....does not have to be for a holiday, just RED, white and blue...but, of course, if you send out Patriotic cards, go for it!



For fun, I used our colors to make a Christmas card!!

Please join us.  Link your card HERE.





Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Blog Hop For Joanne (jojot)

In honor of our very dear friend and colleague on the CCEE team, this card is posted in remembrance of what a creative and fun person Joanne Grzelak was to all of us.

I have recently had hand surgery, and was not able to make a card.  Instead I am posting a card Joanne made and sent to me.  It's so typical of her style, especially the piercing that was always done so perfectly!

Joanne sent me cards on a regular basis.  We met at a stamp show in Springfield MA a number of  years ago where I was a demonstrator.  She surprised me by coming up to me and announcing herself.  It set off giggles, and we became friends - more than just in "cyberland".

Here is one of her cards that I have treasured (I have saved them ALL!).



Most of the cards she made for me were RED, my favorite color, but this one shows how detailed her cards really were.

I shall sorely miss her, and this blog in her honor (which would have embarrassed her!), is a tribute to a fabulous stamper, and a wonderful person.  Love you, my friend.



Here is the list of everyone who is participating in the blog hop. .


Thursday, June 27, 2019

CCEE1926 Catfish Day

For her last challenge this month, Lois says Tuesday the 25th was National Catfish Day.  She asks us to create a card that has some kind of fish or sea life on it.



I don't know whether this is a bass or not, but it goes to Jake, our family fisherman.  He loves to get funny cards, so here is the inside:



Please feel free to join us, and be sure to link your card to our blog HERE.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

CCEE1925 PINK Day

Lois says this Sunday (June 23) is National Pink Day.  The challenge is to create a PINK card.




Pink it is!

Please join us, and link your card HERE.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CCEE1924 Sewing

Lois next challenges us to make a card with some stitching on it, in honor of Sewing Machine Day (today).  It can be actual stitching, faux stitching, or stitch edged dies.



I used real sewing and also a stitched edge rectangle.  I thought  you might want to see the saying on the inside, so that's below.



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

Saturday, June 8, 2019

I LOVE June!

Summer and June.  What could be better?

We have had graduations, Sam from College, a Criminal Justice major, and soon to Law School:



With David and Sarah, the proud parents



And Jay and me, the grandparents who got to go too,



And John, who graduated from High School, hopefully off to the Job Corps


and parents, Amy and Tom



and the grands, who got to go as well.



The brother and sister were proud of him too - Tom and Erin 



And then there was Erin's Nick, (she graduated last year), a Mechanical Engineer, off to work for the Government (torpedo something?)



And finally, Oli, (the great grandchild!) who graduated from Kindergarten,



Now the parties begin..........Sam's is today.  We are saving our appetites!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

CCEE1923 High School Subject

Lois is our hostess for the month of June.  She says:

"This is the 60th anniversary of my graduation from high school - June 9, 1959.  so our challenge this week is to make a card depicting your favorite subject in school.



I LOVED geometry.  This card uses geometric shapes in yellow, with a mustard saying, on cream cardstock.  I think it's kind of interesting that I married a high school Mathematics teacher (but we do NO geometry in this household!), and one of our sons was a Math major in college!

Please join us, adding your card HERE.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

CCEE1922 Barbeque

May is Barbeque Month, and May 28th is Hamburger Day.  Frances says let's think BBQ's and/or hamburgers when creating our cards this week.



I am a hamburger lover...and I eat them all year around..YUM!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

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!