Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Two cards today

 Today I combined the two challenges at SCS - the sketch and the ABC (N is for newsprint).....

The slimline size is becoming really popular, and I make a few, but I still like the A2 size.

Both of these have a bit of humor (surprised?), and will go to DD and a granddaughter in my weekly send-offs.

I'll be watching the Imauguration all the rest of the morning, but will check in with your blogs later.  Thanks for visiting mine.  Hugs.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

CCEE2050 The Glow of Christmas

 The final challenge of the year from Lynn is the following...

"For the final Challenge, I am asking that your cards reflect a seasonal light of hope and promise for a brighter new year.  It can be represented by a candle, the lights on a Christmas tree, the star of Bethlehem, or any other light that comes to mind."

This will be my final card as a member of the CCEE stampers.  I have really enjoyed all the challenges, and especially my teammates.  Over the years, I have loved being part of this incredibly talented group. Thank you to all of you who were kind enough to leave lovely comments on my creations!! Although I will not be taking part in the future, it doesn't mean that I won't be checking up on the doings of the CCEE-ers.  I'll be with you in spirit, and seeing you on Splitcoaststampers!!

Thursday, December 3, 2020

CCEE2049 Wrap it Up!

 Lynn McAuley is our hostess for the final two CCEE challenges of the year.  She ssays,

"If you are like me, you are probably ready for the year 2020 to be wrapped up tight with a bow tied securely around it.  Let's be done with it!!  For this challenge make use of the Christmas wrapping paper of your choice as part of your holiday design."

My dark green wrapping paper is combined with some emboss resist, using the SU set, Etruscan.

Pleases join us on our blog, HERE.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

CCEE2048 Tie One On Day

For her last challenge of the month, Kelly says,

"Create a card using something that's tied (apron strings, shoelaces, bow tie, ribbons in the hair, etc).  Alternate is to use ribbon/twine/etc. anywhere on your card......or both combined."

This card is for our friend Tom, who is about to turn 82.  He will surely remember saddle shoes!  Inside it says,

"Do the Math.  You're old."

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

CCEE2047 Sunflowers

Kelly says the flower of the day is:  Sunflowers!  create a card of thankfulness/gratitude and add a sunflower(s) somewhere on your card.

My little gnome has his sunflower all ready to make someone happy!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

CCEE2046 Dear Santa

It's "Dear Santa Letter Writing Week".  Kelly challenges us to create a card showcasing a letter to Santa.  Maybe your image shows a critter or child or even an adult writing a Christmas wish list or letter to Santa.

I think this might be MY letter Santa is holding!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

CCEE2045 Men Make Dinner Day

Our hostess for the month of November is Kelly.

Today is MEN MAKE DINNER DAY:)  sit back, relax and prepare dinner to be served.  Create a card with the men (or critter) showing off their cooking skills.  And Yes - BBQ is acceptable!

This card goes to Nick, who is not only a good grill cook, but oh, so cute!!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

CCEE2044 Black Cat Awareness Month

October is Black Cat Awareness Month.  Our last challenge from Frances is to incorporate a cat of any color on our cards this week.

I chose this Grumpy cat, colored in gray and tan.

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

CCEE2043 More than one fold

Our challenge from Frances is to create a card with more than one fold.  I chose a Z-fold card.  Now that Fall is here, I'm looking toward warm weather, not Winter!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

CCEE2042 Dictionary Day

Tomorrow is Dictionary Day.  For our challenge this week, create a card that includes words.  Maybe a scripty background either stamped or using patterned papers, large focal sentiment, speech bubbles with words inside, etc.

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

CCEE2041 World Octopus Day

Frances continues as our hostess and on World Octopus Day, challenges us to include an octopus or other sea animal on our cards.

I'm sorry the picture is so washed out........these really are shades of blue!!

Please join us on our blog HERE.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

CCEE2040 Mad Hatter Day

Frances is our hostess for the month of October.  She tells us apparently October 6th is Mad Hatter day.  Her challenge is to create a card inspired by the theme.....hats, Alice in WONDERLAND, ETC.

A CROWN is a hat, RIGHT?  I love this funny lion by Judith.  Inside it says,

"And the humidity said, today I'm going to make you look like the Lion King."

thanks for looking........please join us HERE.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

CCEE2039 Mushrooms

For her last challenge, Frances says this is mushroom our challenge is to include one or more mushrooms, either stamped or die cut on our creations.

This image of the goblin leap-frogging over a mushroom just tickled my fancy.  I thought he should be all green....what do you think?

Please join us on our blog HERE.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

CCEE2038 Shake Month

Frances tells us September is "Shake Month", which is to celebrate all things milkshakes.

She says, one of the first interactive cards she created when she first started stamping 30 years ago (!) was a shaker card, so that's the challenge this week.  Bonus points if there is a milkshake!

My favorite was always a strawberry milkshake, so that's what I have here!

Please join us on our BLOG.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

CCEE2037 Slimline

Slimline cards seem to be very popular at present, especially with a few companies releasing dies especially for the use of creating this style of card.  For our challenge this week Frances asks us to create a slimline card.  There are two popular sizes: 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 or 4 inches x 9.  They should fit into a business envelope.

This card goes to our Daughter-in-law, Debbie, a Math teacher.  Inside it says,

"Algebra teachers could be pirates, asking us to always find X - where the treasure lies!"

Please join us HERE

Thursday, September 3, 2020

CCEE2036 Masculine Card

Our hostess for the month of September is Frances.

She tells us it's Father's day in Australia on the first Sunday in September.  Her challenge this week is to make a masculine card......any occasion, any age.

As usual, this humorous card goes off to our grandson Tom at college.

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

Thursday, August 27, 2020

CCEE2035 Peach Month

August is Peach Month.  This is one of Liz's favorite colors and of course, who doesn't love a great peach to eat, so make use of either the fruit or the color on your card today.

Hope you think this card is just "peachy", Liz!!!

Join us HERE.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

CCEE2034 Oldsters Having Fun

Here it is the day after Liz's birthday, the big 7-0.  In honor of National Senior Citizens Day on Aug. 21st, let's  use some adorable old women still having fun and enjoying life on your cards today.

Happy Birthday, Liz!!  Take comfort in the fact that I'll always be older than you!!!

Pleas join us HERE.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

CCEE2033 Roses

August the 14th is international rose day.  Roses are one of Liz's favorite flowers.  Use some on your card today.

Liz, these peach roses are just for you!

Join us HERE.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

CCEE2032 Lighthouse Day

Our hostess for the month of August is Liz.  This month she turns 70! So we are doing challenges that kind of go along with Liz's life story, or that add some fun to this big event in her life.

Liz has lived most of her life near the Gulf of Mexico, so salt water seems to run in her veins.  Since August 7th is Lighthouse Day, use a lighthouse on your card and use a scripture or encouraging verse to add to it, letting words be a way to light someone on their path of life.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

CCEE2031 Birthday

For Lois' last challenge, she says,

"As  you are probably aware, I am a big Harry Potter fan.  Tomorrow (7/310 is his birthday.  Create a card to celebrate this event - something magical or just a birthday card."

Please feel free to join us this week, and every week.  Please upload your card HERE.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

CCEE2030 Zoo Animal

The third week in July is National Zookeeper Week.  Lois challenges us to create a card with a zoo animal on it.

I used my favorite animal from the zoo, a giraffe.  I think they are so elegant!

The saying in this card is, "Always have sunglasses with you.  They're great for when you can't be bothered to put on make-up!"

Please join us, and upload your card where we can enjoy it HERE.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

CCEE2029 National Hot Dog Day

Lois says:

"Yesterday was National Hot Dog Day  Make a card using something you would have at a picnic - a hot dog, a hamburger, a checkered tablecloth, or maybe some ants!"

I just love this anteater from AI!  He's enjoying some wine, and passing on ants......right now.  He may reconsider later and have some dessert!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

CCEE2028 Bee

Our hostess, Lois, tells us that tomorrow, 7/10 is "Don't Step on a Bee Day", and to use a bee on our cards.

This RubberNecker image hasn't seen the light of day for years.  Stamping it, I find it just as funny as I did in the past! 

Please join us in this fun challenge, adding your card to our site HERE.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

CCEE2027 World UFO Day

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

Today is World UFO Day.  Make a card with something from space - the sun, the  moon, a planet, a UFO, a rocket ship.  Or, create a galaxy background for your card.  Here is a link to a tutorial for a galaxy background: d IB4mA

I chose Planet Earth.......

Inside it says, "Aliens probably ride past the Earth and lock their doors.  Who could blame them!"

Join us today and link your card HERE

Thursday, June 25, 2020

CCEE2026 National Bald Eagle Day

for her last challenge, Vicky says,

"Today we celebrate the Bald Eagle.  Make a card with a bird on it .... extra points if it's a Bald Eagle."

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

CCEE2025 A Book For Oli

The challenge : Make a card for a kid of any age.

Vicky says, "We all have little kids in our life, but we also have those "big" kids who never seem to age.  Your choice, a young person .... or a person who never ages."

Our great grandson Oli lost his first tooth.  I made this for him in celebration.

This is the cover, the pages, and the pocket for money at the end.

I tied it together with silver cord.  I hope he likes this.

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

Thursday, June 11, 2020

CCEE24 Father's Day

Vicky says:

Father's Day in the USA falls on June 11th this year.  Make a Father's Day card.  If, like me, your Father has gone to his heavenly reward, make a masculine card of any type for any man in your life.

This one will go to our son David who is an avid golfer.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

CCEE2023 Rose

Our hostess for the month of June is Vicky.

Here is her first challenge:

June Birth Month Flower:  The Rose
Symbolically, the rose has more meanings than one can count!
        * A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means "I Love You."
        * A white rose signifies innocence, purity and new beginnings.
       * A yellow rose conveys jealousy.
A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means "I REALLY love  you").
Make a card with a single rose or a bouquet of roses ..... or however many roses you want.  Happy Rose Day!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

CCEE2022 World Creativity Day

For her last challenge, this from Kelly:

"Celebrate World Creativity Day.  Saturday is World Creativity Day, a day to embrace your own creativity and support each other in the crafting community.  Let's make a card using YOUR favorite technique~ the sky is the limit!  Just have fun and get creative."

I LOVE Flip-Flap cards.

This is the outside with the flap closed.

Here it is with the flap open.

Inside it says

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

CCEE2021 Mother MAY I?

Kelly challenges us to create a card based on the popular children's game, either featuring playing, or to create a card for a child.

This is a birthday card for Owen, my godchild's little boy.  Inside it says, Hope your Birthday is out of this world.

Please join us, adding your card HERE.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

CCEE2020 Use Your Lungs!

Kelly tells us " May is Asthma Awareness Month.  There are 339.4 million people worldwide affected by asthma.  Create a card where you need to use your lungs, she says.  Think blowing up a balloon, blowing out birthday candles, a dandelion, whistle."

I love this silhouette.  I hope you can see the bg, a swirling wind.  That really is a blue card!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

CCEE2019 Fiesta!

Kelly is our hostess for the month of May.  She says,

"Fiesta like there's no manana!  Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo, so let's continue the celebration with anything fiesta!  The word fiesta, the colors RED, green, and yellow, pinatas, Sombreros, etc.  Feel free to simply create a celebration card in lieu of.

Please join us HERE with your card for our Fiesta!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Today is Erin's Birthday.

Today Erin is 23!  I still feel the same excitement I felt seeing her as a newborn.........but more so, since she's become so special to all of us.

And the little baker made her own birthday cake. Lemon cake with lemon curd, marscapone (sp?) filling and wild Maine blueberry jam. Nice job Erin!

We sure wish we were there to sing to her in person........Jay and I just sang on the phone (loud and off key) and she said it was "Dreadful".  We strive for that!!

Oh!  And here's Erin and Nick.

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

CCEE2018 Penguins

For her last challenge of the month, Frances says,

"Apparently the 25th of April was World Penguin Day.  Feature penguins in your cards the week.  If you don't have penguins, then create a black and white card."

This goes to my DD Amy, who is an Attorney.  The saying is,

"Wouldn't it be fun to defend a penguin in court?  You could say 'Your Honor, my client is not a FLIGHT RISK.'"

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

CCEE2017 Interactive

Frances says,

"Anyone who knows me knows how much I love cards that pop, slide, or move in any shape or form.   For our challenge this week, let's create an interactive card.... what type you make is up to you."

I made a wiper card.  This is a birthday card for our grandson Tom, whom we call "monkey boy".

Please join us, linking to our blog HERE.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

CCEE2016 Stencil

There are so many fun stencils out there these days to help decorate our cards.  Frances challenges us to create a card that uses at least one stencil, either for a background or focal image.

My alphabet stencil is the bg, with vellum laid over in the same bayou blue.  The flower and leaf are backed with white, and there are brads in the corners holding the vellum in place.

thanks sfor looking.  Please join us HERE.