Thursday, September 26, 2013

CCEE1339 Johnny Appleseed Day

Today is Johnny Appleseed Day.  Our hostess Lois, for her last theme of the month, challenged us to make a card using some kind of fruit (extra points for apples).  How could I resist the extra points??  Here's what I made:

This is the first time I have used only one sheet of paper for the entire card.  WOW!  Can you believe that??  I embossed the bg, scored the panel, die cut leaves, versamarked and RED embossed the apple, punched a fence, and stamped a sentiment all on green Bazzill.  The fence and words are popped.  I hope you like it.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CHF36 Mushrooms

Frances is our hostess today at Cornish Heritage Farms.  She challenged us to make a card with mushrooms.

I chose this cute bunch of mushrooms digi stamp at CHF, coloring them with olive, river rock and caramel markers.  The saying I wrote on white, and punched it out. 

I think this will be a fun card to send to a friend who loves the out-of-doors, and is a mushroom lover.

Please join us, and use any of your CHF stamps.  See you next week!

Saturday, September 21, 2013


When I saw this graphic of the toothless old witch, I was destined to use it for a Halloween card.   I added a two part sentiment (and a spider - EEEEAWWWWWW!), I'm Not Evil........I'm Just Up To No Good!
How perfect is that???
Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CCEE1338 One-Layer Card

The week of September 15-21 is National Singles Week.  To celebrate this, Lois challenged us to make a one-layer card.

I used a stencil to sponge the footprints, and pinking shears to cut the RED border.  A cute saying and the dog has a RED ribbon added......and Voila! , a one-layer card.

Please join us, linking your card HERE .  See you next Thursday for Lois's last challenge.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CHF Pirate Map

Today I'm posting a card I made with digis from Cornish Heritage Farms.

I love the combination of the map, skull, and saying.  I actually used a needle and some raffia to attach the map to the black background.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

CCEE1337 Fun Fold

Our challenge this week comes again from Lois Bak (Clownmom), who has challenged us to make a fun fold card.

I have posted two pictures so you can see my card closed and then opened.

The card is made from a piece of cardstock, that measures 5 1/2" x 12".  It is scored along the long side at 2", 4", 8", and 10".

You can see how the folds bend, and how the owls made with the SU owl punch are applied.

I added a branch to the bottom section, and clouds to both sections.  On the inside, I punched out three circles for balloons, added strings with a marker, and stamped the sentiment.

The finished size of the card is 5 1/2" x 4" when it is closed, and will easily fit into an envelope.  I hope  you like it.

(I found this on the net and cased it......I thought it was so cute!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

CHF35 Sketch Challenge

Kristine has challenged us to follow this sketch:
Here is the card I made using it:

The panel  has a digi stamp, called "Cowboy" from CHF, colored in various shades of brown with some blue.

I picked up the RED in one of the background papers for one strip, and punched some stars and added brads.

Please join us this week, using Kristine's sketch and CHF stamps, old or new.  You just might win some images!!!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Our 50th Anniversary!

Today is our 50th Anniversary!  Who knew the time would go by so fast!!

This is the "card" I made for my Hubby, an explosion box.  It's the first I've ever made, and I learned a lot doing it!

50 years ago, the night before going back to college, we eloped to NH, accompanied by my best friend and her fiancee.  We told NO ONE until graduation, and I guess nobody was really surprised, just that they expected to be invited to the wedding (which neither of us wanted!!)  All these years, three kids, seven grandkids later, we still enjoy each other.  We laugh every day, and are still glad to be together.

Here's to my husband........handsome, tall, funny, clever, smart, hard-working, and even though I am such HIGH-maintenance, he still loves me.  Who could ask for more?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

CCEE1336 Birthday Card

Lois is our hostess for the month of September.  Since her birthday is the 3rd, and her daughter-in-law's is the 6th, she challenged us to make a birthday card.

Obviously, this card is not going to either of them.

Obviously, this is going to a guy.  Inside it says, "Whoopie, another birthday."

Please join us, adding your card

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thomas Kinkade Week

For this challenge, I used the image from the Thomas Kinkade Series, TK-301-P, called Friendship Cottage.

Inked in Spanish Moss, I think this cottage shows up really well.  I used only monochromatic colors, and like how it came out.

You can see LOTS of TK stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms.  Check them out HERE, and come back next week for another CHF challenge.