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!