Monday, December 14, 2015

Erin and Nick

Today I posted something on SCS regarding our beautiful granddaughter Erin, and her long-time boyfriend Nick.  I thought I should post some pics so you could see them.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CCEE1550 Leap Seconds

Our hostess Joanne says:

"Did you know?  There are occasional "LEAP SECONDS" added to the official year.  They help to correct minor variations in time.  On DECEMBER 31, 2015, the folks who maintain the official time for the planet will add an extra second to the day!  To honor this, the challenge for this week is to incorporate time into  your card.....a clock, a date, a watch, etc.

Here are the outsides and insides of my card.

We have a friend and neighbor who is a clock and watch repair person.  He repairs not only ours, but some from all over the world.  He maintains clocks for museums, did the one for the Chinese exhibit at the Peabody-Essex Museum, and repaired a clock that was purchased at auction for 2+ MILLION dollars!!  This will be a thank you card for him (he never charges us!)

The background is a clock embossing folder, sponged in Suede.  The tag has sepia and suede ink, and uses rubber stamps of pocket watches, old men (Stampendous/Tim Holtz), and a saying.  I added a strip of burlap to the tag, along with some brass metallic paper run through the cb with a Sizzix die, and put together with a brass brad.

This is our last challenge of the year.  I hope you will find time to join us, adding your card to our blog HERE.

 Happy Holidays to you all!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

CCEE1549 National Roof Over Your Head Day

To celebrate this day, Joanne, our hostess, challenged us to make a card with a house or building on it.  She said it's a day to be thankful for those of us who are fortunate enough to have a safe home to live in, and to think about those around the world who do not.

There is snow lightly sponged in blue,, and fair weather clouds at the top.

 This house has a number of stamps that go with it for other holidays.  The trick is to get them to line up...........even with my Stamp-a-majig I had trouble.  This may be the only one you will see.

Speaking of seeing.....see you next week for our last challenge for 2015.