Thursday, June 30, 2016

CCEE1626 Mixed Media

Vicky'l last challenge is to use mixed media.  She says this is a real challenge to her, and it is to me too!

I had started this tag ages ago, and completely revamped it for this as a mixed media.  I used two different stencils, using spray distress ink and then gesso.  I added the rest on top.  That's about as mixed as I get!

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Anniversary!

Twenty-one years ago today, we watched our beautiful daughter Amy marry the love of her life, Tom.  Here they are then:

And today:

Happy memories of that day.........and more happy days to come!  We love you both so much!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

CCEE1625 Birds

Vicky says...

"I cannot tell a fib!  As most of you know, I love birds.  Let's use birds on our cards this week... Crazy Birds, real birds, cartoon birds ... whatever trips your trigger!  One, two, a flock ... it's your choice.  Show me those birds!"

I used Crazy Birds, and a sentiment from Tim Holtz as well.  The bg I made using mustard seed, marmalade, and peeled paint, spritzing with water.  I also used my die cuts on the birds, their beak, eyes, and wings.  It's a business sized envelope card.  I don't make many this size, but I wanted to add the three birds as I've seen them.

Thanks for looking.  I hope you will feel the urge to join us, linking your card to our blog HERE.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CCEE1624 Birthday

Vicky says that today is her sister's birthday.  She has challenged us to make some birthday cards .... something we can all stock up on.

I made a CAS card, very generic, something I could send to anyone, and with a single stamp as well.

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nathan's Photos!!

Here are the two photos our grandson Nate took, and gave us.  I just had them framed, and they are on the dining room wall.  He just graduated from college with a double major, Business and Photography.  These photos were taken at night with long exposures, and are gorgeous!!

The top one was taken in a state park, the bottom one in Gloucester MA.

I'm posting these, not only with pride, but to show them at Splitcoaststampers where I made a card with the wrapping paper from the framer.  The challenge today was to use trash.  Here's the card (and it will go to Nate, who loves mail, even at almost 22), and saves all my cards (how special is that??????)

Thanks for looking!

CCEE1623 Donald Duck Day

Vicky says:  Donald Duck has been around since 1934.  Let's celebrate Donald by using a duck...real or imaginary, extra points if  you use Donald or any other fictional duck on your cards.

I have always loved this teeny stamp of the cutesy duck and the sentiment I put with it.  No Donald or extra points for me today!

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Confirmation Day

Today our grandson Tommy is being confirmed.  His mother, my daughter, posted a picture of him at his first communion:

This is Tommy now:

And this is the simple card I made (for a grown boy of 16) and will contain the check:

And now the Confirmand:

 And the yummy cupcakes Erin made;

The bishop put his Mitre on Tommy!

Tommy and his Godfather, Uncle Paul

And finally with Mom and Dad:

This was taken at the house, and Dad couldn't wait to change into shorts!  Boy was he fast!!  We had a great day!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

CCEE1622 Rocky Road Ice Cream Day

Our hostess for this month is Vicky Gould.  Here is her first challenge:

A day dedicated to the eating of Rocky Road Ice Cream!!!  A dessert made from chocolate,  marshmallows, nuts and an ice cream flavor.  Let's celebrate this popular ice cream by adding a dessert to our cards......use an ice cream cone, sundae, or any other Rocky Road dessert you can think of.  Let's get yummy!

Okay's mine!


My little chocolate Whipper Snapper bear is surrounded with milk and dark chocolate, and inside he says.....You are AWEsome!

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

P.S. His flavors are butter pecan, chocolate, strawberry, and pistachio, with chocolate and a cherry on top!