Thursday, August 31, 2017

CCEE1735 Monochromatic Card with Die Cuts

For my last challenge of the month:

I once did a challenge on SCS, asking our fellow crafters to make a one color card, and using only die cuts (you can also use punches).  The results were wonderful..  Let's do that again!  (Here's a link to that challenge  Technique Challenge )

This card was very hard to photograph......the paper is actually a very light shade of blue.  I realized after it was finished I had put the toe grips for the flipflops upside down.  Mea Culpa.

I used a number of different die cuts, and it was really fun!

Please join us again this week, and be sure to post your card on our BLOG where we can enjoy it too.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

First day of school

The brothers off to Wachusett Regional High School..................
Tommy and John
This year Tommy is a Senior and John a Junior.  Where did the time go???

Amy posted this picture on Facebook............and posted a couple more:

These are of Tommy and his friend John McAndrew as they were, and now.  So grown up!!

She also posted this amazing picture of herself as a Senior in High School, with the latest of Tommy:

She said she couldn't deny him.  How much do they look alike!!  WOW!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CCEE1734 Water Color

My challenge to the team, and to you, is to make a background using water colors, then finish the card in whatever way you wish.

This card is a case of one made for SCS by Birgit.  I loved the whole idea, and since our anniversary (54th...can you believe it??) is in two weeks, thought it would be fabulous for DH.

The bg is color washed in tumbled glass and london blue.  The owls are from Paper Smooches, with different eyes.  The birches are from Paper Trey.

Please join in on the fun, and be sure to link your card to our blog HERE.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CCEE1733 Nautical

I continue to issue the challenges this month.  As the summer draws to a close, make a card with a nautical theme.  This can include the beach if you so desire.

Here's a bit of beach.......sandcastle and shells.

Please join us, linking  your card to our BLOG here.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

CCEE1732 Insects

My challenge for you today is to make a card using bees, dragonflies, any kind of insect.  Be sure to add some stickles to their wings (if they have wings).

I stenciled a honeycomb bg in addition to using parts of a honeycomb stamp, adding bees and a hive. Gold stickles completed my card with an Amuse sentiment.

Be sure to add your card to our blog HERE.  I'll be back next week with another challenge.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CCEE1731 Emboss

This month I am the Hostess.  For my first challenge, I ask you and the team to use any technique that involves embossing - wet, dry, resist - whatever appeals to you.

I couldn't resist (no pun intended) buying a large - 5 x 7 - embossing folder.  It was so beautiful that after I ran it through my Big Shot, I knew it had to stand alone.  I sponged and used only a simple sentiment.  it's a bit early for Easter, but the lilies made me do it!!!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.