Thursday, July 25, 2019

CCEE1930 Moths or Butterflies

National Moth Week 2019, July 20-28

For Vicky's last challenge:

"Who knew the moth would have a whole week dedicated to it.  Use a moth (or butterfly) on your card today.  Extra credit if you actually have a moth stamp/digi you can use.  This is an opportunity to add to your birthday, thank you, thinking of you or just all-occasion card stash!  Let the bugs fly!

This image of moths is from Tim Holtz, colored and spritzed.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

CCEE1929 Stencils

Vicky says,

"If you're like me, you have a lot of stencils.  I have a drawer full that I never think of.  get one of those out that you haven't used (or haven't used in ages) and put it to good use."

My stencil is the sun's rays.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CCEE1928 Cheer the Lonely

Vicky's challenge:

"Most of us probably know an older person who may or may not live alone.  Let's make a Thinking of You card, and actually send it out.  If you don't know anyone, send it to a local nursing home and address it to "Someone Special" or any other phrase you can think of.  Let's cheer up some people today!"

Images from Penny Black always make me smile!

Please join us, adding your card HERE.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Now that the pool is gone, we are trying to grow some grass..........

Luckily (?) we have had LOTS of rain, so we are partway there!

In the meantime, our Hosta

has multiplied since adding it to the island last year, and we are seeing

new spikes in bloom on our Yuccas!  Those creamy bells are just gorgeous!  Nice to see a lot of green.  The grands are missing seeing the pool, but we are not missing all the work!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

CCEE1927 Freedom Week

Vicky is our hostess for the month of July.

"Since both Australia and the USA have RED, white and blue for their colors, let's use those colors to make a card....does not have to be for a holiday, just RED, white and blue...but, of course, if you send out Patriotic cards, go for it!

For fun, I used our colors to make a Christmas card!!

Please join us.  Link your card HERE.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Blog Hop For Joanne (jojot)

In honor of our very dear friend and colleague on the CCEE team, this card is posted in remembrance of what a creative and fun person Joanne Grzelak was to all of us.

I have recently had hand surgery, and was not able to make a card.  Instead I am posting a card Joanne made and sent to me.  It's so typical of her style, especially the piercing that was always done so perfectly!

Joanne sent me cards on a regular basis.  We met at a stamp show in Springfield MA a number of  years ago where I was a demonstrator.  She surprised me by coming up to me and announcing herself.  It set off giggles, and we became friends - more than just in "cyberland".

Here is one of her cards that I have treasured (I have saved them ALL!).

Most of the cards she made for me were RED, my favorite color, but this one shows how detailed her cards really were.

I shall sorely miss her, and this blog in her honor (which would have embarrassed her!), is a tribute to a fabulous stamper, and a wonderful person.  Love you, my friend.

Here is the list of everyone who is participating in the blog hop. .