Thursday, May 28, 2020

CCEE2022 World Creativity Day

For her last challenge, this from Kelly:

"Celebrate World Creativity Day.  Saturday is World Creativity Day, a day to embrace your own creativity and support each other in the crafting community.  Let's make a card using YOUR favorite technique~ the sky is the limit!  Just have fun and get creative."

I LOVE Flip-Flap cards.


This is the outside with the flap closed.


Here it is with the flap open.

Inside it says



Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

CCEE2021 Mother MAY I?

Kelly challenges us to create a card based on the popular children's game, either featuring playing, or to create a card for a child.



This is a birthday card for Owen, my godchild's little boy.  Inside it says, Hope your Birthday is out of this world.

Please join us, adding your card HERE.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

CCEE2020 Use Your Lungs!

Kelly tells us " May is Asthma Awareness Month.  There are 339.4 million people worldwide affected by asthma.  Create a card where you need to use your lungs, she says.  Think blowing up a balloon, blowing out birthday candles, a dandelion, whistle."



I love this silhouette.  I hope you can see the bg, a swirling wind.  That really is a blue card!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

CCEE2019 Fiesta!

Kelly is our hostess for the month of May.  She says,

"Fiesta like there's no manana!  Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo, so let's continue the celebration with anything fiesta!  The word fiesta, the colors RED, green, and yellow, pinatas, Sombreros, etc.  Feel free to simply create a celebration card in lieu of.



Please join us HERE with your card for our Fiesta!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Today is Erin's Birthday.

Today Erin is 23!  I still feel the same excitement I felt seeing her as a newborn.........but more so, since she's become so special to all of us.

And the little baker made her own birthday cake. Lemon cake with lemon curd, marscapone (sp?) filling and wild Maine blueberry jam. Nice job Erin!




We sure wish we were there to sing to her in person........Jay and I just sang on the phone (loud and off key) and she said it was "Dreadful".  We strive for that!!

Oh!  And here's Erin and Nick.



Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

CCEE2018 Penguins

For her last challenge of the month, Frances says,

"Apparently the 25th of April was World Penguin Day.  Feature penguins in your cards the week.  If you don't have penguins, then create a black and white card."



This goes to my DD Amy, who is an Attorney.  The saying is,

"Wouldn't it be fun to defend a penguin in court?  You could say 'Your Honor, my client is not a FLIGHT RISK.'"

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

CCEE2017 Interactive

Frances says,

"Anyone who knows me knows how much I love cards that pop, slide, or move in any shape or form.   For our challenge this week, let's create an interactive card.... what type you make is up to you."



I made a wiper card.  This is a birthday card for our grandson Tom, whom we call "monkey boy".

Please join us, linking to our blog HERE.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

CCEE2016 Stencil

There are so many fun stencils out there these days to help decorate our cards.  Frances challenges us to create a card that uses at least one stencil, either for a background or focal image.



My alphabet stencil is the bg, with vellum laid over in the same bayou blue.  The flower and leaf are backed with white, and there are brads in the corners holding the vellum in place.

thanks sfor looking.  Please join us HERE.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

CCEE2015 Unicorn

Frances challenges us to make a card with a unicorn for Unicorn Day.


Isn't he CUTE?  Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

CCEE2014 Garden

Our hostess this month is Frances.  She says,

"According to the Days of the Year web site, April is Garden Month.  So for our challenge this week be inspired by a garden....flowers, plants, trees, insects, garden shed, etc., anything that you might find in a garden is good for this challenge."



I made these little pots of flowers with Tapestry dowel stamps.  I think they're really sweet!

Please join us, linking to our blog HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

CCEE2013 Coffee

For her last challenge, Maryann asks us to celebrate Caffeine Awareness Month with a coffee themed card.



Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

CCEE2012 White, Black, & ?

Maryann's challenge this week is to create a Wedding, Anniversary, or Celebration card in white and black with the addition of one other color.



I guess I goofed - I made an invitation.  I think I hear the Challenge Police in the distance, and getting closer!

The color I added is Peekaboo Peach.

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

CCEE2011, Bag

Our next challenge from Maryann is to create a bag, box, or container that can be used to contain a party favor.


I thought this Easter lily paper made into a bag would be fun for my grown-up grands filled with Easter candy for the boys, and little cards for the girls.

Thanks for joining us, and please share your cards HERE.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

CCEE2010 Floral

Maryann is our hostess for the month of March.  Her first challenge to us is to make a card or invitation highlighting a floral arrangement.



My flowers are from Concord and Ninth, and are die cut into the card.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

CCEE2009 Pocket card

this is Anne Harmon here with my last challenge for the month of February.

Pocket cards are such fun.  Use any technique to make one.






Here it is, using matching papers,.  The outside says, "You are one of my nicest thoughts"(Georgia O'Keeffe), and the inside just says Love.

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


Thursday, February 20, 2020

CCEE2008 Paper Piecing

Anne again.  My challenge to you this week is to make a card for a friend using paper piecing, and send it!



I love this silly bird from Rubbernecker.  He is pieced and sitting on a branch under a cloud with a slight sun showing.  The sentiment is from AI, and such fun!

Please join us HERE.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

CCEE2007 Valentine

This is Anne Harmon again.  Tomorrow is Valentine's Day (also my DH's birthday!).  My challenge to you is to make a masculine Valentine in non-traditional colors (no RED or pink).



On a clear things out kick, my DH has given the majority of his tools to our Erin's Nick, who just loves to tinker.  This Valentine will go to Nick.

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

CCEE2006 White Embossing

Happy February!  This is Anne Harmon, your hostess for the month.

White embossing is beautiful on neutral colors.  My first challenge to you is to use white embossing on a card using kraft, or any other shade of brown.



You will laugh, but I make holiday cards year 'round.  This card goes in my stash for Thanksgiving.

I love this image of a Native American woman, and think she looks fabulous embossed on brown vellum!

Please join us by posting your card on our blog HERE.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

CCEE2005 International Hot Air Balloon Week

Lynn challenges us for her last of the month, to shake the gloom of Winter by filling the skies on our cards with bright and colorful hot air balloons.  An uplifting and encouraging sentiment would be a perfect pairing!


My Hubby and I went o Lake George for the Hot Air Balloon Festival last year.  What a colorful and exciting time it was, seeing as many as 50 up in the air at a time.  Some people even took a ride (but not scaredy-cat me!!).

Join us HERE

Thursday, January 23, 2020

CCEE2004 Ice, Ice, Baby, Ice, Ice

From Lynn:

" It seems to me I have been bundled up in sweatshirts and sweaters for weeks now! Baby, it's cold outside.  Let's see those icy creations!!  Add your glitter and shine to make some shimmery Winter beauties."



Where is the shimmer, you say?  Everywhere there is snow!!!

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

Thursday, January 16, 2020

CCEE2003 Book Publisher's Day

Lynn's challenge:

"Create a card which features characters, a theme, or a quote from one of your favorite books!!  Bonus points if it is on the current best sellers list!!"


One of my favorite books is by Bram Stoker, "Dracula" in which the lead character says....."I don't do mornings."  The first time I read this line, it just cracked me up, so when I saw this stamp, I had to have it!

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

Thursday, January 9, 2020

CCEE2002 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Lynn says:

"In the United States, January 9th is a day set aside to celebrate police officers by thanking them for their public service and showing them support.  Let's help out by creating a card to thank these dedicated servants.  To spread the word, post your cards on all of your social media accounts!"



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

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Little train ....

For the Inspiration Challenge at SCS today, I made this St. Pat's Day card.



This wall mural at Murale Design

.... got me to thinking of using my little train punch to make a card for March 17th.  I used an Amuse shamrock, Wasabi ink and paper, and stamped the date (Studio G) for the front.

Inside it says,

"We'll stop at O'Ryan's, O'Connor's, and O'Flaherty's for pints - You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning!"

Thursday, January 2, 2020

CCEE2001 It's June in January

Lynn McAuley is our hostess for the month of January.

For her first challenge:

"Some of our fans may not realize that two of our CCEE Stampers Design Team Members are living down under in Australia.  Their seasons are the exact opposite of ours.  They have always gone with the flow and designed cards to conform to our climate.  Let's turn the tables this week and make some summery cards they can put to use right now!  Bring on the heat!!!


To me, nothing says HEAT like the desert.  I sponged the bg in lavender and tan, added some sunshine, and a cactus.  To base my cow skull, I added some barbed wire and some pebbly sand.  The skull was stamped and fussy-cut, and I added some flowers as a touch of whimsy.

Inside, my card says,  "Hot enough for ya?"

Please join us, adding your card to our blog HERE

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Monkey Selfie

Today I'm posting a Selfie card.  The challenge at SCS was to make a thank you card for something you received for Christmas.  My gift was a Skylight, a machine that uploads pictures from a phone or the 'net.  It can change the size of photos, scramble the order, and when I opened it, the family started adding photos so I could see how it was done.  Great fun



Hence the selfie.  We have a grandson, Tom, whom we call Monkey Boy, so since I'm sending the card to his family, I used the Curious George images and die cut tropical leaves on the front.  The bg paper is from Reminisce.  I think they will enjoy getting this one!