Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Birthday to ME!!! (And a CCEE challenge)


Well.....Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!  In honor of my special day, this week's CCEE Stampers' challenge is to make a feminine birthday card with flowers.  To celebrate the day with me, let's do a random act of kindness.  Call a friend who might need cheer, pay for someone's coffee, give a hug, .....try to make a difference.

I used a stamp set with multiple layers of color (forget which company).  My main panel was cut with a JustRite die.  This is really a very CAS card.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the fab feminine b'day cards made by my dear friends on this DT.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Crazy for Veterans/Remembrance Day


Karen Aiken  is the hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT this week.  Here is here challenge....

“Lest We Forget” In Canada and Australia today is Remembrance Day. From Wikipedia:Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a
memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end
of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have
died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non Commonwealth
countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to
recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally
ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with
the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. Include Poppies on your card today, or make a card of gratitude and/or respect.


I must apologize as I can't right now remember the company who made this stamp.  I just love the poppies and the script that are part of its design.  The stamp did have an aged look to the edges which I made a bit more dramatic with sponging and an added black matting.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Poppy Garden of creations at the Crazy's Blog.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The CCEEers Get Masculine


Hi...Joanne here with the CCEE Stampers weekly challenge.....and here it is.....


I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I never seem to have enough masculine birthday cards.  This week is for the guys……make a masculine card of any type….does not have to be a birthday card.

 I used the birthday die from Memory Box and added a beer from an MFT stamp set.  Easy peasie....

Be sure to stop in to see the fab masculine creations by the rest of this fabulousl DT of friends at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Crazies Layer It Up


A new month, a new hostess, a new challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT.....and here it is......

Welcome to another Saturday, a new month with a new hostess (me!) and a new Guest Designer. Karen Aicken here, and I'm happy to share that the amazing Kelly Booth is going to be with us all month as our Guest Designer. You can find her blog HERE.

Since making One Layer Cards freak me out, I went to the opposite end of the spectrum with my challenge this week "LAYER IT UP. Go ahead and pile on the layers for your project this week."

II actually used a version of a sketch we used early this year.  The image is from Magenta.  I uused a die to cut the main panel, added a side panel with brads.  I have to say it felt good to make a black and white card again.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab layered beauties by the rest of the team. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

CCEEers Give Thanks


Hello.....welcome to the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  I, Joanne, am starting my duties as the hostess for the month of November.  Here is my challenge for the DT and YOU, if you want to play along with us.

This month I am going to keep it simple.  The holidays are coming, and times will be busy.  This will be a month of celebrations.  This week I would like you to make a Thanksgiving card OR a card of thanks.

I used a Penny Black stamp and my Misti to create this card using TH distress markers after masking the main panel and sponging in the background.  A true one layer card.......love it when I manage to do that.....

be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the creations by the rest of this fabulous DT.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Crazy for Pink







Bonnie continues as the October hostess for the Crazy4Challenges.  Here is her challenge for this week



Hey there everyone! It's Bonnie Sharp and I'm here with the last challenge for October!

I'm sure you all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. My challenge to you is to create an inspirational card using pink somewhere on your creation!


Bonus points if you send your card to someone needing a hug!

I used a set from Altenew to create this card along with an old set from SU to do the distressing/dots.  Kept it fairly CAS.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the pink creations by the rest of the DT.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The CCEE Goes to the CATS


Frances is our hostess of the  weekly CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

Hi CCEE Fans,

It's Frances here with one last challenge for the month.


Apparently tomorrow (27th) is Black Cat Day and Sunday (29th) Cat Day. So for our challenge this week include a cat on your creations … black or not.

I used this cat image I have had forever and never used.  It sure makes a statement, eh???  I added some paper piercing, embossing on the mid layer, and a die cut sentiment.

be sure to check out the canine creations on the CCEE Blog where you can also find out how to play along with us.