Saturday, July 14, 2018

Crazies Get in Shape

It is time for another Crazy4Challenges is Rebecca, our hostess, with her challenge....

Welcome back to the Crazy 4 Challenge blog! Rebecca Ednie here again and I'd like to say 'Thanks!' to everyone who played along last week! So many great takes on 'windows'.

This week, the team and I are making SHAPED CARDS. Any shape other than a plain circle, rectangle or square. So many fun options! Really any shape can become a card. Just cut the shape and add a rectangle or circle (or whatever) shaped card base behind it! If it doesn't fit perfectly, just trim the card base to match!

Don't forget about my giveaway for anyone participating this month! Read more about it HERE.

Mine is a simple design with the emphasis on the shape.  Did lots of die cutting, but very little stamping.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blgo to see the shapely creations by this fabulous DT.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

CCEEers Keep It Simple

It is Thursday and the day for a new CCEE Stampers Challenge from our hostess, Lynn.....and here it is......

It's Lynn back again to share with you the second July challenge. 

July 12 has been declared National Simplicity Day in honor of Henry David Thoreau who was a devoted advocate of living a life of simplicity. So on this lazy day of summer it's time to simplify. My challenge to you is to create a clean and simple one layer card!
This is truly a clean and simple card.....the kind of card that used to frustrate me, but now makes me smile.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the simple creations by this wonderful team of stampers and friends.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

CCEEers Conquer The Impossible Card

Lynn is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Chalenges for the month of is her challenge for this week.....

Hi, friends. Lynn McAuley here! I will be hosting the CCEE Challenges for the month of July and hope that you will want to join in on the fun.

Suddenly I am seeing the Impossible Card popping up everywhere I turn. This new fun fold is based on a famous card trick so it isn't really all that new! I thought it would be great if the CCEE Stampers put their own "twist" on this design with their creations this week.

Here is a link to a tutorial by Maymay Made It Crafts that will show you what it is all about! It demonstrates the Impossible Card in several varied sizes.

First thng I must do is to apologize for my lousy photo.....I had  a very hard time getting a pic of this card.  I finally had to lighten it, takiing away the richness of the actual colors....OH WELL....

I actually found this style of 'fancy fold' very easy and loved adding the rounded corners.  I used an Altenw set for the rose and a die for the skeleton leaves.  The sentiment is from an MFT set.  I added a touch of paper piercing on the sentiment panel.

Be sure to sstop at the CCEE Blog to see the fab cards created with the impossible card technique.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

CCEEers Relax a Bit

Joanne here with this week's CCEE Stamper's Challenge......

Well, this is my last challenge as June hostess of the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  That month sure did fly by.

This week’s ‘theme’ is RELAXATION.  Create a card that depicts RELAXATION to you.  Can be a place where you are relaxed or what you do to relax.

 Can't wait to 'see' where or how you relax.

As most people know, the ocean (or other body of water( is where I relax.  I will be retirning from my annual trip to the Maine coast later today.....and I am sure I will have done lots of ocean gazing.

I used a new virgin stamp from ODBD and a sentiment by Impression Obsession (I think)/  I also added some texture with a bkgd die from Lil' Inker.  I used an MFT template to create my clouds.

Can't wait to see how you all relax.  Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to check things out......

Saturday, June 23, 2018

This "ombre"Is Late to the Crazies Party

I am very late in posting this.....sorry about that......Frances is our Crazy4Challenges hostess this week....and here is her challenge....

Hi Crazy Fans! 

Welcome to another challenge here on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

Our challenge this week is .....
Definition - a french word meaning "shaded". Ombre is the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.

The ombre technique has become very popular in stamping over the past few years. Use this technique in some way when creating your card this week.

Here are a few links to YouTube videos for inspiration:
Ombre Stamping- Jennifer McGuire 
Easy Ombre Backgrounds– Jennifer McGuire
Ombre Background Stamping– Yana Smakula

I went with a range of blues, but my lighter ones were mostly covered by the image.

Be sure to check out the Crazies Blog to see the variety of ombre creations found yhere.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

CCEEers Visit the Ocean

Hi....Joanne here with this week's CCEE Stampers challenge.....

Week three of the June CCEE Stamps Challenge. Here is the challenge for this week.

As many of you know, the ocean is my favorite place….and my annual trip to Maine is sacred.  So, in honor of that, please create a card inspired by the ocean or beaches.

 Obviously I am very much looking forward to this week's gallery of creations.  Please play along with us.

I used a new virgin stamp by Paper Rose for my ocean scene.  I colored with copics and added double rows of piercing on the top and bottom.  I am pretty sure my sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see fabulous ocean views......which I will be seeing in person next week.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The CCEEers Create a Garden of Loveliness

Joanne here with your CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week.....

Around here spring came late, so we are still enjoying the blooming of flowers.  Please create a card with multiple flowers.

Can't wait to see the floral creations.  Please play along with us. 

I used a tulip stamp by Stampendous.  I love a bouquet of multicolore tulips so that is what I went with.  I added paper piercing around the edges of the main panel and a get well sentiment.

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see a virtual garden of flowers.