Thursday, April 27, 2017

CCEE Celebrates Garden Month



Hi....Joanne here with my last challenge for the month of April for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.

      
When    I    think    of    April    I    also    think    of    flowers….spring    is    here    and    flowers    are    blooming.        That    is    probably    why    April    is    National    Garden    Month.        Make    a    card    that    includes    floral    or    garden    images.

We hope you will play along with us.  If you do, when uploading to SCS please use the keyword CCEE1717.

 My iris is a Penny Black image and the border was created with a MS punch.  I also used an MFT banner die, bling, and piercing tools.

Be sure to stop by to see the garden of creativity at the CCEE Blog.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Global Astronomy from the CCEE



Let's have some fun with this third CCEE Stampers Challenge of April.
  
April    is    also    Global    Astronomy    Month.        Create    a    card    having    to    do    with    astronomy,    such    as    moons    and    stars,    but    not    limited    to    that.        You    could    also    fantasize    about    alien    creatures    and    space    travel.        Use    your    imagination….Dazzle us!!!  

If you play along with us, please upload to the SCS gallery using the keyword CCEE1716.

I am going to have to get back to you on the company for the image and sentie.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to view these out of the world creations by the stellar DT.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Getting Sketchie with the Crazies


Frances is our Crazy4Challenges hostess and she gave us this sketch to play with this week.





As you can see, I played around with the sketch a bit.  I turned it up and made the bid panel a bit skinnier than the sketch.

I used this die from Memoriy Box that had still been a 'virgin'.  I added some piercing at two levels and then  some brads at the corners.

Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the fab interpretations of this fab sketch challenge.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Humor Rules the CCEE



Joanne here with the second April challenge for the CCEE Stampers and you.

      
The    month    of    April    is    National    Humor    Month.        There    are    many    occasions    when    a    funny    image    or    sentiment    can    make    the    day    of    someone    facing    some    type    of    a    challenge    (or    an    ‘aged’    birthday).        Please    make    cards    using    humor.

We hope you will join us with this challenge.  When uploading your card to SCS, please use the keyword CCEE1715.





I used a set by There She Goes for both the image and the sentiment.

Be sure to stop by the CCEE Blog to enjoy the humor of the DT's creations.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Crazy for Zoo Critters


Frances reeturns as our Crazy4Challenges hostess this week.  Here is her challenge for us....


Hi 'Crazy' Fans,

It's Frances here as your challenge hostess for the month with another fun challenge.


Today is Zoo Lovers Day … so for our challenge today let's feature animals on our cards wild or not.

I right away thought of my Sweet n' Sassy set of critters, including this sweet elephant.  The sentiment is from The Little Paper Shop.  I used a matching SNSS die to die cut the image and added some piercing to the border of the base layer.  To a tab made with a SU punch, I added three small heart brads.

Now be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations using zoo critters.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

CCEEers Go on a Road Trip


Hi.  It is Joanne here with the first of the April Challenges for the CCEE Stampers.
      
The    first    week    of    April    is    called    Read    a    Road    Map    Week.        I    want    you    to    take    a    scenic    road    trip    on    your    card    in    some    way.        Have    fun    with    this!!

We would love for you to join us with this challenge.  Please use the keyword CCEE1714 when uploading it to the Splitcoast galleries.

I used a set from There She Goes Stamps to creat the truck and trailer.  The scenic panel is a Stampscape stamp.  Once again I forgot to write down the company for the sentiment.....I am so bad about that....sorry.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Blog to see the DT's road trip creations.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Crazies Go Wild for Rainbows


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 Frances our challenge hostess from last month, continues to host the challenges this month. Here is her challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT this week.
Before we get to our challenge for this week we have a few announcements to make. First up we would like to welcome 4 new Design Team members to our team ..... Judy Rozema, Amber Trubiak; Amy Ottmers and Vicki Beall.  These 4 ladies make a wonderful addition to our Design Team and we all look forward to having them play along with us each week. 

This month we would like to welcome our Guest Designer for April who is Kristine Reynolds. Kristine is one of our alumni DT members so it is great to have her back playing with us this month.

Now onto this week's challenge ...... 


Monday  3rd April is Find a Rainbow Day …. So let's make rainbow card this week. Note you don't have to include a real rainbow unless you wish …. Just a card that is multiple colors. It is up to you whether you stick to true rainbow colors or not.

This is actually my second card for this challenge......the first was a bit off and I just wasn't happy with the final results, so off I went to try again.  I had this Penny Black stamp set (flower) out from this week's Color Challenge on SCS and decided to give it a try.  I also used an Avery stamps set with the bow, ribbon, and tag images.  Together I was able to get all the colors of the rainbow in AND this time was pleased with the result.
Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fabulous rainbow delights created by the design team AND to find out how YOU can play along with us.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

CCEE Is Inspired by a Song and Van Gogh


 Lynn has a wonderful inspiration challenge for the CCEE Stampers Challenge this week.

March 30 is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. Today he would be 164 years old! Let the lyrics of Don McLean's time-honored classic, "Vincent," inspire your design today. Don McLean wrote this song in 1971 after reading a book about the artist's life.

Vincent 

by Don McLean

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen,
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand




We hope you choose to be inspired by Mr. McLean's beautiful words to create a card to honor Vincent Van Gogh and his contributions to the world.

If you post to Splitcoaststampers or any other on-line gallery, please include keyword 1713

 My card was inspired by this line......Flaming flowers that brightly blaze.

I used a Penny Black set for my flowers/leaves.  I forgot to write down what company made the sentiment.

I can't wait to see the fab creations that come from this inspiration challenge.  Be sure to stop at the CCEE Blog to check them out and find out how you can play with us.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crazy 4 Owls


Frances continues as the March hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here is her challenge for today....

It's Frances here again with our final challenge for March. Yesterday was my birthday, anyone who knows me knows how much I love owls. So for our challenge this week include an owl on your card. If you don't have an owl no problem, any feathered creature will do.

So....before anything else, Ii would like to wish Frances (or Hoots...as I call her) a belated happy B'day.  Hope it was a great one, Hoots!!!

All images as well as the sentiment come from JustRite Designs.  I actually bought this set because of Frances' love of owls...knew it would come in handy through the years of challenges with her.

To see the parliament of owls on the creations of the rest of this talented team at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The CCEE Challenge Goes to the Dogs


Lynn has a great challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.  Here it is.....

Can anyone resist the cuteness of a puppy, man's best friend? In honor of National Puppy Week, find your cutest image of a puppy and feature it on your card this week! Heck, you could even throw in two or three! I love puppies!

I used a virgin dog image from Whipper Snapper along with an unmounted, unidentified sentiment stamp.

I love puppies, dogs of any age so I am looking forward to this week's creative DT work.  If you are too, be sure to visit the CCEE Blog where you will see some fab cards and details on how you can play with us.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The CCEE Get All Buttoned Up


Lynn has a great challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week.  This is her challenge.....

National Button Week is coming up, so let's be ready by adding buttons or faux button to our cards or projects today! Perhaps it might even be a specially made box or jar in which to keep your favorite buttons! Have fun with this and be sure you return to share you creations here!

I 'covered' the challenge in two ways.  I used three actual buttons.  My blue panel is also embossed with a button embossing folder.  That doesn't show up very well due to the muddy photo.

Be sure to visit the buttoned up creations by this fabulous team at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Going CRAZY for Butterflies


Frances is our hostess this month and she has a great challenge this week for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  Here it is......

Tuesday the 14th March is both Moth-er Day (focusing on Moths) and Learn About Butterflies Day. So for our challenge this week include a Butterfly or Moth on your card. Bonus points if you include a flower on your card to celebrate Plant a Flower Day tomorrow (12th March)

I used a Penny Black set for all three butterflies......I have used the large dotted one many times, buut one of the smaller ones was still a virgin.....but no longer... lol  I added (of course) a bit of piercing to the edges.

I cannot wait to see what wonderful butterflies are a'fluttering in the Crazies Blog post this week.  Be sure to check them out.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The CCEE Gets Bubbly


Lynn continues as our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenges for March.  Here is her challenge for this week.

This week is National Bubble Week. To celebrate bubbles, you might create a design using a technique like painting with bubbles or stamping with bubble wrap. You could also certainly use any stamps you have which incorporate bubbles in the image.

I used a sweet image from Penny Black, coloring it with Copics.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Designs.  I then added some piercing.

Be sure to visit the bubbly creations by the rest of this DT at the CCEE Blog.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Crazies Love Books


Frances Byrne is our Crazy4Challenges hostess for the month of March.  Here is her first challenge of the month.....

According    to    the    Days    of    the    Year    web    site,    Thursday    2nd    March    was    World    Book    Day.    For    our    challenge    this    week    take    your    inspiration    for    making    your    card    from    a    book    …    adults    or    children’s    book    whatever    you    prefer.  

My card was inspired by a series of books called the Gray Whale Inn Mysteriies.  These are very light reading and always involve island life off Maine as well as a murder or two.

I must apologize for the muddy picture....in real life this is crisp white and the embossed/die cut scene really pops.  The die is by Memory box.  I sponged a background piece and attached it to a piece of turquoise card stock and then cut to the size of the die.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations by the DT and to find out how YOU can play along.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The CCEEers Use Their "Old Stuff'


This is goingto be a quick  post as I am 'late to the party'......I thought this was scheduled......before heading to bed, went to be sure it posted.....and.........it was missing.

Here is the challenge....

 n honor of "Old Stuff" Day, make a card or project making use of some of the earliest stamps in your collection, or make use of old supplies in your stash. A fabulous vintage image would also be great for this challenge!

I used a very old SU two -step stamp set.....an early purchase in my stamping 'career'.

Besure to visit the CCEE Blog to get more details and to see the fab creations by the rest of the team.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Crazy for Words


Tammy Hershberger continues as our February Crazy4Challenges hostess.  Here is her challenge for this week....

For    today's    challenge,    I    want    you    to    "Use    Your    Words."        Please    make    the    sentiment    the    focal    point    of    your    card.        Whether    you    choose    to    use    a    large    sentiment,    or    maybe    die-cut    some    words...    whatever    you    decide,    the    words    must    be    the    focal    point    of    your    card.

I used a Memory box die to create my ocean and 'blinged' each wave crest with a rhinestone.  I used a cloud template to create the background for the sentiment.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the wonderful creations by the DT and to see how YOU can play along with us.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

CCEEers Play Tic-Tac-Tpe


Liz gave us a tic-tac-toe challenge this week for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  I was unable to grab the tic-tac-toe board, but you can see it on the CCEE Blog.

I chose the blue, watercolor, wild animal row for inspiration.  I used watercolor paper and roughly painted the bkgd. panel.  It appears textured as this watercolor paper has a major texture to it.  I then added my 'wild' butterfly and the sentiment.  The butterfly die is by Cheery Lynn,

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the varied choices and creations made by the DT.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Crazy for Sketches


The third challenge for every month wit the Crazy4Challenges DT is a sketch.  Tammy Hershberger, as our February hostess, has a great sketch for us this week......to see the sketch, go to the Craziies Blog. You will also see the fab creations by the rest of the team there and directions on how YOU can play along with us.

I uused a Penny Black set for my flower, a Marvy Uchida corner punch, piercing tools, and brads.

Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CCEE Honors Liz's & Lynn's Mother's B'day


Liz continues as the February hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge....

In honor of Liz and Lynn’s mom’s birthday today, make a feminine birthday card for some special lady in your life.

I went with a large floral stamp from Stampendous.  I used Copics to color, added some bling, and used a sentiment from Penny Black (I think...lol).

Stop by the CCEE Blog to see the wonderful b'day cards and to see how you can play along with us.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Crazy for Food



Tammy Hershberger continues as the Crazy4Challenges hostess for February.  Here is her challenge for this week......

Valentine's    Day    is    approaching,    and    it's    a    day    when    many    take    the    opportunity    to    go    out    and    have    a    fancy    dinner    to    celebrate.        So    for    today's    challenge,    incorporate    a    food/dining/dishes    theme    in    your    design,    AND    you    must    use    the    color    red.    

I went with dessert for my card.  Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the creations by the rest of the DT and to see how YOU can play along with us.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CCEE Valentines in Red Black and RED


Liz Williams continues as our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for February.  Here is her challenge for this week.....

With Valentine’s Day in 5 days, it’s time to show a little love by making a handmade Valentine.
The challenge is a color challenge this week to use: red, black, and white. As a bonus: add a glimmer of silver. 


As many of you could predict, I had no problem with the color combo.....I LOVE this combo.  I added a bit of bling to my design....unfortunately it is not silver.  I used dies from MFT and Memory Box.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see some specatacular Valentine cards.  You will also find out how you can play along with us.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Crazy for Critters


Tammy Hershberger is the Crazy4Challenges hostess for February.  Here iis her first challenge of the month.....

Today    my    baby    girl    turns    20!        Oh    my,    where    has    the    time    gone?        In    addition    to    turning    20,    Kelsey    will    also    be    graduating    from    Vet    Tech    school    later    this    month,    and    we're    so    proud    of    her!        In    honor    of    Kelsey    today,    please    create    a    card    with    animals    in    your    design.   

I used a set by Sweet n' Dassy Stamps for both the image and the sentiment along with a die cut from Memory Box for the grass.  I added some piercing and a few brads.

To play along with the Crazies be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of the DT and to see how YOU can play along with us.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

CCEE Stampers Love to Read


Liiz Williams is the CCEE Stampers Challenge for February.  Here is her first challenge for the month...
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In honor of Library Lovers month, use a reading or book theme for your card this week. 

I went with a general reading theme and used a stamp set by MFT.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab reading creation by the DT and to see how you can play along with us

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Getting 'Squirrellie' with the Crazies

Caz Counsell is our Crazy4Challenges hostess for this last week of January.  Here is her challenge:

Last    week    the    21st    was    Squirrel    appreciation    Day!        Show    your    love    for    these    furry    critters,    If    you    don’t    have    a    squirrel    use    any    one    of    your    favourite    furries.

I used a squirrel image and sentiment ferom Mark's Finest Papers.

Be sure to check out the other fabulous critter creations by the rest of the Crazies at the Crazies Blog.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Beginning of a New Blog

For some strange reason I cannot get on my own blog.  No matter what I have tried, it is just not working.  So I have created this one which is in its very basic form.......will play with it when I can figure it out.  I can't even get my header to be the size I want, so this is probably going to be a work in progress for a long time.  I am not happy about having to start all over, so I will take my time and add things as necessary.  Am planning to keep it simple.