Saturday, March 31, 2018

Crazies Give Thanks

 It is time for another Crazy4Challenges chalenge.....and here it is.......

 It is National Doctor’s Day - and Bonnie says she has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Doctors and Nurses. 

For our challenge this week you have two options ....
create a "Thank You" card of some type, it could be for a Doctor, Nurse, some other person in the medical profession or any one you like
 create a "Get Well Card" that features a doctor, nurse or any medical theme. 

I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and a word die, to create this fairly simple card.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the various thank you cards created by the DT.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The CCEE DT Gets 'Fancy'

It is time for another challenge from the CCEE Stampers challenge.  Here is our hostess, Vicky, with this week's challenge......

I can't believe my month of challenges has gone by so quickly, but here it last challenge for this month.  I had a lot of fun coming up with and making my cards and hope you did too!

For my last challenge, please use a fun fold of your may be  your "go to" fold, or you may want to try something new.  That's what I decided to do.  I love easel cards and found a tutorial on You Tube to make a "Double Twisted Easel" card.  Pretty easy and unique.

 Well.....fancy folds are NOT my comfort zone.  It really isn't the fold that challenges me.  It is the designing of the card that stymies me.  This was a fold I say andd thought I could manage.  I guess the good sign is that it did not end up in the 'circular' file (garbage can, that  All floral images and the outer sentiment are from Altenew.  The inner sentiment is from Cat's Meow.

Now be sure to viist the CCEE Blog to see the fabulous fancy fold creations by the rest of the team.  They are much more adventurous with fancy folds than I am so I am sure you will be dazzled by their results.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Crazy for Kids

It is time for another Crazy4Challenges challenge.  Here is this week's goal....

Hi Crazy Fans,

It's  time for another challenge with Crazy 4 Challenges.

It's cutie patootie challenge for you today - make a card or scrapbook page that has a child theme! Blocks, playground- even a little red wagon if you wish!  Bonus points if you use baby or children stamps!

I used a stamp/die set from Cottage Cutz for my image.  The sentiment comes from Technique Tuesday.  I added paper piecing around the edges of the base.   I also added a Martha Stewart punched border to the left side of the vertical panel.

Be sure to stop  in to the Craziies Blog to see the fab 'yourthful' creations by the rest of the DT.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

CCEE Stampers Bring the Giggles

The CCEE Stampers are ready for a new challenge, and Vicky, our March hostess, has a great one ready for it is.....

Can you believe's "National Goof Off Day"..... has to be one of my favorite days evah!!  So, this week, I challenge you to make a funny card.....any kind of card - just so it's funny.  Surely, you have a friend who would enjoy a laugh!

 I used an unmounted rubber stamp for my main image.  It 'might' be by Art Impressions but I am not sure.  She looks like she NEEDS a!!!

Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to have a good laugh or two.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sketch Time with the Crazies

It is the third week of challenges for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  My sentiment is the only stamping involved and it is from MFT.  The flowers were creaated with SU punches.  The striped panel was die cuut with a circle die.  The flower centers are brads.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the many creative ways a sketch can be used.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The CCEE Stampers are usin' the Green

It is time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge from Vicky, our March hostess with the it is.....

Wow, we're three weeks into March already.....and St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon.  This week, let's make a St. Patrick's Day card.....or.....use the color green on your card!  Not all of us can use a St. Patrick's Day card, but green is a wonderful color with endless possibilities!

 I used a very old set of shamrocks/clover from my early days of stamping.  I believe it was made by Hero Arts.  It was a set that came with 4 stamps in the set.  I added my only St. Pat's Day sentiment and a borderr of paper piercing.  I also used an old SU set to 'dot' the background of my main panel/image and then sponged the edges of it.

Can't wait to see the 'green' gallery of art at the CCEE Blog created by the rest of this fabulous DT.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

CCEEers Go 3-D

Vicky is our hostess for the March CCEE Stampers Challenges.  Here iis her challenge for the week.....

Hi, and welcome to the second challenge for March.  Vicky here and this week for our challenge we are playing around with techniques using Die Cut Words.

Here are a few we found online which you could use:
3D Word Dies

I had some problems with this card.  Every word die I went to use had those 'empty spaces' in the midst of the letters and with my eyes I kept losing the small pieces.  I fiinally threw up my hands in defeat......however, I did like the technique itself, so I wen and decided to use a heart to signify that I LOVE the ocean.  I know that this group can be very forgiving and flexible, so I am hoping it was alreight.  I created the sky with a cloud template from MFT, I created the ocean by masking and sponging.  The ocean 'waves' were stamped with a Stampscape stamp while the weeds was a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp.  I added piercing around the border and used a Stampin' Up heart die.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the fab creations by the rest of this team using this technique.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Crazy for Sweets

It is time for another Crazy4Challenges it is.....

Hi Crazy Fans,

It's a brand new month which means it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Bonnie Sharp. Bonnie is no longer on the Design Team, but before she left she had given us her challenges for the month.

Our Guest Designer for March is Kristine Reynolds, I know you will enjoy seeing her wonderful creations this month.

Today is National Banana Cream Pie Day - one of my favourites! My challenge to you is to create a Dessert card - which can include pie of course, or ice cream, or cookies - anything you consider to be a sweet dessert!

I used a Whimsey stamp of multiple cupcakes.  The sentiment is from Altenew.  I used an MFT die for the main panel and an embossing folder for the dotted background.

Be sure to stop  in at the Crazies Blog to see the sweet treats by the DT.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

CCEEers Get 'Piggy'

The CCEEers are ready for another weekly challenge....and here it is from our new March  hostess, Vicky Gould..........

Well, here we are in March already....where does the time go???  I, Vicky Gould, will be issuing the challenges for March...hope you like them!

For my first challenge, Today is "National Pigs Day"...let's see some fun pigs on our cards today.  Pinterest is loaded with them and/or there's always Old McDonald!

 I used an old set from SU along with a sentiment by Fiskars.  I used an MFT die to cut the 'holed' panel..  I pierced the upper left corner and rounded all corners with a Marvy corner rounder punch.

Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the pig or farm related creations by the rest of the DT.