Wednesday, September 30, 2015


This week Maryann has challenged us to do a card that would remind someone of a stack of children's blocks. I find any kind of card that requires measuring, folding a certain way and is 3-D to be a real challenge for me. I surprised myself with this one. I love Graphics 45 papers because of their vintage looks and decided these colors and images would fit into my scheme of things. I also had a good time going through my embellsihment stashes and finding just the right ones to add. Thosre are paper roses on the tops of some of the blocks..

Join us in the fun, and link your card to the link over on CCEEstampers and use the CCEE1540 for your keword over at Splitocaststampers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CCEE1539 cherries

For her last challenge for September, Lois is asking us  to celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day, and asking that you make a card with cherries on it; or, if you don't have any cherries, use any fruit.
I just happen to have this digital image from Power Poppy of cherry blossoms with cherries and just had to use it for this challenge. Thanks, Lois for all the wonderful challenges you provided this month.

Sunday, September 20, 2015


My zentangle for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CCEE1538 Citizenship

Lois is again our hostess and it being citizenship day, she has challenged us to make either  a patriotic card, or a card depicting our heritage. You know Texans seem to act like Texas is a country all to itself, and I am pretty proud to be a Native Texan who was borned here and have never left the state. The stamp in the center is a stamp from Dead Beat Stamps, a great little stamp company here in Texas, and inside I used a Dead Beat Stamp that says, "If you are lucky enough to live in Texas, you're lucky enough!" The Bronco Rider stamp is from Stampabilities.


This is for the House Mouse Monday Challenge #203 Bingo challenge. I used the yellow, ribbon, and flowers/leaves row. I used copic markers to color the image and used a diecut for the sentiment.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


What a week it has been! On Tuesday night I was trying to load this card to the CCEE blog for this week's challenge, and the photos would not download. It turned out I had a virus and my laptop had to spend a few days with the Geek Squad. What great guys and after 3 days, I finally got my laptop back. Here is the card that I could not load earlier.

I did it using my MISTI using this silhouette stamp from SNSS. I inked it with green ink, stamped it, then inked it  by adding the turquoise ink in a striped fashion using the edge of the ink pad. I used those teardrop mini ones from Memento. Then I added some hot pink and this was the results.
Pretty easy and fun. I got inspired by Lydia's MISTI Marble technique on SCS but decided to do a direct from pad kind of application of the ink rather than the glove she used for the marbling effect. I couldn't find a rubber glove around my house, so the adaption was a necessity.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

CCEE city word play

I was having computers problems that needed to be resolved before I could get this downloaded on my blog. This for the challenge for the CCEEStampers this week.

This week Lois is our hostess and it is also her birthday. So first off, Happy Birthday, Lois!
Her challenge for us this week:

CCEE1536, Skyscraper Day

Lois here.  I'm the hostess for this month's CCEE challenges.  In addition to being my birthday today, it is also the birthday of Louis H. Sullivan (born Sept. 3, 1856), an architect credited with designing the first skyscraper.  Today's challenge is a Word Play challenge.  Include on your card something that starts with each of the letters in CITY.

My C is a compass on a circle, my I is ink, my T is twine and the tiny triagnles on the design paper, and my Y is yellow.