Monday, July 6, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge #31

I have set a self goal of making 5 Christmas cards each month. I am a few shy of being caught up with that pace, so I decided to use a little extra motivation and today it came from the Christmas Card Challenge found here.  This challenge is a color challenge:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

CAS on Sunday #62

CAS cards are becoming my favorite cards, because they take less time, they are easier to mail, and simple often seems more elegant. I used two different companies embossing edges for this card. The sentiment is from Flourishes and the sun and seagulls are die cuts. I love the fact that embossing causes shadows, and I used dimensional strips to stick on the birds to add extra shadows, and let the sun and shadows help emphasis the words of this proverb. This took less than 10 minutes to create and I really liked the look. Hope you do too. Check out the others over on CAS on Sunday' blog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CCEE1527 4 th of July

My sister, Lynn, is our hostess this month for CCEE Stampers. She has asked us to share with everyone how one can spend their 4th of July. My son and his wife are going to the Willie Nelson Picnic in Austin this weekend and we get to keep my grandson, Ethan. So, since I have this terrific stamp from Deadbeat Stamps, I thought it could fit into this challenge rather nicely. You know you are getting old when it seems more appealing to just watch concerts on television rather than fight the heat and the crowds.  Hope you get to hear some fabulous music over the weekend.
Get on over to the CCEE blog to see how all the other design team will be spending their 4th of July. If you join in the challenge, please link your card
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paper Players 251

This week the challenge is a sketch challenge for the Paper Players. Masculine cards are always the cards I have the least on hand in my card stash. So I decided this was going to be one that could be used for a masculine card. I used a pretty sheet of design paper for the back panel, and used this image from a Sweet and Sassy stamp set and a matching sentiment. Check out the sketch over at the Paper Players blog.

CAS on Sunday 61


The challenge on CAS on Sunday #61 was to make a one layered card. That is one of my favorite things to do and I really like making one layered collage cards. So, on my card today, I used an old retired background stamp from Stampin' Up, then I do some multilayered stamping using some Kitchen Sink Stamps for the pen and butterfly, The postage stamp and cancelation stamps are also Kitchen Sink Stamps. Then for the final thing was to ink an embossing folder and stamp with it the geometric pattern. I wanted to leave some of the card clear of all stamping as it is a CAS card.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 129
I make my stencil from the negative side of my leaf diecut. It works so beautifully. I sponge the Mountain Pine and Pear tart Memento ink on, added some small punched flowers, and centered them with pearls. A simple but elegant look. I had the sentiment in my Sweet and Sassy container, so I assume it is from there, unless I misplaced something cleaning up.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CCEE1526 Weddings

Hi, today is my last challenge to host for June. As a child, I remember the local newspaper selected a June bride to feature in a specially published section of the paper in the month of June. Only one was selected, so I am sure it was a great honor. For our final challenge of the month, make a card featuring a bridal couple or a wedding cake.
For fun check these out:
It is a great source of inspiration.  We would love to see you share your ideas and creativity with us so please link them here. It you post your card on SCS please use CCEE1526 as you keyword.

I had some fun using my embossing plate like it was a icing decorating kit. Not sure of the source for the little bride and groom. The leaves are from Stampendence and the hydrangea punch is from Martha Stewart.  The design paper is from my stasch of old Stampin' Up design papers.