Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CCEE1443 fall colors

My sister, Lynn and I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and fall is probably more like a California summer. We are finally getting some relief from the heat, but fall colors just aren't happening too much around here. So, we asked our friends here on CCEE Stampers to share the colors they might be enjoying where they reside that are those rich and wonderful colors of fall: the oranges and reds, golden yellows, and rich browns. I used those I wish I were seeing on my card. If you chose to join us in this challenge, please post your card to the linky over at the CCEE Stampers blog, and if you link it to SCS please use the CCEE1443 as your keyword.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CCEE1442

It seems that October is the month when ghosts, ghouls, witches, and monsters of every kind are popping up everywhere. Have fun with this challenge and include one in your design. It can be a Halloween card, if you wish, or any type design a monster of some type may inspire you to create.



I found this old Basic Grey Halloween paper in my stash, and I found this little skeleton in the $1.50 bin at Michael's a month or so ago. I uaws versamark and white embossing powder for them. The pumpkin and letters are diecuts and the border srtipe peeking out on the sides is from Martha Stewart. Halloween colors are fun, and grandkids are the ones who love Halloween cards, so this one will end up in someone's mailbox. 

Join in on the fun and link your card over at the CCEEStampers blog. While you are there check out the fun cards from the design team. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ODBDSLC 215

 
Since I used an Our Daily Bread Design stamp on this card as well as a ODBD die, I decided to use this "Hope You  Can Cling To" card that I plan to mail to MD Anderson for the  Breast Cancer Awareness month project going on at Splitcoaststampers to add over to the anything goes challenge over at ODBDSLC. I really liked the way my inked embossing folder looked after I ran it through the Cuttlebug.
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ombre card

 
I made this card for the JUGS 262 challenge this week and also for the ODBSLC215 challenge.
I used the ombre coloring by inking my embossing folder with various shades of oranges. I also inked my ODBD stamp that way as well. And as the final touch I colored my own oranges on this white seam binding to get the hombre look on it as well.  I love the oranges of fall and so that was my choice of color for this card.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CCEE1441


Lynn and I are hosting this challenge this week in October. It happens to be International Drum Month and October 12th is Universal Music Day. Music has always been a big part of the life of our families. Our parents were both drummers, my son, Josh is a drummer, as is Lynn's grand daughter, Piper. My dad and Lynn's grand daughter, Zoe were both drum majors leading their high school bands, and Lynn and I were both flute players. Lynn's son, Brian played a tuba, as did my son, Matt. Our grandfather was a drummer as well. So, we just thought it would be fun to have a musically themed week this week. I hope music has been a significant part of your life as well and hope you will join in for the fun at CCEE Stampers this week. Head over their blog to see all the cards from our design team and link your card there. 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CCEE1440 Breast Cancer Awareness month


Lynn and I are co-hosting the challenges for October. We thought the perfect way to start this month would be in making a pink card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To take it one step further, why not send the card you made to a breast cancer survivor?

Be sure to get over to CCEEStampers to check out all the great designs from our design team. If you want to play along with us lease link up over at the CCEEStampers blog site and use CCEE1440.  as your keyword.

My card was made with a set from Flourishes. I also used one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches for the edges.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

C4C255 Leaves


I don't usually have a Saturday that I have at home, so it was fun to do a challenge I haven't done in a while, the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. Today the challenge was to use leaves. I inked my Darice embossing folder with fall colors, spritzed it with water then ran it through my cuttlebug. Then I diecut some Spellbinder leaves, and got out my favorite sunflower stamp from Flourishes. To keep that rustic look that seem to be going on my card, I tied some unraveled jute for my bow.  Fall is my favorite of all the season. I love the rich colors and cooler weather.