Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CCEE 1435 Herringbone

Hi everyone,

Amber is back today bringing us another fun challenge ... this time round it is a Technique challenge - Herringbone. A fun technique using up scraps of paper. Directions for this technique can be found in the Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial Section.

Make sure you head over to CCEEStampers to check out all the other Design Team cards.
Hope you find the time to play along and go here to link your card. .  

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time again, this week Amber has us going Back to School! School starts back with many happy mommies doing the happy dance. So let's make a card or item that can be given to the teacher at open house or first day of school.

I love this Stampabilities stamp with this little bunny picking just the right apple from the basket to take to his teacher. It was colored with copic markers.  

Please join us over at CCEE Stampers and link your card there. . If you upload to another site such as Splitcoaststampers, please add CCEE1434 to your keywords.

Now let's see what the Design Team came up with for this week.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CCEE1433 Saying Goodbye

Hi everyone,

Amber is back today to bring you another fun challenge.

Saying goodbye challenge -Amber's oldest chilc heads off to college on the 15th... a whole 8 1/2 hrs away. So let's make a card saying goodbye. Can be a sympathy card or a safe trip/farewell card. Something that has to do with saying goodbye. 

I decided to make mine a sympathy card, which are always the hardest to make for me. 

Don't forget to get over to CCEE Stampers to check out ho the design team expresses farewell, whether the sad ones, or the happier ones. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


It's a new month and we have a new hostess, Amber Hillman, who has challenged us to make a card having some object or animal you might see at a County Fair or 4-H. The colors for 4-H is green, so you get extra points for using it.

My experiences with County Fairs involved  gardeners, farmers, homemakers, etc. bringing, out some of their finest products from their efforts like vegetables, fruits, quilts, cakes, pies, canned vegetables, etc. Seeing all those blue ribbons and best of the show, I am sure were always a badge of pride for their efforts. So, on this basket of strawberries I gave a blue ribbon. I did not get the bonus points, but used those great American colors of red, white and blue as those are the three top colors of ribbons given. County Fairs seem so Americana.

Check out all the County Fair Fun over at CCEEStampers


Wednesday, July 30, 2014


/Although I was not familiar with this particular song of Bob Dylan's the title certainly was the  inspirtation for this card. The word "tangled" make me think of zentangling which is a form of art I have been experimenting with and the freedom and creativity and relaxation it has given me.  I decided to do it all in shades of blue again because of the title. If you would like to listen to this song of Bob Dylan's you can find the Utube here.
Join in the fun over at CCEE stampers and let's see how a song you like might inspire a card.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


I haven't played in the Color Throwdown Challenge in quite some time, but I had the colors for this week's challenge: bermuda bay, daffodil delight, and rich razzleberry.  The image is a digital from Sassy Cheryl Designs. Always in need of Birthday cards, I decided to use this cutie. I think I am going to write inside of it: "You make this birthday thing look like a piece of  cake!"  The image is colored with Copic markers and the bottom part of the card I embossed with my cuttlebug.  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hi all,
It's CCEE challenge time again, Shirley brings us another fun challenge this week.
It's a Recipe Challenge ..... Follow this recipe - Use 2 circles, 1 oval and two or more octagons (or hexagons/decagons) on your card.

I used a straight edged he octagon  and a scalloped edged octagon, a circle for the image, circles on the dotted paper, and an oval for the sentiment. The digital  image is from Sassy Cheryl Designs and the sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy. I added some twine to be a masculine  looking embellishment.