Thursday, February 4, 2016

CTD378





Here's my card for this week's challenge colors:





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CCEE1605 Winter activities


Hello, CCEE Stamper fans. Lynn is our hostess for the month of February. Many of us are having icy or snowy weather (or are dreaming that we do) now that February has arrived. Lynn's  challenge for you is to create a project which features some activity unique to the cold months of winter.

We hope you will join us in this challenge and link your creation below. Should you post your design to another online gallery, please use keyword CCEE1605.

For my card, I used one of the newest sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps which had a whole collection of silhouetted human figures doing ice and snow related activities. I choice this ice saketer for mine for this challenge. As many of you know, Lynn is a master with these Kitchen Sink Stamps and her scenes are masterpieces. She is my inspiration, although I have a long way to go to achieve that level of perfection. 

Actually, we live where there are mild winters, so I can only imagine doing snow and ice scenes, but it is fun to imagine, and since my body is not use to such cold, I really am glad don't have to deal with snow and ice on a regular winter routine.  

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CAS on Sunday #75 Paper Piecing


Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques, so I thought I'd add this to the CAS on Sunday challenge.  I decided I needed a few more Valentines, so I used this heart from my stamp stash using some red polka dotted design paper for the heart. I had some ink still on my embossing folder left from a previous project and ran it through my Cuttle Bug. Pretty clean and simple and then stamped the Love to the other side. A quick and easy Valentine.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ccee1604 chocolate cake


It's Frances  back today with her last challenge for the month.


Who doesn't love chocolate cake! Did you know they even have a special day to celebrate this yummy treat! Chocolate Cake Day was the 27th January. Your cards this week should feature cake, bonus points if it is chocolate cake. 


We'd love to have you play along. All you have to do is create something using the above challenge, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword CCEE1604. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see your card too.


I decided that cupcakes would have to do as mini cakes for me!! I decided on a long card format, and using pink, brown, and lime as my color scheme. Cupcakes are always a reason to celebrate!! These stamps are some of those cute, cheap stamps that you can find at Michael's in their bargain bins. I can hardly resist any cute stamp and when it fits my budget as well as they do, I add them to the rubber stash!!


Color Throw Down Challenge 377


It's been a while since I have had time to play in a few other challenges and today I chose to do the Color Throw Down challenge of using yellow, craft, and gray. I searched my paper stashes to find something with gray, not a color I use often. I found this old piece of Basic Grey dp and some yellow plaid dp and went with it. I stamped in London fog ink using an old retired Stampin' Up set for the sentiment. It doesn't show too tell, but Ileft it with that subtle look. I also used a Sizzix pie and some SU punches.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CCEE1603 Opposites



Frances is again our hostess and her challenge is this:

Did you know that the 25th January is National Opposite Day?  For our challenge this week make a card/project that has opposites on it. Think opposite colors on the color wheel, stripes and polka dots, black and white, mirror image, etc.

We'd love to have you play along. All you have to do is create something using the above challenge, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword CCEE1603. Don't forget to come back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see your card too. Check the other gals wonderful cards for this challenge while you are on the CCEE blog site.

I have to admit this was very challenging to me. But I thought about this old retired Stampin' Up set I have always loved and have kept in my stamp collection. It looks great when it is embossed, so using the opposite colors of black and white and crossing the card with a diagonal cut using opposite corners, I went with this clean and simple style of card in design. It will be fun to see what the team comes up with for this challenge. 


Friday, January 15, 2016

Stretch Yourself Challenge at Power Poppy


Getting a little time today to do some cards and seek out some challenges going on. This card is for the Power Poppy challenged that can be found here. I used my digital tulips from Power Poppy for the image and the sentiment is from Power Poppy as well.  I am trying a little reversed kind of embossing on this  Putting ink on the embossing folder and doing only a partial part of the card was a new try for me.