Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Frances is ourwonderful hostess again this week, and being from Australia, so shse is celebrating HUG AN AUSTRALIAN today. She is asking us to use a hugable animal and if it is an Australian animal, you get bonus points. 

I found this cute digital on line and stamped these leaves as the background.  

Head over to the CCEEStampers blog to see all the hugables used by my design team and join in on the fun if you like. If you donwload to CSC please use the CCEE1517 as your keywork. Link your card over on the CCEEStampers blog. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


It's challenge time again and Frances is back with another fun challenge for us all.

Today is National Librarian Day, so for our challenge this week use a book as your inspiration …. Children's or Adults.

Having been a kindergarten teacher for over 20 years,  one of my favorite authors for young children is Eric Carle, who not only authored his books, but was also the illustrator for them. His art is so delightfully done, most often in a unique tissue paper collage mixed with his paints.

So for a fun card today, I used his very hungry caterpillar  that not only shows the stages a butterfly or moth goes through in its life cycle in the book, but it also provides the daily order of the days of the week. 

If you are familiar with this story, you know that the caterpillar eats through many things during the week, and on his last day before he goes into his chrysalis, he eats through some green leaves to settle his tummy. So, that is why I punched holes in my leaves for a bottom border.

Hope you have fun with this one, and will join us over at the CCEEstampers blogsite where you can link your card. If you load it over at SCS please use CCEE1516 as your keyword.



Today I decided to try my hand on these colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge. I used teal zeal and pear tart inks on my embossing folder to get some color into the background. I added a scrap of dp of the green print and some burlap for the tan and texture it would add. I looked through my stamps to see which flower stamp I had that was long and narrow. This one from Hampton art stamps seem to fit the need. I colored it in with copic markers. The die cut Thanks was done in taken with teal.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

CAS on Sunday #56

The challenge on CAS on Sunday was to use gold. I stamped this silhouette with versamark and then added gold embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black. The silhouette is from Inkadinkado, and the sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy stamps.  I love CAS cards, and nice and flat that are easy to mail.  Here is where you can find out more information on this challenge:

Friday, April 10, 2015


This is for the color challenge going on over at Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge this week. It was fun to have the time to play along today.
 I used ODBD's Guardian Angel Prayer and ODBD's Sweet Williams set.
I used a Darice embossing folder, and a Spellbinder frame die cut.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pop of Pastel Challenge

I love these peonies from Power Poppy and decided to try some pastel colors that might not even be the colors these flowers bloom to be, but I used this digital to participate in the challenge going on over on the Power Poppy Blog.  I forgot to clean this embossing folder before I used it for this card base, but since the color picked up on the lavender using on one the flowers, I used it anyway.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CCEE1515 Stenciling

The challenge this week, Frances has us doing some stenciling. I have so many brass plates for embossing (one of my other obsessive collections years ago). Although I haven't used them in years, I still have them all organized in a little picture album. I picked this one use for this challenge and I sponged the green ink. The words on the brass plate are Faith, Hope, and Charity. I did some repeat stenciling around the edges to complete this interesting background. I added the prima flowers and a diecut bow for the final touches.
Hope you join us in this challenge this week by linking your pretty creation to the link over on the CCEEstampers' blog. Please use the CCEE1515 as your keyword on SCS. Make sure you check in on the other stenciling techniques used by Frances,  Lois, Vicky, Anne, Lynn, Joanne, Sabrina,  Mary Ann, and Amber.