Thursday, May 21, 2015


How fun Joanne's challenges are for May! Today's challenge is to use corregated paper and fabric on your card.  I used a crimper on some gold chrome cardstock and I used green felt for my fabric on my leaves. I guess the lace could be fabric as well. I did some faux fabric using blue denmin design paper for the top of the card. I am not sure of the source of the sentiment.  Go through your stash piles and see what you can create for this challenge.

Go over to the link on CCEEStampers to post your card, and while you are there check out all the great designs our team created for Joanne's challenge.  Make sure to use the CCEE1521 code on Splitcoaststampers site.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Get out your acrylics and your inks.  Joanne, our hostess for this week, wants you to create a background using inks, but no stamps or embossing folders. She also wants something acrylic on your
card/project. (You certainly may use stamps for your main panels….only the bkgd.
must be made without stamps or embossing folders.

So, I smeared some acrylic paints onto an acrylic block to come up with the colors for my background. I layed some diecut numbers out and sponged around them with ink to add to the backbround. She said no stamps, but she didn't say stenciling!! I added a diecut graduation cap, and the diecut label. The sentiment is from Kithch Sink Stamps. I added a clear acrylic button tied with a metalic gold chord, sprinkled a few gold sequins across the card and wah-lah--a handy graduation card for this time of year.

You can join us on this fun challenge, by linking your card over on the CCEEStampers blog, and also enjoy seeing the creations of all the other team members.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Joanne made this a fabulous challenge of not only to use handmade flowers on the card, but also to get out some tools to use with this. We were to use an embossing folder and brads. So, I embossed my paper for my flower pot, and these large polka dotted brads went into the design of my flowers. I was trying to make this as flat as possible except, I felt it needed that bow!! I punched citcles and used a flower punch that I cut away from to design my flowers. I drew in the flower centers. I also created the leaves. The flower pot was made with a diecut that I cut one end off of.

I hope all the mothers around the world, have a wonderful Mothers' Day on Sunday. What a significant role they play in the lives of their children!!

If you want to play along with us, link up over on the CCEE Stampers Blog and if you post to Splitcoaststamers, please use CCEE1519 as your keyword.

While you are at CCEE Stampers, please check out all the fabulous floral creations by the other team members.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CCEE1518 stars

In honor of National Astronomy Day,  Frances has asked us to make a project or card using stars.
I punched these large silver, glittery stars out of glittered cardstock. The base of the card is  blackberry bliss, and the black and silver panel is glittered cardstock. I die cut  the "friend" with a Taylored Expression diecut from the silver, glittered cardstock. I thought this would be a cute card for some of my "star-studded" friends. I used a rhinestone to dot the I.

Hope you will join us in this star-studded week and post your cards to the linky on CCEEstampers and use the CCEE1518 as your keyword over at Splitcoaststampers.

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.