Thursday, October 30, 2014

CCEE1444, Walk the Beach

Liz and Lynn have issued their final challenge for this month.  They say:  "Make a scene!  It can be a beautiful sunset, skyline,desert or a view from your window that you might enjoy on a daily basis.  Whatever is scenic to you."

Well, I love the ocean.  My very good friends moved to Myrtle Beach 3 years ago and I want to go see their new home sooooo badly. She had sent a photo of this sentiment and I made this for them.  They can frame it and put it in their beach home.  I am soooo jealous.

I water colored the background, added specks from SU's Itty Bitty background stamp and some white acrylic paint to mimic ocean foam.  Then I cut out the shells, crab and sea gulls on my Cricuit and colored those.

This is where I want to go and stay for a couple weeks...hopefully, next year!  Anybody willing to dog sit?

Show us your idea of a beautiful scene...whatever makes your soul happy.  Can't wait to see!  Please add CCEE1444 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and link back to the CCEE Blog.

Let your dreams bring out the creativity in your soul!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SC512, HYCCT1429, Eagle has Landed

Today's sketch challenge can be found on the home page.

The HYCCT challenge is to make your own background. I used my IO feather die cut to make a stencil. Used chalks to trace them and outlined them lightly in pencil. Then, on the blue, I used a Heidi Swaps stencil to finish the background.  The "real feathers" are from my living room, why did I buy down filled throw pillows?  For the exercise bending over to pick them up, of course!

Got 4 ton of gravel to top off my drive yesterday....did about 1.5 shoveling, but if it doesn't rain today, I need to get out there and shovel some more!   Homeownership is such a blast!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

FS402, HYCCT1426, Black and Blue

The HYCCT challenge is as follows: "We must stick together and cheer each other on when a family member has cancer. We all have to fight together to reach our let's cheer! I have used a famous cheer to show my support and to challenge you.
Give me a B....Give me an O...Give me another O...Give me a B.....give me an S....WHATCGA GOT....BOOOBS...go, fight, win!

B...use black
O...use at least one circle layer
O...use some type of round gem
B...use blue
S...use a sentiment"

Today's FS is Clever Creations. Annette is a new stamper to me, but I enjoyed browsing her gallery. I chose this card so I could use the circle for the HYCCT challenge.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Inspiration Challenge and HYCCT1425, Bokeh

Today's Inspiration Challenge is to find inspiration from the website Felix Doolittle.

I chose this notecard.

The HYCCT challenge is to do the bokeh technique. The SCS video uses gelatos which I do not have. So I checked out You Tube and found this technique using watercolors.

This was a fun technique and I enjoyed it...hope you enjoy my card. I had originally used a Psalm for my sentiment, but realized with HYCCT, you can't do that, so I added a Sand Dollar for my sentiment.

Friday, October 24, 2014

HYCCT1424, Resist and F4A244, Pink Christmasm QFTD233, Lois (clownmom)

The challenge...make a pink Christmas Card in honor of October (cancer month).  My wonderful friend, Renee, sent me this image and I love it...thanks, Nay!!!  Didn't think you'd see it in pink did ya!

Today's HYCCT challenge is to do a resist technique. I chose Crayon Resist.

I love how this Darcie folder turned out...can't you just see that little boy building his snowman in the storm!!!

I love the SNS silhouettes!

Lucky for me, I saw jdmommy's (Anne's) card she made for Lois or I would have missed this challenge. I thought I signed up for emails, but must have done it wrong 'cause I never get a notice.

Lois and I have been on a couple design teams together and presently serve together on the CCEE challenge team. We also met in person at a stamp retreat in Florida (MFP). She is a daily challenge chaser, comments on cards and is just a truly lovely lady and a good friend.

Since I'm working on Christmas cards (have about 30 now), I chose this pretty card to case. I changed the theme, image and papers. Thanks for the inspiration, Lois!

Congrats, Lois...about time they recognized you and your talents! Enjoy your reign! Hugz!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CCEE1443, Autumn Colors

Well, Liz and Lynn want to see cards with the rich, wonderful colors of Autumn.

My leaves and verse are digitals...the verse is from TLC Creations; the leaves ???  I used the Spellbinder die "Radiant Rectangles" and a Cuttlebug folder.

Have a good one....come join us in this challenge.  Please link back to the CCEE Blog and add CCEE443 to keywords on splitcoaststampers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bud and Anne's Anniversary, SC511 and HYCCT1422 - express love w/o putting in on front of card

Today is my friends', Bud and Anne 8th wedding anniversary.....two people who found each other late in life and are sooo happy!  I made this card for them.

This is the sketch challenge on splitcoast stampers AND the Hope You Can Cling To challenge to show love on the front of your card w/o a sentiment.  The little insert shows the inside of the card.  I'd say this little bee is in love!