Thursday, April 30, 2015

CCEE1518, Stars


For Frances' last challenge, she says that April 28th was National Astronomy Day.  So, let's create a card/project which includes stars in some way.

I chose to do a Ghirardelli box.  The little box holds 4 Ghirardelli Chocolates!  You can find the tutorial on splitcoaststampers here.  It's a really easy little box, but next time, I think I'll just use my designer paper as I actually did this box in a sparkling blue, but then in order to qualify for this challenge, I ended up pasting my star designer paper over top.  In any event, it holds those 4 squares and will go with a birthday card to my neighbor.

Won't you join us and show us your "star(s)" card.  Please add CCEE1518 to key words on SCS and link back to the CCEE Blog.  Have a fun, creative day!

Friday, April 24, 2015

F4A28-. QFTD250. Tracy's birthday


The F4A challenge is to use gingham on your card.

The QFTD is annsforte3.  Ann has a great gallery and I chose this card to case.

This is another card with a pull tab...glad the monetary cards are done for awhile.  Once the tab is pulled, the money is inside.  What a cool die made by Technique Tuesday.

Surprise party for Tracy tomorrow....sure hope we can pull it off.   I only have two nieces and they are getting old (not me!!!....I wish!)

Have a great day.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WT528, Inside and Out



Today's WT challenge is to match the inside and envie with the card.  The first photo shows my card with an insert showing the envie.  The second is the inside.  My grandson turned 30 yesterday (party on weekend)...how the heck did that happen????

I love this pull tab....once pulled, he'll get his "cash" prize!  I computer generated the pull tab sentiment, but have ordered the matching set with various sayings.  I used Michael's straws to make my candles and found the verse on the net.  I hope he likes it....I love how it turned out.

You have the best day evah!  {{{hugs}}}

CCEE1517, Hug an Aussie



Well, Frances continues on as Hostess.  She says:  "Apparently the 26th of April is HUG AN AUSTRALIAN DAY."   Who knew....and Frances is Australian!!!  As is another of our team mates...Maryann.

Frances says if we don't have any Aussies close by, we can send a virtual hug!  Then, she goes on to say to use a cute critter that  you would think is huggable.  Bonus Points if you use an animal native to Australia.

Well.....I printed out an Australian Frilled Lizard, HooPoe (acually colored these birds!), Alligator, Kangaroo, Platypus, Koala, emu .... several I just didn't want to print out like snakes, spiders, octopus, echudua or sharks!  What to do!!!  Then, I saw this clipart of an Australian Shepherd and I knew I had found an Aussie I could hug...over and over!

Whew....challenge met!  No offense to  you Aussies...but, our rattlesnakes, Black Widow spiders, Coyotes and Wolves are bad enough.

Consider  yourself hugged Frances!  Happy "Hug an Australian Day"!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CC527, Color Challenge


Today's color challenge is WILD WASABI,  PINK PIROUETTE and SAHARA SAND.

I had a multiple challenge today as my grandson turns 30 tomorrow and I needed his card today.

A very dear SCS friend sent me this pull tab die for my birthday.  So, today, I decided it was time to learn how to use it.  I did not have the stamps that go with this die, so I computer generated this one, but am ordering that set.  Once pulled, there is either money or a gift card inside.  My biggest challenge was to try and make pink work on a masculine card.  I think this will work.

Now, to do another as his brother's birthday is May 4th and we celebrate the two together.  Next time, I can be more masculine with my colors.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CCEE1516, National Librarian Day


Frances carries on as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this month.  Frances tells us that today is National Librarian Day.  So, for our challenge this week, we are to use a book for our inspiration.

I must admit the child in me will always love Winnie the Pooh...a love renewed from babysitting Laynee from the time she was 2 1/2 and trying to instill a love of reading in her.  Your inspiration can come from any book...child or adult.

This was a fun challenge for me....I went back and forth on books and finally decided Winnie was it.  Hope you like it.

Won't you play along?  Please add CCEE1516 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and also, link back to the CCEE Blog so we can see your creation!

Have a fun day!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CCEE1515, Stencils


Frances continues on as April's hostess.  This week, she says to use a stencil on your card.

I had printed this digital out sometime ago and do not know who made it!  I colored it with watercolors and watercolor pencils.  Added my stencil with chalks.  In my endeavor to cut down on postage, this is a CAS card....yep, I am in withdrawal, but $ is $!!!

Won't you join us in this challenge?  Please add CCEE1515 to key words on splitcoaststampers and link back to the CCEE Blog here.  Have fun with it!