Thursday, April 28, 2016

CCEE1617, Baseball Season

For her last challenge this month, Maryann says "It's baseball season again.  Promote your favorite team, their colors or just a baseball theme."

I have no favorite team as I do not like sports!  I know, I know....bad American!  However, the Pittsburgh Pirates (and Steeler's)  colors are black and yellow so I went with that and found this adorable Precious Moments image on Pinterest.  This could be a little boy's birthday card...or even a big boy sport fanatic!

Have a great day and come play along....adding CCEE1617 to key words on SCS and linking ack to the CCEE Stampers Blog here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CCEE1616, Scenic with RED

For her third challenge in April, Anne wants a scenic card and be sure to add some RED!!!

I needed a quick birthday card for an 80 yo old DIL's father.  I had already printed out this image for another challenge and decided to go with it so I could add RED roofs!   LOL!

This was a fun challenge....won't you join in?  Please add CCEE1616 to keywords on SCS and link back to the CCEE blog here.

Have a fun, creative day!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CCEE1615, One Layer; Watercolor

A Brush With Death

Anne carries on with challenges for April.  She says one layer cards are always easy to mail (and cheaper too).  Create a one layer card with a water color panel or background.

I saw this cartoon by John Bell and fell in love with it.  I love a card with a sense of I tried to duplicate it.  Hope you like it.

Won't you join in with us this month?  Please add CCEE1615 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and link back to our blog here.

Have a fun, creative day!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CCEE1614, Plaid Masculine

Well, here we are at the beginning of April!  Anne takes over as the hostess this month and she's got some pretty good challenges for us.  The first being to make a masculine card using plaid paper or stamps.

I just learned how to make this box card which folds flat for mailing and I thought I'd give it a try for this challenge.  Directions will be posted at the end of this post.

Here's the box standing:

(ETA) this was before I added the balloon....sorry!

 Here's the card front when folded flat for mailing:

Here's the back when folded flat:

and the back when folded:

Now, isn't that a fun fold and it's sooooo easy!

You need a card base measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches....score this at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches.
Apply adhesive to the small 1/2 inch section and form a square/tower which becomes your card base.

Chose your mat and decorator paper.  I cut my mat at 1 3/4" and 5 1/4"; the designer paper was cut at
1 1/2" and 5".  Then, just simply decorate to your hearts desire.  I love it...quick and easy peasy!

Have fun with it!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

CCEE1613, Effel Tower Day

For her last challenge this month, Frances says that according to the Days of the Year website, today is Eiffel Tower Day.  So, let's celebrate all things Parisian....could be the Eiffel Tower, French Poodle, Berets, Champagne, Red, White and Blue color combo, etc.

Well, I got the poodle, beret and tower.  This was a difficult one for me until I resorted to good ol' Pinterest and found these two digitals.

Come on,  you can do better than I did!  Show us your Parasian card by linking back to the CCEE Blog here.  If posting on splitcoaststampers, please add CCEE1613 to your keywords.

Have a fun, creative day!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

CCEE1612, Flip Cards

Today's is Frances' birthday!  So, she says:  "let's create a card that includes the things I love...owls and cards that pop up; flip or pull open; accordian style, etc.  Any type of constructoin style card will do ....any thing goes but preferably not a flat card."

I chose a flip card and, of course, had to use an owl I found on Pinterest!  Plus, of course it's a birthday card dedicated to Frances!  Owls like sundaes too!

Join us in wishing Frances a very Happy Birthday!  If you put your card on split coast stampers, please add the keywords CCEE1612.  We'd like  you to link back to our blog too!

Have a wonderful birthday, Frances a/k/a Hoot!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

CCEE1611, Poultry Day

Frances continues on as the March hostess.  This week, she tells us Saturday is Poultry Day.  Therefore, she wants us to be inspired by poultry.....chickens, ducks, geese, emus, ostriches, etc. or Eggs.  Also since Easter is just over a week away, you can create an Easter card.  Bonus points if you include green on your card to celebrate St. Patrick's Day today!

I actually have a small patch of green at the bottom of the egg.....does that count?  LOL!

Join us in this fun challenge.  Please link back to the ccee blog here.  If you post on Split Coast, please add the keyword CCEE1611.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!