Monday, June 30, 2008

Black & Brown

Hi again everyone, are you ready for another CCEE challenge ... would you like to play along??If so read the directions below.

Our challenge this week is another given to us by Cindy Haffner .... the final one for the month of June. Cindy challenged us with a color challenge:

Make a card using Black and Brown. You may use other colors in your image, but I want the card to read mostly Black and Brown.

Would you like to play our challenge this week .... Don't forget to post a comment here linking us to your creation. If you upload to SCS please use the keyword CCEEC.

Here are our cards:

Carolyn King - My Blog

Charlene Merrick

Dawn Lusk - Dawn ... A New Day

Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner

Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio

Tosha Leyendekker- Stamp Talk with Tosh

Cindy Motherway - This is my Story

Deb Mills - Feeding My Soul

thanks for looking!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Friends Furever!

Happy Monday everyone .... it is time for another CCEE challenge. Each month one of our challenges we do is a supply one where one of our members sends each of us exactly the same supplies with which we are supposed to create our cards. This month our supplies were organised by Cindy Haffner. Cindy asked Kim from MFT if she would send the girls the MFT "Friends Furever" set (well not Cammie or Frances because they already had them.). This is such a fun set! Cindy also added another part to this challenge .... we had to use 2 different design papers on our card.

Our CCEE group have been doing our challenges for over a year now and we all have such fun doing our challenges. Now that we have our blog we thought it might be fun to open up our challenges to include you all in our challenges ... each week we will post our cards and what our challenge for the week is ..... if you would like to play along then please do! Don't forget to post a comment here linking us to your creation. If you upload to SCS please use the keyword CCEEC. We would love to see what you come up with.

If you would like to play in our challenge this week and do not have the MFT "Friends Furever" set .... don't worry you can still play. Use 2 different design papers with any dog image.

Here are the cards we all came up with ... hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed creating them. For more details on our cards check out the link above the card.

Charlene Merrick

Dawn Lusk - Dawn ... A New Day

Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner

Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio

Tosha Leyendekker- Stamp Talk with Tosh

Cindy Motherway - This is my Story

Deb Mills - Feeding My Soul

thanks for looking!

Monday, June 16, 2008

CNFS - Orangegymnut!

Hi and welcome to our blog, this Monday is one of our favorite challenges we get to do - CNFS challenge. What is this .... it is our Catchy Name Featured Stamper challenge ... once a month we select someone from SCS who has a "catchy" user name and create cards in her honor and send her the cards we made.

This month our CNFS is Tanya aka Orangegymnut! The guidelines for our cards this week was that they MUST have orange in them and have something to do with the gym!

Hope you enjoy looking at our creations.

Cindy Haffner's Corner

Frances Byrne - StampOwl's Studio

Dawn Lusk - Dawn .... A New Day

Tosha Leyendekker- Stamp Talk with Tosh

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Polkadots and Gingham!

I absolutely love the challenge given to us by Cindy Haffner to make a card using polkadots and gingham ribbon! Two of my favorite items for cards!

I used SU's Spring dp in the polkadots to cover my scalloped piece of chipboard and then sponged the edges in Close to Cocoa. I tied the gingham ribbon on the one side and then I taped another piece of the ribbon underneath the large scallop and behind the dp to make it appear as though it is one piece of ribbon being used.

I also used SU's Spring dp and my 3/4" square punch for the corners by cutting them in half and then sponging them in Close to Cocoa.

I stamped Enjoy Your Day from SU's Riveting set, covered the center with a brown button, and inserted two pink brads on each side of the button.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Dots and Gingham!!

It's Monday, and that means it's time to upload a card that I was challenged to make by Cindy Haffner for our CCEE group. This week we were to make a card with polka dots and gingham ribbon. I, being the blonde that I am (well, my roots are...) made a card for next weeks challenge instead, (we get the whole month ahead of time) so I guess I'm a week ahead now. That's why I'm late to the arrival today. Today is my In-Law's 53rd wedding anniversary, so I made this card this morning.

I started off by picking out my paper (had to have polka dots) and went from there with the colors and images. This gorgeous paper is from My Minds Eye...the textures, colors, and prints are all soooo gorgeous. I got them at my local LSS and am in LOVE. You'll be seeing a lot from me with these papers, cause I can't get enough of them. This card uses the papers called Je Taime from the Tres Jolie line. YUM!!

The piercing was done with a piercing template that I got from Ellen Hutson's webstore, and the scallops were made with my slit punch from Stampin up. The small scallops along the bottom were done with an adaptable blade for my paper trimmer. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps - Hero Arts Treasure the Moments
Paper - My Minds Eye
Ink - Adirondack Slate
Accessories - Charm (Heart & Soul), Pearls, Primas, Corner Ticket Punch, Slit Punch, Gingham Ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Ginger and Polka Dots

I love the combination of polka dots and gingham. I didn't have anything I needed for this card I had in my mind, so I had to be a little inventive. The dots are created with a pencil eraser and white embossing powder. The pink edging paper is white colored with a pink passion SU marker. The quote is computer generated because the stamp I have of this didn't fit the space. The only addition supplies needed are black and white cs, Offray gingham ribbon, a black button, and a prima flower. This great sketch format was created by our own Frances (StampOwl).

The Right One!

and it's Original too! (thanks to Frances for catching me before uploading the wrong card for this week! LOL)

nothing fancy, kinda funky...with a sneak peek of Big Inspiration being released June 12th from Cornish Heritage Farms.
Stamps CHF:
Large Polka Dot Backgrounder
Cardmaker's Shapes
Big Inspiration

Prism Intense Yellow, Blush Red med
Georgia Pacific white

Colorbox Chalk Lime Pastel
Adirondack Mountain Rose
Distress Mustard Seed

gingham ribbon unknown
foam mounting tape

It's My Polka Dotted Pleasure!

This is my card for this week's challenge as assigned by Cindy Haffner! Cindy if you weren't in Canada I would give you a big ole hug! This is my story:

1. It truly is my polka dotted pleasure to make a card with polka dots on it! Right up my alley as they say!

2. I totally 100% forgot about the gingham part of the challenge. I got so wrapped up in the polka dots that I forgot we were required to use gingham! Yikes.....

3. As a result I added the gingham powered rocket ship in the corner totally at the end. I turned my nice flowery pleasurable polka dotted card into a crazy 4th of July exploding gingham powered rocket ship that is taking my nice flowers with it when it takes off! Who's idea was the gingham anyway? Good thing you are in Canada Cindy! Snort!

4. I am thrilled with these polka dotted flower stamps. They were a gift from our very own Jojot (Joanne) aka Snosnot (cuz she does snowflake cards really good! ) Thank you again Joanne! These stamps rock!

5. Even though I am watching for challenge requirements really well this week, I probably won't sound the blog bee buzzer on anyone today. Last week I was too shy and this week? Well, how can I buzz anyone that puts polka dots on their cards!!!! Watch out for next week though cuz my buzzer finger is itching for some action! Happy Today!

Black Magic Flower

This week our challenges was "to create a card using any kind of polka dots & gingham ribbon". Not too difficult a challenge this week .... and one some of our CCEE members should enjoy esp considering some of them just love polka dots!

I recently discovered the "Black Magic" technique and wanted to play with that this week ..... using my new acquired Fabulous Flowers Set from SU. This is a really easy technique to do. I stamped the flower out 3 times using white pigment ink onto black card and then allowed this to dry. I then too two different colored pink prismacolor pencils and colored in the flower petals. Once the flower was colored I outlined each petal using a white pen. I then cut out each flower ... to get 3 different layers and used my bone folder to give them a little shape before securing them together with a black jewel brad.

Ok now to the challenge requirements ... I used my swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder to add the dots to my blush blossom layer and also used the rose red DP that had polka dots. For my gingham ribbon ... yes it is there Cindy M ... check again LOL ... I layered it onto my black ribbon before tying it into a bow and adding it to my card. Phew no buzzer for me this week.

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers & Wonderful Words - SU
Paper: Black; Rose Red, Blush Blossom & Rose Red DP - SU
Other: Black Ink; White Pigment Ink; Pink Prismacolor Pencils; White Gel Pen; Ticket Corner Punch; Word Window Punch; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Black Gingham Ribbon; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Black Brads; Black Jewel Brad; Foam Tape

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Gingham and Polka-Dots

My CCEE Challenge with my CCEE Friends. This month is my turn to give the challenges , so this week I decided that we need to use gingham and polka-dots. Both bring so much to a card, and Hanna is lookin so gooooood, in her polka-dot dress. Oh to be a Hanna and always look so good............ STAMP: Hanna Stamps, Cafe Hanna. PAPER, Black and Rose Red, INK: Copic Markers. Ribbon, charm, gingham, brads, gel pen.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

What a bunch of Goofballs!

Who'd a thunk that a group of my friends/goofballs lead by Lilluvsstampin (Charlene) would challenge each other to make cards in honor of me being the #1 goofball! Well, that's the story! The challenge was to make a card for a goofball (mwahh) with googlie eyes on it!

My sincere appreciation and thank you (I think!) to these fellow goofballs for sending me the likes of dead frogs, possessed babies, dumpster diving rats by the name of Harley, monkeys just wanting to golf, more monkeys just plain out-of-control, and goofy eyed polka dotted flowers surrounded by friends!!

Thanks fellow goofballs!

1. Jojot (Joanne) - Big Daisy Goofball Card
2. DawnL (Dawn) - Dead Frog Goofball Card - Its really a dead frog!
3. Wannabcre8tive (Shirley) - Dumpster Diving for Wild Wild West with Harley Goofball Card!
4. Cindy_H (Cindy) - Let's Monkey Around Goofball card!
5. StampOwl (Frances) - Oops! I thought you said golfball not goofball Goofball card!
6. Lilluvstampin (Charlene) - Possessed Baby Goofball card!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Pieced and Pierced

Charlene (LilLuvsStampin)

For my CCEE challenge card to use paper piecing, I used the pocket from Stampin' Up's Pocket Fun. I used a jean-like designer paper and bandana paper from Paper Studio to piece my pocket. I stamped froggie and the leaves with Old Olive onto Old Olive cardstock and cut them out. I used SU's flower punch for the flowers in the pocket. As you can see, I also did a lot of paper piercing on this card just in case any of my CCEE buddies tried to tell me I had the challenge wrong. Yes, we have a certain person who likes to use the buzzer, if you know what I mean. But, it's all in good fun!

Verve Love Card

I love this stamp set by Verve, Anniversary Birds!! LOVE IT!! I've had it for quite awhile and haven't had a chance until today. It's Monday and time for another challenge that I do with a goofy group of friends on SCS. Cindy Haffner provided the challenges for us this month, and today we were to paper piece. Notice I said piece, not pierce!!! There are others in the group that might try to convince you that we were to pierce too. That, was not required. In fact, if you'd like to see the other's cards, go visit our new blog...CCEE Stampers.

I first stamped the images with Espresson (Adirondack), then paper pieced the right bird and both wings with K&Company ancestry. The circles and long rectangle were all diecut with nestabilities. The edging under my pearl panel was a piece of a nestability cut rectangle, trimmed off and glued underneath. All the edges have been ink distressed with Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink) I got the pearls from JoAnn's.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out our CCEE blog to see what the others do with their piecing.


Hello Chica, Pieced

I combined our CCEE challenge with my CHF Design Team color challenge using Prism paper colors Tawny light, Iced Teal and ClassicRed.

All images Cornish Heritage Farms
The Landing Pad-Kim Hughes Collection
Scrapblocks™ Lined Paper

Cardstock: Prism Tawny light, Classic Red, Iced Teal

Pattern Paper:
The Paper Patch

Ink: Adirondack Latte

Cuttlebug/embossing folder
Sakura white gel pen
Crop a Dile-W R Memory Keepers
Oval Punch-EK Success

thanks for stopping by!

Pieced Pansies

First time ever blogging....I hope I do this correctly!
I resorted to a stamp I've had for a long time for this challenge. All the flowers and the larger leaves are paper pieced. All stamping is embossed, and the final image is adhered to a chipboard coaster from a restaurant, covered with designer paper.
recipe: stamp (PSX), ink (black pigment), paper (Stampin'Up perfect plum, various designer papers), accessories (brads, chipboard coaster, black ep)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pieced Challenge

Here is my card for the CCEE challenge this week---
This card features two of the new sets that will be available from My Favorite Things on Wednesday (June 4)! The ice cream dish is from Here's the Scoop and the cool circular "Congratulations" design and the sentiment is from Congrats All Around.

I created this card using the MFT sketch of the week (MFTSC33). I also used this for my CCEE Monday challenge--which was to create a card using paper piecing. (I pieced the sundae dish and the ice cream!)

More details about this card can be found on my blog:


Daddy's Baby Girl

It's Monday! Happy Monday! Time for our weekly challenge. Cindy Haffner was in charge of this month's Monday challenges. We were to make a card and it had to have paper piecing on it. I paper pierced the baby giraffe.

This is my story:

Okay, so you might think I have all of the sudden become obsessed with these soft little boxes. I am having fun using them as windows for my cards. This is the window Daddy looked through at the hospital when he was first viewing his precious little baby girl. All pretty in pink she was! Daddy is excited to see how she can peak out way above her crib...that means she is gonna have a nice long neck. That's important when you are a giraffe! Momma and Daddy did good!

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

This is a Double Challenge. I do a weekly challenge with my CCEE friends and this month is my month to issue the challenges. This week I asked everyone to use paper piecing on their card.

The wall paper on my card is paper pieced.

This stamp is a brand new set that MFT is releasing Wednesday Night, it's called Here's The Scoop. What gal doesn't love ice-cream.

This is also the Sketch Challenge for MFT.

STAMPS: MFT, Here's The Scoop. INK: Copic Markers. PAPER: Old Olive, Pretty In Pink, DP. Ribbon, spellbinder dies, gel pen.

You Bring The Ice Cream!

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to our new CCEE Stampers blog where my CCEE friends and I will be uploading our Monday challenges cards every week.

I combined two challenges to create this card. First up it is my CCEE challenge, this week our challenge was paper piecing. I paper pieced the blouse the girl is wearing using the same dotted paper that I used on the back panel of the card.

It is also this week's MFT sketch challenge over on the MFT Member Forum of SCS.

I selected a pink & brown color scheme for this card using various shades of pinks & browns. The scallop rectangle was created using my rectangle nestabilities ... cutting two rectangles and then joining them to get the width I needed. The circle is also created using nestabilities .... I also used my swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture. The ribbon was white that I colored using my copic markers.

The stamps used on this card are the new "Here's the Scoop" stamp set by MFT stamps to be released this Wednesday 4th June.

Stamps: Here's the Scoop Set - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pretty In Pink, Cameo Coral, Closely Cocoa & Chocolate Chip - SU; Striped DP - Imaginisce; Dotted DP - Unknown
Other: Black Ink; Chocolate Chip SU Ink; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Circle & Rectangle Nestabilities; White Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Brads; Copic Markers; Foam Tape