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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CCEE Stampers-Australia

I want to welcome to the CCEE Stampers four new members, Brenda O'rear, Lois Bak,
Sabrina Friel and Kathy Bradley.

So now onto our challenge. Frances has another challenge for us this week. Most of you probably know that Frances lives in Australia! Well it’s a special day for all Aussies today as it is Australia Day! It is on this day in 1788 that the First Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove. This day is special to them, just like the 4th of July is special to those of us who live in the USA!

The challenge is Aussie related today. Here are a few options that Frances has given us … use the colors green and gold on your card; create a beach scene (we love our beaches); use Australian Animals; Thongs (you wear on your feet btw) or anything else that you think would relate to Australia!.

I chose an owl, by Hampton Art, Frances loves owls and there are owls in Australia. The paper is by K & Company, the ribbon was off of my Christmas present this year and I just happened to come across it when I was putting my card together, that worked out well. I used a three different spellbinders sets and sponged the clouds with bashful blue ink.

We would love for you to join us for the challenge. You can upload your card to CCEE Stampers blog.

Challenges:
CCEE Stampers - About Australia
Creative Belli - Frames



Monday, January 23, 2012

TSC for my Bestie

Lesley gave the Twisted Sisters challenge this week. She asked us to make a card for our BFF.
My card is going to my friend, Pat. Pat lives in California I met her on Splitcoast stamping.
We finally got to meet each other IRL and we have been best friends every since. We visit each other and our husbands join us so they have gotten to be great friends, too. When I made this card, I tried to put everything on it that related to Pat. If I were out on a limb, she would come out to rescue me. She is always there for me Sunday through Monday. The trust ticket symbolizes how much we trusted each other before we met. Picking Pat for a friend was like picking the most beautiful rose in the garden because she is beautiful inside and out. The measuring tape symbolizes that there is no tape measure long enough to measure our friendship. Yes, this is a 100 per cent true story just as the card says.

I used Recollections My Mind's Eye paper, the main image is from Printworks and the limb is a Clear Dollar stamp. I hope you enjoyed hearing about my bestie. Thanks, for looking.

Challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Paper Piecing
Crop Stop - Vintage

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sock Monkey Card Club

I met with my friends yesterday for our monthly card club. We met at Thala's house and she loves sock monkey's. We decided to surprise her and everyone made a sock monkey card. Here is the one I made. I used Recollections dp and I really love this pad of paper. Red, black and white is my favorite color combo.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my little monkey card.

Challenges:
Totally Papercrafts
-Make your own flowers
My Mums Craft Shop - Favorite color combo

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CCEE Challenge

Wow, it has been a whole week without a post to my blog. My dh had surgery on Monday and I have been busy being his nurse this week. Today he was feeling a bit better, which allowed me to get my challenge card done.

The CCEE challenge for this week, given by Frances aka StampOwl. Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 23rd this year and it is the Year of the Dragon … so for this week's challenge either use a Dragon on your card or find out what animal relates to your birthday year in the Chinese Zodiac and create a card using that animal. You can find out what year correspondence to what animal here on Wikipedia. We would like to have you join us in this challenge so hop on over to the CCEE Stampers and check out the details. I hope to see you there.

I used color bok dp and the image is a Dustin Pike design and it is pre-colored which really came in handy for me since I had little time to prepare my card.

Thanks for stopping in and checking out my card.

Challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Dragon/Chinese Zodiac
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CCEE Sketch-Squigglefly Country Church

Frances challenged the CCEE Stampers to a sketch challenge this week. I chose to use the Country Church image by Deena Perrault. I love the serene feel of this church and thought the dp would compliment that feel. We hope you will join us for this challenge.

A warm welcome goes out to our newest CCEE stampers, Vicky Gould and Anne Harmon. Both are fabulous stampers.

We have been having some really nice weather. Tonight rain has started in. That is better than snow and ice which is coming in a day or two.

Thanks, for coming by. Have a great week.

Challenges:
CCEE Stampers - Sketch
Squigglefly - Thank you
Crafty Cardmakers - No flower embellishments
Stamp and Create- Anything goes

Monday, January 9, 2012

Paper Cupcakes-From the Heart



Nina at Paper Cupcakes, drew a really neat image for us to use for our challenge this week and it is called, "From The Heart". The twist to this challenge is after you have created it you are challenged to send/give it to someone who has touched your life with some type of kindness over these last several weeks or someone that needs some type of encouragement/lifting up. I am sending my card to a little 5 year old boy that is terminally ill. We would like to see you join our challenge. This image is available for free for a short time at There's Magic in the Air.

There have been a few changes at Paper Cupcakes. We are only doing the challenge twice a month and now it will be posted at 6 P. M. instead of 6 A. M.. I also would like to welcome Paper Cupcakes newest design team members, Kathy Bradley, Danie May and Wilma Zengotita.
Our guest designer is Dawn Barrett and we are glad to have her aboard, too.

Thanks for stopping in. It is always good to have guests visit.

Challenges:
Gingerloft - Anything goes
Cupcake Craft - Something new (digital image)
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything goes.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hansel and Gretal



Frances is giving the challenges this month for the CCEE Stampers. this week she asked us to make a card in honor of Jakob Grimm's birthday, he was born in 1785. Do you know what he was responsible for? If you answered, fairy tales, Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel or Hansel and Gretal, you would be right as he wrote many a fairy tale in his day. I did not have a stamp for this one, but I came up with a cute image of Hansel and Gretal. When I saw this pre-colored image, it was saying vintage/shabby chic. As I have said before, this is a style that I am not comfortable with so it does not come easy for me. I chose Colorbok paper to showcase this image, made my first attempt at making a stick pin, used lace and various punches. My friend, Sue, shared this ticket with me and I thought it was perfect for this card so I grunged it up a little. I hope you like the change of style today. We would love for you to join us in the CCEE challenge. Come on over and join us- CCEE Stampers.

Challenges entered:
CCEE Stampers-Grimm's fairy tale
Bloggers Challenge -Celebrate Good Times
Top Tip Tuesday-Anything goes
The Artistic Stamper-Vintage
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty - Anything goes
House of Gilli-Anything goes