Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CCEE1902 Happy Birthday, Elvis!

Hi Crafty Friends!

It's challenge time again here at CCEE Stampers and Liz is back with another fun challenge for us all.

Happy Birthday, Elvis!! Liz is challenging us to make him come alive in some way on our cards this week.( Maybe a rock and roll theme, records, an Elvis or guitar stamp, or perhaps even “Blue Suede shoes.”) Anyway you can think to let the world know “the King” of rock and roll.

Our team has outdone themselves this week with their tributes to Elvis, so please check them out over at the blogsite by clicking HERE

It is not showing up in the photograph, but on the neck of the guitar it says, "Elvis Presley."
In my preteen and teenage years, I did not miss a one of Elvis' movies on the big screen.
I was a huge fan. It is hard to believe that he would be 84 if he were alive today.  Everyone back in the day had at least one Elvis album, so I tucked this record I made from circles into this sleeve on my card. I wrote "Love me Tender" on it, as it was one of  my favorites. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

CAS(e) this sketch #251

Still have many of my Christmas stamps out and not put away, so here is one that might work for a New Year's Card!! Here is where you can find the CAS(E) this sketch challenge HERE

Wishing you a very happy 2019!! I used a Tim Holtz set to make this card. Colored it with alcohol markers and sponged the edges with distress oxide ink. Added a little glittered holly to the wreath.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Hi everyone and Happy New Year, 
we are all glad to be back for another year of fun challenges.

Liz, our hostess this month, lives in a place where winters are relatively mild, but her greatest fear is driving in icy conditions. “Black Ice” is a very hazardous condition she has heard others mention. And she discovered in the tutorials on SCS ,a technique called “Black Ice” technique in stamping. So even without much experience at the icy driving or this technique, she is challenging us to give that technique a try. 
Let's see what our Design Team created using this technique over on the CCEE blogsite found HERE

I stamped jet black stazon onto some aluminum foil. Did some direct from pad smears across it and then stamped the trees. When it was dry, I added versamark ink over the entire front. I used a thick clear embossing powder over the top and heated with heat gun. Then I added the diecut deer and birds. I added dots of white liquid pearl as snowflakes. I had never tried this before and although the picture doesn't do real justice to it, I loved the clear icy topping that covered the entire card. 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Mojo Monday 506

I was so happy to see Julee Tilman still doing her Mojo Monday challenges over on her blog that can be found here..  Her sketch for this week made a great layout for one of the many thank you cards I need to make.  I used an old SU leaf stamp and flower stamp for this card. My new year's stamping resolution is to take my rubber off the wood to condense my storage spaces in my stamping room. In doing that I am going through lots of my old stamps that I still want to keep. (like these two). I have already gotten most of my thank you sentiments off the wood and onto cling foam and into DVD boxes labeled as such. Makes for easier finding as well. I am making my stamping room user friendly for me. I really don't care what stamps came with the set, when they were purchased and it really doesn't matter too much what company made them either. I am of the age now that I just want to stamp, find things easily, keep them in some kind of order, and in less space. In doing so and finding them easier, I plan to make use of more of my old, but well loved stamps in my collection. Happy 2019 and happy stamping days ahead to you!!

Technique: debossed embossing'
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CCEE1850 - Honoring Gingerbread

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2018, as we will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course we will be back on the 3rd January to start another year for fun challenges, hope to see you here too!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.

Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Now onto our challenge for this week .....

Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday 12th December was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.

Now let's see what our Design Team created for this week's challenge.Check HERE.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CAS Game #130 - Three of something

I did this card for the AAA challenge this week that can be found on their website HERE. The challenge was to be a CAS card with three things. I picked this image with the three kings. I used versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Then I added a jewel in the center of the star. I needed another card, so this quick and easy one fit my time frame this morning too.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

TLC720 and Allsorts 479

I don't do mass production in card making very often. But this is a set that will be a thank you gift for a hostess of a Christmas party that I was invited to. I stenciled the picket fence distress oxide inks onto the kraft card base. I made this for the Allsorts challenge that can be found HERE  using Christmas flowers, and for the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge that make cards suitable for mass production.