Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CCEE1630 chocolate

Joanne,is hosting our last CCEE Stampers Challenge
 for the month of is the challenge.

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day.
  Let’s make some deeeelish designs showing 
chocolate in some form or using the color chocolate.
If you join in, please add a link to your card in a comment.
 If posting on Splitcoaststampers,
 please add CCEE1630 to keywords.

I used a new multilayered stamp from Stampin' Up and an old retired Stampin' Up set provided the sentiment. Chocolate is certainly a favorite of mine, and I looked through my piles of paper and picked these prints because of the dark browns in them.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Found this fun challenge going on over at Just Us Girls this week. The theme is Golf.

I have a few golfing stamps in my collection, but this vintage golfer is my favorite.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Joanne is our hostess again this week. I know how she loves the ocean so it didn't surprise me to see what the challenge was for the week. I happen to love the beach too.

July, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere,
is one of our warmest months.
 When I think of hot days, I think of the beach.
  Let’s create cards that honor beaches in some way.

If you join in, please add a link to your card in a comment.
 If posting on splitcoaststampers,
 please add CCEE1629 to keywords.

I used some of my old but favorite Stampin' Up stamps for this card this week. I love that palm tree and the seashells I used for the background stamping have always been one of my treasured sets.
I just sponged in the rest of the scene and used my circle stamp for the sun. The seagulls are made with a die I have. The beach closest to me on the Texas Gulf Coast does not have pretty blue water like some of the more popular beaches in the world, so I always love to choice these shades of blue for my beach cards and the water. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Joanne here with our new CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week.......

Tomorrow is National Cow Appreciation Day.
  Let’s create a card with a cow or two on it.
  If you happen not to have cow images, then use another
‘farm’ animal.  Please add a fun sentiment OR make it as a get well card.
If you join in, please add a link to your card in a comment.
 If posting on Splitcoaststampers,
 please add CCEE1628 to keywords.

Having no great cow stamps, I found this fabulous digital on Google.
It reminded me of my grandaughter's cow she raised for 4-H years ago. I saw this cute sentiment on something, so computer generated it onto my card. I gave my grandaughter this card for her birthday.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CCEE1627 Ice Cream Day

Hello....Joanne here as our July CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess.  Here is her challenge for today......

July is National Ice Cream month.  We have some
 great sources forfresh creamy ice cream 
in our area, and I am sure that is true
 of the places where you live. 
  Let’s celebrate by having ice cream
 in some form on our cards. 
If you join in, please add a link to your card in a comment over on the site
 If posting on splitcoaststampers,
 please add CCEE1627 to keywords.

I used a digital image for my card today, colored with copic markers,  and grounped  with this great design paper from My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is handwritten, and I added organdy ribbon and some pearls.

Hope you are enjoying your summer and yours is not as hot as mine is. But then, that gives me an excuse to reach for my favorite Bluebell Ice Cream to cool myself off!!!  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CCEE1626 Mixed media

We are ending the month with Vicky's final challenge for June as one that will use mixed media.
I used ink, acrylic paint, stenciling, Micron pen, sequins, and a sticker over a piece of design paper.
The roses are from Altenew. The sentiment is from Verve. I used a punched paper as my stencil and sponged on the key west acrylic paint. It did great for coverage on the design paper. I diecut the roses and used rose bud, rhubarb stem, and clay pot for my ink for the roses. I used pear tart, bamboo stalk, and cottage ivy for the leaves. The lace sticker I had in my stash from Dollar Tree.

Make sure you check out all the other creations from the other team members over at the blogsite.
If you want to join us, make sure you add CCEE1626 to your post on SCS. You can attach your card to the comments section over on the CCEE blog.

June's Power Poppy's Power and Spark Challenge

The deadline is upon us, so I decided to take part in this month's Power and Spark Challenge over on Power Poppy's blog. I am mailing this card to sweet mother of one of my childhood friends. She is in a nursing home now and hope this will brighten her day.

Check out this challenge over on the Power Poppy Blog here. I used Power Poppy's Flowering Branches digital design. I used copic markers for the coloring.