Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CCEE1747 our Christmas stash

Hi....Joanne here with our third challenge for the month.  Here is my challenge for the week.....

This week we are going to make a card for our holiday stash.  You can make a Christmas card, a New Year’s card, or a winter card…..whichever you think you need the most for your stash.

I love using red for Christmas and I took that stash suggestion literally. I found some Christmas things that I probably bought after Christmas last year on sale to use for this year. So, in my stash I found a Poinsettia embossing folder that was still in it's package I found for $1.99. So instead of using it in the usual embossing manner, I inked the inside with candy apple red distress ink and spritzed it with some water and then stamped it onto my white paper. Then I got out my old faithful Poinsettia die from Spellbinders, and then my Joy I got a couple of summers ago at a Scrapbook convention out at the Woodlands.  The strip of red design paper I got in an after Christmas sale at Hobby Lobby. So there you have it, piece by piece and from the old stashes I have around in my stamproom. My last year's resolution is to deplete that stash as much as I can this year. I gave it my all to do so, but I still have too much stash so I will continue that personal challenge. At least one or more things on every card I make this year much come from the what I already have piles of paper and embellishments. 

Join us this week and load your card over on SCS with our keyword:CCEE1747 or link onto the link over on the CCEEstampers Blog HERE.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rubberneck Christmas and sparkle challenge #23

This stamp from Rubbernecker was one of the choices I made recently when I won second place on the challenge a few months ago. I used oxide distress ink first, then I used platinum momento and put gold embossing powder on the second layer. I stamped red berries and then added red rhinestones just to add a little more sparkle. I found this red and white striped ribbon in my stash, so used it for my bow. The gold trim is acutually sticker strips. This is Rubberneckers' final challenge for the year, so you might want to check it out here.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Just Us Girls challenge #420

This week's Just Us Girls' challenge is color week and the colors are gold, brown, and aqua. You can find their challenge here.:
 Fot my card, I used some retired Stampin' Up stamps, some fabulous design paper from a tablet I have stashed away, and those fabulous Oxide distress inks. Here's what I created:

I also used two glittery gold snowflakes as accent behind the flowers.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

In the pink 127

The challenge for the In the Pink challenge can be found here. It was to use dots and stripes. I used dots and decided on a Christmas theme for my card. I cut a stencil of a tree and then used my small pink ink pads to directly apply the ink into the shape. I applied clear stickers that had hearts made from small glittery dots.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Well.....Happy Birthday to Joanne!!!!!!  In honor of her special day, this week's challenge is to make a feminine birthday card with flowers.  To celebrate the day with her,  she requests that we do a random act of kindness.  Call a friend who might need cheer, pay for someone's coffee, give a hug, .....try to make a difference.

You can join in on the fun by playing along and linking it over on the CCEEstampers Blog
HERE. While you are there check out all the floral birthday wishes all the others on the team have shared. 

For my card, I used a stamp set from Power Poppy. I fussy cut the roses and the cup of roses and then popped up the cup of roses. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a Spellbinder tag die. 

Happy Birthday, sweet Joanne!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mod Squad challenge - no white or ivory

I made this card for the Mod Squad challenge this week that requires one to NOT use white or ivory on their card. So, I did not even use white paper for the poinsettia. I stamped it on red paper, then I paper pieced the leaves from the green paper. I added copic marker highlights to the flower and the leaves. Rhinestones were used for the center of the poinsettia. I used a black card base, and found the green and glittery card stock in my scrap piles. Then I realized I used this same stamp for my challenge card last week. But it was on a white background. So I got just as much of a pop on the black background. The silver glitter added a little pazzaz.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CCEE1745 Masculine card

Hi...Joanne here with the CCEE weekly challenge.....and here it is.....

I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I never seem to have enough masculine birthday cards.  This week is for the guys……make a masculine card of any type….does not have to be a birthday card.

Want to play along with us this week, don't forget to drop back here to enter the link to your card to Mr Linky over on the CCEEstampers blogsite.

While you are over at the CCEEstampers blog, check out what our Design Team created this week for the challenge .

I used an Artistic Impressions stamp set for this card. I embossed the background, found a piece of plaid paper left over from an earlier project, and added this image and sentiment. 
It is perfect for the man in my life, who is quite the bowler when he gets out on a lane.