Sunday, June 28, 2015

Paper Players 251

This week the challenge is a sketch challenge for the Paper Players. Masculine cards are always the cards I have the least on hand in my card stash. So I decided this was going to be one that could be used for a masculine card. I used a pretty sheet of design paper for the back panel, and used this image from a Sweet and Sassy stamp set and a matching sentiment. Check out the sketch over at the Paper Players blog.

CAS on Sunday 61


The challenge on CAS on Sunday #61 was to make a one layered card. That is one of my favorite things to do and I really like making one layered collage cards. So, on my card today, I used an old retired background stamp from Stampin' Up, then I do some multilayered stamping using some Kitchen Sink Stamps for the pen and butterfly, The postage stamp and cancelation stamps are also Kitchen Sink Stamps. Then for the final thing was to ink an embossing folder and stamp with it the geometric pattern. I wanted to leave some of the card clear of all stamping as it is a CAS card.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 129
I make my stencil from the negative side of my leaf diecut. It works so beautifully. I sponge the Mountain Pine and Pear tart Memento ink on, added some small punched flowers, and centered them with pearls. A simple but elegant look. I had the sentiment in my Sweet and Sassy container, so I assume it is from there, unless I misplaced something cleaning up.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CCEE1526 Weddings

Hi, today is my last challenge to host for June. As a child, I remember the local newspaper selected a June bride to feature in a specially published section of the paper in the month of June. Only one was selected, so I am sure it was a great honor. For our final challenge of the month, make a card featuring a bridal couple or a wedding cake.
For fun check these out:

It is a great source of inspiration.  We would love to see you share your ideas and creativity with us so please link them here. It you post your card on SCS please use CCEE1526 as you keyword.

I had some fun using my embossing plate like it was a icing decorating kit. Not sure of the source for the little bride and groom. The leaves are from Stampendence and the hydrangea punch is from Martha Stewart.  The design paper is from my stasch of old Stampin' Up design papers. 


Such great summer colors this week on Color Throwdown 348. Decided to go with a patriotic theme for July 4th.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stenciling and fall colors

I made this card for two challenges using stenciling, and also for the color challenge over on JUGS298. Less is More 229 and Tuesday Throwdown challenge 250 both had stenciling as their challenge. I love using my diecut scraps as my stencils for cards. These leaves seemed perfect for the fall colors for the JUGS challenge. The sentiment is from Verve.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CCEE 1525 Long card

Welcome to our challenge this week, again hosted by Liz. 

We are coming up on the longest day of the year, June 21st. In honor of that, the challenge this week is to make a long card. 

We would love to see your creativity shared, so please add your long cards to our link. If you are posting on SCS, use the CCEE1525 as your keyword.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015



I haven't gotten to take part in the ODBDSLC challenges for quite some time. But today, I am homebound because of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. We' have had a little rain, but the news is on non[stop and hopefully it is not as damaging as they were predicting. No body really has to give me a reason to stay home, as I will gladly spend time in my craft room without too much of a reason. I love this lighthouse from ODBD and I added the die cut gulls and the letters dad. I hope all dads out there have a great Father's Day! I will be spending a little time with mine.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

CCEE1524 Roses

The flower for June is the rose. There are so many varieties and colors in roses. So, Liz's challenge to you for this week is to make a card or project that makes use of a rose or a bouquet of roses. Come join us in the rose garden this week and share your creations on our link. If you post over on Splitcoaststampers don't forget to use CCEE1524 as your keyword.

Please join us and link your card up using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post. If you upload to another site such as Splitcoaststampers, please add CCEE1524 to your keywords.

Now let's see what the Design Team came up with for this week.

I used a pretty rose stamp from Flourishes, stamped it with tuxedo black memento ink, coloring it with Copic markers. The design paper is from Graphics 45.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CAS some sunshine

Having some fun with a new set I got from Stampendous.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CCEE1523 Rollin' into Summer

You have to think way ahead to keep up with these dynamic ladies on the CCEE design team. I submitted this challenge months ago, and now that June is getting started, it's been more like thunder rollin' in  here in Texas. My challenge for you if you choose to take it is to use some sort of brayer technique to make your card. I googled stamping ideas using a brayer. I  am sure there are some great tutorials over on Splitcoaststampers as well.

I simply rolled the color for the sky and water on with a brayer and then kind of bounced the brayer somewhat for the clouds.

Get by the CCEEstampers blog to check out all the terrific samples done by the team and add your card to the link.
Make sure you use the CCEE1523 as your keyword over at SCS.

Color Throwdown challenge 345

I love this digital stamp from Power Poppy and when I saw the inspiration picture for the colors this week on Color Throw Down, I knew these geraniums had to be the focus of my card. This is one of my favorite color combos.
I colored the geraniums with copic markers, I used a MS punch on the white paper and spellbinder die cuts on the image and border. I added a black and white stripped taffeta ribbon as a final touch.