Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cut It Out challenge at Power Poppy

I love Marcella Hawley's floral images. Last night I found a little time to get this card made for the Power Poppy Cut It Out challenge. I colored these geraniums with copci markers. All the stamps and images I used arre from Power Poppy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Joanne's challenges have been so fun this month and she has challenged us to make use of the many tools in the stamp room, some of which have had to be hunted down. This card was to make use of heat embossing, paper piecing, paper piercing, and some kind of framing. So, I dry embossed the white panel using a diffuser to leave a frame for my heat embossed sentiment. I also heat embossed my flower on a small gingham printed design paper, fussy cut it myself, and added the sequins and big gold dome. I die cut the red frame and the leaves. I am a horrible paper piercer, and the holes I punched on some parts above the sequins on the red frame do not show up so well in the photo, but I promise there are some there. LOL.

Joanne is a master of black and white cards, and often adds red in as a pop of color, so in honor of her and my own love of this color combo, I chose those colors for this card. Love ya' Joanne and continuing prayers for your back problems.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


How fun Joanne's challenges are for May! Today's challenge is to use corregated paper and fabric on your card.  I used a crimper on some gold chrome cardstock and I used green felt for my fabric on my leaves. I guess the lace could be fabric as well. I did some faux fabric using blue denmin design paper for the top of the card. I am not sure of the source of the sentiment.  Go through your stash piles and see what you can create for this challenge.

Go over to the link on CCEEStampers to post your card, and while you are there check out all the great designs our team created for Joanne's challenge.  Make sure to use the CCEE1521 code on Splitcoaststampers site.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Get out your acrylics and your inks.  Joanne, our hostess for this week, wants you to create a background using inks, but no stamps or embossing folders. She also wants something acrylic on your
card/project. (You certainly may use stamps for your main panels….only the bkgd.
must be made without stamps or embossing folders.

So, I smeared some acrylic paints onto an acrylic block to come up with the colors for my background. I layed some diecut numbers out and sponged around them with ink to add to the backbround. She said no stamps, but she didn't say stenciling!! I added a diecut graduation cap, and the diecut label. The sentiment is from Kithch Sink Stamps. I added a clear acrylic button tied with a metalic gold chord, sprinkled a few gold sequins across the card and wah-lah--a handy graduation card for this time of year.

You can join us on this fun challenge, by linking your card over on the CCEEStampers blog, and also enjoy seeing the creations of all the other team members.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Joanne made this a fabulous challenge of not only to use handmade flowers on the card, but also to get out some tools to use with this. We were to use an embossing folder and brads. So, I embossed my paper for my flower pot, and these large polka dotted brads went into the design of my flowers. I was trying to make this as flat as possible except, I felt it needed that bow!! I punched citcles and used a flower punch that I cut away from to design my flowers. I drew in the flower centers. I also created the leaves. The flower pot was made with a diecut that I cut one end off of.

I hope all the mothers around the world, have a wonderful Mothers' Day on Sunday. What a significant role they play in the lives of their children!!

If you want to play along with us, link up over on the CCEE Stampers Blog and if you post to Splitcoaststamers, please use CCEE1519 as your keyword.

While you are at CCEE Stampers, please check out all the fabulous floral creations by the other team members.