Sunday, October 30, 2016

Paper Players Challenge 319 Christmas tic-tac-toe

This is for the Paper Players Challenge #319 which was a tictactoe game. Here's the choices:

I did the red, glitter, and snowflakes row!! I used glittered paper, red cardstock, and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. I added dimensions to the backs of the snowflakes and a red rhinestone to the middle. Stamped the sentiment and not sure of the source of it.  This was a quick and simple card that can quickly made any number needed. I like this glitter paper because it does not come off and get all over everything. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

R is for recipe Christmas card

My sister introduced me to Paper Playful a wonderful place to find all the weekly stamping challenges. I love doing challenges because it does my thinking for me. It sets some of the criteria for the card, so that takes away some of the choices one needs to make when creating a card. That makes me a much quicker stamper and cardmaker. This challenge was to use 3 of the choices on the recipe. I used a Sassy Cheryl digital design, I used a die for the frame and for the pine needle, and I used silver ribbon. I colored my image with copic markers.  And the best part of this is I have made another Christmas card for my stash. I am going to be ready to just address Christmas cards this year. I make every card an individual design because I hate doing repeats. That means everyone on my cardlist gets their own exclusive design. LOL.

Thanks for letting me join in on this challenge. I love that I discovered some new sites that I did not know about. Thanks, Paper Playful for providing this information. I will be visiting you daily from now on!!!


This was a fun challenge today for Crazy For Challenges #360. I used the letter L for Liz and my image is a long lady with paper punched lace. I was looking for my lizard in my collection but came across this image first and I still haven't located the lizard.  The paper punch border is from Martha Stewart and the image is from Hampton Arts.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CCEE1643 Recipe card

This week Joanne is haveing us doing a ‘recipe’ card. You must use circular and square elements, flower(s), dry embossing, and bling of some sort.

I used a Power Poppy digital image for my flowers. I like the fact that you can make the image to be any size you would like it to be for a card.  I colored it with copic markers. I embossed the card base, which is a square. I had this doily I had made with my Martha Stewart circular punch. I added some bling in between the leaf pattern. . Joanne hit my favorites for this card. I love embossing, florals, and a little bling is always the perfect embellishment. 

Please visit the CCEEblog site to see all the lovely creations of the others on the team. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CCEE1642 One layered card

This week Joanne has a double challenge for us. First, you must make a true one-layer card….nothing popped up or embellished. Second, your card must have a Halloween or Thanksgiving theme.

I sponged the moon using the negative side of a diecut circle. I stamped the bats with a great stamp I bought out of the bargain bin at Michael's last year. I painted in the night sky with watered down ink.
The sentiment is from an old retired Stampin' Up set.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CCEE1641 World sight day

Joanne is back today with another fun challenge for us all!

Today is World Sight Day. Include glasses, eye charts, or a sentiment related to one’s sight on your card today. 

Let's take a look what the Design Team created for this challenge ..over at the CCEEStampers blog

I am not sure of the sources of the stamps I used today, but had fun putting some together that were not part of the same set. 

Friday, October 7, 2016


It is October and breast awareness month. The challenge over at Cas-ual Friday Challenge is this:

So I used the hope sentiment 8 times on the card, and used this dress image from the "Fight Like a Girl" set offered a few years back from Flourishes. I have many friends who have survived their bouts with breast cancer, and lost a few friends who didn't. I pray great stride continue to be made in combating this disease; 1 in 8 is too great of a ratio for this horrible desease.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CCEE1640 Get Well

Joann is our hostess this month and in honor of Physician's Assistant's Day (Oct 6th), she is asking us to make a Get Well Card. Our sweet Joann is recovering from surgery herself, and I also have a sweet friend who got pitched from her horse and is recovering from a broken pelvic. I know both of them have probably tried to make humor their best medicine, so hope this little card puts a smile on their faces, as I wish them forward in their quick re-coveries. This stamp is by Artistic Obsessions, and although it was a male on the stamp, I had to turn into a female for my friends. Sorry!!! That is probably against some kind of copyright laws, but ....

Please join us in the challenge by adding your card as an attachment on your comments, or if you load it over on SCS, please use CCEE1640 as you keyword.  Check out all the wonderful other team members; cards over at  www.cceestampers.blogspot;com

Monday, October 3, 2016

MOJO468 and TLC606

Sometimes I can roll two challenges into one, and today was my lucky day. I used the bandana technique for the TLC606 Challenge over on SCS, and this sketch that is being done this week on the Mojo Monday challenge:
All the stamps I used were from Verve. The burgandy organdy ribbon appeared to be a better match in real life than it does in the photo. Happy Monday, everyone!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

JUGS363 Leaves

This weekend we are finally getting a feeling of fall in the air. Love the colors of fall leaves, so added them to my card for the JUGS 363 challenge today.