Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CCEE1907 Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone
It is Maryann again here is my challenge for this week

Today is Valentine's day and it is also her birthday this week, so please create a birthday card for someone you love.

So, happy birthday, Maryann and on the 16th is my mom's 90th birthday. 
I used a stencil and the following Distress Oxide inks on this: antique linen, crushed olive, hickory smoke, and black soot. I used my fabulous makeup brushes to add the colors and blend together. They are so fabulous. I colored in the skin tone and hair with an alcohol markers. The stamp is from Unity, the sentiment is an old retired SU. I added a few rhinestones to make it festive. The card base is gray. 

Monday, February 11, 2019


This card is for the color challenge over at Paper Players this week. I used part of a stencil to sponge on the gray. The card base is light gray. I used mango melon paper to stamp the rose and then cut it out. I stamped the scripture with black ink. I used my makeup brushes for the stenciling. They work so wonderfully. The rose and leaf stamps are from Stampin' Up. The scripture stamp is from Rubbernecker.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Hi Everyone
 It is Maryann here as our hostess for February, I hope you can join in the challenge fun.

The birthstone for February is Amethyst, use a shade of purple and include gem stones or charms on your card.

I used this Sizzix llama set for my card. I found a great "No Prob Llama" pad of card stock by DCWV that was perfect for this set. I was very fortunate there were some papers with purples in them. I added a few gems and sequins to add to today's fun. 

Check out the fun over on the CCEEstampers challenge site found HERE,
Join in the fun. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CCEE1905 National Thank you month

Here is Liz's last challenge for the month for us. It is National  Thank You Month. So, before the month is over, make a thank you card, and send an unexpected thank you to someone whose small act of kindness has not gone unnoticed by you.
Join in on the fun and play along.  Use CCEE1905 as your keyword if you load it to SCS, and link it here.

I used a flower stamp from Rubber Art Stamps (Designs by Ryn), and the thanks sentiments are from My Favorite stamps. I stenciled white paper with distress oxide ink and then die cut these leaves. I love using kraft paper especially with black and white. Adding a few pops of color was fun on this too. 

I am sending this thank you to a Bunco group I played with last week as a sub. When I told them about being on a Prison Ministry Team that is going into one of our Texas jails for women this coming weekend, many of them gave me their winning money from Bunco to donate toward the meals we will taking in during the course of the weekend. It touched my heart. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Hello, crafting friends. Liz is here again with a new challenge this week. 
I found that gold was discovered in California on Jan. 24, 1848, so let's see some gold used on your creations this week. Glittery gold paper, gold chrome cardstock, or gold embossing and any other possibilities you can think to create, we would love seeing on your creation

i almost need to name this card "Too much gold to behold."  All of this metallic stuff does not photograph too well with my near midnight lighting. This is the best shot that I got. I used  a lot of my fancy gold papers from my stash, and embossing the sentiment in gold as well. My mom is going to be celebrating her 90th birthday in February so she has reached those "golden" years I suppose. 
 This card is making use of one of my stamping resolutions for this year: deplete the stash, use old stamps, and make use of the tools I have. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CCEE1903 Hot beverage

Liz is here for this week's challenge. This weekend is going to be our coldest days we have had so far this winter, so my favorite way to stay warm is to get cozy and sip on my favorite hot beverage. I have just become a coffee drinker, and although hot tea is still probably my favorite, I found some Godiva coffee on sale after Christmas that has been my recent morning beverage.  Hope you will join us in the fun this week by checking over at the CCEE blogsite, and will join us in playing along with this challenge. Please use CCEE1903 as your keyword. 

Here is my card using one of my Unity stamps for this one.