Thursday, December 5, 2019

CCEE1949 -- Big, Bold Christmas Statement

Lynn is the hostess for the CCEE Stampers for our two challenges in December.  This week she challenged us to create a holday card where a BIG and BOLD sentiment is the star on the front.  Karen Burniston has a wonderful big, bold Christmas sentiment, which I used on the front of my card.

I did, however, add lots more to the inside -- using the new Karen Burniston Parcel Pop-Up die, as well as a stamped Santa, a gingerbread man, and some Christmas packages.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more big and bold Christmas sentiments.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- SURPRISE!

The theme for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is "Surprise."  So naturally, I used the Surprise Ball Pop-Up for my card.  This is such a fun die.  I've been playing with this one since the day I got it.  I titled my card for this challenge "Outta This World," which is mentioned on the front.  I used some starry background paper and have my astronaut space walking.

The Surprise Ball Pop-Up can be used with either the Flap & Closure die or with a belly band, which is what I chose for mine.

I found a piece of free clipart on-line, showing the "accurate" flat world map.  It was just what I needed for my "world."

When you open the card, you can see how it was the perfect choice.

The rocket ship from the Rocket Pop-Up set added an "out-of-this-world" touch to the inside of the card.  Here's a close-up of the globe, where you can see how the clipart map really worked well.

Be sure to check out the Karen Burniston Pop-Up Peeps Facebook page for the surprise cards from the rest of the team.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge -- Any December Holiday

The Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge for December is to make a card for any December holiday.  The biggest holiday in December is obviously Christmas, so that's where I went.  I love making pop-up box cards, and I found a cute stamp set from Pink and Main to use for the elements.  Santa is checking his list to see who's been naughty and who's been nice.  Looks like you made the Nice list!   I've seen that several die companies have produced dies to make this particular style of card, but I still prefer doing it myself.

Check out the Scor-Pal blog for more December celebration.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

CCEE1948 -- Movember

Frances reminded the CCEE Stampers that November is also known as Movember, which is a time to celebrate and raise funds for male issues.  For our challenge this week, she asked us to include a Moustache (Mo) on our card in some way.

I was very limited in my choices for a mustache.  I finally found an embossing folder in my stash (or 'stache, if you will) that would work.

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog for some more Movember cards.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gingerbread Cookie Day

In honor of Gingerbread Cookie Day, I have a card today using a really cute gingerbread set from Paper Nest Dolls and the Karen Burniston Photo Collage die set.  I had so much fun making this card.

Isn't that a sweet gingerbread house?  That would be a special card just looking at the front; but, when you open the card, it gets better.

The rubber stamp set has 6 pieces (the house and five gingerbread people).  I actually bought the digital images and was able to adjust the size to fit into the photo frames.  The sentiment is from a Kindred Stamps Wacky Holiday set from last year's Gingerbread Cookie Day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.

CCEE1947 -- Go for a Ride Day

This week Frances told the CCEE Stampers that tomorrow (11/22) is Go for a Ride Day and challenged us to incorporate some sort of transportation on our cards -- bike, car, train, plane, hot air balloon, etc.  An item I have been able to check off my bucket list is to ride in a hot air balloon.  My late husband gave me that ride for my 50th birthday.  I used a several  Karen Burniston dies on my card.

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog for some more transportation cards.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Karen Burniston Blog Hop Winner

I've got some happy news today -- I'm announcing my winner of a $25 gift certificate to the Karen Burniston -- K B Rilley LLC on-line store for one lucky participant in last week's Karen Burniston new release Blog Hop.  Without any further ado, I'm pleased to announce that the winner is:

Jennifer Paar Gross

Congratulations, Jennifer!  We'll be in touch shortly to let you know how you can redeem your prize.

In addition, I have another fun card made with the Surprise Ball Pop-Up.