Thursday, September 11, 2014

CCEE1437 - Odd Day

When I was looking for a theme for today's CCEE Stampers challenge, I must have looked at a list of holidays for 2013 rather than 2014 and came up with Odd Day.  September 11, 2013 (9/11/13) was the last time for 92 years that we will have a day featuring three consecutive odd numbers, the final "Odd Day" of the 21st century.  But it seemed like such a fun thing that I went ahead and used it for the theme.  I asked the team to use an odd number of the same embellishment on their cards (e.g., 3 brads, 5 pearls, etc.).  Here's my card with its three enamel stickers.   I tried a new technique (for me) on my card.  I had recently bought some Tim Holtz masking sheets, and I cut out a peacock feather with a Spellbinders die and used it as a mask when I sponged on the ink background.

Hop on over to the CCEE Stampers blog and see what the rest of the team has created to celebrate (a year late) this Odd holiday.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tutorial Time - Spotlight Stamping

This week's Tutorial Time challenge on Speedy TV is brought to you by Barbie Dopson; she did a tutorial on Spotlight Stamping.   This is a fun technique, in which you color only a portion of your image or scene, leaving the rest of it uncolored.  I decided to have a little fun with it and use this cute tree frog instead of a flower, which was my first thought.

Because my "scene" contains some masking and over-stamping of several images, I was a bit concerned that I couldn't do it exactly the same the second time.  So I just used my copier and made a second copy.  I colored the original because I wasn't sure how the ink from the copier would react to my markers.

If you'd like to play along with us, check out the Tutorial Time Challenge on Speedy TV.  Link up your card and you might win a free stamp set.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

CCEE1436 - Newspaper Carrier Day

I'm the hostess this month over on the CCEE Stampers Blog, and my first challenge is in honor of Newspaper Carrier Day.  When I was young, it was kids on bicycles delivering the daily paper.  Nowadays, if you have a paper delivered at all, it's probably by an adult.  I used this what-may-be a disappearing holiday (lots of people get their news on the internet today) to honor newspaper carriers and asked the team to make a card using newsprint.  Here's my card.  I wanted to use my new Cheery Lynn globe die, so I looked for an article which would pertain to a globe or the world.  Fortunately, on the day I made my card, there was an article about NASA in our local paper.

If you'd like to play along, link up your card over on the CCEE Stampers blog.  We'd love to see what you've made.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tutorial Time - Fan Fold Album

The Tutorial Time challenge this week is brought to you by Davi Reid, who wrote a tutorial on how to make a Fan Fold Album.  My brother and sister were both visiting in Florida recently, so I took some of the photos from a family dinner we had and put them into my album.

Here's the front cover.  I used several of the dies from Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles set.

 This is my brother, my sister, and me.

And this was my brother and sister-in-law, my sister, my son and his family (including his mother-in-law), my niece, and me.

A good time was had by all!  If you'd like to try making one of these mini-albums, please share it with us over on Speedy TV.  You might win a free stamp set.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CCEE1435 - Herringbone

Amber is ending her month as hostess of the CCEE Stampers blog challenge with a technique I'm not sure I've ever done before -- Herringbone.  It was rather fun and a good way to get rid of some scraps!

If you'd like to play along with us, go over to the CCEE Stampers blog and link up your card at the end of the post.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tutorial Time - Distress Stains Background

It's Tutorial Time again -- this week brought to you by Barbara Klusendorf, who wrote the tutorial on the Distress Stains Background.  I've done this with ink pads before but never with distress stains.  Here's my card:

If you'd like to try Barbara's technique, link your card up on Speedy TV and maybe you'll win this week's free stamp set.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CCEE1434 - Back to School

Well, it's been a long time since I've had kids going back to school, but apparently Amber has kids returning to school today; so she asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card or item that can be given to the teacher at open house or the first day of school.  I just bought a pad of marvelous map paper and thought it would be appropriate for my back-to-school card.  I'm showing my age; but any time I see a school-related card with the words "Welcome Back" on it, I think of Welcome Back, Kotter!

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog and see the rest of the cards created by the team.