Thursday, June 13, 2019

CCEE1924 - National Sewing Machine Day

I'm continuing my month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers.  I discovered that today (June 13) is National Sewing Machine Day.  I asked the team to create a card with some stitching on it -- either real stitching, faux stitching or stitched-edged dies.

It just so happens that Kindred Stamps is also celebrating National Sewing Machine Day and released a stamp set depicting that Wacky Holiday.  I couldn't resist using that stamp today, as well as some double-stitched dies.  Isn't she cute?

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled my challenge.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

"More Than One Score" -- Think Summer

The Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge this month is Warmer Days (think Summer, warm colors, etc.) I made an additional card for this challenge.   I live in Florida, so lots of people go to the beach when it gets warm.  My card is a diorama, depicting a day at the beach.

The size of the card is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", 1" inches deep.  It was pretty simple to construct, even with the three layers of "scenery."    To construct, I cut two pieces of light yellow 4 1/2" x 7 1/2", scoring at 1 1/2" and 6".  The ocean waves and beach line were made using a Karen Burniston die set called Tropical Scene.  I added some fun elements -- the turtle crawling out of the water, the flip flops sitting on the sand, and the bright sun in the sky.  I computer-generated the sentiment and cut it out with a Spellbinders banner die, sponging a bit of blue before I took the cardstock out of the die.

If you'd like a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal shop, make a "warm" card and post it on our blog.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

CCEE1923 - Favorite School Subject

This month I'm serving as hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenge.  This is the 60th anniversary of my graduation from high school (June 9, 1959) -- Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.   So the challenge for the team this week is to make a card depicting their favorite subject in school.  This one was an easy one for me -- I LOVED history and, in particular, ancient history.  I think that, if I had my life to live over again, I might have wound up being an archeologist.  That's most likely why all those Indiana Jones movies spoke to me.  Of course, Harrison Ford was probably a draw as well!  Anyway, I digress.

For my card I pulled out an old pyramid stamp I bought many years ago and the Kindred Stamps Treasure Hunter stamp set to create my card.   Inside it says, "Happy Birthday."

To see what the rest of the team enjoyed in school, pop over to the CCEE Stampers blog and check out their cards.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Beach Day

It's time for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge once again -- this month it's all about the beach.   That's a great place to be when you live in Florida!  I pulled out the Circle Tag Book and some fun fishy stamps for this one.

Using several different pieces of patterned paper, I created this little beach scene -- stamping some sea gulls above the palm trees from the Tropical Scene set.

But inside is where the fun part lies.

I love those sweet little stamped fish, framed in the twisted frames from the Circle Tag Book, as well as a few small seashells from the Tropical Scene.  Here's a closer look at them.

Somewhere my brain stopped working, and I didn't remember that I had done this card; so I made a second card, which I will also share today -- this one using the Palm Tree Pop-Up, the Rockin' Rectangle, Tropical Scene, and Sea Animals.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you can plan a trip to the beach sometime soon!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" - Warmer Days

It's June 1st, time for another Scor-Pal "More Than One Score challenge.  This month the theme is "Warmer Days.   Summer is already here in Florida . . . and much of the rest of the country.  It has been in the 90s for weeks here.

For my challenge card I made a Z-Box Fold Card.  Of course, I used my Scor-Pal to make the several score lines for the folds and Scor-Tape to hold down much of the background paper.

In addition, I used several dies from Karen Burniston to create my scene -- Tropical Landscape and Beach Charms.

If you'd like to join in on our summer fun and maybe win a $25 gift certificate to the Scor-Pal store, make a card and post it on the Scor-Pal blog.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

CCEE1922 Barbecue Month/Hamburger Day

Frances wound up her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenge with a yummy challenge.  She told us that May is apparently Barbecue Month and May 28th was Hamburger Day.  So she asked us to think BBQ and/or Hamburgers when creating our cards.  I pulled out an old stamp set from Gina K (King of the Grill) and a new die set from Karen Burniston (the Rockin' Rectangle) to create my card.  I used Karen's tutorial for making an acetate-front card with this die set.  I didn't have a big hamburger stamp, so the hamburgers stacked down the front were some free clip art.

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog for some more barbecue fun!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sesame Street and Karen Burniston

My daughter recently asked me to make a couple of birthday cards for her friend, who is celebrating his 50th birthday.  He recently became a big fan of Sesame Place at Sea World, Orlando.  I used two different Karen Burniston pop-up dies to create these fun cards.

The first one (Cookie Monster) is made with the Cake Pop-Up die, but using only the bottom layer.  Karen Burniston has a video showing how to make one of these.  I googled "Cookie Monster Free Clip Art" and found several images.  I used his face on the front, adding some googlie eyes for some whimsey.  The sentiment was made with Word Set 2 - Birthday.

Following Karen's directions for the one-layer stage, I made the inside -- scattering some cookies around.  I also used the Border Blends - Party, Numbers, and Word Set 8 - Congrats sets.

Here's a close-up of the main stage.

The second card featured Oscar the Grouch.

Again, I googled some free clip art for Oscar's image, and added the "50" to the front.

For the inside I used the Coffee Cup Pop-Up, cutting off the lid to make the garbage can.

Another piece of free clip art gave me this image of Oscar along with the garbage scattered on the ground.  I added another border, using Border Blends - Argyle, at the top, and just the word Celebrate.

Here's a close-up of Oscar in his garbage can.  The corrugated piece emulates the look of a real garbage can, don't you think?

The birthday party was this past weekend.  I hope the "birthday boy" enjoyed these cards!