Thursday, August 15, 2019

CCEE1933 Vacation Destination

Anne continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this week and asked us to create a card using a vacation destination . . . one that we love or would like to visit . . . and to include a 3D element for fun.    You might consider my project a "cheat" because I made this some time ago, but I thought it was perfect for the challenge.  I had made a travelogue of places visited by Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds, and the 3D element is actually the album which holds all their photos.

While on vacation,  some of the places the Crazy Birds visited were Paris . . .

London . . .

Washington, DC . . . 

and Mt. Fuji . . .

Please forgive me if you consider this cheating, but I've often heard the saying, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."

If you want to see some "legal" travel destinations, be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers blog.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

CCEE1932 Embossing

Anne continues her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a relatively easy challenge.  She says, "Embossing adds so much to a card.  Use either wet or dry embossing, and add some bling."  I recently attended a stamp show in Orlando and visited a booth carrying some stamps and dies from a "new-to-me" company called Honey Bee Stamps.  I bought two stamp sets and a die set.  My card today uses images from both stamp sets, For the Record and Good Mix.  I thought they were the perfect ones to use with the music background embossing folder.  I didn't forget the bling -- there are two gems in the center of the speakers on the cassette player.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more embossing and bling.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Designer Challenge - Fun on the Farm

This month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is "Fun on the Farm."  The re-release of Karen's Barn Pop-Stand die is exciting.  Along with the Barn, there are several other farm-related sets -- animals and scenery.

I used the Barn Pop-Stand for my card, but I didn't make a Pop-Up card, per se.  I like to make fancy fold cards, and one of my favorites is the Z-Box Pop-Up.   I cut out and assembled the barn and placed it on the back panel.  Then I added the animals to the front and the box.

I decided to show the various farm animals having fun -- playing dress-up.   We've got Mr. and Mrs. Pig all dressed up, looking like they're ready to go to dinner . . .

. . . Superhero Goat ready to save the world . . .

. . . and Mr. Turkey playing pirate.

The other animals are also in various garb -- cowboys, farmers, and more.

This challenge was named correctly -- it was definitely "fun on the farm."

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my card for the Designer Challenge this month.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CCEE1931 Die Cut and Ribbon

Anne starts her month off as hostess for the CCEE Stampers with a good challenge -- create a card with a die cut and be sure to add a ribbon.

I've got a fun Christmas card made with several Karen Burniston dies -- mainly the Tag Book Pop-Up and the Train Pivot Panels.

And you'll notice that there are a couple of bows on the tag ends, so the "ribbon" part was covered as well.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see some more die cut/ribbon cards.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

As you may or may not be aware, I am a big fan of Harry Potter and the magical world he inhabits.  Today is his birthday (as well as that of J. K. Rowling, the author of this VERY popular book series), and I have a card which I made in his honor.  It happens to be made with a brand-new die from Karen Burniston, the Triple Flip -- a very cool die.  The images are digis from Bugaboo Stamps.

Do you see that little arrow on the right-hand side of the card?   When you pull it, the three frames flip over -- thus the name, Triple Flip.

There are a couple of other Karen Burniston dies on this card as well -- the Border Blends dies and the one word Celebrate.

Here's a little video to show you how the flip mechanism works.

Isn't that fun?  By the way, this die is very addicting.  I've made a bunch of cards using it since I got it last month.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

CCEE1930 - National Moth Week

Vicky winds up her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that the week of July 20-28, 2019 is National Moth Week.  Who knew the moth would have a whole week dedicated to it?  Her challenge was to use a moth (or butterfly) on our cards.  Extra credit if you actually have a moth stamp/digital you can use.  Let the bugs fly!!!

After researching to see what the difference is between a butterfly and a moth (the antennae are a good example of the difference), I searched through my stamps and found some moths (images not real ones!).

The inside of my card has three moths on this Karen Burniston Upsy Daisy Pop-Up.

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog and check out the cards the rest of the team has created.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Space Exploration Day

According to the website, today is Space Exploration Day.  To celebrate this momentous holiday, I have a card made with one of the new Karen Burniston dies, the Rocket Pop-Up.

Also on the front of my card is a second new die -- the sentiment Enjoy the Ride.

The rocket on the front of my card is actually inside.  I cut out the opening and inserted some clear acetate.  When you open the card, the rocket takes off into the sky.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope your day is stellar!!!