Thursday, July 21, 2016

CCEE1629 - Beach

Most of the CCEE team (with the exception of Frances and Maryann) are in the midst of summer.  So Joanne asked us to create cards that honor beaches in some way.  One of my favorite beach stamps is this one from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I added the flip-flops for my daughter!



Come celebrate the summer with the rest of the CCEE Stampers on our blog.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CCEE1628 National Cow Appreciation Day

Joanne introduced us to an unusual holiday, which is celebrated tomorrow -- National Cow Appreciation Day.  As a long-time lover of milk, I am happy to celebrate this day!  I've changed from whole milk to 1%, but I still love a cold glass of milk.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team is showing their appreciation for cows!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CCEE1627 - National Ice Cream Month

Joanne is our CCEE hostess for July, and her first challenge is to celebrate the fact that July is National Ice Cream Month.  Who doesn't like ice cream?  No one that I know!  Because I have several birthdays to celebrate in July (my sister, my grandson, and my daughter-in-law), I decided on a birthday card.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more ice cream treats.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CCEE1626 - Mixed Media

For Vicky's last week as hostess for the CCEE Stampers, she told us that she needs to practice mixed media; so that's her challenge this week.  I'm probably right there with her -- mixed media is difficult for me too.  She gave us a long list of media that we could choose from:

*  Pencils (wax, oil, watercolor, graphite/charcoal, chalk/pastel)
*  Pastels  (chalk, oil)  
*  Markers  (watercolor, pigment, water-based, acrylic)
*  Pens  (ink, glitter)
*  Pigments  (Gelatos, watercolor crayons, metallic rub ons)
*  Paints  (watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, tempera)
*  Inks  (dye, chalk, distress, reinkers, pigment, hybrid)
*  Powders  (mica, pigment, chalk)
*  Sprays and airbrushing
*  Dimensionals  (embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found items, papers (collage, piecing), ephemera,  foils)
*  Heated elements - encaustic wax, embossing)

For my card I chose ink (stamped image), markers (alcohol markers to color the fern and the postage stamps), dimensionals (embossing paste for the two leaves) -- and I made a collage.  I actually added some reinker to my embossing paste, which was originally white.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see what everyone else designed using mixed media.

Friday, June 24, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Great Outdoors Blog Hop - Day 4

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
The Great Outdoors BLOG HOP






JOIN US EACH DAY, June 21-24 FOR SOME OUTDOOR FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the June 24th POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Outdoor-Themed stamp sets.  Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  (You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.)  Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the June 24 post. The winners will be announced on July 9, 2016, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day.  (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
June 22-- Tin Foil Tags by Gail
June 24-- Scrapbook Layout by Sandy

Like my card yesterday, the one I made for the last day of the blog hop also was made using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die set, the Oval Pull Card. 


Here's the inside of the card.  To line up the scene on the front with the one on the inside, I first stamped the trees and the fisherman on the inside panel.  Then I mounted the black panel on the front oval, laid a piece of waxed paper over the entire card, then mounted the white oval with removable tape on top of the waxed paper.    Then I could line up the stamps (the trees and the fisherman) and stamp on the front.  The waxed paper protected the underlying panels.  I removed the waxed paper and adhered the white oval permanently on the black oval.


The MFP Stamp Shop sets used on this card were Get Reel and Tree Scene.



Please check out the rest of today's hop.

Here's the Design Team
 Karen
Kren
Lois   (that's me)
Marilynn
MFP Stamp Shop 

We hope that we have inspired you to start your own Outdoor Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by July 8th and check back on July 9, 2016, to see if you are a winner. 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MFP Stamp Shop Great Outdoors Blog Hop - Day 3

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP
The Great Outdoors BLOG HOP






JOIN US EACH DAY, June 21-24 FOR SOME OUTDOOR FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the June 24th POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop Outdoor-Themed stamp sets.  Just comment on the participating blogs (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  (You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.)  Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the June 24 post. The winners will be announced on July 9, 2016, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day.  (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
June 22-- Tin Foil Tags by Gail
June 24-- Scrapbook Layout by Sandy

Today's card is a bit more complicated than my two earlier cards.  I used a die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Hot Air Balloon as well as the MFP Stamp Shop set Hot Air Balloon on this card.  Riding in a hot air balloon is one of the things I have crossed off my bucket list.  It was a 50th birthday present from my late husband.


This inside of the card shows how I used the die set.


Here's the stamp set I used.



Please check out the rest of today's hop.

Here's the Design Team
 Karen
Kren
Lois   (that's me)
Marilynn
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Outdoor Fun projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by July 8th and check back on July 9, 2016, to see if you are a winner. 

CCEE1625 - Birds

Vicky Gould continues as hostess for the CCEE Stampers and this week reminds us that she loves birds.  She said, "Let's use birds on our cards this week . . . Crazy Birds, Real Birds, Cartoon Birds . . . whatever trips your trigger!"  I recently bought a pad of tags from K & Company and thought I could use one of the tags as the background for my bird -- a cockatoo.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see what birds the rest of the team used on their cards this week.