Thursday, September 3, 2015

CCEE1536 - Skyscraper Day

I'm the hostess for the CCEE Stampers blog this month.  In addition to today's being my birthday, it is also the birthday of Louis H. Sullivan (born September 3, 1856), an architect credited with designing the first skyscraper.  Today's challenge is a Word Play challenge.  I asked that the team members include on their cards something that starts with each of the letters in CITY.

Here's my card:


I fulfilled the requirements of the challenge with these things:

C - Christmas, Candle
I  - Inlaid die cuts
T - Twine
Y - Yule log

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how they handled this Word Play challenge.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September "More Than One Score"

It's September 1, time for another "More Than One Score" challenge over on the Scor-Pal blog.  The theme this month is "Back to School."  I recently learned how to make a Block Card, so I thought that's what I would make for this month's theme.


This was a really fun card to make.  I found the directions here.

Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal Blog to see how the rest of the team is getting ready to go back to school.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CCEE1535 Bow Tie Day

Frances informed the CCEE stampers that tomorrow (August 28) is Bow Tie Day, so she asked us to include some sort of a bow on our cards this week.  It didn't necessarily have to be a bow tie, as long as it was a bow.  I decided to add a bit of whimsy on my card this week.  In order for the tie to tuck under my owl's beak, I cut a second beak and popped it on after I had attached the bow tie.   He's all dressed up in his red plaid bow tie!


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team handled this challenge.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CCEE1534 Lemonade Day

Frances, our CCEE hostess for August, told us that today is Lemonade Day.  She asked us to celebrate by creating cards that feature lemonade in some way.  If we didn't have anything with a lemon or lemon-related feature, we could use some other kind of beverage.  Fortunately, I had several stamp sets featuring lemonade, and I used some images from three of them on my card.  You probably can't see it, but I added some glossy accents on the glass and pitcher.


Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog for some more refreshing lemonade.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CCEE1533 Screen Divider Card

Frances, our CCEE hostess for August, has been meaning to make a screen divider card for some time.  They are quite fun -- here's a tutorial if you want to try one yourself.  I've made several of these over the years; and when I make one, I usually put a belly band around it so that it will fit easily into an envelope.


Here it is opened.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see what creativity you will find there.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

CCEE1532 National Golf Month

Apparently, August is National Golf Month, so Frances (our CCEE hostess for August) asked us to create a card which features some sort of sport.  We get bonus points if we create a golf-themed card.  I don't have many golf-related stamps in my inventory, but I did find an old Lizzie Anne Designs set that had one appropriate stamp.



I hope the rest of the team was more successful in their search.  Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Scor-Pal More Than One Score - Birthday Celebrations

Scor-Pal is celebrating birthdays this month.  The More Than One Score challenge for August is Birthdays.  Not much stamping on this card -- a two-word sentiment on the front and a two-word sentiment inside.  The balloons on the front were punched from cardstock in the same colors as those on the inside patterned paper.  I used a little bit of silver twine for the strings and a bit of ribbon for the bow.  I think the patterned paper makes this card!


 
 
The inside has a pop-up panel into which you can slide a gift card.