Thursday, October 10, 2019

CCEE1941 World Rainforest Week

Kelli continues this week as hostess for the CCEE Stampers.    She tells us that this is World Rainforest Week (October 10-16).  Her challenge:  create a card showing the rainforest or any animal you'd find in a rainforest (and/or trees, rivers, rainforest animals, etc.).

One of the trendy images right now is the sloth -- definitely a rainforest inhabitant.


Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see what else from the rainforest we have today.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CCEE1940 - National Techies Day

Kelli begins her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that it is National Techies Day.  She said she is so grateful for all the technology that we have.  She asked us to create a card with something "techy" on it (computers, cell phones, etc.) or simply a thank you card.

I recently purchased a really cute stamp set that looked like animals taking "selfies" and thought it would be perfect for today's challenge.  I made what I hope looks like a cell phone.


Check over on the CCEE Stampers blog to see what techy things the rest of the team has created.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge -- Autumn

It's Designer Challenge day for the Karen Burniston team.  This month's theme is Autumn, which leaves a lot of room for interpretation.  For my card I chose Thanksgiving and used the Rockin' Rectangle and lots of fall colors.  All of the images are from Autumn Elements, and the sentiment is from Word Set 7 - Autumn.


I added a bit of whimsey on the inside, with Bennie the Cow on the Rockin' Rectangle, some stamped harvest images from KB Riley and more words from Word Set 7.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you liked my card.

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge - Harvest/Fall or Halloween

We have a seasonal challenge on the Scor-Pal blog today -- Harvest/Fall or Halloween.  I recently was introduced to a marvelous card-making accessory -- EZ Lights by Pear Blossom Press.  They are a step (or two) up from the Chibi Lights/battery/copper tape route.  It's all of that (and more) in one little unit.  I made a Halloween Light-Up card for this month's challenge using one of them.  As the challenge also includes a "more than one score" requirement, I made a Z-Fold Box Card.



The fun part comes when you push that little message on the tombstone.  As you can see, the lighs come on inside the haunted house.



I made a little video so you can see how cool this looks.


Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog for some more autumn fun.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

CCEE Stampers - World Dream Day

Frances ends her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that Sept. 25th was World Dream Day.  Our challenge this week is to create a card with someone/something sleeping/dreaming.  This was the perfect challenge for me to try a new technique using the Karen Burniston Family Room die with a floating floor.

The front of my card is rather simple . . .


. . . but it acts as an introduction to the inside.


The sleeping dad is a piece of clip art I found on-line.  Notice that the chair from the Family Room die has been changed into a table.  Karen Burniston showed this technique, and I just had to give it a try.  I thought the dog added a nice touch.

Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more Dream Day cards.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

CCEE1938 - Talk Like a Pirate Day

Frances told us that today (Sept. 19th) is Talk Like a Pirate Day.  She told the CCEE Stampers to grab those pirate stamps/dies to create our cards this week.  If we didn't have any pirate stamps, we could think beach, ocean, or treasure.

Quite a few years ago I bought a cute little Changito the Pirate set and haven't used it for a long time.  Today was the day to ink it up again!


This accordion frame die is one of the first Karen Burniston dies I ever purchased.  It is still one of my favorites.  And here are my pirates!


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more pirate fun.  Yo Ho!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

CCEE1937 - Honey

Frances continues her month of challenges to the CCEE Stampers.  Apparently, September is Honey Month.  Frances asked us to use this as our inspiration -- honey, bees, bears, even stamp companies that have honey in their names.

I have become slightly addicted to the new Karen Burniston Triple Flip die and used it on my card this week, along with some old bee stamps and a bee die.


The fun part of this die is when you pull that little tab with the arrow on it.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more bee-autiful cards from the rest of the team.