Thursday, April 28, 2022

CCEE2216 - Spring Garden

Liz finishes up her month as CCEE Stampers hostess by asking us to give a peek at what we have planted in our spring gardens.  We were to feature our favorite blossoms on our creations.

I must start by explaining that I have a brown thumb and am not much of a gardener.  Anything that grows in my yard does so by their own efforts.  I did plant a hibiscus bush in my back yard about 20 years ago, and amazingly it's still thriving.  So I pulled out a Rubbernecker stamp I bought quite a while ago and used it on my card.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see what the rest of the team has growing in their gardens.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

CCEE2215 - National Kindergarten Day

Liz continues this week as hostess for the CCEE Stampers and told us that today is National Kindergarten Day.  With that in mind, she asked us to make a card using primary colors and basic shapes.

This was a fun card to make, and I was able to use a brand-new-to-me die -- that interlocking circles die from Sugar Pea Designs.  I put the three primary colors (red, blue, yellow) on the inside of the circles.  I was only able to use two "basic shapes" -- circles and rectangles.

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for some more "down to basics" cards from the rest of the team.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

CCEE2214 - Look Up at the Sky Day

I love all these weird "holidays."  Today is another one I've never heard of -- Look Up at the Sky Day.  Liz asked the CCEE Stampers to recreate something you love as a beautiful part of God's huge canvas (maybe a starry night, a bright rainbow, sunrises or sunsets, or beautiful cloud formations).  I decided on a rainbow.

One of my favorite Karen Burniston dies is the Rockin' Rectangle.  There is no theme to it, so you could use it on any type of card.  I thought it would be fun to give a sneak peek at the rainbow on the front . . . 

. . . with the full view when you open the card. 

Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog for some more looks at nature's beauty.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

CCEE2213 - "No Housework Day"

Liz Williams starts her month-long stint as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by celebrating "No Housework Day."  She told us to spend the day in our stamp rooms, celebrating by doing a "Free for All" card theme of our choice.  

I spent almost a complete day on this Easter card, so I guess that qualifies for this challenge.  The front didn't take all that long . . .

. . . it was the inside that took most of the day.

I attached the bunny to a separate piece of cardstock so that he could stand independent from the card.

Be sure to stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see how the rest of the team spent their day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Flowers

This month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge is all about spring -- the theme being "Flowers."  The purple and yellow color combination is always a good one for spring.  The flowers on the front are from the Flower Pivot Panel set . . . 

. . . and the ones on the inside are from the Flower Pot Pop-Up set.  I used that "framed paper frames" technique that Karen has demonstrated for the inside and added a couple of Border Blends to the frame.

The designer challenge is always so much fun.  I love to see the different ways each member of the design team handles the same theme.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Scor-Pal "More Than One Score" Challenge

It's time for the Scor-Pal "More than One Score" challenge again.  As Easter is this month, I thought an Easter card would be appropriate.    I haven't made an easel card in quite a while, so I thought that would be fun.   In addition to the two scores required for the card base, I also scored the crease lines on the ribbon.  

The bow and the Easter eggs are from Cottage Cutz, and the border die across the top is from Karen Burniston . . . 

. . . as is the Happy Easter sentiment inside.