Friday, November 17, 2017

In the pink 127

The challenge for the In the Pink challenge can be found here. It was to use dots and stripes. I used dots and decided on a Christmas theme for my card. I cut a stencil of a tree and then used my small pink ink pads to directly apply the ink into the shape. I applied clear stickers that had hearts made from small glittery dots.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Well.....Happy Birthday to Joanne!!!!!!  In honor of her special day, this week's challenge is to make a feminine birthday card with flowers.  To celebrate the day with her,  she requests that we do a random act of kindness.  Call a friend who might need cheer, pay for someone's coffee, give a hug, .....try to make a difference.

You can join in on the fun by playing along and linking it over on the CCEEstampers Blog
HERE. While you are there check out all the floral birthday wishes all the others on the team have shared. 

For my card, I used a stamp set from Power Poppy. I fussy cut the roses and the cup of roses and then popped up the cup of roses. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a Spellbinder tag die. 

Happy Birthday, sweet Joanne!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mod Squad challenge - no white or ivory

I made this card for the Mod Squad challenge this week that requires one to NOT use white or ivory on their card. So, I did not even use white paper for the poinsettia. I stamped it on red paper, then I paper pieced the leaves from the green paper. I added copic marker highlights to the flower and the leaves. Rhinestones were used for the center of the poinsettia. I used a black card base, and found the green and glittery card stock in my scrap piles. Then I realized I used this same stamp for my challenge card last week. But it was on a white background. So I got just as much of a pop on the black background. The silver glitter added a little pazzaz.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CCEE1745 Masculine card

Hi...Joanne here with the CCEE weekly challenge.....and here it is.....

I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I never seem to have enough masculine birthday cards.  This week is for the guys……make a masculine card of any type….does not have to be a birthday card.

Want to play along with us this week, don't forget to drop back here to enter the link to your card to Mr Linky over on the CCEEstampers blogsite.

While you are over at the CCEEstampers blog, check out what our Design Team created this week for the challenge .

I used an Artistic Impressions stamp set for this card. I embossed the background, found a piece of plaid paper left over from an earlier project, and added this image and sentiment. 
It is perfect for the man in my life, who is quite the bowler when he gets out on a lane. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mod Squad 's cutting edge challenge

Although I have made my goal this year to do at least two Christmas cards a week during the whole year and I have reached the number I usually send out, I am still wanting to make more, so I will probably be increasing my card sending list this year. I decided to use this huge poinsettia stamp (and I don't remember the source of that stamp) to add one more to my Christmas stash using the Mod Squad challenge this week as my motivation. I tried to keep it CAS as well as  keeping the background white. I masked the background and sponged on candy apple red oxide ink onto the flower and colored the leaves with Copic markers. I added gold rhinestones for the center. I love how the oxide ink left that suede type of look that make this flower seem more life like.


Thursday, November 2, 2017


Hello.....welcome to the CCEE Stampers Challenge.   Joanne is starting her duties as the hostess for the month of November.  Here is her challenge for the DT and YOU, if you want to play along with us.

This month we are going to keep it simple.  The holidays are coming, and times will be busy.  This will be a month of celebrations.  This week we would like you to make a Thanksgiving card OR a card of thanks.

Want to play along with us this week, don't forget to drop back here to enter the link to your card to Mr Linky over at the CCEEStampers blog.

Also check out to  see what our Design Team created this week for the challenge while you are there. 

I created a smashed oxide ink background then did a little stenciling and then a little stamping.  I used this die from Stamps of Life. I am late getting my card posted because I was too involved in watching the Houston Astros this week in the World Series. The Houston Astros have been a blessing to Houston by bringing some joy and excitement back into this area that was hit so hard by Harvey in August. I love my Astros and are so proud of them. You were in it to win it and YOU DID EARN IT!!! 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Power Poppy's Power and Sparkle Challenge

This is for the October Power Poppy challenge to a Mini and Mighty card. I love the fall colors of browns and oranges, so I used them on my card. This little note is so perfect to tuck into someone's purse just to let them know you are thinking about them.  You can find the Power Poppy challenges on their blogsite: the Power Poppy Blog