Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCEE1721 - Celebrating CCEE

As Lois's final challenge for the month,  she has asked the CCEE Stampers to celebrate us -- the CCEE challenge team.  We are to include on our cards something to represent each one of the letters in "our name" - C.C.E.E.

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Celebrate Cupcakes - Elegant and Edible

The cupcake is from Stampin' Up's Sweet Cupcake.
The background, I Love Lace, is also by Stampin' Up.

The CCEE Stampers Design Team

Frances Byrne

Monday, May 22, 2017

On the Beach at Sunset

I am back today with another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It celebrates the end of school and the beginning of summer vacations for most folks around here. Like many of them, I am anxious to head to the beach for a little R & R!

Images used to create this scene come from the following Kitchen Sink Stamp sets:

Multi Step Palm Trees
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Tree Friends
Multi Step Sail Boats
Make a Big Statement

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CCEE1720 - Fun Folds

Wow, the third week of May already!  As you probably know,our hostess loves to make Fun Fold cards.  So she asking all CCEE Stampers to make a card that includes more than one fold on it.  IShe says it doesn't have to be complicated; it just needs to have more than the normal "fold in half."

My card is a three level seaside diorama.

Stamped Images and Sentiment are from
High Tide by Stampin' Up

To see more Fun Folds visit the blogs of the CCEE Stampers DT members!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCEE1719 - National Wildflower Week

Lois Bak, May hostess for the CCEE Stampers, is back with another challenge.  The second week in May is Wildflower Week so this week's cards need to feature flowers!

I am sharing a little Tim Holtz love today as I have used my new Distress Oxides to create my card as well as his new Wildflowers #2 dies. The sentiment by our past first lady is from a wonderful Texas stamp maker, deadbeat DESIGNS.

The following Distress Oxides were used on this card:

broken china
peeled paint
iced spruce
fired brick
fossilized amber
spiced marmalade

See the beautiful blossoms featured by the rest of the CCEE Stampers:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Apartment Window - KSS

For Let's Make a Scene #50 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I made this peek into an apartment window into a quick and simple birthday card. The bricks were created with Studio 490 Stencil Basically Bricks sponged with fired brick Distress Oxide. The window is a die from Poppy Stamps. The images come from Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Get Well Teddy, and Make a Big Statement.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

National Candied Orange Peel Day

Lois Bak is starting her month as hostess for the CCEE challenges and she has found a truly weird celebration to start off the month.  May 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  To celebrate, she has asked that the CCEE Stampers include the color ORANGE (which just happens to be one of her favorites!) on our cards.

Bookcase Builder by Stampin' Up
Happy by Impression Obsession

Recollections White
BasicGray Designer Paper

Orange you wondering what the rest of the CCEE Stampers created?

Check it out below:

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mother's Day Gate Fold Surprise - KSS

For Fun Fold #8 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used the classic gate fold to hide a bouquet of beautiful roses inside my Mother's Day card! I hope my mom likes her surprise!

I used images from Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Heart & Roses and words from Whole Family.

The designer paper is from PB&J by Basicgray.

Front of Card

Inside Card

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CCEE1717 - National Garden Month

Spring is here and flowers are blooming.  That is probably why April is National Garden Month.    

For her final challenge as the CCEE April hostess, Joanne as asked that we make a    card that includes floral or garden images.

The scripture is a gift from Word Art Wednesday.
Hello, Doily by Stampin' Up
Wildflowers Dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart

Take a look at the garden beauties created by the rest of the CCEE Stampers!

Monday, April 24, 2017

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Hummingbird

The fourth and final Monday of April brings with it a new Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today's card was inspired by the hummingbirds that have returned to my part of Texas in recent weeks. I can sit for hours watching them flit from flower to flower in the backyard!

Images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps' sets were used to create this scene:

Also creating beautiful design with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

CCEE1716 - Global Astronomy Month

Hostess Joanne Grzelak has invited the CCEE Stampers to have some fun with this third April Challenge!

April is Global Astronomy Month.  Create a card having to do with astronomy, such as moons and stars, but not limited to that. You could also fantasize about alien creatures and space    travel. Use your imagination….Dazzle us!!!

Images:  Altenew - To the Moon
Papers Recollections White and Black
Inks: Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger
Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, and Barely Banana
Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Rhinestones

Head on over and check out the "Out-of-this-World" designs
by the members of the CCEE Stampers' Design Team:

Frances Byrne

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fun Fold 07 with KSS

Fun Fold #7 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a simple window box frame folded from a 5 x 5 inch piece of designer paper. I marked dots at  2.5 inches on each side and then scored the paper as shown in the first photo.

Here the paper has been scored and folded:


For the first sample, I added a 3.5 white panel inside for stamping. On the last two I stamped directly on the designer paper.

Kitchen Sink Stamps Images Used:
3 Step Butterflies
3 Step Big Leaves
Words of Comfort & Joy

Kitchen Sink Stamps Images Used:
Multi Step Carnation
Multi Step Giant Sunflower
Make a Big Statement

Kitchen Sink Stamps Images Used
Multi Step Pears
3 Step Big Leaves
Make a Big Statement

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

CCEE1715 - Humor

For our second April challenge our hostess, Joanne, informed the CCEE Stampers that April is National Humor Month. She reminds us that there are many occasions when a funny image or sentiment can make the day of someone facing some type of challenge (or an "aged" birthday). So this week she has asked the CCEE Stampers to make cards showcasing humor.

For me and my friends, every birthday is a challenge these days. Here is the card that I have made for a friend celebrating an unnamed birthday this month!

Stamps: Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz
Sentiment by Unity
Designer Paper - BasicGray

Be sure to visit the rest of the CCEE Team if you want to start your day with a smile!