Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CCEE1738 - Pirates

For this week's CCEE Challenge, Kelly has reminded us that Tuesday was "Talk like a Pirate Day!" She has challenged us to create a card using anything pirate related and promised us extra 'treasure/booty' for using a map anywhere on the card! No extra booty for me!

The die cuts for my pirate design are by Cuttlebug and the sentiment is by Tim Holtz.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Autumn Splendor - KSS

I am calling today's all occasion card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps "Autumn Splendor." I love the colors and textures of the fall and decided to use them here today to encourage autumn along its way as it makes its approach on South Texas. I so look forward to its arrival each and every year!!



Created with Kitchen Sink Stamp images from:

Multi Step Big Leaves
Letters from the Past

The Kitchen Sink Crew:


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CCEE 1737 - Roald Dahl Day

Kelly McKown-Santi has another fabulous challenge this week for the CCEE Stampers. We are celebrating Roald Dahl DayFor challenge #1737,  we are to create a card using any one of his books as our inspiration.

Back before I retired from teaching, there were years when I threw out the basal reader and based my entire reading program for my 4th graders on the amazing books written by Roald Dahl. My students honed and sharpened their reading skills on his delightful tales of fantasy including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The B.F.G.,  The Witches, and Matilda. But their all time favorite of his books was his autobiography, Boy: Tales of Childhood!  What a life he led and shared with children the world over!


Images from Kids at Play by Flourishes
Victorian Alphabet by Spellbinders

Linked below are the Dahl inspired designs by the CCEE DT!


Frances Byrne

Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn Birthday Blessings - KSS LMS

On this second Monday in September the cool air has inspired me to create an autumn birthday card for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The images come from Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Harvest, and Multi Step Icy Pond. The words are pulled from various Kitchen Sink Stamps sets.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CCEE1736 - Teddy Bear Day

Happy September from the CCEE Stampers!
Kelly McKown-Santi will be our hostess during the month of September.
She has informed us that Saturday (9/9) is Teddy Bear Day ♥
She has asked us to create a card using a bear somewhere on our design 
for challenge #1736.



Images from
Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes
Multi Step Bunch o' Balloons
Big an Bold Swashes
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

See the cute teddies used by the rest of the CCEE Stampers DT: