This week our Australian hostess, Maryann, has asked the CCEE Stampers to end our October challenges by using something down under. She says it is not necessary to have something Australian; it can be under the sea, or a tree or underground or under an umbrella.
Puddle Fun by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Friendly Greetings by Hero Arts See the down under creations of the CCEE Design Team:
This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for the Hope You Can Cling To event at Splitcoaststampers. It was inspired by hostess Holly Brown wo chose as her theme "Bunches of Thanks" which brought to my mind bushels of mums for autumn. I started with the three baskets of mums across the bottom of the card front and then masked them to add the truck. I then masked the truck to sponge in the road and grass and sky. The leaves for the birch tree where stamped next. I stamped the tree trunks on computer paper and cut them out to mount over the sponged sky. The sentiment was computer generated and then punched out with an oval punch and mounted on another decorative punched piece. Lastly, I stamped and fussy cut another basket of mums to pop up on the bottom right corner of the card. What a great way to spend a lazy, rainy Saturday morning! This card is going to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas to be used by a cancer patient there. I hope it brings them a little joy and comfort!
Our October CCEE hostess, Maryann, has asked that we create a card that incorporates acetate into our design for this week's challenge. That gave me the opportunity to create a fun sequin and bead shaker card for the holidays.
Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz
Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Christmas Messges and Holiday Home by Stampin' Up
Check out the creative uses of acetate by the rest of the CCEE Team! Then join in the challenge and show us how you would use acetate on a card!
Since October 1st I have been taking part in Hope You Can Cling To at Splitcoaststampers. All cards created for this great annual event go to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for use by their patients and the's patients families. Today's Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for SCS's First Class-No Extra Postage challenge. In other words, flat for easy mailing. It is headed out this week along with my first dozen cards created for this year's HYCCT challenges to MD Anderson. I hope it goes to someone needing a warm autumn hug and brings them comfort. I am also entering it in the Mod Squad Get Your Fall On Challenge. Don't forget that Kitchen Sink Stamps will be a sponsor of the Mod Squad Challenge next week (third Wednesday) with one lucky entry winning a $25 gift certificate to the Kitchen Sink Stamps store!
For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used the newly released Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps to create two simple holiday designs. This is one of my all time favorite KSS sets! I have mixed in with the stamped images die cuts deer from Impression Obsession. 10 Minute Card
Yesterday was the start up day for Splitcoaststampers' annual Hope You Can Cling To event in support of breast cancer awareness month. All cards created for this wonderful event go to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for use by their patients and their families. I love taking part in this event each year and hope to complete a card for each of their challenge throughout the month of October.