August CCEE Hostess, Anne Harmon, has requested that this week the CCEE Stampers create cards using die cuts and ribbon. My Christmas card was created using the die cut set Santa on Parade by Spellbinders.
My favorite method for creating clouds is to dab my finger in white acrylic paint and pat it around until I get the cloud shapes I want. It is quick and easy and like real clouds, I get a variety of shapes.
I am entering today's card in the following challenges:
Who knew the moth would have a whole week dedicated to it!! July hostess, Vicky Gould, has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a moth (or butterfly) on our cards today. Extra credit if you actually have a Moth stamp/digital you can use.
This is an opportunity to add to your Birthday, Thank you Thinking of you or just all-occasion card stash. LET THE INSECTS FLY!
Check out how the rest of the CCEE Team has created with their moths and butterflies!
Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the cards I created for display at Junkie Fest in Minnesota last month. It is the final card I rushed to finish before shipping the prepared cards to Maria. It was down to the wire so I didn't get any notes recorded about the colors on this card. Therefore, there won't be any color recipes today, but I hope you enjoy this night owl and full moon card anyway!
Vicky Gould is back again with another fun July challenge for the CCEE Stampers.
She says, "If you're like me, you have lots of stencils. I have a drawer full that I never think of! Get one of those out that you haven't used (or haven't used in ages) and put it to good use!"
My card was created with Distress Oxides, a script stencil by The Crafters' Workshop, and flowers from Unity. Create a card using a stencil and join us on the CCEE Stampers' Blog in this challenge by posting your card there.
July CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, says that most of us probably know an older person who may or may not live alone. She asked us to make a "Thinking of you" card and actually send it out! She said, "If you don't know anyone, send it to a local nursing home and address it to "Someone Special" or any other phrase you can think of."
Let's cheer up some people today! Have fun! The inside of my card reads, "Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers."
Being the second Monday of July, this is one of the days that I usually post a Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Well, today I am sharing a couple of scenes that I created for Maria to share at Junkie Fest that mix in some of the new sets she used there that have now been released for all to enjoy.
These are the KSS sets I used to create the card above with the July releases listed first:
I certainly hope the participants at Junkie Fest enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them! My heart just seems to belong to masculine scenes!! They are my absolute favorite type of card to create.
Since both Australia and the USA have red, white and blue for their colors, our July CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, has asked the CCEE Stampers to use those colors to make a card. It does not have to be for a holiday, just red, white and blue....but, of course, if you send out patriotic cards, go for it! Have a fun, creative day! With several masculine birthdays on the horizon this summer, I went with a nautical themed birthday card with images from Tim Holtz and a sentiment from Verve.
See more red, white, and blue beauties linked below:
Today the design teams from the CCEE Stampers and the Crazy 4 Challenges blogs (Joanne was a much loved and valued member of both of these teams) are hosting this blog hop as a tribute to the beautiful soul and talented artist, Joanne Grzelak. I personally "met" Joanne back in 2005 when we both became members of Splitcoaststampers and began our chase through the daily challenges posted there. We would stalk the threads together waiting for the challenges to be posted so we could jump right on them. What fun we had back in those early days stamping and chatting and attacking every challenge! It was always on my bucket list to one day met Joanne in person, but we ran out of time before that could happen. I do know that I learned so much about beauty and art from her wonderful work. Her style was graceful and elegant and her work impeccable. Besides stamping, Joanne and I also shared a love of the ocean and lighthouses. The last card that I sent to her during her illness contained both so I felt it only fitting that I make one more ocean and lighthouse design in remembrance of her remarkable life and the place she holds in my heart. Rest in Peace, my sweet friend. Know that we think of you often and miss you so much!
Head over to the CCEE Stampers Blog to begin the hop. If you already started there, your next stop is:
The time has come for me to confess! I have been indulging in way too many sweets this summer, and it is beginning to catch up with me. My pants are now a bit snugger than I care for them to be, and I won't be buying a newer, bigger wardrobe! Therefore today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a tip of the hat to my new commitment to ban processed sugar from my diet until my clothes get baggy again! It will mean more trips to the store for fresh produce, but I am determined to stick to my guns and get that scale moving downward. I used two Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear Stamps to complete this clean and simple, one-layer card: Pears Multi Step Clear Stamps and Berries Multi Step Clear Stamps. The stencil for the background is from Penny Black and brushed on with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade after the pears were stamped and masked. The color recipes for the pears are attached below the card.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: