CCEE1733 ~ Nautical

Hi friends!

The theme this week at the CCEE Stampers challenge #1733
is nautical!
That's a theme I absolutely love ♥
You may recall from this card and this card and this one
See?  :)

For today, I went in a different nautical direction!
I recently bought the Paper Smooches Sweet Escapes stamp and die set
and have been using it for a few cards.
This one is SUPER clean and simple,
but it works for what I needed it for :)

Using the matching die, I cut out the shape for the stamped/colored image
underneath to peek through and filled it with aqua/silver sequins.
 It is a shaker card - just not enough to make it shake, shake, shake!
What a nauti(cal) card! 

Please stop by the CCEE Stampers inspiration blog
to see what the Design Team members created this week!
If you create a card and add it to a gallery,
please use the keyword CCEE1733 so we can find you.

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


DDD: You're a great catch!

Good Morning, friends!

It's official - we're on holiday! :)  
Before school starts up again, we are on vacation ♥
Since we will be gone all week,
 I'm hoping all of my blog posts will launch as scheduled ~ 
if not, I guess I'll find out about it when we're home again.

Today is the day the DDD post the cards we made from the kit we received.
Carol for the Divas and Shelly for the Dazzlers came up with a great theme:

You're a great catch!

This theme couldn't be more perfect!
My husband and son just spent some time fishing. 
 Little man reeled in one after another after another!
He does abide by 'catch and release' so mommy didn't get any
fish for dinner ;)


Onto my card!
The hostess for the Divas is Carol this month.
Her kit was super fun and filled with wonderful fishing images,
papers and embellishments.
I could make fishing cards for days - thank you, Carol!

I have a simple card to show for what I came up with ↓
 The designer paper with the fish really spoke to me,
so that's the one I used as a focal point.
And look at the fishing bobber ~ it's like a gem dot!

 On the inside of the card,
I left it blank and added a fish from the kit, colored and cut and glued in place.

Be sure to see what the other Divas made with this identical kit,
and what the Dazzlers made with the card kits they received.
I imagine it will be a 'great catch'!
You can find them in my sidebar →

Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥



Go Wild!

 Hi friends!

Normally I would post my Monday card with The Project Bin
but I will be showing you that later in the week :)

Saturday was World Elephant Day ♥
l love elephants so very much.
They are so majestic and graceful and 
I'm so glad we share our planet with them.

I thought it would be fun to make a card using that as inspiration.
For today's card, I finally inked up a fun stamp set
that was gifted to me by my daughter back in May!

It was part of my Mother's Day gift,
as my daughter knew I was loving the Jeep in the stamp set most of all :)
It's from Gerda Steiner Designs and it's called Go Wild.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week!
Hopefully you can GO WILD! :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


CCEE1732 ~ Insects

Hi friends!

Today's post might really bug you ~ hee hee!
The CCEE Stampers are back this week with Anne's challenge:  Insects!

Bugs tend to make me shudder a little bit
so I went with a cuter one: Butterflies!

I used designer paper with butterflies,
die cuts made from cardstock and provocraft dies,
and butterfly word paper.

On the inside of my card,
I used a sentiment from Sweet N Sassy stamps,
as well as some quick butterfly stamping with some older acrylic stamps.

Be sure to use the codeword CCEE1732 is you post a card in a gallery ~
we'd love to see what you create with the theme!

You can see what the CCEE Stampers created on the inspiration blog here ♥ 

Big hugs, bigger blessings!

3M: You're a rare bird!

Hello there, friends!

What do you get if a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn?
..... an eggroll!  :)
My son loves to tell me jokes all day long ~ how fitting for today's card!

Today I scrambled - haha - get it?!
to get this chicken card photographed
and on the blog since it's the 9th.
3M was created by Jeanette and includes her, Barb and myself,
and we take turns sending out an image of choice.
This month's image was sent by Barb.

The image is from Whipper Snapper Stamps,
and it's called Spreading the News.
I colored it with prismacolor markers 
and all the cardstock and dsp is from my scrap bin pile.

The sentiment inside is one from my stamp stash ~
I thought it was quite fitting :) 

I'll be back in a few hours with another card ... stay tuned!
If we're lucky, 
I'll have a few more jokes, too - ROFL!!!

You can see Barb's card here and Jeanette's card here.
That's us, and this is me ↓

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

 I'll enter my card into:  Crafty creations - anything goes
 Sunny day Crafting - flowers
2 crafty critter crazies - animals 


I'm here to decorate ....

... your house for October!

Happy Monday!
I have another card to share with you from The Project Bin ~
introducing ...
This is a brand new stamp set, just in at TPB shop,
and just in time to think about upcoming cards for Fall :)

For today's card, I've stamped out the spider in the set
 onto kraft cardstock in a varied pattern using Altenew Jet Black ink.

 I've stamped out the matching sentiment with versamark,
then added white WOW embossing powder to piece of black cardstock.
It's set with the heat embossing tool ~
it looks a little silver but it's super fine white ;)
 The last little touch was an orange - yes, orange!! - staple :)
  You can find this stamp set and more here in the store!
The blog is here if you'd like to see the stamp sets and inspiring cards :)

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


CCEE1730 ~ Walk on Stilts Day!

Happy Walk on Stilts Day!

How.  fun.  is.  that!
Maryann of the CCEE Stampers DT asked us to make a tall, thin card
for challenge #1730 in honor of this unusually fun day.

 What a clever idea for a card :)
My card measures 6.75 x 3.25 ~ both tall and thin.
 I stamped this darling Whipper Snapper image,
Beary Special Birthday ,
colored with my prismacolor markers.

I chose this image because it's a pretty large stamp.
I remember using this on A2 size cards and it reached end to end :)
Here, it fits nicely on a taller card and with room to spare.

The sentiment is from High Hopes rubber stamps 
and it's been in my collection for 7-8 years ~ 
and this is the first time it's seen ink!
The inside is blank with a little patterned paper 
to compliment the front.
Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers Inspiration blog
to see what the other DT members made for
"Walk on Stilts Day!"
Big hugs, bigger blessings!