Monday, August 24, 2009

CCEE Catchy Featured Stamper Name - Grandma Overboard

If you're a follower of the CCEE challenges, you already know that Cindy Motherway has been our August hostess. She's been following a theme based on the popular 60's song The Birds & The Bees.

Let me tell ya about the Birds and the Bees
And the Flowers and the Trees
And the Moon Up Above
And a Name I Just Love!

As you can see, Cindy has used some artist license to change the last line of the song so that we can do one of our favorite challenges each month: the CNFS (Catchy Name Featured Stamper) where we select someone who has a catchy user name over on Splitcoaststampers (SCS). This month, Cindy chose fellow SCSer Grandma Overboard also known as Donna.

The requirements for our card is that it has to have a Grandma Overboard on it. She could have fallen out of a boat, off the stage, out of the tree, off of a flower, into the pool, off our card, into an oval, off of a building, off of a horse, out of a sleigh, out of an airplane, well, you get the picture, I'm sure with Cindy's ever over-active imagination. Hee-hee! She just has to be overboard!!

Meet Grandma Mertz Overboard. Her real name is Marilyn, but her good friends call her by her nickname, Mertz. Mertz loves da frosting and she loves da purple! She got a little carried away (also known as going overboard) with the frosting. She didn't just stick her little pinky in to sample the frosting, she dipped BOTH hands into it!!

And because I'm sure Cindy will accuse me of not using a grandmotherly image on my card, here's a close up of Grandma Mertz's hair (she never said the image had to be human):

The darling purple gingham dp, gingham ribbon, purple crystals, and purple heart button were gifted to me by my sweet friend, Dawn (Flowergal36), who was our CNFS when I hosted the challenge. Dawn knows I love purple and sent me an awesome goodie package shortly thereafter. Thanks, again, Dawn!

I hope you can play along with us this week. You can check out the details on our CCEE blog and you can also see the cards my friends made!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Cupcake Mouse
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Black, White, purple gingham dp
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Accessories: Copic markers (C1, C3, C5, E93, V12, V15, V17), paper piercer, gingham ribbon, heart button, purple crystals, MS picket fence border punch, circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, silver Zig painty pen, 3-D Puffy Glue, dauber


Cindy Haffner said...

To fun Charlene, love your Granny Mouse!!!

StampOwl said...

too funny Charlene, I guess even mice have grandma's when ya think about it.

Cook22 said...

Grandma Mouse!! Smart thinking, that. She needs a purple rinse in those curls to blend into the cupcake frosting better, LOL. What a neat idea with the picket fence border too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is too darn cute, I love her *hair* hee hee... Just cute!

Dawn said...


Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, your card is outstanding! What amazing details. Love the colors, the panel made with the fence punch and 'grandma's' hair is pure genius! hehe!

Allen said...

Hey Charlene, you got that image just right, except for the gray hair, but I do go overboard with the frosting thing. But what an adorable card! I've watched you blossom into an awesome stamper over the last few years and I can see you love what you do. Thanks for the sweet:) card!

Donna Fleming aka Grandma Overboard

Mothermark said...

You must have 42,000 pounds of purple stamping stuff! Snort! Okay, well, I was gonna give you some grieve but then Hoots make me read the definition of overboard! So, Mertz loves frosting! I guess if I was gonna go overboard in something it might as well be frosting! It's hard to believe that people go overboard with *stuff*! Giggle!

This is precious....love it Bertie!

Francie G. said...

Actually, I think the sweet little mousie is sitting on grandma's purple head that is peeking up over the cupcake! This is too cute, Charlene! Love all the purple! Wonderful coloring and details of this purple cutie!

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Silke said...

He,he,he - this is toooooo stinkin' cute - Charlene!!! Lvoe all theat awesome purple and frosting!!! Your guys are toooooo much fun!!! Hugs ~S~

Joanne (jojot) said...

I love Grandma Overboard with Cupcakes.....what a delightful thought.....much better than overboard in cold water, or oatmeal, or......well anything...lol


Charlene said...

Too funny. Charlene...great colors for a Granny mouse. :-D

Carolyn King said...

that is the cutest grandma ever (glad you clarified that that mouse was older! giggle!) Adorable card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME Charlene! Your coloring is amazing and I love all the purple!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME coloring and I LOVE all the shades of purple! Gorgeous and CUTE all at the same time.

Dawn B. said...

Charlene this is so cute. I love this image. One of my fav WSD stamps. I am so glad you got to use your goodies. Sorry it took me so long to get over here. I think old age is settling in on MY brain.

Judy Rozema said...

hahahahaha!!! That hair is divine!!