Thursday, September 20, 2012

CCEE Happy Harvest

Sabrina, our September CCEE challenge hostess, challenged us to make a card (or project) using paper or stamps which feature either food or drink.

When my husband and I were out walking in our woods the other day, we noticed a squirrel working feverishly to gather the acorns off the ground, and I thought "this is his fall harvest" as he gathers his store for the winter months.   That gave me my idea for my card today. 

 I stamped and colored the acorn images with Copic markers and hand cut them.   I heat embossed the sentiment with brown embossing powder.  My cards measures 4 1/4" square.

Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the rest of the team designed.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Bazzill Brown, Autumn dp
Ink:  Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
Accessories:  Classic Square and Postage Nestabilities, brown embossing powder, Versmark, heat tool, brown brads, ScorPal, dimensionals


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Waterfall Christmas

Our CCEE challenge hostess, Sabrina, challenged us to make either a waterfall card or a pop-up card. I chose to do the waterfall since I had not tried this before. I found a great YouTube video for instructions as I'm much better watching a video than still shots of photos.  If you're good with still shots, Splitcoaststampers has a tutorial in their Resources section.

I used the Snowflake Ornament die by Memory Box for my waterfall.  Here's an inside view showing the Rubbernecker Stamps sentiment I used.

 Please visit our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the other gals created for your viewing pleasure.

Here's a complete list of the supplies I used:
Stamps:  Rubbernecker
Paper:  Ridinghood Red, Old Olive, White (Stampin' Up), holiday designer paper
Ink:  Ridinghood Red
Accessories:  Memory Box Snowflake Ornament die, Old Olive eyelets, Cropadile, shimmer mist, white grosgrain ribbon, 1" circle punch, X-Press It tape


Thursday, September 6, 2012

CCEE Birds and Music

Aaaaaahhhh!  It felt so good to get back to my stamp room.  I'm still in physical therapy for my shoulder and praying that I won't need to have another surgery to manipulate my frozen shoulder.   I'm thankful at least that I can get back to cranking my Big Shot and pushing down on my punches!

Sabrina is the September CCEE challenge hostess. Her first challenge this month is to create a card using birds and music. We didn't even have to use music stamps or paper; we could be inspired by a song. One of my all-time favorite songs is Over the Rainbow. I love the lyrics and the beautiful melody.

 I first stamped the Wildflower background image onto white card stock with Versamark.  I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Using the arc of a coffee filter, I sponged the various colors of my rainbow.  Next, I used an oval Nestability to create my frame out of this rainbow panel.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock and adhered it to the back of my oval panel.   I dry embossed my bluebird with a music embossing folder.  I made my ribbon out of paper.

Please visit our CCEE Stampers blog to see what the others created.  Perhaps you'd like to join us!

Stamps:  Wildflower background and sentiment by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Peach Bellini
Accessories:  Stampin' Up Bird punch; leaf punch, oval Nestability, button die, dimensionals, sponge daubers, coffee filter