Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Carz 4 Guyz - Things with tails

I recently found this as a marked down item so I just had to add this lobster to my stamp collection.
I was browsing for some new challenges to try, so this one seemed perfect and my new stamp would match the challenge!! I found the challenge HERE .

Challenge up Your life #81 Stenciling

This is for the Challenge Up Your Life #87 using stenciling. I had fun with my Oxide ink pads making this background.I stamped the script (retired stamp from Stampin' Up) background before  I stenciled the trees and then sponge dabbed the green leaves. I stamp the yellow sun, and sponged the edges. I added a few water drops to try out a few extra techniques with the oxide inks. I added the diecut deer as my final touch.

Haing a great time this week trying out some new challenges.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CCEE1811 St. Patrick's Day/Green

Wow, we're three weeks into March already.....and St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon.  This week, Vicky is having us  make a St. Patrick's Day card.....or.....use the color green on your card!  Not all of us can use a St. Patrick's Day card, but green is a wonderful color with endless possibilities!

So I used this stamp from Unity to stamp this lucky girl who remembered to wear her GREEN!!  I did a little paper piecing on her top. I love doing that to these incredible girl images from Unity. It's as fun as making paper dolls. Added a little foilage around this lucky lass, and the sentiment "Living one amazing happy life!"

I love piecing my background from scraps from my green bag of scrap design papers. It is fun and helps me make use of these scraps that were too good to throw away.

Please join us in this fun challenge and link back to our blog here.  If posting on splitcoaststampers, please add CCEE1811 to keywords so it goes in our gallery for us to see.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Shop our stash challenge #345

The challenge for the Shop our Stash Challenge today was to use a bird. Well, I was doing a little spring cleaning in my stamp room, and found some left over pieces bagged up for a shoe box challenge I did probably a year ago, so I can't even remember what the original card looked like so I just used the left overs, added a few more scraps from my pile and put this card together for this challenge. I love depleting those scrap piles and those left overs. Love these Tim Holtz Crazy birds too.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Hi, and welcome to the second challenge for March.  Vicky here and this week for our challenge we are playing around with techniques using Die Cut Words.

Here are a few we found online which you could use:
  If you join us, please add CCEE1810 to key words on Splitcoaststampers and don't forget to come back to our blog post to link your card using Mr Linky over on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CCEE1809 National Pig Day

Well, here we are in March already....where does the time go???  I, Vicky Gould, will be issuing the challenges for March...hope you like them!

For Vicky's challenge: Today is "National Pigs Day"...let's see some fun pigs on our cards today.  Pinterest is loaded with them and/or there's always Old McDonald!

Here we go....this is gonna be fun!

I recently purchased this Deep Red Stamp because my sister in law loves pigs. So, I decided this little pig could be used for lots of different occasions, so for today, I added hand-drawn balloons, a party hat, and the birthday whistle. This will be  set aside for my SIL's birthday, but for today this little pig is celebrating National Pig day!! Soo-eeee!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Black and white challenges

I found these two challenges for black and white cards today. One was The Paper Girl challenge #146 and the other was Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #381.  The brick background stamp is from Deep Red, the tiny leaves from Stampin' Up, and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread. The cross is a Spellbinder die., and the flowers are a mini flower punch from Creative Memories. Worked some of my stash on this card.  I thought this was a perfect card for the Lent season and the sentiment says:
Jesus died so that we may live!