Thursday, April 27, 2017

CCEE1717, National Garden Month

Joanne says:  "When I think of April, I also think of flowers....spring is here and flowers are blooming.  That is probably why April is National Garden Month.  Make a card that includes floral or garden images."

I found this delightful image on Pinterest (my "go to" site for digitals!)  I do my church's card ministry, so this card will be used for that (hopefully!)  Seems I never have the right card, so am trying to make generic cards that I can use for several occasions.

Please join in and show us your wonderful flower cards!  Add CCEE1717 to keywords on splitcoaststampers.  Link back to the CCEE blog here so we can see your creations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CCEE1716, Global Astronomy Month

For her third challenge this month, Joanne says that April is Global Astronomy Month.

Create a card having to do with astronomy, such as moons and stars, but not limited to that.  You could also fantasize about alien creatures and space travel.  Use your imagination and dazzle us.

I'm calling this card "Twilight"...that magical time when daylight is disappearing and nightfall is on its heels.  I used my Kemper Tool to splatter white acrylic paint for my stars.  This card will go to a fellow church member whose birthday is coming up!  I think it is masculine enough for a man.

Please join us, adding CCEE1716 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and linking back to the CCEE blog here.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CCEE1715, National Humor Month

For her second challenge this month, Joanne tells us:

"There are many occasions when a funny image or sentiment can make the day of someone facing some type of a challenge (or an "aged" birthday).  Please makes cards using humor.

This is an anniversary card...the sentie says:  "Still young at heart; slightly older everywhere else!"  This card will go to some friends who are having an anniversary.  Hope they see the humor!

What a fun challenge this was...come on ..... show us your humorous cards!  Please add CCEE1715 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and link back to the CCEE blog here.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

CCEE1714, Road Trip

Joanne takes over for April Challenges.  The first week of April is called Read a Road Map Week.  Joanne wants us to take a scenic road trip on our cards in some way.  Have fun with this!

My son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter took a road trip to New River Gorge, WV in January this year.....brrr!  They did a lot of hiking and camping and enjoyed every minute.  New River Gorge is a fantastic place to visit....specially in the Fall, but winter?  Not for me!  Not even in my younger years!

Anyway, this card was sent to them as a little momento.

Won't you join in and go on a road trip with us?  Please add CCEE1714 to key words on splitcoast stampers and link back to the CCEE Blog here.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

CCEE1713,Van Gogh's Birthday

March 30th is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh.  Today he would be 164 years old.  Let the lyrics of
Don McLean's time-honored classic, "Vincent," inspire your design today. Don McLean wrote this song in 1971 after reading a book about the artist's life.


by Don McLean

Starry, starry night

Paint your palette blue and gray

Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen,
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

I chose the words highlighted in blue....paint your palette blue and gray for my inspiration.

We hope you choose to be inspired by Mr. McLean's beautiful words to create a card to honor Vincent Van Gogh and his contributions to the world.

If you post to Splitcoaststampers or any other on-line gallery, please include keyword CCEE1713 and link back to the CCEE blog here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CCEE1712, Puppy

Lynn says ....  "Can anyone resist the cuteness of a puppy, man's best friend?  In honor of National Puppy week, find some of your cutest images of a puppy and feature it on  your card.

Found this digital on Pinterest and love it.  Hope you like it too.

Won't you join in on the us your puppy!

Please add CCEE1712 to keywords on splitcoastampers and link back to the CCEE blog here.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CCEE1711, National Button Week

Lynn says National Button Week is comping up, so make use of buttons or faux buttons on your project or creation.  Perhaps that might be a specially made box or jar in which to keep some of your buttons.

I have no imagination when it comes to sewing or buttons, so I made a very simple CAS card.  Hope you do better than I!

Please add CCEE1711 to keywords on splitcoaststampers and link back to the CCEE blog here.