Thursday, July 12, 2018

CCEE1828, National Simplicity Day

July 12 has been declared National Simplicity Day in honor of Henry David Thoreau who was a devoted advocate of living a simple life  So, on this lazy day of summer, the challenge is to create a clean and simple one layer card.

I took this opportunity to make a sympathy card as they are always difficult to make when needed.  An embossing folder and some shadow stamps and this one will be ready to go....hopefully, not in the near future.

Please join us and link back to our blog here and add CCEE1828 if posting on Split Coast Stampers.

Have a fun, simple day!

Thursday, July 5, 2018


Lynn takes over as hostess for July.  For her first challenge, she wants us to make an Impossible Card which is based on a famous card trick sweeping the internet.  We get to put our own "twist" on this design.

Here is a link to a tutorial by Maymay Made It Crafts that will show you what it is all about  It demonstrates the Impossible Card in several various sizes.....

Believe it or not, this is made from one single sheet of paper and can be made in various card sizes.  Very interesting and easy!

Come learn a new technique...please add CCEE1827 to key words and link back to the CCEE blog here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

CCEE1826, Relaxation

For her last challenge this week, Joanne says the theme is "RELAXATION".  

Create a card that depicts RELAXATION to you  Can be a place where you are relaxed or what you do to relax.

I absolutely love to work in my gardens....lots of flowers and I also have rhubarb, strawberries and blueberries.  Nothing like getting your hands in the dirt and watching the reward of your working and relaxing at the same time

Remember the saying:  "I'm nearer to God in my garden than anywhere else on earth"?  That's me...we talk a lot as I pull weeds and clean our the beds....God and me …. all alone in our thoughts!

Come, play along....what do you do to relax?

Thursday, June 21, 2018

CCEE1825, Ocean Challenge

This week, Joanne says:

"As many of you know, the ocean is my favorite place....and my annual trip to Maine is sacred.  So, in honor of that, please create a card inspired by the ocean or beaches."

I just got this little die set and thought it would work ok for the challenge.  I must admit, it was fun to put together along with the verse from Hebrews.

Please join us as we play along in Joanne's challenge!  Add CCEE1825 to keywords on SCS and link back to the CCEE blog here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

CCEE1824, Blooming Flowers

Joanne carries on as this month's hostess with the mostess and  she wants to see cards with multiple flowers.

I found this "flower shoe" on Pinterest and have had it for some time.  Guess it's time to use it as it fits the bill!  Was fun coloring too!

Please join in and post your card back to the CCEE Blog here.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

CCEE1823, Virgin Stamps

Probably 5 or 6 years ago, I bought this set at Big Lots for $2.00.  Everyone on SCS was using that gown and I fell in love with it!  The whole set was virgin until this challenge.

This card will go to my granddaughter who moved to Colorado to follow her dreams.  I remember when my DH and I went "on the road", how much I missed family and wondered what we were doing.  I truly did "believe" and my DH and I had 5 years of unsurpassed travel....memories that are precious now that he is gone.  However, my granddaughter is all alone in Colorado where she always dreamt of being, so I think an little encouragement is warranted,

Won't you join us and show us your virgin stamps!  Please add CCEE1823 to keywords on SCS and link back to our blog here.  Have a fun, productive day!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

CCEE1822, Embossing Folders

For her last challenge this month, Anne says to use your embossing folder/s on your card,

I needed an anniversary card and these little hearts just seemed to fit the bill!  This card is for my son and daughter-in-law.

Please join us in this challenge and link your card back to the CCEE blog here.