CCEE1904: Gold!

"There's gold in them thar hills!"
Perhaps you've heard this quirky and popular sentiment ...
gaining popularity throught it's use in western movies and tv shows.
 This saying comes from Mark Twain’s 1892 novel The American Claimant
He supposedly got it indirectly from a Georgia assayer,
 Dr. Matthew Fleming Stephenson, who said, “there’s millions in it,”
 to keep locals from heading to California for the Gold Rush in 1849. 
The phrase later became corrupted to the above.
This fun fact flows right along 
with the newest CCEE Stampers challenge this week:

Liz is our hostess again this week and states:
Gold was discovered in California on January 24, 1848 
 so use Gold on your creations!
 . Glittery gold paper, gold chrome cardstock, or gold embossing
 and any other possibilities you can think to create, 
we would love seeing on your creations. 

                      My son just returned home from New York City,
and one of their MANY stops on the trip was to Chinatown.
His words: "It was interesting and neat, a little choatic 
and I got to bargain for a new Rubic's Cube!
wait ... what?!
So that was the inspiration for my card ~ Chinese New Year!
I've always loved the colors of the festive floats, the ingenuity
behind the designs and movements of float performers in the Lion Dance ♥
I used my Mama Elephant stamp and die set to create this card,
and it's called Lion Dance.
I created a border and background of glittery gold cardstock.
I intentionally used just red, black and gold to bring out 
the feel of an asian style card.
The glittery gold cardstock really sets the tone for the celebration :)

You can see all the the golden cards on the CCEE blog today!
Each of the designers have created something wonderful :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Fabulous Chinese New Year Card, love the gold frame

  2. This is so beautiful!! I love the sparkly gold frame and the images you used!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Sensational glittery windowpane framing of these wonderful images!! I love your amazing Chinese New Year card, Kelly!! Fabulous, darling!! Absolutely fabulous!

  4. Your card is so cute! Love the gold and how fabulous it looks with red! Adorable!!!

  5. The red/gold color combination was perfect for your Chinese New Year card.

  6. Fun, fun, Fun! What a happy little card, Kelly! Well done!

  7. All that glitters is gold on your card and it's so stunning!! Such cute images and card my friend! :) HUGS

  8. I love the sparkly gold as a backdrop for the Chinese New Year dragons and people!! Fab job, Kelly!

  9. Gorgeous card! Great job creating the frames for the images. You must be an expert with your cutter.

  10. Such fun, great color combination for the Chinese New Year. Awesome gold frame!

  11. A lovely bright, colourful card Kelly. Perfect for the Chinese New Year. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  12. What an adorable card, Kelly celebrating the Chinese new year and that red and glittery gold is so perfect.

  13. A STUNNING CARD, Kelly! I spotted this over on SCS & had to visit! LOVE ALL of the GOLD! AND your short history lesson! ;) I also LOVE the red with this gold!!! Which makes a STUNNING CARD!!! ;)

  14. Brilliant and so different card, love the little Asian scene you have created and the red, black and sparkling gold looks amazing!!

  15. Love the bright colors of your beautiful card.

  16. all that gold is perfect for a Chinese themed card.

  17. What a fun card, and a wonderful point of inspiration :-)