CCEE2147: Thankful {leaves}

  Hi friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from my home to yours!

I hope everyone is planning a beautiful day

of family, friends and feast :)

It's my last challenge at the CCEE Stampers

and today, being a day of giving thanks, my challenge is simple:

Being that it's Thanksgiving, create a card or project

with a thankful theme ~ 

bonus points for adding a leaf/leaves on your card!

Thanks for joining the November challenges if you did

as I've certainly enjoyed creating them and seeing your cards!

Here is mine, using Sugar Pea Designs Fall Fox!

It's such a sweet stamp and die set - I just love anything critters

but add in some fall and leaves and I'm in extra love :)

I stamped/die cut the images and colored them with copics.

I added the critters and leaves to a background that I distress inked

and stamped a matching sentiment.

You can see all the of DT cards here as well as link up your card!

Thanks for stopping by!

entered to:  Path of Positively - grareful


CCEE2146 ~ Buffalo Plaid!


Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week:

Buffalo Check!

I just love elegance that this pattern beholds

and use it often on my holiday cards.

For this card, I channeled the b/w pumpkin as a focal point

and literally just popped the paper to some cardstock

TO link up your cards, go here to the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Goodbye, CCL card challenge!

 Hello friends!

Happy Monday!

I hope your week is off to a good start 

and craftiness is on the menu for you!

It's a bittersweet post for me today as this is the final 

Classy Card Ladies post.

There are plans to continue next year with new teams, a new name, etc

but it's been a fun and wild 11 years

and I've much joy in my heart for this card group.

The way this works:

There are 2 teams - and 2 hostesses, 1 theme.

Each month, the hostess mails a card kit for us to work with.

This month, our hostesses were the beautiful Carol and Shelly!

Our team was sent this kit from Carol

and her kind self sent us the actual stamp to use!


The only thing I provided was glue and cardstock and markers!

This month's challenge was a Tic-Tac-Toe

and I chose the top line of card (see below!)

There is a sentiment stamped on the inside 

and it says winter joy!

I used the line that includes snowman/ enamel dots / dsp.

Such a fun challenge, Carol - this was unexpected!

You can see the rest of the cards created

by visiting Splitcoaststampers in the forum for Classy Card Ladies.

And if you follow my Youtube channel,

you'll see many more inspirations this week from quite a few collabs!

I'm excited!

Thanks for stopping by!


CCEE2145 ~ Tag! You're It!

 Hi friends!

I'm delighted to be the hostess for the 

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers ~

Tag! You're It!

 Let's get ready for the holiday gift giving

by creating a set of tags ~ any style!

For my tags, I used a base layer of designer paper

from Echo Park

and cut out a tag shape.

I used my hole punch to create an opening for my ribbons

The centers of my tags are mini present labels

from Family Dollar that I purchased as a pack!

I found ones that matched the paper almost exact

and on the back of the tags is the TO: and FROM:

As always, you can link up your tags this week

here on the CCEE Stampers blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Class - Day 1

 Hello friends!

It's GORGEOUS here in South Florida -  it's in the 50's!

This is indeed sweater weather :)

I'm soooo in the holiday spirit 

and have been shopping, planning my baking,

 and making holiday cards and projects!

I've also signed up for the Online Holiday Card Class 

although I'm woefully behind - it's been fun watching the videos.

This was Day #1 taught by Jennifer McGuire,

learning to use light beams and perfect pearls

to create ambiance of light in a night sky

And here they are individually:

I've watched the next few days of classes

and hope to create those cards this week!

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead, my friends!



CCEE2144 ~ Manatee Awareness Month!

 Hi friends!

It's officially November and a brand new month

for challenges at the CCEE Stampers blog.

This month, I'm the hostess for the challenges

and will bring you themes for the next 4 weeks!

So swim on by and play along! :)

November is Manatee Awareness Month so let's celebrate

 Florida's beloved, iconic marine mammal by adding one 

(or more) to a card.

I've used Manatee-rific from Lawn Fawn

and just love the sweetness of these little creatures.

They are often called 'sea cows' as they are slow moving

mammals with puffy, round bodies and paddle-shaped flippers.

They are gentle and friendly and considered vunerable

so let's keep these beautiful ocean animals safe

and celebrate with manatee cards.

The base of my card is acrylic paint with a piece of 

chipboard dipped into the paint

and flattened onto the #120 cardstock.

Once it was dry, I added the 'waves' with a scallop die.

You can find the CCEE Stampers blog here

and Mr. Linky at the bottom to connect your cards.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!


One Plus Twelve - November!

 Hello friends!

Today I'm sharing another card for my series: One Plus Twelve -

my FAVORITE card series!

The idea behind this card challenge is to take ONE stamp

 - and only one stamp -

and use it once a month to create twelve unique cards all year long.

We all know we often buy a stamp ... use it once ...

 and then file it away.

This is a great way to challenge yourself to use it more than once 

and stretch the creative process :)

For 2021, I am using Altenew's Build-a-flower Magnolia,

my favorite flower <3

You can read all about it here on January's post!

One thing I'm crazy about this year is the buffalo check -

it's everywhere!

I also recycled some tissue paper that came with a gift I received <3

The circle behind the flower isn't vellum - it's white tissue paper!

I paired it with a teal background to give this a pop of color

against the black and white.

The sentiment is from another Altenew stamp set

as are the enamel dots in grey.

I'm also channeling the blue that I'm seeing all year for the farmhouse

inspired looks!

I invited Barb and Jeanette to play along in this challenge 3 years ago

and they have their cards on their blogs - today or later :)

Next month will be the final card in this series until 2022 :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Card entered to:  The Card Concept - love the buffalo check and white pumpkins with a pop of color!

Word Art Wednesday - AG


and then .......... people!

Hi friends!

 hAPpY HaLLoWeEn!

I can't believe October is almost over

and in a few hours, the kids will actually be Trick or Treating!

The past year(s) have been so ....different.

It will be a wonderful sight tonight seeing the children at the door -

in costumes, asking for little treats!

I can't wait :)

My card ....... eek!

I'm literally 2 weeks overdue in posting this for the CCL card group.

Mine did arrive much later than anticipated and then L.I.F.E

but at least it's still October!

Our hostesses for this round of card kit splendor was

LJ for the Diamonds and Darlene for the Pearls!

They chose a theme of humor / snarky cat

and LJ sent us the most fabulous card kit with Tim Holtz snarky cat.

And here's my card!

I couldn't agree more with this sentence most days when I'm out!

People here where i live just don't know how to be normal :/

LJ sent us several sentiments and they are a hoot!

I chose this one because I'll send this to my daughter

and it's right up her alley (cat) - HA!

The rest of the card making friends created cards

and you can find them on Splitcoaststampers - Classy Card Ladies.

Next month, we have one more round

and then it's ta-da - done until 2022!

Thanks for stopping by!


Just scrap it!


Hi friends!

Today's post is a collection of square pumpkins!

I was inspired by my granddaughter's little cartoon

Spookley the Square Pumpkin

which is the sweetest story of a little pumpkin that is born square

instead of round.

He wants to be part of the Jack o Lympics to be the Pick of the Patch!

I used my scraps of dsp and an MFT Stamps square die

and made 4 different colors of pumkins.

I added the stem and top with a ric-rac die and secured it with a brad

and, of course, added some googly eyes!

These are quick 2 x 2 'twinchie' cards

easy to add to presents and gifts or send along with friend mail!

Thanks for stopping by today!


CCEE2142 ~ Number it!

Hi friends!

Who's ready for a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers?


And this week is a wonderful and intriguing challenge,

on that had me quite puzzled, as math and numbers often do! :)

Frances has our challenge again this week and says:

Number It .... Include a number or numbers on your creations this week.

 You can make an aged birthday card; number themed designer paper, number themed

 embossing folders or dies. Anything goes as long as there is a number somewhere!

And there you have it!

My card does have a number - all the way to the bottom 

in the sentiment.  

#30 :)

I've created a card using 3 vibrant Halloween colors

as the CC at SCS this week was 3 colors

(hey! another number! LOL!)

I realized after I assembled, stamped and glue the card,

the sentiment didn't fit vertically.

I had to cut it apart and stamp it horizontally

and realize it doesn't quite make sense reading left to right,

so it's to be read up and down!


To link up your cards and play along with the CCEE Stampers,

please go here to the blog!

We'd love to see what you make :)

Thanks for stopping by!


CCEE2141 ~ Mini slimlines!

Hi friends!

There's a new challenge this week at the CCEE Stampers

and we're making mini slimlines!

Hop over to the blog! This is the challenge from Frances:

Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular,

 for our challenge this week create a Mini Slimline card.

 Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. 

This is what I've made this week in a VERY creative way :)

If you don't own any mini slimline dies,

don't worry!

Neither do I :)

I took a regular slimline die from LDRS and cut it down to size,

gluing it back together with Bearly Arts glue.

Be sure to head over to the blog to see how you can link up your cards!

We'd love to see them!

CCEE Stampers blog

Thanks for stopping by!


Hot Mess = Success: Sparkle!


Hi friends!

It's another super messy card for today's card challenge at

Hot Mess = Success!

If you have been by my blog before,

you'll know that this series is to create a messy background card.

I don't like messes but it's tons of fun to make them artistically!

This is actually one of my funnest card series to do :)

So what mess did I make this month?

I created a super sparkly background using my

 Nuvo paste Shooting Stars , applied with a spatula and a stencil.

Once it was dry, I die cut it to a smaller frame with a die

and propped it up onto a glittery background ~

from my friend Carol, left over from a card kit!

I added a butterfly that was in my stash and

 a sparkle puffy sentiment sticker.

It's hard to see the sparkle and this was VERY hard to photograph

so here's a tiny video clip!

(click the screen below!)

Was this month a success:  Yes!

Would I do this technique again?  YES!

There are 4 other lovely ladies in the group now

getting their messes on!

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Jeanette and I are all Hot Messes

so be sure to see what they created, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamp What?! ~ Just checkin in!

 Hi friends!

Today's post is for the monthly card series Stamp What?!

started by my son one say coming home from school :)

We were chatting about my "Old Dusties", 

the really, REALLY old (nothing current)

Stampin' Up! stamp sets that were collecting dust

 and he encouraged me to use them.

The name:  Stamp = Stampin' Up

What = What willl he chose!

He choses it - I use it!

I never know what he will bring down the hall and I love


to ask him why he chose a particular one - 

sometimes at random, sometimes because 'it looked cool!"

This month:

Best of Cluck

circa 2005!

Me:  Super cute!  Why did you chose this one?

Him:  Because I thought of your chicken soup :)

He's right!

He's been sick. Very, very sick.

101+ fever, vomiting, dehydrated and we've been super worried.

But, he is better and a very watchful mama has been doting on him

and he's on the mend, PTL!

So naturally, he's thinking of chicken - and apparently chicken soup! -

that I made for him while he was unable to really eat much.

Onward ... my card!

I still think this was one of the best SU! catalog releases!

This stamp set included :)

This is one of those classic sets that is still fun to use today!

Be sure to check out Barb and Jeanette's cards, too!

I'll be continuing this challenge next year 

and he and I will continue the fun!

Thanks for stopping by 

and wishing you a beautiful Sunday!



3M: October's BOO kitty!

 Hi friends!

It's the 9th of the month and that means a new mystery image

 reveal for the 3 Musketeers!

This group was created by Jeanette 

and she's also the hostess this month ...

and sent us an adorable stamp to create with!

This month's mystery image to create a card with is

Boo Kitty from Rabbit Hole Designs.

SO sweet!

I decided to color mine like our sweet cat, Finny!

She LOVES to hang out with me as I craft!

And here is my card!

I made a cute Halloween card using a shaped die

and festive Halloween paper.

Please be sure to check out Jeanette's card

and Barb's card on their blogs, too!

Thanks for stopping by!