11.24.2022

CCEE2246 ~ Seaside Holidays!

 

Hi friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA

and those, like my brother, stationed overseas. 

He is celebrating 

today in the mess hall on the Army base!


I'm preparing the HUGE feast here today 

and have been cooking/baking already for a day and a half!

I'm SO excited ALL of my kids will be home!

Our house will be full and fun and this mama's heart is full :)

May this day bring you bountiful blessing <3



Today there is a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers ~

Seaside Holidays!




Being in Florida, it's a no brainer that all of our holidays are seaside!

I grabbed my Avery Elle stamp/die set which is super Florida

and stamped/die cut the images and then colored them up!

Easy card!


You can also link yours up by going here

and thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,

Kelly

11.23.2022

Easy Glue Printing - Wednesday Tutorial SCS!


 Hi friends!


Today I have the honor of being a guest designer

to host the tutorial of the week for Splitcoaststampers

so it looks like we'll be 'stuck' together for this one!




Hee hee!

I've made several samples (scroll, scroll away!)

and a whole video which you can see here:



It's fun, creative and easier than it looks!

You'll need some school glue (you know you got some!),

acrylic paints (or watercolors but mix them up THICK!)

and some cardboard (from all those Christmas packing you are getting!)

and this tutorial right here will help you create these amazing

backgrounds for your cards.


For this first card, I used tones of pink and peach for the background.

I added a tree from Tim Holtz Sizzix collection and added

it the front of the card as a focal point with a little sentiment.



The beauty of this technique is each one is unique

and different and none will ever be the same!


I've also kept the fun going and make a shaker card edition:

Here's a close up of the snow and the dimension

and for this card I've used Simon Says Stamp Gnome Peeking.

I stamped the trees and die cut those with the stamps and dies from the

SSS set and used one of my #inktober watercolor backgrounds.


No snow in Florida so I loved creating this shaker version!

And that's it for this one today :)


Thanks for stopping!

~Kelly








11.15.2022

3M: November's covered bridge!


 Good morning friends!

 Oh how I loved a covered bridge! 

Such a simple and serene step back into time when these bridges

were a way of transportation ~

often now the inspiration for paintings and movies!


Today's card is for the 3M card group and our hostess this month is Barb! 




We would normally post on the 9th of the month and I thought we were taking a month off since my image didn't arrive BUT lucky me!

 Barb was kind enough to send another one and then both arrived yesterday on the next same day :)




I wanted the image (from Gina K Designs) to look like a beautiful fall day

and used a P13 autumn paper pack to compliment the image.

I let that one tree in the back look like autumn leaves changing

but realize now the other trees are green so it's a little out of place!

I also speckled the ground with yellow and orange leaves

as if they had fallen from the trees ~ and they look like flowers, LOL!


Be sure to see what  Barb created

and Jeanette on their blogs

either today, previously or later!

Next month, 12/9, we'll back back with our last image for 2022!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly


11.09.2022

CCEE2242 ~ Silhouettes!


Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog

and it's all about the silhouette!




Our hostess, Mariann, asks us to create a card

with a beautiful silhouette ~

either a secne or a standalone image.

I am using this gorgeous beach die to create a Florida

Christmas with the palm trees and lovely sunset!

The sentiment is from a MFT stamps set

but it felt fitting :)



Be sure to stop by the CCEE blog and link up your cards!

Use the keyword 2242 if you post to a gallery.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly



11.04.2022

The ONE new in '22 ~ November!


 Hi my friends!

It's time for my FAVORITE card challenge ~

One Plus Twelve!


This is my 4th year doing this personal challenge,

one I made up literally in the middle of the night ...

and it's my absolute favorite card creation idea!

(and I have LOTS of 'em!)



For the month of November,

I challenged myself to use up a masterboard I created for Youtube.

You can see the video here!



 Since I had the masterboard already completed,

I wanted to use it for my card this month and make an artistic, grunge butterfly!




It has paper, paint, stencil, paste, glue and more!

A true smorgasboard yet meshes together to create something uniquely lovely.

I added a sentiment from Tim Holtz ideology 

after taking a panel, splicing it in half.

The idea for this was to come from a blank slate into the full art creation!


I'm kinda diggin' this card :)

My friends Barb and Jeanette are also creating with this series

and you can see their cards on their blogs, too.


One final look!




It's almost time for 2023!

I'm continuing this card series again next year 

as mentioned .. it's my FAVORITE!


'Til next time!


~Kelly

11.03.2022

CCEE2243 ~ It's Walk Your Dog week!


 Hi friends!


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

and we are celebrating Walk Your Dog week!

Our hostess for the month of November is Maryann

and she states:


According to the days of the year calendar, it is walk your dog week. 

Walk your dog week is a week holiday dedicated to bringing your dog a healthier lifestyle.

 Make a card with your furry friend in mind.


love. this. theme!

Anytime I get to create with a kitty or puppy, I'm a happy girl!




I went with a SUPER simple card this week because the flu

is running rampid through my house

and knocking us down like bowling pins.

Super quick and easy card using My Favorite Things stamps/dies

celebrating this sweet pup sharing his bone!




Be sure to stop in and see what the DT has created

over at the blog here!

You can also link up your cards and play along - use the code CCEE2243

and we'll find your cards and projects!


Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,

Kelly


10.27.2022

CCEE2242 ~ International Animation Day!

 

Hi friends!

Just buzzing through with a quick post for the newest CCEE Stampers challenge. Lynn from the Design Team has been the hostess for the month of October and she has a final amazing theme to create a card ~  International Animation Day!





She writes:  

Friday is International Animation Day! What joyful and action-packed entertainment has filled our lives through the talented creations of the world's amazing animators. In honor these animators' remarkable work, choose one of your favorite animated characters to feature on this week's CCEE design. How fabulous would it be if you included the name of the animator who created your character!


Well, this was an easy one for me!

In fact, it's ALMOST time for It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown cartoon on tv which features the one and only best beagle, Snoopy! While the author of the children's books/characters is Charles M. Schultz, it first arrived on the television airways in 1965!



I've loved Snoopy since I was very little and carried that over into my adult life. I have a scandelous amount quite a few Snoopy / Charlie Brown stamps so it was perfect to bring these out to create some cards.  I'll also be creating one in each of the colors to donate to a children's shelter - they are generic enough that they can be for many occasions!

Head over to the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the DT cards and link up one of your own - and use the code CCEE2242 if posting to a gallery!

And head over to my Instragram and see the rest of my Snoopy cards!  Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs, Kelly




10.20.2022

CCEE2241 ~ National Reptile Day!

 

Hi friends!

Time for another challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog. 

Lynn is our hostess for the month of October!

I have chosen reptiles as the theme for today's challenge.



Friday, October 21 is National Reptile Day. 

Wow!

That's a hard one for me this week as I am super limited 

on these types of stamps!

But I did find this MFT Stamp set in my stash and it had an alligator ... 

a reptile!


Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog

and see what the DT created this week!


Crafty hugs,

Kelly


10.17.2022

3M: October's Haunted House!

 

Hi friends!

Today's card is for the 3M card group

which is Barb, Jeanette and myself :)

We take turns sending each other a stamped image

which is a surprise until it's received.

Fun, right!


Now ... put on your sunglasses ...

it's getting BRIGHT in here!


If I built/ lived in a Haunted House,

 I'm pretty sure mine would look a lot like this :)


I decided to have fun with this image this month

since I used it previously before - 

only traditionally.

This time, I colored it with my prismacolor markers,

blended bright distress oxide inks behind

and added a funny 'banner' using a stamp from taylored expressions.


You can see Barb's card here

and Jeanette's card here ~
 

we post every month on the 9th (unless you are me!)

but I'll do my best to be on time from now on!


Until next month!

Crafty hugs,

Kelly


10.15.2022

DD2 ~ Gotcha Day!



Hi everyone!
Today is a PURR-fect day!

Today is Oliver's 'Gotcha Day!'
Oliver is a sweet little Siamese kitty that I rescued
near my home and is a sweet part of our (pet) family!



So for this month's Dueling Darlings 2 duel,
I sent both teams a kit!
Jeanette (Team B leader) was gracious enough to let me send them
to both dueling teams - thank you, Jeanette!

Since the duel today landed on October 15th,
I wanted the kits to have 1. a kitty and 2. a friend!
So I went with 2 stamp companies - this one
and to see the other, you'll have to check out the Dueling Darlings!

Now to my card!




 I used Colorado Craft Company's stamp Kindness Matters

and colored it with my prismacolor markers. 

When creating the kits for everyone, mine should be in tones of pink 

but I didn't have enough for 4 - just 3!  

I wanted to make sure the other teamies were matching

so I took the 'short straw' LOL 

But that's okay~  I love the blues! 


Be sure to check out the rest of the duel

and Happy Gotcha Day, Oliver!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly

 

 

10.13.2022

CCEE2240 ~ Happy Birthday U.S. Navy!


Hi all! 

Happy Thursday the 13th!  

And ..........


In the United States of America , October 13 

is the day that the U.S. Navy celebrates as their birthday. 

To honor the men and women who have stepped up to serve our nation

 as members of the Navy since its inception, create a  card with a nautical theme.

Thanks to our hostess, Lynn, for another great challenge!




As you can see (ha! no pun intended!), I had an oopsie moment

and didn't read the nautical theme part - just US Navy!

My mind went military and red/white/blue

but I did include the word SEA on my card .... in the sentiment :)

And aw shucks, too, because I have a ton of boat/sea stamps!




I used the Altenew stamp set 'Land Of The Free' Eagle

and the sentiment from America the Beautiful 

which - FUN FACT - isn't the national anthem of the USA

(the Star Spangled Banner is!)



Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog

and see what the DT has created this week!

You can also link up your cards to an online gallery or Splitcoaststampers

by using the code CCEE2239.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly

10.06.2022

CCEE2239 ~ National Bring your BIble to School Day!


Hi friends! 

Happy Birthday to my little granddaughter, Alice! 

 She's 4 years old today and I am just amazed at how fast she is growing up!  She was named after Alice in Wonderland AND born on Mad Hatter's Day ~ so wild!


There's also a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week with our hostess for the month of October: Lynn!  She writes:


In the United States, today is National Bring Your Bible to School Day. 

For that reason, our challenge for this week is quite simple: 

use a Bible scripture as the sentiment on the front of your card design.

If loading your card to an online gallery, please include key word CCEE2239.


 Thank you, Lynn!

Here is my hybrid card this week ~

as between vacation, her parties, homecoming week, etc - 

it's about as much as I could get together this week!



The bible verse (Philemon 1:7 NIV)

is so sweet and Lucy is doing a great job here

of shouting it out!

Always lift up your voice and never be afraid to speak your truth :)


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly



 

9.30.2022

Color, Craft, Card!


 Hi all!

Happy Friday!


Today's card is a little of this and a little of that!

Sometimes I find stamped/die cut images in a small jar

as I'm cleaning up my craft desk ...

so I decided to craft with these colored images on a card!




Lucky me- I found all of these!


This was a fun card to make!

If you'd like to see the video version,

it's here!

And you'd like to subscribe to my channel, that would be awesome, too!


Here's my card:  



This one is for an Instagram hop that I am in

each Thursday ~

and we had so much fun, 

we will be back in October!
 

Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly

9.29.2022

CCEE2238 ~ National Coffee Day!



Hi everyone ~

what a day, what a day!

It's National Coffee Day!

(which is totally a ME holiday!)



But - here in Florida - we are also experiencing 

the horrendous Hurricane Ian 

so we are praying for our state!

It made landfall a few hours ago

and we are just hoping for the best news all around

with everyone safe and accounted for.




My card!

it's been a wonderful month of challenges 

and I hope you have enjoyed playing (or viewing) along with the cards!

My theme this week:


Make a card using any coffee theme.

Coffee images, coffee dyed paper, etc. 

Use the code CCEE2238


Although coffee stamps are probably the MOST in my collection,

I used this MFT Pure Innocence stamp again

because she's truly one of my favorites!

I did some paper piecing on her dress 

and the rest colored with copics

and fall themed papers.


Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog for more inspiration

and to link up your cards!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly

9.26.2022

3M: Cute Scarecrow Henry!


Hi friends!

Today's post is me playing catch up!  

I finally had a chance to create a card with the 3M image 

for this month  ~

this cute CC Designs Scarecrow Henry!

It's absolutely a-dor-a-ble!



The Three Musketeers (Barb, Jeanette and I) have created

cards together since November 2014

and we are almost at our 100th swap!

ONE HUNDRED!

Mind. Blown!


If you want to see the Youtube chat about this card,

you can see it here in my card share!


The idea behind the 3M was Jeanette's baby idea 

and we take turned sending each other a stamped image

(from a list of allowed shareable stamp companies.)

We each received this cute scarecrow which I colored

with my copic markers.



I used some Echo Park fall themed papers

to create a base for the card and then colored it to match.

This was so fun and a great way to remember: 

It's fall ya'll!




If you'd like to see how Jeanette and Barb used this image,

head over to their blogs, too!

Next month, Barb is up and I can't wait to see what she is sending!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kelly


9.22.2022

CCEE2237 ~ Happy 1st day of autumn!


 Hi friends!


Happy first day of autumn!

September 22, 2022 is officially the beginning of fall :)

Such a gorgeous time of year

(unless you're in South Florida - 

and then it's still perpetually SUMMER!)




I challenged the design team to create a fall themed card

this week at the CCEE Stampers blog 

and here's what I made:



I kept my card pretty CAS and let the papers be the wow factor this week.

I used a new to me stamp set from Penny Black that I purchased

last year and never used until now!


Be sure to see what the DT created this week by 

heading over to the blog!

And if you'd like to link up your cards to an online gallery,

use the code CCEE2237!


Thanks for stopping by!


~Kelly

9.15.2022

CCEE 2236 ~ International Dot Day!

 

Hi all!


I have 2 posts today ~ for the DD2 post, click here!

Today is International Dot Day

and my challenge at the CCEE Stampers

this week is to show us your cards with a circle,

polka dots or anything round! 




For my rounds,

I've used the adorable MFT Stamps

'Witch Way is the Candy' stamp set.




I've colored it with copic markers

and added polka dot paper and a round element for her to stand on.

I decided to go with a pink Halloween

and colored the pumpkin to match, too!


Be sure to stop by the CCEE Stampers

and see what the Design Team has created today.

To link up your cards,

use the code CCEE2236 for any online gallery.


Thanks for stopping by!

~Kelly