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


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. 


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,



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,



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!




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!


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!