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,



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!



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!


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!


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!



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,