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!



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!



DD2 ~ It's a Free For All!

 Hi friends!

*I have 2 posts today:

For my CCEE Stampers post, click here!*

Welcome to the September edition of the DD2

card kit swap group!

This month, Terry and Darlene are the hostesses of the 

Dueling Darling 2

with a theme of "It's a Free For All!"

Terry is the hostess for Team Kelly

(and Darlene is Team Jeanette)

and sent us a free stamp from Altenew!

Thank you, Terry!

I have a LOT of Altenew but didn't have this one - 

so I was extra excited!

Terry also sent us the papers and embellishments AND

this amazing Altenew stamp  work with.

Thank you, Terry!

and this is the card I came up with :)

Thank you Terry and Darlene for a wonderful theme!

Until next time,



CCEE2235 ~ 18th Birthday celebration!


Hi friends!

There's a birthday in town!

My son - our youngest of our 4 children ~ is turning 18 this week!

From a tiny baby boy to a whole man!

So for this week's challenge at the CCEE Stampers,

this is the theme to create!

This week, create a masculine birthday card

and use 1 (one) or 8 (eight) of anything on your cards!

Use the keyword CCEE2235 or any online gallery!


Here's the card that will be from my granddaughter,

my son's niece!

I've used ONE stamp - from Your Next Stamp

and ONE sentiment

(but a whole lotta stripes!)

Head over to the CCEE Stampers blog

to see what the Design Team created

as well as link up your own cards!

Thanks for celebrating with me this week!



The ONE in '22 ~ September!

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!)

This month, I'm heading to Disney!

Not literally .......... that's in October!  


SI decided to use my Echo Park Birthday Boy paper collection

and make a Disney inspired card for this month's challenge.

Sorry about the bad photo quality ~

I dropped my camera and the internal software is bonkers!

Please see what Barb and Jeanette

 have created as they are also doing this challenge in 2022.

Thanks for stopping by!



CCEE2234 ~ International Toy Testing Day!

Hi friends!

I'm the hostess for the September challenges at the CCEE Stampers

and I'll be bringing you a new idea to create a card each Thursday!

  Today is International Toy Testing Day

so I've challenged the amazing design team - and all of you -

to show us your cards with a toy/toys on them!

Think Christmas cards and Santa’s workshop, too! 

Here's my card with the elves goofin' off at Christmas!

They are eating cookies, playing on the rocking horse TOY,

falling asleep instead of packing the toys onto the sleigh!

TOO cute!

This is one of my favorite holiday sets from Hero Arts

and I've created a little snowy scene outside the workshop window.

Be sure to stop in the CCEE Stampers blog

and link up your card as well as check out the DT cards!

Use the code CCEE2234 on any online gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!



CCEE2233 ~ Pluto Demoted Day!

Hi friends!

BEEN a hot minute since I've posted

and I have a lot of cards card kits stuff to catch up on,

but first!

It's time for a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers!

Frances is our hostess for August and this is her challenget today:

According to the Days of the Year web site, yesterday 24th August was Pluto Demoted Day,

 this day marks the occasion in 2006 when Pluto was demoted

 from being a planet to a dwarf planet. 

For our challenge today, create a card that has a space theme.

Oh poor Pluto!

I grew up knowing Pluto as a planet so to see it demoted

envokes a tiny bit of awwwwww!

But here's my card!

A bit cheeky but a fun one!

I created the background using old nailpolish and water

and dipped the cardstock into the water ~

hences, getting this galaxy-ish, tie-dye-ish look!

Good enough :)

I added the astronaut from My Favorite Things set

as if he's floating about in space and the sentiment

which is a perfect match - was one I found laying on my desk!

Good.  Thing.  I.  Didn't.  Clean.  Up!

Be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers blog

and see what everyone has made today!

Thanks for stopping by!


CCEE2232 ~ National Peach Month!

   Hi friends!

    You're a peach!

And so is the month of August :)

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog

with our hostess, Frances and this is her challenge!

Apparently August is Peach month and Monday 22nd August is National Peach Day, 

so for our challenge this week create a card that features one or more things

 that begin with the letter "P" .. 

A punched image; patterned paper; pansy; paint; person 

or a product that is from a company whose name starts with “P”.

Wow that is a lot of P's but creative enough that I'm sure 

you'll find something in your crafty stash to play along!

For my card, I used a stamp from Pink Fresh Studio

as well as as Paint (watercolor) for my image and background.

I also used Peaches and Cream cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey)

and Peach colored enamel dots (Altenew).

Be sure to head over to the CCEE Stampers blog

and check out all the DT cards

as well as link up yours, too!

Thanks for stopping by!



CCEE2231~ Embossing folders!


                                                                  Hi Crafty Friends,

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers from our hostess, Frances.

She writes:

A few months ago, Jennifer McGuire shared a technique using embossing folders.

 Let’s give it a try. You can find Jennifer's tutorial here

For my card, I did use an Altenew embossing folder called mega succulent.

It's an extraordinary one to use!

I ran it through the Gemini Jr 

and then blended distress oxide inks onto the top of the cardstock

to highlight certain areas.

Be sure to see what the Design Team has created by heading to the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!



3M: Wildflower bouquet!


Hi friends!

I have a new card to share today for the 3M card group

 ~ the 3 Musketeers ~

and it's a wildflower beauty!

We are 3 friends that create cards virtually

and take turns sending a mystery stamped image 


we each make a card with that stamped image using our own supplies :)

Here's mine!

I wanted the image to be the focal point of the card

so I added a sentiment to the inside of the card.

I normally only show the front of my cards

so the recipient can be surprised

but this one is heading to a local nursing home

for my son's carddonation so I'll share a peek :)

Thank you, Barb, for a beautiful image to work with this month.

To see what Barb and Jeanette created using this same image,

head over to their blogs



and we will be back next month with another mystery image!

Thanks for stopping by!



Dueling Darlings 2 ~ Strength Behind Santa!

Hello friends!

I have a wee bit of a late start to today's post ~ 

I was making cookies!

Or coloring them making cookies, at least :)

Today is Dueling Day for the DD2!

Our hostesses this month were Carol and Tracie 

and they have a Christmas in July theme of Mrs. Claus ...

the strength behind Santa!

I love tht ~ thank you ladies!

Our kit was from Carol and it's SO CUTE!

I think I added at least one of each element she sent us ~

and colored the image with my copics.

Unlike Mrs. Santa here with glasses on her face,

I have misplaced mine!

I literally can't see 2 fingers in front of my face

much less color very well, ROFL!

I'll definitely go back over this image at a later date

and give her some touch ups :)

Be sure to stop in and see what the rest of the DD2 has created ..

here are the blogs

and the link to Lorraine's gallery on SCS.






Lorraine - SCS Gallery



That's it for this post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,



CCEE2227 ~ Tape Measure Day!


Hi friends!

Goodness, it's a real life ACTUAL blog post!


And in case ya didn't know .......

Today is National Tape Measure Day!

Here is my YOUTUBE video version of this card:

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

and our hostess for July is Lois.

Here is her challenge!

The challenge to you today is to make a card incorporating a tape measure

 or something else used in sewing on your card -- 

either some kind of a sewing-related image or perhaps stitching.


This theme was a little out of my wheelhouse

so I used 4 different 'stitched' dies to make a blue floral card.

Be sure to head over to the CCEE Stampers this week

and check out the DT cards!

Thanks for stopping by!



I WHEELIE like you!


Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing a cheeky card ~

I do love me a punny saying!

I'm in an Instagram collaboration to create a card

with a funny, wild, obscure, wacky holiday :)

Here is the YOUTUBE version if you want to see!

I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting Brownielocks to see

all the weird events and holidays people celebrate ...

including mah-self :)

So today I'm celebrating National Guinea Pig Day!


There is a possibility these stamps and dies I used are hamsters.


No. One. Will.  Know.

Isn't it cute!

That one at the top (probably me since I run on Starbucks 

and 3 hours of sleep going around in circles!)

sure has a lot of work keeping up with the one below!

The stamps and dies?

Lawn Fawn - circle die from Hero Arts!

And that's it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,



CCEE2225 ~ Roses and Pearls!

Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers blog ~

Roses and Pearls!

Lynn has been the amazing hostess for the month of June

and this is her last challenge of this month:

The rose is the national flower for the month of June while the pearl is June’s gemstone. I am therefore asking the CCEE Stampers to include both of these beauties on their card for this week’s CCEE Challenge!

This is my final week as challenge hostess, and I hope you will play along and share a wonderful design using the rose and pearls!! Won't they make for beautiful June wedding cards?

  Yes, absolutely!

My card today is using a rose stamp and die from Altenew

called Amazing Things.

It is such a beautiful set!

I started with a watercoloring of the roses,

and while it was drying, did a quick stenciled background

using a polka dot look with Picked Raspberry distress ink.

Once both of those were dry,

I added a sentiment from the Tim Holtz ideology sticker set

and popped the roses up on some dimensional foam.

I am fresh out of pearls (shucks!) so I added the closest thing I had:

white enamel dots from Altenew!

Be sure to stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog 

and check out the rest of the cards from the DT!

Thank you, Lynn, for your wonderful month of challenges!

Big hugs,



CCEE2223 ~ Celebrating Father!

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

Celebrating Father's Day!

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day.

 I would like for you to create a card for the father of your choice 

(be it your father, your son, a neighbor, a friend, etc.)

 personalizing it by showcasing his favorite hobby. 

Any occasion will do, as long as it is a masculine card featuring a hobby.

My card features dies from Disney's Mickey Mouse ~

and this is the golf set!

The keyword for this challenge is CCEE2223. 

We would love for you to stamp with us on this challenge!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty hugs,