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!