Thursday, August 21, 2014

1st day of school

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What is that noise? Don’t you hear it? What, you don’t? Wait, neither do I as it is so quiet this morning. Wait, it must be the first day of school!! No kids around, just me and the dogs!

So it is time for another CCEE Stampers challenge. What does that have to do with first day of school you say? Well my challenge is to make a card or item that could be given to the teacher on the first day of school or open house night.

I used this cute little owl stamp from Art Impressions, pulled out my school papers and some cute school brads from Eyelet Outlet and made my daughter’s 3rd grade teacher a Post it Note holder. Also used some school rub ons for the apple, saying and chalk. The chalk board I did with a white gel pen. Ironically they are no longer teaching cursive in our school but I couldn’t resist putting it on the chalkboard. Also added a loop and a pen at the bottom.

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And here is my 3rd grader all ready and waiting on the bus. She was so excited for school to start because she finally gets to get on the bus all by herself as brother has moved up to middle school. (which I completely forgot to get a picture of this morning as a. it was way too early, b. bus was running late and c. he was a nervous wreck, not sure he would have liked me trying to get his picture so I shall get it when he gets home!)

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Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

And feel free to play along with us. We’d love to have you.

 

         Thanks for stopping by!


                       Amber

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Good Bye for now

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Time for another CCEE Stampers challenge. The challenge is a good bye card or sympathy card or farewell or….. Why? 

Well as I am the hostess this month, my oldest leaves for college tonight! When I say leave, I mean all of us as it is an 8 hr trip so we are loading up the family tonight, driving all through the night to her new home till we see her at Christmas time!  Hence the challenge of a good bye card.

I had to use Message Pup as she will be leaving her baby, Keeper (a boxer), behind so really this card is from Keeper.  I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. Cut it out with Spellbinder oval and layered with Spellbinder scallop oval. Used border punch on bottom layer and added a bone eyelet over top of some twine. Of course I stamped “I miss you” instead of “good bye” as I couldn’t find the stamp that said it! ugh

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Want to see what the other CCEE ladies made? Then visit the CCEE Stampers blog!

 

         Thanks for stopping by!

      
                         Amber

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fair time challenge

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Time for another CCEE Stampers challenge! And guess what? I’m the challenge hostess this month!!

The first week in August is my County Fair. So make a card having some object or animal that you would find at the fair. Extra points for using some green on the card as that is the color for 4-H. 4-H is a big part of our fair and the reason I’m there all week long. I was in it for 10 years and now my kids are in it with different projects.

My project today centers around my Cloverbud, my youngest. Each day the Cloverbuds take a tour of a different animal barn at the fair. She was so excited for Wend as that was the Pig Barn tour as she wants to take a pig next year! (She will be old enough next year to be a 4-Her) Of course I took pictures and made a digi scrapbook page! And yes, my background paper is green!

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She loved “showing” the pig. Thought that was the best part of the tour and is now excited to have a pig next year. She even made a piggy bank using a 2 liter pop bottle with toilet paper rolls for legs for her projects to display at the fair this year. Used tissue paper all over it that was Mod Podged on.

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My middle decided to sew this year in 4-H for her sister and got an honorable mention on the outfit!

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My son shows llamas (our show is Thursday so as of writing this, I have no clue how he will do). But here are a few more pictures of our week at the fair.

I did enter my Key Lime Cupcakes and they took third place in their category.
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Jorden petting a pony during the Cloverbuds tour of the Horse Barn.
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A Wild Animal show that was put on for the first few days of the fair.
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An alien on the swings.
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The Cloverbuds at the llama barn tour, watching my mom spin.
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My niece and another 4-H member’s alpaca.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

These boots are made for walking

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It is challenge time over at the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Shirley Quarry, issues her last challenge as our July challenge hostess.

Our challenge this week is to create a card that is related to a song title.

I am really bad at these types of challenges as I draw a blank. For some reason first song to pop into my head was “These boots are made for walking”.

I used Paper pretties Howdy Girlfriend Sophia for my card. Did a little paper piecing with the image and used some star eyelets too.

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Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould


             Thanks for stopping by!

                           Amber
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Thank you

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    It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Irit Shalom.
    This time round our challenge is to  use 3 different mediums over your project (like mist/marker/embossing powder or any other mediums).

    I embossed Ornamental Beauty in clear embossing powder and then sponged on distress inks. Stamped sentiment also from Ornamental Beauty and used Spellbinder Oval to cut it out.

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    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

    Once you have created your card/project head over to the CHF Blog and place a comment with a link to your card/project the related post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keywordCHF57. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Ann Marie Saunders
  • Irit Shalom
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Maureen Russell
  • Steph Ackerman


               Thanks for stopping by!
      
                          Amber
  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    What’s Happening and Cake

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    Time for another CCEE Stampers challenge. Our challenge this week is a Recipe Challenge … Use 2 circles, 1 oval and two or more octagons (or hexagons/decagons) on your card.

    I used this fun set from Paper Pretties and paired it with a chicken wire background stamp I have for my hexagons. My sentiment is in 1 oval (even though it killed me not to layer it!!). Colored image with prismacolor pencil and blended with odorless mineral spirits. Used a little watercolor paint for the sky.

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    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Liz Williams
  • Lois Bak
  • Lynn McAuley
  • Maryann Einam
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Vicky Gould


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    Yesterday was also my middle daughter’s birthday. Allie turned 15! Here is the cake I made for her. She drew me a sketch of what she wanted and I produced it.

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             Thanks for stopping by!


                              Amber

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    Llama showing at the Ohio State Fair

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    It is that time again for my kids… Fair time! Three out of the four are in 4-H and of course we all can’t be in the same club or take the same projects! Jorden is still a Cloverbud and is in a pig club. Allie took sewing this year (Sewing for Others so she made a dress for her sister) and Benjamin stayed with llamas.

    This past weekend there was a llama show at the State Fair that the club entered. What follows is pictures of Benjamin and his llama Rainy during the show.

    The kids did Youth Judging on the Friday night. Benjamin placed 3rd. Who knows, maybe he’ll become a llama judge when he grows up!

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    Jorden used another member’s llama for Musical Llama Rugs. She got down to the top 6th and got eliminated.
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    Jorden took her brother’s llama for the costume contest. A birthday party and a clown. Unfortunately the table kept slipping to the side whenever the llama would walk so she didn’t place.
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    Close up of the cake. I used MuddPuddles dry sand on the 15!
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    Showmanship!
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    Benjamin placed 2nd and Gabriel (cousin and fellow club member) placed 1st in Showmanship. Not to shabby considering there were 18 kids in the class!
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    The girls enjoying some of the show before Leah’s (cousin and club member) next class.IMG_0973

    For Rainey's first time showing, she did a good job of letting strangers touch her.IMG_0981

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    Rainy wanted to stop for a snack but Ben got her through with just maybe one leaf in her mouth.IMG_1003

    This is what the llama sees before walking under. Some don’t even it pay attention to the cat and walk right under while others will put the hooves in and have to be dragged through. We had no clue how Rainy would act.
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    Love how Rainy is looking up at the cat like “you want me to go through THAT?”
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    Yay! They made it out without Rainy having to be pulled through.
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    Last obstacle of the day!
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    Now we are gearing up for our County Fair in 2 weeks where we will spend all day long, all week long with the llamas at but thankfully no costumes!


           Thanks for stopping by!


                           Amber