Thursday, September 25, 2014

Have a Dog gone birthday

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It's challenge time over at the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month Lois Bak finishes the month with another fun challenge.

National Dog Week runs from September 21 to September 27 so for our challenge this week Lois has asked us to Include a dog on our card.

I used Dog-Gone Birthday from Paper Pretties for my card. Colored the dog with copics and cut him out completely. Attached him with dimensions and used DCWV  The Pets Stack paper for all the background paper.

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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:

  
          Thanks for stopping by!

   
                            Amber

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy first day of Fall

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Happy Fall!! Today is the first day of Fall for us and I am so in the mood for Fall. Pumpkins, Apple Cider, Fall Colors, Hoodies, Bonfires, Hayrides, Boots and the list goes on.

It is also time for another Cornish Heritage Farms Blog challenge! This week’s challenge is hosted by Frances. She has a sketch for us.

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I used Pumpkin Wheelbarrow digital stamp for my card. Decided to use watercolor pencils to color the image. Did a little out of the box cutting and added some leaf brads. Thought I had the sketch in my head but when I started to do my post, I saw that I forgot to layer my sentiment. Oops!!

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Want to play along????

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 come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF62. 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
  • Since it is the first day of Fall, thought I’d share some Pumpkin goodies that I have made lately with you. Recipes can be found by clicking the titles.

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                          Pumpkin Streusel Muffin

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                               Pumpkin Spice Donuts


              
                Thanks for stopping by!


                           Amber

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    H.U.G.

    HUGajh

    Time for another challenge with the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month Lois Bak has another fun challenge for us.

    This week Lois has given us a Wordplay Challenge. In honor of “Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day,” include on your card something that starts with each of the following letters – H U G.

    My H.U.G. is hiding, ugh and green, read on to see how that all fits into my card.

    I decided to use Gnome What? that was just released from North Coast Creations.  Pulled out my prismacolored pencils and went to coloring. The plan was to color the mushrooms and cut them out completely which I did. But I needed an “U” so how about Ultra thick embossing and do some cracked glass? Sure! Well, I embossed it, stuck it in the freezer and worked on the gnome.

    The gnome is also colored with prismacolored pencils. Added some clouds behind him and went and got the mushrooms. When I started cracking them, pieces of the UTEE actually started falling off!! Great now what am I gonna do? I ended up peeling most of it off so hence my UGH!

    Mushrooms are popped up with dimensions so the gnome can hide behind them.

    HUGajh

    See, you can see the ultra thick embossing on the thin pieces that I just couldn’t get off! ugh


    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

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    North Coast Creations Sept Release

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    Happy Monday! I’m here today with some new releases from North Coast Creations! There are 3 fun sets being released this month but I’m only used the following two today. See end of post about how you could maybe win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate!


    King of the RoadNCC-Regular Size Set

    For my first card, I used Sweet Christmas Wishes. Colored it with copics, used white gel pen on the white parts and crystal effects on the candies for a shiny look. Added some Flower Soft around the base of the house for snow. Stamped sentiment on the hanging piece.

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    For my second card, I used Gnome What? Colored the gnome with copics and cut him out completely. Hard to tell from picture but his belt buckle and buckles on his shoes are colored using Spica glitter pen. Used the “I love you” sentiment and added some mushroom brads to the card.

    gnomeloveajh


    Prize Information:

    Just for commenting on our posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until September 17, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the NCC Blog or the participating designers blog for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments received and will be announced on the NCC Blog on September 18, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

    DT gals links are: Sandee * Julie * Lori * Amber * Dawn * Lisa


           Thanks for stopping by!


                     Amber

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    CCEE Challenge - Odd Day

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    It is Thursday so that means time for another CCEE Stampers challenge. This week Lois Bak continues to bring us fun challenges.

    Today we are celebrating Odd Day (although I think we are a year late, but better late then never) – use an odd number of the same embellishment on your card (e.g., 3 brads, 5 pearls, etc.).

    I used Fairy Special by Paper Pretties for my card. Colored with copics and added some stickles to the toe nails, wings and wand. My odd number of embellishment is 3 flower brads.

    elepantbday

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) 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:


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    I can’t sign off without paying tribute to 9-11. I went to school with the girl pictured below. Taken from us all too soon. Gone but never forgotten.

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              Thanks for stopping by!


                             Amber

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Happy birthday, boys.

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    Time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Me! I challenged everyone to create a masculine/little boy birthday card because today is my son’s 12th birthday and my nephew’s 11th birthday!

    I used Pirate Map 1 Digital Stamp and Skull and Crossbones Digital Stamp for my card. Colored in the map with prismacolored pencils and distressed it with inks. Even ripping the bottom and crumpling up the map to make it look “old”. Also distressed the skull/crossbones.

    birthdayboypirate

    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 come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF61. 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
  • and of course here is the cake I made my son for his birthday party over the weekend. A giant ice cream sandwich!

    gianticecreamsandwich



           Thanks for stopping by!


                              Amber

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    What Cancer Cannot Do

    Well it is last week in August which means my month of hosting challenges for CCEE Stampers has come to an end. I decided to leave on a fun challenge…Technique challenge! (I know, I  can hear the groans from here but believe me, you’ll like this technique.)

    Herringbone - A fun technique using up scraps of paper. Directions can be found over on Splitcoast Stampers.

    I made the following card for the teacher my son had last year as she was diagnosed with cancer this summer. She is a strong lady but I hope this card still brings her some strength on those days she needs it. Love you, Emily. You’ve got this!

    Sentiment comes from Verses Rubber Stamp. Used 3 different design paper scraps for the Herringbone and added a little bling in the corners.

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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