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!


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

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           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

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Cow Pillow Box

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    Time for another CHF challenge over at the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Irit. This time round our challenge is to create Anything but a Card.

    I used Cow 1 digital stamp and the digital sentiment that went with it from CHF and made a Pillow Box. Colored the cow with copics, cut it out completely and added some prima flowers for it to stand in.

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    To play along, 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 so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword CHF60. 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

    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