Sunday, June 29, 2008

My STAMP room and a CCEE challenge

Here is a picture of my stamp room! (Well, this box IS in my stamp room) This is just one example of how my son has chosen to entertain himself while I have been unpacking boxes. UGH! Lucky for him MOST of them peeled off the box.

And I DID manage to get some stamping done this weekend (even though my stamp room is not fully functional yet!)

Each Monday, a group of friends and I do challenges and post them on Splitcoaststampers and on our CCEE blog. With the move and vacations, I have missed the past few challenges and will miss the ones in July (insert sad face). So I wanted to participate in this week's one. The challenge was to "Make a card using black and brown. You may use other colors in your image, but I want the card to read mostly black and brown." You can check out the other cards and play along HERE. (If you are reading this on Sunday, it will be posted on Monday!)

Not wanted to get the "BUZZER" by my friend Cindy for not following the directions--I created this:

It definitely reads mostly BLACK and BROWN! Despite being a joke, I love the general concept of the card and I think I will be making another one like it (that doesn't read black and brown) soon!

I cut the flower out of dp from the Paper Studio. I framed the flower using lines created by my Scor-Pal. The words along the border were created on my computer.

Here is a close up of the dimension on the main flower.

Materials used: Cardstock-very vanilla, black, caramel; black brads (The Paper Studio); Designer paper (The Paper Studio); Scor-Pal; computer (generated words); button (The Paper Studio); tab punch (Stampin' Up!); dimensionals (SU!).

Here is the other card I created for the challenge. It features a new stamp that will be available from My Favorite Things on Wednesday night! I used most of the stamp (I opted not to use the "Peppermint" that appears at the bottom of the container.)

The main image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers. I added some purple stickles to the flowers.
The background sentiments are from another My Favorite Things set called "Behind the Scenes."

Here is a close-up view of the main image. TIP: I threaded the ribbon around the pot by poking two small holes on either side of the pot and pulling the ribbon through.

Materials used: Stamps: Pepermint (Annie La Point for My Favorite Things Presents), Behind the Scenes (My Favorite Things); cardstock-white, caramel, brown, black (Stampin' Up!); ribbon (May Arts); brads (Bazzill collection); white gel pen (SU!); purple stickles (Ranger); Spellbinders nestability dies and Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Oval punch (SU!); dimensionals (SU!); brillance black ink; brown and caramel inks (Stampin' Up!).


My Favorite Things is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, July 2 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. July marks MFT's 2nd birthday, and Kim's 40th, so we'll be celebrating all over the place!

*$2.00 US shipping for orders under $40, and for Intl orders and US orders over $40, they'll receive the same $2.75 discount until July 15th.

*FIRST 50 orders will receive a full sized stickles glitter glue!

*The Girl Who Wants It All special for the July Collection is $49.95.

Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night.

Thanks for stopping by!


Jessie/knightrone said...

LOL!!! Kids, what can you do!! Super cute cards for the challenge, the first one is too funny!!

Dawn Easton said... have the best kid stories...haha! Glad they came off.

All of your cards are fabulous...thanks for the heads up on the specials...better be nice to my husband this week ;) It's our Anniversary...maybe he'll buy me STAMPS?

StampOwl said...

love your stamp room bwahahahahaha! Great cards Cammie ... you sure did take that challenge literally didn't ya LOL

stampmonkey said...

Looks like your son likes 'stamping' -lol -- sure hope those Priority Mail stamps were among those to come off! ;)

Your cards are beautiful, Carolyn...even your card that literally reads mostly black and brown. lol Love how you tied that ribbon on the pot. tfs

Stephanie said...

I can't believe your son did that! Haha! Stamps aren't cheap these days either! Yikes! :D Your first brown and black card is hilarious by the way! Hehe. It's perfect for a black and brown challenge! I happen to LOVE your second black and brown card! I am so excited to see the new releases! I may have to sell some of my stamps this week so that I have some money to spend on new ones! It is so good to have you back!

Rae said...

I know that I shouldn't be laughing, but your son's 'stamp decorating' is priceless!!
Love your cards as well (especially the first one! gotta love a wacky sense of humor!!).
Glad to hear that you're getting settled in your new place!
Hugs!! ~rae

Deb said...

I think your son meant to mail that box to me! LOL! Hope the move is going well and you get your stamp room unpacked soon. I love the flower on your 1st card and the other card is really beautiful!!

Nicole said...

Do you ever do card swaps? Your cards are beautiful. I'm having a swap and someone just dropped out. Were making ten cards that need to be mailed off by the tenth of July. Love to have you if you're interested!

Alexandra said...

TEEHEE....the things kids do, especially the boys!! Your cards are fabulous Cammie, I just love them both - the colors are gorgeous! And, taking that challenge literally, very funny - lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lisbet said...

I´m just surfing around and looking for some new ideas and projcts.
I came across your side and I think it´s great. Thanks for all inspiration.


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh your son is a crack up!! Well, to us observers anyway!!! ***wink*** I love your black and brown card and your gorgeous flower pot card!! LOVE the Prisma coloring!!

Christi said...

Boy does that look like something my son would do! LOL I LOVE both of your cards. The first one is so funny but I LOVE that layout and the second one is beautiful!!

peanutbee said...

Oh my gosh, Carolyn, missed you and your funny posts!

GASP on seeing what your son did with all that postage {!! $$ !!}

Love your take on the brown/black challenge...and spelling out the BLACK and BROWN. Toooo funny!

Love the little ribbon trick around the Peppermint pot. Will have to try that! :)

Jennifer Buck said...

Super cute cards! Love them both...the first is such a crack up! is the box! Boys! The things they will do to entertain themselves! Sometimes you just shake your head and smile! ;) Hope all is well and you are getting unpacked! Take care! :)

stampinsilvia said...

Ohhh what a naughty boy! LOL I think my son would do the same thing! Glad they came off and glad you're almost done unpacking!

Carolina said...

Oh this is a new one - well at least all the stamps are in one place and removable! Something I'm sue you'll laugh about a lot later on.

Love the so warms my heart to see your amazing cards again.

Rose Ann said...

Ha, ha....looks like something my kids would do!! I love your wonderful cards, Cammie!! Thanks for the MFT news as well! ;)

Bethany Paull said...

LOL! Reading about your kids is like watching a sit com. Where DO they come up with these ideas. And hey, if you couldn't remove the stamps, at least you could have shipped it clear to China and back. LOVE the card too. Both, but esp. the second one. It's so simple and stylish. What a great layout.