Monday, March 2, 2009

CCEE Challenge and Thanks Papertrey

Hello and Happy Monday! This is a busy week. Today, I wanted to start off by thanking another fabulous company that helped with the Heart to Heart Card fundraiser for Caregivers of Alzheimer's disease. *Yep! Still thanking all the fabulous companies who generously donated to the cause.

Today---I want to say thank you to Papertrey Ink.

I recently picked up Damask Designs which was designed by the awesome Dawn McVey for Papertrey, so I decided to use it for my Monday CCEE challenge. This week we had to use adhesive address labels on our cards. Easy enough! I stamped the damask pattern on each label and then peeled them and stuck them to the black matted cardstock. I stamped another damask design and then used the small circle punch (SU!) to punch the design and add it onto a brad:
I love how dramatic the black and white looks. Check out all the other label-ed creations on the CCEE blog! Hope you will play along.

And here is another card I created with the Damask Designs. When I first saw this large image, I immediately thought of a chandelier. So.....I created a simple one layer card with that large image as the main focus. After stamping the design, I added some darker parts with a black marker (kind of representing shadows that all chandeliers give off). Then I used some Mark Richards tiny black crystal stickers to add the chain and some interest to the chandelier itself.
I used a larger black crystal sticker in the center. Finally, I stamped the sentiment, added some more crystal stickers around it and then tied the ribbon (Berry Sorbet) to the top.
Think it looks like a chandelier?
THANK YOU so much Nichole and Papertrey Ink for generously donating to a very worthy cause. I will never forget your willingness to help. I am so grateful.
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Coming this week:
***TOMMORROW: I will begin showing MFTeasers of the new sets that will be released on Wednesday from My Favorite Things!
***Did you see? MFT is having an Idol Contest! Check out the IDOL thread HERE for all the details on how you can enter to win a $250 shopping spree!
***SU Blog Candy! New to you---15 sets need a new home. Stay tuned for this subscriber-only blog candy.
Thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

Moni said...

Pretty card! Hugs, Moni

Pinky Roth said...

Cammie,

This is such a classy card in B & W! I love it and who would have thought to use address labels!

Pinky

AbcHobby.it said...

wow... great card!!!

hugs elisabetta

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Gorgeous creations!! Love the black and white concepts!! Very cool!! TFS!

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous cards - Cammie!!! I love the black and white theme - my fav!!! I would have never guessed that you used address lables on your card - simply brilliantly pulled off!!! Oh - I hope I have time to play along this week!!!

jules p said...

love your cards. very pretty.

i love the idol contest. neat.

oh...i can't wait to hear about the SU candy!! yeah!

Judi said...

Beautiful cards!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Great blog today .Can't wait to see what is next.
As always.
chirsty

Debby said...

beautiful cards!!!

Starla said...

Holy COW!! Love your "label" card...it is just stunning!! And very clever turning the image into a chandelier!!

Shelia said...

this is outstanding. I love the classic black and white. Beautiful

Kimberly Crawford said...

Gorgeous and SO clever! Gorgeous!!!
LOVE your new avatar photo! You are SO darling!! :)
have a super week! :)

Lynette Neus said...

Wow - you are so talented and creative! I sure do love ALL of your cards.

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are strikingly beautiful, Cammie!! LOVE them!!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty cards, Cammie! I love the first one! What a neat idea to stamp the labels like that, too. Have a great day!

Erin... said...

so classy and elegant love them!!

queen Mary said...

Cammie, I love Papertrey stamps! Even I can be elegant with those stamps (and I'm usually a bull in the china shop! LOL!). Your week sounds full and exciting! I can't wait! Mary

specialcraftmom4 said...

Elegant cards! Great job (:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both cards are just super fantastic Cam!! You are so amazingly talented!! LOVE the elegance!! Love the black and white!!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love these cards!

Elena said...

These cards are so elegant! Love black and white! And your second card is so beautiful too! Ribbon gives a very nice touch!

retiredheather said...

Both cards show the power of black and white...lovely.
Hugs
Heather

Rita said...

OMGosh Caroline! These cards are so beautiful & oh so elegant!

6 wacky women said...

Just beautiful, Cammie.
I love the black and white, both cards are stunning!!

Karen x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Cammie! Love the damask! xx

Ashley said...

Gorgeous cards Cami! You are amazing!

Anita C said...

Wow Cammie, so gorgeous and elegant! I love the added touch of all the rhinestones to the chandelier.

Deb Wood said...

Gorgeous!!

Kim said...

WOW these are beautiful Cammie!
Hugs~ Kim

lakind said...

Love your damask chandelier...very creative! I also just LOVE the label idea for the card! I've used them for the candy, but never thought of using them this way! So cool! Great cards!