Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CCEE1733 - Nautical Cards

As the summer draws to a close, our CCEE hostess, Anne Harmon has asked that we make a card with a nautical theme.  She said we could include the beach if we want.

Sailboat by Stampin' Up
Sentiment by Unity
Sea Bird Die by Impression Obsession

If you love the sea as much as I do, you will want to check out these amazing nautical designs by the CCEE Stampers Design Team Members:

Frances Byrne

Sunday, August 13, 2017

LMS - Palms on the Beach - KSS

For this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have returned to one of my favorite places---the beach. Could there be a more perfect way to end the summer? I don't think so!! I think it will be a great masculine birthday with it's seaside theme and tall design.

Images for this design came from the following Kitchen Sink sets:

Multi Step Rolling Hills (makes a pretty ocean)

The bird dies are from Impression Obsession.

Click below to be inspired by more wonderful
Kitchen Sink Stamps designs:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CCEE1732 - Insects

This week the topic is insects.  Anne's challenge to the CCEE Stampers is to make a card using bees, dragonflies, any kind of insect.  She said to be sure to add some stickles to their wings (if they have wings!), but I forgot! Ooops! Sorry, Anne!

The sentiment is from Unity.
The ladybug dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The branch and leaves are Sizzix dies.

Check out the buggy creations by the CCEE Design Team below:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Faith-Based Sympathy Design

The world lost some beautiful souls this week. This card was created for the family of one of them.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
Dies by Sizzix (Butterfly), Elizabeth Crafts Designs (Leaves),
Stamps of Life (Flowers)
Embossing Folder by Darice
Basically Bricks Stencil by Studio 490

Monday, August 7, 2017

August COF - Life's Simple Pleasures

For today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have created a card for the Crafters of Faith Challenge. The Crafters of Faith is a group of wonderful Christian ladies who have joined together over on Splitcoaststampers in this faith-based group. Our mission is to encourage each other, chat with each other, lift each other up, pray for each other, and craft together with scripture as our focus.

August is my month to serve as hostess of this challenge,  and I have chosen as this month's scripture James 1:17 --- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. I have encouraged the Crafters of Faith this month to celebrate life's simple pleasures which bless our days with joy and beauty and meaning in the cards they create.

The images from these Kitchen Sink sets were used to create this card:

Multi Step Berries
Whole Family
Multi Step Harvest

The Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CCEE1730 - Emboss It!

Anne Harmon is our CCEE hostess for the month of August. For her first challenge, she has asked the CCEE Stampers to use any technique that involves embossing - wet, dry, resist - whatever floats our boats! So I did a little dry embossing on the background and wet embossing on my sentiment! The sentiments and die cut are both from Altenew.

Head on over and see the rest of the embossed beauties
created by the CCEE Design Team!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butterflies and Prayers - KSS

Today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for a dear friend who was involved in a serious accident this week. It was created with images from 3 Step Butterflies, Multi Step Big Leaves, Letters from the Past, and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It was stamped entirely with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. I can't seem to put them down these days! They do things that no other inks can!!

Find addition KSS inspirations at the blogs below:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CCEE1730 - Walk on Stilts Day

CCEE hostess, Maryann, has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a tall thin card with any theme to celebrate Walk on Stilts Day this week!

Here's mine. No stamping at all this week - just embossing and die cuts for this elegant white-on-white sympathy design.

Embossing Folder by Darice
Dies by Sizzix

Monday, July 24, 2017

KSS - Tropical Birthday

This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a tropical birthday card featuring single layer silhouettes from 3 Step Aloha and Multi Step Palm Trees. The red moon was created using Abandoned Coral and Black Soot Distress Oxides. The sky and water were sponged on with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and the silhouettes and sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CCEE 1729 - Moon and Space Exploration Day

Another day on the Days of the Year Calendar is Moon and Space Exploration Day. Our CCEE hostess, Maryann, has asked us to use this theme to inspire our cards this week.

Images from:
Nature Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
To the Moon by Altenew
Praise the Lord by Unity

Monday, July 17, 2017

Distress Oxides and Layered Stamping

I cannot tell you how much I love the new Distress Oxides from Ranger. I received my shipping notice that the 12 newest colors are winging their way to my house this week. Unable to contain my excitement, I pulled out my old ones to create this colorful design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The images are from Multi Step Carnation and Make a Big Statement.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CCEE1728 - International Rock Day

According to the days of the year calendar, today is International Rock Day - so hostess Frances Byrne has asked that we use the colors of stone ( greys, browns, black, white etc..) for our CCEE Stampers designs this week.

I have used images from the following sets:

Flutter Stamp by Bo Bunny
Insightful Meadows by Unity
She Never Says Never by Unity
Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up

View the work of the CCEE Design Team at their blogs below: