Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Follow the List - CCEE1638

This week our hostess, Lois, asked the CCEE Stampers to Follow the List.

We were to include on our card:
One (1) animal
Two (2) layers
Three (3) colors (plus neutrals -- black, white, gray -- if you wish)

The image and background paper are Raining Cats & Dogs by Graphic 45
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon

Won't you join us by adding a card to the CCEE Blog!

Visit the rest of the CCEE Team to see which animals they have chosen!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Masculine Get Well Cards - 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - KSS

With three gentlemen friends in the hospital this week, I found myself in need of some masculine get well designs so I decided to work with some beautiful autumn leaves for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Make a Big Statement by Kitchen Sink Stamps

20 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort & Joy

Color Recipe for the Leave

Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Papertrey Classic Kraft stamped twice

The leaf was cut out with scissors and the edges sponged with Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip. It was then popped up with dimensionals on a patch of fringed burlap.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CCEE1637 - Dies Only

Lois has a fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers today:   Make a card with no stamping -- just die cuts.

Dies: Tall Grass and Crane by Impression Obsession
Happy Birthday by Die'sire
Circle by Spellbinders

Click below to see the die designs of the CCEE Stampers:

Frances Bryne

Sunday, September 11, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Harvest Time

I have been excited to find all my favorite in-season apples popping up at my local grocery store lately from honey crisps to galas to rambos. They inspired me to make some delicious sour apple bars as well as to create a card for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Today's scene has been entered in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Challenge #131 - Trees

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Theme Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Stamps: Multi Step Harvest and Multi Step Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Dies: Spellbinders Oval Regalia and Wrought Iron Fence

Color Recipes:

Baskets - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede,
2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft stamped twice, 1 Papertrey Ink Fine Linen stamped twice

Apples - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice, 2 Stampin' Up Real Red stamped twice, 1 Stampin' Up Barely Banana

Tree: 4 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, 3 trunk - Memento Rich Cocoa, leaves Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive, 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Thanks for your visit today!

Find more Kitchen Sink inspiration by visiting the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


With most kids back in school by now,  our hostess Lois has given the CCEE Stampers a Word Challenge -- the word being WORD.  She said, "Include something on your card that begins with each of the letters in W - O - R - D."

Using images from Unity's ...head up-heart strong, I have included the wind for W, the outdoors for O, a ribbon for R, and have used a die for D.

Check out the W.O.R.D. creations of the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team:

Monday, September 5, 2016

KSS 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Carnations

This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps use the Multi Step Carnations. This has fast become my favorite flower to stamp due to the ease of lining it up quickly and the elegant simplicity of the cards created with it. It is great for a multitude of occasions and gorgeous in all colors.

10 Minute Card

For this card I stamped a single bloom and topped it with an elegant die cut sentiment. So fast and easy.

Stamps: Multi Step Carnations by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Color Recipe: 
Carnation: Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bud
stamped twice, Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped 4 times, 
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Stem: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade,
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment: With Sympathy Die by Impression Obsession

20 Minute Card

For this card I stamped the carnation three times, and then added a couple of corner punched layers and a grosgrain bow.

Stamps: Multi Step Carnations and Make a Big Statement
Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette
Color Recipe:
Carnation: Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink stamped twice, Layer 2 Stampin' Up
Pretty in Pink stamped twice, Layer 3 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink stamped 4 times,
Layer 4 Memento Rose Bud
Stems: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade,
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment: Marvy Corner Punch, Pink Ribbon

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CCEE 1635 - Bokeh Background

Lois, our CCEE hostess for September, is starting the month off with a Technique Challenge. She has picked a simple technique she loves called Bokeh Background.

Here is a link to the Splitcoaststampers' tutorial which describes this method: Bokeh Background.

Dog: Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz
Sentiment by Funny Bones

See how the rest of the CCEE Stampers used this fun technique:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ten Minutes and Ten Minutes More KSS Bells

I chose to used the set 3 Step Bells for today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The bells are great for making cards for the holidays as well as anniversaries so I made one of each!

10 Minutes

Stamps: 3 Step Bells and 3 Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Stampin' Up Garden Green
Inks: Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 - Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 - Papertrey Ink Soft Stone
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment - Nuvo Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse
Poinsettia Ribbon

20 Minutes

Stamps: 3 Step Bells and 3 Heart & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Black
Inks: Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 - Memento London Fog
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Going Gray stamped off once
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment - Nuvo Pure Platinum Embellishment Mousse
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Embossing Folder
Number and Letter Dies
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Cord

If you are looking for more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, it can be found here:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Herbs, Less Salt Day - CCEE1634

Today is More Herbs, Less Salt Day!! Herbs and plants add so much to our lives, so in honor of this unusual day, our hostess, Liz, has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card with an herb or plant on it. Many of you love gardening, so any of these images would work great. You might even want to add colors that are named after herbs and plants: sage, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, celery, olive, or cocoa, as well as all those you can think of. Have fun with it.

This is the closest thing I have which looks a little like flowering chives. I think the sentiment helps it fit today's celebration of herbs!

Images from:
Wild About Flowers by Stampin' Up
...head up-heart strong by Unity
Bucket Die Cut by Impression Obsession

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Monday, August 22, 2016

KSS Let's Make a Scene #34

On this fourth Monday of August, Let's Make a Scene #34 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps features the Multi Step Lighthouse used to create a sympathy card. The images were stamped on watercolor paper so I could watercolor the sky and the sea. I still need lots of practice and possibly some lessons with that!

The stamp sets used to complete this card are:
     Multi Step Lighthouse
     Multi Step Icy Pond (pine trees)
     Multi Step Tree Friends
     Other Important People (Heartfelt)
     3 Step Hearts & Roses (Sympathy)

     Die Cut Seabird by Impression Obsession

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

CCEE1633 - Aviation

Tomorrow is Liz's birthday,  and also Orville Wright's. Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make it National Aviation Day, to honor Orville Wright. She thought it would be fun to hunt down an image of something man has made fly in the air. It might be an airplane, helicopter, rocket, jet, or hot air balloon. If none of these are available to you, how about a kite or a simple birthday balloon? Our bonus can be to make it a birthday card!!!

Die Cuts - Around the World - in'spire by Spellbinders
Stamp from Start Something New by Unity

Aviation Cards by the CCEE Design Team

Frances Bryne

Monday, August 15, 2016

KSS - LMS033 - Bicycle Birthday

My calendar and I had a senior moment this week, and I am posting the Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps which should have been posted last Monday. August is jam packed with birthdays among my family and friends so I added the birthday greeting from Make a Big Statement to images from Multi Step Bicycle, Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, and 3 Step Daisy to create this end of summer birthday design.

Drop by to see more KSS designs from the Kitchen Sink Crew: