Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's Make a Farmyard Scene - KSS

This fourth Monday brings a farmyard scene sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The stamps used to create this scene are from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

Multi Step Sunflowers
Multi Step Ducks & Pigs
Multi Step Trees
Multi Step Birch Trees
Multi Step Tree Friends

The fence die is by Impression Obsession.



This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - #332 - Animals

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CCEE1620 - 4 Way Card

Maryann has challenged the CCEE Stampers to use the tutorial found on Splitcoaststampers to make a four way card.  Here is a link to the Four Way Card Tutorial, and here are two of my attempts.




Check out the rest of the 4 Way Cards created by the CCEE Team:

Monday, May 16, 2016

KSS Hummingbirds

While looking through the Stamp Pantry at Kitchen Sink Stamps yesterday, I realized that I haven't given the Multi Step Hummingbirds much attention.These delightful little creatures have begun to reappear around here during the last few weeks so I think this is the perfect time to pull out this set to use for the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card



Kitchen Sink Stamps used:

Papers: Stampin' Up Pale Plum and Perfect Plum
Recollections White

Inks: Memento Gray Flannel, Grape Jelly, and Lady Bug
PTI Soft Stone
Stampin' Up Going Grey
Versafine Onyx Black

Tools: Spellbinders Dies


20 Minute Card


Kitchen Sink Stamps used:
3 Step Aloha (plumaria)

Papers: Stampin' Up Groovy Guava and Lucky Limeade
Recollections White
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue

Inks: Memento Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Olive Grove, London Fog, 
Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Moroccoand Lady Bug
PTI Summer Sunrise
Versafine Onyx Black

Thank you for visiting me today.
You can see more wonderful KSS creations at the links below:




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CCEE1619 - Get Well

According to the National calendar today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
Our hostess, Maryann, has this chronic disease which is often called the invisible disease because those people who have it don't look ill. There is no cure, but maybe some day there will be. This week Maryann has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a Get Well card and add a purple ribbon in honor of those who suffer with fibromyalgia.



Below are links to the wonderful Get Well Cards created by the CCEE Team.


Frances Bryne

Monday, May 9, 2016

Let's Make a Graduation Scene! - KSS

In two short weeks my youngest granddaughter will be graduating from high school with honors. Last week I finished party invitations for her, and today I am using my Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create a special graduation card for her very special day. She is a crafter like her gram so I know she will appreciate it.



For this scene, I started with the bowl of carnations and stamped them directly on the wallpaper background. I colored the water with Copic Marker B0000. The cap and diploma were stamped on white cardstock, cut out, and glued to the cardfront along with the table and hatrack.


Kitchen Sink Stamps used

3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet

Thank you so much for coming by to visit today!

For more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration take a peek at the wonderful work of the 
Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CCEE1618 - Let There Be Light


Maryann will be the hostess for May's CCEE Challenges. She recently had holidays at the beach and saw some beautiful lighthouses along the coast, so she asked us today to let there be light and add a lighthouse to our cards.

I showcased some wonderful silhouettes from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for my lighthouse design today.


Do you have a lighthouse you could share? Join us in this week's CCEE Challenge and post your card on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

See the wonderful lighthouses used by the the rest of the CCEE team below:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunflower Birthdays - KSS 10+10

I am using today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create some cheerful birthday cards for two of my dear friends who are celebrating this week. I sure hope they like them!

To create these cards I used images from Multi Step Giant Sunflower and sentiments from Make a Big Statement and Simple Sentiments. For these designs, I substituted the stem from Multi Step Lilac to create a taller flower.

This is the color recipe I used for the sunflowers on both cards:

Sunflower - Layer 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe, Layer 1 Memento Dandelion, 4 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, 5 Memento Espresso Truffle

Leaves - Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Lady Bug - Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug, Layer 1 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

10 Minute Card
The only embellishment on this card is the Martha Stewart punched edge.


20 Minute Card
For the next card I sponged a ground and sky background and added a die cut fence from Impression Obsession. The grass images come from Multi Step Birch Trees and 3 Step Honey Bunny. The sunflower, leaves and stem were fussy cut and mounted on dimensionals over the fence.


Thanks for coming by to see my Kitchen Sink Stamps creations today. I always enjoy your sweet comments on my work. Visit the blogs below for more inspired work with Kitchen Sink Stamps:



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CCEE1617 - Baseball

For Anne's last CCEE Challenge as hostess this month, she has reminded us all that it's baseball season again (YAY!).  On today's card we were to promote our favorite team, their colors, or just use a baseball theme.

Baseball and dads make a great pairing so I am using today's challenge to finish up on my Father's Day cards for 2016. I hope you like it. The stamped images are by Kitchen Sink Stamps and the die cut fence is by Impression Obsession.



Check out how the rest of the CCEE Design Team celebrates baseball this week!

Monday, April 25, 2016

LMS 026 Pedaling CHEER Your Way KSS

The 4th Monday of April means it's time for another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. We have had more sun than rain the last few weeks here at my house so it is time to air up my bicycle tires and get out to enjoy the flowers of spring.

For today's inspiration I started with KSS' newest floral, the Multi Step Carnations. I decided to go with a tall card and only needed to mask the bicycle and the tree trunks.

Here is a look at the color recipes I used:

Carnation - Layer 2 Memento Rose Bud stamped twice, Layer 3 Stampin' Up Melon Mambo stamped once,  Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped once, Layer 1 Memento Rose Bud stamped once

Stems and Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Bicycle (minus the basket) - Layer 4 Versafine Onyx Black stamped twice, Layer 3 Memento Gray Flannel stamped twice, Layer 2 Memento London Fog, Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Soft Stone stamped twice

All Layers of the Basket were stamped with Memento Peanut Brittle

Birch Trunks - Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft

Birch Leaves - Layer 2 Memento Pear Tart, Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves (I omitted layer one on this design.)

Sponged grass - Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Sponged sky - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue

Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black stamped twice



 Stamp Sets by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi Step Get Well Teddy (for the mini carnations in the basket)

Thank you so much for your visit today! I hope that spring has sprung in your neighborhood!

See more Kitchen Sink Stamps' creations 
at the blogs of the Kitchen Crew:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CCEE1616 - Scene with Red

Anne's CCEE challenge this week is right up my alley! She has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a scene card and to be sure to throw in some red. What a great opportunity to get my Father's Day card knocked out a little early this year.

Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Birds by Impression Obsession
Die Cut Letters by Cuttlebug

Check out the CCEE Stampers' scenes with red:





Monday, April 18, 2016

KSS 10+10 - Get Well Carnations

Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps feature their newest blossom, the Multi Step Carnation. I have used it to create get well cards .
The sentiments are from Make a Big Statement and Simple Sentiments while the script is from Letters from the Past.

10 Minute Card

For this card I stamped the carnation directly on a Pale Plum Stampin' Up card front and used a Spellbinders' die to create the label for the sentiment. I cut the purple label in half and lined it up as a frame for the white label. 




20 Minute Card

For this card I stamped the script background on the Recollections White card front and on a separate panel of Recollections White. I then stamped the carnations on the separate panel, fussy cut them out, and popped them up over the script on the card front. The ribbon is tied around the popped up stem. I love the depth created on this fun design.


Color Recipe on both cards:

Stems - Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped twice
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped once

Carnation - Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped 3 times
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Lavender Lace stamped once
Layer 4 Memento Grape Jelly stamped once
Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped once

Sentiment - Memento Grape Jelly stamped twice
Script - Versafine Onyx Black

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more great ISS inspiration!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CCEE1615 - One Layer Watercolor

For the second Thursday of April,  Anne has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a one layer card with a watercolored image or background.

To create my design I stamped these azaleas by Power Poppy with Soft Stone ink by Papertrey Ink on a sheet of Recollections White card stock and then watercolored them with reinkers. The sentiment is from Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink stamped with PTI Dark Chocolate.



See the watercolor designs of the CCEE Design Team by clicking the links below:


Frances Bryne

Now pull out your watercolors and play along! We would love for you to post a link to your design on the CCEE Stampers Blog!