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:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CCEE1632 - Fishing

For this week's CCEE Challenge, hostess Liz Williams puts the focus on fishing! The month of August is National Catfish Month. Fishing is a year round sport and hobby along the Texas Gulf Coast, especially saltwater fishing. So, for the challenge this week, find a fish, or someone fishing and it might make a perfect masculine card for your stash!!

 Images by Stampin' Up
By the Tide and Gone Fishing

See the fishing card from the CCEE Design Team:

Frances Bryne

Monday, August 8, 2016

KSS 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Kittens

I realized while looking through my stamps today that it had been a long time since I have designed anything with these adorable kittens. I couldn't resist using them for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you find them as cute as I did!

This is the color recipe I used for the kittens on both of today's cards:

Layer 3 - Memento London Fog
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Grey
Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 1 - Papertrey Ink Soft Stone

10 Minute Card
 Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup  and Multi Step Tree Friends by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Sahara Sand

20 Minute Card - for this one I die cut the moon and grass and fussy cut the kittens to mount them on the black cardfront.

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black, Stampin' Up Naturals Ivory and Mossy Meadow

Visit the members of the Kitchen Sink Crew for more KSS designs:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CCEE1631 - Sisters

Aug. 4 is Sister’s Day! Liz Williams is our CCEE hostess for August.  As many of you know, or perhaps you don’t, Liz and I are sisters. When we were asked to join the CCEE team at the same time, we both thought it would be fun to be doing this together. So, for your sister card, find an image of a pair or group of ladies or girls who just might be sisters doing things that sisters like to do.

Here is mine:

This image which is colored with Copic Markers is from the set
Impossible to Forget by Unity Stamp Company.

Below are links to the sister designs of the CCEE Design Team:

Monday, August 1, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Daisy - KSS

For today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have stamped the 3 Step Daisy using the same colors on two different backgrounds. For the 10 Minute Card I stamped the daisy on one layer of SU Blushing Bride. For the 20 Minute Card I created a watercolor background using the reinkers and drying it with my heat gun before stamping the daisy.

10 Minute Card

Stamps: 3 Step Daisy and Make a Big Statement by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up

Color Recipe for Daisy: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Peekaboo Peach 
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate 
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Color Recipe for Leaves: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Sentiment: Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate

20 Minute Card

Stamps: 3 Step Daisy and Make a Big Statement by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pumpkin Pie and Purely Pomegranate by Stampin' Up
Watercolor Paper

Color Recipe for Daisy: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Peekaboo Peach 
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate 
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Color Recipe for Leaves: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Sentiment: Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate

Watercolored Background: SU Peekaboo Peach and Purely Pomegranate Reinkers
Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst Reinker

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Milk Chocolate Day - CCEE1630

These are Joanne's instructions to the CCEE Stampers this week:

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day.
  Let’s make some deeeelish designs showing 
chocolate in some form or using the color chocolate.

I have used Eat Your Cake & Nap Too by House-Mouse Designs stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle on Recollections white paper and colored with Copic Markers.
The sentiment is computer generated.

Here is a sampling of the chocolate delights shared by the CCEE Stampers:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stamp Selfie at the Beach - KSS

I had such fun doing a couple of cards for SCS's Technique Challenge last week which involved creating stamp selfies that I decided to create one for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you enjoy this card from the bears at the beach!

Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Buckaroo Blue and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Pier 45 by Graphic 45
Recollections White

Spellbinders Square Die
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Star Dies

The Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CCEE1629 - Beaches

Joanne, our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for July says.....

July, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere,
is one of our warmest months.
 When I think of hot days, I think of the beach.
  Let’s create cards that honor beaches in some way.

Beaches are big here on the Gulf Coast of Texas, as well!! Here is my beach inspired design:

Stamps: Anchor by Our Daily Bread Designs
Hardwood by Stampin' Up

Dies: Anchors Away by Spellbinders
Seashells by Cuttlebug
Sea Birds by Impression Obsession

Here are more beautiful beaches to explore:

Sunday, July 17, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Palm Trees - KSS

It is hot, hot, hot here in Texas this week. Nothing but sunshine! It has inspired me to pull out the Multi Step Palm Trees for this week''s 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps and dream of some time in the tropics!

10 Minute Card

Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana and Soft Suede
Inks: Memento Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo
Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft

20 Minute Card

Paper: Recollections White
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Dandelion
Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, and Tempting Turquoise

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