Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Making a Scene - CCEE 1444

I must admit that I love making a scene! Thank you, Liz, for this fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week. Join us in Challenge 1444 by using your crafting supplies to create a scene to share and post it on the CCEE Blog.



Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Pumpkins, Multi Step Harvest,
and Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Real Rust, Ruby Red, and Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Toffee Crunch, Bamboo Leaves,
Tangelo, Morocco, Cantaloupe, Elderberry,  Lulu Lavender, Olive Grove,
and Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Tools: Oval Punches 

Thank you so much for the visit today. Before you leave, be sure to check out the amazing scenes created by the rest of the CCEE Design Crew:


Monday, October 27, 2014

Under the Harvest Moon

Just having fun today playing with Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you enjoy the results.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Friends of the Moon, and Ready 4 Any Holiday
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, DP by Best Creation Inc, Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Moon - 2 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU Hello Honey, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Witch and Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment: Ribbon

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon and Friends of the Moon
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade,
Basic Black, and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Moon - 2 SU Daffodil Delight, 3 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Barely Banana
Tree - SU Early Espresso
Stars - Brilliance Platinum Planet
Embellishment - Crystals
Tools: Sizzix Embossing Folder, IO Cat Die, Elisabeth Curvy Leaves Die, McGill Flower Punch
EK Success Circle Punch

Thanks for your visit today! For more KSS inspiration, look in on the rest
of the Kitchen Sink Crew.

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Colors - CCEE 1443

This week the CCEE Challenge is all about the rich, beautiful colors of autumn. I love the wonderfully amazing colors and textures of autumn leaves so I used them to create a birthday card for a dear friend. Looks like I got a little heavy-handed with the gold painty pen! I know she will love it anyway!


Stamps: Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Sentiment by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, Real Rust, Pumpkin Pie, and Summer Sun by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Tangelo, and Potter's Clay, Versafine
Tools: Sweet 'n Sassy Leaf Dies, SU Oval Punches, Darice Embossing Folder, Gold Paint Pen
Embellishment: Ribbon, Gold Cord, and Gold Glitter Embossing Powder


Check out the autumn beauties created by the CCEE Team 
and then create a card to share in this challenge.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Fun with Pumpkins - KSS Monday

Today I have created an autumn card and a Halloween card to share with you featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Pumpkins. I did finish the 10 Minute design in 10 minutes, but the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More design actually took 10 minutes more than that so I'll have to beg your forgiveness. But I love them both and hope you do, too!

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Pumpkins - 3 Memento Tangelo, 4 Memento Morocco stamped off once,
5 Memento Morocco, 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Stems - 1 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Early Espresso
Face - 2 Versafine Onyx Black, 1 Versafine Onyx Black stamped off once
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: EK Success Edge Punch

30 Minute Card


Multi Step Harvest (Blessings), and 3 Step Autumn Squirrel (Autumn)
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Inks: Pumpkins - 3 Memento Tangelo, 4 Memento Morocco stamped off once,
5 Memento Morocco, 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Stems - 1 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Early Espresso
Tree - 1 Memento Cantaloupe, 2 Memento Tangelo, 3 Memento Morocco
Trunk - 1 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Early Espresso
Grass - SU Lucky Limeade
Sky - SU Pool Party
Path - SU Crumb Cake
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Spellbinders Wrought Iron Fence

As always, receive a 10% discount on all Kitchen Sink purchases when you order through the link in my side bar!

Look in on the Kitchen Crew to see their latest KSS creations!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ghosts and Goblins and Ghouls, Oh, My!

This week the CCEE Stampers are featuring designs made with ghosts, goblins, ghouls, witches, and monsters of all kinds for Challenge 1442. I hope you will find time to join us by creating a "monster" card to share!


Stamp: Mumeek by Stampendous!
Papers: Recollections White and Black, SU Pumpkin Pie, DP by Cloud 9 Design
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Mini Metal Halloween Plate, Brads, Ribbon

Check out the fun and creepy creatures featured by the CCEE Design Team
on their creations for this challenge!

Monday, October 13, 2014

More Autumn Leaves - KSS Monday

With the temperatures dropping and cool breezes blowing through south Texas, I was drawn once again to autumn leaves. The images are from Multi Step Big Leaves and the color combinations are endless. Today I have focused on orange and brown.

10 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Leaves - 4 SU Early Espresso, 3 SU Baked Brown Sugar, 2 SU Tangelo Twist
(I omitted layer one on the leaves and let the Pumpkin Pie paper show through)
Sentiment - Early Espresso

20 Minute Card - This design is an emboss resist done on glossy paper.


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Glossy White
Inks: Leaves - 4 SU Early Espresso, 3 SU Baked Brown Sugar, 2 SU Tangelo Twist,
1 Versamark and clear embossed
Sentiment - Early Espresso and Versamark clear embossed

See the beautiful work of the other members of the Kitchen Crew!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

CCEE Stampers 1441 - Music

 October is International Drum Month, and October 12th is Universal Music Day. Music has always played huge part in the life of our family. Our parents were drummers, and so is Liz's youngest son, and my youngest granddaughter. Liz plays the flute, the guitar, and hand bells. I have played the flute and handbells. For CCEE Stampers Challenge 1441, we challenge you to make a card or project using a drum or instrument image. Or, if you like, use sheet music or a stamp that celebrates music as the universal language.


Stamps: Rock Star by Stampabilities, 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black, SU Real Red
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Gold Spica Atyou Pen, Star Crystals

Visit the blogs below to see the musical creations of the CCEE Designers:

Maryann Einam  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn Chrysanthemums - KSS Monday

Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Kitchen Sink designs were inspired by my evening trip to our local HEB. You know that autumn has arrived in Texas when the sidewalks entering the store are lined with baskets filled with gorgeous chrysanthemums of every rich fall color. I knew this basket of mums for Multi Step Harvest would be perfect for creating seasonal cards for a couple of my hospitalized friends. The sweet sentiments are from a KSS set called Words of Comfort & Joy.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Harvest and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White
Inks: Basket - 3 SU Early Espresso, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 
2 SU Soft Suede,1 SU Baked Brown Sugar
Mums - 5 SU Mossy Meadow, 4 SU Always Artichoke, 3 Memento Elderberry,
2 Memento Sweet Plum, 1 Memento Sweet Plum stamped off once
Sponging - SU Pool Party and Baked Brown sugar
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Harvest and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White, SU Pumpkin Pie and Blackberry Bliss
Inks: Basket - 3 SU Early Espresso, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 
2 SU Soft Suede,1 SU Baked Brown Sugar
Yellow Mums - 5 SU Mossy Meadow, 4 SU Always Artichoke, 3 SU More Mustard,
2 Memento Dandelion, 1 Memento Dandelion stamped off once
Purple Mums - 5 SU Mossy Meadow, 4 SU Always Artichoke, 3 Memento Elderberry,
2 Memento Grape Jelly, 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Orange Mums - 5 SU Mossy Meadow, 4 SU Always Artichoke, 3 Memento Morocco,
2 Memento Tangelo, 1 Memento Tangelo stamped off once
Red Mums - 5 SU Mossy Meadow, 4 SU Always Artichoke, 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk,
2 Memento Love Letter, 1 Memento Love Letter
Sponging - SU Pool Party and Baked Brown sugar
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for additional autumn inspiration. 

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Think Pink - CCEE 14

Good morning, CCEE Stampers fans! I think that most of you know that Liz and I are real life sisters and share our passion for stamping and card-making. Together we have planned the October challenges for the CCEE Stampers. We are kicking October off by making a pink card for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To take it one step further, why not send the card you made to a breast cancer survivor?



Please join us and link your card up on the CCEE Stampers Blog. If you upload to another site such as Splitcoaststampers, please add CCEE1440 to your keywords.



Stamps: PR Stella 2 by Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Ribbons with a Cause by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Basic Black and Pretty in Pink, 
Random Collection/Victorian by Cratepaper
Inks: Copic Markers, SU Blushing Bride, Memento Rose Bud
Embellishment: Crystal Effects, Pink Braid

Linked below are the beautiful cards created by the CCEE Stampers Design Members.
I hope you will be inspired to create a card for someone who has fought this brave battle and won or is currently fighting this dreadful disease!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunflowers and Pumpkins - KSS Monday

I don't know why I haven't reached for this cute little sunflower more often, but I sure had fun playing with it today! It comes from Multi Step Sunflowers by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card



Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry,
and Fashionista by Graphic 45
Inks: Flower - l Momento Dandelion, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU Pumpkin Pie
stamped off once, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, and 5 Memento Espresso Truffles
Stalk and Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Embellishment: Ribbon


20 Minute Card - I stamped and masked the pumpkins first and then stamped the sunflowers. I removed the masks and added the grass over the pumpkins.
This card as been entered in the Craft a Scene September - Fall Splendor Challenge and the Jellypark Friday Challenge Blog - Autumn/Fall Challenge.


Stamps: Multi Step Sunflfowers,  Multi Step Pumpkins, 3 Step Honey Bunny,
and Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stampd
Papers: Recollections White, SU Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie,
and Fashionista by Graphic 45
Inks: Flower - l Momento Dandelion, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU Pumpkin Pie
stamped off once, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, and 5 Memento Espresso Truffles

Stalk and Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Pumpkins - 1 Memento Cantaloupe, 2 Memento Tangelo, 3 Memento Tangelo, 4 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 5 Memento Potter's Clay

Pumpkin Leaves and Vine - Memento Cottage Ivy

Grass - SU Lucky Limeade
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
Sky - SU Soft Sky

I'm headed over the check out what the Kitchen Crew has to share today.
Come on with me!

  Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Friday, September 26, 2014

HMFMC179 - Autumn/Fall

I have had this cute little mouse for a couple of years and pulled it out today for the Mouse-House and Friends Monday Challenge 179 - Autumn/Fall as well as Gruffies & Guest Challenge 9 - Anything Goes with Option of Fall.


Stamps: Happy Windsday by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Papers: Recollections White, SU Soft Suede, Night Fall by American Crafts
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, SU Soft Sky, Copic Markers
Embellishments: Burlap, Copper Nailheads, McGill Leaf Punch

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CCEE1439 - National Dog Week

This week Lois has challenged the CCEE Stampers to honor National Dog Week by creating a card that features a dog. I have chosen to use sweet little Cookie from birthday4Cookie by The Stamps of Life.


Stamps: birthday4Cookie by The Stamps of Life
Papers: Blush Blossom and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up,
 Georgia Pacific White, and Peachy Keen by American Crafts
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Copic Markers
Tools: MFT Die-namics Little LC Letters, The Stamps of Life Dies
Embellishment: Prima Flowers and Crystals

Check out the precious pups used by the CCEE Stampers' Design Team!