Monday, August 31, 2015

Designing with Daisies - KSS

I am so happy that you stopped by today for another 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Monday sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I have gone way back to one of Kitchen Sink Stamps' earliest images, the 3 Step Daisy, to  design today's cards.

For the 10 minute card, I have created a one layer design with the daisy stamped on colored cardstock. I love how it turned out. The cardstock is Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up.

10 Minute Card

Color Recipe:
Daisy - Layer One Stampin' Up Cameo Coral
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Dusty Durango
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Early Espresso

Leaves - Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Garden Green
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

20 Minute Card 

I added a spot lighted panel, die cut sentiment, and bow to this card. The sentiment is from Die'Sire and the rounded squares are from Quickutz.

Color Recipe:
Daisy - Layer One Stampin' Up Cameo Coral
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Early Espresso

Leaves - Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Garden Green
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CCEE1535 - Bow Tie Day

Frances tells us that  tomorrow is Bow Tie Day, so for the CCEE challenge this week we are to include some sort of bow on our cards … it doesn't have to be a Bow Tie as long as it is a bow.

I love making masculine cards so I am sticking with the bow tie. Here is my card:


The images are from Three Gentlemen by Tim Holtz. The sentiment is from Wonderful Marvelous by Verve. The leaves are by May Arts.

Look in on the beautifully bowed designs from the CCEE Stampers Design Team:

Monday, August 24, 2015

4th Monday - KSS Let's Make a Scene

Fourth Monday brings with it another scenic design using images from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I really love the new Multi Step Birch Trees. They look sensational with spring leaves, summer leaves, autumn leaves, or no leaves at all. I have featured them without leaves and bows on the trunks for today's holiday card. Today's post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.


Stamps: Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends
and Greetings from the Woods by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Designer Paper: Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey
Inks: Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Norther Pine, Olive Grove, and Cottage Ivy
Embellishment: Ribbon

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CCEE1534 - Lemonade Day

According to the Days of the Year web site, today is Lemonade Day …. Our CCEE hostess, Frances, asks us to celebrate it by creating cards that feature lemonade in some way. If you don't have anything Lemon or lemon related, feature some other kind of beverage.

My card for this week's CCEE Challenge was inspired by one of my favorite TV commercials of the summer which features the techno tune "Lemonade" by Sophie. I am sure you have seen McDonald's commercial with the catchy le-le-lemon-ade tune! It has me singing along every time it comes on!



See the frosty lemon treats the CCEE Stampers have created for your!

Monday, August 17, 2015

!0 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Butterflies - KSS

For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs, I focused on butterflies. Today's post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The 10 minute card has two simple butterflies and a sentiment heat embossed on a piece of 7gypsies designer paper for this week's Mod Squad Challenge sponsored by Designs by Ryn. I just placed an order for some of Ryn's glorious raindrops and can't wait for them to arrive. 

This coming Wednesday, August 19, Kitchen Sink Stamps will again be sponsoring the Mod Squad Challenge Blog with one participant winning a $25 gift certificate. Check it out and play along for a chance to win.

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies and Happy Birthday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Walker by 7gypsies and Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cantaloupe, Tangelo, and Memento Tuxedo Black 
Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder


20 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, Multi Step Carnations, and Happy Birthday 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Pumpkin Pie and Lavender Lace by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Lulu Lavender, and Tangelo By Memento
Orchid Opulence by Stampin' Up
Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment: Ribbon

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CCEE1533 - Screen Divider Cards

This week Frances has the CCEE Stampers creating Screen Divider Cards! How fun is that!

With temperatures reaching 110 here in my part of Texas this week, I had to take a break from the heat and dream of the beauty (and cold) of winter. The beautiful birch trees and deer are from Kitchen Sink Stamps and the wonderful sentiment is from Verve.



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Let's Make a Lighthouse Scene - KSS

Being a coastal girl, the Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Lighthouse is one of my favorite sets. Today I have used it to create a masculine sympathy card using the gate fold for this week's challenge over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. I have also entered it in Incy Wincy Designs' Sea, Sun, and Sand Challenge. My post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps who will again be sponsoring the Mod Squad Challenge on August 19. Be sure to check it out. This week's sponsor of the Mod Squad Challenge is Gina K. Designs.


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay and Baked Brown Sugar
By the Sea Collection - My Anchor by Graphic 45
Assorted scrapes
Inks: Layers for the Lighthouse
Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 3 Memento Toffee Crunch
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand
Sand - Memento Peanut Brittle
Ocean - Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana
Sky - Stampin' Up Pool Party
Tools: Cuttlebug Sand Dollar and Starfish Die
Martha Stewart Fern Punch
SU Oval Punch
Embellishment: Jute Cord

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CCEE 1532 - National Golf Month

August is National Golf Month … so for the CCEE challenge this week our hostess, Frances, has asked us to create a card which features some sort of sport. Bonus points if you create a Golf themed card. Oh and we might need to see the color green on your card too.



Images: Playing Golf by Lili of the Valley and Best Day Ever by Stampin' Up



Monday, August 3, 2015

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Giant Sunflower KSS

The heat here in Texas led me to choose the KSS Giant Sunflower for today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs! What could scream SUMMER more!??!! Today's post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower and Thank You by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White
Inks: Sunflower - Layer 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe,
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion, Layer 4 Memento Rich Cocoa,
 Layer 5 Memento Espresso Truffle
Stem and Leaf - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove
Lady Bug - Memento Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black


20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Barely Banana and Crushed Curry
Inks: Sunflower - Layer 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe,
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion, Layer 4 Memento Rich Cocoa,
 Layer 5 Memento Espresso Truffle
 Leaf - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove
Tools: Sizzix Ornate Labels Dies
Embellishment: Brads and Dimensionals

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CCEE1531 - Harry Potter

You may or may not know that July 31 is the day that both Harry Potter and his creator, J. K. Rowling celebrate their birthdays. Today the challenge is to create a card or project that honors the remarkable literary character, Harry Potter.

I didn't have the right owl, but I made him "snowy" anyway! Happy Birthday, Harry!



Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

See what fun the rest of the CCEE Design Team had honoring Harry!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Let's Make a Scene in the Woods! KSS Monday

I always love when 2nd and 4th Mondays roll around so I can pull out a pile of Kitchen Sink images and create a scene card to share. Today I am using several of Kitchen Sink Stamps newest releases: Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, and Greetings from the Woods. I also threw in a couple of oldies as well: Multi Step Pine Trees and Multi Step Tree Friends! I hope you enjoy today's post which is, of course, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I am entering today's card in this week's Mod Squad Challenge The Wing's the Thing sponsored by Sparkle N Shine. Kitchen Sink Stamps will be sponsoring the Mod Squad Challenge on August 19. That week one lucky participant will win a $25 KSS gift certificate.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CCEE1530 - Watercolor Bokeh

For this week's CCEE Challenge, I am featuring a background technique known as watercolor bokeh. The word bokeh is a photography term which describes the way a camera lens creates out-of-focus points of light.

Here is an excellent SCS tutorial which explains the steps taken to create this unique look. Take a peek at it if you are not familiar with this background technique.




                                          Sentiment by Our Daily Bread Designs

                 Be sure to check out the beautiful bokeh creations of the CCEE Team!