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!



Monday, July 20, 2015

10+10 Carnations KSS

For this Monday's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs, I am using Kitchen Sink Stamps' newest flower, the Multi Step Carnation! I really love this beauty for clean, simple and fast designs! Today's post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Carnation and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Random Collection} Victorian by Cratepaper
Inks: Carnation - 1 Memento Rose Bud, 2 Memento Rose Bud, 
3 Memento Lady Bug, 4 Memento Lady Bug
Stem - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Carnation, Multi Step Harvest,
 and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Static Collection Reaction by Cratepaper,
Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Carnation - Stampin' Up Barely Banana, 2 Stampin' Up Barely Banana, 
3 Memento Dandelion, 4 Memento Cantaloupe
Stem - 1 Memento Pistachio, 2 memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Olive Grove
Tool: Spellbinders Dies

Also creating for you with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CCEE 1529 - Under the Sea!

In mid-July in Texas, we are looking for ways to keep cool! For this week's CCEE challenge I am asking that you create an underwater scene. What better way is there to keep cool in the summer sun?



Stamps: Stampin' Up By the Tide and Stipple Shells
Sentiment by Our Daily Bread Designs
Tools: Cuttlebug Dies and Embossing Folder
Darice Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch

Take a look at these underwater beauties:


Monday, July 13, 2015

Let's Make a Scene Monday - KSS

It's Second Monday and time for another Kitchen Sink Stamps Let's Make a Scene design. Of course, I had to reach for some of Kitchen Sink's newest images for today's card. Summer means family vacations and what can be better than a cabin on the lake? (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)



Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, and Early Espresso
Inks: Memento, Versafine, and Stampin' Up
Tools: Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cheer Up the Lonely - CCEE 1528

Tomorrow is national Cheer Up the Lonely Day so I am challenging you this week to create a card of friendship and encouragement to mail to someone you know who lives alone. I know it will bring them joy to hear that you are thinking of them!



The images I have used are from World of Dreams by Stampin' Up
and Be Encouraged by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Here are the cards created by the CCEE Team for this challenge:

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Stamps in the Kitchen - 4 Great Sets!

The Kitchen Sink Crew has been waiting with anxious anticipation to share with you the latest images Maria has created for the Kitchen. Today is release day for 4 new fabulous sets. I couldn't resist the urge to use each and every one of them for you! (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)

I will start first with today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs.


10 Minute Card - This design features the Multi Step Birch Trees and Greetings from the Woods.




Color Recipe for the Birch Trees

Trunks - Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand
Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand

Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

20 Minute Card - For this design I used images from Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, and Greetings from the Woods. The trees are suitable for stamping larger cards.



Color Recipe for the Birch Trees

Trunks - Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand
Layer 2 Memento Rich Cocoa

Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

Lake - Layer 1 Memento Summer Sky
Layer 2 Memento Summer Sky




My third card was created with images from Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Birch Trees, and Greetings from the Woods. The sentiment set has a fabulous rustic font and a multitude of wonderful greetings!


Color Recipe:

Cabin - Layer 4 Ranger Walnut Stain
Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand
Layer 1 Ranger Antique Lined

Pine Tree - Layer 1 Memento Pistachio
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

Walk - Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand
Layer 2 Memento Rich Cocoa

Embossing Folder by Sizzix



The final set releasing today is the Multi Step Carnation. It features a large carnation suitable for cards larger than an A2 and a smaller carnation as well as a small butterfly. I love the beautiful ruffled edges on this delicate blossom!


Color Recipe:

Carnation - Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink stamped 3 times
Layer 2 Memento Rose Bud
Layer 3 Memento Rose Bud stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Stem: Layer 1 Memento Pistachio
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Sentiment (from Words of Comfort and Love) Memento Lady Bug




Color Recipe:

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

Stem: Layer 1 Memento Pistachio
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Sentiment (from 3 Step Hearts & Roses and Multi Step Harvest) Memento Grape Jelly

Die Cut by Spellbinders

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CCEE 1527 - The 4th of July

July is my month to host the CCEE Challenges. What fun! 

For my first challenge, I am asking you to create a card or project which will show us how you will be spending the 4th of July this Saturday. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone plans to do that day. American or non-American, everyone will be doing something on that day! Show us what it is in your design.

I'm planning to be at the movies. I checked out my options. Will it be Magic Mike XXL or Inside Out in 3D?  Inside Out it is!!



These fun flick chicks are from At the Movies by Art Impressions


Check out what the rest of the CCEEers will be doing this Saturday!

Frances Bryne
Maryann Einam

I hope you find the time to play along 
and share your July 4th creation on the 
CCEE Stampers Blog!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Paint Splatters - Kitchen Sink Stamps

There is fabulous news in the Kitchen this week as Kitchen Sink Stamps is hosting its Pre 4th of July Sale. Click here>>>>>> LYNNJULY4  to receive a 30% discount on your KSS stamp order. You have from now until midnight PST on July 4th to order in stock stamps from your wish list at these great prices. (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Also next Monday Kitchen Sink Stamps will be releasing 4 amazing new stamp sets. I can't wait to share them with you. They will be on sale with a 20% discount for the day of release only.

The Ten Minutes and Ten Minutes More designs today are created with the recently released Multi Step Paint Splatters by Kitchen Sink Stamps. For the 10 minute card I used the images to create coffee splatters for my "I like you a latte" design. I used the base of a coffee mug to create the ring.

Also released at the same time was Multi Step Brush Strokes.

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Early Espresso
Inks: Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, and Espresso Truffle by Memento
Soft Suede by Stampin' Up


20 Minute Card
Stamps: Multi Step Paint Splatters, Multi Step Harvest, and Simple Sentiments 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Dandelion,
and Peanut Brittle
Tools: EK Success Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Also creating for your pleasure with Kitchen Sink Stamps are:



Friday, June 26, 2015

CAS·ology 152 - Nautical

Today's card was created for the clean and simple challenge over at CAS·ology. Their Week 152 challenge is to design a CAS card with a nautical theme. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)



Images from Kitchen Sink Stamps:
Multi Step Palm Trees
Multi Step Sail Boats
Multi Step Brush Strokes

Beginning today and continuing through midnight PST on July 4th, 
Kitchen Sink Stamps is having a huge sale on in store merchandise.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CCEE1526 - Weddings

Today our hostess, Liz, has asked that the CCEE Stampers create a card with either a bride and groom or a wedding cake. Here is what I came up with! (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Petite Pairs by Stampin' Up

Here are links to the cards created by the rest of the CCEE DT.