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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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!
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
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.
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!
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: