Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CCEE1725 - Make Music Day

According to CCEE hostess, Frances Bryne, yesterday was World Music Day; Music Day and Make Music Day. Therefore she has asked that the CCEE Stampers include something music related on our cards this week.

When I saw today's theme, I knew I had to pull out Katie Girl by Unity Stamp Company. The background was stamped with Oxide Inks using Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The globe die is by Sizzix.



The CCEE Stampers Design Team is welcoming a new member this week: the lovely and most talented Kelly McKown-Santi. We are so very thrilled to have her join us.

Check out her creation and those of the rest of the team at the links below. Then join us in this fun challenge and post your musical design on the CCEE Blog!




Monday, June 19, 2017

Texas Night Lights

I am back today after a week away enjoying the simple country life that my wonderful state of Texas has to offer. My time away was an inspiration for today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. This week's scene depicts an old farm truck under an antique street light surrounded by fireflies!! Hope you love it as much as I loved making it!



Kitchen Sink images from:

Multi Step Classic Old Truck
1/2 Pint Alphabet

Also sharing work using Kitchen Sink Stamps:


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CCEE1724 - Flip Flop Day

According to the Days of the Year Web Site - Friday 16th is Flip-Flop Day. So for our cards this week, Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to make flip flop cards! That can be the flip-flops that are shoes (thongs for Frances and Maryann in Aussie) …. Or Flip Flop Cards or both.




Stamps used are Avant-Garden by Stampin' Up and Everything Stronger by Unity. Papers are Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, and Pistachio Pudding by Stampin' Up and designer paper by BasicGrey.
The Flip-Flop Die is by Sizzix.


Creations of the CCEE Stampers Design Team:



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CCEE1723 - World Ocean Day

According to CCEE hostess, Frances Bryne, today is World Ocean Day, so the challenge this week is to create a card that reminds you of something related to the ocean.

I combined a couple of my newest nautical treasures to create today's card. The images are from other side of fear by Unity. The die cut ocean waves are from the Sea Breeze Collection: Gentle Ocean by Couture Creations. I just noticed that I glued the waves in upside down. I better pay closer attention next time. LOL!!




Follow the links below to the ocean creations of the rest of
the CCEE Stampers DT.

Crafters of Faith

I belong to the Crafters of Faith over on Splitcoaststampers. Each month a hostess selects a scripture and/or theme for the members to use as the inspiration for their cards. I think that I have neglected to post most of those cards over here, so I decided to put them all together in this one post today.

January - Theme - Friendship
Scripture - Proverbs 27:9 - A sweet friendship refreshes the soul



Image by Unity



February - Theme - Love
Scripture - 1 Corinthians 16:14 - Do everything in love.


Lighthouse from High Tide by Stampin' Up
Scripture by Our Daily Bread Designs



March - Theme - Sunrise/New Day
Scripture - Psalm 40:3 - He has given me a new song to sing.


Lighthouse from High Tide by Stampin' Up
Scripture by Our Daily Bread Designs



April - Theme - Joy
Scripture - Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.


Images from Sheltering Tree by Stampin' Up
Scripture from Word Art Wednesday



May - Theme- Comfort
Scripture - Psalm 90:2 - Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from the beginning to the end, You are God.


Die Cuts - Background, Wildflowers, and Detailed Butterfly Minis by Sizzix
Scripture by Word Art Wednesday



June - Theme - Trust of Faith
Scripture - Psalm 46 - Be still and know that I am God.


Image from Unity
Sentiment by Our Daily Bread Designs

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Let's Make a Scene for Father's Day - KSS

It is hard to believe that June is already here which means Father's Day is right around the corner! This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps uses images from several of their sets to create a nature inspired card for  Father's Day. The sets used include: Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Lilacs, Multi Step Lighthouse, and Multi Step Tree Friends. The flowers at the forefront of the card have lilac leaves and punched flowers with microbead centers.




The Kitchen Sink Crew also includes:


Thursday, June 1, 2017

CCEE1722 - Donut Day!

Frances Byrne is our CCEE Stampers hostess for the month of June. She has informed us that apparently the 2nd of June is Donut Day. In honor of donuts everywhere, she has challenged us to create something that has some type of "hole" in it. It can be a donut, cheese, fancy fold card with a hole … anything.

The fold flat diorama card I made on Monday had a great big hole in it so I decided to do a redesign on that for Donut Day! Today, however, I made it with the same design on both the front and back so that it can be used as a table decoration.



The scripture is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
The leaves are from Avant Garden by Stampin' Up.
The die cut crosses are from Spellbinders.

See the holey cards of the CCEE Design Team below:



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fold Flat Diorama Card - KSS

For this week's Fun Fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have created a three level diorama which folds flat for mailing. 

The basic construction is created with one kraft panel and one blue panel each measuring 5 inches by 7 inches and scored at 1 inch and 6 inches. The mid-range panel of kraft and blue are 2 inches by 6 inches and scored at 1/2 inch and 6 and 1/2 inches. I die cut the circle opening in the kraft panel and added a dark brown frame on the back side of it.  I did all the stamping and embellishing before scor-taping the panels together to complete the card.

Images used to create today's card come from the following Kitchen Sink sets:

Multi Step Lighthouse
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Berries (sentiment)

The die cut seabirds are by Impression Obsession and the wheel is from the Sea Breeze Collection by Couture Creations. The sea grass is punched with Martha Stewart's fern punch.





Here's a look inside to see how the center panel is attached.


Thanks for your visit today! I love it when you drop by!!


Those looking for further Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration should check out the work of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew:



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCEE1721 - Celebrating CCEE

As Lois's final challenge for the month,  she has asked the CCEE Stampers to celebrate us -- the CCEE challenge team.  We are to include on our cards something to represent each one of the letters in "our name" - C.C.E.E.

I went with-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Celebrate Cupcakes - Elegant and Edible



The cupcake is from Stampin' Up's Sweet Cupcake.
The background, I Love Lace, is also by Stampin' Up.

The CCEE Stampers Design Team


Frances Byrne

Monday, May 22, 2017

On the Beach at Sunset

I am back today with another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It celebrates the end of school and the beginning of summer vacations for most folks around here. Like many of them, I am anxious to head to the beach for a little R & R!

Images used to create this scene come from the following Kitchen Sink Stamp sets:

Multi Step Palm Trees
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Tree Friends
Multi Step Sail Boats
Make a Big Statement




Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CCEE1720 - Fun Folds

Wow, the third week of May already!  As you probably know,our hostess loves to make Fun Fold cards.  So she asking all CCEE Stampers to make a card that includes more than one fold on it.  IShe says it doesn't have to be complicated; it just needs to have more than the normal "fold in half."

My card is a three level seaside diorama.


Stamped Images and Sentiment are from
High Tide by Stampin' Up

To see more Fun Folds visit the blogs of the CCEE Stampers DT members!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCEE1719 - National Wildflower Week

Lois Bak, May hostess for the CCEE Stampers, is back with another challenge.  The second week in May is Wildflower Week so this week's cards need to feature flowers!

I am sharing a little Tim Holtz love today as I have used my new Distress Oxides to create my card as well as his new Wildflowers #2 dies. The sentiment by our past first lady is from a wonderful Texas stamp maker, deadbeat DESIGNS.

The following Distress Oxides were used on this card:

broken china
peeled paint
iced spruce
fired brick
fossilized amber
spiced marmalade




See the beautiful blossoms featured by the rest of the CCEE Stampers: