Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CCEE1617 - Baseball

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!

Monday, April 25, 2016

LMS 026 Pedaling CHEER Your Way KSS

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

Birch Trunks - Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft

Birch Leaves - Layer 2 Memento Pear Tart, Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves (I omitted layer one on this design.)

Sponged grass - Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Sponged sky - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue

Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black stamped twice



 Stamp Sets by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi Step Get Well Teddy (for the mini carnations in the basket)

Thank you so much for your visit today! I hope that spring has sprung in your neighborhood!

See more Kitchen Sink Stamps' creations 
at the blogs of the Kitchen Crew:

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CCEE1616 - Scene with Red

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.

Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Birds by Impression Obsession
Die Cut Letters by Cuttlebug

Check out the CCEE Stampers' scenes with red:





Monday, April 18, 2016

KSS 10+10 - Get Well Carnations

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!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CCEE1615 - One Layer Watercolor

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:


Frances Bryne

Now pull out your watercolors and play along! We would love for you to post a link to your design on the CCEE Stampers Blog!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Birch Trees and Tulips - KSS Let's Make a Scene 025

Although some of my blogging friends are still experiencing snow this week, it is full blown spring here in Texas. All the trees have new green leaves and flowers are blooming everywhere. It wasn't hard to find inspiration this week for Let's Make a Scene #25 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I am entering today's design in the following challenges:

Spring is in the Air at Dragonfly Dreams
Challenge #116 Based on a Song (Tiptoe through the Tulips) at Crafting When We Can
Bright Colors at Come and Get It


Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets Used to Create LMS025


Inks Used:
Memento Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, and Tangelo
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, and Spring Rain
Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Versafine Onyx Black

Papers
Recollections White and Black
Stampin' Up Melon Mambo

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

CCEE1614 - Masculine with Plaid

Anne Harmon, our CCEE hostess for the month of April, has challenged us to create a masculine card using plaid (paper or stamp). What a great way to make a quick and simple masculine design. My plaid paper is by Graphic 45. My images are from Stampin' Up. Inks: Memento Morocco and Versafine Onyx Black.



 Be sure to check out the masculine plaid designs by the CCEE DT!

Frances Bryne
Maryann Einam

Now pull out some plaid and play along!



Sunday, April 3, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Bluebonnets - KSS

With only a few more weeks left of Texas bluebonnets lining the highways and country roads of our grand state, I knew I wanted to feature them in this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. They bring such beauty to our state each spring, and we hate to see them go.

The stamp sets used for these designs were Multi Step Bluebonnets, 3 Step Hydrangea, and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card



Color Recipe for the Bluebonnet

Layer 3 stamped 4 times with Memento Summer Sky
Layer 2 stamped once with Memento Summer Skky
Layer 1 (tips only) stamped with Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart
Layer 4 stamped once with Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue

Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped twice
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Background sponging and speckling
Stampin' Up Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar

Sentiment
Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue


20 Minute Card



Color Recipe for the Bluebonnet

Layer 3 stamped 4 times with Memento Summer Sky
Layer 2 stamped once with Memento Summer Skky
Layer 1 (tips only) stamped with Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart
Layer 4 stamped once with Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue

Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped twice
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Butterflies
Layer 3 stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers

Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

See more beautiful Kitchen Sink Stamps designs by visiting:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Eiffel Tower Day - CCEE1613

 Frances is back today with her final March challenge for the CCEE Stampers.

According to the Days of the Year web site today is Eiffel Tower Day. So for our challenge this week, Frances wants us to celebrate all things Parisian …. It could be the Eiffel Tower; a French poodle; Berets; Champagne; Red, White & Blue Color Combo etc.


My card was created with images and die cuts from Paris Adventure by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.
Join us and play along with our Parisian challenge linking your card to the CCEE Blog.

Find out how the rest of the CCEE Stampers DT Members celebrated Paris!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wishing You Peace - Let's Make a Scene #24 - KSS

For Let's Make a Scene #24 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have chosen to create a masculine sympathy card inspired by the beautiful Texas Hill Country in the spring. During most of March and part of April the hillsides and roadsides are green with spring grasses and blanketed with bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas.

I am entering this design in the Mod Squad Springtime Challenge.


Images from

by Kitchen Sink Stamps

See more beautiful Kitchen Sink designs:





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CCEE1612 - Happy Birthday, Frances!

Today is Frances' birthday, and as the hostess for March, she has asked the CCEE Stampers to help her celebrate by creating a card that includes the things she loves … owls and cards that pop up; flip or pull open; accordion style etc. She wants to see anything but a flat card this week.

Flat and fast is my usual style, but in honor of Frances' birthday celebration I have created a Pop-Up Book Card which took me 2 hours! This was my first attempt at this style of card so don't look too closely for the flaws. They are everywhere!!

There was no stamping on this card. I just used an assortment of dies and punches to create this design. The inside sentiment was computer generated.

Card Front

Inside

I know Frances would love to see your owl pop-up card posted on the CCEE blog to help her celebrate!

Check out the design teams' pop-up creations:



Sunday, March 20, 2016

10 + 10 Hydrangeas - KSS

I love this time of the year when all types of gorgeous flowers start showing up in the stores. This week some beautiful hydrangeas caught my eye and inspired this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps! The images I used included 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilac (stem), and Make a Big Statement.

10 Minute Card


Color Recipe for Hydrangea
Layer 3 Memento Rose Bud stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 2 Memento Angel Pink stamped 3 times
Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink

Color Recipe for Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart
Layer 2 Memento Pear Tart
Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Sentiment - Memento London Fog

Bucket die from Impression Obsession
Grass die from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

20 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Hydrangea
Layer 3 Memento Grape Jelly
Layer 4 Memento Elderberry
Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender
Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink

Color Recipe for Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Pistachio
Layer 2 Memento Pistachio
Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Sentiment - Memento Grape Jelly

See what Maria and Lisa have been cooking up for you: