Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Photos and Photography - CCEE 1447

When Maryann challenged the CCEE Stampers to create cards using photos or featuring a photography theme, I thought immediately of this fun Art Impressions Girlfriends image.
It is called Picture Perfect.



Check out what the rest of the design team members did with this great theme!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Lights - KSS Monday

I have been working on Christmas cards since January and had built my stash up to just over a hundred so you would think that I would be ready to mail out my cards in a couple of weeks. Turns out I auctioned off almost 80 of them for charity last week and find myself again in need of Christmas cards.

I promised you last Monday that I would start featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps Christmas images beginning today so I pulled out one of my favorites, Multi Step Christmas Lights. This set has lights in 4 different sizes and the cute sentiment found of the 10 minute design.

10 Minutes


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Always Artichoke
Inks: Memento Lady Bug and Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: Impression Obsession Pine Die
Red Chalk

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights, Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Multi Step Poinsettia
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Inks: Assorted Memento Colors, Versamark
Tools: White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder

Look for addition Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration on the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew.

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bargello - CCEE 1446

This week Maryann has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a card using the bargello technique. This technique involves using strips of paper in a very unique way. 

You can find the Splitcoaststampers Tutorial which is very helpful in describing bargello here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/bargello/

I have used scraps from an old BasicGrey holiday series called Jovial. The poinsettia was created with Susan's Garden Poinsettia dies by Sizzix and the Martha Stewart fern punch. The sentiment comes from Contempo Christmas by Stampin' Up.


Follow the links below to see the bargello designs of the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team. Then give this fun technique a try and post a link to your design on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Framed Squirrels - KSS Monday

Several weeks ago I had the good fortune to be looking through the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby just after they put a ton of Spellbinders dies out at rock bottom prices! What a score! I picked up 5 new-to-me sets for just $5.40 each!

I have been hard at work getting Christmas cards made for an upcoming auction and hadn't gotten to try any of them out until today. I am thrilled with today's results and feel that I have already gotten my $5.40 worth out of the first set with these two cards!

The dies I used to frame KSS's Autumn Squirrel are from a set called Majestic Elements. I used 2 dies from the set to design today's 10 minute card. The 20 minute card used 3 dies from the set as well as a circle die. I also stamped leaves on the card front and added a bow to the 20 minute design.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: More Mustard and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Recollections Ivory
Inks: Squirrel layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Spellbinders Majestic Elements Dies

20 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, Dusty Durango, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Squirrel layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle and Peanut Brittle
Tools: Spellbinders Majestic Elements Dies and Circle Nestabilities
Embellishment: Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see my latest Kitchen Sink Stamps creations!
For more KSS inspiration, look in on the work of the rest of the KSS Crew!


Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

As always, you can save 10% on all Kitchen Sink Stamps merchandise by ordering through the link in my right side bar!

Starting next week, I will be featuring Christmas designs created with KSS images.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Moustache Challenge - CCEE1445

Maryann is hosting the CCEE challenges for November and has asked that this week we create a card that features a moustache in honor of Movember - a global movement raising funds for male issues. You can read all about it here: http://au.movember.com

Here is my card which uses a sentiment and the 3 Gentlemen image from Tim Holtz. The Astoria Beach stamp is from Rubber Stampede. The chipboard buttons are by Graphic 45.


Head over and see the moustashed creations by the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team members!



Christmas on the Cape

I love this Christmas design. The grey, snowy sky seems to capture the silence of this winter scene to perfection. I ended up with a dozen of these in my Christmas stash which has now reached over 100. I may make 50 more and send them out to all my friends and family this year. It has been many a year since everyone got the same card from me!


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Peaceful Wishes and Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Smoky Slate by Stampin' Up
White Glitter Paper
Inks: Lighthouse - 4 Versafine Onyx Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel,
2 Memento London Fog, 4 Stampin' Up Going Grey
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Liquitex Professional Acrylic White Ink

Monday, November 3, 2014

Season of Thanksgiving - KSS

Today I have used some pretty designer papers along with images for Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Turkey Trot to create some cards of thanksgiving.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Pumpkin Patch by American Crafts
Inks: Memento Pear Tart and Potter's Clay
Embellishment: Ribbon


20 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Recollections Black
Rust/Black Plaid by Paper Pizazz
Inks: Turkey Layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Morocco,
3 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Darice Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Jute Cord

Look in on the Kitchen Sink Crew for more great KSS inspiration!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Making a Scene - CCEE 1444

I must admit that I love making a scene! Thank you, Liz, for this fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week. Join us in Challenge 1444 by using your crafting supplies to create a scene to share and post it on the CCEE Blog.



Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Pumpkins, Multi Step Harvest,
and Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Real Rust, Ruby Red, and Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Toffee Crunch, Bamboo Leaves,
Tangelo, Morocco, Cantaloupe, Elderberry,  Lulu Lavender, Olive Grove,
and Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Tools: Oval Punches 

Thank you so much for the visit today. Before you leave, be sure to check out the amazing scenes created by the rest of the CCEE Design Crew:


Monday, October 27, 2014

Under the Harvest Moon

Just having fun today playing with Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you enjoy the results.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Friends of the Moon, and Ready 4 Any Holiday
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, DP by Best Creation Inc, Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Moon - 2 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU Hello Honey, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Witch and Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment: Ribbon

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon and Friends of the Moon
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade,
Basic Black, and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Moon - 2 SU Daffodil Delight, 3 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Barely Banana
Tree - SU Early Espresso
Stars - Brilliance Platinum Planet
Embellishment - Crystals
Tools: Sizzix Embossing Folder, IO Cat Die, Elisabeth Curvy Leaves Die, McGill Flower Punch
EK Success Circle Punch

Thanks for your visit today! For more KSS inspiration, look in on the rest
of the Kitchen Sink Crew.

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Colors - CCEE 1443

This week the CCEE Challenge is all about the rich, beautiful colors of autumn. I love the wonderfully amazing colors and textures of autumn leaves so I used them to create a birthday card for a dear friend. Looks like I got a little heavy-handed with the gold painty pen! I know she will love it anyway!


Stamps: Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Sentiment by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, Real Rust, Pumpkin Pie, and Summer Sun by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Tangelo, and Potter's Clay, Versafine
Tools: Sweet 'n Sassy Leaf Dies, SU Oval Punches, Darice Embossing Folder, Gold Paint Pen
Embellishment: Ribbon, Gold Cord, and Gold Glitter Embossing Powder


Check out the autumn beauties created by the CCEE Team 
and then create a card to share in this challenge.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Fun with Pumpkins - KSS Monday

Today I have created an autumn card and a Halloween card to share with you featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Pumpkins. I did finish the 10 Minute design in 10 minutes, but the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More design actually took 10 minutes more than that so I'll have to beg your forgiveness. But I love them both and hope you do, too!

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie
Inks: Pumpkins - 3 Memento Tangelo, 4 Memento Morocco stamped off once,
5 Memento Morocco, 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Stems - 1 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Early Espresso
Face - 2 Versafine Onyx Black, 1 Versafine Onyx Black stamped off once
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: EK Success Edge Punch

30 Minute Card


Multi Step Harvest (Blessings), and 3 Step Autumn Squirrel (Autumn)
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Inks: Pumpkins - 3 Memento Tangelo, 4 Memento Morocco stamped off once,
5 Memento Morocco, 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Stems - 1 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Early Espresso
Tree - 1 Memento Cantaloupe, 2 Memento Tangelo, 3 Memento Morocco
Trunk - 1 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Early Espresso
Grass - SU Lucky Limeade
Sky - SU Pool Party
Path - SU Crumb Cake
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Spellbinders Wrought Iron Fence

As always, receive a 10% discount on all Kitchen Sink purchases when you order through the link in my side bar!

Look in on the Kitchen Crew to see their latest KSS creations!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ghosts and Goblins and Ghouls, Oh, My!

This week the CCEE Stampers are featuring designs made with ghosts, goblins, ghouls, witches, and monsters of all kinds for Challenge 1442. I hope you will find time to join us by creating a "monster" card to share!


Stamp: Mumeek by Stampendous!
Papers: Recollections White and Black, SU Pumpkin Pie, DP by Cloud 9 Design
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Mini Metal Halloween Plate, Brads, Ribbon

Check out the fun and creepy creatures featured by the CCEE Design Team
on their creations for this challenge!