Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanging the Greens

Today I am working with a number of beautiful Christmas sets provided to me by Kitchen Sink Stamps for my work as a member of their design team. The focal point of each of today's designs is the small holly sprig from 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe. This set also includes a larger holly sprig with more leaves as well as a branch of mistletoe.

10 Minute Card


and Multi Step Christmas Lights (Merry) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections Ivory and American Crafts Metallic Red
Inks: Holly - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, 
1 Memento Northern Pine
Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug
Tools: Spellbinders Stately Circles
Embellishment: Red Crystals

20 Minute Card - the bow was stamped, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals over the wreath of holly.


 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections Ivory and American Crafts Metallic Red
Inks: Holly - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, 
1 Memento Northern Pine
Bow - 1 Memento Love Letter, 2 Memento Lady Bug, 3 SU Ruby Red,
4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug
Embellishment: Red Crystals

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew to see more beautiful KSS designs.

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Starring Santa - CCEE 1450

For the final CCEE challenge of 2015, I have asked the girls to create cards featuring Santa. I have used my most favorite Santa image (Santa Collage by Rubber Stampede) to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas from the CCEE Stampers. We will return in January with all new challenges for the new year!


Look in on the rest of the design team to see their Christmas creations!

Monday, December 8, 2014

KSS Ornament

Today I am creating Christmas cards with the 5 step ornament from Multi Step Ornament & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The sentiment is from KSS Playful Christmas I.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Ornament and Stars and Playful Christmas I by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Silver Metallic by American Crafts, green scrap
Inks on ornament: 5 SU Blue Bayou, 4 SU Blue Bayou, 3 Memento Teal Zeal,
2 Memento Teal Zeal stamped off once, 1 Memento Teal Zeal stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Teal Zeal
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Silver Gelly Roll Pen

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & Stars and Playful Christmas I by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections Black, SU Real Red, BasicGrey Jovial
Inks on ornament: 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 
3 Memento Lady Bug, 2 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 
1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once
Sentiment - Versamark embossed with Zing gold glitter embossing powder
Embellishment: Gold Glitter Ribbon, Gold Cord, Gold Jump Rings, Ribbon

Look in on the Kitchen Sink Crew for more inspiration!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe CCEE1449

The CCEE Challenge this week is to create a holiday card using the tic-tac-toe board below.


For my Christmas card, I have chosen the diagonal row plaid, embossing, and an animal.


The images I have used are from Pines and Contempo Christmas by Stampin' Up.

Look in on the fun tic-tac-toe designs created by the members of the CCEE Design Team and then join us in a little tic-tac-toe fun of your own!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Non-traditional Christmas - KSS

For today's Christmas designs, I decided to create using non-traditional Christmas images from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you like these cards as much as I do!

10 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees and Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Palms - 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Trunk - 1 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Espresso Truffle
Lights - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Tools: Elizabeth Craft Designs Merry Christmas Die, Fine Point Sharpie

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse, Friends of the Moon, Multi Step With This Ring, and Multi Step Playful Christmas 1 and 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black, Stampin' Up Smoky Slate, the Paper Studio 
White Glitter Paper
Inks: Lighthouse - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 
2 Memento London Fog, 1 Stampin' Up Going Grey
Versamark
Tools: White Embossing Powder

Find more KSS inspiration on the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CCEE 1448 - Telescoping

This week Maryann has the CCEE Stampers trying out a technique which is new to me: telescoping. I stamped SU's Stipple Rose on four 4.25 inch squares of white card stock. I then used Nestabilites Labels 3 to cut out the telescoped panels and stacked them up with dimensionals after they were colored. I gently sponged the edges of each with black ink. I then matted the 4th square on a white panel and attached it to a black card.


Check out the fabulous telescoping done by the rest of the CCEE Design Team!
Then try one yourself and share it on the CCEE Stampers Blog!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps

As promised, I have additional Kitchen Sink Stamps Christmas designs to share in this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs. Today I am working with 3 Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create  more of the Christmas cards I need to have ready to mail next week. 

There are two sizes of poinsettias in this set. I have used the larger one on the 10 minute card and the smaller one on the 20 minute card.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Mossy Meadow by Stampin' Up, Recollections White, 
and Christmas Plaid by the Paper Studio
Inks: Poinsettia - 3 Memento Rhubard Stalk, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 Memento Lady Bug,
1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once
Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy, 4 Memento Northern Pine
Sentiment - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Embellishment: Gold Micro Beads, Ribbon

20 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Real Red by Stampin' Up and Recollections White 
Inks: Poinsettia - 3 Memento Rhubard Stalk, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 Memento Lady Bug
1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once
Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy, 4 Memento Northern Pine
Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug
Embellishment: Gold Micro Beads, Gold Glitter Embossing Powder, 
Gold Split Ring, and Gold Cord
Tools: SU Holiday Ornaments Framelit, Frame Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio, Poinsettia Embossing Folder by Sizzix

Thanks for your visit today! 
Find more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration in the work of the KSS Crew!

Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

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

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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!