Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CCEE1642 - One Layer Card

The challenge this week at CCEE Stampers is to create a one layer card. I am currently in Christmas card mode as I prepare sets of cards for an upcoming charity auction. 

This design came together pretty quickly and easily. The images are from Ornamental Pine and Merry Little Christmas by Stampin' Up. I stamped the pine needles with Memento Olive Grove and the cones were stamped double, first with Memento Rich Cocoa followed with Memento Potter's Clay. I then sponged the edge all around with Memento Bamboo Leaves and then the cones with Stampin' Up Soft Suede. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then embossed in gold. As a final touch, I dabbed Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse around the outside edge.

Check out the one layer designs created by the CCEE Design Team
and then play along in the challenge by posting your design

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Moon - Kitchen Sink Stamps

This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were meant to bring you a little Halloween fun! The full moon is from Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon and the witch and bats are from Friends of the Moon. Both sentiments are from the Ready 4 Any Holiday set.

10 Minute Card

Papers: Recollections Black and White, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Inks: Memento Cantaloupe and Dandelion, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Versafine Onyx Black
Tool: Circle Punch

20 Minute Card

Papers: Recollections Black and White, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Inks: Stampin' Up Marigold Morning and Crushed Curry, 
Memento Dandelion, Versafine Onyx Black
Tool: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Tree Line Die

The Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CCEE1641 - World Sight Day

Today is World Sight Day. Our hostess, Joanne, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include glasses, eye charts, or a sentiment related to one’s sight on our cards today. 

The sentiment is from Aleah Girl by Unity.
The glasses are of unknown origin.

Don't miss a single one of these wonderful designs!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

KSS Let's Make a Scene - Holiday Door

For this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used images from 3 Step Bells and Multi Step Build a Garland to decorate a front door for the holidays. 

Color Recipe for the Bells:

Layer 5 - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up More Mustard stamped twice
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up More Mustard
Layer 1 - Brilliance Galaxy Gold

Color Recipe for the Bow:

Layer 4 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 3 - Memento Lady Bug stamped 3 times
Layer 2 - Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 1 - Memento Lady Bug stamped off once

Die Cuts: Sizzix - Tim Holtz Holiday Greens
Cuttlebug Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Find more fabulous Kitchen Sink designs created

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CCEE1640 Get Well

For this week's CCEE Stampers' Challenge the theme is Get Well which is great since I am always needing more get well cards. I created this quick and simple design with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Carnations and The Stamps of Life Get Well Soon die. I actually finished a dozen of these in 30 minutes (thanks to the MISTI)!

We would love for you to join us in this week's challenge and post your get well design on the CCEE Stampers' Blog!

Here are links to the get well designs by the CCEE Team:

Frances Bryne

Monday, October 3, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More KSS Pears

I discovered when I needed to send a thank you card last week that my supply was depleted so the cards I design for the rest of this week will be thank you cards! With the inventory of cards I have on hand,  there is no excuse for not having what I need at a moment's notice.

That being said, today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps are thank you cards featuring the beautiful Multi Step Pears. The sentiment for each is from Make a Big Statement.

10 Minute Card

20 Minute Card - Using masking for this card I added three pears as well as the branch from Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon and the leaf cluster from Multi Step Berries.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CCEE1639 - Christmas/Winter Card

This week hostess Lois Bak has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a Christmas or winter card.

I have used two parts of the Art Impressions trifold Nativity set. Although it doesn't show that well in the photo, the stable is popped up over the manger with super thick spacers and it's really cute with the donkey peeking in the stable door. The sentiment is part of the Born this Day set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Click below to view the cards of the CCEE Design Team:

Frances Bryne

Monday, September 26, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Owl & Autumn Moon

This past week was the hottest one of the year here in our part of Texas so with today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I am doing my best to encourage autumn to hurry up and head down our way! We are more than ready for some cool, breezy days and some bright autumn leaves to dot the landscape around these parts.

This masculine get well card was created with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Make a Big Statement, and Multi Step Snowy Cabin (the bare trees). I used a stylus, Versamark, and clear embossing powder to sprinkle a few stars in the night sky.
I also clear embossed the moon, owl, branch, and leaves using layer 1 of each so I could sponge in the dark sky as my background.

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 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Thank you for visiting today!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Follow the List - CCEE1638

This week our hostess, Lois, asked the CCEE Stampers to Follow the List.

We were to include on our card:
One (1) animal
Two (2) layers
Three (3) colors (plus neutrals -- black, white, gray -- if you wish)

The image and background paper are Raining Cats & Dogs by Graphic 45
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon

Won't you join us by adding a card to the CCEE Blog!

Visit the rest of the CCEE Team to see which animals they have chosen!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Masculine Get Well Cards - 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - KSS

With three gentlemen friends in the hospital this week, I found myself in need of some masculine get well designs so I decided to work with some beautiful autumn leaves for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Make a Big Statement by Kitchen Sink Stamps

20 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort & Joy

Color Recipe for the Leave

Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Papertrey Classic Kraft stamped twice

The leaf was cut out with scissors and the edges sponged with Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip. It was then popped up with dimensionals on a patch of fringed burlap.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CCEE1637 - Dies Only

Lois has a fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers today:   Make a card with no stamping -- just die cuts.

Dies: Tall Grass and Crane by Impression Obsession
Happy Birthday by Die'sire
Circle by Spellbinders

Click below to see the die designs of the CCEE Stampers:

Frances Bryne

Sunday, September 11, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Harvest Time

I have been excited to find all my favorite in-season apples popping up at my local grocery store lately from honey crisps to galas to rambos. They inspired me to make some delicious sour apple bars as well as to create a card for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Today's scene has been entered in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Challenge #131 - Trees

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Theme Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Stamps: Multi Step Harvest and Multi Step Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Dies: Spellbinders Oval Regalia and Wrought Iron Fence

Color Recipes:

Baskets - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede,
2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft stamped twice, 1 Papertrey Ink Fine Linen stamped twice

Apples - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice, 2 Stampin' Up Real Red stamped twice, 1 Stampin' Up Barely Banana

Tree: 4 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, 3 trunk - Memento Rich Cocoa, leaves Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive, 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Thanks for your visit today!

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