Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Milk Chocolate Day - CCEE1630

These are Joanne's instructions to the CCEE Stampers this week:

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day.
  Let’s make some deeeelish designs showing 
chocolate in some form or using the color chocolate.

I have used Eat Your Cake & Nap Too by House-Mouse Designs stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle on Recollections white paper and colored with Copic Markers.
The sentiment is computer generated.

Here is a sampling of the chocolate delights shared by the CCEE Stampers:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Stamp Selfie at the Beach - KSS

I had such fun doing a couple of cards for SCS's Technique Challenge last week which involved creating stamp selfies that I decided to create one for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you enjoy this card from the bears at the beach!

Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Buckaroo Blue and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Pier 45 by Graphic 45
Recollections White

Spellbinders Square Die
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Star Dies

The Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CCEE1629 - Beaches

Joanne, our CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess for July says.....

July, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere,
is one of our warmest months.
 When I think of hot days, I think of the beach.
  Let’s create cards that honor beaches in some way.

Beaches are big here on the Gulf Coast of Texas, as well!! Here is my beach inspired design:

Stamps: Anchor by Our Daily Bread Designs
Hardwood by Stampin' Up

Dies: Anchors Away by Spellbinders
Seashells by Cuttlebug
Sea Birds by Impression Obsession

Here are more beautiful beaches to explore:

Sunday, July 17, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Palm Trees - KSS

It is hot, hot, hot here in Texas this week. Nothing but sunshine! It has inspired me to pull out the Multi Step Palm Trees for this week''s 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps and dream of some time in the tropics!

10 Minute Card

Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana and Soft Suede
Inks: Memento Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo
Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft

20 Minute Card

Paper: Recollections White
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Dandelion
Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, and Tempting Turquoise

See more Kitchen Sink Designs:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CCEE 1628 - Cow Appreciation Day

According to our CCEE hostess, Joanne, tomorrow is National Cow Appreciation Day.
She has asked us to create a card with a cow or two on it. Those without cows in their collection were allowed to use any other farm animal of their choice.  We were to finish off the card with the sentiment of our choice.

My cows are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' Landscape Silhouettes. My sentiment is from Verve.

What a fabulous herd of cows the CCEE Stampers have to share today. Look here:

Frances Bryne
Maryann Einam

In addition I am entering today's card in the following challenges:

DCC713 - It's  Man's World

Simon Says: Create a Scene

Oh La La Creations - Challenge #208 - Something beginning with F (farm)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Let's Make a Scene - Hummers and Lilacs - KSS

My friend Margaret is getting a new knee this week. I decided to put together hummingbirds and lilacs for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to bring a little of the outdoors inside to cheer her as she recovers. I really love how they work together so well! I sure hope you do, too!

Kitchen Sink Stamp sets used to create this scene include:

Multi Step Hummingbirds
Multi Step Lilacs
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Birch Trees
Words of Comfort & Joy

Here is the order in which I created the scene:

1. hummingbirds
2. lilacs
3. leaves
4. lake
5. far shore
6. near shore
7. sentiment

The only masking on this card was the lowest leaf to add the lake.

Here are the color recipes I used on each element:

Hummingbirds: Versafine Onyx Black; Memento Gray Flannel, Rose Bud, Grape Jelly, and
Lulu Lavender; Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist

Lilacs - Layer 3 Memento Rose Bud, Layer 4 SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 2 SU Pretty in Pink, Layer 1 SU Pretty in Pink

Leaves - Layer 1 SU Certainly Celery, Layer 2 SU Lucky Limeade, Layer 3 SU Old Olive

Lake: Layer 1 Memento Summer Sky, Layer 2 SU Baja Breeze

Background Trees - Memento Olive Grove

Grass - stamped and sponged - Memento Bamboo Leaves

Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Ribbon

I am entering this week's Let's Make a Scene design in the following challenges:

Come & Get It - Make Your Own Background

Polkadoodles - Week 27 - Add Ribbon or Twine

Crafty Ribbons - Challenge 159 - Things with Wings

Thank you so much for your visit today! For additional KSS inspiration visit the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CCEE 1627 - Ice Cream

Today we welcome Joanne as our July CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess.  Here is her challenge for us today......

July is National Ice Cream month.  We have some
 great sources for fresh creamy ice cream 
in our area, and I am sure that is true
 of the places where you live. 
  Let’s celebrate by having ice cream
 in some form on our cards. 

Check out the cool treats the CCEE Stampers Design Team members have created to share with you today!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Summer Living - KSS 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More

Many families are getting out for the 4th of July weekend and doing  a little sweet summer living. I hope you and those you love are able to squeak out some time together to celebrate our nation's birth!

My 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps this week feature some much cooler and more peaceful places than where I'll be! But, I can dream, can't I?

10 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Berries,
and Greetings from the Woods by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up

Inks:  Cabin - Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft
Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Fine Linen

Pine Tree - Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Trunk - Memento Espresso Truffle

Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle

20 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Berries,
Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes, and Multi Step Tree Friends
 by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasibi, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Recollections White

Inks:  Cabin - Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft
Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle

Pine Tree - Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Trunk - Memento Espresso Truffle

Grizzly Bear - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede
2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft stamped twice
1 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft

Sentiment and Deer - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sky Sponging - Memento Summer Sky
Grass Sponging - Memento Cottage Ivy

Embellishment - Richard Garay Embossing Folder

Find additional Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration  on the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CCEE 1626 - Mixed Media

Vicky is hosting this one last CCEE challenge for June! She has asked that we make a mixed  media card.

Quoting Splitcoaststamers: A "medium" can be any of the following:

Pencils - wax, oil, watercolour, graphite/charcoal. chalk/pastel
Pastels - Chalk, oil
Markers - watercolor, pigment, water-based acrylic
Pens - ink, glitter
Pigments - Gelatos, watercolor crayons, metallic rubons
Paints - watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, tempera
Inks - dye, chalk, distress, reinkers, pigment, hybrid
Powders - mica, pigment, chalk
Sprays & airbrushing
Dimensionals - embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found items, papers (collage, piecing) & ephemera, foils
Heated elements - encaustic wax, embossing

For my Christmas design I have used dye inks, distress inks, and acrylic paints.

Images and Dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Merry Christmas by Elizabeth Designs

Check out the Mixed Media Designs from the CCEE Team

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Cabin - Let's Make a Scene - KSS

I love when fourth Monday rolls around again, and I get to create  another "Let's Make a Scene" design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps! Right about now, I am wishing that my summer involved some time away in a cabin by the lake! Wouldn't that be heaven?

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

613 Avenue Create - #182 Sights, Tastes, and Sounds of Summer

Addicted to Stamps - #129 Anything Summer + a Stamp

Little Claire's  - #70 - Create a Scene

Inkspirational - #111 - Masking

My Time to Craft - #323 - Summertime

Steps I took to complete this scene:
1. Stamp the leaves of the birch trees at the top of the page
2. Stamp the cabin and mask it
3. Stamp the lake and boat
4. Sponge the sky, sandy shore, and grass
5. Stamp the grass and pebbles
6. Remove the mask
7. Stamp the birch tree trunks on a separate panel (I did several so I could piece the trunks and make them taller for this design)
8. Cut out the trunks and glue them into place over the cabin and lake
9. Stamp the ivy on a separate panel. Cut them out and glue them at the bottom of the card.

Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Multi Step Birch Trees
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Ivy
Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Birds - CCEE1625

Vicky has posted another June challenge for the CCEE Stampers!  She loves birds.....birds of any kind!  So this week she has asked us to use birds on our cards.  Crazy Birds, real birds, cartoon birds...whatever trips our trigger!  One, two, a's our choice.  She just want us to show her those birds!

I have chosen to use this beautiful cardinal from Altenew. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

You can check out below the birds featured by the rest of the CCEE Team:

Sisters Stamp!

My sister came to town this week to celebrate Father's Day, and we always find some time to steal away to do some sister stamping. I share my newest crafty treats with her, and she shares hers with me. I was excited to get to play with her Build-a-rose by Altenew. I used it to create this card for the Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 598 and Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #236-237.

Stamps: Build-a-rose by Altenew
I Love Lace by Stampin' Up

Scripture: by Word Art Wednesday

Papers: Recollections White and Flirty Flamingo by Stampin' Up

Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Berry Sorbet by Papertrey Ink

Tools: Spellbinders Dies, Altenew Dies, Dimensionals

Embellishment: Doily