Sunday, January 22, 2017

Birch and Crane Sympathy - KSS

Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a masculine sympathy card featuring stamps from Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Icy Pond, and 3 Step Honey Bunny. The crane in the foreground is a die cut by Impression Obsession.


My sympathy card has been entered in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Challenge 193-AnythingGoes w/Optional Twist- Totally Technical (masking and multi layer stamping)

Come and Get It Challenges - No Designer Paper

Alphabet Challenge - W for Winter Walk



See more inspired Kitchen Sink designs:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CCEE1703 - Black and Cream

This week our CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, has requested that we create black and cream (ivory) cards.  We could use die cuts, punches, or stamps as long as the cards are black and cream!

My card was created for a very special friend who turned 105 last Saturday! How awesome is that?


Stamps: Stipple Rose and Happy Birthday, Everyone
by Stampin' Up

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Year - New Direction - KSS

With the beginning of a new year, I thought I would take a break from the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs I have been creating for Kitchen Sink Stamps, and try something new for a bit. That being said, I am going to use 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays to create some cards with interesting folds. Many of them have been around for a long time, and I just haven't taken the time to give them a try. Some of them are new to me and may be to you as well.

Today's tri-fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was inspired by my talented and crafty friend, Kim of Katydid Cards. The Pluto card seen in this post from her blog was the inspiration for my KSS New Year's card.

I worked with a 12 inch x 5.5 inch piece of blue cardstock scored at 3", 4.5" , 7.5" and 9". The card folds flat to fit in a 6"x 6" envelope.



Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets

Multi Step Snowy Cabin
Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees
Multi Step Icy Pond


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - Sequins, Rhinestones and Glitter

Today's card was created for the Sequins, Rhinestones and Glitter Challenge on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week. I used some of the new Altenew stamps I got for Christmas this year!


Stamps: Peony Bouquet and Happy by Altenew

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CCEE 1702 - Tri-Fold Cards

Our January hostess, Vicky Gould, has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create the tri-fold card of their choice.

I have been seeing this one around the web lately and wanted to give it a try. Turns out it is pretty easy and I like the results.

Here is the closed card:


The images come from Dream of Being by Unity and Toile Blossoms by Stampin' Up. The designer paper is Graphic 45. I used a 6 x 12 inch strip of paper scored at 4 and 8 to create the card base.

And here is the opened card:



Be sure to look in on the rest of the CCEE Stampers! There are so many different tri-fold designs to explore!

Frances Byrne
Maryann Einam

Play along and post your tri-fold card on the CCEE Blog!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Crafters of Faith - Friendship

I have joined a wonderful group of Christian ladies at Splitcoaststampers known as the Crafters of Faith. They host a monthly challenge inspired by scripture from the Bible. Tracie is the January hostess and has chosen as the scripture inspiration Proverbs 27:9 - "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Once our card is complete by the due date, it is sent to a member of the group who has been assigned to you for the month.

Today's card was inspired by this scripture and is going in the mail today to my dear sister, Liz, who is also a member of this group.

My sister is my dearest friend and has prayed me through some very difficult times these past few weeks. God's tender mercies and Liz's loving care and prayers have helped to sustain me and will continue to do so in the year ahead.

The images and sentiment are from "Impossible to Forget" by Unity


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CCEE1701 - Bird Day

Hello and welcome to the first of the 2017 CCEE challenges.  Vicky Gould is our hostess for the month of January.  I know you will enjoy her challenges.

Today is "Bird Day".....Vicky absolutely loves birds and bird cards.  So the challenge today is to make a card with a bird on it.  

Enjoy and have fun.  Please add CCEE1701 to keywords if you post on Splitcoastampers.

And, although a little late.....Happy New Year to everyone!!!


Images:
Bird from God's Purposes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Sentiment from Walk with Your Heart by Unity

Should you choose to play along, share your bird design with us
on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Monday, December 19, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Poinsettias - KSS

Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were created with images from 3 Step Poinsettia.  I love having poinsettias around the house during the holidays. They make everything seem so festive. So what could be more perfect for holiday cards.

I stamped and cut out 6 of the smaller flowers in the set and 15 leaves to cut out and mount on the cards.

10 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Poinsettia
Layer 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter

Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 SU Old Olive
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Centers - dots of yellow acrylic paint
Background - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

20 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Poinsettia
Layer 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter

Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 SU Old Olive
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Centers - dots of yellow acrylic paint

Pail Die from Impression Obsession

Embellishment: Plaid Paper and Lace 

Wishing you and yours
a very Merry Christmas!




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Come to Bethlehem

The main image on this Christmas card comes from one of my favorite holiday sets from Stampin' Up called Come to Bethlehem. I just finished my last dozen holiday cards for 2016 using this design. The star is from Stampendous! and the sentiment is from Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday. With a little sponging, it came together quickly and easily. One dozen done in one hour.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Let's Make an Icy Scene! - KSS

Today I am sharing my last Christmas scene for 2016. I had such fun creating this icy holiday design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using images from Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, and Playful Christmas. We Texans don't get to experience this type of "cold" where we live. It sure looks like fun, but at my age I think it would only mean broken bones!




I am entering today's design in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's Trees and Snow Challenge.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CCEE1649 - Gingerbread Decorating Day

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2016, as we will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course we will be back on the 5th January to start another year for fun challenges, hope to see you here too!


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.





Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Now onto our challenge for this week .....


According to the Days of the Year web site, the 10th December is Gingerbread Decoration day and the 12th December is Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week let's include something gingerbread related on our cards.




I used a fun House-Mouse image by Stampabilities for the Paper Studio.

Thanks for checking out the CCEE Challenges weekly and playing along when you can!

Here are links to the gingerbread designs created by the rest of the CCEE Design Team:



Monday, December 5, 2016

Bells, Bells, Bells - KSS

I am finishing up on my Christmas cards for 2016 and used today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to add another couple to the stash. Tomorrow it will be time to start addressing envelopes and getting my cards in the mail.

Today's designs feature images primarily from Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Bells. The bow at the top of the bells is from Multi Step Build a Garland and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas.

10 Minute Card

This card has been entered in the following challenge:

CAS on Sunday - Challenge #97 Christmas





Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Multi Step Build a Garland,
 and Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Recollections White

Inks: Bells - Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 3 SU More Mustard,
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold stamped twice, Layer 1 Harvest Gold

Bow - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2
Memento Lady Bug stamped twice, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Embellishment: Gold Cord and Dimensionals


20 Minute Card

This card has been entered in the following challeges:

Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas Challenge

Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #217 - Traditional Christmas Colour

Christmas Cards All Year  'Round - Anything Christmas/Holiday



Stamps: 3 Step Bells and Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Recollections White, SU Real Red and Certainly Celery

Inks: Bells - Layer 5 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
Layer 3 Stampin' Up More Mustard, Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold stamped
twice, Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold

Bow - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2
Memento Lady Bug stamped twice, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse,
Martha Stewart Fern Punch

Also members of the Kitchen Sink Crew: