Thursday, May 29, 2014

CCEE Stampers - Numbers!

Since the theme this week at CCEE Stampers is "Numbers" I decided to create this 8th birthday spinner card. I started with a piece of 5 x 10.5 card stock which I scored at 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10. I then added designer paper to the two left panels before die cutting the oval.


I used my computer to generate the two eights. After cutting them out and gluing them together, I attached a gold cord to the back and suspended the eight in the center of the oval securing it with tape before sealing the card with a strip of Scor-Tape on the half inch panel at the far right.

The card folds flat and with the overhanging pieces fits in a 6 inch square envelope.


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Multi Step Bunch o' Balloons by Kitchen Sink Stamps
It's Your Birthday by Stampin' Up
Papers: Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, and Summer Sun by Stampin' Up
Recollections White and  Lost & Found Two by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Toffee Crunch, 
Love Letter, and Pear Tart
Stampin' Up More Mustard and Lucky Limeade
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Gold Cord and Gray DMC

Please visit the CCEE Stampers and see all the creative use of numbers by the design team. If you choose to play along, use CCEE1422 as your keyword when loading it to an online gallery and then link it to the CCEE blog. We would love to see your numbers creations!


Monday, May 26, 2014

Celebrating Memorial Day

I felt compelled to create Memorial Day cards today with my Kitchen Sink Stamps to honor our remarkable men and women who have given so much in the service of our country. Because of them we are able to live a life of freedom in this amazing country we call home. To each and every one of them, both past and present, I send my heartfelt thanks.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Playful Christmas 2 and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Danube Blue and Love Letter by Memento
Tools: SU Punches, Blue Marker
Embellishment: Rhinestones

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' Up Real Red
Inks:  Bear - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Toffee Crunch, 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Flower Stems and Grass - Stampin' Up Gumball Green
Pennants - Memento Love Letter and Danube Blue
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Embellishment: Toothpick and Pearls
Tool: Martha Stewart Flower Punch

Enjoy your holiday with family and friends and spend a little time reflecting on those being honored today!

Look in on the Kitchen Crew!

 * Connie * Lisa Maria

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Power Poppy Sketch 1

This card was completed for the Power Poppy Get Sketchy Challenge using their recently released digital image, Gerbera Daisies.



Image: Gerbera Daisies by Power Poppy
Stamps: Never a Loss 4 Words by KSS
Paper: Recollections White, SU Orchid Opulence
Inks: Copic Markers, SU Marigold Morning, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: Nestabilites, Sizzix Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CCEE1421 - Clear Creations

Today's CCEE Challenge has us using panels of acetate as a part of our designs. I have used my acetate panel as the glass in my window.

I used mostly dies and punches to create my card today. The window is Grand Madison Window by Poppy Stamps. The branch is part of Tim Holtz's Bird Branch with punched leaves added. The bird die is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I used 3 circle punches to mount the sentiment from Azaelas by Power Poppy.


Please check out the samples created by the CCEE Team and play along at CCEE Stampers!

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Cherry on Top

Welcome back to another Kitchen Sink Monday. The inspiration for today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs comes from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Cherries on sale now for $6.50. Receive an additional 10% off your KSS order by entering the store through my right sidebar!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Cherries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Basic Black
Inks: Cherries - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Love Letter, 
1 Memento Love Letter stamped off once
Stems and Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card



Stamps: Multi Step Cherries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, and Baja Breeze,
Fruit Stand by Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
Inks: Cherries - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Love Letter,
1 Memento Love Letter stamped off once
Leaves - 1 Memento Pear Tart, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, EK Success Flower Border Punch, White Gelly Roll Pen
Embellishment: Rhinestones and Ribbon

Don't miss the Crew's creations!!

 * Connie * Lisa Maria

Thanks for your visit!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Power Poppy Upbeat 1 Challenge

I am back today with another card for a Power Poppy Challenge. The task was to be inspired by Thelonious Monk's Paris 1969 album cover featured on the Power Poppy Blog.

I created the the watery background by inking an acrylic block with Memento Summer Sky and Lulu Lavender. After masking the tulips, I spritzed the block with water and stamped it over the bottom portion of the panel. I then splattered more ink over the top of that. Next I removed the mask and shaded the tulips with a variety of gray Prismacolor pencils. The butterfly was created with a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Good Thinking: Renewal.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

CCEE 1420 Sketch

Today is my first official day as a member of the CCEE Stampers' Design Team. What a thrill it is to be working with these talented stampers many of whom have been my cyber stamping friends for nearly 10 years.

This week's challenge is to create a card with this sketch:



Here is the Father's Day card I have created with this fun layout!


Stamps: By the Tide by Stampin' Up and Happy Thoughts by Verve
Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Cool Caribbean, Naturals Ivory, More Mustard
So Saffron, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, 
and Early Espresso By Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black, Peanut Brittle, and Gray Flannel by Memento
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Shell Dies, Martha Stewart Punch

Play along with us using this sketch and post your card over on CCEE Stampers! We would love to see what you create with this fun layout! You will also find the beautiful samples by the rest of the design team shared there!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Spring Tulips

Welcome back to another Kitchen Sink Monday! This week I have pulled the watering can from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Sunflowers and mixed it with the smallest tulips from 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet to created this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs.
 (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

Ten Minute Card



by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Basic Black and Orchid Opulence
Inks: Watering Can - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel,
2 Memento London Fog, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Tulips - 3 Memento Sweet Plum, 2 Memento Lilac Posies, 1 Memento Lilac
Posies stamped off once, 4 Memento Grape Jelly
Stems were drawn with a Copic Marker
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Lucky Limeade and Orchid Opulence
Inks: Watering Can - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel,
2 Memento London Fog, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Tulips - 3 Memento Sweet Plum, 2 Memento Lilac Posies, 1 Memento Lilac
Posies, 4 Memento Grape Jelly
Stems - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Grass - 2 Memento Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves
Sponged Sky - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Tools: EK Success edge punch

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!! For more KSS inspiration, visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew!


 * Connie * Lisa Maria

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Power Poppy World 1 Challenge

For Power Poppy's first challenge, participants are to select at least three of the colors from their featured photo and use them along with one of the newly released digital flowers in their collection to complete an entry. I have chosen the orange, yellow, and green and used them with the Gerbera Daisies.



Digital Images: Gerbera Daisies by Power Poppy
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Inks: SU Daffodil Delight and Copic Markers
Tools: Circle Nestabilities

                                             

Monday, May 5, 2014

May = Hydrangeas

Early May always brings back wonderful childhood memories of my beloved grandmother who passed away nearly 30 years ago. Not a single Mother's Day came around without her bringing a beautiful hydrangea of pink or blue or purple to my mother. As the stores begin to fill with these wonderful blossoms again this year, I think of her and smile.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrandea and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White, SU Regal Rose
Inks: 3 SU Regal Rose, 2 SU Regal Rose stamped off once,
1 SU Regal Rose stamped off twice, 4 SU Primrose Petals 
Leaves - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once
Sentiment - SU Primrose Petals
Tools: Nestabilities Dies

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrandea, Words of Love, and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White, SU Bashful Blue and Marina Mist
Inks: 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once,
1 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off twice, 4 Versafine Imperial Purple 
Leaves - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once
Urn - 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 1 Memento 
London Fog stamped off once, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
Butterfly - 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 Memento Morocco, 1 Memento Tangelo
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: QuicKutz Dies

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more KSS inspiration!

 * Connie * Lisa Maria