The fourth and final Monday this December brings with it another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. For this winter scene I have mixed images from KSS' Multi Step Cabin by the Lake with the Multi Step Snowy Pines. The "New Year" part of the sentiment comes from Greetings from the Woods. In my mind, this peaceful, rustic site looks like a fabulous place to start the new year! Wishing you all health and happiness for 2016!
Today's post brings with it my final Christmas cards for 2015. This has been a challenging year in our home but we have made it to the end in grand fashion! I wish you all a joyous Christmas spent with those you hold dear!
For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used a sprig of greenery from Multi Step Winter Cardinals and images from Multi Step Ornament and Stars.
10 Minute Card
Color Recipe for the Star
Layer 3 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion
20 Minute Card
Thanks for all your visits and wonderfully sweet comments on my work this year. They mean the world to me!
Things are Christmas crazy around my house these days. I managed to whip out several major tasks: 60 Christmas cards made and sent, 10 dozen French cookies made and frozen, and 25 Christmas recipe scrapbook pages completed. But shopping, wrapping, and 48 scrapbook pages still await me! I need to kick things up a notch this week.
It was fun taking a break from all of those tasks to complete today's Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. For today's design I included images from Multi Step Winter Cardinal, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Christmas Lights, Multi Step Tree Friends, and Greetings from the Woods. To create the look of snow on the cabin roof, I did not ink the shingles on layer 4.
Also creating for your pleasure with Kitchen Sink Stamps:
Joanne is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers last challenge of 2015. We will be taking a short break before returning in the New Year on January 7th. So at this time we would all like to extend our wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!! So.....here is this week's challenge..... Did you know? There are occasional "Leap Seconds" added to the official year. They help to correct minor variations in time. On December 31, 2015, the folks who maintain the official time for the planet, will add an extra second to the day! To honor this, the challenge for this week is to incorporate time into your card…..a clock, a calendar, a date, a watch, etc.
We would love for you to join us for the final challenge of 2015 and add a link to your card on the CCEE Stampers's Blog. Thanks to those of you who have played along with us this year! We loved seeing your wonderful creations!
Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were created with their 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe set. I love using this classic holiday greenery on my Christmas cards and tags. It always looks so festive! This is the color recipe I used for the holly leaves: layer 3 - Memento Northern Pine, layer 2 - Memento Cottage Ivy, layer 1 - Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped twice. 10 Minute Card
20 Minute Card
Visit the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew Members for more KSS inspiration!
Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day. It is a day to be thankful for those of us who are fortunate enough to have a safe home to live in AND to think about those around the world who do not. To mark this day, our CCEE challenge today is to make a card with a house/building of some sort on it.
Stamps: Holiday Home by Stampin' Up
Holiday Greetings by Verve
Join us in this week's challenge and post a card on the CCEE Blog!
Check out the houses the rest of the CCEE Stampers used in their designs!
I am getting busy today on more Christmas cards. I really need to get mine finished and in the mail this week so I can move on to more pressing Christmas projects like scrapbook and recipe pages for our families' yearly albums. I will be scrapping 12 sets of 4 different pages for my family members this year for a total of 48 scrapbook pages. I will be scrapping 20 sets of recipe pages (front and back) for members of my husband's family. That makes a grand total of 88 pages! Yikes! I'm sure glad I work FAST!! The 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs for Kitchen Sink Stamps feature the beautiful 3 Step Poinsettia. On both cards the poinsettias were stamped, cut out, and popped up on the card front. This is the color recipe I used on the flowers: Poinsettia: Layer 5 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice, Layer 4 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 - Memento Lady Bug, Layer 2 Memento Love Letter, and I omitted Layer 1 Gold microbeads were glued to the center of each flower. Leaves: Layer 1, 2, and 3 - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 4 Memento Olive Grove 10 Minute Card
20 Minute Card
See more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration by visiting the rest of the crew:
Today is Thanksgiving in the USA and tomorrow is Black Friday. Many will be taking advantage of the sales. Our November hostess, Frances, has asked that the CCEE Stampers create a card with a shopping theme. The card must also include the color black on it somewhere. My card pretty much sums up my shopping philosophy be it shoes, pants, blouses, whatever! If it fits, is comfortable, and looks good, buy it in every color available!
All stamp images are Stampin' Up! Check out these fun shopping designs by the CCEE Design Team Members and then, of course, join in the fun:
Another 4th Monday has rolled around which brings with it a new Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I decided to take the opportunity today to create a special holiday card for a very special neighbor! The scene outside the window was created with images from Multi Step Cabin by the Lake and Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees. The Christmas tree inside the house was created using images from Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Christmas Lights, and Plaid Plus.
Tomorrow is Universal Children's Day. Frances, our November CCEE hostess, has asked that we create a card featuring a child having fun of some type. When I was a child, the most fun I had involved trips to the library where I loaded up on books which took me on amazing adventures all over the world! What a blessing reading has been to my life! So much so that my life's work was teaching children to read by sharing my love for books with them. I never taught from a basal reader, but always from the amazing world of children's literature! Hopefully, that love for reading has served them well.
Stamps from All Booked Up by Papertrey Ink
Designer Paper by Graphic 45 See the rest of the designs for Universal Children's Day created by the CCEE Stampers and then join us in this fun challenge!
This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were created featuring images from 3 Step Turkey Trot. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here? This week I will be busy searching for some exciting side dishes to accompany my Thanksgiving turkey as well as looking forward to spending some time with my extended family. We always have such fun together! 10 Minute Card
Color Recipe for Turkey
Layer 3 - Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 - Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 1 - Memento Peanut Brittle
Grass and Sentiment - Memento Cottage Ivy
20 Minute Card
For this card I added a couple of baskets of mums from the Multi Step Harvest set.
On November 10th Sesame Street celebrated 46 years on television. To honor this great show for its years of contributions to the entertainment and education of young children, Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card inspired by the show … It could feature any of the characters from the show; something related to a character like a garbage bin or cookies; or feature a letter of the alphabet etc.
My stamp collection doesn't contain any Sesame Street characters so I created this famous duo with my punches!
The sentiment is from True Friend by Stampin' Up.
Here are links to the Sesame Street tribute cards created by the rest of the CCEE Stampers
The second Monday in November finds me farther behind on Christmas cards than I have ever been at this late date in the year. This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps uses a great mix of winter images to create a greeting card for the holidays and gets me one step closer to being ready to mail out my Christmas cards the week after Thanksgiving.
Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Build a Garland,
Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Greeting from the Woods, and
Multi Step Tree Friends by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake
Inks: Memento Northern Pine, Olive Grove, Cottage Ivy, Toffee Crunch, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Espresso Truffle, and Summer Sky Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps are these Kitchen Crew Members:
Our November CCEE hostess, Frances, has us running around in circles this week! I went with a fun easy way to use up scraps to make a bright and colorful birthday card! I hope you like it. I punched circles in all colors and sizes and glued them to my black front panel before embossing it with my circle embossing folder. Lastly, I added a sentiment and bow to create this simple birthday design.
Check out these other fabulous circle designs by the CCEE Team and then play along!!
Watching the squirrels scurry around burying pecans in my front yard on Wednesday inspired me to reach for my 3 Step Autumn Squirrel set to create this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs for Kitchen Sink Stamps. I am glad to see that they will visit me again this winter to dig up their sweet Texas pecans for a quick lunch! 10 Minute Card
This week our Australian hostess, Maryann, has asked the CCEE Stampers to end our October challenges by using something down under. She says it is not necessary to have something Australian; it can be under the sea, or a tree or underground or under an umbrella.
Puddle Fun by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Friendly Greetings by Hero Arts See the down under creations of the CCEE Design Team:
This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for the Hope You Can Cling To event at Splitcoaststampers. It was inspired by hostess Holly Brown wo chose as her theme "Bunches of Thanks" which brought to my mind bushels of mums for autumn. I started with the three baskets of mums across the bottom of the card front and then masked them to add the truck. I then masked the truck to sponge in the road and grass and sky. The leaves for the birch tree where stamped next. I stamped the tree trunks on computer paper and cut them out to mount over the sponged sky. The sentiment was computer generated and then punched out with an oval punch and mounted on another decorative punched piece. Lastly, I stamped and fussy cut another basket of mums to pop up on the bottom right corner of the card. What a great way to spend a lazy, rainy Saturday morning! This card is going to MD Anderson in Houston, Texas to be used by a cancer patient there. I hope it brings them a little joy and comfort!
This Monday brings you some new 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps featuring autumn leaves. The leaf images are a part of the 3 Step Big Leaves set while the acorn is from 3 Step Autumn Squirrel. The sentiment is from Words of Comfort & Joy.
10 Minute Card
20 Minute Card
Embossing Folder by Darice Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew:
Our October CCEE hostess, Maryann, has asked that we create a card that incorporates acetate into our design for this week's challenge. That gave me the opportunity to create a fun sequin and bead shaker card for the holidays.
Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz
Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Christmas Messges and Holiday Home by Stampin' Up
Check out the creative uses of acetate by the rest of the CCEE Team! Then join in the challenge and show us how you would use acetate on a card!
Since October 1st I have been taking part in Hope You Can Cling To at Splitcoaststampers. All cards created for this great annual event go to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for use by their patients and the's patients families. Today's Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for SCS's First Class-No Extra Postage challenge. In other words, flat for easy mailing. It is headed out this week along with my first dozen cards created for this year's HYCCT challenges to MD Anderson. I hope it goes to someone needing a warm autumn hug and brings them comfort. I am also entering it in the Mod Squad Get Your Fall On Challenge. Don't forget that Kitchen Sink Stamps will be a sponsor of the Mod Squad Challenge next week (third Wednesday) with one lucky entry winning a $25 gift certificate to the Kitchen Sink Stamps store!
For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used the newly released Multi Step Birch Trees to create two simple holiday designs. This is one of my all time favorite KSS sets! I have mixed in with the stamped images die cuts deer from Impression Obsession. 10 Minute Card
Stamps: Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Christmas Lights,
and Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and SU Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Yesterday was the start up day for Splitcoaststampers' annual Hope You Can Cling To event in support of breast cancer awareness month. All cards created for this wonderful event go to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for use by their patients and their families. I love taking part in this event each year and hope to complete a card for each of their challenge throughout the month of October.
October is here and along with it we welcome a new CCEE hostess, Maryann. She will be our hostess for the next five weeks and has asked the team to step back in time and remember their childhood toys. This week we were to create a card that resembles a child's toy blocks stacked high.
Sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Designer Paper is My Anchor by Graphic 45
Tools: Cuttlebug ocean dies and embossing folder, Martha Stewart Punch Check out the fun block designs by the members of the CCEE Stampers Design Team and come then play along with us!
With the arrival of the 4th Monday in September comes the opportunity to share another Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today I went really dark with an adult and spooky Halloween design. I hope you like it.
Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Multi Step Birch Trees,
Friends of the Moon, and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Recollections Black, DP by BasicGrey Inks: Color Recipe for the Owl - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle. 3 Memento Toffee Crunch, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Desert Sand Moon - 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, 2 Memento Cantaloupe, 1 Memento Dandelion Tree Trunks - 2 Memento Espresso Truffle, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa Clouds - Stampin' Up Craft Vanilla Sentiment and Bats - Versafine Onyx Black Tools: Circle Punch, Sizzix Iron Fence Die Also designing with Kitchen Sink Stamps are the member of the Kitchen Sink Crew:
Our CCEE hostess, Lois, has asked that we celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day this week by making a card with cherries on it; or, if you don't have any cherries, use any fruit. Pull out some fun fruit and play along!
Visit the CCEE Stampers add see what fruity fun they have cooked up for you this week!
Everywhere I shopped this week I saw bins filled with pumpkins so what could be a better inspiration for today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps? I pulled out my Multi Step Pumpkins and got to work.
10 Minute Card
Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins and Multi Step Birch Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Color Recipe for Pumpkin: 5 - Memento Potter's Clay, 4 Memento Morocco, 3 Memento