Thursday, May 28, 2015

CCEE 1522 - Get Out Your Tools!

Today's CCEE challenge has us pulling out our tools. The requirements for this challenge are to include in the design paper piecing, paper piercing, heat embossing and a frame.

For my masculine birthday card, I have heat embossed the sentiment under the cake, paper pieced the birthday cake with BasicGray scraps, and pierced the die cut frame. The images are from Big Day by Stampin' Up.


Check out the designs of the CCEE Design Team.

Monday, May 25, 2015

KSS 4th Monday - Let's Make a Scene!

Fourth Monday means another Kitchen Sink Stamps scene. I'd love to be sitting on this bench under a big shady tree! Today's scene was created with images from Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Lilacs (the leaves on the card front), and Simple Sentiments. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Today I am also wishing you a blessed Memorial Day and remembering in prayer the thousands of brave men and women who have given their lives in service to this great nation allowing us to remain strong and free.




Color Recipes

Tree Trunk - Layer 1 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 3 - Memento Espresso Truffle

Tree Top - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

Stone Path - Layer 2 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Going Grey

Bench - Memento Espresso Truffle
Grass - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Ground - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sky - Memento Summer Sky

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CCEE1521 - Fabric and Corrugated paper

Joanne is the CCEE hostess for the CCEE Stampers and this week has challenged us to use fabric and corrugated paper on our card or project.  The corrugated paper may be made with a crimper or already crimped.  The fabric must be something other than a ribbon.

I pulled out a sample book of fabric swatches and ripped the side off of a cardboard box to create my Father's Day card for today's challenge. The images are from Classic Old Truck and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)



Check in on the CCEE Design Team to see their unique designs 
and then join us in today's challenge.


Monday, May 18, 2015

10 Minutes and 20 Minutes More KSS Pansies

This week I am stamping with Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Pansy. This set has pansies in 4 sizes and the color combinations are endless. I added a stem from the tulip set for my designs today. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Multi Step Tulip Garden, and Simple Sentiments 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

This is the order in which I stamped the layers and the inks I used:

Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Pansy - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3  Memento Morocco
Layer 2 Memento Tangelo
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion

Sentiment - Memento Morocco

30 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Multi Step Tulip Garden, and Words of Love 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

This is the order in which I stamped the layers and the inks I used:

Basket - Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 1 Memento Toffee Crunch

Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Pansies - Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lavender Lace
Layer 3 Memento Grape Jelly
Layer 4 Versafine Imperial Purple

Sentiment - Versafine Imperial Purple

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Acrylic and Ink - CCEE 1520

This week Joanne has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create an acrylic background and to throw in some ink somewhere else on the card.


I used three acrylic paints to create the background and some SU Cajun Craze ink splatters on the square rust panel. The metallic Happy Birthday to You was made with a thinlit die from Sizzix.

Check out the work of the rest of the CCEE Design Team members.

Monday, May 11, 2015

2nd Monday - Let's Make a Scene - KSS

Today is the second Monday of the month so I am sharing with you a scenic card made with a variety of Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today's design was created using Multi Step Bicycle, Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, and 3 Step Honey Bunny. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)

I worked from front to back to create this design. I stamped and masked the large tulips. I then stamped the bicycle and masked the basket to add the small tulips. I then sponged the grass and sky before finishing with the fringe of grass across the bottom of the card and the sentiment.


Here is the order and colors of each stamped layer:

Tulips 
 Layer 4 Versafine Imperial Purple
Layer 3 Memento Grape Jelly
Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped 3 time
Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender

Leaves and Stems
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Bicycle (without the basket)
Layer 3 Memento London Fog
Layer 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 2 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand

Bicycle Basket
Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 2 Memento Toffee Crunch
Layer 3 Memento Desert Sand







Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CCEE1519 - Handmade Flowers and More

Welcome to the first CCEE Challenge of May. Our wonderful hostess this month is Joanne Grzelak. For all of May's challenges, Joanne will have us concentrating on tools and embellishments instead of themes.
  
The challenge for today is to use at least one embossing folder, brad, and a self-made flower on your card/project.  You can certainly use dies to create your flower(s) if you want.

For my holiday card I have used Susan's Garden Poinsettia Dies and Ornate Labels Dies by Sizzix. The music embossing folder is also from Sizzix.



Check out the beautiful flowers created by the rest of the CCEE Team!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

KSS Mother's Day Sale

Great news this week in the Kitchen. It is time once again for Kitchen Sink Stamps' annual Mother's Day and Spring Clearance Sale. From now until midnight Monday, May 11 you can save 25% on your Kitchen Sink Stamps purchase. These is also free shipping on orders of $65 or more. Clink on the link below and order your favorites at this great price. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)





Here is the card I created for my Mother using the KSS Multi Step Iris. I hope she likes it!


The Iris stamped with the MISTI - Layers and Inks
3 Memento Grape Jelly stamped twice
4 Versafine Imperial Purple
2 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped 4 times
1 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped twice
Yellow colored with a Copic Marker
Stem and Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove

Monday, May 4, 2015

10 Minute Monday with Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today I am using images that I haven't worked with in a while. These beautiful swans are from a Kitchen Sink Stamps set called  3 Step Love Birds. After stamping the swans, I clear embossed them as my masking technique to add the colored background. (post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps)

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Inks: stamped in the following layers on the swan
5 - Memento Tuxedo Black
4 - Memento Gray Flannel
3 - Stampin' Up Going Grey
2 - Stampin' Up Goding Grey stamped off once
1 - Versamark clear embossed
Sponging - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Die Cut: Majestic Elements by Spellbinders

20 Minute Card


 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Inks: stamped in the following layers on the swans
5 - Memento Tuxedo Black
4 - Memento Gray Flannel
3 - Stampin' Up Going Grey
2 - Stampin' Up Goding Grey stamped off once
1 - Versamark clear embossed
Sponging - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Grass - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Foreground Plants - Memento Potter's Clay
Die Cut: Majestic Elements by Spellbinders
Embellishment: Ribbon

Kitchen Crew for Kitchen Sink Stamps

 Lisa Somerville - designer

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator