Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CCEE1540 - Blocks

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!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mod Squad - Sprinkle Your Sparkle

Today's birthday card was created the the Sprinkle Your Sparkle Challenge over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. Glitter is always great to light up a birthday!


Stamps: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz, Make a Wish Quotes by Fiskers
Papers: Recollections White, SU Rich Razzleberry, Lemonade by BasicGrey
Tools: Bird Crazy Dies, Sizzix background die
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Rich Razzleberry and Kiwi Kiss

Monday, September 28, 2015

Owl and Bats and Autumn Moon

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:



 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Thanks for your visit today! I hope it was worth your while and you leave here inspired to give layered stamping a try!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CCEE1539 - Cherries Jubilee Day

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!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

KSS Monday - I See Pumpkins

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
Tangelo, 2 Memento Tangelo, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Leaves: 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Olive Grove
Designer Paper: You're Late from Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection by Graphic 45
Tool: EK Success Corner Punch

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins, Multi Step Birch Trees, 3 Step Turkey Trot
 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Color Recipe for Pumpkins: 5 - Memento Potter's Clay, 4 Memento Morocco, 3 Memento
Tangelo, 2 Memento Tangelo, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
for Turkey: 1 Memento Peanut Brittle, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 
3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Tool: Impression Obsession Fence Die

The Kitchen Sink Crew:



 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Save on your Kitchen Sink purchases by clicking below:

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CCEE1538 - Citizenship Day

Today is Citizenship Day.  Our hostess, Lois, has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a patriotic card or a card indicating our heritage.



The images are Hero by Paper Inspirations and What Matters Most by Stampabilities.

And here are links to the cards created by the rest of the CCEE Design Team:

Head on over to the CCEE Blog and join us in this fun challenge!

Monday, September 14, 2015

LMS - Swan Lake

It's 2nd Monday and time for another Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I am excitedly waiting to catch a whiff of autumn in the air here on the Texas Gulf Coast. It hasn't happened yet, but I am anxiously looking forward to fall's arrival as you can see in today's design.

Today's scene was created using Memento Dandelion, Peanut Brittle and Morocco for the autumn leaves of the Multi Step Birch Trees. The trunks were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch. The lake is from Multi Step Cabin by the Lake and stamped with Memento Summer Sky. The swan comes from the 3 Step Love Birds set. Thinking of you is a part of Words of Love. The die cut fence is from Impression Obsession.



The Kitchen Sink Crew:

Kitchen Sink Stamps will again be sponsoring the Mod Squad Challenge this coming Wednesday.
Check it out and play along. One lucky winner will receive a $25 Kitchen Sink Gift Certificate!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Faux Embedding - CCEE1537

It's Thursday, CCEE Stampers challenge day.   Lois is our hostess for the month of September.   She has asked us to make a card using a technique we have learned and want to share to honor Swap Ideas Day.

Mine is super easy. I call this technique faux embedding because I cut and assemble the card front and then emboss last. It makes the die cuts look embedded even though they aren't.


Verse and Die Cut Leaves are by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
The embossing folder is from the Paper Studio.

Check in to see the techniques shared by the CCEE Design Team Members:


Monday, September 7, 2015

KSS - 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Plus a Bonus Sea Scene

Today's Let's Make a Scene card, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, is a non-traditional Christmas card I made for friends who always travel to warm, coastal places to spend the holidays. Here in Texas there are years when they don't have to travel far at all!


Kitchen Sink Stamps Used:
Greetings from the Woods

Embellishments created with Impression Obsession Bird Dies

Today's 10 minute design is a one layer back to school card using KSS' 3 Step School Days!

10 Minute Card

20 Minute Card



Find more Kitchen Sink inspiration below:


Friday, September 4, 2015

I'm Getting Old!

I picked up the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies last week at the scrapbook convention in the Woodlands and was thrilled beyond belief at how fast and easily this card came together! It pretty much sums up how I feel with another birthday fast approaching!



Stamps: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz, Make a Wish Quotes by Fiskers
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Crushed Olive and Faded Jeans
Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Designer Paper - BasicGrey

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

CCEE1536 - C.I.T.Y.

Lois, our hostess for this month's CCEE challenges is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday, Lois!

It also happens to be the birthday of Louis H. Sullivan (born Sept. 3, 1856), an architect credited with designing the first skyscraper.  Today's challenge is a Word Play challenge.  She asked that we include on our cards something that starts with each of the letters in CITY.

So I chose a carnation for C, ink for I, a tag for T, and the color yellow for Y.


Images - Multi Step Carnations by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Love by Verve
Designer Paper by Graphic 45

Check out how the other CCEE Designers used the letters C.I.T.Y.