Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CCEE 1544 - Down Under

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.



Stamps:
Puddle Fun by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Friendly Greetings by Hero Arts

See the down under creations of the CCEE Design Team:


Monday, October 26, 2015

Bushels of Thanks - KSS Let's Make a Scene

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!



Stamps

Kitchen Sink Crew


 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

CCEE1543 - Reflections

Our CCEE hostess, Maryann, as assigned us the task of having fun with reflections for this week's CCEE Stampers' Challenge.

Here is what I came up with! Hope you like it! The swan, lake, and grass are by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The sentiment is by Verve.


Look in on the fabulous reflections created by the CCEE Team!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Kitchen Sink Monday - Autumn Leaves

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

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CCEE1542 - Acetate

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.


Stamps
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!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Warm Autumn Hugs

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!



Kitchen Sink Stamps
Multi Step Trees
Multi Step Pumpkins
Multi Step Harvest
Multi Step Tree Friends


Accessory
Impression Obsession Fence Die

Other Members of the Kitchen Sink Crew:




Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Chocolate Combinations - CCEE1541

Our CCEE October hostess, Maryann, has requested chocolate combinations for this week's cards. Chocolate and ivory, chocolate and pink, chocolate and.......

For my card I have chosen to pair chocolate with mint for this simple masculine birthday design.


Stamps: Serene Silhouettes and Big Day by Stampin' Up

See what the rest of the CCEE Stampers have combined in their chocolate designs!

Frances Bryne
Maryann Einam

Then join us for this challenge and create a card with chocolate and the color of your choice to share in the CCEE Challenge!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Birch Tree Christmas

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
Inks: Trees - Layer 2 Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 1 Memento Toffee Crunch
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Deer sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, Deer Dies by Impression Obsession



20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Birch Trees
and Snow Flurry by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and SU Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, and Crumb Cake
Inks: Trees - Layer 2 Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 1 Memento Toffee Crunch
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Deer sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, Deer Dies by Impression Obsession

Members of the Kitchen Sink Crew Include:

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hope You Can Cling To - 2015

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.

The card I have created today is for the collage of hope challenge, and I am also entering it in the Mod Squad Anything With Wings Challenge this week.


Stamps: Stipple Butterfly and Stipple Rose by Stampin' Up
Hanging Droplet Set by Designs by Ryn
Sentiment from Azalea by Power Poppy