Monday, November 30, 2015

10 and 20 Minute Poinsettias - KSS

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:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CCEE 1548 - Black Friday

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:


Monday, November 23, 2015

4th Monday - KSS Let's Make a Scene - Merry Christmas, Neighbor!

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.



Also designing for Kitchen Sink Stamps:



What an honor that you have stopped by my blog today! Thanks for  your visit!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Universal Children's Day - CCEE 1547

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!


Frances Bryne

Sunday, November 15, 2015

KSS Turkey Trot

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.



The rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sesame Street Day at CCEE Stampers


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



Monday, November 9, 2015

Winter Cabin - KSS Monday

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:



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Circles, Circles Everywhere!! CCEE1545

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!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

KKS Monday - Autumn Squirrel

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


Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel, Multi Step Harvest, and Simple Sentiments 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Color Recipe for Squirrel:
Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 1 Memento Toffee Crunch stamped twice

Designer Paper - Pyrus by BasicGrey

20 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Color Recipes:

Squirrel
Layer 3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 2 Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped twice

Birch Trunks
Layer 2 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 1 Memento Toffee Crunch

Birch Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Morocco
Layer 2 Memento Tangelo
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion

Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew are:



Thank you for visiting me today!