Monday, December 19, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Poinsettias - KSS

Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were created with images from 3 Step Poinsettia.  I love having poinsettias around the house during the holidays. They make everything seem so festive. So what could be more perfect for holiday cards.

I stamped and cut out 6 of the smaller flowers in the set and 15 leaves to cut out and mount on the cards.

10 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Poinsettia
Layer 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter

Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 SU Old Olive
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Centers - dots of yellow acrylic paint
Background - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

20 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Poinsettia
Layer 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter

Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 SU Old Olive
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Centers - dots of yellow acrylic paint

Pail Die from Impression Obsession

Embellishment: Plaid Paper and Lace 

Wishing you and yours
a very Merry Christmas!




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Come to Bethlehem

The main image on this Christmas card comes from one of my favorite holiday sets from Stampin' Up called Come to Bethlehem. I just finished my last dozen holiday cards for 2016 using this design. The star is from Stampendous! and the sentiment is from Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday. With a little sponging, it came together quickly and easily. One dozen done in one hour.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Let's Make an Icy Scene! - KSS

Today I am sharing my last Christmas scene for 2016. I had such fun creating this icy holiday design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using images from Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, and Playful Christmas. We Texans don't get to experience this type of "cold" where we live. It sure looks like fun, but at my age I think it would only mean broken bones!




I am entering today's design in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's Trees and Snow Challenge.

Find more Kitchen Sink Stamps designs by visiting the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CCEE1649 - Gingerbread Decorating Day

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2016, as we will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course we will be back on the 5th January to start another year for fun challenges, hope to see you here too!


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.





Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Now onto our challenge for this week .....


According to the Days of the Year web site, the 10th December is Gingerbread Decoration day and the 12th December is Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week let's include something gingerbread related on our cards.




I used a fun House-Mouse image by Stampabilities for the Paper Studio.

Thanks for checking out the CCEE Challenges weekly and playing along when you can!

Here are links to the gingerbread designs created by the rest of the CCEE Design Team:



Monday, December 5, 2016

Bells, Bells, Bells - KSS

I am finishing up on my Christmas cards for 2016 and used today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to add another couple to the stash. Tomorrow it will be time to start addressing envelopes and getting my cards in the mail.

Today's designs feature images primarily from Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Bells. The bow at the top of the bells is from Multi Step Build a Garland and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas.

10 Minute Card

This card has been entered in the following challenge:

CAS on Sunday - Challenge #97 Christmas





Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Multi Step Build a Garland,
 and Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Recollections White

Inks: Bells - Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 3 SU More Mustard,
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold stamped twice, Layer 1 Harvest Gold

Bow - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2
Memento Lady Bug stamped twice, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Embellishment: Gold Cord and Dimensionals


20 Minute Card

This card has been entered in the following challeges:

Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas Challenge

Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #217 - Traditional Christmas Colour

Christmas Cards All Year  'Round - Anything Christmas/Holiday



Stamps: 3 Step Bells and Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Recollections White, SU Real Red and Certainly Celery

Inks: Bells - Layer 5 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
Layer 3 Stampin' Up More Mustard, Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold stamped
twice, Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold

Bow - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2
Memento Lady Bug stamped twice, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse,
Martha Stewart Fern Punch

Also members of the Kitchen Sink Crew:



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CCEE1648 - RED

Today is Eat a Red Apple Day, so in the spirit of Christmas the CCEE Stampers are each creating something that includes the color red.


The coffee cup and embossed background are by Tim Holtz and Sizzix.
The Hand is by Impression Obsession

Look in on the CCEE Stampers and see how they used red in this week's design:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Poppy Girl - Unity

I am trying to be more faithful in sending snail mail to my two college age granddaughters this year, and I have found a stamp line that is perfect in helping me with that goal. I have started collecting images from the Angie Girls by Unity. The images are of strong, beautiful young women and the sentiments are encouraging and filled with truth.

Here is one that I am sending out this week.


Images: Poppy Girl by Unity
Designer Paper: Sleigh Ride by Cratepaper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Colored with reinkers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

CCEE1647 - Pins and Needles


For her last week as CCEE hostess for the month of November, Frances tells us, "Sunday 27th November is Pins and Needles Day which commemorates the opening of a historical Broadway Play called Pins and Needles in 1937.

This week let's create cards with a sewing theme, using either stamps, dies,  papers, buttons, pins, needles or any combination of the above."

I think this will make a fun birthday card for one of my sewing friends!


Images:

Mouse Bounce by House-Mouse Designs, Inx.
Sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes by Stampin' Up
Sewing & Writing Dies by Sizzix

Designer Paper by Graphic 45

Check out the oh, "sew" cute designs by the CCEE Team and then join us in this fun challenge!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

KSS - Playful Christmas 2

Back today with a couple of quick and simple Christmas cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Both the 10 Minute and 10 Minute More designs use images from their Playful Christmas 2.

10 Minute Card



Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Emerald Envy and Daffodil Delight
Inks: Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Crushed Curry, Memento Cottage Ivy


20 Minute Card



Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink and Real Red
Inks: Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink and Real Red
Tools: Spellbinders Die
Embellishment: Glitter Ribbon, Glitter Star, Rhinestones

Visit the Kitchen Crew:



Thursday, November 17, 2016

CCEE 1646 - Bears

Frances informed the CCEE Stampers that yesterday was "Have a Party with Your Bear Day". So to celebrate, she has challenged us to feature bears on our cards this week.

 I am still catching up on Christmas cards so I will have enough to mail on December 1. Can you believe that December is almost here?




Images:
Bear from Pines by Stampin' Up
Multi Step Birch Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps



Monday, November 14, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Turkey Trot

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here when it seems like just yesterday when we were starting a new year. This week has be searching through recipes to find that perfect side dish to compliment our traditional turkey and dressing.

This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the few Thanksgiving cards I will be sending out this year. It features images from 3 Step Turkey Trot, Multi Step Birch Trees, and Multi Step Pumpkins from Kitchen Sink Stamps.



Visit the Kitchen Crew:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Origami Day

November 11 is Origami Day!  Our CCEE Hostess, Frances Byrne, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include something origami on our cards this week. It could be a folded shirt, dress, crane, a folded box whatever you like.

Since I am playing catch up on Christmas cards this year, I have folded a 5 pointed star to use as the focus of this holiday card.





Die: Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Stamp: Merry Christmas 06 by Stampabilities

Check out the fun origami creations by the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team:


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Autumn Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Autumn birthdays were on my mind as I designed this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I let the giant sunflower stamped in shades of red be the focus of this spray of autumn leaves and berries. For the 10 minute card I stamped directly on a kraft panel using masking. For the 20 minute design I stamped the leaves and sunflower on a separate white panel and cut them out to pop up over the stamped branch and berries with a little twine and burlap embellishment.

Kitchen Sink Stamps used for these cards include:

Multi Step Giant Sunflower
Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon (branch)
3 Step Autumn Squirrel (leaves and autumn)
Multi Step Harvest (Blessings)
Simple Sentiments (Birthday)

The berries were stamped with a pencil eraser.

10 Minute Card





20 Minute Card

I have entered the 20 minute card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions - November Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday Stamps - SSC139 - Autumn Splendor

The Artistic Stamper - November Creative Challenge - Autumnal

Connie Can Crop - #52 - Pumpkin Spice






Thank you for visiting me today! Treat yourself to more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration by visiting the Kitchen Crew:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

CCEE 1644 - Wobbly Wednesday

It's a brand new month which means it is time to introduce Frances Byrne, our CCEE challenge hostess for November.

For our first challenge this month, Frances tells us that the 2nd of November was Wobbly Wednesday, a day set aside to bring awareness to a condition called Nystagmus, a non-stop and uncontrolled movement of the eyes which is symptomatic of problems with the visual system of the brain and body.

So the challenge this week is to put some wobble in our designs.


Image: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz
Dies by Sizzix


Check out the cards created by the CCEE Design Team:



Monday, October 31, 2016

Autumn Cabin - KSS

Although the 5th Monday of the month would usually have me featuring 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs, I was just in the mood for creating a lovely autumn scene today. So this week's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps features images from Multi Step Birch Trees and Multi Step Cabin by the Lake.



I have entered this design in the following challenges:





Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! For more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration be sure to visit the other members of the Kitchen Crew:





Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CCEE1643 - Follow the Recipe

This week the CCEE Stampers are doing ‘recipe’ cards. We were to use circular and square elements, flower(s), dry embossing, and bling of some sort. Hope you have fun with this one.



Tools:  Susan's Garden Poinsettia Dies by Sizzix
Holiday Words #2 by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio

Check out the CCEE Design Team creations:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Let's Make a Scene - Autumn Sympathy

Sadly, several people close to me have had to face the loss of a loved one this autumn. Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a masculine sympathy card which I made to send to one of them.




Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets Used to Create This Scene Include:

Multi Step Trees
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Harvest
Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon
Multi Step Tree Friends
3 Step Autumn Squirrel
Simple Sentiments

Tools Used Include:

McGill Leaf Punch
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

Embellishments:

Burlap
Jute
Pearls

I have entered this design in the following challenges:

Fashionable Stamping Challenge #116 - Trees

Penny Black - October Challenge - Autumn

Stamping Sensations - October - Autumn

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - October Color Challenge

A Gem of a Challenge - Challenge #180 - Autumn Colour Inspiration


See more designs using Kitchen Sink Stamps:





Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CCEE1642 - One Layer Card

The challenge this week at CCEE Stampers is to create a one layer card. I am currently in Christmas card mode as I prepare sets of cards for an upcoming charity auction. 

This design came together pretty quickly and easily. The images are from Ornamental Pine and Merry Little Christmas by Stampin' Up. I stamped the pine needles with Memento Olive Grove and the cones were stamped double, first with Memento Rich Cocoa followed with Memento Potter's Clay. I then sponged the edge all around with Memento Bamboo Leaves and then the cones with Stampin' Up Soft Suede. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then embossed in gold. As a final touch, I dabbed Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse around the outside edge.




Check out the one layer designs created by the CCEE Design Team
and then play along in the challenge by posting your design

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Moon - Kitchen Sink Stamps

This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were meant to bring you a little Halloween fun! The full moon is from Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon and the witch and bats are from Friends of the Moon. Both sentiments are from the Ready 4 Any Holiday set.

10 Minute Card



Papers: Recollections Black and White, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Inks: Memento Cantaloupe and Dandelion, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Versafine Onyx Black
Tool: Circle Punch

20 Minute Card


Papers: Recollections Black and White, Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Inks: Stampin' Up Marigold Morning and Crushed Curry, 
Memento Dandelion, Versafine Onyx Black
Tool: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Tree Line Die

The Kitchen Sink Crew:



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CCEE1641 - World Sight Day

Today is World Sight Day. Our hostess, Joanne, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include glasses, eye charts, or a sentiment related to one’s sight on our cards today. 



The sentiment is from Aleah Girl by Unity.
The glasses are of unknown origin.

Don't miss a single one of these wonderful designs!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

KSS Let's Make a Scene - Holiday Door

For this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have used images from 3 Step Bells and Multi Step Build a Garland to decorate a front door for the holidays. 




Color Recipe for the Bells:

Layer 5 - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up More Mustard stamped twice
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up More Mustard
Layer 1 - Brilliance Galaxy Gold

Color Recipe for the Bow:

Layer 4 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 3 - Memento Lady Bug stamped 3 times
Layer 2 - Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 1 - Memento Lady Bug stamped off once

Die Cuts: Sizzix - Tim Holtz Holiday Greens
Cuttlebug Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Find more fabulous Kitchen Sink designs created


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CCEE1640 Get Well

For this week's CCEE Stampers' Challenge the theme is Get Well which is great since I am always needing more get well cards. I created this quick and simple design with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Carnations and The Stamps of Life Get Well Soon die. I actually finished a dozen of these in 30 minutes (thanks to the MISTI)!



We would love for you to join us in this week's challenge and post your get well design on the CCEE Stampers' Blog!

Here are links to the get well designs by the CCEE Team:


Frances Bryne