Monday, February 29, 2016

10 and 10 More for St. Patrick's Day

This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps celebrate St. Patrick's Day and all that is green! Green is my absolute favorite color so I love having this opportunity to design with it wholeheartedly!!

10 Minute Card



 by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Color Recipes
Pot: Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black
 Layer 2 Memento Tuxedo Black 
Layer 1 Memento London Fog

Coins: Layer 1 Memento Dandelion
Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 3 Memento Peanut Brittle

20 Minute Card




Color Recipes:

Teddy Bear: Layer 3 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand, Layer 4 Memento Rich Cocoa

Hat: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine, Layer 4 Memento Tuxedo Black

Bow: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine

Shamrock: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy,
Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine

See the wonderful designs of the Kitchen Sink Crew:



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CCEE1608 - Floral Design

In 1995 Massachusetts Governor William Weld declared February 28 Floral Design Day to honor educator Carl Rittner, the founder of the Rittner School of Floral Design. The CCEE Stampers' Challenge today is to use this week in the dead of winter to do some paper and ink floral designs! Here is hoping that an array of gorgeous flowers will remind us that spring is just around the corner!

My card was also created for Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #220. The beautiful Bible verse used on my card is provided by Word Art Wednesday.



Papers: graphic 45 and Stampin' Up
Tools: Susan's Garden Sunflower Dies by Sizzix
Curvy Leaves Dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Oval Dies by Spellbinders

Look at all the pretty flowers shared by the CCEE Stampers Designers:


Frances Bryne

Monday, February 22, 2016

Reflection on Spring - LMS - KSS

The 4th Monday in February brings with it warmer days which make it seem like spring is just around the corner. This week's beautiful weather has inspired me to create this spring scene for today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I am entering this card in the Mod Squad's Great Outdoors Challenge. Kitchen Sink Stamps in one of the sponsors of this challenge and those entering have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Kitchen Sink Store! This challenge ends at noon on Tuesday.


Images from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Inks Used: Memento Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, and Cottage Ivy
Papertrey Ink Spring Rain, Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, and Dark Chocolate
Stampin' Up Bashful Blue

Embellishment: Jute

Look here for more KSS inspiration:


Thursday, February 18, 2016

CCEE1607 - National Drink Wine Day

Who knew? In America, February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. For this week's CCEE Stampers' Challenge, I have asked the lovely ladies to include a wine glass or bottle on today’s card in honor of this weird day!

Cheers to you as we celebrate this fun day!



Images: Uncorked by Papertrey Ink Inc.
Funny Bones Sentiment by Riley and Company
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Sweater Weather by DCWV
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Fine Linen by PTI
Embellishment: Cork Circles
Tools: Uncorked Dies by Papertrey Ink Inc.
Circle Punch

Check out the potent potables featured by the rest of the CCEE Stampers DT.


Frances Bryne

Monday, February 15, 2016

10 +10 More Birthday Designs - KSS

I am attending a birthday luncheon tomorrow for two wonderful people so today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps are both birthday designs.

Front of 10 Minute Card

Inside of 10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Watermelon Wonder, and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Good Ol' Sport by Graphic 45
Tools: SNSS Star Dies, Spellbinders Circle Dies

Color Recipe for the Package
Layer 3 - Memento Nautical Blue
Layer - 2 Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky
Layer - 1 Papertrey Ink Spring Rain

Color Recipe for the Bow
Layer 1 - Memento Morocco stamped off once
Layer 2 - Memento Morocco
Layer 3 - Memento Morocco stamped twice
Layer 4 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Sentiment stamped with Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky


 20 Minute Card - Center Step Design


 3 Step Heart & Roses and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Real Red and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Sleigh Ride by Cratepaper

Color Recipe for the Package
Layer 3 - Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet stamped twice
Layer - 2 Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet
Layer - 1 Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet stamped off once

Color Recipe for the Bow and the Balloons
Layer 1 - Memento Lady Bug stamped off once
Layer 2 - Memento Lady Bug
Layer 3 - Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 4 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black

Others sharing Kitchen Sink Creations:



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CCEE1606 - Heart Animals

Welcome to week two of our CCEE February challenges. Lynn here with a little Valentine fun. Way back when I was in grade school, every Valentine’s Day my classmates and I had such fun creating Valentine Critters to decorate our Valentine boxes. The task for today is to create an animal of any kind on your card in which you use heart shapes for some of its body parts.

My Valentine card has no stamping at all this week. My bee and sentiment were both created completely from die cuts.



Look at the fun critters created by the CCEE Team 
then take the challenge and play along!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Snow Buddies - KSS Let's Make a Scene

I thought these cute snowmen buddies might make a fun card to February's first Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It practically never snows here on the Texas Gulf Coast so all my wintry, snowy fun has to be had with ink and paper.


Kitchen Sink Stamps used in this scene:

Color Recipes:

Snowmen:  Layer 1 was just cut out of white paper
Layer 2 PTI Spring Rain stamped off once
Layer 3 PTI Spring Rain

Snowy Pines: Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Northern Pine stamped once
Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine stamped off once

Cabin: Layer 3 PTI Dark Chocolate
Layer 2 PTI Classic Craft
Layer 1 PTI Fine Linen

Cabin Roof: Layer 2 PTI Spring Rain
Layer 1 PTI Spring Rain stamped off once

Brick Wall: Layer 2 Stampin' Up Going Grey
Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone

Visit Maria and Lisa for additional Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

CCEE1605 - Winter Fun

Hello, CCEE Stamper fans. February is my month to serve as hostess for the CCEE challenges. I know that many of us are having icy or snowy weather (or are dreaming that we do) now that February has arrived. My challenge for you is to create a project which features some activity unique to the cold months of winter.

We hope you will join us in this challenge and link your creation to the CCEE blog post for today. Should you post your design to another online gallery, please use keyword CCEE1605.




Stamps: Multi Step Rolling Hills and Multi Step Snowy Cabin
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, PTI Spring Rain
Inks: PTI Spring Rain, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: Spellbinders' Oval Dies, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Dress It Up Snowflakes and Gemstones Pearls

Wonder what winter fun has been cooked up by the CCEE Designers? Check it out!