Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Eiffel Tower Day - CCEE1613

 Frances is back today with her final March challenge for the CCEE Stampers.

According to the Days of the Year web site today is Eiffel Tower Day. So for our challenge this week, Frances wants us to celebrate all things Parisian …. It could be the Eiffel Tower; a French poodle; Berets; Champagne; Red, White & Blue Color Combo etc.


My card was created with images and die cuts from Paris Adventure by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.
Join us and play along with our Parisian challenge linking your card to the CCEE Blog.

Find out how the rest of the CCEE Stampers DT Members celebrated Paris!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wishing You Peace - Let's Make a Scene #24 - KSS

For Let's Make a Scene #24 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have chosen to create a masculine sympathy card inspired by the beautiful Texas Hill Country in the spring. During most of March and part of April the hillsides and roadsides are green with spring grasses and blanketed with bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas.

I am entering this design in the Mod Squad Springtime Challenge.


Images from

by Kitchen Sink Stamps

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CCEE1612 - Happy Birthday, Frances!

Today is Frances' birthday, and as the hostess for March, she has asked the CCEE Stampers to help her celebrate by creating a card that includes the things she loves … owls and cards that pop up; flip or pull open; accordion style etc. She wants to see anything but a flat card this week.

Flat and fast is my usual style, but in honor of Frances' birthday celebration I have created a Pop-Up Book Card which took me 2 hours! This was my first attempt at this style of card so don't look too closely for the flaws. They are everywhere!!

There was no stamping on this card. I just used an assortment of dies and punches to create this design. The inside sentiment was computer generated.

Card Front

Inside

I know Frances would love to see your owl pop-up card posted on the CCEE blog to help her celebrate!

Check out the design teams' pop-up creations:



Sunday, March 20, 2016

10 + 10 Hydrangeas - KSS

I love this time of the year when all types of gorgeous flowers start showing up in the stores. This week some beautiful hydrangeas caught my eye and inspired this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps! The images I used included 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilac (stem), and Make a Big Statement.

10 Minute Card


Color Recipe for Hydrangea
Layer 3 Memento Rose Bud stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 2 Memento Angel Pink stamped 3 times
Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink

Color Recipe for Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart
Layer 2 Memento Pear Tart
Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Sentiment - Memento London Fog

Bucket die from Impression Obsession
Grass die from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

20 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Hydrangea
Layer 3 Memento Grape Jelly
Layer 4 Memento Elderberry
Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender
Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink

Color Recipe for Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Pistachio
Layer 2 Memento Pistachio
Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Sentiment - Memento Grape Jelly

See what Maria and Lisa have been cooking up for you:


Friday, March 18, 2016

Word Art Wednesday - The Lord Liveth

I used an older Word Art Wednesday scripture to create this Easter Card for this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge #222-223. The cross die and images are from Never Give Up by Our Daily Bread Designs.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Poultry Day - CCEE1611

Frances is our CCEE hostess for the month of March, and these are her instructions to all CCEE Stampers:

Saturday is Poultry Day. So let's be inspired by Poultry when creating our cards this week… Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, Geese, Emus, Ostriches, etc., or Eggs. As Easter is just over a week away, you could create an Easter card but this is optional. Bonus points if you  include Green on your card to celebrate St. Patrick's Day which is today.

Looks like I have gone for the bonus points!! I hope there is a cash prize involved!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Join us this week and post a card for this challenge on the CCEE Stampers Blog!



The duck, hat, and 4 leaf-clover are from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The sentiment is from Deep Red.

Check out the fowl featured by the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team today:

Monday, March 14, 2016

Let's Make a Scene - Hello Spring KSS

The second Monday of March brings spring back to Texas so it must feature in this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Birds, butterflies, flowers and new leaves are showing up everywhere, and we are so happy to have the chill of winter finally behind us this year. Here is a peek outside my kitchen window!




Images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps were used to create this card:

3 Step Get Well Teddy (small carnations)
3 Step Hydrangea (butterfly)
Multi Step Snowy Cabin (tree trunk and branches)
Multi Step Birch Trees (leaves for the tree)
3 Step Honey Bunny (sentiment)

Tools: Grand Madison Window Die by Poppy Stamps
Oval Punches by Stampin' Up

Inks: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Tangelo, New Sprout,
and Bamboo Leaves
Stampin' Up - Bashful Blue
Versafine Onyx Black

Papers: Recollections White, DP by My Mind's Eye, Stampin' Up  Baja Breeze

Be sure to check out Maria and Lisa's latest KSS designs:




 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

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Thank you for your visit today.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CCEE1610 - Johnny Appleseed Day

Frances has another fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week. 

Tomorrow is National Johnny Appleseed Day …. So she has asked that we feature apples on our card creations this week.



The sentiment is Kind Hearts by Our Daily Bread Designs
The apple is from 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The rest of the CCEE Design Team also have tasty apples to share:


Maryann Einam

I hope you have time to join in on the fun and share a card on the CCEE Blog for this challenge!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Butterflies and Big Statements - KSS Monday

Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps are a celebration of spring which has returned to Texas. I have combined images from 3 Step Butterflies with sentiments from Make a Big Statement for these fun and easy spring cards.

10 Minute Card


Color Recipe for Butterflies
Layer 3 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 - Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores
Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist

Die cut mini butterflies sponged with Versafine Onyx Black
Background stenciled with Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist

20 Minute Card


Color Recipe for Butterfly

Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores
Layer 1 Memento New Sprout

A thin layer of Stickles was added to the New Sprout portions of the wings.

Thank you for your visit today.

Find more Kitchen Sink designs at the links below:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

CCEE1609 - Be Happy

Hi, everyone! Welcome to a new month of fun challenges. This month our challenge hostess is Frances.

Today is "I want to Be Happy Day" … who doesn't want to be happy :) and tomorrow is Dress in Blue Day (Frances' favorite color). So for our CCEE cards this week Frances ask us to include the word "Happy" somewhere on the card and also include the color blue.



Images from Color Layering Bird and Branch
Stamps and Dies by Hero Arts
Sentiment by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Designer Paper by We R Memory Keepers

To see the happy blues used by the CCEE Designers, click below!