Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time for a Birthday!

This week I am creating simple masculine birthday cards for my Ten Minutes and Ten Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card

I am entering this card in AAA Cards' Game #65  The 2nd Big Birthday Bash.





I used Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle, PTI Classic Kraft, and PTI Fine Linen on Stampin' Up Crumb Cake. The number 2 was die cut from SU Early Espresso. The sentiment was stamped with PTI Classic Kraft ink.



20 Minute Card
I used the extra ten minutes to create a shaker card for this design. I die cut the word party from the white cardstock front panel and covered the back of this panel with an acrylic sheet. Foam tape was used to frame the back of party before adding the white, black, and silver sequin and attaching it all to the Stampin' Up Smokey Slate card front.

Color Recipe for this watch:  Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black, Layer 2 Memento Gray Flannel, Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone.




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Thursday, May 26, 2016

CCEE1621 - Blueberry Cheesecake

According to our CCEE Hostess, Maryann, today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. What a fun thing to celebrate!! Here is my cheesecake design:


The blueberries and sweet sentiment are from Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Check below to see how the rest of the CCEE Stampers are celebrating this fun day!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's Make a Farmyard Scene - KSS

This fourth Monday brings a farmyard scene sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The stamps used to create this scene are from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

Multi Step Sunflowers
Multi Step Ducks & Pigs
Multi Step Trees
Multi Step Birch Trees
Multi Step Tree Friends

The fence die is by Impression Obsession.



This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - #332 - Animals

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more wonderful Kitchen Sink Stamps designs:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CCEE1620 - 4 Way Card

Maryann has challenged the CCEE Stampers to use the tutorial found on Splitcoaststampers to make a four way card.  Here is a link to the Four Way Card Tutorial, and here are two of my attempts.




Check out the rest of the 4 Way Cards created by the CCEE Team:

Monday, May 16, 2016

KSS Hummingbirds

While looking through the Stamp Pantry at Kitchen Sink Stamps yesterday, I realized that I haven't given the Multi Step Hummingbirds much attention.These delightful little creatures have begun to reappear around here during the last few weeks so I think this is the perfect time to pull out this set to use for the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card



Kitchen Sink Stamps used:

Papers: Stampin' Up Pale Plum and Perfect Plum
Recollections White

Inks: Memento Gray Flannel, Grape Jelly, and Lady Bug
PTI Soft Stone
Stampin' Up Going Grey
Versafine Onyx Black

Tools: Spellbinders Dies


20 Minute Card


Kitchen Sink Stamps used:
3 Step Aloha (plumaria)

Papers: Stampin' Up Groovy Guava and Lucky Limeade
Recollections White
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue

Inks: Memento Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Olive Grove, London Fog, 
Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Moroccoand Lady Bug
PTI Summer Sunrise
Versafine Onyx Black

Thank you for visiting me today.
You can see more wonderful KSS creations at the links below:




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CCEE1619 - Get Well

According to the National calendar today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
Our hostess, Maryann, has this chronic disease which is often called the invisible disease because those people who have it don't look ill. There is no cure, but maybe some day there will be. This week Maryann has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a Get Well card and add a purple ribbon in honor of those who suffer with fibromyalgia.



Below are links to the wonderful Get Well Cards created by the CCEE Team.


Frances Bryne

Monday, May 9, 2016

Let's Make a Graduation Scene! - KSS

In two short weeks my youngest granddaughter will be graduating from high school with honors. Last week I finished party invitations for her, and today I am using my Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create a special graduation card for her very special day. She is a crafter like her gram so I know she will appreciate it.



For this scene, I started with the bowl of carnations and stamped them directly on the wallpaper background. I colored the water with Copic Marker B0000. The cap and diploma were stamped on white cardstock, cut out, and glued to the cardfront along with the table and hatrack.


Kitchen Sink Stamps used

3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet

Thank you so much for coming by to visit today!

For more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration take a peek at the wonderful work of the 
Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CCEE1618 - Let There Be Light


Maryann will be the hostess for May's CCEE Challenges. She recently had holidays at the beach and saw some beautiful lighthouses along the coast, so she asked us today to let there be light and add a lighthouse to our cards.

I showcased some wonderful silhouettes from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for my lighthouse design today.


Do you have a lighthouse you could share? Join us in this week's CCEE Challenge and post your card on the CCEE Stampers Blog.

See the wonderful lighthouses used by the the rest of the CCEE team below:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunflower Birthdays - KSS 10+10

I am using today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create some cheerful birthday cards for two of my dear friends who are celebrating this week. I sure hope they like them!

To create these cards I used images from Multi Step Giant Sunflower and sentiments from Make a Big Statement and Simple Sentiments. For these designs, I substituted the stem from Multi Step Lilac to create a taller flower.

This is the color recipe I used for the sunflowers on both cards:

Sunflower - Layer 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe, Layer 1 Memento Dandelion, 4 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, 5 Memento Espresso Truffle

Leaves - Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Lady Bug - Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug, Layer 1 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

10 Minute Card
The only embellishment on this card is the Martha Stewart punched edge.


20 Minute Card
For the next card I sponged a ground and sky background and added a die cut fence from Impression Obsession. The grass images come from Multi Step Birch Trees and 3 Step Honey Bunny. The sunflower, leaves and stem were fussy cut and mounted on dimensionals over the fence.


Thanks for coming by to see my Kitchen Sink Stamps creations today. I always enjoy your sweet comments on my work. Visit the blogs below for more inspired work with Kitchen Sink Stamps: