Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CCEE 1626 - Mixed Media

Vicky is hosting this one last CCEE challenge for June! She has asked that we make a mixed  media card.

Quoting Splitcoaststamers: A "medium" can be any of the following:

Pencils - wax, oil, watercolour, graphite/charcoal. chalk/pastel
Pastels - Chalk, oil
Markers - watercolor, pigment, water-based acrylic
Pens - ink, glitter
Pigments - Gelatos, watercolor crayons, metallic rubons
Paints - watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, tempera
Inks - dye, chalk, distress, reinkers, pigment, hybrid
Powders - mica, pigment, chalk
Sprays & airbrushing
Dimensionals - embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found items, papers (collage, piecing) & ephemera, foils
Heated elements - encaustic wax, embossing

For my Christmas design I have used dye inks, distress inks, and acrylic paints.


Images and Dies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Merry Christmas by Elizabeth Designs

Check out the Mixed Media Designs from the CCEE Team

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Cabin - Let's Make a Scene - KSS

I love when fourth Monday rolls around again, and I get to create  another "Let's Make a Scene" design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps! Right about now, I am wishing that my summer involved some time away in a cabin by the lake! Wouldn't that be heaven?

I am entering today's scene in the following challenges:


613 Avenue Create - #182 Sights, Tastes, and Sounds of Summer

Addicted to Stamps - #129 Anything Summer + a Stamp

Little Claire's  - #70 - Create a Scene

Inkspirational - #111 - Masking

My Time to Craft - #323 - Summertime




Steps I took to complete this scene:
1. Stamp the leaves of the birch trees at the top of the page
2. Stamp the cabin and mask it
3. Stamp the lake and boat
4. Sponge the sky, sandy shore, and grass
5. Stamp the grass and pebbles
6. Remove the mask
7. Stamp the birch tree trunks on a separate panel (I did several so I could piece the trunks and make them taller for this design)
8. Cut out the trunks and glue them into place over the cabin and lake
9. Stamp the ivy on a separate panel. Cut them out and glue them at the bottom of the card.

Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Multi Step Birch Trees
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Ivy
Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:





Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Birds - CCEE1625

Vicky has posted another June challenge for the CCEE Stampers!  She loves birds.....birds of any kind!  So this week she has asked us to use birds on our cards.  Crazy Birds, real birds, cartoon birds...whatever trips our trigger!  One, two, a flock....it's our choice.  She just want us to show her those birds!

I have chosen to use this beautiful cardinal from Altenew. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.





You can check out below the birds featured by the rest of the CCEE Team:

Sisters Stamp!

My sister came to town this week to celebrate Father's Day, and we always find some time to steal away to do some sister stamping. I share my newest crafty treats with her, and she shares hers with me. I was excited to get to play with her Build-a-rose by Altenew. I used it to create this card for the Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 598 and Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #236-237.


Stamps: Build-a-rose by Altenew
I Love Lace by Stampin' Up

Scripture: by Word Art Wednesday

Papers: Recollections White and Flirty Flamingo by Stampin' Up

Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Berry Sorbet by Papertrey Ink

Tools: Spellbinders Dies, Altenew Dies, Dimensionals

Embellishment: Doily 

Monday, June 20, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - Baseball - KSS

Welcome back for more 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today I mixed some sensational papers from Graphic 45's Good Ol' Sport Collection with images and sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Baseball which is currently on sale for $16.50. With baseball season in full swing, it is the perfect set for anyone whose children or husband are involved in the sport.

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Dapper Denim and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Cheer On by Graphic 45
Inks: Dapper Denim by Stampin' Up for the sentiment
and on the glove:
Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft
Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Fine Linen

20 Minute Card
I used a mixture of the papers from Graphic 45's Good Ol' Sport Collection to create a mosaic background for the bat, glove, and pennant on this design.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Boots Challenge - Summer

Crafty Cardmakers - #166 For a Special Man

Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #129 Anything Summer


Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Dapper Denim, Riding Hood Red and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Good Ol' Sport Collection by Graphic 45
Inks: Rhubarb Stalk by Memento for the sentiment
and on the glove:
Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft
Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Fine Linen

and on the bat:
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle

Other Members of the Kitchen Sink Crew:




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CCEE1624 - Happy Birthday!

Today is the birthday of the sister of our June CCEE Stampers hostess, Vicky.  In honor of her sister's birthday, Vicky has asked us to show her some birthday cards....something we can all stock up on!

We celebrated a birthday in our family this week as well. My youngest granddaughter turned 18 so it is official: We are all adults in this family!

Here is the card I created for her using images from Stampin' Up.


Click below to see the birthday creations of the CCEE Stampers Design Team:


Join in the fun and share a birthday card on the CCEE Stampers Blog for this week's challenge!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Let's Make a Father's Day Scene - KSS

Sunday is Father's Day so with that in mind, this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a special card made especially for my father. I went on line to learn how to draw a chair since I wanted to include one in this scene. The rest of the images are from Kitchen Sink Stamp sets listed below:

Multi Step Guitar
Multi Step Cowboy Boots
Multi Step Cowboy Hat
Multi Step Snowy Cabin
Multi Step Birch Trees
Whole Family

The small die cut window is from Poppy Stamps.

This card measures 5.5 x 7.25 inches.

I am entering my Father's Day card in the following challenges:

Dragonfly Journeys - #61 Daddy Day Care

Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Father's Day

Creative with Stamps Challenge #3 - Manly/Masculine Cards



Lunagirl - Fathers and Brothers

Paru's Card Making Challenge - June - Father's Day

The Male Room - Father's Day



Thanks for visiting my blog today to check out this week's KSS Scene. See more wonderful Kitchen Sink Stamps designs at the blogs below:



Thursday, June 9, 2016

CCEE1623 - Donald Duck Day

Today is Donald Duck Day!!!  Donald has been around since 1934.

Our CCEE hostess, Vicky, has asked us to celebrate Donald by using a duck..real or imaginary.  Extra points if we use Donald or any other fictional duck on our card. 

I don't know about you, but I am going for the extra points! Ha! I know that I have had this stamp for over 25 years and this is the very first card I have ever created with it! Who knew I would actually get the chance!!??!!



I wonder what ducky delights the rest of the CCEE Stampers have created to share with us today!  Let's find out!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

10+10 Monday - Lily of the Valley

I have worked out a color recipe that I really love for the lilies-of-the-valley I used for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. These flowers are a part of A Year of Thanks II. There are 5 layers for this image and listed here are the colors I used and the order in which I stamped them.


Layer 5 - Memento Olive Grove stamped twice
Layer 4 - Memento Pistachio stamped twice
Layer 3 - Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped 3 times
Layer 2 - Memento Pear Tart stamped twice
Layer 1 - Memento New Sprout stamped twice

I do stamp with a MISTI which makes repeat stamping easy and precise.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: A Year of Thanks II, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Other Important People
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

20 Minute Card

I am entering this card in the Lawnscaping Challenge - Off Kilter as well as Challenge 10 - Anything Goes at Where the HeART is...


Stamps: A Year of Thanks II, Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Texas Longhorn
Papers: Recollections White and SU Pistachio Pudding
Tools: Cuttlebug Tag Die, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Gold Cord

Others creating beautiful things with Kitchen Sink Stamps:




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CCEE1622 - Rocky Road Ice Cream

Our CCEE June Hostess, Vicky, tells us that today is a day dedicated to the eating of Rocky Road Ice Cream which is made with chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts!!!  Who wouldn't want to celebrate that!

She has asked us to celebrate this popular ice cream by adding a dessert to our cards...Use an ice cream cone, sundae, or any other Rocky Road dessert you can think of!

Here is my card which features some important words to live by.

For more delicious rocky road designs, visit the CCEE Stampers and then join in on the fun with a card of your own.