Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CCEE 1635 - Bokeh Background

Lois, our CCEE hostess for September, is starting the month off with a Technique Challenge. She has picked a simple technique she loves called Bokeh Background.

Here is a link to the Splitcoaststampers' tutorial which describes this method: Bokeh Background.



Dog: Crazy Dogs by Tim Holtz
Sentiment by Funny Bones

See how the rest of the CCEE Stampers used this fun technique:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ten Minutes and Ten Minutes More KSS Bells

I chose to used the set 3 Step Bells for today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The bells are great for making cards for the holidays as well as anniversaries so I made one of each!

10 Minutes


Stamps: 3 Step Bells and 3 Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Stampin' Up Garden Green
Inks: Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 - Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 - Papertrey Ink Soft Stone
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment - Nuvo Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse
Poinsettia Ribbon


20 Minutes



Stamps: 3 Step Bells and 3 Heart & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and Black
Inks: Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 - Memento London Fog
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Going Gray stamped off once
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment - Nuvo Pure Platinum Embellishment Mousse
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Embossing Folder
Number and Letter Dies
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Cord

If you are looking for more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration, it can be found here:



Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Herbs, Less Salt Day - CCEE1634

Today is More Herbs, Less Salt Day!! Herbs and plants add so much to our lives, so in honor of this unusual day, our hostess, Liz, has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card with an herb or plant on it. Many of you love gardening, so any of these images would work great. You might even want to add colors that are named after herbs and plants: sage, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, celery, olive, or cocoa, as well as all those you can think of. Have fun with it.

This is the closest thing I have which looks a little like flowering chives. I think the sentiment helps it fit today's celebration of herbs!



Images from:
Wild About Flowers by Stampin' Up
...head up-heart strong by Unity
Bucket Die Cut by Impression Obsession

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Monday, August 22, 2016

KSS Let's Make a Scene #34

On this fourth Monday of August, Let's Make a Scene #34 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps features the Multi Step Lighthouse used to create a sympathy card. The images were stamped on watercolor paper so I could watercolor the sky and the sea. I still need lots of practice and possibly some lessons with that!

The stamp sets used to complete this card are:
     Multi Step Lighthouse
     Multi Step Icy Pond (pine trees)
     Multi Step Tree Friends
     Other Important People (Heartfelt)
     3 Step Hearts & Roses (Sympathy)

Embellishment:
     Die Cut Seabird by Impression Obsession



Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:





Thursday, August 18, 2016

CCEE1633 - Aviation

Tomorrow is Liz's birthday,  and also Orville Wright's. Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make it National Aviation Day, to honor Orville Wright. She thought it would be fun to hunt down an image of something man has made fly in the air. It might be an airplane, helicopter, rocket, jet, or hot air balloon. If none of these are available to you, how about a kite or a simple birthday balloon? Our bonus can be to make it a birthday card!!!



Die Cuts - Around the World - in'spire by Spellbinders
Stamp from Start Something New by Unity

Aviation Cards by the CCEE Design Team



Frances Bryne

Monday, August 15, 2016

KSS - LMS033 - Bicycle Birthday

My calendar and I had a senior moment this week, and I am posting the Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps which should have been posted last Monday. August is jam packed with birthdays among my family and friends so I added the birthday greeting from Make a Big Statement to images from Multi Step Bicycle, Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, and 3 Step Daisy to create this end of summer birthday design.




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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CCEE1632 - Fishing

For this week's CCEE Challenge, hostess Liz Williams puts the focus on fishing! The month of August is National Catfish Month. Fishing is a year round sport and hobby along the Texas Gulf Coast, especially saltwater fishing. So, for the challenge this week, find a fish, or someone fishing and it might make a perfect masculine card for your stash!!





 Images by Stampin' Up
from
By the Tide and Gone Fishing

See the fishing card from the CCEE Design Team:


Frances Bryne

Monday, August 8, 2016

KSS 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Kittens

I realized while looking through my stamps today that it had been a long time since I have designed anything with these adorable kittens. I couldn't resist using them for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I hope you find them as cute as I did!

This is the color recipe I used for the kittens on both of today's cards:

Layer 3 - Memento London Fog
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Grey
Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 1 - Papertrey Ink Soft Stone

10 Minute Card
 Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup  and Multi Step Tree Friends by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Sahara Sand

20 Minute Card - for this one I die cut the moon and grass and fussy cut the kittens to mount them on the black cardfront.

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black, Stampin' Up Naturals Ivory and Mossy Meadow

Visit the members of the Kitchen Sink Crew for more KSS designs:



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CCEE1631 - Sisters

Aug. 4 is Sister’s Day! Liz Williams is our CCEE hostess for August.  As many of you know, or perhaps you don’t, Liz and I are sisters. When we were asked to join the CCEE team at the same time, we both thought it would be fun to be doing this together. So, for your sister card, find an image of a pair or group of ladies or girls who just might be sisters doing things that sisters like to do.

Here is mine:


This image which is colored with Copic Markers is from the set
Impossible to Forget by Unity Stamp Company.

Below are links to the sister designs of the CCEE Design Team:

Monday, August 1, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Daisy - KSS

For today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have stamped the 3 Step Daisy using the same colors on two different backgrounds. For the 10 Minute Card I stamped the daisy on one layer of SU Blushing Bride. For the 20 Minute Card I created a watercolor background using the reinkers and drying it with my heat gun before stamping the daisy.

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Daisy and Make a Big Statement by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up

Color Recipe for Daisy: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Peekaboo Peach 
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate 
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Color Recipe for Leaves: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Sentiment: Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate

20 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Daisy and Make a Big Statement by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pumpkin Pie and Purely Pomegranate by Stampin' Up
Watercolor Paper

Color Recipe for Daisy: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Peekaboo Peach 
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate 
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Color Recipe for Leaves: Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Sentiment: Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate

Watercolored Background: SU Peekaboo Peach and Purely Pomegranate Reinkers
Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst Reinker

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