Monday, December 19, 2016

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Poinsettias - KSS

Today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps were created with images from 3 Step Poinsettia.  I love having poinsettias around the house during the holidays. They make everything seem so festive. So what could be more perfect for holiday cards.

I stamped and cut out 6 of the smaller flowers in the set and 15 leaves to cut out and mount on the cards.

10 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Poinsettia
Layer 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter

Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 SU Old Olive
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Centers - dots of yellow acrylic paint
Background - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

20 Minute Card



Color Recipe for Poinsettia
Layer 5 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped twice
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Love Letter

Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 SU Old Olive
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Centers - dots of yellow acrylic paint

Pail Die from Impression Obsession

Embellishment: Plaid Paper and Lace 

Wishing you and yours
a very Merry Christmas!




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Come to Bethlehem

The main image on this Christmas card comes from one of my favorite holiday sets from Stampin' Up called Come to Bethlehem. I just finished my last dozen holiday cards for 2016 using this design. The star is from Stampendous! and the sentiment is from Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday. With a little sponging, it came together quickly and easily. One dozen done in one hour.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Let's Make an Icy Scene! - KSS

Today I am sharing my last Christmas scene for 2016. I had such fun creating this icy holiday design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using images from Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, and Playful Christmas. We Texans don't get to experience this type of "cold" where we live. It sure looks like fun, but at my age I think it would only mean broken bones!




I am entering today's design in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog's Trees and Snow Challenge.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CCEE1649 - Gingerbread Decorating Day

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2016, as we will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course we will be back on the 5th January to start another year for fun challenges, hope to see you here too!


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.





Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Now onto our challenge for this week .....


According to the Days of the Year web site, the 10th December is Gingerbread Decoration day and the 12th December is Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week let's include something gingerbread related on our cards.




I used a fun House-Mouse image by Stampabilities for the Paper Studio.

Thanks for checking out the CCEE Challenges weekly and playing along when you can!

Here are links to the gingerbread designs created by the rest of the CCEE Design Team:



Monday, December 5, 2016

Bells, Bells, Bells - KSS

I am finishing up on my Christmas cards for 2016 and used today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps to add another couple to the stash. Tomorrow it will be time to start addressing envelopes and getting my cards in the mail.

Today's designs feature images primarily from Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Bells. The bow at the top of the bells is from Multi Step Build a Garland and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas.

10 Minute Card

This card has been entered in the following challenge:

CAS on Sunday - Challenge #97 Christmas





Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Multi Step Build a Garland,
 and Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Recollections White

Inks: Bells - Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 3 SU More Mustard,
Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold stamped twice, Layer 1 Harvest Gold

Bow - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2
Memento Lady Bug stamped twice, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Embellishment: Gold Cord and Dimensionals


20 Minute Card

This card has been entered in the following challeges:

Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas Challenge

Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #217 - Traditional Christmas Colour

Christmas Cards All Year  'Round - Anything Christmas/Holiday



Stamps: 3 Step Bells and Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Recollections White, SU Real Red and Certainly Celery

Inks: Bells - Layer 5 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
Layer 3 Stampin' Up More Mustard, Layer 2 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold stamped
twice, Layer 1 Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold

Bow - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2
Memento Lady Bug stamped twice, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse,
Martha Stewart Fern Punch

Also members of the Kitchen Sink Crew: