Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CCEE1733 - Nautical Cards

As the summer draws to a close, our CCEE hostess, Anne Harmon has asked that we make a card with a nautical theme.  She said we could include the beach if we want.

Sailboat by Stampin' Up
Sentiment by Unity
Sea Bird Die by Impression Obsession

If you love the sea as much as I do, you will want to check out these amazing nautical designs by the CCEE Stampers Design Team Members:

Frances Byrne

Sunday, August 13, 2017

LMS - Palms on the Beach - KSS

For this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have returned to one of my favorite places---the beach. Could there be a more perfect way to end the summer? I don't think so!! I think it will be a great masculine birthday with it's seaside theme and tall design.

Images for this design came from the following Kitchen Sink sets:

Multi Step Rolling Hills (makes a pretty ocean)

The bird dies are from Impression Obsession.

Click below to be inspired by more wonderful
Kitchen Sink Stamps designs:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

CCEE1732 - Insects

This week the topic is insects.  Anne's challenge to the CCEE Stampers is to make a card using bees, dragonflies, any kind of insect.  She said to be sure to add some stickles to their wings (if they have wings!), but I forgot! Ooops! Sorry, Anne!

The sentiment is from Unity.
The ladybug dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The branch and leaves are Sizzix dies.

Check out the buggy creations by the CCEE Design Team below:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Faith-Based Sympathy Design

The world lost some beautiful souls this week. This card was created for the family of one of them.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
Dies by Sizzix (Butterfly), Elizabeth Crafts Designs (Leaves),
Stamps of Life (Flowers)
Embossing Folder by Darice
Basically Bricks Stencil by Studio 490

Monday, August 7, 2017

August COF - Life's Simple Pleasures

For today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have created a card for the Crafters of Faith Challenge. The Crafters of Faith is a group of wonderful Christian ladies who have joined together over on Splitcoaststampers in this faith-based group. Our mission is to encourage each other, chat with each other, lift each other up, pray for each other, and craft together with scripture as our focus.

August is my month to serve as hostess of this challenge,  and I have chosen as this month's scripture James 1:17 --- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. I have encouraged the Crafters of Faith this month to celebrate life's simple pleasures which bless our days with joy and beauty and meaning in the cards they create.

The images from these Kitchen Sink sets were used to create this card:

Multi Step Berries
Whole Family
Multi Step Harvest

The Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CCEE1730 - Emboss It!

Anne Harmon is our CCEE hostess for the month of August. For her first challenge, she has asked the CCEE Stampers to use any technique that involves embossing - wet, dry, resist - whatever floats our boats! So I did a little dry embossing on the background and wet embossing on my sentiment! The sentiments and die cut are both from Altenew.

Head on over and see the rest of the embossed beauties
created by the CCEE Design Team!!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Butterflies and Prayers - KSS

Today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for a dear friend who was involved in a serious accident this week. It was created with images from 3 Step Butterflies, Multi Step Big Leaves, Letters from the Past, and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It was stamped entirely with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger. I can't seem to put them down these days! They do things that no other inks can!!

Find addition KSS inspirations at the blogs below:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CCEE1730 - Walk on Stilts Day

CCEE hostess, Maryann, has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a tall thin card with any theme to celebrate Walk on Stilts Day this week!

Here's mine. No stamping at all this week - just embossing and die cuts for this elegant white-on-white sympathy design.

Embossing Folder by Darice
Dies by Sizzix

Monday, July 24, 2017

KSS - Tropical Birthday

This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a tropical birthday card featuring single layer silhouettes from 3 Step Aloha and Multi Step Palm Trees. The red moon was created using Abandoned Coral and Black Soot Distress Oxides. The sky and water were sponged on with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and the silhouettes and sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CCEE 1729 - Moon and Space Exploration Day

Another day on the Days of the Year Calendar is Moon and Space Exploration Day. Our CCEE hostess, Maryann, has asked us to use this theme to inspire our cards this week.

Images from:
Nature Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
To the Moon by Altenew
Praise the Lord by Unity

Monday, July 17, 2017

Distress Oxides and Layered Stamping

I cannot tell you how much I love the new Distress Oxides from Ranger. I received my shipping notice that the 12 newest colors are winging their way to my house this week. Unable to contain my excitement, I pulled out my old ones to create this colorful design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The images are from Multi Step Carnation and Make a Big Statement.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CCEE1728 - International Rock Day

According to the days of the year calendar, today is International Rock Day - so hostess Frances Byrne has asked that we use the colors of stone ( greys, browns, black, white etc..) for our CCEE Stampers designs this week.

I have used images from the following sets:

Flutter Stamp by Bo Bunny
Insightful Meadows by Unity
She Never Says Never by Unity
Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up

View the work of the CCEE Design Team at their blogs below:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CCEE1726 - Fairy Day

Saturday the 24th was Fairy Day …. So CCEE hostess, Frances Bryne, has asked that we all include fairies on our cards this week!

A huge thank you to Shelly Wong, a fellow member of the Gulf Coast Paper Crafters, who introduced me to these fabulous images!!

Here are links to the CCEE Stampers' fabulous fairy creations:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Deer at Sunset - LMS - KSS

The fourth Monday is one of the days each month that I post a scene created with images provided to me by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today I have used my Ranger Distress Inks to sponge a sunset background for the Multi Step Birch Trees. The sentiment is from Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch. The deer is created with an Impression Obsession die.

Thank you for your visit today!

The Kitchen Sink Crew also includes:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CCEE1725 - Make Music Day

According to CCEE hostess, Frances Bryne, yesterday was World Music Day; Music Day and Make Music Day. Therefore she has asked that the CCEE Stampers include something music related on our cards this week.

When I saw today's theme, I knew I had to pull out Katie Girl by Unity Stamp Company. The background was stamped with Oxide Inks using Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The globe die is by Sizzix.

The CCEE Stampers Design Team is welcoming a new member this week: the lovely and most talented Kelly McKown-Santi. We are so very thrilled to have her join us.

Check out her creation and those of the rest of the team at the links below. Then join us in this fun challenge and post your musical design on the CCEE Blog!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Texas Night Lights

I am back today after a week away enjoying the simple country life that my wonderful state of Texas has to offer. My time away was an inspiration for today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. This week's scene depicts an old farm truck under an antique street light surrounded by fireflies!! Hope you love it as much as I loved making it!

Kitchen Sink images from:

Multi Step Classic Old Truck
1/2 Pint Alphabet

Also sharing work using Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CCEE1724 - Flip Flop Day

According to the Days of the Year Web Site - Friday 16th is Flip-Flop Day. So for our cards this week, Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to make flip flop cards! That can be the flip-flops that are shoes (thongs for Frances and Maryann in Aussie) …. Or Flip Flop Cards or both.

Stamps used are Avant-Garden by Stampin' Up and Everything Stronger by Unity. Papers are Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, and Pistachio Pudding by Stampin' Up and designer paper by BasicGrey.
The Flip-Flop Die is by Sizzix.

Creations of the CCEE Stampers Design Team:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CCEE1723 - World Ocean Day

According to CCEE hostess, Frances Bryne, today is World Ocean Day, so the challenge this week is to create a card that reminds you of something related to the ocean.

I combined a couple of my newest nautical treasures to create today's card. The images are from other side of fear by Unity. The die cut ocean waves are from the Sea Breeze Collection: Gentle Ocean by Couture Creations. I just noticed that I glued the waves in upside down. I better pay closer attention next time. LOL!!

Follow the links below to the ocean creations of the rest of
the CCEE Stampers DT.

Crafters of Faith

I belong to the Crafters of Faith over on Splitcoaststampers. Each month a hostess selects a scripture and/or theme for the members to use as the inspiration for their cards. I think that I have neglected to post most of those cards over here, so I decided to put them all together in this one post today.

January - Theme - Friendship
Scripture - Proverbs 27:9 - A sweet friendship refreshes the soul

Image by Unity

February - Theme - Love
Scripture - 1 Corinthians 16:14 - Do everything in love.

Lighthouse from High Tide by Stampin' Up
Scripture by Our Daily Bread Designs

March - Theme - Sunrise/New Day
Scripture - Psalm 40:3 - He has given me a new song to sing.

Lighthouse from High Tide by Stampin' Up
Scripture by Our Daily Bread Designs

April - Theme - Joy
Scripture - Galatians 5:22-23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Images from Sheltering Tree by Stampin' Up
Scripture from Word Art Wednesday

May - Theme- Comfort
Scripture - Psalm 90:2 - Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from the beginning to the end, You are God.

Die Cuts - Background, Wildflowers, and Detailed Butterfly Minis by Sizzix
Scripture by Word Art Wednesday

June - Theme - Trust of Faith
Scripture - Psalm 46 - Be still and know that I am God.

Image from Unity
Sentiment by Our Daily Bread Designs

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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

It is hard to believe that June is already here which means Father's Day is right around the corner! This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps uses images from several of their sets to create a nature inspired card for  Father's Day. The sets used include: Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Lilacs, Multi Step Lighthouse, and Multi Step Tree Friends. The flowers at the forefront of the card have lilac leaves and punched flowers with microbead centers.

The Kitchen Sink Crew also includes:

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CCEE1722 - Donut Day!

Frances Byrne is our CCEE Stampers hostess for the month of June. She has informed us that apparently the 2nd of June is Donut Day. In honor of donuts everywhere, she has challenged us to create something that has some type of "hole" in it. It can be a donut, cheese, fancy fold card with a hole … anything.

The fold flat diorama card I made on Monday had a great big hole in it so I decided to do a redesign on that for Donut Day! Today, however, I made it with the same design on both the front and back so that it can be used as a table decoration.

The scripture is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
The leaves are from Avant Garden by Stampin' Up.
The die cut crosses are from Spellbinders.

See the holey cards of the CCEE Design Team below:

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fold Flat Diorama Card - KSS

For this week's Fun Fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have created a three level diorama which folds flat for mailing. 

The basic construction is created with one kraft panel and one blue panel each measuring 5 inches by 7 inches and scored at 1 inch and 6 inches. The mid-range panel of kraft and blue are 2 inches by 6 inches and scored at 1/2 inch and 6 and 1/2 inches. I die cut the circle opening in the kraft panel and added a dark brown frame on the back side of it.  I did all the stamping and embellishing before scor-taping the panels together to complete the card.

Images used to create today's card come from the following Kitchen Sink sets:

Multi Step Lighthouse
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Berries (sentiment)

The die cut seabirds are by Impression Obsession and the wheel is from the Sea Breeze Collection by Couture Creations. The sea grass is punched with Martha Stewart's fern punch.

Here's a look inside to see how the center panel is attached.

Thanks for your visit today! I love it when you drop by!!

Those looking for further Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration should check out the work of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCEE1721 - Celebrating CCEE

As Lois's final challenge for the month,  she has asked the CCEE Stampers to celebrate us -- the CCEE challenge team.  We are to include on our cards something to represent each one of the letters in "our name" - C.C.E.E.

I went with-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Celebrate Cupcakes - Elegant and Edible

The cupcake is from Stampin' Up's Sweet Cupcake.
The background, I Love Lace, is also by Stampin' Up.

The CCEE Stampers Design Team

Frances Byrne

Monday, May 22, 2017

On the Beach at Sunset

I am back today with another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. It celebrates the end of school and the beginning of summer vacations for most folks around here. Like many of them, I am anxious to head to the beach for a little R & R!

Images used to create this scene come from the following Kitchen Sink Stamp sets:

Multi Step Palm Trees
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake
Multi Step Tree Friends
Multi Step Sail Boats
Make a Big Statement

Also creating with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CCEE1720 - Fun Folds

Wow, the third week of May already!  As you probably know,our hostess loves to make Fun Fold cards.  So she asking all CCEE Stampers to make a card that includes more than one fold on it.  IShe says it doesn't have to be complicated; it just needs to have more than the normal "fold in half."

My card is a three level seaside diorama.

Stamped Images and Sentiment are from
High Tide by Stampin' Up

To see more Fun Folds visit the blogs of the CCEE Stampers DT members!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCEE1719 - National Wildflower Week

Lois Bak, May hostess for the CCEE Stampers, is back with another challenge.  The second week in May is Wildflower Week so this week's cards need to feature flowers!

I am sharing a little Tim Holtz love today as I have used my new Distress Oxides to create my card as well as his new Wildflowers #2 dies. The sentiment by our past first lady is from a wonderful Texas stamp maker, deadbeat DESIGNS.

The following Distress Oxides were used on this card:

broken china
peeled paint
iced spruce
fired brick
fossilized amber
spiced marmalade

See the beautiful blossoms featured by the rest of the CCEE Stampers:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Apartment Window - KSS

For Let's Make a Scene #50 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I made this peek into an apartment window into a quick and simple birthday card. The bricks were created with Studio 490 Stencil Basically Bricks sponged with fired brick Distress Oxide. The window is a die from Poppy Stamps. The images come from Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Get Well Teddy, and Make a Big Statement.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

National Candied Orange Peel Day

Lois Bak is starting her month as hostess for the CCEE challenges and she has found a truly weird celebration to start off the month.  May 4th is National Candied Orange Peel Day.  To celebrate, she has asked that the CCEE Stampers include the color ORANGE (which just happens to be one of her favorites!) on our cards.

Bookcase Builder by Stampin' Up
Happy by Impression Obsession

Recollections White
BasicGray Designer Paper

Orange you wondering what the rest of the CCEE Stampers created?

Check it out below: