Monday, July 26, 2021

Ladybug Get Well - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I needed a quick get well card this morning, so I stamped this one featuring the Big Leaves, Ladybug Hugs, and Watercolor Prayers for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. The leaves and the word prayers were cut using the SVG cut files which go with the stamp sets.

I stamped layer 4 of the ladybug with Versafine Claire Nocture directly on the leaf and then stamped the entire bug on a separate white panel.  I then cut out the body of the bug without the legs and antenna to glue in place on the bottom leaf.




 Today's Color Recipes feature Stampin' Up Inks


Leaves

Layer 1 SU Soft Seafoam
Layer 2 SU Lemon Lime Twist
Layer 3 SU Granny Apple Green
Layer 4 SU Gumball Green


Ladybug

Layer 1 SU Watermelon Wonder
Layer 2 SU Poppy Parade
Layer 3 SU Merry Merlot
Layer 4 SU Smoky Slate
Layer 5 Versafine Claire Nocturne


Prayers

Layer 1 SU Watermelon Wonder
Layer 2 SU Poppy Parade
Layer 3 SU Real Red
Layer 4 SU Merry Merlot


This card is being entered in the following challenges this week:








For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:






For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

National Hot Dog Day - CCEE2129

July 21 is National Hot Dog Day so CCEE July Hostess, Lois Bak, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include this national treasure on our cards this week.  If you don't have a hot dog image, Lois says you can use any kind of fast food item.

My hot dog choices are very limited! In fact, I have none so I pulled out this grill die and added a fun sentiment from Gina Marie Designs.



Let's see what tasty hot dogs the other CCEE Stampers have cooked up for you today:

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mama's Gone Fishing - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I had a lot of fun with today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. It seems like mothers everywhere face some of the same problems daily. There are always mouths to feed. I used images from the following sets by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create this tongue in cheek outdoors design I call "Mama's Gone Fishing!" It is a mini slimline design measuring 3 inches by 6 inches.

Bear in the Woods

Trout Fishing

Shoreline Rocks

Honey Bunny

Isle of Big Bay Lake 



The two color recipes I am sharing today feature inks from Stampin' Up.




Color Recipe for the Bear

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Early Espresso



Color Recipe for the Trout

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Soft Seafoam
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Mellow Moss
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Garden Green
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Always Artichoke
Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black

I then brushed a touch of Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo on the belly.

I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:






For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:






For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

CCEE2128 - Cow Appreciation Day

It's Cow Appreciation Day!  CCEE July Challenge Hostess, Lois Bak, has requested that the CCEE Stampers use some kind of farm animal (cow or otherwise) on our cards. I used a cow, a pig, and a rooster cut using Cricut Design Space.


The clouds are a background stamp from Impression Obsession. The grass was cut with a MFT die. The sentiment was computer generated.


Take a trip to the farm with the fun cards from the CCEE 

Stampers Design Team members linked below!




Monday, July 12, 2021

KSS - Bright Days Arch

It's another card of encouragement for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. I made another card similar to this a few days ago and had so much fun creating the tiny scene through the arched doorway, that I decided to create another one to share with you today.

This card uses images from Old World Door (the arch and the climbing roses), Village Stone Bridge (the man and dog silhouette), Honey Bunny (grass), Potted Topiaries, Isle of Big Bay Lake, and Summer Lemons (sentiment). 

The brick wall was created with a Sizzix embossing folder and the clouds were dabbed on using my finger dipped in gesso.



I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:


Allsorts - Week 632 - Masculine

Inkspirational Challenges - Greenhouse Photo

Craft Rocket Challenges - Challenge #83 - Summer


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:






For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

CCEE2127 - DOTSY'S Birthday

In honor of her sister's birthday Lois Bak, our CCEE Hostess for July, has asked the CCEE Stampers to honor her by using something on our cards that begin with each letter in her name -- DOTSY.

So for Dotsy I have included on my card:

       a dock for D

       an oval and an ocean for O

       Taken With Teal card stock for T

       a sunrise and a silhouette for S

       yellow for Y


Sentiment and silhouette by Impression Obsession.

Ocean by Hero Arts


My card today also honor's my late husbands birthday. I made my annual sunrise visit to the beach on July 3rd, Larry's 72nd birthday to reflect on and honor our years together. 


See the CCEE DT cards below:


Monday, July 5, 2021

Full Steam Ahead - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Good morning to my Kitchen Sink Stamps fans! This morning I am sharing a KSS sponsored masculine card perfect for someone who is starting a new job or headed toward retirement or a slew of other possibilities! It features images from Steam Train & Cable Car, Grand View Mountains, and Cabin by the Lake

The clouds in the sky were created using the KSS Cloudy Skies SVG cut stencil. I also cut out the train with the KSS SVG cut file which you can get for free is you put it in the cart when you purchase Steam Train & Cable Car. To purchase it later, it will cost you 99¢. Cheaper than a die and easier to store!

The sentiment was printed using Cricut Design Space.


Today is the final day of the Kitchen Sink Stamps 4th of July Sale. What a perfect time to grab some of those items on your wish list. Be sure to add Promo Code SPARKLE at checkout!




For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:






For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Friday, July 2, 2021

I'm from Texas

We Texans are pretty serious about our state. I used a sentiment from my favorite Texas stamp company, Deadbeat Designs and our state flag to create this card. The cowboy silhouette was cut using Cricut Design Space.

I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:

Splitcoaststampers Free4All Challenge #593 - Red, White, and Blue

Your Next Stamp - Challenge #167 - Home Sweet Home

DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #280 - Red, White, and Blue

Color Hues Challenge #21 - Red & Blue

The House That Stamps Built - Challenge J3021 - Red, White, and Blue


 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

CCEE2116 - Ice Cream

Lois Bak is starting off her month as CCEE Hostess with a "cool" challenge.  According to the wacky holiday chart, July is National Ice Cream Month and July 1st is Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day.  Her challenge to the CCEE Stampers is to include some ice cream on our cards.



Images:
Cool Treats by Stampin' Up
Lemon Slices by Momenta

Here are links to the ice cream treats of the CCEE DT Members:

Monday, June 28, 2021

Answered Prayers - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I created today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card for a friend who has been through some tough times, of late. She has been on my heart and in my prayers as well as the prayers of many others for quite awhile. In recent days, positive things have finally started to come together and are moving in a very positive direction for her life.  Her own prayers and faithfulness have played a huge part in this, for sure.



Images used to create this card are from the

following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:



Color Recipes using Altenew Inks

Sunflowers

Layer 1 Fresh Lemon
Layer 2 Warm Sunshine
Layer 3 Honey Drizzle
Layer 4 Mocha
Layer 5 Espresso

Stems and Leaves

Layer 1 Parrot
Layer 2 Grass Field
Layer 3 Evergreen

Watering Can

Layer 1 Limestone
Layer 2 Silver Stone
Layer 3 Silver Stone
Layer 4 Industrial Diamond

The fence was created using designer paper from the Paper Studio. The clouds were created with the Cloudy Skies SVC cut stencil by KSS. I also used the SVG cut files from KSS to cut the sunflowers, the watering can, and the word prayers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:

All Sorts - Week 630 - Use Design Paper (my fence is design paper)





For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:






For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!






Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CCEE2125 - National Eagle Day

Hi friends! Kelly McKown-Santi, our CCEE hostess for June, has a fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers today. Since June 20 is National Eagle Day in the USA, Kelly has asked us to celebrate this national symbol. It’s a time for us to focus our awareness on the bald eagle and ways to preserve the bird's natural habitat. Kelly wants us each to use an eagle on our card or project to celebrate this winged treasure!


Floral and sentiment by Rubbernecker Stamps.
Eagle die cut by Gina Marie Designs.

Click through below to see how the rest of the CCEE DT honors this regal bird!






Monday, June 21, 2021

Torn Paper Beach - Kitchen Sink Stamps

For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card, I had a little fun with torn paper and my favorite place on earth: the beach. In another week, I will be doing a little beachcombing on the Texas Gulf Coast at sunrise. I can hardly wait!! 




Kitchen Sink Stamps used on this design:

Lighthouse

Seaside Seagull

Palm Trees

Isle of Big Bay Lake

Sea Shells


The designer paper background is from the Paper Studio while the sentiment was created with my WeRMemory Keepers Word Punch.


Today's card has been entered in the following challenges:

Crafting Happiness - Challenge 101 - Anything Goes - Option Beach

Bitten by the Bug 2 - For the Guys - I used my Cricut to cut out the lighthouse, the piling, the seagull, and the sand dollars using KSS SVG files.

Sweet Stampin' - I Spy Something Beginning with B

Fusion - Seashells

Double "D" Challenges - Signs of Summer


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:






For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!