Lois Bak is continuing her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenges. Since today is National Sewing Machine Day, she asked the team to make a card with some stitching on it -- either actual stitching, faux stitching or stitch-edged dies.
Stitched Dies by Gina Marie Designs
Image by Unity
Sentiment by Kitchen Sink Stamps Check out the fun stitching on the cards of the CCEE DT below:
What a fun day in the Kitchen this June morning. This Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created using three new sets being released today which are absolutely perfect for the fishermen in your life!
This is the 60th anniversary of CCEE June hostess, Lois Bak's graduation from high school -- June 9, 1959. So her challenge for the team this week is to make a card depicting our favoritesubject in school. Well, my favorite subject was art! I guess that is why in retirement, it continues to be such a huge part of my everyday life. I have created a card with features a wonderful Picasso quote which I purchased from Deep Red.
Today's Father's Day card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created with words pulled from a variety of KSS sets and the wonderful watch from Father's Pocket Watch Multi Step Clear Stamps. The background is designer paper from the Paper Studio.
Color Recipe for the Watch
Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Gray Granite
Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone
The sponging and most of the sentiment was done with Stampin' Up Merry Merlot.
Dad was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Visit the Kitchen Crew and be inspired:
Before we get to our CCEE challenge for this week, we have something very sad to let you know. Our dear team member, Joanne Grzelak, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning. Joanne had been on a leave of absence for a number of months due to health issues, but had intended to come back and play with us, shortly. Joanne was always so very supportive and was much loved in the stamping community. We will miss her so much. Farewell, dear friend. Your beautiful work delighted and inspired us week after week.
May is apparently Barbecue Month and the 28th of May is Hamburger Day so our hostess, Frances Bryne, has asked the CCEE Stampers to think BBQ's and/or Hamburgers when creating our cards this week …
I went ahead and included both with this adorable set from Newton's Nook Designs called Winston's BBQ which was a gift to me from CCEE DT member, Kelly McKown-Santi. Thank you, Kelly!
Sometimes in the trips to the beach, the backyard bar-b-ques, and the picnics at the park we take part in on this holiday, it seems like the true meaning of the day is often lost.
In today's Let's Make a Memorial Day Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I hope we all have a chance to look at our nation's flag and remember those brave men and women who have given their lives in service to our nation for our freedom.
Today's one layer card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps celebrates the beginning of my summer. Two friends and I are headed to Mo Ranch (take a virtual tour if you would like) near Hunt, Texas on the beautiful banks of the Guadalupe River at the end May. Which is ALMOST here! I am so excited!
There is so much fun to be had on and around the river, but I doubt I will be in one of the canoes with my klutzy balance.
Tomorrow (17th May) is Pizza Party Day so for our challenge this week CCEE May hostess, Frances Byrne has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card that features pizza or some other food item on it. Everybody needs dessert after their pizza, don't they? My card was created with Sweet Cupcake by Stampin' Up and a digital sentiment from Tlc Creations.
Check out the tasty treats the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team have created for your pleasure:
Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was inspired by something I saw while out walking in the neighborhood this week. One of my neighbors had a circle of toadstools growing in their front yard. In many countries they call a circle of toadstools is a fairy ring. There are many legends surrounding a fairy ring. Some of them are quite dark and scary, but some of them suggest that finding one can actually bring you good luck. Here is a link to an interesting article about fairy rings from Garden Collage magazine. I have chosen a sentiment that could work for bad luck (when said sarcastically) or (said literally) for good luck.
Mother's Day is this coming Sunday in many parts of the world including the USA, Canada & Australia. May CCEE hostess, Frances Byrne therefore has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card suitable for a mother. She says it doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card.
Since I finished my mother's card last week, I have created a Mother's Day card for my amazing daughter-in-law and put in today's mail.
The image and verse are from Unity.
The daughter-in-law sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Below are links to the cards created for this challenge by the CCEE Design Team:
For today's Mother's Day card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I knew I wanted to use the beautiful rose and rosebud from Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps. I wanted to create a swag of flowers to frame the sentiment so I went searching for something to use as filler to add shape and dimension to the spray of roses. I settled on one of the tiny layers of greenery from the Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps to create a pale lavender "baby's breath" type flower and was very pleased with the results. I inked it up with Memento Lulu Lavender and then used an SU Old Olive marked to color the part of the stamp that is a tree branch.
I then went looking for one more element to add more color and texture. For the magenta berries, I used a stem from Shamrocks & Clover Multi Step Clear Stamps and the center from the small blossom in Enchanted Dogwoods Multi Step Clear Stamps. After stamping the center in Memento Lilac Posies, I then used a pencil eraser inked with Lilac Posies and stamped off once before stamping again on top of the berries! (I am sure you can pick out the one that I forgot to stamp off!)
I finished the card by stenciling a delicate doily by Prima with Milled Lavender Distress Oxide.The sentiment was then stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, and I finished the card with a purple bow on the top corner.