Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CCEE1850 - Gingerbread

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2018, as the CCEE Stampers will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course, we will be back on the 3rd of January to start another year of 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 .....

Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday 12th December was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.



The gingerbread man is from PSX while the sentiment is from Unity.

Check out these other gingerbread delights:


Kelly McKown-Santi


Monday, December 10, 2018

SCS TLC720 - Assembly Line Stamping with Kitchen Sink Stamps

A busy and eventful weekend kept me from getting my Kitchen Sink Stamps Let's Make a Scene design ready for posting last night, and as luck would have it, I am glad it did. 

I decided to check on the Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge this morning and see if I could use it for today's card. The challenge is Assembly Line Stamping. Nothing could be more perfect for me today because I have mailed out all my Christmas cards and have started receiving some from new people who were not on last year's Christmas card list. I need a bunch in a hurry!

Although I am a pretty fast stamper, it usually takes me about 45 minutes to create a Let's Make a Scene design. Using the Assembly Line Method, I was able to stamp 5 cards in an hour which is just how many I want to send out today!! Win-win!!

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

Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge 720

Cards of Envy (flat cards only) The Spirit of Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs: Create Your Own Background



Kitchen Sink Stamps images used came from the following sets:








Color Recipes

Pine Trees
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Forest Foliage
Layer 2 PTI  Ocean Tides
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green

Log Cabin
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede on the logs and Creamy Caramel on the stones
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 1 PTI Fine Linen

Cabin Roof
Memento Summer Sky all layers

Moon
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Pineapple Punch
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Barely Banana
I did not stamp layer one but make a mask of it to brush on the sky.

I used the following Distress Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz for the sky:

Squeezed Lemonade
Blueprint Sketch
Black Soot

The door wreath is Distress Oxide Lucky Clover
The berries on the wreath are Distress Oxide Candied Apple
The smoke from the chimney is Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke and Black Soot.
The snow line was inked with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

Santa and his reindeer as well as the sentiment were stamped
with Versafine Onyx Black.


Here are a few pictures of the process. I hope they are helpful.

I stamped the moon and trees first.


I then masked the moon and brushed on the sky. That was followed by stamping the stars, Santa, and sentiment.


Lastly I stamped the log cabins on separate panels and cut them out to mount on the cards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Be Your Best Elf - CCEE1849

The CCEE Stampers are rounding out the year with Frances Byrne serving as our December Challenge Hostess. Frances is a huge fan of Elf on a Shelf and his many antics. Therefore she has asked that we all include at least one elf on this week's card.

I had a lot of fun with this one, but I think I will go back and decorate the tree with sequins to make it a little more festive.

Most of the images and dies from this card are a part of the Ready for Christmas set by Stampin' Up. The elf is from Stampabilities.

This is the card closed.



This is the card opened.





Monday, December 3, 2018

Quick Gift Card Holder

In today's post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I am sharing a quick and easy gift card holder I learned from Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Judy Garza at a recent Stamp a Stack workshop she hosted.



This gift card holder is standard A2 size and therefore fits in an invitation envelope perfect for Christmas gift giving.

The basic construction requires a 4.25 inch by 11 inch piece of colored cardstock and a 3.5 inch by 7 inch piece of white cardstock. The colored cardstock is scored at 2 inches and at 7.5 inches. The white cardstock is scored at .5 inch and at5 inches.




I then attached score tape as shown below and attached the white panel.



This created the popup pocket for the gift card. When closed, the gift card slides down into the bottom flap of the card.



Stamp Sets used to Create this Design


Color Recipe for the Skates

Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 4 Memento London Fog
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Granite Gray
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 (back edge of shoe only) Stampin' Up Granite Gray

Color Recipe for the Holly Leaves

Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green

Color Recipe for the Berries

Layer 1 Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Sentiment: Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Both Maria and Jeanne have wonderful new Kitchen Sink Christmas creations to share with you! Please visit their blogs for a real treat!

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS


Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Circles and Squares - CCEE1848

CCEE Stampers November Hostess, Anne Harmon has taken it easy of us today. The only requirement for today's card is that it includes at least one circle and one square. Add more if you like!!


I used a fun stamp and die set from Spellbinders call The Breakfast Club. The knife, fork, and spoon are dies from Gina Marie Designs.

Check out how the rest of the CCEE Team used circles and squares:

Monday, November 26, 2018

'Tis the Season - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Well, the race is on, and Christmas is headed our way at breakneck speed! Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is my last Christmas card that I will create to send out this year.  I plan to spend this afternoon getting all the Christmas cards I have made to date into envelopes and slapping on addresses and stamps so that they can head to the post office for mailing on December 1. (Message me your new address, Irene!)

It sure feels great to have all that I need for this year done and ready to go! But, not to worry! I will continue to create holiday cards for the rest of the year so I can have this same fabulous, accomplished feeling again next year.




Images included in this Let's Make a Scene Design
came from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps Sets:



Color Recipe for Basket

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 1 - PTI Classic Kraft


Color Recipe for Poinsettias

Layer 4 - Stampin' Up - Lovely Lipstick
Layer 3 - Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 - Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 - omitted and added tiny dots of yellow paint for flower centers

Color Recipe for Leaves

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green

Color Recipe for Kittens

Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Gray Granite
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 - PTI Soft Stone


The sentiment was inked with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I am entering today's card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #217 Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Scrap From Your Heart - Inspiration #27 - Christmas

See more wonderful Kitchen Sink designs create by the Kitchen Crew:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS


Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Don't forget: all in-stock merchandise in on sale until midnight tonight at 35% off when you use promo code GOBBLE35. What a great opportunity to get all those items on your KSS Wish List just in time for Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Humorous Birthday Cards - CCEE1847

November CCEE Hostess Anne Harmon has set humorous birthday cards as the challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week. 

I have mixed a bunch of stamps from my collection to create my card. The lovely wine-drinking lady is by Art Impressions. It's Your Birthday is from Script Birthdays by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The wine sentiment is from Rubberneckers and the Celebrate Big is from my Unity collection.

This card is be perfect for one of my dear friends! Thanks for the fun challenge, Anne!




For more laughs, check out the CCEE DT Cards below:

Monday, November 19, 2018

Giving Thanks with WAW and KSS

Many of you are aware that I create a majority of my cards for use at my church. So what would be more appropriate for today's card of Thanksgiving sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps than to pair this  scripture of Thanksgiving shared so freely by the wonderful ladies at Word Art Wednesday with these beautiful autumn images from Kitchen Sink Stamps?

What a truly blessed life we live in this amazing world of ours. May be we take the time this week to count the blessings given to us day after day and recognize what a remarkable world our God has created for us to live in. Thanks be to God.





Color Recipe for Pumpkins

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mango Melody
Layer 4 - Memento Tangelo
Layer 5 - Stampin' Up Only Orange
Layer 2 - Memento Cantaloupe
Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

Color Recipe for Baskets

Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 2 - PTI Classic Kraft
Layer 1 - PTI Fine Linen

Color Recipe for Apples

Layer 2 - Memento Love Letter
Layer 3 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

Color Recipe for the Turkey

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede on the feather and Memento Morocco on wattle
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 1 - Memento Peanut Brittle

Recipe for the Sunflowers

Layer 1 - Memento Dandelion
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Layer 3 - Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 5 - Memento Espression Truffle

I have entered today's card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenges #360 - #361

Eclectic Ellapu November Challenge - Thanksgiving

More Kitchen Sink Stamps Inspiration:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS


Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Topaz - CCEE1846



The November birthstone is a TOPAZ. So CCEE Stampers November hostess, Anne Harmon has asked us to make a card using colors in the yellow to amber range.







Images from Harvest Multi Step Clear Stamps

by Kitchen Sink Stamps

See what the CCEE DT has created with these wonderful amber tones of autumn!


Kelly McKown-Santi


Monday, November 12, 2018

Let's Make a Scene of Gratitude - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Last week was a week filled with difficult days and endless responsibilities. I would not have made it through without the support of friends and family who always come when I call. Today's Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is going to one of those very special people.

My sister, Liz, stepped in and traveled to my town to give me her help and assistance. She did everything I asked of her and, as always, found things to do without being asked. I am so blessed that we have such a close and loving relationship. She is my rock and always beside me during challenging times.

Thank you, Liz! I know you will cry when you get this just as I am crying now!! I love you and thank God everyday that he made you my sister!


The Kitchen Sink images I used came from the following sets:

Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps

The wrought iron fence is a die cut from Spellbinders.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




Visit the Kitchen Sin Crew to see what they have created using Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS


Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CCEE1845 - Tongue Twister Day

According to CCEE Challenge Hostess, Anne Harmon, today is Tongue Twister Day. Most languages have their own versions of tongue twisters. In sign language, they are called “finger Fumbles”. Anne has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a tongue twister to inspire our cards.

The tongue twister I have chosen is "The big black bug bled blue blood." 



Why, indeed??? This card is headed to my Wacko basket. 

What other tantalizing tongue twisters have the other CCEE Stampers used today?



Monday, November 5, 2018

Belated Autumn Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I know it probably happens to the best of us, but I hate when it happens to me. I have my calendar set up so carefully with each person's birthday listed four days before their real birthday so that the card goes in the mail THAT day and arrives a little early or on time. Somehow my October got so filled and clogged with events and responsibilities that I somehow overlooked a birthday for a dear friend!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is my "make up to my friend" belated birthday card. I hope she will forgive me!!



The Kitchen Sink Stamps I used came from the following sets:


Color Recipe for the Squirrel:

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2 - Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel

The designer paper if from Sweater Weather Stack by DCWV.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Challenge 152 Birthdays



And here's the Clean and Simple version for today's Clean and Simple Challenge 506 at Splitcoaststampers:


Color Recipe for the Squirrel:

Layer 3 - Memento Espresso Truffle
Layer 2 - Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel

Don't overlook the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew!!