Wednesday, October 13, 2021

CCEE2141 - Mini Slimline Cards

Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular. CCEE October hostess, Frances Byrne has challenged the CCEE Stampers this week create a Mini Slimline card. Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. 

Here is the quick and easy one I have designed for this challenge:


The sentiment is from Obsession Impressions.

The die cuts are by Sizzix.


Check out the mini slimlines created by the CCEE DT.


Monday, October 11, 2021

Kitchen Sink Stamps - Thanks Poppy

I'm sharing this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card today which I am calling my Thanks Poppy. I have been spending the past week getting caught up on creating and sending thank you cards that needed to go out. I believe this one is my favorite! 

To create this design, I used images from Remembrance Poppy, Poppy Bouquet, and Watercolor Thanks. The stems and buds were stamped directly on the green designer paper which is from Crate Paper. The flowers, leaves, and thanks were stamped on the SVG cut files which come free with the sets if you place them in your cart at the time of purchase. If not, you can purchase them later for 99¢. For added texture on this card, I used a die from  Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits by Sizzix. Beneath the die cut layer is a piece of blue BasicGrey designer 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, October 6, 2021

CCEE2140 - Balloons Around the World

A new month means a new challenge hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge Blog. For October, our fabulous challenges have been designed by the talented Frances Byrne.

Frances says that the of 5th October was Balloons Around The World Day. She has therefore challenged the CCEE Stampers to include a balloon or balloons on our cards.

Balloons seemed perfect for a birthday card for my 14 year-old grand nephew!


Check out the high-flying creations from the CCEE Stampers Design Team!

Monday, October 4, 2021

A Spooky Halloween - KSS

Today's adult Halloween design, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, features images from Graveyard Raven, Scaredy Cat, and Owl and Autumn Moon. I cut all the images except for the background tombstones and grass with the SVG cut files available for these three sets. Since my grandchildren are all adults now, I am having a lot of fun creating spookier Halloween cards!! 


This card was created for entry in the following challenges:

The Paper Players Challenge #PP561 - Spooky

Just Us Girls - #640 Word Week - Halloween



Crafty Calendar Challenge - October Challenge - Halloween

The Dream Factory - Challenge #96 - The Birds


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, September 29, 2021

CCEE2139 - Classical Music Month

Lois Bak, our September CCEE Challenge hostess, tells us that September is also Classical Music Month. She has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a card with a musical theme. It doesn’t have to be classical music. It could be Jazz, Country, Rock 'n Roll - anything musical, even a musical instrument.

I created this card to honor of my sister who has devoted herself to providing music to a number of prison ministries for many years. I framed this and gave it to her for her birthday. 

I love you, Liz, and the way in which the light of Christ shines through the life you live each and every day.


The guitar image is by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

How did the CCEE Team feature music this week?
Check for yourself!



SCS SC873 - My Creepy Little Friend

I used Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 873 to stamp this one layer Halloween card. It includes images from the newly released sets Graveyard Raven and Scaredy Cat with the haunted house from last year's Mysterious Mansion.

I also blended clouds over the top using SVG Cut Stencil Cloudy Skies.



 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!!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Kitchen Sink Stamps - September Release

I finally get to share with you all the beautiful new images from Kitchen Sink Stamps that I have been working with for the past few weeks! Today KSS is releasing 6 new stamps sets and 4 new SVG files for creating stencils with your electronic cutting machine.

The stamps sets include:

  Clay Pots 

Poppy Bouquet

Remembrance Poppy

Stars & Stripes American Flag

Graveyard Raven

Scaredy Cat


The background SVG files include:

SVG Cut Layered Flag Poles - Slimline Die Cut

SVG Haunting Bats Stencil Slimline Die Cut

SVG Distress Chevron Stencil Slimline Die Cut

SVG Stellar Layered Stars Stencil Slimline Die Cut


The first KSS sponsored card I am sharing with you today uses images from Stars & Stripes American Flag, Poppy Bouquet, and Remembrance Poppy. The color recipes I created for this card using Altenew inks for the poppies and Stampin' Up inks for the flag are added below the card. The clouds were finger dabbed on the blue card front with gesso. The fringe of grass across the bottom was stamped with the grass from Honey Bunny.






 

Here is a clean and simple design using the flag and flagpole inspired by a common Forever US postage stamp and entered in the CAS657 Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.



The second card features the cat from Scaredy Cat. This set also includes a fabulous cauldron with bubbles and a several fun sentiments. I also used the branch from Owl & Autumn Moon.



My Graveyard Raven design is a one layer card to which I added one of the fun sentiments from Scaredy Cat.


This final one layer card features an image from Clay Pots along with the Fall Chrysanthemum and a sentiment from Autumn Greetings.


Thanks for stopping by to check out the new stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps! 


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!!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sneak Peeks at Monday's KSS Releases

Six fabulous new sets and 4 SVC Cut Background Stencils will be released by Kitchen Sink Stamps on Monday. Here are a couple of sneak peeks!


                                       

Who is ready for some Halloween Haunting?


Thursday, September 23, 2021

CCEE2138 - Autumn Equinox

 September 22nd was the Autumnal Equinox. In honor of the beginning of autumn Frances Byrne has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a Fall-themed card. 

I used Ray of Sunshine by Kitchen Sink Stamps for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember celebration to  create this card.


Check out the beautiful autumn designs by the rest of the CCEE Stampers.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Another KSS September Sneak Peek

I added a couple of images to this card as a sneak peek from two of the Kitchen Sink Stamps September sets. Six new sets will be released by KSS next Monday, September 27. 

This card was created for today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge which can be found here. I added images from KSS' Sunflowers and Autumn Greetings, as well. The designer paper is by Graphic 45.



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!!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Kitchen Sink Stamps - September Sneak Peek

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design includes a HUGE sneak peek at one of the new images being released on September 27. I am sure that Kitchen Sink Stamps fans can pick out the new image featured in this autumn scene. Enjoy!


Kitchen Sink Stamps sets used in this scene include:

New Set to be released on Monday, September 27

Trees



The sky was created using the KSS SVG cut stencil Cloudy Skies.

I will be adding more sneak peeks during the week!

Thanks for your visits and your sweet, sweet comments!


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!!


Thursday, September 16, 2021

CCEE2137 - National Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month. So the CCEE Stampers have an easy challenge from September Hostess, Lois Bak: include a mushroom on your card.

My card features a Morel Mushroom digital image from Power Poppy which I colored with watercolors.



Here are the cards created by the CCEE Stampers DT: