Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CCEE2237 - First Day of Autumn

Today is the first day of autumn so CCEE September Hostess, Kelly McKown Santi, has the CCEE Stampers thinking fall for this week's challenge. We are to create cards with an autumn theme!


Sentiment by The Project Bin

Leaves by Sizzix 


Click below to see the autumn designs by the CCEE DT:


Liz Williams


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Double D Challenges - Things the Fall

Fab 'n' Funky - Challenge #557 Autumn Colors

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #235 - Signs of Fall


Monday, September 19, 2022

Technique - Scoring - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Looking for a challenge to try this morning for my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I happened upon the Technique Lover's Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. TLC917 is called SCORE and requires a scored background.

I decided it would be perfect for creating a large sheet of notebook paper as the background for a thank you card for a paraprofessional or a volunteer to acknowledge their help is getting school off to a great start this year.

After scoring the lines, I ran a blue ink pad gently across the surface of the card followed by a red pad for the left margin line. I then rounded the corners and punched the three holes down the side before stamping the sentiment and gluing on the stamped SVG cut files for the pencils and the crayons.

Stamps sets used to create this 5x7 design are:

Back to School Supplies

Class Notes


 

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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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 14, 2022

CCEE2236 - International Dot Day

 CCEE Stampers September Hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi, has a fun challenge for us today. Since today is International Dot Day, she has asked us to create cards with a circle, polka dots, or anything round.

I think my holiday design covers all the bases!!




For more circle inspiration, check out the cards from the CCEE Design Team below:




Monday, September 12, 2022

School: A Rainbow of Possibilities - KSS

A huge thank you to Kitchen Sink Stamps fans who took part in the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember event and made Butterfly Kisses a sell-out set. I had so much fun creating with it and know that it will be one of my go-to sets in the future.

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple design which combines images for Back to School Supplies and Class Notes. The crayons were stamped on the SVG cut crayon that coordinated with the Back to School Supplies set.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:






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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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, September 9, 2022

2022 STAMPtember - Simon Says Stamp and Kitchen Sink Stamps




What an exciting day it is today in the Kitchen. Today is Kitchen Sink Stamps Day at STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp

This year's set is entitled Butterfly Kisses and comes with three butterflies and a grand variety of wonderful sentiments to create cards for many different occasions. 




You can purchase the set with or without matching dies, but remember that there is only a limited supply of both. Once they sell out, they will not be sold again by Simon Says Stamp or Kitchen Sink Stamps. Should you prefer SVG cut files instead of/or in addition to the dies, you can purchase them at Kitchen Sink Stamps for 99¢.


The first sample I am sharing today is a 5 x 7 inch scenic design which mixes images from Butterfly Kisses with another Kitchen Sink Set called Birch Trees. I have used the KSS SVG cut files for both the birch trees and the butterflies. I created the background clouds by dabbing on white acrylic paint with my fingertip.

Color Recipe for the Butterflies
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Dew Drops
Layer 2 Volcano Lake
Layer 3 Starlight

Color Recipe for the Birch Trees
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Mocha
Layer 2 Espresso




For my second sample, I have created a slimline card with a Distress Oxide Ink blended background. On this card I combined images from Butterfly Kisses with a KSS set called Hydrangea. Again, I used the KSS SVG cut files for these images.

Color Recipe for Butterflies
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Lavender Fields
Layer 2 Lavender Fields
Layer 3 Midnight Violet

Color Recipe for Hydrangeas
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Pink Diamond
Layer 2 Cotton Candy
Layer 3 Puffy Heart
Layer 4 Rubellite

Color Recipe for Hydrangea Leaves
Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Certainly Celery
Layer 2 Lucky Limeade
Layer 3 Always Artichoke

The blended background was created using Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger in the following colors:  Shabby Shutters, Old Paper, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn. The background was this sprinkled with water and ironed dry. I then splattered the surface with gold metallic acrylic paint.

I thought I would also share a photo of how I keep my SVG cut files in alphabetical order in mini folders in magnetic closure boxes. I have three boxes of these!  I love cutting these shapes with my Cricut Joy and stockpiling them in folders stamped and ready for piecing together in any way I choose.




Thank you so much for checking out our collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for their STAMPtember celebration this year!! I hope you love Butterfly Kisses and grab it up before it sells out!

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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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 7, 2022

CCEE2235 - 18th Birthday Celebration

Kelly McKown-Santi is the CCEE Stampers' Challenge Host for the month of September. Since tomorrow is her son's 18th birthday, Kelly has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a masculine birthday card. She wants us to use one or eight of anything on our cards.

I used one stamp to create this card and 8 jewels as the stars in the sky for my masculine birthday design.



I grabbed up this great Hero Arts background stamp on sale at Hobby Lobby last week. I know I will be using it again soon!!

Visit the CCEE DT blogs to see their masculine birthday designs for Kelly's challenge!!


Monday, September 5, 2022

Best Kitty EVER

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design was inspired by the rough week I have had with my male tabby, Elvis. As any crafter knows, we have craft supplies everywhere, and Elvis found a 12 inch stream of glitter ribbon SOMEWHERE and unknown to me proceeded to eat it. After a day of vomiting and two days of not eating or drinking, it was off to the vet for x-rays which were followed immediately by abdominal surgery. It's been tough, but he is a real trooper and is feeling much, much better. He is certainly ready to be rid of that dreaded cone, but will be wearing it for a few more days!

I created this card with KSS's newly released Top of Class and Make a Big Statement. I stamped extra ribbons and attached them behind the SVG cut ribbon since it is "Best in Show" after all!

The designer paper is of some of my treasured BasicGrey. Sure do miss them!



Color Recipe for the Ribbon using Altenew Inks:

Layer 1 Mountain Mist
Layer 2 Lagoon
Layer 3 Teal Cave
Layer 4 Galactic Stream

I have entered this card in the following challenges:






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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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, August 31, 2022

CCEE2234 - International Toy Testing Day

 Kelly McKown-Santi is hosting our CCEE Stampers Challenges for the month of September!! What fun she has planned for us today. This is International Toy Testing Day, Kelly has asked the CCEE Stampers and their friends to create a card which has a toy or toys on it! She said to think Christmas cards and Santa's workshop, but I was in need of a masculine get well card, and I think this does the trick!!



CCEE Stampers DT Cards:

Monday, August 29, 2022

Headed Back to School - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today is the release date for Kitchen Sinks Stamps' newest images.  Three of the new sets feature back to school images and sentiments. They include:

Back to School Supplies

Class Notes

Top of the Class

On both of these cards, I used the SVG cut files available for free from KSS when you add them to your cart on the day you purchase the matching stamp set. What fun I had making all those colorful crayons!! The crayon box was created using the SVG 3D Gift Card Crayon Box and Label Stencil also available from KSS today. Instead of creating the 3D version, I made the box flat to use on my card front. There is also a collection of Back to School printable backgrounds for foiling that are perfect for use with these sets.



The above card has been entered in the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #648 - Back to School.




The fourth set is called Baby Steps and is a fabulous mix of images and sentiments for welcoming a new baby into a family! I again used the SVG cut files to stamp the image of the pram. This set also includes a delightful pair of baby feet and an awesome mix of delightful sentiments. The printable backgrounds for foiling which are great for use with these images is called Oh Baby!


I have entered this baby card in the As You See It Challenge #282 - Baby Business.



Don't miss the fabulous creations using these new images which are being shared today by the Kitchen Crew!







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, August 26, 2022

KSS Sneak Peek

On Monday, August 29 Kitchen Sink Stamps will be releasing 4 new stamps sets as well as several digital background. Today's sneak peek features images from two of the new sets!! I think you're going to love them!!

 


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

CCEE2233 - Pluto Demoted Day

According to the Days of the Year web site,  August 24th is Pluto Demoted Day. This day marks the occasion in 2006 when Pluto was demoted from being a planet to a dwarf planet. For our challenge today, hostess Frances Byrne has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card that has a space theme.


The links below take you to the "Out-of-This-World" creations of the CCEE Team:


Monday, August 22, 2022

Butterfly Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

With this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I finally have all the birthday cards I need for August. This birthday design features the largest butterfly in the Butterflies set. The sentiment is from Make a Big Statement. The branch and leaves were created using the Branch and Leaves SVC cut stencil. 



Color Recipe for the Butterfly

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Tahitian Tide

Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Starry Sky

Layer 3 - Versafine Clair Nocture


The background was created with Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Mermaid Lagoon spritzed with large water drops. Gold acrylic splatters were then added.



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!!