Monday, August 19, 2019

10 Minute Love Note - KSS

Way back in the years when I was just beginning with Kitchen Sink Stamps (2008, 2009), I did a series of cards called 10 Minute Cards. Although I am probably more known for the scenes that I create with KSS, clean and simple designs have always appealed to me as well. So today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a masculine 10 minute love note for your significant other.

I love this solitary and stoic bird from the newly released Seaside Seagull Multi Step Clear Stamps. I pulled the sentiment from Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps. One layer of the starfish from Sea Shells Multi Step Clear Stamps was used to create the background of the kraft cardfront.



You can see in the color recipe below how I kept one part of the bird stark white by masking instead of stamping part of layer one of the seagull.



Today's card was created for the following challenges:

AAA Cards - clean and simple challenges - CAS Game #147 - Along the Edge




SheepSki Designs Challenges - #29 Animal Madness

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






Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CCEE 1933 - Vacation Destination

Anne Harmon, our August hostess, has created another fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers.  This week she has asked us all to create a card using a vacation destination .... one we love or would like to go to, and to make sure to add a 3D element for fun.

All my travels this summer have been in Texas. It is a huge place, you know!! The images on my card are all from my favorite Texas rubber stamp company, Deadbeat Designs. The sentiments are computer generated.




Check out were the rest of the CCEE DT hope to visit:



Monday, August 12, 2019

Let's Make a Scene #101 - KSS

It's hard to believe that I have been making and posting Let's Make a Scene cards sponsored by and created with Kitchen Sink Stamps for almost 5 years now. Being the second Monday of August means that it is time for another one, and I am proud to say that this one is #101. It's another masculine birthday card which I need many of about this time of the year.

The images used to create this design come from the following KSS sets:




To create this card I stamped the male and female ducks first on a 4.5 x 6.6 white panel. I then masked the ducks and added the rocks and lake. After masking the rocks, I added the cattails. To finish the card I brushed on a blue sky and dabbed on white acrylic paint clouds. Once they were dried (maybe one minute), I added the sentiment. To turn the panel into a card, I matted it with brown and attached it to a kraft 5 x 7 card.

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








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




Thursday, August 8, 2019

CCEE1932 - Embossing - Wet or Dry


Anne Harmon, our CCEE Stampers' hostess for the month of August has challenged us this week, to use either wet or dry embossing.  Embossing adds so much to a card.  Add some bling (glitter, gems, sequins, etc.)


I have watercolored a cute  little embossed neighborhood from Darice. (Looks like I forgot to paint the wheels on the car and bus! I'll go back and do that before I mail this out.)The paper is Bo Bunny and the charm is by Tim Holtz. The stamped sentiment is from Everything Comes Full Turn by Unity.



Check out the embossed beauties by the rest of the CCEE Team!




Monday, August 5, 2019

Monochromatic Lighthouse - KSS

For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps' sponsored design, I have stamped a monochromatic card using images and sentiments from Lighthouse Multi Step Clear Stamps and images from Isle of Big Bay Lake Multi Step Clear Stamps. When I finished the stamping, I embossed the panel with this nautical compass embossing folder from Darice. My final step was to sponge the embossing with Seaside Spray by Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dies and Ribbon - CCEE1931

August CCEE Hostess, Anne Harmon, has requested that this week the CCEE Stampers create cards using die cuts and ribbon.

My Christmas card was created using the die cut set Santa on Parade by Spellbinders.


Pull out your dies and ribbons and play along.
Post your creation on the CCEE Blog!

Here are links to the die cut and ribbon beauties from the CCEE Team.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Soar High, My Friend - KSS

Today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a masculine sympathy card created using stamps from the following KSS sets:





My favorite method for creating clouds is to dab my finger in white acrylic paint and pat it around until I get the cloud shapes I want. It is quick and easy and like real clouds, I get a variety of shapes.

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






Maria and Jeanne and Nancy have also created beautiful designs with Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Check them out!



Thursday, July 25, 2019

CCEE1930 - Moth Week

Who knew the moth would have a whole week dedicated to it!!  July hostess, Vicky Gould, has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a moth (or butterfly) on our cards today.  Extra credit if you actually have a Moth stamp/digital you can use.  

This is an opportunity to add to your Birthday, Thank you Thinking of you or just all-occasion card stash.  LET THE INSECTS FLY!




Check out how the rest of the CCEE Team has created with their moths and butterflies!


Kelly McKown-Santi

Monday, July 22, 2019

Owl by Big Bay Lake - KSS

Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the cards I created for display at Junkie Fest in Minnesota last month. It is the final card I rushed to finish before shipping the prepared cards to Maria. It was down to the wire so I didn't get any notes recorded about the colors on this card. Therefore, there won't be any color recipes today, but I hope you enjoy this night owl and full moon card anyway!



Kitchen Sink Sets Used in this design include:


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



As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Bird or Beast and WHY? - The owl is my current favorite bird. As I sit on my patio after dark, I can hear one calling in the distance but have yet to spot it!! I hope to soon!



Also don't miss the chance to see the latest designs from the Kitchen Crew linked below:




Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CCEE1929 Stencils

Vicky Gould is back again with another fun July challenge for the CCEE Stampers.

She says, "If you're like me, you have lots of stencils.  I have a drawer full that I never think of!  Get one of those out that you haven't used (or haven't used in ages) and put it to good use!"



My card was created with Distress Oxides, a script stencil by The Crafters' Workshop, and flowers from Unity.

Create a card using a stencil and join us on the CCEE Stampers' Blog in this challenge by posting your card there.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Seaside Birthday - KSS

I know today isn't a normal Let's Make a Scene posting day, but I needed one for a beach-loving buddy who is big-time into restoring old trucks. He is celebrating his birthday tomorrow. For those reasons, today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps includes images from Classic Old Truck Multi Step Clear Stamps, Seaside Seagull Multi Step Clear Stamps, Palm Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps, Sail Boats Multi Step Clear Stamps, and 





Color Recipe for the Piling



Color Recipe for the Seagull



Color Recipe for the Wheel Base of the Classic Old Truck



Color Recipe for the Truck Body of Classic Old Truck



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - July - Masculine Birthday

Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge 113 - Vitamin Sea


Inspiring work of the Kitchen Crew:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CCEE1928 - Cheer Up the Lonely Day


July CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, says that most of us probably know an older person who may or may not live alone.  She asked us to make a "Thinking of you" card and actually send it out!  She said, "If you don't know anyone, send it to a local nursing home and address it to "Someone Special" or any other phrase  you can think of."

Let's cheer up some people today!  Have fun!

The inside of my card reads, "Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers."


Fresh as a Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment from ...head up-heart strong by Unity
Tag Die by Gina Marie Designs

Visit the CCEE Blog to see the lovely creations of the design team and play along if you like!