Monday, September 28, 2020

Kitchen Sink Stamps - September Release

We had a great time last week being a part of the fun over at Simon Says Stamp. I loved sharing my samples  for their exclusive KSS set with you for their STAMPtember event. Maria's Autumn Pumpkin was so popular there that it sold out before noon. Congratulations, Maria, on the great success of that wonderful set.

Today I get to share more new images from two sets releasing today: Grazing Horse and Grand View Mountains. What perfect additions to the Kitchen, especially for those of you who love scene building like I do. I used these two sets with a few others mixed in to create this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored designs!



Additional KSS sets used include:




Additional KSS set used include:


Additional KSS sets used include:





Additional KSS sets used include:



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


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps,  if you click on the blue bracketed Shop Here at the top of left-hand side panel, it 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 23, 2020

CCEE2039 - Mushroom Month

 

According to the Days of the Year Calendar, September is Mushroom Month. So for our challenge this week, CCEE Stampers hostess, Frances Byrne, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include one or more mushroom either stamped or die cut on our creations.


I used these Tim Holtz die cut mushrooms to create a masculine get well card. The sentiment die cut is from The Stamps of Life.



Let's see what the rest of the CCEE Stampers did with their mushrooms!


Simon Says Stamp Presents KSS at STAMPtember


Such excitement in the Kitchen today with the collaborative release by Simon Says Stamp of the newest Kitchen Sink Stamps set - Autumn Pumpkin. This set is being sold exclusively by Simon Says Stamp as a limited edition. Once the set is gone, it is gone for good. So if you see something you like, head over to Simon Says Stamp and make your purchase.



I have two projects to share with you today using the wonderful images and sentiments from this set. The first is a simple treat box for handing out your Halloween treats or for sharing tasty Thanksgiving goodies.



I used the KSS SVG cut files for the pumpkin, leaves, and happy.

Color Recipe for the pumpkin using Stampin' Up inks

Layer 1 Apricot Appeal
Layer 2 Marigold Morning
Layer 3 Mango Melody
Layer 4 Only Orange
Layer 5 Calypso Coral

Color Recipe for the vines using Stampin' Up inks

Layer 1 Gumball Green
Layer 2 Mossy Meadow
Layer 3 Forest Foliage

The cat was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.




Color recipe for the autumn leaves using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Crumb Cake
Layer 2 Pumpkin Pie
Layer 3 Only Orange

The pumpkin and the pumpkin vines use the same recipe as on the Halloween Treat Box.

The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip.



To construct this treat box, I used a 4.75 inch x 3 inch stitched tag die from Gina Marie Designs. Any tag you have of similar size will work just fine. I cut two of the tags and 2 pieces of 2 x 2 side panels.

I scored one of the tags at one half inch and 1 and one half inch from the bottom. I scored the 2 x 2 inch side panels at one half inch and 1 and one half inch as well.



After setting the score lines with my bone folder, I stamped the autumn leaves on the tags and then attached the pumpkin and leaves which were cut with KSS SVG files before stamping. I then attached the two tags together by placing glue on the one half inch scored at the bottom of the one tag creating the bottom of the box. I then added glue to the half inch scored sections of each of the side panels to completed the box.




My final project I have to share with you today is a fun autumn pin to wear on a sweater or a jacket lapel. The completed pin measures 2.25 inches by 3.25 inches.


To make this pin, I cut 5 pumpkins, 5 cats, and 15 vines using the KSS SVG cut files. I am having such fun with my Cricut these days! I then stamped only one pumpkin, one cat, and three vines. After gluing the pumpkins one on top of the other ending with the stamped pumpkin, I used my reinkers to paint the sides of the pumpkin to cover any visible white card stock. This same procedure was followed with the cat and the vines. I them embossed each of the 5 pieces (pumpkin, cat, and three vines) with 6 layers of clear embossing powder. The pin was completed when I glued the pieces together and attached a pin clasp to the back so it was ready to wear.

I have had a lot of fun showing you ways in which you can use this fabulous set!
Maria and Nancy have some wonderful ideas as well!! Be sure to check them out and then head over to Simon Says Stamp to get your Autumn Pumpkin set before they are gone.

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


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

But It SHOULD Be - The Project Bin

Today's design sponsored by The Project Bin features a sentiment from their Cowgirl Up! that I dearly love. It mentions three things that this Texas girl is very fond of!




I used my brushes and Distress Oxide inks to create the sky at sunset and added a silhouette from Cricut Design Space which I cut out with my newest favorite toy: the Cricut Joy. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.




If you are a cowgirl at heart like I am, you'll want to hurry over to The Project Bin and lasso this fabulously fun set!!

 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Pull Out Your Boots - Here Comes Beta!

Although fall is arriving this week, hurricane season is still going strong. Here on the Texas Gulf Coast we are preparing for the landfall of Tropical Storm Beta later today.

For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I thought it appropriate to pull out their Cowboy Boots since I may need mine to wade through the waters that should be drenching us throughout the day. I hope I don't have to chase my garbage can down the street.




                          Kitchen Sink Stamps used to create this card are:




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


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps,  if you click on the blue bracketed Shop Here at the top of left-hand side panel, it 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 16, 2020

CCEE2038 - Shake Month

According to CCEE Challenge Hostess, Frances Byrne, September is "Shake Month" which is a day to celebrate all things Milkshakes! In honor of those tasty treats, Frances has challenged the CCEE Stampers to created a shaker card to share with our fans this week.

My shaker card features images from Stipple Shells and By the Tide by Stampin' Up.



Let's see what's shakin' with the rest of the CCEE Design Team:

Monday, September 14, 2020

KSS - It's Fall Y'all!

With temperatures in Texas finally beginning to drop, I was inspired to create a card to welcome my favorite season as today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card. It seems the slimline card is also a hot item these days which is absolutely perfect for the guitar which is almost 5 inches tall.

Kitchen Sink Stamps used to create this card are:

Guitar Multi Step Clear Stamps
Cowboy Hat Multi Step Clear Stamps - retired



I am also sharing a Texas thank you card. Here in Texas a Texas Ex is someone who has graduated from the University of Texas and not an ex-spouse, no matter what George Strait says!


Kitchen Sink Stamps used for this card are:

Other Important People Clear Stamps - retired
Texas Longhorn Multi Step Clear Stamps- retired


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


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps,  if you click on the blue bracketed Shop Here at the top of left-hand side panel, it 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 9, 2020

CCEE 2037 - Slimline Cards

Slimline Cards seem to be very popular at present, especially with a few companies releasing dies for the use of creating this style of card. Our hostess Frances has become addicted to this style of card as have a few of her friends. So much so that she has created a Facebook Group dedicated to Slimline Cards called Slimline Card Addicts. So it is no surprise that Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to create one for this week's challenge.

I have created a slimline holiday card for CCEE2037. I had fun with this quick and easy design.


Check out the slimline creations from the CCEE Design Team:


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Wild Thing Birthday - The Project Bin

A friend requested a birthday card for her cycle-riding husband, so for today's card sponsored by The Project Bin, I reached for Wild Thing. Nothing could be more perfect for her husband's birthday card!

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I created a center step card so that the motorcycle could have center stage on this design. The center panel was covered with Duck Tape and embossed with a 3-D embossing plate from Sizzix. I stamped and watercolored the motorcycle on heavy cardstock and then cut two additional motorcycles layering them so that the piece is almost like chipboard. After adding some Crystal Accents to the headlight,  I popped the motorcycle up on thick dimensionals.


The sentiments were stamped on the side and bottom panels  using Versafine Onyx Black ink and flicked with gray watercolor speckles. Handsome was added from Just Sayin' also by The Project Bin.
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Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Lemon-Lime Thanks - KSS

I am calling today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design Lemon-Lime Thanks because I used their new Summer Lemons Multi Step Clear Stamps to create these limes using a variety of green inks from Altenew. To create the sentiment, I used Watercolor Thanks Multi Step Clear Stamps as well as the SVG cut files. A Gina Marie Designs stencil was used to brush on the table top.




Color Recipe for the Limes and the Thanks
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Firefly
Layer 2 Parrot
Layer 3 Grass Field
Layer 4 Shadow Creek

Table top was brushed on with Altenew Citrus Burst

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


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe



For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps,  if you click on the blue bracketed Shop Here at the top of left-hand side panel, it 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 2, 2020

CCEE2036 - Masculine Cards

It's a brand new month, so it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess, talented Australian crafter Frances Byrne. Since Father's Day in Australia on the 1st Sunday in September, Francis has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a masculine card for this week's challenge …. Any occasion … any age, it's up to you.

I went with a masculine birthday design using images from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The sky was created using the Cloud Edger Stencil by A Colorful Life Designs.


Masculine cards can be a challenge for some stampers. Here are links to the masculine designs created by the CCEE Stampers Design Team.



Monday, August 31, 2020

A Cup of Christmas Cheer - KSS

I pulled out a pile of KSS sets to complete today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design and boy was it fun!! I am moving quickly into Christmas card mode so I can have my cards done and ready for the postman well before the holiday season gets here this year. With so much time home alone, there isn't a good excuse not to, do you think?


KSS images included in this design came from:

Tiny Norway Pine Multi Step Clear Stamps (no longer available)




I used the Kitchen Sink Stamps SVG cut files for the coffee mug and the pines and pine cones.The window die is from Impression Obsession.The clouds were created with the Cloud Edger Stencil by A Colorful Life Designs.The designer paper is by BasicGrey. To finish the card, I added a burlap bow by the Paper Studio.

And one more quick and easy one for Teacher Appreciation Week using the newly released Apple Multi Step Clear Stamps. Teacher was punched with the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch! I love that thing!!






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,  if you click on the blue bracketed Shop Here at the top of left-hand side panel, it will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!