Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CCEE 1808 - Polar Bear Day

CCEE hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi has a fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers for the final one in February.

 She says that Tuesday (2/27) is Polar Bear Day
 and asked that we create a card with a polar bear(s), snow, 
or use white as your card’s focal color.

I have no polar bears in my collection except the adorable Angel's Landing digitals that are locked away in my old crashed computer never to be retreived.

So from me, it's snow for my last winter masculine birthday! All the images on this card are from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Happy Birthday, Margaret!

I used Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 685 today to create a fun birthday card for my friend, Margaret who will be ** on Friday! Happy Birthday, girlfriend!!

The image is from Art Impressions and the Eat More Cake sentiment is by Stampabilities. The designer paper comes from Everyday Flair by My Mind's Eye.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Stained Glass Background

Splitcoaststampers had an interesting technique challenge posted today, so I decided to use it to create this week's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I used the small flower image from Multi Step Carnations and a get well sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps on this get well card for a friend.

After drawing the stained glass lines with a pencil, I painted them with Distress Oxide Inks mixed with water. I then sprinkled the entire surface with water droplets and used my heat gun to oxidize the ink. The last step for the background was to redraw the lines with a Sharpie. I then matted my stamped KSS carnation image with black and attached it to the card.

Be sure to stop by Maria's blog and see her fun going green design!

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

And a huge thank you for visiting my blog today!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CCEE1807 - Tic Tac Toe

Hi, fellow CCEE Stampers! Kelly is again our CCEE hostess this week 
and has issued  
a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge.

We are to choose a row across, up and down, or diagonally
to complete our design for this week!

I have used the bottom row which includes sequins, a doily, and enamel dots!

The image is from Jane Girl and the sentiment is from She Never Says Never
both of which are from The Unity Company.

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge and post your card on the 
CCEE Stampers' Blog!

Here are links to the cards created by the CCEE Designers:

Monday, February 12, 2018

KSS Valentine Bears

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Valentine's Day card featuring Teddy Bear Wishes and Love 4 Ducky & Teddy. I also added the "I love you" from Heart & Roses and a couple of tiny carnations from Get Well Teddy!

I threw in a few die cuts from a set by Sizzix called Photo Props and created the background using cardboard to stamp the heart frame with pink and red paint for these two "beary" cute bears! It was today's technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

I used two toilet paper rolls to create this fringed cardboard heart to stamp the paint background.

Don't miss the teddy bear Valentine Maria has shared this week! You can see it by clicking below:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Thank you for stopping by today!! I always love it when you visit!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CCEE1806 - Valentine's Day - A Day for Love

Hello friends! 
 Kelly McKown Santi, our CCEE hostess for February has a new challenge
for the CCEE Stampers this week!
  It's almost Valentine's Day, so this week, instead of making
 a traditional Valentine's Day card,
Kelly has us making cards showing something we love ♥

I combined two crafty things I love, die cuts and oxide inks, in my 
masculine birthday card design.

The duck die is from Gina Marie Designs.
The stitched rectangle opening die is from My Favorite Things.
The sentiment if from The Unity Company.

Can you guess what the rest of the
CCEE Stampers love or are you going to have to peek to see?

Monday, February 5, 2018

I Love You - KSS Valentine

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Valentine card using Multi Step Carnation and 3 Step Heart & Roses. 

I stamped the images using my MISTI once on the pink card front and once on a white panel. I then die cut the white panel with a heart die to create the look of the flowers being arranged in a heart-shaped pocket. The heart was then matched up with the stamped images on the pink card front and glued down. I stamped and cut out the two front rosebuds and a few leaves to tuck into the pocket for a little more dimension.

To finish off the design, I pierced the top front edge of the heart pocket and added a sentiment and bow.

It is now ready to go to someone special on Valentine's Day!

I have entered this card in Rubbernecker Stamps' Challenge #26 - Love is in the air!

Drop by Maria's blog and see her latest KSS design:

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Spunky Old Broads - CCEE1805

Our CCEE Hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi is bringing us a new set of challenges through-out the month of February.

Today is National Spunky Old Broads Day!
So, Kelly has the CCEE Stampers making a card using any spunky old gal or even a whole group of gals!! This should be fun!!!!

My card features my favorite spunky old broad,
Stella from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Check out the old broads featured on the cards
of the rest of the CCEE Stampers' Design Team:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Card Box Birthday Card

For today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I cut the ends off of a clear plastic card box to create a fold-flat, stand alone card box. The snowman and snowflakes are glued to the front of the box and the pine trees and sentiment are blued to the inside back panel.

Kitchen Sink Stamps images used:

Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees
Multi Step Snowman
assorted KSS sentiments

Check out Maria's creations:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Dogs

Our CCEE January hostess, Liz Williams, has given us a fun and easy challenge to end the month. She has asked that the CCEE Stampers show off our favorite technique in cardmaking. Maybe it is embossing, fancy folds, paper piecing, multilayered stamping, paper piercing, collage, etc. 

Well, I have decided to showcase my two favorite techniques on the same card. I am sure everyone knows by now that I love using multi layered stamps, and I also love putting together slice-of-life scenes.

What you may not know is that in early December I had to put down my sweet puppy of 13 years. Now I am battling daily the urge to go out and add a dog or two to my household. I really, really want to, but with new responsibilities and more travel on my horizon I just can't allow myself to give in to this desire.

So the next best thing for me has been to add more dog stamps to my collection. The stamps I have used on this card are Dachshund, Lab, and Pug by Gina Marie Designs. The sentiment is a part of the Lab set. The trees are from Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up. I think they are adorable, don't you?

I am headed over to see what techniques the rest of the CCEE Design Team love and have shared today. Won't you join me?

Monday, January 22, 2018

Warm Birthday Wishes Just For You - KSS

The fourth Monday of January brings me the opportunity to share with you another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. For this birthday design, I wanted to contrast the warmth of a winter cabin with the frigid yet fun cold of the snowy outdoors.

I have included images from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Kittens & Pup, Multi Step Tree Friends, and Multi Step Snowy Cabin along with single words pulled together from lots of KSS sentiments. 

This birthday card is going to one of my dog loving friends! I know she will like it!! Hope you do, too!!

The window die is from Poppy Stamps.

Thanks for visiting me today!! I love hearing from you!!

Please visit Maria Colosimo's blog as well to see her amazing creations with the stamps she has created:

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside - CCEE1803

Liz Williams, our January CCEE hostess asked that this week the CCEE Stampers use an image showing some kind of winter garment.

We Texans have been digging deep into our closets this week to find some winter garments!! We are not used this cold!! What a perfect challenge for us!! 

The above images are from the Unity Company.

CCEE Stampers Design Team:

Frances Byrne