Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CCEE1639 - Christmas/Winter Card

This week hostess Lois Bak has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a Christmas or winter card.

I have used two parts of the Art Impressions trifold Nativity set. Although it doesn't show that well in the photo, the stable is popped up over the manger with super thick spacers and it's really cute with the donkey peeking in the stable door. The sentiment is part of the Born this Day set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

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Frances Bryne

Monday, September 26, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Owl & Autumn Moon

This past week was the hottest one of the year here in our part of Texas so with today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I am doing my best to encourage autumn to hurry up and head down our way! We are more than ready for some cool, breezy days and some bright autumn leaves to dot the landscape around these parts.

This masculine get well card was created with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Owl & Autumn Moon Multi Step Clear StampsMake a Big Statement Clear Stamps, and Snowy Cabin Multi Step Clear Stamps (the bare trees). I used a stylus, Versamark, and clear embossing powder to sprinkle a few stars in the night sky.

I also clear embossed the moon, owl, branch, and leaves using layer 1 of each so I could sponge in the dark sky as my background.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Follow the List - CCEE1638

This week our hostess, Lois, asked the CCEE Stampers to Follow the List.

We were to include on our card:
One (1) animal
Two (2) layers
Three (3) colors (plus neutrals -- black, white, gray -- if you wish)

The image and background paper are Raining Cats & Dogs by Graphic 45
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Masculine Get Well Cards - 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - KSS

With three gentlemen friends in the hospital this week, I found myself in need of some masculine get well designs so I decided to work with some beautiful autumn leaves for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card

20 Minute Card

Color Recipe for the Leave

Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Papertrey Classic Kraft stamped twice

The leaf was cut out with scissors and the edges sponged with Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip. It was then popped up with dimensionals on a patch of fringed burlap.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CCEE1637 - Dies Only

Lois has a fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers today:   Make a card with no stamping -- just die cuts.

Dies: Tall Grass and Crane by Impression Obsession
Happy Birthday by Die'sire
Circle by Spellbinders

Click below to see the die designs of the CCEE Stampers:

Frances Bryne

Sunday, September 11, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Harvest Time

I have been excited to find all my favorite in-season apples popping up at my local grocery store lately from honey crisps to galas to rambos. They inspired me to make some delicious sour apple bars as well as to create a card for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Challenge #131 - Trees

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Theme Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Stamps:  Harvest Multi Step Clear Stamps
and Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Dies: Spellbinders Oval Regalia and Wrought Iron Fence

Color Recipes:

Baskets - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede,
2 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft stamped twice, 1 Papertrey Ink Fine Linen stamped twice

Apples - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped twice, 2 Stampin' Up Real Red stamped twice, 1 Stampin' Up Barely Banana

Tree: 4 Papertrey Ink Classic Kraft, 3 trunk - Memento Rich Cocoa, leaves Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive, 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016


With most kids back in school by now,  our hostess Lois has given the CCEE Stampers a Word Challenge -- the word being WORD.  She said, "Include something on your card that begins with each of the letters in W - O - R - D."

Using images from Unity's ...head up-heart strong, I have included the wind for W, the outdoors for O, a ribbon for R, and have used a die for D.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

KSS 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Carnations

This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps use the Multi Step Carnations. This has fast become my favorite flower to stamp due to the ease of lining it up quickly and the elegant simplicity of the cards created with it. It is great for a multitude of occasions and gorgeous in all colors.

10 Minute Card

For this card I stamped a single bloom and topped it with an elegant die cut sentiment. So fast and easy.

Stamps: Carnations Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Color Recipe: 
Carnation: Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bud
stamped twice, Layer 3 Memento Lady Bug stamped 4 times, 
Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Stem: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade,
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment: With Sympathy Die by Impression Obsession

20 Minute Card

For this card I stamped the carnation three times, and then added a couple of corner punched layers and a grosgrain bow.

Stamps: Carnations Multi Step Clear Stamps and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette
Color Recipe:
Carnation: Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink stamped twice, Layer 2 Stampin' Up
Pretty in Pink stamped twice, Layer 3 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink stamped 4 times,
Layer 4 Memento Rose Bud
Stems: Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade,
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment: Marvy Corner Punch, Pink Ribbon

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