Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CCEE1648 - RED

Today is Eat a Red Apple Day, so in the spirit of Christmas the CCEE Stampers are each creating something that includes the color red.

The coffee cup and embossed background are by Tim Holtz and Sizzix.
The Hand is by Impression Obsession

Look in on the CCEE Stampers and see how they used red in this week's design:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Poppy Girl - Unity

I am trying to be more faithful in sending snail mail to my two college age granddaughters this year, and I have found a stamp line that is perfect in helping me with that goal. I have started collecting images from the Angie Girls by Unity. The images are of strong, beautiful young women and the sentiments are encouraging and filled with truth.

Here is one that I am sending out this week.

Images: Poppy Girl by Unity
Designer Paper: Sleigh Ride by Cratepaper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Colored with reinkers

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

CCEE1647 - Pins and Needles

For her last week as CCEE hostess for the month of November, Frances tells us, "Sunday 27th November is Pins and Needles Day which commemorates the opening of a historical Broadway Play called Pins and Needles in 1937.

This week let's create cards with a sewing theme, using either stamps, dies,  papers, buttons, pins, needles or any combination of the above."

I think this will make a fun birthday card for one of my sewing friends!


Mouse Bounce by House-Mouse Designs, Inx.
Sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes by Stampin' Up
Sewing & Writing Dies by Sizzix

Designer Paper by Graphic 45

Check out the oh, "sew" cute designs by the CCEE Team and then join us in this fun challenge!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

KSS - Playful Christmas 2

Back today with a couple of quick and simple Christmas cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Both the 10 Minute and 10 Minute More designs use images from their Playful Christmas 2 Multi Step Clear Stamps

10 Minute Card

Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Emerald Envy and Daffodil Delight
Inks: Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Crushed Curry, Memento Cottage Ivy

20 Minute Card

Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink and Real Red
Inks: Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink and Real Red
Tools: Spellbinders Die
Embellishment: Glitter Ribbon, Glitter Star, Rhinestones

Visit the Kitchen Crew:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

CCEE 1646 - Bears

Frances informed the CCEE Stampers that yesterday was "Have a Party with Your Bear Day". So to celebrate, she has challenged us to feature bears on our cards this week.

 I am still catching up on Christmas cards so I will have enough to mail on December 1. Can you believe that December is almost here?

Bear from Pines by Stampin' Up
Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment from Stampabilities

Monday, November 14, 2016

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Turkey Trot

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here when it seems like just yesterday when we were starting a new year. This week has be searching through recipes to find that perfect side dish to compliment our traditional turkey and dressing.

This week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the few Thanksgiving cards I will be sending out this year. It features images from Turkey Trot Multi Step Clear Stamps, Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Visit the Kitchen Crew:

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Origami Day

November 11 is Origami Day!  Our CCEE Hostess, Frances Byrne, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include something origami on our cards this week. It could be a folded shirt, dress, crane, a folded box whatever you like.

Since I am playing catch up on Christmas cards this year, I have folded a 5 pointed star to use as the focus of this holiday card.

Die: Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Stamp: Merry Christmas 06 by Stampabilities

Check out the fun origami creations by the rest of the CCEE Stampers Design Team:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Autumn Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Autumn birthdays were on my mind as I designed this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I let the giant sunflower stamped in shades of red be the focus of this spray of autumn leaves and berries. For the 10 minute card I stamped directly on a kraft panel using masking. For the 20 minute design I stamped the leaves and sunflower on a separate white panel and cut them out to pop up over the stamped branch and berries with a little twine and burlap embellishment.

Kitchen Sink Stamps used for these cards include:

Giant Sunflower Multi Step Clear Stamps
Owl & Autumn Moon Multi Step Clear Stamps
Autumn Squirrel Multi Step Clear Stamps
Harvest Multi Step Clear Stamps
Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps

The berries were stamped with a pencil eraser.

10 Minute Card

20 Minute Card

I have entered the 20 minute card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions - November Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday Stamps - SSC139 - Autumn Splendor

The Artistic Stamper - November Creative Challenge - Autumnal

Connie Can Crop - #52 - Pumpkin Spice

Thank you for visiting me today! Treat yourself to more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration by visiting the Kitchen Crew:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

CCEE 1644 - Wobbly Wednesday

It's a brand new month which means it is time to introduce Frances Byrne, our CCEE challenge hostess for November.

For our first challenge this month, Frances tells us that the 2nd of November was Wobbly Wednesday, a day set aside to bring awareness to a condition called Nystagmus, a non-stop and uncontrolled movement of the eyes which is symptomatic of problems with the visual system of the brain and body.

So the challenge this week is to put some wobble in our designs.

Image: Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz
Dies by Sizzix

Check out the cards created by the CCEE Design Team: