Monday, February 27, 2017

KSS - Let's Make a Spring Scene

Another 4th Monday has rolled around which means it's time for another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The theme this week is spring! It has arrived early this year in Texas and all the trees are putting on their new leaves blanketing the countryside in green. I am heading out this weekend for a little road trip and will be looking for signs of spring across the state. I will be keeping my eyes peeled to spot some Indian Paintbrushes, Texas Bluebonnets, and Dogwood blossoms! I'll let you know next week what I saw when I return.

Kitchen Sink Stamps used in this design include:

Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps

You can find more beautiful KSS creations at the blogs below:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CCEE1708 - Tic-Tac-Toe

Our CCEE February hostess, Liz Williams asked the CCEE Stampers to pick from the tic tac toe board below either vertically, horizionally, or diagonally for the elements of our cards this week.

Since the gatefold design with interlocking frame that I made for Monday's post was still on my desk and it was fun and easy to make, I went with the bottom row: Fancy Fold, A Wild Animal, and Wet Embossing.

All the images I used for this card are from Stampin' Up. The chicken wire die is by Sizzix.

You can see in the picture below that the frame is glued to the top of the gatefold and the stamped image is glued to the bottom panel of the gatefold.

And this final photo shows how the closure works. Like I said, fun and easy.

See how the Tic-Tac-Toe Board played out in the rest of the CCEE Team's designs:

Monday, February 20, 2017

KSS - Fun Fold Monday

Third Monday brings with it another Fun Fold design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Here in our state, the first bluebonnets of the season are cropping up and in another week or two they will be in full bloom along highways throughout the Texas hill country. Many Texans will be grabbing their cameras, hopping in their cars, and taking to the roads looking for those magical photographic moments that happen each spring in Texas!

Today's card was made from a 5.5 x 11 inch piece of card stock scored at 2.75 inches from both ends to create a basic gate fold with designer paper added on top. I made a die cut frame, cut an oval from its center, and cut a white oval on which to stamp. The top half of the frame was glued to the top of the gate fold. The bottom half of the stamped oval was glued to the bottom gate fold. They slide together and interlock to close the card.

Stamps: Bluebonnets Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Designer Paper: Susan Winget Meadow by K & Company

This is how the card started:

I added a layer of designer paper and a white panel inside and the frame and stamped oval to the front:

And here is what it looks like when the stamped oval in inserted into the frame for closing:

It is a fun and easy card to make yet it still has the WOW factor for the person who receives it.

Thank you for checking out my latest Kitchen Sink Stamps design today! Find more fabulous designs on the blogs below:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CCEE1707 - Feminine Birthday

Today is our mom's 88th birthday, so Liz has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a feminine card for the special lady of their choice. This is the card I created for Mother.

My card features Peony Bouquet by Altenew and Script Birthdays by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Linked below are the beautiful birthday cards created by the CCEE DT.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Peaceful River - KSS Let's Make a Scene

Another second Monday has arrived and along with it a new Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. This is the type of winter scene you would see where I live. We seldom, if ever, see snow on the Texas Gulf Coast, but many trees are bare. With the unseasonably warm winter we have had lately they won't be bare for long. Spring will be arriving in my neck of the woods early this year, I believe!

Kitchen Sink Stamps used in this design:

Greetings from the Woods Clear Stamps

Thanks for your visit here today!

Be sure you check out more inspired KSS creations linked below:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CCEE1706 - Valentine Colors + Silver

Now is the time to get those last minute Valentines made and mailed. Everyone loves getting a handmade Valentine. Let's make this a color challenge by using red, black, white, and a bonus of glimmer by using silver.

My sweet friend, Shelley, gifted me this fun hedgehog from The Stamps of Life. My oldest granddaughter just got a hedgehog for Christmas, and Shelly knew I would have fun making cards for her with this fun set. 

Here are the cards made by the rest of the CCEE Team:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CCEE1705 - Library Lovers Month

In honor of Library Lovers month, hostess Liz Williams has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a reading or book theme for our cards this week.

I have used this sweet reader from Spread Your Wings by Unity and this wonderful sentiment from All Booked Up by PaperTrey Ink. The designer plaid paper is from Sweater Weather by DCWV.