Monday, October 30, 2017

Splash Watercolor Background for Christmas Florals - KSS

I didn't plan to, but somehow I got caught up in Splitcoaststampers' Falliday Fest and find myself today two cards short of completing all 30 challenges and 7 bonus challenges. For this card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I used today's Try a New Technique Challenge from Splitcoaststampers seen here. The background for this floral Christmas design was created on watercolor paper using Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Ink. After they had dried, I stamped the spray of roses and greenery on top. I like the rough look of the stamping over the colored watercolor background. I hope you do to!

I finished the card with a die cut sentiment from Sizzix's Home for the Holidays.

Kitchen Sink Stamps used for this design include:

Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps
Holly & Mistletoe Multi Step Clear Stamps
Build a Garland Multi Step Clear Stamps

Now I only have one more card to go!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

CCEE1743 - Black Cat Day

Apparently October 27 is Black Cat Day and October 29 is Cat Day. So for the CCEE Challenge this week our hostess, Frances, has asked the CCEE Stampers to include a cat on our creations … black or not.

I need to get Halloween treats in the mail tomorrow for the grands so black cats it is for me!

Images from Ghouls & Goblins by Inkadinkadoo
Cat Dies by Impression Obsession
Circle and Rectangle Dies by Spellbinders
Arch Dies by QuicKutz
Grass Tufts Dies by Gina Marie Designs

Check out the CCEE Design Teams cards with "cattitude"!!!

Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest 2017

I thought at first that I wasn't going to be able to join in the fun at the Splitcoaststampers 2017 Falliday Fest due to all the busy work I had to tackle with purchasing and installing three new appliances and lining up contractors to complete my Hurricane Harvey damage. The tree trimmers finished on Monday and I am so thrilled with the results! Next comes the new fence and the new roof!

Here is a quick look at my wonderful oak trees! They stay green through the winter and drop their leaves in March.

The day the Falliday Fest started was a slow day for me so I jumped on the challenges and got started. On the days after, I seemed to pick of steam and plowed on through. The results are that I am on track to be a Yeti having completed all of the 30 challenges. All that remains is to complete 7 of the daily challenges before October 31.

I won't bore you with all 30, but today I am sharing with you a few of my favorite cards from the challenges.

Home for the Holidays Dies by Sizzix

Sunshine Girl and sentiment by Unity

Winter Cardinal by Altenew and Sizzix Dies

Ghouls & Goblins by Inkadinkado, Trick or Treat by Newton's Nook Designs
Spellbinders and Impression Obsession Dies

Stella - Santa Called by Bugaboo
Sizzix Dies

Calm Christmas by Stampin' Up
Globe and Snowflakes Dies by Sizzix

Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn View - LMS - KSS

I had so much fun creating this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using all these rich, beautiful colors of autumn. Although we have had a cool breeze or two through here is the past few weeks, I am still anxiously awaiting the first true Texas Norther! I am so ready for sweater weather!!

To create my window on autumn I have used images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

The chair was created with a die by Impression Obsession.
The grass tuft was created with a die from Gina Marie Designs.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. It's always great to see you here!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CCEE 1741 - Acetate

Our CCEE October hostess, Frances, has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create cards that include acetate in some way. Shaker Cards; Magic Color Slider Cards; Gap Cards; Acetate Windows etc.

I have chosen instead of a card to make a Christmas treat box. It is really easy and fun to do.
You cut an acetate card box in half and construct a cardstock lid. Then add the treats of your choice and decorate for the holidays. You end up with a cute, quick, and inexpensive treat for friends or coworkers.

Take a look at the creative ways the CCEE Designers have added acetate to their projects!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Autumn Get Well - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the cards I have created for the Falliday Fest over at Splitcoaststampers. You can see all of the challenges in this thread.

For the Block Party Challenge hosted by Ceal participants were to use an acrylic block to stamp a background for the design. I put Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, and Tea Dye Distress Ink on my acrylic block. After spritzing it with water, I stamped in on my white card front. I then added the leaf from Big Leaves Multi Step Clear Stamps by KSS.

Here is the recipe for the leaf:

Layer 4 Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 2 Memento Morocco
Layer 1 Memento Cantaloupe

I then stamped on the sentiment from Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps using Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate.

I finished the card off with a splattering of Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CCEE 1741 - Old Farmers Day

Did you know that today is "Old Farmers Day?"  Frances, our CCEE hostess for October, has asked that the CCEE Stampers show their appreciation to our farmers by creating something farm related today.

I have used images from

Horses by Inkadinkado
Landscape Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

a sentiment from
Scripture Medley 5 by Verve

Check out what the CCEE Stampers are doing down on the farm:

Monday, October 9, 2017

KSS LMS59 - Autumn Squirrel

Two things have been showing up in my yard a lot this week: squirrels and acorns. They were the inspiration for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Images used came from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps Sets:

Color Recipe for the Squirrel
Layer 3 Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Layer 2 Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Sepia
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel

The sentiment is die cut using
Shine Thinlits by Sizzix

Find more KSS inspiration in the work of the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CCEE1740 - Balloons

Hi Crafty Friends,and welcome to another CCEE Challenge. Being a brand new month, it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Frances Byrne.

Today is “Balloons Around the World Day”. So this week Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to add some balloons to their cards.

I have used Bryna Girl from Unity to create my birthday design.