Monday, December 18, 2017

Let It Snow - KSS Monday

As hard as it is to believe, the weatherman is predicting the possibility of another snowfall in Victoria, Texas on or near Christmas! In my entire life, I have had a white Christmas exactly once and that was 14 years ago on my first Christmas in town. Just over a week ago we had about 3 inches of snow, and I felt we were done for at least another 20 years! Now this!! We are all anxiously watching the sky and keeping our fingers crossed.

We certainly won't be doing any ice skating or sleigh riding, but I know if we get even three inches again, there will be snowmen galore!!

So, of course, the weather report is the inspiration for this week's Kitchen Sink sponsored design!

I have entered it in the Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple challenge today which is titled White Christmas!!

Images used on today's card come from the following
Kitchen Sink Stamps Sets:

The sentiment was made with Winter Thinlits by Sizzix

Visit Maria's blog to see her latest KSS creations:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Favorites from the CCEE Team - CCEE1750

This week's challenge will be the CCEE Stampers last challenge for 2017 as we all want to take a little time to concentrate on family and friends. Of course, we will be back on the 4th of January to start another year of fun challenges!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week. We love that you play along with us.

Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Our hostess Joanne Grzelak, has asked that we keep things simple for our final challenge for the year. She requested that we use our favorite holiday stamps to create a card.

Well, I have many, many favorite holiday stamps, but my favorite which I added to my collection this year is Winter Pine by Gina Marie Designs. I hope you like how I used it to create today's Christmas card design.

I mixed it with several of my favorite dies from Gina Marie Designs, Stampin' Up, Taylored Expressions, and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

For more beautiful holiday designs, look in on the rest of the CCEE Design Team today:

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cozy Christmas - KSS Let's Make a Scene

Who would have thought that this south Texas girl would wake up on Friday morning and look out her window to see the ground and trees covered with snow? It has been 13 years since we have seen snow in my neck of the woods so, of course, it was the inspiration for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.
To create this scene I used images from the following KSS sets:

The die cut window is from Poppy Stamps and the lacey punch is by Martha Stewart.

Be sure to check out Maria's latest creation using her amazing stamps:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Here is a look at the snow event that inspired today's Let's Make a Scene card!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CCEE1749 - Christmas Carols

Now that the holidays are almost upon us, do you find yourself singing or humming along with the Christmas music blasting from every speaker? For our challenge this week, our hostess Joanne has asked that we take our inspiration from any Christmas Carol.

Singing Deck the Halls for my inspiration!!

The images on my design are from Merry Patterns by Stampin' Up.

Find out which holiday carols inspired the rest of the CCEE Stampers!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Playful Christmas 2 - KSS

Today's simple Christmas design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created with images from their Playful Christmas 2 Multi Step Clear Stamps. The tree was stamped with Versamark and embossed with copper glitter by Zing! The star was die cut and also embossed with copper glitter. For the sentiment I used Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink. The designer papers are by the Paper Studio.

Take the time to look in on Maria's latest creations below: