It doesn't look like there will be any snow in our South Texas forecast for this Christmas, but I check because we would love it!! I created today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using the Figure Skates Multi Step Clear Stamps and paired it with some of the tiny silhouettes doing lots of fun icy activities which are part of the Icy Pond Multi Step Clear Stamp set!! I create this card for the Splitcoaststampers' Virtual Stamp Night Challenge call Always Winter which required a winter themed card.
Here is the last challenge for 2018, as the CCEE Stampers will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course, we will be back on the 3rd of January to start another year of fun challenges, hope to see you here, too!
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.
Now onto our challenge for this week .....
Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday 12th December was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.
The gingerbread man is from PSX while the sentiment is from Unity. Check out these other gingerbread delights:
A busy and eventful weekend kept me from getting my Kitchen Sink Stamps Let's Make a Scene design ready for posting last night, and as luck would have it, I am glad it did. I decided to check on the Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge this morning and see if I could use it for today's card. The challenge is Assembly Line Stamping. Nothing could be more perfect for me today because I have mailed out all my Christmas cards and have started receiving some from new people who were not on last year's Christmas card list. I need a bunch in a hurry! Although I am a pretty fast stamper, it usually takes me about 45 minutes to create a Let's Make a Scene design. Using the Assembly Line Method, I was able to stamp 5 cards in an hour which is just how many I want to send out today!! Win-win!! I am entering this card in the following challenge this week: Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge 720
The CCEE Stampers are rounding out the year with Frances Byrne serving as our December Challenge Hostess. Frances is a huge fan of Elf on a Shelf and his many antics. Therefore she has asked that we all include at least one elf on this week's card. I had a lot of fun with this one, but I think I will go back and decorate the tree with sequins to make it a little more festive. Most of the images and dies from this card are a part of the Ready for Christmas set by Stampin' Up. The elf is from Stampabilities. This is the card closed.
In today's post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I am sharing a quick and easy gift card holder I learned from Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Judy Garza at a recent Stamp a Stack workshop she hosted.
This gift card holder is standard A2 size and therefore fits in an invitation envelope perfect for Christmas gift giving. The basic construction requires a 4.25 inch by 11 inch piece of colored cardstock and a 3.5 inch by 7 inch piece of white cardstock. The colored cardstock is scored at 2 inches and at 7.5 inches. The white cardstock is scored at .5 inch and at5 inches.
I then attached score tape as shown below and attached the white panel.
This created the popup pocket for the gift card. When closed, the gift card slides down into the bottom flap of the card.
Well, the race is on, and Christmas is headed our way at breakneck speed! Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is my last Christmas card that I will create to send out this year. I plan to spend this afternoon getting all the Christmas cards I have made to date into envelopes and slapping on addresses and stamps so that they can head to the post office for mailing on December 1. (Message me your new address, Irene!) It sure feels great to have all that I need for this year done and ready to go! But, not to worry! I will continue to create holiday cards for the rest of the year so I can have this same fabulous, accomplished feeling again next year.
Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz Don't forget: all in-stock merchandise in on sale until midnight tonight at 35% off when you use promo code GOBBLE35. What a great opportunity to get all those items on your KSS Wish List just in time for Christmas!!
November CCEE Hostess Anne Harmon has set humorous birthday cards as the challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week. I have mixed a bunch of stamps from my collection to create my card. The lovely wine-drinking lady is by Art Impressions. It's Your Birthday is from Script Birthdays by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The wine sentiment is from Rubberneckers and the Celebrate Big is from my Unity collection. This card is be perfect for one of my dear friends! Thanks for the fun challenge, Anne!
For more laughs, check out the CCEE DT Cards below:
Many of you are aware that I create a majority of my cards for use at my church. So what would be more appropriate for today's card of Thanksgiving sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps than to pair this scripture of Thanksgiving shared so freely by the wonderful ladies at Word Art Wednesday with these beautiful autumn images from Kitchen Sink Stamps? What a truly blessed life we live in this amazing world of ours. May be we take the time this week to count the blessings given to us day after day and recognize what a remarkable world our God has created for us to live in. Thanks be to God.
Color Recipe for Pumpkins Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mango Melody Layer 4 - Memento Tangelo Layer 5 - Stampin' Up Only Orange Layer 2 - Memento Cantaloupe Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe Color Recipe for Baskets Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar Layer 2 - PTI Classic Kraft Layer 1 - PTI Fine Linen Color Recipe for Apples Layer 2 - Memento Love Letter Layer 3 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe Color Recipe for the Turkey Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede on the feather and Memento Morocco on wattle Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar Layer 1 - Memento Peanut Brittle Recipe for the Sunflowers
Last week was a week filled with difficult days and endless responsibilities. I would not have made it through without the support of friends and family who always come when I call. Today's Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is going to one of those very special people. My sister, Liz, stepped in and traveled to my town to give me her help and assistance. She did everything I asked of her and, as always, found things to do without being asked. I am so blessed that we have such a close and loving relationship. She is my rock and always beside me during challenging times. Thank you, Liz! I know you will cry when you get this just as I am crying now!! I love you and thank God everyday that he made you my sister!
The Kitchen Sink images I used came from the following sets:
According to CCEE Challenge Hostess, Anne Harmon, today is Tongue Twister Day. Most languages have their own versions of tongue twisters. In sign language, they are called “finger Fumbles”. Anne has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a tongue twister to inspire our cards. The tongue twister I have chosen is "The big black bug bled blue blood."
Why, indeed??? This card is headed to my Wacko basket. What other tantalizing tongue twisters have the other CCEE Stampers used today?
I know it probably happens to the best of us, but I hate when it happens to me. I have my calendar set up so carefully with each person's birthday listed four days before their real birthday so that the card goes in the mail THAT day and arrives a little early or on time. Somehow my October got so filled and clogged with events and responsibilities that I somehow overlooked a birthday for a dear friend! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is my "make up to my friend" belated birthday card. I hope she will forgive me!!
The Kitchen Sink Stamps I used came from the following sets:
It's a brand new month, so it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess for the month .... Anne Harmon.
This is the month of Thanksgiving in the United States. So for our challenge this week, Anne is asking us to use a turkey on our cards. If you are in another place that does not celebrate Thanksgiving, you may use a bird. It wouldn’t hurt if there was a RED feather or two!
The turkey image and sentiments are from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The designer paper is from the Happiness Collection by The Stamps of Life. And here are the designs of the members of the CCEE Design Team:
The Technique Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this morning was to create your own doodled plaid to use on your card in some way. So I decided to give it a try on my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored Thanksgiving card this morning. I used washi tape and strips of paper to mask off the corner of the cardfront and brush on the orange ink. I then removed those strips and added new ones perpendicular to those and brushed on the brown. The last step was the doodled lines added with a fine tipped sharpie. This card was created with images from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Turkey Trot Multi Step Clear Stamps. The three step turkey is so easy to line up and always looks so colorful and proud struttin' his stuff!
Color Recipe for the Turkey:
Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa (except for the wattle which is Memento Ladybug)
Layer 2 PaperTrey Ink Classic Kraft
Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle
This card is being entered in the following challenges as well: