Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Spunky Old Broads - CCEE1805

Our CCEE Hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi is bringing us a new set of challenges through-out the month of February.

Today is National Spunky Old Broads Day!
So, Kelly has the CCEE Stampers making a card using any spunky old gal or even a whole group of gals!! This should be fun!!!!

My card features my favorite spunky old broad,
Stella from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

Check out the old broads featured on the cards
of the rest of the CCEE Stampers' Design Team:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Card Box Birthday Card

For today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I cut the ends off of a clear plastic card box to create a fold-flat, stand alone card box. The snowman and snowflakes are glued to the front of the box and the pine trees and sentiment are blued to the inside back panel.

Kitchen Sink Stamps images used:

assorted KSS sentiments

Check out Maria's creations:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Dogs

Our CCEE January hostess, Liz Williams, has given us a fun and easy challenge to end the month. She has asked that the CCEE Stampers show off our favorite technique in cardmaking. Maybe it is embossing, fancy folds, paper piecing, multilayered stamping, paper piercing, collage, etc. 

Well, I have decided to showcase my two favorite techniques on the same card. I am sure everyone knows by now that I love using multi layered stamps, and I also love putting together slice-of-life scenes.

What you may not know is that in early December I had to put down my sweet puppy of 13 years. Now I am battling daily the urge to go out and add a dog or two to my household. I really, really want to, but with new responsibilities and more travel on my horizon I just can't allow myself to give in to this desire.

So the next best thing for me has been to add more dog stamps to my collection. The stamps I have used on this card are Dachshund, Lab, and Pug by Gina Marie Designs. The sentiment is a part of the Lab set. The trees are from Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up. I think they are adorable, don't you?

I am headed over to see what techniques the rest of the CCEE Design Team love and have shared today. Won't you join me?

Monday, January 22, 2018

Warm Birthday Wishes Just For You - KSS

The fourth Monday of January brings me the opportunity to share with you another Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. For this birthday design, I wanted to contrast the warmth of a winter cabin with the frigid yet fun cold of the snowy outdoors.

I have included images from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Kittens & Pup Multi Step Clear Stamps, Tree Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Snowy Cabin Multi Step Clear Stamps along with single words pulled together from lots of KSS sentiments. 

This birthday card is going to one of my dog loving friends! I know she will like it!! Hope you do, too!!

The window die is from Poppy Stamps.

Thanks for visiting me today!! I love hearing from you!!

Please visit Maria Colosimo's blog as well to see her amazing creations with the stamps she has created:

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside - CCEE1803

Liz Williams, our January CCEE hostess asked that this week the CCEE Stampers use an image showing some kind of winter garment.

We Texans have been digging deep into our closets this week to find some winter garments!! We are not used this cold!! What a perfect challenge for us!! 

The above images are from the Unity Company.

CCEE Stampers Design Team:

Frances Byrne

Monday, January 15, 2018

Chillin' on Your Birthday KSS

Today I am sharing another winter birthday design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I had fun designing it inside and out using a flip card design.

The Kitchen Sink images I used to create this card come from Snowy Cabin Multi Step Clear Stamps, Icy Pond Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Greetings from the Woods Clear Stamps.

Front of Card:

Inside of Card:

Also designing with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CCEE1802 - Fits Me to a "Tea"

Liz Williams is our CCEE Stampers' hostess for the month of January. She has asked us (in honor of "Hot Tea Month")  to use a teapot or teacup on our cards or to use a "tea stain" technique .

The image and sentiment on my card are from the Unity Company.

The cards of the CCEE Design Team are linked below:

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Birthday - LMS - Kitchen Sink Stamps

As hard as it is to believe, there have actually been several snow falls here in Texas during December and January. Therefore, I am taking advantage of this rare opportunity to send snowy birthday cards to my friends and family with January birthdays!!

This Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is going to my dad who is celebrating his birthday next Wednesday. The following KSS stamp sets were used to create this fun winter scene:

Color Recipes for the Trees:
Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine
Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Color Recipes for the Cabin
Layer 3 Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer PaperTrey Ink Fine Linen

Color Recipes for the Truck Body
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Midnight Muse stamped twice
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Dapper Denim
Layer 1 PaperTrey Ink Blueberry Sky stamped off once

Color Recipes for the Truck Wheel Base
Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Memento London Fog
Layer 1 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 4 Distress Ink Black Soot

Be sure to look in on Maria's latest KSS designs, as well!

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Waddle We Do in 2018? CCEE1801

Welcome back to the CCEE Challenge! Our January hostess is the creative and talented Liz Williams. She says, "I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe it is already 2018! So the title of this challenge is Waddle we do in 2018?"   Liz has challenged us all to use a penguin or any other animal that loves cold weather. 

Well, I love penguins, and I have a handful of January birthdays to prepare for so what could be more perfect?

My penguin is from the Unity Company and I added some punched feet to help him along as he waddles! The waves were created with Fawn Lawn dies.

Join the CCEE Stampers and play along! If you do, be sure to post your design on the CCEE Stampers Blog for all our fans to see!

Here are the creations of the CCEE Design Team: