Monday, February 26, 2018

Let's Make an Irish Scene - Kitchen Sink Stamps

On this 4th Monday of February, I have created a St. Patrick's Day Irish scene for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I have used images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets:

Teddy Bear Wishes Multi Step Clear Stamps
St. Patrick's Day 4 Ducky & Teddy Multi Step Clear Stamps
Shamrocks & Clover Multi Step Clear Stamps
Tree Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps
Cabin by the Lake Multi Step Clear Stamps
Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps

The color recipe for the bear which I used today is:

Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle

The bear's bow and the rainbow were created with Spellbinders dies and were added last to the card.

Visit Maria's blog for more fabulous Kitchen Sink Stamps samples!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CCEE 1808 - Polar Bear Day

CCEE hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi has a fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers for the final one in February.

 She says that Tuesday (2/27) is Polar Bear Day
 and asked that we create a card with a polar bear(s), snow, 
or use white as your card’s focal color.

I have no polar bears in my collection except the adorable Angel's Landing digitals that are locked away in my old crashed computer never to be retreived.

So from me, it's snow for my last winter masculine birthday! All the images on this card are from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Happy Birthday, Margaret!

I used Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 685 today to create a fun birthday card for my friend, Margaret who will be ** on Friday! Happy Birthday, girlfriend!!

The image is from Art Impressions and the Eat More Cake sentiment is by Stampabilities. The designer paper comes from Everyday Flair by My Mind's Eye.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Stained Glass Background

Splitcoaststampers had an interesting technique challenge posted today, so I decided to use it to create this week's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I used the small flower image from Carnations Multi Step Clear Stamps and a get well sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps on this get well card for a friend.

After drawing the stained glass lines with a pencil, I painted them with Distress Oxide Inks mixed with water. I then sprinkled the entire surface with water droplets and used my heat gun to oxidize the ink. The last step for the background was to redraw the lines with a Sharpie. I then matted my stamped KSS carnation image with black and attached it to the card.

Be sure to stop by Maria's blog and see her fun going green design!

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

And a huge thank you for visiting my blog today!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CCEE1807 - Tic Tac Toe

Hi, fellow CCEE Stampers! Kelly is again our CCEE hostess this week 
and has issued  
a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge.

We are to choose a row across, up and down, or diagonally
to complete our design for this week!

I have used the bottom row which includes sequins, a doily, and enamel dots!

The image is from Jane Girl and the sentiment is from She Never Says Never
both of which are from The Unity Company.

I hope you will join us in this fun challenge and post your card on the 
CCEE Stampers' Blog!

Here are links to the cards created by the CCEE Designers:

Monday, February 12, 2018

KSS Valentine Bears

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Valentine's Day card featuring Teddy Bear Wishes Multi Step Clear Stamps and Love 4 Ducky & Teddy Multi Step Clear Stamps. I also added the "I love you" from Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps and a couple of tiny carnations from Get Well Teddy Multi Step Clear Stamps!

I threw in a few die cuts from a set by Sizzix called Photo Props and created the background using cardboard to stamp the heart frame with pink and red paint for these two "beary" cute bears! It was today's technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

I used two toilet paper rolls to create this fringed cardboard heart to stamp the paint background.

Don't miss the teddy bear Valentine Maria has shared this week! You can see it by clicking below:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Thank you for stopping by today!! I always love it when you visit!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CCEE1806 - Valentine's Day - A Day for Love

Hello friends! 
 Kelly McKown Santi, our CCEE hostess for February has a new challenge
for the CCEE Stampers this week!
  It's almost Valentine's Day, so this week, instead of making
 a traditional Valentine's Day card,
Kelly has us making cards showing something we love ♥

I combined two crafty things I love, die cuts and oxide inks, in my 
masculine birthday card design.

The duck die is from Gina Marie Designs.
The stitched rectangle opening die is from My Favorite Things.
The sentiment if from The Unity Company.

Can you guess what the rest of the
CCEE Stampers love or are you going to have to peek to see?

Monday, February 5, 2018

I Love You - KSS Valentine

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Valentine card using Carnations Multi Step Clear Stamps and Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps

I stamped the images using my MISTI once on the pink card front and once on a white panel. I then die cut the white panel with a heart die to create the look of the flowers being arranged in a heart-shaped pocket. The heart was then matched up with the stamped images on the pink card front and glued down. I stamped and cut out the two front rosebuds and a few leaves to tuck into the pocket for a little more dimension.

To finish off the design, I pierced the top front edge of the heart pocket and added a sentiment and bow.

It is now ready to go to someone special on Valentine's Day!

I have entered this card in Rubbernecker Stamps' Challenge #26 - Love is in the air!

Drop by Maria's blog and see her latest KSS design:

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator