Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fun Folds with the CCEE Stampers

As Vicky's final March challenge for the CCEE Stampers, she has requested that we use a fun fold of our can be a "go to" fold, or we could try something new. 

Here is a link to the tutorial I used to create this Twisted Pocket Card which is perfect for sending cash or gift cards for all occasions!! I created my card for use on an upcoming birthday!

The designer paper is from Three Bugs in a Rug and the stamps are from B.Y.O.P. by Stampin' Up.

Card Front

Inside of Card

See all the other fabulous folds featured by the CCEE Stampers' Design Team!

Frances Byrne

Monday, March 26, 2018

KSS, Texas Spring

Just have to share a little Texas spring with you this morning! This design sponsored by Kitchen sink Stamps, mixes the Yellow Rose of Texas with our state flower, the bluebonnet.

The Kitchen Sink images I used come from Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps, Bluebonnets Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Mix It Up! Clear Stamps.

It took me a while to work out the masking, but I am very happy with the results!!

Color Recipe for the roses:

Layer 4 SU Crushed Curry
Layer 3 Memento Dandelion
Layer 2 PTI Lemon Tart
Layer 1 SU Barely Banana

Color Recipe for the bluebonnets:

Layer 4 Memento Blue Danube stamped twice
Layer 3 SU Baja Breeze
Layer 2 Memento Summer Sky
Layer 1 inked only on the tips - SU Barely Banana

For more Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration be sure to visit:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

National Goof Off Day - CCEE1812

Can you believe it? It's "National Goof Off Day"  So this week, our hostess Vicky Gould, has challenged us to make a funny card.....any kind of card - just so it's funny.

My card was created using Dachshund by Gina Marie Designs. This great stamp set has many hilarious sentiments to go with this adorable pup! 

If you are ready for a laugh or two, follow the links below to the rest of
the CCEE Stampers' fun cards!

Monday, March 19, 2018

SCS CAS473 - Oh, Happy Day!

Today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge posted on Splitcoaststampers today. It is titled "Oh, Happy Day" and participants are asked to show something that makes them happy.

Well, here in Texas we are all delighted to once again find the rolling hills of central Texas blanketed with our state flower, the bluebonnet.  We are happy, indeed. It is a true sight to behold that we look forward to every spring.

Kitchen Sink Stamps' Images  Used
Bluebonnets Multi Step Clear Stamps
Ready for Any Holiday Clear Stamps

And don't miss the opportunity to see Maria's latest creation!
It is a breath-taking beauty!!

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CCEE1811 - St. Patrick's Day/Green

Wow, we're three weeks into March already.....and St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon.  This week, our CCEE hostess, Vicky, asked that we make a St. Patrick's Day card.....or.....use the color green on our card!  Not all of us can use a St. Patrick's Day card, but green is a wonderful color with endless possibilities!

Green is my favorite color, so of course, I went with that!! The butterfly image and stenciled background are from Dina Wakley Media for Ranger.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

KSS - Let's Make an Easter Scene

Kitchen Sink Stamps is sponsoring another Let's Make a Scene design today and the theme is Easter. It seems like we are barely out of winter and now Easter is right upon us! I think this is the longest winter we have had in Texas in many a year. We are all anxiously looking forward to the colors of spring!

For today's card I used images from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps, Basket Multi Step Clear Stamps, Bitty Tulip Bouquet Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps. The eggs and bow are die cut from assorted designer paper scraps.

This is the order in which I stamped the images:

1st - rabbit
2nd - basket
3rd - tulips
4th - grass
Last -sentiment

Color Recipe for Rabbit

3 - Memento London Fog
2 - SU Going Grey
1 - PTI Soft Stone
4 - Memento Tuxedo Black

Color Recipe for Basket

3 - SU Baked Brown Sugar
2 - SU Creamy Caramel
1 - PTI Fine Linen

Don't miss Maria's latest creations:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Friday, March 9, 2018

SU Waterfront

I was so excited to receive my new Stampin' Up set Waterfront. The possibilities with it are endless. I often need masculine cards in a hurry and this set sure fills the bill. I made 10 of the card below in less than 20 minutes! Nine of them are going in the mail today so I guess I need more already!

Thanks for your visit!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CCEE 1810 - Die Cut Words

Hi, and welcome to the second challenge for March.  Vicky, our CCEE Challenge hostess for this month, has us playing around with techniques using Die Cut Words.

I cut my birthday wishes die by Spellbinders twice and used the black sentiment behind the blue one as a shadow. The designer paper is from Ahoy There by Alisha Gordon and Kasie Fry for Carta Bella. I think this will made a great masculine birthday design for one of my nautical friends.

Lots of interesting techniques used by the CCEE Design Team member for their word cut dies.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Will Spring Return to Texas? - KSS

Will spring return to Texas? I sure hope so! I can feel it in the air.

For today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have given you a glimpse of what a Texas spring looks like. Soon the hillsides and roadways will be lined with beautiful Texas wildflowers which include the gorgeous state flower, the bluebonnet.

I stamped the truck and tree on two different panels and cut one down to use as a popped up spotlight over the other.

For this card I included images from:

Classic Old Truck Multi Step Clear Stamps
Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps
Bluebonnets Multi Step Clear Stamps
Bicycle Multi Step Clear Stamps (sentiment)
Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps (grass)
Tree Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps (grass)

See the latest creations by Maria!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

National Pigs Day - CCEE1809

Well, here we are in March already....where does the time go???  Vicky Gould will be issuing the CCEE challenges for March. I know you're going to like them!

Today is "National Pigs Day"...Vicky wants to see some fun pigs on our cards today.  I love pigs so I am squealing with delight!

Baby Pig is by Stampabilities
The chickens are from Hey, Chick by Stampin' Up
The sentiment is from Tell It Like It Is by Inkadinkado

Check out the rest of the little piggies on the CCEE Blog: