CCEE Hostess, Joanne Grzelak, has chosen RELAXATION as her final theme for the month of June. She said, "Create a card that depicts RELAXATION to you.Can be a place where you are relaxed or what you do to relax."
Image - Brightest Bulb - House-Mouse Designs
Sentiment - Stampabilities See how the rest of the CCEE Team chooses to relax:
"As many of you know, the ocean is my favorite place….and my annual trip to Maine is sacred.So, in honor of that, please create a card inspired by the ocean or beaches," declared Joanne Grzelak, our CCEE Stampers' hostess for this week's challenge. Like Joanne, I absolutely love everything nautical or beach related. I blended two Stampin' Up sets, Wetlands and High Tide, with my Ranger Distress Oxides to create this card.
Linked below are the oceanside beauties created by the other members of the CCEE Design Team. Won't you join us and play along in this weeks beach challenge?
Having a little more froggy fun with today's card from Kitchen Sink Stamps. This card was created for a gardening friend who is under the weather. I will be sending this out in today's mail to hopefully encourage and cheer her. All the images except the grass and the sentiment are from one of Kitchen Sink Stamps' newest sets, Spring Daffodils Multi Step Clear Stamps. The grass is from Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps and the sentiment from Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps. I just got all the new Stampin' Up colors so I tried some new color recipes and really like how they turned out.
Layer 4 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 3 SU Crushed Curry
Layer 2 SU Pineapple Punch
Layer 1 SU Barely Banana
Leaves and Stems
Layer 1 SU Pear Pizzazz
Layer 2 SU Granny Apple Green
Layer 3 SU Mossy Meadow
Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 2 SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 1 SU Lemon Lime Twist
Layer 2 Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 1 SU Gray Granite
The hand is a die cut from Impression Obsession. Also sharing beautiful work using Kitchen Sink Stamps are the rest of the members of the Kitchen Crew.
Joanne, our June CCEE hostess, says that spring came late to her neck of the woods so they are still enjoying the blooming of flowers. She asked that the CCEE Stampers create cards with lots of flowers.
I did not get over to East Texas this spring, so I didn't get to see the amazing dogwood trees in bloom. But since I got my new dogwood stamps, I am making up for that! I cannot seem to put them down! So even though you got to see them as virgin stamps last week, I am using them again. This time for a sympathy card. The flower images are from Kitchen Sink Stamps set called Enchanted Dogwood Multi Step Clear Stamps and the sentiment is an Impression Obsession die.
Head over and see the beautiful flowers used by the CCEE Stampers Design Team.
Then get out your favorite flowers and join in the fun!
Layer 3 SU Flirty Flamingo with Memento Pear Tart in the center
Layer 4 PTI Hibiscus Burst with Memento Pear Tart in the center
Layer 2 PTI Sweet Blush
Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink
Layer 5 SU Lucky Limeade
Color Recipe for the Stems
Layer 1 PTI Classic Kraft
Layer 2 SU Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 3 PTI Dark Chocolate
Color Recipe for the Leaves
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove Recipe for the Tree Trunk PTI Dark Chocolate Layer 2 SU Flirty Flamingo Layer 1 PTI Sweet Blush Layer 3 PTI Hibiscus Burst Bits of Lucky Limeade were dotted into the tree. The edges on the front were sponged with PTI Sweet Blush. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Your kind words about my cards are so uplifting to me!!
To see more beautiful creations with Kitchen Sink Stamps newly
released stamps be sure to see the posts of the KSS Kitchen Crew!
Joanne Grzelak has taken the reins as hostess for the CCEE Stampers for the month of June. She said, "I don’t thinkI am the only one with unused, or ‘virgin’, stamps.This week I want you to go through your stash and ink those virgins to create this week’s card." Well, as luck would have it, yesterday Kitchen Sink Stamps released three new stamp sets and my virgin dogwoods are seeing ink for the very first time for CCEE Challenge 1823.
It is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. If you have stamps that haven't seen any ink yet, pull them out and join the CCEE Stampers in this fun challenge Look at the great stamps which have been hiding in the drawers and closets of the CCEE Stampers' Design Team but have NOW been inked!
For my color recipes I list the layers in the order I stamped them along with the color.
Color Recipe for the Daffodils:
Layer 4 Stampin' Up More Mustard
Layer 3 Memento Dandelion (stamped 3 times)
Layer 2 PTI Lemon Tart
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Barely Banana
Color Recipe for the Leaves and Stems:
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Certainly Celery (stamped 2 times)
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves (stamped 2 times)
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove (stamped 2 times)
Color Recipe for the Basket:
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle Color Recipe for the Frog: Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black Layer 2 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lemon Lime Twist Color Recipe for the Dragonfly: Layer 2 Versafine Onyx Black Layer 1 Stampin' Up Going Grey
The designer paper is Dots and Plaid by Echo Park. The die cut hand is by Impression Obsession. The die cut bracelet is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added a tiny rhinestone for a ring and a couple of strips of grosgrain ribbon to finish off the card. Using the same papers and color recipes I created this card for today's
It has been a while since I have treated you guys to one of my 10 minute creations, but today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is just that. Those of us on the Kitchen Crew have been very busy getting ready for the release of new images from the Kitchen later this week! I hope you will drop back by to see them!
So for today I have a quick and easy Father's Day design for those of you who may not be ready for that day which is just around the corner.
The images are from Kitchen Sink Stamps'
Father's Pocket Watch Multi Step Clear Stamps
Whole Family Clear Stamps
Color Recipe for the watch:
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Midnight Muse
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Dapper Denim
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Baja Breeze
The sentiment is stamped twice with SU Midnight Muse
The designer paper is Cultured Reserve from
A Proper Gentleman Collection by Graphic 45.
The card base is Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up.
Check out Maria's blog to see a sneak peek at some of the new images!!