Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CCEE1839 - Set Back Stamping

Welcome to another challenge with the CCEE team. September hostess, Maryann Einam was inspired by the set back stamping tutorial found at Jennifer McGuire Ink (Sharing Handmade Kindness) which uses stamps and coordinating dies. It is a layering method which creates drama and dimension.

After a failed attempt with a cupcake and another one with a poppy, I finally got one to work fairly well using a Texas bluebonnet from Deadbeat Designs.

Images and Dies by deadbeat DESIGNS

See how the team used this interesting technique:

Kelly McKown-Santi

Monday, September 24, 2018

Skating through the Holidays - KSS

For those of you not aware, Kitchen Sink Stamps is celebrating their 11th birthday with a big sale!!  When placing an order from them through midnight, September 25, you can receive a 20% discount on their in stock merchandise by using promo code BIRTHDAY20KSS.

For Kitchen Sink Stamps' Let's Make a Scene design today, I have crafted a tall Christmas card featuring a recent set released from KSS, Figure Skates Multi Step Clear Stamps. I placed the skates on the hardwood floor and above it part of a large picture window looking out on the happy skaters. I created this outside scene with the skates a few weeks ago, but decided to take them indoors today.

Other sets used to create this Let's Make a Scene design include:

Icy Pond Multi-Step Clear Stamps
Snowy Cabin Multi-Step Clear Stamps
Big & Bold Christmas Greetings

Color Recipe for the Skates:

Layer 5 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Gray Granite
Layer 3  - Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 2 - PTI Soft Stone
Layer 1 - omitted

Color Recipe for the Icy Pond:

Layer 3 - Memento Summer Sky stamped 3 times
Layer 2 - Memento Summer Sky
Layer 1 - Memento Summer Sky

Bare Trees were stamped with Stampin' Up Soft Suede
The sky was brushed on with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass by Ranger.
The skaters and the sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.

The window frame was created using Stitched Rectangle Dies by My Favorite Things.

Papers used for this card include:

Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
Recollections White
Dolled Up by My Mind's Eye

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The members of the Kitchen Sink Crew have some fabulous new creations to share. Don't miss out on an opportunity to see them:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!! I always enjoy visiting yours as well and being inspired by the beautiful work I find there!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CCEE1837 - Baby

 CCEE September hostess, Maryann Einam, has asked the CCEE Stampers to this week create a card using BABY as the inspiration. She says it can be for a card to welcome a new baby, an invitation to a baby shower, or a congratulations card to a friend for a grand baby. It could just be a card that features baby animals or maybe just be a baby-sized card.

My need was for a card for a new baby girl. I used the Stitched Circle Plate by Gina Marie Designs to create the framing of sweet baby stickers I purchased at Hobby Lobby. The sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps was stamped in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Birthday Thank Yous - KSS

Since I celebrated my birthday last week, I have the need for a pile of thank you cards. So today's two designs, which are sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps and which I created this morning, are both thank you designs - one for my female friends and one for my male friends.

Before I started work, I looked in on the Splitcoaststampers' Challenges of the day to see if I could kill two birds with one stone. Turns out I could. Technique Challenge 708 today was to make a beach scene. Those two words are like music to my ears : beach and scene. I decided that would be perfect for a masculine thank you so here is what I came up with.

KSS Stamp Sets used to create this scene include:

Color Recipe for the water:

Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Blueberry Bushel
Layer 1 - Memento Summer Sky

Color Recipe for the Lighthouse

Layer 4 - PTI Fine Linen
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2 - PTI Dark Chocolate
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Early Espresso

The beach chair is a die from Impression Obsession.

Clean and Simple Challenge 499 is titled "Frame It." With the carnation, I felt it would made an excellent feminine thank you card.

KSS Stamp Sets used to create this scene include:

Color Recipe for the Flower

Layer 1 - Memento Lulu Lavender
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Highland Heather
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Lavender Lace
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grape

Color Recipe for the Stems

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Don't miss the Kitchen Sink excitement that Maria and Jeanne have posted for you today!

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Thursday, September 13, 2018

CCEE1836 Fortune Cookie Day

According to the days of the year calendar today is Fortune Cookie Day. For this reason, CCEE September hostess, Maryann Einam, has asked the CCEE Stampers to create an Oriental themed card.

Images from Peaceful Gardens by Stampin' Up
Die Cut Sentiment by Gina Marie Designs

Here are links to the CCEE Stampers DT Oriental inspired creations:

Monday, September 10, 2018

Summer's End at Salty Kisses

Today's Let's Make a Scene card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was inspired by a long gone burger joint at Quintana Beach in Brazoria County called Jeff's at the Jetties. My husband and I would love to go there just before sunset with friends to enjoy the beauty of the beach as well as the fabulous burgers, adult beverages, and hours of adult conversation! We closed that place down many a warm summer night.

So for my card today, I have stamped a palopa roofed cabana which I named Salty Kisses in the foreground and the sunset in the back.

Here are the sets I used to construct this design:

Palm Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps
Ocean Waters Multi-Step Clear Stamps
Deep Sea Marlin Multi-Step Clear Stamps
Sail Boats Multi-Step Clear Stamps
Honey Bunny Multi-Step Clear Stamps

The seagulls are die cuts from Seagulls on Piling by Memory Box.

I have entered today's  card in Challenge 75 "Create a Scene" at Always Fun Challenges.

Be further inspired by the work of the Kitchen Sink Crew:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lighthouse Shadow Box - CCEE1835

A new month means a new hostess for the CCEE Stampers blog. One of our Australian members, Maryann Einam will be our challenge leader for the month of September and she has asked us to create a shadow box card. 

Today I have found myself swamped with unexpected responsibilities which have kept me away from my crafting desk. My only option is to share with you a shadow box design I made last year for a fun fold series that I did for Kitchen Sink Stamps. Or--- I could post nothing at all. I am going with the first option because I really do like this design which easily folds flat to go in the mail.

Here are several views of it so you can see how it was constructed.

And looking down into it from the top.

My apologies to anyone who has seen this already!! I'll do better next week, I promise!

Monday, September 3, 2018

CAS Big & Bold Christmas - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card is a clean and simple holiday design.  The sentiment is from the newly released Big & Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps while the ornament is from Ornament & Stars Multi Step Clear Stamps. I hung the ornaments from each S in Christmas with a die cut string from String Ornament by Poppy Stamps. In the past I have tied bows with cord as seen on this card, but the die cut version is much quicker and easier if you are mass producing a design.

I like the tall, slim look with these hanging ornaments and will probably made 10 or 12 copies of this card to add to my holiday stash.  I am also entering this card at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog in MLCCB#2 - September - Anything Christmas Goes.

Papers Used:
Recollections White
American Crafts Silver Metallic

Color Recipe for the Ornament:

Layer 1 - Memento Lady Bug the bulb and SU Gray Granite on the hanger
Layer 2 - Memento Lady Bug on the bulb and SU Gray Granite on the hanger
Layer 3 - Memento Love Letter and SU Gray Granite on the hanger
Layer 4 - SU Lovely Lipstick on the bulb and Memento Tuxedo Black on the hanger
Layer 5 - SU Berry Burst on the bulb and Memento Tuxedo Black on the hanger

Distress Oxide Candied Apple stamped 3 times

See what Kitchen Crew members Maria and Jeanne have to show you today:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Thank you for your visit to Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper.
I always love looking in on you and your work.
I have learned so much for all of you!