Sunday, April 28, 2019

5 Minute Scrap Masculine Birthday Card

More often than not, I seem to find myself out of time, but one thing I am never out of as a paper crafter is scraps! So today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a 5 minute masculine birthday card made from scraps and featuring a sentiment from Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps

This card is made even simpler with the use of a stamp platform. I stamped the sentiment on the cardfront first with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs. I them adhered the three scrap rectangles to the card and over stamped the sentiment two more times using the same Gathered Twigs. Easy Peasy!

The card is made from SU Bashful Blue cardstock and the scraps are all BasicGrey.

The bold sentiments in this fabulous set would be perfect for many different occasions with all those scraps you have piling up in your craft room!

This clean and simple design has been entered in the following challenges this week:

Fun Friday Challenge #112 - Clean & Simple

Aud Sentiments Challenge #225 Happy Birthday Sentiment

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CCEE1917 - Arbor Day

Lynn McAuley here. My month as challenge hostess for the CCEE Stampers comes to an end with this final challenge for April.

Tomorrow is Arbor Day! Therefore, I am asking you to let a tree or trees be the star of your CCEE design this week!

This tree image is from Deep Red.

Let's see what the CCEE Designers have done with their trees:

Monday, April 22, 2019

KSS - Let's Make a Scene - Mother's Day Kitchen Table

For today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have created a Mother's Day kitchen table still-life scene featuring the KSS Hydrangea Multi Step Clear Stamps and a sentiment from KSS Whole Family Clear Stamps.

As a child I can remember my grandmother and grandfather always coming to visit at our house on Mother's Day, and they always brought my mother a beautiful potted hydrangea.
Some years it was pink and some years it was purple. So every third year or so, I carry on the tradition by featuring a hydrangea on my mother's card on Mother's Day.

I started first by stenciling a wallpaper design on the cardfront  using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide. The stencil is by Heidi Swapp. I then added wood plank designer paper from My Mind's Eye on the bottom fourth of the card. Next I stamped Mom on the die cut jar and added the bow before securing it to the card front. 

Now I was ready for the hydrangeas. Here is the Color Recipe I used to create them.

The Flowers
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Blackberry Bliss
Layer 3 - Memento Sweet Plum
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Highland Heather
Layer 1 - Memento Lulu Lavender

The Leaves
Layer 1 - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 - Memento Olive Grove

Sentiment - Stampin' Up Blackberry Bliss

I want to share a little something that I do when fussy cutting that I think makes a great difference in the look of the card.  I always sponge the edges of the cut out pieces in a medium tone color to insure that no white from the cardstock shows. 

After I had finished the sponging, I glued down the leaves and the small hydrangea and all the leaves to the card front. The finishing touch was to pop-up the large hydrangea with dimensional.

I am entering my Mother's Day card in the following challenges this week:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 578 - Flowers

Be inspired by more beautiful Kitchen Sink Stamps creations on the blogs of the Kitchen Crew linked below.

Thank you for your visit and sweet comments!! I hope you will be inspired to join in on the layered stamping craze!!

Friday, April 19, 2019

SCS Free4All 478 - Horsing Around

I had time this morning to take part in the Free 4 All Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I have had this Hampton Art Art Impressions Road Trip set for a good while, but it has never been inked before. I thought this "Horsing Around" Challenge was perfect for it because my niece and I decided this week that we will attend Junkie Fest in Minnesota in 2020. We will be flying instead of driving, but it will be a fun-filled road trip nevertheless!!

The license plate embossing folder is from Darice.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April - National Month of Hope

Welcome, stampers! I am Lynn McAuley and have the honor of being the April Challenge Hostess for the CCEE Stampers.

In the United States, April is the National Month of Hope. This week I challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a card with a sentiment of encouragement to send to a friend who is in need of a spark of love and hope in their lives. Sometimes the smallest gesture can light that spark.

The one layer masculine card I have created features images from Waterfront by Stampin' Up and a sentiment from Worth It All by Unity.

Below are links to the cards of hope created by the other members

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Masculine Birthday - KSS California Quail

I love this beautiful California Quail for making masculine birthday cards so I pulled it out to create today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. I followed Maria's color recipe exactly as it is print on the packaging for this image. As usual, her remarkable attention to color and realism is spot on!!

Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets Used in Today's Design

The circle dies and the Happy Birthday die are from Spellbinders.
The designer paper if from My Mind's Eye.

Today's card is being entered in the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CCEE1915 - Drop Everything and Read!!

Good day, fellow stampers. It's Lynn back with another April Challenge for the CCEE Stampers. Tomorrow is National Drop Everything and Read Day. I know that reading is a vital part of each of your lives, both for business and pleasure. This week I would love for you to create a design which features a favorite book, favorite book character(s), or a reading theme stressing the importance or value of reading.

The image and sentiment are from Chapter One by Unity. The designer paper is by BasicGrey.

Cards of the CCEE Designers:

Monday, April 8, 2019

LMS090 - Texas Easter Birthday!

Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a special request card that may look a little out of the ordinary. My sweet friend, Cheryl, wanted a card made for a family member who is out of the country on vacation and is sad to be missing the prime wildflower season here in Texas. She also happens to be celebrating her birthday on Easter Sunday which is something like a Blue Moon --- it doesn't happen often! Therefore, Cheryl requested that Texas wildflowers, Easter, and birthday all the represented in the design.  Here's what I came up with!

Dogwoods grow in trees so I have them arching overhead of this Easter bunny and his decorated eggs nestled in a field of bluebonnets. Cheryl was even kind enough to help me with the card by doing all the fussy cutting on the dogwood blossoms and the bluebonnets!

Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets Used to Create this Design:

Color Recipes

Layer 4 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 Memento London Fog
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone

Dogwood Blossoms
Layer 4 PTI Lovely Lady with Memento Pear Tart in center
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink with center wiped clean
Layer 2 - Memento Angel Pink
Layer 1 - Memento Angel PInk
Layer 5 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Dogwood Leaves
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Blueberry Bliss
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Balmy Blue
Layer 2 - Memento April Rain
Layer 1 - Memento Dandelion on tips only

For the Easter eggs, I attached assorted washi tape to white cardstock and die cut the eggs with a die from The Stamps of Life.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

CCEE1914 - Read a Road Map!

Hello, CCEE Stampers! Lynn McAuley, April hostess, here with the first challenge of the month. Tomorrow is National Read a Road Map Day. In honor of it, let's create a card which incorporates a map or has a travel theme.

We would love for you to join us in this challenge. If you post it to an online gallery, please add keyword CCEE1914 in your description!

Images are from Deep Red
Sentiment is from Unity

Let's check on the "travels" of the rest of the CCEE Team:
Anne Harmon