Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dies and Ribbon - CCEE1931

August CCEE Hostess, Anne Harmon, has requested that this week the CCEE Stampers create cards using die cuts and ribbon.

My Christmas card was created using the die cut set Santa on Parade by Spellbinders.


Pull out your dies and ribbons and play along.
Post your creation on the CCEE Blog!

Here are links to the die cut and ribbon beauties from the CCEE Team.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Soar High, My Friend - KSS

Today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a masculine sympathy card created using stamps from the following KSS sets:





My favorite method for creating clouds is to dab my finger in white acrylic paint and pat it around until I get the cloud shapes I want. It is quick and easy and like real clouds, I get a variety of shapes.

I am entering today's card in the following challenges:






Maria and Jeanne and Nancy have also created beautiful designs with Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Check them out!



Thursday, July 25, 2019

CCEE1930 - Moth Week

Who knew the moth would have a whole week dedicated to it!!  July hostess, Vicky Gould, has asked the CCEE Stampers to use a moth (or butterfly) on our cards today.  Extra credit if you actually have a Moth stamp/digital you can use.  

This is an opportunity to add to your Birthday, Thank you Thinking of you or just all-occasion card stash.  LET THE INSECTS FLY!




Check out how the rest of the CCEE Team has created with their moths and butterflies!


Kelly McKown-Santi

Monday, July 22, 2019

Owl by Big Bay Lake - KSS

Today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the cards I created for display at Junkie Fest in Minnesota last month. It is the final card I rushed to finish before shipping the prepared cards to Maria. It was down to the wire so I didn't get any notes recorded about the colors on this card. Therefore, there won't be any color recipes today, but I hope you enjoy this night owl and full moon card anyway!



Kitchen Sink Sets Used in this design include:


Today's card has been entered in the following challenges:



As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Bird or Beast and WHY? - The owl is my current favorite bird. As I sit on my patio after dark, I can hear one calling in the distance but have yet to spot it!! I hope to soon!



Also don't miss the chance to see the latest designs from the Kitchen Crew linked below:




Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CCEE1929 Stencils

Vicky Gould is back again with another fun July challenge for the CCEE Stampers.

She says, "If you're like me, you have lots of stencils.  I have a drawer full that I never think of!  Get one of those out that you haven't used (or haven't used in ages) and put it to good use!"



My card was created with Distress Oxides, a script stencil by The Crafters' Workshop, and flowers from Unity.

Create a card using a stencil and join us on the CCEE Stampers' Blog in this challenge by posting your card there.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Seaside Birthday - KSS

I know today isn't a normal Let's Make a Scene posting day, but I needed one for a beach-loving buddy who is big-time into restoring old trucks. He is celebrating his birthday tomorrow. For those reasons, today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps includes images from Classic Old Truck Multi Step Clear Stamps, Seaside Seagull Multi Step Clear Stamps, Palm Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps, Sail Boats Multi Step Clear Stamps, and 





Color Recipe for the Piling



Color Recipe for the Seagull



Color Recipe for the Wheel Base of the Classic Old Truck



Color Recipe for the Truck Body of Classic Old Truck



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - July - Masculine Birthday

Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge 113 - Vitamin Sea


Inspiring work of the Kitchen Crew:

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CCEE1928 - Cheer Up the Lonely Day


July CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, says that most of us probably know an older person who may or may not live alone.  She asked us to make a "Thinking of you" card and actually send it out!  She said, "If you don't know anyone, send it to a local nursing home and address it to "Someone Special" or any other phrase  you can think of."

Let's cheer up some people today!  Have fun!

The inside of my card reads, "Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers."


Fresh as a Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment from ...head up-heart strong by Unity
Tag Die by Gina Marie Designs

Visit the CCEE Blog to see the lovely creations of the design team and play along if you like!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Scenes from Junkie Fest and Yellow Daisies - KSS

Being the second Monday of July, this is one of the days that I usually post a Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Well, today I am sharing a couple of scenes that I created for Maria to share at Junkie Fest that mix in some of the new sets she used there that have now been released for all to enjoy.



These are the KSS sets I used to create the card above with the July releases listed first:




  






And I paired these with images from the KSS June Release as well as older sets:



This second card uses the following sets from the new July release:



I certainly hope the participants at Junkie Fest enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them! My heart just seems to belong to masculine scenes!! They are my absolute favorite type of card to create.

Also released this month is Fresh as a Daisy Multi Step Clear Stamps. The card below was created for the Thank You, Thank You Very Much Challenge hosted by my blogging friend, Jeanette Cloyd, on Virtual Stamp Night over at Splitcoaststampers. The sentiment is from Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps by KSS.



The color recipe I am sharing today is for stamping the daisies in yellow.

Fresh as a Daisy


There is much more Kitchen Sink inspiration to be found at:


as well as the KSS Facebook Page


Thank you for visiting today! It always makes me smile!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Red, White, and Blue - CCEE1927

Since both Australia and the USA have red, white and blue for their colors, our July CCEE hostess, Vicky Gould, has asked the CCEE Stampers to use those colors to make a card.  It does not have to be for a holiday, just red, white and blue....but, of course, if you send out patriotic cards, go for it!  Have a fun, creative day!

With several masculine birthdays on the horizon this summer, I went with a nautical themed birthday card with images from Tim Holtz and a sentiment from Verve.



See more red, white, and blue beauties linked below:


Kelly McKown-Santi

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tribute To Joanne Grzelak

Today the design teams from the CCEE Stampers and the Crazy 4 Challenges blogs (Joanne was a much loved and valued member of both of these teams) are hosting this blog hop as a tribute to the beautiful soul and talented artist, Joanne Grzelak. 

I personally "met" Joanne back in 2005 when we both became members of Splitcoaststampers and began our chase through the daily challenges posted there. We would stalk the threads together waiting for the challenges to be posted so we could jump right on them. What fun we had back in those early days stamping and chatting and attacking every challenge! It was always on my bucket list to one day met Joanne in person, but we ran out of time before that could happen.

I do know that I learned so much about beauty and art from her wonderful work. Her style was graceful and elegant and her work impeccable.

Besides stamping, Joanne and I also shared a love of the ocean and lighthouses.  The last card that I sent to her during her illness contained both so I felt it only fitting that I make one more ocean and lighthouse design in remembrance of her remarkable life and the place she holds in my heart.

Rest in Peace, my sweet friend. Know that we think of you often and miss you so much!




Head over to the CCEE Stampers Blog to begin the hop.

If you already started there, your next stop is:






The blog hop continues at Crazy 4 Challenges with the work of the 
C4C Design Team.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Sweet Summer Pears - Kitchen Sink Stamps

The time has come for me to confess! I have been indulging in way too many sweets this summer, and it is beginning to catch up with me. My pants are now a bit snugger than I care for them to be, and I won't be buying a newer, bigger wardrobe! Therefore today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a tip of the hat to my new commitment to ban processed sugar from my diet until my clothes get baggy again!

It will mean more trips to the store for fresh produce, but I am determined to stick to my guns and get that scale moving downward.

I used two Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear Stamps to complete this clean and simple, one-layer card: Pears Multi Step Clear Stamps and Berries Multi Step Clear Stamps. The stencil for the background is from Penny Black and brushed on with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade after the pears were stamped and masked. The color recipes for the pears are attached below the card. 






I am entering this card in the following challenges:




See more wonderful Kitchen Sink Stamps creations below:



New Releases are on the way!! It won't be long now!!