Thursday, October 31, 2019

CCEE1944 - Halloween or Harvest

For her last challenge as hostess for the CCEE Stampers for the month of October Kelly says, "Let's keep it simple and create a card with anything Halloween OR Harvest -- costumes, candies, spooky things, or just use orange and black!"

The die cut sentiment is by Tonic while the stamped images are from Zombies by Hampton Art.

Below are links to the cards created by the CCEE Design Team:

Kelly McKown-Santi

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SCS Sketch Challenge 773

Since the beginning of October, I have been helping to supply samples for the lovely ladies who make up the Design Team for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. Here is a link to this week's challenge: SC773. 

For this week's sketch I decided I wanted to do a holiday scene card and include all three of the circles in the scene. To accomplish this, I stamped two copies of the same exact scene using my stamp positioner. I then die cut the larger center circle from one and the two smaller circles from the other. This made lining them up a breeze.

The images are from Snow Front from the holiday mini by Stampin' Up. The sentiment is by Verve. I mounted them on a panel embossed with a 3-D embossing plate by Sizzix.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sending a Cup of Christmas Cheer

I have been working for weeks on some table toppers and name tags for a church event which all featured these tiny hands by Impression Obsession. I still have tiny hands scattered everywhere, and I felt they would look adorable presenting this cup of coffee from Kitchen Sink Stamps' new Coffee & Friends set. So my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card today included them as well as words from Coffee Mate Greetings and Christmas from the Limited Edition Gingerbread Hugs which sold out at Simon Says during their STAMPtember Event.

Color Recipe for the Cup and Saucer

Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped 3 times
Layer 3 Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Coffee Recipe

Layer 1 PTI Fine Linen
Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel stamped 2 times
Layer 3 SU Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 4 Memento Espresso Truffle

Embellishments include:
Die cut hand by Impression Obsession
Bow sticker by the Paper Studio
Washi Tape Diamonds by the Paper Studio
Paper Doily

I have entered today's card in the following challenges:

Look in on Maria and Nancy's lastest KSS creations below:

Monday, October 21, 2019

KSS - Cup of Hope & Healing

For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card, I have added the newest KSS set to the Coffee & Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps set to create this autumn get well design. The new sentiment set is called Coffee Mate Greetings Clear Stamps and is a fabulous tag- along set for both Coffee & Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps as well as Keep Calm Coffee Mug Multi Step Clear Stamps.

This fabulous set will be arriving in the store any minute and is expected to start shipping on October 25.

Color Recipe 
for today's Coffee Cup

Layer 4  Stampin' Up Only Orange stamped 2 x
Layer 3 Momento Tangelo stamped 3 times
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Mango Melody stamped 2 x 
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Mango Melody

Color Recipe 
for today's coffee brew:

Layer 1 PTI Fine Linen
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 3 Memento Toffee Crunch
Layer 4 PTI Dark Chocolate

Sentiment stamped with PTI Dark Chocolate

Designer Paper from Happiness Collection by The Stamps of Life

Embellishments: leaves punched with McGill punch, bow, and plastic spoon sticker

For addition designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

CCEE1942 - National Fossil Day

According to Kelly, yesterday was National Fossil Day. A fossil is a preserved impression of a once-living thing from a past geological age, including plants, animals, shells, and more.
Her challenge to the CCEE Stampers is to create a card including anything that has been found as a fossil -- dinosaurs, leaves, amber, footprints, etc.

Paper: BasicGrey
Sentiment: Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
Car Die by Sizzix
Ink for exhaust: Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide by Ranger

Let's see how everyone else celebrated fossil day!

Monday, October 14, 2019

I'm Caffeinated - KSS

When I saw this week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, I knew that I would be reaching for my Keep Calm Coffee Mug to create today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card. The challenge is called "Drama" and at my house I am always careful to avoid drama by making sure the coffee pot is the first one "awake" and perking at my house!

When I suggested this set to Maria, I knew it would be one of my favorites because: 
1) Coffee is my favorite beverage!
2) Most of my friends love coffee!
3) I could dress the cup up or down depending on the need or season

Thanks, Maria, for creating this fabulous set. I keep an assortment of colored mugs stamped and ready to go at all times, and I reach for them often!!

Here are a couple of tips I want to share about working with the mug. Because of its large size, I need to use full-sized pads to get the ink smooth. I also ink each layer with Versamark before adding the colored ink. Here is the last thing that I have discovered with the mug. Mine have always come out best when I stamp every single layer in the same exact color. I start with layer 4 and work backwards. This mug was stamped with Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle and the rings and blops of coffee were made with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CCEE1941 - The Rainforest

October CCEE hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi let us know that this week is World Rainforest Week. She has therefore challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a card showing the rainforest or any animal you'd find in the rainforest.

I used images from Sloth-some by Art Impressions and designer paper from Wild Heart by Crate Paper.

Here are links to the rest of the CCEE Design Team creations:

Anne Harmon

Monday, October 7, 2019

Warm Christmas Wishes - KSS

Good morning to my coffee-loving Kitchen Sink Stamps friends!! I wanted to share with you this morning a new companion set called Coffee Mate Greetings which pairs beautifully with the just released Coffee & Friends and Keep Calm Coffee Mug.

You can PRE-order this great set with shipment expected to be October 31. Just in time for your Thanksgiving and Christmas wishes for your coffee-addicted friends (like ME)!!

For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card I have created a holiday card with Coffee & Friends. I had to pull together sentiments from here and there because I don't have Coffee Mate Greetings in my hot little hands yet, either!! But when I do, watch out!!

Color Recipe for Cup

Layer 4 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 - Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 - Memento Love Letter
Layer 1 - Memento Lady Bug

Color Recipe for Coffee

Layer 1 - Memento Desert Sand
Layer 2 - PTI Fine Linen
Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel
Layer 4 - SU Baked Brown Sugar

Designer Paper and Stickers - the Paper Studio

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

For addition designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube Channel of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CCEE1940 - National Techies Day

Kelly McKown-Santi is our CCEE hostess for the month of October.  She tells us that today is National Techies Day.  I am so grateful to have the technology that we do!  Create a card with something 'techy' on it (computers, cell phones, etc.) or simply create a thank you card. 

Sentiment by Stampabilities
Designer Papers - Girl Squad by Pebbles
Sticker by the Paper Studio
Hand Die by Impression Obsession

Cards by the CCEE Design Team can be seen here:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Coffee Cups in the Kitchen

As promised yesterday, the two new coffee sets are available for sale at Kitchen Sink Stamps today. They are:


Today's cards sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created with Keep Calm Coffee Mug, Rubber Ducky, and Fishing 4 Bass.

This mug is so much fun to personalize with the words or images of your choice for your favorite coffee drinkers.

Here is another one I have done for an angler friend of mine:

The fun never ends with this fabulous set!!

Maria and Nancy also have some coffee goodness to share! Check it out!