Wednesday, October 13, 2021

CCEE2141 - Mini Slimline Cards

Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular. CCEE October hostess, Frances Byrne has challenged the CCEE Stampers this week create a Mini Slimline card. Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. 

Here is the quick and easy one I have designed for this challenge:


The sentiment is from Obsession Impressions.

The die cuts are by Sizzix.


Check out the mini slimlines created by the CCEE DT.


Monday, October 11, 2021

Kitchen Sink Stamps - Thanks Poppy

I'm sharing this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card today which I am calling my Thanks Poppy. I have been spending the past week getting caught up on creating and sending thank you cards that needed to go out. I believe this one is my favorite! 

To create this design, I used images from Remembrance Poppy, Poppy Bouquet, and Watercolor Thanks. The stems and buds were stamped directly on the green designer paper which is from Crate Paper. The flowers, leaves, and thanks were stamped on the SVG cut files which come free with the sets if you place them in your cart at the time of purchase. If not, you can purchase them later for 99¢. For added texture on this card, I used a die from  Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits by Sizzix. Beneath the die cut layer is a piece of blue BasicGrey designer paper.



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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

CCEE2140 - Balloons Around the World

A new month means a new challenge hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge Blog. For October, our fabulous challenges have been designed by the talented Frances Byrne.

Frances says that the of 5th October was Balloons Around The World Day. She has therefore challenged the CCEE Stampers to include a balloon or balloons on our cards.

Balloons seemed perfect for a birthday card for my 14 year-old grand nephew!


Check out the high-flying creations from the CCEE Stampers Design Team!

Monday, October 4, 2021

A Spooky Halloween - KSS

Today's adult Halloween design, sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, features images from Graveyard Raven, Scaredy Cat, and Owl and Autumn Moon. I cut all the images except for the background tombstones and grass with the SVG cut files available for these three sets. Since my grandchildren are all adults now, I am having a lot of fun creating spookier Halloween cards!! 


This card was created for entry in the following challenges:

The Paper Players Challenge #PP561 - Spooky

Just Us Girls - #640 Word Week - Halloween



Crafty Calendar Challenge - October Challenge - Halloween

The Dream Factory - Challenge #96 - The Birds


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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

CCEE2139 - Classical Music Month

Lois Bak, our September CCEE Challenge hostess, tells us that September is also Classical Music Month. She has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a card with a musical theme. It doesn’t have to be classical music. It could be Jazz, Country, Rock 'n Roll - anything musical, even a musical instrument.

I created this card to honor of my sister who has devoted herself to providing music to a number of prison ministries for many years. I framed this and gave it to her for her birthday. 

I love you, Liz, and the way in which the light of Christ shines through the life you live each and every day.


The guitar image is by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

How did the CCEE Team feature music this week?
Check for yourself!



SCS SC873 - My Creepy Little Friend

I used Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 873 to stamp this one layer Halloween card. It includes images from the newly released sets Graveyard Raven and Scaredy Cat with the haunted house from last year's Mysterious Mansion.

I also blended clouds over the top using SVG Cut Stencil Cloudy Skies.



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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Monday, September 27, 2021

Kitchen Sink Stamps - September Release

I finally get to share with you all the beautiful new images from Kitchen Sink Stamps that I have been working with for the past few weeks! Today KSS is releasing 6 new stamps sets and 4 new SVG files for creating stencils with your electronic cutting machine.

The stamps sets include:

  Clay Pots 

Poppy Bouquet

Remembrance Poppy

Stars & Stripes American Flag

Graveyard Raven

Scaredy Cat


The background SVG files include:

SVG Cut Layered Flag Poles - Slimline Die Cut

SVG Haunting Bats Stencil Slimline Die Cut

SVG Distress Chevron Stencil Slimline Die Cut

SVG Stellar Layered Stars Stencil Slimline Die Cut


The first KSS sponsored card I am sharing with you today uses images from Stars & Stripes American Flag, Poppy Bouquet, and Remembrance Poppy. The color recipes I created for this card using Altenew inks for the poppies and Stampin' Up inks for the flag are added below the card. The clouds were finger dabbed on the blue card front with gesso. The fringe of grass across the bottom was stamped with the grass from Honey Bunny.






 

Here is a clean and simple design using the flag and flagpole inspired by a common Forever US postage stamp and entered in the CAS657 Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.



The second card features the cat from Scaredy Cat. This set also includes a fabulous cauldron with bubbles and a several fun sentiments. I also used the branch from Owl & Autumn Moon.



My Graveyard Raven design is a one layer card to which I added one of the fun sentiments from Scaredy Cat.


This final one layer card features an image from Clay Pots along with the Fall Chrysanthemum and a sentiment from Autumn Greetings.


Thanks for stopping by to check out the new stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps! 


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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sneak Peeks at Monday's KSS Releases

Six fabulous new sets and 4 SVC Cut Background Stencils will be released by Kitchen Sink Stamps on Monday. Here are a couple of sneak peeks!


                                       

Who is ready for some Halloween Haunting?


Thursday, September 23, 2021

CCEE2138 - Autumn Equinox

 September 22nd was the Autumnal Equinox. In honor of the beginning of autumn Frances Byrne has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a Fall-themed card. 

I used Ray of Sunshine by Kitchen Sink Stamps for Simon Says Stamp's STAMPtember celebration to  create this card.


Check out the beautiful autumn designs by the rest of the CCEE Stampers.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Another KSS September Sneak Peek

I added a couple of images to this card as a sneak peek from two of the Kitchen Sink Stamps September sets. Six new sets will be released by KSS next Monday, September 27. 

This card was created for today's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge which can be found here. I added images from KSS' Sunflowers and Autumn Greetings, as well. The designer paper is by Graphic 45.



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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Monday, September 20, 2021

Kitchen Sink Stamps - September Sneak Peek

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design includes a HUGE sneak peek at one of the new images being released on September 27. I am sure that Kitchen Sink Stamps fans can pick out the new image featured in this autumn scene. Enjoy!


Kitchen Sink Stamps sets used in this scene include:

New Set to be released on Monday, September 27

Trees



The sky was created using the KSS SVG cut stencil Cloudy Skies.

I will be adding more sneak peeks during the week!

Thanks for your visits and your sweet, sweet comments!


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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!


Thursday, September 16, 2021

CCEE2137 - National Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month. So the CCEE Stampers have an easy challenge from September Hostess, Lois Bak: include a mushroom on your card.

My card features a Morel Mushroom digital image from Power Poppy which I colored with watercolors.



Here are the cards created by the CCEE Stampers DT:

Monday, September 13, 2021

Fall Chrysanthemums - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I'm playing along in the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge with this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card today. CAS Challenge 655 is called Repeat, Repeat. I  added 5 leaves to the Chrysanthemum stems as my repeated element. I painted stems up from the urn to lift the blossoms up and then added the leaves to fill the space between the flowers and the urn.


Kitchen Sink Stamps sets used to create this card are:


Fall Chrysanthemum

Hydrangea (urn)


Color Recipe for the Urn Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 - Sahara Sand
Layer 2 - Smoky Slate
Layer 3 Gray Granite
Layer 4 Basic Gray

Color Recipe for the Crysanthemums Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 - Fresh Freesia
Layer 2 - Fresh Freesia
Layer 3 - Sweet Plum
Layer 4 - Rich Razzleberry
Layer 5 - Fresh Fig
Layer 6 Blackberry Bliss

Color Recipe for the Leaves Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 - Gumball Green
Layer 2 - Garden Green
Layer 3 - Always Artichoke

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Claire Nocturne and I blended a bit of SU Going Gray under the urn to ground it.

I am also entering this card in the following challenge:






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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Friday, September 10, 2021

STAMPtember KSS and SSS Release - Ray of Sunshine




I used the images from Ray of Sunshine by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create this slimline design for STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp. This wonderful set is available only at Simon Says Stamps until they are sold out. Once it's gone, its gone!

To create the sky background at the top of the card, I used Kitchen Sink Stamps' Cloudy Skies SVG cut stencil and Bashful Blue ink by Stampin' Up. The fence at the bottom was created with designer paper by the Paper Studio. 

The flowers, leaves, butterfly, and the word Sunshine were cut using the KSS SVG cut files which are available at KSS for use with this set. To lift the two top sunflower blossoms up high, I hand cut two stems and colored them with Altenew Grass Fields and Evergreen ink.


 


Using the SVG cut butterfly allowed me to stamp the butterfly with deeper colors  so that it would stand out boldly against the sunflower background. It was glued in place over the fully stamped sunflower.




Color Recipe for the Butterfly and Sunflower using Altenew Inks
stamped as one piece

Layer 1B Buttercream
Layer 2B Citrus Burst
Layer 3B Honey Drizzle 
Layer 4B Mocha





 


Color Recipe for SVG cut Butterfly

Layer 1B Altenew Citrus Burst
Layer 3B Altenew Mocha
Layer 4B Stampin' Up Early Espresso 

The SVG cut butterfly was then glued directly on top of the one piece sunflower and butterfly for a bolder look.





Color Recipe for Sunflower using Altenew Inks

Layer 1A - Citrus Burst
Layer 2A - Honey Drizzle
Layer 3A - Peach Perfect
Layer 4A - Mocha stamped twice
Layer 5A Espresso stamped twice





Color Recipe for Leaves using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 - Grass Field
Layer 2 - Hunter Green
Layer 3 - Evergreen


Don't forget to visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog for many, many more stunning samples using this wonderful stamp set!!

And, of course, Kitchen Sink Stamps' very own Maria Colosimo  and Nancy McCabe have exquisite creations you won't want to miss, as well!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

CCEE2136 - Idea Swap

September 10 is Swap Ideas Day. For today’s challenge, CCEE September hostess, Lois Bak has asked the CCEE Stampers to find a card we have seen using a new technique to us, or a new color combination, or anything we’ve never done before and make a card. She asked that we make sure to credit the person whose idea we have used. 

My technique is not new to most people, but it is something that I have always wanted to try, but never have. Below is my watercolored card!

This card was inspired by Fran with Stampendous. I used the same Stampendous stamp set that she used which I snapped up in my recent trip through the markdowns at Hobby Lobby. Here is Fran's tutorial I watched and tried to duplicate. As you can see, I have a long way to go with my watercoloring, but it was sure fun!



Here are links to the new things the rest of the CCEE Team tried:

Monday, September 6, 2021

Prince Charming - Kitchen Sink Stamps

The beautiful family wedding I attended this weekend had me thinking of fairy tales and inspired this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card! Who doesn't love a happy ending?


I used images from the following KSS sets to create this card:


I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:

My Time to Craft Challenge Blog - Challenge #465 - Travel/Transport

Polkadoodles - Challenge #36 - Anything Goes

Cardz TV - Challenge #148 - Anything Goes

Creative Fingers - Challenge #214 - Anything Goes

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - challenge #273 - Anything Goes



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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

CCEE2135 - Honey Month

September is Honey Month. For our challenge this week, CCEE Stampers are to include something related to honey on our cards – bees, honeycombs, beehives.


The Bee Well stamp set and the 3-D embossed rose background I have used to create this card are both from Sizzix. 


Check out the BEEutiful creations of the rest of the CCEE Design Team Members:

Monday, August 30, 2021

Perfection - Best Day Ever! - Kitchen Sink Stamps

What could be better than a day on a Hawaiian beach? I wasn't sure that Hawaii had lighthouses, but I checked it out, and sure enough, they do! So I created this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card featuring all the elements that would make up my Best Day Ever!

My intention was to create the spray of plumeria across the top of the card by masking and stamping it directly on the card front. I got all the way to the last plumeria at the bottom when I made a horrible misstep and ruined the whole thing. But, guess what!! SVG cut file to the rescue! I restamped the lower plumeria more to my liking on the SVG cut out and glued it over the boo boo! Card saved!!

The images used to create this card come from the following KSS sets:

Plumeria

Lighthouse

Cabin by the Lake

Summer Splashes

Beachcomber's Bounty

Sea Shells

Hawaiian Greetings


Color Recipe for the Plumeria Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Blush
Layer 2 Pink Pearl
Layer 3 Rouge
Layer 4 Coral Bliss
Layer 5 Vintage Berry
Layer 6 Mocha

Color Recipe for the Leaves Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Parrot
Layer 2 Just Grass
Layer 3 Shadow Creek


Color Recipe for the Lighthouse Using Stampin' Up

Layer 1 Creamy Caramel
Layer 2 Close to Cocoa
Layer 3 Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 4 Chocolate Chip


Color Recipe for the Flip Flops Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Blush
Layer 2 Pink Pearl
Layer 3 Rouge
Layer 4 Coral Bliss

The hibiscus from Hawaiian Greeting was then stamped on the SVG cut flip flops using Deep Iris. I then glued on jeweled flower stickers by the Paper Studio as additional decoration for the flip flops.


I have entered this card in the following challenges:







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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

CCEE2134 - Dog Day

Since today is Dog Day, CCEE Stampers August hostess, France Byrne has requested that the CCEE Stampers feature a dog (or 2) on our cards. 

Everyday is dog day at my house, so I am quite happy to oblige!



I can't wait to see the parade of pups created by the CCEE Team!!

 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Mahalo - You are Beautiful - KSS

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card is a thank you card for one of the beautiful people in my life. How blessed I am to have such kind and loving friends. I don't know what life would be without them! 

This card was created with a background created using the SVG cut Big Burst Stencil and images from Plumeria and Hawaiian Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The plumeria were also cut with KSS SVG files.




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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Friday, August 20, 2021

SCS Free 4 All Challenge - End of Summer

I still had these bits and pieces laying around on my desk when I read about the End of Summer Free 4 All Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Pulled this card together in no time at all! The beach ball and sentiment are from Summer Splashes which released on Monday. The waves were created with this SVG cut stencil.




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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

CCEE2133 - Photography Day

CCEE Stampers August hostess, Frances Byrne, informed us that August 19 is Photography Day. For our challenge this week, she has asked the CCEE Stampers to include something on our card that is photographic related … a photo/photos; images of photos, cameras etc.

All the images are my card are by Unity.


Check out the ways the members of the CCEE Design Team have featured photography in their designs this week by visiting their blogs linked below:



5 O'Clock is CHEER!! - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I can't seem to put down these wonderful tropical images from Kitchen Sink Stamps. They take me to the beach when I am not able to get there! For today's cards I have used something from every one of the new release sets and then some!

Tiki Time

Plumeria

Summer Splashes

Beachcomber's Bounty

Hawaiian Greetings

Sea Shells

Ocean Waters 


This first card was created for Sketch Challenge #867 at Splitcoaststampers. I used a brick embossing folder on the card front and added an angled strip of Graphic 45 designer paper. The tiki mug, plumeria, umbrella, and board sign were cut from white card stock using the KSS SVG cut files before they were stamped.



For this second card, I grounded the flip flops and shells by stamping the fishnet from Ocean Waters across the bottom corner of the card at an angle before attaching the stamped images.


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





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!