Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CCEE2237 - First Day of Autumn

Today is the first day of autumn so CCEE September Hostess, Kelly McKown Santi, has the CCEE Stampers thinking fall for this week's challenge. We are to create cards with an autumn theme!


Sentiment by The Project Bin

Leaves by Sizzix 


Click below to see the autumn designs by the CCEE DT:


Liz Williams


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Double D Challenges - Things the Fall

Fab 'n' Funky - Challenge #557 Autumn Colors

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #235 - Signs of Fall


Monday, September 19, 2022

Technique - Scoring - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Looking for a challenge to try this morning for my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I happened upon the Technique Lover's Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. TLC917 is called SCORE and requires a scored background.

I decided it would be perfect for creating a large sheet of notebook paper as the background for a thank you card for a paraprofessional or a volunteer to acknowledge their help is getting school off to a great start this year.

After scoring the lines, I ran a blue ink pad gently across the surface of the card followed by a red pad for the left margin line. I then rounded the corners and punched the three holes down the side before stamping the sentiment and gluing on the stamped SVG cut files for the pencils and the crayons.

Stamps sets used to create this 5x7 design are:

Back to School Supplies

Class Notes


 

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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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 14, 2022

CCEE2236 - International Dot Day

 CCEE Stampers September Hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi, has a fun challenge for us today. Since today is International Dot Day, she has asked us to create cards with a circle, polka dots, or anything round.

I think my holiday design covers all the bases!!




For more circle inspiration, check out the cards from the CCEE Design Team below:




Monday, September 12, 2022

School: A Rainbow of Possibilities - KSS

A huge thank you to Kitchen Sink Stamps fans who took part in the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember event and made Butterfly Kisses a sell-out set. I had so much fun creating with it and know that it will be one of my go-to sets in the future.

Today I am sharing with you a clean and simple design which combines images for Back to School Supplies and Class Notes. The crayons were stamped on the SVG cut crayon that coordinated with the Back to School Supplies set.



I am entering 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:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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 9, 2022

2022 STAMPtember - Simon Says Stamp and Kitchen Sink Stamps




What an exciting day it is today in the Kitchen. Today is Kitchen Sink Stamps Day at STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp

This year's set is entitled Butterfly Kisses and comes with three butterflies and a grand variety of wonderful sentiments to create cards for many different occasions. 




You can purchase the set with or without matching dies, but remember that there is only a limited supply of both. Once they sell out, they will not be sold again by Simon Says Stamp or Kitchen Sink Stamps. Should you prefer SVG cut files instead of/or in addition to the dies, you can purchase them at Kitchen Sink Stamps for 99¢.


The first sample I am sharing today is a 5 x 7 inch scenic design which mixes images from Butterfly Kisses with another Kitchen Sink Set called Birch Trees. I have used the KSS SVG cut files for both the birch trees and the butterflies. I created the background clouds by dabbing on white acrylic paint with my fingertip.

Color Recipe for the Butterflies
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Dew Drops
Layer 2 Volcano Lake
Layer 3 Starlight

Color Recipe for the Birch Trees
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Mocha
Layer 2 Espresso




For my second sample, I have created a slimline card with a Distress Oxide Ink blended background. On this card I combined images from Butterfly Kisses with a KSS set called Hydrangea. Again, I used the KSS SVG cut files for these images.

Color Recipe for Butterflies
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Lavender Fields
Layer 2 Lavender Fields
Layer 3 Midnight Violet

Color Recipe for Hydrangeas
Using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Pink Diamond
Layer 2 Cotton Candy
Layer 3 Puffy Heart
Layer 4 Rubellite

Color Recipe for Hydrangea Leaves
Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Certainly Celery
Layer 2 Lucky Limeade
Layer 3 Always Artichoke

The blended background was created using Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger in the following colors:  Shabby Shutters, Old Paper, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn. The background was this sprinkled with water and ironed dry. I then splattered the surface with gold metallic acrylic paint.

I thought I would also share a photo of how I keep my SVG cut files in alphabetical order in mini folders in magnetic closure boxes. I have three boxes of these!  I love cutting these shapes with my Cricut Joy and stockpiling them in folders stamped and ready for piecing together in any way I choose.




Thank you so much for checking out our collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for their STAMPtember celebration this year!! I hope you love Butterfly Kisses and grab it up before it sells out!

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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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 7, 2022

CCEE2235 - 18th Birthday Celebration

Kelly McKown-Santi is the CCEE Stampers' Challenge Host for the month of September. Since tomorrow is her son's 18th birthday, Kelly has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a masculine birthday card. She wants us to use one or eight of anything on our cards.

I used one stamp to create this card and 8 jewels as the stars in the sky for my masculine birthday design.



I grabbed up this great Hero Arts background stamp on sale at Hobby Lobby last week. I know I will be using it again soon!!

Visit the CCEE DT blogs to see their masculine birthday designs for Kelly's challenge!!


Monday, September 5, 2022

Best Kitty EVER

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design was inspired by the rough week I have had with my male tabby, Elvis. As any crafter knows, we have craft supplies everywhere, and Elvis found a 12 inch stream of glitter ribbon SOMEWHERE and unknown to me proceeded to eat it. After a day of vomiting and two days of not eating or drinking, it was off to the vet for x-rays which were followed immediately by abdominal surgery. It's been tough, but he is a real trooper and is feeling much, much better. He is certainly ready to be rid of that dreaded cone, but will be wearing it for a few more days!

I created this card with KSS's newly released Top of Class and Make a Big Statement. I stamped extra ribbons and attached them behind the SVG cut ribbon since it is "Best in Show" after all!

The designer paper is of some of my treasured BasicGrey. Sure do miss them!



Color Recipe for the Ribbon using Altenew Inks:

Layer 1 Mountain Mist
Layer 2 Lagoon
Layer 3 Teal Cave
Layer 4 Galactic Stream

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:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,







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 31, 2022

CCEE2234 - International Toy Testing Day

 Kelly McKown-Santi is hosting our CCEE Stampers Challenges for the month of September!! What fun she has planned for us today. This is International Toy Testing Day, Kelly has asked the CCEE Stampers and their friends to create a card which has a toy or toys on it! She said to think Christmas cards and Santa's workshop, but I was in need of a masculine get well card, and I think this does the trick!!



CCEE Stampers DT Cards:

Monday, August 29, 2022

Headed Back to School - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today is the release date for Kitchen Sinks Stamps' newest images.  Three of the new sets feature back to school images and sentiments. They include:

Back to School Supplies

Class Notes

Top of the Class

On both of these cards, I used the SVG cut files available for free from KSS when you add them to your cart on the day you purchase the matching stamp set. What fun I had making all those colorful crayons!! The crayon box was created using the SVG 3D Gift Card Crayon Box and Label Stencil also available from KSS today. Instead of creating the 3D version, I made the box flat to use on my card front. There is also a collection of Back to School printable backgrounds for foiling that are perfect for use with these sets.



The above card has been entered in the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #648 - Back to School.




The fourth set is called Baby Steps and is a fabulous mix of images and sentiments for welcoming a new baby into a family! I again used the SVG cut files to stamp the image of the pram. This set also includes a delightful pair of baby feet and an awesome mix of delightful sentiments. The printable backgrounds for foiling which are great for use with these images is called Oh Baby!


I have entered this baby card in the As You See It Challenge #282 - Baby Business.



Don't miss the fabulous creations using these new images which are being shared today by the Kitchen Crew!







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 26, 2022

KSS Sneak Peek

On Monday, August 29 Kitchen Sink Stamps will be releasing 4 new stamps sets as well as several digital background. Today's sneak peek features images from two of the new sets!! I think you're going to love them!!

 


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

CCEE2233 - Pluto Demoted Day

According to the Days of the Year web site,  August 24th is Pluto Demoted Day. This day marks the occasion in 2006 when Pluto was demoted from being a planet to a dwarf planet. For our challenge today, hostess Frances Byrne has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card that has a space theme.


The links below take you to the "Out-of-This-World" creations of the CCEE Team:


Monday, August 22, 2022

Butterfly Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

With this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I finally have all the birthday cards I need for August. This birthday design features the largest butterfly in the Butterflies set. The sentiment is from Make a Big Statement. The branch and leaves were created using the Branch and Leaves SVC cut stencil. 



Color Recipe for the Butterfly

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Tahitian Tide

Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Starry Sky

Layer 3 - Versafine Clair Nocture


The background was created with Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Mermaid Lagoon spritzed with large water drops. Gold acrylic splatters were then added.



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 17, 2022

CCEE2232 - Peach Month

Apparently August is Peach month and Monday the 22nd of August is National Peach Day, so for our challenge this week, Frances as asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card that features one or more things that begin with the letter "P" .. A punched image; patterned paper; pansy; paint; person or a product that is from a company whose name starts with “P”.

I have chosen to use products from companies that begin with "P." The window die is from Poppy Stamps and the embellishments are from the Paper Studio.


Here are links to the cards created by the CCEE DT:

Monday, August 15, 2022

Let There Be Peace - Kitchen Sink Stamps

It's been a while since I have used the lilac. I guess I forgot how beautiful it is!! I think it looks awesome drooping down in the upper foreground over this graceful swan.

This Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card was created with a mix of images from the following sets:

Lilacs

Graceful Swan

Isle of Big Bay Lake

Bear in the Woods

Honey Bunny

Sweetheart Daisies

Bold 4 Seasons Greetings

Coffee Mate Greetings 



Color Recipe for the Lilacs using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Pink Diamond
Layer 2 Cotton Candy
Layer 3 Puffy Heart
Layer 4 Razzleberry

Color Recipe for the Leaves using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 Green Fields
Layer 2 Shadow Creek
Layer 3 Mountain Pine

The lilacs, leaves, swan, and trees were cut using the SVG files with coordinate with these sets before the layers of stamped inks were applied.

This card has been entered 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 10, 2022

CCEE2231 - Embossed and Sanded Glossy Paper

Our CCEE Stampers' August hostess, Frances Bryne, is back today with our new challenge for this week!

A few months ago, Jennifer McGuire shared a technique using embossing folders, glossy paper, and sanding blocks. Frances has asked that we each give this technique a try on this week's cards.  You can find Jennifer's tutorial here


I ended up using it to create a birthday card for my brother-in-law, Don, who will be celebrating his birthday next week. 

Here are links to the creations of the CCEE DT members' creations:


Monday, August 8, 2022

Dog Days of Summer - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Well, the dog days of summer with soon be coming to the end, and we hope to get some relief from the sweltering heat we have experienced in 2022 here on the Texas coast.  For today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I am offering up a tiki toast to the relaxing evenings on the beach.



Images used to create this design come from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

Tiki Time

Summer Splashes

Seaside Seagull

Shoreline Rocks

Beachcomber's Bounty


The ocean water was created using the KKS SVG cut stencil Waves & Splashes.

All images were stamped with Altenew inks on SVG cut files which coordinate with these stamps and cut using my Cricut Joy.


This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - August Challenge Food and/or Drink

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #236 - Anything Goes

My Time to Craft - Challenge #487- Ocean/Sea - beside or on or underwater topics

C.R.A.F.T. - Challenge #647 - Summer

Aud Sentiments - Challenge #296 - Summer + A Sentiment


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 3, 2022

CCEE2230 - Butterflies

It's a brand new month which means a new challenge hostess for the CCEE Stampers. Throughout the month of August, the creative and talented Frances Byrne will be issuing our challenges.

Butterflies seem to be very popular right now, with many companies releasing products featuring them this year. Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card that features one or more butterflies.

My butterfly was cut using Cricut Design Space and then dry embossed before popping it up over the card front. The die cut flowers are Be Bold Blossoms by Spellbinders. The embossed card front is by The Crafter's Companion, and the sentiment is from Heartfelt Thoughts by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.



Linked below are the CCEE DT butterfly creations:


Monday, August 1, 2022

Beachy Birthday - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Yes, I still need MORE August birthday cards so today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design was created for my oldest granddaughter! Some of our most precious times together are spent at a condo on the beach during the last week of each year. We pretty much have the beach to ourselves, and it is absolutely beautiful!! We have created some very special memories there!

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

Lighthouse

Palm Trees

Summer Splashes

Words 4 Celebrating



I have entered this card in the following challenges:







    Thank you for visiting me today! It's always exciting to see you here!

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, July 27, 2022

CCEE2229 - National Picnic Month

It's the middle of summer, and July is National Picnic Month.  The CCEE Stampers' July hostess, Lois Bak, has asked the CCEE Stampers to put something on our cards that would be part of a picnic (picnic basket, checkered tablecloth, picnic food, or even ants).

My picnic card was created with dies while the sentiment was cut using my Cricut Joy. No stamping on this design.



If you are looking for another picnic to attend, check out these fun cards:

Monday, July 25, 2022

Sunflower Birthday and Summer Sale - Kitchen Sink Stamps

 I am back today with another summer birthday design as this week's sponsored card from Kitchen Sink Stamps as well as news of the current Summer Sale going on at Kitchen Sink Stamps.




This card features images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:



For this card the sunflowers and leaves, the clay pot, and the watering can were cut from white cardstock using my Cricut Joy and the SVG cut flies available for free if you add them in your cart when you purchase these sets. They can also be purchased at a later day for a nominal fee.

The stamping was done after the images were cut.

The 3-D stone embossing folder is from Sizzix.

The clouds were created using the SVG cut stencil Cloudy Skies by KSS.



This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - Summer Blooms

Allsorts Challenge - Week 686 - Summer

Cut It Up! Challenge 256 - Summer Lovin'

Craft Rocket Challenge #94 - Summertime

Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge #171 - Ink Blending, Yellow, Flowers



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!!