Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Baby, It's Cold Outside - CCEE1803

Liz Williams, our January CCEE hostess asked that this week the CCEE Stampers use an image showing some kind of winter garment.

We Texans have been digging deep into our closets this week to find some winter garments!! We are not used this cold!! What a perfect challenge for us!! 




The above images are from the Unity Company.

CCEE Stampers Design Team:


Frances Byrne

Monday, January 15, 2018

Chillin' on Your Birthday KSS

Today I am sharing another winter birthday design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I had fun designing it inside and out using a flip card design.

The Kitchen Sink images I used to create this card come from Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, and Greetings from the woods.

Front of Card:



Inside of Card:




Also designing with Kitchen Sink Stamps:

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CCEE1802 - Fits Me to a "Tea"

Liz Williams is our CCEE Stampers' hostess for the month of January. She has asked us (in honor of "Hot Tea Month")  to use a teapot or teacup on our cards or to use a "tea stain" technique .

The image and sentiment on my card are from the Unity Company.





The cards of the CCEE Design Team are linked below:

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Birthday - LMS - Kitchen Sink Stamps

As hard as it is to believe, there have actually been several snow falls here in Texas during December and January. Therefore, I am taking advantage of this rare opportunity to send snowy birthday cards to my friends and family with January birthdays!!


This Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is going to my dad who is celebrating his birthday next Wednesday. The following KSS stamp sets were used to create this fun winter scene:



Color Recipes for the Trees:
Layer 3 Memento Northern Pine
Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves

Color Recipes for the Cabin
Layer 3 Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer PaperTrey Ink Fine Linen

Color Recipes for the Truck Body
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Midnight Muse stamped twice
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Dapper Denim
Layer 1 PaperTrey Ink Blueberry Sky stamped off once

Color Recipes for the Truck Wheel Base
Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Memento London Fog
Layer 1 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 4 Distress Ink Black Soot

Be sure to look in on Maria's latest KSS designs, as well!

Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Waddle We Do in 2018? CCEE1801

Welcome back to the CCEE Challenge! Our January hostess is the creative and talented Liz Williams. She says, "I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe it is already 2018! So the title of this challenge is Waddle we do in 2018?"   Liz has challenged us all to use a penguin or any other animal that loves cold weather. 

Well, I love penguins, and I have a handful of January birthdays to prepare for so what could be more perfect?

My penguin is from the Unity Company and I added some punched feet to help him along as he waddles! The waves were created with Fawn Lawn dies.


Join the CCEE Stampers and play along! If you do, be sure to post your design on the CCEE Stampers Blog for all our fans to see!

Here are the creations of the CCEE Design Team:



Monday, December 18, 2017

Let It Snow - KSS Monday

As hard as it is to believe, the weatherman is predicting the possibility of another snowfall in Victoria, Texas on or near Christmas! In my entire life, I have had a white Christmas exactly once and that was 14 years ago on my first Christmas in town. Just over a week ago we had about 3 inches of snow, and I felt we were done for at least another 20 years! Now this!! We are all anxiously watching the sky and keeping our fingers crossed.

We certainly won't be doing any ice skating or sleigh riding, but I know if we get even three inches again, there will be snowmen galore!!

So, of course, the weather report is the inspiration for this week's Kitchen Sink sponsored design!

I have entered it in the Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple challenge today which is titled White Christmas!!



Images used on today's card come from the following
Kitchen Sink Stamps Sets:


The sentiment was made with Winter Thinlits by Sizzix

Visit Maria's blog to see her latest KSS creations:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Favorites from the CCEE Team - CCEE1750

This week's challenge will be the CCEE Stampers last challenge for 2017 as we all want to take a little time to concentrate on family and friends. Of course, we will be back on the 4th of January to start another year of fun challenges!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week. We love that you play along with us.

Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Our hostess Joanne Grzelak, has asked that we keep things simple for our final challenge for the year. She requested that we use our favorite holiday stamps to create a card.


Well, I have many, many favorite holiday stamps, but my favorite which I added to my collection this year is Winter Pine by Gina Marie Designs. I hope you like how I used it to create today's Christmas card design.



I mixed it with several of my favorite dies from Gina Marie Designs, Stampin' Up, Taylored Expressions, and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

For more beautiful holiday designs, look in on the rest of the CCEE Design Team today:




Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cozy Christmas - KSS Let's Make a Scene

Who would have thought that this south Texas girl would wake up on Friday morning and look out her window to see the ground and trees covered with snow? It has been 13 years since we have seen snow in my neck of the woods so, of course, it was the inspiration for this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.
To create this scene I used images from the following KSS sets:


The die cut window is from Poppy Stamps and the lacey punch is by Martha Stewart.

Be sure to check out Maria's latest creation using her amazing stamps:

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Here is a look at the snow event that inspired today's Let's Make a Scene card!!







Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CCEE1749 - Christmas Carols

Now that the holidays are almost upon us, do you find yourself singing or humming along with the Christmas music blasting from every speaker? For our challenge this week, our hostess Joanne has asked that we take our inspiration from any Christmas Carol.

Singing Deck the Halls for my inspiration!!

The images on my design are from Merry Patterns by Stampin' Up.


Find out which holiday carols inspired the rest of the CCEE Stampers!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Playful Christmas 2 - KSS

Today's simple Christmas design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps was created with images from their Playful Christmas 2. The tree was stamped with Versamark and embossed with copper glitter by Zing! The star was die cut and also embossed with copper glitter. For the sentiment I used Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink. The designer papers are by the Paper Studio.



Take the time to look in on Maria's latest creations below:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CCEE 1747 - Weddings and Babies

As the last of our celebratory month, Joanne would like for
the CCEE Stampers
to make a baby card OR a wedding
card......our choice.

She suggested that if we have lots of time, we could make both....lol!!!)
Time I don't have so I made a fun card to welcome a new baby girl.

The Dachshund is from
Gina Marie Designs.



I wonder who made baby cards and who made wedding cards?

Let's Find Out!!


Frances Byrne


Monday, November 27, 2017

Peace to All - Let's Make a Scene - KSS

For this week's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps I have created a card for the holiday season using images from Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees and Multi Step Birch Trees. The sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps' Playful Christmas 1. The moose was created with a moose die from Gina Marie Designs.





Color Recipe 
for the snowy pines
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Color Recipe
for the birch trunks
Layer 2 PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Layer 1 PaperTrey Ink Classic Kraft

I used a brush to add Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the sky.

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Kitchen Sink Stamps
when you visit

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator
of Kitchen Sink Stamps