Monday, July 21, 2014

Peaches

Some of my favorite childhood memories of visiting my grandmother's house in the summer were the hot afternoons we would spend at her kitchen table eating the sweet concoction she would pull from her freezer during our visits. The recipe was simple: sweet Texas peaches, cream, and sugar blended together and frozen in an ice cube tray. The resulting treat can only be described as heaven on earth! Although she has been gone for over 30 years, I still treat myself to her Peaches and Cream at least once a summer and I am flooded with sweet memories of the summer days my sister and I spend in her care.

Today's Kitchen Sink designs were created with their Multi Step Peach set. I really love the color recipe I used on the layers today. I think I will be using it again!

10 Minute Peach


Stamps: Multi Step Peach by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz
Ink Layers: Peach - 3 Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe, 4 Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie,
2 Memento Cantaloupe, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Leaves - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Stem - Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist
Tool: Sizzix Die

20 Minute Peaches


Stamps: Multi Step Peach and Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz
Ink Layers: Peach - 3 Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe, 4 Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie,
2 Memento Cantaloupe, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Leaves - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Stem - Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tool: Oval Nestabilities
Embellishment: Doily and Dimensionals

See the latest Kitchen Sink inspiration from the Crew!

  Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CCEE1429 - Chickens

The CCEE Challenge 1429 posted today requires that you use a chicken. There is no stamping on my card this week. I just used papers from Graphic 45's French County. So today's design just involves cutting, punching, scoring, and gluing!


Papers: Graphic 45 French Country
SU Garden Green and Basic Black
Tools: Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Embellishment: Sunflowers by Prima

Check out the cute chicks created by the rest of the CCEE Team!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sweet Summer Pineapple

One of the things I love most about this time of the year is the grocery bins filled with the fresh, sweet fruits of summer. For the next few weeks I am going to be focusing on some of the beautiful Kitchen Sink Stamps fruit images.

Today I am featuring the pineapple from 3 Step Aloha, one of my favorites! Both of today's cards are 4.25 inch squares.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, and Really Rust
Inks Layers on Pineapple: 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Cantaloupe, 
1 Memento Cantaloupe,
1 again with Memento Pear Tart on top and bottom only
Top of Pineapple: 1 Memento Pear Tart, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment: Memento Potter's Clay
Sponging - Memento Peanut Brittle

20 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Lucky Limeade, So Saffron, and Really Rust
Inks Layers on Pineapple: 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Cantaloupe, 
1 Memento Cantaloupe stamped off once
Top of Pineapple: 1 Memento Pear Tart, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
3 Memento Olive Grove
Tool: Martha Stewart Edge Punch

Thanks so very much for your visit today!

Don't miss the opportunity to drop in on the rest of the Kitchen Crew!

 Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CCEE1428 - Repurpose Something

It's time for another CCEE Stampers Challenge and Shirley Quarry has another great challenge for us all.

Let's repurpose something. We all have bits and pieces of things we have saved in our stash for those "just in case we need it moments".

For my repurposing adventure, I cut a section out of an aluminum pie pan, put it in an embossing folder, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I then roughly trimmed around the embossed image and colored the aluminum with my Copic markers. Finally I coated it with Versamark and clear embossed it three times.


Stamps: Hardwood by Stampin' Up
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin' Up
Inks: SU Baked Brown Sugar, Versamark, and Copic Markers
Tools: Darice Embossing Folder
Other Materials - Clear Embossing Folder, Aluminum Pie Pan, Dimensionals

The card below card uses the same techinque but I die cut the cross with the cross die from Our Daily Bread Designs. The background is stamped with an image from ODBD's Never Give Up and the sentiment is from ODBD's Anchor. This card was chosen today as Customer Card of the Day over at Our Daily Bread Designs.


Please visit the CCEE Stampers' Design Team to see more repurposed gems!

Perfect Light

I am continuing to build my Christmas stash and today have used my newest die, Nativity Border from Taylored Expressions. My goal is to have all my Christmas cards completed, addressed in envelopes, and ready to mail Thanksgiving weekend!


Stamps: the sentiment is from Seek Him Still by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Lost&Found by My Mind's Eye, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and SU Bermuda Bay
Tools: Nativity Border by Taylored Expressions
Embellishment: Crystal and Yellow Chalk

Monday, July 7, 2014

Enjoy the Ride

I am setting a goal for myself this week to take my bike down to the corner service station and get the tires aired up so that I can get out in the evenings when it is cooler and get some exercise. In honor of this personal fitness goal, I have used my Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Bicycle to create my 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more cards.

10 Minute Card - I am entering this card in CAS on Sunday #37 - One Layer Wonder.


Stamps: Multi Step Bicycle by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White
Ink Layers on Bicycle: 2 Memento London Fog, 3 Memento Gray Flannel,
4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Ink Layers on Basket: 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once,
1 Memento Desert Sand
Inks on Flowers: Memento Love Letter, Memento Rhubarb Stalk,
Memento Olive Grove, and Memento Northern Pine
Sponged Pavement - SU Going Grey
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

20 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Bicycle by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and
Apricot Appeal by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by Graphic 45
Ink Layers on Bicycle: 2 Memento London Fog, 3 Memento Gray Flannel,
4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Ink Layers on Basket: 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Cantaloupe
Dots: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon

Find more Kitchen Sink excitement on the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew!

  Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

And find more Multi Step Bicycle samples in the Kitchen Sink Gallery!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CCEE 1427 - Red, White and Blue

We are all seeing plenty of red, white, and blue here in America this week as we celebrate the birthday of our great nation! Therefore, I have created a patriotic card for this week's CCEE Red, White, and Blue Challenge!


Stamps: Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White, SU Real Red and Not Quite Navy
Ink: Memento Nautical Blue
Embellishment: Jolee's Duel Tone Prizm
Tools: Heart Nestabilites, SNSS Star Die

Sending my wishes for a wonderful 4th of July weekend for you and your family and friends! 

Join us at CCEE with a creation to show what red, white, and blue means to you!

Visit the CCEE Design Team to see their red, white, and blue designs!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Sunflowers - KSS

For Kitchen Sink Monday, I have created cards using Multi Step Giant Sunflower. I love the bright and cheerful look they bring to my cards!

10 Minute Card
I stamped stamped the sunflower first and then stamped the script from Letters from the Past over the top of it.



by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Daffodil Delight
Inks: Sunflower - 3 SU Crisp Cantaloupe, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Leave - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Script - Memento Desert Sand
Embellishment - Satin Ribbon

20 Minute Card
The background panel was created by inking my Cuttlebug embossing Folder, spritzing it with water, and closing the folder over the white panel.



Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Multi Step Lilac (stem), Simple Sentiments
and Multi Step Hanukkah by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Taken with Teal
Inks: Sunflower - 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Daffodil Delight, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Leave - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Lady Bug - 3 Versafine Onyx Black, 2 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 3 Memento Lady Bug
Embellishment - Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for looking in on my Kitchen Sink creations today!

Look in on the latest KSS creations from the rest of the crew!

 Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CCEE1426 - Sunglasses

Anne has a fun challenge for us this week over at CCEE Stampers  so pull out your sunglasses. I knew I had this fabulous pig in sunglasses from All Night Media, Inc. Because it had been in my collection since 1980, it took me quite a while to track it down. The fence was made with Hardwood by Stampin' Up and the tree was stamped with images from Multi Step Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I used Sweet 'n Sassy's grass die cut across the bottom of the card. The sentiment was computer generated.


Visit the CCEE Design Team to see the fabulously fun designs they have created with sunglasses this week! Then pull out your sunglasses stamps and design a card to add to the challenge!

Thank you for visiting me today!  Please leave me a comment so I can come and visit you!!









Monday, June 23, 2014

Green Leaves of Summer

Although I almost always pull out my Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Big Leaves to use for brightly colored autumn leaves, I have chosen it for today's Kitchen Sink Monday designs. With the much needed rain we received earlier in June, the greens of the trees in my neck of the woods are just glorious! So today, the leaves are all green!

10 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Never a Loss for Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Garden Green
Ink Layers on Leaf: 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout

20 Minute Card
For this card I tried a technique that my sister has been using so beautifully during the last several weeks to create the background for my leaves. I inked the raised side of my Cuttlebug embossing folder with Memento New Sprout, spritzed it with water, and then closed it over my white panel. I then stamped the leaves and sentiment over it.


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Old Olive and Certainly Celery
Ink Layers on Leaves: 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout
Background - Memento New Sprout
Sentiment - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment - Ribbon

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more fabulous multi layered stamping inspiration!

  Connie - Designer
 Lisa - Designer 
 Maria - Creator and Owner

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs - One Layer Card


Today's card was created for Our Daily Bread Designs Single Layer Card Challenge 207. The card was created with Recollections White 110 paper. I masked the bottom portion of the card and sponged it with SU Going Grey before stamping the ODBD fishing net over it with Memento Espresso Truffle. I then embossed the gray portion of the card with my Paper Studio brick wall embossing folder and sponged over the bricks once more with SU Smokey Slate.

The ODBD fishing boat and sentiment were stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle before the sun and sky were sponged with SU Crisp Cantaloupe and Melon Mambo. The water was sponged with SU Marina Mist.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CCEE 1425 - White

The CCEE challenge this week is to create a white-on-white card. I pulled out my Tim Holtz Umbrella Man and Bird Branch dies as the basis for my design. I used dimensionals to attach Umbrella Man to the embossed stripes at the bottom of the card. To represent an upturn in fortune, I have it raining flowers which were created with a Martha Stewart punch and embellished with clear crystals. The sentiment is from Words to the Rescue (Encouragement) by Steve Fadie and stamped with Memento Gray Flannel.


Please take the time to visit the rest of the CCEE Designers to see their gorgeous white designs, and I hope you are inspired to play along with week!