Monday, May 25, 2015

KSS 4th Monday - Let's Make a Scene!

Fourth Monday means another Kitchen Sink Stamps scene. I'd love to be sitting on this bench under a big shady tree! Today's scene was created with images from Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Lilacs (the leaves on the card front), and Simple Sentiments.

Today I am also wishing you a blessed Memorial Day and remembering in prayer the thousands of brave men and women who have given their lives in service to this great nation allowing us to remain strong and free.




Color Recipes

Tree Trunk - Layer 1 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 3 - Memento Espresso Truffle

Tree Top - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

Stone Path - Layer 2 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Going Grey

Bench - Memento Espresso Truffle
Grass - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Ground - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sky - Memento Summer Sky

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CCEE1521 - Fabric and Corrugated paper

Joanne is the CCEE hostess for the CCEE Stampers and this week has challenged us to use fabric and corrugated paper on our card or project.  The corrugated paper may be made with a crimper or already crimped.  The fabric must be something other than a ribbon.

I pulled out a sample book of fabric swatches and ripped the side off of a cardboard box to create my Father's Day card for today's challenge. The images are from Classic Old Truck and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps.



Check in on the CCEE Design Team to see their unique designs 
and then join us in today's challenge.


Monday, May 18, 2015

10 Minutes and 20 Minutes More KSS Pansies

This week I am stamping with Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Pansy. This set has pansies in 4 sizes and the color combinations are endless. I added a stem from the tulip set for my designs today.

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Multi Step Tulip Garden, and Simple Sentiments 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

This is the order in which I stamped the layers and the inks I used:

Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Pansy - Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3  Memento Morocco
Layer 2 Memento Tangelo
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion

Sentiment - Memento Morocco

30 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Multi Step Tulip Garden, and Words of Love 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

This is the order in which I stamped the layers and the inks I used:

Basket - Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 1 Memento Toffee Crunch

Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Pansies - Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lavender Lace
Layer 3 Memento Grape Jelly
Layer 4 Versafine Imperial Purple

Sentiment - Versafine Imperial Purple

Thank you for your visit today. Also creating for Kitchen Sink Stamps:




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Acrylic and Ink - CCEE 1520

This week Joanne has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create an acrylic background and to throw in some ink somewhere else on the card.


I used three acrylic paints to create the background and some SU Cajun Craze ink splatters on the square rust panel. The metallic Happy Birthday to You was made with a thinlit die from Sizzix.

Check out the work of the rest of the CCEE Design Team members.

Monday, May 11, 2015

2nd Monday - Let's Make a Scene - KSS

Today is the second Monday of the month so I am sharing with you a scenic card made with a variety of Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today's design was created using Multi Step Bicycle, Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, and 3 Step Honey Bunny.

I worked from front to back to create this design. I stamped and masked the large tulips. I then stamped the bicycle and masked the basket to add the small tulips. I then sponged the grass and sky before finishing with the fringe of grass across the bottom of the card and the sentiment.


Here is the order and colors of each stamped layer:

Tulips 
 Layer 4 Versafine Imperial Purple
Layer 3 Memento Grape Jelly
Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped 3 time
Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender

Leaves and Stems
Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove

Bicycle (without the basket)
Layer 3 Memento London Fog
Layer 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 2 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand

Bicycle Basket
Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Layer 2 Memento Toffee Crunch
Layer 3 Memento Desert Sand







Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CCEE1519 - Handmade Flowers and More

Welcome to the first CCEE Challenge of May. Our wonderful hostess this month is Joanne Grzelak. For all of May's challenges, Joanne will have us concentrating on tools and embellishments instead of themes.
  
The challenge for today is to use at least one embossing folder, brad, and a self-made flower on your card/project.  You can certainly use dies to create your flower(s) if you want.

For my holiday card I have used Susan's Garden Poinsettia Dies and Ornate Labels Dies by Sizzix. The music embossing folder is also from Sizzix.



Check out the beautiful flowers created by the rest of the CCEE Team!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

KSS Mother's Day Sale

Great news this week in the Kitchen. It is time once again for Kitchen Sink Stamps' annual Mother's Day and Spring Clearance Sale. From now until midnight Monday, May 11 you can save 25% on your Kitchen Sink Stamps purchase. These is also free shipping on orders of $65 or more. Clink on the link below and order your favorites at this great price.





Here is the card I created for my Mother using the KSS Multi Step Iris. I hope she likes it!


The Iris stamped with the MISTI - Layers and Inks
3 Memento Grape Jelly stamped twice
4 Versafine Imperial Purple
2 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped 4 times
1 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped twice
Yellow colored with a Copic Marker
Stem and Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove

Monday, May 4, 2015

10 Minute Monday with Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today I am using images that I haven't worked with in a while. These beautiful swans are from a Kitchen Sink Stamps set called  3 Step Love Birds. After stamping the swans, I clear embossed them as my masking technique to add the colored background.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Inks: stamped in the following layers on the swan
5 - Memento Tuxedo Black
4 - Memento Gray Flannel
3 - Stampin' Up Going Grey
2 - Stampin' Up Goding Grey stamped off once
1 - Versamark clear embossed
Sponging - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Die Cut: Majestic Elements by Spellbinders

20 Minute Card


 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Inks: stamped in the following layers on the swans
5 - Memento Tuxedo Black
4 - Memento Gray Flannel
3 - Stampin' Up Going Grey
2 - Stampin' Up Goding Grey stamped off once
1 - Versamark clear embossed
Sponging - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Grass - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Foreground Plants - Memento Potter's Clay
Die Cut: Majestic Elements by Spellbinders
Embellishment: Ribbon

Kitchen Crew for Kitchen Sink Stamps

 Lisa Somerville - designer

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

National Astronomy Day

The CCEE Stampers are celebrating National Astronomy Day by creating cards with stars this week! Join in the fun, and share of card of your own featuring stars in CCEE Stampers Challenge 1518. My card features a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs.


Take a look at the wonderful designs of the CCEE Design Team Members!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Let's Make a Scene! KSS Monday

I have decided to mix things up a bit with my Kitchen Sink Stamps posts. It has been over 4 years now that I have been doing 10 minute cards every Monday. Two years later I started adding 20 minute cards as well. While clean and simple is normally my style, there are so many more things you can do with your Kitchen Sink Stamps. And scene cards are my FAVORITE sooooooooooooooo....

Beginning today and every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, I am going to be creating scenic cards by mixing several KSS sets together to an extent that 10 and 20 minutes did not allow. Today's card  was completed in 60 minutes. To create this card, I stamped the rabbit first and then masked him. I then stamped the rock wall and masked it. Next I added the sunflowers and grasses. 

This card is going to a sweet friend who is moving out of state this week. I am going to mail it a few days before she leaves so it will be there waiting for her when she arrives.

Let's Make a Scene 001


Multi Step Sunflowers,  and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Below you will find the order in which I stamped each image and the inks used:

Bunny - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
2 Memento Toffee Crunch
1 Memento Desert Sand
4 Memento Espresso Truffle

Brick Wall - 2 Memento Toffee Crunch
1 Memento Desert Sand

Sunflowers - 2 Memento Cantaloupe
1 Memento Dandelion
3 Memento Peanut Brittle
4 Memento Rich Cocoa
5 Memento Espresso Truffle

Sunflower Stems and Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
3 Memento Olive Grove

Sky - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Grass - Memento Bamboo Leaves (sponged and stamped)
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle

Embellishments: Crocheted Lace,  Prima Sunflower

Tools: Arch Dies, McGill Leaf Punch, MISTI

Thanks for your visits and sweet comments today!

To find additional Kitchen Sink Stamps inspiration please visit:


Lisa Somerville - designer

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hug an Australian Day

 Francis, our April hostess for the CCEE challenges, has informed us that April 26 is Hug an Australian Day. All my Australian buddies are cyber friends so I am sending out a virtual hug to you Julie, Dani, Maryann, and Francis. 

For our challenge this week Francis asked us to use a cute critter that we think would be huggable … Bonus points if the animal is native to Australia.

My crocodiles seem headed for a hug so I think that counts as huggable, and I know saltwater crocodiles are found in the Northern Outback. Bonus points for me!!



Monday, April 20, 2015

KSS Lilacs

I promised last week that I would feature the Kitchen Sink Stamps lilac in today's KSS post. The lilac is probably the one KSS flower that I have had the most difficulty aligning properly. That is until now! I have recently joined the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) craze! This fabulous tool from My Sweet Petunia makes precision stamp placement a breeze. 

10 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Pale Plum and Orchid Opulence
Inks: Lilac - 4 Memento Sweet Plum, 3 Memento Lilac Posies, 
2 & 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Stem and Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves on all layers
Sentiment - Memento Elderberry

20 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Lovely Lilac
Inks: Lilac - 4 Memento Elderberry, 3 Stampin' Up Lavender Lace, 
2 & 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Stem and Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Elderberry
Embellishment: Ribbon

For more Kitchen Sink Inspiration visit

 Lisa Somerville - designer

 Maria Colosimo - owner and creator