Monday, December 28, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - After Christmas Sale



With today being the finally day to take advantage of the 20% savings during the After Christmas Sale at Kitchen Sink Stamps, I thought it would be a good time to show off some of my favorite flowers to use for creating Valentines! The pansy reminds me of the floral Valentine postcards I love  from the turn of the century!

This card features a small pansy from the 3 Step Pansy set. This set features beautiful pansies in four sizes. I have used the second smallest blossom which is about 1 inch in diameter on this card.



Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Words of Love ( the sentiment), and Hey, Chick ( the flowered background) by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks:
   Pansy - Layer 4 - Memento Lilac Posies, Layer 3 - Memento Lilac Posies stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Rose Bud, Layer 1- Memento Rose Bud stamped off once

  Leaves - Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy,  Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 - Memento New Sprout

  Sentiment - Memento Lilac Posies

Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Heart Nestabilities

Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearl, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Dimensionals

All Kitchen Sink orders placed by midnight EST tonight (December 28) using promo code LYNN20KSS will receive a 20% discount. Tomorrow the discount code returns to LYNN10KSS so shop today for extra savings!

Each and every one of our talented crew has created something special to share today!! Don't miss a one of these inspirational beauties!!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko



There is still time to take part in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20, but not much! Entries must be posted by midnight EST Friday, December 31! Three lucky winners selected by a random number generator will be winning KSS cash to spend in the store!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blessed Friend



I couldn't even cook breakfast this morning beore playing with some of the goodies I got for Christmas!! I'm sure loving this gorgeous Martha Stewart punch I received. I also used the package of  Post-it Labels I received to do my masking!!

Hope you have time to check in on the After Christmas Sale going on at Kitchen Sink Stamps today through Monday! With promo code LYNN20KSS you can receive a 20% discount on all that you order during this three day sale!

Wouldn't  this be a great time to pick up some beautiful spring flowers!!

For this card I used:

Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Inks:
   Hydrangea - Layer 4 - MementoGrape Jelly, Layer 3 - Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Lulu Lavender, Level 1 - Memento Lulu Lavender stamped off once

   Leaves - Layer 1 - Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Old Olive

   Urn - Layer 3 - Memento London Fog, Layer 2 - Memento London Fog stamped off once, Layer 1 - Memento London Fog stamped off once, Layer 4 - Memento Tuxedo Black stamped off once

   Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

Papers: Whisper White and Lovely Lilac by Stampin' Up

Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Post-it Labels for masking

Embellishment: Ribbon

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gift Subscription Tags for the Tree



Several of my family members get gift magazine subscriptions from me each Christmas so this year I decided to just hang a tag on the tree to announce their gift instead of using the tacky card the magazine sends.

This tag was inspired by Angela's big glossy peppermints!! ( I told you I was getting right on that, girlfriend!!)

I sped up the process by using only layer 2 of the peppermint from Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps and painting on Versamark reinker which I then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and embossed! It made a thick glossy shine without the wait for Crystal Effects to dry!

I have also created this tag to share in Creative Belli Challenge 81.

Don't forget that Kitchen Sink Stamps is having their After Christmas Sale December 26 - 28. Promo Code LYNN20KSS will get you a 20% discount on your order on those days!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - Christmas Treats



Going into the final week before Christmas, most of my shopping, card making, and gift wrapping have been put to rest leaving this week for baking Christmas treats to share with friends and family. This is how I will be packaging my goodies for delivery all over town.



I covered a gift box and its lid with designer paper, atttached a tag and ribbon to the top, and stamped some matching tissue paper. And, yes, I have mastered the Cake Ball!! How fun!

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and Never a Loss for Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Cream and White by PaperTrey, Ink. Classic Snowflakes - Red by the Paper Studio, Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Tissue Paper

Inks and Layers:

Poinsettia - 5 - SU Rich Razzleberry, 4 - SU Riding Hood Red, 3 - SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 2 - SU Regal Rose

Leaves - 1 - Memento New Sprout, 4 - Bamboo Leaves

Embellishments: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Yellow Acrylic Paint (dotted on center of blossom on tag)

 Put more jingle in your pocket with the Kitchen Sink Stamps end of the year sale: Dec. 26th - Dec. 28th, midnight to midnight EST.
 

Get 20% off everything in the store with my crew code LYNN20KSS! 

Check in with the rest of the crew to see their fabulous samples today!!


Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Don't forget there is still time to enter and win prizes in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quick and Easy Shadowbox Ornament

The theme for the Angels Landing Design Team today was to celebrate the season! One of the annual things I like to do to celebrate Christmas is to create hand-made tree ornaments for children in our family to hang on their trees.

I love this precious waving Polar Bear Cub and knew he would be perfect for this year's ornament!


The shadowbox ornament I created today was made from the bottom half of a 2 1/4 by 3 inch cardboard jewelry gift box. The landscape was inserted and glued in the back of the box.


A layer of snow was added at the front edge of the box by scoring the cardstock at 1/2 inch and gluing that scored section to the bottom rim of the box. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch a hole in the top rim and insert a gold cord for hanging!

I created a frame for the shadowbox by cutting out two layers of Nestabilities Labels 4 and gluing them together.




I next created a 1/4 square tube of cardstock, attached the Polar Bear Cub's feet to the front of it and glued the back of tube to the back bottom corner of the box so that the cub in centered half way between the front and back of the box.

I then ran a fine line of Tombow Mono Multi glue all along the top rim of the box and centered the Nestabilities frame on top of it. I held it in place for about 45 seconds to be sure it was secure.



I then printed a computer label and added it to the back of the box. A big red bow to the top and jeweled snowflakes to the front were the finishing touches!

Digital Images: Polar Bear Cubs by Angels Landing

Papers: Soft Sky and Real Red by Stampin' Up, White PaperTrey Ink, White Georgia Pacific

Inks: Copic Markers, White Craft Ink


Embellishments: Cuttlebug Die Cut Snowflakes, Rhinestone stars and jewels, gold cord, Dazzling Diamond Dust, Red Ribbon

This is my final project as a member of the Angels Landing Fall Design Team. I will pop back in from time to time with new designs for Judi's upcoming Blog Hops. My two terms with Angels Landing have been delightful. Judi's images are as much fun to create with as she is to work for!! It has been a pleasure working with the talented ladies on these design teams. Love and luck to all!

Be sure to stop by Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see which other designers have projects to share with you today!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Thank Yous



One of my biggest challenges after Christmas is getting my thank you notes written when there are so many other holiday clean-up projects screaming for my attention!  I have learned over the years that if I have the cards made and addressed, I can get them out is record time and not have to deal with the guilt of unacknowledged gifts hanging over my head for days on end!

So last night, I pulled out my crate of Kitchen Sink Stamps and went to work intent on having my thank yous ready to go!! Hope you like what I came up with!

Stamps:  A Year of Thanks II, Multi Step Pine Trees, Big and Bold Swashes, and Nesting Dolls by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Bazzil Green Textured, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey


Inks: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Summer Sky, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi

Embellishments: Ribbon and Flat back Pearls

Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch



I also needed two birthday cards this week (I put yours in the mail Saturday, Angela! Hope it arrives in time!) With green being my favorite color, I knew I wanted to try out the fabulous new Lily-of-the-Valley which is a part of A Year of Thanks II. I love how it turned out and will be making more of these!!

Stamps: A Year of Thanks II by Kitchen Sink Stamps and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Certainly Celery and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Textured Green by Bazzil

Inks and Layers for Lily:
   Layer 5 - Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
   Layer 4 - Memento Cottage Ivy
   Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once
   Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves
   Layer 1 - Memento Pear Tart

   Sentiment - Memento Cottage Ivy

Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, and Dimensionals




There is still time to join the crew in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20 : Bag it, Tag it, Wrap it! Three great prizes are waiting for three lucky stampers!!

If you're ordering from the store this week, the promo code is LYNN10KSS for my readers to receive a 10% discount on their orders!!

Check out the great work the crew has cooked up for you today:


Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Star



I created this clean and simple Christmas card for today's Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The cards submitted were to use a star, have limited layers, and use only ribbon for embellishment.

I computer generated the Christmas scripture and mixed Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stars & Ornament with Multi Step Build a Garland to complete my design. The cardfront was Cuttlbug embossed.

Layers and Inking:
  Star: Layer 2 - Versafine Toffee
          Layer 3 - Colorbox Metallic Gold
          Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

  Pine: Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves
           Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy
           Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter

The card edge was sponged with Stampin' Up Night of  Navy.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Caught a Bug?



Lots of illness in my neck of the woods these days!! It seems like every household has some type of bug being passed back and forth between the family members. I'm always in need of another Get Well card! Today I reached for this adorable digital dragonfly from the Angels Landing Button Bugs set! It's bound to lift the spirits of anyone who receives it, don't you think?

The dragonfly and sentiment were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. I coated the dragonfly wings with Iridescent Ice Stickles and added buttons and button brads to the body. I sponged the edges of the paper with Stampin' Up Bashful Blue.

The design team was asked to focus on the edges in today's designs so I punched the lower edge of my main panel with my favorite EK Success punch, and I distressed the edges of my SU Purely Pomegranate layer. I added a layer of euphoria by BasicGrey to pick up the colors of the buttons and mounted it all to a SU Certainly Celery card front. I finished off my Get Well card with a pomegranate bow!

Visit Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see what the other Angels Landing designers have created to inspire you today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Christmas Rose


I created this card for a dear friend using the colors from today's Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge 248.

I stamped the rose first and covered it with a mask. I then added the leaves and masked them. Next came the pine boughs and last the pinecones.

Stamps: Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Build a Garland, and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up

Inks:
   Rose: 4-SU Rich Razzleberry, 3- SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, 2-SU Perfect Plum, 1-Memento Sweet Plum stamped off once

  Leaves: 1-SU Always Artichoke stamped off once, 2-SU Always Artichoke

  Pine: 2-SU Wild Wasabi, 3-SU Always Articoke

  Pine Cones: 4-Memento Dark Cocoa, 3-Memento Dark Cocoa stamped off once, 2-Memento Potter's Clay, 1-Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once

  Sentiment: SU Rich Razzleberry

Tools: EK Success Punch

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Year of Thanks II - Kitchen Sink Stamps



This Shipping Tag Gift Box was created for Technique Challenge 250 on Splitcoaststampers today, but I added it here as well since it also fits for the December Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge. Lynn in St. Louis has included an easy to follow tutorial by Debbie Fisher! The felt reindeer is backed by the large pine tree from Multi Step Pine Trees and the sentiment is from Multi Step Gift.





Today Maria is hosting Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 20. With the gift giving season snapping at our heels, we were to Wrap It, Bag It, or Tag It using Kitchen Sink Stamps!!


With Kitchen Sink releasing its 2009 Special Limited Edition set entitled A Year of Thanks II, I decided to use it to create my tag for the challenge as well as a thank you gift for someone who has worked closely with me throughout this year.

This wonderful set includes a thank you stamp for each month of the year as well as a full-size beautiful Lily of the Valley all bundled up in a sweet round tin!









I love these delightful images! There is one that is perfect for every season of the year!!

I bundled my 12 cards in tulle, tied them with a bow, and popped them in this cute tin! Hope you like it!

Stamps: 2009 Special Limited Edition - A Year of Thanks II by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers:  PaperTrey Ink White Cardstock and assorted Stampin' Up Cardstock

Tools:  Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder and Nestabilities Labels 3

Check in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew to see what they have created for this month's challenge!!



Be sure to join in and play with us! You may be the winner of some sensational Kitchen Sink products!!

Use your Kitchen Sink images and post your creation using Mr. Linky on the Challenge Blog. The deadline for entry is December 31.

Remember when ordering from Kitchen Sink Stamps, promo code LYNN10KSS will get you a 10% discount on your order!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Polar Bear Gift Card Ornaments


Most of the teenagers in our family love receiving gift cards for Christmas so each year I design an ornament to hang on the tree to hold the gift cards. This year I have created a small pocket card using the Polar Bear Cubs from Angels Landing.

The card is created using a 7 inch by 2.75 inch piece of cardstock scored at 4 inches. I attached 1/8 Scor-Tape up the sides to hold it closed. I used Stampin' Up's Round Tab punch to create the hanger and decorated it with a Martha Stewart punched snowflake.

These sweet bears were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I added Stickles and rhinestones for a little sparkle.

Check out Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see the wonderful totes, pouches, and envelopes created by the rest of the talented Angels Landing design team today!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday in the Kitchen

Kitchen Sink Stamps Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Savings: Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, midnight to midnight EST.
Get 15% off everything in the store .... (with LYNN15KSS code), plus:
Orders $75 - $99 will get a mystery set free (value $15.00)
Orders $100 and over will a get a mystery set free (value $27.95)
The first 5 orders of $50 or more will get a free Kitchen Sink Tote Bag (value $12.50)
.... and look for other special items on sale in the Kitchen Sink Store.




If you haven't purchased the new Multi Step Pine Trees, today's sale is the perfect opportunity to snag it!! I used it to send Christmas Joy from my house to yours with today's holiday card!

Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Christmas Lights, and 3 Step Bells (sentiment)

Papers: Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up, White by PaperTrey Ink, and porcelain by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:
     Tree - Layer 4 Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter, Layer 3 Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves

    Memento Ink Lightbulbs: Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, and Lilac Posies
The sockets and wire were drawn with a Garden Green marker by Stampin' Up.

     Joy Sentiment - Memento Lilac Posies

Embellishments: Gold Cord, Rhinestones, and Ribbon

Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punch

Please visit the blogs of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. They have each created a wonderful sample to share with you today!!



Be on the lookout because new stamps and a new Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge are coming on December 7!!



Friday, November 27, 2009

Kitchen Sink Black Friday Event


What a fabulous day to get Santa to head over to Kitchen Sink Stamps and order all your favorite images to stuff in your stocking this year!! From midnight to midnight today you can get 20% off your order with promo code LYNN20KSS.

All orders $50 & over will get FREE Shipping – this One Day Only, NOV. 27th.
International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout. Qualifying orders will be refunded the S&H charge upon shipment. Orders with Pre-Order items will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered items are available and will be shipped as one complete order.

Today's card uses:

Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees, 3 Step Honey Bunny, and 3 Step Bells

Papers: Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks and Layers:
   Trees - 3-Memento Cottage Ivy, 2-Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1-Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 1-Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter, tree trunk-Memento Dark Cocoa

  Bunny - 3-Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, 2-Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 1-Memento Desert Sand, 4-Memento Dark Cocoa

   Snow and Sky sponged Stampin' Up Baja Breeze

   Grass: Memento Dark Cocoa

   Sentiment stamped Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter with edge sponged Baja Breeze

Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up Oval Punches

Embellishment:  Flat Back Pearls

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing You All a Happy Thanksgiving



Wanted to wish all my readers a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!! Our family will begin arriving later this afternoon and then it will be hours of food, games, music, and tons of family fun!! I am so thankful for the blessings of family!

Stamps: 3 Step Turkey and Multi Step Pumpkins by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:
   Turkey - 3 Memento Dark Cocoa, 2 Memento Potter's Clay, 1 Memento Desert Sand

   Pumpkin: 3 Memento Tangelo, 2 Memento Cantaloupe, 1 Memento Cantaloupe stamped off once, 4 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 5 Memento Potter's Clay

   Vine: 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

   Sentiment: Versafine Vintage Sepia

 If you are looking for bargains on Black Friday, don't forget to check out the Kitchen Sink!! For 24 hours on Friday, all orders using promo code LYNN20KSS will receive a 20% discount.

PLUS: All orders $50 & over will get FREE Shipping – this One Day Only, NOV. 27th.
International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout. Qualifying orders will be refunded the S&H charge upon shipment. Orders with Pre-Order items will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered items are available and will be shipped as one complete order.

SCS Sketch Challenge 256



One of the greatest things about digital images is that you can easily shrink your image to fit the space you have to work with! When I saw today's SCS Sketch Challenge, I knew it would be perfect for these little polar bears from Angels Landing.

Stamps: Digital Images from Polar Bear Cubs by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing, Snowflakes by Stampin' Up, and Christmas Phrases by Martha Stewart

Papers: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, White Glitter Paper

Inks: Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Tools: Copic Markers, Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Embellishments: Rhinestones and Primas

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time to Decorate the Tree!

Awesome news in the Kitchen!! KSS is having a Day after Thanksgiving Sale:   The KSS  Black Friday Sale will be Nov. 27, midnight to midnight EST.  All orders $50 and over will get FREE Shipping  One Day Only.
 

International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.
 

Please NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout. Qualifying orders will be refunded the S&H charge upon shipment. Orders with Pre-Order items will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered items are available and will be shipped as one complete order.   

And the best news of all is that by using promo code LYNN20KSS, you will receive a 20% discount on your Kitchen Sink order on that day only!

In addition, I have two new cards to share with you today to show off a little of what the new Christmas sets can do!!





I always love bringing the Christmas tree in from the garage and getting it all dressed up for the holidays!! To decorate this tree I pulled out 5 different Kitchen Sink Sets!! What fun! The tree is from Multi Step Pine Trees while the ornaments and star at the top of the tree are from Multi Step Ornament and Stars . The lightbulbs are from Multi Step Christmas Lights. You have to look closely at these two little sets to see the tiny, tiny treasures included!

I created the pine background using the greenery from Multi Step Build a Garland and the sentiment is from Never a Loss 4 Words.


Papers: Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up, granola by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:

  Tree- Layer 4 SU Handsome Hunter, Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart

  Lights: Memento Lady Bug, Danube Blue, Tangelo, and Lilac Posies. The cord was drawn with a SU Garden Green marker.

  Ornaments and Star: Versamark embossed in gold

  Sentiment and Tree Skirt: Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Tools: Nestabilities Smooth and Scalloped Ovals, Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, Dimpled Corner Punch by Marvy

Embellishments: Gold Cord, Ribbon





I couldn't resist just one more!!

Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland and Multi Step Poinsettia (sentiment)

Papers: Wild Wasabi and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:
   Pine- Layer 4 Memento Cottage Green, Layer 3 Cottage Green stamped off once, Layer 2 Mememto Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Bamboo Leaves stamped off once

  Cone - Layer 1 SU Really Rust stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Really Rust, Layer 3 Memento Dark Cocoa stamped off once, Layer 4 Memento Dark Cocoa

  Sentiment - Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red

Embellishments: Ribbon and flat back pearls

Time to check in on the Kitchen Sink Crew!! Everyone has something special for you today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Don't forget you have until midnight Friday to enter Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Button Bugs - Angels Landing

Today is a great day of excitement at Angels Landing! We are going to be blog hopping to see the work created by 16 designers and guest designers using two wonderful new sets being released by Angels Landing today!!


The Blog Hop begins at Judi's Digital Stamps Blog. If you didn't start there, head back now so you don't miss a single thing! Blog Candy is being offered at 4 stops along the way!! The new sets are Polar Bear Cubs and Button Bugs.

I have made my samples using Button Bugs! This set of digital images contains a bee, a butterfly, a ladybug, a dragonfly, and a wonderful array of fun sentiments to tag along behind them. Each bug has space to place one or more buttons in the design!! They are the cutest things ever!!



The bee and many thankzzz were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. The bee was colored using Copic markers with Star Dust Stickles added to the wings. I sponged SU Summer Sun on the edge and layered the card with Summer Sun and Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up!

The butterfly was printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and also on euphoria by BasicGrey so that I could paper piece the wings. The colored cardstock is Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up. The cardfront was embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

The next stop on the hop is Maria Bell's Stampin' Inspirations!

If you get lost along the way, head back to Judi's Digital Stamps Blog and get back on track.




Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Two items arrived in the mail on Thursday: Multi Step Pine Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps and my new Season's Greetings Cuttlebug Christmas Folder! I just had to use them both in today's card!! Hope you love them like I do!!

Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees and 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: White PaperTrey Ink, Real Red by Stampin' Up

Layers of Ink: 3- SU Handsome Hunter, 2- Memento Cottage Ivy, 1-Memento Bamboo Leaves, 4- SU Handsome Hunter

I did not ink the trunk until layer 4 and used Memento Dark Cocoa

Tools: Season's Greetings Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Labels 4

Embellishment: Microbeads, Rhinestone Star, Ribbon

Don't miss out on your chance to win a prize in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19. Someone is going to get some great KSS products for free!! Why not you? The deadline is Friday, Nov. 27.

Drop in on the Crew today!! Everyone has something special for you today!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags

One of my favorite things about working with digital images is the ability to change their size to fit their function. All of the Angels Landing images I used today were sized down to just under 2 inches so that I could use them to create gift tags for my Christmas gift wrapping.

All of my images were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Copic markers.

Tag #1 - Digital Image from Season's Tweetings by Angels Landing. Cut out with Nestabilities Labels 3.

Tag #2 - Digital image from Ho Ho Hollydays by Angels Landing. Cut out with oval Nestabilities.


Tag #3 - Digital image from Ho Ho Hollydays by Angels Landing. Cut out with Nestabilities Labels 4

Papers used: Real Red and Glorious Green by Stampin' Up, white Georgia Pacific

Be sure to check out Judi's digi stamps blog to see the tiny treasures created by the rest of the Angels Landing design team!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kitchen Sink - Trim a Tree

I had a delightful weekend getting to stamp with my sister as we prepared for an upcoming stamping workshop and a Christmas craft show. Thanks to her visit, I have exceeded my Christmas card goal for the year. I now have 102 Christmas cards ready for the holiday season, half to use and half to sell.

She was also the inspiration for the above Kitchen Sink card. While I was working on a design to use the new release, Multi Step Build a Garland, she suggested, "Use a real needle and thread!" Thanks, Liz, I did! What do you think?

Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland, Multi Step Happy Hanukkah (sentiment), Multi Step Gift (sentiment), and 3 Step Bells (sentiment)

Memento Ink Layering:

Peppermint - 3-Rhubarb Stalk, 2-Lady Bug, 1-Lady Bug Stamped off once

Gingerbread Boy - 3-Potter's Clay, 2-Desert Sand, 1-Cantaloupe

Cranberry - 2-Lady Bug, 1 Lady Bug stamped off once, 3- Lilac Posies

Popcorn - 3-Cantaloupe, 2-Dandelion, 1- Dandelion stamped off once, 4-Desert Sand

Cinnamon Sticks - 2-Potter's Clay, 1-Potter's Clay stamped off once, 3-Rich Cocoa

Embellishments: Needle and Gold Cord

Papers: Real Red, Glorious Green, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up


Part of the fun in creating my Christmas cards this year, was mixing together many of my Kitchen Sink images both old and new! The above card is a mix of 4 fun holiday sets.

Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & Stars, Multi Step Build a Garland, Multi Step Christmas Lights, and 3 Step Bells

Memento and Stampin' Up Ink Layers:

Pine: 2-Bamboo Leaves, 3-Cottage Ivy

Ornament: 4- Rhubarb Stalk, 5-Rhubarb Stalk, 3-Riding Hood Red, 2-Lady Bug, 1-Lady Bug stamped off once

Light: 4-Lilac Posies, 3-Rose Bud, 2-Rose Bud stamped off once, 1-Angel Pink

Stars: 3- So Saffron, 2- Cantaloupe, 3- Color Box Metallic Gold and star on cardfront is layer 3 stamped in So Saffron

Sentiment: Cottage Ivy

Papers: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey

Embellishments: Gold Cord, Bic Mark It Pen

Tools: Stampin' Up Word Window Punch, Hole Punch



You still have time to join in the sketch challenge which Lisa designed for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19. Entries using Lisa's sketch and Kitchen Sink Stamps need to be in by Friday, November 20 to be entered in the drawing for prizes.

This month’s prizes are:

1st prize is $25.00 store credit.

2nd prize is $15.00 store credit.

3rd prize is $7.50 store credit.


Remember when ordering Kitchen Sink Stamps to use promo code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10% discount on your order!


All the talented designers at Kitchen Sink Stamps have something special to share with you today! Head on over and check them out!!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let It Snow!


The digital penguin image and digital "Let It Snow" I am using today are a part of the Penguin Chicks set by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing. I cannot tell a lie!! This is my favorite little penguin of the bunch!! I love his sweet expression and wonderful hat and scarf so it's no surprise that I just had to have another Christmas card featuring him in my 2009 collection (which has reached the grand total of 60, for those who are counting)!

The penguin was printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. The snowflake background was created by inking my Cuttlebug Snowflake folder with Bordering Blue ink from Stampin' Up using my brayer. I then added the torn paper ground and the rhinestone flowers. The sentiment and torn edge on the ground have Frosted Lace Stickles added.

The Stampin' Up cardstock used includes Riding Hood Red, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, and So Saffron.


To create the inside of the card I selected this little blue snowflake from Angels Landing's Seasonal Borders and lined it up along the top and bottom of my insert to create this fun snowflake border. I then added the same rhinestone flowers I used on the cardfront. The sentiment is from Snowflakes by Stampin' Up and is stamped in SU Bordering Blue leaving room for a personal holiday message!

Head on over to Judi's Digi-Stamps Blog to see which other designers have created cards for you today!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Hanukkah

I created this Hanukkah card for MoJo Monday 111 using Multi Step Happy Hanukkah being released by Kitchen Sink Stamps today.

Stamps: Multi Step Happy Hanukkah by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, granola by BasicGrey

Order of Stamps and Color Recipes:

Star of David - 2- SU More Mustard, 1-SU So Saffron, 3-Color Box Metallic Gold

Coins - 3-SU More Mustard, 2-SU So Saffron, 1-SU So Saffron stamped off once, 4-Color Box Metallic Gold

Dreidel - 3-SU Bordering Blue, 2-SU Bordering Blue stamped off once, 1-SU Bordering Blue stamped off twice, 4-SU Night of Navy

Sentiment - SU Night of Navy

10% Discount Code - LYNN10KSS

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Holidays from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Kitchen Sink is getting ready for the holidays by releasing 6 wonderful new seasonal sets tomorrow. But for those of you who are checking in today, you may order them NOW during the KSS Early Bird Special: Nov. 2, midnight to midnight EST. All orders $50 and over will get FREE Shipping One Day Only.

International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.

Please NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout and qualifying orders will have the S&H charge refunded upon shipment. Orders with a Pre-Ordered item that qualifies for FREE Shipping, the order will be held and ship when the Pre-Ordered item is available to ship.

Don't forget to use my promo code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10 % discount on your order as well.

The new stamps include two large sets:

Multi Step Build a Garland

Multi Step Pine Trees

Two small sets:


My first sample today was created with the Multi Step Christmas Lights mini set! What a value this delightful set is. It includes the 5 layered lightbulb in two sizes as well as the wonderful sentiment! And if you look closely at the above link, you will see that it also includes a small and a tiny one layer lightbulb! How fun!!

I used Garden Green card stock from Stampin' Up and my Meadow Green Bic Mark It to create the sockets and wire for this strand of lights. The card base is white PaperTrey Ink card stock.

The bulbs were stamped as follows using Memento Inks:

Red Bulb: 4-Rhubarb Stalk, 3-Lady Bug, 2-LadyBug stamped off once, 1 Lady Bug stamped off twice, 5-Rhubarb Stalk

Blue Bulb: 4-Danube Blue, 3-Bahama Blue, 2-Bahama Blue stamped off once, 1-Bahama Blue stamped off twice, 5-Danube Blue

Yellow Bulb: 4-Cantaloupe, 3-Dandelion, 2-Dandelion stamped off once, 1-Dandelion stamped off twice, 5-Cantaloupe

Purple Bulb: 4-Grape Jelly, 3-Lilac Posies, 2, Lilac Posies stamped off once, 1-Lilac Posies stamped off twice, 5-Grape Jelly

Orange Bulb: 4-Potter's Clay, 3-Tangelo, 2-Tangelo stamped off once, 1-Tangelo stamped off twice, 5-Potter's Clay

Green Bulb: 4-Cottage Ivy, 3-Bamboo Leaves, 2-Cottage Ivy stamped off once, 1-Cottage Ivy stamped off twice, 5-Cottage Ivy

To get the sparkle and shine, I finished by stamping layer 1 using Versamark over each lightbulb and embossing them with clear embossing powder. Last but not least, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.


How would you like to have a chance to win some of these delightful sets? Well, Lisa has designed a wonderful sketch challenge that gives you the chance to do just that!!

You can get all of the details for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19 HERE.

I have used the ornaments from the new mini set Multi Step Ornaments & Stars to complete the sketch challenge. I stole the words from 3 Step Love Birds and 3 Step Bells. The papers are Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up and eskimo kisses from BasicGrey.



Ornaments stamped with Stampin' Up Inks as follows:

Blue Ornament: 4-Cool Caribbean, 3-Cool Caribbean stamped off once, 2-Soft Sky, 1-Soft Sky stamped off once, 5-Cool Caribbean

Red Ornament: 4-Riding Hood Red, 3-Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 2-Riding Hood Red stamped off twice, 1- Riding Hood Red stamped off three times, 5-Ruby Red

Purple Ornament: 4-Rich Razzleberry, 3-Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, 2-Rich Razzleberry stamped off twice, 1-Rich Razzleberry stamped off three times. 5-Rich Razzleberry

Peace-Rich Razzleberry Joy-Riding Hood Red Love-Regal Rose

I tied a silver bow through each ornament hanger and added three flat red bubbles.

You will notice that two of our designers are missing from the ranks today!! Good luck and best wishes to Dee and Lori as life takes them off in different directions. We miss your talent and inspiration already!!!

Check in on the rest of the crew to see what awesome sneak peeks they have prepared for you today!!


And here's one with Multi Step Gift! Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up. Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug, and Rhubarb Stalk by Memento. Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder and Martha Stewart Punch.


And one for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers! I'm just having too much fun! Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up and eskimo kisses by BasicGrey. Inks: Riding Hood Red, Purely Pomegranate, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Poinsettia Inspiration


This Christmas card (#56) was created for Inspiration Challenge #204 at Splitcoaststampers.

It was stamped with Multi Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Here is how I stamped it:

Layer 5 - SU Bravo Burgundy
Layer 4 - Rhubarb Stalk by Memento
Layer 3 - Rhubarb Stalk stamped off once
Layer 2 - Lady Bug by Memento
Layer 1 - Lady Bug stamped off once

The centers of the blossoms were added using yellow acrylic paint dotted on with a stylus.

Leaves

Layer 1 - Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 - Cottage Ivy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Free Standing Pop-Up Christmas Pup


Today members of the Angels Landing Design Team are sharing cards of all kinds! I love this adorable little pup from Ho Ho Hollydays and thought he would look precious on a free standing pop-up card since he is sitting up so sweetly!


I created this card for a friend who loves displaying her cards on her kitchen windowsill. This design is absolutely perfect for that!!


If you have never made a free standing pop-up card, you should give it a try! It really is a simple construction, and it folds flat to fit in an envelope for mailing.


To create this card, I used the wonderful tutorial written by Mary Jo Albright and shared in the resource section of Splitcoaststampers. It's easy to follow with plenty of great step by step photos.






The pup was printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Copic markers. I printed him again on BasicGrey designer paper so I could paper piece his Christmas hat. To dress him up for the holidays, I added Fantasy Snow by Delta to the cuff and ball of the hat and a red rhinestone to the holly.


Digital Images: Ho Ho Hollydays by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Stamps: Happy Holidays by EKSuccess

Ink: Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Papers: Riding Hood Red and Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up, White Georgia Pacific, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey

Tools: Copic Markers, Stampin' Up Punches, Dimpled Corner Punch, Crop-o-dile, Utility Knife, Scor-Pal, Score Tape

Embellishments: Jumbo Eyelet, Ribbons, Rhinestone, Fantasy Snow


After allowing the Fantasy Snow to dry over night, the pop-up card easily folded flat to be inserted in an envelope for mailing!

Be sure to drop by Judi's digi-stamps blog to see the cards created by other members of the Angels Landing design team!