Monday, June 1, 2009

KSCC#14 - Going Green!

The theme for June's Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #14 is Going Green (and no, I don't mean Certainly Celery or Kiwi Kiss)!

Like many responsible people, I'm trying to become a better citizen of Planet Earth and have been looking for opportunities to reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle! I thought surely some of the miscellaneous trash accumulating at my house could fit into my paper crafting somewhere!!

So my challenge to you today is to take some previously used non-stamping item that is headed for the trash can and turn it into a component in your Kitchen Sink project either as a layer or an embellishment of some sort! Trash to Treasure so to speak!

That means it's time for a little dumpster diving!!! Have fun!!! I can't wait to see what you clever and resourceful stampers create!

We are so excited to have Dee back stamping with us today! She is on the mend following triple bypass surgery!! We missed you, Dee!! Here are the wonderful recycled ideas our Kitchen Sink Crew have made to inspire you today!

Hopefully something you have seen will send you to your closet to pull out those Kitchen Sink Stamps and your trash can to pull out some reusable treasure. You have until June 19 to complete and upload a project for this challenge using Mr. Linky on the Kitchen Sink Weblog! There will be three lucky winners all selected by a random number generator.

lst Prize - the large KSS set of your choice
2nd Prize - the small KSS set of your choice
3rd Prize - Peony Dew Drops

Should you need or want to place a Kitchen Sink order, remember to use the discount code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10% discount on your order.

The treasure I found in my trash was a wonderful gold metallic paper platter which I had used to take cookies to a church luncheon. I thought, "This is too pretty to throw away! There must be some other way I can use it." So I carried it over to my paper cutter and started slicing it into card-size pieces! I love the ruffled ridges and the shiny gold!

Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Tulip Garden, and 3 Step Hibiscus by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, and US White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Portion of Gold Metallic Paper Platter, Ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities, Crop-a-dile


  1. Beautiful Lynn! The gold sets off the gorgeous color of the hydrangeas!! Such a fun challenge Lynn!! :)

  2. Lynn, this is stunning! Love the added gold touch. It really makes your card pop!

  3. This trash to treasure is so wonderful,lynn! I love the texture of the plate. It's worked so well with the hydrangeas! Thank you for hosting such a great challenge!!

  4. LOVE this Lynn! That gold just catches you eye! So very clever!! Thanks so much for the fun challenge!!

  5. Thanks for a fun challenge! The rim of the plate makes a fabulous frame for the flowers.

  6. Lynn!! Such a beautiful use of the tray! Thank you for such a fun challenge...your hydrangeas are gorgeous!! I am so loving your card!!

  7. this is gorgeous!! I love your take on the challenge.


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