Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lip Gloss Party Favor

This week the Angels Landing Design Team had fun working up some P-A-R-T-Y ideas for our fans! All of the digital images from Angels Landing work so well to create cute invitations, beautiful place cards, elegant name tags, fabulous favors, table decorations, and the like!! The possibilities are endless!!

How many of you recognize this little guy?? He is actually from the newly released Marching Band 2 set. The delightful jointed animals in both Marching Band sets are SOOOOOOOOOOO versatile! For today's lip gloss party favor, I used the jointed bear but replaced his tuba arm with a plain arm. I then used some designer paper scraps and a bit of ribbon to create a birthday gift. The jointed limbs allow this sweet teddy to sit and offer up this little gift to party guests!

To create this favor, I started with a 2 inch by 8 inch strip of card stock. I then used my Scor-Pal
to score 4 fold lines which were each 5/8 of an inch apart. With my utility knife I cut two slits in the final scored line as shown above. The scored section was folded around the lip gloss and tied with ribbon which had been inserted through the slits.

The teddy bear was printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Bic Mark It pens. Teddy's body parts were cut out and connected together with brads before attaching him with dimensionals to the favor. The gift was constructed from designer paper scraps. The sentiment is a stamped image from Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps. A Rich Razzleberry layer and a BasicGrey Lemonade layer were added to the back.

Because of the way this favor is constructed, the lip gloss favor stands up perfectly with no added bracing needed. This would make it great to use as a place card as well!

Digital Image: Marching Band 2 by Angels Landing

Stamps: Never a Loss 4 Words

Papers: Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up, White Georgia Pacific, Lemonade by BasicGrey

Inks: Rich Razzleberry and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up

Tools: Bic Mark It Pens, Scor-Pal, Utility Knife

Embellishments: Ribbons, Brads, Lip Gloss

If you haven't already been there, head on over to Judi's Blog to see what the other design team members have created to inspire you with their party ideas!!! You will be delighted, I promise!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Clean and Simple Challenge #25

Today's Kitchen Sink cards were created for the Clean and Simple Challenge #25 on Splitcoaststampers. This simple sketch is perfect for using small single images and scraps of designer papers. A great design for when you need a cute little card in a big hurry!!

I've used Kitchen Sink's newest sentiment set, Words of Comfort & Joy on the butterfly card!! What a versatile set!! Perfect for weddings, baby showers, get well cards, and sympathy cards!!

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

Papers: Dusty Durango, Basic Black, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks: Dusty Durango and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Dusty Durango Ribbon by Stampin' Up

Stamps: Ducks & Pigs by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Lemonade by BasicGrey

Inks: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbons

It's Monday which means the Kitchen Sink Crew members each have new samples to share!! Be sure to check them out!!



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

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gone Fishing!

Lots of creative fun going on over at Splitcoaststampers with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge July 23 - 25. I created this card for the For the Boys challenge hosted by sf9erfan. The requirements were that the card be masculine, use one sheet of designer paper, use 2 stamped images, and use three colors.

Stamps: Gone Fishing by Stamping Up Copyright 1998

Papers: Kraft, Mellow Moss, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up, Go Fish Mini Fish by carolyn holt designs

Inks: Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Gold Cording, Gold Brad

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Marching Band Music Can

Pop-top gift packaging has been around for years, but it continues to be one of my favorites because it never fails to delight young and old alike!! I have a teenager's birthday fast approaching so I created this "Cover Up" for my gift of music!

To prepare the can, I used a safety can opener to carefully remove the bottom of a fruit can. I washed it with hot, soapy water and allowed it to dry as I worked on the Cover Up.

Digital images are ideal for this type of project because you can arrange them and size them exactly like you want them! Because I am enclosing an iTunes gift card in the can, I have chosen these adorable furry musicians from Marching Band 1 and Marching Band 2 from Angels Landing. After carefully measuring my can, I resized the animals to 2.5 inches in height and added a line of musical notes to the top and bottom of the band of Georgia Pacific white cardstock. I also added the sentiment "May your birthday be filled with joyful melodies" in the center of the band. Both the notes and the sentiment are a part of the Marching Band 1 set.

Along with the musical notes, 4 animals and the sentiment were a perfect fit to completely encircle the can!

The animals were colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. If you click on the pictures to see them close up, you will see that I also added a bit of sparkle to the musical notes with my black Spica Atyou pen.

Both the paper band and the striped ribbon at the top were attached to the can with Scop-Tape. I created the organdy bow using red and blue ribbon and attached it to cover the seam in the back. I added the rhinestone brad and random red rhinestones to increase the blink.

To complete the gift, I filled the can with Skittles and inserted the iTunes gift card. I then used Crystal Effects to glue the bottom back onto the can.

Digital Images: Marching Band 1 and Marching Band 2 from Angels Landing

Paper: White Georgia Pacific Card Stock

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brad

Tools: Safety Can Opener, Scor-Tape, Black Spica Atyou Pen, Crystal Effects

Head on over to Judi's Blog to see what other Cover Ups were created by the design team for sharing this week!

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Quick Note from the Past!

Here it is Kitchen Sink Monday and I wanted to share with you a sample from one of my favorite sets from the newly released stamp sets from the Sink! Letters from the Past is sooooooooooooo easy to work with and just as versatile!!

I selected the colors for this card from a sheet of Granola by BasicGrey. I stamped the script over the designer paper using Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up. The first layer of the pen was stamped with Going Gray stamped off once. The second layer was Buckaroo Blue. I wiped the pen's nib clean of ink and used a dabber to sponge on Basic Gray ink. I then stamped off once before applying this layer to the pen. For the third layer, I again inked the pen with Buckaroo Blue. I wiped the nib of the pen clean and dabbed on Versafine Onyx Black. I then stamped the final layer of the pen!

The sentiment comes from 3 Step School Days and is stamped in Basic Gray.

Stamps: Letters from the Past and 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Buckaroo Blue, Creamy Caramel, Basic Gray, and Very Smooth Vanilla by Stampin' Up, Granola by BasicGrey

Inks: Going Grey, Basic Gray, Buckaroo Blue, Creamy Caramel, and Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishments: Ribbon

Don't forget that you still have until midnight EST Friday, July 24 to take part in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #15. Three people are going to win fabulous KSS prizes!! It could be you!!

Click over to the rest of the Crew and see what they have created for you today!



Should you decide to order from Kitchen Sink today, don't forget to use the promo code LYNN10KSS to save 10% off your order!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Watercolor Wedding Rose

I've had these roses clear embossed on white shimmer paper for a while now wanting to try one of the gorgeous watercolored roses I have seen popping up in everyone's galleries lately. Needing a wedding card for a family wedding tomorrow, I finally got one out and gave it a try!! I think I'll make more!! I love it!!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral by Stampin' Up, Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: White Shimmer and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up, White by PaperTrey Ink

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and Mambo Melon by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon and Lace Appliques

Tools: Cuttlebug Filigree Embossing Folder, Aquapainter, Reinkers, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Angels Landing July Blog Hop

There is much excitement today as I welcome you to this stage of the July Angels Landing Blog Hop! If you want to join the hop at the beginning, you will find the master list on Judi's Blog.

Today Judi is introducing two new digital image sets: Marching Band 1 and Marching Band 2, both of which contain three different animals and three musical instruments. Each animal comes in two versions. One is a regular digital image ready to be colored and used. The other a jointed version with arms, legs, and bodies to be cut out and assembled so that the arms and legs are movable. One fabulous thing about the jointed animals is that the arms are interchangeable making it possible to have each animal play the instrument of your choice. The instruments include the French horn, trumpet, and clarinet in set 1 and the drum, cymbal, and tuba in set 2. Each set also contains musical notes and wonderful sentiments.

We have a new percussionist in our family who wanted all the animals on her drumstick and mallet box to be playing drums and cymbals!!

I used the cat and musical notes from Marching Band 1 and the skunk, raccoon, drum, and cymbals from Marching Band 2 to create this drum line for the drumstick box.

Card stock was measured and scored to cover the box. The strip of notes was added. The animals were colored with Bic Mark It Pen and joined together with brads. The were attached above the punched ovals with dimensional on the head and body only so that the arms and legs can still be repositioned. The "strike up the band" tag was added to both the front and the back of the box.

Digital Images: Marching Band 1 and Marching Band 2 copyright Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Whisper White and Basic Black by Stampin' Up

Ink: Bic Mark It Pens

Embellishments: Black Satin Braid, Ribbon, Rhinestones, Silver Cording, Brads

Tools: Punches, Scor-Pal, and Scor-Tape

Your next stop on the blog hop will be Jennifer Scull's Just Coffee Please...& Stamps, & Ribbon, & Paper. I'm heading over there with you to see what she has created to inspire us today!! I know it will be fabulous!!

Remember, at two stops along the way, you will have an opportunity to win some fabulous blog candy of digital images so keep your eyes peeled!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday

I'm having such fun with the new Multi Step Berries from Kitchen Sink Stamps that I am having a hard time putting them down! I've used the strawberries over and over, loving their fresh from the garden look!! I'm finally giving them a rest today to play with these beautiful raspberries/blackberries only to find they are just as gorgeous as the strawberries!!

Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pixie Pink, Real Red, Whisper White, and Print Pack from Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Tool: Spritzer

Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Lemonade Saltwater Taffy by BasicGrey

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

There is also still time to join in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #15. Check here for the details and hook up your creation with Mr. Linky on the KSS Weblog!

The Kitchen Sink Crew has more fabulous samples for you today using the new Kitchen Sink releases. If you didn't order them last week but can no longer resist their charm, be sure to use a promo code to get 10% off of your order. Each designer has one! Mine is LYNN10KSS.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pop Up Birthday Card

The pop up birthday card I have created today is an adapted version of the pop up box card featured in the July Stampin' Success from Stampin' Up. The change I made was to cut off most of the lower right panel leaving only a narrow 3/8 inch tab. I put a strip of Scor-Tape on the tab, folded the card stock on the score lines, and taped the tab to the back of the card. I used an 8 x 8 square of lightweight card stock and scored it at 4 inches in both directions.

The front of my birthday pop card was created using this sweet digital bird and sentiment from Mini Bears & Birds from Angels Landing. The bird was colored with Bic Mark It pens. The clouds and grass were sponged on after masking the little birdie! I pierced the black mat and used my white gel pen to add faux stitching. I punched a slot in the bird panel to insert the ribbon which ties around the card to keep it closed.

The pop up bear inside the card also comes from Mini Bears & Birds. The flowers are from Simple Flowers and Pierced Flowers also by Angels Landing. The bear was colored with Bic Mark It pens while the digital flowers were printed on scraps of designer paper. The bear is attached to the inside of the card with a 5/8 inch tube of paper so that he pops up and stands out away from the back of the card when the card is opened. The inside sentiment was computer generated, cut, sponged, and matted before mounting to the back panel of the card. I left the floor of the card blank a personal message and signature.

Below you can see how the card folds closed.

Digital Images: Mini Bears & Birds, Simple Flowers, and Pierced Flowers by Angels Landing

Paper: Georgia Pacific Blue and White, Stampin' Up Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Old Olive, and Apricot Appeal

Inks: Soft Sky, Garden Green, and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up

Tools: Bic Mark It Pens, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Slot Punch, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen

Embellishment: Ribbon

Be sure not to miss the special birthday cards created by other members of the Angels Landing design team. Check them out on the Angels Landing Blog.

Just Ducky!

Well, Angela inspired me with her fabulous ducks to give them a try today. When I checked in on the Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge 226, I found the rest of the inspiration I needed. This card was created with a lot of masking and sponging of color. The ducks are from Multi Step Ducks & Pigs being released by Kitchen Sink Stamps today! I added the grass from Honey Bunny and tied on the little turquoise bow!

Stamps: Multi Step Ducks & Pigs and Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbon

Tools: Paper Piercer, Crop-a-dile

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Seven New Sets and a New Challenge

Here is what we have been building toward all week! The release of seven new sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Multi Step Baby
Multi Step Berries
Big & Bold Swatches
Multi Step Ducks & Pigs
Multi Step Kittens & Pup
3 Step Letters from the Past
Words of Comfort & Joy

We just received word that Maria is going to allow our blog followers to order the
new stamps today even though the official release is scheduled for tomorrow! There will be a special bundle, the Full Sink, which will contain all 7 of the new sets at a 10% discount through July 12! And as always, if you add the promo code LYNN10KSS you will get an addition 10% off of your entire Kitchen Sink order. The Full Sink special also qualifies for free shipping in the U.S.

Here are a few more samples to give you an idea or two about what these wonderful new sets can do!!

I can tell already that Letters from the Past will be one of my "go to" sets for masculine cards! They are always a challenge for me.

Letters from the Past and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Going Grey, Basic Gray, and Purely Pomegranate by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Ribbon

Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Real Red, Purely Pomegranate, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, and DP by Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Purely Pomegranate, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, and Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Rectangle Scalloped Nestabilities

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens and Pup

Papers: Whisper White, Basic Gray, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, Ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks: Going Grey and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Ribbon

As if that wasn't enough excitement in the Kitchen today, Kitchen Crew member Lisa Somerville is hosting Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #15 and has created this fun sketch for us to use in our creations! I hope you will join us and play along!! There are only two requirements: use Kitchen Sink images and this sketch to create your entry.

Three winners will be selected by a random number generator. Just go to the Kitchen Sink Weblog and upload your project using Mr. Linky! The contest will close in three weeks.

Here is the card I have created for the challenge! I just love these little piggies from Multi Step Ducks & Pigs. I generated the sentiment on my computer for this card. The background was created with another new release set from Kitchen Sink, Big & Bold Swashes!

Stamps: Multi Step Ducks & Pigs, Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Real Red, and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Purely Pomegranate, Ruby Red, Real Red, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbon, Bradded Flower by the Paper Studio

Now head on over and check out the fabulous creations of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew!! I'll be right behind you!! I can't wait to be inspired by the great things they have created for us this week using the new sets!! As you can see, there are more sets that I haven't gotten to yet, but I bet someone has!!!! Let's go see!!!

Final Kitchen Sink Sneak Peek!!


Well, today you are seeing the final Kitchen Sink Sneak Peek! Tomorrow the Kitchen Sink Crew will begin sharing the wonderful projects they have created with the seven new sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps and on Tuesday they will be available for purchase!

Head over to the Kitchen Sink Weblog and leave your comment for these wonderful berries!! Remember, the most popular sneak peek set will be sent to the stamper selected by a random number generator from the commenters on that set!! Today's question is what is your favorite summer time dessert/treat?

The card I am sharing today was created for the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!! Congratulations to Sandra, aka B-gin-R, who is featured this week.
Her gallery of work is fabulous!!

This card was created with one of the retiring Kitchen Sink Stamps Playful Christmas which is available at a reduced price until it is gone. When ordering, don't forget to use the promo code LYNN10KSS for a 10% discount on all your purchases from KSS.

Stamps: Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey

Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, and Soft Sky by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Star Brad, Ribbon

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hats Off to Old Glory!! Happy 4th!!

Happy 4th of July!! I hope you have a fun day planned with family and friends today to honor the birthday of this great nation!! May we never forget how blessed we are to live here or the sacrifices made by many to secure and protect our freedom.

My tiny sneak peek today is to celebrate our nation, our military, and our grand old flag!!

I added a sentiment from Never a Loss 4 Words to this new set which will be released on July 7. Don't forget to visit the Kitchen Sink Weblog and leave your comment today!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sneak Peek #4

Here it is the 4th day of the Kitchen Sink Sneak Peeks, and I am hard at work getting samples together for next week's big reveal!

I'm sharing a little sliver of this masculine card I have created with one of the new sets!! I think you are going to love this one as much as I do!! It is so perfect for all those manly cards we are usually struggling to create!

Click on the picture for a closer look! Have I mentioned I LOVE THIS SET!?!??

Be sure you stop by the Kitchen Sink Weblog and leave a comment for this fabulous set!! You just may win it if it turns out to be the most popular sneak peek, and you have left a comment for it!! The random number generator will decide!!

Maria's question for you today is, "What is your favorite summer book to read or movie to see?"

The card I have created to share with you today was constructed using the guidelines of today's Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers! The item to be used was corrugated cardboard! I ran mine through the Cuttlebug with the Labels 1 Nestabilities and sponged the edges with Elegant Eggplant Craft Ink before attaching my KSS Tulip Garden tulips!

Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden

Papers: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up, Wisteria by BasicGrey, corrugated cardboard

Inks: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, and Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities - Labels 1

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sketch Challenge 235

Today is the 3rd day of sneak peeks over at Kitchen Sink Stamps!! Don't forget to check in and leave a comment!! Today's question is what is your favorite summertime event! I so enjoy reading your comments to learn about your summer fun!! (Happy Canada Day, Shelley!)

The card I created today uses the fabulous windowpane design of today's Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers! We could use any shape we wanted for the nine panels. I tracked down 9 scraps of designer paper which each contained a touch of Riding Hood Red and used my heart Nestabilities to create my hearts. I mixed in a few hearts which also contained Certainly Celery so I could use it as my contrast color. The sentiment is from Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Stamps: Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Riding Hood Red and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up, Assorted scraps of DP (SU, BasicGrey, K&Company)

Ink: Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Heart Nestabilities, Crop-a-dile