Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Leftovers












Today I am using the leftover parts from the supplies I still have following Saturday's SCS Shoebox Swap in San Antonio to create a card for the Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Playful Ovals by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Cool Caribbean, Pink Passion, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, US White, and Prints Pack by Stampin' Up, Easter Eggs by Paper Pizazz

Inks: Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, and Pink Passion by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Prismas, Microbeads, Stickles

Don't forget to hop on over to Kitchen Sink and check out today's Blue Plate Specials!

Monday, January 26, 2009

1-2-3 With a Twist


Today's Kitchen Sink Challenge comes to us from crew member Lori Tecler. She requested that for today's challenge we show off some of the fabulous KSS 3 Step images which are not flowers!

Well, you all know I L-O-V-E the flowers most of all, but the timing of this challenge was perfect for me. I just yesterday returned from the First Annual SCS Shoebox Swap in San Antonio, Texas when I shared this card with 45 stampers, many of them, new to 3 step stamping! Thanks, Christy, for planning and hosting this fabulous event! What a wonderful day of fun and fellowship with like-minded stamping addicts!!

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Playful Ovals by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Papertrey White, Pixie Pink and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up, Easter Eggs by Paper Pizazz

Inks: Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up

Tools: Nestabilities, Easter Egg Punch

Embellishments: Stickles and Ribbon

Drop in on all the KSS designers to see what the non-floral designed they have created for you today!

** Lori **** Nicole **** Angela **** Tammy ** Julie **** Dee **** Maria **

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thank You Roses


I love this precious little stamp that Maria tucked away in my latest package from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I almost didn't see it as I was cutting up the bubble wrap envelope for recycling into mailing padding for my cards. I rescued it just in the nick of time!!

And I am so glad I did! This is a single stamp with the sentiment along the left bottom edge of the beautifully flourished heart. By masking off the sentiment and stamping the image as two separate images, it was perfect for today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers

Stamp: Heartfelt Thanks Heart by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Papertrey White, Real Red and Prints Pack by Stampin' Up

Ink: Real Red

Embellishments: Ribbon and Rhinestones

Tools: Cuttlebug Folders - Floral Screen and Swiss Dots, Oval Punches, Heart Nestabilities

Monday, January 19, 2009

You r-o-c-k my World

When I read the technique challenge this morning on Splitcoaststampers, I knew I would be making another masculine Valentine.

For this faux mosaic method, the designer paper was torn and stuck down to a wide piece of red sticky tape. Gold embossing powder was poured into the gaps and heat embossed.

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts, Never a Loss 4 Words, 1/2 Pint Alphabet, and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Real Red, Regal Rose, US White, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, Red & White Doodle Hearts by the Paper Studio

Ink: Real Red, Red Riding Hood, Regal Rose, and Cranberry Crisp by Stampin' Up, Versamark Onyx Black

Accessories: red line sticky tape, ribbon, brads

U R my World!!


Well, another Monday has rolled around, and it is time to share with you my latest Kitchen Sink creation!

One of the fabulous new sets released this month by KSS is the "perfect for Valentine's Day" set called 3 Step Hearts. You can see all the versatile hearts in this set in the KSS Store!!

I love the globe heart and thought it would make a wonderful masculine Valentine. What do you think? In addition to the main image, I also created both the red and the black backgrounds using stamps from this set.

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts, 1/2 Pint Alphabet, Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Basic Black, Real Red, and US White by Stampin' Up


Inks: Whisper White Craft, Pink Passion and Real Red by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishments: Ribbon and Rhinestones

Tools: Crop-a-dile and Nestabilities

All of the Kitchen Sink Crew will have their latest and greatest posted today so don't miss the opportunity to check in on their blogs for some great ideas on how to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps!! Be sure to visit Maria, Dee, Angela, Julie, Nicole, Tammy, and Lori!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweet Dreams of You


















I know you all think that I never reach for anything but my Kitchen Sink Stamps and, yes, it's true I love them dearly. However, I have a real soft spot in my heart for the adorable little mice from House-Mouse Designs, Inc. My collection currently stands at 24 and this little cutie I used today I have owned for over a year, but have never inked.

When I saw today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers, I knew this was the day! Doesn't he make the sweetest Valentine??

Stamps: Dreampuff by House-Mouse Designs, Inc. for Stampabilities

Paper: Papertrey White, Real Red and Prints Pack by Stampin' Up

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Primas, Brads, Ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bitty Tulips in the House


Late yesterday evening, the mailman arrived with delightful surprises from Maria at Kitchen Sink Stamps!! This fabulous set, 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet was released this month and it is easy for me to tell already that I will find lots of uses from this beauty!!

This card was created Color Challenge 201 at Splitcoaststampers today. The tulips are stamped with Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy by Stampin' Up.

Stamps: 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: US White, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Kraft by Stampin' Up

Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery,
Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities

Monday, January 12, 2009

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #5 - Julie Masse - Hostess


Kitchen Crew member Julie Masse asked us to create a set of quick thank you notes for today's Crew Challenge. When I'm told "quick" I immediately reach for my Kitchen Sink favorite, Hearts & Roses. I can stamp a whole rose garden in nothing flat!!! This set of 4 cards was completed in 15 minutes. I could have finished in 10 if I had made all the roses the same color, but I love all the gorgeous color variations you can create with these stunning roses.

This is a one layer card made with white cardstock from Papertrey. I used my Score-Pal to created the area for the sentiment which comes from 3 Step School Days.

Stamps: Hearts & Roses and 3 Step School lDays from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: White from Papertrey

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Pink Pirouette, Groovy Guava, Real Rad, Riding Hood Red, Purely Pomegranate, Bravo Burgundy, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Marigold Morning, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss, and Old Olive from Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Score-Pal

Drop in on the other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew to see the fabulous thank yous they have created for you today!! Then join in the challenge and post yours, too!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Casing jaydekay


I was thrilled and delighted to see that jaydekay had been selected as Featured Stamper number 101 on Splitcooaststampers today. What an awesomely talented lady!! You can see her amazing gallery here. I have chosen to case her Valentine Cutie seen here.

I didn't have any of those sweet cuties that she used to create her sweet card, so I went more with Victorian romance.

Stamps: Hearts & Roses and 3 Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Naturals Ivory and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up, Gold Flourishes by the Paper Studio

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishment: Gold Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: Nestabilities, Birds & Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Friday, January 9, 2009

Limited Supply Challenge 202


I have been wanting this wonderful set for a long time and finally got around to ordering it last week. I just couldn't resist using it for the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers today.
Participants were allowed to use any stamped image but also had to use red and/or heart embellishments only.

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Real Red and US White by Stampin' Up, Cupid by BasicGrey

Inks: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Real Red by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Red Ribbon, Red Heart Brads

Tools: Heart Nestabilities

SCS Sketch Challenge 210



















I followed Tammy's lead and used the new 3 Step Love Birds to create a sympathy card for this week's Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks, Tammy, for the inspiration.
I know I will be making more of these!

Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds, Hearts & Roses, Holly and Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Georgia Pacific Tan, Close to Cocoa, US White, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Sugared by BasicGrey

Ink: Whisper White Craft, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Ship by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Monday, January 5, 2009

Birds of a Feather










































This Kitchen Sink Monday brings with it lots of excitement because tomorrow Maria will be presenting 4 fabulous new sets of her gorgeous stamps available for pre-order. The sneak peek cards I am sharing with you today were all created with her new 3 Step Love Birds.

To see the rest of the releases and to have an change to win all four sets, be sure to visit Maria's Kitchen Sink Blog and leave a comment here by midnight tonight so that your name will be included in the drawing.

For the first card above I used:

Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Georgia Pacific Tan, Metallic Gold, Gold Wedding Rose Photo by the Paper Studio

Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink, Sahara Sand, Going Grey by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Beads, Heated Ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities


For the second card I used:

Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Gold Flourish Vellum

Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink, Creamy Caramel Craft Ink, Basic Black Craft Ink by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder on the distressed edges, Brads, Gold Ribbon, Gold Beads


And for the third card:

Stamps: 3 Step Love Birds and 3 Step Bells (for the &)

Paper: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Glitter Embossed Designer Paper, Mulberry Paper

Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Creamy Caramel Craft Ink, Basic Black Craft Ink by Stampin' Up
Versamark

Embellishment: Copper Embossing Powder, Copper Ribbon

Tools: Ticket Corner Punch


Be sure to drop in on all the Kitchen Sink Designers to see what they have to share with you today!

Friday, January 2, 2009

My Favorite Things
























Over on Splitcoaststampers this morning, StampingQueenJAR asked that we use only our favorite things to create today's Limited Supply Challenge. It is no secret to anyone at this point that Kitchen Sink Stamp's gorgeous rose image has long been my favorite! Hearts & Roses was my very first purchase from KSS and the rest, as they say, is history.

New releases are coming from the Sink on Tuesday, January 6, so check back the day before to a get a little sneak peek at what amazing things Maria has in store for you!!! You won't be disappointed! What an awesome collection!

Stamps:
Hearts & Roses and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers:
Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss, US White by Stampin' Up, Sultry by BasicGrey

Inks:
Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up

Tools: Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing Folder and Nestabilities

Embellishment: Ribbon and Pearls