Monday, March 30, 2009

A Pastel Easter


Well, Easter is almost upon us, and I couldn't resist using these sweet chicks for my Kitchen Sink card today. I just loved the pastel pinks and yellows of this wonderful Two Scoops paper by BasicGrey and knew it would make a fabulous Easter card for a dear little girl I know if I sprinkled it with Easter eggs and downy chicks!!

The chicks were stamped on US White by Stampin' Up. I cut them out and glued them to the Nestability circles which I mounted on pop dots over the ribbon and Easter egg panel.

Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick!, have a happy from Never a Loss 4 Words, Easter from 3 Step Honey Bunny

Papers: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, and US White by Stampin' Up, Two Scoops by BasicGrey

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Barely Banana, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Paper piercer, Nestabilities, Sponge

Don't forget that you have one more week to enter Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #10 for a chance to win one of three fabulous prizes from Kitchen Sink! All you have to do is create an ATC using Kitchen Sink Stamps and use it to create a card. Add your completed card using Mr. Linky to the Kitchen Sink Blog to enter the contest!! It's as simple as that!!

While you are there, check out the fabulous winning work done by Emilia, Pinky, and Makiko for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #9. Congratulations, ladies, on your wonderful designs and a huge THANK YOU to all who entered!

Be sure to hop on over to the the blogs the other Kitchen Sink Crew members to see what spring delights they have created for you today!!

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

Monday, March 23, 2009

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #10 - ATC

Tammy has planned a fun challenge for us today!! Hope you will play along with us on this one!

If you do, be sure to use Mr. Linky to link your creation to the Kitchen Sink Blog and leave a comment so you might win one of the great prizes offered there. The first prize winner will get a $50 spending spree in the Kitchen!! Second prize is the large KSS set of your choice. Third prize is the small KSS set of your choice. So pull out those Kitchen Sink Stamps and get stamping! This contest will be open for two weeks.

Today Tammy has challenged us to use our Kitchen Sink Stamps to create an Artist Trading Card and use it to make a card. An ATC is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches in size. They are all the rage and oh so much fun!!




I created my ATC using Nesting Dolls. The doll was stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black on a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 rectangle of US White paper and then colored with Copic Markers. Love was stamped in Pixie Pink. I sponged the edges of the card with Tempting Turqouise and attached the antique embroderied ribbon with red line sticky tape. The pink grosgrain was wrapped around and tied with a bow before gluing to the 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 Pixie Pink ATC.

I used a white core black cardstock and the Floral Fantasy embossing folder by Cuttlebug to create the textured background. I sanded the surface before adding the stamped turquoise panel and the ATC.

Stamps: Nesting Dolls and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pixie Pink, US White, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up, White Core paper by core'dinations

Inks: Brilliance Graphite Black
Pixie Pink and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up

Tools: Copic Markers, Sponge, Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, Sandpaper, Red Line Sticky Tape

Embellishments: Antique embroderied ribbon, Grosgrain ribbon

Don't forget to do a little blog hopping to see the ATCs created by the rest of the crew. Hope the inspiration you find there will lead you to join in on the challenge!!!

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

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Russian Easter Eggs


Time to share another Kitchen Sink creation this wonderful Monday morning. Today I have chosen to use these stunning Russian Easter Eggs from Kitchen Sink's new release, Nesting Dolls.
The eggs represent Resurrection and Life.

I love coloring images with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol because they always produce such vivid colors. The eggs gave me to opportunity to have fun with my pencils!

After cutting out the eggs, I also coated them with Versamark and clear embossed the surface before adding rhinestones for decoration. The large egg is popped up with dimensionals. I finished off the card with this wonderful paisley ribbon and a sweet black bow!

Stamps: Nesting Dolls and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Real Red, US White, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark

Tools: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol

Embellishments: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Dimensionals, and Clear Embossing Powder

Hurry over to check out what the rest of the crew has created to share today!!

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

And don't forget that you still have one week to get your entry in for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #9. Lots of great prizes to be had!!! Don't miss out!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kitchen Sink Excitement - Crew Challenge #9



I am so excited because today begins a whole new chapter in Kitchen Sink Stamps Crew Challenges. Beginning with today's challenge, you have a chance to win one of 3 fabulous prizes. The first prize winner who will be chosen by a web vote will win a $50 shopping spree at Kitchen Sink Stamps. The second and third prize winners will be chosen by a random number generator with the second prize winner receiving the large KSS stamp set of their choice and the third prize winner receiving the small KSS stamp set of their choice! How awesome is that!!

So dust off your Kitchen Sink Stamps and read all about the official rules of entry on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog. You have two weeks to complete a project for this challenge and post it on the KSS Blog. I hope you decide to join in on the fun!! It will certainly pay off big for three talented stampers!!

Just what is this week's challenge, you ask!! Well, Nicole has designed our task for today, and I must say it was challenging for me!!!

Creative Uses of Photos

Nicole says, "My challenge to you is to incorporate a photograph into your card or project - but there's a catch! You cannot create a scrapbook page! That would just be too easy! (and try not to reuse the magnets you created for Lynn's challenge :)"

Ideas to get you started:
**pictures don't have to be of people
**think about shapes (using punches?)
**what colors are in the photo?
**does someone in the photo inspire something for you?

As I was looking through my photos to be inspired for today's challenge, I came across this photo of me standing in the beautiful garden of a friend who lives hundreds of miles from me. Thinking of the beautiful tulips in bloom in her yard as spring arrives led me to create this card for her.

I used the new release, Multi Step Tulip Garden, stamped on vellum as an overlay on the photo. The sentiment comes from Words of Love.


Stamps: Multi Steps Tulip Garden and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: YoYo Yellow, Riding Hood Red, and Cardstock Vellum from Stampin' Up

Inks: Barely Banana, YoYo Yellow, Riding Hood Red, Real Red, Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Brads, Photograph

Check in with the girls of the crew and see their creative use of photos this week! I know you will find lots of inspiration there to help get you started on the challenge!!!

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Urban Meets Russian


What a week!!!! Three fabulous new sets have been released at Kitchen Sink Stamps. Nesting Dolls, used for this card, allowed me to get out my pencils and Gamsol and have some coloring fun!!

Stamps: Nesting Dolls and Never a Loss4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, and US White by Stampin' Up, Urban Prairie/Weather Vane by BasicGrey

Ink: Versamark Onyx Black

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Dimensionals

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Easter Blessings


The beginning of Lent means that Easter is just around the corner. I love these adorable chicks so I decided to use them to create a few of the Easter cards I will be needing in the upcoming weeks.

Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick!, Mix It Up!, and 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: US White, Soft Sky and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up

Inks: So Saffron, Marigold Morning, More Mustard, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Striped Ribbon by Stampin' Up and Yellow Stickles

Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch

There is lots of excitement going on over at Kitchen Sink this week with three new stamp sets being released tomorrow. Drop in on the Crew and see some of the sneak peeks they have made for you today to show off the new stamps!! You won't be disappointed!! They are stunning!!

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