Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ho Ho Ho! Happy Hollydays!


Today is all about cards at Angels Landing! The designers have created cards of all kinds to share with you!

I am hard at work working toward my goal of 75 one-of-a-kind holiday cards to send out to my friends and family this Christmas. There are several cat fans on my list this year, so I have created my card using this adorable Christmas kitten from the newly released Ho Ho Hollydays set from Angels Landing.

One of the wonderful things about digital images is that you can size and layer them in any way you would like.

I positioned and sized my cat and then brought the sentiments in over the top of him! These images were printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Copic markers. The background polka-dots were stamped with Real Red using Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up. I added some fun holiday ribbons and a sprig of holly. I know my "Cat" friends will love it!

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

Papers: White Georgia Pacific, Real Red and Garden Green by Stampin' Up, Happy Holidays with Glitter by Hobby Lobby

Inks: Real Red by Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Embellishments: Ribbon and Holly

Drop by Judi's blog to see the cards created by the rest of the Angels Landing design team.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #35


I created today's card for the challenge hosted by Guest Challenge Host, Francie G., for Flourishes. She asked that we create our design outside the box. I sponged an ocean sunrise on glossy white paper, cut the frame with my oval Nestabilites, and placed it over the sunrise on dimensionals. The shells were stamped using Seaside Life by Flourishes with Versafine Onyx Black and colored with Copic markers. I added punched seaweed from Martha Steward, ribbon, and pearls. The sentiment tag was created with Stampin' Up punches.

Check out the other great samples by the Flourishes Designers!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Autumn Fun with Kitchen Sink Stamps


Had fun today playing mix and match with my Kitchen Sink Stamps! I started by stamping the tree from Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon in Rich Cocoa on Bashful Blue card stock by Stampin' Up. After stamping the first layer of leaves in Dandelion Memento and the second layer in Tangelo, I added some Yellow and Orange Peel Stickles for a little bling.

Just had to throw in my wood plank and wrought iron fence for all our Georgia stampers!! I thought it would look great as a backdrop for these delightful KSS jack-o-lanterns. Thank you, ladies, for the wonderful experience of stamping with you! It was a remarkable day that I will never forget! You can read all about it on Maria's blog.

The fence was created using my EK Success punch and the third layer of the baseball bat from 3 Step Baseball stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Close to Cocoa card stock from Stampin' Up. The punched top was inked with Versafine Onyx Black.

The jack-o-lanterns are from Multi Step Pumpkins stamped in this order on white Georgia Pacific card stock:

Layer 2: Tangelo stamped off once
Layer 3: Tangelo
Layer 1: Cantaloupe
Layer 4: Potter's Clay stamped off once
Layer 5: Potter's Clay

Face Layer 1: Paris Dusk
Face Layer 2: Versafine Onyx Black

I then added the stems and cut out the pumpkins mounting them on dimensionals to the front of the fence.

I printed the Beware of Ghosts sign on my computer, punched it out, and sponged the edges with Desert Sand.

Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Multi Step Pumpkin, and 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, white Georgia Pacific card stock

Inks: Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter's Clay, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Paris Dusk, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, and Cottage Ivy by Memento, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishment: Gold pearls, Yellow and Orange Peel Stickles, Dimensionals

Tools: EK Success and Stampin' Up Punches

And this little card was created for the EjoyVC4 Challenge on Trish's Encourage Joy Blog. The rules were use 3 circular embellishments, two different designer papers, one ribbon, and no sentiment.

Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins
Papers: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, designer papers from the Lime Rickey series by BasicGrey
Inks: Cantelope, Tangelo, Potter's Clay, New Sprout, Banboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy by Memento
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Ribbon

Check out the rest of the delightful samples from the Kitchen Sink Crew.

Lisa**Makiko**Connie**Dee

Angela**
Maria**Lori**Julie

Don't forget the 2nd Anniversary Celebration is still in progress:

There will be FREE Shipping on all orders $50 or over. International orders will earn FREE shipping on orders of $60 and over on stamps only.

Kitchen Sink fans ordering all 5 new release stamp sets will get a FREE mystery stamp set/s (value of $30.)

The First 5 orders will receive a Special Limited Edition Kitchen Sink Tote Bag - FREE (Retail Value $15.00)

Use promo code LYNN10KSS and get a 10% discount on your order!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Honoring NANCYRUTH


For several years now I have been playing the daily challenges on SCS fairly regularly. Right there beside me most days has been NANCYRUTH. So I was beyond thrilled to find that she is this week's Featured Stamper. Congratulations, Nancy!! Enjoy your day in the sun!!

I was inspired by this card of Nancy's to create my sunflower card for the Featured Stamper Challenge.

Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower and Never a Loss 4 Words

Papers: Crushed Curry, Kraft, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

Inks: Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Potter's Clay, Ladybug, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy, and Bamboo Leaves by Memento, Versafie Vintage Sepia and Onyx Black

Embellishment: Ribbon

Don't forget tht during the 2nd Anniversary Celebration:

There will be FREE Shipping on all orders $50 or over. International orders will earn FREE shipping on orders of $60 and over on stamps only.

Kitchen Sink fans ordering all 5 new release stamp sets will get a FREE mystery stamp set/s (value of $30.)

The First 5 orders will receive a Special Limited Edition Kitchen Sink Tote Bag - FREE (Retail Value $15.00)

Use promo code LYNN10KSS and get a 10% discount on your order!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Kitchen Sink Stamps

What a fabulous time we had in Warner Robins, Georgia last weekend!! We started off Friday night with a time of fun and fellowship in Dee's beautiful home. What fun meeting and visiting with the crew and the workshop members. Dee provided the yummy treats and the gorgeous setting. And, yes, I did get my picture taken in her amazing stamping room under her awesome mural!

On Saturday the day got off to a perfect start with Maria's session on multi layer stamping basics and layering of colors. It was absolutely phenomenal.
If you ever get the chance to train under the master, don't miss it!

The afternoon was devoted to projects using the new Multi Step Sunflowers presented by Lisa, Dee, and me. Lisa taught two remarkable gift card presentations. Dee designed two gorgeous cards, and I presented this bookmark. I had printed the saying on white Georgia Pacific card stock, sponged the edge with pale blue ink and created a wood plank and wrought iron fence using the 3rd layer of the baseball bat from 3 Step Baseball and my EK Success punch.

Inks used: Dandelion, Potter's Clay, Rhubard Stalk, and Cottage Ivy by Memento, Versafine Imperial Purple, Vintage Sepia, and Onyx Black


The card below was created with Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon which is being released as a part of the 2nd Anniversary Celebration today.


Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Dusty Durango, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Indian Summer by BasicGrey

Inks: Barely Banana, So Saffron, Summer Sun, Sahara Sand, Going Gray, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Dusty Durango by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia

Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls, and Dimensionals

Tools: Sponge and EK Success Punch

Other sets being released today include:

Multi Step Pumpkins

Multi Step Giant Sunflower

Multi Step Peach
- which comes in a new mini size
and includes a color recipe for first time multi stampers


Several exciting things will be a part of Kitchen Sink's Second Birthday Celebration from September 25th to October 1st .

First -- There will be FREE Shipping on all orders $50 or over. International orders will earn FREE shipping on orders of $60 and over on stamps only.

Second -- Kitchen Sink fans ordering all 5 new release stamp sets will get a FREE mystery stamp set/s (value of $30.)

Third -- The First 5 orders will receive a Special Limited Edition Kitchen Sink Tote Bag - FREE (Retail Value $15.00)

The celebration begins Sept. 25th Midnight - EST!

Remember also that promo code LYNN10KSS will earn you a 10% discount on your Kitchen Sink purchases.

Drop in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew to see what they are sharing throughout the weekend using this awesome new sets!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

4-Way Sketch - Angels Landing

A HUGE thank you to all who visited and took part in last week's blog hop! What a fun day! Your sweet comments were sincerely appreciated!!




Welcome Autumn

Since I absolutely love autumn, I am having a ball with the delightful digital images from Judi Maddigan's new release Autumn Tweetings. Today the design team members have created cards using the above sketch (turned in any direction).

Digital Images: Autumn Tweetings by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up, white Georgia Pacific, All Over Pumpkins by the Paper Studio

Ink: Soft Suede by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Velvet Ribbon

Tools: Circle Punches, Leaf Punch, Scor-Tape

Check in on Judi's blog to see what the rest of the designers have created for you today!


I also had time this morning to create a Christmas card to add to my stash using Sketch Challenge 247 on Splitcoaststampers.

Digital Image: Ho-Ho-Hollydays by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Stamps: All Year Cheer I by Stampin' Up

Papers: Bravo Burgundy, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey

Ink: Bravo Burgundy by Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Embellishment: Pearls and Clear Spica Pen

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - Blessed Friends


Well, my card is here this morning, but I am not! I am still on my way back from a fabulous day of stamping with Kitchen Sink Stamps in Warner Robins, Georgia! I will be home later today and should be able to share some exciting sneak peeks from the upcoming 2nd Anniversary release as well as the project I presented in Georgia!

For now I will share this autumn card created for some dear friends of mine. I stamped the leaves and then masked them so I could stamp the swashes over them. I then splattered them with some watered down Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red ink.

Stamps: Autumn Squirrel, Big & Bold Swashes, and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Barely Banana, Riding Hood Red, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

There's still time to be a part of the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #17. Three lucky winners will receive some of the new release sets!! It could be you!!!

Check out the work created for you by the rest of the crew this morning:

Lisa**Makiko**Connie**Dee

Angela**
Maria**Lori**Julie

And remember to use promo code LYNN10KSS when placing an order with Kitchen Sink Stamps for a 10% discount in your purchase.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September Blog Hop - Angels Landing

Welcome, stampers, to the September Blog Hop celebrating the release of two new digital sets from Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing. If this is your first stop, you need to put on the brakes and make a u-turn to Judi's digi-stamps blog to start this trip at the beginning!

If you started there, then you have already had a peek at her fabulous new sets - Autumn Tweetings and Ho Ho Hollydays.





There is no season I love more than autumn!! Sometimes in Texas we have a wait a long, long time for it to arrive!! So I was thrilled to see that Judi had created these awesome autumn digital images to help me celebrate my favorite time of the year ( even if it hasn't arrived in Texas just yet)!

I created this card with Autumn Tweetings, one of the gorgeous new sets being released today by Angels Landing. I printed the image on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits.

Digital Images: Autumn Tweetings by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Garden Green and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Stamped Leaves by the Paper Studio, white Georgia Pacific card stock

Ink: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up

Tools: Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, SU Punches, Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Sponge

The next stop on this hop is Cheryl Walker's Sweet Designs by Cheryl.

There will be several blog candy opportunities along the way so don't miss a single stop! If you get lost along the way, head back to Judi's digi-stamps blog to get back on track!

Enjoy!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Autumn Leaves - Kitchen Sink Monday


I so look forward each year to the arrival of cool crisp autumn days. They aren't here yet in Texas, but I'm beginning to see signs that they are finally on the way!

I created today's card using 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Big & Bold Swashes by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The leaf frame was stamped on Kraft paper and the squirrel stamped on Barely Banana, cut out, and matted using oval Nestabilities. I distressed the edges of the ovals and mounted them on dimensionals. I used the Martha Stewart loop corner punch and copper glitter domes to add detailing to the oval frame.

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel and Big & Bold Swashes by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Barely Banana, and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up

Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Marigold Morning, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Copper Glitter Domes

Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Steward Loop Corner Punch

If you haven't joined in on Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #17, there is still time!! I've seen the new releases that are being given as prizes, and I promise, you are going to love them!!

Stop in on the rest of the Crew today and see what they have cooked up for you!!

Lisa**Makiko**Connie**Dee

Angela**
Maria**Lori**Julie

I'm packing up my stuff and heading to Georgia this week for the Kitchen Sink Chef in Training Event! I can't wait to meet and stamp with those of you who are registered!! It's going to be a great day!!

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Angels Landing Travel Night Light

We've all heard it said that necessity is the mother of invention. That is the case with my Angels Landing project today. I'm going on a trip in a few days (I think you've heard that I'm going to Georgia) and will be spending the night in different places along the way. One thing I hate is waking up in the middle of the night disoriented and confused about my surroundings so I decided to create a travel night light that I can pack up and carry with me.

The frame of my night light is made from a 3.5 x 11 inch strip of Baja Breeze card stock. I punched one of the long edges with my newly favorite EK Success punch (thanks, Liz!!) and trimmed off the ends of the 11 inch strip so that each side of the frame had three peaks at the top. I scored the card stock after every third peak and used my oval Nestabilities to cut an opening in each of the four sides.



I printed the flowers and leaves from Pierced Flowers by Angels Landing on card stock vellum and colored them on the back side with Bic Mark It pens. Next I printed the swirl pattern from Pierced Backgrounds on computer paper and laid the colored vellum panel over it. I then pierced the marked piercings on the flowers and the swirls in the background on each of the 4 panels. After I had cut each of the pierced pieces to 2.5 x 3 inches, I attached them to the backside of the Baja Breeze with Scor-Tape. The outside ends were brought together and taped with invisible tape to create the cube.



The light is provided by a battery operated tea light and you can see how easily it folds flat to fit in my suitcase. I think it will be just what I need for my trip from Texas to Georgia and back again!

Digital Images: Pierced Flowers and Pierced Background by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Baja Breeze and Card Stock Vellum by Stampin' Up

Tools: EK Success Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Bic Mark It Pens, Scor-Tape, Invisible Scotch Tape, Battery Powered Tea Light

Be sure you stop by Judi's Blog to see which other designers have created special projects for you today!! You won't be disappointed!!! What a talented bunch of ladies!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

KSCC#17 - Back to School

Kitchen Crew Member Makiko Jones is hosting Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #17. She has asked us to use any type of school supplies as components in our projects! She says:

Use school supplies or items to make a card or project! Or you can alter the items.

Your finished project doesn't have to be the school theme but it would be great if it is. I altered (embellished) a plastic pen case with index cards and made the matching card. You can alter a composition book, use note book paper for a background of your card, embellish pens, pencils, markers or any other thing you can dream up!

Join us in the challenge! If you use Kitchen Sink images and some kind of school supply to create your project, you will qualify to enter the drawing for the prizes being offered by Kitchen Sink Stamps! Be sure to post your project using Mr. Linky on the KSS Weblog. If you post to other online galleries be sure to use the keyword KSCC#17! Check out these fabulous prizes!!!

1st prize is one NEW Large KSS set from Sept. 25th's Anniversary Release.

2nd prize is one NEW Small KSS set from Sept. 25th's Anniversary Release.

3rd prize is one (NEW SIZE) New Mini KSS set from Sept. 25th's Anniversary Release.





As you can see, the main school supply I have used to create my pencil holder is No. 2 pencils. I emptied and washed a tomato can to use as the base for my project. I got to get out my old Design Technology tools from my teaching years and sawed off all my pencils to 4.5 inches. After placing a strip of .5 inch Scor-Tape around the top and bottom rims of the can, I laid the pencils side to side all the way around the can.

I stamped the ruler from 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps twice end to end on white Georgia Pacific card stock and then matted it with red and black to create the bottom band. The top of the black matting was punched with my new EK Success punch and red rhinestones added for bling. I also added the apple with dimensionals. The "To my Teacher" tag was created using Other Important People also by KSS.

The tags on the pencils were created to look like spiral notebook paper using the Sprial Punch by Stampin' Up. I drew the lines with my markers after printing the message on my computer.

The pencil sharpener was covered with red and black cardstock and stamped with Whisper White ink by Stampin' Up.

Stamps: 3 Step School Days and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps

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

Inks: Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Dimensionals

Tools: EK Success Punch, Spiral SU Punch, Scor-Tape, Bench Hook, Hack Saw

Other: No. 2 Pencils, Tomato Can

I can't wait to see what the rest of the crew has cooked up for us today!! Let's go check it out!!

Lisa**Makiko**Connie**Dee

Angela**
Maria**Lori**Julie

Big Sale!! Big Sale!! Big Sale!!

3 Step School Days is a fabulous set to use for teacher gifts of all kinds throughout the school year! If you decide you need it or any other KSS product, don't forget to use promo code
LABORDAY to receive a 20% discount on your Kitchen Sink order today! The only excluded item is Chef in Training, the September 17 stamping event in Georgia! It's already a bargain at $80!

If you are out celebrating and miss today's sale, you can still get a 10% discount any day of the week with promo code LYNN10KSS!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Flourishes' Feel of Fall Challenge


I don't generally drink coffee, but when the chill is in the air on a brisk autumn morning, nothing seems better!! I created this card for Flourishes' Feel of Fall Challenge. I masked the sentiment to shorten it to coffee time since that is what fall is for me!!!

Stamps: Coffee with Friends

Papers: Stampin' Up - Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Green Galore, Cranberry Crisp, and Marigold Morning, BasicGrey - Lime Rickey

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Marigold Morning by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Diamonds are a Bear's Best Friend!


I'm busy working on making some refrigerator magnets for a November craft show. I made this one from a 4 x 4 chipboard coaster covered with designer paper. This precious teddy is a digital image from Mini Bears & Birds by Angels Landing. After finding this fun quote from the legendary Mae West, I just had to add lots of bling for this sweet bear!!

The bear was printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits. I created the hair bow with mauve tulle and the necklace with silver cording. Crystals were added for the bow, necklace, and bracelet.



The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with a Labels 2 Nestability die cut. I sponged the edges with Regal Rose and matted it closely with Regal Rose card stock. A row of crystals was added to emphasize the quote!!

I attached a row of tatted lace across the bottom of the coaster before mounting the cut out bear on layered dimensionals.

Digital Images: Mini Bears & Birds by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Paper: White Georgia Pacific card stock, 4 x 4 chipboard coaster, porcelain by BasicGrey, Regal Rose by Stampin' Up

Inks: Regal Rose by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Crystals, Silver Cord, Tatted Lace, Tulle, Dimensionals

Tools: Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Sponge, Nestabilities Labels 2

Other Angels Landing designers have created projects for you today with lots of sparkle and shine. Check them out on Judi's Angels Landing Blog!