Monday, December 28, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - After Christmas Sale



With today being the finally day to take advantage of the 20% savings during the After Christmas Sale at Kitchen Sink Stamps, I thought it would be a good time to show off some of my favorite flowers to use for creating Valentines! The pansy reminds me of the floral Valentine postcards I love  from the turn of the century!

This card features a small pansy from the 3 Step Pansy set. This set features beautiful pansies in four sizes. I have used the second smallest blossom which is about 1 inch in diameter on this card.



Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Words of Love ( the sentiment), and Hey, Chick ( the flowered background) by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks:
   Pansy - Layer 4 - Memento Lilac Posies, Layer 3 - Memento Lilac Posies stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Rose Bud, Layer 1- Memento Rose Bud stamped off once

  Leaves - Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy,  Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 - Memento New Sprout

  Sentiment - Memento Lilac Posies

Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Heart Nestabilities

Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearl, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Dimensionals

All Kitchen Sink orders placed by midnight EST tonight (December 28) using promo code LYNN20KSS will receive a 20% discount. Tomorrow the discount code returns to LYNN10KSS so shop today for extra savings!

Each and every one of our talented crew has created something special to share today!! Don't miss a one of these inspirational beauties!!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko



There is still time to take part in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20, but not much! Entries must be posted by midnight EST Friday, December 31! Three lucky winners selected by a random number generator will be winning KSS cash to spend in the store!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blessed Friend



I couldn't even cook breakfast this morning beore playing with some of the goodies I got for Christmas!! I'm sure loving this gorgeous Martha Stewart punch I received. I also used the package of  Post-it Labels I received to do my masking!!

Hope you have time to check in on the After Christmas Sale going on at Kitchen Sink Stamps today through Monday! With promo code LYNN20KSS you can receive a 20% discount on all that you order during this three day sale!

Wouldn't  this be a great time to pick up some beautiful spring flowers!!

For this card I used:

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


Inks:
   Hydrangea - Layer 4 - MementoGrape Jelly, Layer 3 - Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Lulu Lavender, Level 1 - Memento Lulu Lavender stamped off once

   Leaves - Layer 1 - Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Old Olive

   Urn - Layer 3 - Memento London Fog, Layer 2 - Memento London Fog stamped off once, Layer 1 - Memento London Fog stamped off once, Layer 4 - Memento Tuxedo Black stamped off once

   Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

Papers: Whisper White and Lovely Lilac by Stampin' Up

Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Post-it Labels for masking

Embellishment: Ribbon

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gift Subscription Tags for the Tree



Several of my family members get gift magazine subscriptions from me each Christmas so this year I decided to just hang a tag on the tree to announce their gift instead of using the tacky card the magazine sends.

This tag was inspired by Angela's big glossy peppermints!! ( I told you I was getting right on that, girlfriend!!)

I sped up the process by using only layer 2 of the peppermint from Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps and painting on Versamark reinker which I then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and embossed! It made a thick glossy shine without the wait for Crystal Effects to dry!

I have also created this tag to share in Creative Belli Challenge 81.

Don't forget that Kitchen Sink Stamps is having their After Christmas Sale December 26 - 28. Promo Code LYNN20KSS will get you a 20% discount on your order on those days!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - Christmas Treats



Going into the final week before Christmas, most of my shopping, card making, and gift wrapping have been put to rest leaving this week for baking Christmas treats to share with friends and family. This is how I will be packaging my goodies for delivery all over town.



I covered a gift box and its lid with designer paper, atttached a tag and ribbon to the top, and stamped some matching tissue paper. And, yes, I have mastered the Cake Ball!! How fun!

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and Never a Loss for Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Cream and White by PaperTrey, Ink. Classic Snowflakes - Red by the Paper Studio, Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Tissue Paper

Inks and Layers:

Poinsettia - 5 - SU Rich Razzleberry, 4 - SU Riding Hood Red, 3 - SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 2 - SU Regal Rose

Leaves - 1 - Memento New Sprout, 4 - Bamboo Leaves

Embellishments: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Yellow Acrylic Paint (dotted on center of blossom on tag)

 Put more jingle in your pocket with the Kitchen Sink Stamps end of the year sale: Dec. 26th - Dec. 28th, midnight to midnight EST.
 

Get 20% off everything in the store with my crew code LYNN20KSS! 

Check in with the rest of the crew to see their fabulous samples today!!


Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Don't forget there is still time to enter and win prizes in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quick and Easy Shadowbox Ornament

The theme for the Angels Landing Design Team today was to celebrate the season! One of the annual things I like to do to celebrate Christmas is to create hand-made tree ornaments for children in our family to hang on their trees.

I love this precious waving Polar Bear Cub and knew he would be perfect for this year's ornament!


The shadowbox ornament I created today was made from the bottom half of a 2 1/4 by 3 inch cardboard jewelry gift box. The landscape was inserted and glued in the back of the box.


A layer of snow was added at the front edge of the box by scoring the cardstock at 1/2 inch and gluing that scored section to the bottom rim of the box. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch a hole in the top rim and insert a gold cord for hanging!

I created a frame for the shadowbox by cutting out two layers of Nestabilities Labels 4 and gluing them together.




I next created a 1/4 square tube of cardstock, attached the Polar Bear Cub's feet to the front of it and glued the back of tube to the back bottom corner of the box so that the cub in centered half way between the front and back of the box.

I then ran a fine line of Tombow Mono Multi glue all along the top rim of the box and centered the Nestabilities frame on top of it. I held it in place for about 45 seconds to be sure it was secure.



I then printed a computer label and added it to the back of the box. A big red bow to the top and jeweled snowflakes to the front were the finishing touches!

Digital Images: Polar Bear Cubs by Angels Landing

Papers: Soft Sky and Real Red by Stampin' Up, White PaperTrey Ink, White Georgia Pacific

Inks: Copic Markers, White Craft Ink


Embellishments: Cuttlebug Die Cut Snowflakes, Rhinestone stars and jewels, gold cord, Dazzling Diamond Dust, Red Ribbon

This is my final project as a member of the Angels Landing Fall Design Team. I will pop back in from time to time with new designs for Judi's upcoming Blog Hops. My two terms with Angels Landing have been delightful. Judi's images are as much fun to create with as she is to work for!! It has been a pleasure working with the talented ladies on these design teams. Love and luck to all!

Be sure to stop by Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see which other designers have projects to share with you today!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Thank Yous



One of my biggest challenges after Christmas is getting my thank you notes written when there are so many other holiday clean-up projects screaming for my attention!  I have learned over the years that if I have the cards made and addressed, I can get them out is record time and not have to deal with the guilt of unacknowledged gifts hanging over my head for days on end!

So last night, I pulled out my crate of Kitchen Sink Stamps and went to work intent on having my thank yous ready to go!! Hope you like what I came up with!

Stamps:  A Year of Thanks II, Multi Step Pine Trees, Big and Bold Swashes, and Nesting Dolls by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Bazzil Green Textured, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey


Inks: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Memento Summer Sky, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi

Embellishments: Ribbon and Flat back Pearls

Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch



I also needed two birthday cards this week (I put yours in the mail Saturday, Angela! Hope it arrives in time!) With green being my favorite color, I knew I wanted to try out the fabulous new Lily-of-the-Valley which is a part of A Year of Thanks II. I love how it turned out and will be making more of these!!

Stamps: A Year of Thanks II by Kitchen Sink Stamps and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Certainly Celery and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Textured Green by Bazzil

Inks and Layers for Lily:
   Layer 5 - Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
   Layer 4 - Memento Cottage Ivy
   Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once
   Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves
   Layer 1 - Memento Pear Tart

   Sentiment - Memento Cottage Ivy

Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, and Dimensionals




There is still time to join the crew in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #20 : Bag it, Tag it, Wrap it! Three great prizes are waiting for three lucky stampers!!

If you're ordering from the store this week, the promo code is LYNN10KSS for my readers to receive a 10% discount on their orders!!

Check out the great work the crew has cooked up for you today:


Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Star



I created this clean and simple Christmas card for today's Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The cards submitted were to use a star, have limited layers, and use only ribbon for embellishment.

I computer generated the Christmas scripture and mixed Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stars & Ornament with Multi Step Build a Garland to complete my design. The cardfront was Cuttlbug embossed.

Layers and Inking:
  Star: Layer 2 - Versafine Toffee
          Layer 3 - Colorbox Metallic Gold
          Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

  Pine: Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves
           Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy
           Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter

The card edge was sponged with Stampin' Up Night of  Navy.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Caught a Bug?



Lots of illness in my neck of the woods these days!! It seems like every household has some type of bug being passed back and forth between the family members. I'm always in need of another Get Well card! Today I reached for this adorable digital dragonfly from the Angels Landing Button Bugs set! It's bound to lift the spirits of anyone who receives it, don't you think?

The dragonfly and sentiment were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. I coated the dragonfly wings with Iridescent Ice Stickles and added buttons and button brads to the body. I sponged the edges of the paper with Stampin' Up Bashful Blue.

The design team was asked to focus on the edges in today's designs so I punched the lower edge of my main panel with my favorite EK Success punch, and I distressed the edges of my SU Purely Pomegranate layer. I added a layer of euphoria by BasicGrey to pick up the colors of the buttons and mounted it all to a SU Certainly Celery card front. I finished off my Get Well card with a pomegranate bow!

Visit Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see what the other Angels Landing designers have created to inspire you today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Christmas Rose


I created this card for a dear friend using the colors from today's Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge 248.

I stamped the rose first and covered it with a mask. I then added the leaves and masked them. Next came the pine boughs and last the pinecones.

Stamps: Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Build a Garland, and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up

Inks:
   Rose: 4-SU Rich Razzleberry, 3- SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, 2-SU Perfect Plum, 1-Memento Sweet Plum stamped off once

  Leaves: 1-SU Always Artichoke stamped off once, 2-SU Always Artichoke

  Pine: 2-SU Wild Wasabi, 3-SU Always Articoke

  Pine Cones: 4-Memento Dark Cocoa, 3-Memento Dark Cocoa stamped off once, 2-Memento Potter's Clay, 1-Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once

  Sentiment: SU Rich Razzleberry

Tools: EK Success Punch

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Year of Thanks II - Kitchen Sink Stamps



This Shipping Tag Gift Box was created for Technique Challenge 250 on Splitcoaststampers today, but I added it here as well since it also fits for the December Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge. Lynn in St. Louis has included an easy to follow tutorial by Debbie Fisher! The felt reindeer is backed by the large pine tree from Multi Step Pine Trees and the sentiment is from Multi Step Gift.





Today Maria is hosting Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 20. With the gift giving season snapping at our heels, we were to Wrap It, Bag It, or Tag It using Kitchen Sink Stamps!!


With Kitchen Sink releasing its 2009 Special Limited Edition set entitled A Year of Thanks II, I decided to use it to create my tag for the challenge as well as a thank you gift for someone who has worked closely with me throughout this year.

This wonderful set includes a thank you stamp for each month of the year as well as a full-size beautiful Lily of the Valley all bundled up in a sweet round tin!









I love these delightful images! There is one that is perfect for every season of the year!!

I bundled my 12 cards in tulle, tied them with a bow, and popped them in this cute tin! Hope you like it!

Stamps: 2009 Special Limited Edition - A Year of Thanks II by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers:  PaperTrey Ink White Cardstock and assorted Stampin' Up Cardstock

Tools:  Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder and Nestabilities Labels 3

Check in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew to see what they have created for this month's challenge!!



Be sure to join in and play with us! You may be the winner of some sensational Kitchen Sink products!!

Use your Kitchen Sink images and post your creation using Mr. Linky on the Challenge Blog. The deadline for entry is December 31.

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

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Polar Bear Gift Card Ornaments


Most of the teenagers in our family love receiving gift cards for Christmas so each year I design an ornament to hang on the tree to hold the gift cards. This year I have created a small pocket card using the Polar Bear Cubs from Angels Landing.

The card is created using a 7 inch by 2.75 inch piece of cardstock scored at 4 inches. I attached 1/8 Scor-Tape up the sides to hold it closed. I used Stampin' Up's Round Tab punch to create the hanger and decorated it with a Martha Stewart punched snowflake.

These sweet bears were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I added Stickles and rhinestones for a little sparkle.

Check out Judi's Digital Stamps Blog to see the wonderful totes, pouches, and envelopes created by the rest of the talented Angels Landing design team today!!