Monday, June 28, 2010

Create Your Own Designer Paper

Heather is hosting this week's Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My Challenge and has asked us to create our own designer paper. I have started this past week to get serious about having all my Christmas cards completed and ready to go by Thanksgiving so you will see quite a few turning up here! Today's card is #6 in my 2010 "designer" collection. I need about 70!

I reached for my Kitchen Sink Multi Step Ornament & Stars to create this background.

Here is now I stamped the ornaments:

Red - 4 SU Riding Hood Red, 3 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 2 Memento Lady Bug, 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 5 SU Bravo Burgundy

Blue - 4 SU Bermuda Bay, 3 SU Bermuda Bay, 2 SU Bermuda Bay stamped off once, 1 SU Bashful Blue, 5 SU Handsome Hunter

Yellow - 4 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once, 1 SU Crushed Curry stamped off twice, 5 SU More Mustard

Purple - 4 Memento Grape Jelly, 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 1 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off twice, 5 Versafine Imperial Purple

Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & Stars, 3 Step Bells (sentiment), and Multi Step Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Ruby Red, and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Handsome Hunter, Bermuda Bay, Ruby Red, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, and Bravo Burgundy by Stampin' Up, Grape Jelly, Dark Cocoa, Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy by Memento, Versafine Imperial Purple
Embellishments: Crystals

Stop in this morning and see what the rest of the crew has created for you today.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kittie - Queen for the Day

Today's card was created to honor an amazing artist and devoted supporter of the Splitcoaststampers' community, Kittie Caracclolo, aka kittie 747. She is the zen master of creating amazing scenes on her remarkable cards. Visit her gallery here to see what I mean! Kittie's Wagon is the card which I have attempted to recreate from her awesome gallery.

Stamps: Multi Step Harvest, Multi Step Trees, and 3 Step Honey Bunny from Kitchen Sink Stamps, Notes of Prayer from Verve
Papers: Whisper White and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up, Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss by Gina K Designs
Inks: Apples - Layer 4 Memento Rhubard Stalk, Layer 3 SU Riding Hood Red, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug, Layer 1 Memento Dandelion stamped off once; Basket: Layer 3 SU Soft Suede, Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 4 Memento Dark Cocoa; Grass - SU Old Olive, Sky - SU Bashful Blue; Tree trunk - Layer 1 SU Soft Suede, Layer 2 Memento Dark Cocoa; Tree Leaves - Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe, Layer 1 SU Old Olive; the embossed woodgrain was sponged with SU Soft Suede; Sentiment - SU Soft Suede
Tools: Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch, Sponge
Embellishments: Brads and Jute Cord

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kitchen Sink Christmas

Just a reminder that today is the last day of Kitchen Sink's 6 Months 'til the Holidays Sale. All in stock items are on sale for 20% off.

To receive the sale discount enter the store by clicking  >>>>HERE<<<< and then type in STAR as the code at checkout.

This is officially Christmas card #4 in my 2010 collection. I used layer 1 only of the large pine bough from Winter Cardinals to create my tree branches from which to hang my ornaments! With 20% off of $8.50,  Multi Step Ornament and Stars is a real bargain at $6.80 for anyone who wants to experience layered stamping without a large investment.

Stamps: Multi Step Ornament and Stars 3 Step Bells ( Joy), and Multi Step Winter Cardinals
Papers: Pure Luxury Chocolate Kisses and White by Gina K Designs, Signature Christmas by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Pines - Layer 1 SU Wild Wasabi, Ornament - Layer 5 SU Blue Bayou, Layer 4 SU Blue Bayou stamped off once, Layer 3 SU Baja Breeze, Layer 2 SU Baja Breeze stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Bashful Blue stamped off once, Layer 1 again with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder; Star - Layer 1 SU Going Grey stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Going Grey, Layer 3 - Versamark embossed with silver embossing powder; Sentiment - Memento Dark Cocoa, Edge sponged with SU Soft Suede
Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder, and Silver Cord

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tangled Up in Creativity - Red, White, and Blue Challenge

Here is my entry for the Tangled Up in Creativity - Red, White, and Blue Challenge hosted by Paige. With the 4th of July right around the corner, I just had to show a little patriotism.

Stamps: What Matters Most by Stampabilities, God Bless America by Stampin' Up, Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red and Brilliant Blue
Embellishments: Flag Ribbon and Rhinestones

Monday, June 21, 2010

KSS 6 Months 'til the Holidays Sale

Well, we all know that June means it's time once again for Kitchen Sink's Annual 6 Months 'til the Holidays Sale and this year it's more exciting than ever!! In addition to receiving 20% off on all available items in the store, shoppers whose orders total $60 before shipping will also receive a FREE Mystery Stamp Set (retail value $27.95) enclosed with their order. The Sale starts today and ends at midnight EST on Wednesday, June 23rd.


To receive the sale discount enter the store by clicking  >>>>HERE<<<< and then type in STAR as the code at checkout.


Today's card is officially #3 in my 2010 Christmas Card Collection. I mixed Kitchen Sink's 3 Step Poinsettia with the pines from Winter Cardinal to create this Christmas spray.

 The pines were stamped on the Naturals Ivory. The poinsettia and leaves were stamped on Whisper White. I then cut them out, folded each petal or leaf, and popped them up on dimensionals.

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and Multi Step Winter Cardinal by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up, and Signature Christmas by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Poinsettia - Layer 5 SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, Leaves - Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 4 SU True Thyme, Pines Needles - Layer 1 Memento Cottage Ivy, Pinecones - Layer 3 Memento Potter's Clay, Layer 2 Memento Dark Cocoa, Sentiment - Memento Rhubard Stalk
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 1, Sponge
Embellishments: Yellow Acrylic Paint, Ribbon, Dimensionals


Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew has some Christmas Magic designed for you today. Don't forget to drop by and get inspired for the holidays!!





Friday, June 18, 2010

Go, Dad, Go!!

Here's my final Father's Day card of the year! The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers. I masked the car and sponged the road beneath it with SU Basic Gray.

Stamps: Snoopy's Convertible by Stampabilities and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Basic Gray, Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Man About Town by graphic 45
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Reinker, SU Basic Gray, and Copic Markers
Tool: Sponge
Embellishment: Clear Embossing Powder on headlights and windshield

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kitchen Sink Monday - With This Ring


Good morning, Kitchen Sink fans! I'm delighted that you dropped by today to see my latest KSS creation.
This card was inspired by the beautiful wedding card Julie created a few weeks back using the roses for her background for the new KSS Multi Step Wedding Couple.

I loved the look and decided to use the KSS Heart & Roses as the background for the Multi Step Wedding Rings. Thank you, Julie, for the wonderful inspiration!!

This card was created entirely with only two colors of ink and white cardstock. I hope you like it!

Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Rings and 3 Step Heart & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Ink: Roses - Layer 4 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 2 - Memento Desert Sand, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once, Rings - Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once, Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 4 SU Creamy Caramel, Sentiment - SU Creamy Caramel
Tools: Heart Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Tiny Heart Embossing Folder, Scor-Tape, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Antique Tatted Lace

Please check in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew! They each have something special to share with you today!


To shop for Kitchen Sink Stamps, enter the store above this posting and be sure to use promo code LYNN10KSS at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your order.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

House-Mouse Christmas

I created this card to honor Lesley, aka Marleygo, as Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers this week. I masked the mouse image to add the pine needles behind him.

This card marks the official start of my 2010 Christmas cards. This is #1 for 2010

Stamps:  You Cane Light the Way by House-Mouse Designs, Inc., Fantastic Foliage by Stampin' Up, 3 Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up, figgy pudding by BasicGrey
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive by Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Chalk
Tools: Martha Steward Holly Punch
Embellishments: Red Dew Drops
 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Final Challenge for Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! - Monochromatic


This monochromatic card was created for the Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My final challenge hosted by Christy. Our group is merging with 10 to Tango to become Tangled Up in Creativity. We are so glad to have the members of 10 to Tango joining us!

I have chosen brown, as you can see!

Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Multi Step Lilacs by Kitchen Sink Stamps, French Script by Stampin' Up, Circular Sayings by Verve
Papers: Kraft, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Light Burlap by the Paper Studio
Inks: Soft Suede and Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up, Desert Sand by Memento
Tools: EK Success Edge Punch, Circle Punches, Sponge

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 26

Good morning, Kitchen Sink fans!! Today I am hosting Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #26, and I hope you will want to pull out your Kitchen Sink Stamps and play along! Three lucky winners will be drawn from the entries which use Kitchen Sink Stamps to complete the challenge. The winners will receive KS gift certificates to purchase items from the KS Store! You have until midnight, June 25 to upload your entry using Mr. Linky to the Kitchen Sink Weblog.

The challenge is simple: use a piece of ribbon as the inspiration for your card design! I can't wait to see your wonderful work!!

Here is my sample to help get your wheels turning!


Stamps: Multi Step Berries and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Inks: Strawberries - Layer 3 SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 2 SU Riding Hood Red, Layer 1 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, Leaves - Layer 3  Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2 SU Old Olive, Layer 1 SU Kiwi Kiss, Sentiment - Sweet and Wishes SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, Birthday SU Purely Pomegranate, Embossed Woodgrain sponged with SU Soft Suede
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Sponge, and Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
Embellishments: Strawberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, Twine, and Dimensionals

Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew has posted a sample for today's challenge on their blog! Check each one out and then start searching through your stash for the inspiration for your design!!


Kitchen Sink shopping information is above this post.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Maria!

The Kitchen Sink Crew is throwing a little surprise virtual birthday party today for our wonderful boss, Maria Colosimo, owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps!!

Happy Birthday, Maria!

What a joy it is working with this talented artist and her amazing stamps. And she is the sweetest boss ever, to boot!! As you hop from blog to blog you will see for yourself her awesome creations interpreted through our eyes!

This little blog hop was created just for her pleasure and delight, but we hope you'll join us as we wish Maria the happiest birthday ever!!


For my card I used:
Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Sunflowers (watering can), Simple Sentiments, and Multi Step Berries (sweet)
Papers: Pure Luxury White and Apple Green by Gina K Designs, lemonade by BasicGrey, Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Hydrangea - Layer 3 SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, Layer 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 2 SU Purely Pomegranate stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Mauve Mist, Leaves - Layer 1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Old Olive, Layer 3 SU Always Artichoke, Watering Can, Layer 3 SU Basic Gray, Layer 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 2 SU Going Grey, Layer 1 SU Going Grey stamped off once
The ground was SU Creamy Caramel sponged over a mask.
Tools: Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon

I stamped the flowers first. I masked them and added the leaves. I masked the leaves and added the watering can last.

Friday, June 4, 2010

For Queen Connie Jo

All hail, Queen Connie Jo, Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers. I have cased her Teapot Africa card seen here to honor her today.

Stamps: Friendly Greetings by Hero Arts, 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Tuxedo Black by Memento, Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Glitter Rub-On Zebra by Paper House Productions, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, and Dimensionals
Tools: Oval Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Inspired by the Movies

I created this card for Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! Challenge #6 - Inspired by the Movies and hosted by Debra. I went all the way back to 1944 and chose as my movie The Yellow Rose of Texas which starred Roy Rogers.

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses  and Multi Step Ornament and Stars by Kitchen Sink Stamps, The Rider and Flag is by deadbeat DESIGNS, the sentiment is from Circular Sayings by Verve
Papers: Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Old Olive, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: More Mustard, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Cool Caribbean by Stampin' Up, Vintage Sepia by Versafine, Copic Markers
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hat's Off to our Heroes

I created this card for two challenges: the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers - Heroes and Speedy the Cat's Challenge #5 (use silhouettes) over at Mark's Finest Papers.

Stamps: What Matters Most by Stampabilities, Never a Loss 4 Words Kitchen Sink Stamps 
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red, SU Brilliant Blue
Tools: Oval Nestabilities
Embellishment: Ribbon