Tuesday, August 31, 2010

KSS Gone to Texas

Registration opened today for the Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stamping Workshop scheduled for October 8 and 9 in Pearland, Texas! Maria has designed three new Texas themed sets for the event!! Space is limited so head on over to check it out. If you click on the Multi Step Stamping Button in the sidebar it will take you to all the exciting details!!

Texas is proud to be hosting this sensational event! I have included a Texas live oak and a yellow rose in my card for you today to celebrate Kitchen Sinks' visit to Texas. I hope you can join Maria and members of the Kitchen Sink Crew (of course, I'll be there) for a day and a half of multi step stamping Texas style!

Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Mix It Up, and 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Marigold Morning, and More Mustard by Stampin' Up
Tools: Texas Punch, Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder, SU Edge Punch, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Jute Twine

Monday, August 30, 2010

Kitchen Sink Monday - Apple Picking

While cleaning up my work space this week, I came across a few apples left over from last Monday's pencil toppers and couldn't bare to throw them out! Instead I decided to pull out a pile of my Kitchen Sink Stamps to create this harvest scene for you today. I hope you like it!!

Stamps: 3 Step School Days, Multi Step Harvest,
Multi Step Trees, and 3 Step Honey Bunny,
 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red,
Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Creamy Caramel,
Soft Suede, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Tools: Grass Punch
Accessories: Dimensionals

Check in on the rest of the Kitchen Crew to see what they have cooked up for you today!


If you plan to shop today, enter the store to the right and enter my discount code to save 10% on your order.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Queen for the Day - Peggy-Sue



This card was inspired by the wickedly talented Peggy-Sue who was crowned this morning as the 24th Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers. Here is her delightful card: 4 Commandments.

Stamps: True Friend by Stampin' Up
Papers: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Tangerine Tango, 
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, BasicGrey scraps
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso by SU
Tools: Owl Punch, Scalloped Oval, and Tag Punch by Stampin' Up
Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Monday, August 23, 2010

KSS Goes Back to School

Most Texas school children are heading back to the classroom this morning so I thought I would share with you a quick, easy, and inexpensive back-to-school desk topper for teachers.

This simple pencil holder is made with an empty toilet paper tube, a few scraps of paper and ribbon, and three #2 pencils. I lined the tube with designer paper inside and out affixed with Scor-Tape. I stamped the ruler from Kitchen Sink's 3 Step School Days to rim the top of the tube and apples to rim the base of the tube as well as attach to the pencil tops. The tube was glued with Mono Multi Glue to the three layer circular base.

Stamps: 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
The Grade School Stack by DCWV
Inks: Ruler - Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 2 SU
Creamy Caramel, Layer 1 SU So Saffron
Apples - Layer 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, Layer 3 SU Real Red
Layer 2, SU Real Red stamped off once, Layer 1 SU So Saffron
Tools: Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Mono Multi Glue
Embellishment: Twill Ribbon

Check in on the crew!!

Make plans for some Multi Step Stamping in Pearland, Texas on October 8 & 9!!
Watch the Kitchen Sink Weblog for registration details!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

TUIC - Something Blue

Danielle May has challenged Tangled Up in Creativity to create a masculine card using SU Pacific Point and ribbon/ faux ribbon. I added some embossed dimples and argyle to my faux ribbon to compliment my vintage golfer.

Stamps: Vintage Golfer by Stampabilities
Papers: SU Pacific Point, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: SU Pacific Point
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and Crimper

Monday, August 16, 2010

Harvest Time - Kitchen Sink Stamps


With autumn just around the corner, I am anxious to give it a little push and hurry it along!! I can't wait for the cool, brisk days and colorful leaves!

I pulled out a lot of stamps to create this card!! I'm not having fun unless my desk is piled mile-high with inks and blocks and stamps!!

Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins, Owl & Autumn Moon,
Multi Step Harvest, 3 Step Honey Bunny,
and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Early Espresso and Whisper White by Stampin' Up,
indian summer by BasicGrey
Inks: Pumpkin Layers - 3 SU Pumpkin Pie, 2 SU Pumpkin Pie stamped off once, 1 SU Peach Parfait, 4 SU Cajun Craze stamped off once, 5 SU Cajun Craze,
Tree Layers - 1 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Chocolate Chip,
3 SU Early Espresso
Grass Layers - 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, 1 SU Old Olive
Leaves - SU Marigold Morning, SU Red Riding Hood,
SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Creamy Caramel
Sentiment: SU Cajun Craze
Tools: Martha Stewart Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon

It is so delightful to hear that several of you are making plans to attend Kitchen Sink's Multi Step Stamping Workshop in Pearland, Texas on October 8 and 9! I am so looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones at this fabulous event as we stamp together!! Maria has some wonderful new designs in the works for this special event!! Keep an eye on Maria's Kitchen Sink Weblog where the registration information will be posted!

Drop in on the Kitchen Crew and see what they have cooked up for you today!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bountiful Blessings - Kitchen Sink Monday

It is hard to believe that summer will soon be ending and fall following closely behind! I so look forward to the cool, brisk days of autumn. It is my favorite season.

And this year it will find me in Houston, Texas at the Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stamping Workshop!! I  hope you are putting October 8 and 9 on your calendar to attend. The Workshop will be led by Kitchen Sink owner and creator, Maria Colosimo, assisted by Connie, Makiko, and me!!! Registration will be opening soon!

For today's card, I mixed together a little bit of this and a little bit of that along with a lot of masking! I hope you like it!

Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers, Multi Step Pumpkins, Multi Step Harvest, and Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Tangerine Tango, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pumpkin - Layer 3 Memento Tangelo, Layer 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, Layer 1 Memento Cantaloupe, Pumpkin Stem and Leaf - Layer 1 SU Old Olive, Layer 2 SU Always Artichoke, Layer 3 SU True Thyme, Sunflowers - Layer 3 Memento Potter's Clay, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe, Layer 1 Memento Dandelion, Layer 5 Memento Rich Cocoa, Layer 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, Leaves - Layer 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, Layer 3 - SU Old Olive, Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa and SU Tangerine Tango, Ground sponged with SU Creamy Caramel and dotted with Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Cuttlebug Grace's Frame Embossing Folder, Sponge, Post It Notes

Each Kitchen Sink Crew member has posted something special for their Kitchen Sink fans!! Check it out!!


Monday, August 2, 2010

KSS Project of the Month - CD Spinner Card

If you are anything like me, you probably have accumulated an assortment of CDs over the years that you no longer want or use. Well today's project is a fun way to recycle them into spinning cards for the special people in your life. I created two samples for you today. One as a welcome card for a new baby, and one to welcome students back to school. CD spinner cards can, of course, be made for any and all occasions!

I cut a cardstock circle just slightly smaller than the CD so that the mirrored surface would sparkle and shine around the edge as the CD turns. I then cut the designer paper circle a quarter of an inch smaller. I used Kitchen Sink's Multi Step Baby to create the images and sentiment on this spinner card.

For the front of the spinner card, I stamped the baby shoes and sentiment on white cardstock and then cut them out with oval Nestabilities. I added Primas with jeweled brad centers and a sweet satin bow.

On the back I placed the baby's name, birthday, and weight which I printed on my computer. I stamped and cut out the blocks and silver mug from Multi Step Baby.

After all the parts were cut out and glued to the CD, I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the CD. I then attached a clear, stretchy cord from which to hang the spinner card!! I absolutely love the way that it is constantly turning and catching the light! It never stops moving and sending a rainbow of color dancing around the rim!

Stamps: Multi Step Baby by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Sweet & Sassy Polka Dots by the Paper Studio
Inks: Shoes - Layer 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 3 SU Pixie Pink, Layer 2 SU Pixie Pink stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Pink Pirouette; Blocks - Layer 3 SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 2 SU Pixie Pink, Layer 1 SU Pink Pirouette, Mug - Layer 4 SU Basic Gray, Layer 3 SU Basic Gray stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Going Grey, Layer 1 SU Going Grey
Tools: Edge Punch, Nestabilities, Circle Cutter, Crop-a-dile, Sponge
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon, Primas, Jeweled Brads
Additional Materials: CD, Mono Multi Glue, Dimensionals, Scor-Tape, Clear Stretchy Beading Cord

Front of my Back to School CD Spinner:


Stamps: 3 Step School Days, Other Important People, and Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Designer Paper from The Grade School Stack by DCWV
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Apple - Layer 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, Layer 3 SU Real Red, Layer 2 SU Real Red stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Daffodil Delight stamped off once; Ruler - Layer 1 SU Daffodil Delight, Layer 2 SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 3 SU Soft Suede
Tools: Crop-a-dile, CM Circle Cutter
Embellishsment: Ribbon
Additional Materials: CD, clear stretchy beading cord, glue, Scor-Tape

Back of Back to School CD Spinner:

Stamps: 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up, Designer Paper from The Grade School Stack by DCWV
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Books - Layer 3 SU Brilliant Blue, Layer 2 - SU Soft Suede stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once


Give it a try!! I think you will be delighted with the results!!

Shopping instructions are above!

Drop in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. Each one has created something special for you today.


Don't forget to mark your calendar for Multi Step Stamping in Houston, Texas on October 8 and 9. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to get some hands on Kitchen Sink experience under the guidance of Maria Colosimo, owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop


Verve is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary today by inviting their fans to take part in a birthday blog hop.

If you started at the top of the blog hop, you arrived here from Jennifer Cuthbertson's I'm Crafty!
If not, head over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve) for all the information on how to win prizes and to start the hop from the beginning.

Because I love my Verve stamps for creating clean and simple sympathy cards, I wanted to share with you this quick 5 minute card today.

Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts and Notes of Prayer by Verve
Papers: Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Ink: Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Tools: Martha Stewart Loop Corner Punch, Oval Nestabilities
Embellishment: Flat Back Pearl

From here, head on over to Andrea Vernagus' Crafty Engineering which is the next stop on the Verve hop!