Monday, January 31, 2011

KSS - Ten Minute Monday

My 10 Minute Monday Challenge this week requires you to use the Kitchen Sink image of your choice and stamp a row of it diagonally across your card front. Then add the diagonal embellishment of your choice and a sentiment below that. What could be simpler? I think you will find this one layer, clean and simple design fun and easy to complete!

When you upload your challenge card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, please use keyword 10MC5.

Stamps: 3 Step Heart and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Inks: Real Red, Pixie Pink, Blushing Bride, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Scor-Tape and Jumbo Glitter

Stamps: Shamrocks and Clover, 1/2 Pint Alphabet, and Invisible Snowman by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Scor-Tape and Grosgrain Ribbon

My final card for you today was created as a masculine Valentine. The background is heat embossed over dry embossing for this week's Technique Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Cowboy Hat, Cowboy Boots, and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Night of Navy and Real Red by Stampin' Up,
Denim by the Paper Studio, White Georgia Pacific Cardstock
Inks: Hat and Boots: 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once,
2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 5 SU Early Espresso
Tools: Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Heat Gun, Scor-Tape
Embellishment: Clear Embossing Powder, Rope, Plastic Star

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two Challenges for Tangled Up in Creativity

My first challenge card was created for Danie's Tangled Up in Creativity Challenge. She asked that we honor Australia Day by using green and yellow card stock to create our card. Only card stock and ink could be used in creating this card: no designer papers, no ribbon, no bling.



Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower and Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Sunflower - 3 SU More Mustard, 2 SU Marigold Morning, 1 SU Daffodil Delight,
4 SU Soft Suede, 5 SU Early Espresso
Leaves: 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, 3 SU Old Olive

The second TUIC challenge was sponsored by Molly and is an inspiration challenge. We were to photograph something we received for Christmas and use it as the inspiration for our card. Well, I collect "green" grocery bags and was thrilled to receive this one made with BasicGrey jovial designs.


I used mostly punches to create this card for Molly's Challenge.

Stamps: Friends of the Moon and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: jovial by BasicGrey, Handsome Hunter, Kiwi Kiss, Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: SU More Mustard and Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: EKSuccess and SU Punches

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kitchen Sink Monday

Today I have created several cards for ongoing Kitchen Sink Challenges in the KSS Forum. My first card was created for Connie's Friday Sketch Carte Challenge.

Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pale Plum, and Perfect Plum by Stampin' Up,
cappella by BasicGrey
Inks: Hydrangea - 3 Memento Lulu Lavender, 2 SU Pale Plum, 1 SU Pale
Plum stamped off once, 4 Memento Grape Jelly Stamped off once
Leaves - 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, 1 SU Pear Pizzazz stamped off once
3 SU Pear Pizzazz
Urn - 3 SU River Rock, 2 SU River Rock, 1 SU River Rock
stamped off once, 4 SU Soft Suede stamped off once
Embellishment: Heated Ribbon

The next two cards were created for my own 10 Minute Card Challenge. This week the challenge is to use this simple windowpane layout and your Kitchen Sink images to create a card in 10 minutes. If you choose to play along, please share your completed card in the Kitchen Sink Gallery and include 10MC4 as a keyword.

Stamps: Multi Step Bunch O' Balloons, Friends of the Moon, and Simple Sentiments
Papers: Real Red and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, 
nook and pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: Balloons - Yellow - all layers Memento Dandelion 
with layer 4 stamped off once,
Green - all layers Memento Cottage Ivy with layer 4 stamped off once,
Red - all layers Memento Lady Bug with layer 4 stamped off once
Embellishment:  Ribbon

Stamps: Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Real Red by Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Punched Flower, Jewels

Drop in on the crew members to see what they have to share with you today!
Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Challenge Catch-Up!

I've been playing challenges here and there all week, but haven't taken the time to get them posted. Here are a few of the cards I created!

This card was created for Makiko's Kitchen Pantry Challenge - Dry Embossing over on the KSS forum.
Stamps: Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Layer 4 SU Cajun Craze
Layer 3 SU Cajun Craze stamped off once
Layer 2 SU Cajun Craze stamped off once
Layer 1 SU Tangerine Tango stamped off once
Layer 5 SU Soft Suede
Sponged edge - SU Crumb Cake
Embellishment: White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Cuttlelbug Star Embossing Folder


Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons, Gift, Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Marina Mist 
by Stampin' Up, lime rickey by BasicGrey
Inks: Gift: SU Melon Mambo
Ribbon: SU Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango
Yellow Balloon: SU Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry
Blue Balloon: SU Marina Mist and Buckaroo Blue
Green Balloon: SU Pear Pizzazz


My sympathy card was created for Lisa's Stock Up on Occasions Challenge in the KSS forum which this week featured sympathy cards.
Stamps: Butterflies, Big Leaves, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White and Buckaroo Blue by Stampin' Up, marjolaine by BasicGrey
Inks: Butterfly - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Buckaroo Blue,
1 SU Buckaroo Blue stamped off once
Leaves - layer 1 only - SU Pear Pizzazz
Sentiment - SU Soft Suede
Embellishment: Pearls


My final card today was created for Flower Soft Challenge #21 posted on Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Regal Rose by Stampin' Up, Smitten Heart Stripe Flat DP
Inks: 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
3 SU Regal Rose
2 SU Regal Rose
1 SU Blushing Bride
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Flower Soft, Ribbon

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kitchen Sink Monday

This is one of the cards I created for the Opening of the Kitchen Sink Forum and Gallery on December 31 which I haven't shared with you here. It was made with the newly released Bunch O' Balloons by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons, Simple Sentiments, and Happy Hannaukah by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up, 
Bright Lights Big City by Recollections
Inks: Red Balloon: 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2, SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 
1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Blue Balloon: 3 SU Brilliant Blue, 2 SU Brilliant Blue stampedd off once, 
1 SU Brilliant Blue stamped off once, 4 SU Concord Crush
Yellow Balloon: 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once, 
1 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once, 4 SU More Mustard
Embellishment: Curling Ribbon


And here is another one created for that night as well. 

Stamps: Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Whisper White and Regal Rose, Smitten Heart Stripe Flat Paper
Inks:  Heart: 4 SU Regal Rose, 3 SU Regal Rose stamped off once, 2 SU Blushing Bride, 1 SU Blushing Bride stamped off once
Sentiment: Be Mine - SU Regal Rose, Sweet Heart - SU Blushing Bride
Embellishment: Ribbon

My final card today was created for my 10 Minute Card Challenge in the KSS Forum. 

Those of you who have not purchased from Kitchen Sink Stamps may not know that with each order you get a cute(and free) little thank you stamp from KSS. I thought it would be fun for this week's 10 Minute Challenge if we used these stamps in our designs.

So here is the challenge: using any one of your KSS freebies and 10 minutes, create the card of your choice. You may use any papers, any tools, any embellishments you like as long as your card is completed in 10 minutes. Here is my first card for the challenge. I will add more as the week progresses!

Please upload your card for the challenge in the KSS Gallery and include 10MC3 in your keywords.


Stamp: Free Deepest Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, and Night of Navy
by Stampin' Up, lime rickey by BasicGrey
Ink: Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Tools: Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Embellishment: Pearls and Ribbon

Each Kitchen Sink Crew Member has something special to share with you today! Please drop in on them and be inspired!


Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko
 Barbara

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Kitchen Sink - 10 Minute Card Challenge #2

Maria has allowed me a little shelf in the Kitchen Sink pantry to post a 10 Minute Card Challenge every Monday over in the Kitchen Sink Forum! If you haven't visited there yet, it is the place to go to experience multi layer stamping at its finest!

For this week's 10 Minute Challenge, I have created a one layer card using reverse masking to create the focal point of the card. If you wish to play along you can use your punches or Nestabilities to create the shape of your choice and sponge ink on the inside edges of the created frame. You will then add the Kitchen Sink image and sentiment of their choice.

When adding your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery and/or the online gallery of your choice, please use the keyword 10MC2 so we can find it easily!

Here are a few samples I have created to get you started!


Apologies must go out to my dear sister, Liz! This Texas punch was borrowed from her and has never been returned (oops!). Now that she has the cowboy boots and bluebonnets, I know she will be wanting this back!!

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets, Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Kraft by Stampin' Up
Inks for Color Recipe: Bluebonnets - 3 Memento Bahama Blue, 2 Memento Bahama Blue stamped off once, 1 Memento Dandelion (on tips of blossoms only), 4 Memento Danube Blue
Leaves and Stems - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Texas and Edge Sponging - SU Close to Cocoa
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Texas Punch and Sponge


I so love this carnation from Get Well Teddy! I use it all the time!!

Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy, Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Inks for Color Recipe: Carnation - 2 SU Pixie Pink, 1 SU Pixie Pink stamped off once, 
3 SU Melon Mambo
Stems: 1 - SU Old Olive, 2 SU Always Artichoke
Sponged Oval - SU Pixie Pink
Sentiment: SU Melon Mambo
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Sponge




Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots and Multi Step Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Ink for Color Recipe: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 
2 Memento Potter's Clay, 1 Memento Desert Sand, 5 SU Early Espresso
Frame: SU Creamy Caramel
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 3, Sponge


Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew is cooking up some kitchen fun for you over in the Kitchen Sink Forum.

They have also created some beautiful Kitchen Sink projects to inspire you today. Please drop by and see them!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Barbara

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Cause for Cards

I created these 10 minute cards for Danielle to use in her efforts to raise funds for Pet Rescue of Australia through her blog A Cause for Cards. Cards for her challenge are to have an animal as well as incorporate green, red, and a word of love, support, or encouragement.

Stamps: Kittens & Pup, Honey Bunny, and Hey, Chick by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, and Early Espresso
Inks: Dog - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 Su Soft Suede stamped off once, 1 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 4 SU Early Espresso, 
Grass - SU Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso
Flowers - SU Real Red
Smile - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities

Stamps: Kittens & Pup, Invisible Snowman by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, and Basic Black
Inks: Kittens - 3 Memento London Fog, 2 London Fog stamped off once, 1 London Fog stamped off once, 4 Versafine Onyx Black, Hearts - SU Real Red
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities

Monday, January 3, 2011

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge - 10 Minute Cards

The Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 31 is to use your Kitchen Sink Stamps to create a 10 minute card! That is a difficult challenge for some of us on the Crew!! But the clean and simple style of 10 minute cards really allows the beauty and depth of the Kitchen Sink images to shine so I think 10 minutes designs and Kitchen Sink Stamps are a perfect fit.

We are also sharing with you the three new sets released on New Year's Eve to those attending the opening of Kitchen Sink Stamps' Forum and Gallery. What a great time we had! The stamp sets are Bunch O' Balloons, Champagne Celebration, and Sweet Heart Roses.These sets are available for purchase now in the Kitchen Sink Store. If you enter the store in the right sidebar, you will receive a 10% discount on all items in your cart - no code needed!



My first 10 minute card was created with Bunch O' Balloons - a great set for birthdays or celebrations of any kind!
Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons and Champagne Celebration (sentiment) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock, Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Color Recipe: Balloon - 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Curling Ribbon - Memento Tuxedo Black
Sentiment: SU Poppy Parade
Tools: Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder

This second card was created for this week's Clean and Simple challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. For it we were to incorporate the "Kiss" technique into our design. How perfect for the KSS balloon! I stamped layer 1 last on this balloon and kissed it on a stamp from Big and Bold Swashes which had been inked with SU Melon Mambo.

Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons, Simple Sentiments, and Happy Hanukkah
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette
Color Recipe: 3 SU Blushing Bride, 2 SU Blushing Bride, 4 SU Regal Rose, 1 SU Blushing Bride kissed with SU Melon Mambo swashes
Sentiment: SU Melon Mambo
Curling Ribbon: Melon Mambo

Here is my final ten minute creation today! I really enjoy making these quick and easy cards, especially when I need a bunch in a hurry!!
Stamps: Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs and SU Cherry Cobbler
Color Recipe: Roses - 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Real Red, 1 SU Real Red stamped off once, Sentiment SU Real Red
Tools: Cuttlebug Hearts Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon


We are thrilled and excited to have Barbara Washington joining the Crew this month as a guest designer. You have seen many of her wonderful KSS creations in past crew challenges! Welcome, Barbara!

We hope you will play along in the Crew Challenge. If you do, be sure to upload your card to the newly opened Kitchen Sink Gallery putting KSCC31 in the keywords so we can all enjoy your 10 minute creations!! Be sure you drop by to see what other Kitchen Sink Stampers are sharing!

Now head over and see what the rest of the Crew created with their 10 minutes!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko  Barbara

I also want to share with you today a card I created using Champagne Celebration. It took a little more than ten minutes but not much!

 Stamps: Champagne Celebration by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, jovial by BasicGrey
Color Recipe: 3 SU Going Grey, 2 SU Crushed Curry stamped of once, 1 SU Going Grey stamped off once, 1 SU Going Grey
Sentiment: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Ticket Corner Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon and Flat Back Beads