Monday, February 28, 2011

KSS Ten Minute Card Challenge #9

This week's 10 Minute Card Challenge is pretty flexible! You may use any layout and any papers you wish with your Kitchen Sink Stamps. BUT, just before your 10 minutes are up, you need to tie a big ol' bow on your card as your one embellishment! For those playing along, remember to upload your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery and use keyword 10MC9.

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs,
Mellow Moss by Stampin' Up
Inks: Rose - 4 SU Groovy Guava,
3 SU Groovy Guava stamped off once,
2 SU Blushing Bride, 1 SU Blushing Bride
Leaves - 1 SU Mellow Moss stamped off once,
2 SU Mellow Moss, 3 SU Pear Pizzazz
Embellishment: Silk Ribbon

Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, 
Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Teddy - 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
2 SU Creamy Caramel,
1 Memento Desert Sand, 4 SU Soft Suede,
Sentiment: Memento Ladybug
Tools: SU Oval Punches
Embellishment: Silk Ribbon

The Kitchen Sink Crew has been busy cooking up some great treats for you this week! Drop by and check them out!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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If you haven't visited the Kitchen Sink Gallery, please do! It is packed with beautiful samples created with every stamp set Kitchen Sink has to offer. The Stamp Pantry is organized by stamp set making it easy to find samples using the stamps you own or any you may be interested in adding to your KSS collection. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I always love it when you drop by! 

Monday, February 21, 2011

10 Minute Gift Topper Card

Another Monday has rolled around which means it's time for a new Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card Challenge. Today I am sharing a cute little 2 and 1/2 inch card to be used as a gift topper for any occasion.

This card is made using a 7 1/2  by 2 1/2 inch strip of card stock scored at 2.5 inches and 5 inches.


Cutting on the diagonal, remove the bottom half of the first section and the top half of the last section.


Cut two 2 1/4 inch squares of white card stock to stamp a front design and inside sentiment for the card. I stamped my inside sentiment up high so I would have room for a signature.

Place adhesive as shown to attach the stamped front of your card.


Here is what it will look like completed before it is closed on top of your gift.

I put a tiny touch of repositionable adhesive on the front of the back triangle to hold the front gently closed. These are very quick and simple. I had so much fun making them, that I couldn't stop as you can see! LOL!


Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets, Simple Sentiments, and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Whisper White and Pacific Point
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 SU Pacific Point, 3 SU Pacific Point stamped off once, 2 SU Bashful Blue, 1 SU Daffodil Delight stamped off once
Leaves: SU Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive

Stamps: Multi Step Texas Longhorn and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Whisper White and Soft Suede, BasicGrey lime rickey
Ink: Longhorn -  4 SU Early Espresso stamped off once, 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 1 SU Creamy Caramel, 5 SU Early Espresso
Sentiment - SU Cajun Craze

Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Rings by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry
Inks: Rings - 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Apricot Appeal, 1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 4 SU Creamy Caramel
Sentiment - SU Rich Razzleberry

Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket and Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU Whisper White and More Mustard
Inks: Watch - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU More Mustard
Sentiment: SU Early Espresso

Should you like to play along, pull out your Kitchen Sink Stamps and create some gift topper cards. When uploading your card/cards to the Kitchen Sink Gallery include keyword 10MC8.

Check in to see what the KS Crew has created for you today! 

 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Inspiration Challenge

Today's spring card was created for this week's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I took my inspiration from a wall decal featured at WallTAT. The digital image is from Nature Bunny & Violets by Judi Maddigan for Angels Landing. I hand cut the grass from lime rickey paper by BasicGrey and punched the blossoms from white Georgia Pacific card stock. The bunny was printed on the same white Georgia Pacific which I sponged with SU Bashful Blue. The rabbit was colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TUIC - Journal Challenge


Christy has challenged the members of Tangled Up in Creativity to create a journal. Well, I have certainly been needing a journal to keep up with my ideas for the 10 Minute Card Challenge I post every Monday in the Kitchen Sink Stamps Forum so this was the perfect challenge for me! After I finished my journal, I went back and read the fine print. We were to also throw in a little spring so I sprinkled a few blossoms over my journal cover. I stamped directly on the recycled kraft paper cover of a lined notepad.

Stamps:  Father's Pocket Watch, 1/2 Pint Alphabet, Hey, Chick,
Mix It Up, and Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Journal: Recycled Notepad by ReWrite
Inks: Large Pocket Watch - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Soft Suede, 
 1 Colorbox Metallic Gold
Small Pocket Watch - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Crumb Cake,
1 SU Creamy Caramel
Sentiments: SU Early Espresso and Soft Suede
Flowers: SU Creamy Caramel

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SCS Sketch Challenge 320

Gulf Coast Paper Crafters, this one is for you! We will be creating this card together Wednesday night. I used the layout from Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 320 and Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch released by Kitchen Sink Stamps this week.
Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Gold Shimmer Paper, basics kraft by BasicGrey
Ink: Watch - 3 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU More Mustard
Sentiment - SU More Mustard and Early Espresso
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Texas Bluebonnets

This card was created for SCS Color Challenge 310 - SU Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, and So Saffron.

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and
Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs,
Pacific Point and So Saffron by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 SU Pacific Point,
3 SU Pacific Point stamped off once,
2 SU Pacific Point stamped off twice,
1 SU So Saffron on tips only stamped off once
Stems and Leaves - 2 SU Wild Wasabi,
1 SU Wild Wasabi stamped off once
Butterfly -1 SU So Saffron stamped off once,
2 SU So Saffron, 3 Su Soft Suede

Monday, February 14, 2011

KSS - New Release - Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch

This is the fabulous new masculine set released by Kitchen Sink Stamps today. Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch is a medium set which contains 2 watches and a whole slew of fabulous sentiments perfect for most every occasion!

I stamped the entire watch with SU More Mustard. The watch face was inked with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
basics kraft by BasicGrey, DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Watch - 3 SU More Mustard, 2 SU More Mustard stamped off once
1 SU More Mustard stamped off once
Sentiment and Sponging - SU Crumb Cake
Versamark
Embellishment - Tiles, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Heat Gun

Baseball and Bluebonnets! - Spring Returns to Texas

We are thrilled beyond belief that warmer weather has returned to Texas and with it signs that spring will soon arrive! Preseason baseball games are being played at the park and bluebonnets will soon be popping up along Texas highways! What could be better?

Stamps: 3 Step Baseball and Multi Step Bluebonnets by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific Blue and White, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft 
and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bat - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 
1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once
Glove - 4 SU Early Espresso, 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Really Rust, 
1 SU Really Rust stamped off once
Bluebonnets - 4 SU Pacific Point, 3 SU Marina Mist, 
2 SU Marina Mist stamped off once, omitted layer one
Leaves - SU Old Olive all layers
Tools: Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Grass Punch, Oval Punch, 
Decorative Punch, Sponge


Monday brings with it a new KSS 10 Minute Card Challenge. Today's challenge was inspired by the work of talented stamper Dawn Mercedes! She often puts an interesting tilt on the layers of her cards! Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn and for playing along in so many KSS challenges!

Pull out your Kitchen Sink Stamps and play long! When uploading your KSS creation to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC7.

 Stamps: Bitty Tulip Bouquet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry, 
green at heart by BasicGrey
Inks: Tulips - 3 SU Melon Mambo, 2 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, 
1 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 5 SU Rich Razzleberry
Stems and Leaves: SU Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz

 Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Blue Bayou and Early Espresso, 
Creative Imaginations
Inks: Boots - 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Really Rust, 2 SU Really Rust stamped off once, 
1 SU Creamy Caramel, 5 SU Early Espresso

 Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Kraft and Really Rust, 
pyrus by BasicGrey
Ink: Bunny - 1 SU Creamy Caramel, 2 SU Crumb Cake, 
3 SU Soft Suede, 4 SU Early Espresso

The most exciting thing I have to share with you today is the arrival of new stamps in the Kitchen! How I love adding this fabulous new set to my masculine collection. It is called Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch, and you can get a great  look at it in the samples of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew Members today!



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Saturday, February 12, 2011

SCS Queen for the Day - Bev Barton

I used this beautiful image newly released from Angels Landing to create a card to honor Bev Barton, SCS's newest Queen for the Day. Bev has served as hostess for the challenge in the past and is a real sweetheart in the SCS community so I was thrilled to find her wearing the crown of royalty this week!

Nature Bunny & Violets is a digital image which allowed me to size the image to fit my Oval Nestabilities perfectly. To create this card, I printed the image on Georgia Pacific white cardstock. I colored the image with Copic Markers and then masked the image to sponge on the SU Bashful Blue background. In order to the keep the leaves outside the die cut, I scissor cut the bottom edge and wove it through the die cut so that the leaves laid on top of the die while the background and the rabbit laid under the cutting edge. I next cut a purple oval frame and mounted the image. This sentiment and several others come with the bunny.

Digital Image: Nature Bunny & Violets by Angels Landing
Papers:  Georgia Pacific White, Almost Amethyst and Lavendar Lace by Stampin' Up, wisteria by BasicGrey
Inks:  Copic Markers, Bashful Blue and Almost Amethyst by Stampin' Up
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Sponge, Heat Gun, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Heated Organdy Ribbon 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kitchen Sink - 10 Minute Card Challenge #6

Monday means it is time once again for a new Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card Challenge. The sketch today involves creating a frame for your KSS image using your favorite edge punch! Play along using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and upload your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery using 10MC6 as one of your keywords!

Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Lavender Lace, and Basic Black
Ink: Lilac - 4 Memento Lilac Posies, 3 SU Lavender Lace,
2 SU Lavender Lace, 1 SU Lavender Lace
Leaves - 1 SU Pear Pizzazz stamped off once, 2 SU Pear Pizzazz,
3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tool: EK Success Border Punch
Embellishment: Rhinestones

Stamps: Letters from the Past and Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pen 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Soft Suede, 1 SU Creamy Caramel
Tool - Martha Stewart Edge Punch


Stamps: Hearts and Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Rose 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 SU Melon Mambo,
2 SU Melon Mambo, 1 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once
Leaves 1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 1 SU Old Olive,
3 SU Always Artichoke
Embellishment: Pearls
Tool: SU Edge Punch

Check out the treats cooked up by the Kitchen Sink Crew this week!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Party Time Tuesday's - Valentine Cupcake

This card was created for Party Time Tuesday's Challenge Blog. The requirements were to make a Valentine with a cupcake. This is the Valentine my sweetie will be getting on the 14th! Who says you can't light candles on Valentine's Day?

Stamps: Birthday Cupcake by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and YoYo Yellow by Stampin' Up
nook & pantry by BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Real Red, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Ribbon