Monday, May 30, 2011

Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card Challenge 22

On a usual Kitchen Sink Monday I will post 4 samples for the weekly 10 Minute Card Challenge. There is a reason I post 4 samples instead of 1 - guilt! The rest of the members of the Kitchen Sink Crew each post a beautiful creation they have spent a lot of time designing and executing while I am posting a card that takes ten minutes to build! It just doesn't seem right to me! Since it normally takes me an average of 40 minutes to create a pretty layered card with embellishments, I make four 10 minute cards. Seems only fair to me!

Well, today when I got started on 10 Minute Card Challenge #22, I was having so much fun sorting through my designer paper scraps and matching them to my Kitchen Sink Stamps that I just couldn't stop! So this week you are getting 7 samples!!

For the challenge I cut three squares of designer paper (1.75 inches square) for each card. I then glued them to the card front in a windowpane pattern and stamped a Kitchen Sink image in the place where the fourth windowpane would be. I finished each card with a fun sentiment! I hope this will be something you find useful for creating quick and simple cards with your KSS images. If you would like to share your card for the challenge in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC22.


Stamps: 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Blushing Bride and sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Daisy - 2 SU Melon Mambo, 1 SU Pixie Pink, 3 SU Early Espresso
Leaves - 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, 2 SU Kiwi Kiss
Sentiment - SU Melon Mambo

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Naturals Ivory, J.Q. Outdoors Collection by Sugartree
Inks: Boots - 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay
(I left off layer 1 to let the Naturals Ivory show through), 5 SU Early Espresso
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso


Stamps: Multi Step Gift and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Naturals Ivory and life of the party by BasicGrey
Inks: Bow - 2 SU Poppy Parade, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 
1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry
Gift - 2 - SU Blushing Bride, 1 SU Blushing Bride stamped off once,
3 SU Pixie Pink, 4 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once
Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler



My Lime Chicky was also created for Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #17 - Animal Themed Projects!

Stamps: 3 Step Hey, Chick by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and lime rickey by BasicGrey
Inks: Chick - 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves on body and Memento Potter's Clay on beak and feet
2 Memento Pear Tart on body and Potter's Clay on beak and feet
1 Memento Pear Tart on body and no ink on beak and feet
4 SU Soft Suede
Sentiment: Memento Cottage Ivy


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and
Holly on Black by the Paper Studio
Inks: Holly - 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento New Sprout,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments: Rhinestones

I've Got Your Back will be shared in the  Stamps R Us Challenge 22 K 'n K Designs.

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens and Pup and 3 Step Hey, Chick by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Naturals Ivory and max and whiskers by BasicGrey
Ink: Kittens - 3 SU Soft Suede, 4 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Crumb Cake
1 Memento Desert Sand
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso


Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Blushing Bride and nook and pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: Strawberry - 2 SU Poppy Parade, 1 SU Blushing Bride,
3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry
Leaves and Stem - 1 Memento Pear Tart, 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler


Drop in on the Crew! They have whipped up something special for you today!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kitchen Sink Memorial Day Moving Sale!!

To celebrate Memorial Day and her move to a new home and business space, Maria is having a fabulous sale this weekend. Beginning Friday, May 27 and ending Monday, May 30 at midnight PST all merchandise in stock in the Kitchen Sink store will be discounted 25%. Orders of $50 or more will receive free shipping.  If you have been wanting to give layered stamping a try, what a great opportunity to get started! And the perfect time for KSS fans to grab those sets you have been wanting.

My  Kitchen Sink card today was created using Connie's Friday Sketch Carte Challenge #21 which is posted in the Kitchen Sink Forum.

Stamps: Honey Bunny, Love Birds, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Groovy Guava, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, 
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Daisy - 3 SU Rich Razzleberry, 2 SU Groovy Guava, 
1 SU Blushing Bride, 4 SU Concord Crush
Sentiment - SU Rich  Razzleberry
Embellishment: Fruit Punch Stickles

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday in the Kitchen

I decided to use Connie's fun KSS sketch (FSCC20) this week to finish up one more card for SCS's Virtual Stamp Night. For this particular challenge we were to create a girlie card with attitude.

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Multi Step Cowboy Hat, and 
Multi Step Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up,
Crocodile by the Paper Studio, and DP by Creative Imaginations
Inks: Boots - 3 SU Crumb Cake, 2 SU Crumb Cake stamped off once,
1 SU Pixie Pink, 4 SU Soft Suede, and 5 SU Early Espresso
Hat - 3 SU Pixie Pink, 2 SU Pixie Pink stamped off once, 1 SU Pixie
Pink stamped off twice, 4 SU Melon Mambo, 5 SU Cherry Cobbler
Sentiment - SU Melon Mambo
Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, and Dimensionals

And now on to today's 10 Minute Card Challenge. These one layer cards were created using the emboss resist technique. I selected the most distinctive layer from each KSS set and stamped it on the white card front using Versamark. I then embossed the images with white embossing powder and sponged color over them. These are so easy and quick!! Each one took less than 5 minutes! If you decide to try one and add them to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, please include keyword 10MC21.

Stamps: A Year of Thanks 2008 (retired), Multi Step Lilies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Orchid Opulence by Stampin' Up

Stamps: 3 Step Seashells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
 
Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Marina Mist by Stampin' Up

Stamps: 3 Step Graduation by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Real Red by Stampin' Up
Check in on the rest of the crew! Each has stamped something special for you today! 

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Thanks for dropping by!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

SCS Virtual Stamp Night

As time permits, I am playing along with some of the challenges in the ongoing Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers! There is a fun pirate theme this month!


The first assignment of the evening was a color challenge: kraft, light green, aqua blue, and yellow. I pulled out this fun Cuttlebug die cut and embossing folder I had snatched up at Big Lots last year for $2. What a steal!! The sentiment is from Blue Skies by Verve.

For this challenge we were to include a boat. Sail Away by Stampin' Up had just been delivered to my door. Perfect timing! The sentiment is from Make a Wish Quotes by Fiskars. I think this will make a nice masculine birthday card.

 This challenge required a square card with a colorful bird! I reached for the hummingbird in A Year of  Thanks 2008, a retired set from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kitchen Sink Stamps - 10 Minute Monday - Challenge 20

The 10 Minute Challenge at Kitchen Sink Stamps today is make with a scrap of ribbon, one KSS image, and one KSS sentiment. Play along if you like and use keyword 10MC20 when uploading your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery.

Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Berries - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Poppy Parade, 1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once,
Leaves and Stem - 1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 2 SU Old Olive, 3 SU Always Artichoke
Sentiment - SU Real Red
Embellishment: Ribbon and Oval Nestabilities

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts and Roses and Words of Love
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Rose bud - 3 SU Rich Razzleberry, 2 SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once,
1 SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry
Leaves and Stem - 1 SU Kiwi Kiss stamped off once, 2 SU Kiwi Kiss, 3 SU Kiwi Kiss
Sponging - SU Groovy Guava, Sentiment - SU Rich Razzleberry 
Embellishment: Ribbon

Stamps: Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Blue Bayou, Basic Gray, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Watch - 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 SU Going Grey, 1 SU Going Grey stamped off once,
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment:  Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities

Stamps: Bunch 'o Balloons, Simple Sentiments, and Sweetheart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Balloon - 3 SU Regal Rose, 2 SU Regal Rose stamped off once, 1 SU Regal Rose stamped off twice, 4 SU Regal Rose
Sentiment and Balloon String - SU Rich Razzleberry
Embellishment: Ribbon

The members of the Kitchen Sink Crew have cooked up some lovely treats for you today!! Don't miss them!!



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Monday, May 9, 2011

Simple Elegance - KSS 10 Minute Card Challenge

The Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card Challenge today requires that you use only white card stock dry embossing both the card front and the second layer. On the third white layer add the Kitchen Sink image and sentiment of your choice. Use keyword 10MC19 and add your entry to the Kitchen Sink Gallery to share with KSS fans! We love seeing your KSS designs!!

Here is how I did it!

Stamps: 3 Step School Days and Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Apple - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Poppy Parade, 1 SU Poppy Parade
stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Leaf - 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, 2 SU Always Artichoke
Sentiment: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Sizzix Apple Folder, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder, Nestabilities Labels 3 and Circle

Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Rings by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Rings - 4 SU More Mustard, 3 SU More Mustard, 2 SU More
Mustard stamped off once, 1 SU More Mustard stamped off twice
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cuttlebug Heart and Victoria Embossing Folders, Nestabilites Labels 3 and Circle

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Daisy - 3 SU Purely Pomegranate, 2 SU Melon Mambo, 1 SU 
Melon Mambo stamped off once, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: BasicGrey Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,
Nestabilities Labels 3 and Circle

Stamps: Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Watch - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU More Mustard
Sentiment - SU Soft Suede and More Mustard
Tools: SU Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Labels 3 and Circle

Don't overlook the beauties made by the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Kitchen Sink - 10 Minute Monday

Today's 10 Minute Cards are sweet little 3 1/2 inch squares. A Kitchen Sink flower was stamped in the upper right corner of the white card front. I then torn off the top right corner of a matching piece of 3 1/2 square card stock and rolled down the torn edge. I next stamped on a sentiment and glued the colored card stock to the card front before adding the bow. Should you like to create a card for 10 Minute Card Challenge 18, the keyword is 10MC18. Please share it with us in the Kitchen Sink Gallery if you do! We would love to see your work!


Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Ink: Pansy - 3 SU Tangerine Tango, 2 SU Tangerine Tango stamped off once,
1 SU Tangerine Tango Stamped off twice, 4 SU Cajun Craze
Leaves - all layers - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sentiment - SU Cajun Craze
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon





Stamps: Tulip Garden and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and Lovely Lilac by Stampin' Up
Inks: Tulips - 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once,
1 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off twice, 4 SU Concord Crush
Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Embellishment: Ribbon

Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Sunflower - 2 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once,
3 SU More Mustard, 4 SU Soft Suede, 5 SU Early Espresso
Leaves - 1 and 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Embellishment: Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Lilies and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lily - 3 SU Melon Mambo, 2 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once,
1 SU Pink Pirouette, 4 SU Purely Pomegranate, 5 SU Rich Razzleberry
Leaves - all layers - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sentiment - SU Rich Razzleberry
Embellishment: Ribbon

And one last one using the colors for Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge 117:
Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Multi Step Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers, Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue
and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnet - 4 SU Marina Mist, 3 SU Marina Mist stamped off once,
2 SU Bashful Blue, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on tips only
Stems and Leaves - 1 SU Sahara Sand, 2 SU Sahara Sand, 3 SU Crumb Cake
Sentiment - SU Chocolate Chip

The Kitchen Sink Crew has beautiful things to share today!! 
Check it out!!