Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dare to Get Dirty Week Begins Today at SCS!

The first challenge I have entered in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge at SCS requires that paint be used on the project. This image by Hampton Arts was painted with SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons. The sentiment is from Big Wish by Verve.

 The second one required the use of kraft paper. The images are from Cowboy Hat, Cowboy Boots, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

 And this one required fruit or vegetables. I mixed Multi Step Berries and Seed Packet from Kitchen Sink Stamps!

 For the Anything But a Card challenge, I used scraps of designer paper to create this bow and gift tag.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SCS Sketch Challenge 343

I am in need many birthday cards this week for family and friends so I used SCS Sketch Challenge 343 to get one of them knocked out this morning.

I stamped the lower left hydrangea first, masked it, and then added the basket. Next I masked the basket and added the two remaining hydrangeas. The leaves were stamped last.



Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Basket, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up,
Sugar Cookie by Luxe
Inks: Basket - 3 SU Chocolate Chip, 2 SU Chocolate Chip stamped off once,
1 SU Chocolate Chip stamped off once
Hydrangeas - 3 SU Melon Mambo Stamped off once, 2 SU Blushing Bride, 1 SU Blushing Bride, 4 SU Melon Mambo
Leaves - 1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Lucky Limeade
Tools: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, July 25, 2011

KSS 10 Minute Card Challenge #30

For today's ten minute card, I designed a small (3.5 x 5.5) card which uses two 1.5 inch squares of designer paper from the scrap pile. I rounded two opposite corners of each DP square and added a Kitchen Sink image and sentiment to the card front to complete each card.

For those playing along and posting your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, include keyword 10MC30 with your entry.

 Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Hey Chick, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Pink Pirouette and BasicGrey scraps
Inks: Basket - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Chocolate Chip, 1 SU Chocolate Chip
stamped off once, Flowers - SU Tangerine Tango, Blushing Bride, Pixie Pink
Sentiment - SU Tangerine Tango
Embellishment: Rhinestones
 Stamps: 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Naturals Ivory and the Paper Studio scraps
Inks: Holly - 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once,
3 SU Wild Wasabi, Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler
Embellishment: Rhinestones
 Stamps: Multi Step Gift by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Lemon Drop by Gina K Designs and BasicGrey scraps
Inks: Ribbon - 3 SU Tangerine Tango, 2 SU Tangerine Tango stamped off once, 1 SU Tangerine Tango stamped off once, 4 SU Tangerine Tango, Gift - 1 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU More Mustard stamped off once, 4 SU More Mustard
Sentiment: SU Tangerine Tango
Stamps: Multi Step 'Lil Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Naturals Ivory and DCWV scraps
Inks: Elephant - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Crumb Cake, 1 SU Crumb Cake stamped off once, 4 SU Early Espresso, Sentiment - SU Early Espresso

Don't miss today's opportunity to see more new Kitchen Sink designs. Check in on the Crew!

Monday, July 18, 2011

KSS 10 Minute Fun

For today's 10 minute Kitchen Sink Stamps design, I used a 4 inch square white card, added a diagonal corner of colored card stock with the top edge punched with a border punch and a diagonal sentiment panel. The Kitchen Sink image  was stamped in the upper right corner of the card front. Should you play along this week and add your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, use keyword 10MC29 to identify your card for this week's challenge.

 Stamps: Multi Step Baby by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: White and Kraft
Inks: shoes - 2 SU Crumb Cake stamped off once, 3 SU Soft Suede,
4 SU Early Espresso, 1 SU Crumb Cake stamped off twice
Tools: Martha Steward Border Punch


 Stamps: Multi Step Lettuce by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: White and Green
Inks: Lettuce - 3 SU Green Galore, 2 SU Certainly Celery, 1 SU Lucky Limeade
stamped off once, 4 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment: Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Martha Steward Border Punch


 Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: White and Brown
Inks: Cowboy Hat - 4 SU Chocolate Chip, 3 SU Chocolate Chip stamped off once,
2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 1 SU Crumb Cake stamped off once,
5 SU Early Espresso
Tools: EK Success Border Punch

 Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: White and Red
Inks: Berries - 2 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 1 SU Riding Hood Red
stamped off once, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler,
Stem and Leaves - 1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 2 SU Old Olive
Tools: Martha Steward Border Punch


My final card today was created using the newly released Tomato from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Stamps: Multi Step Tomato by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Kiwi Kiss, Glorious Green, and Tangerine Tango, Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Tomato - 3 SU Tangerine Tango, 2 SU Tangerine Tango stamped off once,
 1 SU Tangerine Tango stamped off once, 4 SU Poppy Parade
Stem: -1 Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once, 2 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment: Memento Cottage Ivy
Embellishment: Martha Steward Seam Binding Ribbon

Check out the Crew's creations today!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Release - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I am so excited to have beautiful new images to share with you today from Kitchen Sink Stamps! From the summer garden come tomatoes, lettuce, and zinnias. To mix and match with these come two fabulous accessory sets: a seed packet and wonderful woven baskets!! Both so versatile with many of your other favorite Kitchen Sink fruits and flowers!!

July Release Sets
Multi Step Baskets
Multi Step Lettuce
Multi Step Tomato
Multi Step Zinnia
Seed Packet

You can find them all on the What's New page 
in the Kitchen Sink Store.

Also new are the sensational new storage boxes and fun kraft journals. Be sure to check them out as well!


My first three samples are for Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card Challenge #28. This week's design requires a strip of designer paper, a sentiment stamped above it, and a cut out and popped up KSS image. Fast and fun! If you decide to play along this week and enter your card in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC28.

Stamps: Multi Step Tomato by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers, 
Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up, offbeat by BasicGrey
Inks: Tomato - 3 SU Ruby Red, 2 SU Ruby Red stamped off once, 
1 SU Ruby Red stamped off once, 4 SU Riding Hood Red
Stem - 1 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Always Artichoke
Sentiment - SU Old Olive
Embellishment: Dimensionals

Stamps: Multi Step Zinnia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers, 
Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up, sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Zinnia - 3 Memento Rose Bud, 2 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 
1 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 4 SU Melon Mambo, 5 SU Pink Passion
Leaves - 1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 2 SU Old Olive, 3 SU Always Artichoke
Sentiment - SU Old Olive
Embellishment: Dimensionals

Stamps: Multi Step Lettuce by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers, 
Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up, sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Lettuce - 3 SU Wild Wasabi, 2 SU Wild Wasabi stamped off once, 
1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 4 SU Always Artichoke
Sentiment - SU Wild Wasabi
Embellishment: Dimensionals


This next card was created for Connie's Kitchen Sink Stamps' Friday Sketch Carte Challenge 27. In order for the seed packet to fit into this layout, I made this card 5" x 7".

Stamps: Multi Step Zinna and Seed Packet
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers,  Basic Black
and Pink Passion by Stampin' Up, sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Zinnia - 3 Memento Lilac Posies, 2 Memento Lilac Posies stamped off once,
1 Memento Lilac Posies stamped off once, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once,
5 SU Rich Razzleberry, Leaves - 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Old Olive,
3 SU Always Artichoke
Banner and Sentiments - Memento Tuxedo Black

 Stamps: Multi Step Lettuce by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lettuce - 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
stamped off once, 1 Memento New Sprout, 4 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black
Sponging - SU Soft Suede

My final card uses the largest basket from this three basket set. I have masked and stamped 4 apples from 3 Step School Days to give you a feel of the actual size of the basket. This is a standard 4.25" x 5.5" card. The basket was stamped on kraft paper, cut out,  and glued over the apples.


Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, 3 Step School Days, and Multi Step Berries (sentiment)
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers, Kraft by Stampin' Up, red and white checked DP
Inks: Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once
Apples - 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 1 SU Poppy Parade
stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

Don't miss the fun samples the Kitchen Sink Crew has prepared for you today with these new images!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Should you like to shop at Kitchen Sink Stamps today  CLICK HERE to get 10% off on your order.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Kitchen Sink Stamps - 10 Minute Sketch Challenge

For this week's 10 Minute Challenge, use this simple sketch with a circle tag over ribbon using your Kitchen Sink images. Remember to include keyword 10MC27 when sharing your creation in the Kitchen Sink Gallery!

 Stamps: Ornament & Stars and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, and
Lavender Lace by Stampin' Up
Inks: Ornament - 4 Memento Grape Jelly, 3 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 2 Memento Lulu Lavender, 1 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped off once, 5 SU Elegant Eggplant
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Circle Nestabilities and Ribbon

 Stamps: Multi Step Peach by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and
Peach Parfait by Stampin' Up
Inks: Peach - 3 SU Peach Parfait, 2 SU Peach Parfait stamped off once, 1 SU Apricot Appeal stamped off once, 4 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, Leaf - SU Old Olive, Stem - SU Soft Suede,
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Circle Nestabilities and Ribbon

 Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and
Ruby Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Raspberries - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Ruby Red, 1 SU Ruby Red stamped off once,  
Stem - SU Garden Green
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Circle Nestabilities and Ribbon
Stamps: Multi Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and
Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Carnation - 3 SU Melon Mambo, 2 SU Regal Rose, 1 SU Regal Rose stamped off once,  
Stem -  SU Pear Pizzazz
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Circle Nestabilities and Ribbon


Excitement in the Kitchen this week as we prepare to release 5 new sets next Monday! Be use to check in! You won't want to miss it!

Take the time to check in on what the crew has created to share with you this week!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monica's Designer Paper Challenge - TUIC

For one of our summer challenges, Monica mailed all of the members of Tangled Up In Creativity blog group two pieces of designer paper to be used in our design for the challenge. I added some matching card stocks and used my Nestabilities Peony die cut to create a matching blossom.

Stamps: Birthday sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers
Papers: Unknown DP, Yellow Gold Bazzill, Gable Green and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities Peony and embossing stylis
Embellishment: Ribbon and BasicGrey Fabric Brad