Friday, September 30, 2011

Something Old, Something New

Sweet Dawn Mercedes, Tangled Up in Creativity member and Senior Designer for Mark's Finest Papers has been crowned Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers. She is also hosting the Free 4 All Challenge today and asked that participants use pattern paper to create a color block design. I have therefore cased her Whoo's Birthday to enter in both challenges.

Congratulations, Dawn! Enjoy your day on the throne! I look forward to seeing the cards people are inspired to create in your honor!

Because I am using something old (the antique crocheted lace) and something new, (just delivered stamps and die cuts from Papertrey Ink) I am adding this card to Karen's TUIC challenge as well!

Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday by Papertrey Ink 
Papers:  Naturals Ivory and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up, 
Christmas Emporium by Graphic 45 
Ink: Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Tools: Love Lives Here: Holiday Die Cuts by Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: Antique Crocheted Lace, Brad, Paper Rose, 
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

Monday, September 26, 2011

KSS 10 Minute Challenge #39

This week's 10 Minute Challenge has 3 ingredients: a 4.24 x 5.5 card, a 1.25 x 5.5 strip of colored cardstock, and the Kitchen Sink images of your choice! I'm feeling the holiday spirit, so two of my samples are Christmas!

Do what you like with the narrow strip. Punch it, emboss it, or just leave it plain.

If you upload your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, include keyword 10MC39.

 Stamps: 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers, Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Handsome Hunter, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, 
Poppy Parade, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Tools: EK Success Punch

 Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers,
Rose Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, and
Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

 Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers,
Glorious Green by Stampin' Up
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, 
Orchid Opulence, Calypso Coral,
and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
Tools: BasicGrey Embossing Folder 

 Stamps: Multi Step Ivy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers,
Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
Inks: Handsome Hunter, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, and
Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Sizzix Embossing Folder


My final card today was created to honor Sue, aka bensarmom, who is today's Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers. Her gallery has several card with baskets full of hydrangeas which inspired this card.
This is a one layer card created by masking.

Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea and Multi Step Baskets by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, 
Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Ribbon

Check in on the crew to see their beautiful Kitchen Sink creations!

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

Monday, September 19, 2011

Just Another 10 Minute Monday

The inspiration for this week's KSS 10 Minute Challenge comes from our friend, Dawn Mercedes. One of the signature marks found on many of Dawn's beautiful layouts is a die cut frame. She incorporates it into her wonderful designs in many unique ways. Visit Dawn's Blog, Sunnyside Up, and see for yourself!

For 10 Minute Challenge #38, I am including a popped up, die-cut frame over my stamped Kitchen Sink images. Thank you, Dawn, for your never ending inspiration!!

 Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay by Stampin' Up
Inks: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, 
Vintage Violet, Wisteria Wonder by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities

Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm by MFP, Rose Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Rose Red,
and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities


 Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snowstorm and Licorice by MFP
Inks: Soft Suede by Stampin' Up and
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Nestabilities

Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Green from MFP, Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive,
and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities

Play along and upload your entry to the Kitchen Sink Gallery. Include keyword 10MC38 in your card description!

Drop in on the Kitchen Sink Crew to see their latest creations for you!

Monday, September 12, 2011

KSS 10 Minute Monday

 As you can see above, I started each of today's ten minute cards by cutting two slits in my card front which were 1/2 centimeter larger than my stamped and matted panel. After stamping my Kitchen Sink image panels, I matted them and wove them through the slits and stamped my sentiment on the bridge created over the top of the panel. Quick, easy, and fun!

 Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and 3 Step Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Cherry Cobbler
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade,
and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up

 Stamps: Multi Step Baby by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Passion Pink by Stampin' Up
Inks: Melon Mambo, Pixie Pink, and Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up

 Stamps: Multi Step Harvest Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Pumpkin Pie
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, and
Early Espresso by Stampin' Up

 Stamps:  3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Lucky Limeade
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and
Early Espresso by Stampin' Up

This is KSS 10 Minute Challenge #37. Should you like to create a card to share in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, include keyword 10MC37.

Check in on the Crew!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Kitchen Sink Stamps - 10 Minute One Layer Card

For Kitchen Sink Stamps' 10 Minute Card Challenge 36, I have pulled out another one layer design with no embellishments. Just ink and paper today!

I masked off the top and bottom of the card and sponged in some color. After removing the masks, I stamped the images and added the sentiment.

 Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies and 3 Step Hybiscus
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: SU Pool Party, SU Baja Breeze, SU Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black


 Stamps: 3 Step Big Leaves and 3 Step Hybiscus
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: SU Crushed Curry, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Soft Suede, SU True Thyme, SU Lucky Limeade



 Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garder and 3 Step Hybiscus
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: SU Melon Mambo, SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Lucky Limeade, SU Always Artichoke, SU Old Olive, SU Handsome Hunter

 Stamps: 3 Owl and Autumn Moon and 3 Step Hybiscus
Paper: Snowstorm by Mark's Finest Papers
Inks:  SU Soft Suede, SU Early Espresso, SU River Rock, SU True Thyme

Play along and add your 10 Minute Card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery. Add 10MC36 as a keyword with your entry.

Don't forget to check in on the crew!