Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SCS CAS Winter Design Team Entries

This past week I decided to enter the search for the winter design team for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. There were three rounds which narrowed the field of stampers to a final 8 from which 3 design team members will be selected.

Round one required a design with designer paper and ribbon. Here is the card I created:

Stamps: Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday
Papers: PaperTrey Ink White, Martha Stewart Christmas Pad
Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red
Embellishment: Silver Cord and Satin Ribbon
Tool: Cuttlebug Tag Die Cut

Round two required at least one gift in the design. My design has three:

Stamps: Holy Triptych by Stampin' Up
Seek Him by Stampendous!
Papers: Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Copic Markers
Embellishment: Silver Cord and Satin Ribbon

I made it through to the final round where we had a photo inspiration of holiday treats in traditional colors. Here is my entry:

Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday
Papers: PaperTrey Ink White, Stampin' Up Real Red
Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon
Tool: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Loop Punch

Winners will be announced Thursday night!


November TUIC Challenge

My final card today was created for Julie's Clean Up Challenge for Tangled Up in Creativity. She asked us to use left over bits and pieces from our desk to create a card for her November challenge.

As you can see, I have used pieces left over from my work on my third card for the SCS CAS design team challenge. You can clearly see a smudgy peppermint on the left and the addition of a third color which I decided to abandon. I really don't like spearmint, anyway!  I added a few more layers, and it is going out to someone (possibly visually impaired) for Christmas.



Monday, November 28, 2011

More KSS 10 Minute Christmas Cards

The weeks are flying by fast and furiously so I need to kick up the production of my Christmas cards if I plan to get them in the mail next week. I love all the beautiful Christmas plant images from Kitchen Sink Stamps. What classic beauties! I have used some of them on three of my 10 minute designs this week.

My favorite fast and dramatic background is dry embossing so I included it in this week's challenge. I then stamped a panel of  KSS images from edge to edge on the card and matted it with a sentiment panel. If you chose to design a card for this week's challenge, upload it to the Kitchen Sink Gallery and include 10MC48 as a keyword in your description.


Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland, 
sentiment from 3 Step Bells and Mulit Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive
Embellishment: Sizzix Embossing Folder


Stamps: Multi Step Ornament and Stars, 
sentiment from 3 Step Bells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Orchid Opulence
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive
Embellishment: Sizzix Embossing Folder

Stamps: Multi Step Poinsettia, 
sentiment from 3 Step Bells and Mulit Step Love Birds by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade and Old Olive
Embellishment: Sizzix Embossing Folder

Thanks for checking in on this week's 10 minute cards! Don't miss the latest creations by the other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew!! 


Monday, November 21, 2011

10 Minute Christmas Cards - KSS

Today's KSS 10 Minute Challenge uses a simple sketch with designer paper and a Kitchen Sink Stamps image and sentiment to create a quick Christmas card. Wrap it all up with a pretty ribbon if time allows!

Should you like to share your creation in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC47.

 Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and Russian Dolls by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
nordic holiday by BasicGrey
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon


 Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
nordic holiday by BasicGrey
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, and Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Stitched Ribbon

 Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Wild Wasabi and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
nordic holiday by BasicGrey
Inks: Pumpkin Pie and Going Grey by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Glitter Ribbon

 Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
nordic holiday by BasicGrey
Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by to check out the challenge today! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with blessings and love!
Check in on the work of the Kitchen Crew!

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





Thursday, November 17, 2011

SCS Queen for the Day - BobbiesGirl

Congratulations to Carol, aka BobbiesGirl at Splitcoaststampers who was just named this week's Queen for the day. With the inspiration of her beautiful IC309-Scrapwood, I have created a Christmas version of her wonderful design.


Stamps: Reindeer by Hero Arts
Sentiment from Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday
Papers: Martha Stewart Christmas Mat Pack
Whisper White and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red, Copic Markers
Tools: Hero Arts Die Cuts, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Oval Punch
Embellishments: Spica Pen, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SCS Color Challenge 349


The colors for this week's color challenge at Splitcoaststampers are Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Baja Breeze.

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Blue Skies by Verve
Papers: Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
hopscotch by BasicGrey
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Tool: Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Ribbon

Monday, November 14, 2011

KSS 10 Minute Card - DP + 3 Squares

This week's Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card Challenge requires designer paper and 3 squares of card stock along with your favorite KSS images. The keyword when uploading your design to the Kitchen Sink Gallery is 10MC46.


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and 3 Step Autumn Squirrel
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Early Espresso
by Stampin' Up
indian summer by BasicGrey
Inks: Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight
by Stampin' Up


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, and Basic Black
by Stampin' Up
Holly on Black by the Paper Studio
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, and Cherry Cobbler
by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Champagne Celebration
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, and Basic Black
by Stampin' Up
life of the party by BasicGrey
Inks: Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, and Crushed Curry
by Stampin' Up

Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, and Wild Wasabi
by Stampin' Up
eskimo kisses by BasicGrey
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, and Riding Hood Red
by Stampin' Up

Thanks for dropping by to check out this week's 10 Minute Cards!! Don't forget to see what the rest of the kitchen crew has created for you today!

Friday, November 11, 2011

SCS December Virtual Stamp Night Mini

These are the cards I created for tonight's Virtual Stamp Night challenges at Splitcoaststampers!

 The first challenge required something warm and comfy for winter and some felt.

Stamps and Dies: Love Lives Here: Holiday by PaperTrey Ink
Papers: White by PTI and Cherry Cobbler by SU
the Paper Studio and BasicGrey scraps
Ink: SU Wild Wasabi and Cherry Cobbler
Tools: PTI Die Cut, Sizzix Embossing Folder


The second challenge required a white on white card.

Paper: White by PTI
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Sizzix Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Crystal Stars and Ribbon

Create a card inspired by your favorite Christmas song. Mine is O Holy Night.

Stamps: Holy Triptych by Stampin' Up, Glory to God by Stampabilities
Papers: More Mustard, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Blue Bayou by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, More Mustard and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities
Embellishment: Crystal Stars

 Challenge 4 required the addition of Flower Soft.

Stamps: Thanks Snow Much and Holiday Collection by Stampin' Up
Papers:Cool Caribbean, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Blue Bayou by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Flower Soft

 For Challenge 5 clouds had to be added.

Digital Images: Polar Bear Cubs by Angels Landing
Stamps: sentiment from Love Lives Here: Holiday by PaperTrey Ink
Paper: Whisper White and Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up
Apple Green by Gina K Designs
Inks: SU Pool Party and Copic Markers

Inspired by Queen Karen


Today's card was inspired by a beautiful card called Dreaming Autumn by SCS Queen for the Day, Karen B. Barber.

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Letters from the Past by Kitchen Sink Stamps
sentiment from Notes of Prayer by Verve
Papers: River Rock, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up
Tools: Sizzix Leaf Embossing Folder

Monday, November 7, 2011

KSS 10 Minute Embossed Christmas Tags

I have gotten an early start on my Christmas shopping this year, and I'm ready to start wrapping. Since I am in need of some Christmas tags to mark my packages, I decided to do 10 minute embossed tags for Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Challenge #45. The Cuttlebug adds quick and fun texture to any project. So pull out your favorite embossing folders and some KSS Christmas images and see what you can create. If you share your creation in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC45.

I ran the white Georgia Pacific through my computer to get the to and from printed on the tag. I then rounded the top corners and embossed each tag with a holiday embossing folder.


Stamps: 3 Step Bells and 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: White Georgia Pacific and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, and Handsome Hunter by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Jumbo Eyelet, Plastic Cord


Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: White Georgia Pacific
Inks: Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Jumbo Eyelet, Plastic Cord


Stamps: Multi Step Cardinals and Multi Step Ornament & Stars by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: White Georgia Pacific and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: More Mustard, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Jumbo Eyelet, Plastic Cord


Stamps: Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: White Georgia Pacific and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Jumbo Eyelet, Plastic Cord

This week I was invited to serve as a guest designer on Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge 143. The featured sketch is by Taylor Usry. This is the card which inspired my CAS Christmas design.

Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Bermuda Bay by Stampin' Up
and lauderdale by BasicGrey
Inks: Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Grape Jelly and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Embellishment: Black Sharpie

Don't forget to check in on the crew!

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