Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 - A Banner Year!

I am certainly not unhappy to be closing the door on 2012 and stepping into a new year! I hope it is a banner year for us all!

For Kitchen Sink Stamps' 10 Minute Card #104, I have stamped New Year KSS images on a white card front and attached a die cut banner and sentiment over the stamped images. 



Stamps: Bunch o' Balloons and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge


Stamps: Bunch o' Balloons and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Tangelo, Cottage Ivy,Lilac Posies, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up So Saffron and Marina Mist
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge



Stamps: Champagne Celebration and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Poppy Parade and So Saffron
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge



Stamps: Bunch o' Balloons and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Love Letter and Tuxedo Black
Stampin Up Marina Mist and So Saffron
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

For this week's Kitchen Sink post, I have stepped away from my normal 10 minute design to create something special for you in honor of Christmas. There is not much I love doing more than masking and layering images so I put together this holiday swag of greens and roses. It brought me such joy to create this Christmas card to wish you all a very special holiday with family and friends. Thank you so much for your visits and encouragement this year! They mean the world to me!


I used elements from several different Kitchen Sink sets. The rose bud and leaf are from Hearts & Roses. The pine boughs are from Winter Cardinals while the pine cones are from Build a Garland. For the sentiment, I used this long beauty from Poinsettias.

Kitchen Sink Stamps will be having an after Christmas sale starting on Christmas day and ending at midnight PST on Friday the 28th. All in stock merchandise will be discounted 35%. So beginning tomorrow you can go to the Kitchen Sink store and fill your cart with KSS goodies. Remember to enter code HOHOLYNN at checkout to receive your 35% discount.



Be sure to check out the Kitchen Crew's latest creations for additional inspiration!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, December 17, 2012

10 Minute Gift Card Holders for the Tree

Many of my family members prefer gift cards or cash for Christmas so this year I have hung them on my tree. These Kitchen Sink 10 minute cash and gift card holders are made with two pieces of card stock held together tightly with two brads so that the card or cash can be slipped in. Glad these are so easy to make since I have quite a few to create.


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, Love Letter, and Rhubarb Stalk
Embellishments: Ribbon and Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Happy Hanukkah and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue and Summer Sky
Embellishment: Ribbon and Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Gift and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Rose Bud
Embellishment: Ribbon and Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Old Truck and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Going Gray by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, London Fog
Embellishment: Ribbon and Brads

Don't forget to check in on the Kitchen Sink Crew!!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gifts for the Masses

I know that I am not the only one who has need of quick, simple, and inexpensive packaging for Christmas gifts for the masses (scout troops, homeroom classes, Sunday School classes, neighbors and the like). This week's Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Design #102 fills that need. I chopped the top off of brown paper lunch bags I got at the dollar store and stamped a quick branch and babble on each along with a holiday greeting. I then folded the top to the back and punched two holes for the ribbon. And truth be known, they take only about 3 minutes each. They don't even look that bad when you stamp on the wrong side of the bag. Just sayin'!



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Build a Garland, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern Pines and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Soft Suede and More Mustard
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Spica Pen



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Christmas Lights, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern Pines, Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Ornament and Stars, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern Pines and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up More Mustard
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Ornament and Stars, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern, Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon

Don't overlook the latest Kitchen Sink Crew creations!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Kitchen Windows

I had such fun with this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 minute design. I used Poppy Stamps' Grand Madison Window die to create each of these cards. The designer paper I used as my kitchen wallpaper is from the Paper Studio. Here are 4 different views I imagined that you might see outside your kitchen window this holiday season.



Stamps: Owl & Autumn Moon and Ready for Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa and Love Letter, SU Bashful Blue
Tools: Grand Madison Window die, Fence die by MFT, SU punch


Stamps: Owl & Autumn Moon and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento RTuxedo Black, SU Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry, and Blue Bayou
Tools: Grand Madison Window die,  SU punches




Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Olive Grove, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter,
 SU Bashful Blue and Wild Wasabi
Tools: Grand Madison Window die, SU punch




Stamps: Multi Step Pines and 3 Step Bells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove, SU Bashful Blue
Tools: Grand Madison Window die, SU punches

For more Kitchen Sink goodies, check in on the crew!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

3 More for the Christmas Stash!


Stamps: Baby Jesus by Our Daily Bread Designs
Sentiment from Snow Flurry by Kitchen Sink Stamps



Stamps: Branches from Inkadinkado, Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen
Sink Stamps, Sentiment by Technique Tuesday



Stamps: Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment by Inkadinkado

Monday, November 26, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Tie On Tags

For all of you who are looking to take advantage of sensational Cyber Monday specials, Kitchen Sink's Black Friday Sale has been extended through midnight tonight. Use promo code THANKSLYNN at checkout in the Kitchen Sink Store to receive a 35% discount on all purchases. Free shipping with orders totaling $65.

For today's 10 minute tags I used my Spellbinders' Lacy Squares cut from Pure Luxury Paper by Gina K. Designs. The heavy weight of this card stock holds up well for these tie-on tags. I then added some of my favorite holiday images from Kitchen Sink Stamps along with names using the Mix It Up alphabet. Last I attached a pretty fiber or ribbon for tying the tags to my gifts. The tags are 3.25 inches square.



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Build a Garland,
and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay, and Rich Cocoa
Tools: Spellbinders Lacy Squares
Embellishment: Glittery Fiber


Stamps: Multi Step Bells, Multi Step Build a Garland,
and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, and Rich Cocoa
Stampin' Up More Mustard
Tools: Spellbinders Lacy Squares
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Poinsettia and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter
Tools: Spellbinders Lacy Squares
Embellishment: Pink Braid



Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Danube Blue and Nautical Blue
Tools: Spellbinders Lacy Squares
Embellishment: Gold Cord

Time to check in on the girls in the Kitchen Crew!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

KSS Black Friday Sale


Stamps: Multi Step Pines and Snow Flurries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, and Danube Blue
Tools: Acrylic Block and Spritzer

Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping with Kitchen Sink's Black Friday Sale. Use promo code THANKSLYNN at checkout in the Kitchen Sink Store to receive a 35% discount on all purchases on Thursday, November 22 through midnight PST Sunday, November 25. Free shipping with orders totaling $65. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

10 Minute Christmas Postcards

I don't know if you have seen these post card sized coasters, but they sure are fun to stamp and mail. They come 6 to a package and sell for $1.95 in the Kitchen Sink Store. The 45 cents it takes to mail it costs more than the card. How great is that!!!

 For this week's 10 minute design I stamped four Christmas post cards.


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Post Card Coaster
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Bahama Blue, Dandelion,
 Lilac Posies, Tangelo, Pear Tart, and Cottage Ivy

I hand cut the stamp to make the socket and used a Copic marker to draw the wire.


Stamps: Multi Step Bells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Post Card Coaster
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, and Gray Flannel
Tools: Gelly Roll Pen


Stamps: Multi Ornament & Stars, Winter Cardinals, and Poinsettias by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Post Card Coaster
Inks: Memento Northern Pine, Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal, Summer Sky
Tools: Gelly Roll Pen



Stamps: Multi Step Poinsettias, Owl & Autumn Moon, and Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Post Card Coaster
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cantaloupe, and Dandelion

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure your check out the Kitchen Crew's newest Kitchen Sink creations!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christ the Savior is Born

I won't get much chance to stamp this week, but will sneak in a Christmas card every opportunity I get! Today's card was inspired by SCS Queen for the Day Gabby's wonderful holiday design seen here!


Stamps: Baby Jesus by Our Daily Bread
Peace on Earth by Verve
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Real Red by Stampin' Up
Christmas designer papers by Martha Stewart
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger,
Copic Markers

Monday, November 12, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Christmas with Embossed Vellum Details

I am way behind on Christmas cards this year and need to kick it up a bit if I am going to be ready to send out cards the first week of December. I finished 65 last week for a charity auction where they did very well, but now I am back a square one.

This week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 minute design incorporates embossed vellum to add detail to these simple Christmas cards. I hope you like them.


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Vellum and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Love Letter,
Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tool: Embossing Folder by Sizzix


Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Vellum and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cottage Ivy, Love Letter,
Rhubarb Stalk, Tangelo, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tool: Embossing Folder by Sizzix


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Vellum by Stampin' Up
Inks: Love Letter and London Fog by Memento
Tool: Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio
Embellishment: Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & Stars and Multi Step Winter Cardinals by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Vellum by Stampin' Up
Gold Shimmer Paper
Inks: Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, Love Letter,
Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tool: Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug and Gold Spica Pen



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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, November 5, 2012

KSS Ten Minute Monday - Faux Layers

I am back this week with another one layer Kitchen Sink Stamps card. The faux layers on this design were created by inking up my long acrylic block with three rows of colors, misting it with water, and then stamping it on the card front. This is such a fun and fast way to add some unique blocks of color to any card. It took no time at all, but I did let the cards dry for about 30 minutes before I added the black border lines with my Sharpie, masked the area, and stamped the Kitchen Sink images.


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and  Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Toffee Crunch, Cantaloupe, Morocco,  Peanut Brittle, and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Black Sharpie, Ruler, Acrylic Block, and Water Spritzer

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Potter's Clay, Toffee Crunch, Cantaloupe,
Tangelo, and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Black Sharpie, Ruler, Acrylic Block, and Water Spritzer


 Stamps: Multi Build a Garland and Multi Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy Olive Grove,
Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Black Sharpie, Ruler, Acrylic Block, and Water Spritzer

Stamps: Multi Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Design
Inks: Memento Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk, Angel Pink, Pistachio,
Olive Grove, and Tuxedo Black
Tools: Black Sharpie, Ruler, Acrylic Block, and Water Spritzer
Embellishment: Microbeads

Thanks for dropping by to check out this week's 10 Minute Design! Check in on the rest of the crew to see what they have created for you today!



* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last Shipment to M.D. Anderson

Today I finished my last card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers and am boxing up the last of the cards to send to M.D.Anderson in Houston this afternoon. My hope is that my cards will bring hope and comfort to those who receive them.


Stamps: Lady from Stamp Affair
Sentiment from Brighter Days by Verve
Designer Paper from My Mind's Eye


Stamps: Chair from Hero Arts
Multi Step Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Sentiment from deadbeat Designs
3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Stamps: Friendship Messages by Hero Arts
Designer Paper from graphic 45


Stamps: Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Heartfelt Phrases by Verve


Stamps: Through the Trees by Papertrey Ink
Birds from Forever in Our Hearts by Verve

Monday, October 29, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Design #96

If the truth be told, one layer cards are more than likely my favorite cards to make. They are so quick and easy to design as well as less expensive to make and mail. Kitchen Sink Stamps' 10 Minute Design this week is a one layer card with one rounded corner at the top for interest and a long sentiment across the bottom of the card to ground the image.



Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Leaves - 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Cantaloupe, 3 Memento Potter's Clay
Trunk - 2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Cameo - 5 Memento Tuxedo Black, 4 Memento London Fog, 3 Memento London Fog stamped off once, 2 Memento Longon Fog stamped off once, 1 Memento London Fob stamped off twice
Sentiment and Flourishes - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Pearl



Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Get Well Teddy, 3 Step Hey Chick!,
 and Multi Step Shamrocks and Clover by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Teddy - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Stems - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Flowers - Memento Dandelion
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Crystals



Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Turkey - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa on the feathers and Lady Bug on the wattle
2 Memento Toffe Crunch on the body and Tangelo on the legs
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Black Sharpie eye
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to visit the crew!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Friday, October 26, 2012

More HYCCT Creations

A little bit of pink overload!




Stamps: Alphabet by the Paper Studio
Medallion by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Hey Chick! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Die Cut Letters by Cuttlebug


Stamps: Family by My Favorite Things
Medallion by Stampin' Up


Stamps: French Script by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Puppy Love by Stampin' Up
Ribbons with a Cause by Kitchen Sink Stamps