Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gulf Coast Paper Crafters

Today I am in Brazoria enjoying a day of stamping and fellowship with the Gulf Coast Paper Crafters. Below are the cards I have designed for this annual event.

My first card I call Carnation Garden. It was created with stamps from Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread.


My second card was created with Kind Hearts by Our Daily Bread along with Sizzix die cuts and McGill punches. The pretty pattern paper is from Graphics 45.


This next card I call Looking Out, and I created it with an old SU classic stamp from Coast to Coast and the Grand Madison Window die cut.


My final card is called Looking In, and I used the Grand Madison Window again along with images from Hero Arts.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SCS Color Challenge 368

I still had the hydrangeas on my desk when today's SCS Color Challenge was posted. Concord Crush and Elegant Eggplant seemed to scream out "hydrangea" to me. The third color this week was Melon Mambo, hence the pink butterfly!

Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Butterflies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Kind Hearts by Our Daily Bread
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Melon Mambo and Concord Crush by Stampin' Up
Inks: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke
by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Crystals

Monday, March 26, 2012

KSS Ten Minute Challenge - Spring Flowers over Script

My absolute favorite clean and simple designs are single layer cards with beautiful layers of ink as the only embellishment. I have therefore designed this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Challenge using beautiful spring blossoms over a script background. I think today's design really lets the rich beauty of these stamps take center stage! The keyword is 10MC65 for those sharing a sample with us in the Kitchen Sink Gallery.

Because I wanted height on my flowers to lift them above the script, I used the stem of the lilac for all of the blossoms on this set of notecards.


Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilac, and Letters from the Past
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
London Fog by Memento

Stamps: Multi Step Lilac and Letters from the Past
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pale Plum, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
London Fog by Memento


Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Multi Step Lilac, and Letters from the Past
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso,
Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
London Fog by Memento


Stamps: Multi Lilies, Multi Step Lilac, and Letters from the Past
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
London Fog by Memento

Don't miss seeing the latest creations 
by the Kitchen Sink Crew!

Monday, March 19, 2012

KSS Ten Minute Challenge - Two Twinchies and a Turn-the-Corner Sentiment

It's great to see you again this Monday! Thanks so much for dropping by!

The layout for this week's Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card Challenge was created with two twinchies. A Kitchen Sink image is stamped on one and a Kitchen Sink sentiment on the other.  The sentiment is stamped on two sides of the second  twinchie so it turns a corner. I then mounted the image twinchie offset on top of the sentiment twinchie and attached them both to the colored card front.

I hope you have fun with this one! The keyword is 10MC64 for anyone wishing to add their card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery.


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up



Stamps: 3 Step Hey, Chick  and 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black by Memento



Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells and Multi Step Baby by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, So Saffron, and Wisteria Wonder by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Baby by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up

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Monday, March 12, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Card Challenge - Dog-eared Design

As quite often happens, this CAS dog-eared design came to me in my sleep. I started with a 3 x 3 inch square of double-sided designer paper. I then turned down one corner and secured it with my favorite glue, Tombow Mono Multi. I clipped a clothespin on it and set it aside to dry. I then stamped my Kitchen Sink images on the card front and a tiny sentiment on a one inch circle. I sponged ink on the edge of the circle. After removing the clothespin, I added the sentiment with a pop dot and the card was complete.

If you are keeping track and/or playing along with the 10 Minute Challenge, this is #63 and the keyword for loading to the KSS Gallery is 10MC63.


Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and Pattern Packs III by Stampin' Up
Inks: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, So Saffron, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Ivy and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and Pattern Packs III by Stampin' Up
Inks: Sage Shadow and Old Olive by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Berries and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and Pattern Packs III by Stampin' Up
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and Pattern Packs III by Stampin' Up
Inks: Really Rust by Stampin' Up

I created this final one to include in SCS's Clean and Simple Challenge #161 - White with Shades of Blue


Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White and Pattern Packs III by Stampin' Up
Inks: Night of Navy and Pacific Point by Stampin' Up


Thanks for checking in on the challenge today!

Drop by and see what the crew has cooked up for you as well!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SCS Sketch Challenge 375

Stamps: Amanda Blows Candle by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Happiest Birthday Wishes by Stampin' Up
Papers: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Glorious Green by Stampin' Up
life of the party by BasicGray
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi, Copic Markers
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, the Paper Studio Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Dimensionals, Ribbon

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Sting of Blossoms and a Die Cut Sentiment - KSS 10 Minute Card

For Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card #62, I stamped a slew of pretty spring blossoms and added a die cut sentiment. What could be easier?


Stamps: 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade,
and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Die Cut


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Calypso Coral
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Calypso Coral, Dusty Durango, Lucky Limeade,
and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Die Cut


Stamps: Multi Step Pansy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Wisteria Wonder
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pale Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade,
Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Die Cut


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, and Regal Rose
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, and Lucky Limeade
 by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Die Cut 


Thanks so much for dropping by to view this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card! I hope you will be inspired to pull out your Kitchen Sink Stamps and create something simple. If you are, please share your creation with us in the Kitchen Sink Gallery. If you use KSS flowers and a die cut sentiment, add keyword 10MC62.

Don't forget to stop in on the rest of the Crew to see their latest Kitchen Sink designs!