Monday, April 30, 2012

KSS Ten Minute Challenge - Partial Framing

For this week's ten minute card, I created a partial frame for my Kitchen Sink images. I used my oval Nestabilities for my frames, but any shape would do. To add additional interest to the design, I embossed the colored frame and allowed the sentiment to spill out of the frame on the card front. Each of this week's cards features one of the newest KSS sets which were released last week.

Should you like to share what you create using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and this layout in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC70.


Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White and SU Wisteria Wonder
Inks: on iris - 4 SU Concord Crush, 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 
2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 1 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off twice
Stem and Leaf - SU Old Olive and Always Artichoke
Sentiment - SU Concord Crush
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder



Stamps: Multi Step Hummingbirds and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White and SU Rich Razzleberry
Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, and Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Sizzix Embossing Folder




Stamps: Multi Step Pears by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White and SU Lucky Limeade
Inks: on pear - 4 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once,
2 SU Kiwi Kiss, 1 SU So Saffron
Stem - 1 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Chocolate Chip
Leaf -  1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 2 SU Old Olive, 3 SU Always Artichoke
 Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder





Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White and SU Marina Mist
Inks: on cameo - 5 SU Marina Mist, 4 SU Marina Mist, 
3 SU Marina Mist stamped off once, 2 SU Marina Mist stamped off twice
1 SU Marina Mist stamped off twice
Sentiment - SU Marina Mist
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

The girls on the crew have beautiful new creations to share with you today. Be sure you check them out!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Maria

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day Cameo

Using the colors from this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, I have created another Mother's Day design using Mother's Cameo just released from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I was lucky enough to get this metallic embroideried  French lace in both gold and silver in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. The gold goes perfectly with the colors of SU More Mustard, Early Espresso, and Pool Party.


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, More Mustard, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cameo - 5 SU Early Espresso, 4 SU More Mustard, 3 SU More Mustard stamped off once,
2 SU More Mustard stamped off twice, 1 SU More Mustard stamped off 3 times
sponging - SU Pool Party
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools:  Oval Nestabilities
Embellishments:  French Lace, Dimensionals

Monday, April 23, 2012

4 New KSS Sets and 10 Minute Challenge #69

Before we get to this week's KSS 10 Minute Design, I want to share some of the beautiful images being released today at Kitchen Sink Stamps. It was a real luxury for me to spend time playing with these gorgeous designs and to create a card or two that didn't take 10 minutes.

In addition to new stamps, Maria is also unveiling her new Rewards Program.

               Buy 10 stamps of one size, get the 11th of the same size FREE.                     
         Check out all the details by clicking the Rewards tab in the Kitchen Sink Store! 

My first design today was created with Multi Step Mother's Cameo. This set is so perfect for beautiful and elegant Mother's Day cards. I paired it with some embroidered French lace and a sentiment from Whole Family.


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: on the Cameo - 5 Memento Tuxedo Black, 4 SU Going Grey, 3 SU Going Grey stamped off once, 2 SU Going Grey stamped off twice, 1 SU Going Grey stamped off three times
Flourishes and Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Silver embroidered French lace 

Next come these gorgeous pears to add to your collection of Kitchen Sink fruit. The set contains two pears, one is sliced in half and the other is whole. I stamped the cut pear first, masked it, and then added the whole pear behind it. The set also contains some great pun sentiments.


Stamps: Multi Step Pears by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, More Mustard, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Botanicabella by Graphic 45
Inks: cut pear - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU More Mustard stamped off once
1 SU More Mustard stamped off twice, 4 SU Soft Suede, and 5 SU Early Espresso
whole pear - 2 SU More Mustard, 1 SU More Mustard Stamped off once, 
3 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
leaf - 1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Always Artichoke
stem - 1 SU Soft Suede, 2 Early Espresso
Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler
sponging - SU More Mustard
Embellishmentt:   Ribbon
Tools: Oval Nestabilities

You saw a sneak peek of the iris on this card in last week's 10 Minute Challenge #68. Isn't it a beauty!!!

Stamps: Multi Step Iris by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, MFP Purple
Inks: iris - 4 SU Elegant Eggplant, 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 1 Memento LuLu Lavender
stem and leaf - 1 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Always Artichoke, 3 (on leaf) SU Always Artichoke
Tools: SU Embosslet

And now we arrive at this week's 10 Minute Card design. As you know from seeing them everywhere in the paper crafting world, flags and pennants are hot right now. I decided to incorporate them into a 10 minute design before they are NOT!

This first 10 minute card was created with one of the humming birds from the final set being released today. This redesigned humming bird is much easier to layer and stamp than the one in the Year of  Thanks set. If you loved that bird, but couldn't master it, this set is for you!


Stamps: Multi Step Humming Birds and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Very Vanilla and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: body - 2 SU Wisteria Wonder, 1 SU Wisteria Wonder stamped off once, 
3 SU Elegant Eggplant, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
head - 1 SU Perfect Plum, 2, SU Elegant Eggplant, 3 Memento Tuxedo Black
throat - SU Purely Pomegranant
sentiment - SU Elegant Eggplant
sponging - SU Lucky Limeade
 

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens and Pup by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
max & whiskers by BasicGrey
Inks: Stampin' Up Early Espresso and Crumb Cake

Stamps: Multi Step Pears by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
nook & pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: pear - 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once,
3 SU True Thyme stamped off once, 4 SU True Thyme
Leaf - 1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Wild Wasabi
sponging and sentiment - SU Poppy Parade


Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and More Mustard by Stampin' Up
oxford by BasicGrey
Inks: 3 SU Basic Gray, 2 SU More Mustard, 3 SU More Mustard stamped off once
sentiment - SU Basic Gray

And I needed to throw one more in for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week: At the Zoo!

Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
little black dress by BasicGrey
Inks: 2 SU Going Grey, 3 SU Basic Gray, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black,
1 SU Going Grey stamped off once
sentiment and sponging - SU Basic Gray

If you are inspired to create a KSS design with this week's layout, please share it with us in the Kitchen Sink Gallery and include keyword 10MC69.

Be sure you take the opportunity to see what the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew has created with these beautiful new images!! 

* Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Maria
  
Thanks so much for visiting today! It's always a delight when you drop in!

Friday, April 20, 2012

SCS Queen for the Day 109 and a couple of peeks!

My card today was stamped in honor of Sue N. who has been crowned Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers. The very first card I cased at SCS came from the amazing gallery of suen!

My sunflower design is a case of Sue's gorgeous Blushing Flowers.


With Monday being the date of the big reveal for Kitchen Sink's newest stamp sets, I am including a couple of quick sneak peeks. Check back on Monday to see all 4 of the fabulous new sets!!



                             

     

Monday, April 16, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Challenge 68

For this week's Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Challenge, I first stamped my KSS flowers on a white card stock panel. I then used an embossing folder to frame part of the stamped image. After sponging a little color inside the frame, I glued each white panel to a colored card front. Easy peasy! If you would like to share the ones you create in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC68.



Stamps: Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Pink Passion by Stampin' Up
Inks: Melon Mambo, Purely Pomegranate, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: SU Embosslet


Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, 
Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: SU Embosslet


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Pink Passion by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pixie Pink, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: SU Embosslet



Stamps: Multi Step Lilies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Inks: Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: SU Embosslet

I've made one more card for today's challenge, but can only show you a peek. It is created with one of the four new sets being released next week by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I will add this entire card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery as soon as this gorgeous set is released.




Maria will be giving away 3 gift certificates next Monday in honor of the new release. If you would like to be entered in the drawing for a gift certificate, go to Maria's blog today and leave her a comment answering this question, "What is your favorite thing about spring?" Winners will be chosen at random from those who respond to the question on Maria's blog today! So head on over there and get your name in the drawing. You have until 9 pm PST to leave your comment, but be sure it is on the April 16 post!

Don't miss out on the newest Kitchen Sink creations of the Kitchen Sink Crew!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

KSS Ten Minute Challenge 67 - Stamping on Text

Thanks for stopping by to check out Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Card Challenge 67. This week I had fun stamping Kitchen Sink images over pages of text. I used pages from an old English literature textbook as the base for my stamping and aged the edges with a variety of Distress Inks. I really like the look and think you might, too, if you give it a try.

April 23rd will be the release date for Kitchen Sink Stamps' latest designs. Sneak peeks with begin on April 16!


Stamps: Multi Step Trees and 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: old text book, SU Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
Inks: Distress Ink Tea Dye, SU Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, 
Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, and Early Espresso
Tools: Spellbinders Banner


Stamps: 3 Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: old text book, SU So Saffron, Very Vanilla, and Regal Rose
My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Inks: Distress Ink Wild Honey, SU Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, 
Regal Rose, and Rose Red
Tools: Oval Nestabilities


Stamps: A Year of Thanks II and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: old text book, SU Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
Inks: Distress Ink Antique Linen, SU Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, 
Wild Wasabi, and Always Artichoke
Tools: Nestabilities Labels


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: old text book, SU Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake
Inks: Distress Ink Walnut Stain, SU Lucky Limeade, 
Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, River Rock, Kiwi Kiss, and Early Espresso 

Check out what the Kitchen Crew has cooked up for you today!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

With This Ring - SCS SC379

I created this wedding card using the sketch from Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 379. I used only white card stock and sponged the edges with SU Pink Pirouette ink.

Ink Layers for
Roses:

Layer 3 - SU Blushing Bride
Layer 4 - SU Ruby Red stamped off once
Layer 2 - SU Blushing Bride
Layer 1 - SU Pink Pirouette

Leaves:

Layer 1 - SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once
Layer 2 - SU Lucky Limeade
Layer 3 - SU Old Olive

Rings:

Layer 4 - SU Soft Suede stamped off once
Layer 3 - SU More Mustard
Layer 2 - SU More Mustard stamped off once
Layer 1 - SU More Mustard stamped off once

Stamps: Hearts and Roses and Wedding Rings by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Ruby Red, Lucky Limeade, 
Old Olive, More Mustard, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon and Pearls

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Clay Pots on the Patio - KSS 10 Minute Challenge

Exciting news in the kitchen this week! Maria is hosting a spring cleaning sale. Head over to the Kitchen Sink Store and use promo code LYNNspringclean at checkout to receive 30% off of all in-stock merchandise. In addition to that, there will be free shipping on orders of $50 or more. The sale lasts from Monday to Friday  April 2 - April 6 at midnight EST. Be on the lookout later in April for new Kitchen Sink images!!

A big shout out goes to the Gulf Coast Paper Crafters after a fabulous day of creating their wonderful cards on Saturday. Thank you for an amazing day, ladies!

The KSS grass and carnations were a big hit on Saturday so I included them in my 10 Minute design.

This week I created "Clay Pots on the Patio" and filled them with some of my favorite Kitchen Sink blossoms for 10 Minute Challenge #66. I had a lot of fun with this design, and I hope you are inspired to create some for yourself. If you do, be sure to share them with Kitchen Sink fans in the KSS Gallery. Don't forget to include keyword 10MC66.


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy, 3 Step Honey Bunny, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Groovy Guava, Going Gray, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, and Pear Pizzazz by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black by Stampin' Up

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Groovy Guava, Going Gray, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, So Saffron,
Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Groovy Guava, Going Gray, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush, Pale Plum, Pear Pizzazz,
Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Groovy Guava, Going Gray, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black by Stampin' Up


Don't overlook the blogs of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew today. Great stuff!!!