Thursday, June 28, 2012

Polka Dot Birthday

I have created today's design for Challenge 70 - Polka Dot with a Birthday Theme at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog as well as the Ways to Use It - Sweet Child of Mine Challenge 381 at Splitcoaststampers. I never have birthday cards when I need them so was glad to find these challenges today! This one must hit the post office before the sun sets!

I used emboss resist to the the polka dots on the balloons.

Stamps: Multi Step Bunch o' Balloons and Never a Loss for Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Itty Bitty Backgrounds (polka dots) by Stampin' Up
Papers: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
max and whiskers by BasicGrey
Inks: Versamark, Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, and So Saffron by Stampin' Up
Tools: Spell binders Banner Die Cut, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder
Embellishment: Ribbon

Today and tomorrow are the final days for Kitchen Sink's 6 Months Until the Holidays Blowout Sale.. Click here on LYNN40 to receive a 40 percent discount on all in store merchandise from now until midnight PST tomorrow. Free shipping will apply to orders of $65 or more. What a perfect time to work towards earning KSS Rewards!

Monday, June 25, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Design 78

For those of you who are here for the promo code for Kitchen Sink's 6 Months Until the Holidays Blowout Sale, I wanted to post it right up front so you don't have to search and can get started on your shopping. My fans can click here on LYNN40 to receive a 40 percent discount on all in store merchandise from Monday, June 25 until midnight PST on Friday, June 29. Free shipping will apply to orders of $65 or more. What a perfect time to work towards earning KSS Rewards!

Also be on the lookout for 3 new Kitchen Sink sets being released on July 9! I can't wait to show you the pretties Maria as designed for you!

Now on to 10 minute design #78!

This week I used a simple piece of fishtailed ribbon to ground my Kitchen Sink images for this 10 minute design. I knotted one of the ribbons, but I liked the flat look better. It will be easier to mail as well.




Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Carnations - 1 SU Primrose Petals stamped off twice, 2 SU Primrose
Petals stamped off once, 3 SU Primrose Petals
Stems and Leaves - 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Old Olive
Sentiment - SU Primrose Petals
Embellishment: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon


Stamps: Multi Step Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Leaves of tree- 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Old Olive, 3 SU Gumball Green
Trunk - 1 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Early Espresso
Sentiment: Early Espresso
Embellishment: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon


Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks:  Lilac - 4 SU Raspberry Ripple, 3 SU Raspberry Ripple stamped off once,
2 SU Regal Rose, 1 SU Regal Rose stamped off once
Stems and Leaves - 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment: SU Raspberry Ripple
Embellishment: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks:  Bluebonnets - 4 SU Midnight Muse,  3 SU Pacific Point, 2 SU Island Indigo,
1 SU So Saffron on tips only stamped off once
Stems and Leaves - 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment: SU Midnight Muse
Embellishment: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Checkin' in on the Crew:



Thursday, June 21, 2012

SCS Ways to Use It - Challenge 380


I had fun mixing together images to created this window scene for SCS WT380 which required a window or a door. I selected to use the Grand Madison Window by Poppy Stamps. The moon is from Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps while the trees are from Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up. I then selected this sentiment from Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink.

For inks I used:

Moon - 3 SU Peach Parfait, 2 SU Apricot Appeal, 1 SU Daffodil Delight

Sky - sponged SU Midnight Muse

Ground - sponged SU Always Artichoke

Trees and sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

And don't forget to check back on Monday to get the promo code for Kitchen Sink's 6 Months to the Holidays Blow Out Sale. All items in the store with be 40% off from Monday, June 25 until Friday, June 29 with the code.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 33

Today's card was created for Word Art Wednesday Challenge 33. I decided to add some fresh grass and irises with this wonderful scripture.

Stamps: Multi Step Iris by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Elegant Eggplant and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Inks: Grass - SU Wild Wasabi
Iris - 2 Memento Grape Jelly Stamped off once, 1 Memento Lulu
Lavender, 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 4 SU Elegant Eggplant, SU Daffodil Delight 
sponged on lower petals
Leaves and Stems - SU Old Olive and Always Artichoke

I also wanted to give you a heads up about the upcoming 6 Months Until the Holidays Blow Out Sale starting Monday, June 25 at Kitchen Sink Stamps. Kitchen Sink merchandise purchased from June 25 to June 29 will receive a 40% discount! I will be posting the promo code on Monday so that you can snag those KSS sets you have been wanting at this fabulous price.

Monday, June 18, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Monday - Design 77

Hexagons seem to be the hot shape in paper crafting this summer, so I dusted off my old Creative Memories' hexagon punches to create today's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 minute design. I just dug through my scrap bins and selected BasicGrey papers which complimented my Kitchen Sink images.

I have been reaching for my Multi Step Wedding Couple a lot lately! Sure wish I had more upcoming weddings as I have fallen in love with this image once again! I sure had fun with it with the pin-stripes and black lace from little black dress by BasicGrey on my wedding card!
 


Stamps: Multi Step Kittens and Pup by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Soft Suede and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
max and whiskers by BasicGrey
Inks: Kittens - 3 SU Soft Suede, 4 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Creamy Caramel,
1 SU Creamy Caramel
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools:  Creative Memories' Hexagon Punches



Stamps: Multi Step Pears by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
red and green Bazzill scraps
nook and pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: Pear -2  SU Pear Pizzazz, 1 SU Pear Pizzazz stamped off once,
3 SU Kiwi Kiss, 4 SU Kiwi Kiss
Stem - SU Soft Suede
Leaf - 1 SU Gumball Green stamped off once, 2 SU Gumball Green,
3 SU Always Artichoke
Sentiment - SU Poppy Parade
Tools:  Creative Memories' Hexagon Punches


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple and Multi Step Wedding Rings by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Basic Black by Stampin' Up
little black dress by BasicGrey
Inks: Bride and Groom - 4 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 5 Memento London Fog on groom's suit and SU Soft Suede on the Bride's gown and both faces, 6 SU Basic Gray, 3 SU Creamy Caramel, 2 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Creative Memories' Hexagon Punches



Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Poppy Parade and Gable Green by Stampin' Up
nook and pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: Berries -  2 SU Poppy Parade, 1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Leaves and Stem - SU Gable Green and Gumball Green
Sentiment - SU Gumball Green
Tools:  Creative Memories' Hexagon Punches

Look in on the crew to see what they have to share with you today!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

SCS Queen for the Day - Cathy McCauley


Today's card was inspired by SCS Queen for the Day's Cathy McCauley. I loved her amazing sponged background on her New Beginnings and converted it into the masculine card of encouragement I needed to mail out today. Now this was truly a 5 minute card!! I love when that happens!

Stamps: Kids at Play by Flourishes and Graceful Calla Lily by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Crushed Curry, and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, June 11, 2012

KSS Ten Minute Monday - Design 76

For this week's 10 minute design, I created a mask the size of the card and cut a square hole in it using my square Nestabilities. After affixing the mask to the card front with repositionable adhesive, I stamped the script over the space and then sponged color over that on three of the corners. I left one corner clean for stamping my focal image which I added after removing the mask. This is a quick and easy one layer design with a punch of drama. I hope you like it! If you create one with your Kitchen Sink images and would like to share it with Kitchen Sink fans in the gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC76.

Stamps: Letter from the Past and 3 Step Butterflies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Inks: Butterfly - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Pale Plum, 3 SU Pale Plum stamped off once
Script - SU Soft Suede
Sponging - SU Pale Plum


Stamps: Letter from the Past and Multi Step Pears by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Inks: Pear - 3 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once,
1 SU Kiwi Kiss stamped off once, 4 SU Soft Suede stamped off once
Leaves - 1 SU Gumball Green stamped off once, 2 SU Gumball Green
3 SU Always Artichoke
Stem - SU Soft Suede
Script - SU Soft Suede
Sponging - SU Lucky Limeade


Stamps: Letter from the Past and 3 Hearts and Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Inks: Rose -4  SU Primrose Petals, 3 SU Primrose Petals stamped off once,
2 SU Primrose Petals stamped off twice, 1 SU Primrose Petals stamped off 3 times
Leaves - 1 SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade,
3 SU Always Artichoke
Script - SU Soft Suede
Sponging - SU Primrose Petals


Stamps: Letter from the Past and Multi Step Owl and Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Inks: Moon - 3 SU Summer Starfruit, 2 SU Summer Starfruit stamped off once,
 3 SU Summer Starfruit stamped off twice
Owl - 4 SU Early Espresso, 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once,
1 SU Soft Suede stamped off twice
Branch - SU Soft Suede on all layers
Script - SU Soft Suede
Sponging - SU Summer Starfruit

Don't miss out of the fabulous designs the Crew created for you today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Party Time Tuesday and SCS Sketch Challenge

With my Wedding Couple still on my desk this evening, I decided to use it to create a card for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 388. But Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #71 this week is the Royal Treatment requiring sparkle and bling. So I added crystals to my antique lace to include it in both challenges.

Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple and 3 Step,
 Hearts and Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Ivory
Inks: Stamping Up Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel
Embellishment: Dimensionals, Antique Lace and Crystals

50th Anniversary Design

Today's card was created to honor a dear couple's 50 years of marriage. What an accomplishment in this day and age!

Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple and 3 Step Hearts and Roses
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Old Olive and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bride and Groom - 5 SU Close to Cocoa, 4 SU Close to Cocoa stamped
off once, 3 SU Creamy Caramel, 2 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once,
2 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice, 6 SU Chocolate Chip
on layers 4 & 5 I added SU Regal Rose and Old Olive 
to the bouquet with markers before stamping
Tools: Heart Nestabilities, Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, McGill leaf punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
Embellishments: Pearls

Monday, June 4, 2012

SCS CC378 and MOJO244


Created for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC378 and Verve's MOJO Monday Challenge 244 using Stampin' Up and BasicGrey papers as well as Blue Skies and Forever in Our Hearts  stamp sets by Verve.

Baskets of Blossoms - KSS 10 Minute Design 75

Since I had not cleared my work space after creating my card for the Queen for the Day SCS Challenge, the KSS baskets were still opened on my desk. I thought the baskets would look sensational with more of my KSS flowers so I included them as the focus of this week's 10 minute design. This is another one layer creation. I love when I can create with just stamps and ink on paper.

I stamped the basket first and then stamped the grass over it. I then masked the top line of the basket and added the flowers. If you don't have the baskets in your KSS collection yet, you're going to want them! What fun I had filling them with beautiful flowers!

 Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Tulip Garden, 
3 Step Honey Bunny, and 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Tulips - 2 SU Marigold Morning, 3 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 
4 SU Poppy Parade, 1 SU Marigold Morning Stamped off once
Leaves and Stems - SU Old Olive and SU Always Artichoke
Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
1 SU Soft Suede stamped off twice
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Hydrandea,  Multi Step Tulip Garden
3 Step Honey Bunny, and 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Hydrangeas - 3 SU Regal Rose, 4 SU Purely Pomegranate, 2 SU Regal Rose
stamped off once, 1 SU Regal Rose Stamped off once
Leaves and Stems - 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Old Olive and 3 SU Always Artichoke
Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
1 SU Soft Suede stamped off twice
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Iris, 
3 Step Honey Bunny, and 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Iris- 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once,
1 Memento Lulu Lavender, 4 Versafine Imperial Purple, 
SU Daffodil Delight sponged on the lower petals
Leaves and Stems - 1 SU Lucky Limeade, 2 SU Old Olive
Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
1 SU Soft Suede stamped off twice
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Lilies, 
3 Step Honey Bunny, and 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White Card Stock
Inks: Lilies - 3 SU Pumpkin Pie, 2 SU Peach Parfait, 1 SU Peach Parfait
stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 5 SU Soft Suede
Leaves and Stems - 1 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Old Olive and 3 SU Always Artichoke
Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
1 SU Soft Suede stamped off twice
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black


Rumor has it that the Crew has been in the Kitchen cooking up something special for you today! Be sure to check out their latest creations!


Friday, June 1, 2012

A Basket of Irises for Queen Becky

This beautiful creation by Queen for the Day BeckyTE was the inspiration for my basket of irises! I loved browsing through the amazing cards in Becky's gallery. That girl can color!!!


Stamps: Multi Step Iris, Multi Step Basket, Honey Bunny, and Multi Step Love Birds
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
wisteria by BasicGrey
Inks: Iris - 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 3 Memento Grape Jelly,
1 Memento LuLu Lavender, 4 SU Elegant Eggplant, SU Apricot Appeal sponged on lower petals
Leaves and Stems - SU Lucky Limeade and Old Olive
Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 1 SU Soft
Suede stamped off twice
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sentiment - SU Elegant Eggplant
Sponging - SU Pool Party
Embellishment: Ribbon and crystals