Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Card Day


Stamps: Heartfelt Phrases by Verve, Label by Gina K. Designs
Papers: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals by Stampin' Up
Tools: EK Success Punch, Spellbinders Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Embellishment: Rhinestones


Stamps: Every Season by Verve, Big Leaves by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Early Espresso, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Vellum
Inks: Marigold Morning, Close to Cocoa, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie,
Early Espresso, and Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up
Tools: Oval Nestabilities
Embellishment: Ribbon

Monday, August 27, 2012

Just Another 10 Minute Monday!

For this week's 10 Minute Kitchen Sink Design, I played around with angles and various hues in color families. As usual, the cards are quick and easy, and I think they look sharp! I hope you do, too!


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Stampin' Up Sahara Sand and Basic Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Sahara Sand


Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Stampin' Up Blush Blossom and Pumpkin Pie, the Paper Studio Kraft Paper
Inks: Memento Potter's Clay, Morocco, Tangelo, and Cottage Ivy



Stamps: Multi Step Pears Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Stampin' Up Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, and Kiwi Kiss
Inks: Stampin' Up More Mustard, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke,
Memento Espresso Truffle and Rich Cocoa



Stamps: Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, Baskets, and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Stampin' Up Almost Amethyst. Elegant Eggplant, and Lavender Lace
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, and Elderberry
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive

The Kitchen Crew members each have creations to share with you today!

Check it out:

Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko Maria

Saturday, August 25, 2012

SCS Featured Stamper - jandjccc

Today's card is a Christmas version of this wonderful design created by jandjccc, this week's featured stamper at Splitcoaststampers.



 Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
Sentiment by PaperTrey Ink
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Going Grey, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Blue Bazzill
Tools: Grand Madison Window Die by Poppy Stamps,
Brick Embossing Folder by Sizzix, Fence Die by My Favorite Things,
Oval Punches by Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Holly Gemstones by the Paper Studio

Friday, August 24, 2012

Card-a-Day Torn Paper Challenge

Today I am hosting a challenge for the members of the Card-a-Day Bloggers. I like to keep things simple so the only requirement is that each card has torn paper as an element in the design. I look forward to seeing what each of you create.


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Joyful Blooms by Verve
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU More Mustard, Fashionista by graphic 45
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke,
 and Midnight Muse by Stampin' Up
Tools: SU Oval Punches
Embellishment: Ribbon

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SCS Queen for the Day - Cindy

What fun to honor one of Splitcoaststampers' devoted fans who has been faithfully playing challenges there for over 8 years. Thank you, Cindy, for your inspiration and your cyber friendship! Both have been a blessing to my life.

From her gallery of beautiful work, I have chosen to case this fabulous holiday card!



Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday by PaperTrey Ink
Ink: SU Midnight Muse
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Tools: the Paper Studio Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Die, Tonic Snowflake Punch,
SU Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

C-A-D Office Challenge

Andrea has challenged the members of the Card-a-Day blog group to be inspired by something in the office for our weekly challenge. I did a little sponging of color on my design, but the rest is just cut, punch, and paste.


Papers: Communique by graphic 45
Cherry Cobbler, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Tools: EK Success punch and dimensionals

Monday, August 20, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Design #86

This week I have used my Kitchen Sink images to create a background panel which I cut into a fishtail banner. I then popped up a sweet sentiment on top and there you have it - this week's 10 minute design.


Stamps: 3 Step Daisy and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Orchid Opulence and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: SU Orchid Opulence, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities and Dimensionals
Embellishment: Pearls


Stamps: Multi Step Bunch o' Balloons and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Glorious Green and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: SU Orchid Opulence, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Calypso Coral, and Marina Mist,
 Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy
Tools: Circle Nestabilities and Dimensionals



Stamps: Multi Step Ribbons with a Cause by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pink Passion and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: SU Mambo Melon and Pixie Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities and Dimensionals




Stamps: Letters from the Past and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Bermuda Bay and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: SU Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities and Dimensionals

Drop in and see the newest designs from the rest of the Kitchen Crew!

Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko Maria

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Verve Anniversary Card

This is my final card for the Verve 5th Anniversary Challenges. For this challenge, participants were to create an anniversary card using wood and/or silver. My fun woodgrain paper is from My Mind's Eye.

My gift package from Verve arrived Friday and it included these blossoms and sentiment. I love all my new stamps and the awesome customer service at Verve. I chose mainly sentiments because that is the thing most lacking in my collection. I selected many that will be appropriate for the cards I create for my church.

Their 5th anniversary sale continues through Friday, August 24. Be sure to visit the store!


Stamps: Joyful Blooms and Happy Thoughts by Verve
Papers:  Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Woodgrain by My Mind's Eye,
Peach and Green Designer Paper by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Stampin' Up Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke
Tools: Joyful Blooms Dies by Verve, Spellibinders Label Die, Martha Stewart
Leaf Punch, McGill Leaf Punch, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Pearls and Pearl Brads

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Verve Color Challenge - Pinks, Greens, Browns


All stamps available in the Verve Store and all are on sale at discounted prices through August 24.

Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts, Big Wish, and Blue Skies by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lucky Limeade and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up, 
Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa, and Espresso Truffle by Memento
Copic Markers
Embellishment: Stickles, Pearls, and Ribbon

Friday, August 17, 2012

Card-a-Day Fabric Inspiration Challenge

Looks like I am getting this in just under the wire on the last day! This was created for the Card-a-Day Fabric Inspiration Challenge. Thanks, Francesca for this fun challenge!!


Stamps: Best Blossoms by Stampin' Up, Big Wish by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Summer Sun, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Inks: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Pistachio by Memento
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Microbeads, Rhinestones, Ribbon

Verve Anything But a Card Challenge

I decided to try out my new Framelits Holiday Ornaments dies to create a birthday gift topper for today's Verve Anything But a Card Challenge. You can read about their anniversary challenges and specials in  the Verve Store.


Stamps: Big Wish by Verve
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Framelits Holiday Ornaments, SU Punches, Scor Buddy, Scor Tape, Cord
Embellishment: Tulle

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Verve 5th Anniversary

It was to my delight that I was drawn from a hat to win a fabulous $30 gift certificate from Verve during last week's Dare to Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoaststampers. Yesterday my code arrived and I had fun in their store doing some Verve shopping. Later in the afternoon I received the email that my package had been shipped! What service!

While I wait for my new Verve to arrive, I have pulled out some of my old Verve sets to take part in their 5th anniversary challenges.

This card was for their clean and simple challenge. I masked the notebook paper to stamp it 3 times across the card front.


Stamps: Blue Skies by Verve
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Real Red
Embellishment: Baker's Twine





Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Verve Sketch


Stamps: Blue Skies, Forever in Our Hearts, and Feel Better Soon by Verve
Papers:  Taken with Teal, Pacific Point, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific White, hello luscious by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pistachio, SU Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade, and Bashful Blue, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Ribbon

The Verve 5th Anniversary Celebration is in full swing. Check it out at the Verve Store!

New SU Shipment - Woo Hoo!!!!


Mr. Brown delivered new Stampin' Up goodies to my house today! I used one of my sets to create this masculine card of encouragement.

Stamps: By the Seashore and Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up
Psalm 31:24 by Verve
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Baja Breeze, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Early Espresso and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Jute

Monday, August 13, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Design #85

For this week's clean and simple one layer design, I have sponged an inch and a half section of ground and sky as the backdrop for my stamped Kitchen Sink images. I then stamped the images partly inside and partly outside the sponged background to create this week's 10 minute design.

You can find all 85 of my 10 minute designs archived in the Kitchen Sink Forum in the Crew Challenge Cupboard under Monday 10 Minute Card Challenge . Sometimes it is fun to scroll through these oldies for some new inspiration.


Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tree - 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, 2 Memento Pistachio,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 4 Memento Olive Grove,
 Trunk - Memento Rich Cocoa
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sky - SU Bashful Blue
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle


Stamps: Multi Step Classic Old Truck by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Truck Wheel Base - 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, 
2 Memento Tuxedo Black stamped off once,1 Memento London Fog 
Truck Body - 3 SU Bermuda Bay, 2 SU Bermuda Bay, 
1 SU Bermuda Bay stamped off once, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sky - SU Bashful Blue
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black



Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Simple Sentiments 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Iris - 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly,
 1 Memento Lilac Posies, 4 Versafine Imperial Purple
Stem and Leaves - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove 
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sky - SU Bashful Blue
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black



Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Whole Family
 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Bear - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa,
 1 Memento Toffee Crunch, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
Grass - SU Certainly Celery
Sky - SU Bashful Blue
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

Visit the Crew!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Oldie

No time to stamp today so I am posting this card I created last week.


Stamps: Kids at Play by Fourishes

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SCS Queen for the Day - BarbieP

BarbieP was crowned this week's Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers. You can see her beautiful work in her SCS gallery seen here.  This is the card I created to honor her talent today.


Stamps: Inclinations by Penny Black and Forever in Our Hearts by Verve
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by Graphic 45
Inks: Ranger Wild Honey, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Brad

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Water Stamping

A friend asked me about this technique after seeing it featured on Splitcoaststampers this week. I had not seen water stamping before so I went to check it out. Turns out it is this week's featured tutorial written by Bev Gerard so I gave it a try.


Stamps: Graceful Calla Lily by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paisley Print by Stampin' Up
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Baja Breeze and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cajun Craze and Raspberry Ripple by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Sponges
Embellishment: Ribbons and Crystals 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Card-a-Day - London Calling

Today I am posting my first challenge card for my blog group Card-a-Day Bloggers. Our hostess, Bexx, is a native of Great Britain and has entitled her challenge London Calling. I didn't have any images that seemed to work for London, so I have gone with my free form (and flawed) Union Jack with London and 2012 as a nod to the wonderfully awesome job they have done in hosting this summer's Olympics.


The letters are die cut with my Cuttlebug and the numbers were stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White.

Monday, August 6, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Monday - Ribbon and DP Scraps

For this week's 10 minute design (10MC84), I pulled out my tub of designer paper scraps and my canister filled with snippets of ribbon.  Both containers are too full to add anything more so I decided it was time to start subtracting. The cards below are the result.


Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and scraps of BasicGrey
Inks: Flower - 3 SU Perfect Plum, 2 SU Wisteria Wonder, 
1 Memento Lulu Lavender, 4 SU Concord Crush
Leaves - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Pistachio, 3 Memento Pistachio
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Concord Crush
Embellishment: Ribbon Scraps


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and scraps of BasicGrey
Inks: Flower - 3 SU Calypso Coral, 2 SU  Calypso Coral stamped off once,
1 SU Calypso Coral stamped off twice, 4 SU Cajun Craze stamped off once
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Perfect Plum
Embellishment: Ribbon Scraps



Stamps: Multi Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and scraps of graphic 45
Inks: Flower - 5 SU Cherry Cobbler, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once,
3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, l - omitted
Leaves - 1 SU True Thyme stamped off once, 2 SU True Thyme, 3 Memento Northern Pines
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Ribbon Scraps



Stamps: Multi Step Zinnia by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and scraps of BasicGrey
Inks: Flower - 3 SU Raspberry Ripple, 2 SU Raspberry Ripple stamped off once,
1 SU Raspberry Ripple stamped off twice, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, 5 SU Rich Razzleberry
Leaves - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 3 Memento Pistachio
Sentiment - SU Raspberry Ripple
Embellishment: Ribbon Scraps

Drop by to see what sweet treats the Kitchen Crew have cooked up for you today!

Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko Maria

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Texas Birthday

Not sayin' who, but someone I know is having a birthday this week! Hope it's a great one!

I reworked the card from yesterday into this Texas birthday greeting. I used an emery board to sand off the sentiment and then responged the ground green. The fence and grass took care of hiding the rest of the damage.


The stamps are  Multi Step Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps 
and Historic Marker by Deadbeat DESIGNS
Papers and Inks from Stampin' Up
Die by My Favorite Things and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Friday, August 3, 2012

Final DTGD Cards

Well, today I finished the last of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges. Last count that was 38 cards! My stamps are still smokin'!

Here are my favorites from today.


Stamps: Because of You by Gina K. Designs, Wishing You by Verve
Papers: Dragonfly Duet by graphic 45, Early Espresso and More Mustard by Stampin' Up


Stamps: The Sea by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, River Rock, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Tree by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Faith in Nature by Stampin' Up
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Today's DTGD Designs


Sharing cards 27 through 31 today.


No stamping here but the SU Sanded background. Cuttlebug embossing and die cut.  I added Prima flowers and leaves created with a Martha Stewart punch.


Created with an octagonal Nestabilities, a Cuttlebug Die, and Mix It Up by KSS.


The truck is KSS and the chevrons are from pb&j by BasicGrey.


I used CM hexagon punches and designer paper from Teresa Collins to create this holiday card.


The DP is by graphic 45, the sentiment from KSS.

I'm getting worn to a frazzle with all this stamping, but the final stretch is just around the corner!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More DTGD Cards

I know I promised you more of my Dare to Get Dirty cards. Well, the event is now in its 5th day so there are 26 cards completed, and I am buried under cards and scraps. That's way too many for sharing here so I am just going to add a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them!


Stamp by Gina K. Designs


Stamps by House-Mouse Designs, Inc. and Kitchen Sink Stamps


Masked basket of hydrangeas
Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps


No Stamping - Papers from Fashionista by graphic 45

Emboss Resist
 Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Stamps by graphic 45 and PaperTrey Ink


Stamps by House-Mouse Designs, Inc. and PaperTrey Ink