Saturday, September 29, 2012

ACAD No Red or Green Christmas

Nathalia has challenge the members of the Card-a-Day blog group to create a Christmas card without using the traditional holiday colors of red or green. I chose to use blue and white.


Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes by Stampin' Up
Inks: Midnight Muse by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: SU Ribbon, Silver Cord, Crystals, and Silver Gelly Roll Pen
Tools: Holiday Ornament Framelits by Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio

Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Birthday Wreath

I created this birthday card for a friend using Inkadinkado's new Stamping Gear. I used the inside cogs on the large circle frame and stamped the berry branches first in every 6th cog. I then moved 3 spaces over and stamped the large leaves in every 6th cog. I masked the orange leaves and stamped the green leaves in the gaps left in the design.  I must thank my wonderful daughter-in-law again for this fun birthday gift! I am having such fun playing with it! It is my favorite birthday toy!


Stamps: Branches and Fossil Leaves by Inkadinkado
sentiment from Joyful Blooms by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler,
and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie,
and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Tools: Inkadinkado Stamping Gear, Circle Punches, Starburst Nestabilities
Embellishment: Decorative Brad

Queen Jojot

I was out and about last week and missed Joanne's reign as Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers so when I discovered it today, I wanted to go back and case this beautiful card from her amazing gallery. I had to pull out my stamp-a-ma-jig to try to get those blocks lined up!


Stamps: Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
Wishing You by Verve
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Groovy Guava
Embellishments: Ribbon and Crystals

Thursday, September 27, 2012

QFTD132 + Doritos

Bexx has challenged the members of  the Card-a-Day blog group to create a card inspired by their favorite chip! Can you tell mine is Doritos?

This card also honors Splitcoaststampers' Queen for the day Polly, aka peeps 321. When I found this lovely card in her amazing gallery, I knew it would work well with my Doritos!



Stamps: Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
 Scripture by Verve
Paper: Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Inks: Espresso Truffle, Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle,
and Cantaloupe by Memento

CASology 12 - Shoe

CASology Challenge #12 this week is to create a clean and simple design which features a shoe. You can read about the challenge and see the designers' samples as well as the rest of the entries HERE!



Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Red Bandana by Karen Foster Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, 
Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Catch Up Day

My goal today was to catch up and post the rest of the Viva la Verve! Sketch Challenges for September. I'm glad to say I made it one day ahead of the deadline!


Stamps: Every Season by Verve
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, Crushed Curry
Apricot Appeal, Creamy Caramel, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
indian summer by BasicGrey
Inks: Wild Honey and Walnut Stain by Ranger,
Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Tools: Martha Stewart and McGill Punches, Cirlce Nestabilities
Embellishment: Ribbon



Stamps: Happy Thoughts and Wonderful Wishes by Verve
Kids at Play by Flourishes
Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo, and Basic Black
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Marker
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Rhinestones




Stamps: Happy Thoughts and Joyful Blooms by Verve
Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
Papers: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Almost Amethyst,
and Bordering Blue by Stampin' Up
wisteria by BasicGrey
Inks: Peanut Brittle by Memento
Almost Amethyst by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punches
Embellishment: Rhinestones

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MOJO260 and SCS CC394

I'm killing two birds with one stone with today's card. The sketch is MOJO260 from MOJO Monday at Verve. The colors are from Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge 394.


Stamps: Brighter Days and Forever in Our Hearts by Verve
By the Seashore by Stampin' Up
Papers: Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, and Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
oxford by BasicGrey
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, and Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle and Square Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Paper Piercer
Embellishment: Jute and Pearls

Monday, September 24, 2012

KSS 10MC91 - Doily and Bling

Today's first card is going out as a thank you for a gorgeous birthday bouquet of gerber daisies that arrived at my house this week. As you can clearly see, I had fun with flowers, doilies, and crystals on this week's 10 minute cards.


Stamps:  3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up
Inks: Marigold Morning, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, 
Cajun Craze, and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Doily and Rhinestones


Stamps:  Multi Step Tulip Garden by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Lovely Lavender by Gina K Designs
Inks: Elderberry, Grape Jelly, and Lulu Lavender by Memento 
Gumball Green and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Doily and Rhinestones



Stamps:  Multi Step Lilies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Doily and Rhinestones



Stamps:  3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Inks: Mambo Melon, Always Artichoke, and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Doily and Rhinestones

More pretties from the crew:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Sunday, September 23, 2012

SCS CAS189

A busy week kept me from playing challenges, so I was happy to have time to play this one from Splitcoaststampers.


Stamps: Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White
DP scraps from graphic 45 and BasicGrey
Tools: Stampin' Up Owl, Oval, and Scallop Punches
Embellishments: Orange and Black Nailheads

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MOJO 259



I created this card for this week's
as well as SCS TLC395 (rolled flowers). 
Love the layout! 



Stamps: Brighter Days by Verve
Papers: So Saffron, Cajun Craze, and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by graphic 45
Inks: Memento Morocco, Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Tools: MFT die-namics, Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punches,
Paper Piercer
Embellishment: Pearl

Monday, September 17, 2012

CAD Challenge Meets KSS 10 Minute Monday

Dorothy has challenged the members of the Card-a-Day blog group this week to case a card from another member of the group. With Bexx's permission I am casing her wonderful autumn thank you card and using its layout for today Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card Design #90. I just fell in love with it when I saw it and had to give it a go.

Here is Bexx's Stampin' Up only design showcased from her delightful blog, The Demented Spoon.



And here is my Kitchen Sink Stamps version:


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Morocco, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, and Espresso Truffle
Embellishment: Brad

This cute and versatile layout is perfect for just about any type of card. Here are a few more versions.


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Bear by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove
Stampin' Up Melon Mambo and Raspberrry Ripple
Embellishment: Brad



Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper:  Whisper White and Real by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Northern Pines, Bamboo Leaves, and Pistachio
Stampin' Up Real Red and Cherry Cobbler
Embellishment: Jelly Sticker



Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White, and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove
Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Peach Parfait,
Soft Suede, and Early Espresso
Embellishment: Brad


Check out the Kitchen Crew's latest designs!



* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

A huge thank you to Bexx for sharing her delightful design with us today!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Less is More - Week 85

For week 85 of the Less is More Challenge,the challenge participants are to use an oval in their design.


Stamps: Pottery Garden by Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Potter's Clay, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pistachio,
Morocco, and Espresso Truffle
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Spellbinders Label Die

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Autumn Foliage Wreath

My sweet daughter-in-law always throws something cutting-edge and crafty into the goody bundle they bring to help me celebrate my birthday. This year it was Inkadinkado's Stamping Gear. What fun! I used it to create this card for this week's color challenge at SCS.


Stamps: Fossil Leaves and Branches by Inkakinkado
Sentiment by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze
by Stampin' Up
Tools: Inkadinkado Stamping Gear, Martha Stewart Medallion Punch,
EKSuccess Circle Punch
Embellishment: Decorative Brad

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MOJO 258

My need today is for masculine prayer cards. So many great masculine papers are found in the graphic 45 Communique collection. The sentiment is from Wonderfully Made by Verve, and I have used the MOJO 258 sketch!  I got 4 of these made and in the mail today.



Stamps: Wonderfully Made by Verve
Papers: Communique by graphic 45, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, and Naturals Ivory
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Star Dies by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Embellishment: Crystal Stars

Monday, September 10, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Monday #89

This week I had fun shuffling embossed panels around on the card front to create more 10 minute cards. The combinations are endless. With additional time, these cards would be super cute with mats and ribbons as well. I stamped my Kitchen Sink images in the 1 3/4 inch by 2 1/4 inch blank panel, but it would be interesting to stamp on the other sizes as well to create a pretty card set.

I obviously wasn't paying very close attention as I did my shuffling! Please just laugh out loud and ignore the sideways script!


Stamps: Multi Step Lilac, 3 Step Butterflies, and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, 
and Lucky Limeade
Tools: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing Folders



Stamps: Multi Step Pansies and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pale Plum by Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Memento Sweet Plum and Elderberry
Stampin' Up Old Olive
Tools: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing Folders




 Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Stampin' Up Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede,
Early Espresso, and Lucky Limeade
Tools: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing Folders


Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender by Gina K Designs, Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Memento Elderberry, Grape Jelly, and Lulu Lavender,
Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive
Tools: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing Folders

Visit the girls:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Less is More - One Layer with Foliage

This card was created for the One Layer with Foliage Challenge at More is Less.


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves by Kitchen Sink Stamkps, Every Season by Verve
Papers: Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Inks: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, and True Thyme by Stampin' Up

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome, Baby Girl!

This design was created for two challenges today. The sketch is from Verve for the 2nd week of September and the baby part was for SCS Free4All 133 which requires a baby card without any traditional baby images. Now if I just knew someone who was having a baby girl!


Stamps: Wonderfully Made by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and Regal Rose by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Leaf Punches
Embellishments: Lace, Pearls, and Paper Roses

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teacher, You are the Best!

The SCS Ways to Use It Challenge391 asked for apples today. I designed this with you in mind - Teddie, Tiffany, and Liz - as you start another school year!! Best wishes for a sensational year!


Stamps: 3 Step School Days, Multi Step Baskets, and Other Important People
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
oxford by BasicGrey
Inks: Apple - 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 SU Real Red, 2 SU Real Red stamped off once,
1 SU Apricot Appeal
Basket - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Crumb Cake, 1 SU Crumb Cake stamped off once
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Embellishment: Brad and Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CAD - The Great Outdoors

I created today's card for the Card-a-Day blog group using SCS's Sketch Challenge 401. I pulled out some old but dearly loved Stampin' Up sets and mixed them with my newest Inkadinkado Branches to make this "Great Outdoors" design.


Stamps: Pines and Nature Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
Branches by Inkadinkado
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery,
and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Northern Pines,
Cottage Ivy, and Potter's Clay
True Thyme by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Hemp

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MOJO 257

I used some of my newly purchased Verve stamps and dies to create this card for Mojo Monday Challenge 257. This is a large 5 x 7 inch card.


Stamps: Brighter Days, Joyful Blooms, and Plane Jane Scroll by Verve
Papers: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, and Gumball Green
by Stampin' Up
nook & pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Real Red and Always Artichoke
Tools:  Flower Die  and Scroll Die by Verve, McGill Leaf Punch, EK Success Punch, Corner Rounder, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Rhinestones

Monday, September 3, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Design 88

An inch and a half of designer paper down the side of the card was used to create this week's 10 minute KSS design. I would love to see our Kitchen Sink fans pull out their KSS stamps and share something beautiful they create using this simple sketch. Upload your version to the Kitchen Sink Gallery and include keyword 10MC88.


Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
off beat by BasicGrey
Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Tree - 2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
4 Memento Cottage Ivy, Trunk - Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment: Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant



Stamps: 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
oxford by BasicGrey
Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Books - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 Memento Cantaloupe,
1 Memento  Memento Cantaloupe stamped off once,
Apple - 2 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler,
4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 1 SU Real Red stamped off once
Sentiment: Stampin' Up Real Red



Stamps: Nesting Dolls and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
max & whiskers by BasicGrey
Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers




Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
granola by BasicGrey
Almost Amethyst by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Sand Dollars - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Desert Sand,
1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Shell - 4 Memento Elderberry, 3 Memento Elderberry stamped off once,
2 Memento Desert Sand, 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Sentiment: Memento Elderberry

Visit the Crew:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria