Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last Shipment to M.D. Anderson

Today I finished my last card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers and am boxing up the last of the cards to send to M.D.Anderson in Houston this afternoon. My hope is that my cards will bring hope and comfort to those who receive them.


Stamps: Lady from Stamp Affair
Sentiment from Brighter Days by Verve
Designer Paper from My Mind's Eye


Stamps: Chair from Hero Arts
Multi Step Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Sentiment from deadbeat Designs
3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Stamps: Friendship Messages by Hero Arts
Designer Paper from graphic 45


Stamps: Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Heartfelt Phrases by Verve


Stamps: Through the Trees by Papertrey Ink
Birds from Forever in Our Hearts by Verve

Monday, October 29, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Design #96

If the truth be told, one layer cards are more than likely my favorite cards to make. They are so quick and easy to design as well as less expensive to make and mail. Kitchen Sink Stamps' 10 Minute Design this week is a one layer card with one rounded corner at the top for interest and a long sentiment across the bottom of the card to ground the image.



Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Leaves - 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Cantaloupe, 3 Memento Potter's Clay
Trunk - 2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Cameo - 5 Memento Tuxedo Black, 4 Memento London Fog, 3 Memento London Fog stamped off once, 2 Memento Longon Fog stamped off once, 1 Memento London Fob stamped off twice
Sentiment and Flourishes - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Pearl



Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Get Well Teddy, 3 Step Hey Chick!,
 and Multi Step Shamrocks and Clover by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Teddy - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Stems - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Flowers - Memento Dandelion
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Crystals



Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Turkey - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa on the feathers and Lady Bug on the wattle
2 Memento Toffe Crunch on the body and Tangelo on the legs
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Black Sharpie eye
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to visit the crew!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Friday, October 26, 2012

More HYCCT Creations

A little bit of pink overload!




Stamps: Alphabet by the Paper Studio
Medallion by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Hey Chick! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Die Cut Letters by Cuttlebug


Stamps: Family by My Favorite Things
Medallion by Stampin' Up


Stamps: French Script by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Puppy Love by Stampin' Up
Ribbons with a Cause by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Cards for the Gulf Coast Paper Crafters

These are the  Christmas cards I designed and shared with my dear friends the Gulf Coast Paper Crafters last Saturday.


Stamps: Season of Love by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


Stamps: Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment by Stampabilities


Stamps and Die by Hero Arts
Sentiment by Stampabilities


Stamps: Through the Trees by Papertrey Ink

Monday, October 22, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Window Card

This week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 minute design incorporates a clear acetate window in the card front and the image was stamped on the inside of the card. I did this so that these cards can be included in Splitcoaststampers' Hope You Can Cling To card making event for the Clearly Hopeful challenge and be bundled up for shipment to M.D. Anderson in Houston.

It is hard to see the windows in the card photos, so I have included a couple  of shots with the card open on my desk so you can see the simple construction. First the outside.



Then the inside!



Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Ruby Red and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Clear Acetate
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Love Letter, 
Cantaloupe, and Rhubarb Stalk
Tools: Circle Nestablities


Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Really Rust and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Clear Acetate
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle,
and Cantaloupe
Tools: Circle Nestablities



Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Clear Acetate
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk and Pistachio
Tools: Circle Nestablities




Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Clear Acetate
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Morocco, Tangelo, and Cantaloupe
Tools: Circle Nestablities

Drop in on the Kitchen Sink Crew for more KSS goodies today!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vital Signs

Today's card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge at Splitcoaststampers was to be inspired by one of the 4 vital signs. I chose temperature.


Stamps: Bunny Boo Boo by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Here for You by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Blue Bayou by Stampin' Up
DP by Cloud 9 Design
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Copic Markers
Tools: SU Punches
Embellishment: Ribbon

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Two more cards winging their way to M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas for use by patients and their families.


Stamps: Birds by Inkakinkado, Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink,
 Nature Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Paper: Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black


Stamps by Hero Arts
Papers: Pretty in Pink and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Olivia by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: SU Ribbon

Monday, October 15, 2012

10 Minute KSS Merry Christmas

My Christmas stash box is practically empty so I decided to get it in gear this week with Christmas cards for this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 minute design. It took a couple of minutes to computer generate the Merry Christmas text and print it in colors I planned to use on my designs. I then added my stamped and matted KSS images over the text and added a matching mat to the panel before gluing it to the white card front. At this rate, I can have my box full in no time!


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Olive Bazzill
Inks: Memento Olive Grove, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Poppy Parade
Embellishment: Pearls


Stamps: 3 Step Bells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Stampin' Up Basic Black
Inks: Stampin' Up More Mustard and Gumball Green
Tools: Spellbinder Dies
Embellishment: Satin Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals and Multi Step Ornament & Stars
 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Pacific Point
Inks:  Stampin' Up Gumball Green, Pacific Point, and Blue Bayou
Tools: Oval Nestabilities



Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Inks:  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, and Poppy Parade


See what the Kitchen Sink Crew created to share with you today!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More HYCCT




This first card was created for the spelling challenge for the Hope You Can Cling To event at SCS. The letters HYCCT had to be represented is some way on the card. Here is how I used those letters:

H - Heat Embossing
Y - Yee Haw
C - Cowgirl
C - Cowboy Boots
T - Twine


Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, and Lady Bug
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Rhinestones and Twine

The requirements for this second card were that it have stitching and be humorous. I needed a humorous birthday card so I made this one twice. One for MD and one for me!


Stamps: Eat Your Cake & Nap Too by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Make a Wish Quotes by Fiskars
Papers: Early Espresso and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Sugar Cookie by Luxe Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Blushing Bride and Early Espresso
Tools: Spellbinders Die, Dickle Scissors, Sewing Machine, Copic Markers, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Stitching, Ribbon, and Crystals

Monday, October 8, 2012

10 Minute Holiday Designs

For Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Card Design #93, I have dry embossed the entire card front and then attached the stamped panel with a colored mat. Very quick and easy!


Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Leave and Vines -1 & 2 Lucky Limeade and  3 Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up
Pumpkins - 5 Memento Potter's Clay, 4 Memento Morocco, 3 Memento Tangelo
2 Memento Tangelo, 1 Memento Tangelo stamped off once
Tools: Sizzix Embossing Folder



Stamps: Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Friends of the Moon,
 and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Moon - 1 SU Daffodil Delight, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 3 SU Peach Parfait
Witch and Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities



Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pumpkins - 5 Memento Potter's Clay, 4 Memento Morocco, 3 Memento Tangelo
2 Memento Tangelo, 1 Memento Tangelo stamped off once
Faces and sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Spellbinders M-Bossabilities



Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Glorious Green, Real Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Holly - 1 SU Glorious Green stamped off once, 2 SU Glorious Green,
3 Memento Northern Pines
Sentiment: Memento Love Letter
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Glitter Domes


Check in with the rest of the crew:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

More Cards for MD Anderson


Stamps: Tickling the Ivories by House-Mouse Designs, Inc., Joyful Blooms by Verve
Papers: Whisper White and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen, Copic Markers
Tools: SU Punches
Embellishment: Gemstones by the Paper Studio




Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Dies
Embellishments: Rhinestone, Jelly Sticker, Paper Rose

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day

I couldn't let today get by without posting new cards since it is World Card Making Day! One is for the Verve Card Making Day Challenge, one is for the Hope You Can Cling To event at Splitcoaststampers,  and the last one for the SCS Inspiration Challenge.


Stamps: Wonderful Wishes by Verve
Pocket Watch by Yvonne Albritton Designs
Papers: Real Rust, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Recycled Cardboard, A Proper Gentleman by graphic 45
Inks: Antique Linen by Ranger, Espresso Truffle by Memento
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon and atyou Spica gold glittter pen

The HYCCT challenge today required the focus to be on die cut and punched images on each design.


Stamps: Anchor by Our Daily Bread
Papers: Pool Party, Soft Suede, True Thyme, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Creamy Caramel, 
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pool Pary, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Dies and Martha Stewart Punch
Embellishment: Pearl




Stamps: Inkadinkado and Joy for the Journey by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Island Indigo, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Inks: Island Indigo and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Tools: Stamping Gear by Inkadinkado, Starburst Nestabilities, Circle Punch
Embellishment: Brad

Friday, October 5, 2012

Batch 2 Shipping Today to M.D.Anderson



I ate the cupcake, but the card is going!



Stamps: Carry On by Stampin' Up, Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Assorted pinks from Stampin' Up, DP by the Paper Studio
Inks:  Memento Espresso Truffle, SU Regal Rose
Tools and Embellishments: Martha Stewart Cupcake Punch, Tulle, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Sparkly Fiber, Satin Cord, 9 oz. Plastic Cup, Press 'n Seal


Stamps: Brighter Days by Verve
Paper: All strips except for the SU Summer Starfruit are for the Away We Go collection by My Mind's Eye, SU Really Rust was also used.
Ink: SU Really Rust
Embellishment: Prima Flowers and Heated Ribbon


Stamps: Ornament Design by Inkadinkado and Blue Skies by Verve
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Pink Passion, and Print Pack by Stampin' Up, DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Pink Passion and Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Tools: Stamping Gear by Inkadinkado, Martha Stewart Punch, Circle Punches
Embellishment: Rhinestone Brad

Thursday, October 4, 2012

resqbarbie Crowned SCS Queen

This is the card I create with inspiration from Denise, aka resqbarbie, who has been crowned Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers. Here is the card which inspired it.


Stamps: 3 Step School Days by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper from graphic 45
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up
Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa by Memento
Tool: Paper Piercer

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Five Words

The challenge today for the Hope You Can Cling To event at Splitcoaststampers was to create cards with 5 words as the focus of the design. I created one card featuring five roles played by many of the women struggling with cancer. The other card is one of encouragement created also for MOJO261 at Verve and going to M.D. Anderson.


Stamps: Brighter Days by Verve
Papers: Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Away We Go by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, McGill Leaf Punch
Embellishment: Prima flower


Stamps: Whole Family and Other Important People by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, DP by the Paper Studio, Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Tools: Cuttlebug Die
Embellishment: Ribbon, Pearls, Crystal Hearts

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

HYCCT - First Batch

October is a special month at Splitcoaststampers with challenges being posted daily and the cards created for these challenges are mailed to M.D.Anderson Medical Center to be used by their patients and their families. I try to set aside time each year to take part in this amazing event. Today I am sharing the first 4 cards I created for these challenges. Follow the pink blinkie at right to get more details about joining this fun and worthwhile event!


Stamps: Giant Sunflower by Kitchen Sink Stamps and French Script by Stampin' Up
Papers: Parchment, More Mustard and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Botanicabella by graphic 45
Inks:  Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Peach Parfait, Always Artichoke, and True Thyme by Stampin' Up, Peanut Brittle by Memento
Wild Honey and Vintage Photo by Ranger


Stamps: Iris by Kitchen Sink Stamps and French Script by Stampin' Up
Papers: Parchment, More Mustard and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Botanicabella by graphic 45
Inks:   Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Buckaroo Blue, Pacific Point, Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, True Thyme, and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up, 
Wild Honey and Vintage Photo by Ranger



Stamps:  Hundred Acre Hug by All Night Media, Scroll by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady,
 Stampin' Up Bashful Blue and Pear Pizzazz, Copic Markers
Tools:  Embossing Folder from the Paper Studio, Verve Scroll Die, Spellbinders Die
Embellishment: Ribbon



Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up, Wonderful Wishes by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Going Grey, Basic Grey and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel, Stampin' Up Going Grey and Regal Rose
Tool: Circle Punch