Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 - A Banner Year!

I am certainly not unhappy to be closing the door on 2012 and stepping into a new year! I hope it is a banner year for us all!

For Kitchen Sink Stamps' 10 Minute Card #104, I have stamped New Year KSS images on a white card front and attached a die cut banner and sentiment over the stamped images. 



Stamps: Bunch o' Balloons and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge


Stamps: Bunch o' Balloons and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Tangelo, Cottage Ivy,Lilac Posies, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up So Saffron and Marina Mist
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge



Stamps: Champagne Celebration and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Poppy Parade and So Saffron
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge



Stamps: Bunch o' Balloons and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Love Letter and Tuxedo Black
Stampin Up Marina Mist and So Saffron
Tools: Spellbinders Banner Die, Sponge

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

For this week's Kitchen Sink post, I have stepped away from my normal 10 minute design to create something special for you in honor of Christmas. There is not much I love doing more than masking and layering images so I put together this holiday swag of greens and roses. It brought me such joy to create this Christmas card to wish you all a very special holiday with family and friends. Thank you so much for your visits and encouragement this year! They mean the world to me!


I used elements from several different Kitchen Sink sets. The rose bud and leaf are from Hearts & Roses. The pine boughs are from Winter Cardinals while the pine cones are from Build a Garland. For the sentiment, I used this long beauty from Poinsettias.

Kitchen Sink Stamps will be having an after Christmas sale starting on Christmas day and ending at midnight PST on Friday the 28th. All in stock merchandise will be discounted 35%. So beginning tomorrow you can go to the Kitchen Sink store and fill your cart with KSS goodies. Remember to enter code HOHOLYNN at checkout to receive your 35% discount.



Be sure to check out the Kitchen Crew's latest creations for additional inspiration!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, December 17, 2012

10 Minute Gift Card Holders for the Tree

Many of my family members prefer gift cards or cash for Christmas so this year I have hung them on my tree. These Kitchen Sink 10 minute cash and gift card holders are made with two pieces of card stock held together tightly with two brads so that the card or cash can be slipped in. Glad these are so easy to make since I have quite a few to create.


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, Love Letter, and Rhubarb Stalk
Embellishments: Ribbon and Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Happy Hanukkah and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue and Summer Sky
Embellishment: Ribbon and Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Gift and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Rose Bud
Embellishment: Ribbon and Brads


Stamps: Multi Step Old Truck and 1/2 Pint Alphabet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Going Gray by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, London Fog
Embellishment: Ribbon and Brads

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gifts for the Masses

I know that I am not the only one who has need of quick, simple, and inexpensive packaging for Christmas gifts for the masses (scout troops, homeroom classes, Sunday School classes, neighbors and the like). This week's Kitchen Sink 10 Minute Design #102 fills that need. I chopped the top off of brown paper lunch bags I got at the dollar store and stamped a quick branch and babble on each along with a holiday greeting. I then folded the top to the back and punched two holes for the ribbon. And truth be known, they take only about 3 minutes each. They don't even look that bad when you stamp on the wrong side of the bag. Just sayin'!



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Build a Garland, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern Pines and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Soft Suede and More Mustard
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Gold Spica Pen



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Christmas Lights, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern Pines, Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Ornament and Stars, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern Pines and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up More Mustard
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon



Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Ornament and Stars, and
Playful Christmas by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Brown Paper Bag
Inks: Memento Northern, Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter
Embellishment: Red Seam Binding Ribbon

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Kitchen Windows

I had such fun with this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 minute design. I used Poppy Stamps' Grand Madison Window die to create each of these cards. The designer paper I used as my kitchen wallpaper is from the Paper Studio. Here are 4 different views I imagined that you might see outside your kitchen window this holiday season.



Stamps: Owl & Autumn Moon and Ready for Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa and Love Letter, SU Bashful Blue
Tools: Grand Madison Window die, Fence die by MFT, SU punch


Stamps: Owl & Autumn Moon and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento RTuxedo Black, SU Peach Parfait, Crushed Curry, and Blue Bayou
Tools: Grand Madison Window die,  SU punches




Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Olive Grove, Rhubarb Stalk, and Love Letter,
 SU Bashful Blue and Wild Wasabi
Tools: Grand Madison Window die, SU punch




Stamps: Multi Step Pines and 3 Step Bells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
DP by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove, SU Bashful Blue
Tools: Grand Madison Window die, SU punches

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria