Monday, December 30, 2013

Tons of Fun

I'm having fun today creating a few masculine cards with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Lil' Elephant.

For the quick card, I stamped the elephant and then masked it to add the text background. I finished the card off with a happy birthday tag.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 
and 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Sentiments - Memento Tuxedo Black

For the next card I double matted a frame and popped it up over the elephant.

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant and Multi Step Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 
and 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Spellbinders Dies

Check out the Crew's latest creations!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria


Monday, December 23, 2013

Jingle Bell Christmas

I received two more unexpected Christmas cards on Saturday, so here I am on December 23 still creating Christmas cards to drive down to the post office today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will be delivered tomorrow. Both are just traveling across town, so I think it is possible.

I realized I hadn't done any jingle bells this year so out they came this morning!

Wishing you and those you love a very special Christmas filled with love and laughter!!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Bells and Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard
Embellishment: Gold Cord and Red Seam Binding Ribbon


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


 and Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, American Crafts Metallic Silver,
 and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Versamark, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, 
Going Grey, Smoky Slate, and Gumball Green
Embellishment: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Silver Embossing Powder

Thank you so much for your visit today!!

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more Christmas fun!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Lights Oh So Bright

All of my Christmas cards went to the post office last week, but I usually receive a few cards from unexpected sources. I am creating these final cards so I won't be caught unprepared. Today I have pulled out Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Christmas Lights to use in creating these last Christmas cards of the season! It is my all time favorite Christmas set. For these cards I inked only the glass end of the bulbs and not the sockets.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights, Multi Step Ornament and Stars, and 
Multi Step Winter Cardinals (pines) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, Espresso Truffle, Cottage Ivy, 
Northern Pine and Tuxedo Black by Memento
More Mustard and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Gold Atyou Spica Pen


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights, 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe (sentiment), and 
Multi Step Winter Cardinals (pines) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks:  Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Grape Jelly, Tangelo, Dandelion, 
and Danube Blue by Memento
Embellishment: Star Dust Stickles

I'm sure, like me, your week will be filled with frantic preparations for the Christmas holidays, but hopefully it will also be filled with peace and joy and love. 

More Christmas Creations from the Kitchen Crew:

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowy Pines

Marching forward with more Christmas cards today. I chose to use Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps since a frosty blue norther blew into Texas this week and many people had more sleet and snow than they are used to.

For the 10 minute card I stamped the single snowy pine starting with layer 3 inked with Memento Northern Pine on the pine needles and Memento Rich Cocoa on the trunk. I followed that with layer 2 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa and finished with layer 1 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once. I then sponged some SU Baja Breeze as a background and added the die cut star and crystal to the top of the tree. A band of silver glitter ribbon dressed the card up a bit and the sentiment from Playful Christmas 2 was stamped in Cottage Ivy at the bottom.



For the 10 minutes and 10 minutes more design, I chose to use the same snowy pine, but this time I clear embossed the top layer of the tree as well as the snowflakes, sentiment, and ground. I then created an emboss resist background by rubbing the surface of the card with SU Marina Mist ink. The snowflakes are from Snow Flurry and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas 1.


I do finally have enough Christmas cards to head to the post office this week, but still have a ton of Christmas crafting to do with 80 scrapbook pages. Fortunately I only have to design 6 layouts and then create multiple copies of each. It will be a crazy crafty week! Just the normal hectic Christmas here in the McAuley house!

Drop in on the Kitchen Crew to see what holiday goodies they have concocted for you this week!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria


Monday, December 2, 2013

Holly Days!

I am on a mad dash to get enough Christmas cards made and in the mail to my family and friends this week! I have never been this far behind! EEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

Today I am working with Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe, one of my holiday favorites!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and Playful Christmas 1
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Morocco, Rhubarb Stalk, Cottage Ivy, and Northern Pine
Embellishment: Green Metallic Ric Rac

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and Multi Step Gift
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Designer Paper by the Paper Studio
Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Cottage Ivy, and Northern Pine
Tools: Nestibilites Circles, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board,
Corner Rounder
Embellishment: Red Crystals

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew and see their latest creations.

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ever Thankful - KSS

There are two days left to take advantage of Kitchen Sink Stamps' Pre-Thanksgiving Day Sale. Enter promo code THANK30LYNN at checkout to receive 30% off of all in store merchandise. US orders of $65 or more will receive free shipping. The sale ends at midnight PST on Tuesday, November 26. Don't miss this great chance to pick up your favorite sets at this reduced price!

My cards today were created to wish you and those you love a very Happy Thanksgiving. I count your visits to my blog and your cyber friendship as a wonderful blessing in my life! I truly do have so very much to be thankful for. God is so good!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White,  SU More Mustard and Cranberry Crisp
Designer Paper - TC Fall by K&Company
Inks: Layer 3 - Memento Espresso Truffle on the body, Memento Lady Bug on the wattle,
Memento Tuxedo Black on the eye
Layer 2 - Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 1 - Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Rhubarb Stalk 

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Multi Step Tree Friends by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White,  SU Soft Suede and Cranberry Crisp
Designer Paper - TC Fall by K&Company
Inks: Turkey - Layer 3 - Memento Espresso Truffle on the body, 
Memento Lady Bug on the wattle, Memento Tuxedo Black on the eye
Layer 2 - Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 1 - Memento Peanut Brittle
Pumpkins - Layer 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Layer 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once
Layer 3 Memento Tangelo
Layer 4 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once
Layer 5 Memento Potter's Clay
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Embellishment - Twine

See what the Kitchen Crew has to share today!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving week!


I'm trying to play catch up on Christmas cards so I am throwing in another 10 minute card today just for fun!


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Playful Christmas 2
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Cherry Cobbler,
North Pole Collection by Crate Paper
Ink Layers on Bear: 3 - Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Toffee Crunch, 4 Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Friday, November 22, 2013

KSS Pre-Thanksgiving Sale

Today is the day! If you are shopping for bargains, head over to the Kitchen Sink Store and receive a 30% savings on in stock Kitchen Sink merchandise. The sale begins today and ends at midnight PST on Tuesday, November 26. Earn free US shipping on orders of $65 or more. Enter THANK30LYNN as the promo code at checkout to receive your discount.


Here are the latest Christmas cards I have added to my stash. I mixed Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes with Multi Step Things 4 Ducky and Teddy to create this one. Don't even ask about that wacky clipped corner! Sometimes Plan B has to work, and I do kind of like it! 





This cute little candy cane is a part of the Multi Step Things 4 Ducky and Teddy set. I stamped the small spring of holly from Multi Step Holly & Mistletoe, masked it, and then added the cane. These images were stamped on white card stock and the first layer of both the candy cane and the holly were stamped last with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sponged Memento New Sprout over the entire surface to make the images pop! The sentiment is from Ready 4 Any Holiday.



Happy Shopping!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Windows

You know how much I love to create scenes on my cards so the window dies I pulled out to use today seem the perfect fit for this type of card. Who doesn't love something beautiful or exciting outside their window?

10 Minute Window Card


and Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Stampin' Up Marina Mist and Night of Navy
Inks: Moon - 3 SU Peach Parfait, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Santa and Sleigh - Versafine Onyx Black
Sentiment - Memento Paris Dusk
Tools: Circle Punch (moon) and Grand Madison Window by Poppy Stamps


10 Minutes & 10 Minutes More Window Card


Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina Designs,
Smoky Slate by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Going Grey, and Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up
Desert Sand, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Sizzix Arch Dies, Brick Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio

I also have great news to share about a Pre-Thanksgiving Sale. Beginning Friday, November 22 and ending at midnight PST on Tuesday November 26 all in store merchandise (no back orders) will be discounted 30%. What a steal for Christmas gift giving! Enter THANK30LYNN at checkout to receive the discount any time between Friday, Nov. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 26.

There will also be free shipping on orders of $65 shipped within the US.

Before you go, be sure to check in on the designs the rest of the Kitchen Crew have ready to share  with you today!


*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, November 11, 2013

KSS Teddy Bear Fun

Having fun today with Teddy Bear Wishes!

10 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: SU River Rock
Inks: Memento
Tools: Spellbinders Die
Embellishment: Toothpick and Dimensionals

10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Things 4 Ducky and Teddy, 
Multi Step Grizzly Bear, 
and Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon

Check in on the Crew:

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, November 4, 2013

KSS Playful Christmas

Today Kitchen Sink Stamps welcomes back an old favorite, Playful Christmas 1, and releases a new companion set, Playful Christmas 2. Each set contains Christmas trees in four sizes with lots of fun patterns to use to decorate them. There are also seasonal sentiments for Christmas card and tag making.

My cards today are both created with images from Playful Christmas 2.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
Embellishment: Jolee's Duel Tone Prizm

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Real Red
Embellishment: Jolee's Duel Tone Prizms, Xmas Red Stickles
Tools: Sizzix Dies

Look in on the Christmas fun the rest of the crew has created for you with these fun sets!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria


Monday, October 28, 2013

Loving the Tree Friends




I am playing again this week with one of the new stamp sets released last week by Kitchen Sink Stamps. This one is called Multi Step Tree Friends and includes a fabulous array of scene building images to be used with the KSS Multi Step Trees.


On my 10 minute card, I used the row of grass that is included in the set.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, and 3 Step Autumn Squirrel 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Really Rust and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Memento Pear Tart, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa,
Espresso Truffle, and Bamboo Leaves
Stampin' Up Baja Breeze

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More
Also included in the set are the stone pathway, the deer, and the soaring birds which I added to my second card.


Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Words of Comfort and Joy,
and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Memento Pear Tart, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa,
Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, and Bamboo Leaves
Stampin' Up Baja Breeze
Tool: McGill Leaf Punch
Embellishment: Button and Ribbon

Thanks for your visit today! Visit the rest of the crew as well to see their latest creations!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - Bicycle

Thank you so much for dropping by today! I have been so anxious for this day to arrive so that I could share the cards I have created with some of the images from new sets Kitchen Sink Stamps is releasing today!

For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more cards, I am using Multi Step Bicycle. This set comes with the bike and flowers for the basket. Also included with the set are six sensational sentiments. I stamped the flowers first, masked them, and then added the bicycle.

10 Minute Card


This is the color recipe used to create both cards:

I stamped the leaves first:
layer 1 - Memento Pistachio
layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves

Flowers
layer 2 - Memento Peanut Brittle
layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe
layer 3 - Memento Rich Cocoa

Bicycle and Basket
layer 3 - Memento Gray Flannel on the bike and Memento Peanut Brittle on the basket
layer 2 - Memento Gray Flannel on the bike only stamped off once, 
clean the stamp then add Memento Toffee Crunch to the basket only
layer 1 - Memento Desert Sand
layer 4 - Memento Tuxedo Black

10 Minutes More Card


With the extra 10 minutes I added a layer of designer background paper from K&Company, burlap accents, and a flower cluster at the corner. The flower punch is from Stampin' Up and the leaf punch from Martha Stewart.

And, of course, I just had to add a little something with the Multi Step Rubber Ducky!  I did a he and she for this card.



In addition to the bicycle and rubber ducky, the other new stamps releasing today include:

and

Head over the the Kitchen Sink Store to get a good look at them all!

The Crew has been busy creating for you! Check to see their latest samples:

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria




Monday, October 14, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - Pumpkin Time!

Well, the pumpkin patch has arrived in our town and what a sight to see! All those pumpkins have inspired me to pull out the Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Pumpkins to design this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards.

With 10 minutes, I stamped all three pumpkins in the set directly on the orange card front and then added a carved face and the Happy Halloween sentiment for Ready 4 Any Holiday. The ink layers on all of today's pumpkins are the same:

Pumpkins
layer 5 - Memento Potter's Clay
layer 4 - Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once
layer 3 - Memento Tangelo
layer 2 - Memento Tangelo
layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

Stems
layer 1 - Memento Rich Cocoa
layer 2 - Memento Tuxedo Black

Ten Minute Card



10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


You can really see the pumpkin patch influence in the designer paper I chose to back my harvest pumpkin. It is from a Tim Coffey collection by K&Company. I added a swatch of burlap and a burgundy bow. The sentiment is from KSS Multi Step Harvest.

I am having fun this week getting samples made for the Kitchen Sink Stamps October 21 release. There are 5 new sets, each one so unique! Here is a little peek at the one I am using for next week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Cards.


 What do you think?
 Come back next Monday to see the cards I have created with this fabulous new set!

Check in with the rest of the crew!
They may be sharing peeks as well. No telling what you may see!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WOYWW 227


I hope you have found your way here today by way of the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday blog hop hosted by the delightful Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground! If not, please head over to her blog and find out what it is all about. You may just want to join in on the fun.

Today you have found me frantically making my lists and checking them twice for my autumn cards workshop this morning. I will go through my boxes one last time to make sure I haven't overlooked some much needed item. The class is held downtown, and I have been known a time or two to have to make a pleading call to my husband to bring down a missing item. And turning him loose to find something in my craft space is not always a good idea. The plan is to get it right the first time today.

There is also still pink debris scattered about for my breast cancer cards for SCS's Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. I did get 13 cards finished and in the mail. Only another 25 or so to go.

Thanks for visiting my space today! I'm looking forward to seeing what you are working on this week!

Monday, October 7, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More for HYCCT

I have been hard at work this month creating cards for MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas by playing along with the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers. For today's 10 and 10+ cards I created these two cards using the 3 Step Hydrangea for the Many Colors of Cancer Challenge. The burgundy hydrangeas were created to honor those who battle multiple myeloma and the purple hydrangea for those fighting pancreatic cancer. With the completion of these two cards, I will be shipping out my first dozen cards to MD Anderson this morning for use by cancer patients and their families.

10 Minute Card


Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Lucky Limeade and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly and Elderberry
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive



10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilac (stem), Words of Love,
 and Words of Comfort and Joy
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Regal Rose and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch, Martha Stewart Flower Punch
Embellishment: Pearls

Fabulous new Kitchen Sink Stamps were in my mailbox on Saturday, and I am busy creating new designs to inspire you! The new sets will release on October 21!

Visit the crew for more KSS inspiration!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Thursday, October 3, 2013

How Sweet It Is

Here is another card headed to M D Anderson! I had to include a little House-Mouse love!


Stamps: Candy Gram by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

WOYWW 226

Thanks so much for dropping in to see my busy desk this week! I am again taking part in Julia Dunnit's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and hope you are, too!

October has arrived and with it comes Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the United States. One of the annual cancer events I take part in is Splitcoaststampers' Hope You Can Cling To. The cards made by participants every day in October are mailed to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to be used by patients and their families.



That is why my desk is an explosion of every pink paper, ribbon, and embellishment I could find and drag out of my stash. I am off to a good start with 4 cards completed today. Three of them are visible on my desk. I hope to have at least 10 finished and in the mail to Houston by Saturday. During last year's event I completed and mailed about 40 cards and hope to best that this year.

Here are the cards finished today:

Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps


Images by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps



Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment by Little Yellow Bicycle



Images by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Monday, September 30, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More #143 -- Autumn Blessings

I'm still dreaming about autumn, but with another week of temperatures in the high 90s here on the Texas Gulf Coast, all the colorful leaves I will see anytime soon will be ink stamped on paper!


10 Minute Card
For this card I stamped leaves in various colors using Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Big Leaves and my Memento teardrop inks. I added a band of orange burlap ribbon and then popped up a matted circle sentiment. The words came from 3 Step Autumn Squirrel (Autumn) and Ready 4 Any Holiday (blessings).



10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

For this card I used the same stamp sets using the triple stamping method. Three panels of paper (small, medium, and large) were stacked one on top the other and secured with repositionable tape. I then stamped the images as if they were all on one sheet of paper. Next I removed the panels, added a narrow mat cut with deckle scissors and then glued them back together in their original positions. I finished the card with a taffeta bow.



I hope things are cooler where you are and autumn has made its arrival there! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it heads down here to Texas soon!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see the inspired work from the rest of the crew!!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WOYWW 225

Another Wednesday has arrived so it is time to share what I am working on with deskers the world over in WOYWW 225. If you would like to join in the fun, visit Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground to get all the details. I am really excited this morning because I have more time than usual to visit the desks of crafters and be inspired by their amazingly creative projects!


This week finds me working ahead a little bit on cards for one of the groups for whom I create. I belong to a Bible study group which has a handful of ladies who, due to illness or age, are unable to attend on a regular basis. We send them a card each month to let them know we are thinking of them and value their friendship. The boy on the swing is going out to them in early October.

At the back of my desk are a few of the other cards I created this week and up front you see one other thing I do while stamping. After I have created my design and don't have to do any more thinking because I am down to the assembly line work of putting together a pile of the same card, I listen to audio books. Currently on my play list is The Pale King  by David Foster Wallace. A great talent gone too soon.

Thank you for looking in on my work this week! I can't wait to see what is on your desk!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Bride and Groom

I must be honest about this week's Kitchen Sink cards. You all know that on Mondays I usually do a 10 minute card and then another card which takes 20 minutes. Because I was creating for a very special bride, I could not rein myself in and ended up with a 30 minute card. I hope you'll allow me this little fudging just this once!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Wedding Couple - Layer 6 Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 5 Groom Memento Rich Cocoa and Bride colored with SU Markers Old Olive, 
Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip,
Layer 4 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 
3 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice,
Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - SU Cameo Coral
Tools: Spellbinders Dies
Embellishment: Coral Pearls

10 Minutes and 20 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Crumb Cake and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Wedding Couple - Layer 6 Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 5 Groom Memento Rich Cocoa and Bride colored with SU Markers Old Olive, Cameo Coral, 
Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip,
Layer 4 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 
Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice,
Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - SU Cameo Coral
Tools: Spellbinders Dies, Sizzix Dies, Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Paper Roses, Lace, Pearls

What a privilege and honor it was to have you visit my blog today. Thank you for dropping by. I love having the opportunity to share the wonderful world of Kitchen Sink Stamps with you!!  As always, you can receive a 10% discount on Kitchen Sink purchases by entering the store through my sidebar!

Keep an eye out!  New stamps are just around the corner!! 

Be sure to visit the rest of the crew!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria