Monday, January 28, 2013

10 Minute Double Heart Valentines

Today's simple 10 minute Kitchen Sink design is a double heart valentine on an embossed background. I used my Nestabilities to cut a white heart to stamp on and a colored heart to shadow the stamped heart from behind.



Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear and Bunch o' Balloons by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
 Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Pixie Pink and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Toffee Crunch, Peanut Butter Brickle, Espresso Truffle, and Rich Cocoa by Memento
Tools: Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio



Stamps: 3 Step Hearts and Roses and Multi Step Sweetheart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Rose Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Regal Rose and Rose Red by Stampin' Up
Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Embossing Folder by Sizzix



Stamps: Multi Step Old Truck, Simple Sentiments, and Multi Step Longhorn 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
 Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Love Letter, London Fog, Gray Flannel, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Sweetheart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Orchid Opulence and Lovely Lavender by Stampin' Up
 Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Bamboo Leaves, 
and Olive Grove by Memento
Tools: Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Embossing Folder by Sizzix

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Couple of Challenge Cards

This first card was for the SCS Technique Challenge. It required that the focus of the design be die cuts instead of stamping. I created the sentiment on my computer.


Background Stamp: Wordprints by Hero Arts
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Regal Rose by Stampin' Up
Inks: Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Regal Rose and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Tools: Scissors and Thread Die by Sizzix, Nestabilities Circle,
 Nesting Lace Circle by QuiKutz
Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura


My second card is a one layer, clean and simple sympathy card created for the week's color challenge at Splitcoaststampers.


Stamps: Never Give Up and With Heartfelt Sympathy by Our Daily Bread
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Soft Suede, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Yours Forever

Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge 204 required the use of this sketch. I think it made a lovely and romantic valentine!


Stamps: Multi Step Sweetheart Roses and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Love Letter and Angel Pink
Embellishment: Lace

Monday, January 21, 2013

10 Minute Valentines

The valentines I have created for this week's 10 minute design each use a Kitchen Sink sentiment as the focal point. I pulled colors from the designer papers to create the fishtail sentiment banners and threw on a bit of glitz to doll each card up a bit! What could be simpler?


Stamps: Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: So Saffron and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Nook and Pantry by BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Embellishment: Plastic Heart and Ribbon


Stamps: Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up
Lost & Found Market Street by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Embellishment: Antique Lace and Paper Rose



Stamps: Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Little Black Dress by BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Antique Lace and Glitter Heart



Stamps: Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bashful Blue and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Out of Print by BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Embellishment: Prisma Flower

Visit the Crew to see their latest Kitchen Sink Creations!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Queen Tessaduck

I created this card to honor SCS's newest Queen for the Day, tessaduck. It is cased from her beautiful CAS design seen here.



Stamps: Fossil Leaves by Inkadinkado
Wishing You by Verve
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Garden Green and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Kiwi Kiss, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, True Thyme, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede
Tools: Spellbinders' Die, Sponge

Monday, January 14, 2013

KSS Positive-Negative 10 Minute Design

I used both the positive and negative pieces of my die cuts to create today's 10 minute design!! I embossed the negative and left the positive smooth for stamping the sentiment! Fun, quick, and no scraps!!



Stamps: Multi Step Hydrangea and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Lovely Lavender by Gina K. Designs
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender,  and Elderberry
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Stamps: Multi Step Sea Shells and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Memento Elderberry and Toffe Crunch
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Sizzix Embossing Folder



Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Stampin' Up Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder




Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Words of Comfort and Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Garden Green by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Elderberry, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Daffodil  Delight, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Sizzix Embossing Folder


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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Sunday, January 13, 2013

OLC - Sports


This card was created for the One Layer Card - Sports or Exercise Challenge over at "Less is More."

The bat and ball images are from 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The sentiment is from Tell It Like It Is by INKADINKADO.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

CASology - Week 26

The theme for the CASology Week #26 Challenge is winter. We haven't had any snow this far south in Texas since 2004, but I can dream can't I?


Stamps: Branches from Owl and Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Bird on Branch from Nature Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Sentiment from Our Daily Bread
Papers: Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Snow Marker by Marvy

Friday, January 11, 2013

mother's daughter - Queen for the Day

My card today is inspired by the beautiful work of Jennifer (mother's daughter) who have been crowned Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers this week. Her MMTPT202 For Regina led me to create this card.





Sentiment: Gina K. Designs
Paper: Blushing Bride and Whisper White from Stampin' Up
Ink: SU Blushing Bride and Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Spellbinders Heart Die, Cuttlebug Floral Die, EK Punch, Martha Stewart Punch, SU Punch, Sizzix Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Rhinestones and Ribbon

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SCS WT409 - Snowflakes

The SCS Ways to Use It Challenge today required the use of snowflakes so I pulled out a few snowflake punches and my Cuttlebug  snowflake embossing folder!


Stamps: Sentiment from Snowflake Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Inks: Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Tools: EK Success and Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches, Cuttlebug snowflake
embossing folder
Embellishments: Snowflake ribbon and rhinestone

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Because of You - SC418


Today's design was created for Sketch Challenge 418 over at Splitcoaststampers. This anniversary card is for a certain husband I know who needs a hand-made card for his crafty wife in a couple of weeks. I bet she will be surprised that he came up with one just for her!!

Stamps: Because of You by Gina K. Designs
Papers: So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Botanicabella Collection by graphic 45
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle and Rhubarb Stalk
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Gold Cord 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

MOJO Monday on Tuesday

I used the colors from Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge 408 ( Ivory, Raspberry Ripple, and Soft Suede) to complete this week's MOJO Monday 275 over at Verve. This card was created for the 101st birthday of a dear friend.


Stamps: Joyful Blooms, Happy Thoughts, and Wonderful Wishes by Verve
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs, Soft Suede and Raspberry Ripple by Stampin' Up
Inks: Raspberry Ripple and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nesting Lace Circles by QuicKutz, Brick Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio,
BasicGrey Embossing Folder by Sizzix, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Embellishment: Micro Beads, Rhinestone, Crocheted Lace

Monday, January 7, 2013

KSS Tag and Baker's Twine 10 Minute Design

For Kitchen Sink Stamps' 10 Minute Design #105, I have used my newest die cuts (Nesting Lace Circles by QuicKutz) to frame my Kitchen Sink images. I then tied them as tags with baker's twine to my card front.


Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Basic Black, Whisper White, and Orchid Opulence
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Orchid Opulence
Tools: Nesting Lace Circles by QuicKutz, Circle Punch
Embellishment: Baker's Twine


Stamps: Multi Step Pigs and Lambs by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Pink Passion
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud
Tools: Nesting Lace Circles by QuicKutz, Circle Punch
Embellishment: Baker's Twine


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Rings by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Basic Black and Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU More Mustard
Tools: Nesting Lace Circles by QuicKutz, Circle Punch
Embellishment: Baker's Twine



Stamps: Multi Step Cherries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Poppy Parade, Whisper White, and Gable Green
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler, and Gable Green
Tools: Nesting Lace Circles by QuicKutz, Circle Punch
Embellishment: Baker's Twine

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria