Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SCS Sketch Challenge 425

I was shopping the bargains at Hobby Lobby this week and found a stunning pad of nautical papers by K&Company! They are so prefect for the masculine cards of encouragement I need for my cards for the church.


Stamps: Sail Away by Stampin' Up
The Mighty Sea by Our Daily Bread
Papers: Designer Papers by K&Company
Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Inks: Espresso Truffle by Memento, Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities

Monday, February 25, 2013

KSS 10 Minute Hydrangeas

Spring is just around the corner here in my little corner of Texas and that means that flowers are about to start popping up all over.  I have decided to use my 10 Minute Mondays to give each Kitchen Sink blossom its own week in the spotlight. This week I pulled out the Multi Step KSS Hydrangea to see what I could create. Each of the cards below were complete in ten minutes (total of 40 minutes).


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
(I used the stem from Multi Step Lilacs)
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Hydrangea - 3 Memento Grape Jelly, 2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 1 Memento Lulu Lavender, 4 Memento Elderberry
Leaves -1  SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Grass Die


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Blushing Bride and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Hydrangea - 3 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 2 Memento Angel Pink, 1 Memento Angel Pink stamped off once, 4 Memento Rose Bud
Leaves -1  Memento Pistacho,2 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Circle Nestabilities
Embellishment:  Ribbon


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea by Kitchen Sink Stamps
(I used the stem from Multi Step Lilacs)
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Bashful Blue and Brilliant Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Hydrangea - 3 Memento Danube Blue, 2 Memento Danube Bue stamped off once, 1 Memento Summer Sky, 4 Memento Nautical Blue stamped off once
Leaves -1  SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Old Olive
Tools: My Favorite Things Fence Die and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
(I used the stem from Multi Step Lilacs)
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
sweet threads by BasicGrey
Inks: Hydrangea - 3 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, 2 SU Pixie Pink, 1 SU Pixie Pink stamped off once, 4 SU Melon Mambo
Leaves -1  SU Lucky Limeade stamped off once, 2 SU Lucky Limeade, 3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Tools: Spellbinders' Die

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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, February 18, 2013

KSS 10 Minute Design #111

To create today's fun cards, I took a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of designer paper and cut it in half diagonally. I then flipped the pieces over and used a tiny piece of tape to hold the two halves together so I could cut it in half again from the opposite corners. This resulted in 4 panels of designer paper which I used to design two cards. The two opposite panels of designer paper were attached to a colored card front.

To complete each card, I stamped my Kitchen Sink Stamps images on a square of white card stock, added a colored mat, and mounted it on the diagonal in the center of the card.


          Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps                      Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps


     Stamps: Multi Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps        Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup by Kitchen Sink Stamps


     Stamps: Multi Gift and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps     Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick! by Kitchen Sink Stamps


To see more new designs with Kitchen Sink Stamps,
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* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Mix of Challenges

Sleeping was a challenge for me last night so I got up very, very early and started playing catch up on SCS challenges this morning. They include:

IC376 card inspired by a Limoges box:


Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' Sketch Challenge for LOVEFEST2013C:


Stamps: Because I Care by Stampin' Up

Queen for the Day Challenge honoring octoberbabe:


Stamps: Burlap Square, Large by River City Rubber Works
Floral Silhouette 2 by Stampabilities
sentiment from Crosses of Hope by Stampin' Up

Bring on the Bling LOVEFEST2013C
My bling is yellow Stickles and multi colored microbeads.


Stamps: Ray of Sunshine by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
sentiment from Big Wish by Verve

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Join in the LOVEFEST!

The member companies and Splitcoaststampers are hosting a 14 day Love Fest. For the first challenge participants were to use in their designs items that spell L-O-V-E. Below is my entry with lavender for L, orange for O, Very Vanilla card stock for V, and embossing of E.


Stamps: Feeder Friends by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Papers: SU Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Lovely Lavender
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Clear Embossing Powder

Monday, February 11, 2013

10 Minute Emboss Resist

We all know that stamping on colored papers with dye ink is seldom a successful endeavor. The images always come out looking dull and colorless. One of the things I love about the emboss resist technique is that it allows your stamped images to "look like" they were stamped on brightly colored paper when they were actually stamped on white card stock.

Today's 10 minute cards all started out the same way. I stamped my layered images on white card stock and then stamped layer one of the image with Versamark over the finished image. After sprinkling that with clear embossing powder, I  heat embossed it. Next came a sentiment stamped in Versamark and clear embossed as well. Now came the fun part. I picked a brightly colored ink and sponged the heck out of it over the entire surface. I rubbed over the images with a tissue to pick up any stray ink. You can see the results below. 


Stamps: Multi Step Cherries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Handsome Hunter, 
and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder


Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
Inks: More Mustard by Stampin' Up, Tuxedo Black by Momento
Accessories: Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder



Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Inks: Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up, Tuxedo Black by Memento
Accessories: Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder



Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cool Caribbean and Pear Pizzaz by Stampin' Up,
 London Fog and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Accessories: Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder

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See their latest designs!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Thank you so much for visiting me today and letting me share my love of layered stamping!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mix-Ability Challenge #1 - Yin Yang

Inspired by the amazing work of my talented blog buddy, Julie Short (you can see her amazing work here), I have decided to try my hand at a little mixed media fun. Splitcoaststampers has a new weekly challenge called Mix-Ability, and to play along I have to get somewhat out of my comfort zone.

In the first SCS Mix-Ability Challenge called Yin Yang participants were to include a matte finish with a shiny one. I used Jo Sonja's purple acrylic gouache for the matte surface and Ranger's Rich Red embossing powder for shine. The die cut heart is rimmed with microbeads and popped up over the painted surface with dimensionals.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

CASology Week 30 - Fairytale

The frog I used to create today's card for the CASology Week 30 Fairytale Challenge is one of the free thank you stamps I received as a gift with purchase from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The sentiment that came with it says "Hope I toad you thanks!" I used my computer to generate my sentiment to go along with the Fairytale theme of the challenge! This will be my hubby's Valentine!




Monday, February 4, 2013

Beary Best 10 Minute Valentines

Today I let Kitchen Sink's Teddy Bear Wishes have center stage on this week's 10 minute valentines. He is just adorable and so very versatile!


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Words of love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Bear - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa
Hearts - SU Cherry Cobbler, Sentiment SU Chery Cobbler and Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Fine Point Sharpie


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and SU Cherry Cobbler
Inks:  Bear - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once,
1 - Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once, 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Heart - SU Cherry Cobbler, Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Heart Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Ribbon


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Get Well Teddy, 
and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Bear - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Crumb Cake, 1 Memento Desert Sand,
4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Carnations - 1 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 2 Memento Rose Bud, 
3 Memento Love Letter; Stems and Ground - SU Pear Pizzazz
Sky- SU Cool Carribean
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear, 3 Step Holly and Mistletoe,
 Bunch o' Balloons, and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Bear - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once,
1 - Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once, 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Bow - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Love Letter, 1 Memento Love Letter
Balloon - 3 Memento Rose Bud, 2 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 1 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 4 Memento Rose Bud
Hearts - Memento Rhubard Stalk
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter 

Look in on what the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew has to share today!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria