Monday, March 25, 2013

10 Minute Lilies

I'm sure you knew that with Easter coming up this weekend, I would be saving Kitchen Sink Stamps' beautiful Multi Step Lilies for this week's 10 minute designs.

For this first card, I attached a cross shaped mask to the front of my card and then sponged the sky and ground around it. After removing the mask, I stamped the two lilies and then added the computer generated sentiment tag.



Stamps: Multi Step Lilies by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lilies - 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 SU Tangerine Tango, 2 SU Pumpkin Pie,
 1 SU Pumpkin Pie stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: SU Pear Pizzazz and Gumball Green
Sponged Sky - SU Soft Sky, Sponged Ground - SU Crumb Cake
Tools: Oval Punches


Stamps: Multi Step Lilies and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, and So Saffron by Stampin' Up
Garden Isle from Tropical Travelogue by graphic 45
Inks: Lilies - 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Crushed Curry,
 1 SU Barely Banana 
Leaves and Stems: SU Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Sentiment - SU Poppy Parade



Stamps: Multi Step Lilies and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lily - 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 SU Melon Mambo, 2 SU Pixie Pink,
 1 SU Pixie Pink stamped off once 
Leaves and Stems: SU Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Sentiment - SU Melon Mambo
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder



Stamps: Multi Step Lilies, Multi Step Lilacs, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lily - 4 SU Tangerine Tango, 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Daffodil Delight,
 1 SU Barely Banana 
Leaves and Stems: SU Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Sentiment - SU Tangerine Tango and Memento Tuxedo Black

See the Crew's latest Kitchen Sink creations!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mary Ann!

I needed a birthday card for one of my movie-going buddies!! We, however, are usually at the first matinee and sometimes fall asleep during the show!!!



Stamps: Girlfriends - At the Movies Set - 4237 by Art Impressions
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Pink Passion and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
knee highs tic-tac-toe by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crushed Curry, Copic Markers
Embellishment: Glitter Ribbon, Organdy Ribbon, Crystal Star 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fun with new SNSS


I am having such fun with my new Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - delightful silhouettes and awesomely uplifting sentiments!! And what about those sweet little dies!!


Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Nature Silhouettes, Nature Silhouettes 2, and Be Encouraged
by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Marigold Morning and Cool Caribbean
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and SNSS Bird Die





Stamps: Nature Silhouettes 2, Serene Silhouettes, and Be Encouraged 
by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, 
Really Rust, Old Olive, and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up
Seaside Holiday from Tropical Travelogue by graphic 45
Inks: Tangelo, Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa, 
New Sprout, and Espresso Truffle by Memento
Tools: Sizzix Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, 
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Embellishments: Prima Flower, Dew Drop

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blue on Blue Birthday

Zella has invited the members of Tangled Up in Creativity to take part in a challenge this month which involves creating a card with an old uninked stamp and a long forgotten embellishment. The card then needs to be mailed to someone you don't usually send cards to.

The stamp is from a Unity set called Insightful Meadows which I purchased three or four years ago which contains pretty silhouettes. I don't think I have ever inked this tall one. The trim is from the stash I purchased when the JoAnn's in my town was closing. The card is going to an old friend I think about often, but have not contacted in a few years.

I used the colors from SCS Color Challenge 418.

Thanks, Zella, for this fun challenge!!


Stamps: Insightful Meadows by Unity
Well Scripted by Stampin' Up
Papers: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Inks: Midnight Muse by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Silk Braid

Monday, March 18, 2013

10 Minute Hibiscus

I continue my spring stroll through the beautiful Kitchen Sink flowers by focusing my attention this week on the 3 Step Hibiscus. Hibiscus plants are showing up in all the garden centers here reminding me I need to purchase and plant a new one to replace the one I lost to a freeze year before last. I miss these happy, colorful blossoms in the corner of my yard.


Stamps: 3 Step Hibiscus and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K Designs
Hibiscus Haven by graphic 45
Inks: Groovy Guava, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: Sizzix Framelits


Stamps: 3 Step Hibiscus by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up, Designer Paper by BasicGrey
Inks: Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, and Elderberry by Memento
 Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tools: EK Succes Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon



Stamps: 3 Step Hibiscus  by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Green Bazzill, Pink Passion by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Pink Passion and Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder



Stamps: 3 Step Hibiscus by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Real Red and So Saffron by Stampin' Up
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, So Saffron,
 Lucky Limeade, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities

And, of course, each member of the Kitchen Crew has a beautiful sample for you as well!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, March 11, 2013

Texas Bluebonnets

This week Texas families are hitting the highways as they set out to celebrate spring break. As they do, many will be keeping their eyes peeled for a sight of the first bluebonnets of the season. Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas, and they beautify the highways of the Texas hill country for about eight weeks every spring.

In their honor today, I am featuring the Texas bluebonnet which Maria, owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps, designed specifically for a Texas workshop she did in Pearland a couple of years ago to introduce Texans to her multi layered stamps. She also created her Cowboy Hat, Cowboy Boots, and Texas Longhorn for that wonderful event.

Here are the 10 minute designs I created with my Texas Bluebonnets.

Do a Texas Bluebonnet search on Pinterest or Google Images and see what we get to experience here in Texas each spring!



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Brilliant Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Nautical Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves 


Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Once Upon a Springtime Collection by graphic 45
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Danube Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Danube Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, EK Success Punch, the Paper Studio Embossing Folder



Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets, Words of Comfort, Never a Loss 4 Words, and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, and Pacific Point by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bluebonnets - 4 Memento Danube Blue, 3 Memento Danube Blue stamped off once,
2 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice, 1 Memento Cantaloupe on the tips only stamped off once
Leaves and Stems: Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Scalloped Square Nestabilites

See the latest from the Kitchen Sink Crew:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jesus Paid It All - SNSS


I've been playing with my newest stamp set (it won't be for long since I just ordered more on Friday) from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I have been working on Easter cards using Jesus Paid It All which also has a matching die.

I made a dozen of the last clean and simple design in under an hour for use in the card ministry at my church.  








Friday, March 8, 2013

Feeling Blue

For some reason this week, I keep reaching for the blues! I hope you like them, too!


Stamps: The Mighty Sea by Our Daily Bread
By the Seashore by Stampin' Up
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Marian Mist, and True Thyme by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company, Parchment Paper
Inks: Espresso Truffle by Memento, Pool Party by SU, Tea Dye by Ranger
Tools: Spellbinders M-Bossibilites, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Paper Piercer
Embellishment: Crinkly Fibers


Stamps: Joyful Blooms and Big Wish by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy by Stampin' Up
Inks: Espresso Marina Mist by SU, Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Flower Dies by Verve, Leaf Punch by Martha Stewart,
Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, White Prismacolor Pencil
Embellishment: Rhinestones, Lace

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Beginning Crochet

Mary-Kate's wonderful needlework has inspired me to share what I have been up to lately. A dear friend has started a Tapestry Prayer Shawl Ministry at our church and has taken me under her wing to try and teach me how to crochet.

My first shawl was created using the Basket Weave design. It was created with Charisma thread by Loops & Threads.


My second shawl is a slight variation on the Basket Weave that ends up with stripes. For it I used Impeccable by Loops & Threads.


I am having a lot of fun, but have much to learn!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

CASology Week 34: Bunny

I created today's card for the Bunny challenge over at CASology. Played around a little with masking to get this chocolate bunny and grass into this wonderful basket. The finished card will be added to this year's Easter stash.


Stamps: Chocolate Bunny by Stampin' Up
Basket 5 by Impression Obsession
Grass from 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment from Jesus Paid It All by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Rich Cocoa and Espresso Truffle by Memento
Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Ribbon by SU

Monday, March 4, 2013

Ten Minute Tulips

Each of my ten minute cards today was created using Multi Step Tulip Garden from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The tulip is one of my favorite spring flowers, and I can't wait to see their colorful blossoms arrive this spring.

My first card is a case of Sue Nelson's beautiful Floral Sympathy. Sue is the Featured Stamper at Splitcoaststampers this week. I also used the colors from Clean and Simple Challenge 210.

 Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up
Inks: Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Tool: Papertrey Die


 Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Lucky Limeade and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Elderberry and Sweet Plum by Memento
Embellishment: Upholstery Trim


 Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden  by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lady Bug and Rhubarb Stalk by Memento
Old Olive and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tool: Spellbinders Dies
Embellishment: Silk Ribbon


 Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lucky Limeade and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Cantaloupe, Dandelion, and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tool: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria