Monday, April 29, 2013

The Iris

It's time this week to give the KSS Multi Step Iris its moment in the sun. Each of the ten minute cards below were created using images from this fabulous set.

For this first card, I raided my leftovers basket for the grass and the clay pot.


Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Reaction by Crate Paper
Inks: Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Bamboo Leaves, 
and Olive Grove by Memento
Cool Caribbean and Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
Tools: Spellbinder Pennant Die and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Grass Die



 Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Bamboo Leaves, 
and Olive Grove by Memento
Tools: Copic Marker Y11


 

Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Barely Banana, and More Mustard by Stampin' Up
Paradise Postage by graphic 45
Inks:  Bamboo Leaves, and Olive Grove by Memento
More Mustard and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Tools: Spellbinder Dies



Stamps: Multi Step Iris and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Lovely Lavender, and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Inks:  Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Bamboo Leaves, 
and Olive Grove by Memento
Tools: Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio

Visit the Kitchen Crew to find more KSS inspiration:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Garden of Zinnias!

I really love the way that Maria has designed the Kitchen Sink Zinnias so that the smaller one is a darker shade of the large zinnia. I promise you it has nothing to do with the way the stamps are inked and everything to do with Maria's amazing talent in designing the image. I love stamping these beautiful blossoms in every color imaginable! Hopefully you will enjoy them, too!


Stamps: Multi Step Zinnia and Seed Packet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Dusty Durango, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron,
Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up, Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 3




Stamps: Multi Step Zinnia and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and 
Garden Green and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Inks: More Mustard, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, 
and Lucky Limeade by Stampin' Up, 
Tools: Paper Piercer, EK Success Edge Punch




Stamps: Multi Step Zinnia and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and 
Pink Passion and Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up
Inks: Melon Mambo, Pixie Pink, Pink Pirouette, 
Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up




Stamps: Multi Step Zinnia and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs and Lovely Lilac by Stampin' Up
Inks: Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, Bamboo Leaves, 
and Cottage Ivy by Memento
Tools: Circle Nestabilities an Sizzix Embossing Folder 

Thank you so much for dropping by today.

For more KSS inspiration, check in on the crew.

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Monday, April 15, 2013

Scraps and Daisies

Today I pulled out my designer paper scraps to create some scrap cards featuring the gerbera daisy found in Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Honey Bunny. I am seeing these beautiful flowers at Walmart and Lowe's this week and they sure are tempting me to snap some up and plant them in my front yard garden.


Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Barely Banana and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up, assorted DP scraps
Inks: Groovy Guava and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities



Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, 3 Step Daisy, and Never a Loss 4 Words 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pale Plum by Stampin' Up, BasicGrey DP scraps
Inks: Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, and 
Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch




Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, 3 Step Daisy, and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, graphic 45 DP scraps
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Tools: Circle Nestabilities



Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, 3 Step Daisy, and Never a Loss 4 Words 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up, BasicGrey DP scraps
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up

Other Kitchen Sink inspiration to check out today:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria



Friday, April 12, 2013

Joy in the Morning


I should have made this bird a cardinal since one brings me joy by visiting my front window the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night!

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes 2 and Be Encouraged by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
PapersGroovy Guava, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up,
 Ready Set Go by American Crafts
Inks:  Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Soft Suede, and Soft Sky by Stampin' Up, Olive Grove, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black, and Morocco by Memento
Tools:  Grand Madison Window by Poppy Stamps, Bird Die by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Monday, April 8, 2013

Ten Minute Pansies

This week's ten minute designs are all created with Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Pansy. I love the infinite number of beautiful color combinations that can be used with these spring blossoms from bright and vivid to soft and delicate. This first one is my personal favorite!


Stamps: Multi Step Pansy, Plaid Plus!, and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, and Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, and Olive Grove
Tools: Circle Nestabilities


Stamps: Multi Step Pansy, and Never a Loss 4 Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Inks: Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, and Certainly Celery, 
Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Spellbinder's Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Stamps: Multi Step Pansy, Seed Packet, Hanukkah,
 and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Elderberry, Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender,
 Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, and Olive Grove


Stamps: Multi Step Pansy and Words of Comfort and Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, and Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, and Dandelion
Stampin' Up Calypso Coral
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 1

Thank you so much for visiting me today!
Don't forget to check in on the rest of the crew!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Saturday, April 6, 2013

TUIC Challenge - Favorite Flower

I am hosting a challenge for the members of the Tangled Up in Creativity blog group this week. I am asking that each member of the group creates a one layer, clean and simple card using their favorite spring flower. Most of you who know my style, know that I love to create with just paper and ink more than anything else!

It is also no secret that the rose is my favorite flower. For my design I started with a Versamark resist background using Hello, Doily by Stampin' Up and sponged over with SU Pink Pirouette on Pure Luxury White paper by Gina K. Designs. I then added the KSS rose bud stamped in SU Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive. And to finish my card, I added a sweet sentiment from Be Encouraged by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Let me see your favorite!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fruit and Vegetables

Here are a couple of challenge cards I did for Splitcoaststampers this week. The vegetable card was done for the week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge and was sent to encourage Donnie, a deacon and a gardener. The pear card is for today's Ways to Use it Challenge and I think it will make a great masculine birthday card!


Stamps: Scripture Collection 1 by Our Daily Bread
Multi Step Lettuce and Multi Step Tomato by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Ruby Red, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Inks: SU Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, and Ruby Red,  
Memento Morocco and Tuxedo Black


Stamps: Multi Step Pears and Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz by Stampin' Up
Tiny Treasures form the Once Upon a Springtime Collection by graphic 45
Inks: Pear Tart, Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves, Northern Pines, Rich Cocoa, 
and Espresso Truffle by Memento
Pear Pizzazz and Barely Banana by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 3

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Word Art Wednesday #74

Today's angel card was created for Word Art Wednesday Challenge #74.



Stamps: Love Lives Here: Holiday by Papertrey Ink
Digital Scripture by Word Art Wednesday
Papers: Blush Blossom, Groovy  Guava, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Sunshine "Memories" Blossoms Paper by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Groovy Guava
Tools: Spellbinders Die, Papertrey Ink Die, Sizzix Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Monday, April 1, 2013

10 Minute Lilacs

This week Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Lilacs get to have the spotlight for my 10 minute designs! I hope you like them!


Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Pale Plum by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, Lulu Lavender, and Bamboo Leaves
Masked sponging with SU Pale Plum
Tool: Oval Nestabilities


Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Regal Rose by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Pistachio and Olive Grove
Stampin' Up Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette
Tool: EK Success edge punch



Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Lilac Posies, Cottage Ivy, and Olive Grove
Tool: Cuttlebug Embossing Border



Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Unknown green, Perfect Plum by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Lulu Lavender, Pear Tart, and Olive Grove
Tool: Sizzix Embossing Folder, Spellbinder Die

Kitchen Sink Crew Members have KSS inspiration to share! Check out their latest creations:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria