Monday, May 27, 2013

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More in Paradise

I can't believe that I have had this amazing Kitchen Sink set for almost 3 years and have only stamped the pineapple and the plumeria! Today I fell in love with this hula cutie and these gorgeous anthuriums! They were so easy and so much fun!

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Tools: Oval Nestabilities
Ink Layers: on girl - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 body Memento Toffee Crunch grass skirt Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2  body Memento Desert Sand grass skirt Memento Pear Tart,
1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Copic Marker on flower in hair and lei
Sponging inside die cut - Stampin' Up Pool Party

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More



Stamps: 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crushed Curry, Real Red, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake,
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Tools: Oval Nestabilities
Ink Layers: on girl - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 body Memento Toffee Crunch grass skirt Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2  body Memento Desert Sand grass skirt Memento Pear Tart,
1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Copic Marker on flower in hair and lei
on anthuriums - 4 Memento Rhubard Stalk, 3 Memento Rhubard Stalk, 2 Memento Love Letters, left off 1, colored flower center with Copic Marker
on leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Olive Grove, 
3 Memento Northern Pines
The spiky things are layer 3 of the top of the pineapple stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves to fill some gaps and add interest.
Embellishment: Frosted Lace Stickles


The girls in the crew have things to share with your today!
Be sure to check them out!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sky or Water #2 for ODBD

I used this week's sketch challenge at SCS to create a second card for the Sky or Water ODBD challenge. This is my Father's Day card for this year! Hope my day likes it!!




Stamps: Fishing Boat and Fishing Net Background by Our Daily Bread
Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Assorted blue scraps by Stampin' Up, 
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Nautical Blue, Stampin' Up Regal Rose, 
Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, and Buckaroo Blue
Tools: White Prisma Pencil
Embellishment: Jute Knot

Sky or Water #1 for ODBD

My new images from Our Daily Bread Designs arrived Monday afternoon just in time for the Sky or Water Challenge posted on the ODBD Blog Tuesday. What perfect timing! Living on the Texas Gulf Coast, these wonderful images are perfect for several of the masculine designs I am in need of this week!


Stamps: Fishing Boat, The Mighty Sea, Fishing Net Background by Our Daily Bread
Papers: Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up, 
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Marigold Morning, 
and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up, Copic Markers
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Snow Marker by Marvy





Monday, May 20, 2013

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More Sunflower

The focus this week falls of the beautiful Kitchen Sink Sunflower. With only 10 minutes to work, I created a single layer design by masking the card front to stamp the plaid background. Once I removed the masks, I stamped the sunflower right over the plaid. The stamped I used on it include Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Multi Step Lilac (stem), Plaid Plus!, and Simple Sentiments.




With the additional 10 minutes for the second card, I stamped the plaid on a separate panel which I then placed with repositional adhesive to the card front so I could stamp the sunflower. I then removed the panel and added a green layer and a brown layer with a punched edge. With the remaining time, I stamped the ladybug climbing up the stem and a grass border ( from 3 Step Honey Bunny) along the bottom. Finally I added a little yellow Stickles to some of the sunflower petals for interest.



This is the order in which I stamped the layers on the sunflower and the inks I used:

Layer 3 - Memento Tangelo
Layer 2 - Memento Cantaloupe
Layer 1 - Memento Dandelion
Layer 4 - Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 5 - Memento Espresso Truffle

Stem, Leaves, and Grass - Memento Bamboo Leaves and Northern Pines stamped off once

Lady Bug
Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug

Don't miss out on what the Kitchen Crew has created for you today!!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Friday, May 17, 2013

SCS Queen Jill

Congratulations to Jill, aka JD from PAUSA, who has been named Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers this week. Being a coastal girl, I love scenes of the sea! I was inspired by her gorgeous ODB creation seen here.

I have substituted The Sea by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and added shells I cut from my K & Company designer paper.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Less is More - Week 119

The requirement for Less is More Challenge - Week 119  is to create a one layer card using colored card stock. I chose to stamp the Kitchen Sink Stamps Giant Sunflower on Barely Banana cardstock by Stampin' Up.


Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower and Multi Step Lilacs by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment from Vintage Seed Packet by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up
Paper: Barely Banana by Stampin' Up

Inks Layers on Sunflower (in the order stamped)
Layer 3 Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe
Layer 1 Memento  Dandelion
Layer 4 Memento Rich Cocoa
Layer 5 Memento Espresso Truffle

Ink Layers on the Leaves
Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart

Ink Layers on the Ladybug
Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 1 Memento Ladybug
Layer 2 Memento Ladybug

Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle

Monday, May 13, 2013

10 + 10 Butterflies

For today's 10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More designs, I have pulled my 3 Step Butterflies out of my KSS tubs. I also used Simple Sentiments on each of the cards.

The color recipe for both butterflies includes Memento Tuxedo Black on layer 3, Memento Teal Zeal on layer 2, and Memento New Sprout on layer 1. The papers used for these cards are Stampin' Up Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Black.

10 Minute Card




10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More



With my extra 10 minutes, I masked the butterfly and stamped layer one of the fern from Multi Step Big Leaves around the butterfly. I then added Black Diamond Stickles to the black layer of the butterfly. After sponging SU Bermuda Bay ink around the edges of the card, I stamped some splotches from Friends of the Moon. Finally I punched out the sentiment with a circle punch and added a black mat before trimming it flush with the edge of the card.



See the Kitchen Sink Crew's latest KSS creations:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Sunday, May 12, 2013

KSS Mother's Day Sale

My sweet niece sent me a beautiful Mother's Day card with a delightful little treat tucked inside - the small Madison Window by Poppy Stamps. I just had to pull it out to create a card for my mother for Mother's Day.





Stamps: Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K Designs, 
More Mustard and Perfect Plum by Stampin' Up,
Paradise Postage by graphic 45
Inks: Peanut Brittle, Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, 
Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove by Memento
Tools: Small Madison Window Die by Poppy Stamps, Scor Pal

And the great news for this weekend: Kitchen Sink Stamps is also hosting a 20% off Mother's Day Sale Sunday and Monday only.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Welcome Little One

Be on the lookout tomorrow for information about Kitchen Sink Stamps' Mother's Day Sale.

Today I am sharing a sweet card to welcome a new baby. I love the colors, and I hope you do , too! The card was created to honor stampingwriter who was Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers this week and is a case of one of her delightful cards.


Stamps: Multi Step Baby, Plaid Plus, and Multi Step Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Marina Mist, and Mint Melody by Stampin' Up
Inks: Marina Mist and Mint Melody by Stampin' Up
Tools: Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders and Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon

Friday, May 10, 2013

I am the Resurrection!

Today I was in need of masculine sympathy cards. The first one is a mix of images from Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up and a sentiment from Jesus Paid It All by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.



This next one was created with images from Never Give Up, With Heartfelt Sympathy, and It is Well with my Soul by Our Daily Bread.


Monday, May 6, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More

It has been well over two years now that I have been posting a 10 minute Kitchen Sink design with 4 samples every single Monday. Simple and quick cards are my very favorite cards to create, but sometimes I like going a little farther and adding a frill or two when I am creating for a very special occasion. So with Maria's permission, beginning today the Monday 10 Minute Design with become the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More.

With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, I have chosen it as the theme for this week's cards.

Both cards are created with 3 Step Hearts & Roses and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The papers used included Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up, and eva by BasicGrey.

Color Recipe for the Roses:

Layer 3 SU Elegant Eggplant stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Lulu Lavender, Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped off once, and Layer 4 SU Elegant Eggplant

Color Recipe for the Stem and Leaves:

Layer 1 SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 2 SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 3 Memento Olive Grove stamped off once

10 Minute Card


10 Minutes+ 10 Minutes More Card

With my extra 10 minutes I added a Martha Stewart edge punched in two colors, an addition rose, more crystals, and a grosgrain bow. I hope you like them.


I wonder what the girls in the Kitchen were up to this week? Let's find out!!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Thanks for checking in on me today!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Virtual Stamp Night Mini at SCS

I had a little to time to play along with a few of the Virtual Stamp Night Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers tonight!

Challenge 1 - Summer Fruit


Stamps: Multi Step Berries, Multi Step Peach, Multi Step Pears by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Kiwi Kiss and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa, Love Letter, and Rhubarb Stalk by Memento, Regal Rose and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Ribbon



Challenge 2 - Christmas in the Sun (no snow allowed)


Stamps: Branches by Inkadinkado, 
Sentiment from Love Lives Here: Holiday by Papertrey Ink
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Poppy Parade and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by Martha Stewart
Inks: Real Red and Gumball Green by Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Stickles, Paper Bow

Challenge 5 - Beat the Heat


Stamps: Splish, Splash...A Citrus Bath by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Sentiment from Joyful Blooms by Verve
Papers: Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Malt Shop by graphic 45
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up So Saffron and Riding Hood Red, Copic Markers
Tools: Spellbinders Die

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Run for the Roses

In honor of the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, horses were the required image for this week's Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Of course, I reached for this wonderful image from deadbeat DESIGNS, one of the most beloved and prolific creators of Texas images. I masked and stamped it in various colors to create today's masculine birthday card.



Stamps: Wild Horse by deadbeat DESIGNS, Sentiment from Wishing You by Verve
Papers: Crumb Cake and Really Rust by Stampin' Up, Bazzill
Inks: Memento Toffee Crunch, Espresso Truffle, Potter's Clay, and Rich Cocoa
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and Soft Suede

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Just Peachy

I pulled out an old Yvonne Albritton Designs image and some picnic tablecloth paper from Stampin' Up to create today's card for Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge 434. The sentiment is from Kitchen Sink's Multi Step Peach.


Stamps: Jar of Peaches by Yvonne Albritton Designs, Multi Step Peach by KSS
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Poppy Parade and Domestic Goddess by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Marigold Morning and Poppy Parade
Tools: Spellbinders Dies and Copic Markers