Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hot Flashes!

Sketch Challenge 442 at Splitcoaststampers had lots of stamping space today so I reached for this fun image from Art Impressions.


Stamps: Picture Perfect by Art Impressions
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Coastal Cabana by Stampin' Up
indie bloom by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Pixie Pink, Copic Markers
Tools: Spellbinders' Die
Embellishment: Crystals

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SCS Color Challenge 432


I used today's color challenge from Splitcoaststampers to create this quick and easy masculine birthday card.


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lighthouse and Rocks - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Stampin' Up Basic Gray, 
2 Memento London Fog, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once

Monday, June 24, 2013

We have a winner!

A huge congratulations to SuperJen who was the first person to match the Kitchen Sink Crew members with the stamp set they requested that Maria design! I can't wait to see what she has Maria design for us for September! Maybe it will be backyard camping related! Only Jen knows!

Most of my friends had no problem matching me with the new Multi Step Guitar. I come from a long, long line of musicians and on most holidays you will find many of us gathered in my parents' living room with guitars and percussion instruments of all kind playing and singing. My sister and nephew are the guitarists in the bunch. I chose the guitar to honor my sister and the years of work and dedication she has given as a musician with the Karios ministry.

Here is a break down of which stamp set matches with which Kitchen Sink Crew Member:


Grizzly Bear Wishes - Connie
Sailboats - Julie
Lighthouses - Lisa
Guitar - Lynn
Palm Trees - Maria

So today I am finally designing with the guitar for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards!

10 Minutes

I wanted very masculine cards today so I went with a gray and black color scheme. The 10 minute design is a single layer card created by masking the guitar to add the musical notes.


Stamps: Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Smoky Slate by Stampin' Up
Inks: Guitar - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento London Fog,
 2 Memento Gray Flannel, 1 Stampin' Up Sahara Sand


10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More

With my extra 10 minutes, I heat embossed "music," die cut a line of musical notes, cut out and popped up the guitar, and added a knotted ribbon with a metal button.



Stamps: Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper:  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Guitar - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento London Fog,
 2 Memento Gray Flannel, 1 Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Embellishment: Clear Embossing Powder, Red Seam Binding Ribbon, 
Sizzix Musical Notes Die Cut, Metal Button by Dill Buttons




And don't miss out on what the ladies of the crew have created today! You will not be disappointed by the inspiration you find by visiting their blogs!


 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Sunday, June 23, 2013

CAS on Sunday

Challenge 11 posted on CAS on Sunday is titled One Layer Wonder. You know how much I love those! Today I mixed Aloha with Palm Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps to stamp my summer dream.

Stamps: 3 Step Aloha and Multi Step Palm Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Northern Pines, Bamboo Leaves,
and Pear Tart by Memento
Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, and Coastal Cabana by Stampin' Up
Tool: White Gelly Roll Pen

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dr. Amanda

Someone I know had foot surgery this week so I thought this adorable House-Mouse image would make a perfect card for her. I also included a swatch of fabric I purchased while on an out-of-town trip with her a few months ago. In order to include my card in the current House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC147), I needed include a charm. This is one I created with Shrinky Dinks a while back using an old Stampin' Up set called Nice & Easy Notes. I hope my card brings a smile to my friend's face and lifts her spirits as she rests and heals.



Stamps: Dr. Amanda by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Nice & Easy Notes by Stampin' Up
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Stampin' Up Barely Banana,
 and Copic Markers
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Shrinky Dink Charm, Fabric

Thank God


Today's card was create for the sketch challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs. I added the sentiment on vellum over the stamped images to enter it in the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It challenge, as well.

Stamps: Thank God and With Heartfelt Sympathy by Our Daily Bread Designs
Papers: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Early Espresso, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Cardstock Vellum by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle and Peanut Brittle
Stampin' Up Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Crisp Cantaloupe
Tools: Martha Stewart Punches, Oval Nestabilities
Embellishment: Copper Nailheads


Monday, June 17, 2013

KSS Giveaway Finalists!

Well, the Kitchen Sink June Release Giveaway Contest ended on Friday night with no one matching the 5 designers to the 5 stamp sets correctly! So the seven lovely ladies (twinsmom515, SuperJen, Billie Dee, ErinS, singer21, Anita C, and Shellsgr09) who entered by the midnight deadline have been declared finalists! These seven ladies have until midnight PDT Wednesday, June 19 to make one more guess. Each designer also gets to give a little hint in today's blog post to help you with your guess. Here is my hint: I did not use the stamp set that I requested in any of my samples for today! Good luck, ladies!!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Early Espresso and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Lighthouse - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 
2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Rocks- 1 Memento Desert Sand, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch,
 3 Memento Toffee Crunch, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Memento Morocco 

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Lighthouse - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 
2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Desert Sand
I inked the greenery below the lighthouse with 
Memento Bamboo Leaves on layers 3 and 4.
Rocks- 1 Memento Desert Sand, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch,
 3 Memento Toffee Crunch, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sea - Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana
Sky - Stampin' Up Pool Party
I dabbed on clouds with white acrylic paint.
Embellishment: Wheel Charm and Twine


I am entering this card in EOWE Challenge #24 over at Inkspirational.

And one last quick card with the new Sailboat mini set:



 Stamps: Multi Step Sail Boats by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Real Red and Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Stars & Stripes by Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
Inks: Sailboats - 3 Memento Danube Blue, 2 Memento Danube Blue
stamped off once, 1 Memento Danube Blue stamped off twice
Water - sponged on Memento Teal Zeal
Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug, Danube Blue, and Teal Zeal

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew to see their work with these wonderful new images!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Lawn Ranger


This card was inspired by the Father Mows Best t-shirt from Uncle Dan's The Great Outdoor Store! I entered it in Inspiration Challenge 393 at Splitcoaststampers. To create this design I used The Lawn Ranger Set by Art Impressions, Inc. and Honey Bunny (grass) and Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One Layer Card

When I woke up this morning and saw that One Layer Cards were on the agenda for today's Ways to Use it Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, I was one happy stamper!! Is there more fun to be had in the world than creating a one layer card? I think not!

I reached, of course, for a pile of Kitchen Sink images and went to town on a card for my father for Father's Day!


Stamps: Guitar, Cowboy Boots, Bitty Tulip Bouquet, Trees, Plaid Plus,
 and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Grape Jelly, Elderberry, Sweet Plum
Stampin' Up More Mustard, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz

Don't  forget you have until Midnight PDT tomorrow (June 14) to enter Kitchen Sink Stamps' amazing June release giveaway! The first KSS Forum Member (if not a member, joining is free and easy) to match the 5 new stamp sets to the designer who requested them with be declared the winner. Not only will they receive a $25 KSS gift certificate, but AMAZINGLY will get to request the KSS stamp set of their dreams for Maria to create for the September release which they will receive pre-release for free. You can't win if you don't enter! Here is where you can check out the rules and enter!

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Release from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's post is going to be a L-O-N-G one!! With 5 new sets coming fresh out of the oven in the Kitchen, I have not been able to put them down! 


Being released today are:

Today I wanted to create cards which let the new images shine on their own. The only exception today is in the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards where I did mix in layer 3 of the moon from Owl & Autumn Moon as a sun for my tropical paradise! But, of course, I am just itching to start mixing them in with all my other KSS images. Expect to see some fun combinations later this week!

I know you all have been anxiously waiting for a close look at the new Kitchen Sink images so I am going to share a flood of samples with you today. I just couldn't help myself.

These first two cards were created using Grizzly Bear Wishes. This great bear has a Santa hat, a party hat, and a ton of fun sentiments to create all kinds of great cards! I have designed a masculine birthday card and the first Christmas card to go into my 2013 stash.


Stamps: Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Pine Trees by atd, Red Bazzill
Inks: Layers on the Bear - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle,
2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishment: Twine


Stamps: Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Poppy Parade, Gable Green, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Layers on the Bear - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle,
2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once
Santa Hat - 1 Memento Lady Bug, 2 Memento Lady Bug, 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
White Fur: 3 Memento London Fog, 2 Memento London Fog stamped off once
3 Memento London Fog stamped off twice
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Embellishment:  Glittery Ribbon



These next two designs were created with Multi Step Guitar. I can't wait to start pairing it with the cowboy images!! Today I have resisted the urge and am letting it sing out on its own.


Stamps: Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
More Mustard and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Layers on the Guitar - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 4 Memento Espresso Truffle,
2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Floor - Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
Baseboard - Stampin' Up More Mustard
Walls - Stampin' Up So Saffron, Musical Notes So Saffron 
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle and Stampin' Up More Mustard
Embellishment: Brad and Embroidry Thread
Tools: Oval Punch, Copic Marker to draw floor boards


Stamps: Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pistachio Pudding and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Static Collection Reaction by Cratepaper
Inks: Layers on the Guitar - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 4 Memento Espresso Truffle,
2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Peanut Brittle and Espresso Truffle
Embellishment: Guitar Pick on dimensional




And finally today, I have used Multi Step Palm Trees for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Design.

10 Minutes



Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees and Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Soft Sky and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Layers on the Palms - 3 Memento Olive Grove,
2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Pear Tart
Palm Trunk - 1 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Memento Peanut Brittle and Espresso Truffle
Sand - Memento Desert Sand
Ocean - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay
Sky - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Sun - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry and Peach Parfait
Footprints - Memento Rich Cocoa


And 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees and Owl & Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Soft Sky and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Layers on the Palms - 3 Memento Olive Grove,
2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Pear Tart
Palm Trunk - 1 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Memento Peanut Brittle and Espresso Truffle
Sand - Memento Desert Sand
Ocean - Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay
Sky - Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Sun - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry and Peach Parfait
Footprints - Memento Rich Cocoa





I know that you are as pumped up as I am to see what the Kitchen Sink Crew has created with these fabulous new images!! Let's go see!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Sunday, June 9, 2013

More Art Impressions Girlfriends!

I got to play along a little bit on Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers and made this fun card for the Summer Toys challenge!


Stamps: Pedal Pushers by Art Impressions
I created the grassy patch up front with Landscape Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamped
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, Strawberry Slush and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Tools: Copic Markers and Gelly Roll Pen

Tomorrow will be release day for 5 new Kitchen Sink Stamps sets. There will be a 15% discount code posted for Monday only until midnight PST. There will also be an exciting contest for members of the Kitchen Sink Forum. Hope to see you then!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Music

The theme for today's Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers was music! I dug through my House-Mouse images and came up with this cutie!


Stamps: Tickling the Ivories by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up
Curtain Call Collection by graphic 45
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Copic Markers

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thank God

Today's design combines SCS's Sketch Challenge 439 and Our Daily Bread Designs' SLC157  to create this card of encouragement.


Stamps: Thank God by Our Daily Bread Designs
Papers: More Mustard and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Tropical Travelogue by graphic 45
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up More Mustard
Tools: EK Success Edge Punch, McGill Leaf Punch, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch,
Prima Flower

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Gelli Plate + Tim Holtz

My Gelli Plate just arrived in the mail and it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun! This is my very first practice attempt!


Stamps: Words to the Rescue (Encouragement) by Steve Fadie
Papers: Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Inks: Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up
Tools: Tim Holtz Umbrella Man Die, Gelli Plate, Brayer, Spellbinder's Labels 1, Acrylic Paints

Monday, June 3, 2013

Busy in the Kitchen!!

A lot of hustle and bustle in the Kitchen this week as we prepare for the release of new images from Kitchen Sink Stamps on Monday, June 10. I can't give away any secrets, but it is a most unique release that I think will tickle your fancy!

Today we are thrilled and delighted to welcome Tammy Hershberger back to the Kitchen Sink Crew! What a thrill and honor to have her amazing talent back on the team!! The inspiration of her amazing designs is what led me to Kitchen Sink Stamps in the first place!!

And now on to this week's 10 Minute Card:


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cameo Layer 5 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 4 Stampin' Up Basic Gray,
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Basic Gray stamped off once,
 Layer 2 Memento London Fog stamped off once,
 Layer 1 Memento London Fog stamped off twice
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Oval Nestabilities


10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Mother's Cameo and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Basic Black by Stampin' Up,
Metallic Silver by American Crafts
Inks: Cameo Layer 5 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 4 Stampin' Up Basic Gray,
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Basic Gray stamped off once,
 Layer 2 Memento London Fog stamped off once,
 Layer 1 Memento London Fog stamped off twice
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Oval Nestabilities and Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio
Embellishments: Metallic Embroidered French Tulle and Pearls


Before I leave you today, I get to add a little snippet of a peek at one of the images being released next Monday. Check back on June 10th to see all of the new images!!




              And don't forget to look in on the Crew's latest Kitchen Sink creations!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria