Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 217

I had such fun last week traveling the globe and peeking into the work space of many talents crafters. Julia Dunnit hosts What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday over on her blog Stamping Ground. This week is WOYWW 217. Check it out and join in the fun!

Here is what my desk looks like this week.


This week I have been taking part in the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers. It is an annual event hosted for members of the Fan Club. In a seven day period there will be 42 challenges. Yikes! I have managed to keep up with 23 projects completed so far.

As I look at my desk, I am seeing four of the projects: 3 finished and one in progress. The penguin is a treat box and just to his left is a gift tag. In front of his feet is a card which used the chalkboard technique. I like that card so much that I am going to make a dozen of them to give to a friend who is having surgery this week to use as thank you notes.

The unfinished project is the card using Art Impressions' At the Movies. I have recently started collecting their girlfriend series and am having so much fun with them. Below you will find the finished card.

You can see this week that to the left of my desk is an old card catalog. Kids today don't even know what it is! At my house it has been repurposed to hold tons of crafting supplies. Those I need most are stored closest to my desk within arm's reach. The two open drawers hold dimensionals and Scor-Tape. Taped to the side of the card catalog are cards I have received from stampers around the world. Some of you may see your work there!

Here are the projects seen on my desk:



Stamps: At the Movies by Art Impressions


Stamps: Kind Hearts by Our Daily Bread Designs


Stamps: Afterthoughts by Stampin' Up



Stamps: Heart & Roses, Big & Bold Swatches, Letters from the Past 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Monday, July 29, 2013

Depth and Texture 10 +10 #134

This is day three of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges for Fan Club members going on over at Splitcoaststampers so I am buried at my desk trying to keep up! With 6 challenges posted every day this week, I decided to combine one of them with one of today's Kitchen Sink cards. My 10 +10 minute card today was shared in one of Sunday's DTGD challenges.

Today's designs use the beautiful Multi Step Guitar Maria designed at my request! Thank you so much, Maria! I LOVE it!!!!

10 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake and Espresso Truffle by Stampin' Up, Yellow Bazzill
Inks: Layer 4 - Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
 Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More Card


 Stamps: Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
and that cute little heart is from Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes
Papers: Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up
Yellow Bazzill, Embossed Background Paper by the Paper Studio
Inks: Layer 4 - Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
 Layer 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, Layer 1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Spellbinders' Dies
Embellishment: Burlap and Dimensionals

Thank you so much for visiting me today! Before you leave, take a moment to check out the latest Kitchen Sink Stamps creations by the rest of the Kitchen Crew!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dare to Get Dirty!

The Dare to Get Dirty Challenges started today over at Splitcoaststampers! Here is what I have created so far!







Wednesday, July 24, 2013

House-Mouse with Sparkle

Today's card was created for two challenges (HMFMC149 and SC446) and one purpose ( to get started on this year's Christmas cards)! I am making a real effort to play along with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge because those little mice are so darn cute and I have over 60 of them in my stamp collection, half of which have never seen ink. My goal is to use each and every one of them by year's end!

Here's a link to Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 446. There are lots of creative cards using this sketch found there!


Stamps: Light Wrap by House-Mouse Designs Inc.
Sentiment by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Christmas Traditions by the Paper Studio
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug, Copic Markers
Embellishments: Xmas Red Stickles by Ranger,  Holly Gemstones by the Paper Studio

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday - 216

Today is my first day to play What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday. I found it last week on Danie's blog and had such fun visiting the blogs of those who played along. The object is to show your workdesk on Wednesday and explain what it going on there.


I just received a new shipment from Stampin' Up and am busy unmounting the rubber from the wheels I purchased.  I cut the jumbo wheel called Birthday Candles into pieces, some to keep and some to share. I used the scotch tape to mask the rubber from left to right as I inked each candle a different color.

The bins in the upper left hold cardstock scraps. The white bin to the right of my scrap bins contains my clean sponges. I never seem to have enough of those. As I use them, they are put in a mesh bag and thrown in the wash with the blue jeans.

The tower behind my Ott light holds my Copic markers and Prisma Color Pencils.

An interesting fact about my desk is that it was built by my great grandfather as a library table around 1920. He was a German woodcrafter who came to America through Ellis Island around 1905. Although he died before I was born, I am the proud owner of three of his furniture pieces.

Here's the finished card using the birthday candles! Irene and Liz, the rest of the candles are headed your way!


Stamps: Birthday Candles by Stampin' Up
Make a Wish Quotes by Fiskers
Papers: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rose Bud, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Tangelo, Bahama Blue, and Danelion
Embellishment: Ribbon and Stickles

Monday, July 22, 2013

Torn Paper 10 + 10 KSS Design

This week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Kitchen Sink Stamps' designs are created using torn paper. I sponged over torn paper to create the ocean waves, and I torn the paper islands and seashore. I haven't gotten to the beach yet this summer, but my mind keeps taking me there!

I am so glad Lisa requested that Maria create a layered lighthouse! I can't seem to put it down!

10 Minutes
 The lighthouse was stamped on white card stock, cut out, and glued to the torn paper island.


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Blue, SU Crumb Cake
Inks: Lighthouse - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
2 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Greenery at the base of the lighthouse - Memento Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Ocean Waves - SU Marina Mist

10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse, 3 Step Sea Shells, 
Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Blue, 
SU Crumb Cake, Creamy Caramel, and Soft Suede
Inks: Lighthouse - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
2 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Greenery at the base of the lighthouse - Memento Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves
Sand Dollar - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once,
1 Memento Desert Sand
Starfish - 3 SU More Mustard, 2 SU More Mustard stamped off once,
1 SU More Mustard stamped off once
Sand - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Ocean Waves - SU Marina Mist
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle

Look in on the Kitchen Sink Crew, too! They have more KSS designs to inspire you!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

HB, Girlfriend!

Added another Girlfriends image to my collection this weekend while in Houston to meet a stamping friend from Florida. No trip to Texas would be complete without a trip to Archiver's even if we did get stuck in rush hour traffic for 2 and a half hours!

I used my new stamp to create today's birthday card.


Stamps: UM3577 Girlfriends by Art Impressions
Papers: Whisper White and Summer Sun by Stampin' Up
color waves by doodlebug design inc.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Embellishment: Crystals, Clear Embossing Powder

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy 5th to The Color Throwdown

Today the Kitchen Sink Crew is joining in on the huge celebration going on over at The Color Throwdown. The wonderfully talented designers there are celebrating 5 years of challenges with Color Throwdown Challenge 250. What a fabulous array of prizes they are giving away to lucky winners from this week's participants. Kitchen Sink Stamps is leading off the list with a gift certificate of $55! Check out the list of prizes on the CTD blog!

If you haven't entered yet, don't miss out on this sensational opportunity. You have until midnight, Tuesday, July 16 to enter.

For this week's 10 Minutes + 10 Minutes more designs, I have created a monochromatic sympathy card. For the 10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More design, I used the fabulous colors from Color Throwdown Challenge 250.

10 Minutes



Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin' Up
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin' Up
Espresso Truffle by Memento




10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Bermuda Bay by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, 
Crumb Cake, and Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin' Up
Espresso Truffle by Memento

I know which one I love the best!! Aren't those vivid colors gorgeous!!

Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew has created a project using these luscious colors in honor of The Color Throwdown's 5th Anniversary. Drop by and see their beautiful work and don't forget to enter a card in their challenge! You could be the winner of one of their awesome prizes!!


 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Friday, July 12, 2013

Color Throwdown 250

The Color Throwdown is celebrating 5 years of great color challenges. This card was created for CTD250, using the featured colors Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up.



Stamps: Elegant Ornaments by Stampin' Up
Philippians 4:13 by Verve
Papers: So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bermuda Bay by Stampin' Up
Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Martha Stewart Flower Punch
Embellishiment: Black Crystals, Clear Embossing Powder

Have You Kissed a Toad Lately?

I love when Hobby Lobby moves their House-Mouse images to the clearance corner. Earlier this month I snapped up about 10 that I couldn't live without. I'll wait a while for the others to drop one more time, before I grab them for my collection as well.

The one I used today was in the "must have" group I picked up. I created this card for the Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers which required the addition of hardware.


Stamps: Kiss and Make Up by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Papers: Whisper White and Pink Passion by Stampin' Up, 
knee high tic-tac-toe by BasicGrey, Static Collection Reaction by Cratepaper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Peach Parfait, Copic Makers
Embellishment: Ribbon and Metal Sentiment Tag

Monday, July 8, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Roses

When in need of a feminine sympathy card, I reach more often than not for 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Nothing can more perfectly represent a beautiful life lost than a delicate, long-stemmed rose.

For the 10 minute card today, I stamped directly on the pink card front. I love how gentle and delicate the roses look on the pale pink.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses and Multi Step Lighthouse (sentiment) 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up
Inks: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Olive Grove and Tuxedo Black by Memento


10 Minute + 10 Minutes More


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses and Multi Step Lighthouse (sentiment) 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Blushing Bride and Regal Rose by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Olive Grove and Tuxedo Black by Memento
Tools: Spellbinders Borderabilities - Bracket Borders One
Stampin' Up Tag Punch
Spellbinders Labels Die
Embellishment: Pearls and Ribbon

Don't miss a chance to look in on the Crew!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Good Things

The theme at House-Mouse and Friends this week is food! One of my favorite things!! This is the card I have created for the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #148.


Stamps: I Got It by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Better Days by Verve
Papers: Pistachio Pudding and Groovy Guava by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
knee highs tic-tac-toe by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Stampin' Up Apricot Appeal and Copic Markers

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mojo 300

Today's sympathy card was created for the Mojo 300 Sketch Challenge over at Mojo Monday.


Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts by Verve
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Groovy Guava and Basic Black by Stampin' Up,
Sunshine "Memories" Blossoms Paper by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up Groovy Guava
Tools: Embossing Folder by Sizzix, Embossing Folder by the Paper Studio
Martha Stewart Punches
Embellishment: Black Rhinestones

Monday, July 1, 2013

KSS 10+10 Design 130

I had the most fabulous weekend spending time with my closest stamping buddies from the Gulf Coast Paper Crafters attending the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention in The Woodlands! We opted to spend all of our time and dollars in the Vendors' Fair and came away with lots of amazing products. I am showcasing one of my purchases with the designs I have created.

The cards I am sharing today were created with the Sizzix Accordion Flip Album die. It is so easy and fast to put together. And the fun thing about the finished cards are that they fold flat and mail in a 5.5 square envelope. How neat is that! Each panel is cut separately and you can string together as many as you like. For the 10 minute card I put together 2 panels. For the 20 minute card I, of course, doubled the panels to 4.

10 Minutes



Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees and Multi Step Sailboats by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Baja Breeze, Buckaroo Blue, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa,
Espresso Truffle, Rhubarb Stalk, Nautical Blue, and Paris Dusk
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Copic Markers
Tools: Sizzix Accordion Flip Album Die, Spellbinders' Labels One Die

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees, Multi Step Aloha, Multi Step Lighthouse, and Multi Step Sailboats by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Coastal Cabana and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa,
Espresso Truffle, Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk, Nautical Blue, and Paris Dusk
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Copic Markers
Tools: Sizzix Accordion Flip Album Die, Spellbinders' Labels One Die

I know many of you have your new KSS stamps in hand, and I can't wait to see what you created with them!! I'll be watching!!

Here are the latest creations from the Kitchen Sink Crew!


  *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria