Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WOYWW 221

If this is Wednesday, that means it's time for another trip to look in on clean and cluttered desks of crafters around the globe over at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground!

Thank you so much to each one of you who have taken the time to drop by and check out my desk!

The word of the week for me is "masculine." My supply of guy cards is running low, and I need to mail out six tomorrow. I reached for my KSS lighthouse and old truck and TH's umbrella man.

With the lighthouse, I was using reinkers and alcohol to create a blotchy sea. I started out masking the lighthouse and island, but found I did better without the mask so in the trash it went.



Here is what my cards look like finished! I'm a pretty clean and simple girl so most of my work is unembellished and flat for mailing ease.






Monday, August 26, 2013

Swing, Batter!

For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Kitchen Sink designs, I decided to create some baseball swing cards. They are so quick and easy with the Sizzix Flip It dies. This one is the Majestic. All the images and sentiments on both cards are from 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

10 Minute Card
Front

Inside


Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Tempting Turquoise and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Inks Layers: Mitt - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Baseball - 3 Memento Lady Bug, 2 Memento Desert Sand, 
1 Mement Desert Sand stamped off once
Tools: Sizzix Majestic Flip-Its, Majestic Labels 2, EK Success Star Punch

10 Minutes More
Front


Inside


Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bermuda Bay and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
Random Collection}Victorian by Crate Paper, Inc.
Inks Layers: Mitt - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 
3 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Baseball - 3 Memento Lady Bug, 2 Memento Desert Sand, 
1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Bat - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Tools: Sizzix Majestic Flip-Its, Majestic Labels 2, Circle Punch, Dimensionals


Thanks so much for your sweet visit today!!

I'm off to check out the Kitchen Sink Crew's latest creations! I know you will be inspired if you do, too!!


 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WOYWW 220



Welcome to What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday #220! If you would like to find out what it is all about and join in on the fun, head over the Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground and find out all the details!

You have caught me this week working on some new color recipes for some of my layered fruit images. You can see to the right near the pencil, the four layers of the pear on acrylic blocks. I personally stamp the images in reverse order (4-3-2-1) which makes lining them up a breeze.

I keep these recipe cards so that I can repeat a look without having to do a lot of experimenting with colors to get the look I want on any given project.

Here is one of the cards I taught at my class last week which uses the KSS Multi Step Pear.




And here is more layered fruit!


Thank you so much for dropping by to visit me and check out my desk this Wednesday!!
I look forward to seeing what you have been up to!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sing Me a Country Song!

Just had fun mixing and matching my western images for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Guitar, Multi Step Cowboy Hat, and Multi Step Cowboy Boots
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White and River Rock by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle
Stampin' Up River Rock

10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Guitar, Multi Step Cowboy Hat, Multi Step Cowboy Boots,
and Multi Step Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle
Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip

Drop in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew and see what they have been up to lately!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WOYWW 219

I will be off desk hopping around the world with fellow crafters at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday #219 later this morning. What a fun time!



What you see on my desk today is the final card of 5 that I will be teaching at a card class later this morning. I don't know why I always wait until the last minute to finish and pack up my supply boxes. I still have to bag up all the parts and get them in everyone's packet of supplies before heading to the class.

I am most excited this week about finally tracking down this Martha Stewart punch. It is my favorite and I have already broken two by punching heavyweight card stock. My bad! It took me so long to find a replacement this time that I will not ever be punching card stock in it again. It will be lightweight designer papers only from now on!

When I get back from class later today, I will head out to visit fellow crafters of all kinds! I always look forward to my desk hopping on Wednesday!

Thank you so much for dropping in to peek at my desk this week!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Sweet Fruits of Summer

I created this quick and fun layout for a CAS design I made for another challenge this past week and realized that it would be perfect for this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Design for Kitchen Sink Stamps. One of the fabulous things about summers in Texas is all the luscious fresh fruits available at the grocery store! I let them be my inspiration for today's cards!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Cherries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Glorious Green, and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Cherries - 1 Memento Love Letter stamped off once, 2 Memento Love Letter, 
3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped off once
Leaves - 1 Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once, 2 and 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

10 Minutes More Card

With the extra 10 minutes I added a decorative mat behind the pear, used Versamark to stamp cherries on the red cardstock, and clear embossed the pear and leaf.



Papers: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, and Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
nook and pantry by BasicGrey
Inks: Pear - 4 SU More Mustard, 3 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, 1 SU Pistachio Pudding
Cherries - Versamark
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking in on the 10 + 10 KSS Design today!

Visit the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew for more KSS inspiration!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WOYWW 218

Another Wednesday has rolled around so that means it's time to visit Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground for another round of What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.

This week you can see I am busy getting together thank you notes to deliver tomorrow to a friend who is in the hospital. I know she will want to thank her friends who help and encourage her during her recovery. So far I have three of the twelve cards completed. I just have to glue on the leaves and flowers and the rest will be done.


This week I aimed my camera to the right of my desk where you see two spinning racks which hold my inks and punches. The back rack I purchased from my local scrapbook store which closed and the other one is from a Hallmark store which closed. I'm sad that the stores are gone, but my racks certainly make my crafting easier with so much of what I need so close at hand!

Thanks for your visit! I look forward to seeing what you are working on this week!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thinking About Christmas

Good morning, and thanks for dropping by today! 

I usually have a good start on my Christmas cards for the holiday season by this time, but I only have a handful of cards ready for this year. In my family, we have a couple of holiday traditions which take up most of my crafting time in December. I won't go into detail about that today, but between the two projects it means about 78 scrapbook pages for me to complete. If I don't have Christmas cards finished and addressed by Thanksgiving, I will be up a creek without a paddle.

So today for Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more designs I have created Christmas cards using Multi Step Gift. It is a great set for birthday cards and Christmas cards, as well. Now I only need about 50 more Christmas cards!

10 Minute Card


Papers : Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Martha Stewart Snowflake Mat Pad
Inks: Memento Angel Pink, Love Letter, and Rhubarb Stalk

10 Minutes More Card

For this card I stamped the bow a second time, cut it out, and popped it up on top of the package. I also added a fleur de lis frame and a pretty jewel to dress up the package.



Stamps: Multi Step Gift, Multi Step Christmas Lights, Multi Step Girzzly Bear Wishes
Papers : Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, Martha Stewart Snowflake Mat Pad,
Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Love Letter and Rhubard Stalk,
 Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding and True Thyme
Tools: Spellbinders' Fleur De Lis Squares
Embellishment: Dimensionals, Dual Tone Prizm by Joleen's Boutique

The rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew have designs to share with you today!
Be sure to visit them before you leave!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria