Monday, September 30, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More #143 -- Autumn Blessings

I'm still dreaming about autumn, but with another week of temperatures in the high 90s here on the Texas Gulf Coast, all the colorful leaves I will see anytime soon will be ink stamped on paper!


10 Minute Card
For this card I stamped leaves in various colors using Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Big Leaves and my Memento teardrop inks. I added a band of orange burlap ribbon and then popped up a matted circle sentiment. The words came from 3 Step Autumn Squirrel (Autumn) and Ready 4 Any Holiday (blessings).



10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

For this card I used the same stamp sets using the triple stamping method. Three panels of paper (small, medium, and large) were stacked one on top the other and secured with repositionable tape. I then stamped the images as if they were all on one sheet of paper. Next I removed the panels, added a narrow mat cut with deckle scissors and then glued them back together in their original positions. I finished the card with a taffeta bow.



I hope things are cooler where you are and autumn has made its arrival there! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it heads down here to Texas soon!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see the inspired work from the rest of the crew!!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WOYWW 225

Another Wednesday has arrived so it is time to share what I am working on with deskers the world over in WOYWW 225. If you would like to join in the fun, visit Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground to get all the details. I am really excited this morning because I have more time than usual to visit the desks of crafters and be inspired by their amazingly creative projects!


This week finds me working ahead a little bit on cards for one of the groups for whom I create. I belong to a Bible study group which has a handful of ladies who, due to illness or age, are unable to attend on a regular basis. We send them a card each month to let them know we are thinking of them and value their friendship. The boy on the swing is going out to them in early October.

At the back of my desk are a few of the other cards I created this week and up front you see one other thing I do while stamping. After I have created my design and don't have to do any more thinking because I am down to the assembly line work of putting together a pile of the same card, I listen to audio books. Currently on my play list is The Pale King  by David Foster Wallace. A great talent gone too soon.

Thank you for looking in on my work this week! I can't wait to see what is on your desk!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Bride and Groom

I must be honest about this week's Kitchen Sink cards. You all know that on Mondays I usually do a 10 minute card and then another card which takes 20 minutes. Because I was creating for a very special bride, I could not rein myself in and ended up with a 30 minute card. I hope you'll allow me this little fudging just this once!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Wedding Couple - Layer 6 Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 5 Groom Memento Rich Cocoa and Bride colored with SU Markers Old Olive, 
Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip,
Layer 4 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 
3 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice,
Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - SU Cameo Coral
Tools: Spellbinders Dies
Embellishment: Coral Pearls

10 Minutes and 20 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Couple by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Crumb Cake and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
Inks: Wedding Couple - Layer 6 Memento Espresso Truffle, Layer 5 Groom Memento Rich Cocoa and Bride colored with SU Markers Old Olive, Cameo Coral, 
Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip,
Layer 4 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 
Layer 3 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice,
Layer 2 Memento Desert Sand, Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - SU Cameo Coral
Tools: Spellbinders Dies, Sizzix Dies, Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Paper Roses, Lace, Pearls

What a privilege and honor it was to have you visit my blog today. Thank you for dropping by. I love having the opportunity to share the wonderful world of Kitchen Sink Stamps with you!!  As always, you can receive a 10% discount on Kitchen Sink purchases by entering the store through my sidebar!

Keep an eye out!  New stamps are just around the corner!! 

Be sure to visit the rest of the crew!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WOYWW 224

Today I am taking part again in my favorite Wednesday pastime, What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. This blog hop hosted by Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground is a fabulously fun opportunity to peek at desks belonging to talented crafters the world over. I always delight in the inspiration I get from the creative work of talented artists.

This Wednesday finds me with a very messy desk. I guess the "Oh nuts!" card can reflect how I feel about being caught with such clutter and disarray!

I just finished my 7th Christmas card for the 2013 holiday season. It is about time that I kick it into gear if I am going to have cards to mail to family and friends this year.

Also still on my desk is the birthday card created for me by my sweet niece Anita! I love the gorgeous window scene! And I love having family members ( my mother, my sister, and my niece) who share my passion for card making!!


Thanks for visiting my desk this week!! I'll try to have some of this mess cleared out by next week!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Welcoming Autumn

I am so anxious to welcome autumn to Texas. I love the cool crisp days and the colorful fall leaves! With today's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More designs, I am hoping to hurry it along a little! Both of this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps cards were created using 3 Step Autumn Squirrel. Not only does this set have this delightful squirrel, but there are also acorns in two sizes, two types of leaves, and several fun sentiments!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Squirrel Layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Potter's Clay,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Tools: Oval Nestabilities and Sizzix Embossing Folder


10 Minutes More Card
With the extra 10 minutes I sponged some autumn colors on the embossed leaves in the background and created a bit of leaves and acorns card candy!


Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Squirrel Layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Potter's Clay,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Acorn Layers - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Pear Tart
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponged on Leaves - Memento Rich Cocoa, Morocco, Olive Grove, Canteloupe, 
Potter's Clay
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Punches
Embellishment: Ribbon

Look in on the Kitchen Sink Crew! Their multi step stamping is remarkable!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WOYWW 223

I love Wednesdays because they bring with them the opportunity to visit crafters around the world to see what artistic tasks they are working on through Julia Dunnit's weekly blog hop over at Stamping Ground. Check it out and join in the fun!

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 223 finds me working on Sketch Challenge 453 at Splitcoaststampers. I pulled out one of my drawers of House-Mouse images to use today. My House-Mouse collection is one of my largest taking up over 5 drawers in my card catalog. I've got my eye on some more lingering in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby just waiting for the final markdown!


You'll also catch a glimpse of some leaf printing I was working on earlier in the week. The red and brown print was done with acrylic paints on my Gelli Plate. The others were just Memento ink directly to the leaves and pressed to the paper.



Stamps: My Cup of Tea by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Carry On by Stampin' Up, and Multi Step Sail Boats by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Tools: Circle Punches, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Dimensionals, Darice Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Burlap Ribbon

Monday, September 9, 2013

On the High Seas!

I had such a revelation the other day when I saw Maria using the rope  from 3 Step Adornments on her recent sailboat card! What a lightbulb moment! What could be more perfect with all the beautiful nautical stamps as well as the western stamps? I have been like a kid with a new toy trying it out every-which-way! Of course, I had to work it into this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More post.

Both cards today start with the same sailboat stamped on a two inch square and turned on the diagonal.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Sail Boats by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Taken with Teal and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Teal Zeal, Rich Cocoa, Ladybug, and Rhubard Stalk
Stampin' Up Bashful Blue
Tools: Embossing Folder


10 Minutes More Card

Here I added an additional mat with the rope stamped around the four edges to create a frame.



Stamps: Multi Sail Boats by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Taken with Teal and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle, Teal Zeal, Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Ladybug, and Rhubard Stalk
Stampin' Up Bashful Blue and Real Red
Tools: Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Spica Gelly Roll Pen

Thanks so very much for your visit to my blog!!

Look in on the other Kitchen Crew members before you leave today!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sweet Thoughts of You

I bought these fun dies in June and finally got the chance to use them today in honor of National Honey Month! SWEET!!!


Stamps: Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, So Saffron, and Summer Sun by Stampin' Up
Cardstock Vellum
Tools: Elizabeth Craft Designs Bees Dies, Fine Tip Sharpie
Embellishment: Ribbon

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WOYWW 222

I'm somewhat late to the party over at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground this Wednesday because I am knee deep in creating table toppers for a church luncheon coming up this Sunday.


The stand up card is the same on both sides to go in the center of round tables. The sheet music, cross, and cross die are from Our Daily Bread Designs. The die cut notes are from Sizzix and the punched flowers are Martha Stewart.



The card will be placed on a doily and red linen napkin with a red silk rose.

Thanks for stopping by my workdesk to see what I am up to today! I'll be home soon to visit desks around the globe who are taking part in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #222!

Monday, September 2, 2013

KSS Classic Old Truck


For my 10 Minute Card and my 10 Minutes More Card I decided to create with KSS's Multi Step Classic Old Truck. Both trucks were stamped on white cardstock and cut out.

10 Minute Card - On this card the background was created with an added black panel for the road and a blue panel for the sky. The double yellow lines are stickers.


Stamps: Multi Step Classic Old Truck by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers: Wheel Base - 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 Memento London Fog, 3 Memento London Fog
Truck Body - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Ladybug, 1 Memento Ladybug,
4 Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Stickers


10 Minutes More Card - For this card I created a stamped background and popped the truck up on dimensionals.


Stamps: Multi Step Classic Old Truck, Multi Step Trees,
 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bashful Blue and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers: Wheel Base - 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 Memento London Fog, 
3 Memento London Fog
Truck Body - 3 Memento Teal Zeal, 2 Memento Teal Zeal, 
1 Memento Teal Zeal stamped off once, 4 Memento London Fog
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Grass - 2 Stampin' Up Gumball Green
Tree - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa on trunk and Memento Northern Pines on leaves
3 Memento Cottage Ivy, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, and 1 Memento Pear Tart
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Dimensionals

See more from the Crew:

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria