Monday, December 30, 2013

Tons of Fun

I'm having fun today creating a few masculine cards with Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Lil' Elephant.

For the quick card, I stamped the elephant and then masked it to add the text background. I finished the card off with a happy birthday tag.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 
and 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Sentiments - Memento Tuxedo Black

For the next card I double matted a frame and popped it up over the elephant.

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant and Multi Step Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks: 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 
and 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Spellbinders Dies

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 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria


Monday, December 23, 2013

Jingle Bell Christmas

I received two more unexpected Christmas cards on Saturday, so here I am on December 23 still creating Christmas cards to drive down to the post office today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will be delivered tomorrow. Both are just traveling across town, so I think it is possible.

I realized I hadn't done any jingle bells this year so out they came this morning!

Wishing you and those you love a very special Christmas filled with love and laughter!!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Bells and Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard
Embellishment: Gold Cord and Red Seam Binding Ribbon


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


 and Playful Christmas 2 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, American Crafts Metallic Silver,
 and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Versamark, Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, 
Going Grey, Smoky Slate, and Gumball Green
Embellishment: Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Silver Embossing Powder

Thank you so much for your visit today!!

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more Christmas fun!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Lights Oh So Bright

All of my Christmas cards went to the post office last week, but I usually receive a few cards from unexpected sources. I am creating these final cards so I won't be caught unprepared. Today I have pulled out Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Christmas Lights to use in creating these last Christmas cards of the season! It is my all time favorite Christmas set. For these cards I inked only the glass end of the bulbs and not the sockets.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights, Multi Step Ornament and Stars, and 
Multi Step Winter Cardinals (pines) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Rhubarb Stalk, Lady Bug, Espresso Truffle, Cottage Ivy, 
Northern Pine and Tuxedo Black by Memento
More Mustard and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Embellishment: Gold Atyou Spica Pen


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights, 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe (sentiment), and 
Multi Step Winter Cardinals (pines) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks:  Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, Grape Jelly, Tangelo, Dandelion, 
and Danube Blue by Memento
Embellishment: Star Dust Stickles

I'm sure, like me, your week will be filled with frantic preparations for the Christmas holidays, but hopefully it will also be filled with peace and joy and love. 

More Christmas Creations from the Kitchen Crew:

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowy Pines

Marching forward with more Christmas cards today. I chose to use Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps since a frosty blue norther blew into Texas this week and many people had more sleet and snow than they are used to.

For the 10 minute card I stamped the single snowy pine starting with layer 3 inked with Memento Northern Pine on the pine needles and Memento Rich Cocoa on the trunk. I followed that with layer 2 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa and finished with layer 1 inked with Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once. I then sponged some SU Baja Breeze as a background and added the die cut star and crystal to the top of the tree. A band of silver glitter ribbon dressed the card up a bit and the sentiment from Playful Christmas 2 was stamped in Cottage Ivy at the bottom.



For the 10 minutes and 10 minutes more design, I chose to use the same snowy pine, but this time I clear embossed the top layer of the tree as well as the snowflakes, sentiment, and ground. I then created an emboss resist background by rubbing the surface of the card with SU Marina Mist ink. The snowflakes are from Snow Flurry and the sentiment is from Playful Christmas 1.


I do finally have enough Christmas cards to head to the post office this week, but still have a ton of Christmas crafting to do with 80 scrapbook pages. Fortunately I only have to design 6 layouts and then create multiple copies of each. It will be a crazy crafty week! Just the normal hectic Christmas here in the McAuley house!

Drop in on the Kitchen Crew to see what holiday goodies they have concocted for you this week!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria


Monday, December 2, 2013

Holly Days!

I am on a mad dash to get enough Christmas cards made and in the mail to my family and friends this week! I have never been this far behind! EEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

Today I am working with Kitchen Sink Stamps' 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe, one of my holiday favorites!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and Playful Christmas 1
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Memento Morocco, Rhubarb Stalk, Cottage Ivy, and Northern Pine
Embellishment: Green Metallic Ric Rac

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and Multi Step Gift
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Designer Paper by the Paper Studio
Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Cottage Ivy, and Northern Pine
Tools: Nestibilites Circles, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board,
Corner Rounder
Embellishment: Red Crystals

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew and see their latest creations.

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria