Monday, April 28, 2014

Paper and Ink

It seems lately that I have turned into a paper and ink girl. My ribbons and buttons and jewels are beginning to feel a little neglected, but I just can't seem to help myself. In addition to allowing the fabulous Kitchen Sink images to have center stage is the bonus of saving the extra 20¢ postage!

With the weather finally warming up around here and the air conditioner back in high gear, I felt drawn to create a little seaside fantasy. I hope you enjoy today's designs.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Palm Trees and 3 Step Aloha by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Daffodil Delight and Garden Green
Inks: Palms - 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Trunks - 1 SU Soft Suede, 2 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - SU Creamy Caramel, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight
Sentiment - SU Soft Suede

Now I cannot tell a lie, today my second card took much more than the extra 10 minutes I normally use on Kitchen Sink Mondays. With all the sponging, masking, and cutting, I finished this card in 40 minutes. I hope you can forgive me this once!

10 Minutes and 30 Minutes More Card

Never a Loss 4 Words (and), and 3 Step Sea Shells by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Early Espresso and Coastal Cabana
Inks: Sky - SU Coastal Cabana
Sea - SU Bermuda Bay
Sand - SU Creamy Caramel and Soft Suede
Brick Wall - 2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Desert Sand, sponged over with
SU Creamy Caramel
Shell - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU Creamy Caramel
Sailboat - Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, and London Fog
Palm Tree - 3 Memento Northern Pine, 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Trunk - 1 SU Soft Suede, 2 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment: Memento Espresso Truffle
Tool: White Gelly Roll Pen

Thanks for your visit today! Don't miss the chance to see the latest from the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew.

* Connie * Lisa Maria


  1. Lyn you truly excel with stamping beautiful scenes. Your two cards today have me feeling like I have been whisked away to a tropical paradise somewhere. Your second one in particular has me imagining the cool waters and sea breeze. They are just gorgeous! xx

  2. Hear Ye hear Ye I am echoing the sentiments of Danielle! Your cards are super. I guess I can have a little peek of paradise just out side my front door where a grove of are doing very well. Yes I too can imagine a beautiful hideaway!

  3. Beautiful cards Lynn. They're just dreamy looking! So very lovely.
    I know what you mean about the A/C too........been a little warm around these parts!

  4. I know what you mean about neglecting the ribbon and buttons but when you create such beautiful cards as today's, how could you miss them! Both cards are just amazing but the second card just is outstanding!

  5. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the beach. I love the beautiful sunset you created and I love the ocean scene in your second card. I can feels the breeze!

  6. Fabulous cards Lynne. They certainly say summer. I can almost feel the breeze coming off the water.

  7. These are just fabulous Lynne. I love the scenes you created.

  8. Love these both! They are so MIami!! :)


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