Monday, January 27, 2014

Love You Beary Much!

A beary good morning to all!! Today I am sharing Valentines created using Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and sentiments from Words of Love and Multi Step Sweet Heart Roses. The hearts were cut with Heart Nestabilities and embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Rose Red and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers on Teddy: 3 Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa, 2 Stampin' Up Crumb Cake,
1 Memento Desert Sand, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Real Red
Tools: Heart Nestabilites, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals
Embellishment: Ribbon

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Rose Red and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers on Teddy: 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Desert Sand, 4 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Real Red
Sponging - Stampin' Up Ruby Red
Tools: Paper Doily, Heart Nestabilites, Spellbinders Banner Die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals
Embellishment: Ribbon and glitter heart sticker

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

HMFMC#161

I've never needed so many Valentines in my life! Here is another one using a House-Mouse image I have never inked before which seems perfect for Valentine's Day. I have created it for HMFMC#161 over at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Stamps: Read My Lips by House-Mouse Designs, Inc. and Loved by You by Stampabilities
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Ready Set Go by American Crafts
Real Red by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rhubarb Stalk, and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up Crisp Cantaloupe
Copic Markers
Embellishment: Seam Binding Ribbon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Honoring Charlene

The CCEE Stampers are remembering and honoring a dear friend, Charlene Merrick, who lost her battle with cancer early this year. Charlene was a very talented and much loved member of the stamping world and her wit and wisdom will be long missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and stamping with her.

I could not let the day pass without creating a card in her honor. I have cased this beautiful card she created as a 21st birthday card for a family member. Mine, today, is a Valentine. It says, I think, what we all feel about this beautiful lady.


I Still Need Valentines!

Created for Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #472.


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Sweetheart Roses, and Letters from the Past
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Real Red and Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up
Sweet Love by Little Yellow Bicycle
Inks: Roses - 3 Memento Love Letter, 2 Memento Love Letter stamped off once,
1 Memento Love Letter stamped off once, 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
3 Memento Olive Grove stamped off once
Sponging - Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter
Tools: Heart Nestibilites and Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangular Die
Embellishment - Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glossy Heart Sticker

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One Layer Valentine

I need lots of Valentines! This is a simple 5 minute, one layer design.


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea, Letters from the Past, and Words of Love
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Wild Wasabi, and Creamy Caramel
by Stampin' Up
Tools: Heart Nestabilities

Monday, January 20, 2014

Baskets of Love

I am deep into Valentine mode preparing cards to be used at a men's baked goods auction taking place at my church in a few weeks. This is a fun event we have done for a few years now and most go home with a sweet and a card for their Valentine!

For this week's designs, I used the KSS Multi Step Bicycle and filled the basket with hearts!

10 Minute Card


Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Stampin' Up Real Red, Pixie Pink,
and Blushing Bride
Inks: Bicycle - 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 Memento
Gray Flannel stamped off once, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Basket -  3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Toffee Crunch
Hearts - Memento Love Letter and Rose Bud
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter
Tools: Spellbinders Scallop Die


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Stampin' Up Real Red,
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs,
Randon Collettion}Victorian by Crate Paper
Inks: Bicycle - 3 Memento Gray Flannel, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 Memento
Gray Flannel stamped off once, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Basket -  3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Toffee Crunch
Hearts - Memento Love Letter and Rose Bud
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart Dies, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Metallic Ric Rac, Dimensionals

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Monday, January 13, 2014

I Love You!

Before you know it, Valentine's Day will be here and I am hard at work on keeping my one New Year's Resolutions - Never wait until the day you need it to make a card. So far I have all my January birthday cards made and in addressed and stamped envelopes! It feels so good! And today, my Valentines are made and ready to be stuffed with cash for my granddaughters!

Nothing says Valentine to me more than hearts and roses so they are the stars of my Valentine cards.

My quick card has 3 die cut hearts popped up one on top of the other.

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Rose - 4 Memento Rose Bud, 3 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once,
2 Memento Angel Pink, 1 Memento Angel Pink
Leaves - 1 Memento Pistachio, 3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Rose Bud
Tools: Heart Nestabilities Dies, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

With an additional 10 minutes I stamped 4 hearts and used them to create the front edge of my Valentine.

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Regal Rose and Real Red by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Random Collection}Victorian by Crate Paper, Inc.
Inks: Rose - 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 3 Memento Lady Bug,
2 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once
Leaves - 1 Memento Pistachio, 3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug
Tools: Heart Nestabilities Dies and Dimensionals

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Peaceful Wishes

Today's card was designed for two challenges this week. I signed up at SCS for their year-round Christmas Card Challenge committing to making 10 Christmas cards every month of the year. When December arrives, I will have at least 120 cards ready to go. This card is the 7th one I have completed in January leaving me three more to go.

I have also decided to join in the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge which will help me reach my goal. Their challenge this week was to incorporate ribbon or lace in a Christmas card design.


Stamps: Peaceful Wishes by Stampin' Up
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Silver Metallic by American Crafts
Inks: Versamark
Tools: SU Snowflake Punch, MS Snowflake Punch
Embellishment: French Lace, Crystals, Silver Embossing Powder

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snowy Monday

With much of our nation blanketed it snow today, I reached for my Kitchen Sink Multi Step Snowy Pines to create this week's cards. It has been over 9 years since we have had any snow here on the Texas Gulf Coast so we get kind of excited by even the prospect of snow. Although our temperature will drop into the twenties tonight, no snow is predicted so I just had to create my own today.

10 Minute Card

This is a simple one layer card stamped and sponged with a bit of masking.


and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Snowy Pine Trees - 2 Memento Olive Grove, 3 Memento Northern Pine,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Deer - SU Chocolate Chip
Sky - SU Midnight Muse
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

With my extra 10 minutes on this card, I clear embossed the trees and the moon so I could get a darker sky. I added glittery stars in the sky with my Spica pen and added a few layers to frame the images. This will be my daddy's birthday card next week.


Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends,
and Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Midnight Muse by Stampin' Up
Silver Metallic Cardstock by American Crafts
Inks: Snowy Pine Trees - 2 Memento Olive Grove, 3 Memento Northern Pine,
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, repeated layer 1 in Versamark and clear embossed
Deer - SU Chocolate Chip
Sky - SU Midnight Muse
Moon - SU Crushed Curry and Versamark (clear embossed)
Sentiment - Versamark and silver embossing powder


I hope you are staying warm and protected in your neck of the woods and that your new year is off to a grand start!

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