Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Birthday Boy

This is the one treasure I rescued from the final days of Archivers - Tim Holtz Steampunk. I used it today for a masculine birthday card!



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge 7

The theme this week at Cardz for Guyz is Music. This is my entry for Challenge #7.


Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots and Multi Step Guitar by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Music by Fiskers
Sentiment -Clearly the Right Words from Dylusions by Ranger
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up
DP by K&Company
Textured Paper by the Paper Studio
Inks: Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand, and Peanut Brittle by Memento

Monday, February 24, 2014

Shamrock & Clover

A week of warmth has brought cardinals and clover back to south Texas. They were the inspiration for this week's designs using images from Kitchen Sink Stamps! I hope that things are warming for you, too! Winter was way too long in 2014.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Basic Black and Glorious Green by Stampin' Up
Inks: Shamrock Layers - 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Olive Grove,
l Memento Collage Ivy stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi Step Winter Cardinals,
3 Step Honey Bunny, and Multi Step Trees 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Basic Black and Glorious Green by Stampin' Up
Inks: Shamrock Layers - 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Olive Grove,
l Memento Collage Ivy stamped off once
Cardinal Layers - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black,
2 Memento Lady Bug with Memento Tangelo on beak, 1 Memento
Lady Bug with Memento Tangelo on beak stamped off once
Tree Layers - 1 Memento Pear Tart, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Sky - Stampin' Up Pool Party

See this week's work by the Kitchen Sink Crew:

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Santa Called

This tent topper card is the 3rd Christmas card of the 10 I have pledged to complete in February. I have entered it in Sketch Challenge 476 at Splitcoaststampers. This fabulous Stella image is from Bugaboo Stamps and is colored with Copic Markers.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Coral and Black

I love this color combination and decided to feature it in today's Kitchen Sink cards. The weather has been so bleak and cold around here for so long that today's warmer weather has me dreaming of spring.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card

The 10 minute design is a single layer card with the butterfly masked to add the swashes behind it.


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up
Inks: Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

For this card, I added a couple of paper layers and bands of washi tape.


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Calypso Coral and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Calypso Coral by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishment: Washi Tape by the Paper Studio

Look in on the Kitchen Sink Crew!

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

Songs from the Heart

I have had so much fun creating Valentines this year that I am a little sad that these are the final two for 2014. Now I need to get out my address book and get them all in the mail!

For today's cards I pulled out my Kitchen Sink Multi Step Guitar. Maria was kind enough to design this stamp at my request, and I absolutely love it!!

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Guitar and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Basic Black and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up
Inks Layers on Guitar: 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 
2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

The extra ten minutes were used on masking and stamping the guitar front and pulling together the sentiment pieces from all over.



by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Pretty in Pink and Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up
Inks Layers on Guitar: 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 3 Memento Rose Bud, 
2 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 1 Memento Angel Pink
Sentiment - Memento Rose Bud and Rhubarb Stalk

I'm headed over to check out what the Kitchen Sink Crew is posting today!
Their work is always an inspiration to me!

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

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hearts and a Diamond

I created this card for the first challenge posted by Naughty or Nice. I used the digi image Stella and Gus - Deck of Cards by Bugaboo Stamps. I pulled out a sheet of All Decked Out by Graphic 45 which seemed to be a perfect fit!

It is also going into today's SCS Ways to Use it Challenge 465 - Color Something. This image was colored with my Copic markers.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentines for the Guys

I am still in Valentine mode and this week the focus is on creating more masculine Valentines. Therefore, I have reached for Kitchen Sink's Multi Step Classic Old Truck. This set is so easy to line up and what fun it is to create old trucks in any color!

10 Minute Card

For the 10 minute card I just stamped a red truck on a white panel and laid it down on an angled panel and a bit of designer paper before stamping a quick sentiment.


 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs
Poppy Parade by Stampin' Up
Sleigh Ride by Crate Paper
Inks: Wheelbase - 1 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 
3 Memento Tuxedo Black
Truck Body - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Love Letter,
1 Memento Love Letter stamped off once, 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Sponged Edges - Distress Ink - Tea Dye by Ranger
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

I took my extra 10 minutes to cut out the truck (I can't believe I have had my Silhouette since October and haven't found the time to get it out of the box and hook it up!!) and masked off the background to create this mountain and pines scene. I wanted the clustered trees but not the snow so after stamping the Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees I sponged over them with a light green. The truck is popped up on dimensionals.


and 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Blue
Early Espresso and  by Stampin' Up
Inks: Wheelbase - 1 Memento Gray Flannel, 2 Memento London Fog, 
3 Memento Tuxedo Black
Truck Body - 3 Memento Paris Dusk, 2 Memento Nautical Blue,
1 Memento Nautical Blue stamped off once, 4 Memento Tuxedo Black
Pine Trees - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Olive Grove,
2 Memento Northern Pine, then sponge over the trees with Bamboo Leaves
Mountains - Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Road - Creamy Caramel and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Grass - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sky - Cool Caribbean by Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle

Here are links to the blogs of the entire Kitchen Sink Crew! Be sure to visit them to see what Kitchen Sink excitement they have to share with your today!

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