Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Tulips

I got to take a little road trip up to east Texas this weekend and could not believe all the gorgeous flowers I saw. The wild flowers along the highway included bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, winecups, primroses, and crimson clover. I saw dogwood trees covered with snowy white blooms, redbud trees, and flower beds lined with tulips. The tulips were a beautiful coral color and inspired my designs today for Kitchen Sink Stamps.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and SU Lucky Limeade
Inks: Tulips - 1 SU Crisp Cantaloupe stamped off once, 
2 SU Crisp Cantaloupe, 3 SU Cameo Coral, 4 SU Tangerine Tango
Tulip Stems - Memento Bamboo Leave and Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tool: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps grass die

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White and SU Tangerine Tango
Inks: Tulips - 1 SU Crisp Cantaloupe stamped off once, 
2 SU Crisp Cantaloupe, 3 SU Cameo Coral, 4 SU Tangerine Tango
Tulip Stems - Memento Bamboo Leave and Olive Grove
Tree Leaves - 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Pear Tart
Trunk and Bench - Memento Rich Cocoa
Grass - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Sky - SU Pool Party 
Sentiment - SU Cameo Coral and Memento Rich Cocoa
Tools: Oval Punches

For more Kitchen Sink inspiration, check out the blog posts of the Kitchen Sink Crew!

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

Monday, March 24, 2014

Signs of Spring

So many signs of spring popping up in my neighborhood this week from the bunny on the edge of the open field behind my mother's home to the blanket of bluebonnets in my neighbor's flower garden. I can't remember a year when we have been more ready for the arrival of spring. These sweet sightings inspired my cards today! I hope you like them.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White
Inks: Bunny Layers - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Toffee Crunch stamped off once
Grass Layers - 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Cottage Ivy

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue,
and Brilliant Blue by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bunny Layers - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
2 Memento Toffee Crunch, 1 Memento Toffee Crunch stamped off once
Bluebonnet Layers - 4 Memento Nautical Blue, 3 Memento Blue Danube,
2 Memento Blue Danube stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
on the tips of flowers only
Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Grass - 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Tools: Cuttlebug Corner Die 

Take the time to view the crew 
and be inspired by their amazing work with Kitchen Sink Stamps!

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

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Teapot Tuesday 294

This card was created for Teapot Tuesday this week. It is in the mail to Harriet, a retired nurse recovering from a broken ankle who loves music, trees, flowers, and scripture.


Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CFC129 - Shades of Gray

This masculine birthday card was created for CFC129 - Shades of Gray over at CAS-UAL Fridays!


Stamps: Steampunk by Tim Holtz, Script Birthdays by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps,
Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Sahara Sand, Smokey Slate, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
Inks: Sahara Sand, Smokey Slate, and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up
Versafine Onyx Black

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Purple Irises

I am holding my breath that it will soon be warm enough for the tulip, lily, and iris bulbs to begin bursting forth and filling the local flower gardens with their beautiful blossoms in a rainbow of vibrant colors. Until they do, I am going to be pulling out my Kitchen Stamp flower stamps and playing like spring has arrived! Today I am working with the Multi Step Iris. So simple to stamp and oh, so beautiful!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Lavender Lace
Inks Layers: Iris - 4 Memento Elderberry, 3 Memento Grape Jelly,
2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once,
1 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once
SU Daffodil Delight sponged on lower petals
Stem and Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
2 Memento Olive Grove stamped off once,
3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Grape Jelly
Tools: Oval Punches and Dimensionals


10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, SU Lavender Lace and Pool Party
Inks Layers: Iris - 4 Memento Elderberry, 3 Memento Grape Jelly,
2 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once,
1 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once
SU Daffodil Delight sponged on lower petals
Stem and Leaves - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
2 Memento Olive Grove stamped off once,
3 Memento Olive Grove
Sentiment - Memento Grape Jelly and SU Pool Party
Decorative Background stamped with Versamark, clear embossed,
and sponged over with SU Pool Party after masking the iris
Tools: Corner Punch
Embellishment : Purple Gems

Here is the latest from the Kitchen Sink Crew:

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Travel Pennants

Today's card was create for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' March Release Challenge - stamp on die cuts. I cut out travel pennants using my Spellbinders Shapeabilities and added images from SNSS Landscape Silhouettes along with state names to complete this design.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Green Accessories

Just had a little fun today accessorizing some iconic Kitchen Sink images with a touch of green in honor of Saint Patrick's Day.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

For the 10 minute card I let this cute rubber ducky show off the 4-leaf clover he found that is sure to make him the luckiest duck on the pond.

10 Minute Card


by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Pool Party and Daffodil Delight
Inks: Ducky 3- SU Marigold Morning, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Daffodil Delight,
4 SU Marigold Morning, 5 SU Marigold Morning, 6 Memento Tangelo
Clover - 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Waves - SU Pool Party
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

For the next card, I dressed up the classic old truck to lead off the St. Patrick's Day Parade by making it green and adding a shamrock to the door panel.

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Old Olive and Basic Black
Designer Paper by Graphic 45
Inks: Truck Wheel Base - 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, 2 Memento London Fog,
1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Truck Body - 3 Memento Pear Tart, 2 Memento Pear Tart, 
1 Memento Pear Tart stamped off once
Shamrock - 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black

I wonder what the girls in the Kitchen are up to? Let's check in and see!

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

Saturday, March 8, 2014

SCS Virtual Stamp Night

I played along with Friday's Virtual Stamp Night Challenges at Splitcoaststampers last night. The fun begins again at noon today. You can see all the challenges posted here.



Challenge B - Spring Leaves


Images: Inkadinkadoo and Kitchen Sink Stamps

Challenge A - Use a Globe


Images by Flonz, Flourishes, and Stampin' Up

Challenge C - Lion or Lamb


Images by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Verve, and Stampin' Up

Challenge D - White only except for sentiment


Umbrella Man by Tim Holtz
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Punched Snowflakes
Sentiment by Papertrey Ink

Monday, March 3, 2014

Letters from the Past - KSS

I've been drawn in the last couple of weeks to creating masculine cards. I pulled out the wonderful Letters from the Past by Kitchen Sink Stamps to create these two today.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Letters from the Past and Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by GKD, Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Postage Stamps by Gartner Studios
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Up More Mustard

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Letters from the Past and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury Ivory by GKD and
Postage Stamps by Gartner Studios
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Nautical Blue, Elderberry, Morocco,
 London Fog, and Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Drop in on the Kitchen Sink Crew!

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