Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fun with Power Poppy

I am really having fun playing with my new images from Power Poppy! I love gorgeous florals and these images certainly fit the bill there!

Azaleas by Power Poppy


Gerbera Daisies by Power Poppy


Gladioli by Power Poppy


This morning I purchased the peonies and tulips. I am sure they will be popping up here soon!

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


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Arbor Day!


I love creating scenes! This one is going to a dear friend recovering from a fall. She can't get outside much right now and loves the outdoors.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).



Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment from Good Thinking: Renewal by PowerPoppy

Monday, April 21, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Baseball season is in full swing here with options from T-Ball to Little League, from high school ball to college ball for baseball fans to take in on these unusually cool spring evenings this year. I am a UHV Jaguar fan, myself! Hoping they have a fabulous season.

All this baseball excitement has me pulling out my Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Baseball currently on sale for $15.75! Enter the Kitchen Sink Store in my right side bar (Lynn 10% off order) and receive this discount on your entire KSS order!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Real Red
Ink Layers: Bat - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Ball - 3 Memento Love Letter, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch stamped off once,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter
Tools: EKSuccess Star Punch, Circle Punch

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card 


Stamps: 3 Step Baseball by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Real Red
Ink Layers: Bat - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Ball - 3 Memento Love Letter, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch stamped off once,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Glove - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Toffee Crunch, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Love Letter
Tools: EKSuccess Star Punch

Visit the Crew!

 * Connie * Lisa Maria

Monday, April 14, 2014

KSS Pear with SCS TLC477 - What's the Point?

I got a late start today on my Kitchen Sink designs so I took the opportunity to look in on the Splitcoaststampers' Technique Challenge for inspiration. TLC477 is titled "What's the Point?" and asked for pointillism to be used to create some of the background for the design. So in my 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More design I used the extra 10 minutes to add the pointillism shadow below the pears and stamp some stripes for the background.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Pears and Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers: Cut Pear - 3 Memento Pear Tart, 2 Memento Pear Tart, 1 Memento Toffee
Crunch stamped off once, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 5 Memento Espresso Truffle
Whole Pear - 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped off once,
2 Memento Pear Tart, 1 Memento Pear Tart stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Rhubarb Stalk

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card



Stamps: Multi Step Pears, Multi Step Berries, and Plaid Plus by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers: Cut Pear - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Pear Tart, 1 Memento Toffee
Crunch stamped off once, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 5 Memento Espresso Truffle
Whole Pear - 4 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk stamped off once,
2 Memento Pear Tart, 1 Memento Pear Tart stamped off once
Sentiment - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Sponged background: Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight
Tools: Sizzix Dies, Prismacolor Pencil for dots

See what the Kitchen Sink Crew is sharing with you today!

 * Connie * Lisa Maria *


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SC483 - SCS

Had fun today  playing the Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. My first card is for a hospitalized friend with a new knee and the second is going along with a packet of other child friendly cards to Chris T. who wants to share them with the staff at Albany Med on his upcoming visit.


Stamps: Azalea and Good Thinking: Renewal by Power Poppy


Stamps: Multi Step Bicycle by Kitchen Sink Stamps

 (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Inside/Outside

Today's Kitchen Sink design is very simple. The card is a 4.5 inch square topped with a slightly smaller square which has a hole die cut in the center. For the 10 Minute card, I stamped on the card front and popped the embossed panel over it. For the 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More card, I stamped on the top layer with only the sentiment stamped on the card front.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White (110)
Ink Layers: Hydrangea - 4 Memento Rose Bud, 3 SU Blushing Bride, 2 SU Blushing Bride,
1 SU Pretty in Pink
Leaves - 1 Memento Pistachio, 2 Memento Olive Grove stamped off once, 
3 Memento Olive Grove
Tools: Spellbinders Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White (110)
Ink Layers: Hydrangea - 4 Memento Grape Jelly, 3 Memento Sweet Plum,
2 Memento Lulu Lavender, 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Leaves - 1 Memento Pistachio, 2 Memento Olive Grove stamped off once, 
3 Memento Olive Grove
Tools: Spellbinders Die

See the most recent KSS creations from the Kitchen Sink Crew.

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