Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Sunflowers - KSS

For Kitchen Sink Monday, I have created cards using Multi Step Giant Sunflower. I love the bright and cheerful look they bring to my cards!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card
I stamped stamped the sunflower first and then stamped the script from Letters from the Past over the top of it.



by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Daffodil Delight
Inks: Sunflower - 3 SU Crisp Cantaloupe, 2 SU Crushed Curry, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Leave - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Script - Memento Desert Sand
Embellishment - Satin Ribbon

20 Minute Card
The background panel was created by inking my Cuttlebug embossing Folder, spritzing it with water, and closing the folder over the white panel.



Stamps: Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Multi Step Lilac (stem), Simple Sentiments
and Multi Step Hanukkah by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Recollections White and SU Taken with Teal
Inks: Sunflower - 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Daffodil Delight, 1 SU Daffodil Delight
Leave - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves
Lady Bug - 3 Versafine Onyx Black, 2 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 3 Memento Lady Bug
Embellishment - Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for looking in on my Kitchen Sink creations today!

Look in on the latest KSS creations from the rest of the crew!

 Connie - designer
 Lisa - designer
 Maria - owner and creator

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CCEE1426 - Sunglasses

Anne has a fun challenge for us this week over at CCEE Stampers  so pull out your sunglasses. I knew I had this fabulous pig in sunglasses from All Night Media, Inc. Because it had been in my collection since 1980, it took me quite a while to track it down. The fence was made with Hardwood by Stampin' Up and the tree was stamped with images from Multi Step Trees by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I used Sweet 'n Sassy's grass die cut across the bottom of the card. The sentiment was computer generated.


Visit the CCEE Design Team to see the fabulously fun designs they have created with sunglasses this week! Then pull out your sunglasses stamps and design a card to add to the challenge!

Thank you for visiting me today!  Please leave me a comment so I can come and visit you!!









Monday, June 23, 2014

Green Leaves of Summer

Although I almost always pull out my Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Big Leaves to use for brightly colored autumn leaves, I have chosen it for today's Kitchen Sink Monday designs. With the much needed rain we received earlier in June, the greens of the trees in my neck of the woods are just glorious! So today, the leaves are all green!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card



Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Never a Loss for Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Garden Green
Ink Layers on Leaf: 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout

20 Minute Card
For this card I tried a technique that my sister has been using so beautifully during the last several weeks to create the background for my leaves. I inked the raised side of my Cuttlebug embossing folder with Memento New Sprout, spritzed it with water, and then closed it over my white panel. I then stamped the leaves and sentiment over it.


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Old Olive and Certainly Celery
Ink Layers on Leaves: 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout
Background - Memento New Sprout
Sentiment - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment - Ribbon

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more fabulous multi layered stamping inspiration!

  Connie - Designer
 Lisa - Designer 
 Maria - Creator and Owner

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs - One Layer Card


Today's card was created for Our Daily Bread Designs Single Layer Card Challenge 207. The card was created with Recollections White 110 paper. I masked the bottom portion of the card and sponged it with SU Going Grey before stamping the ODBD fishing net over it with Memento Espresso Truffle. I then embossed the gray portion of the card with my Paper Studio brick wall embossing folder and sponged over the bricks once more with SU Smokey Slate.

The ODBD fishing boat and sentiment were stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle before the sun and sky were sponged with SU Crisp Cantaloupe and Melon Mambo. The water was sponged with SU Marina Mist.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

CCEE 1425 - White

The CCEE challenge this week is to create a white-on-white card. I pulled out my Tim Holtz Umbrella Man and Bird Branch dies as the basis for my design. I used dimensionals to attach Umbrella Man to the embossed stripes at the bottom of the card. To represent an upturn in fortune, I have it raining flowers which were created with a Martha Stewart punch and embellished with clear crystals. The sentiment is from Words to the Rescue (Encouragement) by Steve Fadie and stamped with Memento Gray Flannel.


Please take the time to visit the rest of the CCEE Designers to see their gorgeous white designs, and I hope you are inspired to play along with week!









Wednesday, June 18, 2014

AI - Hip to Be Square Challenge

This card is being shared in the Art Impressions Hip to Be Square Challenge. My sister got this delightful set for me at her Michael's recently, and I have used it to create this birthday card for my husband.


Stamps: Art Impressions by Hampton Art
Papers:  Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, 
Baked Brown Sugar, and Whisper White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Crumb Cake, Copic Markers
Tools: White Gelly Roll Pen, SU Oval Punches, Martha Stewart Fern Punch
Embellishment: Seashells

Monday, June 16, 2014

To the Sea - KSS Monday

With summer in full swing here on the Texas Gulf Coast, I am getting antsy to get down to the gulf to do a little beachcombing. I can feel a sunset on the beach in my near future! Until then I will be content creating a little sand and surf with some of my favorite Kitchen Sink images. Today's image come from 3 Step Sea Shells and Multi Step Lighthouses (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card



Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells and 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory and Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin' Up
Inks Layers on Sand Dollars: 3 SU Baked Brown Sugar, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Desert Sand

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card



 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Naturals Ivory, Bashful Blue, Baja Blue, and Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin' Up
Georgia Pacific White
Inks Layers: Lighthouse - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar,
1 Memento Peanut Brittle
Sand Dollar - 3 SU Baked Brown Sugar, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Starfish - 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Shell - 4 SU Early Espresso, 3 SU Baked Brown Sugar, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle,
1 Memento Desert Sand

Look in on the Kitchen Sink Crew to see their latest KSS creations!

 * Connie * Lisa Maria

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CCEE1424 - Roses

Challenge 1424 this week at CCEE Stampers is to use roses! If you say roses to me, everyone knows I am going to be pulling out my long loved and well used KSS 3 Step Hearts and Roses. To be honest, I am actually on my second set. The first set was so deeply stained with inks after 5 years of use that I could no longer see through them to line them up properly. I've learned my lesson and my 2nd set never touches any ink but Memento. I've been using this set for a year now and it is still as clear as the day I got it!

My Christmas card today was created by stamping the roses first and then masking them to add the leaves. I then added masks to the leaves to add the pines ( from KSS Build a Garland). The sentiment is from Verve's Peace on Earth.


Be sure to check out the gorgeous roses the rest of the CCEE Team have stamped for you today!









Monday, June 9, 2014

Vintage Father's Day

For Kitchen Sink Monday, I have focused again on masculine cards for Father's Day but this time with a vintage feel.  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Black
Inks: Watch - 3 SU Basic Gray, 2 Memento Grey Flannel, 1 SU Sahara Sand
Embossing sponged with SU Going Grey
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More


 by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Stampin' Up Naturals Ivory, Close to Cocoa, and Early Espresso
Tim Holtz French Industrial
Inks: Watch and Pen - 3 Memento Espresso Truffle, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch,
1 Memento Desert Sand
Sentiment - Memento Toffee Crunch and Espresso Truffle
Tools: EK Success Banner Punch, Gold Nail Heads (the bright pink is the reflection 
of the shirt I was wearing when I took the photo)

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more mulit step inspiration!

* Connie * Lisa Maria


Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Week of Birds

I don't know why I kept reaching for birds this week, but it seems they starred in every card I made!


Stamps:  Wetlands by Stampin' Up and Heartfelt Sympathy by Our Daily Bread Designs


Stamps: Serene Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
Nature Silhouettes and Be Encouraged by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


Stamps: World of Dreams by Stampin' Up

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CCEE 1423 - Money or Green

Stamp along with the CCEE Stampers this week using either money or green to create your card for Challenge 1423. I really enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful creations for last week's challenge and look forward to seeing your work again this week!

Now that we have finally gotten a few inches of rain here on the Texas Gulf Coast, everything is beginning to turn the prettiest shades of green. So I am sending a little bit of Texas green to California for the birthday of a very dear friend! I hope she likes it!


Stamps: Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, and Multi Step Trees
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Small Greetings by Hero Arts

Monday, June 2, 2014

A Texas Father's Day

With Father's Day just two weeks away, I have created a couple of Texas style Father's Day cards using Kitchen Sink Stamps' Multi Step Cowboy Boots. I love the well-worn look of these wonderful boots. They look just like the ones you see on any Texas street on any given day with the exception of Sunday or date night!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card


Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots and Ready 4 Any Holiday by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, and Natural Ivory by Stampin' Up
On the Road Stars by K&Company
Ink Layers on Boots: 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, 2 Memento
Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Peanut Brittle, 5 SU Soft Suede
Sentiment - SU More Mustard and Memento Morocco
Tools: Circle Nestabilities

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card


Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots and Whole Family by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, and Natural Ivory by Stampin' Up
Ink Layers on Boots: 4 Stampin' Up Soft Suede, 3 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar,
2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar stamped off once,
 1 Memento Desert Sand, 5 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - SU Soft Suede and Baked Brown Sugar
Star - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Dad - Memento Espresso Truffle
Tools: EK Success Star Punch, SNSS Star Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Embellishment - jute lasso

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew to see more KSS inspiration:

 * Connie * Lisa Maria