Monday, October 22, 2018

Toadstools, Ladybugs, and Quail

As I promised last week, today is the day that Kitchen Sink Stamps is releasing three wonderful new sets:


Since today is the 4th Monday of October, I have chosen one of them to feature in today's Let's Make a Scene design:  Forest Toadstools Multi Step Clear Stamps. Because of the size of the toadstools and the cute snail that comes with them, I had little need to use much from any other set. The only thing on this design which is not a part of Forest Toadstools is the grass at the bottom which most of you know I pull from Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps. One great thing about the toadstool set is it includes a base stamp for each of the three large toadstools which makes joining the cap to the stem so easy when you start to stamp.

I am entering this card in the Stamping Sensations October Challenge - Shades of Autumn.

I stamped all three of the toadstool base stamps first in Memento Desert Sand.

Color Recipe for the Toadstool Stems

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 2 - PTI Classic Kraft
Layer 1 - Memento Desert Sand

Color Recipe for the Caps of the Toadstools

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Only Orange
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Mango Melody
Layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

Color Recipe for the Snail

Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 2 - PTI Classic Kraft
Layer 1 - PTI Fine Linen

Once these were stamped, I masked the three toadstools and the snail to brush on the background. I then added the baby toadstools and dotted them with spots of white paint. The grass was stamped last and then the sentiment added on top.

My ladybug card uses only images from the Ladybug Hugs Multi Step Clear Stamps set. I stamped the ladybug directly on my designer paper from Simple Stories: Wood and Gingham Basics by the Paper Studio.

Color Recipe for the Ladybug

Layer 1 - Memento Ladybug
Layer 2 - Memento Love Letter
Layer 3 - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 4 -  Memento London Fog
Layer 5 - Memento Tuxedo Black
Layer 6 - Versafine Onyx Black

Once the ladybug was finished, I added the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. After attaching the stamped panel to the black and red mat, I tied a double twine bow around it and added a sunflower and die cut leaf. That was then glued to the kraft card front.

This card has been entered in the Sunny Day Crafting October 15 - November 14 Challenge - Always Add an Animal.

This final card for today features the California Quail Multi Step Clear Stamps set. I stamped it using the color recipe which Maria uses on the packaging for this set. I love the colors and wouldn't change a thing if I could! The bird was stamped on an ivory panel and then attached on top of the designer paper which is Botanical News from the Botanicabella Collection by Graphic 45. I then added a fishtail banner across the bird panel with my birthday sentiment.

This card is being entered in the October Birthday Challenge at Always Happy Birthday.

Please know that both Maria and Jeanne have created new designs to share with you using these awesome new images. 

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Thanks for your visit today!! I hope you see some multi step stamping that inspires you to give it a try!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Couple of Peeks - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Here are a couple of cards I created with new sets being released on Monday, October 22 by Kitchen Sink Stamps! There will be three new sets: Forest Toadstools, Ladybug Hugs, and California Quail!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

No Beard Day with the CCEE Stampers

This week's CCEE Stampers' Challenge is for the guys.......

Today is No Beard Day, so let’s make some masculine cards with
mustaches, but NO BEARDS.

mustache you to check out the creations of the CCEE DT!

Kelly McKown-Santi

California Quail by Kitchen Sink Stamps

This fabulous new set from Kitchen Sink Stamps is being released on Monday, October 22. Just in time for the masculine birthday cards I need for late October. I paired it with a sentiment from Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps and the grass from Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps. I used the exact colors which are listed on the packaging of California Quail Multi Step Clear Stamps

Check back on Monday for addition cards featuring the newly released stamps!

This card was entered the Sketch Challenge 719 at Splitcoaststampers!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Halloween Treats from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I know! I KNOW! It's not Let's Make a Scene Day for Kitchen Sink Stamps, but sometimes I just can't control myself. You know the old saying, "Love what you do, do what you love!" So today I did a Halloween card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I only need two Halloween cards each year:  one for each of my granddaughters, so I am one down and one to go. 

Does anyone else remember Halloweens of old when treats were often handed out this way and it actually worked? I have many happy memories of Halloweens with my cousins on our little country road in Bay City, Texas.

Images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps Sets were used on this card:

This card is 5 x 7 inches and the wrought iron fence die is by Spellbinders.

I am entering this Halloween card in the following challenges:

New stamps are being released later this month. Get a peek at some of them
on Maria's Blog:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

CCEE1841 - Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

CCEE Hostess, Joanne Grzelak, has two pups she loves dearly. They are both rescue pups from Tennessee. Since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, Joanne has asked the CCEE Stampers to create cards with dogs on them.

Here's mine:

The dog is from Doggie Kisses by Art Impressions. The sentiment is from Funny Bones.

Have a look at the adorable pups featured by the rest of the CCEE DT.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Kitchen Sink Stamps' Let's Make a Scene #81

Encouraged by a cool breeze or two blowing through Texas this week, I was led to create an autumn themed card for Let's Make a Scene #81 sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Images from the following Kitchen Sink Sets were used to design this card:

These are the color recipes I used for the main images:

Autumn Squirrel
Layer 3 Memento Dark Cocoa
Layer 2 Memento Potter's Clay
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel

Birch Tree Leaves
Layer 3 Distress Ink Oxide Mustard Seed
Layer 2 Distress Ink Oxide Spiced Marmalade
Layer 1 Distress Oxide Candied Apple

Birch Tree Trunks
Layer 2 Distress Ink Oxide Ground Espresso
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar

I am entering this card in the following challenges this week:

Thanks for looking in on me today. I hope you are experiencing a beautiful autumn in your neck of the woods!!

More Kitchen Sink Stamps creations can be found on the blogs of the Kitchen Crew:

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!

I couldn't let this day slip by without crafting a card for World Cardmaking Day. This moon and sentiment are from Altenew and the Flying Man and Winter Trees are from Deep Red!!

I hope you get to stamp today!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

CCEE 1840 - Non-Traditional Halloween Colors

As her first challenge for the CCEE Stampers Joanne Grzelak, our October hostess, has asked us to create Halloween cards with nontraditional Halloween colors. Those who do not celebrate Halloween were invited to do the same for Thanksgiving cards.

went with Halloween!! I hope you like it!!

SCS Sketch Challenge 717

I completed this card  for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge today. I love it, but I don't have anyone to send it to. If you do, let me know, and I will send it on its way to you so it can go to one of the many brave soldiers serving out nation.

The Dog Tag stamps and the die cut soldier are by Gina Marie Designs. The stamped sentiment at the bottom is by Mason Row. The star embossing folder is by Carta Bella. I rubbed over the stars with Picket Fence Distress Ink.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Telescoping Autumn Card - KSS

When I checked out the challenges at Splitcoaststampers this morning, one of them caught my eye as a design I had seen before but never tried. So today's post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a telescoping autumn card I created for Technique Challenge 710 at SCS. I needed the help of the Telescoping Card Tutorial by Beate Johns found here to work out the details of just how this goes together.

The most difficult part was the placement of the brads so that none of the stamping on the bottom two panels showed when the card was closed. 

This card fits perfectly in a 5 x 5 square envelope.

Closed Card

Opened Card

Kitchen Sink Stamps Used

Today's card is also entered in:

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #487 - Autumn Glory

See the beautiful designs Kitchen Crew members Maria and Jeanne have to share today:

Thanks for dropping by here today!! I am always delighted by your visits and comments!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CCEE1839 - Set Back Stamping

Welcome to another challenge with the CCEE team. September hostess, Maryann Einam was inspired by the set back stamping tutorial found at Jennifer McGuire Ink (Sharing Handmade Kindness) which uses stamps and coordinating dies. It is a layering method which creates drama and dimension.

After a failed attempt with a cupcake and another one with a poppy, I finally got one to work fairly well using a Texas bluebonnet from Deadbeat Designs.

Images and Dies by deadbeat DESIGNS

See how the team used this interesting technique:

Kelly McKown-Santi