Monday, April 19, 2021

Spring Nest - Kitchen Sink Stamps

This weekend I have been having fun outdoors enjoying the beautiful spring weather here in Texas and watching the birds in my neighborhood. Naturally that led me to gravitate toward the new KSS set, Spring Nest for my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored designs today! 

My first card in a Mother's Day slimline design which features both Spring Nest, as well as Build a Pine Branch, with a sentiment which uses images from Bold Holiday Greetings and Whole Family. The clouds were created using the KSS SVG cut file Cloudy Skies. The nest was also cut on my Cricut Joy with the Spring Nest SVG cut file and popped up on dimensionals over the stamped pine branch




This second card uses the cut out Spring Nest again with a tag using Love from Love Letters and a variety of dies from Sizzix. The background embossing folder is by Stampin' Up.

I have entered this second card at  A Place to Start in Challenge #4 - Make It Elegant.




For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:





For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

CCEE 2115 - Look Up at the Sky

Apparently yesterday was "Look up at the Sky Day" so for our CCEE Stampers Challenge this week our hostess for April, Frances Byrne, has asked us to include a sky of some type  on our cards.

I used two of my favorite stamps to create this clean and simple one layer design. The moon was stenciled on with Distress Oxide Scattered Straw. The dancing couple from Gina Marie Designs and the sentiment from Rubbernecker were stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne.



 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Mother's Day Pop & Twist Card - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I have been wanting to make a pop and twist card for a while now, but I always felt that they were too complicated. This weekend however, I watched this YouTube tutorial at Maymay Made It and learned her simple version to created the pop and twist mechanism for any size card. Maymay's directions are so awesome! Take the time to watch, and I think you will want to give it a try, too!

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Mother's Day Card using Maymay's Pop and Twist instructions paired with KSS images from Sweetheart Daisies, Fresh as a Daisy, and Bold Holiday Greetings. I also used the SVG cut files which go with these sets.

I chose to made a standard A2 card and the strip I cut for the inside mechanism was 10 inches by 2 inches.


Here is the front of the card:




Here is the inside of the pop and twist:



The designer paper is by Heidi Grace Designs for Colorbok.


I really love this color mix on the daisies so I am sharing that recipe with you, as well, today!


Color Recipe for the Daisies

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette

Layer 2 Stampin' Up Blushing Bride

Layer 2 Stampin' Up Rococo Rose

Layer 4 Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time Out Challenge #185 Sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Hi, friends! I am here today to share with you a fantastic opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate to Kitchen Sink Stamps. They are the sponsor of Time Out Challenge #185. It is a photo inspired challenge featuring the beach and you know how I love making beach scenes. 




Here is the card I created for the challenge: 



Kitchen Sink Stamps sets used to create this card are:

Lighthouse

Ocean Waters

Sailboats (sentiment)

Hydrangea


You have two week  to create a card for this fun challenge, and you don't need to use Kitchen Sink images to enter. Give it a try! You could be the lucky winner!!


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

CCEE2114 - Zoo Keepers Day

Apparently today is Zoo Lovers Day. For that reason, CCEE Stampers April hostess, Frances Byrne has asked us to create a card that includes at least one animal you might find in a zoo.

Since sloths are popular in my family, I chose to use this one from Artistic Impressions and framed it with a leafy embossed frame. The double stitched frame for the sentiment is by Rubbernecker.


What kind of critters will we find on the CCEE DT cards? Let's find out!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Spring Birthday

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design features images from two of the new sets which were released last week: Water Lilies and Bold Holiday Greetings (happy), For the water, I pulled out the lake from Cabin by the Lake. The sky was created using the Cloudy Skies SVG cut stencil while Birthday came for Whole Family.

If you are used to visiting my blog on Mondays to see my Kitchen Sink Stamps creations, you may have missed seeing these two I shared this weekend.


To create this card, in addition to the stamps, I used the SVG cut file for the frog, lily pad, and water lily which come free with your purchase of Water Lilies if you add it to your cart at the time of purchase. You can also purchase it later for 99¢.

If you haven't gotten into the electric cutting machine craze, I must tell you it is so awesome. No more fussy cutting. I purchased my Cricut Joy (their smallest machine because I only make cards) almost a year ago, and it has changed the way I stamp. You know how I love to create scenes! Well, with the ability to cut out my shapes to stamp on, it takes so much less time to build a scene when I don't have to do all that masking.

I thought I would show you today how I organize my cut pieces so that card-making is fast and fun! I currently have 4 photo albums which I use: Animals, Plants, Objects, and Words. I then place my cut and/or pre-stamped pieces in alphabetical order in the albums so they are ready to grab and go when I decide to make a card.

Here is a peek at my KSS Object album:



See what I mean about "ready to go!" What fun! With the use of my MISTI stamping platform, I can have a dozen of whatever ready to go in minutes! I keep a black jig cut from heavy weight card stock in the back cover of the DVD case of each stamp set so I am "good to go" each time I want to stamps images.




I hope you have found some inspiration either in stamping or organizing and will return to visit again! I am always thrilled by your visit!

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

Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge 632 - Flower Power






For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SCS Free 4 All and Inspiration

Here are a couple of cards I created for challenges at Splitcoaststampers this week.

This first one was for the Free 4 All Challenge which required heat embossing. I embossed the word Easter in the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals. This sentiment is from Bold Holiday Greetings which was released by Kitchen Sink Stamps just this past Monday. Other KSS sets used are All Year Grapevine Wreath and Hey, Chick!



This second card was inspired by art painted on birds feathers found on Design Stack. It features Minnesota Loon which is no longer available at KSS. I stamped the water using Cabin by the Lake and the clouds were created using the SVG cut file Cloudy Skies and white acrylic paint. The feather was cut using Cricut Design Space and the Aspin Tree Stencil is from The Crafters Workshop.


Thanks for visiting today!! 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CCEE2113 - Rainbows

Did you know that the 3rd of April is Find a Rainbow Day?  For our challenge this week April CCEE hostess, Frances Byrne, has asked that the CCEE Stampers include a rainbow of some typ on our cards. She said it can be either a rainbow image or rainbow colors...whichever we prefer.

Rainbows and unicorns go hand in hand so I have included both on my card today. The rainbow was made with a stencil from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The unicorn and sentiment are from Unity. Both were cut on my Cricut Joy using the SVG cut file I purchased with the set. 



 Check in and see the lovely rainbows the rest of the CCEE Stampers featured on their cards this week!!


Monday, March 29, 2021

March Release - Kitchen Sink Stamps


Such excitement today as I get to share a whole passel of fabulous new images being released by Kitchen Sink Stamps. All of them lend themselves very well to my favorite style of stamping: scene building which I have featured on each of these Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored designs.

The new sets available for purchase today include:


In addition to Spring Nest I have also used All Year Grapevine Wreath and Fall Chrysanthemum (leaves) to create these first two cards. On this first card, I stamped and masked the entire image and then sponged a chicken wire background with a stencil.  


For this second card, I used the SVG cut files for the wreath, nest, bow, feathers and leaves. When ordering stamps, you can get the SVG cut files for free at the time of purchase. I brushed on the brick background before assembling the pieces. The bow and nest are popped up on dimensionals.



This first Build a Pine Branch sample was created adding images from Winter Cardinals and Grand View Mountains. Again, on this card I masked and stamped the entire scene on the card front starting with the pine branch before adding the cardinal and the mountains. I then watercolored the green field and added some texture to that area by using the SVG Cloudy Skies stencil with a darker green. I then add the clouds above the mountains also using one of the SVC Cloudy Skies stencils. The sentiment is from Love Letters.


Again, on this second sample, I have used SVG cut files and layered them over each other without masking. Images from Cabin by the Lake, Tiny Norway Pine (no longer available), Birch Trees, Tree Friends, and Summer Lemons (sentiment) were used in addition to Build a Pine Branch.


The new Water Lilies set also includes this fun frog! Other images on this first Water Lilies card include Cattails, Isle of Big Bay LakeHoney Bunny, and a sentiment from Ever After Castle Greetings. I used the SVG cut files for the frog and the lily pads with the water lilies. The designer paper is from BasicGrey.




My final sample for today's reveal features the Graceful Swan. I used SVG cut files for the birch tree trunks, the swan, and the water lily. The other images on the card are from Birch Trees, Grand View Mountains, Isle of Big Bay Lake, and Love Letters (sentiment). The sky was create with the Cloudy Skies stencil. The sentiment label was created with a Sizzix die.



I hope you find something you love in this new release. I loved creating these spring designs to show these wonderful images off for you!


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


                                     Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!


 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

CCEE2112 - Pencil Day

March 30, 2021 will be celebrated here in the United States as Pencil Day. For our challenge this week CCEE Stampers March challenge hostess, Frances Byrne, has asked us to feature pencils, colored pencils, or crayons  on our card creations. She wants the CCEE Stampers to either use this medium to color our image, or feature an image of pencils, crayons, etc.

My card features Muzzy  on a stamp from House-Mouse Designs, Inc. called Signing a Card with a sentiment from Love Letters by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The designer paper is Tender Missives from  the La Romantique Collection by Graphic 45.


Here are links to the cards by the rest of the CCEE Design Team:

Monday, March 22, 2021

Let There Be Spring - KSS

I took my parents out for a Sunday drive yesterday afternoon to see if we could spot any Texas bluebonnets or Indian paintbrushes growing along the highway. We weren't too sure what our recent week of hard freeze would do to this year's crop of wildflowers. Along the highway, we found a tiny bunch of about 6 Indian paintbrushes and not a single bluebonnet. Then we turned off the main highway onto our favorite country road, and we were rewarded with acres and acres of bluebonnets! What a delight! I am sure we will visit them again in another week or two when they are in full bloom! 

Those beautiful blossoms inspired today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored designI call this card "Songs of Spring." Those gorgeous blue flowers certainly made my heart sing!



Kitchen Sink Stamps used to create this card are:


Bluebonnets

Guitar

Grazing Horse

Bold 4 Seasons Greetings


I am entering this card is the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - March Challenge - Include a Flower

Allsorts Challenge - Week 616 - Spring Flowers

Daring Cardmakers - Spring Things

Creative Friday - Early Bloomer

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 678 - Spring Fever



For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


Nancy Stamps by Nancy McCabe


For those wishing to purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps, click SHOP HEREIt will take you directly to the store as well as let Maria know that you are a fan of my work! Thanks so much!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

CCEE2111 - International Day of Forests

Our talented CCEE hostess for the month of March, France Byrne, let the CCEE Stampers know that Sunday, March 21st is International Day of Forests. She has therefore instructed the CCEE Stampers to create cards which feature trees.

My one layer card uses images from Trees by Inkadinkado and a sentiment from Season of Change by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.



Here are links to the "tree" designs created by

members of the CCEE Stampers Design Team: