Monday, January 25, 2021

Dreams Come True in the Kitchen

I have been anxiously awaiting with baited breath Monday's arrival because TODAY I get to share with you the latest releases from Kitchen Sink Stamps. They include a little bit of something for everyone! There is a fairy tale castle for the brides and princesses in your life! Beautiful Alpine mountains make a fabulous set to add to your scene-building collection.  For note writing or Valentines there is an antique quill and ink bottle. The final set has a parchment scroll with awesome sentiments to work with them all! What fun!!


Ever After Castle

Alpine Mountains

Love Letters

Ever After Greetings



In addition to the Ever After Castle and the Ever After Greetings, I also included images from Village Stone Bridge (the horse and carriage) and Friends of the Moon (stars and smallest fireworks).


I used this same exact recipe on the base for the castle as well. The fireworks and stars were stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink and the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black. Washi tape made the sparkly black road under the horse and carriage.


This castle design again uses Ever After Castle and Ever After Greetings with the addition of Alpine Mountains, Rolling Hills, and grass edging from Honey Bunny. The sky was created with the SVG cut file Cloudy Skies.




This final Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a masculine Valentine's Day card made with Love Letters. The puffy heart 3-D embossing was created with a Sizzix embossing folder.


Color Recipe for Quill and Ink Bottle

Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 4 SU Blueberry Bushel
Layer 3 SU Bliss Blue
Layer 2 SU Seaside Spray
Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone


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, January 20, 2021

CCEE2103 - National Belly Laugh Day

Lynn McAuley here with today's CCEE Challenge. Well, you may not have heard, but Sunday is National Belly Laugh Day! Lord knows we all need a good laugh these days so create a card that will have us all laughing out loud! Bonus points if you make me spew my coffee on the computer screen when I see your creation!

I went to my Artistic Obsession girlfriends and a sentiment from Picket Fence Studios!



I bet these girls can make you laugh even harder:

Monday, January 18, 2021

Masculine Anniversary Card - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card is an anniversary card a friend requested that I make for her husband. It features the new KSS Steam Train because Henry retired from a career with the railroads. I am entering it in the Layering Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week.

Images for this design came from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

The words were cut using Cricut Design Space. The designer paper background is French Industrial by Tim Holtz.



Challenges I am entering this card in include:

Layer It Up by Simon Says Stamp

Stamping Sensations - January- Favourite Stamps

613 Avenue Create - Challenge #1 - January 2021 - Anything Goes 



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, January 13, 2021

National Dress Up Your Pet Day - CCEE2102

 Lynn McAuley here with the second challenge of 2021 for the CCEE Stampers. 

Today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. In honor of this fabulously fun occasion, feature an animal of any kind dressed up in the clothing of your choice. Add a fun sentiment to cheer up an animal-lover's day! Brownie points if you include a picture on your blog of your pet dressed to celebrate their day!

This week has been especially cold here in Texas. My card features my chihuahua, Calleigh, dressed as a snowman. Many around us had snow, but we did not. So although we are freezing, Calleigh is the only snowman at my house this week!




See the well-dressed critters featured by the rest of the CCEE Design Team:







Monday, January 11, 2021

KSS Cable Car meets SCS TLC829

When I saw the newest Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers this morning, I knew it would be perfect for a fun card using Kitchen Sink Stamps' cable car! So today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card is a mini bendi card made with a mix of designer paper, die cuts, and two images from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The well-written tutorial for the mini bendi was easy to follow and my card came together in no time! And the great thing about it is that when it is finished, it lays flat to go into an A2 envelope! How great is that!!

To create this card, I used the newly released Steam Train & Cable Car as well as a sentiment from Bicycle.



The designer paper background is from BasicGrey. The die cut skyline is by Momenta. I used the KSS Cut File for the cable car. The color recipe for the cable car is attached below. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.


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, January 6, 2021

Life Changes - CCEE2101

Hello and welcome to a new year of challenges with the CCEE Stampers.  I will be CCEE Stampers hostess and will be posting challenges for the month of January.

A new year usually means New Year's Resolutions. For the first challenge of 2021, I am asking that you feature something that you could add to or subtract from your life to improve the quality of your physical or mental health. Your card can be tongue-in-cheek or the real deal. You decide!

I have decided that this year I will spend more time counting my blessings and being grateful for the amazing things that touch my life daily. Being grateful for the things that I have is a pathway to true joy and happiness. My life is so blessed, and I need to give voice to that fact thanking God each and every day.


Images are from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


 Let's see what life changes are coming up for the rest of the CCEE Team!



Monday, January 4, 2021

92nd Birthday Collage - KSS

In just two short weeks my wonderful father will be celebrating his 92nd birthday. This Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored collage design is the card I have created to honor him on that day. 

The Kitchen Sink Stamps sets I have used to create this masculine collage are:

Steam Train & Cable Car

Father's Pocket Watch

Letters from the Past

Words 4 Celebrating



Color Recipes Using (mostly) Stampin' Up Inks

Train 

Layer 1 River Rock
Layer 2 River Rock
Layer 3 Sahara Sand
Layer 4 Gray Granite
Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black

Pocket Watch

Layer 1 Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Layer 2 Chocolate Chip
Layer 3 Early Espresso

Pen

Layer 1 Sage Shadow with Galaxy Gold on nib
Layer 2 Sage Shadow with Galaxy Gold on nib
Layer 3 Tranquil Tide with Galaxy Gold on nib

The designer paper background is from Abandoned by Tim Holtz idea-ology and the die cut Dad was created with inch and a half alphabet dies by Momenta.

I used SVG Cut Files for the train, pocket watch, and pen which are available for free when you purchase your stamp set or for purchase for 99¢ at anytime other time.

This card is being entered in the following challenges:

Make My Monday Challenge #139 - Something New in Your Stash - my train is just one week old!

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 2101 A Brand New Year

A Place to Start - January 2021 - Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #149 - 6th Birthday Celebration


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!!

Monday, December 28, 2020

Village Stone Bridge - Steam Train & Cable Car

** Those who are here for Denise's Birthday Blog Hop need to scroll down to the post below.**

Kitchen Sink Stamps is ending 2020 with the release of two fabulous new sets perfect for masculine cards and scene building: Village Stone Bridge and Steam Train & Cable Car which I used to create the two Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored designs I am sharing with you today!

Maria certainly knows how to keep me happy! You are going to absolutely love all the tiny silhouettes that are included in the Village Stone Bridge set! I promise! I used the bicycle rider, but the set also includes a horse drawn carriage, a horseback rider, a man walking his dog, and more! Click the link above to see them all!


Kitchen Sink Stamps used to create this card include:


Color Recipe for the Village Stone Bridge Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Sahara Sand
Layer 2 Gray Granite
Layer 3 Basic Black

Color Recipe for the Grand View Mountains Using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Sage Shadow
Layer 2 Sage Shadow
Layer 3 Sage Shadow
Layer 4 Sage Shadow
Layer 5 Tranquil Tide

The sky was created using the SVG Cut Cloudy Skies Stencil.


Kitchen Sink Stamps used to create this card include:

Bear in the Woods (tree line)
Bicycle (sentiment)

Color Recipe for the Steam Train using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 River Rock
Layer 2 Sahara Sand
Layer 3 Gray Granite
Layer 4 Basic Black

Color Recipe for the Trees using Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Pear Pizzazz
Layer 2 Lucky Limeade
Layer 3 Mossy Meadow
Layer 4 Always Artichoke

The sky was created using the SVG Cut Cloudy Skies Stencil.


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!!

Happy Birthday, Denise - the Design Team of TPB

Good morning, all! Today's post is a part of the Happy Birthday Blog Hop that The Project Bin Design Team is putting on for Denise, the creator and owner of The Project Bin. What an honor and privilege it is to work with such an amazing, talented, and kind woman.

What a way she has with words! Her fabulous sentiments are a delight to craft with! They span the range of hilarious to sweetly sentimental. There is something for everyone and every occasion in her wonderful collection.

Thank you, Denise for sharing yourself so freely with us all! We wish you the very best this birthday and always!!

The Project Bin Team Members Hopping Today are:

Lynn McAuley (you're here)

If you started the blog at the top, you should have arrived here from Sunnyside Up, the blog of Dawn Mercedes Barret.

Here is the card I mailed to Denise on Wednesday. It combines images from Hole Foods and Born Yesterday.


From here you will be visiting Crafty Creations by Tracie, the blog of Design Team member Tracie Clary.

Thank you for your visit and enjoy this parade of fun and beautiful birthday cards created just for Denise by The Project Bin Design Team!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Now that you have finished with your holiday shopping and wrapping for friends and family, you might want to take the opportunity to add some items from your Kitchen Sink Stamps wish list for yourself at a reduced price. For the next three days, December 24, 25, and 26, KSS is having a Christmas sale.

Treat yourself well! After this year, you have earned it!


Enter the store here, and add HOLLY20 as the prom code at checkout to receive a 20% discount on all in stock purchases! 


To create this holiday card I used images from the following KSS sets:

Monday, December 21, 2020

Jeweled Moose - Kitchen Sink Stamps

This week the Alpha Girls requested cards with jewels. For today's Kitchen Sink sponsored design, I have made a Christmas card featuring the Mighty Moose with the Grand View Mountains and the Tiny Norway Pines (limited edition - retired) in the background. I splattered the front with white acrylic paint and then added a few sparkly jewels to highlight some of the snowflakes. The sky was created using the KSS SVG Cut Cloud Stencil.




 Color Recipe for the Moose with Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Creamy Caramel
Layer 2 Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 3 Close to Cocoa
Layer 4 Chocolate Chip


Color Recipe for the Tiny Norway Pines with Stampin' Up Inks

Layer 1 Garden Green
Layer 2 Always Artichoke on the greens and Baked Brown Sugar on the trunk
Layer 3 Chocolate Chip

I have entered this card in the following challenges:







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!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

SCS Color Challenge 822 with The Project Bin

 This Christmas card, sponsored by The Project Bin, was created for today's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. The required colors for CC822 are Black, Magenta Madness, and Granny Apple Green by Stampin' Up. It was stamped with images from Maybe Christmas by The Project Bin. Bright pink jewels were added for the holly berries. Last of all I attached the black satin bow.