Monday, May 25, 2020

New Stamps from the Kitchen!

Well, the Kitchen is bustling with activity this Memorial Day morning as 4 new stamps sets are being released, each set a unique beauty. Kitchen Sink Stamps is excited to introduce you to:



 Additional KSS Sets used to create this card include:

Tree Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps (brick wall and walkway)

Color Recipe for the Door

Layer 5 Stampin' Up Early Espresso
Layer 4 PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2 PaperTrey Ink Fine Linen
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand

Color Recipe for the Vines

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Garden Green
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Forest Foliage

Color Recipe for the Roses

Layer 1 PaperTrey Ink Lovely Lady
Layer 2 Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Fresh Fig

The designer paper mats were created with papers from BasicGrey.
This card is 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches.





This card is being entered the the following challenges:




Additional KSS sets used to create this card include:

Never a Loss for Words (many thanks) retired set

Color Recipe for the Pots

Layer 4 PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel stamped 2x
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand

Color Recipe for the Spiral Bush

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Certainly Celery
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Old Olive

Color Recipe for the Flower Greenery

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Soft Sea Foam
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Sage Shadow

Color Recipe for the Flowers

Layer 1 Memento Lulu Lavender
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Highland Heather
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grape

The brick embossing plate used on this design is from Stampin' Up.
This card is 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches.





This card is being entered the the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Say It with Flowers

Crafty Catz - Challenge #507 - Spots and/or Strip


Color Recipe for the Peonies

Layer 5 PaperTrey Ink Berry Sorbet
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Petal Pink
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Blushing Bride
Layer 1 PaperTrey Ink Sweet Blush

Color Recipe for the Leaves and Stem

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Sage Shadow
Layer 2 Stampin' Up

The polka dot background were added with a stencil using PTI Sweet Blush ink.
The sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black is from Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.




Additional KSS stamps used for this design


Color Recipe for the Pot

Layer 4 PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel stamped 2x
Layer 1 Memento Desert Sand

Color Recipe for the Greenery

Layer 1 Stampin' Up Soft Sea Foam
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Sage Shadow


Color Recipe for the Flowers

Layer 1 Memento Angel Pink
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink
Layer 3 PaperTrey Ink Lovely Lady

The stenciling below the pot was done with Stampin' Up Barely Banana.

It has been a whirlwind of fun and delight stamping with these wonderful new Kitchen Sink Stamps images this past week. I hope you see something you you love!

Thanks for looking!

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


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CCEE2021 - Mother, May I?

CCEE Stampers May Hostess, Kelly  McKown-Santi, has challenged the CCEE Stampers to create a card based on a popular children’s game Mother May I, a card featuring children playing, or a card for a child.

Here is what I came up with! In my neighborhood, the after school game was always Red Rover!! I loved hearing my name called, "Red Rover, Red Rover, Let Lynn come over!



I think you'll enjoy this week's fun-filled cards created for you


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Cake - The Project Bin

This pink birthday card sponsored by The Project Bin was created using their newly released set called Defined. In past weeks I have used this versatile set to create a Mother's Day card and a Father's Day card, and this week I am in need of a birthday card for a friend. What could be more perfect than this fun cake sentiment from this delightful set?


I cut the cake from a piece of pink card stock and the plate from white card stock. I then added the decorative embellishments and glued the cake to the designer paper. The sentiment was the final thing added using Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink. This is a 5.5 x 5.5 inch square card.




Stamps Set: Defined by The Project Bin
Candles: Die cuts from Card, Birthday Shutter by Sizzix
Tiny Flowers: Die cuts from Susan's Garden Sunflowers by Sizzix
White Polka Dot Designer Paper: American Crafts
White Paper Flowers and Enamel Dots: the Paper Studio
Sequins and Jewels

Monday, May 18, 2020

Daffodil Thanks - KSS

There have been so many kindness shown to me during this strange time in our lives. So I continue to need to add Thank You cards to my stash. They seem to headed to the post office as fast as I make them. 

So today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card is a spring thank you card featuring the wonderful images from Spring Daffodils Multi Step Clear Stamps with a hint of grass from Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps and the Thanks from Forest Toadstool Multi Step Clear Stamps.




Color Recipes for the Daffodils

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Barely Banana
Layer 2 - Memento Dandelion
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Layer 4 - Memento Peanut Brittle

Color Recipe for the Stems and Leaves

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Color Recipe for the Frog

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Color Recipe for the Dragonfly

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Smoky Slate
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Gray Granite

NEWS from the KITCHEN
Be on the lookout for new stamp releases before the month is over!
I am so excited about sharing the new images with you!

I am entering today's thank you 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:




Thursday, May 14, 2020

Splitcoaststampers ABC Challenge - Letter E

I had a fun time this morning Zooming with the Alpha Girls from Splitcoaststampers. This card was created for their "E" Challenge. E is for elves, you know!


The image is House-Mouse CP54 by Stampendeous!
The sentiment is by Taylored Expressions
The Designer Paper is from Comfort and Joy by My Mind's Eye

I am entering this card in the following challenges:





Wednesday, May 13, 2020

CCEE 2020 - Asthma Awareness

May is Asthma Awareness Month. CCEE Stampers Hostess Kelly Santi has asked that we bring awareness to the 339.4 million people worldwide affected by asthma by creating a card where you need to use your lungs! Think blowing up a balloon, blowing out birthday candles, shattering a dandelion, or blowing a whistle.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Fungus and Fern - KSS

Well, Mother's Day is behind us so that means it is time to get the thank you notes out. If I don't do it today, I'll keep putting it off and putting it off until it never gets done (like Christmas last year- my bad)!

I belong to a lovely group of ladies over on Splitcoaststampers who create cards focusing on the letters of the alphabet! This week's letter is F so for this Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored thank you card today, I have included fungus and fern using images from Forest Toadstool Multi Step Clear Stamps and Big Leaves Multi Step Clear Stamps. The designer paper is from Wild Heart by Crate Paper. The cardstock is Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam from Stampin' Up.





Color Recipe for the Mushroom

Layer 1 for the cap and stem - Stampin' Up Petal Pink
Layer 2 for the cap - Stampin' Up Petal Pink
Layer 3 for the Cap - Stampin' Up Grapefruit Grove
Layer 4 for the cap - Stampin' Up Apricot Appeal

Layer 2 for the stem - Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 3 for the stem - Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar

Color Recipe for the Fern

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Garden Green
I omitted Layer 2
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Forest Foliage

The sentiment was stamped with Stampin' Up Forest Foliage

I am entering today's card in the following challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Alphabet Challenge - the letter F




Gem of a Challenge - Week 10 Anything Goes Craft and Card Making Challenge

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








Wednesday, May 6, 2020

CCEE2019 - Fiesta Like There's No Mañana

Kelly Santi, our CCEE hostess for the month of May has asked the CCEE Stampers to Fiesta like there’s no mañana (party like there's no tomorrow)!


Kelly says, "Since Tuesday was Cinco de Mayo, let’s continue the celebration with anything fiesta! Create a card using the the word fiesta or the colors *red, green and yellow* or piñatas, sombreros, etc.  Feel free to simply create a celebration card in lieu of fiesta if you need to!"

My card was created using the following items:

Hip Llama Dies by Spellbinders
Bunting Dies by Gina Marie Designs
Grassy Edges Dies by My Favorite Things
Fiesta sentiment from Llama Fiesta by Sizzix


How are the other members of the CCEE Design Team celebrating? 

Let's see:

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Happy Father's Day - The Project Bin

I have my Mother's Day cards all made and ready for Sunday so it's time to move on to Father's Day. This card, sponsored by The Project Bin, uses their newest sentiment set called Defined. 





Living on the Texas Gulf Coast, I create a lot of nautical themed designs. This one uses the Father's Day and dad sentiments from Defined. I mixed it with a die cut sailboat from Impression Obsession and designer papers from By the Shore by Divinity Designs and Ahoy There by Carta Bella. The card is finished off with a knotted rope holding the Father's Day fishtail banner.



Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It is always a joy to have you visit. For more inspired ways to use the images and sentiments from The Project Bin, be sure to stop by their blog for a visit!

I am entering this Father's Day card in the following challenges:




C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge #554 - Hero (dads are wearing even more hats than usual during this challenging time of isolation.  Cheers to the dads!)

Monday, May 4, 2020

Simple Pop Out Card - KSS

Today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps is a simple pop out card design which is featured on the Technique Lover's Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this morning. It is a simple fold which allows the card to stand up easily on a window sill or table.

The two Kitchen Sink Stamp sets I used to create this design are Bicycle Multi Step Clear Stamps and Seaside Seagull Multi Step Clear Stamps ( for the grass at the bottom).




To create this card I used a piece of 8 x 5.5 inch yellow card stock. I scored in at 1.5 and 2.5 inches from each of the long ends to create the shape. I then cut designer paper to fit inside each of the 4 side panels. The white panel for stamping was cut 5 x 2.5 inches.

Color Recipe for the Bicycle (without inking the basket)
Layer 3 Memento London Fog
Layer 4 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Memento Gray Flannel
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Going Gray

Color Recipe for the Basket
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
Layer 1 PTI Fine Linen

Color Recipe for the Greenery
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade

Color Recipe for the Flowers
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Layer 3 Stampin' Up More Mustard
Layer 1 Memento Dandelion

The designer paper I used on the side panels is from Saturday Afternoon from One Canoe Two for American Crafts.

I am entering 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:



Monday, April 27, 2020

KSS - Mother's Day Pop-Up Card

My Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored pop-up Mother's Day card has turned out even more beautiful than I envisioned it would! Thanks to inspiration from my crafty friends Frances Byrne and Lois Bak who work on the Karen Burniston Design Team, I have been experimenting with and finally mastering some of the Karen Burniston pop-up dies that have been in my collection for over a year. I watched over and over Karen's You Tube video to learn to correctly fold and place the pop-up pieces. I think I have it down now!

Today I combined images for KSS Butterflies Multi Step Clear Stamps and dies from the Upsy Daisy Pop-Up by Karen Burnison and I am really thrilled with the results.

When you have a very special mother, she has to receive a very special Mother's Day card! Don't you agree??

This is an A2 sized card and pictured below is the front.




Here is what you see when you open the card.




Color Recipe for the Butterflies:

Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Blushing Bride stamped twice
Layer 1 PTI Sweet Blush stamped twice

The inside designer paper from Jen Hadfield's Patio Party for American Crafts has pretty gold foiled butterflies which are hard to see in my photo, but I added gold metallic mats on two of the butterflies and on the sentiment panel to match the.

I also added wire antenna on the two cut out butterflies. I think my mother will get a kick out of this pop-up surprise this year!

I am entering today's design 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:





Wednesday, April 22, 2020

CCEE2017 - Interactive Cards

Anyone who knows our April CCEE Stampers hostess, Frances Byrne, knows how much she loves cards that pop, slide, or move in any shape or form. For our challenge this week, Frances has asked the CCEE Stampers to make interactive cards.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I avoid them as much as I possibly can. It seems that no matter how carefully I measure, cut, and fold something is always off just a bit which keeps the card for working properly.

I purchased the Karen Burniston Photo Collage Pop-Up dies over a year ago and have used them only once. And not very successfully, I must say. So today I watched this You Tube video over and over and over until I was able to construct the pop-up structure and get it to work correctly.  Below is the Christmas card I ended up designing.

Front of the Card




Inside of the Card




The designer paper is by the Paper Studio and the dies are from Sizzix. The Oh what fun sentiment is by Stampin' Up.

As luck would have it, I attended a Zoom card making event this afternoon hosted by Stampin' Up demonstrator Andi Fazioli and learned another interactive card. I had a lot of fun with this design as well. I chose papers from my favorite paper maker Graphic 45. The inside images are from By the Tide by Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Hen & Chicks by Power Poppy. I used various punches and dies to create the frilly embellishment behind the 3¢ stamp.

I am entering this card in: 

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #70 - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #486 - Anything Goes Christmas

Front of Card




Inside of Card

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #455 - All Dressed Up - Include a Moving Part

Here are links to the interactive cards created by the CCEE Stampers Design Team: