Monday, January 23, 2023

Hearts and Roses for my Valentine - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I wanted to create a Valentine with a vintage feel using the traditional colors of pink and red with roses, hearts, and lace for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card.



I started this 5 x 7 Valentine with the white core pink panel which I embossed with a lacy 3D embossing folder from Crafter's Companion. I then sanded it so that the white would show through on the lace. Next I stamped the roses, rosebuds, stems, and leaves on pre-cut SVG shapes available with Heart & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps. After creating my spray of roses and gluing them to the pink panel, I die cut the hearts with my Spellbinders stacking hearts dies and added a sentiment from Love 4 Ducky & Teddy. The hearts were then popped up on dimensionals before I added the satin bow and rhinestone embellishments!


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

Color Hues - Color Challenge #56 - Pink and Red 

Can You Handle the Pressure - Anything Goes with Dry Embossing and a Twist of Dots

Simon Says: Fabulous Flowers

Creations in Pink - Challenge #54 - Anything Goes in MAINLY PINK


 For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink

 Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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, January 16, 2023

My Guy! - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a special Valentine's card that a friend commissioned me to create for her beau. I hope you like it! She picked sentimental items he loves to be on his card and is very happy with the results.



Kitchen Sink Stamps images used to create this 5 x 7 card include:

    Stars & Stripes American Flag

Classic Old Truck

Letters from the Past

Father's Pocket Watch (retired)

Cowboy Boots

The background designer paper is by Tim Holtz and the die cut sentiment is from Sizzix. I cut the male silhouette using Design Space by Cricuit.


This design has been entered in the following challenges:

FarmQuest Challenge Blog - Theme #20 - Cowboy or Cowgirl Gear

Creatalicious Challenge #251 - Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters - Challenge #60 - Anything Goes

Papercraft Challenges - Challenge #90 - Anything Goes

Gem of a Challenge - Week 1 - Card Making & Craft Challenge - 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:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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, January 9, 2023

Forever My Love - Kitchen Sink Stamps

This stunning rose is what drew me to Kitchen Sink Stamps way back in 2008, and it is still one of my absolute favorite sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Nothing says LOVE on Valentine's Day more perfectly than beautiful roses so I have featured them here on today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. The stamp set is called Heart & Roses. The sentiment used is from Love 4 Ducky & Teddy


Color Recipe for the Roses
using Altenew Inks
listed in the order they were stamped.


Layer 4 Rubellite
Layer 3 Puffy Heart
Layer 2 Cotton Candy
Layer 1 Pink Diamond


Color Recipe for the Leaves
using Altenew Inks
listed in the order they were stamped.

Layer 1 Hunter Green
Layer 2 Mountain Pine
Layer 3 Evergreen

This is a 5 x 7 card and includes designer paper from Color Study by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts. 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:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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, January 2, 2023

Color Me Happy - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Valentine Day's card featuring images from Back To School Supplies. I love working with these delightful crayons!!


I also used the SVG heart digital background from Kitchen Sink Stamps, heart dies by Spellbinders, and my WeRMemory Keepers Word Punch.

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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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!!


Friday, December 30, 2022

BEE Mine - Kitchen Sink Stamps

 

There are two more days left on the Year End Sale at Kitchen Sink Stamps. You have until midnight Pacific Standard Time tomorrow to save 20% on In Stock Merchandise when you use Promo Code: BYE2022.



I am getting busy on Valentine cards this week since I will be needing more than I usually do. This Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored Valentine design features images from Sweetheart Daisies with Mine coming from the retired set Words of Love. The 3D embossing folder is from Sizzix.



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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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 19, 2022

Merry Christmas from my Beach to Yours!! - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I'm CERTAIN this never happens at your house, but it has happened again to me this year. Just when I get all my Christmas cards created, signed, addressed, and mailed, here comes another one from an unexpected  source.

So while I thought my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card today would be one celebrating the New Year, instead I am still cranking out Christmas cards.

Today's card features images from Palm Trees, Christmas Lights, and Christmas Poinsettia (the sentiment).



I will be celebrating Christmas with my little "core" family at the beach again this year. We have grown by two members in 2022: a fiance' for granddaughter#2 and a precious baby boy for granddaughter #1 and her husband).   What fun awaits!!


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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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 12, 2022

Christmas at the Cabin - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Most of my Christmas cards, including this one, are headed to the post office today. I am hoping they all make it to their destinations on time, even the international ones!

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design features images from Snowy Cabin, Snowy Pine Trees, Friends of the Moon, Christmas Poinsettia, and Owl & Autumn Moon.


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







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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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, December 7, 2022

CCEE2250 - Time Marches On!

 Hi Crafty Friends

Welcome to our final CCEE Stampers challenge. 

Before we get to Maryann's challenge below, Frances B, our fearless leader wanted to update you about our challenge group. 

"Sadly I have to let you know, that this will be our final challenge on the CCEE blog. After over 15 years of lots of fun challenges, it's time to say goodbye! I was fortunate to be one of the foundation members of this challenge group, which started in July 2007 over on Splitcoaststampers ... there were eight of us. We called ourselves ... Cheers & Challenges Eclectic Ensemble which later got shortened to CCEE Stampers. When we first started our challenge group, there weren't many if any others around. Now there are thousands. We have had a lot of fun over the years, and a big thanks to all our current Design Team members for playing along each week and taking turns issuing the challenges each month. 

Thank you also for those of you who have also played along with us over the years, we love that you play along with us.

Okay ... now let's get to Maryann's final challenge for 2022."

Time is counting down to the end of the year, so I am asking that you card feature clocks on your card. Think of time clocks, stop watches or even a countdown clock anything to do with time.

Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.




My card was created using Grandfather's Pocket Watch by Kitchen Sink Stamps, a sentiment from Wave of Inspiration by Stampin' Up, and a gear stencil from The Crafter's Companion.

Here are the final CCEE creations from the current design team:

 Kelly McKown-Santi

Lois Bak

Liz Williams

Frances Byrne

Maryann Einam


Monday, December 5, 2022

Merry Christmoose - Kitchen Sink Stamps

 I am getting pretty close to my Christmas card goal this year. Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is my 84th Christmas card for 2022 which is very, very close to enough.

Today's holiday card features images from Mighty Moose and Snowy Cabin. The embossed falling snow is a Stampin' Up embossing folder and the die cut tag is by Sizzix. The rose gold glitter paper and card front are from the Paper Studio.


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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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, November 30, 2022

CCEE2247 - Favorite Christmas Card

CCEE Stampers Hostess, Maryann Einam says, "Since it is so close to Christmas, now is the time to build up your card stash." She has asked the CCEE Stampers to build a favorite Christmas card in any style we like.

I made 18 of these fun gnome cards for my holiday card stash this year. The dies are from Momenta and the designer paper is from the Paper Studio.




Don't miss these fun holiday cards from the CCEE DT:




Monday, November 28, 2022

Potted Poinsettia - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored Christmas design features the Christmas Poinsettia again with assists from Clay Pots, Lilacs (stems but you can draw your own if you don't have this set) and All Year Grapevine Wreath (bow).

This card was created on a simple white card front with a bit scoring for added detail. Only the stems were stamped on the card front. The flowers, leaves, clay pot and bow were stamped on SVG cut files also available from Kitchen Sink Stamps.


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


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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, November 23, 2022

CCEE2246 - Seaside Holiday

 November CCEE Stampers Hostess, Maryann Einam, has one last fun challenge for the CCEE Stampers for the month of November.

She says, "Whatever the season, it is great to get away and celebrate the day with a seaside holiday. Use the seaside for inspiration for your card today."

Well, my family and I celebrate the Christmas holidays together at the beach each and every year so this challenge is right up my alley.

My card features images from Unity and Rubbernecker with die cuts from Momenta and Spellbinders.


Here are the seaside celebrations created by the other members of
the CCEE Design Team.