Monday, May 16, 2022

In Memory and Honor - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design was created in memory and honor of the remarkable American men and women what have given their lives in service to our nation. May we never forget the sacrifices they made so that you and I may live the lives of freedom that we have. We truly are the home of the free because of the brave. 

The images I used to create this Memorial Day card are from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets.

Star & Stripes American Flag

Remembrance Poppy

Poppy Bouquet




This card has been entered 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:







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, May 11, 2022

National Foam Roller Day - CCEE2218

 According to CCEE Stampers' May hostess, Kelly McKown-Santi, today is National Foam Roller Day. She has asked the CCEE Stampers to show her cards using any rolled technique!  There are many possibilities, like paper rolling, brayers, marbles - have fun with this! I used sponging and a brayer through this stencil to create the ocean waters on my design.


I wonder what's rolling on the CCEE DT's cards this week? Look and find out for yourself!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Can of Spring Daffodils

Today is the final day for the Kitchen Sink Stamps' Mother's Day Sale. Don't miss out on a chance to save 15% on all in stock items.


 My KSS sponsored design today features images from Spring Daffodils, Watercolor Thanks, and Sunflowers. It was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers this morning which required the addition of a gardening tool. The sentiment, daffodils, and watering can were stamped on SVG Cut Files from KSS.



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, May 4, 2022

CCEE 2217 - Celebrating National Dandelion Day

 

Now that a new month is here, Kelly McKown-Santi has taken over the job of hostess for the month of May for the CCEE Stampers! Since yesterday was National Dandelion Day, Kelly has asked the CCEE Stampers to show you our best dandelion cards.

This is a quick and easy one that I love to use for sympathy cards made with a Sizzix die cut and a sentiment from Impression Obsession.


Who wants to see more dandelions? Check these out:

Monday, May 2, 2022

Tiger Lilies and Ribbons - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Along with a new month come fresh new stamps for the Kitchen! Kitchen Sink Stamps is releasing two new sets today: Tiger Lily and Ribbon of Support. I have created two samples with each of these great sets to share with you today as my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored designs.

As I have two friends celebrating birthdays this week, I used the Tiger Lily for the cards for these spring birthday girls.

This first one, I stamped the lily as a Stargazer Lily by using my Cricut Joy to cut the lilies from white card stock using the free SVG file available at the time you purchase the set. Don’t forget to add it to your cart. I then omitted stamping layer one to leave the first layer a crisp white.


Color Recipe Using Altenew Inks

For the Star-Gazer Lily

 

Layer 1 – omit

Layer 2 – Rose Quartz

Layer 3 – Pink Diamons

Layer 4 – Cotton Candy

Layer 5 Rubellite

 

Color Recipe Using Altenew Inks

For Lily Leaves

 

Layer 1 – Grass Field

Layer 2 – Mountain Pine

Layer 3 – Evergreen

 

The designer paper is Pink Stripes by Penny Lane for My Mind’s Eye.

The sentiment (with the exception of Birthday) came from Ever After Greetings. These words were stamped twice with Altenew Rubellite.

 

For the second card I used the traditional colors of the Tiger Lily. Before I could get this card made, my Cricut Joy gave up the ghost (I will be purchasing a new one as soon as I can get to the store), and I had to rely on my old masking skills, stamping these lilies directly on the card front. I stamped the lilies first and then masked them so I could add the stems and leaves. Next I stenciled in the lattice using the SVG cut stencil which is also from Kitchen Sink Stamps using Dried Marigold Distress Oxide by Ranger. The words (again with the exception of birthday) came from Bold Holiday Greetings. Birthday in this font is found in a couple of KSS sets – Lighthouse and the retired Simple Sentiments. Last of all I added the ladybugs to one stem and one leaf.

 

Color Recipe for Tiger Lilies

 

Layer 1 – Orange Cream by Altenew

Layer 2 – Pumpkin Pie by Stampin’ Up

Layer 3 – Only Orange by Stampin’ Up

Layer 4 – Mocha by Altenew

Layer 5 – Espresso by Altenew

 

Color Recipe for the Leaves with Altenew Inks

 

Layer 1 - Grass Field

Layer 2 – Mountain Pine

Layer 3 – Evergreen



 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Four Seasons Challenge - May SPRING

International Art & Soul - Challenge #132 - Things with Wings


My two samples using Ribbon of Support were created for a male friend battling melanoma and a female friend finishing up treatment for breast cancer.

The masculine card was stamped in blacks and grays as a black ribbon is the symbol for melanoma. I added a strip of designer paper from the Paper Studio down the side and Melanoma Awareness punched from black cardstock using my We R Memory Keeper’s Word Punch.



 

Color Recipe for Ribbon and Sentiment

Using Altenew Inks

 

Layer 3 – Jet Black

Layer 2 – Pure Graphite

Layer 1 – Industrial Diamond

 

Lighter sentiment – Industrial Diamond

Courage/Hope – Jet Black

 

This card is being entered in Inspire. Create. Challenge #115 = Colour Challenge


For the breast cancer card, I created a background panel by blending the following three pink Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger:  Tattered Rose, Kitsch Flamingo, and Worn Lipstick. I then sprinkled water across the entire panel. While that was drying, I stamped the ribbon using Altenew inks.



 

 

Color Recipe for Ribbon and Sentiment

Using Altenew Inks

 

Layer 3 – Rubellite

Layer 2 – Cotton Candy

Layer 3 – Pink Diamond

 

Sentiment – Rubellite stamped twice


For additional designs featuring these new sets from 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!!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

CCEE2216 - Spring Garden

For our final April challenge, CCEE Hostess, Liz Willams has asked the CCEE Stampers to give her a peek at what we have planted in our spring garden. She said to feature our favorite blossoms on our creations.

Well, unfortunately, I am no gardener. Even the knockout roses I planted last year refuse to bloom. The only blossoms appearing in my flower beds this year are weeds that put out flowers! But that's O.K. They come in many pretty colors!

The sentiment is from Deadbeat Designs and the die cut wildflowers are from Flower Field by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.


See the flowers growing in the gardens of the DT members below:

Liz Williams

In addition to the CCEE challenge, I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Card Concept #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow} As mentioned above, Texas weeds and wildflowers grow in my yard each spring. The style is pretty clean and simple.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Plumeria for Mother - Kitchen Sink Stamps

With Mother's Day just around the corner on May 8, I am sharing this card created for my mother as my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. I often mix lots of stamps together to create my KSS cards, but this design uses on two sets: Plumeria and Bold Holiday Greetings.




The blossoms and leaves were cut with my Cricut Joy using the SVG Cut File which is available for free from KSS when added to your cart at the time you purchase the Plumeria set. The layered stamping was then added to the cut outs.

The background was blended with Squeezed Lemonade and Dried Marigold Distress Oxide by Ranger. I then splattered it with water, dried it, and then splattered it again with liquid gold.

This card has been entered in the following challenges this week:

Sunday Stamps - SSC281 - Sweet Pastels

Alphabet Challenge Blog - B is for Blooms

Cut It Up! Challenge Blog p #250 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite: Floral or Cute. I love florals! Flowers are my "thing!"


Thank you, As You Like It!


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 20, 2022

CCEE2215 - National Kindergarten Day!


It’s National Kindergarten Day. April's CCEE Challenge Hostess, Liz Williams, spent many years as a kindergarten teacher in Texas schools. She has asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card using only primary colors and basic shapes.


 Let's see what others created with yellow, red, and blue!


Monday, April 18, 2022

Happy Spring - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Most people around these parts are very happy to see spring arrive this year!! Such pretty colors and life everywhere you look.

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design was created with images from Spring Nest, Remembrance Poppy, and Bold 4 Seasons Greetings. The nest and fern fronds were cut with SVG files using my Cricut before stamping the colored layers. The embossed panel is from Crafters Companion. 



This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure? - Anything Goes with Embossing

Sweet Stampin' - Easter/Spring Mood Board

Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #233 - Anythings Goes with Optional Spring Colors

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge #634 - Spring/Easter


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 13, 2022

CCEE2214 - Look Up To The Sky

CCEE Stampers' April Hostess, Liz Williams says, "It's look up at the sky day.”  So recreate something you love as a beautiful part of God’s huge canvas (maybe a starry night, a bright rainbow, sunrises or sunsets, or beautiful cloud formations. )


All images by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

CCEE Design Team:

Monday, April 11, 2022

Bunny Basket - Kitchen Sink Stamps

This week's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design features more of the gorgeous hydrangeas that I love so much! I used them on this card to fill this fun Easter basket along with a bunny and pretty bow!

The KSS stamp sets used to create this Easter card are Hydrangea, Honey Bunny, Basket, All Year Grapevine Wreath, Bold Holiday Greetings, and Coffee Mate Greetings.

All the images were stamped on the SVG cut files that coordinate with these sets. I then arranged the pieces and glued them together before popping them up on dimensionals over the embossed background panel. The embossing folder is from Crafter's Companion.  



I have entered this card in the following challenges:



Colorful Options - April 2022 - Yellow

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 6, 2022

CCEE2213 - No Housework Day

Our April CCEE Challenge hostess, Liz Williams has asked the CCEE Stampers to celebrate “NO HOUSEWORK DAY” by spending the day in our stamp rooms designing a “Free for All” card with the theme of our choice. She said, "Have fun," and I sure did.

This card is going to a friend (not naming any names here) to give him a chuckle! This card shows him at his favorite place taking part in his favorite sport! This guy is from Art Impressions. I added a die cut beer bottle in his hand. The hilarious sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios.


Let's see what the rest of the crew chose to create this week: