Monday, May 25, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimer's

Last year, Jen Tapler established the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event on her blog with one sponsor. Through Jen's hard work and efforts, this year her event has grown to a week long extravaganza with over 40 sponsors and fun challenges of every kind for papercrafters world- wide. A donation of $5 to the Alzheimer's Association is all it takes to become a part of this worthy event.

Kitchen Sink Stamps is so thrilled to be a part of this special community, joining together for this very important cause ... Stampin' Out Alzheimer's.

With Alzheimer's effecting a person's memory and this Monday being Memorial Day, Maria thought a fitting challenge would be remembering those who've touched our hearts.

kss4soa Challenge

"Remembering someone you love" by creating a card, project or scrapbook page ...

* remembering a loved one who is far away
* remembering someone you love depicted at a younger age
* in memory of someone you love

It is not necessary to use Kitchen Sink Stamps to enter this challenge ... but if you would like to, that would be lovely. too!

The deadline for the challenge is May 31 midnight EST. Then one lucky number will be chosen by a random generated number to win .....

"Everything but the Kitchen Sink" - KSS Mystery Box

This box will contain at least one KS stamp set... plus inks, stamping blocks, embellishments, etc. (all things from Kitchen Sink Stamps). The total value of the Mystery Box will be at least $75.00. It could be more ... it's all part of the mystery!

When uploading your creation to the SOA gallery, please be sure to tag your creations with kss4soa so we are sure to include your entry.

For today's challenge, I decided to create an inside-out card to honor the close friendship I have with my sister, Liz! Being only 13 months apart, our mother often dressed us as twins during our early childhood as you can see in these cherished photos. We also always sported the same "do" be it bob, curls, or pony tails! Fun memories!

To create today's card I used:

Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Whole Family, Other Important People, and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, and US White by Stampin' Up, euphoria by BasicGrey

Inks: Riding Hood Red, Cranberry Crisp, Certainly Celery, and Kiwi Kiss by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, clear atYou Spica pen, Dimensionals

Tools: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Mauvy Dimple Corner Punch, Sponge

Today you can see all of the Kitchen Sink Crew samples on the Kitchen Sink Weblog.

Our hope is that something we have created might inspire you to join us in the challenge and become a part of this wonderful event!


  1. this is ab-sol-utely GORGEOUS, tfs :0)

  2. this is great, love the pictures and your colors.

  3. Beautifully done Lynn! What a great tribute to your sister. You DO look like twins. How adorable you are. I love the colors and all the details you used. Stunning!

  4. What a wonderful project! I hadn't heard of Stampin' Out Alzheimer's before. I'll have to go take a look! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Simply beautiful Lynn - I'm sure your sister will love it!

  6. Aw, what a sweet card! I love the photos! It's a great cause you are supporting too! TFS!

  7. This is fabulous, Lynn! What a wonderful way to capture those memories.

  8. This is stunning, Lynn...such a wonderful tribute to your friendship with your sister!!

  9. Lynn this is so beautiful! I love the dp you chose and the pansies look perfect with the adorable photos!! What a great keepsake! :)

  10. love, love this design that uses the pic of you and Liz, this is priceless.


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