Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 2 - Kitchen Sink Sneak Peeks

Maria will be sharing Sneak Peek #2 today on the Kitchen Sink Weblog. Hop on over there and check it out! Be sure to add a comment! Someone is going to win the set which receives the most comments this week if they have left a comment on it! Who knows which set that may be??

My card today is created with 3 Step Butterflies for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge 225. Required colors today: Kraft, So Saffron, and Night of Navy

Stamps: Butterflies Multi Step Clear Stamps and Never a Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Digital Image: Scalloped Paper Pierced Edge by Angels Landing

Papers: Kraft, So Saffron, and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up

Inks: So Saffron and Night of Navy by Stampin' Up

Tools: Paper Piercer, Flower Punch

Embellishments: Ribbons and brads

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sneak Peek Week

What a week of excitement in the Kitchen as we prepare for the release of 7 new stamp sets on July 7th!!

You can get your first sneak peek over on the Kitchen Sink Weblog today. Be sure to visit there each day this week and comment on every single sneak peek. You may be the lucky stamper to win the new release which receives the most comments if the random number generator lands on the comment you made on that set! So improve your odds and comment every day!!

You will not be disappointed! Each set is so unique and will make a fabulous addition to any stamp collection!! I know you are going to love what you see!! The flashing banner above gives a glimpse or two of several of the awesome newbies!!

When ordering, don't forget you will get a 10% discount with promo code LYNN10KSS.

The card I created today is made with the adorable Nesting Dolls Clear Stamps set! These little dolls are so much fun to color!!

Stamps: Nesting Dolls Clear Stamps and Other Important People Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black

Tools: Prismacolor Pencils, odorless mineral spirits, Cuttlebug Paisley Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities

Embellishments: Ribbon and Dimensionals

After you have checked out Maria's fun sneak peek and left your comment, be sure to check on the great projects the rest of the crew have created for sharing today!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Paper Pieced Puppy

This card was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week which required that paper piecing be a part of the design. In order to paper piece this precious puppy from Angels Landing's new June release, Toys on Wheels, the first thing I did was size it to 2.5 inches in height. I then printed it on regular computer paper, removed it from the printer, and taped a 3 inch square of Print Packs designer paper from Stampin' Up over the image. By running it through the printer again, I had the pieced puppy ready to cut out.

I then printed the puppy one last time on white Georgia Pacific card stock with the Baby Boy sentiment also from Toys on Wheels centered below it. I colored the base and wheels with a Bic Mark It and added black brads in the center of the wheels. I cut out the DP puppy and glued it to the image. With a black Sharpie, I colored the pup's nose and added a black collar. I punched a hole at the front of the collar and ran the hemp string with the button pull through it.

The puppy layer was cut 4.5 by 3.5 and a black mat 4.75 x 3.75 was added below it. They were then mounted with dimensionals to the Bordering Blue card front which had been embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

Digital Images: Toys on Wheels by Angels Landing

Papers: white Georgia Pacific, Basic Black, Bordering Blue and Prints Pack DP by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Brads, Hemp, Button, Dimensionals

Tools: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 25, 2009

6 Months until the Holidays

Today's the big day!! The three day Kitchen Sink 6 Months until the Holidays sale begins!! So on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday every item you order from the Sink will be discounted 15% when you add the promotion code HOLLY at checkout!!

And don't forget that this means addition savings on the already discounted retiring sets for the three day of the sale!
But once they are gone, they are gone!

I created a couple of cards to share with you today. This first card was created for the Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststamper. Today the focus was on bold and bright colors!! What could be better than these wonderful blossoms from 3 Step Honey Bunny!!

Stamps: Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Orchid Opulence, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Orchid Opulence, Lavender Lace, Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange, Marigold Morning, Summer Sun, Pixie Pink, and Pink Passion by Stampin' Up, Versamark

Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon

The second card is for use with the card ministry at my church. I used a mix of papers and images to create it.

Stamps:  Butterflies Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps and Thoughts & Prayers by Stampin' Up

Digital Images: Pierced Swirl Edge by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky, and Taken with Teal by Stampin' Up, K and Company Designer Paper

Inks: Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, and Buckaroo Blue by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Flat Back Metallic Beads

Tools: Nestabilities and Paper Piercer

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pull Toy Gift Card Holder Slider Sleeve

With gift cards quickly becoming one of the most popular gifts on the planet, I'm always looking for clever and fun ways to present them to my family and friends. With a baby shower looming close on my horizon, I thought today would be a great day to use one of the precious pull toy and sentiment digital images from the new Angels Landing June release, Toys on Wheels, to create a gift card holder.

I thought it would be fun if the string on the pull toy actually pulled the gift card out of the sleeve. This gift card holder works using the same principle as the Pull Treats in this wonderful tutorial created by Beate Johns for Splitcoaststampers. A hole is punched through the entire sleeve and the ribbon inserted through the holes is used to pull the gift card out of the sleeve.

The duck and the sentiment were printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and cut to 6.5 by 3.75 inches. It was then scored at .5 inches and 3.5 inches. After the duck was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits and the background added with Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up, a 3 by 4 piece of orange card stock was glued behind the duck section of the sleeve. Next a 3 by 4.25 piece of yellow cardstock was glued behind that.

By folding on the scored lines of the white cardstock, the sleeve was created when the .5 scored flap was glued down on the back. I then used my hammer and hole punch to pound a hole straight through the sleeve. Twelve inches of yellow grosgrain ribbon was then fed through the holes and lined up to the left of the gift card holder. Finally the gift card was inserted into the sleeve and pushed toward the bottom retracting the ribbon as it went. Lastly I tied an orange bow at the edge of the card to complete the pull.

Voila!! The duck's cord is pulled and out pops the Target gift card ready to spend on goodies for the new baby!

Images: Toys on Wheels copyright Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: white Georgia Pacific, YoYo Yellow and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up

Stamps: Itty Bitty Background by Stampin' Up

Ink: Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up, YoYo Yellow Marker by Stampin' Up

Tools: Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Hammer, Hole Punch

Embellishments: Ribbon and Rhinestones

Be sure you drop by Judi's blog to see which other designers have created fabulous projects for you today!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Annual KSS 6 Months Before Christmas Sale

What a week of excitement at Kitchen Sink Stamps! The end of June has arrived and with it the KSS annual 6 Months Before Christmas 3 day sale!!!

Beginning at 12:01 Thursday, June 25th and lasting until midnight Saturday, June 27th EST, everything in the store will be 15% off with the use of the Promo Code: HOLLY.

In addition to this store-wide sale, the Kitchen Cupboard is running out of room so Maria is going to be retiring 8 of her original sets to make room for the new sets coming!! These retiring sets will be offered in groups of two sets at an extra special price. They will also be sold separately.

During the three day sale, the special group price (as long as the sets last) along with the 15% off promo code HOLLY will make for some sensational bargains!!

The retiring sets are:

3 Step Daisy
Backgrounds & Borders

Forever & Always
Love & Luck

Playful Christmas
Snow Flurry

Playful Frames & Journaling
Playful Ovals

When they're gone, they're gone so be sure to place your order early Thursday, June 25 to avoid missing out on this great deal!!

The Christmas card I have created for you today was made as follows:

Stamps: Bells Multi Step Clear Stamps, Holly & Mistletoe Multi Step Clear Stamps,
 and Never A Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps

Papers: White by Papertrey Ink, Dasher by BasicGrey, Naturals Ivory and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Inks: Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishments: Rhinestones and Dimensionals

In celebration of the 6 Months before Christmas sale, the entire Kitchen Sink Crew has dusted off their holiday stamps and designed Christmas cards to share with you today. Don't miss a one!!


Keep your eyes peeled!! Seven new sets are coming the first week of July that will knock your socks off!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hop on Board the Angels Landing Express!!

If you have arrived here, I hope that means you have hopped aboard the Angels Landing Express. This is the second stop on the first official Angels Landing Blog Hop! If you missed the first stop on the hop, head back over to Judi's Blog and follow the links. Today each member of the Design Team is sharing projects created using two delightful new digital image sets for June, Toys on Wheels and Alphabet Train.

Clearly, I have used the Alphabet Train to create my card. I had so much fun playing with the pieces of this adorable set!. One of the fabulous things about digital images is you can size and place them anyway you want. I made my train cars small (about 1 inch tall on the letters) because I wanted my train to reach from side to side on a standard 5.5 inch x 4.25 inch card.

I also wanted my card to be bright and sassy so I used my Lime Rickey paper from BasicGrey as the jumping off point for my color pallet. The card front is Pumpkin Pie and the accent layer is Purely Pomegranate, both by Stampin' Up. The Pumpkin Pie card front was embossed with Cuttlebug Spots & Dots.

The digital images were printed on White Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I used my Pumpkin Pie marker to draw the string which ties the cars of the train together. I stamped speckles using Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up in both Pumpkin Pie and Pink Passion over the finished images. Finally, I added Magenta Stickles to the letters and pink rhinestones to the centers of the wheels for a little glitz and glamor!

Digital Images: Alphabet Train copyright Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up

Papers: Pumpkin Pie and Purely Pomegranate by Stampin' Up, White Georgia Pacific, Lime Rickey by BasicGrey

Inks: Pumpkin Pie and Pink Passion

Tools: Spots & Dots Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, Prismacolor Pencils, odorless mineral spirits

Embellishments: Stickles, Ribbons, Rhinestones, Primas, Rhinestone Brad

The next stop on the Blog Hop is Alma's Blog! If you jump the track and get lost somewhere along the way, just head back to Judi's Blog and check the master list. Be sure you take the whole ride because at a couple of the stops along the way you will find the opportunity to score some fabulous blog candy!! I'll be taking this ride along with you to see what delightful creations the rest of the team have made to inspire us all!!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your trip!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Knock and the Door Will Be Opened

This is a bittersweet day for Kitchen Sink Stamps. Today will be the last posting of Designer Tammy Hershberger as a Kitchen Sink Crew Member. Tammy was the very first person to single my work out at Splitcoaststampers with encouraging praise and attention, and it gave me the courage and confidence to venture out into the stamping world. Her work has been such an inspiration to me, and I will always remain one of her biggest fans!! Best wishes, Tammy, in all that you do!! We will miss you much in the Kitchen! Please check out her beautiful card over at Stamp Happy!

I have created my card today with Adornments Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I printed my scripture on US Vanilla and cut it out using my Nestabilities circles. The adornments were stamped on US Vanilla as well using Creamy Caramel stamped off once for the first layer, Creamy Caramel for the second layer, and Chocolate Chip for the third layer.

The pieces were cut out and the door plate and scripture mounted on a layer of Chocolate Chip. I distressed the edges of both.

The background was created in my Cuttlebug Distress Stripes embossing folder which I had inked with Creamy Caramel.

Stamps:  Adornments Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, and US Vanilla by Stampin' Up

Inks: Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Copper Cord, Dimensionals

Tools: Nestabilities Circles

Please drop in on each and every Crew Member today to see what they have to share with you!!



Don't forget that time is running out to enter Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #14! Your change to win some fabulous Kitchen Sink prizes on this challenge will run out on Friday, June 19 at 12:00 AM EST.

When ordering from Kitchen Sink, please remember to use the promo code LYNN10KSS to secure a 10% discount on your order!!

Be on the lookout!! A fabulous array of new Kitchen Sink designs is just around the bend!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

June Wedding

I promised another Angels Landing treat today and here it is! Two of my dear friends are getting married in a couple of weeks so I created this summery card for their wedding.

I love the simplicity of daisies so I chose to print these from Pierced Flowers in two sizes on white Georgia Pacific card stock. I colored the centers with a Yellow Blaze Bic Mark-It and the petals with a clear Spica pen. I then cut them out and pierced them before mounting them with dimensionals on the Pierced Swirls Background around which I had tied a big yellow polka-dot bow. I also added a little yellow Stickles to the centers after the flowers were in place!

The leaves were printed in two sizes on Always Artichoke card stock from Stampin' Up. I cut them out and pierced them before slipping them under the daisies and gluing them in place.

The sentiment is computer generated, and I glued rhinestones in the Os to give the card a little bling!

Digital Images: Pierced Flowers and Pierced Backgrounds created by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: White Georgia Pacific, YoYo Yellow, Basic Black, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stickles

Tools: Paper Piercer, Clear Spica, and Yellow Blaze Bic Mark-It

Be sure you head over to Stamping Mutt where Alma has a special Angels Landing creation to share with you today as well!!!

We are all busy preparing for a fabulous new release next Wednesday so stay tuned!!! Watch for details on Judi's Angels Landing Blog!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sweet Birthday Wishes

The Angels Landing design theme for today is Pillow Boxes! A free template for this simple pillow box comes with the Pierced Backgrounds Digi-Stamps set.

My BasicGrey archaic/rock designer paper is an ideal weight for this box. I cut, scored, folded the box, and sealed it at each end with a one inch strip of Scor-Tape. A slotted tab on the back makes it easy to insert the birthday surprise of your choice!

I decided to decorate my pillow box with this precious sugar glider from the Aussie Animals collection. I printed it on white Georgia Pacific card stock, cut it out, and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and oderless mineral spirits. What a cutie!!

I put a double belly band of Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery around the pillow box and popped up the sugar glider on dimensionals. Using punches, I created the fern and flowers to slip under him.

To complete my box I added a birthday Pierced Tags which I had pierced and sponged with ink. I added a punched butterfly and more fern before pulling a ribbon through the tag and tying a pretty bow!

Head over to the Angels Landing blog and check out the wonderful pillow boxes created by Angels Landing's other designers!!

Digital Images: Aussie Animals and Pierced Tags created by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: BasicGrey archaic/rock, White Georgia Pacific, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up

Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip at Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Flat Back Metallic Beads, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: Crop-a-dile, Martha Stewart Fern and Butterfly Punches, EKSuccess Flower Punch, Prismacolor Pencils, and oderless mineral spirits.

Check back on Friday! I'll be sharing another special Angels Landing creation!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Butterflies and Roses

A special thanks today to Hope Stamps Eternal for my beautiful new BasicGrey papers. They were one of many wonderful sponsors for the various challenges last week during the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's event, and I was lucky enough to win a $25 Hope Stamps Eternal gift certificate which I spent entirely on BasicGrey!!

This wonderful piece of Porcelain is a perfect fit with Kitchen Sink's Hearts & Roses and 3 Step Butterflies which I used to create today's card.

Stamps: Heart & Roses Multi Step Clear Stamps, Butterflies Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Never a Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up, Porcelain by BasicGrey

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Certainly Celery, and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Rhinestones and Ribbon

I know the rest of the Crew has some beautiful things to share today. Be sure to check in on them!!



You also still have time to play in the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge Going Green with chances to win some fabulous prizes. The deadline for entry is June 19.

If you are ordering from KSS this week, don't forget to use my discount code and save 10% on your order. LYNN10KSS

Friday, June 5, 2009

One Layer Card - Masking and Sponging

The Limited Supply Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today had two requirements: one layer only and a summer theme!

I always enjoy making one layer cards using masking. It seems I usually gravitate to the beach because I love creating the sand, sea, and sky!

I started at the bottom of the card and worked my way up. Using 3 Step Sea Shells from Kitchen Sink Stamps, I stamped the large shell, masked it, and then stamped the sand dollar. Once the sand dollar was masked, I stamped the two starfish. Then the starfish masks were added and I sponged on the sand over a torn sheet of computer paper. I then stamped over the whole area with Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up.

After removing all those masks, I used my torn computer paper to work my way up adding Cool Caribbean sponging for the ocean. I repositioned the torn paper about four times to create the waves. Leaving it in place the final time, I used it as a mask to add the setting sun. After masking the sun, I then sponged on the sky and removed and discarded the masks.

The sentiment from PaperTrey Ink was added last with Versafine Vintage Sepia. Versafine is my absolute favorite ink for adding sentiments. I always get a clean, crisp, strong image!!

Stamps: Sea Shells Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Little Shapes and Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up, Out on a Limb Sentiments by PaperTrey Ink

Paper: White by PaperTrey Ink

Ink: Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real Rust, Sahara Sand, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, and Soft Sky by Stampin' Up, Versafine Vintage Sepia

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fun in the Summer Sun - Angels Landing

Well, things have certainly started to sizzle here in Texas so I hope you are ready for a little Fun in the Summer Sun! I had a lot of fun creating this card to share with you today using digital images from Angels Landing's Mini Bears & Birds created by Judi Maddigan.

I started with a Soft Sky card front and added a tree trunk cut from Chocolate Chip card stock. I next added a Wild Wasabi panel on the lower half of the card. I used my scissors to fringe the top of the Wasabi and then sponged the edges with more ink to create the grass. The leafy parts of the tree were punched using Stampin' Up's scalloped punch and also sponged with more green.

The blanket spread on the grass was made using a scrap of BasisGrey die cut with my Cuttlebug. Then I was ready to add these precious characters. The teddy bear and bird were printed on US White. I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. They were then cut out and mounted on the BG blanket.

I made the sun glasses using a circle punch. Looks like teddy is hoping to get them back from this sweet little bird, don't you think?

I drew a few stems at the bottom of the card and added some Prima flowers with rhinestone centers to complete the look. I cut a green Prima into pieces to add as leaves.

Last of all I added the computer generated sentiment cut with oval and Designer Label punches.

All of the Angels Landing designers have created projects to share with you today. Head over to the Angels Landing Blog where Judi has them all posted for you to see. Also stop by the Angels Landing Home Page to check out all the fabulous available images!! They are so inexpensive and easy to work with!!

Digital Images: Mini Bears & Birds copyright Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, and US White by Stampin' Up, Ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks: Wild Wasabi and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Tools: Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Circle Punch, Oval Punches, Designer Label Punch, Scalloped Punch, Sponges

Embellishments: Rhinestones and Prima Flowers

Monday, June 1, 2009

KSCC#14 - Going Green!

The theme for June's Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #14 is Going Green (and no, I don't mean Certainly Celery or Kiwi Kiss)!

Like many responsible people, I'm trying to become a better citizen of Planet Earth and have been looking for opportunities to reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle! I thought surely some of the miscellaneous trash accumulating at my house could fit into my paper crafting somewhere!!

So my challenge to you today is to take some previously used non-stamping item that is headed for the trash can and turn it into a component in your Kitchen Sink project either as a layer or an embellishment of some sort! Trash to Treasure so to speak!

That means it's time for a little dumpster diving!!! Have fun!!! I can't wait to see what you clever and resourceful stampers create!

We are so excited to have Dee back stamping with us today! She is on the mend following triple bypass surgery!! We missed you, Dee!! Here are the wonderful recycled ideas our Kitchen Sink Crew have made to inspire you today!

Hopefully something you have seen will send you to your closet to pull out those Kitchen Sink Stamps and your trash can to pull out some reusable treasure. You have until June 19 to complete and upload a project for this challenge using Mr. Linky on the Kitchen Sink Weblog! There will be three lucky winners all selected by a random number generator.

lst Prize - the large KSS set of your choice
2nd Prize - the small KSS set of your choice
3rd Prize - Peony Dew Drops

Should you need or want to place a Kitchen Sink order, remember to use the discount code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10% discount on your order.

The treasure I found in my trash was a wonderful gold metallic paper platter which I had used to take cookies to a church luncheon. I thought, "This is too pretty to throw away! There must be some other way I can use it." So I carried it over to my paper cutter and started slicing it into card-size pieces! I love the ruffled ridges and the shiny gold!

Papers: Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss, and US White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Portion of Gold Metallic Paper Platter, Ribbon

Tools: Nestabilities, Crop-a-dile