Saturday, October 31, 2009

Poinsettia Inspiration

This Christmas card (#56) was created for Inspiration Challenge #204 at Splitcoaststampers.

It was stamped with Multi Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps. Here is how I stamped it:

Layer 5 - SU Bravo Burgundy
Layer 4 - Rhubarb Stalk by Memento
Layer 3 - Rhubarb Stalk stamped off once
Layer 2 - Lady Bug by Memento
Layer 1 - Lady Bug stamped off once

The centers of the blossoms were added using yellow acrylic paint dotted on with a stylus.


Layer 1 - Bamboo Leaves
Layer 2 - Cottage Ivy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Free Standing Pop-Up Christmas Pup

Today members of the Angels Landing Design Team are sharing cards of all kinds! I love this adorable little pup from Ho Ho Hollydays and thought he would look precious on a free standing pop-up card since he is sitting up so sweetly!

I created this card for a friend who loves displaying her cards on her kitchen windowsill. This design is absolutely perfect for that!!

If you have never made a free standing pop-up card, you should give it a try! It really is a simple construction, and it folds flat to fit in an envelope for mailing.

To create this card, I used the wonderful tutorial written by Mary Jo Albright and shared in the resource section of Splitcoaststampers. It's easy to follow with plenty of great step by step photos.

The pup was printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Copic markers. I printed him again on BasicGrey designer paper so I could paper piece his Christmas hat. To dress him up for the holidays, I added Fantasy Snow by Delta to the cuff and ball of the hat and a red rhinestone to the holly.

Digital Images: Ho Ho Hollydays by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Stamps: Happy Holidays by EKSuccess

Ink: Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Papers: Riding Hood Red and Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up, White Georgia Pacific, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey

Tools: Copic Markers, Stampin' Up Punches, Dimpled Corner Punch, Crop-o-dile, Utility Knife, Scor-Pal, Score Tape

Embellishments: Jumbo Eyelet, Ribbons, Rhinestone, Fantasy Snow

After allowing the Fantasy Snow to dry over night, the pop-up card easily folded flat to be inserted in an envelope for mailing!

Be sure to drop by Judi's digi-stamps blog to see the cards created by other members of the Angels Landing design team!

Giving Thanks - SCS252

I mixed images from Multi Step Pumpkins and Multi Step Harvest to create this Thanksgiving card for today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

Color Recipes - All Inks from Memento

Layer 5 - Potter's Clay
Layer 4 - Potter's Clay stamped off once
Layer 3 - Tangelo
Layer 2 - Tangelo stamped off once
Layer 1 - Cantaloupe

Layer 4: Rich Cocoa
Layer 3: Rich Cocoa stamped off once
Layer 2: Desert Sand
Layer 1: Desert Sand stamped off once

Layer 2 - Bamboo Leaves
Layer 3 - New Sprout
Layer 4 - Dandelion
Layer 5 - Cantaloupe
Layer 1 - Dandelion inked only on the top half and stamped off once

Papers: Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up, mellow by BasicGrey

Tools: Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Crop-o-dile, Sponge

Embellishment: Ribbon

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Autumn Sympathy

I am so in love with my new Big Leaves from Kitchen Sink Stamps. It is such fun to layer these gorgeous autumn colors one on top of the other and see what beautiful fall leaves emerge!

For today's sympathy card I stamped the leaves on white card stock from PaperTrey Ink and then added the framed, vellum sentiment from Kitchen Sink's Words of Comfort & Joy over them.

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: White PaperTrey Ink, Really Rust and Card Stock Vellum by Stampin' Up

Inks: Cantaloupe, Dandelion, Lady Bug, Potter's Clay, Rhubarb Stalk, Pear Tart, Desert Sand, Tangelo, and Rich Cocoa by Memento, Versafine Onyx Black

And another one for today's Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. MariLynn challenged us to create Retiforms today and what could be more perfect than leaves??!!

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves, Words of Love, and Big & Bold Swashes by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Glossy White, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up

Inks: River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

Tools: Brayer and Sponge

Embellishments: Dimensionals

The entire Kitchen Crew have prepared new designs to inspire you today. Be sure you check out each and every one!!



Should you order from Kitchen Sink, don't forget to get a 10% discount with promo code LYNN10KSS!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Seeing Stars - EjoyVC7

I created this clean and simple holiday card (which happens to be number 30 for those of you who are helping me keep count of my Christmas cards this year) for Trish's EjoyVC7 challenge.

The only requirement was to use a star! This delightful set was part of the door prize I received from spicygingersnap (thank you, Linda!! I love it!) at the 2nd Texas Gulf Coast Shoebox Swap in Brazoria on Saturday. What a fabulous day that was!!

Stamps: Holiday Collection by Stampin' Up

Papers: Real Red, More Mustard and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Cantaloupe and Lady Bug by Memento

Embellishments: Ribbon and Gold Cord

Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Holidays

I am hard at work on getting my 2009 Christmas cards ready for mailing and today you get to see card #28. This precious penguin is from Angels Landing's Penguin Chicks released last week. The faux stitching is from Faux Stitched Borders.

The penguin was printed on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils blended with GooGone. The torn snowflake sky is from the Paper Studio and was mounted on a white Papertrey Ink cardfront. The penguin was cut out and popped up with dimensionals.

For a little added bling, I applied Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes.

I printed the faux stitching on computer paper, laid it over the edge of the card, and pierced it. After discarding the computer paper, I used a red marker to add the faux stitching.

The sentiment from Kitchen Sink Stamps was stamped in SU Real Red.

Drop by Judi's digi-stamps blog to see projects created for you today at other members of the Angels Landing design team.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Burgundy, Coral, and Artichoke Leaves

My card today was created for Color Challenge 241 at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks, Betty, for these gorgeous colors!

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla by Stampin' Up

Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Sponge and Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Big Leaves

I'm playing today with my newest Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Big Leaves. This leaf is one of four in this fabulous set!! They are all absolutely gorgeous in a fabulous array of autumn colors, and I know I'll bring them out again in the spring done in glorious greens!

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves. Big and Bold Swashes, and Multi Step Harvest

Papers: Real Rust, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, indian summer by BasicGrey

Inks: Ruby Red, Only Orange, and Creamy Caramel by Stampin' Up, New Sprout and Rich Cocoa by Memento

Embellishment: Ribbon and Pearls

This sympathy card was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Words of Comfort and Joy

Paper: Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up

Inks: Ruby Red, Only Orange, Creamy Caramel, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Today's Monday so all of the Crew will be posting new projects! Don't miss a one!!

Use LYNN10KSS when ordering from Kitchen Sink Stamps to receive a 10% discount on your order.

If you haven't joined in on KSCC#18, you still have time. Entries must be in by Friday, October 23 to be included in the drawing for three fabulous prizes!

First Place - $25 KSS Store Credit
Second Place - $15 KSS Store Credit
Third Place - $7.50 KSS Store Credit

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christmas Cardinal by Angels Landing

Hello, all and welcome to the October Angels Landing Blog Hop celebrating the release of Judi Maddigan's two new fabulous holiday sets of digital images. Members of the design team have created projects to share with you today from Season's Tweetings and Penguin Chicks.

This is not the first stop on the hop so if you didn't arrive here from Cindy Royal's Royal Things, you need to head back to Judi's digi-stamps blog and check out the lineup so you don't miss a single thing!

This cheerful Christmas cardinal is one of the delightful digital images which is a part of the Season's Tweeting collection. I printed him on white Georgia Pacific card stock and colored him with Copic markers. I added red rhinestones for the berries and cut out the image using my Nestabilites Labels 4. The card front and mat are Handsome Hunter from Stampin' Up. The designer paper is Classic Holly by the Paper Studio. The sentiment is computer generated and punched with Stampin' Up punches.

Let's see what sweetness Jennifer Love has cooked up for us over at her Cuppy Cake! That is the next leg of the hop! Be sure to watch out for the blog candy posted at several stops along the way!!!

If you lose your way, just head back to Judi's digi-stamps blog and check the master list.

We are also going to be chatting on the Angels Landing group pages over at PCP and SNR should you care to join us!! You'll be able to meet and chat with owner and artist, Judi Maddigan as well as members of the fall design team! Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CC240 Meets KSS Multi Step Harvest

I had fun today playing around with the tiny ears of corn which are part of the Multi Step Harvest set being released by Kitchen Sink Stamps today. I used the colors from Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge 240 to create today's Thanksgiving card.

I stamped the basket first. Masked it and added the corn followed by the bale of hay.

Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal and Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up

Inks: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, and Bermuda Bay by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Ribbon

Tools: Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder

If you haven't checked out this set just yet, you must!! What a great variety of images and sensational sentiments!! If you order using promo code LYNN10KSS, you will receive 10% off your order.

Don't forget! Three fabulous sets are being released today!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Stamps in the House!!

The Kitchen Sink Crew has orchestrated a special sneak peek today of some of the wonderful stamps which are being officially released by KSS tomorrow, but we have a big surprise of our blog readers and followers!! If you are reading this, you may order them today and receive free shipping on orders over $50. Promo code LYNN10KSS will also get you a 10% discount on your order.

The fabulous new sets include:

So, October 12, midnight to midnight EST - All orders $50 and over will get FREE Shipping - One Day Only.

International orders:
Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.

NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout and qualifying orders will have the S&H charge refunded upon shipment.

Orders with a Pre-Ordered item that qualifies for FREE Shipping will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered item is available to ship.

The set which I am sharing today is Multi Step Harvest. I love everything about it from the bushel basket to the sensational mix of sentiments!! Fill the basket with apples, pumpkins and gourds, or beautiful autumn chrysanthemums included with the set. I had such fun filling my baskets!

Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Tan Georgia Pacific, Naturals Ivory and Dusty Durango by Stampin' Up, indian summer by BasicGrey


Basket Recipe - Layer 3 - SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 2 - SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 1 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 4 - Versafine Vintage Sepia

Chrysanthemum Recipe - Layer 3 - Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 - Memento Angel Pink, Layer 4 - SU Pixie Pink, Layer 5 - SU Ruby Red

Sentiment - Pixie Pink and Dusty Durango by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Pink Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Crop-o-dile, Nestabilities Labels 2

For this clean and simple version I used:

Stamps: Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Papertrey, Ink White


Basket Recipe - Layer 3 - SU Close to Cocoa, Layer 2 - SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 1 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 4 - Versafine Vintage Sepia

Apple Recipe - Layer 3 - SU Riding Hood Red, Layer 2 - SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, Layer 4 - SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 1 - Memento Canteloupe

Hay Bale Recipe - Layer 2 - SU So Saffron, Layer 1 - SU So Saffron stamped off once, Layer 3 - Memento Desert Sand

Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa and Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red

Embellishments: Brown Grosgrain Ribbon and Dimensionals

Don't miss the fabulous samples created for you today by the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew!! I promise, you'll see some breath-taking beauties!!!



And don't forget, there is still time to play Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #18 and win some fabulous KSS prizes!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Autumn Splendor - Angels Landing

Down, down, red and brown, the leaves are falling down to the ground. This simple rhyme I used to sing with my kindergarten students comes to mind as fall begins to arrive in Texas. I love the bold colors and loud crunch of the fallen leaves of autumn. I tried to capture the essence of the season with color and texture today.

This sweet bird is a digital image from Angels Landing's Autumn Tweetings. I printed the image on Stampin' Up's Naturals Ivory card stock and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits.

For texture, I used my new Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, Prima Flowers, Ribbon, and Martha Stewart punched fern.

Images: Autumn Tweetings by Angels Landing

Papers: Naturals Ivory, Really Rust, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up, Stamped Leaves by the Paper Studio

Coloring: Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits

Embellishments: Prima flowers, Ribbon, Flat Back Pearl, Dimensionals, Punched Fern

Tools: Victoria Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch

Don't forget to check Judi's blog to see which of the other Angels Landing design team members have created projects for you today!

Also remember to check back next Wednesday to see the fabulous new release sets from Angels Landing!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mojo Madness 107

I'm hard at working building up my Christmas stash for the 2009 holiday season. My goal is to have 75 one-of-a-kind cards ready by December 1. This is number 19, and I created it for Mojo Madness 107.

Stamps: Multi Step Poinsettia by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up, Classic Holly by the Paper Studio

Inks: Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Gold Microbeads, Gold Flat Back Beads,Gold Ribbon, Gold Cording, and Dimensionals

Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Die Cut

Sunday, October 4, 2009

1-2-3 Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #18

Angela has a fun challenge for us today!! The rules are simple! Use 1 pop dot, 2 embellishments, and 3 Kitchen Sink images. Dust off your stamps and join us! When your project is complete, use Mr. Linky to add your entry to the Kitchen Sink Weblog to be entered in the drawing for wonderful prizes. There will be 3 lucky winners and one of them could be you!!

This month's prizes are:

1st prize is $25.00 store credit.

2nd prize is $15.00 store credit.

3rd prize is $7.50 store credit.

For my challenge card I used:

1 pot dot (under the center pumpkin)

2 embellishments: ribbon and crystals

3 pumpkins

These pumpkin images are from the newly released and very popular Multi Step Pumpkins (which is currently sold out but will be back in stock by the end of the week). This is the order and colors I used to stamp my jack-o-lanterns.

Pumpkin Layer 3 - Tangelo
Pumpkin Layer 2 - Tangelo stamped off once
Pumpkin Layer 1 - Canteloupe
Pumpkin Layer 4 - Potter's Clay stamped off once
Pumpkin Layer 5 - Potter's Clay

Face Layer 1 - Paris Dusk stamped off once
Face Layer 2 - Versafine Onyx Black

Stem Layer 1 - Rich Cocoa stamped off once
Stem Layer 1 - Rich Cocoa

Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins

Papers: Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Inks: Canteloupe, Tangelo, Potter's Clay, Paris Dusk, and Rich Cocoa by Memento, Versafine Onyx Black

Embellishments: Ribbon and crystals

Lots of excitement coming next Monday when there will be fabulous new releases to share!!
Don't forget when ordering from Kitchen Sink Stamps, that promo code LYNN10KSS will give you a 10% discount on you order.

Let's head over and see what the girls in the kitchen have cooked up for us today!!