Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday in the Kitchen

Kitchen Sink Stamps Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Savings: Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, midnight to midnight EST.
Get 15% off everything in the store .... (with LYNN15KSS code), plus:
Orders $75 - $99 will get a mystery set free (value $15.00)
Orders $100 and over will a get a mystery set free (value $27.95)
The first 5 orders of $50 or more will get a free Kitchen Sink Tote Bag (value $12.50)
.... and look for other special items on sale in the Kitchen Sink Store.

If you haven't purchased the new Multi Step Pine Trees, today's sale is the perfect opportunity to snag it!! I used it to send Christmas Joy from my house to yours with today's holiday card!

Papers: Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up, White by PaperTrey Ink, and porcelain by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:
     Tree - Layer 4 Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter, Layer 3 Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves

    Memento Ink Lightbulbs: Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, and Lilac Posies
The sockets and wire were drawn with a Garden Green marker by Stampin' Up.

     Joy Sentiment - Memento Lilac Posies

Embellishments: Gold Cord, Rhinestones, and Ribbon

Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Circle Punch

Please visit the blogs of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew. They have each created a wonderful sample to share with you today!!

Be on the lookout because new stamps and a new Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge are coming on December 7!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Kitchen Sink Black Friday Event

What a fabulous day to get Santa to head over to Kitchen Sink Stamps and order all your favorite images to stuff in your stocking this year!! From midnight to midnight today you can get 20% off your order with promo code LYNN20KSS.

All orders $50 & over will get FREE Shipping – this One Day Only, NOV. 27th.
International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout. Qualifying orders will be refunded the S&H charge upon shipment. Orders with Pre-Order items will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered items are available and will be shipped as one complete order.

Today's card uses:

Stamps: Pine Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps, Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps,
and Bells Multi Step Clear Stamps

Papers: Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Inks and Layers:
   Trees - 3-Memento Cottage Ivy, 2-Memento Bamboo Leaves, 1-Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 1-Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter, tree trunk-Memento Dark Cocoa

  Bunny - 3-Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, 2-Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel stamped off once, 1-Memento Desert Sand, 4-Memento Dark Cocoa

   Snow and Sky sponged Stampin' Up Baja Breeze

   Grass: Memento Dark Cocoa

   Sentiment stamped Stampin' Up Handsome Hunter with edge sponged Baja Breeze

Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up Oval Punches

Embellishment:  Flat Back Pearls

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wishing You All a Happy Thanksgiving

Wanted to wish all my readers a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!! Our family will begin arriving later this afternoon and then it will be hours of food, games, music, and tons of family fun!! I am so thankful for the blessings of family!

Papers: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, ambrosia by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:
   Turkey - 3 Memento Dark Cocoa, 2 Memento Potter's Clay, 1 Memento Desert Sand

   Pumpkin: 3 Memento Tangelo, 2 Memento Cantaloupe, 1 Memento Cantaloupe stamped off once, 4 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 5 Memento Potter's Clay

   Vine: 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Cottage Ivy

   Sentiment: Versafine Vintage Sepia

 If you are looking for bargains on Black Friday, don't forget to check out the Kitchen Sink!! For 24 hours on Friday, all orders using promo code LYNN20KSS will receive a 20% discount.

PLUS: All orders $50 & over will get FREE Shipping – this One Day Only, NOV. 27th.
International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout. Qualifying orders will be refunded the S&H charge upon shipment. Orders with Pre-Order items will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered items are available and will be shipped as one complete order.

SCS Sketch Challenge 256

One of the greatest things about digital images is that you can easily shrink your image to fit the space you have to work with! When I saw today's SCS Sketch Challenge, I knew it would be perfect for these little polar bears from Angels Landing.

Stamps: Digital Images from Polar Bear Cubs by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing, Snowflakes by Stampin' Up, and Christmas Phrases by Martha Stewart

Papers: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, White Glitter Paper

Inks: Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Tools: Copic Markers, Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Embellishments: Rhinestones and Primas

Monday, November 23, 2009

Time to Decorate the Tree!

Awesome news in the Kitchen!! KSS is having a Day after Thanksgiving Sale:   The KSS  Black Friday Sale will be Nov. 27, 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.

Please NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout. Qualifying orders will be refunded the S&H charge upon shipment. Orders with Pre-Order items will be held and shipped when the Pre-Ordered items are available and will be shipped as one complete order.   

And the best news of all is that by using promo code LYNN20KSS, you will receive a 20% discount on your Kitchen Sink order on that day only!

In addition, I have two new cards to share with you today to show off a little of what the new Christmas sets can do!!

I always love bringing the Christmas tree in from the garage and getting it all dressed up for the holidays!! To decorate this tree I pulled out 5 different Kitchen Sink Sets!! What fun! The tree is from Multi Step Pine Trees while the ornaments and star at the top of the tree are from Multi Step Ornament and Stars . The lightbulbs are from Multi Step Christmas Lights. You have to look closely at these two little sets to see the tiny, tiny treasures included!

I created the pine background using the greenery from Multi Step Build a Garland and the sentiment is from Never a Loss 4 Words.

Papers: Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi by Stampin' Up, granola by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:

  Tree- Layer 4 SU Handsome Hunter, Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart

  Lights: Memento Lady Bug, Danube Blue, Tangelo, and Lilac Posies. The cord was drawn with a SU Garden Green marker.

  Ornaments and Star: Versamark embossed in gold

  Sentiment and Tree Skirt: Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up

Tools: Nestabilities Smooth and Scalloped Ovals, Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, Dimpled Corner Punch by Marvy

Embellishments: Gold Cord, Ribbon

I couldn't resist just one more!!

Stamps:  Build a Garland Multi Step Clear Stamps and Poinsettia Multi Step Clear Stamps (sentiment) by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Wild Wasabi and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:
   Pine- Layer 4 Memento Cottage Green, Layer 3 Cottage Green stamped off once, Layer 2 Mememto Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Bamboo Leaves stamped off once

  Cone - Layer 1 SU Really Rust stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Really Rust, Layer 3 Memento Dark Cocoa stamped off once, Layer 4 Memento Dark Cocoa

  Sentiment - Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red

Embellishments: Ribbon and flat back pearls

Time to check in on the Kitchen Sink Crew!! Everyone has something special for you today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Don't forget you have until midnight Friday to enter Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Button Bugs - Angels Landing

Today is a great day of excitement at Angels Landing! We are going to be blog hopping to see the work created by 16 designers and guest designers using two wonderful new sets being released by Angels Landing today!!

The Blog Hop begins at Judi's Digital Stamps Blog. If you didn't start there, head back now so you don't miss a single thing! Blog Candy is being offered at 4 stops along the way!! The new sets are Polar Bear Cubs and Button Bugs.

I have made my samples using Button Bugs! This set of digital images contains a bee, a butterfly, a ladybug, a dragonfly, and a wonderful array of fun sentiments to tag along behind them. Each bug has space to place one or more buttons in the design!! They are the cutest things ever!!

The bee and many thankzzz were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. The bee was colored using Copic markers with Star Dust Stickles added to the wings. I sponged SU Summer Sun on the edge and layered the card with Summer Sun and Basic Black cardstock from Stampin' Up!

The butterfly was printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and also on euphoria by BasicGrey so that I could paper piece the wings. The colored cardstock is Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery by Stampin' Up. The cardfront was embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

The next stop on the hop is Maria Bell's Stampin' Inspirations!

If you get lost along the way, head back to Judi's Digital Stamps Blog and get back on track.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Two items arrived in the mail on Thursday: Multi Step Pine Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps and my new Season's Greetings Cuttlebug Christmas Folder! I just had to use them both in today's card!! Hope you love them like I do!!

Stamps: Pine Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps and Holly & Mistletoe Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: White PaperTrey Ink, Real Red by Stampin' Up

Layers of Ink: 3- SU Handsome Hunter, 2- Memento Cottage Ivy, 1-Memento Bamboo Leaves, 4- SU Handsome Hunter

I did not ink the trunk until layer 4 and used Memento Dark Cocoa

Tools: Season's Greetings Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Labels 4

Embellishment: Microbeads, Rhinestone Star, Ribbon

Don't miss out on your chance to win a prize in Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19. Someone is going to get some great KSS products for free!! Why not you? The deadline is Friday, Nov. 27.

Drop in on the Crew today!! Everyone has something special for you today!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags

One of my favorite things about working with digital images is the ability to change their size to fit their function. All of the Angels Landing images I used today were sized down to just under 2 inches so that I could use them to create gift tags for my Christmas gift wrapping.

All of my images were printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Copic markers.

Tag #1 - Digital Image from Season's Tweetings by Angels Landing. Cut out with Nestabilities Labels 3.

Tag #2 - Digital image from Ho Ho Hollydays by Angels Landing. Cut out with oval Nestabilities.

Tag #3 - Digital image from Ho Ho Hollydays by Angels Landing. Cut out with Nestabilities Labels 4

Papers used: Real Red and Glorious Green by Stampin' Up, white Georgia Pacific

Be sure to check out Judi's digi stamps blog to see the tiny treasures created by the rest of the Angels Landing design team!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kitchen Sink - Trim a Tree

I had a delightful weekend getting to stamp with my sister as we prepared for an upcoming stamping workshop and a Christmas craft show. Thanks to her visit, I have exceeded my Christmas card goal for the year. I now have 102 Christmas cards ready for the holiday season, half to use and half to sell.

She was also the inspiration for the above Kitchen Sink card. While I was working on a design to use the new release, Build a Garland Multi Step Clear Stamps, she suggested, "Use a real needle and thread!" Thanks, Liz, I did! What do you think?

Stamps: Build a Garland Multi Step Clear Stamps, Hanukkah Multi Step Clear Stamps, Ornament & Stars Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Memento Ink Layering:

Peppermint - 3-Rhubarb Stalk, 2-Lady Bug, 1-Lady Bug Stamped off once

Gingerbread Boy - 3-Potter's Clay, 2-Desert Sand, 1-Cantaloupe

Cranberry - 2-Lady Bug, 1 Lady Bug stamped off once, 3- Lilac Posies

Popcorn - 3-Cantaloupe, 2-Dandelion, 1- Dandelion stamped off once, 4-Desert Sand

Cinnamon Sticks - 2-Potter's Clay, 1-Potter's Clay stamped off once, 3-Rich Cocoa

Embellishments: Needle and Gold Cord

Papers: Real Red, Glorious Green, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up

Part of the fun in creating my Christmas cards this year, was mixing together many of my Kitchen Sink images both old and new! The above card is a mix of 4 fun holiday sets.

Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & Stars, Multi Step Build a Garland, Multi Step Christmas Lights, and 3 Step Bells

Memento and Stampin' Up Ink Layers:

Pine: 2-Bamboo Leaves, 3-Cottage Ivy

Ornament: 4- Rhubarb Stalk, 5-Rhubarb Stalk, 3-Riding Hood Red, 2-Lady Bug, 1-Lady Bug stamped off once

Light: 4-Lilac Posies, 3-Rose Bud, 2-Rose Bud stamped off once, 1-Angel Pink

Stars: 3- So Saffron, 2- Cantaloupe, 3- Color Box Metallic Gold and star on cardfront is layer 3 stamped in So Saffron

Sentiment: Cottage Ivy

Papers: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up, Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey

Embellishments: Gold Cord, Bic Mark It Pen

Tools: Stampin' Up Word Window Punch, Hole Punch

You still have time to join in the sketch challenge which Lisa designed for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19. Entries using Lisa's sketch and Kitchen Sink Stamps need to be in by Friday, November 20 to be entered in the drawing for prizes.

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.

Remember when ordering Kitchen Sink Stamps to use promo code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10% discount on your order!

All the talented designers at Kitchen Sink Stamps have something special to share with you today! Head on over and check them out!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let It Snow!

The digital penguin image and digital "Let It Snow" I am using today are a part of the Penguin Chicks set by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing. I cannot tell a lie!! This is my favorite little penguin of the bunch!! I love his sweet expression and wonderful hat and scarf so it's no surprise that I just had to have another Christmas card featuring him in my 2009 collection (which has reached the grand total of 60, for those who are counting)!

The penguin was printed on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. The snowflake background was created by inking my Cuttlebug Snowflake folder with Bordering Blue ink from Stampin' Up using my brayer. I then added the torn paper ground and the rhinestone flowers. The sentiment and torn edge on the ground have Frosted Lace Stickles added.

The Stampin' Up cardstock used includes Riding Hood Red, Bordering Blue, Whisper White, and So Saffron.

To create the inside of the card I selected this little blue snowflake from Angels Landing's Seasonal Borders and lined it up along the top and bottom of my insert to create this fun snowflake border. I then added the same rhinestone flowers I used on the cardfront. The sentiment is from Snowflakes by Stampin' Up and is stamped in SU Bordering Blue leaving room for a personal holiday message!

Head on over to Judi's Digi-Stamps Blog to see which other designers have created cards for you today!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Hanukkah

I created this Hanukkah card for MoJo Monday 111 using Hanukkah Multi Step Clear Stamps being released by Kitchen Sink Stamps today.

Stamps: Hanukkah Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, granola by BasicGrey

Order of Stamps and Color Recipes:

Star of David - 2- SU More Mustard, 1-SU So Saffron, 3-Color Box Metallic Gold

Coins - 3-SU More Mustard, 2-SU So Saffron, 1-SU So Saffron stamped off once, 4-Color Box Metallic Gold

Dreidel - 3-SU Bordering Blue, 2-SU Bordering Blue stamped off once, 1-SU Bordering Blue stamped off twice, 4-SU Night of Navy

Sentiment - SU Night of Navy

10% Discount Code - LYNN10KSS

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Holidays from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Kitchen Sink is getting ready for the holidays by releasing 6 wonderful new seasonal sets tomorrow. But for those of you who are checking in today, you may order them NOW during the KSS Early Bird Special: Nov. 2, 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.

Please 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, the order will be held and ship when the Pre-Ordered item is available to ship.

Don't forget to use my promo code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10 % discount on your order as well.

The new stamps include two large sets:

Build a Garland Multi Step Clear Stamps

Pine Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps

Two small sets:

My first sample today was created with the Christmas Lights Multi Step Clear Stamps mini set! What a value this delightful set is. It includes the 5 layered lightbulb in two sizes as well as the wonderful sentiment! And if you look closely at the above link, you will see that it also includes a small and a tiny one layer lightbulb! How fun!!

I used Garden Green card stock from Stampin' Up and my Meadow Green Bic Mark It to create the sockets and wire for this strand of lights. The card base is white PaperTrey Ink card stock.

The bulbs were stamped as follows using Memento Inks:

Red Bulb: 4-Rhubarb Stalk, 3-Lady Bug, 2-LadyBug stamped off once, 1 Lady Bug stamped off twice, 5-Rhubarb Stalk

Blue Bulb: 4-Danube Blue, 3-Bahama Blue, 2-Bahama Blue stamped off once, 1-Bahama Blue stamped off twice, 5-Danube Blue

Yellow Bulb: 4-Cantaloupe, 3-Dandelion, 2-Dandelion stamped off once, 1-Dandelion stamped off twice, 5-Cantaloupe

Purple Bulb: 4-Grape Jelly, 3-Lilac Posies, 2, Lilac Posies stamped off once, 1-Lilac Posies stamped off twice, 5-Grape Jelly

Orange Bulb: 4-Potter's Clay, 3-Tangelo, 2-Tangelo stamped off once, 1-Tangelo stamped off twice, 5-Potter's Clay

Green Bulb: 4-Cottage Ivy, 3-Bamboo Leaves, 2-Cottage Ivy stamped off once, 1-Cottage Ivy stamped off twice, 5-Cottage Ivy

To get the sparkle and shine, I finished by stamping layer 1 using Versamark over each lightbulb and embossing them with clear embossing powder. Last but not least, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.

How would you like to have a chance to win some of these delightful sets? Well, Lisa has designed a wonderful sketch challenge that gives you the chance to do just that!!

You can get all of the details for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #19 HERE.

I have used the ornaments from the new mini set Multi Step Ornaments & Stars to complete the sketch challenge. I stole the words from 3 Step Love Birds and 3 Step Bells. The papers are Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Rich Razzleberry from Stampin' Up and eskimo kisses from BasicGrey.

Ornaments stamped with Stampin' Up Inks as follows:

Blue Ornament: 4-Cool Caribbean, 3-Cool Caribbean stamped off once, 2-Soft Sky, 1-Soft Sky stamped off once, 5-Cool Caribbean

Red Ornament: 4-Riding Hood Red, 3-Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 2-Riding Hood Red stamped off twice, 1- Riding Hood Red stamped off three times, 5-Ruby Red

Purple Ornament: 4-Rich Razzleberry, 3-Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, 2-Rich Razzleberry stamped off twice, 1-Rich Razzleberry stamped off three times. 5-Rich Razzleberry

Peace-Rich Razzleberry Joy-Riding Hood Red Love-Regal Rose

I tied a silver bow through each ornament hanger and added three flat red bubbles.

You will notice that two of our designers are missing from the ranks today!! Good luck and best wishes to Dee and Lori as life takes them off in different directions. We miss your talent and inspiration already!!!

Check in on the rest of the crew to see what awesome sneak peeks they have prepared for you today!!

And here's one with Multi Step Gift! Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Ruby Red by Stampin' Up. Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Lady Bug, and Rhubarb Stalk by Memento. Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder and Martha Stewart Punch.

And one for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers! I'm just having too much fun! Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up and eskimo kisses by BasicGrey. Inks: Riding Hood Red, Purely Pomegranate, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Garden Green by Stampin' Up.