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, Multi Step Build a Garland, she suggested, "Use a real needle and thread!" Thanks, Liz, I did! What do you think?

Stamps: Multi Step Build a Garland, Multi Step Happy Hanukkah (sentiment), Multi Step Gift (sentiment), and 3 Step Bells (sentiment)

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!

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  1. You are just the best. I got a few stamping inspirations from you during the weekend. It's fun to bounce those ideas around with someone you love, and who loves the same things you do!! Thanks for a terrific weekend.

  2. Love your cards Lynn....they're both beautiful! Awesome work my friend & tfs!!!

  3. These are both soooo wonderful, Lynn!! Love your garland, and your decorated branch...both so very fun and festive!!

  4. Beautiful holiday cards. Love the stringing of the garland - very creative! The use of the lightbulb is wonderul in your second card.

  5. I love that candy garland! Yum! I can't believe you have that many Christmas cards made! You are amazing!

  6. 102 xmas cards! doesn't it feel good to have them all done early?! the threaded garland is so inspiring, thank you--and you sister.

  7. Wow Lynn, you're so lucky to have a sister that gives such good advice. *wink I love that you added the real needle and the garland looks perfect. Such a creat idea.

  8. Such cute cards, Lynn! I really like the sewing you did and your use of the lightbulb.

  9. What beautiful holiday cards Lynn!! Love the garland!! Great coloring and designs!!

  10. Lynnor aka icensheba on SCSNovember 9, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Beautiful cards, Lynn!! I especially love the one with the garland!! How clever to use a real needle and thread!

  11. You've already made 102 Christmas cards!?! I have maybe 5. But that's 5 more than I had at this time last year so I figure I'm doing pretty good. These two are great additions to your stash.

  12. Wow! Lynn, I love both cards!! They are sooooo beautiful! The garland looks fabulous for the first card and you made such a wonderful scene for the second one!! Sounds like you had a wonderful productive weekend!

  13. Oh Lynn these cards are so fun! I love the garland - great way to tie it all together!! Wonderful job! :)

  14. WOW you are way ahead of me on Christmas cards, I am getting there slowly though. These are both great, I really like both sets of images. I have a thing for Christmas lights though!


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