Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! - Challenge #3 and Stampin' B's #56

Mary-Kate is hosting this week's Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! Challenge. She has provided us with this fun sketch and I used it to create a Mother's Day card so I could enter it in Stampin' B's Challenge #56 as well!!

Stamps: Lilacs Multi Step Clear Stamps, Pansy Multi Step Clear Stamps (bee),
Whole Family Clear Stamps ( sentiment)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Regal Rose by Stampin' Up, green at heart by BasicGrey, Core'dinations
Ink: Lilacs: Layer 4 SU Rich Razzleberry, Layer 3 SU Rich Razzleberry stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Purely Pomegranate, Layer 1 SU Purely Pomegranate stamped off once; Leaves: Layer 1 SU Old Olive stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Old Olive, Layer 3 SU True Thyme, Bee: Layer 3 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 2 Memento Cantaloupe, Layer 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Tools: Cuttelbug Leaf Embossing Folder (sanded Core'dinations)
Embellishment: Ribbon and Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birthday Lilies

Stamps: Lilies Multi Step Clear Stamps, Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps, and Friends of the Moon Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, and Sage Shadow by Stampin' Up
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Apricot Appeal, and Sage Shadow by Stampin' Up
Tools: Cuttlebug Mistletoe Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Tatted Lace and Pearls

Have you checked out today's Wednesday Blue Plate Special at Kitchen Sink Stamps? Remember you can get an additional 10% on the sale items when you  add promo code LYNN10KSS at checkout!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Morning - SCS CC268

I created today's card for Color Challenge 268 at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for the beautiful colors, Betty!! This card is going out to Roseanne today!

Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and 3 Step Butterflies by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Circular Sayings by Verve
Papers: Old Olive, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Lilac - Layer 4 SU Brilliant Blue, Layer 3 SU Ballet Blue, Layer 2 SU Ballet Blue stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Bashful Blue stamped off once, Leaves - Layer 1 Memento New Sprout, Layer 2 SU Old Olive Stamped off once, Layer 3 SU Old Olive, Sentiment - SU Ballet Blue
Tools: Punches and Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder
Embellishment: Silk Ribbon and dimensionals

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mother's Day = Hydrangea

In our house when I was growing up, my grandmother always brought my mother a beautiful purple or pink hydrangea every Mother's Day . For that reason the two have forever been inseparable in my mind. I therefore have created this card for my mother  for Mother's Day in memory of my beloved grandmother.

Stamps: Hydrangea Multi Step Clear Stamps,
Lilacs Multi Step Clear Stamps (flower stem), Whole Family Clear Stamps (sentiment),
Friends of the Moon Clear Stamps (texture on amethyst cardfront) all by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Almost Amethyst and Elegant Eggplant
by Stampin' Up
Inks: Blossom - Layer 4-Memento Grape Jelly, Layer 3-Memento Lulu Lavender, Layer 2-Memento Sweet Plum stamped off once, Layer 1-SU Almost Amethyst; Leaves and Stem - Layer 1-Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 2-Memento Cottage Ivy stamped off once, Layer 3-Memento Cottage Ivy; Sentiment - Memento Grape Jelly on top of Versamark for embossing
Tools: Nestabilities Label 4, Sponge, Bow Easy
Embellishment: Organdy Ribbon, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder

Remember to drop in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew to see what they have created for you on this Kitchen Sink Monday!

And the Winner IS...........................


Monica's fabulous lemon-lime design was the Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! favorite. It is a refreshing delight!! Your prize package went out with today's mail, Monica!!

Thanks, ladies, for playing along in this ribbon challenge!! All the cards were fabulous!! Hopefully this challenge gave you a point of view about design that may not have occurred to you before!!

Can't wait to see what Mary-Kate has planned for us next!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Time to Vote!! ERPOM Challenge #2

Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper.....Oh, My! Challenge #2 has officially closed and it is time to pick the official winner!

Everyone dug into their ribbon stash and selected a piece to use as the inspiration for their card design. Here are the wonderful results:

Dawn's Card

Christy's Card

Debbie's Card

Heather's Card

Jenn's Card

Lynn's Card

Mary's Card

Monica's Card

Mary-Kate's Card

Tammy's Card

Rebekka's Card

Molly's Card


Members of Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My have until midnight tomorrow to vote for your favorite card using the poll posted at the right

The Winner will be announced on Sunday!! Good luck, ladies!! What a hard decision you have to make!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Gulf Coast Paper Crafters' Shoebox Swap

I just arrived home from my weekend in Brazoria County stamping with my Gulf Coast Paper Crafter friends. Anita hosted her fabulous semi-annual shoebox swap and was, as usual, the perfect hostess!! Thank you, ladies for your truly inspired creations!! I had such fun visiting with you and stamping your awesome designs!! Thanks, too, for letting me share my bow tying strategies as well as my Kitchen Sink Stamps!

This is the graduation/encouragement card that I shared at the shoebox swap. Because I pre-made the lamps and pot plants as add-on embellishments, participants were able to complete the card in the10 minutes allowed.  I truly hope the ladies each enjoyed making it!!

Stamps: Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps and Harvest Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up, Gold Damask by the Paper Studio, Assorted Bazzill, Metallic Gold
Inks: Tree - Layer 4 Memento Cottage Ivy (with Rich Cocoa on the trunk), Layer 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves (with Rich Cocoa on the trunk), Layer 2 Memento Pear Tart, Layer 1 Memento New Sprout; Chrysanthemums - Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug, Layer 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once; Grass - SU Kiwi Kiss; Sky - SU Cool Caribbean; Sentiment - Computer Generated
Embellishments: Gold Cord
Tools: Leaf and Fern Punches by Martha Stewart, Wide Oval and Christmas Ornament Punches by Stampin' Up, Scor-Tape, Sponges

Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew has posted something new for your inspiration today! Don't miss seeing their beautiful creations!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Shopping details are at the top of today's blog entry!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! - Challenge #2

Well, Jenn is going to be a tough act to follow, but I have volunteered to design and post the Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My Challenge #2. This challenge will run from April 16 until April 22. The entries I receive will be posted here April 23 - April 25 along with a poll for you to select the winner. I have a little gift package ready and waiting to be sent to the member of Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! with the winning entry.

Now, on to the challenge! Your task this week is to look through your patterned ribbons and select one to use as the inspiration for the design of your card. I selected this busy ribbon from Ribbon Trends by the Paper Studio since I love working with flowers and butterflies!

So go search through your ribbons for your inspiration and see where it leads you!!

If you load your card to an online gallery, please used keyword or tag ERPOM2.

Stamps: Butterflies Multi Step Clear Stamps, Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps (gerbera daisy), Lilacs Multi Step Clear Stamps (leaves), Pumpkins Multi Step Clear Stamps (vines), and Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Mauve Mist, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: SU Crushed Curry, SU So Saffron, Memento Pear Tart, SU Old Olive, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Purely Pomegranate, SU Rich Razzleberry, and SU Mauve Mist
Tools: Cuttlebug Mistletoe Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch
Embellishment: Floral Butterflies Ribbon by the Paper Studio

I'm leaving today for a semi-annual stamping event with the Texas Gulf Coast Paper Crafters. I'll be back to check on what you all have been up to on Monday!! Keep stamping!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SCS Sketch Challenge 276

I created today's card for Sketch Challenge 276 over at Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, wisteria by BasicGrey
Inks:  Lilacs - 4 Memento Grape Jelly, 3 Memento Grape Jelly stamped off once, 2 Memento Lulu Lavender, 1 Memento Lulu Lavender stamped off once; Leaves - 1 SU Kiwi Kiss, 2 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 3 SU Old Olive; Sky sponged with SU Cool Caribbean; Grass sponged with SU Kiwi Kiss
Tools: Cuttlebug Mistletoe Embossing Folder, Sponges
Embellishment: Ribbon

Today is Wednesday, so be sure you check out the Blue Plate Specials at Kitchen Sink Stamps. There are some great sets on sale today only!! And don't forget to add discount code LYNN10KSS at checkout for an additional 10% off you purchase.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Window on Spring

I am still having a ball playing with squares!! Thanks for the great challenge, Angela.

This week I have been working on a card with a window scene for the Texas Gulf Coast Paper Crafters' Shoebox Swap in Brazoria this coming Saturday. I had so much fun with that card, that I decided to design one for Kitchen Sink Monday. My TGCPC card has to be able to be completed in 10 minutes. This one took a little extra time!  I hope you like it!

Stamps: Winter Cardinal Multi Step Clear Stamps Baseball Multi Step Clear Stamps (fence), Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps Hey Chick Multi Step Clear Stamps (tiny flowers),  Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps (sentiment) by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Cranberry Crisp, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, Four Miles Stripe by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Cardinal - Layer 1 SU Riding Hood Red and Memento Tangelo, Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug, Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Layer 4 Memento Tuxedo Black; Tree - Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 3 Memento Pear Tart; Tree Trunk: Layer 1 Memento Dark Cocoa stamped off once, Layer 2 Memento Dark Cocoa, Tiny Flowers - Memento Rose Bud  with penciled stems and leaves, Grass - SU Old Olive, Sky - SU Cool Caribbean
Tools: EK Success Punch, Sponge

You still have until April 23 to enter Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #24 - It's Hip to Be Square. Be sure you use your Kitchen Sink Stamps and load your project to the Kitchen Sink Weblog by midnight on that day to be eligible to win one of three KSS gift certificates which will be awarded to three participants!!

Head on over and  the visit the rest of the Kitchen Crew. Each one has something special to share with you today!!

If you're shopping today, the store entry and discount code are at the top of my blog! Have I mentioned that Maria now carries Scor-Tape?

I'm looking forward to stamping with many Texas friends in Brazoria on Saturday!! See you there!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

MS. Bright Side Blog Award

Thank you, Monica!!

 What a fun surprise to hear from Monica at Gardener's Basket that she had presented me with this sweet blog award! In order to claim it, I must share with you 10 things that make me happy and 5 bits of trivia about myself. I must then pass the award on to 5 other talented bloggers!

Ten Things That Make Me Happy: 1. Retirement 2. Watching my dog roll around the living room in a plastic shopping bag. 3. An empty laundry hamper. 4. Time with family 5. Texas wildflowers 6. A new set of Nestabilities 7. Bargain shopping 8. Teaching 9. Blue Bell Ice Cream 10. Working with talented people!

Five Bits of Trivia about Me: 1. I stay up very late at night. 2. I get up early every morning. 3. I am a reality show junkie! 4. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. 5. I stopped coloring my hair after 20 years and found that half of it is gray!!

I am passing this award forward to the following gifted stampers who always inspire me with their wonderful work:
Lynn at Millers-Ink
Anne at Inking in Red 

Ladies, should you chose to claim your award, just grab the photo above and post it on your blog. When you list 10 things that make you happy and 5 bits of trivia about yourself, you may then pass this award on to 5 other talented bloggers!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Recycle Challenge - Ribbon Box

Jenn has challenged the members of Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper - Oh, My! to create a recycled project from a cereal or cracker box. My project started out as an instant oatmeal box. I cut away the top half of each end panel of the box. I then covered the box with designer paper and used my Big Bite to punch a few holes.

Papers: hayfield/urban prairie by BasicGrey, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Tools: Nestabilities, Big Bite, Scor-Tape
Embellishment: Ribbon, Brads, Primas

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Warm-Up to Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! - Challenge #1

I realized too late that the recycle challenge Jenn posted for us asked that we use a cereal or cracker box! I used toilet paper tubes, so I am counting this as a warm-up for the recycle challenge. I will be back tomorrow with the real deal!

This desk organizer was created with 3 recycled toilet paper tubes, scraps of designer paper, rhinestones, and ribbon!

Papers: green at heart and offbeat by BasicGrey, Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Stamps: Hey, Chick by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink: Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Ribbon

Monday, April 5, 2010

SCS Color Challenge 265

Just enough time for a quick challenge!! Colors: Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, and Tempting Turquoise!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and Rough Texture Wheel by Stampin' Up, Words of Comfort & Joy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up, Leaves of Love by My Mind's Eye
Inks: Soft Suede and Whisper White Craft by Stampin' Up, Versamark
Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder and Ribbon

It's Hip 2 B Square!

A new month brings a new challenge in the Kitchen. Angela has challenged the crew this month to create a square card or project. I took her at her word when she said the more squares the better!! Even my two designer papers are covered with tiny square patterns!

Stamps: Lily of the Valley from A Year of Thanks II Multi Step Clear Stamps, Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps, and Berries Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers:  Baja Breeze, Old Olive, and True Thyme by Stampin' Up, Pure White by Gina K Designs, and Designer Paper by BasicGrey
Inks: Lily of the Valley - Layer 5 - SU True Thyme, Layer 4 - SU Always Artichoke, Layer 3 - SU Kiwi Kiss, Layer 2 - Kiwi Kiss stamped off once, Layer 1 - Memento Summer Sky, Sentiment - SU Kiwi Kiss and Always Artichoke
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Ribbon and Dimensionals

Now it's your turn to pull out your Kitchen Sink Stamps and create a square card for Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #24. Three lucky winners will receive cash to spend in the Kitchen Sink Store for their efforts!! Be sure to upload your square card or project created with Kitchen Sink Stamps to the Kitchen Sink Weblog using Mr. Linky by midnight Friday, April 23 in order to be illegible to win!!

Don't miss the "square" creations from the rest of the crew!

Should you need to make Kitchen Sink purchases today, the store entry and discount code are at the top of my blog!