Friday, July 30, 2010

TUIC12 - Clean and Simple - One Stamp Only

Molly has challenged the members of Tangled Up in Creativity to create a clean and simple card which uses only one stamp, either a sentiment or an image. Here is my entry into that challenge!

Stamps: Afterthoughts by Stampin' Up
Papers: Daffodil Delight and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, Tropical Flowers & Leaves by the Paper Studio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Ribbon
Tools: Oval Nestabilities

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SCS Color Challenge 281

Stamps: Fabulous Fruits and Itty Bitty Background by Stampin' Up, Words of Prayer by Verve
Papers: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush by Stampin' Up
Tools: Crop-o-dile, Oval Punches, Tab Punch, Sponge
Embellishment: Ribbon

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kitchen Sink Monday - Get Well Wishes

I have a dear friend who could use a little encouragement after breaking a few bones in a recent fall. I mixed a little yellow in my design to brighten her day and bring her a little cheer. She misses being out in her flower garden, so I decided to bring the garden indoors to her with this KSS Lilac and 3 Step Butterfly!

Stamps: Lilacs Multi Step Clear Stamps, Butterflies Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Never a Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up
Inks: Butterfly - Layer 2 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, Layer 1 SU Daffodil Delight, Layer 3 SU Soft Suede, Lilac - Layer 2 SU Almost Amethyst, Layer 1 SU Almost Amethyst stamped off once,  Layer 3 SU Lovely Lilac stamped off once, Layer 4 SU Lovely Lilac, Leaves - Layer 1 SU  Pear Pizzazz stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, Layer 3 SU Old Olive
Tools: Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Brown atyou Spica Pen
Embellishment: Ribbon

Remember to save the date for the upcoming Kitchen Sink event in Houston, Texas on October 8 and 9! Registration information will be coming soon!!!

Visit the blogs of the Kitchen Sink Crew members today and be inspired.

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Shoppers enter the KSS store above and don't forget to add the discount code LYNN10KSS at checkout!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tangled Up in Creativity #10 - Christmas in July

Here is Christmas card #11 for this year. I have created it for my blog group's Christmas in July challenge.
Monica asked that we create a Christmas card without using red or green.

Stamps: Come to Bethlehem by Stampin' Up
Papers: Marina Mist and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Inks: Creamy Caramel and Craft Black by Stampin' Up, Versamark
Accessories: Clear and Gold Embossing Powder

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Guy Cards

I am off today to stamp with my Lake Jackson friends. The focus this month is cards for men. Here are two of the cards I have prepared for them to make this evening.

Stamps: Wolf by PSX, Sanded by Stampin' Up, and Big Wish by Verve
Paper: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up, Safari Chic by DCWV
Inks: Soft Suede, True Thyme, and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up

Stamps: Deer Forest by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps, and Notes of Prayer by Verve
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Rich Cocoa and Potter's Clay by Memento

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Card Positioning Systems - Sketch 176

Kitchen Sink Stamps is joining forces with Card Positioning Systems today as a sponsor for their Sketch 176 Challenge! Hope you'll find time to play along and win a fabulous Kitchen Sink prize!

Here is this week's fun sketch!

Because Kitchen Sink Stamps also has more exciting news to share today, I have incorporated a little of that excitement into my card as a little heads up for our Texas Kitchen Sink fans.

That's right!! Kitchen Sink Stamps is coming to Texas. Maria is taking her fabulous multi step stamping on the road and will be sharing her expertise with stampers in Houston on Friday and Saturday, October 8 & 9. Mark it on your calendar and save the date!! Several of the Crew members (Makiko, Connie, and myself) will be on hand assisting at the workshop!

Registration information with be posted in the coming weeks on the Kitchen Sink Blog. A discount promotion code may not be used on registration fees. Here is what I can share today:

Save the date to ....
Multi Step Stamping in Texas with Kitchen Sink Stamps
Where:  La Quinta Inn & Suites - Pearland (Houston area), Texas

Dates: Oct. 8 & 9, 2010

More info to come, so save the date - space is limited

Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Pixie Pink by Stampin' Up, Samantha Walker DP by Creative Imaginations
Inks: Early Espresso, Pixie Pink, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Ribbon, Dimensionals, and 6 Gun Brad

Check in with the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew to see what they have created with this fun sketch!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

KSS shopping information is above this post.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Christmas Card #9

This Christmas card was created using SC289 from Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps:  Pine Trees Multi Step Clear StampsChristmas Lights Multi Step Clear Stamps, and Never a Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up, eskimo kisses by BasicGrey
Inks: Tree - Layer 3 Memento Cottage Ivy, Layer 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, Layer 1 Memento Pear Tart, Layer 4 SU Handsome Hunter; Lights: Rich Razzleberry, Ruby Red, and Wild Wasabi (Layer 5 on all the lightbulbs was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black), Sentiment: Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: Rhinestones


I created this card for MOJO147 at Verve and CC279 at Splitcoaststampers.

Stamps: Blue Skies by Verve
Papers: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Ruby Red, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up, euphoria by BasicGrey
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Black Pearls

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kitchen Sink Monday - Top Dog

My card club friends are concentrating on masculine cards this month! What could possibly be more masculine than argyle and this sweet Kitchen Sink pup!!

Stamps: Kittens & Pup Multi Step Clear Stamps and Honey Bunny Multi Step Clear Stamps (grass) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Cream and Olive Bazzill, Naturals Ivory and Basic Black by Stampin' Up, Sporting Aristocrat by graphic45
Inks: Dog - Layer 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, Layer 3 SU Basic Gray, Layer 2 SU Going Grey; Grass - Layer 2 SU Old Olive, Layer 1 SU Handsome Hunter
Embellishments: Ribbon and Dimensionals

You don't want to miss these great Kitchen Sink samples:

Shopping information up above!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

100th Color Throwdown

The entire Kitchen Sink Crew is taking part today in the 100th Color Throwdown Celebration!!

Quite a lovely Stampin' Up color combination, I do believe!! I hope you will find time to play along!! Over $1600 worth of prizes have been provided by the event sponsors including a $100 Kitchen Sink gift certificate!!  Who couldn't get excited about that?? Be sure you drop in on the Color Throwdown to see the entire list of sponsors and prizes as well as learn the details of how you can enter to win!

Here is how I created my card:

Stamps: Pansy Multi Step Clear Stamps and Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Real Red, Regal Rose, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up, Dasher/Tree Skirt by BasicGrey
Inks and Layers: Large Pansy - Layer 4 SU Real Red, Layer 3 SU Real Red stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Regal Rose, Layer 1 SU Regal Rose stamped off once, Layer 5 SU Real Red; Small Pansy - Layer 4 SU Real Red, Layer 3 SU Real Red stamped off once, Layer 2 SU Regal Rose, Layer 1 SU Regal Rose stamped off once; Leaves - Layer 2 SU Certainly Celery, Layer 3 SU Centainly Celery, Layer 1 SU Certainly Celery stamped off once, Sentiment - Birthday SU Real Red, Wishes SU Regal Rose, Edge sponged with SU Baja Breeze
Tools: Martha Stewart Corner Punch, Crop-o-dile, Sponge
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Ribbon

Head on over and see what the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew has created with these fun colors!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

KSS Monday - Vintage Romance

I am so loving all the gorgeous romantic vintage papers on the market these days. They are so perfect for Kitchen Sink's Wedding Couple Multi Step Clear Stamps and combining the two makes for some really special wedding cards worthy of this once in a lifetime event.

Today I used:

Stamps: Wedding Couple Multi Step Clear Stamps and Wedding Rings Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Groovy Guava, Ultra Smooth Vanilla, and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up, Loves Labyrinth by graphic 45
Inks and Layers: Layer 5 done with markers - Groom's hair and eyes SU Chocolate Chip, Bride's eyes - SU Chocolate Chip, Bride's lips and roses SU Cameo Coral, Bride's hair SU Creamy Caramel, Bride's crown SU More Mustard, Stems and leaves SU Always Artichoke, Groom's suit added with Memento London Fog Teardrop Pad, Layer 6 - SU Basic Gray, Layer 4 - SU Creamy Caramel, Layer 3 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 2 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once, Layer 1 - SU Creamy Caramel stamped off twice, Sentiment - Memento Tuxedo Black, Edges sponged with SU Soft Sky
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, SU Circle Punches
Embellishments: Antique Lace, Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Don't miss out on the inspiration provided by the Kitchen Sink Crew today!! Each one has something wonderful to share!

Also check back on Wednesday, July 7 when the entire KSS crew will be taking part in the spectacular 100th Color Throwdown Celebration. There will be tons of fabulous prizes from sponsoring companies including a $100 KSS gift certificate donated by Maria to be won by one lucky participant! Hope to see you there!

Kitchen Sink shopping information to posted above for those interested in a 10% discount in their KSS order.

Friday, July 2, 2010

ERPOM Challenge #9

Tammy has challenged the members of Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My to stamp on designer paper to create their card for Challenge #9. I rooted through my scraps and found this unknown color block designer paper and thought it would be perfect for this challenge. I just stamped images and a sentiment into the various blocks on the paper with Memento Rich Cocoa and added a few rhinestones!

Stamps: Hebrews 11:1 by Verve, Botanicals & Birds and Antique Floral by the Paper Studio
Papers: Buckaroo Blue and Chocolate Chip by Stampin' Up, Unknown Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishment: Ribbon

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Philippians 4:13

I love this quick and easy card created with some on my new Verve stamps. I made a big pile of these in about 30 minutes to use for the card ministry at my church.

Stamps: Notes of Prayer and Philippians 4:13 by Verve
Paper: Naturals Ivory and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Ink: Versamark
Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder and Tile
Tools: Martha Steward Corner Punch