Friday, October 29, 2010

SCS Challenges for the Week

I have been playing the challenges at Splitcoaststampers this week but haven't gotten around to loading them on my blog so today will be catch up day!

Monday - Technique Challenge - Create an Ornament

Created with the rim of a gimme cup and clear plastic packaging (tutorial to follow in a week or two). The steer is from Multi Step Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The stars are cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug.

Wednesday - Sketch Challenge

The papers are Snow Storm and Cherry Slush by Mark's Finest Papers, Basic Black by Stampin' Up, and Holly on Black and Musical Holly by the Paper Studio. The images are from A Walk in the Woods and Greetings of the Season by Mark's Finest Papers.

Thursday - Free 4 All - Paper Piecing with Scraps

The pear is from Pears & Hollyhocks by Mark's Finest Papers. The pear was pieced with offbeat by BasicGrey. The blossoms were pieced with Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up and the leaves with Old Olive by Stampin' Up.

Friday - Queen for the Day - Broom

Thanks to Brenda, I am now the proud owner of Coast to Coast by Stampin' Up. This set retired years ago and was in the sets Brenda sold at Anita's recent shoebox swap! I'm beyond thrilled to have it in my collection and really excited to find a lighthouse card in Broom's gallery to case in her honor today!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Cowboy Christmas - KSS Boots & Holly

I'm a little behind in my Christmas card making this year. I decided it was time to kick it into gear when on Tuesday I saw my mother finish the 120 cards she will be sending out this year. My completed card count stands at 15. Fortunately I don't send out but about 60 cards so I'm sure I can make it!

Papers: Snow Storm and Cherry Slush by Mark's Finest Papers, Basic Black and Garden Green by Stampin' Up, Holly on Black by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand, 5 Memento Rich Cocoa
Holly - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, SU Wild Wasabi

My second card was the design I created for Anita's Semi-Annual Shoebox Swap held in Brazoria on Saturday. The theme this time was Christmas, and as always the card had to be made in 10 minutes so I pre-embossed the sentiment in black and tied the bows for the pre-packaged sets. I also had the masks cut and ready for use.

It was a fun day of stamping, and I got to catch up with Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stampers Esther, Anita, Teddie, Linda, Shelley, and Billie Dee. They got to practice what they learned in Pearland by masking those boots again. This time with holly to dress them up for the holidays!

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Multi Step Cowboy Hat,
and 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kraft by Stampin' Up, Cherry Slush and Snow Storm 
by Mark's Finest Papers, Musical Holly
by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 
3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay
stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Holly - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Versamark embossed with
black embossing powder
Sponging - SU Creamy Caramel
Tools: - Oval Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Sponge
Embellishments: Ribbon and Red Nailheads

The Kitchen Crew has pretties to share with you today! Be sure to stop by and see them!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Treat Box - Kitchen Sink Stamps Project of the Month

Such excitement in the Kitchen today! The three fabulous sets Maria created for the Texas workshop and one additional set are all being released today. These sensational sets are:

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This month's Kitchen Sink Stamps Project of the Month is the treat box which I shared with the ladies at the Multi Step Workshop last Saturday in Pearland. With Christmas gift giving right around the corner, I wanted a fun way to share some of my homemade Texas treats with friends and neighbors! Those who like it mild will be getting Texas Trash and those who like it wild will be getting Texas Firecrackers, both of which are popular snacks here in Texas around the holidays.

This simple box is created from a single sheet of heavy weight kraft cardstock using the template below.

The pieces were cut, scored, and stamped with background images. I used layer one of Multi Step Longhorn which is being released today stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, layer one of the small horseshoe from Multi Step Horseshoes stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa, and layer 2 on one of the stars from Multi Step Ornament and Stars stamped in SU Riding Hood Red. I added Scor-Tape to the folded tabs to hold the box securely together.

 Next the front and back panels were attached to the bottom of the box with the Scor-Tape.

The scored lines were folded in creating the sides of the box. Two side tabs were attached to the front of the box.

The other two were attached to the back panel completing the box.

The treat in a cello bag was placed in the box. I then added a band of embossed cardstock which looks like tooled leather to decorate the bottom edge of the box. Rope, stars, and a mini cow bell were attached to close the top of the box through the punched handles using red bandanna ribbon.

The image on the front of the box is from Multi Step Cowboy Boots. I stamped the boots as follows:

layer 4 - Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once
layer 3 - Memento Potter's Clay
layer 2 - Memento Summer Sky stamped off once
layer 1 - Memento Desert Sand 
layer 5 -Memento Rich Cocoa

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa with the word Cowboy stamped in  Memento Pearlesence Beige.

Here is more of the fun I have been having with these fabulous sets:

And one last one for the Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers!

Don't miss the opportunity today to see the fabulous work from the rest of the crew using these gorgeous new images!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I hope you all have taken the opportunity to check out the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges going on at Splitcoaststampers daily throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The cards created for the challenges are going to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas for use by the patients there. Many paper crafting companies have joined in with loads of fabulous prizes to be awarded to participants in the challenges. Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of those taking part as a sponsor. They will be giving away to 10 lucky winners one of their newest releases: Ribbons with a Cause. I used it to create today's card.

Stamps: Ribbons with a Cause Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Inks: Ribbon - 3 Memento Rose Bud, 
2 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 1 Memento Angel Pink
Embellishment: Rhinestone

What an awesome time we had multi step stamping in Pearland, Texas this week! A huge thanks to all our participants!! What joy it brought us to see you fall in love with your new KSS stamps!! The stamps created for the Texas workshop are sensational and next Monday I will be sharing them with you!! They will be released to the public on that day!!

Check in on the crew! They each have something special to share with you today.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 28 - Halloween

Makiko is in charge of the Kitchen Crew today and has assigned us the task of creating something for Halloween: a treat bag, a party favor, a card, whatever you might be needing whenever Halloween rolls around to your house. Because my grandchildren live out of town and do not trick or treat at my house, Gram sends cash in a card! They buy their own treats! I pulled out 3 of my Kitchen Sink sets and got to work!

Papers: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up, 
Halloween Sparkle by Cloud 9 Design
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, and Tangelo, Versafine Imperial Purple
Embellishment: Ribbon

Let's see what Halloween treats you can come up with using your Kitchen Sink Stamps! Remember to load them to the Kitchen Sink Weblog! You may be the winner of some sensational new Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Lots of excitement for Kitchen Sink Stamps this week as we pack our bags and head for Pearland, Texas! Friday and Saturday will be great days of practicing with and learning about multi step stamping. I have been playing all week with the new images designed especially for you! Yee Haw are we going to have fun!!

Check out the Halloween treats prepared for you today by the crew!!

KSS shopping instructions are in the sidebar to the right. New stamps will be released on October 18!