Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Eve in the Kitchen

For Kitchen Sink Monday, I thought that Christmas Eve in the kitchen would make a fun holiday card! Who doesn't leave out snacks for Santa?  I pulled out and mixed together 5 of my Kitchen Sink sets to created this design.

Stamps:  Pine Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps (Christmas tree), 
 Cup of Warm Comfort Multi Step Clear Stamps 
(hot chocolate, peppermint sticks, and cookies), 
 Christmas Lights Multi Step Clear Stamps (Merry),
 Cowboy Hat Multi Step Clear Stamps (Christmas), 
Friends of the Moon Clear Stamps ( snow and Santa) 

Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, 
Night of Navy by Stampin' Up, jovial by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:  
Christmas Tree - 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, 2 SU Old Olive, 
3 SU Always Artichoke, 4 SU Handsome Hunter 

Hot Chocolate - 2 Memento Desert Sand, 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
4 SU Soft Suede, 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once

Cookies - 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 2 SU Daffodil Delight, 
1 SU Daffodil Delight stamped of once

Peppermint Sticks - 3 SU Riding Hood Red, 
2 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 1 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off twice

Santa - Memento Tuxedo Black,  Snow - Colorbox Frost White,  
Sentiment - SU Riding Hood Red
Tools: Oval Punches, Dimensionals
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Stickles

Thank you so much for dropping by today! Be on the lookout for new Kitchen Sink Stamps being released on December 13!

Be sure to check in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew today for some KSS inspiration!! And when you drop in on Connie, be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Wishing you the best birthday EVER, Connie!!

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Friday, November 26, 2010

KSS Friday and Saturday Sale!!

I am having the best time ever playing with my Christmas lights!!I just can't seem to put them down! They seem to twinkle so brightly and put me in the Christmas spirit. I used them today to let you know that Christmas is coming a little early in the Kitchen! For today and tomorrow only (Friday and Saturday) all available merchandise in the Kitchen Sink Store is on sale for 25% off! And if that wasn't exciting enough, shipping will be free for US customers  with orders of $45 or more! Enter the store at the right and type in promo code KSS25 at checkout!

For today's card I started with the bulbs, masked them, and added the pines. I then added the package, masked it, and added the boots. I then masked the boots and sponged on the floor.

by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Memento Lady Bug, Tangelo, Grape Jelly, Rose Bud, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, 
Rich Cocoa, and Potter's Clay, SU Creamy Caramel
Embellishment: Star Dust Stickles

Monday, November 22, 2010

Card Positioning Systems - Sketch 194 - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today the Kitchen Sink Crew is delighted to be using our Kitchen Sink images to create cards using Sketch 194 from Card Positioning Systems. Hop on over to Card Positioning Systems and find out all the fun details on playing along and possibly win a KSS prize!!

To create my design, I inked only the top portion of all four layers of the bulbs, masked them, and then stamped the pines. I finished by brushing a thin layer of Star Dust Stickles over the top of the bulbs.

Stamps: Christmas Lights Multi Step Clear Stamps 
and Winter Cardinals Multi Step Clear Stamps 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Snow Storm by Mark's Finest Papers,
Poppy Parade and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks and Layers: Christmas Bulbs - 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 
1 SU Possy Parade stamped off twice, 4 - SU Cherry Cobbler
Pines - I used only layer one and stamped it in Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - SU Poppy Parade and Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Stickles, Jeweled Brad, Rhinestones, Corner Rounder

 Here is the layout! Go see what you can do. One lucky winner will be taking home some Kitchen Sink images for themselves!

Don't miss the fabulous samples done by the KSS Crew!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jenn's Turkey Challenge - Tangled Up in Creativity

Jenn has challenged the members of Tangled Up in Creativity to create a card using these three things:
A Turkey
Real or Faux Stitching

Stamps: 3 Step Turkey, Multi Step Harvest, 3 Step Honey Bunny 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
pyrus by BasicGrey
Inks: Turkey - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU Creamy Caramel
Pumpkin: 2 SU Pumpkin Pie, 1 SU Pumpkin Pie stamped off once, 3 SU Cajun Craze
Grass - SU Creamy Caramel
Tools: Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Sponge, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Ribbon

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Gift Tags - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I absolutely love playing with Kitchen Sink's fabulous Multi Step Christmas Lights because they just light up whatever project you put them on! This holiday season I have decided to use them to create tags to match my Christmas gifts which I am wrapping in maroon paper this year. My BasicGrey jovial papers are a perfect match with my wrapping paper so I pulled colors from them to create my Christmas lights.

Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up,
Green Apple Pure Luxury by Gina K Designs
jovial by BasicGrey from Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, 
and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tools: Crop-o-dile, Nestabilities, Dimple Corner Punch, Leaf Punch, Fern Punch
Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles, Buttons, Ribbon, 
Jumbo Eyelets, and Copper Cord

This is the recipe I used to get the colors I wanted on my light bulbs to match the BasicGrey paper.

The green bulb: 3 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 1 SU Old
Olive stamped off twice, 4 SU Always Artichoke
The red bulb: 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once,
1 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off twice, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry

The finished tags are 4 inches by 7 inches.

I think they are going to look very pretty on my Christmas packages.

Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew has created something special to share with you today! Please don't miss the opportunity to drop by their blogs to see what they have to inspire you!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

So Much to Be Thankful For - Kitchen Sink Stamps

How does time slip by so quickly? It doesn't seen possible that Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks down the road. I wanted today's card to express my gratitude for the blessings of this year. I hope you like it.

Papers: Kraft, Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Pyrus by BasicGrey
Inks and Layers: Turkey - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Soft Suede
3 SU Creamy Caramel, Pumpkins - 2 Memento Tangelo
1 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Dimple Corner Punch, Big Bite, Sponge
Embellishment: Grosgrain Ribbon

If you haven't entered this month's monochromatic Crew Challenge, there is still time!! Check it out here!

Visit the Crew and see what they have to share with you today! I know you will be delighted and inspired!!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Michelle - Queen for the Day

The Queen's crown at Splitcoaststampers was presented to Michelle today! Michelle is a devoted and selfless stamper who creates cards to be sent to children with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. This card was created in her honor and hopefully with brighten some little girl's day.

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Multi Step Cowboy Hat (part of the sentiment)
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Speckled Bazzill, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede and Whisper White
by Stampin' Up, ambrosia by BasicGrey
Layers of Ink: Kittens - 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Soft Suede
stamped off once, 2 SU Peach Parfait, 1 SU Peach Parfait stamped off once
Sentiment - SU Soft Suede
Tools: Nestabilities, Corner Punches
Embellishment: Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SCS Sketch Challenge 305 - Poinsettia

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and 3 Step Bells (sentiment) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, jovial by BasicGrey
Memento Inks: Poinsettia - Layer 5 Rhubarb Stalk,
4 Rhubarb Stalkstamped off once, 3 Lady Bug,
2 Lady Bug stamped off once, 1 Lady Bug stamped off twice
Leaves - stamped on Certainly Celery - Layer 2 Bamboo Leaves stamped off once
Layer 3 Bamboo Leaves ( I omitted layer 1 since I stamped on celery paper)
Sentiment - Dew Drops Brilliance - Pearlescent Thyme
Tools - Flower Punch, Fern Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Embellishments - Pearls

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cardinal and Mistletoe - KSCC #29 - Monochromatic

Julie's challenge to you and the Kitchen Sink Crew for this month is to create a monochromatic card. I have selected to go with a red Christmas card (because you know I still need more!!). I hope you like it!

and Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Snow Storm by Mark's Finest Papers and 
Merry Christmas Words by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Cardinal - 3 Memento Lady Bug, 2 Memento Lady Bug, 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 4 SU Real Red, Mistletoe - 2 Memento Lady Bug, 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 3 SU Real Red, 
Sentiment Memento Lady Bug
Embellishment: Ribbon

So grab your favorite Kitchen Sink Stamps and pick a color! I can't wait to see what monochromatic beauties you create for us. You have until Friday, November 19 to upload your entry to the Kitchen Sink Weblog. Three lucky winners will receive KSS gift certificates! One of them could be you!

I wonder what colors the rest of the crew have chosen? I'm heading over to find out!

If you have Kitchen Sink purchases you need to make today, enter the store to the right in the side bar and remember to add promo code LYNN10KSS at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your order.