Monday, January 17, 2011

Kitchen Sink Monday

This is one of the cards I created for the Opening of the Kitchen Sink Forum and Gallery on December 31 which I haven't shared with you here. It was made with the newly released Bunch O' Balloons by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Stamps: Bunch O' Balloons, Simple Sentiments, and Happy Hannaukah by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry by Stampin' Up, 
Bright Lights Big City by Recollections
Inks: Red Balloon: 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2, SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 
1 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler
Blue Balloon: 3 SU Brilliant Blue, 2 SU Brilliant Blue stampedd off once, 
1 SU Brilliant Blue stamped off once, 4 SU Concord Crush
Yellow Balloon: 3 SU Crushed Curry, 2 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once, 
1 SU Crushed Curry stamped off once, 4 SU More Mustard
Embellishment: Curling Ribbon

And here is another one created for that night as well. 

Stamps: Sweet Heart Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Whisper White and Regal Rose, Smitten Heart Stripe Flat Paper
Inks:  Heart: 4 SU Regal Rose, 3 SU Regal Rose stamped off once, 2 SU Blushing Bride, 1 SU Blushing Bride stamped off once
Sentiment: Be Mine - SU Regal Rose, Sweet Heart - SU Blushing Bride
Embellishment: Ribbon

My final card today was created for my 10 Minute Card Challenge in the KSS Forum. 

Those of you who have not purchased from Kitchen Sink Stamps may not know that with each order you get a cute(and free) little thank you stamp from KSS. I thought it would be fun for this week's 10 Minute Challenge if we used these stamps in our designs.

So here is the challenge: using any one of your KSS freebies and 10 minutes, create the card of your choice. You may use any papers, any tools, any embellishments you like as long as your card is completed in 10 minutes. Here is my first card for the challenge. I will add more as the week progresses!

Please upload your card for the challenge in the KSS Gallery and include 10MC3 in your keywords.

Stamp: Free Deepest Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, and Night of Navy
by Stampin' Up, lime rickey by BasicGrey
Ink: Marina Mist by Stampin' Up
Tools: Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Embellishment: Pearls and Ribbon

Each Kitchen Sink Crew Member has something special to share with you today! Please drop in on them and be inspired!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Save 10% on your KSS order when you enter the store in the right sidebar! 


  1. I love the subdued colors and all the layers of different textures!

  2. I really like the curling ribbon you used on the birthday card. It yells celebration to me.

  3. Wonderful cards Lynn. I especially like the cheerfulness of the birthday card, balloons are perfect and the background on the seahorse, thank you card.

  4. These are all so lovely...the curly ribbon is perfect for the birthday card!

  5. Love all of these, Lynn!! Awesome as always. Gotta say, though, that birthday balloon card just blows me away!! I love the balloons and the papers and curling ribbon couldn't be more perfect!!! Fantastic!!!

  6. These are great card, but I am lovin' that balloon card, what a great idea to use the ribbon on the side. Love it!

  7. Oh my, Lynn!! I so love these wonderful cards you created with the balloons (can't wait to get mine!) and the sweethearts! Your new challenge sounds so fun too...I always seem to forget about those little free stamps! Hugs!!

  8. Who wouldn't love the balloons? I mean really?! You created such a vivid cheerful card Lynn...I am loving the curling ribbon you used too. And the DP for the valentine card is PERFECT. WOW! I'm hoping I can play along with the Freebie 10 minute card too.

  9. Wonderful KSS cards! love the bright BD balloons, they go so wonderfully with your paper and curled ribbon! Lovely valentine, wonderful soft colors! Great TU card too!

  10. What fabulous cards. Love the balloons and the curly ribbon. The second one is just so soft and lovely and the third one has wonderful dp and punch matches perfectly.

  11. All of cards are super fantastic Lynn! I am going to steal your color recipe for the rose heart :):)

    Great 10 minute card and what a wonderful challenge for this week!

  12. Three wonderful cards, all sending out cheer. Using the freebie thanks image is such a great idea. The birthday balloons and background are so festive. And the rose heart against that wonderful background paper is just divine.

  13. ALL are great Lynn...but I'm leaning toward that first one as my favorite - so bright and cheerful!

  14. Wow such wonderful cards Lynn!! You've been busy busy! I love each one - those bright balloons sure bring a smile! :)

  15. Such gorgeous cards Lynn! I love how you colored the balloons, great work! Your Valentine card is so soft and pretty! I love your stunning work!

  16. Lynn...great cards, all of them! I especially like the heart roses one! Its simply beautiful and what a neat image that is! Great job!

  17. Loving your work Lynn, all 3 cards are stunning. My favorite would have to be the 3 step ballons card, with its bright fun patterns and the incorporation of the curling ribbon.

  18. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog Lynn! The cards are great and I really love the balloons card - so bright and cheery!

  19. Holy Moly!! This is a Kitchen sink parade! haha. Love that you used curling ribbon on the card. I have been thinking of doing that myself. But I didn't know what image it would match up with. The balloons are perfect!

  20. Love these 3 wonderful cards Lynn! You showcase the KSS stamps beautifully! I was eyeing the balloon set...I told Dawn I really want to get a set of these but am having such a hard time choosing! Thanks for demoing all of them so I can see them in(K) action!!!LOL


  21. Okay - when you type the colors of the inks you use, you have numbers beside them - what do you mean byt hat? Your cards are so great!

  22. Great cards! Love the bright colors on the balloon card! Beautifully done!

  23. love these, lynn--my fav is the wonderful balloon card! also, your lace on the table (tea for two card below), looks awesome:)


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