Monday, February 14, 2011

Baseball and Bluebonnets! - Spring Returns to Texas

We are thrilled beyond belief that warmer weather has returned to Texas and with it signs that spring will soon arrive! Preseason baseball games are being played at the park and bluebonnets will soon be popping up along Texas highways! What could be better?

Stamps: 3 Step Baseball and Multi Step Bluebonnets by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific Blue and White, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft 
and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Bat - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 
1 SU Creamy Caramel stamped off once
Glove - 4 SU Early Espresso, 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Really Rust, 
1 SU Really Rust stamped off once
Bluebonnets - 4 SU Pacific Point, 3 SU Marina Mist, 
2 SU Marina Mist stamped off once, omitted layer one
Leaves - SU Old Olive all layers
Tools: Sizzix Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Grass Punch, Oval Punch, 
Decorative Punch, Sponge

Monday brings with it a new KSS 10 Minute Card Challenge. Today's challenge was inspired by the work of talented stamper Dawn Mercedes! She often puts an interesting tilt on the layers of her cards! Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn and for playing along in so many KSS challenges!

Pull out your Kitchen Sink Stamps and play long! When uploading your KSS creation to the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to include keyword 10MC7.

 Stamps: Bitty Tulip Bouquet by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry, 
green at heart by BasicGrey
Inks: Tulips - 3 SU Melon Mambo, 2 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, 
1 SU Melon Mambo stamped off once, 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 5 SU Rich Razzleberry
Stems and Leaves: SU Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz

 Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Blue Bayou and Early Espresso, 
Creative Imaginations
Inks: Boots - 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Really Rust, 2 SU Really Rust stamped off once, 
1 SU Creamy Caramel, 5 SU Early Espresso

 Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White, SU Kraft and Really Rust, 
pyrus by BasicGrey
Ink: Bunny - 1 SU Creamy Caramel, 2 SU Crumb Cake, 
3 SU Soft Suede, 4 SU Early Espresso

The most exciting thing I have to share with you today is the arrival of new stamps in the Kitchen! How I love adding this fabulous new set to my masculine collection. It is called Multi Step Father's Pocket Watch, and you can get a great  look at it in the samples of the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew Members today!

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  1. AWE THIS IS AWESOME. Great inspiration.

  2. AWE THIS IS AWESOME. Great inspiration.

  3. I like the spot focus idea on your cards Lynn. It works well to focus what you are wanting the viewer to see.

  4. Wonderful cards Lynn, I especially like "got a wild hare". Too cute! Happy Valentine's Day.

  5. WOW! You've been busy! These are all such wonderful cards Lynn! :)

  6. Loving your cards, especially that first one with the baseball, glove and bluebonnets. I was thinking about getting the bluebonnet stamp, now thinking a bit stronger about it. :) Love this warm weather, finally, of course it seems in TX it goes from 20 to 100 very quickly. Have a great Valentines Day.

  7. Yowza, Lynn!! What fun your first card is! Spring is in the air here too! Love your challenge too!!

  8. I wish Spring was in the air here...I'll just enjoy your card instead!

  9. All of these are so lovely Lynn!

  10. You always make such great cards and in multiples! I loce your style and these stamps always turn out so great!

  11. These are just SUPER Lynn! You've been very busy - and they're all wonderful. Gotta love that first one - and yes, spring will be here before you know it. I'm just so tired of cold, cold weather!

  12. Oh my goodness!! Lynn, all of the cards are so wonderfully done!! You made such a great spring TX scene :):)
    The layout that inspired from Dawn's cards is awesome! The tilt layer gives such a wonderful focus for the image!

  13. love the boots card and the bunny card, esp.! happy valentines day, lynn!

  14. Great cards. The simplicity is great!

  15. Fab cards! Love the 10 minute card sketch - my favorite is the Cowboy Boots!

  16. I'm always surprised when people start talking spring in Feb! haha. Here in MI...there is plenty of snow (although today and yesterday we've had a bit of a thaw) and the bathing suits are on the racks in the stores! haha

    Thanks for all the compliments on my card layout too!

  17. Love the wild hare! He's my fave!

    You always seem to amaze me with your created scenes Lynn. You create the most beautiful ways to showcase the KS stamps. Wow! You go girl!


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