Monday, October 28, 2013

Loving the Tree Friends

I am playing again this week with one of the new stamp sets released last week by Kitchen Sink Stamps. This one is called Tree Friends Multi Step Clear Stamps and includes a fabulous array of scene building images to be used with the KSS Multi Step Trees.

On my 10 minute card, I used the row of grass that is included in the set.

10 Minute Card

by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Really Rust and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Memento Pear Tart, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa,
Espresso Truffle, and Bamboo Leaves
Stampin' Up Baja Breeze

10 Minutes + 10 Minutes More
Also included in the set are the stone pathway, the deer, and the soaring birds which I added to my second card.

and Whole Family Clear Stamps 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Georgia Pacific White, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Designer Paper by K&Company
Inks: Memento Pear Tart, Cantaloupe, Peanut Brittle, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa,
Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black, London Fog, and Bamboo Leaves
Stampin' Up Baja Breeze
Tool: McGill Leaf Punch
Embellishment: Button and Ribbon

Thanks for your visit today! Visit the rest of the crew as well to see their latest creations!

*Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - Bicycle

Thank you so much for dropping by today! I have been so anxious for this day to arrive so that I could share the cards I have created with some of the images from new sets Kitchen Sink Stamps is releasing today!

For this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes more cards, I am using Bicycle Multi Step Clear Stamps. This set comes with the bike and flowers for the basket. Also included with the set are six sensational sentiments. I stamped the flowers first, masked them, and then added the bicycle.

10 Minute Card

This is the color recipe used to create both cards:

I stamped the leaves first:
layer 1 - Memento Pistachio
layer 2 - Memento Bamboo Leaves

layer 2 - Memento Peanut Brittle
layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe
layer 3 - Memento Rich Cocoa

Bicycle and Basket
layer 3 - Memento Gray Flannel on the bike and Memento Peanut Brittle on the basket
layer 2 - Memento Gray Flannel on the bike only stamped off once, 
clean the stamp then add Memento Toffee Crunch to the basket only
layer 1 - Memento Desert Sand
layer 4 - Memento Tuxedo Black

20 Minutes More Card

With the extra 10 minutes I added a layer of designer background paper from K&Company, burlap accents, and a flower cluster at the corner. The flower punch is from Stampin' Up and the leaf punch from Martha Stewart.

And, of course, I just had to add a little something with Rubber Ducky Multi Step Clear Stamps!  I did a he and she for this card.

In addition to the bicycle and rubber ducky, the other new stamps releasing today include:


Head over the the Kitchen Sink Store to get a good look at them all!

The Crew has been busy creating for you! Check to see their latest samples:

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Monday, October 14, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More - Pumpkin Time!

Well, the pumpkin patch has arrived in our town and what a sight to see! All those pumpkins have inspired me to pull out the Kitchen Sink Stamps Pumpkins Multi Step Clear Stamps to design this week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More cards.

With 10 minutes, I stamped all three pumpkins in the set directly on the orange card front and then added a carved face and the Happy Halloween sentiment for Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps. The ink layers on all of today's pumpkins are the same:

layer 5 - Memento Potter's Clay
layer 4 - Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once
layer 3 - Memento Tangelo
layer 2 - Memento Tangelo
layer 1 - Memento Cantaloupe

layer 1 - Memento Rich Cocoa
layer 2 - Memento Tuxedo Black

Ten Minute Card

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

You can really see the pumpkin patch influence in the designer paper I chose to back my harvest pumpkin. It is from a Tim Coffey collection by K&Company. I added a swatch of burlap and a burgundy bow. The sentiment is from KSS Harvest Multi Step Clear Stamps.

I am having fun this week getting samples made for the Kitchen Sink Stamps October 21 release. There are 5 new sets, each one so unique! Here is a little peek at the one I am using for next week's 10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Cards.

 What do you think?
 Come back next Monday to see the cards I have created with this fabulous new set!

Check in with the rest of the crew!
They may be sharing peeks as well. No telling what you may see!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I hope you have found your way here today by way of the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday blog hop hosted by the delightful Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground! If not, please head over to her blog and find out what it is all about. You may just want to join in on the fun.

Today you have found me frantically making my lists and checking them twice for my autumn cards workshop this morning. I will go through my boxes one last time to make sure I haven't overlooked some much needed item. The class is held downtown, and I have been known a time or two to have to make a pleading call to my husband to bring down a missing item. And turning him loose to find something in my craft space is not always a good idea. The plan is to get it right the first time today.

There is also still pink debris scattered about for my breast cancer cards for SCS's Hope You Can Cling To Challenges. I did get 13 cards finished and in the mail. Only another 25 or so to go.

Thanks for visiting my space today! I'm looking forward to seeing what you are working on this week!

Monday, October 7, 2013

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More for HYCCT

I have been hard at work this month creating cards for MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas by playing along with the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers. For today's 10 and 10+ cards I created these two cards using the 3 Step Hydrangea for the Many Colors of Cancer Challenge. The burgundy hydrangeas were created to honor those who battle multiple myeloma and the purple hydrangea for those fighting pancreatic cancer. With the completion of these two cards, I will be shipping out my first dozen cards to MD Anderson this morning for use by cancer patients and their families.

10 Minute Card

Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Lucky Limeade and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly and Elderberry
Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade and Old Olive

10 Minutes and 10 Minutes More Card

Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K. Designs, 
Regal Rose and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy, Lucky Limeade, and Old Olive
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch, Martha Stewart Flower Punch
Embellishment: Pearls

Fabulous new Kitchen Sink Stamps were in my mailbox on Saturday, and I am busy creating new designs to inspire you! The new sets will release on October 21!

Visit the crew for more KSS inspiration!!

 *Tammy * Connie * Lisa * Julie (on hiatus)  Maria

Thursday, October 3, 2013

How Sweet It Is

Here is another card headed to M D Anderson! I had to include a little House-Mouse love!

Stamps: Candy Gram by House-Mouse Designs, Inc.
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Thanks so much for dropping in to see my busy desk this week! I am again taking part in Julia Dunnit's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and hope you are, too!

October has arrived and with it comes Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the United States. One of the annual cancer events I take part in is Splitcoaststampers' Hope You Can Cling To. The cards made by participants every day in October are mailed to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to be used by patients and their families.

That is why my desk is an explosion of every pink paper, ribbon, and embellishment I could find and drag out of my stash. I am off to a good start with 4 cards completed today. Three of them are visible on my desk. I hope to have at least 10 finished and in the mail to Houston by Saturday. During last year's event I completed and mailed about 40 cards and hope to best that this year.

Here are the cards finished today:

Images by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Images  from Classic Old Truck Multi Step Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Sentiment by Little Yellow Bicycle

Images by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Sentiment by Stampabilities