Monday, April 15, 2024

Sunny Seas - Kitchen Sink Stamps

The Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoaststampers had participants using this tutorial to create an underwater scene with sunlight filtering through to the ocean bottom. So for today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design I have created my scene with images from Giant Coral & Seahorse and Tropical Fish. I also used the SVG cut stencils Big Burst and Layered Fern to create the background using Distress Oxide Inks.




I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:


Simon Says: Make Your Own Background

Crazy if our fame - Stencils are our game! - April Stencil Fun Challenge

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes - Weeks #643-644

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #254 - Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge #227


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 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, April 8, 2024

Pop-Up, Stand-Up Card

I used this sensational tutorial which has been posted today in the Technique Lover's Challenge #998 at Splitcoaststampers to create this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card. It is such an easy fancy fold and folds flat to mail in an A2 envelope!


 This card uses images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:

Words of Comfort and Joy - Retired

I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:







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 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, April 1, 2024

Birthday Love

My Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design for this week is a spring birthday card for a dear friend. It uses images from Tiger Lily and Words 4 Celebrating. I created the background with SVG cut stencil and speckled it with copper acrylic paint.


Color Recipe for the Lilies using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 - Pastel Sunrise
Layer 2 - Pastel Sunrise stamped twice
Layer 3 - Orange Cream
Layer 4 - Mocha
Layer 5 - Espresso


Color Recipe for the Leaves using Altenew Inks

Layer 1 - Limeade
Layer 2 - Lime
Layer 3 - Fresh Leaf 

Sentiment stamped with VersaFine Clair Pinecone


I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Easter Bunny

This fun Easter card is going in the mail today to my precious little bunny, Beckett! Wish I could be out finding Easter eggs with him on Sunday!!

My 5 x 7 card was created with die cuts made with Spellbinders Floral Bunny Basket and Rainboot Bouquet dies. The sentiment is from Jesus Paid It All by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. 




Monday, March 25, 2024

Bluebonnet Prayers

With only a few short weeks left of fields of bluebonnets here in Texas, I have chosen to feature them again this week on my Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. The images I have used come from Bluebonnets, Trees, Rolling Hills, and Trees. I pulled the sentiments from Watercolor Prayers and an old retired set called Ribbons with a Cause. 



I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:







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 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Friday, March 22, 2024

Happy 80th

This die cut design was created for a dear friend who is celebrating his 80th birthday this week. Wood working is one of his many skills so I knew I wanted to use Spellbinders All the Tools dies by Nancy McCabe. Also from Spellbinders are the Jersey Numbers. The happy die is by Altenew and the th was cut using Alphanumeric 3/4 inch lower case letters by Sizzix.

I used a woodgrain embossing folder by the Paper Studio to create the textured background.



This card has been entered in the following challenges this week:

Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog - Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

The Paper Funday Challenges - March 2024 Challenge #63 - The Dies Have It

Unicorn Challenge Blog - Challenge #96 - For the Boys/Men

Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge #312 - Dies and/or Punches


Thanks for your visit today! 
It always brings me joy to see you here!


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Polka Dot Boots to Welcome Spring

I have been collecting the Spellbinders Large and Small Dies of the Month for about 6 months now, but haven't taken the time to create and post with most of them. Hopefully that is about to change. I need to stop collecting and organizing and get to creating instead.

This card uses Rain Boot Bouquet (small die for March 2024) and some flowers from Floral Bunny Basket (large die for March 2024). The sentiment I paired with them is from Heartfelt Thoughts by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.




I am entering today's card in the following challenges:








Thanks for your visit today! 
It always brings me joy to see you here!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Bunny and Tulips

I love this sweet bunny and am including him on all of my Easter cards this year!! On today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I have paired Honey Bunny and Tulip Garden and sentiments from Bold Holiday Greetings and Coffee Mate Greetings



This is a single layer card with the tulips, grass, and sentiment stamped directly on the A2 card front. The bunny was stamped on an SVG cut file also available at Kitchen Sink Stamps and cut out using my Cricuit Joy. It was attached over the grass and tulips.



Color Recipes using Altenew Inks


Bunny

Layer 1 - Sand Dunes
Layer 2 - Rocky Shore
Layer 3 - Mocha
Layer 2 - Espresso

Tulips

Layer 1 - Baby Pink
Layer 2 - Baby Pink
Layer 3 - Fuchsia
Layer 2 - Magenta

Leave and Stems

Layer 1 - Limeade
Layer 2 - Parrot
Layer 3 - Lime


Grass - Grass Field

Sentiment - Espresso

I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:







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 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Spring in Texas

I warned you last week that you would be seeing Texas bluebonnets on this post since they are beginning their annual appearance along the highways and byways of Texas. I am so thrilled that I will be making a road trip or two in the coming weeks and get to experience the beauty of Texas wildflowers. The beauty absolutely takes your breath away!!

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design features images from Trees, Tree Friends, Honey Bunny, and Bluebonnets. This slimline design is made on a white panel where I stamped the tree, stone path, grass, and sentiment. I then added the SVG cut bunny and bluebonnets in the foreground. 



I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:







For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, March 4, 2024

Easter in the Garden

I am calling today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card, Easter in the Garden. It is so wonderful to have warmer days and brightly colored flowers popping up everywhere! We are so glad to have the winter gloom behind us for another year!

This design features images from the following Kitchen Sink Stamps sets:


All images were stamped with Altenew inks except for the sentiment which is VersaFine Clair Nocturn. This is a 5 x 7 design.



 

I have entered this design in the following challenges this week:

Triple B Challenge - March - Birds-Blossoms-Butterflies

Allsorts - Week 770 - Spring

As You See It - Challenge #318 - Easter

My Time to Craft Challenge Blog - Challenge 528 - Create Your Own Background

Simply Create Too - Challenge #198 - Bunnies & Blooms



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 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Hopping into Easter

In one short month it will be Easter, and I need to get started on Easter cards. Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design was created using images from Clay Pots, Honey Bunny, Spring Daffodils, and Bold Holiday Greetings.

The background was created using blended Distress Oxide inks by Ranger. The rabbit, clay pot, and daffodils were stamped  with Stampin' Up inks onto SVG shapes cut with my Cricut Joy and layered on the Distress Oxide Ink background. The SVG cut files are available for purchase for these sets. If you add them to your cart when you purchase the set, the file for that set will be free!


I have entered this design in the following challenges this week:








For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, February 12, 2024

Wildlife Birthday

For this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps' sponsored design, I have created a masculine birthday card for an outdoorsman in my circle of friends. I included images from Mallard Ducks, Isle of Big Bay Lake, Simple Sentiments (retired), and Tiny Norway Pine (retired). 

This A2 design started out with a white panel of cardstock with a Distress Oxide blended background. I then stamped the trees onto the panel and attached an SVG cut duck. All inks on the trees and duck are by Altenew. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Clair Pinecone.


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This card has been entered in the following challenges this week:







For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, February 5, 2024

Valentine with Non-Traditional Colors - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored card is my final Valentine of the year created using non-traditional colors along with images from Guitar, Heart & Roses, and Sweetheart Daisies (the sentiment).


 This is an A2 card with the guitar, roses, and leaves stamped on cut outs made with SVG cut files which are also available from Kitchen Sink Stamps. All inks used are from Altenew with the exception of the sentiment which was stamped with Versafine Clair Pinecone.

I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:






For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, January 29, 2024

Daisy Heart Valentine - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design is a Valentine featuring images from Sweetheart Daisies and Bold Holiday Greetings. I created the background using the SVG cut stencil Cascading Hearts, Distress Oxide Inks, gold acrylic paint, and bubble wrap.

The daisy heart was stamped on an SVG cutout. The fun thing about SVGs is that you can alter the size to make a matching mat for the stamp. I wanted more contrast between the daisies and the handmade background, so I cut a white heart mat by increasing the size of the SVG by .4 inches. I love how it turned out! 


I have entered this Valentine in the following challenges this week:

TGIF Challenges - Challenge #457 - Inspiration

Tic Tac Toe - Challenge #239 - heart/embellishment/pink

613 Avenue Create - January 2024 - Anything Goes

We Love 2 Create - Challenge #1 - Anything Mixed Media

Allsorts - Week 765 - Anything but Square


For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, January 22, 2024

One Cup at a Time - Kitchen Sink Stamps

For this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design, I reached for the Coffee & Friends set, as well as Heart & Roses (which was the very first KSS set I ever purchased way back in 2008). I am never able to start my day without a heavily creamed cup of steaming coffee. It always gets the day off to a good start and sets the tone for tackling the challenges of the day!

Today for the first time, I stamped the coffee cup and saucer twice. Once in reds and once in yellows. I then trimmed the yellow cup off of its saucer and glued it to the top of the red cup and saucer. I like the contrast of color and hope you do, too! The cup and saucer, as well as the rosebud, stem, and leaves  were stamped on cut SVG files also available at Kitchen Sink Stamps. They were then arranged and glued on the speckled pink cardfront. All inks are by Altenew except for the Versafine Clair Pinecone sentiment.


I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:











For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, January 8, 2024

This Moose be Love - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I have chosen to share a non-traditional masculine Valentine (or it could serve as an anniversary card) as this week's Kitchen Sink Stamps sponsored design. It uses images from Mighty Moose and Birch Trees. The sentiments come from Mighty Moose, Coffee Mate Greetings, and Bold Holiday Greetings. The 3-D embossed tree ring background is by Sizzix. The heart-shaped die is by Spellbinders.

The moose and the birch trees were stamped on SVG cut files also available from Kitchen Sink Stamps for use with your electronic cutting device. I use the Cricut Joy to cut all of mine.


I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #190 Theme - Feeling Sentimental






For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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Monday, January 1, 2024

Sending New Year Cheer - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today's Kitchen Sink Stamps' sponsored design was created to welcome in 2024 and to wish you each a wonderful new year filled with peace and hope.


This A2 card has a blended and embossed background which was spritzed with water. Once it had dried, I added giant glitter glue confetti. The Champagne flutes were stamped on cut SVG files and then adhered to the card front of the card along with the sentiments.

Stamp Sets Used to Create this Design are:





For additional designs featuring Kitchen Sink Stamps, please visit the blogs and YouTube videos of the members of the Kitchen Crew linked below:


 Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,





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