Friday, December 6, 2013
I apologize for this post being short and sweet, and hope you'll forgive me. I received a call at suppertime Wednesday this past week that my Dad unexpectedly had passed away, and so my life has been turned completely upside down at this point. But since this card was completed, I wanted to make time to share it with you.
If you're so inclined... prayers for my family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hello friends, it’s Color Throwdown time once again. Barbara is our hostess this week, and she’s chosen a great Christmas-y color combo for us to try, although you do not have to make a Christmas card, if you don’t want to! I decided to go with Christmas for my card, and here it is…
I used my Silhouette to cut out this poinsettia on Regal Rose cardstock, then sponged some red ink on the petal edges, and spritzed the whole thing with some heirloom gold Perfect Pearls. I used Die-Namics dies to cut out the leaves (Royal Leaves) and the label for the sentiment (Layered Label). The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental about Christmas stamp set. I finished off with some embossed stripes and enamel dots.
Be sure to visit the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspriration…
And speaking of Wanda Cullen… she was visiting family here in Ohio last weekend for Thanksgiving and I just had to make time to meet up with her for a big hug! Here we are at Lehman Hardware in Kidron for a little chatting and shopping!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Hello friends, did you have a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend? I did… it was so nice to have 4 days in a row off, and to be with my family.
My bicycle was stamped on a digital die-cut from my Silhouette, as is the basket and flowers. I love the dimension you can achieve by using the cut files for these stamped images. The layout for my card comes from Seize the Sketch #9.
Be sure to see what the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew has cooked up for you today…
As always, don’t forget that anytime you shop at Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can receive 10% off your order by using the code KSS10Tammy when you checkout!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Friday, November 29, 2013
It’s Friday which means time again for a creation from A Day for Daisies, plus it’s a challenge week! We hope you’ll play along with the challenge this week which is to add pink polka dots to your creation! So here’s my card….
I used one of the new kitty images, Little Kitty Play and colored with Copics. I decided to go with a clean and simple design, using some papers from My Mind’s Eye.
Stop by the ADFD blog for all the challenge details, and play along with us! And be sure to check out the other team members for more pink-polka-dotted inspiration!
I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving, and are enjoying the holiday weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hello my stamping friends… it’s time again for the Color Throwdown. Wanda is our hostess this week with this great earthy color combo. I really liked creating with these colors… I hope you like them too and will play along with us!
For my card, I chose to use this Warm in Winter image from A Day for Daisies, along with some green polka dot paper that was a perfect match for Gumball Green. I added a silver shimmer paper scalloped border, and a piece of kraft from a Panera coffee cup sleeve. Some silver cord, silver sequins and sentiment tag finished up my card along with some glitter on the snow.
Be sure and stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details so you can play along! And see my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your holiday is full of good food, family and lots of love!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Linda has a new Recipe Swap up this week over at the Catered Crop blog that I’m sure you’re going to want to check out…the Animal House Recipe Swap! We’re going to get wild with this challenge. No, it’s not a Toga party or a food fight like the 1978 John Belushi classic. Just add wild life, pets, or any animal (dogs, cats, bears . . . ) anywhere in your creation. And party on!
So here’s my animalistic creation…
I had a few animal stamps come to mind when I learned what this challenge would be, but decided to sort through some of my less-often-used stamps to see what else I could find, and came across this Mo Manning Bunny with Gift stamp! I think I’ve had this for 2 or 3 years, and have never inked it up, so the timing was perfect. Now, my stamp came in rubber from Stamping Bella, but I don’t see it anymore in their store. However, you can still get the digital version from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I colored with Copics, added some glitter, and used Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch #198 for the layout.
Now… for that little announcement! A few weeks ago I got some really happy email from none other than the Head Chef herself at Catered Crop, Linda McClain! She was looking to fill a few slots on her team and wondered if I’d like to join? Didn’t take me very long to answer “heck, yeah!” And I’m thrilled to be working alongside some other fabulous designers there, too… check ‘em all out over there in my right sidebar.
So I’m super excited to share this challenge with you today, and hope you’ll play along! I can’t wait to see what you’re going to create! Go unleash your inner stamping animal! :)
Monday, November 25, 2013
While looking through my Kitchen Sink Stamps collection this weekend, trying to decide what to create for you today, I had a little Christmas light bulb turn on above my head when I saw my Multi-Step Palm Trees and Multi-Step Christmas Lights stamp sets…
And so, I give you a tropical Christmas tree! I stamped my palm tree 1-2-3 with Memento Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove inks, then used a bright red pigment ink to stamp the light bulbs. After the ink dried I used a clear Sakura Glaze pen to add a gloss to the lights, too. I created a combined sentiment using Playful Christmas 2 and Never a Loss 4 Words.
Be sure to take a spin around and see what the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew has cooked up for you today!
And don’t forget, the Pre-Thanksgiving Day sale is still going on until midnight Pacific time tomorrow (November 26th). All in-stock product is 30% off! Just enter the code THANK30TAM at checkout to get your savings!
And as always, don’t forget that anytime you shop at Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can receive 10% off your order by using the code KSS10Tammy when you checkout!
Thanks for stopping by today!