KS Crew Challenge #10 with Tammy

crew-challenge-logo2Happy Monday, Happy KS Crew Challenge #10!

bw-tammy-flower Today’s challenge is being hostessed, by none other than KS Crew Member, Tammy Hershberger. You can find Tammy in many, many places sharing her wealth in creativity, as well as on her blog, Stamp Happy.

butterfly-atcTammy’s Challenge for us today is: Create an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and then incorporate the ATC into a card.

ATC’s are so much fun to make and swap. I hope you will join all of us playing Tammy’s challenge … again, you will be playing for a chance for one of 3 prizes. 1st prize winner is $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. You can’t win if you don’t play. πŸ˜€

For all the info, go HERE. You have 2 weeks to leave your link below in the Mr. Linky box on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog. Deadline to Tammy’s challenge is April 6th. midnight EST.
Please leave one link per challenge sample. You can enter as many samples as you like.
When uploading to your favorite gallery, please use KSCC#10, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

For inspiration to get you started, see what Tammy and the rest of the KS Crew came up with:

Angela β€’ Dee β€’ Julie β€’ Lori β€’ Lynn β€’ Nicole β€’ Tammy – KS Crew Hostess
Thanks Tammy for the great, fun challenge! πŸ˜€

Here is my ATC into a card … looking forward to you joining us and seeing your ATC into a card. πŸ˜€

butterfly-atc-cardMaterials – Stamps: 3 Step Butterfly, Swirly Hearts & Stars, Playful Frames & Journaling and A Year of Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom , Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa from SU! Ink: Butterfly – Step #1 Blush Blossom, Step #2 Mellow Moss – stamp off 1x, Step #3 Close to Cocoa from SU!. Swirly Hearts in Blush Blossom. Small flowers in Mellow Moss. Sentiment in Close to Cocoa. Embellishments: Chocolate Brown Grosgrain Ribbon from American Craft. Classic, Scallop and Inverted Scalloped Squares, and Classic Reg. and Classic Long Rectangle – Nestabilities. Window punch from SU! Brackets punch from EK Success. Wire and Antique Brass brad from Making Memories. Prima Flowers. Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Clear Star.

Take the Monday KS Crew Challenge… and you could win a shopping spree!


Happy Monday, Happy KS Crew Challenge Day!

bw-nicole-flower1Today KS Crew Member, Nicole Cooke, The Stampin’ Librarian, is our Hostess … and boy has she got a challenge for us today! πŸ˜€

Here is Nicole’s Challenge: Creative Uses of Photos.
Incorporate a photograph into your card or project, but there is a catch! You can not create a scrapbook page! That would be too easy. πŸ˜€

β€’ pictures don’t have to be people
β€’ think about shapes … using punches?
β€’ what colors are in the photo?
β€’ does someone in the photo inspire something for you?

I will admit, Nicole’s challenge had me on the ropes for awhile … what photo to use???? Not a scrapbook page??? Hmmmm??? Well, this is what I cam up with. A 3 photo pull card.3-photo-slide-hb-1

3-photo-slide-hb-23-photo-slide-hb-3I hope you will join us playing Nicole’s Challenge… plus you will be playing for a chance for one of 3 prizes. 1st prize is the winner’s choice of$50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. (WoHoo!!!)

You have 2 weeks to leave your link in the Mr. Linky box on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog , this is where you will also find out who won too. πŸ˜€ Deadline to Nicole’s challenge is March 22 midnight EST.

For fabulous samples to get you started, check out what Nicole and the rest of the KS Crew came up with:

Angela β€’ Dee β€’ Julie β€’ Lori β€’ Lynn
Nicole – KS Crew Hostess β€’ Tammy

Thanks Nicole for this fabulous challenge that really STRETCHED my mind!!! πŸ˜‰


Materials – Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake, Mix it Up, Playful Frames & Journaling, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet & 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Tangerine Tango from SU! Dill Blossom paper pack from SEI. Ink: Chocolate Chip from SU!Embellishments: Classic Rectangles form Nestabilites, Ribbon from American Crafts, Prima Flowers, Jeweled brads from Making Memories, and Sakura Gelly Roll pen – orange.

It’s World Card Making Day in the Kitchen… and It’s My Turn!

IT is 5 o’clock!my turn! YaHoo!

Let’s open those draws … find those goodies we have been stashing away for something special … or love so much we hate to use it… because we all know, if we use it, we won’t have any more … or worse, can’t find any more! Dust off that tool, gadget or thing-a-ma-bob… that you haven’t used in a REALLY long time … and lets go at it! πŸ˜€

Yes, my challenge is: Use something you have, that you have never used before or have used only a few times. It could be a paper, ink, embellishment, tool, etc. Remember:all of the KS challenges today are for holiday cards (any holiday coming up in the next 3 months).

On a charitable note: If you are interested in donating the cards you make today, a recent KS Guest Designer, Keri Lee Sereika, has a very worthy cause, called “Stamp Your Heart Out“, where they are sending donated cards to our brave servicemen & women overseas. You can read all about HERE. Bravo Keri! πŸ˜€


As for my sample card well, there is a bit of a story …

I have had these two assortment sets, one of glitter and one of flocking from Doodlebug, for quite awhile… just staring at me, wondering if they were EVER going to be used. I thought, “Today is the day!”, this would the perfect time to use them!

So, off I go with glitter and flock in one hand, and my Essential Glue Pad and Playful Christmas stamp set in the other. Now I confess, I am a bit leery here, I have never used the flock before and as of late… I am not to happy with the glue pad either. So I roll up my sleeves and get to work with making some Christmas trees!

First, the flocking… looks petter good! (It helps to press the flock down with your fingers and to coat several times with the flock – glue only once.) But, I’m not sure… must see how the glitter looks too. Well, that also looks good. (Now, I must say at this point, I have not put the flock or glitter back in their original containers. They are both sitting in individual piles on separate pieces of paper…. well, why put it back if I am not done using it? Right?

I decide to make my trees out of the flock. So, I pour the glitter back in to the very small glass vial which it came from…. or SO I THOUGHT! YES!!!! Exactly what you are thinking! In my horror when realizing that I was pouring the glitter into the 1/2 full vial of flock! It was too late!

Well… to make this very long “who got my peanut butter on my chocolate” story, short … I had an A-HA moment!!!!! I think I have come up with glitter-flock! LOL!!! So, tell me if I am nuts… but I like the effect! What do you think? Thank goodness they were the same color! πŸ˜€

Here it is!!!!! A sample to my challenge!

I was so excited… I had to just finish the card! Seriously… boy, did I have plans for this card!!! LOL! Anyway, I think it is a pretty cool effect … the photo isn’t doing it justice. It looks like a fuzzy tree that has been dusted in area with glitter … like snow on a some of tree branches. Well, keep a look out, I am not finished with this discovery! πŸ˜€

Then, I dusted off my Zutter: Bid-it-All, pulled out a set of 8 x8″Acrylic Book Covers that I have been saving, and my stamp sets: Playful Frames & Journaling, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy and Happy Birthday Cupcake and made this…..
The winner of my challenge: (which will be randomly selected ) will receive….. this 8″x8″ acrylic cover, card organizer/album. I thought it might come in handy with all the cards being made today! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for playing along with us today!!!

I hope you had fun? I have had a blast! πŸ˜€

OK: I know some of you have been waiting…. so patiently waiting to hear who the Winner is, for β€œWhat’s Cook’n with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps?” – Special Drawing. πŸ˜€

Well, the winner is….

….. oh really now, you didn’t think I would add the winner to this post? .. did you? πŸ˜€

The name of the winner will be announced in … 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! (please see the next post!) πŸ˜€


And for all my readers (and VERY patient “What’s Cook’n” players) … here is an extra “Happy World Card Making Day” surprise! πŸ˜€

From now until midnight tonight (EST)… you can get 10% off everything in the Kitchen Sink Store!

Use the promotion code: WCMD

More Show and Tell form the Kitchen

I still have more cards to show you from last week’s sneak peeks! The two cards here are from Day #1 … remember that apple? Well, here are a few more! Red Delicious, Ginger Gold, and Granny Smith (YUM!) πŸ˜€

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days and Playful Frames & Journaling (used to make the red notebook paper) both from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Color Core – Super Assortment pack (Nostalgia Mix) -Red Rose, Arctic Pool, Katydid and Vanilla Cream from Core’dinations. Shimmery White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: (all are Memento Inks unless noted) – Red Delicious: #1 Lady Bug, #2 Rhubarb Stalk, #3 Sweet Plum, #4 Grape Jelly. Ginger Gold: #1 Dandelion (stamp off 1x), #2 Dandelion, #3 Cantaloupe, #4 More Mustard from SU! (stamp off 1x). Granny Smith: #1 New Sprout, #2 Pear Tart, #3 Certainly Celery from SU! , #4 Bamboo Leaves. The leaves: #1 Pear Tart, #2 Cottage Ivy. Sentiment in Black Onyx from VersaFine, “ABC” in Pear Tart, Lined Paper in Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Yellow ric-rac ribbon from American Crafts, Threading Water border paper punch from Fiskars and Gold spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).


This card’s inspiration comes from SCS’s card sketch SC190 and color challenge CC178. I thought the rulers would work well for this sketch! I think they measure up! πŸ˜€ Thanks for looking!

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: – Rulers: #1 Wheat – VersaMagic, #2 Desert Sand – Memento, #3 Tuxedo Black – Memento. Black board: VersaMark with White Detail EP from Stampendous. Sentiment: VersaMark with Black Detail EPfrom Stampendous. “A+” background: VersaMark.

Embellishments: Black & White check ribbon from Michaels. Black spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).

A full Kitchen Sink… 1 sketch, 2 color combos & 3 cards!

Happy Monday Morning! I always find it to be a happy day when I get to do some stamping!!! πŸ˜€

But before I get to sharing my stamping fun over the weekend … just a quick reminder …

Today is the last day (Midnight EST) to strut your stuff for August’s What’s Cooking with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps Design contest! All the winners win a free stamp set and will be automatically entered in (along with all past winners) a Special Drawing to win the entire β€œAnniversary Release” on Sept. 25th! (Yup!…That is one of every new set that is released that day) YaHoo!!!! πŸ˜€

OK…. on to sharing my cards. I found my inspiration from SCS with both the color challenge: CC180 and the card sketch SC190. I had so much fun with both … before I knew it, I had 3 cards done! πŸ˜€ (and another one done for the Christmas cards … YaHoo!) Thanks for looking!

I just love these colors together: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Ruby Red. SO… here are 2 cards, same sketch, color combo and same stamp sets… to different looks (I was going for one card that could be for a woman and one that … might be for a guy (very little Blush Blossom on this one! πŸ˜€ )


Cards #1 & #2 – Materials:

Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake and Playful Frames & Journaling from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Ruby Red from SU!

Ink: Close to Cocoa and Ruby Red from SU! VersaMark.

Embellishments for Card #1: Iridescent Ice EP from SU! Sugar Coating glitter (Lady Bug & Bon Bon) from DoodleBug. Spicca pens – Gold & Orange. Pink satin ribbon from Michael’s. Classic & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities.


Embellishments for Card #2: Sugar Coating glitter (Lady Bug & Bon Bon) from DoodleBug. Spica pens – Gold & Orange. Chocolate Chip satin ribbon from SU! Classic Circle Nestabilities.


Card #3 – Materials:

Stamps: Snow Flurry from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy and Shimmery White from SU!

Ink: VersaMark with Blue Tinsel EP from Stampendous and Silver Super Fine Detail EP from Ranger.

Embellishments: Snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Star Dust Stickles. Classic & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Navy rhinestones from my stash!