Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pretty Cardinal

This pretty cardinal, or one just like him, hangs around our bird feeder daily.  Apparently he loves the sunflower seed we provide for him and his family.  I've enjoyed watching the female and young ones come and go but the male is magnificent looking.  This Kitchen Sink  Multi Step Clear Stamp Set is called Winter Cardinal and it really was a challenge for me to get it lined up on the paper but it turned out almost as beautiful as the real Cardinal in our back yard!  I'm always amazed when I use four different colored stamp pads how true to life my cards look.  Thank you Maria Colosimo  for selling stamp sets that turn out so beautiful.  It certainly makes the designer look professional! I wish that the picture showed off the designer paper better because it has copper foil leaves on it so I mounted the Cardinal on copper foil backing to match. The sentiment was taken from the Kitchen Sink Poinsetta Stamp Set. It really turned out nice, I think.



Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Cardinal:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Petal Pink
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black

Color Recipe for Pine Branchess:

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Tranquil Tide
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce


Sentiment Stamped in Early Expresso

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Joyous Noel DSP
Stampin' Up Copper Foil paper
Stampin' Up Soft Suede Card Stock

Stampin' Up Stitched Labels Framelits 



Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Monday, October 8, 2018

Gold Red Tipped Mum Basket


Today I attempted to replicate a beautiful bouquet of golden Chrysanthemums with the crimson tips we all see every Fall.  It is always tempting to purchase these beautiful mums and take them home to enjoy.  Last week, I posted purple ones that reminded me of my past in Missouri but today, these also bring back memories of those mums I planted around foundation of my house up there.  We can purchase beautiful mums in Texas but their longevity is much shorter in this warmer Fall climate.  But today, when I stamped this card using Kitchen Sink Multi Sept Clear Stamp Set, Harvest and  Words 4 Celebration Clear stamp, I wanted to see if I could recreate the same color of one of my favorite mums!  I hope you will enjoy it!

















Recipe for this card include:

Color Recipe for the Mums:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Delightful Daffodil
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Hello Honey
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Real Read

Color Recipe for Leaves:

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow


Color Recipe for the Basket:

Layer 1 - PTI Soft Stone
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Paper used:
 Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Stampin' Up Birthday Memories DSP
Bow made with  Stampin' Up Linen Thread

Stampin' Up Stitched Labels Framelits 



Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fall Mum Bouquet

This card brings back fond memories of when I lived in Palmyra, Missouri.  I had a dear friend who was the nurse at my school where I was the school librarian and she had beautiful Chrysanthemums all around her house.  One Fall she invited me over to dig up some of her mums and plant them around my house.  I wasn't aware that they spread when set out like that.  She had all colors and was so very generous to share them.  When I moved to Texas, I had to go off and leave those beautiful Fall flowers and it about broke my heart. But today, when I stamped this card using Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear Stamp set Harvest, it jogged my memory  It's an awesome stamp set including the basket and Chrysanthemums.



Recipe for this card include:




Color Recipe for the Mums:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Fresh Fig
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Perfect Plum
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Highland Heather

Color Recipe for Leaves:

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Garden Green


Color Recipe for the Basket:

Layer 1 - PTI Soft Stone
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Paper used:
 Stampin' Up  Blackberry Bliss & Whisper White
Stampin' Up Frosted Floral DSP

Stampin' Up Stitched Labels Framelits 



Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Monday, September 24, 2018

Harvest Apple Basket

The basket of apples card I'm sharing with you today reminds me of my Dad's abundance of apples from his little orchard every year in Iowa.  He was always proud to be able to send home different kinds of apples with me after I became an adult so I could make apple pies, applesauce, apple butter and apple crisp for my family!  What a treat! Kitchen Sink Stamp set Harvest Multi Step Clear Stamps supplied the basket, apples and sentiment.  I'm always amazed at how realistic the fruit looks when you use so many different ink colors to create it!



Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Apples:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Calypso Coral
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Merry Merlot


Color Recipe for the Basket:

Layer 1 - PTI Soft Stone
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Early Expresso

Paper used:
 Stampin' Up  Very Vanilla and Early Expresso
Stampin' Up Buffalo Check Poppy Parade
Sponged Early Expresso




Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Harvest Blessing

With Fall comes pumpkins, however, I have yet to see any for sale at the local grocery store.  Using Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear stamp set Pumpkins and Harvest sentiments, I put together a fall card where the pumpkins look so realistic when you have several colors stamped.  These multi step stamp sets are so fun to use, especially with a Stamparatus or Misti and they turn out so perfect.  I paired the stamp set up with some Basic Black and Tangelo Twist card stock  on top of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up.  Hope you like it!

KSS Sets used in this scene include:



Color Recipe for the Pumpkins:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Peekaboo Peach
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Tangerine Tango
Layer 5 - Stampin' Up Cajun Craze

Color Recipe for the Vine/Leaves

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Certainly Celery

Paper used:
 Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist and Basic Black
Spooky Night DSP Stampin' Up

Stamp pads: Early Expresso and Tuxedo Black Stampin' Up 


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Autumn Leaves.

I thought it was about time for a beautiful fall card.  One of my favorite little friends is featured on this card, also.  I have a squirrel that comes almost daily to visit our bird feeder.  She has a family of babies someplace but she depends on us to provide supplimental her diet for her family.  I enjoy watching her cute antics stretching and hanging on our rot iron bird feeder to enable her to reach the sunflower seeds!  Mind you, we have corn in a squirrel feeder on our oak tree back there but she obviously enjoys the sunflower seed more! I used the Kitchen Sink Multi Step Autumn Squirrel Clear Stamp set to make the leaves, squirrel and sentiment.

KSS Sets used in this scene include:



Color Recipe for the Squirrel:

Layer 3  - Stampin' Up Cajun Craze
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 1 - So Saffron

Color Recipe for the leaves:
A mixture of Stampin' Up
Cajun Craze, Real Red, Mossy Meadow,
 Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green

Paper used:
 Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn DSP Stampin' Up
5/8 Inch Burlap Ribbon Stampin' Up

2 Inch Stitched Thinlet and 3.5 Inch Scalloped Punch used


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Maria Colosimo - Owner and Creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps
Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper





Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Halloween Owl

Due to fall calendar moving to a new month, I decided to design a Halloween card so I chose a spooky owl from Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Clear Owl and Autumn Moon set accompanied by the KSS set Ready 4 Any Holiday clear stamp set. This old Owl is a spooky fellow sitting on a branch with some bats flying towards the beautiful autumn  moon.  We've been having a moon similar to this one here in Texas so you can't go wrong! Hope you enjoy it!

KSS Sets used in this scene include:

Owl & Autumn Moon and
Ready 4 Any Holiday


Color Recipe for the Owl:

Layer 4 - Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3  - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 2  - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand


Color Recipe for the Autumn Moon:

Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight

Color Recipe for the tree limb:
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Early Epresso
Layer 2 - Soft Suede
Layer 1 - Sahara Sand

Sentiment stamped in Versafine Onyx Black

Sky was sponged with Night of Navy masking the moon, tree branch and owl

Paper used:
Stampin' Up - Whisper White, Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie



Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

Kitchensinkstamps'weblog
Lynn McAuley - Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper