Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Gift

Today I chose to combine 2 Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stamp Sets: the Poinsettia and the Gift! These made such a great combination!  Last week I posted a Poinsettia in shades of pink but today I used red inks with a little yellow mixed with it and love the results! This is so easy to do using my Stamparatus. I love using multiple inks to make these images as they turn out so realistic!  The Poinsettias are very easy but the Gift was a snap to do and I love how it turned out!  Of course, I tried to use some of the same colored inks for the gift that are in the poinsettias and leaves. And I coordinated the colors with Stampin' Up's Under the Mistletoe designer paper and think it turned out pretty well.  I hope you like it!



Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Poinsettias:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Grapefruit Grove
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Real Red
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red

Recipe for the Leaves:


Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Always Artichoke


Sentiment Stamped in Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Under the Under the Mistletoe DSP

Stampin' Up Old Olive, 
 and Whisper White Card Stock

Stampin' Up Thinlits - Deco Labels


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Poinsettia

My card for today is the Christmas Poinsettia which I used the Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear Stamp set, Poinsettia. These beautiful holiday flowers come in so many colors these days, I chose to go with pink and red inks in the mixture!  I was very pleased how it turned out and found this multi step stamp set to be easy to line up on my Stamparatus.  Several people here in Texas plant these flowers outside and they can get to be quite large as in 6 feet tall. I'm always amazed how they just automatically bloom this time of year. They are definitely a popular plant to set around your house or at the entrance of your home for holiday decor. I hope you like my card!  



Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Poinsettias:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Crisp Cantelope
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Rose Red

Recipe for the Leaves:


Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Always Artichoke




Sentiment Stamped in Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Under the Festive Farmhouse

Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, 
 and Whisper White Card Stock

Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow 3/8 inch satin ribbon


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Merry & Bright

Today's card, Merry & Bright, is the Christmas Lights Multi Step Clear Stamp set by Kitchen Sink Stamps!  And what better timing as we all dig out our holiday decorations, Christmas trees, etc. Strings of lights can be quite frustrating getting tangled up but when you plug them in and see their colorful glow, you feel delighted with their beauty. Christmas is my favorite time of the year!




Recipe for this card include:


Color Recipe for the Lights:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Lemon Lime Twist
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Cucumber Crush
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Garden Green


Layer 1  - Stampin' Up So Saffron

Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Pineapple Punch
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry


Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Balmy Blue

Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Marina Mist
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Pacific Point
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Blueberry Bushel


Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Lovely Lipstick

Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Real Red
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler


Sentiment Stamped in Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Under the Mistletoe DSP

Stampin' Up Old Olive, 
 and Whisper White Card Stock


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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



Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas tree card

Today's card features the Clear Multi Step Pine Tree from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I've been contemplating using this beautiful stamp set as we near the holiday season.  I love putting up my Christmas tree as early as I can as it puts me in the mood of shopping and gift giving for our family and friends.  There's nothing more appealing than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree!  The spirit of Christmas never fails to warm the hearts of our family as we gather to enjoy the season of love and giving. And even though this pine tree is not decorated, it's majestic beauty is evident in the multi step colors used to create it.  I hope you enjoy it.  





Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Pine Tree:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce


Sentiment (Tiny Norweigan Pines) Stamped in Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Festive Farmhouse DSP

Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, 
Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Card Stock

Stampin' Up Stitched Labels Framelits

Ribbon used Cherry Cobbler 5/8" Stampin' Up


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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


Monday, November 5, 2018

Turkey Trot

Today's post is inspired by my love for Thanksgiving and eating turkey.  I have a confession to share.  I bought a frozen turkey a couple of weeks ago and talked my husband into cooking it on his Green Egg (a ceramic smoker/bbq shaped like an egg and green in color).  My kids teased me about rushing the "season" but I just couldn't wait any longer and it didn't disappoint me! It was yummy!  So today's card was stamped with Kitchen Sink's multi clear stamp set, Turkey Trot.  I tried several different colors and I think it could still use some working on but I was fairly satisfied with it.  My Dad and brother used to hunt turkeys when I was a kid growing up in Iowa and I just couldn't seem to recreate that memory of those big birds they brought home! I remember my Dad getting his turkey caller out in late October every year so he could practice calling those big guys. I think it must have taken a lot of patience and time to lure them close enough to bag one, an experience I never shared with them because they left when it was still dark outside in the early morning hours and it was during cold weather. (Cold weather isn't my cup of tea!) Anyway, I hope you enjoy my card! I'm dedicating it to my Brother!  Love you, Bro! 




Recipe for this card include:


Color Recipe for the Turkey:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Cajun Craze
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suade


Sentiment Stamped in Stampin' Up Cajun Craze

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

Stampin' Up Stitched Labels Framelits

Ribbon used Merry Merlot/Copper 5/8" Stampin' Up


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Forest Toadstool

Today's card features the new Kitchen Sink Clear Multi Step stamp set Forest Toadstool.  This set includes a snail and some clever sentiments besides the toadstools and is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Inc.  It was fun to make and you could go with almost any color to liven up the card, but the recommended multi colors works beautifully.  I went with a Thank You on the card because of the cute sentiment.  Hope you like it!





Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Forest Toadstool:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Smoky Slate
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Poppy Parade
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Real Red
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Color Recipe for the Snail:

Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Tip Top Taupe
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Basic Gray

Sentiment stamped in Stampin' Up Poppy Parade

Paper used:
Stampin' Up A Little Foxy DSP Paper Stack
Stampin' Up Whisper White Card Stock
Stampin' Up Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Monday, October 22, 2018

California Quail

Today I attempted to feature the new California Quail Multi Step Clear Stamp sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps which will be available on October 22.  I'm not sure I accomplished a true specimen of this beautiful fowl because it seems to be darker than the pictures I've seen but I love the stamp set!  When I lived in Iowa growing up, we saw lots of quail and even went quail hunting.  They are so small and not nearly as pretty as this fellow.  Anyway, I made this card for a friend's Birthday thinking he would like this little fellow.  Sentiment was from Kitchen Sink Words 4 Celebration.






Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Quail:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Pool Party
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Cajun Craze
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Soft Suade
Layer 5 - Versafine Onyx Black



Sentiment Stamped in Soft Suede

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Frosted Floral DSP
Stampin' Up Whisper White Card Stock
Stampin' Up Soft Suede  and Cajun Craze Card Stock 


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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