Friday, May 10, 2019

Mothers' Day Sunflower

Today's post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear Stamps as I am a member of their design crew. The card was kind of an accident as I was looking through my Stampin' Up DSP and saw their Gingham Gala paper.  I had just been looking at the KSS Giant Sunflower Multi Step Clear Stamp set and realized how they would look perfect together! The sentiment is from the Whole Family Clear Stamp set. It was a marriage made in heaven!  I loved the card when I got it put together!  Hope you like it, too! 






Recipe for this card include:




Color Recipe for the Sunflower:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Pinapple Punch
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Crushed Curry

Sunflower center:
Layer 1 - Sarah Sand
Layer 2 - Soft Suede

Leaves and Stem:
Layer 1 - Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow


Ograndy Ribbon 3/8 inch Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight


Sentiment Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Gingham Gala Paper Stack DSP
Stampin' Up Old Olive 
 and Whisper White Card Stock

 Stampin' Up Stacking Frames


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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


Monday, May 6, 2019

Graduation card

With graduation approaching, it seemed like I needed to move forward and design my Grandson's high school graduation card.  As a member of the Kitchen Sink design crew, this post is sponsored by Kitchen Sink Clear Multi Step Stamps. I used the Graduation Clear Multi Step Stamp set including the sentiments on it.  It looks very realistic I think!


Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Graduation Cap:

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

Tassel:
Layer 1 = Stampin' Up Real Red
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler


Sentiment Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black Card Stock
Stampin' Up Gold Foil 


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Hibiscus Birthday

For today's design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I chose the beautiful Multi Step Clear Stamp Hibiscus. I made several different ones in various colors but selected this one to post.  I made this for my sweet Sister-in-law's Birthday which was this past weekend.  The vibrant colors remind me of a Hibiscus we have in a huge pot out by our pool which just happens to be blooming already.  They are such a pretty flower and this stamp set is super easy to use, I love it! The Sentiment is Kitchen Sink Stamps Words 4 Celebration.




Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Hibiscus:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Regal Rose

Leaves:
Layer 1 = Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant


Sentiment Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Frosted Floral DSP
Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo 
 and Whisper White Card Stock


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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



Monday, March 4, 2019

Go Green!

I went a little crazy with this March Go Green card just for fun! I guess I'm ready for spring and when I turned the calendar over to March, St. Patrick's Day seemed like a a fun way to go.  When I looked through my stamp sets, I chose the Shamrock & Clover Kitchen Sink Clear Multi Stamp set along with Ready 4 Any Holiday for the sentiments! Then is saw my Kitchen Sink Clear Multi Stamp set Cup of Warm Comfort and thought of green beer.  I'm not a beer drinker but all my life I've heard about green beer on St. Patrick's Day so it added lots of spice to the card.  Hope you like it!





Recipe for this card include:


Color Recipe Green Beer:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Soft Sea Foam
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Cucumber Crush
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Call Me Clover

Color Recipe for Shamrocks:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Cucumber Crush
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Call Me Clover

Stampin' Up Stitched Square was used for the white cut out

Sentiment Stamped in Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Painted Autumn Designer Paper, Whisper White,
Granny Apple Green, Garden Green,
and Cucumber Crush Card Stock


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Daisy Birthday Card

This week I tried to create a perky Birthday card for a former student who lost her Mother to cancer earlier this month. It's been a difficult time for her and her sisters as they lost their father a few years back. So, I used the Kitchen Sink Clear Multi Step stamp set Daisy to create a pretty cluster of flowers. I used the purple gingham checked designer series stack and Highland Heather card stock from Stampin' Up to set it off as her favorite color is purple. The beautiful sentiment is from the same stamp set. The inside says, "Flowers of true friendship never fade", which was perfect! I hope you like it!




Recipe for this card include:



Color Recipe for the Daisies:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Highland Heather
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Gorgeous Grape
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up So Saffron
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight

Layer 1- Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo

Flower centers were stamped with Stampin' Up Soft Suede 
and Early Expresso

Recipe for the Leaves:


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

Ribbon used is Gorgeous Grape Mini-stripped by
Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up Stitched Rectangles were used for the white cut out

Sentiment Stamped in Stampin' Up Tuxedo Black

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Gala Gingham Designer Stack, Whisper White,
and Highland Heather Card Stock


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Son Boot Birthday Card

Today as I was looking through my collection of Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear stamp sets I saw this Cowboy boot stamp and it reminded me of our son's boots he wears around when he isn't working.  They are very "lived in" as they have probably seen many miles while hunting deer & hogs or whatever, as well as fooling around and hanging out with friends and family.  It's hard to tell how old they are and I'm sure they have never seen a coat of polish so you can imagine how worn and comfy they are.  He would never dream of parting with them as long as the sole and heels are still in tact! LOL! And, they are as much a part of him as is the old ball caps he chooses to wear. This young man has a birthday just around the corner so I decided to see if I could create a card for his special occasion!  I hope you like it! For it I used the Kitchen Sink Multi Step Clear stamp set Cowboy Boots and for the sentiments I used Whole Family Clear stamp set and Words 4 Celebration Clear stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps.




Recipe for this card include:

Color Recipe for the Boots:

Layer 1  - Stampin' Up Sahara Sand
Layer 2 - Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
Layer 3 - Stampin' Up Soft Suede
Layer 4 - Stampin' Up Early Expresso

The gold star is from Stampin' Up All Is Bright
Paper Clips collection

Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Sentiment Stampin' Up Soft Suede

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack
Stampin' Up Sahara Sand Corrugated Paper
 and Cherry Cobbler card stock

I fussy cut the boots and the 2 1/2" Cherry Cobbler & 3" corrugated paper circles are glued together then mounted with dimensionals 


Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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





Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Congrats Cards

This week my post consists of 2 cards I made for my Grandsons. My oldest is a senior and played his last high school basketball game last night so I put his name (Austin) on the card and used the Kitchen Sink Clear Graduation clear stamp set for the sentiment. Two years of middle school and four years of high school basketball is quite an accomplishment, learning to satisfy different coaches and play with new team members every year. The second card is a Congratulations card for my Grandson who is a Freshman this year.  He set a goal of being in the top 10 academic recognized students in his class of 525 at the beginning of the school year.  Just last week he was notified he accomplished his goal so I am very proud of him, also. I used the Kitchen Sink Clear Graduation stamp set for the sentiment and the Kitchen Sink Swirly Hearts and Stars clear stamp set to complete the card. I think they both turned out nice so I hope you like them.  





Recipe for these cards include:


Sentiment - Versafine Black Onyx

Paper used:
Stampin' Up Basic Black
and Stampin' Up  
  Whisper White Card Stock
Stampin' Up Real Red Glitter Paper



Other members of the Kitchen Sink Crew include:

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