Monday, October 1, 2007

More from the Kitchen Sink!

Wow, what a fun day I had yesterday playing with my new Kitchen Sink Stamps! If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for? http://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/ Quick! Go! See what's in Maria's sink!

This first card was made using the Thanks with Style set, and my Autumn Leaves Swirls v. 2 by Rhonna Farrer. (The swirls are great here, but also made me realize that I need the Kitchen Sink background set!) I found this yummy crushed velvet ribbon at another store that shall remain nameless on Saturday night, and thought it matched Wild Wasabi very well. So my color combo here is Stampin' Up Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, and Groovy Guava. I used Versamagic Spanish Olive chalk in on the sentiments, and embossed with clear embossing powder. The swirls are stamped in Colorbox Rose Coral. I also sponged a little River Rock and Wild Wasabi ink around the edges of the main image, and used my paper piercing tool and template for the corners. I finished this card on Saturday night, but then saw JanTInk's card on SCS (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/682961?cat=500&ppuser=692) I had to "edit" my card and stamped another "T" to raise up on foam tape for dimension. Thanks for the inspriation, Jan!

This card was also made using the Thanks with Style set. I created this also for another bloggers challenge go make a card using Always Artichoke and Bravo Burguny. My additional colors are Soft Sky and Sahara Sand, and I found that combo at this site... http://www.scraptitude.com/colorcombo/ I have a Stampin' Up Scrappin' Kit that includes some of their new textured cardstock. I keep using it for things other than the stuff that comes in the Scrappin' Kit though, and I'm going to use it all up, I fear! I sponged soft sky ink around the edges of the same color cardstock, and punched the corners using my SU! ticket corner punch. The heart with swirls is stamped with Versamagic Spanish Olive ink, and embossed with clear powder. The sentiment is stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock using Versamark, and embossed with SU! burgundy embossing powder. I rounded the corners of this and the layered piece below, and attached a vintage eyelet with my Crop-a-dile. This is mounted on foam squares, and I threaded some SU! burgundy grosgrain ribbon through the eyelet. This turned out a little "simplier" than I intended, but sometimes I think maybe that's OK!This card, I think, also ended up being a little "simple" but that's OK, right? :) I stamped the 3-Step Daisy flower on generic pink cardstock using Versamagic Pixie Dust, Stampin' Up Cranberry Crisp, and Colorbox Maroon. The flower center is stamped with Versamagic Eggplant. I sponged a little SU! Pretty in Pink around the edges of the circle after punching with my Marvy mega circle. The SU! Purely Pomegranate scalloped circle is punched out with the Marvy giga scalloped circle. My card base is SU! Purely Pomegranate, layered wtih a piece of Bazzill Basics cardstock (sorry, I don't know what color though!) and SU! River Rock. The corners of the layers were punched with the ticket corner punch, and River Rock ink is sponged around the top layers edges. The sentiments are stamped in Versamagic Spanish Olive ink (I think that's becoming my favorite color to use!) Looking at it now, I wish I had embossed the sentiments! I used a piece of Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, but the white of the stitching was so bright, so I drug the ribbon through my River Rock ink pad a few times to darken it up a little. The scalloped circle is mounted on foam squares.Last is this birthday card, using the Three-Step Daisy set from Kitchen sink, and also my Rhonna Farrer swirls again and the Sentiments 1 set from Impression Obsession. (I highly recommend that clear set from IO... a TON of words for a very good price!) My cardstock is Stampin' Up Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Ruby Red along with a piece from the Blush line from Basic Grey. My white cardstock is from the paper capital of Northeast Ohio, Hollo's. The flowers are stamped using Versamagic Pixie Dust and Stampin' Up Ruby Red ink. The leaves are from an unknown clear set I round in my supply cupboard at work, and they are stamped in Versacolor Sage and Evergreen. I used a small sponge dauber to add some Sage ink around the leaves, too. I used Versamark on the background swirls, and Versamagic Aegean Blue on the sentiment. I sponged some Ruby Red ink around the floral piece edges, and also added some color to it using my Ruby Red marker and color spritzer. I sewed around the edges of the top layer with my sewing machine, and attached this pretty scalloped velvet ribbon using red-line tape. Also again, used my paper piercing tool and template for the corner, and mounted the floral piece using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Well, those are my latest contributions using those great new Kitchen Sink Stamps! I must get busy now and get ready for work! It appears that I will have to purchase a few items before I leave work today to give away some blog candy! I had no idea the number would go up so quickly! Thank you everyone who stops by! I've had a little bit of a downer this weekend pertaining to stamping despite all the fun I've had, so you really should know that you have me on Cloud 9 with your views and comments! Unfortunately for me, sometimes it's all about the validation.... I need that positive reassurance or I probably wouldn't stamp nearly as much as I do! So thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Hmmm... now how do I give away this blog candy? Please leave me a comment, and tell me what your favorite Fall food is! A really yummy dessert? Hearty stew or soup? Pumpkin pie? I'll figure out some random way to choose the winner, and since my Mom is coming to visit on Thursday for a few days, I'll be very preoccupied, so the winner will be chosen on Wednesday evening!

Thanks again! Have a GREAT Monday!

43 comments:

CAKVD said...

Hello!! My favorite fall food is carmel apples!! I only have them once a year and they are soooo yummy! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

jodene said...

I love your cards!! The card with the three designer papers is wonderful. My favorite fall food is pumpkin pie. I only ever make it at Thanksgiving so it is something I look forward too. Thanks for the chance. Off to search a new stamp company!! WooHoo

Soozie4Him said...

One of my favorite fall foods is my homemade applesauce! I cook the apples with their skins on (gives it a nice pink look!) and then I run it through an old-fashioned food mill. Yum! I almost said pumpkin pie, but as of last summer, I'm allergic to all fruits and veggies in the squash family, incl watermelon, cantaloupe, green peppers, cucumbers, all squash, and PUMPKIN! Wah!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS

MSBetsyZ said...

Tammy, these are Fantabulous!! I am seriously PIMP looking at your cards and waiting for MY stamps to come!! Keep 'em coming, please!

Favorite Fall Food? (how alliterative!) Um, well it's more of an ensemble rather than one single food, but a nice stew with fresh bread and a simple salad really scream "Fall's started!!"

Hugs to ya!
Betsy

Corie said...

All of these card are FANTASTIC!!!!

Laura said...

My fave fall food is hot apple cider with mulled spices and pumpkin roll (pumpkin bread rolled up with cream cheese on the inside and nuts on the outside)! Fall is definitely the best time of year!

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

hmmmm pie would have to be top of the list: pecan, pumpkin (best for breakfast!), custard (my favorite to make), and my mom's peach pie made with cinnamon red hots! All of these mean thanksgiving to me. OH! and a shout out to candy cigarettes - a favorite halloween candy from my apparently ill spent politically incorrect youth!

Rachel Hope said...

My FAVE is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies...here is the recipe if you want to try them!
http://hopestampseternal.blogspot.com/2007/09/fall-days.html

Cindy Karasz said...

Ooooh my favorite... hmmm, that's a tough one. All of it? LOL! Thanksgiving dinner... mmmmmmm mashed potatoes and gravy. Apple pie. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin roll. Hot apple cider. Homemade applesauce. Yummy Yummy! Love the cards Tammy, you rock!

Lela said...

Great Cards! You're blog is definitely in my faves, woman! Keep Stampin'. My favorite food this time of year is definitely pumpkin pie (LOTS of cool whip)!

Allison said...

Hi again Tammy...I love pumpkin pie. I know...boring...but I have an awesome recipe that uses a whole can of Eagle Brand...yum!

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Great candy! I just found your blog and so glad I did!

My fav fall food?? Hmmm...apple pie and apple crisp is always good!! :0)

Janine said...

Lovin' the Kitchen Sink Stamps too!

My favorite fall treat? I love when the weather starts getting cooler and I can start making soup again! Vegetable beef is my favorite, but I also make split pea, French onion, and chicken noodle. So homemade soup is my answer!

Andrea Hays said...

My favorite fall food has to be all of Thanksgiving dinner! I don't make turkey during the year...although I should. Just mostly for the holidays. But man, do I look forward to it! I love cinnamon apples too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pattyjo said...

This time of year always makes me want a Roast turkey and Creamy pumpking pie. Thank you so much for the awesome blog candy chance!

rholschen@air-pipe.com

michelle said...

cute cards!
My favorite fall food is chili and corn bread. The problem is my husband doesn't like chili, so I don't make it very often. I also love hot apple cider!

Amy said...

Fun new stamps! Thanks for sharing!

My favorite fall food would definitely be pumpkin cheesecake! Even better if it is accompanied by hot apple cider, though...

Reality Show Reject said...

Beautiful cards! Oohh...and I want candy. Of course, telling my favorite fall goodies is making me hungry! I love pumpkin pie, candy corn and apple cider! YUM! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

Jules said...

I LOVE popcorn balls. A lady I used to live near would make them every year to hand out at Halloween and they wer sooooo scrumptious!!!

btw...you do beautiful work!

foodpartyfun said...

Favorite fall treat is anything with apples...caramel apples, apple pie, apple cobbler and I can't leave out apple caramel cheesecake. Thanks for sharing!

Pat

SaraFrawley said...

My favorite fall snack is not really a snack... it's a drink. I just LOVE apple cider. I love that it's cold outside and I can drink hot apple cider without a caffine overdose and oh it just makes my mouth water thinking about it... I can't wait for it to get a little colder. Thanks for the chance for Blog Candy!

Amber H said...

Favorite fall food... hmmm that's a hard one!! I'd have to say anything with Pumpkin in it.. like Pumpkin Pie Latte, Pumpkin fudge (yet to have some, hubby didn't buy me any today!!), Pumpkin Pie Milkshake (I could have one every day!) and last but not least Pumpkin roll!!

Cathy said...

I think I put my info on the wrong post so I'm also posting here.

It's candy week here on the blog for stamping month. Whooo Hooo! I'm glad this candy is FUN and don't sugar...I would be spending my money at a dentist office. LOL
Thanks for a chance at your sweet sweet candy.
cmeyers@hughes.net

The Queen Of Scrap said...

HHHmmmm...I think my favorite fall treat would have to be pumpkin pie with whipping cream on it! I love it. Thank you for the chance to win this great blog candy!

Plain and Simple said...

My favorite fall treat is hot apple cider with caramel and whipped cream.

Thanks for the candy!

Peggy Maier said...

What could be better than pumpkin pie?! Breakfast, lunch & supper... & in between!

doverdi said...

Baautiful cards. Love that 3 step daisy!
My favorite fall food is Butternut Squash. I've already done 4 for my freezer & have 2 more to do. Yummy!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

My favorite fall dessert is Pear crisps with dried sour cherries. But I would love anything apple and pumpkin!!
Thanks for the chance to win.

reflections:0) said...

Great cards! I have a odd one Pumpkin pie milk shakes... They are the best...:0)


reflections:0)

Lori said...

Love what you're doing with those Kitchen Sink stamps! I'd have to say my favorite fall food is caramel apples (or even just apple slices dipped in some some caramel sauce stuff will do!).

Mandiannie said...

I love harvest pumpkin Brownie. It has all the goodness of fall baked into a scrumptious treat.

julie hughes said...

Hello, my favorite is pumpkin chocolate chip muffins-- a great breakfast. However anything pumpkin is right up there.

Sarah D said...

my mom always got a huge box of oranges and sat them on the many tables she has in her house I would eat them till my mouth hert!!!

Pegg S said...

Love seeing your Kitchen Sink stamp cards! Wow you are having fun w/ them!

My favorite fall treat is apple cider! Preferably from an apple orchard... warm... after picking apples all day :)

Pat S. said...

Hi Tammy!
Your blog is such a fun read...congratulations!
And, thanks for offering candy!!

My favorite fall food is pumpkin pie. I don't enjoy it, and don't make it, any other time of the year. Wonder why?

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Susan...allergic to the whole squash family...I agree...Wah!

Linda SS said...

I crave zucchini bread, YUM. I also make some zucchini choc.chip cookies that are to die for. I bring my crockpot out in the fall so that we'll always have a nice warm meal to look forward to.

Karen Gladney said...

My favorite thing about fall is cakes and muffins made out of blueberries. I also enjoy carving the pumpkin for Halloween. This year we grew our own and that is fun. Great blog yuu have.

Alison Molumby said...

My fave fall food has got to be apple pie, baked with freshly picked apples. Just the smell of that baking away in the oven can set me to drooling!

Melissas said...

Did i miss it? My favorite fall treat is candy corn. I eat far too much of it each year. Oh, and apple pie with fresh-picked apples! Thanks

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

well it seems like a few of us think alike!! i love to have a carmel apple and i HAVE to have pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing, pumpkin bread and a pumpkin latte from starbucks!!
notice the theme here?

Janet said...

Hi Tammy...I stumbled on to your blog while searching "Kitchen Sink Stamps" on SCS. Fun stuff! I've read through your blog and you've got some super cute stuff. I loved the treat for your DD Secret Sister. Way Cute. Hmm, fall treat....has to be Baked Potatoe Soup!

Pat S. said...

Hi Tammy!
Your blog is such a fun read...congratulations!
And, thanks for offering candy!!

I think you did a great job on the 3-step daisy tutorial...very helpful!

My favorite fall food is kettle korn...like you find at arts & crafts shows or local fairs. You know...sugary popcorn :)

Becky said...

Definitely apple pie hands down!!! YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!! I just saw your kitchen sink stamping! Aren't they great stamps!!! Love them!