Monday, June 15, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - A Thankful Farewell


I begin this post today with some sadness as I announce that this is my last Kitchen Sink Monday post. I've been privileged to be a charter member of the Kitchen Sink Design Team and have been proudly working with Maria and the other Crew Members for over 18 months. But lately, I've been feeling like it's time for a change, and so with great regret I made the difficult decision to leave the Kitchen. I have dearly loved my time with the Crew and deeply appreciate how generous Maria is to her designers, but it's time to move on.

So today my last card for Kitchen Sink Monday spells it all out.... THANKFUL. I'm so thankful for the time I've had! (Makes me want to start singing that old Carol Burnett song.... "I'm so glad we had this time together.....") And I decided to use what has become my favorite of the Kitchen Sink Stamps, the 3-Step Butterfly for my card. (The Multi-Step Tulip Garden is a close second in my favorites, but the butterfly has been with me longer!) My card also uses the Sketch for You to Try from Jen del Muro.



Be sure to check out some fabulous designs from the other Crew members today! They're sure to keep you inspired with fabulous multi-step designs for many months and years to come!


THANK YOU Maria, for the AWESOME opportunity to be one of your first designers! And thank you to all the Kitchen Sink Crew members past and present for your shared love of stamping and papercrafting and for becoming wonderful friends! It's been a great ride!










Stamps: 3-Step Butterfly, Vintage Words (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!), designer paper (Basic Grey)
Inks: Bordering Blue (Stampin' Up!), Versamagic Eggplant (Tsukineko)Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (Stampin' Up!), clear embossing powder (Ranger), pearls (craft supply).

21 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Your card is just beautiful Tammy! Love that dp with the butterfly! We've had fun and we've loved seeing your beautiful work - don't be a stranger!! :)

Lynn said...

Words are not adequate to express my gratitude for the inspiration and encouragement you have been to me!

Thank you, Tammy!! You are a talented artist, and I wish you the very best!! Hugs and kisses!!!

Angela Knopf said...

What a gorgeous card Tammy! Your talent and creativity will truly be missed. I'm glad you're never more than a blog hop away! Hugs to you my friend.

Sandy Knecht said...

Fabulous card! You will be missed by this group.

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Tammy! The DSP goes so nicely with your stamped KSS Butterfly. Will miss you in the Kitchen!

mamichelle said...

Wow, that is stunning! You are so talented.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow, wow,so very pretty!!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is GORGEOUS Tammy! I've always been so impressed with how you do these 3 step stamps ... beautiful!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I'm sure many more fabulous opportunities are waiting in the wings for you. Can't wait to see what it is :)

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is gorgeous---I just saw her sketch and I am so glad you put it to good use! I am sure you were my inspiration for my first KS stamp!!!

Dee Jackson said...

this is beautiful Tammy! I can't believe you are leaving us. You do such gorgeous work I know I will see ya around. Thank you for all the inspiration you have shared.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Tammy!! This is gorgeous!! Love that Wisteria dp with your butterfly!! Great sketch!

Makiko Jones said...

You are definitely missed, Tammy!! The card is breathtakingly gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!! Keep in touch xoxo

Makiko Jones said...

You are definitely missed, Tammy!! The card is breathtakingly gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!! Keep in touch xoxo

Connie said...

Tammy, your card is stunning! Love the DP, and your butterfly is so very pretty...that is probably my most favorite set too!!

Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration within the Kitchen the last 18 months...I wish you all the best!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Awww Tammy, I'm sad to know that I won't be seeing your great KSS creations every Monday, but I wish you the best in whatever direction you venture into next. Your card is lovely and I guess it's time for you to spread your wings like the butterfly - just don't fly too far away, ya hear?? :)
Carol

Lori said...

What a gorgeous, elegant design, Tammy! I've enjoyed seeing your fabulous KSS creations since we started on the Kitchen Sink Crew together. We'll miss having you in the Kitchen!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Beautiful!!!

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Beautiful... Gorgeous... Elegant!

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! snif!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart ........... for everything!!!!! xoxox

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, breathtaking!

dpkennedy said...

This is so beautiful! I love the dp and the sketch is awesome!