Monday, March 1, 2010

Kitchen Sink Monday - Birthday Wishes



Well, finally March 1st has arrived and I get to share with you the fun news that I am back in the Kitchen for the next month! YAY! I was chatting with Maria recently (Kitchen Sink Stamps wonderful owner) and mentioned how much I have missed working with KSS, and she invited me to join the rest of the crew as a Guest Designer for the month of March, so here I am!

And I'm especially excited today to get to show you this beautiful new stamp set will be available for purchase tomorrow in the Kitchen Sink store! Are these lilacs not GORGEOUS? Oh my wow, I could not believe how stunning these were as I stamped! Now, I know you know... I am a self-proclaimed "hater" of the color purple. I have no use for purple... I find it hard to work with and just don't care for it. The only exception to that rule is lilacs, as you can see here!

Now, if you keep up with the Kitchen Sink Crew you know that there is always a challenge going on each month and March is no exception. You can win Kitchen Sink gift certificates by playing along! The challenge for this month is masking, just like what I did here. I started by first stamping the leaves, then cut a mask for them and stamped the lilac on the left. Then I cut a mask for the lilac, left the leaf mask in place, and stamped the lilac on the right. Easy-peasy and it makes Maria's already stunning, realistic images even more beautiful!

I used Susanna's awesome sketch from the Saturday Sketch challenge at Paper Craft Planet for my layout, but took a little liberty and moved the sentiment.
This lilac set, as well as several others will be available for purchase beginning tomorrow in the Kitchen Sink Store. AND Maria is having a pre-release sale today just for Kitchen Sink blog readers, so if you order today and use the code TAMMY15KSS you can save 15% on your purchase! So click on the link below to hurry on over to the Kitchen Sink store and start shopping!

The Kitchen Sink Crew members have wonderful creations of the new release stamps to share with you today too, so please be sure to stop by their blogs...


AngelaConnieJulieLisa
LynnMakiko Maria

So, many thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll share in my excitment over getting to spend some time back in the Kitchen this month! Actually, this whole month is going to be jam-packed with other exciting things too, so I hope you'll come along for the ride!

Have a great day!









Stamps: Multi-Step Lilacs, Simple Sentiments (Kitchen Sink Stamps)Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah), designer paper (Bo Bunny)
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss (Stampin' Up!), Memento Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder (ProvoCraft), dew drops (Robin's Nest), button (Su!), ribbon (craft supply).

18 comments:

Juliana said...

Beautiful!!! I love the way you used the purple!!!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Tammy! Your card is gorgeous! I can't believe how real those lilacs look. My favorite flower never looked so good. Oh, I can't wait until my lilac bush blooms this year.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAMMY!

Lynn said...

And beautiful birthday wishes going out to you today as well, Tammy!

We are excited and thrilled to have you stamping again with us during March in the Kitchen! I have missed your gorgeous and inspiring creations!

This stunning card is a prime example! Awesome layout, colors, and textures!!

Makiko Jones said...

Welcome back, Tammy!! I missed you too! Your lilacs are absolutely beautiful!! The layout works so wonderfully, too!

Happy Birthday, my friend! Hope your special day will be filled with lot of happiness!

Danderella said...

Tammy this card is just gorgeous...I love those multi-step lilacs! Congrat on being the guest designer!

Darsana said...

Happy birthday to you and welcome back to KSS! I have missed your wonderful creations here. I hope you have a great day, and a great month with the team.

Deb said...

Beautiful Card! I have always loved lilacs and these are so realistic. Happy, happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing on your blog. I love all of your creations!

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous lilacs! Happy Birthday! ~chris

Liz Williams said...

Happy Birthday, and what a glorious card to celebrate with even if it is purple.

Deb Neerman said...

Holy-moley guacamole! This is absolutely stunning Tammy! So beautifully colored and a fab color combination. And even though I know you 'hate' purple, it seems to love you!

There's a rumor floatin' around Stampin' Blogdom that it's your 29th birthday! So best birthday wishes (and cake), and many happy returns of the day!

~Hugs!

Lil' Inker said...

Wow, your lilacs are so life-like they look like a photograph! Sooo soooo beautiful!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous lilacs, Tammy!

Pam Speidel said...

BEAUTIFUL card Tammy! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 U!!! Wishing you a fun-filled fabulous year filled with many reasons to *smile*! Enjoy! Pam :)

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful!! I love how you made them hang there on your pretty card!! So happy to have you "in the sink" with us again!! And Happy Birthday - hope you did something fun!! :)

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Tammy...this is such a gorgeous card...I love the new KS stamps and your colors and layout are FABO!!!! Congrats on your Guest DT position....I know the KS girls are happy to be stamping with you again!!!!

Lilian said...

Double Congratulations to you!! Looking forward to working with you on the i{heart}copics blog :) Have a wonderful day!

Angela Knopf said...

Tammy, it's so wonderful to have you back in the Kitchen! I love your lilacs and the gorgeous colors you chose. Happy Birthday!!

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