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September 7, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday - KSS Challenge

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday! It's also challenge day here in the kitchen. This month, KSS designer Makiko is the challenge hostess - her challenge is to use KSS images and alter some back to school items with Kitchen Sink Stamps! Grab your KSS stamps, play along with this months challenge and be sure to enter at the KSS Blog.

I created two school themed projects (click to enlarge) for Makiko's challenge - a card using MJ's weekly sketch challenge and a paperweight, both using the 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The Red panel was embossed using the Numbers CuttleBug Folder (sorry it's now showing here - can't wait for my replacement bulb to arrive), because my panels were too long, I simply ran it through the Big Shot once, then moved over the panel and embossed the rest. To add some color to the embossed area, I used the CuttleBug Highlights Technique using Caramel Ink. I stamped the ruler from the 3 Step School Days on White card stock as follows: Step 3 in Chocolate Chip; Step 1 in Caramel, sponge the edges in Caramel then layer on a Chocolate Chip panel. The books were stamped as follows: Step 3 Real Red; Step 2 Caramel; Step 1 Caramel. The sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Baby stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I picked up a whole bunch of paperweights last year at the Dollar Tree - they are great for altering. Here I stamped the book, then the apple on top, cut my White card stock with a Spellbinder Circle Die, then placed it inside the paperweight.

Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step School Days, Multi Step Baby
Ink - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Card Stock - White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Other - Big Shot, CuttleBug Numbers Folder, Spellbinders Circle Die, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, Paperweight

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Thanks for stopping by, for more KSS inspiration, check out the other DT members blogs: Angela, Dee, Connie, Julie, Lori, Lynn , Makiko, Maria (KSS Owner)


Unknown said...

Wonderful projects! The paperweight is so pretty! :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this great card with the fabulous embossed background and the beautifully stamped diagonal rulers!!

Wish my dollar store had these paperweights!! What a fabulous gift!!!

Gorgeous work, Lisa!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just love them both, but the paperweight maybe a little more! Clever GF!

Pat Bowman said...

Love that paperweight Lisa - fun project!

Lori said...

What a great pair, Lisa! The paperweight is a perfect back to school gift.

Unknown said...

Wow!! What a fantastic project, Lisa!! I love how you altered the paper weight & the beautiful card!! You just gave me a great idea for the teacher's gift ;)! TFS.

MJ said...

Great job Lisa. I love those paperweights. Fabulous card too. Thanks so much for playing along.

Dee Jackson said...

Love the paper weight Lisa! The card is wonderful too:)

Basement Stamper said...

Great card and love the matching paperweight!

Connie M. said...

What a wonderful back to school card, Lisa! That paper weight is awesome!!

Angela Knopf said...

I LOVE the rulers in the background, you did such a great job spacing those out...they look like DP. The paperweight idea was fabulous too. Gonna have to shop at the Dollar Store more often. *giggle

Margaret Raburn said...

Very cool projects, Lisa! Great background with the rulers and how fun to alter a paperweight to match!! Wonderful gift!

Carol L said...

I've never seen paperweights altered before, but I LOVE yours!! The matching card is beautifully done as well!

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