Monday, February 9, 2009

Kitchen Sink Monday: He Loves Me He Loves Me Not

This week's Kitchen Sink Monday challenge comes from the winner of our latest KSS contest. Connie is joining the KSS Crew Members as our guest designer today. She challenged us to use some of KSS's fabulous floral images to make a Valentine, but without using pink or red.

I turned to the new tulip bouquet set for my card. I stamped the smaller tulip bouquet in shades of yellow. I love yellow tulips--they're so spring-like! I added the round vase to "contain" them, too.

I kept the card pretty simple. I layered the stamped image on a green panel, then layered the image and some coordinating polka dotted paper on a bright yellow cardfront.

I thought for a while about what sentiment to use for a friendly Valentine card before finally settling on the "for my dear friend" sentiment from the 3 Step Hibiscus stamp set. It's stamped to match the panel around the stamped image.

To see what the other KSS Crew Members have done with Connie's challenge, you can stop by their blogs. Here's where you can find them:
Angela Knopf
Dee Jackson
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Maria Colosimo, owner
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger

And, if you want to enter the current KSS contest, you still have some time. You can find all the details here.

Materials Used:
3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and 3 Step Hibiscus stamp sets (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, and Ripe Avocado Palette inks, Lemon Tart and Ripe Avocado cardstock, Polka Dot Parade patterned paper, Lemon Tart satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Barely Banana, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Soft Sky, and Cool Caribbean Classic inks, Whisper White cardstock


  1. This is so pretty Lori!! I love the colors and the pop of color in the dp.

  2. I love your beautiful yellow tulips, Lori!! I can feel spring in the air with this delightful creation!!! What wonderful work!!

  3. This is sooo pretty, Lori! I just love these tulips in yellow! Wonderful simple layout to!!

  4. How adorably cute! So pretty, esp. the tulips!!

  5. Beautiful, Lori! LOVE the yellow and the polka dots!

  6. Just lovely Lori!! I'm loving the yellow!! :)

  7. Okay...that bowl is fabulous. I love the tulips and the polka dot paper. (I seriously need to go shopping with you!) What a beautiful card!

  8. very interesting image....beautiful card!!

  9. So pretty and fresh Lori! Love the colors you picked up from the fun designer paper! Love the polka dots too! :D


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