Friday, January 19, 2018

Kitchen is the Heart

The challenge at Double D is Kitchen is the Heart of the Home.  Wow!  This was a tough one for me.  Seriously.  I had no stamps or dies that I could use for this challenge.  So I had a REAL challenge.  I remembered one die that I got a long time ago, and never used that had kitchen utensils, a placemat and palate. I pulled that one out and just looked at it for a long time.  Nothing came!  What to do?  
When my daughter was little, we spent a lot of time on the kitchen baking.  We had many cookie cutters for the different holidays and had fun baking cupcakes.  My memories brought me some motivation.  I would have to alter some stamp sets, but that was possible.  
                                                   Here is the mood board. 
Remember, my card is the memories that I have of the kitchen being the heart of the home.  
 I finished the inside of the card with another stamp set, but only colored the cupcake.

I die cut the utensils to make a stencil and did my background with them using Stampin Up ink Crumb Cake. I used one of the spoons and the bowl die to add to the scene.  Colored them up with Spectrum Noir markers. ( getting used to them)  Next, I partially stamped the image from My Favorite Things, Crafty Things,  placed the bowl and the spoon in her hands.  This panel was placed on a Kraft and then a red card stock base. I had to finish the inside with another MFT stamp called Hello Cupcake.   
As I said this was a real challenge.  Thanks Diane and Darlene and all of the design team for some inspiration. 
I will be adding this to the challenge at Double D Challenge

Thanks for stopping to see more.  Your comments are appreciated.  If you have some ideas for this challenge, you should enter.  There are great prizes. 


  1. YEAH! You did it!! This is FABulous and how cool that our challenge brought back such sweet memories for you! Love how you created the stencil to make your background ... very clever! WELL DONE ... it's adorable! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kitchen is Where the Heart Is’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. I can't believe you have that stencil with you in the SC. This is so stinkin' cute and I love the little reflection you shared with us. Really creative and great design. So happy you are playing with us over at Double D. I always look forward to what you have for us!!! XO~

  3. Wonderful take on the challenge to depict the kitchen as the heart of the home. And, I got great memories revived for me too when I did my card.

  4. OH clever you! I love how you brought your memories into play! And clever of you to make stencils out of your die cuts (I am mailing you that stencil plastic today!) This is a very sweet card, not only for the perfect images inside and out but for all of those memories that came flooding back. Crafting IS good for the soul! xo~ Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  5. This tickles me, Barbara! You got very creative and came up with the perfect card for your daughter AND our kitchen challenge. It's so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Double D!

  6. It's a cupcake kind of day everyday for me lately! This card is darling and what's even better is the memories that it stirred up! <3

  7. What a fun card! Love your inspiration for this beauty. Crafting is therapy and leaves us all in a happy place....well done!

  8. I have had this in my inbox until I had time to comment. It has been a crazy week..... I love how you took what you had and played with it. Creative and FUN.

  9. Love, love this card and love the post, I have cookie cutting memories too and your card made me think of those!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D...and I know for a fact we will see there 'all the time'..'wink'!!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}