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Today’s mini scrapbook pages (6″x6″) are not new, but are very dear to my heart, so I must show them again on this special day that pays tribute to those in service!
These 2 pages are of my GrandFather, who served in the Army in WWI. They were made for a small family album I started. The original post can be seen HERE for a challenge to “Stamp Out Alzheimer’s”.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful (and inky) week!
Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!
PS – Thank you all for your concerns about where I’ve been. It really meant alot to me! No, I have not fallen into a deep abyss. My attention was needed on the family front. I have missed stamping and ALL my inky friends! – Hugs!
Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, Mix it Up!, Whole Family and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey.
Ink: VersaMark from Tsukineko. Riding Hood Red and Night of Navy from SU!.
Embellishments: Star brads from Making Memories. Tan grosgrain ribbon from SU! (?).
Happy CR Friday!
It’s time for another batch of color recipes from the kitchen, this time for the set Multi Step Kittens & Pup.
I hope you aren’t getting tired of seeing samples of stamping on fabric… but as you might guess, I have been having fun… not to mention making some gifts! This tea towel was made for a dear friend’s birthday. She was two Springer Spaniels of her own. One of them is the older brother to our pup. So, you would guess right, she LOVED the gift!
I am just about finished with a tutorial for how I stamped the plaid on the towel, but must run off to a school product … the Father’s Follies! I will be back with the tutorial… and maybe a review of the production.
In the mean time, the color recipe for this Kittens & Pup set can be found HERE. Both Memento & Palette CR’s are included.
Washing instructions can be found HERE.
Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Stamped on: 100% Cotton, 17″x26″ Tea Towel
Inks: (all Palette):
Pup: Step #1 – did not use, Step #2 – Haystack, Step #3 – Burnt Umber, Step #1 – Noir Black.
Plaid: Viridian Leaf, Chartreuse, Claret and Toile Pink
Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!
(If you are looking for the winners to our April Stamp Release Give-Away, you can find them HERE.)
Besides New Stamps today … I have other great News coming from the Kitchen! The KSS Store now has a Rewards Program!!! YaHooo!
That’s right, now being a Registered KSS Store Customer has its rewards! When you buy 10 stamp sets (of the same size), your next stamp set (same size), is FREE!
• If you aren’t already a registered customer in the KSS Store, you can sign up and start adding up your reward points with your first purchase.
• If you already have a customer store account with us, make sure you log in before you complete your next order. You want to make sure your purchase counts towards building up your reward points.
All the details about our New Reward Program can be found HERE.
Now… on with some samples to one our newest sets: Multi Step Hummingbirds.
This card was originally for one of Lynn’s wonderful 10 minute card challenge – 10MC68…but when you 1/2 way cut through what was supposed to be an emboss … you improvise! LOL!
Today, I am spotlighting one of the 4 new stamp sets available starting today! To see them all, you can go HERE.
Now, ever since the release of (and out of stock), Special Edition 3 Step Hummingbird, so many of you made it clear how much you enjoy hummingbirds…. but I knew that the 3 Step version needed work to get that “color blaze” just right.
So, I went back to the drawing board and created two new hummingbirds! My first card shows the simpler hummingbird (without the “blaze” of color on its head or neck) and it is 4 steps. My second card shows the second hummingbird in the mini stamp set. This one is a bit more complex, due to that “blaze” of color on its head and neck. This hummingbird is 8 steps.
I know… you’re thinking “What! 8 steps?”
But seriously, it isn’t as bad as it sounds. I broke this little fellow in half (Yikes! That doesn’t sound very nice at all!). That comes to 4 steps for the head and 4 for the body. The ID Film has a big red dot where to reconnect the bird back together.
By splitting this image into two seperate halves, allows this birdie two different flying positions and an open area for that intense ”POP” of color for the head/neck. Directions for lining the head & body back together with an optional “flying postion” can found in the Hummingbirds (Multi Step) Color Recipe, which is now in the KSS Forum.
Here is a quick reference guide for the two different ways of lining the seperate halves of the hummingbird back together.
Have I scared you?
I hope not. Might sound complicated… but really it’s not. You build the head then the body
You CAN do it! I know you can!
Please remember to visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up with KSS’ new stamp sets.
Stamps: Multi Step Hummingbirds , plus: [Card 1] Simple Sentiments [Card 2] Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: [Card 1]: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Navy from Core’dinations and Almost Amythest from SU! [Card 2]: Solar White Classic Crest and Desert Storm from Neenah, Navy from Core’dinations and Olive Ruche from Paper Temptress.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Hummingbird [Card 1]: Step #3 – Paris Dusik SO 1x, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – New Sprout, Step #4 – Oynx Black (VersaFine) with Fine Detail Black embossing powder. Sentiment: Paris Dusik SO1x and Paris Dusk. [Card 2]: HEAD – Step #3a – Paris Dusik, Step #2a – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1a – New Sprout. [BODY] – Step #6a – Bamboo Leaves, Step #5a – New Sprout, Step #4a London Fog SO 1x, Step #7a – Paris Dusk, Step #8a – Lady Bug. Plaid: Bamboo Leaves & Pear Tart.
Embellishments: [CARD 1]: Nestabilities – large labels, Ribbon Banners and Lattice Rectangles. Adhesive Gems from K&Company. [CARD 2]: Nestabilities – Classic Circles and Ironwork Accents.
Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and enjoing Spring Break (if you get one).
I have another basket for you today… but, there are no eggs in this one!
So, are you wondering when new stamps are coming to the Kitchen?
4 new stamp sets on
start looking for sneak peeks and a KSS give-away starting April 16th
Please remember to visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you this KSS Monday.
Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Berries and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Mars from Stardream.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa SO 1x, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Strawberries: Step #1 – Rhubarb Stalk SO 1x, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #4 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine). Strawberry Leaves: (Version 1) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. (Version 2) Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine, #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Plaid BKGD: Angel Pink and Rhubarb Stalk. Sentiment: Imperial Purple (VersaFine).
Materials – Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Vintage Sentiments, Mix It Up! and Multi Step Ribbons with a Cause,from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Ruby an d Gold Metallic from The Paper Co. Ink: (all Memento unless noted) Ribbon: Step #3 Paris Dusk, Step #2 Danube Blue, Step#1 Danube Blue stamp off 1x. Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x. Sentiment: Majestic Blue – VersaFine and Galaxy Gold – Brilliance. Ink on dry emboss: Rocket Red – Brilliance and Moonlight White – Brilliance. Embellishments: VersaMark stars with Fine Detail embossing powder. Dry embossing folders – Distressed Stripes and Stars from ProvoCraft. Gold star brads from my stash.
… starting this Monday, June 21 st and get 20% off on all available items in the Kitchen Sink Stamps store.
Plus, all orders (US & International) with a total of $60. before shipping, will include a FREE Mystery Stamp Set (Retail Value: $27.95)… keep it for yourself or get a jump on your Holiday gift giving.
Orders with a total of $65. before shipping still get FREE Shipping too! (US only)
But to get 20% off you must type in the promotion code: STAR
Sale ends midnight (EST) Wed. June 23rd
Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Multi Step Build a Garland, Multi Step Ornament & Stars, Big & Bold Swashes, Plaid Plus! and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cappuccino from Stardream Cool Metallic-Ruby from The Paper Company. Ink (Memento unless noted): Ornament – Step #5 Grape Jelly, Step #4 Sweet Plum, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #1 Lady Bug. Pine Bough – Step #4 Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 New Sprout. Bell - Step #5 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine Ink), Step #4 Vintage Sepia stamp off 1x (VersaFine Ink), Step #3 Toffee (VersaFine Ink), Step #2 Toffee stamp off 1x (VersaFine Ink), Step #1 Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink). Stars – Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine Ink), Step #2 Toffee (VersaFine Ink), Step #1 Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink). Swirls – Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink) and VersaMark with Super Fine Embossing powder – Gold from Ranger. Sentiment – Olympia Green (VersaFine Ink) and Rhubarb Stalk. Plaid – Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout. Embellishments: Petite Classic and Scalloped Oval Netabilities. Wide Grosgrain ribbon – Old Olive from SU! Clear – Atyou Spica Marker.
Time for another clue to ….
Kitchen Sink Stamps & PaperTemptress’s St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Give Away!
Remember, once you have all of the pieces of the puzzle you can enter to win Kitchen Sink Stamps’ newly released stamp set, Multi Step Shamrock and Clover, 2 Memento Dew Drop Inks – (Cottage Ivy & Pear Tart) and a Special St. Patty’s KSS Green Package from PaperTemptress.
How to enter to win: You must email Patricia at the PaperTemptress, firstname.lastname@example.org, the completed phrase before Midnight (PST), March 21st.
One winner will be picked & announced on the First Day of Spring – March 24th!
St. Patrick is shining down on us today!!!!
Remember to visit the PaperTemptress’s Community Blog tomorrow for the next part of the puzzle.
Wishing you a very Happy St.Patty’s Day & Happy Treasure Hunting!!!!
PLUS: is time for another… Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special! How Lucky is that!!!!
This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You will never know what might be on sale!
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Shamrocks & Clover , Plaid Plus!, Simple Sentiments and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Blanc Sparkle, Neenah Green, Gold Pearl Linen and Fairway Metallic – all in the Special St. Patty’s KSS Green Package from Paper Temptress. Also Olive Ruche from the Paper Temptress but not included Special St. Patty’s KSS Green Package. Ink: Shamrock: Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #2 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #1 Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Sentiment – Olympia Green – VersaFine and Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – clear. Classic, Scalloped and Inverted Scalloped Circles from Nestabilities. Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s. Velvet ribbon Michael’s. Spring Moss Satin Polk a Dot ribbon from Papertrey. Boarder punch from Fiskers. Emerald Glitter Dots.
I thought Tammy’s CT color challenge with these bright Spring colors were so fun… I just had to do another card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! …. and boy, you should check out what the Color Throwdown Design Team came up with… gorgeous!
I had started this card several weeks ago. I did not like the background behind the lamb and bunny. It was white and the lamb was getting lost. So, I had come to stand still and put the aside… hoping something would come along and inspire me. Well, it did … it was Connie’s clouds with her little lambs card [HERE] was the ticket!!!! (two minds thinking alike down the same path… but mine got stuck in the mud! LOL!) Thanks Connie for the heavenly inspiration! You will also find a color recipe for both Little Lambs HERE and the Bunny from 3 Step Honey Bunny HERE.
With my first challenge card, I mentioned that I did not have all the SU! inks… which lead me to find close substitutes using a different ink brand.
So now if you see a color you don’t have used in a Multi Step Color Recipe, you can go to the chart and see if you have something else that might work instead.
Please keep in mind that colors can shift even within a manufacturer (even as I walk from room to room. LOL!). For example, I have two different ink pads of Imperial Purple…. one is dark gray-purple and the other is a brighter blueish-purple. Kind of crazy… but it happens, different dye lots, even aging over time can cause the difference…. but, I can’t bear to part with either one! When one of the purples is used by its self, it is noticeable that they are very different… but when I use either one when I am multi step stamping … it all seems to meld together and they look the same. I think I’ll call it color harmony!
My starting point was to match inks to SU!’s paper line, comparing the full line of Tsukineko’s inks. This included; Memento Dye Inks, Brilliance Pigment Inks, VersaFine Pigment Inks and VersaMagic Pigment Inks. You will notice a few colors are the alternative choice for several different colors… it might be a touch lighter, brighter or darker… but close enough where it works. You’ll also find some colors are a “spot on” match (love that!). I also included two other ink brands to my ink substitution chart …. Palette Hybrid Ink and Adirondack Dye Inks.
Again… this is just how my eyes are seeing it, you may find that you have a substitution that you like much better than what I have here on this list. …. and if you do, I would love to learn about it.
Hope you find my Ink Substitution Chart helpful. Happy Stamping!
Materials – Stamps: 3 Honey Bunny, Multi Step Little Lambs, Plaid Plus! (to decorate the eggs) and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo from SU! Ink: HERE for Little Lambs and HERE for Bunny. Clouds in Aquatic Splash – VersaMagic, Sentiment in Cantaloupe – Memento and Turquoise Gem – VersaMagic. Grass – Step #3 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 New Sprout – Memento. Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – clear. Labels 6 from Nestabilities. Egg punch from Punch Bunch. Adhesive Gems from K&Co. Ribbon from sei (sorry, it was a scrap from a kit).
It is Wednesday again and a Holiday too … so, now until midnight (EST), the Kitchen Sink Store will be serving up another helping of The Kitchen Sink’s Wednesday Blue Plate Special!
This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You never know what might be on sale!
Materials – Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy and Confetti Cream from SU! Kraft from Papertrey. Ink: Real Red and Night of Navy from SU! Embellishments: Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon from SU!
Two more Holiday cards to share… each with a different look. One playful and one traditional and both created with the same stamp set – Multi Step™ Build a Garland. The color recipe pdf files can found HERE or download directly using Tsukeniko inks HERE or Stampin’ Up! inks HERE.
Card #1: Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Build a Garland , Plaid Plus! and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Ink: (stamping backwards and no masking needed) – GINGERBREAD MAN: Step #3 Vintage Sepia – VersaFine, Step #3 Toffee – VersaFine, Step #2 Desert Sand – Memento, did no use Step #4 of gingerbread man. POP CORN: Step #4 Vintage Sepia – VersaFine, Step #3 Toffee stamp off 1x – VersaFine, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamp off 1x then repeat 2 more x’s – Memento, Step #1 Dandelion stamp off 1x – Memento; then stamp Step #1 again using Frost White – Color Box. PEPPERMINTS: Step #3 Crimson Red – VersaFine, Step #2 Lady Bug – stamp off 1x – Memento, Step #1 Angel Pink – Memento. SENTIMENT: Crimson Red – VersaFine. STRIPES: Rhubarb Stalk & Cottage Ivy – Memento. Embellishments: Red striped ribbon from Craft Essentials. Fiskers Paper Edgers – name ?
Card #2: Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Build a Garland and 3 Step™ Poinsetia from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Olive Ruche and Metallic Braonze both from Paper Temptress. Ink: (stamping backwards and no masking needed) – PINE BRANCHES: Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Cottage Ivy ( Memento) then with a dauber, dab Toffee (VersaFine) in the pine cone area, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 New Sprout – Memento. BOW (cut out & add with pop up dot): Step #4 Toffee – VersaFine, Step #3 Toffee stamp off 1x – VersaFine, Step #2 Galaxy Gold 2x’s – Brilliance, Step #1 Dandelion stamp off 1x – Memento. SENTIMENT: Onyx Black – VersaFine. Embellishments: Ribbon – Red striped ribbon from Craft Essentials. Red organza sheer ribbon from Michael’s. Classic & Scalloped Petite Ovals from Nestabilities. Ruby rhinestones from Heidi Swapp.