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A new month means a new KS Crew challenge! Our KS Crew Hostess this month is Lisa, and Lisa has designed this great card sketch for KS Crew Challenge #19! [Please read all the way to the bottom for all the KS Crew Challenge details].
Here is my take on Lisa’s great card sketch, which is also from Saturday’s sneak peek. My card uses one of the new sets coming out tomorrow called, Multi Step™ Christmas Lights (MINI). I am having fun with these “Taste of the Kitchen” mini sets…. they are just a small sampling of multi step stamping fun! You will also find a Multi Step™ Christmas Lights Color Recipe PDF file to downloaded by directly clicking HERE.
The Kitchen Sink Crew also has cooked samples using KSS’s New Holiday stamp sets for your viewing.
Thanks Lisa for the wonderful sketch!
Above, I mentioned that 6 new stamp sets for the Holiday Season would be available in the Kitchen Sink Store tomorrow, Nov. 3rd….. but last month’s Early Bird Special was so much fun… I thought we should do it again…. just for all the fabulous In the Sink News readers and readers of the KS Crew (remember… each KS Crew Member has a 10% off code that can be used… any time, any day!). So again, the Kitchen Sink store doors will open one day early for the Early Bird Special!
KSS – Early Bird Special: Nov 2nd, midnight to midnight EST – All orders $50 and over will get FREE Shipping – One Day Only.
International orders: Free Shipping on orders $60 and over on stamps ONLY.
Please NOTE: Shipping & Handling will be charged at the time of checkout and qualifying orders will have the S&H charge refunded upon shipment. Orders with a Pre-Ordered item that qualifies for FREE Shipping, the order will be held and ship when the Pre-Ordered item is available to ship.
To see what all 6 new sets look like… you can find them HERE.
Join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!
By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and Lisa’s card sketch challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS Blog [ HERE ]. Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#19, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#19 can be found HERE.
Deadline to Lisa’s card sketch challenge is Friday eve. – Nov. 27th (the day after Thanksgiving) – midnight EDT.
This month’s prizes are:
1st prize is $25.00 store credit.
2nd prize is $15.00 store credit.
3rd prize is $7.50 store credit.
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Christmas Lights (MINI) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Olive Ruche and Stardream – Mars both from Paper Temptress. Ink: (stamping backwards) – GREEN LIGHT: Step #5 Smokey Gray – VersaFine, Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Bamboo Leaves stamp 2x’s – Memento, Step #2 New Sprout stamp 2x’s – Memento, Step #1 Pear Tart – Memento. RED LIGHT: Step #5 Smokey Gray – VersaFine, Step #4 Crimson Red – VersaFine, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk stamp 2x’s – Memento, Step #2 Lady Bug – Memento, Step #1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x and then repeat – Memento. SENTIMENT: Crimson Red – VersaFine and Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Embellishments: Ribbon – Red striped ribbon from Craft Essentials. Red organza sheer ribbon from Michael’s. Classic & Scalloped Rectangles from Nestabilities. Rhinestones from Martha Stewart.
Angela has cooked up a challenge where we not only get to push our creativity… but we get to count too!
Angela’s KS Crew Challenge #18 - Easy as 1, 2, 3: Use only 1 Pop Dot, 2 Embellishments (of your choice), and 3 different stamped images.
You can use as many layers as you’d like, but please don’t use more than the items listed. Want to use ribbon? That counts as one embellishment, but…you can use as many different types of ribbon as you’d like. Make sense?
I first stamped the moon (that’s 1 image). Then stamped the tree on top of the moon (that’s the 2nd image), followed by the leaves (that’s 3). I then did all my sponging of the ground and sky before I cut out the moon to pop it up with the 1 pop-up dot. My two embellishments… brads – #1 & ribbon #2. This was a fun challenge… sort of like counting Weight Water’s points… only with paper crafts! LOL! Thank you Angela for this super fun challenge. You really took my “COUNTING” to a whole ‘nuther level!
Join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!
By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and counting with Angela’s Easy as… 1, 2, 3 challenge for your card or project, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS Blog [ HERE ]. Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#18, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#18 can be found HERE.
Deadline to Angela’s challenge is Friday eve. – Oct. 23rd, (midnight EDT)
This month’s prizes are:
1st prize is $25.00 store credit.
2nd prize is $15.00 store credit.
3rd prize is $7.50 store credit.
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Owl & Autumn Moon from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Malmero Perle -Noir. Metallic Mango from the Paper Company. Going Gray and Confetti Cream from SU! Ink: Tree: (stamping backwards) – Step #2 Onyx Black – VersaFine, Step #1 Vintage Sepia – VersaFine. Leaves: Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk – Memento, Step #1 Tangelo – Memento. Moon – Step #3 Majestic Blue stamp off 1x – VersaFine, Step #2 Pearlescent Sky Blue – Brilliance, Step #1 Aspen Mist – VersaMagic. Ground: sponged Onyx Black & Vintage Sepia – VersaFine. Sky: sponged Starlite Silver – Brilliance. Embellishments: Small purple brads from SEI. Ribbon – from my stash. Peaks – Paper Edgers from Fiskars.
Happy Labor Day!!!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful, “un-official” last day of summer.
Many students have already gone back to school …. but not so in Los Angeles! This Wed. will be our first day back to school! … “the most wonderful time of the year!” … that Staples commercial cracks me up!
That commercial makes KS Crew Member, Makiko, giggle too…. who is our hostess for Sept.’s KS Crew Challenge. Makiko’s challenge sure is appropriate for me this week!
Makiko’s KS Crew challenge #17 is: Back to School Challenge….. Use school supplies or items to make a card or project! Or you can alter the items too. Extra apple points for a school themed project
As I sift through my son’s brand new school supplies (hoping I would not get caught!!! – LOL!) … I came across grid notebook paper, 4×5 index cards and crayons … and this is what I came up with for Makiko’s KS Challenge #17.
I used Memento Inkers (Dandelion, Lady Bug and Sky Blue) for random drops of color on some card stock and then blotted the card stock with the grid note book paper. After punching Spiral holes on one side of the 4×5 index card, I used Red Magic and Night Sky inks (both VersaMagic) to distress the card. The apple was also stamped on a 4×5 index card, cut out and adhered with some pop up dots.
This sure was a fun, fun challenge… I have a whole new out look on “school supplies”!!!
Join in the KS Crew Challenge fun by using Kitchen Sink Stamps and some sort of school supply in your card or project, will qualify you for one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win! Be sure to post your project using Mr. Linky at the bottom on the KSS Weblog. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#17, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info for KSCC#17 can be found HERE.
Deadline to Makiko’s challenge is Friday eve. – Sept. 25th, (midnight EDT) which is also KSS’s 2 year Anniversary …YaHOOOO!!! (more fun Anniversary stuff to come soon)!!!!!!!!
Please take a peek at what the rest of the KS Crew has created today to inspire you… you are going to love what they’ve cooked up this week!
I like a sale… don’t you?
How about a spur of the moment sale in the Kitchen for my Kitchen Sink Readers? Sound like a good idea??? For the next 24 hours, get 20% off everything in stock in the Kitchen Sink Store (workshop excluded).
Use the promo code: LABORDAY
Materials – Stamps: 3 Step™ School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Malmero Perle -Noir and red & ivory paper scraps. School Supplies – 4×5 index card and Grid notebook paper. Inks not mentioned abo ve: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Apple – Step#4 Sweet Plum, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #1 Lady Bug – stamp off 1x. Leaf – Step #2 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Pear Tart. “ABC & 123″ on grid paper is stamped in Summer Sky. Sentiment – Onyx Black with Crimson Red drop shadow – VersaFine inks. Embellishments: Crayola crayon. Scalloped scissors. Yellow star brad from Making Memories. 1/16″ hole punch from Fiskers. Spiral punch and Linen thread from SU! Clear and Green Atyou Spica Markers.
A new month, means a new challenge in the Kitchen… and today we have a Guest Hostess!
I am thrilled that Emilia had time during her busy summer travels to stop in the Kitchen for a visit. This is the second time she has been a Guest Hostess for KSS and it is always a pleasure to see what kind of challenge Emilia has cooked up for us!
Emilia’s challenge for us is: DECORATE YOUR CARD CORNERS
You can use any embellishment, below you find a list of some embellishments you can use but feel free to use any product that you think might look good on your card corners:
Here in today’s card, I pleated the twill ribbon behind the stamped Hibiscus flower, the same way I pleated the organza ribbon on my Thankful card.
I have written a quick “How I Did It” tutorial, which can be found HERE.
For more beautiful samples to inspire you, visit Emilia, and the rest of the KS Crew
To get to know Emilia better, you can read more about her HERE and visit her on her blog, Emilia’s Italian Inspirations. Grazie mille Emilia for coming up with this fun challenge to stretch us out to the far corners of our creativity!
Again, this month’s challenge will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win! To play along and find out more info, go to the KSS Blog, HERE. Deadline to Emilia’s challenge is Friday eve. – Aug. 21st, midnight EDT. When uploading to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#16, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
Have a Happy Monday!
Materials – Stamps: 3 Step™ Hibiscus, Plaid Plus!, Big & Bold Swashes, Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Shimmery White from SU! Kraft from Papertrey. Ink: (all Memento Inks) Flower: Step #1 Cantaloupe with Tangelo around the edges [see photos below], Step #2 Rose Bud, Step #3 Lilac Posies, Step #4 Sweet Plum, Step #5 Grape Jelly. Leaves: Step #1 Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 Cottage Ivy. Sentiment: Grape Jelly. Corners: Lilac Posies. Plaid: Pear Tart & Bamboo Leaves. I also used Bamboo Leaves to sponge the edges. Embellishments: Crystal adhesive rhinestones form Me & My Big Ideas. Berry Sorbet Twill ribbon from Papertrey.
I sure have been enjoying reading everyone’s Sneak Peek comments and all the things that make your summers special! Thank you all for playing and sharing!!!! And as for sharing… I have tons to share with you all today!
First: Tomorrow is the big day to release 7 new stamps sets from the Kitchen. These 7 sets are:
1] Multi Step™ Baby
2] Multi Step™ Berries
3] Big & Bold Swatches
4] Multi Step™ Ducks & Pigs
5] Multi Step™ Kittens & Pup
6] 3 Step™ Letters from the Past
7] Words of Comfort & Joy
Plus: For a limited time, you can get the entire new release (all 7) …. “I Want a Full Sink”, from now until Sunday, July 12th (EST) and get a savings of 10% off!….. that is almost getting one small set FREE! …. and YES, this offer still qualifies for Free Shipping (when purchased from the USA)…. YaHOO!!!!
Second: The card I share today is from Sneak Peek #1 …. and for Kitchen Sink’s Crew Challenge for July.
…and for the special surprise…. as a “Thank You”, to all the “In the Sink” subscribers… all 7 New Kitchen Sink Stamps will be available to you a day early …. today!
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Kittens & Pups and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Almost Amethyst from SU! Vintage Cream and Spring Moss from Papertrey. Ink: Kittens - Step #1 Wheat -VersaMagic, Step #2 Sahara Sand – VersaMagic, Step #3 Smokey Gray – VersaFine, Step #4 Vintage Sepia – VersaFine. Background – Close to Cocoa. Copic Markers (click on photo to see the colors numbers larger). Melon Atyou Spica Markers (for the kittens eyes and then .oo5 Black Multi Liner). Embelishments: Labels from Nestabilities. Adhesive Rhinestones & Ribbons from Michale’s. Buttons – Wassel from Basic Gray. Linen thread from SU!
Lynn has us really thinking outside of the box today with her challenge today … or maybe I should say thinking outside of the can… as in trash can! Yup… is Trash to Treasure time with Lynn’s challenge… we are Going Green in the Kitchen today!
Lynn’s challenge is to Reduce, Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle! …. We are Going GREEN in the Kitchen today!
Take some previously used non-stamping item that is headed for the trash can and turn it into a component in your Kitchen Sink project either as a layer or embellishment of some sort! Trash to Treasure so to speak!
I have been weeding out the “no longer needed” computer cds that have been piling up in my office, and I thought … “Why throw them in the trash… they could be a treasure!” So, I created this sun catcher to go in my boys room. It was a lot of fun and is very sparkly when the sun hits it. (sorry about the window screen in the background).
Dee ………………………… (welcome back Dee! )
Lynn – Challenge Hostess
Again, this month’s challenge will be picked by a random number generator… so, everyone has a chance to win!
For all the challenge info and prizes, go HERE. The prizes have changed this month, so you will want to go see.
Please leave your link in the Mr. Linky box below over on the KSS Blog [HERE]. Deadline to Lynn’s challenge is Friday eve. – June 19th, midnight EDT.
Please leave one link per challenge sample. You can enter as many samples as you like. When uploading to your favorite gallery, please use KSCC#14, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.and … Thank you Lynn for the fabulous challenge and our world thanks you too!
Materials: I will follow up with another post with a “How to”.
Thanks for looking.
Mother & Daughter part 2 of my Family Tree photo album for the SOA – KSS Challenge: Remembering.
I bet you guessed it … in this photo, I am here with my Mother. Yellow was her favorite color and she was just as vibrant and full of energy as the color it self!
Materials – Stamps: 3 Step™ Daisy and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Barely Banana from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink – all SU!: Large Daisy – Step #1 Barely Banana, Step #2 Summer Sun, Step #3 Marigold Morning, flower center: Chocolate Chip. Small Daisies – (light) Step #1 Barely Banana, Step #2 Summer Sun, flower center: Chocolate Chip, (dark) Step #1 Summer Sun, Step #2 Marigold Morning, flower center: Chocolate Chip. Sentiment – Chocolate Chip. Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles.
Here is another entry in my Family Tree photo album …. along with the SOA – KSS Challenge: Remembering.
This is a photo of my Grand Mother holding my Mother. I am amazed by this photo and how much my Grand Mother looks like my Mother did as an adult. I remember that my Grandmother loved the color pink & sweets! She always had warm fresh cookies or a “just baked” pie … still cooling, as we came barreling through my Grand Parents’ door when we came to visit every Sunday afternoon. It is with my Grand Mother and Mother, on those Sunday afternoons, where I first started crafting, sewing, etc. Very good memories!
Materials – Stamps: 3 Step™ Hearts & Roses and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Kraft, Sweet Blush and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink – all SU!: Roses – Step #1 Pink Pirouette, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Cameo Coral, Step #4 Regal Rose. Leaves – Step #1 Certainly Celery, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Sentiment – Close to Cocoa. Embellishments: Clear – Atyou Spica Markers.
Materials – Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, Mix it Up! and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps… (the script is a sneak peek to a future stamp coming in July). 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! (?).