Cheery Pink Carnations

Needed to send some cheer and knew some pink carnations would do the trick…

Carnations-Thinking-of-You … using the new set, Multi Step Carnations. :)

Thanks for looking … and please check out what’s new with KS Crew too.

 Lisa  Lynn 

Have an inky day!

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Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations and Words of Comfort & Joy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Carnations: (flower) Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 –Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. (stems) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Old Olive, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Butterfly: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – did not use. Sentiment: Elderberry.
Embellishments: Pink striped ribbon – scrap from my stash.

A Country Christmas Card

You can never start too early to start making Christmas cards … I really should probably start in January! ;)  The card below was from Sneak Peek #3 – to show KSS’ new sentiment set, Greeting from the Woods. It was my hope that this set would serve as a multi season set … not just summer with the Cabin set, but for the Holidays too. :)

Seasons-Greetings

Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.

 Lisa  Lynn 

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Stamps:  Multi Step Pine Trees, Plaid Plus! and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm Classic Crest from Neenah. Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Plaid: (2 stripes) Olive Grove & Pistachio and Rhubarb Stalk & Peanut Brittle. (3 stripes) Desert Sand & Toffee Crunch. (thin stripes) Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle. (hearts stripe) Olive GrovePine Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Snow Flakes: Olive Grove. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk.
Embellishments: Brown Velvet ribbon – scrap from my stash. Adhesive red balls and gold star from Michael’s.

New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

How about a little R&R amongst the birch trees or a little fishing by the lake?

Sounds mighty good to me!

This is was my inspiration for 3 of our newest sets. Here is a sample of all 3 together (with a few older favorites)

Peaceful-Greetings

There is very little masking on this card… really!

The house was masked to add the pines. I over stamped the darker pine on top the lighter one – no extra masking. The trunks of the birch trees were masked for the lake… that’s it. Everything else was over stamped. :)

 

And for the 4th new stamp set … I can’t forget about flowers !

carnation-boquet

Hope you are as excited as I am with these new sets.

They can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

 

Multi Step Carnations

with Digital Die Cut also available

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Multi Step Birch Trees (PRE-Order)

with Digital Die Cut also available

our first EXTRA LARGE SETBirch-Trees-sample-wtrmk

  FINISHED STAMP birch trees MEASURE  – approx. 4-1/2″ TALL X 5-1/4″ WIDE

Multi Step Cabin by the Lake

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Greetings from the Woods
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Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.

 Lisa  Lynn 

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (stone walk, squirrel and birds in sky) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Birch Trees: Leaves-Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. Tree Trunk – Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch.  Cabin: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – London Fog 2x’s (mask over house). Pine Tree (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Canoe: Tuxedo Black. Stepping Stones: Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – London Fog. Grass: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: none.
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(CARD #2) Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations, 3 Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm & Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Certainly Celery from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks): Purple Carnations: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Pink Carnations: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stems (variation 1): Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Stems (variation 2): Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Urn: Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, Step #1 – did not use. Butterfly: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Cantaloupe 2xs. Script: New Sprout and Toffee Crunch.
Embellishments: adhesive pop dots.

#4 – Last Sneak Peek, 4 New Stamps available tomorrow

Hope you had a Happy and safe 4th of July!

Here is my last sneak peek for you.

Sneak Peek #4

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Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th!

Something looks different & Sneak Peek #3

Don’t be alarmed if things look different.

The “In the Sink” News blog is under renovation… but that won’t stop me from showing,

Sneak Peek #3

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Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th!

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One day left to our “pre” 4th of July Sale!

30% off  until July 4th (midnight PST). Let the fireworks begin!

PROMO CODE: HAPPY4TH

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Happy Friday!

KSS Sneak Peek #2

Boy oh boy! Many of you are so close with sneak peek #1 … can’t fool you guys! :)

Time for the next peek.

Sneak Peek #2

Gave a little more this time. What do you think it could be?

SN#2

Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th!

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There is still time to take advantage of our “pre” 4th of July Sale!

30% off  until July 4th (midnight PST). Let the fireworks begin!

PROMO CODE: HAPPY4TH

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See you Friday with another peek.

KSS Sneak Peeks to New Stamps Begin!

Sneak Peek #1

What do you think it could be?

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Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th!

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But until then, our “pre” 4th of July Sale is on!

30% off  until July 4th (midnight PST). Let the fireworks begin!

PROMO CODE: HAPPY4TH

Have a wonderful Monday!

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Little bit of this and that … a winner, a sale +

Congratulations to the Winner of the

KSS/Mod Squad Father’s Day Challenge!

Nance was the winner of the and won a $25.00 gift certificate.  

Congratulations Nance!

All the participants did an awesome job!

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Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th

The count down with sneak-peeks begins next week!

I am VERY excited about this release …

REALLY, I can hardly wait for you all to see them!

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Plus, with another holiday fast approaching, what’s better than a pre” 4th of July Sale!

30% off  from now until July 4th (midnight PST). Let the fireworks begin!

PROMO CODE: HAPPY4TH

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Multi Step Trees w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi Step Brush Strokes w/digital Die Cut available

Until Monday, have a wonderful weekend!

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Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (birds), Multi Step Paint Strokes and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Paint Stokes “grass”: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 –  Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.  Tree: several different color recipes that can found HERE. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Paint Stokes “inside”: Step #4 – Potter’s Clay, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 –  Tangelo, Step #1 – Tangelo so 1x + Cantaloupe. SENTIMENT: Northern Pine.
Embellishments: none.

Sailing towards a Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all the Dad’s and their families,

a First Rate day!

 

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There is still 2 more days left to play …

KSS is sponsoring a Father’s Day Challenge with the Mod Squad,

with a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

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Multi Step Sail Boats w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi Step Brush Strokes w/digital Die Cut available

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Stamps: Multi Step Sail Boats  and Multi Step Paint Strokes from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Paint Stokes “Lake”: Step #4 – Paris Dusk, Step #3 – Danube Blue, Step #2 –  Bahama Blue, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Sail Boats: several different color recipes that can found HERESENTIMENT: Bahama Blue and Morocco.
Embellishments: none.

Father’s Day … a beacon of light

I did not fall into a deep abyss…

sure it seemed like it!

What’s that saying … “Life happens while we you are busy making plans”….

Yes, it has been too long since I have posted a card … because it has been way too long since I have stamped!  I eventually ran out of cards and was forced too… are you sitting down 

brace yourself …      

I had to give … a store-bought card!    (oh the horror!) ;)

But, NOT this Father’s Day!

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Before I get to my card (yes, there is one – yea!) and other exciting KSS news, I want to thank everyone who reached out during this quiet spell. Your checking in and making sure that everything was ok, meant the world to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Now, even though I have been quiet, I have been busy the past couple of months. Doing what?

For starters …  I’ve been busy designing NEW STAMPS!!! Yup, that’s correct! You can look forward to sneak peeks in the near future! Also, you will find that many more digital die cut files have been added to the KSS store. (I’m almost caught up!)

Other exciting news, KSS is sponsoring a Father’s Day Challenge with the Mod SquadThere you’ll find an awesome Multi Step Baseball card from Judy, to get you inspired for the challenge!  And this just the beginning … you can expect to see KSS as a Mod Squad sponsor once a month (if this doesn’t get me back to stamping… I don’t know what will!) ;)

 Lighthouse-with-pine-trees

Determined not to let another holiday go by and having to purchase my cards, I took the Mod Squad’s challenge as the “kick in the pants” I needed to start stamping again. But, first I would have to dig under the accumulated “stuff” that found a home on my craft table (I knew it was there somewhere), dusted off the ink pads and get to work! At first, it sort of felt like learning how to walk again … but before I knew it, I was back to running and got 4 cards done! (oh yeah!)

Lighthouse-with-pine-trees-clsup

Remember when layering Holly Hobbie cut outs, gluing one on top each other in a shadow box was the big thing to do? (I just dated myself?) Well, I reverted back to my childhood crafting days to give this Father’s Day card some depth and layered a pine tree over the rock .  The water was created using the ink pad technique. The sea spray, daubing on top of the water with a sponge and Opaque White (paint?) from Copic.

Thanks for looking!

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Multi Step Lighthouse w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi Step Pine Trees w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

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Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse  and Multi Step Pine Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Gold from Stardream. Bashful Blue from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Lighthouse: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog 2x’s, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Birds: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 2x’s. Rock: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pine Trees: several different color recipes that can found HERESENTIMENT: Toffee Crunch and Paris Dusk.
Embellishments: Atyou Spica pens – Clear (accents on sentiment and lighthouse top). Opaque White from Copic for the white water & splashes.