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More Show and Tell form the Kitchen

I still have more cards to show you from last week’s sneak peeks! The two cards here are from Day #1 … remember that apple? Well, here are a few more! Red Delicious, Ginger Gold, and Granny Smith (YUM!) :D

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days and Playful Frames & Journaling (used to make the red notebook paper) both from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Color Core – Super Assortment pack (Nostalgia Mix) -Red Rose, Arctic Pool, Katydid and Vanilla Cream from Core’dinations. Shimmery White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: (all are Memento Inks unless noted) – Red Delicious: #1 Lady Bug, #2 Rhubarb Stalk, #3 Sweet Plum, #4 Grape Jelly. Ginger Gold: #1 Dandelion (stamp off 1x), #2 Dandelion, #3 Cantaloupe, #4 More Mustard from SU! (stamp off 1x). Granny Smith: #1 New Sprout, #2 Pear Tart, #3 Certainly Celery from SU! , #4 Bamboo Leaves. The leaves: #1 Pear Tart, #2 Cottage Ivy. Sentiment in Black Onyx from VersaFine, “ABC” in Pear Tart, Lined Paper in Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Yellow ric-rac ribbon from American Crafts, Threading Water border paper punch from Fiskars and Gold spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).

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This card’s inspiration comes from SCS’s card sketch SC190 and color challenge CC178. I thought the rulers would work well for this sketch! I think they measure up! :D Thanks for looking!

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: – Rulers: #1 Wheat – VersaMagic, #2 Desert Sand – Memento, #3 Tuxedo Black – Memento. Black board: VersaMark with White Detail EP from Stampendous. Sentiment: VersaMark with Black Detail EPfrom Stampendous. “A+” background: VersaMark.

Embellishments: Black & White check ribbon from Michaels. Black spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).

September 30, 2008 at 11:44 pm 3 comments

A reminder for What’s Cook’n, Sept. Contest

A quick reminder, the deadline for Sept. – What’s Cook’n with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps , is tonight (Sept. 25th) at midnight EST. Sept.’s theme is Celebrate!

Each winner will win a small stamp set (retail value $15.00) of their choice from the Kitchen Sink Stamp store. Plus, every winner from the past months (including Sept.) are automatically entered in a Special Drawing to win the entire “First Anniversary Release”! YaHoo!!!! :D

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Sending the “Best of Luck” to everyone! :D

Materials:

Stamps: A Year of Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Green Gingham from Making Memories (Emma collection) Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Garden Green from SU! Metallic Kiwi from The Paper Company.

Ink: Pearl. Thyme – Brilliance.

Embellishments: Green crystal brad & glitter coated brads from Making Memories. Wide grosgrain ribbon – Certainly Celery from SU!

September 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

Kitchen Sink Stamps turns 1!

It is so hard to believe a year ago today, Kitchen Sink Stamps open it’s cyber doors! Wow! What a year it has been! So much to learn, to share, to know, to give … and so much to be thankful for!

I am SO thankful for the talented and creative Kitchen Sink Crew , a design team who inspires me on a daily basis! Your love for stamping shows with every card and project you produce! You’ve all been my mentors! :D

I am thankful for the support and the friendships that have blossomed during this year with my colleagues and the readers/supports of SCS. I have met so many kind and giving stampers from all over the world, who’s creative talents just astound me! Your support and inspiration is a gift I truly treasure! :D

I am also thankful for my loving family and dear friends who have all given so much of their time and support to this “adventure” of mine! I couldn’t have done it with out you! :D …. AND to my wonderful husband, who is my better half … and my rock! :D

So, it is with a special big, heartfelt thanks, I thank each and everyone of you! I am thrilled that Kitchen Sink Stamps is apart of this wonderful stamper’s community!

The Kitchen Sink is still full with lots of ideas cooking and I look forward to another fun filled & exciting year stamping with all of you!

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This sweet little humming bird is from the limited edition set, A Year of Thanks!
This set contains all 12 “Thank You” stamps that were sent with each and every order over this past year! Plus, this special 3 Step Hummingbird (can only be found in this set). This set will be available for a limited time only. When they are gone… they are gone.

Materials for card: Stamps – A Year of Thanks! Paper: Shimmery White, Bravo Burgundy and Kiwi Kiss from SU! Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: Step #1 Platinum Planet – Brilliance, Step #2 River Rock – SU!, Step #3 Kiwi Kiss – SU!, Step #4 Ocen Depth – VersaMagic, Step #5 Perfect Plumeria – VersaMagic (head) and Pair Dusk – Memento (body), Step #6 Black Onyx – VersaFine. Sentiment: Deep Lagoon – VersFine. Embellishments: 1″ Swiss double face satin – Deep Turquoise and Rhinestone stickers – Pearls from Michael’s.

September 25, 2008 at 11:02 am 6 comments

Adding flowers to the Kitchen … Kitchen Sink Stamps that is!

I love asking everyone what is their favorite flower. The answers are as different as the many different varieties of flowers themselves!!! :D Here is a list of the top five favorite flowers taken from my most recent blog give away.

#1 – Daisy

#2 – Rose

#3 – Tulip

#4 – Sunflower & Lilac (a tie)

#5 – Pansy

Well, 3 in the top 5 isn’t bad… but, I guess I have more work to do! ;)

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As promised, a full look to sneak peek #4 using … the newest flower in join the bouquet … 3 Step Pansy and another little surprise, this sweet 1/4″ micro check ribbon, which is another addition to the Kitchen Sink store, available tomorrow – Sept. 25th! :D

A paper weight and card. Thanks for stopping by! :D

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Shimmery White and Always Artichoke from SU! Honey Velvet Paper from SEI (used backing for the bottom of paper weight).

Ink (all Memento Inks unless noted): Flowers: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamped 2x’s, Step #3 More Mustard from SU!, Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery from SU!, Step #2 Old Olive from SU!, Step #3 Always Artichoke from SU! Little Bee: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 More Mustard from SU!, Step #3 Tuxedo Black.

Other Items: 2.5″ x 3.75″ Oval Acrylic Stamping Block, Crystal Effects from SU! and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights in the center of the pansies and the wings of the bee.

Here for a tutorial on how to make this paper weight from Rebecca Oehlers.

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Shimmery White and Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Ruby Red from SU!

Ink (all Memento Inks unless noted): Yellow Flowers: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamped 2x’s, Step #3 More Mustard from SU!, Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Red Flowers: Step #1 More Mustard from SU!, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 Ruby Red from SU!, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy from SU!, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery from SU!, Step #2 Old Olive from SU!, Step #3 Always Artichoke from SU! Sentiment: Oylmipia Green – VersaFine.

Embellishments: Vintage Green 1/4″ micro check ribbon and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights in the center of the pansies.


September 24, 2008 at 9:51 am 10 comments

… and the winners from the “Kitchen Sink Stamps turns ONE!” Give Away are…

Thank you everyone for playing and joining in on all the fun! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!!! :D

(WordPress is not having that much fun right now & does not want me to download any images … party pooper!!!!) … BUT I am not going to make anyone wait to find out who the winners are… :D

……. and the WINNERS are ……..

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Day #1 Give Away: 1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest.

#95 – Melissa … who said – My favorite flower is the hibiscus! Especially the bright pink ones! I have four hibiscus plants in my garden and I just love them!

Congratulations Melissa!!! – please email me your shipping address and your choice of 2 colors of dew drops to go with your blocks. Ya-Hoo!!!

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Day #2 Give Away: 8 Memento Dew Drop Inks (winner’s choice of colors).

#56 – Nancy Parks! … who said – OK here goes….3 Step Daisy
Happy Birthday Cupcake
Playful Alphabet
Pretty Petals
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Congratulations Nancy !!!- please email me your shipping address and your choice for the 8 colors of Memento dew drops inks. YEAH!!!

Sorry if this was a tough question ….. sooo many readers missed it by ONE! There were 5 readers who did get it right … and you know who you are! :D ( Elaine, Laurie, Pammy Jo, Maureen W. and Caiti – ladies, please email me your address… I have an extra goodie to send you for getting the answer correct! :D).

The correct answer to:

Q: What were the first 5 stamp sets that Kitchen Sink Stamps released on Sept. 25th?

A: 3 Step Daisy

Playful Alphabet

Background & Borders

Pretty Petals

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Day #3 Give Away: $25.00 Kitchen Sink Stamps Gift Certificate. Enter HERE for Day #3 give away.

#9 – Monica Bender! … who said - My FAVORITE B-Day Cake is a Moist Chocolate Cake with a Whipped Cream Icing! I just Love the fluff of the WC icing and am a Big Choco person!
My Granny use to make all our B-Day cakes growing up (She was a cake lady locally) and she got older and unable to decorate anymore due to Arthritis….So sadly we have had to store buy B-Day cakes for the last 5 or so years! Even though some SB is scrumpcious….I sure Miss her cakes though!!

Congratulations Monica !!!- please email me your email address to send you your $25 gift certificate. Woo-Hoo!

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Day #4 Give Away: “A SINK FULL O’ FUN” – All 5 New Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets releasing on the 25th!!!

#3 – Pammy Jo! … who said - thanks for all the peeks – can’t wait to see everything! on my birthday it is nice to just go out to eat with my family so everyone can relax and enjoy! it is such a luxury to do not much of anything :D

Congratulations…Way to GO – Pammy Jo!!! – please email me your shipping address and your 5 New KSS will be on their way!!! :D

GEE!!! I can’t even show a card!!! (RATS!!!!) … well, please come back and I will have the full cards to show you from the sneak peeks! Thanks so much for being so patient. :D


September 24, 2008 at 1:44 am 5 comments

There is still one more day to play!

IT IS NOT TO LATE! BBB You have until Sept. 23rd (Midnight EST) to still play! Winners will be chosen by a random number generator & announced on Sept. 24th.

You may enter as many give aways as you like, but only one comment per give away. Just answer the question of the day (which you will find at the bottom of the post for that day).

Happy Birthday to ALL of you who are having your Birthday this week!!!!! WOO-HOO!!! :D I sure am enjoying reading about how you like to celebrate your special day! So, here is a card for ALL of you!!!!

I got all of my inspiration from Mary Fish’s card [see here] at Stampin’ Pretty. Her card was for the SCS’s Inspiration Challenge IC134 , where quilts from the state fair served as the inspiration. So… this is my version of Mary’s card! I really like the Spot & Dots folder… so, I saw no point changing it! Thanks Mary for the inspiration! PS – What I love about this card… by embossing a full sheet of each color at full card size … you can make a hand full of cards in no time! :D For supplies, see the bottom of post.

NOW, on to the give aways!!! Here is the list.

I can hardly wait to see who wins! :D

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4 Days of Give Aways

Day #1 Give Away: 1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest. Enter HERE for Day #1 give away.

Day #2 Give Away: 8 Memento Dew Drop Inks (winner’s choice of colors). Enter HERE for Day #2 give away.

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Day #3 Give Away: $25.00 Kitchen Sink Stamps Gift Certificate. Enter HERE for Day #3 give away.

Here are the rules (one more time :D) … You may enter as many give aways as you like, but only one comment per give away. All you have to do is answer the question of the day (at the bottom of this post).

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Day #4 Give Away: “A SINK FULL O’ FUN” – All 5 New Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets releasing on the 25th!!! Enter HERE for Day #4 give away.

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Supplies for Quilt Fair Card:

Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake – Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Lovely Lilac and Barely Banana from SU! Lavender Moon and Kraft from Papertrey.

Ink: Imperial Purple and VersaMark and EP Detail Clear from Stampendous.

Embellishments: Spicca pens – purple, yellow, red and orange. White Souffle Pen fro the frosting. Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Spot & Dots embossing folder from Provo Craft. Ribbon – Lavender Moon from Papertrey.

September 22, 2008 at 12:01 am 3 comments

Day 4 … The Final Peek & Give Away!

WOW!!! Day 4 with 4 More Days to go!!!

DELICIOUS!!!!!! I am having so much fun reading your comments! I think I have gained about 10 pounds just reading about all the scrumptious cakes that are every ones favorite!!! It is lovely and touching how many wonderful memories we have that are linked to our favorite flowers and to our favorite cake! Our hearts & senses don’t ever forget the memories!!! :D

…and I have learned some new things about cakes too! :D Did you know …?

• when it is YOUR birthday cake… you get to eat it the next morning for breakfast (how fun is that!)

• there is a cake called “Humming Bird” cake …. it is so tasty loaded with tropical goodies …. that you will want to hmmmmm when eating it! — YUMMY! :D

• from what I can tell, for the majority …. chocolate is usually involved! LOL!!!!  :D

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4 Days of Give Aways

Day #1 Give Away: 1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest. Enter HERE for Day #1 give away.

Day #2 Give Away: 8 Memento Dew Drop Inks (winner’s choice of colors). Enter HERE for Day #2 give away.

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Day #3 Give Away: $25.00 Kitchen Sink Stamps Gift Certificate. Enter HERE for Day #3 give away.

Here are the rules (one more time :D) … You may enter as many give aways as you like, but only one comment per give away. All you have to do is answer the question of the day (at the bottom of this post). All the give aways will end Sept. 23rd (Midnight EST). Winners will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Sept. 24th … I can hardly wait to see who wins! :D

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Peek #4 … Are you ready?

This peek, is really Two peeks in One … can you guess? (no, that is not the real question…LOL!)

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Today’s Blog Give Away #4:

A SINK FULL O’ FUN” – All 5 New Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets releasing on the 25th!!! :D

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The Final Question ….

Q: What is your favorite thing to do on your birthday?

Please give your answer by leaving a comment to this post.

Thank you for celebrating with me & Kitchen Sink Stamps!!!

Good luck everyone!!! :D

September 21, 2008 at 12:01 am 123 comments

Day 3 … Another Peek & Another Give Away!

WOW!!! So many of you are soooooooooo close with question #2! :D

OK… so I will get straight to it today!

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4 Days of Give Aways UPDATE:

Day #1 Give Away: 1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest. Enter HERE for Day #1 give away.

Day #2 Give Away: 8 Memento Dew Drop Inks (winner’s choice of colors). Enter HERE for Day #2 give away.

Here are the rules again… You may enter as many give aways as you like, but only one comment per give away. All you have to do is answer the question of the day (at the bottom of this post). All the give aways will end Sept. 23rd (Midnight EST). Winners will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Sept. 24th … so come back to see if you have won anything! :D

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Are you ready for Peek #3?

This one set needs 2 peeks.

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Today’s Blog Give Away #3: A 25$ Gift Certificate to the Kitchen Sink Store.


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Today’s Question :D ….

Q: What is your favorite Birthday cake?

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Please give your answer by leaving a comment to this post.

Yum! Looking forward to reading your comments!!! :D

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….. and now that I am thinking of CAKE, I will leave you with this delicious little cupcake ATC from Nicole Cooke! 2 Cute!!!

September 20, 2008 at 12:01 am 113 comments

Day 2 … Another Peek & Another Give Away!

Are you having fun yet? I SURE AM!!! Thank you so much for all the lovely well wishes! I am deeply touched by all your kind comments!!! :D

I am really enjoying reading what your favorite flowers are and the sweet memories or reasons why. Your sweet memories have inspired me to take a little walk down memory lane, hope you don’t mind? Does anyone remember this card? This is the very first card I posted when I started blogging ( a year ago )! :D

Oh… by the way, there is a hint with this card to Question #2 (at the bottom of this post).

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4 Days of Give Aways UPDATE:

Day #1 Give Away: 1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest (winner’s choice of colors). Enter HERE for Day #1 give away.

Here are the rules again… You may enter as many give aways as you like, but only one comment per give away. All you have to do is answer the question of the day (at the bottom of this post). All the give aways will end Sept. 23rd (Midnight EST). Winners will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Sept. 24th … so come back to see if you have won anything! :D

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Here is Peek #2 …

2 seperate sets so you get 2 peeks ! Look familar? :D

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Today’s Blog Give Away #2:

8 Memento Dew Drop Inks (winner’s choice of colors).

Here is a beautiful & vibrant Hibiscus card from Jan Tinklenberg, using Memento inks. Isn’t it GOJUS!!! ;) I sure think it is! :D

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Question #2:

Q: What were the first 5 stamp sets that Kitchen released on Sept. 25th?

(hint … the above peek is second clue :D)

Please give your answer by leaving a comment to this post.

Good luck everyone!!! :D


September 19, 2008 at 12:01 am 75 comments

Count down to Kitchen Sink Turning ONE!!!!

Can you believe that a year has gone by already??? It seems like it was only yesterday I was introducing myself and my exciting new adventure to the crafting world! On Sept. 25th, Kitchen Sink Stamps will be celebrating its first anniversary!

I have lots of fun planned to help with the count down to the big day.

Yes, … of course I have sneak peeks for you, (4 to be exact)… but, I felt that just wasn’t enough when you are celebrating a First Anniversary! :D

So… along with today’s sneak peek (and the next 3 peeks after), there will be some kind of give away too! :D

The rules are pretty simple… You may enter as many give aways as you like, but only one comment per give away. All you have to do is answer the question of the day (at the bottom of this post). All the give aways will end Sept. 23rd (Midnight EST). Winners will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Sept. 24th … so you, will have to come back to see if you have won anything! :D

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Plus, also starting to day, you can get FREE shipping with your order … see HERE for details.

So… on with the first peek !

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Today’s Blog Give Away #1:

1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest (winner’s choice of colors from the Kitchen Sink Store). These blocks were first highlighted back in Dec. as Kitchen Sink’s Monthly Project by Rebecca Oehlers, used as COASTERS. (find her tutorial HERE).

HERE is a beautiful set of coasters for Spring by Julie Masse.

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The Question, if you choose to play :D ….

Q: What is your favorite flower?

Please give your answer by leaving a comment to this post.

Good luck everybody … let the fun begin!!! :D

September 18, 2008 at 12:01 am 154 comments

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