New Challenge, New Give-Away & New Stamps on their way!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday … and Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is having a nice long weekend and enjoying their day off!

I have quite a bit of fun news to share with you today. Besides being SUPER excited about getting ready for KSS’ next Workshop this Oct. in Houston (HERE for all the details), the KSCrew Challenge is BACK! YaHoo!

This month’s KS Crew Challenge is hosted by Connie, whose challenge is: “Ushering in Fall“…Make a card inspired by the fall…colors, leaves, back to school anything you can think of when you think of “Fall”. For all the details about playing along with us, please GO HERE.

I am so happy how this card just fell together… sorry about the pun! But seriously, I went to my box of cardstock scraps and the pieces were just sitting there waiting to be put together. Love when that happens!

Next: Kitchen Sink Stamps will release 3 new stamps sets next Monday, Sept. 13th. To have a bit of fun … thought I would give you some clues before I show you any sneak peeks. Are you game? OK! 🙂

3 new stamps sets… 3 clues that need to be solved. Easy Peasy, right? Right! … But where are the clues you ask …. that is what you all have to find. You won’t find any of the clues here …. but you will find them on 3 of the KS Crew members’ blogs. Which one is the question?… you’ll have to visit each blog to find out who has one of the clues! After you have found the 3 clues, come back HERE to post your answer by Thursday, Sept. 9th – Midnight PST. The first comment to get all 3 clues correct will win one (winner’s choice) of the newly released stamp sets!

See what the KS Crew has created to inspire today, plus … remember to find 3 clues and come back here to this blog to post your answers … you just might be the winner!

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise from Papertrey. Soft Suede and Real Red from SU! Ink(all Memento unless noted) Leaves from Top to Bottom: (yellow) Step #4 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #3 Potters Clay, Step#2 Cantaloupe, Step#1 Dandelion. (red) Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step#2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Tangelo. (orange) Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 Potters Clay, Step#2 Tangelo, Step#1 Cantaloupe. Embellishments: Cranberry gingham ribbon (scrap from stash). Glitter brads from Making Memories.

22 thoughts on “New Challenge, New Give-Away & New Stamps on their way!

  1. Beautiful leaves Maria!! The colors are perfect!! 🙂


  2. I found the 3 clues and here are my guesses:
    1. Usually this phrase has something to do with sports.
    2. An elephant never forgets.
    3. Ribbon like the pink one for Breast Cancer.

    Hope this is what you wanted.
    Beautiful fall card.


  3. Love the multi colored leaves!


  4. Lovely card! I like the twist on the ribbon!


  5. Ok, that first clue is TOUGH!!!!

    Here’s what I think!

    #1: something military
    #2: cause ribbons (like Breast Cancer pink ribbons)
    #3: a flag? (I’m thinking about Sept. 11)


  6. Shoot, I put them in the wrong order!

    #1: Military
    #2: flag
    #3: cause ribbons!



  7. Great projects:) Fall is definitely my fave season…

    Here’s my guesses on the clues:

    1) baseball
    2) elephant
    3) ribbon


  8. Here are my answers/quesses:
    1. It never forgets: Elephants and the WWW/Internet
    2. Attention to a worthy cause: LiveStrong (yellow wristband) and/or the Pink Ribbon
    3. In a league of its own: so many answers to this one, but i have 2 quesses: Kitchen Sink Stamps-like no other or the new 2010 Roadster-Nissan’s 370Z sports car.


  9. Beautiful fall card. The leaves look so real.
    Fabulous hop and I found some clues too.
    1. League of it’s own would have to be football.
    2. An Elephant never forgets.
    3. Worthy Cause is Breast Cancer Awareness.
    Can’t wait to see the answers and of course the new stamp sets.


  10. I’m loving seeing all the fall color on these cards!

    As for the hints:
    1. I first thought baseball, because of the movie with this title, but googled the hint and found that there was an NFL promotion in the past with this name. Since baseball season is ending and football is just starting, I’ll have to go with football.
    2. An elephant never forgets.
    3. An awareness ribbon brings attention to a worthy cause, and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


  11. Thanks for having the “hint hunt”!

    1. Baseball
    2. Tree
    3. Cause Ribbons


  12. So happy to see the challenges back and even happier that new stamps are coming out.
    My guesses:
    1. Sports, probably football since you’ve already done baseball
    2. Elephant (definitely not me, I forget a lot)
    3. Awareness ribbons for various causes


  13. What beautiful colors for these fabulous falling autumn leaves!! A wonderful layout and fun pierced corners for this tall card design!!
    Awesome work, Maria!!

    I’m so excited about the new stamps to be released next week!!


  14. #1 Football related since we already have a baseball glove ect…

    #2 Elephants never forget, so maybe something Circus or Jungle related

    #3 Breast cancer Awareness since October is right around the corner & is National BC Awareness Month. The Ribbon could be used for any Cancer by just changing the colors we use.

    I sure hope that at least #3 is correct as I am a Stage-3 BC survivor of 2 years & was the 6th in my family 2B diagnosed & I know Maria would produce an awesome set!!!


  15. I LOVE when a card just “falls” together. I love the big leaves and the rich colors you used. So beautiful!


  16. Fabulous fall leaves and card, Maria! The colors are just gorgeous!


  17. Maria,
    These are wonderful cards and I had such fun with all the projects and clues. I can’t wait to get my submission together.
    But for now my guesses to the Clue hunt are:
    1)Football baby – (GO BRONCOS)
    2)Elephants never forget
    3)Cancer Awareness Ribbons every color! (This would be a fantastic stamp BTW)


  18. 1. Football
    2. Elephants
    3. Cause ribbon.

    In any event – the leaves are gorgeous! And I’m so glad everyone is back from the summer break. Bring on the KSS stamps and contests!


  19. Ivy League college
    Cause Riboon



  20. 1. Ivy
    2. Elephants
    3. Cause ribbon.



  21. I believe I over-thought that college one. *smile* Realized it on my drive to work.

    I’m jazzed about the new sets. They sound fabulous!


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