A Valentine Heart Melts Again

Happy Kitchen Sink Flash Back Friday!

While slowly updating ALL the links from the new website over to my blog… it hit me how valuable a blog or gallery can be! There it is, a history of work, events, images, etc., all there waiting to be enjoyed again. So why not? It certainly has been a long time since I have taken a second look at some of my favorite cards from the past ten years and that is what I hope to share with you.

Today is an exceptionally beautiful day in So. Calif. for Feb. 2nd. The sun is shining, the air is crystal clear (still a big deal when you can see downtown LA and beyond to the beach – 30 miles as the crow flies = 1.5hrs via car! – lol). The tempt is a lovely 78°F – PERFECT!

After a quick glance at the global temperature map, it looks like 3/4 of the world is dealing with some chilly temps of 50° F and much colder! So, please don’t take it that I am bragging. Today is just an exceptionally gorgeous day and it is lovely temperature today that inspired me to flash back today’s card (from 2010).

I would love to know … What is the temperature where you live?

For everyone that leaves their hometown temperature in the comments below, will have a chance to win the stamp set, Multi-Step Invisible Snowman Clear Stamps. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here next Friday (Feb. 9th).Invisable-Snowman-w-Sample-wtrmk

The winner picked will need to comment back within 48hrs, otherwise, a new winner will be randomly selected.

Have an inky Friday… and stay warm!


Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Bazzill Basics Striped Glazed Red. Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Chocolate Chip from SU!

Ink: (all Memento, unless noted)

  • HAT: Step #4 Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #3 Rich Cocoa,  Step #2 Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x, [MASK OFF hat band] Step #1 Desert Sand then stamp again Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x. Color Hat Band with Copics – R46, and R59.
  • SCARF: Step #2 – Grape Jelly, Step #1 Rhubarb Stalk.
  • CARROT: Step #3 – Habanero (VersaFine), Step #2 Tangelo, Step #1 Cantaloupe.
  • PIPE: Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #1 Potter’s Clay.
  • COAL: Step #1 Tuxedo Black stamp off 2x’s, Step #2 Lightning Black (Brilliance).
  • BUTTONS: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 Tuxedo Black stamp off 1x.
  • HEART: Rhubarb Stalk.
  • SENTIMENT: Rhubarb Stalk and Rich Cocoa rock and stamp off the bottom half.

Embellishments: Nestabilities – Curved Rectangles. Brownstone glitter from Martha Stewart. Ultra Fine Red Glitter. Glossy Accents from Ranger. Red Atyou Spica pen.

19 thoughts on “A Valentine Heart Melts Again

  1. Traci McLaughlin February 2, 2018 — 2:17 pm

    It was a beautiful 24 degrees when I left home this morning in Pinon Pines, CA…..


    1. Traci, do you still have snow… or has it all melted? 24°…. that early in the morning, right? Brrr! 🙂


  2. As I am reading this it is 17 degrees outside! It is also windy so it feels much colder. Cute card and sentiment.


    1. Hi Sue, 17° plus a wind chill …does that make it feel like another 10° colder? BRRR!
      Where are you writing from… east coast or midwest?


  3. I have this stamp set and love it! It is currently 10 degrees in Syracuse, NY; our high today was a whopping 23!!!


    1. A high of 23! Were people tempted to unpack their shorts? Just kidding… I understand the East Coast is having a very cold winter this year! Glad you are enjoying your Invisible Snowman set. If you get a chance, share a photo of a project in our KSS facebook group [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/163184027585679/?source_id=163347473727 ] …would love to see what you’ve created. Oh, and if your name wins… we’ll figure out something! Thanks for leaving a comment and stay warm, Sonia!


  4. I’m in the middle of Wisconsin and its 17° here. (A heat wave since it was 0° this morning!) Since Jimmy the Groundhog in Sun Prairie, WI saw his shadow this morning, your cute snowman is in no danger of melting completely for at least 6 weeks.


    1. LOL! Too funny Gayle!!! That’s what my cousins in MN say when it get’s above 0° … “It’s a heatwave, get out the shorts!” Even with 6 more weeks… with how fast the world is moving, Spring will be here before we know it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  5. I was in Punxatawny yesterday to see the Groundhog & it was 12° at some point. Got home to Ohio & it was 17°, so pretty jealous of you! 🙂


    1. Ah, Ann … that doesn’t sound fair! You went from one cold to the next! 😦

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  6. Very cool looking card! Here in Fl it’s wildly fluctuating from 45-75. Days are nice, evenings cold


    1. Same for us Joyce … days nice and evenings cold (cold to us right? lol) … but yesterday and today have been exceptionally nice… even the evenings!


  7. Such a cut idea for Valentines Day! Just got up to 46° today! In the middle of the US – St. Charles, MO.


    1. Thank you, Vicki! Wow, 46°! You had a hot day compared to the recent tempts in MO. If I am correct … aren’t there a lot of wineries in/near St. Charles? I am assuming that the grape vines like the cold winters?


      1. Yes we have quite a few wineries. I’m not a wine drinker, but I’m guessing the vines are OK with our winters. Like they say here in MO, if you don’t like the weather, just wait 10 minutes.


  8. Please don’t hate me…………………..it was 64 degrees this morning. Great time of year in Florida


    1. jlingraham : We have to enjoy the nice weather when we get it right? 🙂
      Before we know it will have heat in late Spring thru Summer and we’ll have to turn on our air conditioners! LOL … or do you use swamp coolers in Florida?


  9. Colorado has been pretty cold – below freezing at night. Luckily the mountains have been getting some much needed snow !


    1. You are so right Karen! Glad to hear you are getting snow in the Rockies!


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