Harvest Moon over a Pumpkin Patch

Blending a Spooky Night Sky.

I recently learned about these “Life Changing” Blender Brushes (from Picket Fences) from Chris Dayton (you can see her gorgeous MN Loon at Dusk card – HERE). These brushes are so incredibly soft and make it so easy to blend different ink colors that have an “airbrushed look” when you are finished. The trick when blending is to start off the cardstock and in a circular motion, move the brush onto the cardstock. This helps prevent getting ink splotches where some brush bristles picked up too much ink.

Harvest Moonlit Pumpkin Patch

Stamps to make this card: Owl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I created this card by first stamping in this order:

  • the ground
  • tree
  • leaves
  • moon

Next came blending the sky. Using the largest brushes in a circular motion, starting around the moon and working out towards the cardstock’s outer edges in “rings” of color. I used the following ink colors (from Catherine Pooler) in this order:

  • Limoncello
  • Tiki Torch
  • Mandarin Spice
  • Sugared Lavender
  • Juniper Mist
  • Royal Treatment
  • Black Jack
  • Midnight

Finishing the card with adding the bats over the moon. Coated the pumpkins with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add to card with pop dots.

Color Recipes to make this card



Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week using KSS stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn • Jeanne


(Moonlit Pumpkin Patch)

StampsOwl & Autumn Moon Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Pumpkins Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream.

Inks: (Catherine Pooler – except pumpkins)

  • Ground: Step #4 – Spruce, Step #3 – Eucalyptus, Step #2 – Green Tea, Step #1 – Melon Ice.
  • Tree: Step #2 – Icing on the Cake, Step #1 – Twilight.
  • Moon: Step #3 – Tiki Torch, Step #2 – Shea Butter, Step #1 – Limoncello.
  • Pumpkins: see Pumpkin’s Color Recipe
  • Leaves: (variation 1) Step #2 – Tutti Frutti, Step #1 – Sauna. (variation 2) Step #2 – Mandarin Spice, Step #1 – Shea Butter.
  • Bats: Black Jack.
  • Sky: Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Mandarin Spice, Sugared Lavender, Juniper Mist, Royal Treatment, Black Jack, and Midnight.

Embellishments: pop dots and Wink of Stella clear glitter pen (Zig).


Last day for KSS/My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


First, thank you ALL for the wonderful well wishes!

It truly has been an amazing 10 years and I am looking forward to the next 10! I hope you had as much fun as I did last Monday hopping from blog to blog with My Sweet Petunia’s Design Team?! Everyone’s cards on the hop are amazing! You won’t want to miss seeing them all! And if you haven’t had a chance to leave your comments for a chance to be one of the 2 winners … Today is the last day!


Everyone who comments on every stop of the hop will have a chance to be one of the two winners.

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• One winner will have the choice of an original or mini size MISTI from My Sweet Petunia

The second winner will get a$50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The 2 winners will be announced tomorrow (October 3rd) onMy Sweet Petunia’s blog and on the KSS blog (here).

Stamps:  Multi Step PumpkinsMulti Step Sunflowers, Multi Step Brush Strokes, Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Ready 4 Any Holiday, and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) and Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah. So Saffron, Basic Black, and Kiwi Kiss from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)
Pumpkins: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Potter’s Clay so1x & repeat, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Stems: Step #2 – Gray Flannel or Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee or Desert Sand. Leaf w/vine: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Face: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Gray Flannel.
Sunflowers: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – Gray Flannel so 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #5 – Tuxedo Black 2x’s, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black so 1x, repeatLeaves: Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Moon: Step #3 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. 
Ground: (Brush Stroke) Step #4 – Olive Grove 2x’s, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio 2x’s, Step #1 – Pistachio. 
Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: None.

oooooooo went the wind …

… and out went the light.

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday and it’s time for a new KS Crew Challenge!

This month’s KSCC Hostess is Makiko. She is getting us all in the spirit for some trick -o-treating with her Halloween challenge.

You can find all the details HERE.

Stamps used: Multi-Step Pumpkins Clear Stamps, Playful Numbers Clear Stamps and Never a Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I started off creating an ATC card (which I haven’t done in a long time … just love them!), but when I stumbled across these spider brads in my  “stash” that were screaming to be used, I just had to turn my ATC into a card. 🙂 Thanks Makiko for the fun and timely challenge!

Multi-Step Pumpkin color recipes can be found HERE.

See what spooktacular cards and projects the KS Crew has created to inspire you today!

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko


AND… I am packin’ up my inks and stamps and getting ready to head to the Lone State… TEXAS, Here I come! Yee Haw!

Materials – Stamps: Multi-Step Pumpkins Clear Stamps, Playful Numbers Clear Stamps and Never a Loss 4 Words Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Metallic Mango and Golden Luster from The Paper Company. Malmero Perle -Noir.

Ink: All my pumpkin ink color recipes can be found HERE.

Embellishments: Spider brad from Eyelet Outlet. Dry embossing folder – Spider Web from CuttleBug. Black Atyou Spica pen (in the pumpkins’ eyes and mouths for some sparkle).

A Quick Halloween Treat

Halloween Match Book TreatPardon this short break from KSS’s Holiday Sneak Peeks for another holiday … Happy Halloween! 😀

This is a quick matchbook cover treat I pulled together for my sons to hand out at school. But wait! Kitchen Sink doesn’t have any stamps for Halloween??! (how did I overlook that! LOL) What to do?

So, I improvised and used Pretty Tear Drops Clear Stamp for a spider and the single line from Plaid Plus! Clear Stamps for a web line for the spider to lower himself down from his web.

Halloween Match Book Treat - insideAlong with the “Spider Web” embossing folder for the Cuttlebug, a quick staple to attach a fun size pack of M&M’s or Skittles and it was done! This project was quick and fun! Thanks for looking! :D

MaterialsStamps: Pretty Tear Drops Clear Stamps, Plaid Plus! Clear Stamps, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Tangerine Tango from SU!

Ink: Tuxedo Black from Memento

Embellishments: Embossing folder- Spider Web from ProvoCraft.

And last, but not least … I would like to share a photo of my two Trick or Treaters…Darth Vader and Spider-Man! 😀