Daisy takes a beating… and keeps on stamping!

Some of you may remember, KSS’ very first multi-step stamp set was 3 Step Daisy. With KSS hitting a milestone of 10 years and feeling sentimental and inspired by Ilina’s Zinna card, I wanted to stamp some daisies on both white and kraft cardstock.

So, I pulled out my daisy stamps and ….. YUCK!

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Yes, my daisy stamps have been one of my “GO TO” sets from the very beginning of KSS and this set has seen a lot of stamping over the past 10 years!  I admit, I am not kind to my stamps and well, sort of abuse them… sometimes on purpose. Why? To see well will KSS stamps hold up under harsh conditions.

As a stamper, I don’t always have time to clean up after a quick last-minute card and I figure I am not alone. So, since the Fall of 2017, I have been testing the quality of our stamps by leaving them out exposed on my craft table with the ink haphazardly cleaned off for weeks, months and (this is a tad embarrassing) just found some exposed stamps high up on a shelf that I placed a couple of years ago, that I had forgotten about … all covered in dust! (cough-yuck!) Plus, I recently found some of those stamps that had jumped off my craft table and gone MIA – under furniture, in cardstock file folders, and other places in my craft room that I still can’t figure out how they got there! Yes, I guess I am a messy stamper! lol

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BUT, the point I am trying to make… no matter how much dried on ink (except for alcohol-based inks), dust and gunk have built up or migrated to your KSS stamps over time … they keep on stamping!

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The first 2 photos above are of my first 3 Step Daisy set (used since August 2007). As you can see in the first photo, they are filthy! I seriously thought it was time to give this set a burial! But, with some rubbing alcohol, anti-static/lint-free wipes (such as Kimwipes) and a super soft toothbrush (those for very young children are perfect) for the crevices, and then air dry … Voilà!

My 10-year-old stamps are back in business! Even the center stamp of the daisy is so much cleaner I CAN actually see to line it up again! Yes, my set of stamps are no longer crystal clear as when they were new. They have either a pinkish tint (stained from inks) or a yellowish tint (caused by UV rays when left out for long periods of time), but they are still pliable, stick to acrylic blocks (or my MISTI) and can stamp a crisp impression! I think that says a lot about KSS stamps!

If you ever find that one of your KSS stamps has gone MIA from its set, just email me. If I have an extra stamp of the one you are missing, I am happy to mail it to you.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

Please check out the fabulous Autumn card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  3 Step Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) and Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Daisy on kraft cardstock: Step #1 – Frost White (Color Box) – 2x’s, Step #2 – Aspen Mist (VersaMagic) – 2x’s, Step #3 – Summer Sky – 2x’s, Center: Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Daisy on white cardstock: Step #2 – Aspen Mist (VersaMagic), Step #1 – Summer Sky, Center: Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: Pop-up adhesive.
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KSS/My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop Winner

 … of a KSS $50 Gift Certificate goes to …

Penny Hanuszak!

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Congratulations Penny! Please email me your email address.

The winner for a choice of an original or mini size MISTI will be announced on My Sweet Petunia’s blog.

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I want to also thank Holly Brown, (an attendee of Lydia’s recent workshops) for sending me this lovely card using Multi-Step Lettuce. You made my day, Holly! 🙂

Love Multi Step Stamping with Misti

… is just a few of my favorite things!

But before I break into song …  which I could easily start singing because TODAY is a BIG DAY at Kitchen Sink Stamps … but, you will have to keep reading to find out why.

First, it is true, there are few stamping tools I have grown to truly LOVE and would never want to part with … one is my Silhouette electronic cutting machine and the other is the MISTI!

The MISTI makes it so much easier lining up each step when multi-step stamping and a dream when stamping multiples of the same card! I would have to work really hard to get 3 sunflowers precisely in a row without using the MISTI, and no way could I stamp an exact duplicate of the same card as I did here!

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And what could I love more than multi-step stamping with the MISTI… but have a super FUN 
BLOG HOP together with My Sweet Petunia (the creator of the MISTI)!

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Everyone who comments on every stop on the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes – winner’s choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a $50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Winners will be announced on October 3rd on My Sweet Petunia blog and on my blog here.

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That isn’t all … Today, Kitchen Sink Stamps is celebrating their 10th Birthday with a Big Anniversary Sale!

35% off all items in stock

Free Shipping at $65 (US Only)
(Sale Excludes Out of Stock and Special Order/Retired Items)
Sale Dates: Sept. 25th – 29th (midnight PDT)

Coupon Code:  KSSDECADE

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit each stop on the hop to be entered to win either the prize from My Sweet Petunia or from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers, and  3 Step Get Well Teddy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah and Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (Memento Inks unless noted): Sunflower: (petals) Step #3a – Potter’s Clay, Step #2a – Tangelo, Step #1a – Dandelion, (center) Step #5a – Espresso Truffle, Step #4a – Olive Grove. Stem with Leaf: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Single Leaf: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Lady Bug. Sentiment: Espresso Truffle.

Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash.

Have a Beary Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May your day be a Magical one and your Luck continue for the whole year!

Shamrock-Bear by Kitchen Sink Stamps

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Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe (to create rainbow), Multi Step Shamrocks & CloverMulti Step St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy and Multi Step Brush Stroke from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Garden Green and Certainly Celery from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Bear: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle. Leprechaun Hat: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step#3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart 2x’s. Highlight Buckle: Copic Marker Y17. Rainbow: Lilac Posies, Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk and Grape Jelly. Shamrocks BKGD: (stamped on Certainly Celery card stock) Bamboo Leaves. Shamrock: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart 2x’s. Shamrock Stem: Cottage Ivy. Pot of Gold: (POT) Step #3 – Tuxedo Black 2x’s, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Tuxedo Black, so 1x. (GOLD) Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Dandelion. Grass: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step#3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold),  pop dots.