Daisy takes a beating… and keeps on stamping!

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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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Love Multi Step Stamping with Misti

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… 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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Raita Maria Sabina
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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.

New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

How about a little R&R amongst the birch trees or a little fishing by the lake?

Sounds mighty good to me!

This is was my inspiration for 3 of our newest sets. Here is a sample of all 3 together (with a few older favorites)

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

There is very little masking on this card… really!

The house was masked to add the pines. I overstamped the darker pine on top the lighter one – no extra masking. The trunks of the birch trees were masked for the lake… that’s it. Everything else was overstamped. 🙂

And for the 4th new stamp set … I can’t forget about flowers!

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Hope you are as excited as I am with these new sets.

They can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

 

Multi-Step Carnations

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Multi-Step Birch Trees (PRE-Order)

with Digital Die Cut also available

our first EXTRA LARGE SETBirch-Trees-sample-wtrmk

  FINISHED STAMP birch trees MEASURE  – approx. 4-1/2″ TALL X 5-1/4″ WIDE

Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Greetings from the Woods
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Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.
 Lisa  Lynn 

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (stone walk, squirrel and birds in sky) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Birch Trees: Leaves-Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. Tree Trunk – Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch.  Cabin: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – London Fog 2x’s (mask over the house). Pine Tree (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Canoe: Tuxedo Black. Stepping Stones: Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – London Fog. Grass: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: none.
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(CARD #2) Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations, 3 Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm & Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Certainly Celery from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks): Purple Carnations: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Pink Carnations: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stems (variation 1): Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Stems (variation 2): Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Urn: Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, Step #1 – did not use. Butterfly: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Cantaloupe 2xs. Script: New Sprout and Toffee Crunch.
Embellishments: adhesive pop dots.

#4 – Last Sneak Peek, 4 New Stamps available tomorrow

Hope you had a Happy and safe 4th of July!

Here is my last sneak peek for you.

Sneak Peek #4

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Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th!