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Stamps to create this card: Playful Stars, Plaid Plus!, and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.


(Honoring the Brave Card)

Stamps: Playful Stars, Plaid Plus!, and Ready 4 Any Holiday Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Silver from Neenah. Dark Blue from my cardstock stash.

Inks: Cherry Red and Blue Denim – GinaK. and VersaMark with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder.

Embellishments: Silver¬†Glitter Star Brads from Michael’s.


Christmas Ornament Series – week 2

13 Weeks ‘Til Christmas – Holiday Ornament Countdown with Kitchen Sink Stamps!

The Ornament fun continues! This week’s ornament is a Christmas Lake Scene (before the lake freezes) with a holiday Loon & Poinsettia.

I was really happy with how the stamped water from Cabin by the Lake, turned out! The natural wood color added depth to the ripples in the water. Adding Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen as highlights on the water, makes the lake look like it is glistening as light bounces on the water.


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Stamps to make this ornament: Snowy Pine Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Poinsettia Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Winter Cardinal Multi-Step Clear Stamps (pine branch), Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps (water), and MN Loon & Tiny Norway Pine (flying birds) Multi-Step Clear Stamps Рboth SP Edition from Junkie-Fest from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Directions: Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files, 

  • Cut out:
    • a small poinsettia¬†
    • small pine branch
    • loon (fussy cut after stamping – no SVG cut file)
  • Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below.¬†
  • Loosely position the small pine branch, poinsettia¬†and loon on the wood disk to determine where the snowy pine trees and water horizon line will look best.
  • Stamp the “background” of water and¬†snowy pines (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk. Add glitter in the “snow” areas and “highlights” in the water with a¬†Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
  • Stamp flying birds (from Tiny Norway Pine) above snowy pines in the upper right of the wooden disk.

Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:

  1. Small Pine Branch: Use pop dots to adhere to wooden disk in the upper left corner.
  2. Poinsettia: Use pop dots to adhere to the raised pine branch. Add Goldenrod Stickles in center of poinsettia flower. Brush poinsettia pedals with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
  3. Loon: Use pop dots to adhere to wood disk over stamped water. Add Christmas Red Stickles in center of loon’s eye. Brush green head¬†with a¬†Wink of Stella Clear Pen.

Color Recipes for these stamp sets:


Snowy Pine Trees

  • Snowy Pines (small) on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 3 – Jardin Moss
    • Step # 2 – Landscape
    • did not use Step #1

Winter Cardinal (pine branch)

MN Loon

(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)

  • Step #3 – Onyx Black – (Versa Fine)
  • Step # 2 – Spruce – (Catherine Pooler)
  • Step # 1 – London Fog¬† stamp of 1x – (Memento)

Tiny Norway Pine (flying birds)

(JunkieFest 2018 exclusive)

  • Gray Flannel¬†(Memento)

Cabin by the Lake (water)

  • Water on wood disk (Palette Inks)
    • Step # 2 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler)
    • Step # 1 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler)


Thanks for stopping by for the second installment of KSS’¬†Holiday Ornament Countdown to Christmas!

Don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up.

Lynn¬†‚ÄĘ Jeanne

Flowers that withstand Heat Waves

A Record High Temperature in Southern Calif. at 111¬į +

Can’t stop Multi-Step Flowers from Blooming!

Late last week and into the early part of this week, many parts of the globe were (and still are) experiencing intense heat waves … and I mean crazy hot heat waves! Where I live, it got to a record-breaking 111¬į on July 7th! That same day, reports said that the surrounding cities of Los Angeles were hotter than Death Valley, CA which had a high of 102¬į! Needless to say, the few things that I can grow in my yard and garden (Calif. native drought-tolerant plants), are now all crispy fried!

I find these days, the one type of gardening I have any success with is … a stamped one! LOL! I would love to hear from those in other states and countries when your garden is under siege from the heat, what plants stand victorious?


I found after stamping the swirls background, the blue hydrangeas fought a bit with the swirls and felt the sentiment wouldn’t pop enough. Adding an overlay of light pink vellum (translucent) sheet over the swirls was the answer!

Stamps used to create both cards: Hydrangea Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Basket Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear Stamps, Giant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Whole Family Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.

The Sunflower card below was less involved. I started by stamping the three sunflowers close together on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock. Added leaves around the blossoms and then trimmed down the stamped cardstock to fit the layered card base. Sponged the edges and adding the ladybugs last. It is hard to see in the photo, but I added a few drops of¬†Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves to look like dew drops.


Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week.

Lynn РConfessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping


(Hydrangea Card)

Stamps: Hydrangea ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Basket (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear Stamps, Whole Family Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Vista from Stardream, and Pink Vellum from The Paper Company.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Hydrangeas:¬†(with svg files)¬†[light variation] Step #4 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), and Step # 1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x.¬†¬†Step #4 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #2 – Paris Dusk stamp off 1x, and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x. [dark variation] Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #3 –¬†Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler), and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x + Angel Pink Stamp off 1x.

  • Leaves:¬†(with svg files)¬†[light variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, and Step # 1 – New Sprout.¬†[dark variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, and Step # 1 – Pistachio.

  • Basket:¬†(with svg cut file)¬†Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand.

  • Background Swirls:¬†Summer Sky and Paris Dusk stamped off 1x.

  • Sentiment: Onyx Black¬†(VersaFine).

Embellishments: pop dots.


(Sunflower Card) 

Stamps: Giant Sunflower ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): 

  • Sunflowers:¬†Step #1 ‚ÄstShea Butter (Catherine Pooler),¬†Step #2 ‚Äď Sauna (Catherine Pooler),¬†Step #3 ‚Äď Peanut Brittle,¬†Step #4 ‚Äď Rich Cocoa, and¬†Step #5¬†‚Äď Espresso Truffle.

  • Leaves:¬†(no masking) Step #1¬†‚ÄstGreen Tea¬†(Catherine Pooler),¬†Step #2¬†‚ÄstEucalyptus (Catherine Pooler), and Step #3¬†‚ÄstSpruce¬†(Catherine Pooler).

  • Ladybugs: (no masking)¬†Step #3¬†‚Äď Espresso Truffle,¬†Step #2¬†‚Äď Love Letter, and Step #1¬†‚ÄstLady Bug.¬†

  • Sponged Card Edge: Spruce¬†(Catherine Pooler).

  • Sentiment: Spruce¬†(Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments: Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves.

Kitchen Sink Stamps 4th of July Sale is On!

KSS is Gearing up to Celebrate the 4th with some Firecracker Savings


My memories of 4th July growing up were always spent at the lake up and watching the fireworks over the water. Today’s card reminds me of those peaceful summers … no cell phones, no computers,¬†video games … how on earth did we survive? LOL!Cabin Amongst Burch Trees Friend card

Anyway, on about today’s card. I while back I had been stamping “something” with Multi-Step Trees and while I was at the computer I glanced back over to my stamp table and the Tree set that was laying sideways catch my eye! The trees did not look like trees, but bushes! That got me thinking (usually a dangerous thing!), and I wondered if masking the tree down the middle and stamping it horizontal instead of vertical like a tree, would it look like bushes? AND could the other half of the tree look like bushes as a reflection on water? Well here is my experiment and I think it works… what do you think? Best part … I did not mask the lake/tree. I stamped it right on top of the stamped water! I did mask the birch trees and then stamped the side “bush” by the cabin, but stamped directly on top of the cabin too. Don’t you just love when you see something new because you looked “it” from an entirely different direction? … and this time a messy craft table was a help! LOL

Stamps used to create this card: Birch Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Cabin by the Lake Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Trees Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.

Close Up of Tree - Cabin Amongst Burch Trees Friend cardHere is the same card with the “lake/tree” section on its side (in the correct direction for the tree) Yup, it is a tree! The same tree stamped in the card below.

I suggest once in a while turning things on their side, upside down or partially covered up … you may be surprised by what you see! ūüėČ

To help kick off the Summer,  you will find 20% OFF EVERYTHING in stock! (except Back Order & Out of Stock items). Now until July 5th midnight. Happy 4th!

Use the Code: july4kss20

Tree in Poppy Field Thank You cardPlus, before the end of July/August, the following stamp titles will be moving to the Kitchen Pantry for Special Order, so here is your chance to get these sets on sale.

  • Champagne Celebration Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Cup of Warm Chocolate Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Mix It Up! Alphabet Clear Stamps
  • Mother’s Cameo Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Nesting Dolls Clear Stamps
  • Ribbons with a Cause Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • School Days¬†Multi-Step Clear Stamps
  • Thanks with Style Clear Stamps
  • Vintage Words Clear Stamps
  • Wedding Couple¬†Multi-Step Clear Stamps

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Lynn РConfessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping


(Top Card)

Stamps: Birch Trees ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Cabin by the Lake (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Trees (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest¬†and Classic Crest ‚Äď Environment Desert Storm (Kraft)¬†from Neenah. Always Artichoke from SU!¬†

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Birch Trees:¬†tree trunks –¬†Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch, stamp 1x, repeat. tree canopy leaves – Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 –¬†Bamboo Leaves.
  • Cabin:¬†(mask birch trees) Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step # 2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 (rooftop only) – London Fog.
  • Bushes left of Cabin:¬†(with birch trees still masked) Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves + Pistachio, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Water:¬†(mask cabin)¬†Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #1 – Bahama Blue.
  • Lake Bushes:¬†(over stamp water)¬†Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
  • Silouhette Canoer: Tuxedo Black, stamp 2x’s.
  • Clouds:¬†sponged with Summer Sky and a scrap of cardstock cut with Puffy Cloud Borders metal die from Lawn Fawn
  • Sentiment: Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments:¬†Twine from Michael’s.


(Bottom Card) 

Stamps: Multi Step Rolling Hills Clear Stamps, Multi Step Trees CLear Stamps, Multi Step Tree Friends Clear Stamps, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake Clear Stamps (clouds) and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): 

  • Hills:¬†Step #4¬†‚Äď Olive Grove, Step #3 ‚Äď Cottage Ivy, Step #2 ‚Äď Pistachio, Step #1 ‚Äď Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 (bottom half) ‚ÄstVersaMark + EP Dragon Red¬†from Stampendous!¬†

  • Clouds:¬†Step #1¬†‚ÄstFrost White (ColorBox),¬†Step #2¬†‚ÄstFrost White 2x‚Äôs,¬†Step #3¬†‚ÄstFrost White 3x‚Äôs.¬†

  • Tree:¬†Step #4¬†‚Äď Northern Pine,¬†Step #3¬†‚Äď Cottage Ivy, Step #2¬†‚ÄstBamboo Leaves, Step #1 ‚Äď Pear Tart.¬†

  • Birds:¬†London Fog.¬†

  • Sentiment:¬†Love Letter 2x‚Äôs.

Embellishments: pop up dots.

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!



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.

Raita Maria Sabina

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 Р29th (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.


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.