Bucket full of Sunflowers from the Kitchen Sink

Happy KSS Monday!

Today’s project was inspired by a friend.  Before celebrating her 50th birthday she made her first jump skydiving (and with her mom too!!!).  I recall her comment after the jump … “that was one for the bucket list!”

This tall narrow notepad is an official “Bucket List”.  😉

Instead of using daisies (sorry, dark humor), I decided to stamp some cheery and sunny sunflowers. 🙂   The masking for the letters, flowers, and leaves were done using the “clear embossing masking technique” (more info about this technique can be found HERE ).  First I stamped the word “bucket”, then the flowers and leaves followed by the drop shadow for “bucket”.  Next time I think I will apply clear imboss directly to the white cardstock (for white letters), then add the drop shadow … followed by filling in the background behind the letters with leaves making the word “bucket” pop more.

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If you’re  interested in stamping a Bucket List notepad (or a narrow list pad in general) the numbered list PDF template for inside page can be downloaded by going HERE.

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When posting my Giant Red Sunflower Tag Card, I realized the original had slipped through the “blogging cracks” and I never shared it … so here it is. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful (and of course … inky) week!

Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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Stamps: [Bucket List Note Pad] Multi Step Giant Sunflowers, Big & Bold Swashes, Playful Alphabet Buddy and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy. [CARD]  Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Never a Loss 4 Words and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: [Bucket List Note Pad] – Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah wraparound chipboard. (Inside Cover): Honey Velvet Solid Velvet Paper for sei. [CARD] – Shimmery White, Kraft and Always Artichoke from SU! Golden Luster and Mango from The Paper Co.
Download: [Bucket List Note Pad] – inside list – go HERE
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – [Bucket List Note Pad] – Sunflowers & Lady Bug: Please see Multi Step Giant Sunflower Color Recipe for the 4 different color variations used. Sentiment: :Bucket” – Toffee Crunch w/ Espresso Truffle drop shadow. “List” – Potter’s Clay w/ Potter’s Clay so 1x drop shadow. Swash: Toffee Crunch. [CARD/Inside] – Sunflower & Leaf – same CR as on cover. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy and Pear Tart.
Embellishments: [Bucket List Note Pad] Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink. 1/2″ Bind-It-All silver wire from Zutter. [CARD] – Slot punch and Spiral punch from SU! Adhesive rhinestone & orange gingham ribbon from Michael’s. [Inside Card] Atyou Spica pen – Black (ladybug trail). Green adhesive rhinestone from Michael’s.
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Lots to Celebrate!

There has been a lot to celebrate in our house lately with birthdays & graduations! But the celebrating doesn’t stop there … Kitchen Sink Stamps is also celebrating with the long-awaited release of new stamps!

That’s right!  

Five new stamp sets

… are almost here and will be available on June 10th!                                                                      (That’s one week from today – YaHoo!)

I must share that I did something a little different when it came to designing the new stamp for this release. I asked the KSCrew, “What stamp set have YOU always wanted from KSS?”. Boy-O-Boy was I inspired by their input! Since I can hardly wait for you all you to see, I’ll have a new peak to show every day until Monday, June 10th! Here is your first peak. 🙂

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PLUS … to add to the fun, beginning on June 10th, a special giveaway will be happening over on the KSS Forum for all our registered members. Please, stay tuned to find out more.

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Now, if that wasn’t enough cause for excitement … look who is back in the Kitchen to help us celebrate the new stamp release and help us cook up some multi-step inspiration ???

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Tammy Hershberger, that’s who!  

Welcome back, Tammy! Always great to have you back in the Kitchen stamping with us!

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That is all my news for today so I will leave today you with two single layered cards.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) Monday!

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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Birthday Card / Stamps: Multi Step Bunch O’ Balloons, Playful Numbers, Swirly Hearts & Stars and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Balloons: Step #5 – Danube Blue 2x’s, Step #4 – Danube Blue, Step #3 – Danube Blue so 1x repeat, Step #2 – Danube Blue so 1 x, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Swirly Stars: Summer Sky. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Graduation Card / Stamps: 3 Step GraduationWhole FamilySwirly Hearts & Stars and Playful Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Grad Cap: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black (Step #1 not used). Grad Tassel: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1  – Lady Bug. Swirly Stars: Gray Flannel and repeat again for shadow. Playful Stars: Lady Bug. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Hey Chick – Feeling Blue? Hope not, ’cause NEW stamps are on the way!

I hope you had a wonderful Red, White and Blue 4th of July!!!

With blues still swirling around in my head and a color recipe request for 3 Step Hey Chick! (color recipe can be found HERE), this card just fell into place. I get tickled pink when that happens! 😉

I also have another Hey Chick! card that I did a while back and never had the chance to share. I don’t remember what inks I used but recreated the colors using Memento inks (with some of the new colors that will be available in the KSS store very soon).

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Oh my Gosh! I almost forgot to give you a Sneak Peek to one of the 3 new stamps that will be available this Monday – July 9th! (silly me!)

Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick!, Playful Alphabet Buddy & 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy – Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Inks: (all Memento):
CARD ONE: Step #3 – Danube Blue – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Add Potter’s Clay to beak, legs, and feet only, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Danube Blue stamp off 1x – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Add Desert Sand to beak, legs, and feet only, Step #1 – Summer Sky – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Sentiments: Summer Sky, Danube Blue, and Nautical Blue. TIny Flowers: Summer Sky and Danube Blue.

CARD TWO: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Dandelion, Step #2 – Dandelion stamp off 1x then stamp again Cantaloupe stamp off 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Dandelion stamp off 1x. Teal Eggshell: Step #3 Bahama Blue stamp off 1x, Step #2 Bahama Blue stamp off 2x’s and then stamp again Pear Tart stamp off 1x, Step #1 Bahama Blue stamp off 3x’s and then stamp again New Sprout. Teal Flowers: Bahama Blue and then overstamp Pear Tart. Pink Eggshell: Step #3 Lady Bug stamp off 1x, Step #2 Lady Bug stamp off 2x’s, Step #1 Angel Pink. Burgundy Flowers: Sweet Plum and then overstamp Rose Bud. Sentiment: Rich Cocoa.
Paper: CARD ONE: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. CARD TWO: DP from SEI. Spring Moss from Papertrey Ink.
Embellishments: CARD ONE: none. CARD TWO: Satin ribbon from Michael’s, Sunflower dew drops from Robin’s Nest, Prima flowers, and Classic Square, Square Scalloped dies from Nestabilities.

A Heartfelt Thanks to all KSS readers!!!

I am so deeply touched by all the emails with well-wishes.

Thank you so much!!!

First, I am just fine… and so is KSS! 🙂

I have been silent on my blog the past weeks due to being on the run, lending my Dad (who just had his 83rd birthday!) a big helping hand. He had some health issues at the beginning of the year and he is doing much better now. 🙂

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…. and as for the WBPS (which has escaped me more times than I care to admit this month), I am having a special sale to make up for those missed Wednesdays this month! Thank you all for your patience.

A Special Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special!

Get 20% off everything in the store from Wed. until Friday (midnight)

Use PROMO CODE: THANKS

Thank you all again for the kind thoughts and best wishes…. and to a wonderful crew who have kept the Kitchen Sink forum & gallery going while I was absent. I will still be on the run for the rest of April and May… and hope the dust will have settled in time for me to head out to Ohio…. and stamp away with Julie & Tammy!!! 🙂

There is still time to sign up and join us!!! Go HERE for all the info for KSS & Stamping Around Workshop in OHIO🙂

Giant Inky Hugs to you ALL!!!!

xoxox

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Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Whisper White and Sahara Sand – SU!
Ink: (all Memento) Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black so 2x’s, Step #1 – Rich Cocoa so 2x’s. Sentiment: Rich Cocoa and VersaMark with Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder from Stampendous!
Embellishments: Dog Bone Clips from Creativeimpressions.com. Labels Eleven Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

All that glitters is ….. GREEN!

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Happy Kitchen Sink Monday…

I have a fun project to share with you today … a St. Patrick’s Day Coaster POSTCARD!

Stamping on coasters, whether round or square, sure can be fun! So, when a dear friend of mine showed me a RECTANGLE coaster… (the perfect size for a postcard) … I started to drool and knew I had to have some. How fun would that be to stamp a POSTCARD!!!! Smiley from millan.net

So here is my take on a St. Patty’s postcard … it is going to another dear friend with the last name of Dooley… thought it would be most appropriate!  AND for some St. Patty’s fun….. the first reader to guess HOW MANY stamp sets I used to create this postcard… will win a set of 6 postcards of their own. 🙂 Leave a post here on this post to enter. Deadline is March 16th, midnight PST. I will announce the winner on March 17th!

NOTE: the stamp used for the address lines on the back of the postcard will not count since it is retired KSS set.

Good LuckI am off to go count how many myself!

Please remember to check what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you this KSS Monday.

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

 

Added after GiveAway:

Stamps: Multi-Step Invisible SnowmanMulti-Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi-Step Hanukkah, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy, and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Rectangle chipboard coaster
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Cottage Ivy,  Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SHAMROCK: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. GOLD COINS: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #2 Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #1 Cantaloupe. SHAMROCK BORDER: Step #1 – New Sprout. SWASH: VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SENTIMENT: Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP.
Embellishments: Kaleidoscope EP from Stampendous!, Irish Spring EP (edge of postcard) from Sparkle & Sprinkle, and green rhinestones from stash.