Heartfelt Sympathy

Today I have two sympathy cards to share. The first card I used Multi-Step Lilies and Words of Comfort & Joy on the inside. The second card is with 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and the sentiment is from 3 Step Daisy.

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To quote Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Please check out the beautiful winter scene card from Lynn McAuley.

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Lily Card – Stamps:  Multi Step Lilies, Big & Bold Swashes, (Sentiments): Words of Comfort & Joy, Other Important People, and 3 Step Hearts & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White, and Stardream Quartz from Neenah. Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, and Soft Sky from SU! Sponge edges with Olive Grove.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Lilies: (Flower) Step #5 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – New Sprout, Step #2 – London Fog so 1x, Step #1 – Frost White (Color Box) 2x’s . (Leaves & Stem) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Onyx Black (Versa Fine) followed by Tuxedo Black.
Swash: Pistachio. After stamping sentiment, stamp again with VersaMark and Kaleidoscope embossing powder. 
Embellishments: On flowers only – Rock Candy Stickles. Octagon & Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

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Tulip Card – Stamps:  3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and  3 Step Daisy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Stardream Quartz and Kunzite from Neenah. Shimmery White from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender. Leaves & Stem: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Elderberry.
Embellishments: Silk lavender ribbon from my stash.
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One Card – two different sentiments

Happy Monday!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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A quick reminder, today is the last day for our Mother’s Day Sale.

20% off everything in stock  (ends midnight PST)

with PROMO CODE: LOVE

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I can hardly wait … NEW stamps coming this June!

More info to come.

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Does my Mother’s Day card look a little familiar? The original can be found HERE.

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I hate to have to admit this … but there are times when I stamp a card and for some reason or another, I don’t end up using it with the original stamped sentiment. Thank goodness for die cut shapes! It’s a great way to change a sentiment! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

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

Connie • Julie • Lisa • Lynn

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Stamps: Whole FamilyMulti Step Baskets3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet3 Step Honey Bunny and 3 Step Hydrangea (butterfly) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Rose Quartz from Stardream Chiara and (die cut sentiment) Regal Rose from SU.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): 
Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #1 – Vintage Sepia SO 1x followed with Desert Sand. Tulips Leaves: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #4 – Olympia Green (VersaFine). 
Tulips: (middle bunch): Step #1 – Rose Bud SO 1x, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Lilac Posies 2x’s, Step #5 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic) SO 1x. Tulips (the bunch on left): Step #1 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine) SO 1x. Tulips (the bunch on right): Step #1 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #3 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #4 – Imperial Purple SO 1x, Step #5 – Imperial Purple. 
Bunny: Step #3  – Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Step #4 – Smokey Gray (VersaFine) & add Onyx Black (VersaFine) to the eyes and nose only, Step #2 Nigera Mist (VersaMagic), Step #1 – Pearl. Beige (Brilliance) SO 1x. 
Grass: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 Cottage Ivy. 
Butterfly: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. 
Sentiment: Lilac Posies.
Other: Scalloped Scissors from Fiskars, Fancy Framed Tags Two (Shapeabilities) from Spellbinders and Gems from K&Co.

Hello … hello … HELLO Spring!

No, this is not a belated April’s Fool jokeYES, I am Back!

It is sooo good to be back and to say

… Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I sure have missed stamping with everyone & the KSS Crew over this past (too long to mention) months! I hope this post finds everyone well and looking forward to Spring… I know I am!

When I last posted … I’m not sure if I mentioned that my family & I had moved to a new home. Well, we did! It has taken much longer than I ever had expected to deal with all the boxes [I am  STILL unpacking – URGH!], but we are loving our new home. So, I can’t help but have “clearing out things” on my mind….

First order of business in the Kitchen … we’re having a Big Spring Cleaning Sale!!!!


30 % off   everything in stock

April 2
ending  April 6 (midnight – EST)

Promo Code: springclean30

Free shipping @ $50.
Help me make room for new stamps for Spring! 😉

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

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

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Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet, 3 Step Honey Bunny and 3 Step Hydrangea (butterfly) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Rose Quartz from Stardream Chiara.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #1 – Vintage Sepia SO 1x followed with Desert Sand. Tulips Leaves: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #4 – Olympia Green (VersaFine). Tulips (middle bunch): Step #1 – Rose Bud SO 1x, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Lilac Posies 2x’s, Step #5 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic) SO 1x. Tulips (bunch on left): Step #1 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine) SO 1x. Tulips (bunch on right): Step #1 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #3 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #4 – Imperial Purple SO 1x, Step #5 – Imperial Purple. Bunny: Step #3  -Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Step #4 – Smokey Gray (VersaFine) & add Onyx Black (VersaFine) to the eyes and nose only, Step #2 Nigera Mist (VersaMagic), Step #1 – Pearl. Beige (Brilliance) SO 1x. Grass: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 Cottage Ivy. Butterfly: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Sentiment:  Olympia Green (VersaFine).

Two for U today

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday

I sure missed y’all last week! I was a bit under the weather, but am feeling MUCH better. 🙂

I have a couple of things to share with you.

First: My friend Traci had a super fun stamp night at her house a couple of weeks ago. She had this super sweet gift for us to create. Inside this 4″x4″ bag (a die cut from Sizzix) holds hot chocolate mix & candy canes! A gift sure to warm the heart.

Yumm-O!

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: dark brown and cream from Michael’s. DP from SEI. Ink (all Memento unless noted): Step #4 – top sprinkles: Onyx Black (VersaFine)/cup and handle: Pearl. Chocolate (Brilliance), Step #3 Pearl. Chocolate – stamp off 1x, Step #2 Vintage Sepia – stamp off 1x then add again Vintage Sepia (VersaFine) to the cup and handle only, Step #1 Desert Sand – wipe clean whip cream area of the stamp. Embellishments: Ribbon – scraps from my stash – mostly from Michael’s.

Next: I have a few more bookmarks to share with Y’all. Have a great Monday!

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

AngelaConnieJulie (Challenge Hostess)

LisaLynnMakiko

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves, Vintage Words, 3 Step Letters from the Past, 3 Step School Days, 3 Step Bitty Tulips Bouquet, Big & Bold Swashes and Multi Step Berries, from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Ink (see below – all Memento unless noted). Embellishments: Ribbon – scraps from my stash – mostly from Michael’s.
LEAVES: Orange Leaves – Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Tangelo, Step #1 Cantaloupe. Green Fern – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment – Rich Cocoa. Green Fern – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment – Rich Cocoa.
LETTER WRITING: Tulips – Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 Grape Jelly stamp of 1x , Step #1 Lulu Lavender. Step #4 Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout. PEN – Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Step #1 Smokey Gray stamp off 1x. STAMP – Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #1 Desert Sand. Script and swashes in Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand.
STRAWBERRIES: Dark Berries – Step $4 Grape Jelly, Step #3 Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Lady Bug. Light Berries – Step #4 Sweet Plum, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x. Berry Tops – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Leaves – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart.

Monday already!!!

WOW! Where did that week go???!!!! Maybe, it is better if I don’t know! LOL!

But, I am happy to be in the kitchen with another Kitchen Sink Monday … and I am so happy how this card turned out! Very quick with very little masking! 😀

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For more KSS Monday inspiration, stop in for a visit with the KS Crew!
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Kitchen Sink Crew:
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger
Dee Jackson
Angela Knopf
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Lori Tecler

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU!. Ink: (all SU!) Stems – Step #1a – Kiwi Kiss stamps off 1x, Step #2a Kiwi Kiss, Step #3a Old Olive, Step #4a Always Artichoke. Tulips – Step #1b Pink Pirouette, Step #2b Pretty in Pink, Step #3b Regal Rose, Step #4b Rose Red, Step #5b Bravo Burgundy. Sentiment – Bravo Burgundy. Embellishments: Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle around and under the bowl. Pearl adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s.