What’s in your Easter Basket?

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Spring Tulips … were you hoping for chocolate?

Bunny-and-Tulip-Basket

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Another pair of Easter cards to share. The first, all but the sentiment, was first cut out with SVG cut files. Then stamped (all inks used are listed below), followed by assembling the pieces together. I accomplished this by adding adhesive to the back of the basket and then arranging the flowers from behind and then trimming the excess.

Using SVG cuts has completely changed the way I stamp… which I really do love! I can have card “components” cut and stamped ahead before knowing what type/design of a card I want to make… which is a life saver for last-minute cards! 🙂

My second card is stamped without any SVG cuts. The main piece is stamped all together on one layer, then cut out with a metal die. Still no masking. I stamped the grass right over the bunny… so he looks like he is sitting in the grass. Stamping the grass on the purple cardstock was an afterthought so it doesn’t quite line up… but gets the job done. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

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Tulip Card/Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step)Baskets (Multi-Step), and Bitty Tulip Bouquet (3 Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Neenah. So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Designer Paper scrap?

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

Tulips: [stems] Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout. [blossoms] Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink.

Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.

Bunny: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x.

Sentiments: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Big Scalloped Squares from Spellbinders and pop-up dots.

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Sunny Gerber Daisy Card/Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step)Pretty Tear Drops, and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Perfect Plum & Soft Sky from SU! Designer Paper scrap?

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

Bunny: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 Espresso Truffle.

Gerber Daisy: Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle. Stem & Leaves: (Pretty Tear Drops stamps) – Bamboo Leaves.

Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.

Swirly Hearts Background: Orchid Ice (Opalite)

Sentiments: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Deckled Rectangles from Spellbinders, small purple rhinestones,  and pop-up dots.

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Heartfelt Sympathy

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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 uses 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and the sentiment is from 3 Step Daisy.

White-Lily-sympathy   inside-sympathy

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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.

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.