A Beary St. Patrick one minute …

… now a Beary St. Nick!    He’s a bear for many holidays!

Please don’t let the theme of this card imply that I have my seasons mixed up. I am attempting to get a jump start on my Christmas card making. I figure if I start now, I might be ready and have enough come late November … instead of my usual mailing my holiday cards AFTER Christmas! LOL!

Beary-Christmas by Kitchen Sink StampsTo help get my mission started, I took inspiration from SCS’s Fan Club Christmas Challenge – SCSCCMAR16 .
That is 1 Christmas card down … ??? to go!  – LOL!

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Thanks for stopping by & have a inky day!

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Stamps: Multi-Step Teddy Bear WishesMulti-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and Multi-Step Grizzly Bear Wishes (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Designer Pack Noel from Pink Paislee. Mars metallic from StarDream. Banner: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Very Vanilla from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Bear: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle. Santa Hat: (top) Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter. (cuff and pompom) Step #3 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #2 – London Fog so 1x, Step #1 – did not use. Candy Cane: Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Love Letter, so 1x, Step #1 – did not use. Holly: (leaves) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pistachio + Pear Tart. (berries) Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter.  Sentiment: Northern Pine and Love Letter.

Embellishments: Rock Candy on Holly and Berries, Candy Cane & Santa’s Hat (cuff and pompom only). Pop dots.

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Merry Christmas Bears from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Merry Christmas Bears inside from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I look forward to a new year of new stamp designs and multi-step stamping fun!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and

Multi Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy [set 1] from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 

Paper: t/k
Inks: (all Memento Inks) t/k
Embellishments: t/k

New Stamps are in the Kitchen!

5 New KSS’ stamp sets

can all be found under What’s New,

but here is a quick look.

Multi-Step Bicycle

Bicycle-sample

Multi-Step Rubber Ducky

Rubber-Ducky-REV-sample

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy [SET 1]

Things-4-D-T-sample
Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees

Snowy-Pine-Trees-sample
Multi-Step Tree Friends

Tree-Friends-sample

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Ducky Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps

                                                                    

 Card #1 uses the 2 of the new sets, Multi-Step Rubber Ducky and Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy for a fun Christmas card. Multi-Step Ducky was inspired by KSS Forum Member, SuperJen. She was the winner of last June’s forum Giveaway Game and her stamp suggestion was a Rubber Ducky set. I am so glad she did because I have been having so much fun stamping him (or her). 😉

Multi-Step Rubber DuckyColor Recipe & Die Cut Digital Download

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & TeddyColor Recipe & Die Cut Digital Download

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Celebrate with King Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I have one more card to share with you today.  Card #2, also uses  Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy, but this time it is Teddy’s turn…  (he thinks he rules). 😉

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Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps! … You may also find a special promo code for 2 days only. 😉

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Rubber Ducky, Things 4 Ducky & Teddy and 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Kiwi Kiss from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Ducky: Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion, (BILL) Step #5 – Tangelo, Step #6 – Morocco, Step #7 – Potter’s Clay (EYE) Step #8 – Tuxedo Black. Santa Hat: (Bottom) Step #2 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so 1x, repeat, (Top) Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter. Holly: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio. Berries: Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #3 – Elderberry, Step #1 – Love Letter. Sentiment: Olive Grove.
Embellishments: Deckled Edge Rectangles – Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Atyou Spica pens – Clear (accents on fur of Santa’s Hat and Holly Berries).
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 (CARD #2) Stamps:  Things 4 Ducky & Teddy , Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Myrtle Blueberry from Flavors Gourmet. Kiwi Kiss from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Bear: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. Crown: Step #4 – Peanut Brittle, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle so 1x + Cantaloupe, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion. Pin Wheel: Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #3 – Teal Zeal, Step #2 – Teal Zeal so 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Teal Zeal so 1x + Summer Sky. Sentiment: Sponge Cantaloupe + Dandelion over die cut shape. Celebrate – Nautical Blue.
Embellishments: Double-End Tag – Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Number Collage – Cuttlebug embossing folder. Aged Bronze Brads – Making Memories. Adhesive Rhinestone – Michael’s. Atyou Spica pens – Gold (accents on top of the crown) and Silver (accents on pinwheel).

Holly & Mistletoe color recipe & Christmas Cards in under 10 mins.

Happy Color Recipe Day!

With the Holidays half a year away and not a single holiday card made to date … I knew Lynn’s 10 min. challenge – #81 (10MC81) “to add scoring to enhance a clean and simple card”, was the perfect challenge to get me started on my Christmas cards! Score lines always add an elegant touch. So, I pulled an oldie but goodie stamp set and used 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe for Lynn’s challenge. 

Color Recipes for 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe can be found HERE and has been updated using some of the new Memento colors too.

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I think the extra score lines really adds an elegant touch …. and with my ScorePal, it took only a few seconds!

Thanks Lynn for the fabulous challenge!

What I also love about this challenge, by using approx. 1-1/2″x1-1/2″ sq. for my stamped image (the holly card), I stamped 9 small holly leaves & berries (I’m sure I could have stamped more if I had cut 2″ strips and then stamped) all on a single sheet of paper. Then used a 1-3/8″ square paper punch to cut out the holly. In less than 10 mins, I had 9 images ready to back with color cardstock, score and assemble for 9 (quick) Christmas Cards. (LOVE IT!)

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Stamps:  3 Step Holly & Mistletoe from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Plus, on Holly card only – Mars from Stardream and Metallic Kiwi from the Paper Co.
Inks: (all Memento unless noted): 
Holly Card: Holly: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s.  Berries: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1  – Lady Bug. Sentiment: Love Letter.
Mistletoe Card: Bow: Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Love LetterStep #1 – Lady Bug.  Mistletoe: Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #1  –  Toffee Crunch stamp off 1x, repeat. Sentiment: Love Letter.
Embellishments:  Score Pal

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Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Can you believe there are only 6 months until the Holidays are here??? 

What’s my BIG News?
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I found today’s Holiday ornament hiding in my computer files and realized I forgot to share it with you. This was a fun and pretty quick project. The part that took the longest was letting the glue and glitter dry. So, first I punched two holes, one at each end of a flat, wooden horseshoe with my Big Bite (I used the biggest hole punch). Next, coat both sides of the horseshoe with glue. Then buried the wet glue coated horseshoe in a shallow bowl of glitter by covering more glitter on top. Turning the horseshoe and patting the glitter down until both sides had a solid coverage of glitter. I used a bamboo skewer to poke out the excess glitter from the punched holes and left out on wax paper to dry. When the glitter was completely dry I added the twine, knotting at both ends. Finally, finishing the ornament by gluing in place a red die cut star to frame a stamped cowboy hat star. Tucked the stamped holly leaves under the stars and added red rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up today (yesterday) 😉 for your viewing pleasure. Have a great day and get your fingers inky!

Connie Julie Lisa Lynn Makiko

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Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Hat and 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Super Smooth Ivory Classic Crest from Neenah and Mars from Stardream.
Inks: (all Memento unless noted) – Cowboy Hat: Step #1 Desert Sand – SO 1x,  Step #2 Desert Sand,  Step #3 Rich Cocoa – SO 1x,  Step #4 Rich Cocoa,  Step #5 Imperial Purple (VersaFine).  Holly: Step #1 Pear Tart,  Step #2 Bamboo Leaves,  Step #3 Cottage Ivy.
Embellishments: Wooden Horseshoe from Michael’s, Smoky Quartz fine Glitter from Martha Stewart, Nestiblities Stars, Red rhinestones from my stash and natural twine. Other Items: Aleene’s Tacky Glue and a sponge brush.