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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 (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: Lilac Posies.
Other: Scalloped Scissors from Fiskars, Fancy Framed Tags Two (Shapeabilities) from Spellbinders and Gems from K&Co.

Grassy Color Recipe & Sneak Peek #3

Today’s color recipe request comes from Billie Dee, who requested a color recipe for the grass stamp from the set, 3 Step Honey Bunny.

My first thought was…“Grass is green, won’t be very many recipes”, but then I remembered a card by Angela, (who will  hopeful rejoin us in the Kitchen for the summer).  She did it quite some time ago, so I had to do some digging to find it, but I found it! Angela used the grass stamp to create fire for cookin’ a turkey, 3 Step Turkey that is! I still giggle when I see her card … and seeing it again was all it took to get “fire-up” myself and come up with some grassy and not so grassy color recipes!

Besides some green grass options (spring grass, new grass, blue grass and even … dead grass 😉), there is a color recipe for wheat or straw and another which resembles the reeds found growing in marshy places. It is this “reed” recipe that inspired today’s card.

I started with an image in my head of reeds along the shoreline of a lake… or creek maybe. My imaginary shoreline took several twist and turns and became a grassy knoll instead.  What can I say? It was an enjoyable creative journey and I’m happy with how it turned out.

Thank you Billie Dee for the grass color recipe request … it sure expanded my horizons!

BTW – there is a B&W grass recipe too … who knows, might be handy around Halloween? 😉

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If you would like to see a particular color recipe, please let me know by leaving your request HERE or email me at: kitchensinkstamp@gmail.com.  I look forward to the next color recipe request!

Now for Sneak Peek #3 …

There is still time to enter April’s New Stamps Give-Away

ALL the details can be found HERE.

New Stamps arrive Monday, 4/23

Have a FABULOUS INKY weekend!!!

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Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, Multi Step Trees and Friends of the Moon from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Always Artichoke and Pale Plum from SU!.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): GRASS – Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Bamboo Leave.  KNOLL: sponge Olympia Green (VersaFine) & Bamboo Leaves w/paper torn mask.  SKY: sponge Summer Sky w/paper torn mask.    TREE: (trunk) Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (Vintage Sepia), Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand 2x’s. (tree top) Step #2 Rose Bud, Step #3 Crimson Red (VersaFine)  and Grape Jelly, Step #1 Spring Pansy. DUCKS: Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x and 2x’s. CARD EDGE: Sponge with Rich Cocoa.

Hello … hello … HELLO Spring!

No, this is not a belated April’s Fool joke …. YES, 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 these 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 long 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: from 3 Step Honey Bunny  in  Olympia Green (VersaFine).

Nail Biting news from Kitchen Sink

I return (again) from the silent corner of the Kitchen

… but with exciting news!!!

The past 5 months has kept me feeling a lot like this guy in the photo. Anyone remember this gentleman’s act from the Ed Sullivan Show (am I dating myself? LOL)???  I do and as a kid, I was mesmerised watching the plates spin as the performer would add another plate and another without any of them dropping.  For anyone who isn’t familiar with this entertaining act… as each spinning plate would begin to slow down and start to wobble … the performer would run over,  just before the plate fell and get the plate spinning again. He would run from plate to plate, saving each just before falling and shattering on the floor.  Back then… it was a real nail bitter! OK… so I digress.

While the above describes what life has been like over past 5 months, you might be asking “why” or “WHAT” has kept me on the run in a “nail biting” state. Our happy little 1922 – California Bungalow (which seemed so BIG when we first moved in with only an 18 month old in arm), has begun to pop at the seams due to our growing family, growing boys and growing business!  The GOOD NEWS …we found the perfect place for our family AND business to stay together and we are moving! Kitchen Sink Stamps, Inc. will continue to be a “cottage industry”. 😉

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To celebrate our exciting news and the Memorial Day weekend … we are having a MEMORIAL-MOVING DAY SALE… all weekend long!!!

25% off everything in stock!

Starting this Friday until Monday (May 27 to 30th – midnight, PST)

Promo Code: MOVEKSS

Don’t worry about placing orders or contacting us… everything will be business as usual! 🙂

But, that is not all of my exciting news… 

While waiting for all this “house stuff” to fall in place (I really don’t do well with waiting) I have been busy getting ready for our next KSS Work Shop & designing up a storm! YaHoo!

There’s still time to sign-up & multi-step stamp with me all day on Friday,

June 17, 2011

at Toyrifix, Smithville, OH

… and again with Stamping Around‘s workshop, Friday eve. & all day Sat. at Toyrifix. I can hardly wait to meet up with Julie Masse and (finally meet) Tammy Hershberger as well as the other SA instructors!

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As for the WBPS …it will be hiatus for the summer as we move and get settled.

Giant Inky Hugs to you ALL!!!!
xoxox
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Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup, Multi Step Trees and 3 Step Honey Bunny (grass) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Solar White and Classic Cream from Neenah. Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations. Onyx from Stardream. Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Wanted” from Cosmo Cricket.
Ink: PUPPIES: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black stamp off 2x’s, Step #1 – Rich Cocoa stamp off 2x’s. TREES: [tall tree] Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves.  [flowering tree] Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink, [trunk] Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 Potter’s Clay. GRASS: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
Embellishments: Assorted ribbons from Michael’s. Clear Vinyl Bookmark Sleeves.