New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

How about a little R&R amongst the birch trees or a little fishing by the lake?

Sounds mighty good to me!

This is was my inspiration for 3 of our newest sets. Here is a sample of all 3 together (with a few older favorites)

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

There is very little masking on this card… really!

The house was masked to add the pines. I overstamped the darker pine on top the lighter one – no extra masking. The trunks of the birch trees were masked for the lake… that’s it. Everything else was overstamped. 🙂

And for the 4th new stamp set … I can’t forget about flowers!

carnation bouquet - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Hope you are as excited as I am with these new sets.

They can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

 

Multi-Step Carnations

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Multi-Step Birch Trees (PRE-Order)

with Digital Die Cut also available

our first EXTRA LARGE SETBirch-Trees-sample-wtrmk

  FINISHED STAMP birch trees MEASURE  – approx. 4-1/2″ TALL X 5-1/4″ WIDE

Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake

with Digital Die Cut also available
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Greetings from the Woods
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Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.
 Lisa  Lynn 

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (stone walk, squirrel and birds in sky) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Birch Trees: Leaves-Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. Tree Trunk – Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch.  Cabin: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – London Fog 2x’s (mask over the house). Pine Tree (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Canoe: Tuxedo Black. Stepping Stones: Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – London Fog. Grass: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: none.
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(CARD #2) Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations, 3 Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm & Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Certainly Celery from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks): Purple Carnations: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Pink Carnations: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stems (variation 1): Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Stems (variation 2): Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Urn: Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, Step #1 – did not use. Butterfly: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Cantaloupe 2xs. Script: New Sprout and Toffee Crunch.
Embellishments: adhesive pop dots.
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Web Note Book … labor today for ease tomorrow!

Happy Labor Day and Happy KSS Monday!

It is so hard to believe that summer is over when most of the country is having a major heat wave!  Well, I hope wherever you are, you are having a wonderful and restful Labor Day … and staying cool! 

Today is the last day of our Labor Day Sale – 30% off all in stock stamps! 

Promo Code: LABOR30. Sale ends midnight tonight – (PST).

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Today’s project may look a bit “labor” intensive, but it is so worth it!

I was getting so tired with all my scraps of paper and post-it notes with login & password info. Frustrated having to hunt through the pile when I forgot which password or which email address (I have 5 now!) I used to create an account…. not to mention if I had changed the password!

So, I finally got my act together and created a WEB Note Book. It has made my life so much easier! I can now find login/password/email info with a flip of a page. I added clear dividers (from Zutter) so I could separate my web book info into different sections…  one for personal, one for business and the 3rd section for all my father’s login info – since I do all his banking & payments online too.  (Internet tip: To help prevent getting hacked into, use a different email address for different activities – [ie:  one only with financial transactions, one only for purchase, etc.] … and use different passwords and user names for each web & email account).

My WEB Note Book was stamped using  Multi Step Iris & Multi Step HummingBirds.

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Web-Note-Book

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If you are interested in stamping your own WEB Note Book, I have uploaded the templates for 4 different inside pages, which can be found HERE.

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For more info about Multi Step Stamping with Copics, go HERE.

The Color Recipe for Multi Step Iris, go HERE.

The Color Recipe for Multi Step Hummingbirds, go HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Labor Day and an inky week!

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

Connie  • Julie  • Lisa  • Lynn  • Tammy

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Stamps: Multi Step Iris, Multi Step Hummingbirds, 3 Step Letters from the Past and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. 
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) – Irises: (Burgundy Iris): Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lilac Posies. White Area colored in with Copic Markers: RV10, R11 and R00. Stem: Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Olive Grove. 
(Purple Iris): Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Sweet Plum so 1x. White Area colored in with Copic Markers: Y15, Y19, Y-38. Stem: Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 Cottage Ivy. Flower Bud: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #4 – Lulu Lavender. 
(Pink Iris): Step #4 – Lilac Posies, Step #3 – Rose Bud so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stem: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves. 
(Yellow Iris on back cover): Step #4 – Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #3 – Cantaloupe, Step #2 – Toffee (VersaFine), Step #1 – Dandelion so1x, repeat. Stem: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves.
Leaves: (variation 1): Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves so 1x, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy. (variation 2): Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves so 1x, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Olive Grove. (variation 3): Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Olive Grove.
Hummingbird: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Desert Sand so1x.
Cover: BKGD Script: Desert Sand. Big Swash: Rich Cocoa. Stamps:(Postage Stamp): Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Other Stamps): Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: 1-1/4″ Black Owire, 7.5×5 Chipboard Covers, 7.5×5 Clear Acrylic Folder Tabs all from Zutter. Gold Sharpie marker – line inside rectangle insert on the cover.

Not just apples anymore!

It’s back to school to revamp today’s color recipe.

Today’s color recipe is for … 3 Step School Days 

and has been updated to include recipes for all images in the set … books, ruler, and quill.

It can be found  HERE.

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Quick-Note-Set

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Brown-Quill-Quick-NoteRed-Quill-Quick-Note   (variation #1)

Green-Quill-Quick-NoteBlue-Quill-Quick-Note    (variation #2)

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 Thanks for stopping by and have an inky weekend!

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Stamps: 3 Step School Days and 3 Step Letters from the Past  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Solar White from Neenah. Color card stock – variation #1: Mars and Antique Gold; variation #2: Ruby Purple and  Anthracite – all from Stardream. 
Inks: (Memento inks – unless noted) – Quills: Please see 3 Step School Days Color Recipe for the 4 different color variations used. Stamp – variation #1: Step #2 – Olive Grove,  Step #1 Desert Sand; variation #2: Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk,  Step #1 Desert Sand. Sentiment – variation #1: Vintage Sepia (VersaFine); variation #2: Black Onyx (VersaFine). Background Script – variation #1: Desert Sand; variation #2: London Fog. Cancellation Stamp (all 4 cards): Espresso Truffle.
Embellishments: Adhesive Gold & Bronze pearls from Michael’s.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Celebrate Veteran’s Day!

35% off – VETERAN’S DAY SALE – Nov. 12 – 14

Sale begins this Monday and ends Wednesday at midnight (PST) – Free Shipping when you spend $50.

For 35% off use the promo code: KSSAVET

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Today’s mini scrapbook pages (6″x6″) are not new, but are very dear to my heart, so I must show them again on this special day that pays tribute to those in service!

These  2 pages are of my GrandFather, who served in the Army in WWI. They were made for a small family album I started. The original post can be seen HERE  for a challenge to “Stamp Out Alzheimer’s”.

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 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful (and inky) week!

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

Connie Julie Lisa Lynn

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PS – Thank you all for your concerns about where I’ve been. It really meant alot to me! No, I have not fallen into a deep abyss. My attention was needed on the family front. I have missed stamping and ALL my inky friends! – Hugs!

Love Shower

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Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, Mix it Up!, Whole Family and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. 
Ink: VersaMark from Tsukineko. Riding Hood Red and Night of Navy from SU!. 
Embellishments: Star brads from Making Memories. Tan grosgrain ribbon from SU! (?).

Pink Hydrangeas

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

 My card for today was inspired by Lynn’s 10 min. challenge – #76 (10MC76) – quick masking with nestabilities. I think adding a shape, in this case a square, behind the flowers, makes the flowers look like they are “popping” out of a bow or “window” instead of floating. Thanks Lynn for sharing this great challenge (and tip).

I used 3 Step Hydrangea , 3 Step Letters from the Past and Words of Love.  I think I was a bit heavy-handed when sponging the ink in the square masked area …  I think I should have used a lighter pink. It looks too much like the same color as the flowers. Live and learn. 🙂

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The Color Recipe for 3 Step Hydrangea can be found HERE .

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 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful (and inky) week!

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

Connie Julie Lisa Lynn Makiko

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Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea , 3 Step Letters from the Past and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento unless noted): 
Front Hydrangea: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac PosiesStep #1 – Rose Bud.  Back Hydrangea: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Lilac PosiesStep #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Leaves: Version #1 – Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Version #2 – Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Sentiment and Script: Northern Pine. Masked Area: Rose Bud and blending Lilac Posies closest to the edge of the square mask.