Pink Daffodils … why not?

What colors do Daffodils come in?

Pink-Daffadils

From what I have seen (and Googled) … Daffodils are usually all yellow or white with a yellow or orange center. Some fancy ones are a creamy white with a peachy, pink center. But beyond that Daffodils seem to be very content with their narrow color palette. Good thing I am not a Daffodil, I think I would eventually get bored of yellow.

Don’t get me wrong, the color Yellow is joyful and happy … definitely a “sunny” color, but today I decided to throw caution to the wind a challenge Mother Nature (in a good way – lol!) and make my daffodils a happy & peppy … pink! I think they look happy being a new color. 

If you have ever seen Daffodils in a different color than what I mentioned above… please, share it with me, I would love to know. 🙂

And speaking of “peppy pink”, here is a blast from the past with some happy, pink pansies!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous & inky day!
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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Lynn • JeanneTammy

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Spring Daffodils, Multi Step Brush Strokes, and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU! Fairway from Stardream.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) 
Daffodils: flowers – Step #4 – Love Letter, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Angel Pink. leaves – Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Olive Grove.
Dragonfly: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Tiny Dragonflies: London Fog (one full stamping and the other, stamp off 1x).
Brush Stoke (for grass): Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves + Pistachio, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler).
Embellishments: Pop dots and Gelly Roll Clear Star pen (daffodils’ stamens and sentiment).

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(CARD #1) Stamps: 3 Step PansyVintage Words and Mix it Up! (the tiny heart) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper:
Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Stardream – Mars. Metallic Rosebud from The Paper Company. Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU!
Ink: (all SU!)
Large Light Pink – Step #1 – Pink Pirouette, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Rose Red, #5 Bravo Burgundy.
Large Med. Pink – Step #1 – Pretty in Pink, Step #2 Regal Rose, Step #3 Rose Red, Step #4 Riding Hood Red, Step #5 – Bravo Burgundy.
Small Dark Pink – Step #1 – Regal Rose, Step #2 Rose Red, Step #3 Riding Hood Red, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy, Step #5 – Basic Black.
Sentiment – Bravo Burgundy.
Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Pink velvet ribbon from Michael’s. Adhesive Pearl rhinestones from Marcella K. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.
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KSCrew Challenge#7 with our Guest Hostess Connie!

crew-challenge-logo2Another KS Crew Challenge Monday and today we have another visitor joining us in the Kitchen! I would love to welcome our Guest Hostess, Connie!connie-for-kss

Connie’s cards will knock your socks off! She has been a winner of several “What’s Cook’n…” contests and was picked from Nov./Dec.’s contest to join us as Kitchen Sink’s Guest Hostess for KS Crew Challenge, #7.

But before I get to Connie’s challenge, I would like you all to have the same pleasure as I did, by getting to know a little more about Connie! 😀

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I was born and raised in hot and sunny southern Arizona, where I still currently reside. In June, 1994, I married my high school sweetheart and best friend, and we have two wonderful children together.

Paper crafting has been a passion of mine for many years. I have been stamping on and off since 1994, shortly after I got married. However, in 2004, one of my dear friends got me majorly hooked on stamping again. A few years later, I was introduced to Split Coast Stampers (SCS) where you may know me as cmc2stamp. I have learned so much from the other wonderfully talented stampers on SCS, and have seen my own stamping style grow over the last few years! In addition to stamping, I really enjoy the outdoors – camping and hiking, and spending time with my loving family!

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Now on to Connie’s challenge, which is: “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” Valentine. Make a valentine with one of the KSS FLOWER stamp sets without using the colors red & pink.tlc197-spechled-background-holly-wreath-cmc

Boy, did I have fun with this challenge! Not only did I look to Connie for today’s challenge … but I looked to Connie for my inspiration as well! 😀 Last month Connie did this fabulous holly wreath spinner card! Spinner cards always look like so much fun, so I thought today’s challenge was the perfect time for me to make one too. Here is my card for Connie’s challenge.

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Please visit the rest of the KSCrew and our Guest Hostess to see what inspiration they have all cooked up today for Connie’s challenge.

Kitchen Sink Crew:
NicoleTammyDeeAngelaJulieLynnLori
and Guest Hostess – Connie

Thank you Connie! It has been wonderful to get to know you better and I really had a blast with your challenge!

Please link your challenge projects in the Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Group on Paper Craft Planet. Enter under Discussions – KS Crew Challenge #7.
Please use KSCC#7, kithcnesinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag when uploading to your favorite gallery.

Plus, Connie’s Challenge calls to use all Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can also enter your challenge HERE and be entered in Jan./Feb. “What’s Cook’n…” theme: Show the Love. HERE for full details.vilolet-valentine

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, River Rock and Barely Banana from SU! Ink: (all SU!) Flowers – Step #1 – Barely Banana, Step #2 Almost Amethyst, Step #3 Lovely Lilac, Step #4 Elegant Eggplant, #5 Basic Black. Leaves(light) – Step #1 – River Rock, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Leaves(dark) – Step #1 – Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Sentiment – Elegant Eggplant. Bee (inside card) Step #3 Basic Black,vilolet-valentine-bee Step #2 Summer Sun,Step #1 Barely Banana [NOTE: I worked backwards with the bee because it easier to line up the lighter colors on top of the black 😀]. Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities. Dry Embossing folder – Swiss Dot from Provo Craft. Fishing line. Pearl rhinestones from my stash. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.

Happy 2nd Anniversary CPS!!!!

I am thrilled to share the news that CPS is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary of sharing over 100 fabulous sketches with awesome samples that truly inspire us all!

This is the 2nd week for CPS were they are celebrating big with loads of give aways from many fabulous sponsors… you won’t want to miss out on ALL the goodies!

Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the very proud sponsors to join in CPS’s celebration, but you will have to go to CPS to see what the give away is from the kitchen! 😀cps101

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PLUS!!!!! … a special sale for KSS and CPS readers, (2 days Only – Feb. 5 & 6 th) were everything is 15% off at the Kitchen Sink Store.

Just use the Promotion Code: CPS2YEARS

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I and the KS Crew had to do our KSS version for this week’s CPS sketch, CPS101.

pink-pansies-cps101Here’s my monochromatic card for CPS101. Celebrating just puts me in a very, very, very happy, PINK MOOD LOL!

For: 3 Step Pansy – Color Recipe

See what the KSCrew conjured up for this special event! 😀

KS Crew:
Nicole
Tammy
Dee
Angela
Julie
Lynn
Lori

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Vintage Words and Mix it Up! (the tiny heart) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Stardream – Mars. Metallic Rosebud from The Paper Company. Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU! Ink: (all SU!) Large Light Pink – Step #1 – Pink Pirouette, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Rose Red, #5 Bravo Burgundy. Large Med. Pink – Step #1 – Pretty in Pink, Step #2 Regal Rose, Step #3 Rose Red, Step #4 Riding Hood Red, Step #5 – Bravo Burgundy.Small Dark Pink – Step #1 – Regal Rose, Step #2 Rose Red, Step #3 Riding Hood Red, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy, Step #5 – Basic Black. SentimentBravo Burgundy. Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Pink velvet ribbon from Michael’s. Adhesive Pearl rhinestones from Marcella K. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.

Adding flowers to the Kitchen … Kitchen Sink Stamps that is!

I love asking everyone what is their favorite flower. The answers are as different as the many different varieties of flowers themselves!!! 😀 Here is a list of the top five favorite flowers taken from my most recent blog giveaway.

#1 – Daisy

#2 – Rose

#3 – Tulip

#4 – Sunflower & Lilac (a tie)

#5 – Pansy

Well, 3 in the top 5 isn’t bad… but, I guess I have more work to do! 😉

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As promised, a full look to sneak peek #4 using … the newest flower in join the bouquet … 3 Step Pansy and another little surprise, this sweet 1/4″ micro check ribbon, which is another addition to the Kitchen Sink store, available tomorrow – Sept. 25th! 😀

A paperweight and card. Thanks for stopping by! 😀

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Shimmery White and Always Artichoke from SU! Honey Velvet Paper from SEI (used backing for the bottom of the paperweight).

Ink (all Memento Inks unless noted): Flowers: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamped 2x’s, Step #3 More Mustard from SU!, Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery from SU!, Step #2 Old Olive from SU!, Step #3 Always Artichoke from SU! Little Bee: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 More Mustard from SU!, Step #3 Tuxedo Black.

Other Items: 2.5″ x 3.75″ Oval Acrylic Stamping Block, Crystal Effects from SU! and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights in the center of the pansies and the wings of the bee.

Here for a tutorial on how to make this paperweight from Rebecca Oehlers.

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Shimmery White and Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Ruby Red from SU!

Ink (all Memento Inks unless noted): Yellow Flowers: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamped 2x’s, Step #3 More Mustard from SU!, Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Red Flowers: Step #1 More Mustard from SU!, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 Ruby Red from SU!, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy from SU!, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery from SU!, Step #2 Old Olive from SU!, Step #3 Always Artichoke from SU! Sentiment: Olympia Green – VersaFine.

Embellishments: Vintage Green 1/4″ micro check ribbon and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights in the center of the pansies.