A​ bouquet of bookmarks

So, I went a little bookmark crazy! Today I have three of them and each stamped with a different flower. I used the stamp sets: 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, and Multi-Step Giant Sunflowers. Don’t they make a lovely bouquet when all together?

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I used vellum to create a center rectangle in the center of the rose bookmark so the type would read better over the roses.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

Please check out the beautiful card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Giant Sunflower, and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Sunflower Bookmark: 
Yellow Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. 
Yellow/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion. 
Red/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion + sponge Rhubarb Stalk around edges. 
Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. 
Rose Bookmark:
Rose: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. 
Leaves: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
Sentiment on vellum: Onyx Black (VersaFine).
Daisy Bookmark: 
Blue Daisy: Step #3 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue, Step #1 – Summer Sky, Flower Center: Tuxedo Black. 
Pink Daisy: Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Rose Bud, Flower Center: Tuxedo Black. 
Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: Vinyl bookmark sleeves, vellum on Rose Bookmark, and various ribbon from stash.
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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.

Happy Memorial Day Daisies

Happy Memorial Day & Kitchen Sink Monday!

I bet this is a busy time of the year for anyone celebrating graduations and birthdays this month! Which happens to be the case for myself.  When in a crunch for a card or decorate a gift, I usually reach for my “go to” set, (especially for a spring/summer birthday) is 3 Step Daisy.

Today I am sharing a “blast from the past” Daisy card that was done for a Color Throwdown Challenge and a small take-out gift box that needed a little decorating for a birthday gift.

A color recipe for 3 Step Daisycan now be found HERE, listed in the forum under Color Recipes from the Kitchen.  Please remember, if you have a color recipe request to a favorite KSS set or a color combo that just isn’t co-operating… leave your request HERE and I will do my best to whip up a color recipe for you.

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Today is the last day to get 25% off  (sale ends midnight PST) 

with the promo code: HONOR

Free Shipping at $50

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Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up today for your viewing pleasure.

I hope you are enjoying this Memorial Day with your friends and loved ones or kicking off the first day of Summer doing what you love to do the most!

ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

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For Birthday Card: Go HERE for stamping info
For Take Out Box  –  Stamps: 3 Step Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah
Inks: (all Memento): Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion, Flower Center: Rich Cocoa.

Dog gone stamping fun!

Happy CR Friday!

It’s time for another batch of color recipes from the kitchen, this time for the set Multi Step Kittens & Pup.

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I hope you aren’t getting tired of seeing samples of stamping on fabric… but as you might guess, I have been having fun… not to mention making some gifts! This tea towel was made for a dear friend’s birthday. She was two Springer Spaniels of her own. One of them is the older brother to our pup. So, you would guess right, she LOVED the gift! 🙂

I am just about finished with a tutorial for how I stamped the plaid on the towel, but must run off to a school product … the Father’s Follies! I will be back with the tutorial… and maybe a review of the production. 😉

In the mean time, the color recipe for this Kittens & Pup set can be found HERE. Both Memento & Palette CR’s are included. 🙂


Washing instructions can be found HERE.

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Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Stamped on: 100% Cotton, 17″x26″ Tea Towel
Inks: (all Palette)
Pup: Step #1 – did not use, Step #2 – Haystack, Step #3 – Burnt Umber, Step #1 – Noir Black.
Plaid: Viridian Leaf, Chartreuse, Claret and Toile Pink

New sneak peeks = new stamps for April!


Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Lettuce get right down to business this morning! Sorry, couldn’t help myself! I get almost giddy when it comes to sneak peeks!

Here is sneak peek #1: 

… and sneak peeks = new stamps = new release give away!

April New Stamps Give-Away

3 lucky winners will be picked at random

• 1st place – a gift certificate for $25.00

• 2nd place – a gift certificate for $15.00

• 3rd place – a gift certificate for $10.00

How to enter: Leave a comment to today’s question here on today’s post (in needs to be on this post to enter)

The question: What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Deadline: Sunday the 22nd, 9pm PST

Winners will be announced: Monday morning the 23rd, along with the release of 4 new stamps.

I realized that I had things that I had not shared during the move. If you were at the KSS/Stamping Around workshop in Ohio last June, then this tea towel might look familiar. This was another fun project I had planned for the workshop which had attendees stamping on 100% cotton blank tea towels with Palette Hybrid inks.

I am happy to share this project with everyone now, because for a limited time 100% cotton blanks and Palette Hybrid Inks can be found in the KSS store. I was very happy with how vibrant the Palette inks stayed on the fabric. After the ink was completely dried, I heat set it with a hot iron. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

4 new stamp sets on

April 23rd

Please remember to visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you this KSS Monday.

 ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

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Stamps: Multi Step Lettuce and Seed Packet from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Inks: (all Palette inks)Lettuce on the left & right: Step #1 – Chartreuse SO 1x, Step #2 – Giverny Green, Step #3 – Landscape, Step #4 – Viridian Leaf. Center Lettuce: Step #1 – Chartreuse, Step #2 – Giverny Green, Step #3 – Viridian Leaf, Step #4 – Violete. Sentiment: Lettuce in Viridian Leaf and all other stamping in Violete.