Flowers that withstand Heat Waves

A Record High Temperature in Southern Calif. at 111° +

Can’t stop Multi-Step Flowers from Blooming!

Late last week and into the early part of this week, many parts of the globe were (and still are) experiencing intense heat waves … and I mean crazy hot heat waves! Where I live, it got to a record-breaking 111° on July 7th! That same day, reports said that the surrounding cities of Los Angeles were hotter than Death Valley, CA which had a high of 102°! Needless to say, the few things that I can grow in my yard and garden (Calif. native drought-tolerant plants), are now all crispy fried!

I find these days, the one type of gardening I have any success with is … a stamped one! LOL! I would love to hear from those in other states and countries when your garden is under siege from the heat, what plants stand victorious?

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I found after stamping the swirls background, the blue hydrangeas fought a bit with the swirls and felt the sentiment wouldn’t pop enough. Adding an overlay of light pink vellum (translucent) sheet over the swirls was the answer!

Stamps used to create both cards: Hydrangea Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Basket Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear StampsGiant Sunflowers Multi-Step Clear StampsWhole Family Clear Stamps, and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps.

The Sunflower card below was less involved. I started by stamping the three sunflowers close together on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of cardstock. Added leaves around the blossoms and then trimmed down the stamped cardstock to fit the layered card base. Sponged the edges and adding the ladybugs last. It is hard to see in the photo, but I added a few drops of Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves to look like dew drops.

Its-Your-Birthday-Sunflowers

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you this week.

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping

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(Hydrangea Card)

Stamps: Hydrangea ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Basket (Multi-Step) Clear Stamps, Big & Bold Swashes Clear Stamps, Whole Family Clear Stampsand Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Vista from Stardream, and Pink Vellum from The Paper Company.

Inks(all Memento Inks unless noted) 

  • Hydrangeas(with svg files) [light variation] Step #4 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – Sea Breeze (VersaMagic), and Step # 1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x.  Step #4 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Pearlescent Sky Blue (Brilliance), Step #2 – Paris Dusk stamp off 1x, and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x. [dark variation] Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #3 – Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler), and Step # 1 – Summer Sky stamp off 1x + Angel Pink Stamp off 1x.

  • Leaves(with svg files) [light variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, and Step # 1 – New Sprout. [dark variation] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, and Step # 1 – Pistachio.

  • Basket(with svg cut file) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand.

  • Background Swirls: Summer Sky and Paris Dusk stamped off 1x.

  • Sentiment: Onyx Black (VersaFine).

Embellishments: pop dots.

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(Sunflower Card) 

Stamps: Giant Sunflower ( Multi-Step) Clear Stamps and Words 4 Celebrating Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Sunflowers: Step #1 – Shea Butter (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Sauna (Catherine Pooler), Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, and Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.

  • Leaves: (no masking) Step #1 – Green Tea (Catherine Pooler), Step #2 – Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler), and Step #3 – Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

  • Ladybugs: (no masking) Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Love Letter, and Step #1 – Lady Bug. 

  • Sponged Card Edge: Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

  • Sentiment: Spruce (Catherine Pooler).

Embellishments: Clear Nuvo Crystal Drops on some of the leaves.

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Love Multi Step Stamping with Misti

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… is just a few of my favorite things!

But before I break into song …  which I could easily start singing because TODAY is a BIG DAY at Kitchen Sink Stamps … but, you will have to keep reading to find out why.

First, it is true, there are few stamping tools I have grown to truly LOVE and would never want to part with … one is my Silhouette electronic cutting machine and the other is the MISTI!

The MISTI makes it so much easier lining up each step when multi-step stamping and a dream when stamping multiples of the same card! I would have to work really hard to get 3 sunflowers precisely in a row without using the MISTI, and no way could I stamp an exact duplicate of the same card as I did here!

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And what could I love more than multi-step stamping with the MISTI… but have a super FUN 
BLOG HOP together with My Sweet Petunia (the creator of the MISTI)!

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Everyone who comments on every stop on the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes – winner’s choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a $50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Winners will be announced on October 3rd on My Sweet Petunia blog and on my blog here.

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Raita Maria Sabina
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That isn’t all … Today, Kitchen Sink Stamps is celebrating their 10th Birthday with a Big Anniversary Sale!

35% off all items in stock

Free Shipping at $65 (US Only)
(Sale Excludes Out of Stock and Special Order/Retired Items)
Sale Dates: Sept. 25th – 29th (midnight PDT)

Coupon Code:  KSSDECADE

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit each stop on the hop to be entered to win either the prize from My Sweet Petunia or from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers, and  3 Step Get Well Teddy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah and Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (Memento Inks unless noted): Sunflower: (petals) Step #3a – Potter’s Clay, Step #2a – Tangelo, Step #1a – Dandelion, (center) Step #5a – Espresso Truffle, Step #4a – Olive Grove. Stem with Leaf: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Single Leaf: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Lady Bug. Sentiment: Espresso Truffle.

Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash.

Say it Big … Clean & Simple

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Happy Monday!

Anyone remember this card? This was a card I did to show a different masking technique by using clear embossing powder … but that isn’t why I am mentioning it again. I think this card, shows the first time I used this “Thank You” stamp (which is one of the many different – Free “Thank You” stamps that accompany each Kitchen Sink Stamp order).Plumeria Thank you from Kitchen Sink Stamps I soon found that I was grabbing this “Thank You” stamp all the time and started to wish I had one like it for birthdays, get well, hello, etc.

This is how Make a Big Statement was born. I find it is perfect when I want to state the occasion clear and simple (and BIG).

Happy Birthday from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Have a Happy Day!

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Check in with the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you.

 Lisa  Lynn 

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Stamps: Multi Step Bunch O’ Balloons and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Taken with Teal and Tangerine Tango from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Balloons: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morocco, Step #3 – Tangelo 2x’s, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Curly Strings: Step #2 – Nautical Blue, Step #1 – Teal Zeal. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Embellishments: none.

 

Rubber Ducky, King for a Day

It’s Color Recipe Friday! x2

I have 2 CR for you today, one for Multi-Step Rubber Ducky

and one for Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy [SET 1].

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King-Ducky

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Multi-Step Rubber Ducky – Die Cut digital download

Multi-Step Rubber Ducky – Color Recipe

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy – Die Cut digital download

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy – Color Recipe

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Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you are having a Ducky Day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Rubber Ducky and Multi Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Amethyst from Stardream. Caramelized Mustard from Flavors Gourmet. Perfect Plum, So Saffron from SU! Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Pheobe” from BasicGrey.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) DUCKY: Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle so 1x, Step #2 – Cantaoulpe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion, (BEAK) Step #5 – Cantaloupe, Step #6 – Tangelo, Step #7 – Morocco, (EYE) Step #8 – Tuxedo Black . CROWN: Step #4 – Gray Flannel, Step #3 – Toffee Crunch, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion 2x’s. SENTIMENT: Sweet Plum.
Embellishments: Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities and Classic Diamonds Nestabilites from Spellbinders. Atyou Spica pens – Gold (accents on top of the crown).

New Stamps are in the Kitchen!

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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).