Daisy takes a beating… and keeps on stamping!

Some of you may remember, KSS’ very first multi-step stamp set was 3 Step Daisy. With KSS hitting a milestone of 10 years and feeling sentimental and inspired by Ilina’s Zinna card, I wanted to stamp some daisies on both white and kraft cardstock.

So, I pulled out my daisy stamps and ….. YUCK!

Daisy-before

Yes, my daisy stamps have been one of my “GO TO” sets from the very beginning of KSS and this set has seen a lot of stamping over the past 10 years!  I admit, I am not kind to my stamps and well, sort of abuse them… sometimes on purpose. Why? To see well will KSS stamps hold up under harsh conditions.

As a stamper, I don’t always have time to clean up after a quick last-minute card and I figure I am not alone. So, since the Fall of 2017, I have been testing the quality of our stamps by leaving them out exposed on my craft table with the ink haphazardly cleaned off for weeks, months and (this is a tad embarrassing) just found some exposed stamps high up on a shelf that I placed a couple of years ago, that I had forgotten about … all covered in dust! (cough-yuck!) Plus, I recently found some of those stamps that had jumped off my craft table and gone MIA – under furniture, in cardstock file folders, and other places in my craft room that I still can’t figure out how they got there! Yes, I guess I am a messy stamper! lol

Daisy-after

BUT, the point I am trying to make… no matter how much dried on ink (except for alcohol-based inks), dust and gunk have built up or migrated to your KSS stamps over time … they keep on stamping!

HappyBirthday-Daisy

The first 2 photos above are of my first 3 Step Daisy set (used since August 2007). As you can see in the first photo, they are filthy! I seriously thought it was time to give this set a burial! But, with some rubbing alcohol, anti-static/lint-free wipes (such as Kimwipes) and a super soft toothbrush (those for very young children are perfect) for the crevices, and then air dry … Voilà!

My 10-year-old stamps are back in business! Even the center stamp of the daisy is so much cleaner I CAN actually see to line it up again! Yes, my set of stamps are no longer crystal clear as when they were new. They have either a pinkish tint (stained from inks) or a yellowish tint (caused by UV rays when left out for long periods of time), but they are still pliable, stick to acrylic blocks (or my MISTI) and can stamp a crisp impression! I think that says a lot about KSS stamps!

If you ever find that one of your KSS stamps has gone MIA from its set, just email me. If I have an extra stamp of the one you are missing, I am happy to mail it to you.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

Please check out the fabulous Autumn card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  3 Step Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) and Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Daisy on kraft cardstock: Step #1 – Frost White (Color Box) – 2x’s, Step #2 – Aspen Mist (VersaMagic) – 2x’s, Step #3 – Summer Sky – 2x’s, Center: Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Daisy on white cardstock: Step #2 – Aspen Mist (VersaMagic), Step #1 – Summer Sky, Center: Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: Pop-up adhesive.
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Love Multi Step Stamping with Misti

… 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.

Spring Tulips

Happy Spring!

This basket full of Spring Tulips would have taken forever if I had tried to mask all the flowers and leaves.

Instead, I stamped the leaves and stems one over the other (no masking). Then stamped cut out tulip flowers and extra leaves and arranged them on top of the stamped layer of leaves and stems. This made it much easier to “arrange” my bouquet. Adding pop dots to some of the flowers and leaves also added lots of dimension to the card. Below are some photos of how I created this card.

Basket-of-Tulips by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I started this card by stamping Step #1 of the basket. This gave me a base/area to build my tulip bouquet.step-1 With masking tape, I taped off the sides and bottom of the basket. step-2

Stamped overlapping stems and leaves. step-3

Removed the masking tape and filled in empty spaces with more leaves that had been cut out. Once I got all the loose leaves in place, I taped them all down below the top of the basket. Then stamped the brush stroke “shadow” at the bottom of the basket.
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Finally, I added a fully stamped cutout of the basket on top of all the tulips, leaves and stems for a finished bouquet.step-5NOTE: I realized after I finished the card, I should have cut away the “back side” of the basket so the tulips would look more like they are in the basket instead of behind the basket…oh well! LOL!Basket-of-Tulips-CLSUPThanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

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

 Lisa • Lynn

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Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Basket, Multi Step Carnations (butterfly), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant (banner: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla) from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pink Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Rose Bud so 1x. Red Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Purple Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Tulip Leaves & Stem: (variation #1) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. (variation #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. ButterflyStep #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – TangeloThe shadow under Basket: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step#3 -Tuxedo Black, so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, so 1x. Sentiment: Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold),  pop dots.

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!

5 New KSS’ stamp sets

can all be found under What’s New,

but here is a quick look.

Multi-Step Bicycle

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Multi-Step Rubber Ducky

Rubber-Ducky-REV-sample

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy [SET 1]

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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).