All that Glitters is Gold … and GREEN!

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Coastin’ with a St. Patty’s Flash Back 
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Do you like to stamp on coasters?

With a little leprechaun magic… Mr. Invisible Snowman dusted off all his cupid love for this fun St. Patrick’s Day postcard – originally posted in March 2011.2 green coasters

Here is another “Going Green” postcard with some green roses added and a St. Pat’s coaster. I added a transparent scalloped circle with embossing powder on top of the image portion of the coaster. This is to prevent the ink from bleeding when the coaster absorbs moisture when a drink is placed on top.

So, what is your favorite shape coaster to stamp on?

Have an inky day!

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Stamps: Multi-Step Invisible SnowmanMulti-Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi-Step Hanukkah, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Rectangle chipboard coaster
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Cottage Ivy,  Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout, Step #4 – VersaMark and Irish Spring EP. SHAMROCK: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. GOLD COINS: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #2 Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #1 Cantaloupe. SHAMROCK BORDER: Step #1 – New Sprout. SWASH: VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SENTIMENT: Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP (Irish Spring EP on the “G”).
Embellishments: Kaleidoscope EP from Stampendous!, Irish Spring EP (edge of postcard) from Sparkle & Sprinkle, and green rhinestones from stash.
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Teddy Valentine with Warm and Fuzzy Memories

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A Teddy Flash Back Friday from Kitchen Sink Stamps … and a winner!

Be-My-ValentineToday Flash Back card was originally posted Jan. 2016. Not too far of a Flash Back but a fav of mine just the same. I have a real soft spot for this stamp set, Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes because the inspiration for “Teddy” came from my oldest son’s teddy bear that was given to him by my mom when he was about 2 or 3 years old.  ❤

 

OK, on to the winner of last week’s giveaway… and the winning number was 2!

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Congratulations Sue D!

Please leave a comment email me your address within 48 hrs to receive your set of Multi-Step Invisible Snowman.

 

NOTE: IF the current winner picked will need to comment back within 48hrs, a new winner will be randomly selected.

Have an inky Friday… and stay warm!

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Stamps: Multi Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy and MultiStep Teddy Bear Wishes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cabernet from Flavors Gourmet from cutcardstock.com. Jolie Chocolat paper pack from SEI. Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Teddy: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. Heart: Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug, Step #4 – Sweet Plum.  Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Embellishments: Nestabilities – Hearts and Scalloped Hearts. Stickles – Frosted Lace. Variegated wired organza ribbon (my stash) and pop up dots.

A Valentine Heart Melts Again

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Happy Kitchen Sink Flash Back Friday!

While slowly updating ALL the links from the new website over to my blog… it hit me how valuable a blog or gallery can be! There it is, a history of work, events, images, etc., all there waiting to be enjoyed again. So why not? It certainly has been a long time since I have taken a second look at some of my favorite cards from the past ten years and that is what I hope to share with you.

Today is an exceptionally beautiful day in So. Calif. for Feb. 2nd. The sun is shining, the air is crystal clear (still a big deal when you can see downtown LA and beyond to the beach – 30 miles as the crow flies = 1.5hrs via car! – lol). The tempt is a lovely 78°F – PERFECT!

After a quick glance at the global temperature map, it looks like 3/4 of the world is dealing with some chilly temps of 50° F and much colder! So, please don’t take it that I am bragging. Today is just an exceptionally gorgeous day and it is lovely temperature today that inspired me to flash back today’s card (from 2010).

I would love to know … What is the temperature where you live?

For everyone that leaves their hometown temperature in the comments below, will have a chance to win the stamp set, Multi-Step Invisible Snowman. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here next Friday (Feb. 9th).Invisable-Snowman-w-Sample-wtrmk

The winner picked will need to comment back within 48hrs, otherwise, a new winner will be randomly selected.

Have an inky Friday… and stay warm!

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Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Bazzill Basics Striped Glazed Red. Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Chocolate Chip from SU!
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #3 Rich Cocoa,  Step #2 Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x, [MASK OFF hat band] Step #1 Desert Sand then stamp again Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x. Color Hat Band with Copics – R46, and R59. SCARF: Step #2 – Grape Jelly, Step #1 Rhubarb Stalk. CARROT: Step #3 – Habanero (VersaFine), Step #2 Tangelo, Step #1 Cantaloupe. PIPE: Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #1 Potter’s Clay. COAL: Step #1 Tuxedo Black stamp off 2x’s, Step #2 Lightning Black (Brilliance). BUTTONS: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 Tuxedo Black stamp off 1x. HEART: Rhubarb Stalk. SENTIMENT: Rhubarb Stalk and Rich Cocoa rock and stamp off the bottom half.
Embellishments: Nestabilities – Curved Rectangles. Brownstone glitter from Martha Stewart. Ultra Fine Red Glitter. Glossy Accents from Ranger. Red Atyou Spica pen.

Christmas Card Mash Up

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Mash Up the Past!

Today’s Christmas card is a “Mash Up” from 3 past Christmas cards. I didn’t even realize how similar this card was to the other three until after it was finished! I guess when you like something, you keep going back to it – even if it is subconscious! LOL

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Originally posted: Three Ornaments: HERE, Ornament, Bell & Stars: HERE, Pine Branches & Rhinestone Garland: HERE.

Merry-Bright-Ornaments by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I stamped the pine cone and branches directly onto the designer paper and was a pleasant surprise with how soft and muted the colors became once they dried. I am glad I had waited for the branches to dry before I added the sentiment. Stamping the sentiment 3x’s helped for it to stand out.

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Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Ornament & StarsMulti Step Build a GarlandMulti Step Christmas Lights (sentiment) and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Designer Pack Noel from Pink Paislee.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): Pine Branches: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Cone: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle 2x’s, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa 2x’s, Step #1 – Did not use. Swirly Stars: VersaMark with + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Red Ornament: Step #5 – Elderberry, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Green Ornament: Step #5 – Northern Pine, Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. Star: Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Dandelion. Sentiment: Northern Pine 3x’s and Love Letter.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles on ornament & star. Silver Gelly Roll pen by Sakura (on ornament caps and lines). Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s. Pop dots.

Changing Seasons

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Turning Summer into Winter.
Cabin amongst the Pines from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Last week, I shared a card using the stamp sets, Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake and Multi-Step Pine Trees paired together to create a cozy, summer scene. Using two of the new sets from yesterday’s release, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin, and Multi-Step Icy Pond, along with Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, now that same little cabin can be used to create a frosty winter wonderland.
Multi Step Snowy Cabin stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I made a change in the cabin. Besides adding a wreath to the door, I separated the roof from the cabin “walls”. This would make it easier to add snowy “accents” to the roof as shown on my card above. First I stamped the cabin (#b) and then the roof (#a). Stamping Step #2b with London Fog. Then I stamped Step #1b with VersaMark and added embossing powder  – Kaleidoscope for a sparkling, icy looking roof.

Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

With my Icy Pond card … no masking was needed. The mini snowy pine trees can overlap each other. Finished most of the tree clusters by using Step #1 to add snow …by stamping with VersaMark and adding embossing powder  – Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a happy inky day!

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(CARD #1 – Warmest Wishes) Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Handsome Hunter from SU! Metallic Ice Blue from Paper Co.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Cabin: Step #4a – Rich Cocoa, Step #2a – Toffee Crunch, Step #1a – London Fog, Step #3a – Bamboo Leaves 2x’s. Roof: Step #2b – London Fog, Step #1b – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat, Skater: London Fog. Snowy Pine Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy (or Olive Grove), Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Snow Drifts: #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Stepping Stones: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 1x. Distant Trees: London Fog and Desert Sand. Sentiment: Desert Sand and Gray Flannel.

Embellishments: Pop dots.

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(CARD #2 – Icy Pond Scene) Stamps: Multi Step Icy Pond,  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, #1 – VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat. Skaters: London FogSnow Drifts: Step #1 –  London Fog, Step #2 -VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland.

Embellishments: Silver cord from SU!.