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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4 Different Ways to Stamp Rolling Hills …

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Green Knoll, Snowy Slopes, Poppy Fields or Ocean Blue … you be the judge?

Lately, my go-to stamp set for creating a scene card has been Rolling Hills (Multi-Step). You may recall seeing a few weeks ago, the St.Patrick’s card with a green grassy knoll? Then there was my post that showed the 2 contrasting uses for Rolling Hills. One as slopes covered in snow and the other as a field of poppies … but this stamp set doesn’t stop there!

Keep Calm and Shamrock On   Peaceful Greeting from Kitchen Sink Stamps   Red-Poppy-hills

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The other day I came across a video demo by Joyce from Mod Squad/Paper Finesse who was creating a lovely scene card with KSS – HERE and Gina K. Inks (her 40 colors look absolutely lovely which I am going to have to try!) … and Joyce did something that hit me with total inspiration! While stamping Rolling Hills, she used Step #4 at the bottom of the hill instead of the top of the hill. Instantly it looked like waves to me! I LOVE IT when you turn something upside down and see it as something completely different and that gives you entirely new perspective… and inspiration!

Now it just so happens that I needed to make a Masculine Birthday card, so I immediately pulled out Rolling Hills along with Lighthouse (Multi-Step), Sail Boats (Multi-Step), and Icy Pond (Multi-Step)… for the small pine trees AND used the snow drifts for a grassy mound in front of the lighthouse… and got inky!

First stamping the lighthouse and seacliffs. I cut a simple mask for the left side of the lighthouse and the roof to the caretaker’s house and stamped the light pine trees. After stamping the light pine trees, I removed the mask and stamped the darker pine trees and grassy mound… right on top – no masking.

Next the water. Another mask for the cliffs. This mask was loosely cut and a bit larger (beyond the tiny specs of rocks) and placed the mask down lightly so the mask edges were free from the paper (ok… does that make sense?). After stamping each step of Rolling Hills for the water, I would pick up the mask and gently reposition it over the cliffs. This process of repositioning the mask loosely over the cliffs created the white “breaker water” between the cliff and water. As usual, I stamped step #4 a the top, but I also stamped Step #4 a few times at the bottom. Overlapping each time with a different color ink – Teal Zeal, Paris Dusk, and Nautical Blue. This created added waves at the bottom of the card.

Finishing UP. After the water was finished, (using the Sail Boats SVG Cut Files) I cut out two sailboats and then stamped them (colors listed below). The larger one is attached with a pop-up glue dot and the smaller was attached flat directly onto the card stock. I added a little shimmer to the boats’ water wake, with a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen. Sponge the sky with Summer Sky and a cut cardstock using Lawn Fawn Custom Craft Dies – Puffy Cloud Borders dies. Add the Happy Birthday sentiment from Make a Big Statement, the seagulls… and voilà! A Masculine Birthday Card!

I was thrilled with how the ocean turned out! (Thanks, Joyce!) What do you think?

So, what else can you see Rolling Hills turn into???

I would love to hear your suggestions … even if it is a challenge. 🙂

Please check out the beautiful Lilac Spring card from Lynn McAuley this week.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

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Tulip Card/Stamps: Lighthouse (Multi-Step), Sail Boats (Multi-Step), Rolling Hills (Multi-Step), Icy Pond (Multi-Step), and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White 80 Cover 8.5″x11″ 250/pack from Neenah. Soft Sky & Not Quite Navy from SU! 

Inks(Memento)  

Lighthouse: Step #1 – London Fog – so 1x, Step #2 – London Fog – so 1x – repeat, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #4 – Gray Flannel.

Rock: Step #3 – Gray Flannel 2x’s, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 Gray Flannel so 1x + Desert Sand, Step #1 – Desert Sand so 1x – repeat.

Pine Trees & Grassy Mound (from Icy Pond): [Variation 1 – lighter] Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. [Variation 2 – darker] Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. [Grassy Mound] Stpe #1 – Pistachio, Step #2 – Olive Grove).

Sailboats: [Large Boat] Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog on boat and Love Letter on the sail, Step #1 – London Fog on the boat and Lady Bug on sail then so 1x, Step #4 -Gray Flannel 2x’s. [Small Boat] Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x.

Ocean: Step #3 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Teal Zeal, Step #1 Teal Zeal so 1x, Step #4 – Nautical Blue.

Seagulls: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x, Step #3 – Gray Flannel.

Sky: Sponge with Summer Sky, using Puffy Cloud Borders (see below for link).

Sentiments: Paris Dusk with a drop shadow in Summer Sky.

Embellishments: Lawn Fawn Custom Craft Dies – Puffy Cloud Borders dies, Sakura 37906 2-Piece Pouch Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Set, Clear, & 3L Scrapbook Adhesive Permanent Pre-Cut 3D Foam Squares, Mixed Variety, 217pk, White.

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Trucking down the Bunny Trail

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For a Hare Load of Fun!

With Easter around the corner, I had a few more Easter cards I wanted to share with you before popping them in the mail!

After stamping the backgrounds of both cards. For Truck/Bunny: hill, tree, grass, flowers, sky, and sentiment. And for BunnyEars/Teddy Bear: sentiments and green brush stroke. I added the stamped, assembled SVG Cut files on top to finish.

Using individual stamped SVG Cut piece made it easier for me to position the bunny in the truck with eggs. I assembled the different pieces, by adding adhesive to the back of the truck bed. Same for Teddy and his Bunny Ears and basket of eggs.

Thanks for Stopping by!

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Truck Card – Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step), Classic Old Truck (Multi-Step)Trees (Multi-Step), Rolling Hills (Multi-Step), and Tree Friends (Multi-Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) from Neenah. Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

Truck: [BASE] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2ba – Gray Flannel, Step #1a – Tuxedo Black so 1x. [BODY] Step #3b – Northern Pine, Step #2b – Olive Grove, Step #1b – Pistachio 2x’s, Step #1b – Pistachio, Step #5b – Espresso Truffle.

Bunny: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Lady Bud 2x’s, Step #4 Lady Bug. 

Rolling Hill: Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – New Sprout 2x’s, Step #1 – New Sprout, Step #4 – Cottage Ivy.

Grass: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Flowers: Love Letter

Tree: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy,  Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Peart Tart, Step #2 – New Sprout.

Swirly Hearts: Summer Sky.  Soft clouds: sponged with Summer Sky.   

Sentiment: Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: pop-up dots, small egg paper punch, tiny yellow and orange rhinestones (center of flowers), and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (highlight touches on flowers and eggs).

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Bunny-Teddy-BearBunny Teddy Bear – Stamps: Honey Bunny (3 Step), Teddy Bear Wishes (Multi-Step), Baskets (Multi-Step), Make a Big Statement, and Brush Strokes (Multi-Step) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest-Classic Cream from Neenah, So Saffron & Wisteria Wonder from SU! Misc. paper scraps for the eggs.

Inks(Memento unless noted)  

Teddy & Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 Desert Sand, Step #4 – Espresso Truffle.

Bunny Ears (cut off of large stamped bunny) Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 London Fog so 1x.

Grass Brush Stroke: Step #4 – Cottage Ivy, Step #3 – Bamboo Stalk, Step #2 – Pear Tart, Step #1 – New Sprout.

Sentiments: Paris Dusk, Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout (DS).

Embellishments: pop-up dots, small egg paper punch, tiny yellow and orange rhinestones (center of flowers), and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (highlight touches on flowers and eggs).

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Last day for KSS/My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop

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First, thank you ALL for the wonderful well wishes!

It truly has been an amazing 10 years and I am looking forward to the next 10! I hope you had as much fun as I did last Monday hopping from blog to blog with My Sweet Petunia’s Design Team?! Everyone’s cards on the hop are amazing! You won’t want to miss seeing them all! And if you haven’t had a chance to leave your comments for a chance to be one of the 2 winners … Today is the last day!

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Everyone who comments on every stop of the hop will have a chance to be one of the two winners.

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PRIZES:

• One winner will have the choice of an original or mini size MISTI from My Sweet Petunia

The second winner will get a$50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The 2 winners will be announced tomorrow (October 3rd) onMy Sweet Petunia’s blog and on the KSS blog (here).

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Stamps:  Multi Step PumpkinsMulti Step Sunflowers, Multi Step Brush Strokes, Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, Ready 4 Any Holiday, and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Environment Desert Storm (Kraft) and Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah. So Saffron, Basic Black, and Kiwi Kiss from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)
Pumpkins: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Potter’s Clay so1x & repeat, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Stems: Step #2 – Gray Flannel or Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee or Desert Sand. Leaf w/vine: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Face: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Gray Flannel.
Sunflowers: Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – Gray Flannel so 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #5 – Tuxedo Black 2x’s, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black so 1x, repeatLeaves: Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio.
Moon: Step #3 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. 
Ground: (Brush Stroke) Step #4 – Olive Grove 2x’s, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio 2x’s, Step #1 – Pistachio. 
Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: None.

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.