Pink Daffodils … why not?

What colors do Daffodils come in?


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. 

Stamps used to create this card: Multi-Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Brush Strokes Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps.

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!

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

Lynn – Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper

Jeanne – Nana Loves Stamping


(Top Card)

Stamps: Multi-Step Spring Daffodils Clear Stamps, Multi-Step Brush Strokes Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU! Fairway from Stardream.

Inks(all Memento Inks unless note) 

  • Daffodilsflowers – 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).


(Bottom Card)

Stamps: Multi-Step Pansy Clear StampsVintage Words Clear Stamps and Mix it Up! Alphabet Clear Stamps (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.


Turkey Place Setting Name Card and Early Bird News

More stamping for the Thanksgiving Table …

with a Turkey Place Setting Name Card,

using  3 Step Turkey Trot and Mix It Up! Alphabet.


Turkey Place Setting Name Card – template download

As promised, a tutorial for Multi Step Stamping with Digital Die Cutting and Multi Step Stamping the same image multiple times and quickly for mass production projects. (wow, that is a mouth full!)

But seriously… this stamping “production line” technique, can really be a time saver. (Yes, I timed myself, again!).

8 turkeys in under 6 minutes (all 3 steps which also included spot color on 2 steps) … and 8 pumpkins in under 2 mins. (Scroll down to find links for Digital Download Files and Color Recipe Files)


Before you start the thaw the Turkey …

Hit the Early Bird Black Friday Sale

at Kitchen Sink Stamps!

This year, Kitchen Sink Stamps will have their traditional Black Friday sale… a week early!
PRE-Thanksgiving Day Sale
Friday – Nov.22 thru Tuesday – Nov. 26 (ends midnight – PST).

30% off everything in the store.

(except stamps on back order and out of stock items)



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(A pdf of this tutorial,  Multi Step Stamping 105 Tutorial – Digital Die Cutting & Mass Production can be found in the KSS forum under “Tutorials Cordon Blue“).


3 Step Turkey Trot – Die Cut digital down load 

3 Step Turkey Trot – Color Recipe


Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot and Mix It Up! Alphabet from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Tangelo and Lemon Grass from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) TURKEY: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle + Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) on waddle only, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa + Lady Bug on waddle only, Step #1 – Desert Sand. NAME: Rich Cocoa. SWIRLS: Cantaloupe.
Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – Clear (accents on turkey feathers and swirls).

Enjoying the fruits of success

Peach picking …

a successful weekend of canning!


After a weekend of canning peaches & plums … (peaches, peach jam, peach salsa (yum!), red plum & raspberry jam and green plum, blackberry & raspberry jam) … I realized I had picked Green Plums (sweet and tart), not Gold Plums. So I had to add those color recipes too.

Revised color recipe for Multi-Step Peach, found  HERE.


I thought it would be fun stamp the fruit as the top can labels. I didn’t worry about buying adhesive labels. I cut circles from cardstock scraps (using a few different sizes) and Classic Circles Nestiblilites. Honestly, it took more time to cut the paper then stamp the labels.

Working with 6 labels at a time, I stamped one step at a time on each label before I moved onto the next step. This made multi-step stamping for mass production go quickly. Adding the second peach did take a little more time because of the masking, but I masked all six at the same time – again made it quicker.

Stamping a single multi-step peach on 6 labels took about 15 mins.



 I can’t believe a number of canned goods came from that picking session … plus, I have more peaches in the freezer!  🙂

If you are looking for a good Peach Salsa recipe,

I found one on It had been altered from another recipe, which I then altered. I did not use the amount of sugar the recipe called for (the peaches were sweet enough on their own) and made a few changes since I had 2 mangos that I wanted to use.

3 cups fresh peaches + 1 cup mango – peeled, pitted and chopped

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

4 jalapeno peppers, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1 teaspoon grated lime zest

1/4 cup white sugar


I doubled the above recipe but did not double the jalapeno peppers.


Stamps: Multi Step Peach , Multi Step Berries and Mix It Up! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah & Classic Circles Nestiblilites from Spellbinders.
Inks: (Memento inks) Peaches & Plums: Please see Multi Step Peach Color Recipe – rev. for the different color variations used. Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Date: Northern Pine. “Salsa”: Elderberry.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Celebrate Veteran’s Day!

35% off – VETERAN’S DAY SALE – Nov. 12 – 14

Sale begins this Monday and ends Wednesday at midnight (PST) – Free Shipping when you spend $50.

For 35% off use the promo code: KSSAVET


Today’s mini scrapbook pages (6″x6″) are not new, but are very dear to my heart, so I must show them again on this special day that pays tribute to those in service!

These  2 pages are of my GrandFather, who served in the Army in WWI. They were made for a small family album I started. The original post can be seen HERE  for a challenge to “Stamp Out Alzheimer’s”.


 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful (and inky) week!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!

Connie Julie Lisa Lynn


PS – Thank you all for your concerns about where I’ve been. It really meant alot to me! No, I have not fallen into a deep abyss. My attention was needed on the family front. I have missed stamping and ALL my inky friends! – Hugs!

Love Shower


Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, Mix it Up!, Whole Family and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. 
Ink: VersaMark from Tsukineko. Riding Hood Red and Night of Navy from SU!. 
Embellishments: Star brads from Making Memories. Tan grosgrain ribbon from SU! (?).

Always Remember & Never Forget

Materials – Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Vintage Words, Mix It Up! and Multi Step Ribbons with a Cause,from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Ruby an d Gold Metallic from The Paper Co. Ink:(all Memento unless noted) Ribbon: Step #3 Paris Dusk, Step #2 Danube Blue, Step#1 Danube Blue stamp off 1x. Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x.  Sentiment: Majestic Blue – VersaFine and Galaxy Gold – Brilliance. Ink on dry emboss: Rocket Red – Brilliance and Moonlight White – Brilliance. Embellishments: VersaMark stars with Fine Detail embossing powder. Dry embossing folders – Distressed Stripes and Stars from ProvoCraft. Gold star brads from my stash.