Stamping Polar Opposites

I realize my card for you today and sneak peek #3, are a bit of contradictory, but I hope you enjoy them all the same.
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake - from Kitchen Sink StampsSneak-peek #3

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Six new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on January 18th (for order and pre-order)

Check out what’s new with KS Crew too.

 Lisa • Lynn 

Have an inky day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the LakeMulti Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Brush Stroke and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Artichoke and Blue Bayou from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): Cabin: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so1x. Cabin Door: Copic Marker YR09. Pine Trees (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: (on solar white paper) Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Cloud: (on solar white paper) Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, did not use step #1. Brush Stroke for Grass under cabin: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Embellishments: none.

A Country Christmas Card

You can never start too early to start making Christmas cards … I really should probably start in January! 😉  The card below was from Sneak Peek #3 – to show KSS’ new sentiment set, Greeting from the Woods. It was my hope that this set would serve as a multi season set … not just summer with the Cabin set, but for the Holidays too. 🙂

Seasons Greetings - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.

 Lisa  Lynn 

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Stamps:  Multi Step Pine Trees, Plaid Plus! and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm Classic Crest from Neenah. Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Plaid: (2 stripes) Olive Grove & Pistachio and Rhubarb Stalk & Peanut Brittle. (3 stripes) Desert Sand & Toffee Crunch. (thin stripes) Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle. (hearts stripe) Olive GrovePine Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Snow Flakes: Olive Grove. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk.
Embellishments: Brown Velvet ribbon – scrap from my stash. Adhesive red balls and a gold star from Michael’s.

Father’s Day … a beacon of light

I did not fall into a deep abyss…

sure it seemed like it!

What’s that saying … “Life happens while you are busy making plans”….

Yes, it has been too long since I have posted a card … because it has been way too long since I have stamped!  I eventually ran out of cards and was forced to… are you sitting down 

brace yourself …      

I had to give … a store-bought card!    (oh the horror!) 😉

But, NOT this Father’s Day!

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Before I get to my card (yes, there is one – oh yeah!) and other exciting KSS news, I want to thank everyone who reached out during this quiet spell. Your checking in and making sure that everything was ok, meant the world to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Now, even though I have been quiet, I have been busy the past couple of months. Doing what?

For starters …  I’ve been busy designing NEW STAMPS!!! Yup, that’s correct! You can look forward to more sneak peeks in the near future! Also, you will find that many more digital die cut files have been added to the KSS store. (I’m almost caught up!)

Other exciting news, KSS is sponsoring a Father’s Day Challenge with the Mod SquadThere you’ll find an awesome Multi Step Baseball card from Judy, to get you inspired for the challenge!  And this just the beginning … you can expect to see KSS as a Mod Squad sponsor once a month (if this doesn’t get me back to stamping… I don’t know what will!) 😉

 Lighthouse with pine trees - stamped with Kitchen Sink Stamps

Determined not to let another holiday go by and having to purchase my cards, I took the Mod Squad’s challenge as the “kick in the pants” I needed to start stamping again. But, first I would have to dig under the accumulated “stuff” that found a home on my craft table (I knew it was there somewhere), dusted off the ink pads and get to work! At first, it sort of felt like learning how to walk again … but before I knew it, I was back to running and got 4 cards done! (oh yeah!)

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Remember when layering Holly Hobbie cut outs, gluing one on top each other in a shadow box was the big thing to do? (I just dated myself?) Well, I reverted back to my childhood crafting days to give this Father’s Day card some depth and layered a pine tree over the rock.  The water was created using the ink pad technique. The sea spray, daubing on top of the water with a sponge and Opaque White (paint?) from Copic.

Thanks for looking!

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Multi Step Lighthouse w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi Step Pine Trees w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

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Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse, Multi Step Winter Cardinals (large pine branches) and Multi Step Pine Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Gold from Stardream. Bashful Blue from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Lighthouse: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog 2x’s, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Birds: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 2x’s. Rock: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pine Trees: several different color recipes that can found HERESENTIMENT: Toffee Crunch and Paris Dusk.
Embellishments: Atyou Spica pens – Clear (accents on sentiment and lighthouse top). Opaque White from Copic for the white water & splashes.

Merry Christmas… and after Christmas savings!

From my kitchen to yours… sending warm wishes for a VERY Merry Christmas!

Smiley from millan.net


and please stop by for the Kitchen Sink Stamps’ AFTER Christmas Sale and put more jingle in your pocket!

Dec. 26th – Dec. 28th, (midnight to midnight EST).

Get 20% off everything in the store with a code from anyone one of the KS Crew.

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

Smiley from millan.neth

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees and the sentiment is from 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Metallic Mars from The Paper Temptress. Match envelopes from Stardream Fuse – Fairway (green). Ink: (stamping backwards) Pine Tree: (stamping backwards) Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Cottage Ivy Memento, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 New Sprout – Memento. SENTIMENT: Rhubarb Stalk – Memento. Embellishments: Adhesive rhinestones from Me & My Big Ideas. Red gingham ribbon from Michael’s.

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There is still time to join us in fun with KS Crew Challenge #20!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#20, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

All the info and rules for KSCC#20 can be found HERE.

Deadline to my challenge is Thursday (NewYear’s Eve.) – Dec. 31st – midnight EDT.

KS Crew Challenge #20

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It is a busy time of the year with all the Holiday shopping, get togethers, baking… and gift giving!
Smiley from millan.net

So, as your hostess for this month’s KS Crew challenge, I thought it would be perfect if our challenge helped us get through decorating those gifts that soon will be headed off to all the special people on your Holiday Gift List…. so for KS Crew Challenge #20…

Let’s Wrap it, Bag it or Tag it!





I created this easy tag and wrapping paper using Multi Step™ Pine Tress for a Holiday Open House party that we were invited to … yummy food!

The bow came from the Multi Step™ Build a Garland and the star from Multi Step™ Ornament & Stars. Then sentiments came from Multi Step™ Christmas Lights and Multi Step Hanukkah.

You will want to check out what the KS Crew has created today to inspire your Holiday wrappings.

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

PLUS: A New Limited Edition Stamp Set – A Year of Thanks II (with a Multi Step Stamp included) is now available!


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step™ Pine Trees , Multi Step™ Build a Garland, Multi Step™ Ornament & Stars, Multi Step™ Christmas Lights and Multi Step™ Hanukkah. Paper: Metallic Mars from Paper Temptress and Glorious Green and Whisper White from SU!. Ink – Pine Tree: (stamping backwards) Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Cottage Ivy Memento, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #1 New Sprout – Memento. Bow: (stamping out of order) Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk Memento, Step #2 Lady Bug – Memento, Step #1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x– Memento, Step #4 Crimson Red – VersaFine. Star: (stamping backwards) Step #3 Toffee – VersaFine, Step #2 Toffee stamp off 1x, Step #1 Dandelion – Memento. Tag Sentiments: Crimson Red – VersaFine, Lady Bug -Memento. Embellishments: Cranberry Swiss Satin Double Face Ribbon, Corner Tag punch and gold cord from SU!

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Join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.

Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#20, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#20 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Thursday (NewYear’s Eve.) – Dec. 31st – midnight EDT.