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Pupmkin patch full

  of Pumpkins …

1 stamp set, 1 layout, BUT 2 different Holiday Cards.

Both were created using, Multi Step Pumpkins.




Multi Step Pumpkins – Die Cut digital down load 

Multi Step Multi Step Pumpkins – Color Recipe


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Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. CARD#1: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Thai Basil from Flavors Gourmet.CARD#2: Onyx from Stardream. Tangelo from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) CARD#1: LARGE & SHORT PUMPKINS: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Tangelo so 2x’s. PUMPKIN: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion. VINE: Step #4 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Pear Tart. CARD#2: LARGE PUMPKINS: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Tangelo so 2x’s. PUMPKIN: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion. SHORT PUMPKIN: Step #5 – Potter’s Clay, Step #4 – Morroco, Step #3 – Tangelo, Step #2 – Cantaloupe 2x’s, Step #1 – Cantaloupe + Dandelion. VINE: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio. ALL FACES: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: none.

oooooooo went the wind …

… and out went the light.

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday and it’s time for a new KS Crew Challenge!

This month’s KSCC Hostess is Makiko. She is getting us all in the spirit for some trick -o-treating with her Halloween challenge.

You can find all the details HERE.

I started off creating an ATC card (which I haven’t done in a long time … just love them!), but when I stumbled across these spider brads in my  “stash” that were screaming to be used, I just had to turn my ATC into a card. 🙂 Thanks Makiko for the fun and timely challenge!

See what spooktacular cards and projects the KS Crew has created to inspire you today!

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko


AND …. I am packin’ up my inks and stamps and getting ready to head to the Lone State …. TEXAS, Here I come! Yee Haw!

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins, Playful Numbers and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Metallic Mango and Golden Luster from The Paper Company. Malmero Perle -Noir. Ink: All my pumpkin ink color recipes can be found HERE. Embellishments: Spider brad from Eyelet Outlet. Dry embossing folder – Spider Web from CuttleBug. Black Atyou Spica pen (in the pumpkins’ eyes and mouths for some sparkle).

Getting ready for the spooks, ghosts & the Great Pumpking!


Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I have a quick card to share with you today. I spent the weekend celebrating my DS’s birthday at Disneyland. We all just love how the park is decorated this time of year. I will share some photos later when I get them uploaded. 🙂

In the meantime, here is a super quick card to get in the “spirit” of the Halloween!

See what the Kitchen Sink Crew has conjured up to bewitch your creative spirit!


This Friday is the Deadline to enter KS Crew Challenge, Hosted by Angela. Here for all the details.


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise from Papertrey. Basic Black from SU! Ink: Here for Pumpkin Color Recipe. Sentiment Background: VersaMark with Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder from Ranger. Classic Square Nestibilities.

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater?

Happy KSS Monday!!!

I will admit, I am happy how this pumpkin box turned out,  but it didn’t start out to be a box.

It all started with one pumpkin… and grew and grew! LOL! This box took on a life of its own. When I had finished stamping my grove of pumpkins… well, it seemed that the finished image was a bit too big for a card… hmmm?


As I scanned my craft room, searching (for what?… I had no clue!), I spotted an old box that was screaming out, “Alter ME!”  … so I did.

The box would need to be covered, but paper would be too thick to allow the box to still shut properly. How about painting it? Yup, this would be a good time to crack open a bottle of Ranger’s Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen color. I have been itching to try this paint but wasn’t sure on what.

Pumpkin-Box-CornerBefore I applied the crackle paint, I painted the box with a dark, contrasting color of paint. I used Mushroom Acrylic Paint from Folk Art. After the paint was completely dry (the heat gun sped up the process), I covered the painted box completely with the crackle paint. I just love the finished results form this paint with all the different size cracks. The thicker the paint, the bigger the cracks. I let this coat of paint dry overnight. Then it was just a matter of matting my stamped image, and the box was done. (Well, except for the bottom of the box! LOL!)

So, this is my story of a box that started out as one little pumpkin!  Happy Monday!

Please take a peek at what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!

Angel •  Connie •  Dee •  Julie •  Lisa

Lori •  Lynn •  Makiko

Pumpkins Color Recipe can be found HERE

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Double-sided mulberry paper Tan/Chocolate from the Paper Company. River Rock and Marigold Morning from SU! VIntage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: for the Pumpkins, vines, and flowers – see Color recipes. Shadows on the ground under the pumpkins were sponged with Sahara Sand and Jumbo Java – both VersaMagic.  Embellishments: Bronze photo corners from We R Memory Keepers. Emboss zig-zag border punch from Martha Stewart. For the BOX: Mushroom acrylic paint from Folk Art under Antique Linen Distress Crackle Paint from Ranger. Aged the edges and corners by sponging with Sahara Sand and Jumbo Java – VersaMagic.