Heartfelt Sympathy


Today I have two sympathy cards to share. The first card I used Multi-Step Lilies and Words of Comfort & Joy on the inside. The second card uses 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and the sentiment is from 3 Step Daisy.

White-Lily-sympathy   inside-sympathy


To quote Forrest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Please check out the beautiful winter scene card from Lynn McAuley.

Lily Card – Stamps:  Multi Step Lilies, Big & Bold Swashes, (Sentiments): Words of Comfort & Joy, Other Important People, and 3 Step Hearts & Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White, and Stardream Quartz from Neenah. Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, and Soft Sky from SU! Sponge edges with Olive Grove.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Lilies: (Flower) Step #5 – Rich Cocoa, Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – New Sprout, Step #2 – London Fog so 1x, Step #1 – Frost White (Color Box) 2x’s . (Leaves & Stem) Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Onyx Black (Versa Fine) followed by Tuxedo Black.
Swash: Pistachio. After stamping sentiment, stamp again with VersaMark and Kaleidoscope embossing powder. 
Embellishments: On flowers only – Rock Candy Stickles. Octagon & Scalloped Octagon Nestabilities from Spellbinders.


Tulip Card – Stamps:  3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and  3 Step Daisy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Stardream Quartz and Kunzite from Neenah. Shimmery White from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender. Leaves & Stem: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: Elderberry.
Embellishments: Silk lavender ribbon from my stash.

The one that almost got away!


Happy Monday!

Hope your week is off to a great start! I found this card in my files and realized I never got the chance to share it … but late than never.


Have a Happy Day!


See what they KSCrew has cooked up for you too.

 Lisa  Lynn 


Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Bluebonnets and Other Important People from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Kiwi Kiss and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): Trees: see Multi Step Trees color recipe.
Bluebonnets: Step #4 – Paris Dusk, Step #3 Paris Dusk – so 1x, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Dandelion (flower tips only). Leaves: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Butterfly: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Peanut Brittle, Step #1 Cantaloupe. Sentiment: Onyx Black – VersaFine. Background Paper: Leaves – Step #1 – Pear Tart.

Embellishments: none.


A quick trip and another CAS card

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Plumerias Thanks CardStamps used on Plumerias Thank You card: Multi-Step Step Aloha! Clear Stamps

I was thrilled to spend this weekend with my dear friend Traci on a short adventure trip to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo that was being held in Tucson, AZ this past Saturday…. and the best part about our adventure, we got to spend the day (the whole day) with KS Crew Member… Connie, whose hometown is Tucson! We had a ball spending the day with Connie… meeting her lovely family, fellow stamping friend, Sabrina, and seeing Tucson, which is surrounded by mountains …and of course, a few stops at Cracker Barrel…. (love their pancakes!) Thank you, Connie, for being a fabulous tour guide! 🙂

The crazy thing about this quick adventure… how is it possible to spend the entire day with someone and not take one single photo??!!! Not a single one! Just having too good of a time to stop and think about it, I guess! 😉

But, before I left on my adventure, I had a Thank You card I wanted to send a dear friend who has a green thumb with Plumerias. She has shared several cuttings with me from her gorgeous plants. I sure hope I can get them to take root. I just love their wonderful fragrance….so, I thought it was fitting to stamp this card for her using the set, Multi-Step Step Aloha! Clear Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a Happy Monday!
Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too! 🙂



There is still time to play Makiko’s challenge for KS Crew Challenge #22!

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#22, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#22 can be found HERE.
Deadline to Makiko’s challenge is Friday – Feb. 26th – midnight EDT. The winners will be announced on March 1st.
Happy Stamping!


Materials – Stamps: Multi-Step Aloha! Clear Stamps and Other Important People Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Ink: (all Memento unless stated)

  • Pink Flower: Step #4 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #3 Lilac Posies, Step #2 Lilac Posies stamp off 1x and repeat, Step #1 Angel Pink.
  • Yellow Flower: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Lilac Posies stamp off 1x, Step #2 Cantaloupe, Step #Dandelion stamp off 1x, Step #1 again with Cloud White – VersaMagic. Sentiment in Rich Cocoa.

Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – clear. Clear adhesive rhinestone of the center of the pink flowers.

And the winner is….

The new stamp set with the most votes is 3 Step Butterflies! Using the random number generator….. the winning number is….

Congratulations # 10 – StampinCathy!!!!

Please email me at kitchensinkstamps@gmail.com with your shipping info so you can start stamping with your new 3 Step Butterflies! 😀

Thank you all for playing and all the wonderful comments!!!! 😀

Here is the card from sneak peek #1. I got my color inspiration from Color Throwdown weekly color challenge #2, which you can find here. Even though I did a little swapping of ink “brands” … I think I still achieved the same look of the weekly color picks. I just love the color combos these talented ladies are coming up with! 😀


Stamps – 3 Step Butterflies and the sentiment is from Other Important People – Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Basic White from Papertrey Ink, Barely Banana from Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Butterfly – Step #1 Cantaloupe, Step #2 Tangelo and Step #3 Potter’s Clay – all Memento. The sentiment is stamped in Cool Carribean from SU!.

Embellishments: Grosgrain ribbon from Michael’s … I was happy how close the ribbon is to Cool Carribean color! 😀

Two Cards for sneak peek #6

I’ll get straight to it … the set used for this peek is called,

Other Important PeopleOther-Important-People-stamps-wtrmk

… the same typestyle as the Whole Family… but for those people, we see a lot and appreciate, but who are not a part of our family … teacher, neighbor, friend, baby, etc. 😀

I made this card for my son’s Third Grade teacher this year…. who is a fantastic teacher!

Stamps: Other Important People and 3 Step Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Kraft and Very Vanilla from SU!. Bronze Jewel – Cool Metallics from The Paper Company.

Ink: Pear Tart – Memento, Pearl. Beige – Brilliance, Jumbo Java – VersaMagic. Sentiment in Jumbo Java.

Embellishments: Ribbon – brown gingham from Michael’s. Star Dust Stickles in the center of the daisy.

Card #2

This is a baby card for a girl. Thanks for looking. 😀

Stamps: Other Important People and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss from Papertrey Ink.
Ink: All inks are Memento. Plaid #1 (on the left) – 3 stripes – New Sprout, 2 stripes – Angel Pink , horizontal hearts – Pear Tart. Plaid #2 (on the right) – 3 stripes – Angel Pink, 2 stripes – New Sprout ,vertical hearts – Rose Bud.

Sentiment in Rose Bud followed by a clear EP by Stamp-n-Stuff.
Embellishments: Ribbon – Berry Sorbet Twill from Papertrey. Prima Flowers. The second flower was sprayed with Glimmer Mist – Pink Taffy. Green glittered brad by Making Memories.