Bucket full of Sunflowers from the Kitchen Sink

Happy KSS Monday!

Today’s project was inspired by a friend.  Before celebrating her 50th birthday she made her first jump skydiving (and with her mom too!!!).  I recall her comment after the jump … “that was one for the bucket list!”

This tall narrow notepad is an official “Bucket List”.  😉

Instead of using daisies (sorry, dark humor), I decided to stamp some cheery and sunny sunflowers. 🙂   The masking for the letters, flowers, and leaves were done using the “clear embossing masking technique” (more info about this technique can be found HERE ).  First I stamped the word “bucket”, then the flowers and leaves followed by the drop shadow for “bucket”.  Next time I think I will apply clear imboss directly to the white cardstock (for white letters), then add the drop shadow … followed by filling in the background behind the letters with leaves making the word “bucket” pop more.

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Sunflower-bucket-list

Sunflower-bucket-list-back       Sunflower-bucket-list-inside

If you’re  interested in stamping a Bucket List notepad (or a narrow list pad in general) the numbered list PDF template for inside page can be downloaded by going HERE.

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When posting my Giant Red Sunflower Tag Card, I realized the original had slipped through the “blogging cracks” and I never shared it … so here it is. 🙂

Wishing-you-front

Wishing-you-inside

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Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful (and of course … inky) week!

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

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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Stamps: [Bucket List Note Pad] Multi Step Giant Sunflowers, Big & Bold Swashes, Playful Alphabet Buddy and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy. [CARD]  Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Never a Loss 4 Words and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: [Bucket List Note Pad] – Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah wraparound chipboard. (Inside Cover): Honey Velvet Solid Velvet Paper for sei. [CARD] – Shimmery White, Kraft and Always Artichoke from SU! Golden Luster and Mango from The Paper Co.
Download: [Bucket List Note Pad] – inside list – go HERE
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – [Bucket List Note Pad] – Sunflowers & Lady Bug: Please see Multi Step Giant Sunflower Color Recipe for the 4 different color variations used. Sentiment: :Bucket” – Toffee Crunch w/ Espresso Truffle drop shadow. “List” – Potter’s Clay w/ Potter’s Clay so 1x drop shadow. Swash: Toffee Crunch. [CARD/Inside] – Sunflower & Leaf – same CR as on cover. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy and Pear Tart.
Embellishments: [Bucket List Note Pad] Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink. 1/2″ Bind-It-All silver wire from Zutter. [CARD] – Slot punch and Spiral punch from SU! Adhesive rhinestone & orange gingham ribbon from Michael’s. [Inside Card] Atyou Spica pen – Black (ladybug trail). Green adhesive rhinestone from Michael’s.
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Hey Chick – Feeling Blue? Hope not, ’cause NEW stamps are on the way!

I hope you had a wonderful Red, White and Blue 4th of July!!!

With blues still swirling around in my head and a color recipe request for 3 Step Hey Chick! (color recipe can be found HERE), this card just fell into place. I get tickled pink when that happens! 😉

I also have another Hey Chick! card that I did a while back and never had the chance to share. I don’t remember what inks I used but recreated the colors using Memento inks (with some of the new colors that will be available in the KSS store very soon).

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Oh my Gosh! I almost forgot to give you a Sneak Peek to one of the 3 new stamps that will be available this Monday – July 9th! (silly me!)

Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick!, Playful Alphabet Buddy & 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy – Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Inks: (all Memento):
CARD ONE: Step #3 – Danube Blue – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Add Potter’s Clay to beak, legs, and feet only, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Danube Blue stamp off 1x – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Add Desert Sand to beak, legs, and feet only, Step #1 – Summer Sky – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Sentiments: Summer Sky, Danube Blue, and Nautical Blue. TIny Flowers: Summer Sky and Danube Blue.

CARD TWO: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Dandelion, Step #2 – Dandelion stamp off 1x then stamp again Cantaloupe stamp off 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Dandelion stamp off 1x. Teal Eggshell: Step #3 Bahama Blue stamp off 1x, Step #2 Bahama Blue stamp off 2x’s and then stamp again Pear Tart stamp off 1x, Step #1 Bahama Blue stamp off 3x’s and then stamp again New Sprout. Teal Flowers: Bahama Blue and then overstamp Pear Tart. Pink Eggshell: Step #3 Lady Bug stamp off 1x, Step #2 Lady Bug stamp off 2x’s, Step #1 Angel Pink. Burgundy Flowers: Sweet Plum and then overstamp Rose Bud. Sentiment: Rich Cocoa.
Paper: CARD ONE: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. CARD TWO: DP from SEI. Spring Moss from Papertrey Ink.
Embellishments: CARD ONE: none. CARD TWO: Satin ribbon from Michael’s, Sunflower dew drops from Robin’s Nest, Prima flowers, and Classic Square, Square Scalloped dies from Nestabilities.

Happy St. Patty’s Day… and a winner!

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Congratulations Erin!

You were the first to give the number of sets used –  6.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day & Happy Stamping!!!!

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Stamps: Multi Step Invisible SnowmanMulti Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi-Step Hanukkah, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy, and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Rectangle chipboard coaster
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Cottage Ivy,  Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout, Step #4 – VersaMark and Irish Spring EP. SHAMROCK: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. GOLD COINS: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #2 Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #1 Cantaloupe. SHAMROCK BORDER: Step #1 – New Sprout. SWASH: VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SENTIMENT: Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP (Irish Spring EP on the “G”).
Embellishments: Kaleidoscope EP from Stampendous!, Irish Spring EP (edge of postcard) from Sparkle & Sprinkle, and green rhinestones from stash.

All that glitters is ….. GREEN!

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Happy Kitchen Sink Monday…

I have a fun project to share with you today … a St. Patrick’s Day Coaster POSTCARD!

Stamping on coasters, whether round or square, sure can be fun! So, when a dear friend of mine showed me a RECTANGLE coaster… (the perfect size for a postcard) … I started to drool and knew I had to have some. How fun would that be to stamp a POSTCARD!!!! Smiley from millan.net

So here is my take on a St. Patty’s postcard … it is going to another dear friend with the last name of Dooley… thought it would be most appropriate!  AND for some St. Patty’s fun….. the first reader to guess HOW MANY stamp sets I used to create this postcard… will win a set of 6 postcards of their own. 🙂 Leave a post here on this post to enter. Deadline is March 16th, midnight PST. I will announce the winner on March 17th!

NOTE: the stamp used for the address lines on the back of the postcard will not count since it is retired KSS set.

Good LuckI am off to go count how many myself!

Please remember to check what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you this KSS Monday.

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

 

Added after GiveAway:

Stamps: Multi-Step Invisible SnowmanMulti-Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi-Step Hanukkah, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy, and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Rectangle chipboard coaster
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Cottage Ivy,  Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SHAMROCK: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. GOLD COINS: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #2 Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #1 Cantaloupe. SHAMROCK BORDER: Step #1 – New Sprout. SWASH: VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SENTIMENT: Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP.
Embellishments: Kaleidoscope EP from Stampendous!, Irish Spring EP (edge of postcard) from Sparkle & Sprinkle, and green rhinestones from stash.

Stamping for the great outdoors

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope the weather is wonderful wherever you live. It sure was a beautiful weekend for us and we spent almost the whole weekend outside! 🙂 Which didn’t leave much time to stamp (gasp!) … but I did have a quick project that I wanted to do for this coming week. Some friends will be in town from the East Coast and I am thrilled that we will be able to get both of our families together for a day in the park while our kids are all off for Spring Break. 🙂

So, with spending a day at the park, I thought it would be fun if each child had their own sand pail … (that I also plan on filling as a mini Easter Basket).

I have stamped on plastic pails with StazOn ink before and wasn’t always thrilled with the end results. Sometimes the ink would be blotchy and would scratch off pretty quickly (yes, I have boys… what can I say!) So this time I decided I would try and emboss the names. It worked fabulously (thanks to the embossing buddy!) and I am thrilled with how they turned out! I think the embossed names will be more durable too.

I believe the kids are going to love them! I had a tough time this weekend keeping my boys from taking their pails outside! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

But, before you go, make sure you visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you today.

Happy Stamping!

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

TammyMarch Guest Designer

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You can find out the winners of Connie’s KS Crew Challenge (#23) – Masking, HERE.

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Materials: An embossing buddy is a must when embossing on plastic … helps to prevent unwanted embossing powder sticking because of static cling.
(Theo’s Sand Pail – Blue) Stamps: Playful Alphabet Buddy and Playful Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Ink: VersaMark. Embossing powders – Marcasite and Red Dragon from Stampendous!

(Lulu’s Sand
Pail – Yellow) Stamps: Playful Alphabet Buddy and Happy Birthday Cupcake (flowers) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Ink: VersaMark. Embossing powders – Red Dragon from Stampendous! and Midnight Blue from Sparkle N Sprinkle.