Love Multi Step Stamping with Misti

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… is just a few of my favorite things!

But before I break into song …  which I could easily start singing because TODAY is a BIG DAY at Kitchen Sink Stamps … but, you will have to keep reading to find out why.

First, it is true, there are few stamping tools I have grown to truly LOVE and would never want to part with … one is my Silhouette electronic cutting machine and the other is the MISTI!

The MISTI makes it so much easier lining up each step when multi-step stamping and a dream when stamping multiples of the same card! I would have to work really hard to get 3 sunflowers precisely in a row without using the MISTI, and no way could I stamp an exact duplicate of the same card as I did here!

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And what could I love more than multi-step stamping with the MISTI… but have a super FUN 
BLOG HOP together with My Sweet Petunia (the creator of the MISTI)!

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Everyone who comments on every stop on the hop will be entered to win one of two prizes – winner’s choice of an original or mini MISTI, and a $50 gift certificate from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Winners will be announced on October 3rd on My Sweet Petunia blog and on my blog here.

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Raita Maria Sabina
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That isn’t all … Today, Kitchen Sink Stamps is celebrating their 10th Birthday with a Big Anniversary Sale!

35% off all items in stock

Free Shipping at $65 (US Only)
(Sale Excludes Out of Stock and Special Order/Retired Items)
Sale Dates: Sept. 25th – 29th (midnight PDT)

Coupon Code:  KSSDECADE

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit each stop on the hop to be entered to win either the prize from My Sweet Petunia or from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

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Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers, and  3 Step Get Well Teddy (sentiment) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah and Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (Memento Inks unless noted): Sunflower: (petals) Step #3a – Potter’s Clay, Step #2a – Tangelo, Step #1a – Dandelion, (center) Step #5a – Espresso Truffle, Step #4a – Olive Grove. Stem with Leaf: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Single Leaf: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Lady Bug. Sentiment: Espresso Truffle.

Embellishments: Ribbon from my stash.

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Teddy rides again …

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… and he’s peddling off on

Multi-Step Bicycle,

one of the five new sets available from KSS.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamps: Multi Step Bicycle, Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Opal from Stardream. Almost Amethyst from SU! Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Pheobe” from BasicGrey.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) TEDDY BEAR: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. BICYCLE: Step #4 Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – London Fog, (cover Bicycle area and re-stamp Basket) BASKET: Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. APPLE: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter. LEAF: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. 
Embellishments: Petite Ovals & Petite Scalloped Ovals – Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

Pink Hydrangeas

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

 My card for today was inspired by Lynn’s 10 min. challenge – #76 (10MC76) – quick masking with nestabilities. I think adding a shape, in this case a square, behind the flowers, makes the flowers look like they are “popping” out of a bow or “window” instead of floating. Thanks Lynn for sharing this great challenge (and tip).

I used 3 Step Hydrangea , 3 Step Letters from the Past and Words of Love.  I think I was a bit heavy-handed when sponging the ink in the square masked area …  I think I should have used a lighter pink. It looks too much like the same color as the flowers. Live and learn. 🙂

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The Color Recipe for 3 Step Hydrangea can be found HERE .

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 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 Makiko

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Stamps: 3 Step Hydrangea , 3 Step Letters from the Past and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento unless noted): 
Front Hydrangea: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac PosiesStep #1 – Rose Bud.  Back Hydrangea: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Lilac PosiesStep #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Leaves: Version #1 – Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Version #2 – Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Sentiment and Script: Northern Pine. Masked Area: Rose Bud and blending Lilac Posies closest to the edge of the square mask.

Clean, fresh ivy

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday!

Ivy has been on my to do list for stamps for a very, very long time! I am so glad to finally be able to share it with you.

This is just one of the 3 new stamps sets available tomorrow …. but for all the KSS readers… it is available today! To see all 3 new sets, you can find them under What’s New. Plus, for today only – free shipping has been lowered to $45. 🙂

BUT … stamps are not the only thing that is new today … the KSS web site has had some sprucing up! Sure would love to hear what you think.

Multi Step Ivy

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Multi Step Ribbons with a Cause

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Multi Step Lil’ Elephant

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Please check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up with the new KSS stamps.

AngelaConnie Julie  LisaLynnMakiko

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Ivy and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Kiwi Kiss from SU! Ink: Step #3 Pearl. Thyme (Brilliance), Step #2 Tea Leaves (VersaMagic), Step #1 New Sprout (Memento), Step #4 Olympia Green (VersaFine).Sentiment – Spiced Marmalade – Distress Inks. Embellishments: Flower – Hero Arts. Adhesive rhinestone – Me & My Big Ideas. Ribbon – Michael’s.

New Challenge, New Give-Away & New Stamps on their way!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday … and Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is having a nice long weekend and enjoying their day off!

I have quite a bit of fun news to share with you today. Besides being SUPER excited about getting ready for KSS’ next Workshop this Oct. in Houston (HERE for all the details), the KSCrew Challenge is BACK! YaHoo!

This month’s KS Crew Challenge is hosted by Connie, whose challenge is: “Ushering in Fall“…Make a card inspired by the fall…colors, leaves, back to school anything you can think of when you think of “Fall”. For all the details about playing along with us, please GO HERE.

I am so happy how this card just fell together… sorry about the pun! But seriously, I went to my box of cardstock scraps and the pieces were just sitting there waiting to be put together. Love when that happens!

Next: Kitchen Sink Stamps will release 3 new stamps sets next Monday, Sept. 13th. To have a bit of fun … thought I would give you some clues before I show you any sneak peeks. Are you game? OK! 🙂

3 new stamps sets… 3 clues that need to be solved. Easy Peasy, right? Right! … But where are the clues you ask …. that is what you all have to find. You won’t find any of the clues here …. but you will find them on 3 of the KS Crew members’ blogs. Which one is the question?… you’ll have to visit each blog to find out who has one of the clues! After you have found the 3 clues, come back HERE to post your answer by Thursday, Sept. 9th – Midnight PST. The first comment to get all 3 clues correct will win one (winner’s choice) of the newly released stamp sets!

See what the KS Crew has created to inspire today, plus … remember to find 3 clues and come back here to this blog to post your answers … you just might be the winner!

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko

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Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise from Papertrey. Soft Suede and Real Red from SU! Ink(all Memento unless noted) Leaves from Top to Bottom: (yellow) Step #4 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #3 Potters Clay, Step#2 Cantaloupe, Step#1 Dandelion. (red) Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step#2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Tangelo. (orange) Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 Potters Clay, Step#2 Tangelo, Step#1 Cantaloupe. Embellishments: Cranberry gingham ribbon (scrap from stash). Glitter brads from Making Memories.