We get by with a little help from our (stampin’) friends!

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… Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Had so much stamping fun…

…  this past week with all the challenges, tips, and inspirational spotlights! I haven’t stamped this much in a LONG time and the best part, I have my family covered for Valentine’s Day EARLY!!! It sure is nice to stamp along with the KSCrew and KSS Forum Members. It is that extra support (or inky creative nudge) we all can use from time to time. 🙂

Here are few cards from last week’s challenges.

The first card is for Angela’s challenge: 3 is a Magic Number (EP01) and Lisa’s color challenge for Valentine’s Day (KSOCValentine). It is hard to see in the photo, but I added Distress Stickles (Rock Candy) with my finger to little coat the hearts in both cards. The effect looks like “sugared” hearts.

The second card is for Makiko’s challenge: All about Ribbons (KPC01).  This challenge has fun for this card… a great way to use up trimmed ends of ribbon! 🙂

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

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

Barbara – KS Guest Designer

 

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Materials – LONG TALL CARD
Stamps: Multi Step Sweet Heart Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Mars Red Metallic for Paper Temptress.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted), Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Angel Pink, Step #1 – Pixie Dust 2x’s – VersaMagic.
Embellishments: Distress Stickles – Rock Candy. Adhesive marcasite rhinestones from Michael’s. Glitter brad from Creative Imaginations, ribbon came from my stash. Embossing folder  D’vine Swirl- from CuttleBug.
SQUARE RIBBON CARD
Stamps: Multi Step Sweet Heart Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Mars Red Metallic for Paper Temptress, Almost Amethyst and Pink Pirouette from SU!.
Inks: Color Recipe: (all Memento Inks unless noted), Step #4 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Sentiment – Rhubarb Stalk
Embellishments: Ribbon Trio Tag 2 and Oval Petite – Nestabilities. Velvet ribbon and red adhesive pearls from Michael’s.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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… and Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

I must say, New Year’s Eve …

was so much fun with all the excitement with the launch of our new forum, new open gallery  [ galleries can be found on Pinterest and SplitcoastStampers] … and a new stamp release with 3 new titles just in time for the celebration! I had such a blast with all the challenges… that was 19 challenges in 12 hours! Whew! I sure hope I didn’t wear anyone out? 😉

I have two cards to share with you today. Both were created from the same stamp set, Multi-Step Sweet Heart Roses, a new mini for this January.

The first card is a 4- 3/4″ sq card for Valentine’s with the sentiment, “XOXO Sweet Heart”, stamped as a light background. The metallic embellishments are Tear Drops called Love Birds from Robin’s Nest and can be found in the KSS store.


The second card is for a new weekly challenge added to our forum: 10 min card challenge.

I gave this challenge to the KSCrew and then forgot all about it with all the New Year’s Eve excitement! (Being a Gemini, I am putting all the blame on my evil twin!) Thank goodness it was a 10 min. challenge! LOL  Goodness knows how often I need to make a card at the last min. as I am walking out the door and this small 2- 3/4″ sq little gift or note card always does the job. This little card is for St. Patty’s Day with the sentiment, “XOXO”, placed on the block in a curved shape to stamp as the clover’s stem. In all fairness, I know the KSCrew used all 10 mins. on their cards, I think I used 5. 😉

Hope you will play along with our 10 min. Challenge.  If you do, please be sure to upload your card to the new Kitchen Sink Gallery. Add KSCC31 in the keywords so we can all the 10-minute creations together!!!

Some other super fun news to announce … we have a Guest stamper joining us for the month of January!

You may recognize her from her Blog: Magic Delights or from playing many challenges online. She is a regular KSCrew Challenge player and we are thrilled to have her join us in the Kitchen this month!

Welcome, Barbara!

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

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

Barbara – KS Guest Designer

Remember, there is still time to play The Daily Dare’s – 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. The deadline for all submissions is midnight on Sunday, January 9th. Winners will be chosen announced over at The Daily Dare on Monday, January 10.

The full details for The Daily Dare’s – 12 Days of Christmas Challenge, can be found: HERE

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Materials – Rose Heart Valentine:
Stamps: Multi Step Sweet Heart Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Shimmer White from SU! Violet Metallic from The Paper Co. Pink Pirouette from SU!
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) Rose Heart: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Sweet Plum, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Rose Bud Sentiment: Lulu Lavender.
Embellishments: Love Birds – Tear Drops from Robin’s Nest. Hexagon Nestabilities. Ribbon from Michael’s.
Materials – St. Patty’s XOXO:
Stamps:  Multi Step Sweet Heart Roses from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Ink: (all Memento) Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart
Embellishments: Adhesive Gem from K&Co.

Melts the Heart Valentine

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Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Look what has blown its way into the Kitchen? A Snowman, who I think is clearly irresistible!  (sorry, could not help myself). Yes, a snowman, minus the snow… so let’s call him an Invisible Snowman.

Besides this new set, you’ll find a few New Items that have been added to the KSS store for a limited time.

This Valentine card (HA!… like I have even come close to finishing my Holiday cards!!!) is for my hubby. The card doesn’t have much in the way of embellishments. Just a little glitter … and a big puddle of Glossy Accents for melted snow. I think it will warm his heart and make him laugh! 😉

You can download the Color Recipe to Multi-Step Snowman: HERE

See what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Angela (Challenge Hostess)ConnieJulie

LisaLynnMakiko

Have a wonderful Monday …. I am off to make more plans for the KSS New Year’s Eve Party!!!! Hope you are planning on joining us!

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Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Bazzill Basics Striped Glazed Red. Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Chocolate Chip from SU!
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #3 Rich Cocoa,  Step #2 Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x, [MASK OFF hat band] Step #1 Desert Sand then stamp again Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x. Color Hat Band with Copics – R46, and R59. SCARF: Step #2 – Grape Jelly, Step #1 Rhubarb Stalk. CARROT: Step #3 – Habanero (VersaFine), Step #2 Tangelo, Step #1 Cantaloupe. PIPE: Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #1 Potter’s Clay. COAL: Step #1 Tuxedo Black stamp off 2x’s, Step #2 Lightning Black (Brilliance). BUTTONS: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 Tuxedo Black stamp off 1x. HEART: Rhubarb Stalk. SENTIMENT: Rhubarb Stalk and Rich Cocoa rock and stamp off the bottom half.
Embellishments: Nestabilities – Curved Rectangles. Brownstone glitter from Martha Stewart. Ultra Fine Red Glitter.Glossy Accents from Ranger.Red Atyou Spica pen.

Post Valentine’s post!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Smiley from millan.net

I admit, have missed stamping with the 3 Step Daisy and glad that it has come out of retirement … it has always been my “go to” set when I am not sure what I want to stamp. These 4″x 4″, one layer valentines were fun and a snap to make.

Happy President’s Day!   Smiley from millan.net

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.…and don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too! 🙂

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko
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Don’t forget to come the fun with Makiko’s challenge for KS Crew Challenge #22!

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

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Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Daisy, Ready 4 Any Holiday and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Neenah Solar White. Ink: [all Memento unless stated] Card on the Left: (Light colored daisy) Step #2 Rose Bud, Step #1 Lulu Lavender, Center- Grape Jelly (Dark colored daisy) Step #2 Lilac Posies, Step #1 Rose Bud, Center- Grape Jelly. The card on the Right: Light colored daisy – Step #2 Lilac Posies, Step #1 Lulu Lavender, Center- Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Dark colored daisy – Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Sweet Plum, Center- Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Embellishments: Platinum Stickles in the center of the flowers.

A Sink full of Blue in the Kitchen!

It’s Wednesday… so, now until midnight (EST), the Kitchen Sink Store will be serving up another helping of The Kitchen Sink’s Wednesday Blue Plate Special!blue-plate1
This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You never know what might be on sale!

No promotion code is needed. 😀

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Today is the last day to vote for who will win 1st prize for KS Crew Challenge #10 – Midnight tonight EST. The winners will be announced Friday, April 17th.

Revisiting KS Crew Challenge #11 – Monochromatic … Blue Duo for today.

blue-birthdayMaterials – Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Shimmer White from SU! Ink: Night of Navy – SU! Embellishments: Dry Embossing folder – Tiny Bubbles from ProvoCraft. Labels One from Nestabilities. Corner Punch from SU! Silver Brads from Making Memories. Copic Markers.

my-worldMaterials – Stamps: 3 Step Hearts and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky and Shimmer White from SU! Ink: Step #1 Soft Sky, Step #2 Blue Bayou, Step#3 Night of Navy – SU! Embellishments: Silver chord and Ticket Punch from SU! Dew Drops – Silver Bells from Robin’s Nest. Emboss Zig Zag edge punch from Martha Stewart.