A​ bouquet of bookmarks

So, I went a little bookmark crazy! Today I have three of them and each stamped with a different flower. I used the stamp sets: 3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, and Multi-Step Giant Sunflowers. Don’t they make a lovely bouquet when all together?

Daisy-Rose-Sunflower-Bookmarks

I used vellum to create a center rectangle in the center of the rose bookmark so the type would read better over the roses.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

Please check out the beautiful card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  3 Step Daisy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Giant Sunflower, and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)
Sunflower Bookmark: 
Yellow Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. 
Yellow/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion. 
Red/Orange Sunflower: Step #5 – Espresso Truffle, Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Potter’s Clay, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Dandelion + sponge Rhubarb Stalk around edges. 
Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. 
Rose Bookmark:
Rose: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. 
Leaves: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
Sentiment on vellum: Onyx Black (VersaFine).
Daisy Bookmark: 
Blue Daisy: Step #3 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue, Step #1 – Summer Sky, Flower Center: Tuxedo Black. 
Pink Daisy: Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Rose Bud, Flower Center: Tuxedo Black. 
Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: Vinyl bookmark sleeves, vellum on Rose Bookmark, and various ribbon from stash.
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New Stamps are in the Kitchen!

5 New KSS’ stamp sets

can all be found under What’s New,

but here is a quick look.

Multi-Step Bicycle

Bicycle-sample

Multi-Step Rubber Ducky

Rubber-Ducky-REV-sample

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy [SET 1]

Things-4-D-T-sample
Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees

Snowy-Pine-Trees-sample
Multi-Step Tree Friends

Tree-Friends-sample

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Ducky Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps

                                                                    

 Card #1 uses the 2 of the new sets, Multi-Step Rubber Ducky and Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy for a fun Christmas card. Multi-Step Ducky was inspired by KSS Forum Member, SuperJen. She was the winner of last June’s forum Giveaway Game and her stamp suggestion was a Rubber Ducky set. I am so glad she did because I have been having so much fun stamping him (or her). 😉

Multi-Step Rubber DuckyColor Recipe & Die Cut Digital Download

Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & TeddyColor Recipe & Die Cut Digital Download

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Celebrate with King Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I have one more card to share with you today.  Card #2, also uses  Multi-Step Things 4 Ducky & Teddy, but this time it is Teddy’s turn…  (he thinks he rules). 😉

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Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps! … You may also find a special promo code for 2 days only. 😉

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

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(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Rubber Ducky, Things 4 Ducky & Teddy and 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Kiwi Kiss from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Ducky: Step #4 – Toffee Crunch, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion, (BILL) Step #5 – Tangelo, Step #6 – Morocco, Step #7 – Potter’s Clay (EYE) Step #8 – Tuxedo Black. Santa Hat: (Bottom) Step #2 – Gray Flannel so 1x, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so 1x, repeat, (Top) Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter. Holly: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio. Berries: Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #3 – Elderberry, Step #1 – Love Letter. Sentiment: Olive Grove.
Embellishments: Deckled Edge Rectangles – Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Atyou Spica pens – Clear (accents on fur of Santa’s Hat and Holly Berries).
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 (CARD #2) Stamps:  Things 4 Ducky & Teddy , Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Myrtle Blueberry from Flavors Gourmet. Kiwi Kiss from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Bear: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. Crown: Step #4 – Peanut Brittle, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle so 1x + Cantaloupe, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Cantaloupe so 1x + Dandelion. Pin Wheel: Step #4 – Nautical Blue, Step #3 – Teal Zeal, Step #2 – Teal Zeal so 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Teal Zeal so 1x + Summer Sky. Sentiment: Sponge Cantaloupe + Dandelion over die cut shape. Celebrate – Nautical Blue.
Embellishments: Double-End Tag – Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Number Collage – Cuttlebug embossing folder. Aged Bronze Brads – Making Memories. Adhesive Rhinestone – Michael’s. Atyou Spica pens – Gold (accents on top of the crown) and Silver (accents on pinwheel).

Pocket full … Peek #3

Peek #3 …

S-P-3

2 more days and five new stamp sets will be available in the KSS store.

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Hope you’re not getting tired of bears? I am putting my bear army to good use. 😉

While I was searching around on the web (for a subject not related- typical!), I stumbled upon this fabulous blog dedicated to desktop crafting called, Clever Someday ( a really cute story about the name of her blog) by Kay Hall.  She created “09 KutUps”, a dingbat font for electric die cutters (SCAL, MTC, Silhouette Studio + any other cutting software that can cut TrueType fonts) that is absolutely awesome! PLUS… it is FREE!  (She only asks to consider “paying it forward” with a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.)

My card today uses two of the dingbats (with a little tweaking) from – 09 KutUps: flag banner and stitched pocket. The stitched pocket is backed with red cardstock so the blue pocket looks like it has red stitches (hard to see due to the angle of the photo). These are only 2 digital images out of the 90+ shapes that are included in this dingbat font.  I know I will be using this font a lot (my nestablilities are starting to look nervous!). If you haven’t already discovered this digital download for die cutting, you will want to check it out.

Pocket-full-of-hope

(Multi Step Ornament & Stars – Die Cut digital down load now available online)

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more sneak peeks … 2 more to go!

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Stamps: Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes, Multi Step Ornament & Stars and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Pheobe” from BasicGrey. Paper Assortment Pack – “Roy G. Biv” and “Elements” from Core’ Dinations; used a sanding block on blue cardstock (pocket & flag) to look worn.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) LIGHT BEAR: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. DARK BEAR: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – did not use, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. STAR: Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Sentiment: Love Letter.
Embellishments: 09 KutUps Digital Die Cut Dingbats. Small Brads – Making Memories. Atyou Spica pens – Pitch Black (bears’ eyes & nose) and Clear (sentiment)Cherry Divine Twine – Whisker Graphics. Wooden toothpick.

Cheery Cherries!

Happy KSS Monday!

One of the things I love about summer is all the fresh fruit available … peaches, raspberries, plums … and cherries are at the top of my list. I’m thinking what type of fruit should be the next KSS multi-step stamp set. So, please tell me … what is your favorite fruit?

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Thankful-Cherries

Cherry-on-top

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful (and 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: Multi Step Cherries, and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: [CARD 1] Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Olive Ruche from Paper Temptress. Old Olive from SU! [CARD 2] Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Old Olive from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – [Both Cards] Cherries: Step #3  – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter. Stem: Bamboo Leaves. Leaves: Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Olive Grove. Sentiments: [CARD 1] Olive Grove. [CARD 2] Love Letter.
Embellishments: [CARD 1] Postage Stamps Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Satin striped ribbon from my craft stash. [CARD 2] Large scalloped scissors from Fiskars. Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s.

On the 3rd Day of Christmas …

… my True Love gave to me,

Three French Hens.

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday! I hope everyone’s Christmas was Merry and Bright…. and this is just the beginning of the twelve days of Christmas. Which I am thankful for, because I wasn’t completely ready for Christmas this year as I would have like.  This year my Christmas cards to send out have turn into New Years’ cards … but better late than never. And as a dear friend says …. “All in a day”. 😉

You might wonder what am I leading up too? I want to share about a really great challenge going on from The Daily Dare. Deb and Bev had this fabulous idea to get a jump on next year’s Christmas Cards by Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with a new Christmas card Challenge & a New Gift to give each day.

What does this have to do with me? Besides that this challenge is perfect for me to get a jump on my Holiday Cards for next year, as well as a jump on one of my New Year’s resolutions, (to make one Christmas Card a week)…. I am today’s Hostess for the Third Day of Christmas! Yahoo! 🙂

The gift of Three French Hens, represent The Three Theological Virtues:

1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Here is my Challenge: Create a Christmas card that includes the word/s Faith, Hope and/or Love as the sentiment or incorporated in the sentiment.

The majority of the sentiment came together from two sets, Words of Comfort & Joy and 3 Step Poinsettia. Faith, Hope and Love came from the set, Vintage Words . I must add, I don’t know how the word “Faith” has escaped from being in a KSS’ stamp set! You can bet that sentiment has moved to the top of my “To Do” list! But, where there is a will, there is a way and I was able to stamp the word “Faith” by masking out letters from other words in the set. I used: FA from family, the I from live and TH from thoughts.

As for the gift for the winner to today’s challenge, head on over to The Daily Dare to find out more. To play along, upload your card to the Splitcoast Gallery with the keyword: DD12days03.

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

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

Angela (Challenge Hostess)ConnieJulie

LisaLynnMakiko

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Materials –
Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses, 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe, Vintage Words, Words of Comfort & Joy, 3 Step Poinsettia and Multi Step Christmas Lights from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Shimmer White from SU! Ruby Metallic from The Paper Co. Olive Ruche from Paper Temptress.
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) Rose: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Grape Jelly, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Rhubarb Stalk and again with Lady Bug. Holly: Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves.
Embellishments: Elegance – aadhesive rhinestones and pearls from K&Company. Corner punch from EK Success.