A little Last Minute Love

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Be-Mine-OrnamentHappy Valentine’s Day!

My card today was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest – HERE.  I thought hearts hanging from a tree branch was a cute idea… and was happy to pull out the stamp sets: 3 Step Hearts and Multi Step Owl and Autumn Moon to do mine own version!

I then did a couple of Valentine’s Day tags with Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Words of Love. It has turned into a tradition with our boys, to give them a container with their favorite candy.  It appears as they get bigger, so does the container! lol

Do you have a Valentine’s Day tradition that you have with your loved ones?

Wishing you all a day filled with love … and sweets!

Teddy-M-and-M-jarThanks for stopping by and please check out the beautiful Valentine card from Lynn McAuley.

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Stamps:  3 Step HeartsMulti Step Owl & Autumn Moon (tree branch), and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Mars from Neenah.
Inks: (Memento unless noted)
Heart: Step #1b – Lady Bug, Step #2b – Rhubarb Stalk + Sweet Plum, Step #3b – Grape Jelly. 1b outline Grape Jelly, dots outline – Love Letter. Tree Branch: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle,  Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Love Letter
Embellishments: Xmas Red Stickels, Bakers Twine – Maraschino Red.

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Stamps:  3 Step HeartsMulti Step Teddy Bear Wishes (tree branch), and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Mars from Neenah.
Inks(Memento unless noted)
Heart: Solid Heart  – RoseBud (then overstamp again with smaller solid heart). Heart Drop Shadow – Outline heart – Lulu Lavender.  Bear: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa,  Step #Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 –  Desert Sand. Sentiment: Grape jelly
Embellishments: Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Bakers Twine – Maraschino Red. Pitch Black – Spica pen (highlights on bear’s nose and eyes).

 

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Zinnia Paper Weight project

Lost Zinnias

 Here is a project that has been sitting on my computer in “draft mode”. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with you! Well, better late than never. 🙂

This project starts with a

clear-acrylic, oval stamping block, and Multi Step Zinnias

… and transforms it into a lovely paper weight.

Begin by randomly stamping the zinnias (working from the center out, masking the center zinnias). Embossed the sentiment. Position the block over the stamped area as desired for the end product. Lightly trace around the block with a pencil.  Using a tooth pick [or small disposable brush], apply a thin coat of Diamond Glaze to the “back” side edge of the acrylic block (only the edge so the glue won’t show through the block and distort your stamped image). Reposition the block over the stamped image within the pencil out line and glue side down. Being careful not to nick or cut into the block, trim away the excess paper neatly around the block with sharp scissors (or x-acto knife). Back the underside of the paperweight with velvet paper, die cut in an oval shape (a bit smaller than the block) … a scalloped oval is also pretty.

Makes a great gift!

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Multi Step Zinnias – Die Cut digital down load

Multi Step Zinnias – Color Recipe

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day!

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Stamps: Multi Step Zinnias , Whole Family and Words of Comfort & Joy [or] Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Clover Velvet paper from SEI.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Red Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Angel Pink 2x’s (large flower only). Orange Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Leaves: Step #3 – Imperial Purple, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves [or] Bamboo Leaves + Pear Tart. Sentiment: VersaMark and silver embossing powder.
Embellishments: 1/2″ thick Oval Acrylic Block. Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger – Silver. Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Diamond Glaze to glue (just around the edge).

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.

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.