Thursday, December 17, 2015


Dear Ones~
I am hosting this week over at The Mod Squad Challenge. Come and join me if you can. The challenge is to create anything but a Christmas's about time. I know we are all tired of creating a Christmas ANYTHING!

This week our sponsor is the wonderful stamp company Kitchen Sink Stamps.


  These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.

$25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!
Here is the sample I created:
I used the stamp set from Kitchen Sink called Multi-Step Pine Trees. This is just a lovely set, with 3 different size trees. The dimension on the final image is amazing. And here's a tip I learned from Frenchie Martin. Take a dark brown marker and color in the trunk of the tree here and there, as I have done here. It makes the trees so much more real. On this card I stamped the largest image using all 4 stamps on a piece of white card. Then I masked the tree and sponged in the sun using a circle mask. After I was done sponging I took the 2nd step stamp for the medium sized tree and only stamped with that. I love the delicate image you get with just the one stamp. Then I stamped the greeting with the Kitchen Sink 3-Step Baseball Stamp Set on vellum and white heat embossed it.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Dusty Rose and Wild Dandelion Card Stock
KSS 3-Step Base Ball Stamp for Greeting
GKD Inks In:
*Grass Green
*Fresh Asparagus
*Lemon Drop
*Peach Bellini
*Dusty Rose
*Cranberry Tart
Memento New Sprout Ink
SSS Olive Ink
GKD White Embossing Powder
Stash Vellum
Judy Dots

You have until next Tuesday at noon to enter the challenge. Hope I see some of your lovely creations over there. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!!


  1. I do agree that these stamps are so realistic. But you are the artist when it comes to using them. Love the sun in it's glorious yellow and pink colors. Great idea! A simple card that really packs a punch!

  2. Those trees are so gorgeous! I love your sun and the colors and the Vellum of course! GREAT Challenge!

  3. Your gorgeous card is so outstandingly beautiful! I love the pretty scene and what a fantastic sun. great idea to add some brown for the trunks etc.

  4. GORGEOUS!!! Love that beautiful sun....and the trees and the vellum and the Judy dots. Did I leave anything out?? You are truly an artist.

  5. One word - Gorgeous


  6. Those trees are beautiful, and I love the gorgeous colors of your sun.