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Oct 5, 2009

1, 2, 3 - It's a New KSS Challenge!

Good morning!  Since it's the first Monday of the month we have a new Kitchen Sink Stamps Crew Challenge for you - another chance to win one of several fabulous prizes!!  Check out the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog for all the rules and details.

Our challenge today is from Angela:

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Use only 1 Pop Dot, 2 Embellishments (of your choice), and 3 different stamped images. You can use as many layers as you'd like, but please don't use more than the items listed. Want to use ribbon? That counts as one embellishment, can use as many different types of ribbon as you'd like. Make sense?

Ok, here's my card.  I made a mini card, it's 5" x 3" and I love this size!  I used one of the newest sets, Multi-Step Sunflowers with it's different size sunflowers and super cute watering can!  I used one of the smaller sunflowers and made it red instead of yellow (like you see in the bottom left picture on this page).  

As I was  making my card I didn't know whether my flower, stem and leaf stamps counted as 3 images or if the flower as a whole was 1 but since it was late I made an executive decision and decided they were 3 images - lol!!  I used 1 pop dot on the leaf.  My 2 embellisments are ribbon (including the vintage lace) and a brad.  I decided to leave it blank for now and decide on a sentiment when I need it.

What a fun challenge this was and I just love that flower!  Here's my ink recipe, oh and for steps 2 & 3, I just inked around the outside of the flower, the petals, without inking the center so it wouldn't get too dark:


Step 1- Apricot Appeal, 
Step 2 - Ladybug Red
Step 3 - Rhubarb Stalk
Step 4 - Rich Cocoa
Sep 5 - Chocolate Chip

Step 1 - Pear Tart
Step 2 - Bamboo Leaves
Step 3 - Old Olive

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now guess what, October 12  Kitchen Sink Stamps will be releasing MORE new stamps!!  Some beautiful sets you won't want to miss so check out Maria's blog starting at the end of this week for some sneak peeks!  In the meantime, visit the rest of the Crew to see their 3,2,1 Challenge cards!  Have a great week!!

Maria, Dee, Lynn, Lori, Angela, Makiko, Connie, Lisa

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper:  Farm Fresh (October Afternoon), Stamps: Multi-Step Sunflowers (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: see above, Accessories:  Corner rounder punch, vintage lace trim, Ripe Avocado ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Brad (Pink Hedgehog Crafts), Nestabilities, foam adhesive


  1. Beautiful image! Love the popped up leaf and the country feel to the papers!

  2. What a gorgeous card with the gingham print and the lace trim!!
    Your sunflower is stunning with the perfectly popped leaf!! Wonderful work, Julie!!

  3. Beautiful choice of colors for your sunflower - love your lace trim embellishment!

  4. This is adorable! I love the gingham print and lacy trim...fabulous!

  5. This is a great card. I love the red sunflower and I think that you made a good executive decision, because one more stamp on this card would have been a bit much. thank you for sharing.

  6. This is just so pretty, Julie!! I love the colors you used for your flower!!

  7. So pretty, Julie!! The colors of the sunflower are spectacular!! Love the gingham dp, too!

  8. I love the gingham paper and your choice for the color of the sunflower. Really beautiful card!

  9. Ok, that flower is real right? Lovely girl! New photo too?? Love it!

  10. Your sunflower is so pretty, Julie...and I love your scallops and lace!!

  11. Super Pretty!!!
    Love the way all the colors and patterns work know I love KSS..I will be waiting for the 12th!!

  12. I absolutely love the gingham print! And that red sunflower is absolutely FABULOUS! Wow Julie, you sure rocked this challenge.

  13. Adorable Julie. I love that pumpkin card a little down too. Julie I was checking in to see if you had your baby yet. :)

  14. This is just GORGEOUS, Julie! Love that flower!

  15. Fabulous card Julie! Love the image, the great colors, the paper, the lace! TFS!


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