More Show and Tell form the Kitchen

I still have more cards to show you from last week’s sneak peeks! The two cards here are from Day #1 … remember that apple? Well, here are a few more! Red Delicious, Ginger Gold, and Granny Smith (YUM!) ๐Ÿ˜€

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days and Playful Frames & Journaling (used to make the red notebook paper) both from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Color Core – Super Assortment pack (Nostalgia Mix) -Red Rose, Arctic Pool, Katydid and Vanilla Cream from Core’dinations. Shimmery White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: (all are Memento Inks unless noted) – Red Delicious: #1 Lady Bug, #2 Rhubarb Stalk, #3 Sweet Plum, #4 Grape Jelly. Ginger Gold: #1 Dandelion (stamp off 1x), #2 Dandelion, #3 Cantaloupe, #4 More Mustard from SU! (stamp off 1x). Granny Smith: #1 New Sprout, #2 Pear Tart, #3 Certainly Celery from SU! , #4 Bamboo Leaves. The leaves: #1 Pear Tart, #2 Cottage Ivy. Sentiment in Black Onyx from VersaFine, “ABC” in Pear Tart, Lined Paper in Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Yellow ric-rac ribbon from American Crafts, Threading Water border paper punch from Fiskars and Gold spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).


This card’s inspiration comes from SCS’s card sketch SC190 and color challenge CC178. I thought the rulers would work well for this sketch! I think they measure up! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for looking!

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: – Rulers: #1 Wheat – VersaMagic, #2 Desert Sand – Memento, #3 Tuxedo Black – Memento. Black board: VersaMark with White Detail EP from Stampendous. Sentiment: VersaMark with Black Detail EPfrom Stampendous. “A+” background: VersaMark.

Embellishments: Black & White check ribbon from Michaels. Black spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).

A reminder for What’s Cook’n, Sept. Contest

A quick reminder, the deadline for Sept. – What’s Cook’n with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps , is tonight (Sept. 25th) at midnight EST. Sept.’s theme is Celebrate!

Each winner will win a small stamp set (retail value $15.00) of their choice from the Kitchen Sink Stamp store. Plus, every winner from the past months (including Sept.) are automatically entered in a Special Drawing to win the entire โ€œFirst Anniversary Releaseโ€! YaHoo!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Sending the “Best of Luck” to everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€


Stamps: A Year of Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Green Gingham from Making Memories (Emma collection) Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Garden Green from SU! Metallic Kiwi from The Paper Company.

Ink: Pearl. Thyme – Brilliance.

Embellishments: Green crystal brad & glitter coated brads from Making Memories. Wide grosgrain ribbon – Certainly Celery from SU!

Kitchen Sink Stamps turns 1!

It is so hard to believe a year ago today, Kitchen Sink Stamps open it’s cyber doors! Wow! What a year it has been! So much to learn, to share, to know, to give … and so much to be thankful for!

I am SO thankful for the talented and creative Kitchen Sink Crew , a design team who inspires me on a daily basis! Your love for stamping shows with every card and project you produce! You’ve all been my mentors! ๐Ÿ˜€

I am thankful for the support and the friendships that have blossomed during this year with my colleagues and the readers/supports of SCS. I have met so many kind and giving stampers from all over the world, who’s creative talents just astound me! Your support and inspiration is a gift I truly treasure! ๐Ÿ˜€

I am also thankful for my loving family and dear friends who have all given so much of their time and support to this “adventure” of mine! I couldn’t have done it with out you! ๐Ÿ˜€ …. AND to my wonderful husband, who is my better half … and my rock! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, it is with a special big, heartfelt thanks, I thank each and everyone of you! I am thrilled that Kitchen Sink Stamps is apart of this wonderful stamperโ€™s community!

The Kitchen Sink is still full with lots of ideas cooking and I look forward to another fun filled & exciting year stamping with all of you!

xoxo –

This sweet little humming bird is from the limited edition set, A Year of Thanks!
This set contains all 12 โ€œThank Youโ€ stamps that were sent with each and every order over this past year! Plus, this special 3 Step Hummingbird (can only be found in this set). This set will be available for a limited time only. When they are gone… they are gone.

Materials for card: Stamps – A Year of Thanks! Paper: Shimmery White, Bravo Burgundy and Kiwi Kiss from SU! Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: Step #1 Platinum Planet – Brilliance, Step #2 River Rock – SU!, Step #3 Kiwi Kiss – SU!, Step #4 Ocen Depth – VersaMagic, Step #5 Perfect Plumeria – VersaMagic (head) and Pair Dusk – Memento (body), Step #6 Black Onyx – VersaFine. Sentiment: Deep Lagoon – VersFine. Embellishments: 1″ Swiss double face satin – Deep Turquoise and Rhinestone stickers – Pearls from Michael’s.

Adding flowers to the Kitchen … Kitchen Sink Stamps that is!

I love asking everyone what is their favorite flower. The answers are as different as the many different varieties of flowers themselves!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here is a list of the top five favorite flowers taken from my most recent blog give away.

#1 – Daisy

#2 – Rose

#3 – Tulip

#4 – Sunflower & Lilac (a tie)

#5 – Pansy

Well, 3 in the top 5 isn’t bad… but, I guess I have more work to do! ๐Ÿ˜‰


As promised, a full look to sneak peek #4 using … the newest flower in join the bouquet … 3 Step Pansy and another little surprise, this sweet 1/4″ micro check ribbon, which is another addition to the Kitchen Sink store, available tomorrow – Sept. 25th! ๐Ÿ˜€

A paper weight and card. Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜€

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Shimmery White and Always Artichoke from SU! Honey Velvet Paper from SEI (used backing for the bottom of paper weight).

Ink (all Memento Inks unless noted): Flowers: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamped 2x’s, Step #3 More Mustard from SU!, Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery from SU!, Step #2 Old Olive from SU!, Step #3 Always Artichoke from SU! Little Bee: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 More Mustard from SU!, Step #3 Tuxedo Black.

Other Items: 2.5″ x 3.75″ Oval Acrylic Stamping Block, Crystal Effects from SU! and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights in the center of the pansies and the wings of the bee.

Here for a tutorial on how to make this paper weight from Rebecca Oehlers.

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Shimmery White and Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Ruby Red from SU!

Ink (all Memento Inks unless noted): Yellow Flowers: Step #1 Dandelion, Step #2 Cantaloupe – stamped 2x’s, Step #3 More Mustard from SU!, Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Red Flowers: Step #1 More Mustard from SU!, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 Ruby Red from SU!, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy from SU!, Step #5 Tuxedo Black. Leaves: Step #1 Certainly Celery from SU!, Step #2 Old Olive from SU!, Step #3 Always Artichoke from SU! Sentiment: Oylmipia Green – VersaFine.

Embellishments: Vintage Green 1/4″ micro check ribbon and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights in the center of the pansies.

… and the winners from the “Kitchen Sink Stamps turns ONE!” Give Away are…

Thank you everyone for playing and joining in on all the fun! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

(WordPress is not having that much fun right now & does not want me to download any images … party pooper!!!!) … BUT I am not going to make anyone wait to find out who the winners are… ๐Ÿ˜€

……. and the WINNERS are ……..


Day #1 Give Away: 1 set of 4 -3.5″x3.5″ Acrylic Stamping Blocks and 2 bottles of Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest.

#95 – Melissa … who said – My favorite flower is the hibiscus! Especially the bright pink ones! I have four hibiscus plants in my garden and I just love them!

Congratulations Melissa!!! – please email me your shipping address and your choice of 2 colors of dew drops to go with your blocks. Ya-Hoo!!!


Day #2 Give Away: 8 Memento Dew Drop Inks (winner’s choice of colors).

#56 – Nancy Parks! … who said – OK here goesโ€ฆ.3 Step Daisy
Happy Birthday Cupcake
Playful Alphabet
Pretty Petals
Thanks w/ style

Congratulations Nancy !!!- please email me your shipping address and your choice for the 8 colors of Memento dew drops inks. YEAH!!!

Sorry if this was a tough question ….. sooo many readers missed it by ONE! There were 5 readers who did get it right … and you know who you are! ๐Ÿ˜€ ( Elaine, Laurie, Pammy Jo, Maureen W. and Caiti – ladies, please email me your address… I have an extra goodie to send you for getting the answer correct! :D).

The correct answer to:

Q: What were the first 5 stamp sets that Kitchen Sink Stamps released on Sept. 25th?

A: 3 Step Daisy

Playful Alphabet

Background & Borders

Pretty Petals

Thanks with Style


Day #3 Give Away: $25.00 Kitchen Sink Stamps Gift Certificate. Enter HERE for Day #3 give away.

#9 – Monica Bender! … who said – My FAVORITE B-Day Cake is a Moist Chocolate Cake with a Whipped Cream Icing! I just Love the fluff of the WC icing and am a Big Choco person!
My Granny use to make all our B-Day cakes growing up (She was a cake lady locally) and she got older and unable to decorate anymore due to Arthritisโ€ฆ.So sadly we have had to store buy B-Day cakes for the last 5 or so years! Even though some SB is scrumpciousโ€ฆ.I sure Miss her cakes though!!

Congratulations Monica !!!- please email me your email address to send you your $25 gift certificate. Woo-Hoo!


Day #4 Give Away: “A SINK FULL O’ FUN” – All 5 New Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets releasing on the 25th!!!

#3 – Pammy Jo! … who said – thanks for all the peeks – canโ€™t wait to see everything! on my birthday it is nice to just go out to eat with my family so everyone can relax and enjoy! it is such a luxury to do not much of anything ๐Ÿ˜€

Congratulations…Way to GO – Pammy Jo!!! – please email me your shipping address and your 5 New KSS will be on their way!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

GEE!!! I can’t even show a card!!! (RATS!!!!) … well, please come back and I will have the full cards to show you from the sneak peeks! Thanks so much for being so patient. ๐Ÿ˜€