New sneak peeks = new stamps for April!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Lettuce get right down to business this morning! Sorry, couldn’t help myself! I get almost giddy when it comes to sneak peeks!

Here is sneak peek #1: 

… and sneak peeks = new stamps = new release give away!

April New Stamps Give-Away

3 lucky winners will be picked at random

• 1st place – a gift certificate for $25.00

• 2nd place – a gift certificate for $15.00

• 3rd place – a gift certificate for $10.00

How to enter: Leave a comment to today’s question here on today’s post (in needs to be on this post to enter)

The question: What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Deadline: Sunday the 22nd, 9pm PST

Winners will be announced: Monday morning the 23rd, along with the release of 4 new stamps.

I realized that I had things that I had not shared during the move. If you were at the KSS/Stamping Around workshop in Ohio last June, then this tea towel might look familiar. This was another fun project I had planned for the workshop which had attendees stamping on 100% cotton blank tea towels with Palette Hybrid inks.

I am happy to share this project with everyone now, because for a limited time 100% cotton blanks and Palette Hybrid Inks can be found in the KSS store. I was very happy with how vibrant the Palette inks stayed on the fabric. After the ink was completely dried, I heat set it with a hot iron. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

4 new stamp sets on

April 23rd

Please remember to visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you this KSS Monday.



Stamps: Multi Step Lettuce and Seed Packet from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Inks: (all Palette inks)Lettuce on the left & right: Step #1 – Chartreuse SO 1x, Step #2 – Giverny Green, Step #3 – Landscape, Step #4 – Viridian Leaf. Center Lettuce: Step #1 – Chartreuse, Step #2 – Giverny Green, Step #3 – Viridian Leaf, Step #4 – Violete. Sentiment: Lettuce in Viridian Leaf and all other stamping in Violete.

Nail Biting news from Kitchen Sink

I return (again) from the silent corner of the Kitchen

… but with exciting news!!!

The past 5 months has kept me feeling a lot like this guy in the photo. Anyone remember this gentleman’s act from the Ed Sullivan Show (am I dating myself? LOL)???  I do and as a kid, I was mesmerised watching the plates spin as the performer would add another plate and another without any of them dropping.  For anyone who isn’t familiar with this entertaining act… as each spinning plate would begin to slow down and start to wobble … the performer would run over,  just before the plate fell and get the plate spinning again. He would run from plate to plate, saving each just before falling and shattering on the floor.  Back then… it was a real nail bitter! OK… so I digress.

While the above describes what life has been like over past 5 months, you might be asking “why” or “WHAT” has kept me on the run in a “nail biting” state. Our happy little 1922 – California Bungalow (which seemed so BIG when we first moved in with only an 18 month old in arm), has begun to pop at the seams due to our growing family, growing boys and growing business!  The GOOD NEWS …we found the perfect place for our family AND business to stay together and we are moving! Kitchen Sink Stamps, Inc. will continue to be a “cottage industry”. 😉


To celebrate our exciting news and the Memorial Day weekend … we are having a MEMORIAL-MOVING DAY SALE… all weekend long!!!

25% off everything in stock!

Starting this Friday until Monday (May 27 to 30th – midnight, PST)

Promo Code: MOVEKSS

Don’t worry about placing orders or contacting us… everything will be business as usual! 🙂

But, that is not all of my exciting news… 

While waiting for all this “house stuff” to fall in place (I really don’t do well with waiting) I have been busy getting ready for our next KSS Work Shop & designing up a storm! YaHoo!

There’s still time to sign-up & multi-step stamp with me all day on Friday,

June 17, 2011

at Toyrifix, Smithville, OH

… and again with Stamping Around‘s workshop, Friday eve. & all day Sat. at Toyrifix. I can hardly wait to meet up with Julie Masse and (finally meet) Tammy Hershberger as well as the other SA instructors!


As for the WBPS …it will be hiatus for the summer as we move and get settled.

Giant Inky Hugs to you ALL!!!!
Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup, Multi Step Trees and 3 Step Honey Bunny (grass) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest – Solar White and Classic Cream from Neenah. Real Wood Thin Birch from Creative Imaginations. Onyx from Stardream. Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Wanted” from Cosmo Cricket.
Ink: PUPPIES: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black stamp off 2x’s, Step #1 – Rich Cocoa stamp off 2x’s. TREES: [tall tree] Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves.  [flowering tree] Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink, [trunk] Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 Potter’s Clay. GRASS: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.
Embellishments: Assorted ribbons from Michael’s. Clear Vinyl Bookmark Sleeves.

A Heartfelt Thanks to all KSS readers!!!

I am so deeply touched by all the emails with well-wishes.

Thank you so much!!!

First, I am just fine… and so is KSS! 🙂

I have been silent on my blog the past weeks due to being on the run, lending my Dad (who just had his 83rd birthday!) a big helping hand. He had some health issues at the beginning of the year and he is doing much better now. 🙂


…. and as for the WBPS (which has escaped me more times than I care to admit this month), I am having a special sale to make up for those missed Wednesdays this month! Thank you all for your patience.

A Special Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special!

Get 20% off everything in the store from Wed. until Friday (midnight)


U R 2 Kind Puppy Card

Thank you all again for the kind thoughts and best wishes…. and to a wonderful crew who have kept the Kitchen Sink forum & gallery going while I was absent. I will still be on the run for the rest of April and May… and hope the dust will have settled in time for me to head out to Ohio…. and stamp away with Julie & Tammy!!! 🙂

There is still time to sign up and join us!!! Go HERE for all the info for KSS & Stamping Around Workshop in OHIO:)

Giant Inky Hugs to you ALL!!!!


Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup Clear Stamps and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Whisper White and Sahara Sand – SU!

Ink: (all Memento)

  • Pup: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black so 2x’s, Step #1 – Rich Cocoa so 2x’s.
  • Sentiment: Rich Cocoa and VersaMark with Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder from Stampendous!

Embellishments: Dog Bone Clips from Labels Eleven Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

Some exciting news to share … and the WBPS

I have been so inspired and thankful with all the KSCrew has been cooked up for you in the KSS Forum & KSS Gallery with their beautiful cards, awesome tips and inspiring challenges! They sure are a wonderful (as well as talented) group of ladies!!!!

I sure have missed stamping these past few weeks!!!  But, my MIA has not been in vain… I have been cooking up some exciting additions & changes that I hope to share with you all very soon!

In the meantime … I CAN share that KSS will be packing up and hitting the road for another workshop this June.

KSS is joining up with Stamping Around and going to OHIO – June 17 & 18, 2011!

I am so excited to meet up with Julie Masse, (one of the talented KS Crew) on one of her Stamping Around weekend workshops!  When she asked me “so many months ago” if I would be interested in going to Ohio… (where Tammy Hershberger, a KSCrew Alumni, lives) and host a full day of KSS classes + a class for SA on Sat., I did not have to think twice to answer… YES! Actually, come to thinking of it…. I may have been so excited about putting 1 + 1 together ….ie:  Julie + Tammy, @ Tammy’s well know place of work… Toyrifix,   I think…. I might have invited myself  to join in the stamping fun before Julie could even finish her sentence … I don’t remember! LOL!  But… that doesn’t really matter …I am going! YaHOOOO!

For all the info on KSS all day Friday workshop – go HERE

For all the info on Stamping Around’s Friday evening & Saturday workshop – go HERE. 🙂


Time for Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special!

This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You will never know what might be on sale! No promotion code is neededFree Smiley Courtesy of

A side of samples spotlighting items from the WBPS, can been seen HERE.