A New KS Crew Challenge is in the kitchen

It is a new month … which means a new KS Crew Challenge – #22, with our hostess, Makiko!

This month, Makiko challenges us to use our Kitchen Sink Stamps to create our own custom designer paper. I must admit, I think one of my favorite things to do when stamping, is to make my own designer paper! The sky is the limit! So for this challenge, I wanted to try and simulate a soft, elegant and monochromatic designer paper from K&Company (sample below)…. and see if I could create something close to it, but Kitchen Sink Stamps style. I am happy how it turned out. I added a clear embossing powder over the large butter fly to make it pop a bit form the background of flowers and leaves. As for the hardware,  I had silver which wasn’t really working so, I took a marcasite embossing powder and changed it.

All the images (excepted mentioned below) are stamped using: Step #3 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #2 – Sweet Plum – Memento, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender.

For the Lilies: Step #5 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #4 – Sweet Plum – Memento, Step #3 – Sweet Plum stamp off – Memento, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender –  Memento, Step #1 – Angel Pink.

Smaller Butterflies: Step #3 – Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #2 – Sweet Plum – Memento, Step #1 – Sky Blue.

Thanks for stopping by today!

…and don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too! 🙂

Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#22, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#22 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – Feb. 26th – midnight EDT. The winners will be announced on March 1st.
The Winners to KS Crew Challenge #21 can be found HERE.
Happy Stamping!

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, 3 Step Hydrangea, Multi Step Lilies, Multi Step Big Leaves, Big & Bold Swashes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Cool Metallics – Blackberry from the Paper Co., Vintage Cream from Papertrey and Almost Amethyst from SU! Ink: (see stamping order below) Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink and Sky Blue – all Memento. Embellishments: Clear detail embossing powder over the big butterfly. Glimmer Mist – Snowflake. Border punch – Thread Water from Fiskars. Hardware from SU! and then coated with embossing powder – Marcasite from Stampendous. Ribbon from Michael’s.

Spread your wings!

Today I am off on a “girls’ day” adventure!

Swirl-with-butterflySeven of us are boarding the train at Los Angeles Union Station and heading south down to San Juan Capistrano for the day. There, we will be meet up with the 8th member of our girl group, to spend the day at the beach … eating, laughing, catching up and enjoying being all together!


My card from sneak peek #6, seemed appropriate to share today. 🙂

Happy Saturday!!!

Materials – Stamps: Big & Bold Swashes, 3 Step™ Butterfly and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant from SU! Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: ( Stamped in the following order) Step #1 Summer Sun, Step #2 Pumpkin Pie, Step #3 Elegant Eggplant. Swash in Almost Amethyst. Flowers in Summer Sun. Sentiment in Elegant Eggplant. Embellishments: Clear, Chocolate and Peach Atyou Spica Markers.Swirl-with-butterfly-close-up

Note: I stamped Step #3 again on the vintage cream card base in Elegant Eggplant with the antennas showing. The golden butterfly that is cut out and added with pop dots, the antennas were cut off.

KS Crew Challenge #10 with Tammy

crew-challenge-logo2Happy Monday, Happy KS Crew Challenge #10!

bw-tammy-flower Today’s challenge is being hostessed, by none other than KS Crew Member, Tammy Hershberger. You can find Tammy in many, many places sharing her wealth in creativity, as well as on her blog, Stamp Happy.

butterfly-atcTammy’s Challenge for us today is: Create an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and then incorporate the ATC into a card.

ATC’s are so much fun to make and swap. I hope you will join all of us playing Tammy’s challenge … again, you will be playing for a chance for one of 3 prizes. 1st prize winner is $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. You can’t win if you don’t play. 😀

For all the info, go HERE. You have 2 weeks to leave your link below in the Mr. Linky box on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog. Deadline to Tammy’s challenge is April 6th. midnight EST.
Please leave one link per challenge sample. You can enter as many samples as you like.
When uploading to your favorite gallery, please use KSCC#10, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

For inspiration to get you started, see what Tammy and the rest of the KS Crew came up with:

AngelaDeeJulieLoriLynnNicoleTammy – KS Crew Hostess
Thanks Tammy for the great, fun challenge! 😀

Here is my ATC into a card … looking forward to you joining us and seeing your ATC into a card. 😀

butterfly-atc-cardMaterials – Stamps: 3 Step Butterfly, Swirly Hearts & Stars, Playful Frames & Journaling and A Year of Thanks from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom , Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa from SU! Ink: Butterfly – Step #1 Blush Blossom, Step #2 Mellow Moss – stamp off 1x, Step #3 Close to Cocoa from SU!. Swirly Hearts in Blush Blossom. Small flowers in Mellow Moss. Sentiment in Close to Cocoa. Embellishments: Chocolate Brown Grosgrain Ribbon from American Craft. Classic, Scallop and Inverted Scalloped Squares, and Classic Reg. and Classic Long Rectangle – Nestabilities. Window punch from SU! Brackets punch from EK Success. Wire and Antique Brass brad from Making Memories. Prima Flowers. Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Clear Star.

The Kitchen Welcomes Two New Crew Members!

I am thrilled to announce that Kitchen Sink has 2 new Crew Members! Myself and the KS Crew are so excited to have these two creative ladies join us! I personally am a BIG fan of both of these ladies’ work!!!! 😀 Please join me in welcoming Angela & Lynn to the Kitchen! 😀

Here is a sample card from Angela (Got Stuffing?) and from Lynn (Butterfly Birthday)



And the Winners for “What’s Cook’n” For August are….

August’s was HOT!!!!! … and so were ALL the entries for this month!

Thank you all for entering your sizzling creations!!!!


The ballots have all been tallied and now to announce the winners!Sorry for the delay! D

August’s Theme: Turn Up the Heat


Best Use of Color : Lynn


Best Use of a Sentiment : Liz


Fun & Fresh Design : Wendy


Thinking Outside of the Box – Angela


Anything But a Card – Connie

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks again and I hope to see you and many more creative designers back for September….

…and with Kitchen Sink Stamps celebrating their 1st Anniversary later this month…

September’s – Theme: Celebrate!

D – Maria

My heartfelt thanks to the Kitchen Sink Crew for their speedy votes & keen design eye!