Kitchen Sink is getting ready for World Card Making Day!

Are you starting to think about the Holidays?
Are you starting to think about ALL the Holiday cards you would like to send out this year?


this Saturday, Oct. 4th, is World Card Making Day!

What a great way to get started on (or add to) your Holiday cards! 😀

So, I would like to invite you all to come join me, along with the rest of the Kitchen Sink Design Crew, for a day in the Kitchen of card making challenges, prizes and fun! 😀

The Kitchen Crew, has put together some really fun challenges for you … and by playing along, you will qualify for some very cool handmade prizes plus, a BONUS PRIZE, that I know you are going to like!!!!

The fun begins right here, this Sat. starting at 11 am (EST).
Then on the hour for the next 6 hour, there will be a new challenge to inspire you, hosted by a Kitchen Sink Crew Member on their blog.

Here is line up for Saturday:

11 am – Nicole
12 noon – Tammy
1 pm – Dee
2 pm – Julie
3 pm – Lori
4 pm – Tracy
5 pm – Maria
(ME) …. (I will also be announcing the Winner for “What’s Cook’n with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps?” – Special Drawing during this hour too!) 😀

Please go to the Kitchen Sink Blog [ here ] tomorrow morning for all the details about the card challenges, how to play… and how to win those prizes. 😀

I do hope you will drop in tomorrow with your card making supplies within reach and ready to play, have fun and make some cards with us! 😀

And before I go, I have a little card I would like to share with you … it isn’t a Holiday Card … YET!!! LOL

These cards are a 4.25 ” x 5.5″ Thank You cards that I recently had fun making. Each card has a 2″ square envelope on the front… for a little surprise inside! 😀

I made the envelope using the
Sizzix Bigz Die – Envelope, Square. It is just 2 cute! 😀

Materials – Stamps: Never a Loss 4 Words, Happy Birthday Cupcake (flower), 3 Step Get Well Teddy (heart flower) – from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Close To Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Designer Series from SU!

Ink: Craft White, Riding Hood Red, Close To Cocoa and Chocolate Chip from SU!

Embellishments: Tab paper punch from McGill, Antique Brass & Blue Crystal brads from Making Memories, Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain ribbon from SU!, Blue with Chocolate Brown dot ribbon from Michael’s and Sakura pen – Clear Star for little highlights on the stamped flowers.

See you all tomorrow!!!! 😀


A long over due thank you!!!!

Time has really gotten away from me with sending out a BIG “Thank you!” to Keri Lee Sereike, the Kitchen Sink Stamps Guest Designer for August! It sure was a pleasure having Keri visit with us and share her delightful and creative designs! Keri has written on her blog, Pink Lemonade, that her motto is… “When life gives you lemons… make lemonade!” … I’m all for that! 😀 (I love this motto!) And boy, Keri sure knows how to make a get well card brighten up anyone’s day… just like lemonade!!! I’m just sorry that during the month of August, Keri needed to send out quite a number of Get Well cards. 😦 I do hope all her recipients are feeling much better :D!

A Big Bear Hug “Thank You” Keri… for finding the time in your busy schedule to share your fun & fresh designs with us! It was a joy getting to know you better! You are always welcomed in the Kitchen! 😀


Here are just a few of the fun and inspiring cards from Keri during her visit in the Kitchen.

Another Teddy Bear to make you feel warm and fuzzy

This card is for my Husband’s Uncle who recently had back surgery! Glad to say… he is feeling great! It would have been nice if I could have given him the card while he was in the hospital … but, he liked it all the same … we’re just so glad he is doing so well! 😀


Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy

Paper – Not Quite Navy and Close to Cocoa Designer Series from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey.

Ink – Bear: Step#1 Cantaloupe (Memento), Step #2 Pearl. Beige (Brilliance), Step #3 Rich Cocoa (Memento), Step #4 Tuxedo Black (Memento). Sentiment – Deep Lagoon (VersaFine).

Embellishment – Button, Neutral from Hero Arts. Linen Thread from SU!

Serve a little TLC from the Kitchen

Oh my!!! In between another gold for Michale Phelphs and the woman’s gymnastics …. I am trying to catch up with all the sneak peeks this month and show you all the finished cards! Thanks for hanging in there with me! 😀

Here are two different cards made with the set, 3 Step Get Well Teddy (which was sneak peek #7). Thanks for looking!

“3 Carnations” Materials:

Paper – Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red Designer Series Prints from Stampin’ Up! Vintage Cream from Papertrey.

Inks are all from Memento – (Carnations from left to right) First: Step#1 Angel Pink, Step #2 Rose Bud, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk. Second: Step#1 Rose Bud, Step #2 Lilac Posies, Step #3 Grape Jelly. Third: Step#1 Lulu Lavender, Step #2 Sweet Plum, Step #3 Grape Jelly.

Stems: Step #1 Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves.

“Boo-Boo Teddy” Materials:

Paper – Elegant Eggplant and Pale Plum from Stampin’ Up! Vintage Cream from Papertrey.

Ink – Bear: Step#1 Cantaloupe (Memento), Step #2 Pearl. Beige (Brilliance), Step #3 Rich Cocoa (Memento), Step #4 Tuxedo Black (Memento). Sentiment – Grape Jelly (Memento).

7 new sets available today and 2 Cards to Sneak Peek #6


Sorry, I feel a bit like a maverick and want to go out of order…

…maybe it is the excitement of releasing 7 new stamp sets today, maybe it is the heat, or maybe… I would rather be on vacation…

…lost on a white sandy beach listening to an island breeze rustling through the palm trees, waves crashing against the shore, catching a glimpse of playful dolphins on the horizon…

Yup! That is where I would rather be… The Islands of Hawaii!!! 😀

This new set is called

3 Step Aloha!Aloha-Sample-wtrmk

… maybe it is the next best thing to being on a tropical island? … well, ok I can dream can’t I? LOL!


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. More Mustard and Not Quite Navy from Stamp’in Up! Alabaster Translucent sheets from The Paper Co.

Inks: All Memento unless stated.

Hula Girl: Step #1 Desert Sand (stamp off 1x), Step #2 Pink Angel on the girl and New Sprout on the skirt, Step #3 Desert Sand on the girl and Bamboo Leaves on the skirt, Step #4 Rich Cocoa. I used a White Souffle Pen for her lei and a Sakura Clear Star pen on her skirt and on “Hello”.

Pineapple: Step #1 Cantaloupe, Step #2 Tangelo, Step #3 Rich Cocoa. Pineapple Leaves: Step #1 Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 Cottage Ivy.

Sentiment: Not Quite Navy – SU!

Embellishments: Classic & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon – Summer Sun twill from Papertry, Hardware from Making Memories and Rhinestone from The Bead Factory.


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Basic White from Papertrey. Soft Sky, Groovy Guava and Not Quite Navy from Stamp’in Up!

Inks: All Memento unless stated.

Plumeria: Step #1 Dandelion (stamp off 1x), Step #2 Cantaloupe, Step #3 Angel Pink (2x’s) , Step #4 Tangelo. repeated Step #4 again only using center.

Red Anthurium (Heart Flower): Step #1 Cantaloupe, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk. , Step #4 Grape Jelly. Again, added touches of Sakura Clear Star pen.

Embellishments: Classic & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon – Summer Sun twill from Papertry. Added touches of Sakura Clear Star pen to Plumeria and Red Anthurium.

The other 6 new sets are:

3 Step Get Well TeddyGet-Well-Teddy-sample-wtrmk

3 Step Sea ShellsSea-Shells-sample-wtrmk

3 Step Autumn Squirrel


3 Step ButterfliesButterflies-Sample-wtrmk

Vintage WordsVintage-Words-stamps-wtrmk

Pretty Tear DropsPretty-Tear-Drops-stamps-wtrmk