Hey Chick – Feeling Blue? Hope not, ’cause NEW stamps are on the way!

I hope you had a wonderful Red, White and Blue 4th of July!!!

With blues still swirling around in my head and a color recipe request for 3 Step Hey Chick! (color recipe can be found HERE), this card just fell into place. I get tickled pink when that happens! 😉

I also have another Hey Chick! card that I did a while back and never had the chance to share. I don’t remember what inks I used but recreated the colors using Memento inks (with some of the new colors that will be available in the KSS store very soon).

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Oh my Gosh! I almost forgot to give you a Sneak Peek to one of the 3 new stamps that will be available this Monday – July 9th! (silly me!)

Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick!, Playful Alphabet Buddy & 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy – Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Inks: (all Memento):
CARD ONE: Step #3 – Danube Blue – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Add Potter’s Clay to beak, legs, and feet only, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Danube Blue stamp off 1x – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Add Desert Sand to beak, legs, and feet only, Step #1 – Summer Sky – wipe off beak, legs, and feet. Sentiments: Summer Sky, Danube Blue, and Nautical Blue. TIny Flowers: Summer Sky and Danube Blue.

CARD TWO: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Dandelion, Step #2 – Dandelion stamp off 1x then stamp again Cantaloupe stamp off 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Dandelion stamp off 1x. Teal Eggshell: Step #3 Bahama Blue stamp off 1x, Step #2 Bahama Blue stamp off 2x’s and then stamp again Pear Tart stamp off 1x, Step #1 Bahama Blue stamp off 3x’s and then stamp again New Sprout. Teal Flowers: Bahama Blue and then overstamp Pear Tart. Pink Eggshell: Step #3 Lady Bug stamp off 1x, Step #2 Lady Bug stamp off 2x’s, Step #1 Angel Pink. Burgundy Flowers: Sweet Plum and then overstamp Rose Bud. Sentiment: Rich Cocoa.
Paper: CARD ONE: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. CARD TWO: DP from SEI. Spring Moss from Papertrey Ink.
Embellishments: CARD ONE: none. CARD TWO: Satin ribbon from Michael’s, Sunflower dew drops from Robin’s Nest, Prima flowers, and Classic Square, Square Scalloped dies from Nestabilities.

A hatched idea for a Eggstra Special surprise.

easter-eggThanks so much for stopping by for another Kitchen Sink Monday!

I had one more Eater card that I had wanted to make. I wanted to make a card that had a little extra surprise to it for a very dear friend ….. so when I saw Jan Tink’s card HERE, I thought her idea of a brad acting as a hinge would look pretty cool as an egg with a “special surprise” inside. Thanks Jan for the inspiration for my Hoppy Easter card…. and for everyone who celebrate Easter yesterday, I hope your day was Eggstra wonderful! 😀


You’ll also want to check out what the KS Crew has created for today!








Deadline for voting for KS Crew Challenge #10 is Wed. April 15th (Income Tax Day!) – Midnight EST. The winners will be announced Friday, April 17th.

Plus, there is one more week to join us playing Guest Hostess, Makiko’s KS Crew Challenge #11 … for a chance to win one of 3 prizes. 1st prize is the winner’s choice of $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. Deadline to Makiko’s challenge is April 19th midnight EST. For all the info, go HERE. – If you don’t play, you can’t win!


Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, 3 Step Hey Chick! and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink and Shimmery White from SU! Ink: (all SU!) Bunny – Step #1 Sahara Sand stamp off 1x, Step #2 Sahara Sand, Step #3 Close to Cocoa, Step #4 Chocolate Chip. Grass – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Plaid – Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette and the Flowers in Pink Passion. Embellishments: Petite Classic & Scallop Ovals from Nestabilities. Fiskars paper edgers – Peaks. Corner punch from SU! Bubbles Embossing folder from ProvoCraft. Ivory sheer satin edge ribbon and Pearl rhinestones from Michael’s. Green Flower brads from Making Memories (then added crystal rhinestones on top from Icons-My Big Ideas). Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Pink & Clear Star.

RAK with Holiday Cheer!

I received some beautiful Holiday cards I would like to share! They are soooo beautiful in person. There is the fine detail that photos just don’t do them justice! Thank you, I treasure each and everyone! 😀

Frosty Snowflakes by Mary Ragermary-rager-snowflakes

Christmas Tree by Emilia Gennaio


Frosty Christmas Landscape by Leslie Miller


Christmas Chicks by Jacquie Peifer


Silver Snowflake Spinner by Lori Teclerlori-snowflake

Copper and Pink Poinsettia by Lynn McAuley


One card, 3 Challenges from one Planet!

You could say I was trying to use one stone to hit 3 birds! LOL! … or one card using 3 birds for 3 challenges on 1 Paper Craft Planet!

bThe 3 challenges are: 1) Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge on the Planet3 French Hens. 2) Card Sketch Challenge – SK112208 and 3) Color Challenge #3. I DID IT! I got all three to work … I think?

OK…. I took some license with the French hens, but I still had fun! 😀3-little-hens
Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Hey Chick!, 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy and Mix it Up! Alphabet all from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White from SU! Ink (all SU! unless noted): Chick – Step #1 Barely Banana, Step #2 Barely Banana 2x’s, Step #3 So Saffron, Step #4 More Mustard. Holly – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Handsome Hunter. Sentiment – Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. Sponged emboss with Galaxy Gold from Brilliance. Embellishments: Ribbon Tag, Classic & Scallop Petite Oval from Nestabilities. 2″ x 2″ emboss folder from ProvoCraft. Narrow grosgrain Chocolate Chip ribbon from SU! Rhinestone Singles – Hibiscus from me & my Big ideas. Blue glitter brads from Making Memories. 3-little-hens-close-up

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


July has come to a close and it is time to announce the winners.

All the entries were fabulous! So much creativity!!!! Thank you all who entered… so much creativity!!!!

The Kitchen Crew Design Team had a hard time casting their votes (many told me just that!)

… but they came through like pros!

bThe ballots have all been tallied and now to announce the winners! 😀

July’s Theme: Your Free Spirit


Best Use of Color : Angela

with 3 Step Hey Chick!


Best Use of a Sentiment : Lynn

with 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe


Fun & Fresh Design : Connie

with 3 Step Hydrangea


Thinking Outside of the Box – Laura

with Playful Christmas 1


Anything But a Card – Shelly

with 3 Step Hey Chick! (sentiment) and 3 Step Hydrangea (butterfly)

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks again and I hope to see you all back for August – Theme: Turn Up the Heat!

😀 – Maria

Again, I would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the Kitchen Sink Crew for their support & keen design eye!

… and to Nicole, the care taker of the Kitchen Sink Contest Blog! You rock! 😀