A Jump on Christmas!


A Truck Load of Poinsettias

I’m on a roll!

Truck-of-Poinsettias by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today’s card inspiration came from SCS’s Fan Club Christmas Challenge – SCSCCMAR16 and Card Sketch Challenge SC581.Truck-of-Poinsettias-clsupThat is 2 down … ??? to go! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a inky day!


Stamps: Multi Step Classic Old Truck, 3 Step Poinsettia, Multi Step Christmas Lights (sentiment), Multi Step Grizzly Bear Wishes (sentiment) and Swirly Hearts & Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Designer Pack Noel from Pink Paislee.

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Truck: (stamped on kraft cardstock) (Base) Step #3a – Gray Flannel, Step #2a – Gray Flannel so 1x, repeat, Step #1a – Gray Flannel so 1x. (Body) Step 3b – Toffee Crunch 2x’s, Step #2b – Toffee Crunch, Step #1b – Desert Sand, Step #4b – Rich Cocoa. Poinsettias: (stamped on white cardstock) (Flower) Step #5 – Elderberry, Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – did not use. (Leaves) Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Sentiment: Northern Pine and Love Letter. Swirly Stars: VersaMark with + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous!

Embellishments: Rock Candy & Gold Stickles (on poinsettias) and pop dots.


On the 3rd Day of Christmas …

… my True Love gave to me,

Three French Hens.

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday! I hope everyone’s Christmas was Merry and Bright…. and this is just the beginning of the twelve days of Christmas. Which I am thankful for, because I wasn’t completely ready for Christmas this year as I would have like.  This year my Christmas cards to send out have turn into New Years’ cards … but better late than never. And as a dear friend says …. “All in a day”. 😉

You might wonder what am I leading up too? I want to share about a really great challenge going on from The Daily Dare. Deb and Bev had this fabulous idea to get a jump on next year’s Christmas Cards by Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with a new Christmas card Challenge & a New Gift to give each day.

What does this have to do with me? Besides that this challenge is perfect for me to get a jump on my Holiday Cards for next year, as well as a jump on one of my New Year’s resolutions, (to make one Christmas Card a week)…. I am today’s Hostess for the Third Day of Christmas! Yahoo! 🙂

The gift of Three French Hens, represent The Three Theological Virtues:

1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Here is my Challenge: Create a Christmas card that includes the word/s Faith, Hope and/or Love as the sentiment or incorporated in the sentiment.

The majority of the sentiment came together from two sets, Words of Comfort & Joy and 3 Step Poinsettia. Faith, Hope and Love came from the set, Vintage Words . I must add, I don’t know how the word “Faith” has escaped from being in a KSS’ stamp set! You can bet that sentiment has moved to the top of my “To Do” list! But, where there is a will, there is a way and I was able to stamp the word “Faith” by masking out letters from other words in the set. I used: FA from family, the I from live and TH from thoughts.

As for the gift for the winner to today’s challenge, head on over to The Daily Dare to find out more. To play along, upload your card to the Splitcoast Gallery with the keyword: DD12days03.

The deadline for all submissions is midnight on Sunday, January 9th.  Winners will be chosen announced over at The Daily Dare on Monday, January 10.

The full details for The Daily Dare’s –  12 Days of Christmas Challenge, can be found: HERE

Please remember to check what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Angela (Challenge Hostess)ConnieJulie



Materials –
Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses, 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe, Vintage Words, Words of Comfort & Joy, 3 Step Poinsettia and Multi Step Christmas Lights from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Shimmer White from SU! Ruby Metallic from The Paper Co. Olive Ruche from Paper Temptress.
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) Rose: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Grape Jelly, Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Rhubarb Stalk and again with Lady Bug. Holly: Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk and Bamboo Leaves.
Embellishments: Elegance – aadhesive rhinestones and pearls from K&Company. Corner punch from EK Success. 


6 months until the Holidays 3 day sale!

Today’s the day that starts KSS annual…. 6 months until the Holidays 3-day sale.

From June 25th to June 27th [11:59pm EST], get 15% off everything in the Kitchen Sink Stamps store. [Note: Pre-Order items will not be on sale]. But, to get that 15% off, you will need to use the promotion code: HOLLY

joyI love this sketch! Do you remember this card? It was for the SCS color (CC172) challenge and sketch (SC182) challenge together using Snow Flurry, a retiring set for KSS.

Here is this sketch again… almost a year later. 😀 Isn’t the Burgundy silk ribbon delicious?!!! A new discovery for me, which I learned about from Debbie Olson (HERE)… like I needed to be enabled! 😀 LOL! You may already know ALL about it… but, Sharon Johnson, of No Time To Stamp? has started to sell an amazing collection of ribbons! This 100% silk ribbon I purchased from Sharon is all that and more! ……… plus, she is selling this totally cool little gizmo called “Bow Easy“, which is how I made the bow below! Yahoo! I no longer feel like I am “bow challenged”! Thanks, Sharon… and thanks, Debbie!Seaon's-Greetings

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Holly & Mistletoe and 3 Step Poinsettia from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Handsome Hunter from SU! Vintage Cream and Kraft from Papertrey. Cool Metallic-Ruby from The Paper Company. Ink: (all SU!) Holly – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Berries – Step #1 Riding Hood Red, Step #2 Purley Pomegranate, Step #3 Bravo Burgundy. Poinsettia – (did not use step #1) Step #2 Real Red, Step #2 Purely Pomegranate, Step #3 Cranberry Crisp, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy. Leaves – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke, Step #4 Handsome Hunter. Embellishments: 1.25 Burgundy silk ribbon from Sharon Johnson. Octagon and Scalloped Octagon Netabilities. Platinum Stickles. Clear – Atyou Spica Markers.

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


A Quick Gift Card Gift Bag

gift-card-bag1-2Happy Monday!!! It is Kitchen Sink Day again with LOTS to share with you! 😀


First, I have a quick gift card gift bag that I created. It can be made any time in a snap. You can download my template HERE. The template can be used as a guide or printed directly onto card stock from the computer. :

Second, Julie Masse has a fabulous Project of the Month to share with all of us!!!! 😀 It is so adorable!!! I will give you a preview later on today.

Plus, please check out what the Kitchen Sink Crew has cooked up for your crafting pleasure this Monday! 😀


Kitchen Sink Crew:
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger
Dee Jackson – Dee was forced against her will to take a short vacation … she’ll be back in the kitchen soon … we miss you, Dee! 😉
Angela Knopf
Julie MasseNovember’s Project of the Month
Lynn McAuley
Lori Tecler


Materials for Gift Card Gift Bag

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White and Real Red from SU! Ink: Flower – Step #1 Summer Sun, Step #2 Regal Rose, Step #3 Ruby Red, Step #4 Real Red, Step #5 Bravo Burgundy. Leaves – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss (stamp off 1x), Step #2 Kiwi Kiss, Step #3 Always Artichoke, Step #4 Handsome Hunter. All inks are from SU!. Sentiment – VersaMark and Super Fine Gold EP from Ranger. Embellishments: Classic and Scallop Rectangle Nestability Dies, Smoky Quartz Glitter and border punch from Martha Stewart. Sakura pen – Clear Star. Ribbons (felt ric-rac and satin striped) from Craft Essentials.