Web Note Book … labor today for ease tomorrow!

Happy Labor Day and Happy KSS Monday!

It is so hard to believe that summer is over when most of the country is having a major heat wave!  Well, I hope wherever you are, you are having a wonderful and restful Labor Day … and staying cool! 

Today is the last day of our Labor Day Sale – 30% off all in stock stamps! 

Promo Code: LABOR30. Sale ends midnight tonight – (PST).


Today’s project may look a bit “labor” intensive, but it is so worth it!

I was getting so tired with all my scraps of paper and post-it notes with login & password info. Frustrated having to hunt through the pile when I forgot which password or which email address (I have 5 now!) I used to create an account…. not to mention if I had changed the password!

So, I finally got my act together and created a WEB Note Book. It has made my life so much easier! I can now find login/password/email info with a flip of a page. I added clear dividers (from Zutter) so I could separate my web book info into different sections…  one for personal, one for business and the 3rd section for all my father’s login info – since I do all his banking & payments online too.  (Internet tip: To help prevent getting hacked into, use a different email address for different activities – [ie:  one only with financial transactions, one only for purchase, etc.] … and use different passwords and user names for each web & email account).

My WEB Note Book was stamped using  Multi Step Iris & Multi Step HummingBirds.




If you are interested in stamping your own WEB Note Book, I have uploaded the templates for 4 different inside pages, which can be found HERE.


For more info about Multi Step Stamping with Copics, go HERE.

The Color Recipe for Multi Step Iris, go HERE.

The Color Recipe for Multi Step Hummingbirds, go HERE.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Labor Day and an inky week!

Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for today!

Connie  • Julie  • Lisa  • Lynn  • Tammy


Stamps: Multi Step Iris, Multi Step Hummingbirds, 3 Step Letters from the Past and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. 
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) – Irises: (Burgundy Iris): Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lilac Posies. White Area colored in with Copic Markers: RV10, R11 and R00. Stem: Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Olive Grove. 
(Purple Iris): Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Sweet Plum so 1x. White Area colored in with Copic Markers: Y15, Y19, Y-38. Stem: Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 Cottage Ivy. Flower Bud: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #4 – Lulu Lavender. 
(Pink Iris): Step #4 – Lilac Posies, Step #3 – Rose Bud so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stem: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves. 
(Yellow Iris on back cover): Step #4 – Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #3 – Cantaloupe, Step #2 – Toffee (VersaFine), Step #1 – Dandelion so1x, repeat. Stem: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves.
Leaves: (variation 1): Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves so 1x, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy. (variation 2): Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves so 1x, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Olive Grove. (variation 3): Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Olive Grove.
Hummingbird: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Desert Sand, Step #1 – Desert Sand so1x.
Cover: BKGD Script: Desert Sand. Big Swash: Rich Cocoa. Stamps:(Postage Stamp): Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand. (Other Stamps): Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: 1-1/4″ Black Owire, 7.5×5 Chipboard Covers, 7.5×5 Clear Acrylic Folder Tabs all from Zutter. Gold Sharpie marker – line inside rectangle insert on the cover.

Dog gone stamping fun!

Happy CR Friday!

It’s time for another batch of color recipes from the kitchen, this time for the set Multi Step Kittens & Pup.


I hope you aren’t getting tired of seeing samples of stamping on fabric… but as you might guess, I have been having fun… not to mention making some gifts! This tea towel was made for a dear friend’s birthday. She was two Springer Spaniels of her own. One of them is the older brother to our pup. So, you would guess right, she LOVED the gift! 🙂

I am just about finished with a tutorial for how I stamped the plaid on the towel, but must run off to a school product … the Father’s Follies! I will be back with the tutorial… and maybe a review of the production. 😉

In the mean time, the color recipe for this Kittens & Pup set can be found HERE. Both Memento & Palette CR’s are included. 🙂

Washing instructions can be found HERE.


Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Stamped on: 100% Cotton, 17″x26″ Tea Towel
Inks: (all Palette)
Pup: Step #1 – did not use, Step #2 – Haystack, Step #3 – Burnt Umber, Step #1 – Noir Black.
Plaid: Viridian Leaf, Chartreuse, Claret and Toile Pink

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.

Welcome Spring!!!!!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope you had fun hunting for all the clues during Kitchen Sink Stamps & PaperTemptress’s St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Give Away!

(thank you all for the well wishes… I am starting to feel better… and hope Patricia is too! 🙂

The winner will be announce on March 24th! Smiley from millan.net

It has been a while since I’ve made candle (always a fun project) and thought a Spring candle was in order.

Using Multi Step Lilacs and pigment inks, I stamped my image on tissue paper, trimmed the image and then adhered it to a candle with wax paper and heat tool. I added 1/2 pearls and green rhinestones for fun.

You can find all the info on how to stamp on a candle at SCS, (the tutorial by Jenni & video from Beate) HERE.

Make sure you visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you today.

Happy Stamping!


TammyMarch Guest Designer


This is the last week to enter Connie’s KS Crew Challenge (#23) – Masking

Deadline to Connie’s challenge is this Friday eve. – March 26th, (midnight EST) and the winners will be announced March 29th.

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Lilacs from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Tissue paper. Ink: Flowers: Step #4 Majestic Blue – VersaFine, Step #3 Pearl. Lavender – Brilliance, Step #2 Pretty Petunia – VersaMagic, Step #1 Pearl. Lavender stamp off 1x – Brilliance. Leaves – Step #1 TeaLeaves – VersaMagic, (did not use step #2) Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine. Embellishments: Green adhesive rhinestones & pearls from Michael’s. Candle from Target.

A BIG day in the Kitchen!!!

Yes, it is a might BIG day for Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Today is a new release day with 4 new stamps, plus bringing an old favorite out of retirement … AND the Grand Opening of the long awaited …. NEW Kitchen Sink Store!!!!!  YaHOOO!

(I sort of feel like I should be handing out cigars! LOL!)


Above is an ornament I created using the new set, Multi Step Winter Cardinals … you all guessed right with the first sneak peek!!!! 🙂

You can see all what’s new, in the NEW KSS store HERE.   [I am still moving things over to the new site and will be complete in the next few days]  🙂

Now you’ll still want to check out what the KS Crew has for your eyes today too … because not only do they have gorgeous cards to share… but a special coupon to share with all our KSS readers …. 15% off for today’s celebration and to thank you all for your patience during this big move!!!! This is for today only. Plus, you will also notice an extra shipping discount on the “welcome!” page of the new store.

hHappy Stamping!
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmery White from SU! Metallic Mars from Paper Temptress. Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink – Cardinal (stamping out-of-order) Step #3 Crimson Red – VersaFine, Step #2 Lady Bug – Memento, Step #1 Desert Sand – Memento, Step #4 Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Pine Branch & Pine Cones (stamping backwards) Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Rich Cocoa – Memento, Step #2 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #1 Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Embellishments: Clear Acrylic Ornament from Clear Scraps. Classic and Scalloped Pettit Ovals Netabilities. Adhesive pearls from Michael’s. Tacky tape and Glitter from Martha Stewart. Gorgeous ribbon (sorry, hard to see) – made in Sweden… sent by a friend! 🙂