Stars & Stripes Forever!!!!

So, my husband and I have really been enjoying watching the HBO series, John Adams on DVD. It is really putting me in the patriotic spirit!!!!

I just love learning more about American History … the information I should have learned in school, but did not! I guess it doesn’t matter when you learn something… just so you are still learning something new! 😀

So, with getting ready to celebrate the 232nd anniversary of declaring our Independence as Americans … to help, a Kitchen Crew Design Member, Tammy came up with an amazing project for July using Playful Stars, that is sure to make a centerpiece, leave a spectacular impression! I am excitied to try this project myself! Thanks Tammy for doing such a bang up job with your project!!!! 😀

You can see Tammy’s tutorial Here.


Kitchen Sink is 6 months old!

WOW! That was fast!

To celebrate Kitchen Sink’s 1/2 birthday (March 25 th)… I am having a one day sale!

Thanks so much for making the first 6 month such a blast! 😀

Hugs – Maria

ps – use the promotion code : 6MONTHS to get 15% off your order. 😀

Remember this one? Seems so long ago! 😀


Stamps – Happy Birthday Cupcake, Background & Borders from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper – Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla from Stampin Up!

Ink – Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, VersaMagic Red Magic

Ribbon – red organza from Michael’s and narrow grosgrain Bravo Burgundy and Taupe.

Welcome 2008!

Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year! 😀welcome-2008-cardwtrmk.jpg

Stamps: Playful Numbers, Background & Borders (retired) and Never a Loss 4 Words – all from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Barnwood from sei, Chocolate Chip from Stamp’n Up!

Ink: VersaMark and Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme

Embossing Powder: Copper Dreams from Sparkle N Sprinkle

Embellishments: olive green velvet ribbon from Michael’s, copper cord from Stamp’n Up!, copper eyelets from Making Memories and copper clip from ??? (sorry, can’t remember).

4 New Stamp sets available From Kitchen Sink Stamps

Today, you’ll find 4 new stamp sets now available in the Kitchen Sink Store. Also, today only, December 3rd, you can get 10% off your order (ends 11:59 pm EST).

use promotion code: SCSDEC


Happy Birthday Cupcake


Never a Loss 4 Words


 • Playful Alphabet Buddy


Playful Numbers

Here is a sample of a card from one of the new sets.

My son just had his last playoff game with AYSO soccer. Their team color was orange and they called themselves, “The Torpedoes “. They had a tie score with the top team in their division. In the last 5 mins. of overtime, the other team made a goal! The Torpedoes all played SO well… we are all so proud of each boy! So, the boys are now ready to move on and have their end of the season party! So, I would like to share this quick and simple card I made.


Materials used:

Stamps: Playful Alphabet Buddy and Background & Borders (retired) – both sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin’ Up! The letters are stamped on a caramel color cardstock from Michael’s.

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Pumpkin Pie – Classic Ink all from Stampin’ Up! Some letters were double stamped to give a darker tone…ex: with both “c’s”, I used Creamy Caramel. The first “c” I stamped 2x’s to look a little darker than the 2nd “c”. I love that you can do that with clear stamps! 😀

Embellishments: Weird not to use glitter or ribbon …. but it is for 10 & under Boys! The finishing touch is a soccer brad… and I am sorry to say… I can’t remember where (or when) I picked it up … just hoping to use it one day! 🙂

A card sure to bring Christmas Joy… and Kitchen Sink Stamps as Blog Candy too

julie-flower.jpgThis card makes me feel so happy… like when I was a child “happy”… full of Christmas Joy! The kind of Christmas Joy that’s fun, carefree and full of color! Julie Masse, a Kitchen Sink Crew Member, nailed it with this card using 3 sets from KSS: Playful Alphabet ,  Never a Loss 4 Words and Backgrounds & Borders! Her card is from Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge #26. A very versatile card sketch too!

I suggest you go and give Julie a visit on her blog, Stampin with Julie, and gaze at her other wonderful projects! For the materials Julie used for Christmas Joy (go here).

Oh! Did I forget to mention… on Monday, Julie is picking a winner for some blog candy! She’s giving away a set of Kitchen Sink Stamps as the prize! You will just have to go here and see for yourself which KS set she has picked. Just leave a comment for her to be able to play. Sounds like fun!