Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am thankful for all our Kitchen Sink Stamps customers!

 and I am thankful for the talented and inspiring ladies of the KS Crew!


Black Friday Sale starts early!

Nov. 22 – 25 (all day Thursday until Sunday midnight – PST)

35% off with the PROMO CODE: TH2012

With setting a decorative Thanksgiving table in mind, I stamped this 100% linen hot roll cover with Multi Step Big Leaves & Palette Inks.

After I pre-washed, air-dried and ironed the fabric, I placed the corner I was going to stamp, on top of a piece of chipboard/cardboard. The chipboard/cardboard absorbs any excess ink that soaks through the linen to the back and helps to prevent the ink from bleeding.

I did not bother to mask the overlapping leaves. I stamp the lightest leaf ( yellow) first and the darkest left (red) last. That way it wouldn’t show that I overlapped the images. 🙂

Overall, this project was quick and took about 15-20 mins. to stamp. After the ink completely dries, heat set both sides with a hot iron.  For more information about stamping on fabric, please see these two past posts – post 1 & post 2.

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Thanksgiving Day is wonderful & yummy!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!

Connie • Julie • Lisa • Lynn


Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink: All Palette Inks – Yellow Leaf: Step #1 – Paris Lights, Step #2 – Sunflower, Step #3 – Raw Sienna. Orange Leaf:  Step #1 – Nude, Step #2 – Orangerie, Step #3 – Cognac. Red Leaf:  Step #1 – Boudoir Blush, Step #2 – L’Amore Red, Step #3 – Bordeaux.
Other: 18″x18″ Scalloped Hot Roll Cover – 100% Linen

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

The Monday got away… and 2 New POM for June!

Hey, who moved Monday?!?

I am one day late, but with 2 Projects for the Month of June!

First something OLD 🙂

Last Monday I showed you a project that was inspired by Lynn’s KS Crew Challenge … use a piece of ribbon as the inspiration. I mention that I thought about something old, something new, … something blue. The “new” and “blue” is pretty easy to see on the garter (that dreamy silk ribbon), but I did not mention what was “OLD” …. (I think I was still on a sugar high from all the birthday cake! LOL). The “old” is at the bottom of the garter. I had a handmade doily of my grandmother’s that had a large tear in the center . 😦 I just could not bring myself to let it go (I’m have trouble even writing, “throw out”). But, Lynn’s challenge and the ribbon garter was the perfect project for a piece of vintage (and sentimental) lace. Yes, I cut (gasp!) the edge off the doily and it became the bottom of the garter. The full tutorial can be found HERE. I also had a number of comments about if there was a special bride for the garter … Yes, there is (hope she’s not reading today), it is for my god-daughter… when the time comes her to need. 😉

Another side note about this ribbon garter, I used ScoreTape to hold the ribbons in place with the intentions of sewing the layers together at the end….. well, the ScoreTape does such an amazing job, there was very little sewing involved.

Now to show you something new …. another project!

I guess I still have wedding on the brain with this next project. A quick and economical Embossed Wedding Favor. The dry embossing gives this simple 2″x 2″ favor box an elegant look that is also very quick to accomplish. The stamped wedding tag (which can be personalized from the wedding couple on the back of the tag) is easy for a group of friends to help assemble. The full tutorial for this project can be found HERE.

You may have seen their fabulous KSS cards yesterday, but you can always pay the KS Crew another visit!

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynn– Challenge Hostess Makiko


Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!… (last one before the Crew Challenge goes on vacation for the summer)


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Wedding Rings from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Metallic Amethyst from Paper Temptress and basic computer paper. Ink: Step#4 – Vintage Sepia – VersaFine, Step#3 – Toffee – VersaFine, Step#2 – Toffee – stamp off 1x – VersaFine, Step#1 – Galaxy Gold – Brilliance. Embellishments: Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities. 2″x2″ white box and gold organzia ribbon from Michael’s. Gold cord from SU!

To the Moon & A New POM that will warm the heart!

Happy KSS Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend… and for many, are enjoying a long weekend. 🙂

Today’s card is from the sneak peek #2 using the new set: Friends of the Moon (the companion set to Owl & Autumn Moon). This set has a number of images that can be found in the sky keeping the moon company.


Also, January brings us a new Project of the Month! This month KS Crew Member, Lynn, has a project that will have your heart all a flutter!

Lynn shows us all how to make HEARTSTRINGS! Her fun, the heartfelt project is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day but is versatile for other celebrations too!
You will find Lynn’s complete tutorial HERE.

Thanks so much Lynn for sharing this heartwarming project of yours! I can hardly wait to make some myself!


You’ll want to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today too!

AngelaConnieJulieLisaLynn POM • Makiko
Plus, if you are going to be at CHA/Anaheim this following week and you want to do some multi-step stamping with myself and some of the KS Crew … we will be hosting an informal “meet and greet” (… and stamp) on Monday the 25th, 7-9pm. If you are interested in dropping by, send me an email for more info. 🙂
Materials – Stamps: Friends of the Moon, Owl & Autumn Moon, and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Neenah Solar White. Huckleberry and Blueberry from Bazzill. Cool Metallic Cucumber from the Paper Co. Ink: Moon (stamping in-order) Step #1 Frost White – Color Box, Step #2 London Fog – Memento, Step #3 Starlite Silver – Brilliance. Moon Face – Lighting Black stamp off 1x – Brilliance. Rocketship – Mediterranean Blue – Brilliance. Stars & Planets – Summer Sky – Memento and Glacier Blue – Opalite. Embellishments: Pettit Ovals, Pinking Circles, Labels Trio and Double End Tag from Nestabilities. Pearl brad – SEI. Multi rhinestone singles – Me&My Big Ideas. Atyou Spica pens – Lilac and Orange.

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! 🙂