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.

Some exciting news to share … and the WBPS

I have been so inspired and thankful with all the KSCrew has been cooked up for you in the KSS Forum & KSS Gallery with their beautiful cards, awesome tips and inspiring challenges! They sure are a wonderful (as well as talented) group of ladies!!!!

I sure have missed stamping these past few weeks!!!  But, my MIA has not been in vain… I have been cooking up some exciting additions & changes that I hope to share with you all very soon!

In the meantime … I CAN share that KSS will be packing up and hitting the road for another workshop this June.

KSS is joining up with Stamping Around and going to OHIO – June 17 & 18, 2011!

I am so excited to meet up with Julie Masse, (one of the talented KS Crew) on one of her Stamping Around weekend workshops!  When she asked me “so many months ago” if I would be interested in going to Ohio… (where Tammy Hershberger, a KSCrew Alumni, lives) and host a full day of KSS classes + a class for SA on Sat., I did not have to think twice to answer… YES! Actually, come to thinking of it…. I may have been so excited about putting 1 + 1 together ….ie:  Julie + Tammy, @ Tammy’s well know place of work… Toyrifix,   I think…. I might have invited myself  to join in the stamping fun before Julie could even finish her sentence … I don’t remember! LOL!  But… that doesn’t really matter …I am going! YaHOOOO!

For all the info on KSS all day Friday workshop – go HERE

For all the info on Stamping Around’s Friday evening & Saturday workshop – go HERE. 🙂


Time for Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special!

This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You will never know what might be on sale! No promotion code is neededFree Smiley Courtesy of

A side of samples spotlighting items from the WBPS, can been seen HERE.

I’ve been Texs-ified!


I just have to say… I LOVE TEXAS!!!!!

Monday I flew home (is it really THURSDAY already??? It CAN’T BE!!!), from a WONDERFUL weekend in Houston, Texas… hosting a 2 day Kitchen Sink Stamps workshop.

The cozy event was held at the LaQuinta Inn in Pearland (just south of Houston). Accompanying me on this stamping adventure, was my dear friend Traci (never leave home with out her!) and her daughter (my God Daughter), Kelly. What a blessing to travel and work with loved one’s who know you so well, they can finish my sentences for me! 😉

It was great meeting up again with fellow KSCrew members, Lynn and Connie as well as finally getting to meet Makiko for the first time. These talented ladies are just like the beautiful cards they create week after week… more wonderful in real life!!!! A big thank you to Lynn for all the pre-workshop scouting! I owe all the workshop’s success to these five talented and giving ladies! I couldn’t have done it with out you!

(photo above: Top- Lynn, Kelly, Traci and Makiko. Bottom- Connie and me)

This was KSS’s second workshop. Yes, I am a newbie when it come to this kind of thing, but I am loving it! Even though there were some (cough-cough) technical glitches … I had a fabulous time, as I believe so did the attendees. 🙂

It was an absolute pleasure meeting everyone who attended the workshop! It was a thrill for me to meet and get to know each lady! I was so excited to see Anita and Andrea again, who I met at our 1st workshop in Georgia. Yee-Haw Anita, TX does have mighty good fried pickles!!! What fun to meet Lydia from SCS and Dana, whose sunny smiles are contagious & kept me giggling with their “SQUEEEE” and “TWEETS” throughout the workshop! 😉 And after all this time, to finally meet Billie Dee, Shelley, Susan and Linda, as well as being introduced to Donna, Esther, Lynn, Teddie, Andie and her mom, Penny. What an awesome group of ladies and stampers!!!! Y’all are now masking masters!!!

Besides the fun projects & cards that Lynn, Connie and Makiko designed & prepared for everyone, here is a sample (and a SNEAK PEEK to Monday’s New Stamp release) of the masking techniques the attendees mastered ….. they ROCKED it! … or maybe I can say…they “hooked em!” Yee-Haw! 😉

Thank you Ladies for a wonderful time and the warm Texas Welcome! I would LOVE to come back again! Giant Inky Hugs!!!!

Left to right – Top Row: Donna, Susan, Andie, Lynn, Dana, Lydia, Billie Dee and Andrea.
Middle Row: Lynn, Makiko, me, Traci and Connie
Bottom Row: Linda and Anita

…and as for the WBPS ….

get this one… I had it up on Tuesday! (yikes!)

LOL!!!! (rolling my eyes and shaking my head)

Time for Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special! blue-plate1

.. and it will stay up until Sunday, midnight (PST).

You will never know what might be on sale

No promotion code is needed Free Smiley Courtesy of



I am feeling as fine as cream gravy about what’s planned for the upcoming

KSS Workshop this October in Houston, TX …… and I can finally share

ALL of the info (plus sneak peeks) with y’all!

Which can all be found HERE.

Thanks y’all for being so patience!

Yellow Roses with Hugs!

Happy Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday!

Thank you all for the lovely comments and emails since announcing KSS’ next workshop in Houston! Your Big Texas welcome was the inspiration for this card! 😉 I can hardly wait!

Please check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday.

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko


SAVE the date to Multi Step Stamp with us in Houston, Texas!

Where: LaQuinta Inn & Suites – Pearland (south Houston area), TX

When: October 8 & 9, 2010 – space it limited.

More info to come soon!

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses, Multi Step Lucky Horseshoe, Multi Step Orniment & Stars and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Olive Ruche from the Paper Temptress. Kraft from Papertrey. Color Connect Stripe Ivory from The Paper Co. Barely Banana from SU! Ink: (all Memento unless noted) Roses: (Darker) Step #4 Vintage Sepia stamp off 1x (VersaFine), Step #3 Toffee (VersaFine), Step #2 Dandalion, Step #1 Dandalion. (Lighter) Step #4 Toffee (VersaFine), Step #3 Toffee stamp off 1x (VersaFine), Step #2 Dandalion, Step #1 Dandalion stamp off 1x. Leaves: Step #3 Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #2 Bamboo Leaves. Step #1 Pear Tart. Horseshoes: Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Smokey Gray (versaFine), Step#1 Starlite Silver (Brilliance). Star: Step #3 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step#2 Pearl Rust (Brilliance), Step #1 Cosmic Copper (Brilliance). Sentiment: Olympia Green (VersaFine) Bamboo Leaves. Embellishments: Labels #3 – nestabilities. 1.25″ 100% Silk Ribbon – Moss Green from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Sakura Clear Star pen. Slot punch from SU!.