Enjoying the fruits of success

Peach picking …

a successful weekend of canning!


After a weekend of canning peaches & plums … (peaches, peach jam, peach salsa (yum!), red plum & raspberry jam and green plum, blackberry & raspberry jam) … I realized I had picked Green Plums (sweet and tart), not Gold Plums. So I had to add those color recipes too.

Revised color recipe for Multi-Step Peach, found  HERE.


I thought it would be fun stamp the fruit as the top can labels. I didn’t worry about buying adhesive labels. I cut circles from cardstock scraps (using a few different sizes) and Classic Circles Nestiblilites. Honestly, it took more time to cut the paper then stamp the labels.

Working with 6 labels at a time, I stamped one step at a time on each label before I moved onto the next step. This made multi-step stamping for mass production go quickly. Adding the second peach did take a little more time because of the masking, but I masked all six at the same time – again made it quicker.

Stamping a single multi-step peach on 6 labels took about 15 mins.



 I can’t believe a number of canned goods came from that picking session … plus, I have more peaches in the freezer!  🙂

If you are looking for a good Peach Salsa recipe,

I found one on allrecipes.com. It had been altered from another recipe, which I then altered. I did not use the amount of sugar the recipe called for (the peaches were sweet enough on their own) and made a few changes since I had 2 mangos that I wanted to use.

3 cups fresh peaches + 1 cup mango – peeled, pitted and chopped

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

4 jalapeno peppers, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1 teaspoon grated lime zest

1/4 cup white sugar


I doubled the above recipe but did not double the jalapeno peppers.


Stamps: Multi Step Peach , Multi Step Berries and Mix It Up! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah & Classic Circles Nestiblilites from Spellbinders.
Inks: (Memento inks) Peaches & Plums: Please see Multi Step Peach Color Recipe – rev. for the different color variations used. Leaves: Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Date: Northern Pine. “Salsa”: Elderberry.

A Tisket a Tasket, Berri-licious Basket

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and enjoying Spring Break (if you get one).

I have another basket for you today… but, there are no eggs in this one! 😉

So, are you wondering when new stamps are coming to the Kitchen?

4 new stamp sets on

April 23rd

start looking for sneak peeks and a KSS give-away starting April 16th

Please remember to visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you this KSS Monday.

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko


Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Berries and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Mars from Stardream.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa SO 1x, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Strawberries: Step #1 – Rhubarb Stalk SO 1x, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #4 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine). Strawberry Leaves: (Version 1) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. (Version 2) Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine, #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Plaid BKGD: Angel Pink and Rhubarb Stalk.  Sentiment: Imperial Purple (VersaFine).

Two for U today

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday

I sure missed y’all last week! I was a bit under the weather, but am feeling MUCH better. 🙂

I have a couple of things to share with you.

First: My friend Traci had a super fun stamp night at her house a couple of weeks ago. She had this super sweet gift for us to create. Inside this 4″x4″ bag (a die cut from Sizzix) holds hot chocolate mix & candy canes! A gift sure to warm the heart.


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: dark brown and cream from Michael’s. DP from SEI. Ink (all Memento unless noted): Step #4 – top sprinkles: Onyx Black (VersaFine)/cup and handle: Pearl. Chocolate (Brilliance), Step #3 Pearl. Chocolate – stamp off 1x, Step #2 Vintage Sepia – stamp off 1x then add again Vintage Sepia (VersaFine) to the cup and handle only, Step #1 Desert Sand – wipe clean whip cream area of the stamp. Embellishments: Ribbon – scraps from my stash – mostly from Michael’s.

Next: I have a few more bookmarks to share with Y’all. Have a great Monday!

Please check out what the KS Crew has created for you today.

AngelaConnieJulie (Challenge Hostess)



Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves, Vintage Words, 3 Step Letters from the Past, 3 Step School Days, 3 Step Bitty Tulips Bouquet, Big & Bold Swashes and Multi Step Berries, from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Ink (see below – all Memento unless noted). Embellishments: Ribbon – scraps from my stash – mostly from Michael’s.
LEAVES: Orange Leaves – Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Tangelo, Step #1 Cantaloupe. Green Fern – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment – Rich Cocoa. Green Fern – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment – Rich Cocoa.
LETTER WRITING: Tulips – Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 Grape Jelly stamp of 1x , Step #1 Lulu Lavender. Step #4 Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout. PEN – Step #3 – Onyx Black (VersaFine), Step #2 Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Step #1 Smokey Gray stamp off 1x. STAMP – Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #1 Desert Sand. Script and swashes in Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand.
STRAWBERRIES: Dark Berries – Step $4 Grape Jelly, Step #3 Sweet Plum, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Lady Bug. Light Berries – Step #4 Sweet Plum, Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x. Berry Tops – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Leaves – Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart.

Sweet Summer Blueberries!

Blueberry-So-SweetWow, it is Monday already! Where did the summer go? So glad that we are still getting to enjoy the wonderful fruits & berries that come with summer! We have been eating blueberries all summer … I think my boys are going to turn blue!Smiley from millan.net

So with blueberries on the brain … and some inspiration from the sketch challenge SC242 on SCS, this is my card for today.


I finished a Color Recipe for Blueberries, using both inks from Stampin’ Up! & Tsukineko. The pdf file can be found HERE.

Please take a peek at what the rest of the KS Crew has created today to inspire you!

AngelaConnie • Dee • Julie Lisa Lori Lynn Makiko


Plus, the winners for KS Crew Challenge, KSCC#16, will be announced today on the KSS Blog. Don’t forget to go and check… you might be a winner! Smiley from millan.net


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Berries from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Suede and Night of Navy from SU! Kraft from Papertrey. Light Cream Vellum from the Paper Company.

Ink: (are all from Tsukineko & stamped in the following order)Blueberries: Step #3 Imperial Purple – VersaFine, Step #2 Mediterranean Blue – Brilliance, Step #1 Mediterranean Blue stamp off 1x – Brilliance, Step #4 Onyx Black – VersaFine. Leaves: Step#2 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #1 Cottage Ivy – Memento. Sentiment: Majestic Blue – VersaFine. Sponged the edges with Desert Sand – Memento.

Embellishments: Adhesive Pearls from K&Co.

Yummy Monday!

Strawberry-jamHappy KS Monday!

I sure hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far.

Summertime is when a dear friend of mine makes her wonderful homemade jam …. could there be anything better?!!!

So, I figure, the least I could do was to make her some labels!

Thanks for stopping by. Remember to check out what the rest of the KSS Crew has cooked up today for KSS Monday.

AngelaConnieDee JulieLisaLoriLynnMakiko

Also, today is the day that the winners are announced for KSCC#19 on the KS Blog.

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Berries from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmery White from SU! Ink: (Inks are all SU! and stamped in the following order)
Strawberries – Step #3 Purely Pomegranate, Step #2 Riding Hood Red, Step #1 Riding Hood Red stamp off 1x, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy. Strawberries Tops – Step #1 Old Olive, Step #2 Always Artichoke, Step #3 Handsome Hunter. Leaves with Flowers – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Sentiment – Onyx Black by VersaFine. Embellishments: Classic & Scallop Oval Nestabilites. Organza ribbon from Michael’s. Slot Punch from SU!