Tip for Quick Masking


I have a quick masking tip/trick for you today.

When you are not up for cutting out lots of masks from masking paper (especially small ones)… try using clear embossing powder instead.

Quick Masking with Embossing Powder/Resist Technique.

added note: (dye inks yield the best results – pigment inks can still leave a stain of color)


Photo (A) – Two flowers stamped & dry. Next, embossed with fine detail clear EP (using step #1 stamp for full coverage and VersaMark). Tip: It is also a good time to do any embellishing with glitter pens before embossing.

Photo (B) – The red arrows show pink ink on top of the previously embossed flowers (the yellow and orange flowers) and the clear emboss acts as a mask for the pink flower.

Photo (C) – Before embossing the pink flower (same as done in photo A), clean unwanted ink off with Q-Tip. Tip: wipe the ink off towards the image you just stamped.




Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a Happy (and inky) week!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha! and Multi Step Big Leaves from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Metallic Amethyst & Metallic Blackberry from The Paper Co. 
Inks: (all Memento Inks): See 3 Step Aloha! Color Recipe for different plumeria color combos. DK Leaves: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 –  Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. LT Leaves: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 –  Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment: Elderberry w/ Lulu Lavender drop shadow.
Embellishments: Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink.

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

So very Thankful!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday

I sure hope you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

I have given myself a new challenge … remember my stamping on the road challenge over summer vacation?

My new “self-challenge” … is to create a card from scratch in 10 mins. or less!  Believe you me … this is a challenge for myself! LOL! I can really get lost in the “journey” of making a card, which I love to do… BUT, before I know it an hour has passed… if not hours! LOL!

Here is my first multi-step card in 10 mins. or less. I will admit, it is very interesting to make a card while watching the clock. 😉

Please check out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.



Happy Monday!

You can also download the Color Recipe to Multi-Step Big Leaves, HERE


Materials – Stamps: Multi-Step Big Leaves, and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Bazzill Basics – Brown and Cream. Ink: all Memento unless noted and a pdf file of the color recipes my be downloaded by clicking HERE. Sentiment: Rich Cocoa. Embellishments: Twin. Twine. Amber jewels from my stash.

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.

New Challenge, New Give-Away & New Stamps on their way!

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday … and Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is having a nice long weekend and enjoying their day off!

I have quite a bit of fun news to share with you today. Besides being SUPER excited about getting ready for KSS’ next Workshop this Oct. in Houston (HERE for all the details), the KSCrew Challenge is BACK! YaHoo!

This month’s KS Crew Challenge is hosted by Connie, whose challenge is: “Ushering in Fall“…Make a card inspired by the fall…colors, leaves, back to school anything you can think of when you think of “Fall”. For all the details about playing along with us, please GO HERE.

I am so happy how this card just fell together… sorry about the pun! But seriously, I went to my box of cardstock scraps and the pieces were just sitting there waiting to be put together. Love when that happens!

Next: Kitchen Sink Stamps will release 3 new stamps sets next Monday, Sept. 13th. To have a bit of fun … thought I would give you some clues before I show you any sneak peeks. Are you game? OK! 🙂

3 new stamps sets… 3 clues that need to be solved. Easy Peasy, right? Right! … But where are the clues you ask …. that is what you all have to find. You won’t find any of the clues here …. but you will find them on 3 of the KS Crew members’ blogs. Which one is the question?… you’ll have to visit each blog to find out who has one of the clues! After you have found the 3 clues, come back HERE to post your answer by Thursday, Sept. 9th – Midnight PST. The first comment to get all 3 clues correct will win one (winner’s choice) of the newly released stamp sets!

See what the KS Crew has created to inspire today, plus … remember to find 3 clues and come back here to this blog to post your answers … you just might be the winner!

AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynnMakiko


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise from Papertrey. Soft Suede and Real Red from SU! Ink(all Memento unless noted) Leaves from Top to Bottom: (yellow) Step #4 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #3 Potters Clay, Step#2 Cantaloupe, Step#1 Dandelion. (red) Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step#2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Tangelo. (orange) Step #4 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 Potters Clay, Step#2 Tangelo, Step#1 Cantaloupe. Embellishments: Cranberry gingham ribbon (scrap from stash). Glitter brads from Making Memories.