Changing Seasons


Turning Summer into Winter.
Cabin amongst the Pines from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Last week, I shared a card using the stamp sets, Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake and Multi-Step Pine Trees paired together to create a cozy, summer scene. Using two of the new sets from yesterday’s release, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin, and Multi-Step Icy Pond, along with Multi-Step Snowy Pine Trees, now that same little cabin can be used to create a frosty winter wonderland.
Multi Step Snowy Cabin stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I made a change in the cabin. Besides adding a wreath to the door, I separated the roof from the cabin “walls”. This would make it easier to add snowy “accents” to the roof as shown on my card above. First I stamped the cabin (#b) and then the roof (#a). Stamping Step #2b with London Fog. Then I stamped Step #1b with VersaMark and added embossing powder  – Kaleidoscope for a sparkling, icy looking roof.

Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

With my Icy Pond card … no masking was needed. The mini snowy pine trees can overlap each other. Finished most of the tree clusters by using Step #1 to add snow …by stamping with VersaMark and adding embossing powder  – Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a happy inky day!


(CARD #1 – Warmest Wishes) Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Cabin, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Handsome Hunter from SU! Metallic Ice Blue from Paper Co.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Cabin: Step #4a – Rich Cocoa, Step #2a – Toffee Crunch, Step #1a – London Fog, Step #3a – Bamboo Leaves 2x’s. Roof: Step #2b – London Fog, Step #1b – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat, Skater: London Fog. Snowy Pine Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy (or Olive Grove), Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Snow Drifts: #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Stepping Stones: Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 1x. Distant Trees: London Fog and Desert Sand. Sentiment: Desert Sand and Gray Flannel.

Embellishments: Pop dots.


(CARD #2 – Icy Pond Scene) Stamps: Multi Step Icy Pond,  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Trees: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, #1 – VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland from Stampendous! Pond: Step #3 – Summer Sky 2x’s, Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – London Fog so 1x, repeat. Skaters: London FogSnow Drifts: Step #1 –  London Fog, Step #2 -VersaMark + EP Winter Wonderland.

Embellishments: Silver cord from SU!.


Stamping Polar Opposites


I realize my card for you today and sneak peek #3, are a bit of contradictory, but I hope you enjoy them all the same.
Multi Step Cabin by the Lake - from Kitchen Sink StampsSneak-peek #3


Six new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on January 18th (for order and pre-order)

Check out what’s new with KS Crew too.

 Lisa • Lynn 

Have an inky day!


Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the LakeMulti Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Brush Stroke and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm and Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Artichoke and Blue Bayou from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): Cabin: Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so1x. Cabin Door: Copic Marker YR09. Pine Trees (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: (on solar white paper) Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Cloud: (on solar white paper) Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, did not use step #1. Brush Stroke of Grass under cabin: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Embellishments: none.

A Country Christmas Card

 You can never start too early to start making Christmas cards … I really should probably start in January! 😉

The card below was from Sneak Peek #3 – to show KSS’ new sentiment set, Greeting from the Woods. It was my hope that this set would serve as a multi-season set … not just summer with the Cabin set, but for the Holidays too. 🙂

Seasons Greetings - Kitchen Sink Stamps

 Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.

 Lisa  Lynn 


Stamps:  Multi Step Pine Trees, Plaid Plus! and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm Classic Crest from Neenah. Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Plaid: (2 stripes) Olive Grove & Pistachio and Rhubarb Stalk & Peanut Brittle. (3 stripes) Desert Sand & Toffee Crunch. (thin stripes) Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle. (hearts stripe) Olive GrovePine Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Snow Flakes: Olive Grove. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk.
Embellishments: Brown Velvet ribbon – scrap from my stash. Adhesive red balls and a gold star from Michael’s.

New Stamps are in the Kitchen… once again!

How about a little R&R amongst the birch trees or a little fishing by the lake?

Sounds mighty good to me!

This is was my inspiration for 3 of our newest sets. Here is a sample of all 3 together (with a few older favorites)

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

There is very little masking on this card… really!

The house was masked to add the pines. I overstamped the darker pine on top the lighter one – no extra masking. The trunks of the birch trees were masked for the lake… that’s it. Everything else was overstamped. 🙂

And for the 4th new stamp set … I can’t forget about flowers!

carnation bouquet - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Hope you are as excited as I am with these new sets.

They can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…


Multi-Step Carnations

with Digital Die Cut also available

Multi-Step Birch Trees (PRE-Order)

with Digital Die Cut also available

our first EXTRA LARGE SETBirch-Trees-sample-wtrmk

  FINISHED STAMP birch trees MEASURE  – approx. 4-1/2″ TALL X 5-1/4″ WIDE

Multi-Step Cabin by the Lake

with Digital Die Cut also available

Greetings from the Woods


Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you.
 Lisa  Lynn 


(CARD #1) Stamps: Multi Step Cabin by the Lake, Multi Step Birch Trees, Multi Step Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (stone walk, squirrel and birds in sky) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Birch Trees: Leaves-Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. Tree Trunk – Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch.  Cabin: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – London Fog 2x’s (mask over the house). Pine Tree (variation 1): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Pine Trees (variation 2): Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Lake: Step #2 – Paris Dusk, Step #2 – Bahama Blue. Canoe: Tuxedo Black. Stepping Stones: Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – London Fog. Grass: Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. Squirrel (in birch tree): Espresso Truffle. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Embellishments: none.
(CARD #2) Stamps:  Multi Step Carnations, 3 Step Hydrangea and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm & Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Certainly Celery from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks): Purple Carnations: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step #3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Pink Carnations: Step #4 – Rhubarb Stalk 2x’, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Angel Pink. Stems (variation 1): Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Stems (variation 2): Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout. Urn: Step #4 – London Fog, Step #3 – Gray Flannel so1x, Step #2 – London Fog so1x, Step #1 – did not use. Butterfly: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Cantaloupe 2xs. Script: New Sprout and Toffee Crunch.
Embellishments: adhesive pop dots.

Father’s Day … a beacon of light

I did not fall into a deep abyss…

sure it seemed like it!

What’s that saying … “Life happens while you are busy making plans”….

Yes, it has been too long since I have posted a card … because it has been way too long since I have stamped!  I eventually ran out of cards and was forced to… are you sitting down 

brace yourself …      

I had to give … a store-bought card!    (oh the horror!) 😉

But, NOT this Father’s Day!


Before I get to my card (yes, there is one – oh yeah!) and other exciting KSS news, I want to thank everyone who reached out during this quiet spell. Your checking in and making sure that everything was ok, meant the world to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Now, even though I have been quiet, I have been busy the past couple of months. Doing what?

For starters …  I’ve been busy designing NEW STAMPS!!! Yup, that’s correct! You can look forward to more sneak peeks in the near future! Also, you will find that many more digital die cut files have been added to the KSS store. (I’m almost caught up!)

Other exciting news, KSS is sponsoring a Father’s Day Challenge with the Mod SquadThere you’ll find an awesome Multi-Step Baseball card from Judy, to get you inspired by the challenge!  And this just the beginning … You can expect to see KSS as a Mod Squad sponsor once a month (if this doesn’t get me back to stamping… I don’t know what will!) 😉

 Lighthouse with pine trees - stamped with Kitchen Sink Stamps

Determined not to let another holiday go by and having to purchase my cards, I took the Mod Squad’s challenge as the “kick in the pants” I needed to start stamping again. But, first I would have to dig under the accumulated “stuff” that found a home on my craft table (I knew it was there somewhere), dusted off the ink pads and get to work! At first, it sort of felt like learning how to walk again … but before I knew it, I was back to running and got 4 cards done! (oh yeah!)


Remember when layering Holly Hobbie cut outs, gluing one on top each other in a shadow box was the big thing to do? (I just dated myself?) Well, I reverted back to my childhood crafting days to give this Father’s Day card some depth and layered a pine tree over the rock.  The water was created using the ink pad technique. The sea spray, daubing on top of the water with a sponge and Opaque White (paint?) from Copic.

Thanks for looking!


Multi-Step Lighthouse w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi-Step Pine Trees w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe



Stamps: Multi Step Lighthouse, Multi Step Winter Cardinals (large pine branches) and Multi Step Pine Trees from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Gold from Stardream. Bashful Blue from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Lighthouse: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog 2x’s, Step #2 – London Fog, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Birds: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel so 2x’s. Rock: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Gray Flannel, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pine Trees: several different color recipes that can found HERESENTIMENT: Toffee Crunch and Paris Dusk.
Embellishments: Atyou Spica pens – Clear (accents on sentiment and lighthouse top). Opaque White from Copic for the whitewater & splashes.