The one that almost got away!

Happy Monday!

Hope your week is off to a great start! I found this card in my files and realized I never got the chance to share it … but late than never.


Have a Happy Day!


See what they KSCrew has cooked up for you too.

 Lisa  Lynn 


Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Bluebonnets and Other Important People from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Kiwi Kiss and Always Artichoke from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks): Trees: see Multi Step Trees color recipe.
Bluebonnets: Step #4 – Paris Dusk, Step #3 Paris Dusk – so 1x, Step #2 – Lulu Lavender, Step #1 – Dandelion (flower tips only). Leaves: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Butterfly: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Peanut Brittle, Step #1 Cantaloupe. Sentiment: Onyx Black – VersaFine. Background Paper: Leaves – Step #1 – Pear Tart.

Embellishments: none.



Baby, it’s COLD outside…

… but we’re cooking in the Kitchen with 6 new stamp sets available to order/pre-order starting today!

After a week of peeks, it is time to unveil what new stamps I have cooked up for you. My first card includes 4 out of the 6 new stamp sets, to create a serene winter scene. 

Snowmen aren’t just for Christmas… right? The snowy pine trees have grown as a cluster, but shrank in their size – LOL … perfect for adding snowy pine trees off on the horizon. The little skier can be found in the stamp set, Multi-Step Snowy Cabin.

Peaceful Greetings from Kitchen Sink Stamps

I always get super excited when I design a stamp set that has multiple purposes … like this set Multi Step Rolling Hills. It can be used to create snowy slopes or a grassy hillside.

But wait…there’s more!

By using step #3 again as an “embellishment” (VersaMark and red glittery embossing powder)… now those rolling green hills have a patch of poppies!  YaHooo!

Rolling Hills with Poppies from Kitchen Sink Stamps

The Color Recipe for Multi-Step Rolling Hills can be found on our forum – HERE.


Now for what you have been waiting for … the 6 New Stamps Sets can be found in the KSS store under WHAT’s NEW, but here is your first look at them.

Multi-Step Snowmen (pre-order)
with Digital Die Cut available Multi Step Snowmen from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Snowy Cabin
with Digital Die Cut available Multi Step Snowy Cabin from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Icy Pond (pre-order)
with Digital Die Cut available 

Multi Step Icy Pond from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Rolling HIlls Multi Step Rolling Hills from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi-Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy
with Digital Die Cut available 
Multi Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Make a Big Statement
with Digital Die Cut available
Make Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps

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

have a real happy inky day!

 Lisa • Lynn 


(CARD #1 – Peaceful Greetings) Stamps: Multi Step Snowmen, Multi Step Icy Pond, Multi Step Snowy Cabin (snow drifts & skier), Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Greetings from the Woods from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky & Blue Bayou from SU! Citrine Flavors from

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Snowy Hills: Step #4 – Teal Zeal so1x, Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #2 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Snowmen: Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – London Fog, did not use step #1. Arms: Rich Cocoa & Espresso Truffle. Face: makers – Orange and Black. Pine Trees: (variation 1)  Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, did not use step #1. Pine Trees: (variation 2)  Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, did not use step #1. Snow Drifts (LRG): Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #3 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous! Snow Drifts (SM): Step #2 – Summer Sky, Step #1 – VersaMark + EP Kaleidoscope from Stampendous!. Skier: Gray Flannel. Sentiment: Paris Dusk and Silver (ColorBox).

Embellishments: White snowflake brads (from my stash) and pop dots.


(CARD #2 – Thank you Meadow) Stamps: Multi Step Rolling Hills, Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends, Multi Step Cabin by the Lake (clouds) and Make a Big Statement from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Hills: Step #4 – Olive Grove, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 (bottom half) – VersaMark + EP Dragon Red from Stampendous! Clouds: Step #1 – Frost White (ColorBox), Step #2 – Frost White 2x’s, Step #3 – Frost White 3x’s. Tree: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. Birds: London Fog. Sentiment: Love Letter 2x’s.

Embellishments: pop up dots.

Little bit of this and that … a winner, a sale +

Congratulations to the Winner of the

KSS/Mod Squad Father’s Day Challenge!

Nance was the winner of the and won a $25.00 gift certificate.  

Congratulations Nance!

All the participants did an awesome job!

Tree on grass brush stroke - from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th

The countdown with sneak-peeks begins next week!

I am VERY excited about this release …

REALLY, I can hardly wait for you all to see them!


Plus, with another holiday fast approaching, what’s better than a “pre” 4th of July Sale!

30% off from now until July 4th (midnight PST). Let the fireworks begin!


Happy Father's Day - Kitchen Sink Stamps


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

Multi Step Brush Strokes w/digital Die Cut available

Until Monday, have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (birds), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Paint Stokes “grass”: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 –  Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.  Tree: several different color recipes that can found HERE. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Paint Stokes “inside”: Step #4 – Potter’s Clay, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 –  Tangelo, Step #1 – Tangelo so 1x + Cantaloupe. SENTIMENT: Northern Pine.
Embellishments: none.

Autumn Day in the Park

Happy KSS Monday!

Today’s card was inspired by our current

Autumn Days …

It was created using one of our new stamp sets,

Multi-Step Tree Friends – the companion set for, Multi-Step Trees.


First I stamped an “color changing” autumn tree and built the rest around it. For the grassy hill (mound), place the long grass stamp (from Tree Friends) in a curve on the acrylic stamping block.


Stamping Northern Pine followed by Toffee Crunch. Overlapping each stamping and the colors until blended together. Add in some extra detail around the base of the tree with the small grass stamp and Northern Pine.


When adding the wall on the right, I used a scrap of torn paper for a mask and placed it along the slope, below the grass line (the soil line). This allows the stone wall to show through the blades of grass. The light green hilly grass in the distance was also done with torn paper (covering the sky area) and sponging with Pistachio. The sky was done with the same technique with Summer Sky. The little squirrel is a single stamp and was stamped twice (first: Potter’s Clay, second: Gray Flannel) and slightly off register to give him some dimension. 


Multi-Step Tree Friends – Die Cut digital download 

Multi-Step Tree Friends – Color Recipe

Multi-Step TreesColor Recipe


Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Multi Step Tree Friends from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Caramelized Mustard, Toasted Nutmeg and Squid Ink from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) TREE: Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Morroco, Step #1 – Tangelo. TREE TRUNK: Step #2 Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. STONE WALL: Step #2 – Espresso Truffle, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. BIRDS: Gray Flannel (birds in the distant – Gray Flannel so1x). BENCH: Rich Cocoa. TIRE SWING: Espresso Truffle. SEE ABOVE for Grass, Sky, and Squirrel.
Embellishments: none.

Grassy Color Recipe & Sneak Peek #3

Today’s color recipe request comes from Billie Dee, who requested a color recipe for the grass stamp from the set, 3 Step Honey Bunny.

My first thought was…“Grass is green, won’t be very many recipes”, but then I remembered a card by Angela, (who will  hopeful rejoin us in the Kitchen for the summer).  She did it quite some time ago, so I had to do some digging to find it, but I found it! Angela used the grass stamp to create fire for cookin’ a turkey, 3 Step Turkey that is! I still giggle when I see her card … and seeing it again was all it took to get “fire-up” myself and come up with some grassy and not so grassy color recipes!

Besides some green grass options (spring grass, new grass, blue grass and even … dead grass 😉), there is a color recipe for wheat or straw and another which resembles the reeds found growing in marshy places. It is this “reed” recipe that inspired today’s card.

I started with an image in my head of reeds along the shoreline of a lake… or creek maybe. My imaginary shoreline took several twist and turns and became a grassy knoll instead.  What can I say? It was an enjoyable creative journey and I’m happy with how it turned out.

Thank you Billie Dee for the grass color recipe request … it sure expanded my horizons!

BTW – there is a B&W grass recipe too … who knows, might be handy around Halloween? 😉


If you would like to see a particular color recipe, please let me know by leaving your request HERE or email me at:  I look forward to the next color recipe request!

Now for Sneak Peek #3 …

There is still time to enter April’s New Stamps Give-Away

ALL the details can be found HERE.

New Stamps arrive Monday, 4/23

Have a FABULOUS INKY weekend!!!


Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, Multi Step Trees and Friends of the Moon from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Always Artichoke and Pale Plum from SU!.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): GRASS – Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine), Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Bamboo Leave.  KNOLL: sponge Olympia Green (VersaFine) & Bamboo Leaves w/paper torn mask.  SKY: sponge Summer Sky w/paper torn mask.    TREE: (trunk) Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (Vintage Sepia), Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Desert Sand 2x’s. (tree top) Step #2 Rose Bud, Step #3 Crimson Red (VersaFine)  and Grape Jelly, Step #1 Spring Pansy. DUCKS: Rich Cocoa stamp off 1x and 2x’s. CARD EDGE: Sponge with Rich Cocoa.