Spring Tulips


Happy Spring!

This basket full of Spring Tulips would have taken forever if I had tried to mask all the flowers and leaves.

Instead, I stamped the leaves and stems one over the other (no masking). Then stamped cut out tulip flowers and extra leaves and arranged them on top of the stamped layer of leaves and stems. This made it much easier to “arrange” my bouquet. Adding pop dots to some of the flowers and leaves also added lots of dimension to the card. Below are some photos of how I created this card.

Basket-of-Tulips by Kitchen Sink Stamps

I started this card by stamping Step #1 of the basket. This gave me a base/area to build my tulip bouquet.step-1 With masking tape, I taped off the sides and bottom of the basket. step-2

Stamped overlapping stems and leaves. step-3

Removed the masking tape and filled in empty spaces with more leaves that had been cut out. Once I got all the loose leaves in place, I taped them all down below the top of the basket. Then stamped the brush stroke “shadow” at the bottom of the basket.

Finally, I added a fully stamped cutout of the basket on top of all the tulips, leaves and stems for a finished bouquet.step-5NOTE: I realized after I finished the card, I should have cut away the “back side” of the basket so the tulips would look more like they are in the basket instead of behind the basket…oh well! LOL!Basket-of-Tulips-CLSUPThanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Check in with the KS Crew and see what inspiration they have cooked up for you.

 Lisa • Lynn


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden, Multi Step Basket, Multi Step Carnations (butterfly), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Classic Crest Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant (banner: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla) from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Toffee, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Pink Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Lilac Posies, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #1 – Rose Bud so 1x. Red Tulips: Step #4 – Grape Jelly, Step#3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Purple Tulips: Step #4 – Elderberry, Step#3 – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Sweet Plum, Step #1 – Lulu Lavender. Tulip Leaves & Stem: (variation #1) Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. (variation #2) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – New Sprout 2x’s. ButterflyStep #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – TangeloThe shadow under Basket: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step#3 -Tuxedo Black, so 1x, repeat, Step #2 – Gray Flannel, Step #1 – Gray Flannel, so 1x. Sentiment: Grape Jelly and Lilac Posies.

Embellishments: Rock Candy Stickles (on gold),  pop dots.


Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope all the Mom’s and their families, had a wonderful day yesterday! Mother’s Day was a lovely, relaxing day in our kitchen. Our family (both sides) had a yummy brunch all together and my husband did the cooking! Oh, how I LOVE that! This clean & simple was made my wonderful MIL!
Smiley from millan.net
See what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.
Angela (will be taking a couple of weeks off)Connie
Julie– Challenge Hostess LisaLynnMakiko


Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#25, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#25 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – May 28th – midnight EDT.

The winners will be announced on Monday – May 31st.
Happy Stamping!

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Aqua Mist from Papertrey. Ink: (all Memento Ink) – LEAVES with STEM: Step#3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step#2 – Pear Tart, Step#1 – New Sprout. FLOWER: Step#4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step#3 – Rose Bud, Step#2 – Angel Pink, Step#1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x and repeat. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk. Embellishments: Ribbon & Adhesive Rhinestones from Michael’s.

KSS Blue Plate Special + something New!

Wednesday again!!! You know the drill, now until midnight (EST), the Kitchen Sink Store will be serving up another helping of The Kitchen Sink’s Wednesday Blue Plate Special!blue-plate1
This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You never know what might be on sale!

No promotion code is needed. 😀


daffodills-close-upPlus, I have some special news to share today.

Do you remember these little crocheted daffodils?

These lovely flowers are a creation of my sister – in law, Sue at Susabella’s Creative Pursuits.

With much begging on my behalf (because I had so much fun playing with these fun little flowers 😀) … I will be selling these Handmade Daffodils and some other crocheted flowers for her in the KSS store [HERE] update: sold out.

This is for limited time and quantities are limited.

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday with Happy News

Welcome to another Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday!

I have a lot of exciting news I want to share with you toady. I am very excited to be welcoming three familiar faces who are joining myself and the rest of the KS Crew Design Team as part of the team.




I do believe you are going to recognize these lovely and very talented ladies: Lisa Somerville, Connie McCotter and Makiko Jones! I am a huge fan of their work and am thrilled that they will be sharing their beautiful creations along with the rest of the talented KS Crew! Please join me in welcoming Connie, Lisa and Mikiko to the Kitchen! 😀

Now for another little surprise, I am sure you have seen the adorable crocheted flowers that are being sold for scrapbooking and card making… (thank goodness because I can barely tie a knot, let alone crochet :D). Well, I have been keeping another little secret …*giggle* … my talented sister in-law crotcheted these fabulous daffodil flowers on today’s card! I just love them! daffodills-cardThey are just too cute! When I saw them, I knew exactly what I was going to do with them and stamped 3 separate stalks using the small tulip stalks from Multi Step™ Tulip Garden. Then I glued on the flowers. I am bugging her to make more… to sell them …what do you think? Should she sell them?

Please don’t forget to stop by and visit the rest of the KS Crew, including our newest Crew members, and see what they have created to inspire you.


and Nicolewith her farewell KS post.bw-nicole-flower

Yes, it is true, I am sorry to share that Nicole is leaving the Kitchen.

I wish her well and best of luck with her academic quest and receiving her PHD.
Good Luck Nicole! I will miss your 3-D projects and your incredible jewelry!

daffodills-close-upMaterials – Stamps: Multi Step Tulips and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Handsome Hunter from SU! Vintage Cream and Lemon Tart from Papertrey. Ink: Stems – Step #1 Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke, Step #4 Handsome Hunter. Sentiment – Handsome Hunter. Embellishments: Hand crocheted Daffodils coming soon from Susanbella. from Scalloped Border punch and Slot punch from SU!Pearl Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest. All ribbon from Michael’s.

Three Tulips in a Row Tag & Wed.’s Blue Plate Special

It’s Wednesday again… so, until midnight (EST) tonight, the Kitchen Sink Store will be serving up more of The Kitchen Sink’s Wednesday Blue Plate Special!blue-plate1
This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You never know what might be on sale!

No promotion code is needed. 😀

(Note: I am a bit late today, so TKSWBPS will continue until Thurs. Noon EST).



Here is a quick & fun “Get well wishes” tag to brighten someone’s day.

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Tulips and Never a Loss 4 Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose and Rose Red from SU! Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: (all SU!) Flower: Step #1 Pretty in Pink, Step #2 Regal Rose stamp off 1x, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Rose Red. Leaves & Stems: Step #1 – Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Embellishments: Tag Corner punch from SU! Pearl Dew Drops from Robin’s Nest. Pink polka-dot satin and burgundy organza ribbon from Michale’s. Large Brass eyelet from We R Memory Keepers.