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. :)


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 gold star from Michael’s.

Ahoy there …

… it’s KSS Monday!

I hope everyone’s summer is sailing along smoothly. :)





Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for today!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn • Tammy


Stamps: Multi Step Sail Boats and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crestfrom Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Loganberry Pie from Bazzill Basics.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – Sail Boat: Step #4 Nautical Blue, Step #3 – Danube Blue, Step #2 – Danube Blue so 1x, Step #1 – Summer Sky. Red & Blue Stripes (inside card): Rhubarb Stalk and Danube Blue. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk and Danube Blue.
Embellishments: A Starry Night edger Punch from EK Success. Denim Twine from The Twinery.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Celebrate Veteran’s Day!

35% off – VETERAN’S DAY SALE – Nov. 12 – 14

Sale begins this Monday and ends Wednesday at midnight (PST) – Free Shipping when you spend $50.

For 35% off use the promo code: KSSAVET


Today’s mini scrapbook pages (6″x6″) are not new, but are very dear to my heart, so I must show them again on this special day that pays tribute to those in service!

These  2 pages are of my GrandFather, who served in the Army in WWI. They were made for a small family album I started. The original post can be seen HERE  for a challenge to “Stamp Out Alzheimer’s”.


 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful (and inky) week!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you today!

Connie Julie Lisa Lynn


PS – Thank you all for your concerns about where I’ve been. It really meant alot to me! No, I have not fallen into a deep abyss. My attention was needed on the family front. I have missed stamping and ALL my inky friends! – Hugs!

Love Shower


Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, Mix it Up!, Whole Family and 3 Step Letters from the Past from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. 
Ink: VersaMark from Tsukineko. Riding Hood Red and Night of Navy from SU!. 
Embellishments: Star brads from Making Memories. Tan grosgrain ribbon from SU! (?).

Dog gone stamping fun!

Happy CR Friday!

It’s time for another batch of color recipes from the kitchen, this time for the set Multi Step Kittens & Pup.


I hope you aren’t getting tired of seeing samples of stamping on fabric… but as you might guess, I have been having fun… not to mention making some gifts! This tea towel was made for a dear friend’s birthday. She was two Springer Spaniels of her own. One of them is the older brother to our pup. So, you would guess right, she LOVED the gift! :)

I am just about finished with a tutorial for how I stamped the plaid on the towel, but must run off to a school product … the Father’s Follies! I will be back with the tutorial… and maybe a review of the production. ;)

In the mean time, the color recipe for this Kittens & Pup set can be found HERE. Both Memento & Palette CR’s are included. :)

Washing instructions can be found HERE.


Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Stamped on: 100% Cotton, 17″x26″ Tea Towel
Inks: (all Palette)
Pup: Step #1 – did not use, Step #2 – Haystack, Step #3 – Burnt Umber, Step #1 – Noir Black.
Plaid: Viridian Leaf, Chartreuse, Claret and Toile Pink

A Tisket a Tasket, Berri-licious Basket

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and enjoing 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).

Always Remember & Never Forget

Materials – Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Vintage Words, Mix It Up! and Multi Step Ribbons with a Cause,from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Ruby an d Gold Metallic from The Paper Co. Ink:(all Memento unless noted) Ribbon: Step #3 Paris Dusk, Step #2 Danube Blue, Step#1 Danube Blue stamp off 1x. Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step#1 Lady Bug stamp off 1x.  Sentiment: Majestic Blue – VersaFine and Galaxy Gold – Brilliance. Ink on dry emboss: Rocket Red – Brilliance and Moonlight White – Brilliance. Embellishments: VersaMark stars with Fine Detail embossing powder. Dry embossing folders – Distressed Stripes and Stars from ProvoCraft. Gold star brads from my stash.

KSS’s 6 Month ’til the Holiday -3 Day Sale!

Smiley from millan.net Today starts KSS’s annual, “6 months ’til the Holidays” Sale!

Smiley from millan.net 3 days only!

… starting this Monday, June 21 st and get 20% off on all available items in the Kitchen Sink Stamps store.

Plus, all orders (US & International) with a total of $60. before shipping, will include a FREE Mystery Stamp Set (Retail Value: $27.95)… keep it for yourself or get a jump on your Holiday gift giving. ;)

Orders with a total of $65. before shipping still get FREE Shipping too! (US only)

But to get 20% off you must type in the promotion code: STAR

Sale ends midnight (EST) Wed. June 23rd

Please checked out what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for the Holiday sale!
AngelaConnie Julie LisaLynn– Challenge Hostess Makiko


Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Bells, Multi Step Build a Garland, Multi Step Ornament & Stars, Big & Bold Swashes, Plaid Plus! and Simple Sentiments from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cappuccino from Stardream Cool Metallic-Ruby from The Paper Company. Ink (Memento unless noted): Ornament – Step #5 Grape Jelly, Step #4 Sweet Plum, Step #3 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 Lady Bug, Step #1 Lady Bug. Pine Bough – Step #4 Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 New Sprout. Bell – Step #5 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine Ink), Step #4 Vintage Sepia stamp off 1x (VersaFine Ink), Step #3 Toffee (VersaFine Ink), Step #2 Toffee stamp off 1x (VersaFine Ink), Step #1 Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink). Stars – Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine Ink), Step #2 Toffee (VersaFine Ink), Step #1 Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink). Swirls – Galaxy Gold (Brilliance Ink) and VersaMark with Super Fine Embossing powder – Gold from Ranger. Sentiment – Olympia Green (VersaFine Ink) and Rhubarb Stalk. Plaid – Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout. Embellishments: Petite Classic and Scalloped Oval Netabilities. Wide Grosgrain ribbon – Old Olive from SU! Clear – Atyou Spica Marker.

Hunting for Treasure… Green, Gold & Blue Plate Special!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Time for another clue to ….

Kitchen Sink Stamps & PaperTemptress’s St. Patty’s Treasure Hunt Give Away!

Smiley from millan.net

Remember, once you have all of the pieces of the puzzle you can enter to win Kitchen Sink Stamps’ newly released stamp set, Multi Step Shamrock and Clover, 2 Memento Dew Drop Inks – (Cottage Ivy & Pear Tart) and a Special St. Patty’s KSS Green Package from PaperTemptress.

How to enter to win: You must email Patricia at the PaperTemptress, patricia@papertemptress.com, the completed phrase before Midnight (PST), March 21st.

One winner will be picked & announced on the First Day of SpringMarch 24th!

St. Patrick is shining down on us today!!!!

For you are in LUCK …. because I have the another part of the puzzle you are looking for ….. Smiley from millan.net

Good luck,

Remember to visit the PaperTemptress’s Community Blog tomorrow for the next part of the puzzle.

Wishing you a very Happy St.Patty’s Day & Happy Treasure Hunting!!!!


PLUS: is time for another… Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special! How Lucky is that!!!! blue-plate1

This is where you can find random items on sale for 24 hours only! You will never know what might be on sale!

No promotion code is needed Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Shamrocks & Clover , Plaid Plus!, Simple Sentiments and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Blanc Sparkle, Neenah Green, Gold Pearl Linen and Fairway Metallic – all in the Special St. Patty’s KSS Green Package from Paper Temptress. Also Olive Ruche from the Paper Temptress but not included Special St. Patty’s KSS Green Package. Ink: Shamrock: Step #3 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #2 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #1 Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Sentiment – Olympia Green – VersaFine and Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Embellishments: Atyou Spica pen – clear. Classic, Scalloped and Inverted Scalloped Circles from Nestabilities. Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s. Velvet ribbon Michael’s. Spring Moss Satin Polk a Dot ribbon from Papertrey. Boarder punch from Fiskers. Emerald Glitter Dots.

A card to squeal over!

I love how this card for Sneak Peek #3 came together! It makes me think of drinking pink lemonade while watching the pig races at the county fair. :)

Squeeling-with-delightMaterials – Stamps: Multi Step Ducks & Pigs and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip from SU! Vintage Cream and Kraft from Papertrey. Ink: Pigs – (stamped in the following order) – Step #3 Close to Cocoa, Step #2 Sahara Sand, Step #1 Sahara Sand stamp off 1x, Step #4 Chocolate Chip. Plaid background – Pink Pirouette. Sentiment in Chocolate Chip. All inks are from SU! Embellishments: Threading Water border punch and Scalloped scissors (Clouds) from EK Success. Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon from SU! Petite Pearls brad from Bazzill. Double Pink Croqueted Flower by Sue (update-sold out).

Happy Memorial Day!

soabannerCrew-Challenge-logo-sqI hope everyone is having a Happy Memorial Day!

Here is another installment to my “Family Tree” journal for Stamp Out Alzheimer’sKSS Challenge: “Remembering”. The photo side of the double page spread was inspired by Verve’s Mojo Monday Sketch.
To play along & enter for a chance to win the KSS “mystery prize”, you will have join SOA, click here to find out more. Use kss4soa when you post your entry, so we can make sure you are in the running for the “Mystery Prize”.



Materials – Stamps: Plaid Plus!, Playful Stars, Mix it Up! and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps… (the script is a sneak peek to a future stamp coming in July [update: 3 Step Letters from the Past]). Paper: Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy from SU! Kraft and Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink: VersaMark from Tsukineko. Riding Hood Red and Night of Navy from SU!. Embellishments: Star brads from Making Memories. Tan grosgrain ribbon from SU! (?).