Just in time for the Holidays … Playful Christmas is back!

… and x 2!

Yes, that is correct – you not seeing double. 😉

Due to popular demand, Playful Christmas is back … but it is not alone. This stamp set now has a companion, Playful Christmas 2. Both sets are now available in the KSS store (along with digital die cuts for download).

Either set can be used alone or mix ‘n match them together for twice the holiday fun!

Today’s holiday card was created using

Playful Christmas 1 and holiday tag using Playful Christmas 2

(this set lets you create your own plaid Christmas Tree). 🙂



Playful Christmas 1 – Die Cut digital down load 

Playful Christmas 2 – Die Cut digital down load


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: Playful Christmas 1 (card) and Playful Christmas 2 (tag) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Currant Sensation from Bazzill Basics/Smoothies (on the card).
Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) CARD: Olive Grove, Pistachio, Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart. Galaxy Gold (Brilliance). TAG: Love Letter, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa and Peanut Brittle (star).
Embellishments: CARD: Adhesive Rhinestones and Candy Cane striped ribbon – Michael’s. Atyou Spica pens – Clear (flower centers). TAG: Tag digital shape – 09 KutUps Digital Die Cut Dingbats. Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon – SU! Atyou Spica pens – Clear.

Big News KSS Monday! Holiday Sale & Retired List

A lot of news is coming from Kitchen Sink today!

First ….it is time for KSS annual…. 6 months until the Holidays 3-day sale. Starting June 25th [midnight EST] to June 27th [11:59pm EST]… get 15% off everything in the Kitchen Sink Stamps store. [Note: Pre-Order items will not be on sale].

But, to get that 15% off, you will need to use the promotion code: HOLLY

To help get you in the Holiday Spirit, you will also want to see what the rest of the KSS Crew has created to get your “Holiday Mojo” cooking!

AngelaConnieDeeJulieLisaLori Lynn Makiko


Now for news which I just can’t put off any longer. I really hate having to say goodbye… but the Kitchen cupboards are running out of space and if I want to add any new stamp sets … I have to say goodbye to some older sets! – – sniff!

Here is the KSS “Get them while you can” list, because when they are gone… they are gone.

The stamps sets that are retiring are:

1. 3 Step Daisy (brought back out of retirement)
2. Background & Borders
3. Forever & Always 
(brought back out of retirement)
4. Love & Luck
5. Playful Christmas 
(brought back out of retirement as #1)
6. Snow Flurry
 (brought back out of retirement)
7. Playful Frames & Journaling
8. Playful Ovals

As readers of “In the Sink News”, you are hearing about this first. These Retired sets can be purchased individually or grouped together in sets of two for an extra special “Good Bye” price. 😀 You can wait until the Holiday Sale and get an additional 15% off… but I will be honest, quantities on these sets are limited.

June-25th-sale-close-upPLUS: to find out who the winners are to Lynn’s challenge, to Reduce, Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle, you will have to go HERE.

Materials – Stamps: Playful Christmas, Playful Ovals and Snow Flurry from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and Wild Wasabi from SU! Kraft from Papertrey. Ink: Kiwi Kiss and Wild Wasabi from SU! VersaMark and Embossing powders: Detail Clear and Star Dust from Stampendous. Super Fine Detail from Ranger. Embellishments: Buttons – Wassel from Basic Gray. Linen Thread form SU! Classic & Scalloped Oval Netabilities. Burgundy 1/4″ Micro Checked ribbon from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

RAK with Holiday Cheer!

I received some beautiful Holiday cards I would like to share! They are soooo beautiful in person. There is the fine detail that photos just don’t do them justice! Thank you, I treasure each and everyone! 😀

Frosty Snowflakes by Mary Ragermary-rager-snowflakes

Christmas Tree by Emilia Gennaio


Frosty Christmas Landscape by Leslie Miller


Christmas Chicks by Jacquie Peifer


Silver Snowflake Spinner by Lori Teclerlori-snowflake

Copper and Pink Poinsettia by Lynn McAuley


Another card for KSS’s WCMD Challenge

First, to find out who all the winners were from this Saturday’s: Kitchen Sink Stamps World Card Making Day Challenge, you will need to go HERE. 😀

Now, I would like to thank all of you who played along with myself and the Kitchen Design Crew. Remember, if you entered a card that was 100% KSS, you are automatically entered in October’s – “What’s Cook’n…” contest. October’s Theme: “Getting Ready 4 the Holidays.

All the cards from the KSS-WCMDC are fabulous and can be seen in the slide show on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog! Thanks Nicole for the slide show and a BIG “Thank You” to the KS Crew for all the fun challenges! I had so much fun … I had to do another card! 😀

I made a card using the challenges from Tammy – #2 (use dry emboss), Julie – #4 (use bling), Tracy – #6 (make it Christmas), and mine, Maria – #7 (something you have & never used)…. that was the flock for me!

These challenges together were too much fun! 😀


Stamps: Playful Christmas & Never a Loss 4 Words-KSS.

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White-SU!

Ink: Riding Hood Red-SU! Essential Glue Pad- Tsukineko.

Embellishments: Limeade crushed velvet flock- Doodlebug. Curls-GooseBumpz embossing dies-QuickKutz. 1″ Swiss Satin Double Face Ribbon-Cranberry & 1/4″ Micro Check Ribbon-Vintage Burgundy. Red flower brad-Making Memories. Brass Hardware-We R Memory Keepers. Red rhinstones & mini seed pearls-my stash.

It’s World Card Making Day in the Kitchen… and It’s My Turn!

IT is 5 o’clock!my turn! YaHoo!

Let’s open those draws … find those goodies we have been stashing away for something special … or love so much we hate to use it… because we all know, if we use it, we won’t have any more … or worse, can’t find anymore! Dust off that tool, gadget or thing-a-ma-bob… that you haven’t used in a REALLY long time … and let’s go at it! 😀

Yes, my challenge is: Use something you have, that you have never used before or have used only a few times. It could be a paper, ink, embellishment, tool, etc.

Remember: all of the KS challenges today are for holiday cards (any holiday coming up in the next 3 months).

On a charitable note: If you are interested in donating the cards you make today, a recent KS Guest Designer, Keri Lee Sereika, has a very worthy cause, called “Stamp Your Heart Out“, where they are sending donated cards to our brave servicemen & women overseas. You can read all about HERE. Bravo Keri! 😀

As for my sample card well, there is a bit of a story …

Peace to All Christmas Card

I have had these two assortment sets, one of glitter and one of flocking from Doodlebug, for quite awhile… just staring at me, wondering if they were EVER going to be used. I thought, “Today is the day!”, this would the perfect time to use them!

So, off I go with glitter and flock in one hand, and my Essential Glue Pad and Playful Christmas Clear Stamps set in the other. Now I confess, I am a bit leery here, I have never used the flock before and as of late… I am not too happy with the glue pad either. So I roll up my sleeves and get to work with making some Christmas trees!

First, the flocking… looks petty good! (It helps to press the flock down with your fingers and to coat several times with the flock – glue only once.) But, I’m not sure… must see how the glitter looks too. Well, that also looks good. (Now, I must say at this point, I have not put the flock or glitter back in their original containers. They are both sitting in individual piles on separate pieces of paper…. well, why put it back if I am not done using it? Right?

I decided to make my trees out of the flock. So, I pour the glitter back into the very small glass vial which it came from…. or SO I THOUGHT! YES!!!! Exactly what you are thinking! In my horror when realizing that I was pouring the glitter into the 1/2 full vial of the flock! It was too late!glitter-flock-close-up

Well… to make this very long “who got my peanut butter on my chocolate” story, short … I had an A-HA moment!!!!! I think I have come up with glitter-flock! LOL!!! So, tell me if I am nuts… but I like the effect! What do you think? Thank goodness they were the same color! 😀

Here it is!!!!! A sample of my challenge!

I was so excited… I had to just finish the card! Seriously… boy, did I have plans for this card!!! LOL! Anyway, I think it is a pretty cool effect … the photo isn’t doing it justice. It looks like a fuzzy tree that has been dusted in the area with glitter … like snow on a some of the tree branches. Well, keep a look out, I am not finished with this discovery! 😀

Greeting Card Album OrganizerThen, I dusted off my Zutter Bid-it-All, pulled out a set of 8 x8″Acrylic Book Covers (that I have been saving)

and with stamp sets: Playful Frames & Journaling Clear Stamps (retired), 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps, and Happy Birthday Cupcake Clear Stamps and made this card organizer/album.

Close Up of Greeting Card Album OrganizerThe winner of my challenge: (which will be randomly selected ) will receive….. this 8″x8″ acrylic cover, card organizer/album. I thought it might come in handy with all the cards being made today! 😉

Thanks for playing along with us today!!!

I hope you had fun? I have had a blast! 😀

OK: I know some of you have been waiting…. so patiently waiting to hear who the Winner is, for “What’s Cook’n with Your Kitchen Sink Stamps?” – Special Drawing. 😀

Well, the winner is….

….. oh really now, you didn’t think I would add the winner to this post? .. did you? 😀

The name of the winner will be announced in … 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! (please see the next post!) 😀

And for all my readers (and VERY patient “What’s Cook’n” players) … here is an extra “Happy World Card Making Day” surprise! 😀

From now until midnight tonight (EST)… you can get 10% off everything in the Kitchen Sink Store!

Use the promotion code: WCMD