KS Crew Challenge #10 with Tammy

crew-challenge-logo2Happy Monday, Happy KS Crew Challenge #10!

bw-tammy-flower Our hostess for today’s challenge is from none other than KS Crew Member, Tammy Hershberger! You can find Tammy in many, many places sharing her wealth of creativity, as well as on her blog, Stamp Happy.

Tammy’s Challenge for us today is: Create an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and then incorporate the ATC into a card.

Butterfly Thank You ATC

Stamps used to create my ATCMulti-Step Butterfly Clear Stamps, Swirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps, Playful Frames & Journaling Clear Stamps (retired) and A Year of Thanks 2008 Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

ATC’s are so much fun to make and swap. I hope you will join all of us playing Tammy’s challenge … again, you will be playing for a chance for one of 3 prizes. 1st prize winner is $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. You can’t win if you don’t play. 😀Butterfly Thank You ATC into Card

For all the info, go HERE. You have 2 weeks to leave your link below in the Mr. Linky box on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog. Deadline to Tammy’s challenge is April 6th. midnight EST.
Please leave one link per challenge sample. You can enter as many samples as you like.
When uploading to your favorite gallery, please use KSCC#10, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.

For inspiration to get you started, see what Tammy and the rest of the KS Crew came up with: AngelaDeeJulieLoriLynn • Nicole • Tammy – KS Crew Hostess  Thanks, Tammy for the great, fun challenge! 😀

Here is my ATC into a card … looking forward to you joining us and seeing your ATC into a card. 😀

butterfly-atc-cardMaterials – Stamps: Multi-Step Butterfly Clear Stamps, Swirly Hearts & Stars Clear Stamps, Playful Frames & Journaling Clear Stamps (retired) and A Year of Thanks 2008 Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss and Close to Cocoa from SU! Ink:

  • Butterfly – Step #1 Blush Blossom, Step #2 Mellow Moss – stamp off 1x, Step #3 Close to Cocoa from SU!.
  • Swirly Hearts in Blush Blossom.
  • Small flowers in Mellow Moss.
  • Sentiment in Close to Cocoa.

Embellishments: Chocolate Brown Grosgrain Ribbon from American Craft. Classic, Scallop and Inverted Scalloped Squares, and Classic Reg. and Classic Long Rectangle – Nestabilities. Window punch from SU! Brackets punch from EK Success. Wire and Antique Brass brad from Making Memories. Prima Flowers. Sakura Gelly Roll pen – Clear Star.


Take the Monday KS Crew Challenge… and you could win a shopping spree!


Happy Monday, Happy KS Crew Challenge Day!

bw-nicole-flower1Today KS Crew Member, Nicole Cooke, The Stampin’ Librarian, is our Hostess … and boy has she got a challenge for us today! 😀

Here is Nicole’s Challenge: Creative Uses of Photos.
Incorporate a photograph into your card or project, but there is a catch! You can not create a scrapbook page! That would be too easy. 😀

  • pictures don’t have to be people
  • think about shapes … using punches?
  • what colors are in the photo?
  • does someone in the photo inspire something for you?

I will admit, Nicole’s challenge had me on the ropes for awhile … what photo to use???? Not a scrapbook page??? Hmmm??? Well, this is what I came up with. A 3 photo pull card.3 Photo Slider Birthday Card - 1 photo showing

3 Photo Slider Birthday Card - 2 photos showing3 Photo Slider Birthday Card - 3 photos showingI hope you will join us playing Nicole’s Challenge… plus you will be playing for a chance for one of 3 prizes. 1st prize is the winner’s choice of $50 worth of Kitchen Sink Stamps. (WoHoo!!!)

You have 2 weeks to leave your link in the Mr. Linky box on the Kitchen Sink Stamps Blog, this is where you will also find out who won too. 😀 Deadline to Nicole’s challenge is March 22 midnight EST.

For fabulous samples to get you started, check out what Nicole and the rest of the KS Crew came up with:

AngelaDeeJulieLoriLynn • Nicole – KS Crew Hostess • Tammy

Thanks, Nicole for this fabulous challenge that really STRETCHED my mind!!! 😉

Close-UP 3 Photo Slider Birthday Card - 3 photos showing

Materials – Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake Clear Stamps, Mix it Up Alphabet Clear Stamps, Playful Frames & Journaling (retired), 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Clear Stamps & 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Tangerine Tango from SU! Dill Blossom paper pack from SEI.

Ink: Chocolate Chip from SU!

Embellishments: Classic Rectangles form Nestabilites, Ribbon from American Crafts, Prima Flowers, Jeweled brads from Making Memories, and Sakura Gelly Roll pen – orange.

Hey are you ready for the Wednesday 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!

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. 😀


A 12×12 scrapbook page I made a while back that slipped by me … so I will share it today. 😀


Materials – Stamps: Playful Frames & Journaling (retired), Playful Alphabet and Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Whisper White, YoYo Yellow and Real Red from SU! Baseball DP came from a “sports” pack from Michael’s by ?. Ink: Rocket Red – Brilliance and Pearl. Chocolate – Brilliance. Embellishments: BossKut Star dies, scalloped decorative scissors, corner punch from SU! Brass and red eyelets from Making Memories.

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

More Show and Tell form the Kitchen

I still have more cards to show you from last week’s sneak peeks! The two cards here are from Day #1 … remember that apple? Well, here are a few more! Red Delicious, Ginger Gold, and Granny Smith (YUM!) 😀

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days and Playful Frames & Journaling (used to make the red notebook paper) both from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Color Core – Super Assortment pack (Nostalgia Mix) -Red Rose, Arctic Pool, Katydid and Vanilla Cream from Core’dinations. Shimmery White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: (all are Memento Inks unless noted) – Red Delicious: #1 Lady Bug, #2 Rhubarb Stalk, #3 Sweet Plum, #4 Grape Jelly. Ginger Gold: #1 Dandelion (stamp off 1x), #2 Dandelion, #3 Cantaloupe, #4 More Mustard from SU! (stamp off 1x). Granny Smith: #1 New Sprout, #2 Pear Tart, #3 Certainly Celery from SU! , #4 Bamboo Leaves. The leaves: #1 Pear Tart, #2 Cottage Ivy. Sentiment in Black Onyx from VersaFine, “ABC” in Pear Tart, Lined Paper in Paris Dusk.

Embellishments: Yellow ric-rac ribbon from American Crafts, Threading Water border paper punch from Fiskars and Gold spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).


This card’s inspiration comes from SCS’s card sketch SC190 and color challenge CC178. I thought the rulers would work well for this sketch! I think they measure up! 😀 Thanks for looking!

MaterialsStamps: 3 Step School Days from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi White and Very Vanilla from SU!

Ink: – Rulers: #1 Wheat – VersaMagic, #2 Desert Sand – Memento, #3 Tuxedo Black – Memento. Black board: VersaMark with White Detail EP from Stampendous. Sentiment: VersaMark with Black Detail EPfrom Stampendous. “A+” background: VersaMark.

Embellishments: Black & White check ribbon from Michaels. Black spiral paper clip – ? (my stash).