Lots to Celebrate!

There has been a lot to celebrate in our house lately with birthdays & graduations! But the celebrating doesn’t stop there …. Kitchen Sink Stamps is also celebrating with the long-awaited release of new stamps!

That’s right!  

Five new stamp sets

… are almost here and will be available  on June 10th!                                                                      (That’s one week from today – YaHoo!)

I must share that I did something a little different when it came to designing the new stamp for this release. I asked the KSCrew, “What stamp set have YOU always wanted from KSS?”. Boy-O-Boy, was I inspired by their input! Since I can hardly wait for you all you to see, I’ll have a new peak to show everyday until Monday, June 10th! Here is your first peak. 🙂


PLUS … to add to the fun, beginning on June 10th, a special give away will be happening over on the KSS Forum for all our registered members. Please, stay tuned to find out more.


Now, if that wasn’t enough cause for excitement … look who is back in the Kitchen to help us celebrate the new stamp release and help us cook up some multi step inspiration ???


Tammy Hershberger, that’s who!  

Welcome back Tammy! Always great to have you back in the Kitchen stamping with us!


That is all my news for today, so I will leave today you with two single layered cards.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) Monday!


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

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy



Birthday Card / Stamps: Multi Step Bunch O’ Balloons, Playful Numbers, Swirly Hearts & Stars and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Balloons: Step #5 – Danube Blue 2x’s, Step #4 – Danube Blue, Step #3 – Danube Blue so 1x repeat, Step #2 – Danube Blue so 1 x, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Swirly Stars: Summer Sky. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Graduation Card / Stamps: 3 Step GraduationWhole FamilySwirly Hearts & Stars and Playful Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Grad Cap: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black (Step #1 not used). Grad Tassel: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1  – Lady Bug. Swirly Stars: Gray Flannel and repeat again for shadow. Playful Stars: Lady Bug. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

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! (?).

Stamping for the great outdoors

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope the weather is wonderful wherever you live. It sure was a beautiful weekend for us and we spent almost the whole weekend outside! 🙂 Which didn’t leave much time to stamp (gasp!) … but I did have a quick project that I wanted to do for this coming week. Some friends will be in town from the East Coast and I am thrilled that we will be able to get both of our families together for a day in the park while our kids are all off for Spring Break. 🙂

So, with spending a day at the park, I thought it would be fun if each child had their own sand pail … (that I also plan on filling as a mini Easter Basket).

I have stamped on plastic pails with StazOn ink before and wasn’t always thrilled with the end results. Sometimes the ink would be blotchy and would scratch off pretty quickly (yes, I have boys… what can I say!) So this time I decided I would try and emboss the names. It worked fabulously (thanks to the embossing buddy!) and I am thrilled with how they turned out! I think the embossed names will be more durable too.

I believe the kids are going to love them! I had a tough time this weekend keeping my boys from taking their pails outside! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

But, before you go, make sure you visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you today.

Happy Stamping!


TammyMarch Guest Designer


You can find out the winners to Connie’s KS Crew Challenge (#23) – Masking, HERE.

Materials: An embossing buddy is a must when embossing on plastic … helps to prevent unwanted embossing powder sticking because of static cling.
(Theo’s Sand Pail – Blue) Stamps: Playful Alphabet Buddy and Playful Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Ink: VersaMark. Embossing powders – Marcasite and Red Dragon from Stampendous!

(Lulu’s Sand
Pail – Yellow) Stamps: Playful ALphabet Buddy and Happy Birthday Cupcake (flowers) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Ink: VersaMark. Embossing powders – Red Dragon from Stampendous! and Midnight Blue from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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! (?).

Seeing Stars! peek #8

Oops! I guess I forgot to share the last of the cards from the 8 sneak peeks! Sorry about that! 😀

This set is Playful Stars


and goes with all the other “Playful” sets.

On the small gift bag, I embossed a star right on the brad! 😀


Stamps: Playful Stars and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Kraft and Shimmery white (SU!) and a small kraft paper bag & red tissue from Michael’s.

Ink: Mediterranean Blue, and Rocket Red Gold (Brilliance) and VersaMark. Brilliant Blue from SU! was used on the red tissue paper.

Embellishments: Gold Fine Detail EP from Ranger, Jumbo brass brad from Making Memories and Rhinestone singles (color Hibiscus) from Me & My Big Ideas. Star die cut (stars #2) from Sizzix.


Stamps: Playful Stars, Swirly Hearts & Stars and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: White from Papertrey Ink, Brilliant Blue from SU!

Ink: Brilliant Blue and Real Red from SU! VersaMark.

Embellishments: Gold Fine Detail EP from Ranger, red and white gingham ribbon from Michael’s, Gold Dew Drop from Robin’s Nest and blue rhinestones from “very deep” stash!.