Little bit of this and that … a winner, a sale +

Congratulations to the Winner of the

KSS/Mod Squad Father’s Day Challenge!

Nance was the winner of the and won a $25.00 gift certificate.  

Congratulations Nance!

All the participants did an awesome job!

Tree on grass brush stroke - from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Four new stamps are coming to the Kitchen on July 6th

The count down with sneak-peeks begins next week!

I am VERY excited about this release …

REALLY, I can hardly wait for you all to see them!


Plus, with another holiday fast approaching, what’s better than a “pre” 4th of July Sale!

30% off from now until July 4th (midnight PST). Let the fireworks begin!


Happy Father's Day - Kitchen Sink Stamps


Multi Step Trees w/digital Die Cut available & Color Recipe

Multi Step Brush Strokes w/digital Die Cut available

Until Monday, have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Multi Step Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends (birds), Multi Step Brush Strokes and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Classic Crest (Kraft) Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Always Artichoke from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Paint Stokes “grass”: Step #4 – Northern Pine, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 –  Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart.  Tree: several different color recipes that can found HERE. Birds: Toffee Crunch. Paint Stokes “inside”: Step #4 – Potter’s Clay, Step #3 – Morocco, Step #2 –  Tangelo, Step #1 – Tangelo so 1x + Cantaloupe. SENTIMENT: Northern Pine.
Embellishments: none.

Wintery Holiday Scene

Happy KSS Monday

I love when I can get a jump on stamping my

Christmas Cards!


Today’s holiday card was created using 2 of the 5 newly added stamp sets,

Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees and Multi Step Tree Friends.

The sentiment came from an older set, Ready 4 Any Holiday.


Snowy Pine Forest from Kitchen Sink Stamps

Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees – Die Cut digital down load 

Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees – Color Recipe


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

Connie  Julie (hiatus)  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) KSS Monday!


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Stamps: Multi Step Snowy Pine Trees, Multi Step Tree Friends and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Gold from Stardream. Cabernet from Flavors Gourmet.
Inks: (all Memento Inks) LIGHT PINES: Step #3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio. MEDIUM PINES: Step #3 Northern Pine, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pistachio. DARK PINES: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. DEER: Gray Flannel so 1x. SNOW SHADOWS: torn paper and sponge London Fog. SENTIMENT: Love Letter.
Embellishments: none.

Holy Bat Bear!


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… Trick – or – Treat!   The Trick: (HEE-HEE, I just couldn’t help myself!) ••• ••• Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon – Die Cut digital down load Multi Step Pumpkins – Die Cut digital down load  Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes – Die Cut digital … Continue reading

Bucket full of Sunflowers from the Kitchen Sink

Happy KSS Monday!

Today’s project was inspired by a friend.  Before celebrating her 50th birthday she made her first jump skydiving (and with her mom too!!!).  I recall her comment after the jump … “that was one for the bucket list!”

This tall narrow note pad is an official “Bucket List”.  😉

Instead of using daisies (sorry, dark humor), I decided to stamp some cheery and sunny sunflowers. 🙂   The masking for the letters, flowers and leaves were done using the “clear embossing masking technique” (more info about this technique can be found HERE ).  First I stamped the word “bucket”, then the flowers and leaves followed by the drop shadow for “bucket”.  Next time I think I will apply clear imboss directly to the white card stock (for white letters), then add the drop shadow … followed by filling in the background behind the letters with leaves  making the word “bucket” pop more.



Sunflower-bucket-list-back       Sunflower-bucket-list-inside

If you’re  interested with stamping a Bucket List note pad (or a narrow list pad in general) the numbered list PDF template for inside page can be downloaded by ging HERE.


When posting my Giant Red Sunflower Tag Card, I realized the original had slipped through the “blogging cracks” and I never shared it … so here it is. 🙂




Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful (and of course … inky) week!

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

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: [Bucket List Note Pad] Giant Sunflowers, Big & Bold Swashes, Playful Alphabet Buddy and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy. [CARD]  Multi Step Giant Sunflower, Never a Loss 4 Words and Ready 4 Any Holiday from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: [Bucket List Note Pad] – Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah wrap around chip board. (Inside Cover): Honey Velvet Solid Velvet Paper for sei. [CARD] – Shimmery White, Kraft and Always Artichoke from SU! Golden Luster and Mango from The Paper Co.
Download: [Bucket List Note Pad] – inside list – go HERE
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – [Bucket List Note Pad] – Sunflowers & Lady Bug: Please see Multi Step Giant Sunflower Color Recipe for the 4 different color variatious used. Sentiment: :Bucket” – Toffee Crunch w/ Espresso Truffle drop shadow. “List” – Potter’s Clay w/ Potter’s Clay so 1x drop shadow. Swash: Toffee Crunch. [CARD/Inside] – Sunflower & Leaf – same CR as on cover. Lady Bug: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Lady Bug. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy and Pear Tart.
Embellishments: [Bucket List Note Pad] Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink. 1/2″ Bind-It-All silver wire from Zutter. [CARD] – Slot punch and Spiral punch from SU! Adhesive rhinestone & orange gingham ribbon from Michael’s. [Inside Card] Atyou Spica pen – Black (lady bug trail). Green adhesive rhinestone from Michael’s.

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!

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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,, 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!!!!

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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!

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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.