Some exciting news to share … and the WBPS

I have been so inspired and thankful with all the KSCrew has been cooked up for you in the KSS Forum & KSS Gallery with their beautiful cards, awesome tips and inspiring challenges! They sure are a wonderful (as well as talented) group of ladies!!!!

I sure have missed stamping these past few weeks!!!  But, my MIA has not been in vain… I have been cooking up some exciting additions & changes that I hope to share with you all very soon!

In the meantime … I CAN share that KSS will be packing up and hitting the road for another workshop this June.

KSS is joining up with Stamping Around and going to OHIO – June 17 & 18, 2011!

I am so excited to meet up with Julie Masse, (one of the talented KS Crew) on one of her Stamping Around weekend workshops!  When she asked me “so many months ago” if I would be interested in going to Ohio… (where Tammy Hershberger, a KSCrew Alumni, lives) and host a full day of KSS classes + a class for SA on Sat., I did not have to think twice to answer… YES! Actually, come to thinking of it…. I may have been so excited about putting 1 + 1 together ….ie:  Julie + Tammy, @ Tammy’s well know place of work… Toyrifix,   I think…. I might have invited myself  to join in the stamping fun before Julie could even finish her sentence … I don’t remember! LOL!  But… that doesn’t really matter …I am going! YaHOOOO!

For all the info on KSS all day Friday workshop – go HERE

For all the info on Stamping Around’s Friday evening & Saturday workshop – go HERE. 🙂


Time for Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special!

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 neededFree Smiley Courtesy of

A side of samples spotlighting items from the WBPS, can been seen HERE.


New Year… New Forum… New Stamping Fun!

…  Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

Wow ~ What a week …

with the new kss forum & new open gallery (yes, where you can share your KSS creations too!) is up and in full swing!  The KSCrew has an amazing lineup where you’ll find something new to do everyday! You can find inspiration in the Crew Corner or stamping fun in the Crew Challenge Cupboard! By the end of this week, the full line up will be up and running. Here is what you can expect to find….


Crew Challenge Cupboard
Monday: 10 Min. Card – Hosted by Lynn
Tuesday: Kitchen Pantry – Hosted by Makiko
Wednesday: Stock Up on Occasions – Hosted by Lisa
Thursday: Word of the Week  – Hosted by Julie
Friday: Sketch Carte – Hosted by Connie
Saturday: Case the Crew – Hosted by ME
Sunday: Everything PLUS the Kitchen Sink – Hosted by Angela

Crew Corner

KSS Monday (a quick spot to find all the links to KSCrew’s Monday’s Creations) – Hosted by Maria
Tuesday Tip (fabulous quick tips and multi step stamping wisdom)– Hosted by Lynn
Wednesday Blue Plate Special Spotlight (serving up “samples on the side” to accompany the WBPS)– Hosted by Maria
Thursday Crew Chat (Grab your coffee [or Diet Coke] and chat with the Crew)– Hosted by Julie
Friday Flashback (spotlighting an inspiring creation from the KSS Archives) – Hosted by Julie
Saturday Sizzling Spotlight (spotlighting a creation from the Member Gallery… will you be in the spotlight next?) – Hosted by Connie
Sunday Recipe Spotlight (spotlighting an eye-catching Color Recipe from the Member Gallery or the KSCrew) – Hosted by Maria

Today’s card is for Lynn’s 10 Min. Challenge #2 (10MC2), using a reverse mask to create the focal point.

Yes, I will admit, I did know a head of time what Lynn’s challenge was going to be and was excited to try this technique … BUT, I forced it out of my mind and purposely did not stamp anything for this KSS morning. I wanted to put myself to the test. I did not use a timer for this stamping “dash”. I used the human clock of my DH walking the kids to school. LOL! We live about two blocks away from our neighborhood school.  SO, out the door they all went, and into the stamp room I raced…  GO!

I will admit that my DH was just opening the door returning from school, as I put the finishing touches on the champagne with Star Dust Stickles…so, this card may have taken maybe 12 to 15 mins… so easy to lose track of time when stamping (isn’t it?). Next time I will have to use a timer! 🙂

What took the longest? Which shape for my focal point. 😉

This card was created using one of the 3 new stamp sets released on Jan 1st, called Multi Step Champagne Celebration.

Please remember to check what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you this KSS Monday.

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko

Barbara – KS Guest Designer

Today is the deadline the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge, winner will be announced at The Daily Dare!


Materials –
Stamps: Multi Step Champagne Celebration from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Barely Banana from Su!
Inks: Champagne Glasses – Step #4 Smokey Gray (VersaFine) stamp off 1x, Step #3 London Fog (Memento) stamp off 1x, Step #2 Cantaloupe (Memento) stamp off 1x, Step #1 Platinum Planet (Brilliance). Reverse mask/focal point: Cosmic Copper on inside edge of mask and blend out towards center with Galaxy Gold (both Brilliance). Sentiment – Cosmic Copper. Bubbles Platinum Planet.
Embellishments: Wonky Squares from Nestabilities to cut reverse mask. Star Dust Stickles.



I am feeling as fine as cream gravy about what’s planned for the upcoming

KSS Workshop this October in Houston, TX …… and I can finally share

ALL of the info (plus sneak peeks) with y’all!

Which can all be found HERE.

Thanks y’all for being so patience!

The best Birthday surprise ever!

Well blow me over!!!

I am floored & speechless!

(my mouth hangs open with eyes as big as saucers, as I view the most GORGEOUS Birthday cards I have ever seen!
This is the best birthday surprise ever!!!

Smiley from

The awesome KS Crew has cooked up a blog hop today for my birthday with some serious card EYE CANDY … (they SURPRISED the ink right out of me!)


My deepest heartfelt thanks to an amazing & talented group of ladies, the KS Crew! It is a pleasure & honor to work with each & every one of you! Your inspiration knows no bounds!

Smiley from

A BIG day in the Kitchen!!!

Yes, it is a might BIG day for Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Today is a new release day with 4 new stamps, plus bringing an old favorite out of retirement … AND the Grand Opening of the long awaited …. NEW Kitchen Sink Store!!!!!  YaHOOO!

(I sort of feel like I should be handing out cigars! LOL!)


Above is an ornament I created using the new set, Multi Step Winter Cardinals … you all guessed right with the first sneak peek!!!! 🙂

You can see all what’s new, in the NEW KSS store HERE.   [I am still moving things over to the new site and will be complete in the next few days]  🙂

Now you’ll still want to check out what the KS Crew has for your eyes today too … because not only do they have gorgeous cards to share… but a special coupon to share with all our KSS readers …. 15% off for today’s celebration and to thank you all for your patience during this big move!!!! This is for today only. Plus, you will also notice an extra shipping discount on the “welcome!” page of the new store.

hHappy Stamping!
Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmery White from SU! Metallic Mars from Paper Temptress. Vintage Cream from Papertrey. Ink – Cardinal (stamping out-of-order) Step #3 Crimson Red – VersaFine, Step #2 Lady Bug – Memento, Step #1 Desert Sand – Memento, Step #4 Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Pine Branch & Pine Cones (stamping backwards) Step #4 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #3 Rich Cocoa – Memento, Step #2 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #1 Bamboo Leaves – Memento. Embellishments: Clear Acrylic Ornament from Clear Scraps. Classic and Scalloped Pettit Ovals Netabilities. Adhesive pearls from Michael’s. Tacky tape and Glitter from Martha Stewart. Gorgeous ribbon (sorry, hard to see) – made in Sweden… sent by a friend! 🙂