Steer clear …

… for another KSS color recipe!




Today’s color recipe is for Multi Step Texas Longhorn and it can be found  HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and have happy long weekend … try and stay cool!


Stamps: Multi Step Texas Longhorn  from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Copper and Bronze Brown from Stardream. Chocolate Chip and Buckaroo Blue from SU! Designer Paper Mini Deck – “Wanted” from Cosmo Cricket.
Inks: (Memento inks) Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 – Peanut Brittle, Step #2 – Potter’s Clay so 1x, repeat, Step #1 – Peanut Brittle so 1x, Step #5 – Espresso Truffle.  Sentiment: Espresso Truffle.
Embellishments:  Classic Ovals & Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Adhesive Bronze Pearls from Michael’s.Atyou Spica pen – Pitch Black. Brown cord

Surprise Lupins

… it’s KSS Monday!

(sort of … in my house it is) 😉

For my family, the chaotic first week back to school is now behind us. I survived! 😉  Today, I am trying to catch up on last Friday’s color recipe + a little surprise … HA! – only the surprise was on me!


Bluebonnets are wildflowers

and a sweet pint size version to their bigger cousin, the Lupin.

My surprise is to share a bouquet of Lupins using the mini set,

Multi Step Bluebonnets.

While writing this post,  I was shocked to discover that I have never posted a card or project using Multi Step Bluebonnets … NOTHING, NADA, NOT EVER!

How can this be??? This set was created in 2010 for a KSS Workshop held in Texas (Texas’ state flower is the Bluebonnet). After the workshop, I showed a stamped sample of Bluebonnets with Multi Step Cowboy Boots, but that was it!!!  Poor sweet Bluebonnets! 😦

Multi Step Bluebonnets color recipe can be found HERE.




Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

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

Connie  • Julie  • Lisa  • Lynn  • Tammy


Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Olive Ruche from Paper Temptress. Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant and Marigold Morning from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – Please see Multi Step Bluebonnets Color Recipe for the 4 different color variations used.
Embellishments: Petite & Petite Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Barely Banana grosgrain ribbon from SU!

Cheery Cherries!

Happy KSS Monday!

One of the things I love about summer is all the fresh fruit available … peaches, raspberries, plums … and cherries are at the top of my list. I’m thinking what type of fruit should be the next KSS multi-step stamp set. So, please tell me … what is your favorite fruit?





Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful (and inky) week!

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

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: Multi Step Cherries, and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: [CARD 1] Solar White Classic Crest and Environment Desert Storm from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Olive Ruche from Paper Temptress. Old Olive from SU! [CARD 2] Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream. Old Olive from SU!
Inks: (all Memento Inks) – [Both Cards] Cherries: Step #3  – Grape Jelly, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 – Love Letter. Stem: Bamboo Leaves. Leaves: Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #2 – Olive Grove. Sentiments: [CARD 1] Olive Grove. [CARD 2] Love Letter.
Embellishments: [CARD 1] Postage Stamps Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Satin striped ribbon from my craft stash. [CARD 2] Large scalloped scissors from Fiskars. Adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s.

Tip for Quick Masking


I have a quick masking tip/trick for you today.

When you are not up for cutting out lots of masks from masking paper (especially small ones)… try using clear embossing powder instead.

Quick Masking with Embossing Powder/Resist Technique.

added note: (dye inks yield the best results – pigment inks can still leave a stain of color)


Photo (A) – Two flowers stamped & dry. Next, embossed with fine detail clear EP (using step #1 stamp for full coverage and VersaMark). Tip: It is also a good time to do any embellishing with glitter pens before embossing.

Photo (B) – The red arrows show pink ink on top of the previously embossed flowers (the yellow and orange flowers) and the clear emboss acts as a mask for the pink flower.

Photo (C) – Before embossing the pink flower (same as done in photo A), clean unwanted ink off with Q-Tip. Tip: wipe the ink off towards the image you just stamped.




Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you have a Happy (and inky) week!

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: 3 Step Aloha! and Multi Step Big Leaves from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Metallic Amethyst & Metallic Blackberry from The Paper Co. 
Inks: (all Memento Inks): See 3 Step Aloha! Color Recipe for different plumeria color combos. DK Leaves: Step #3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 –  Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Pistachio. LT Leaves: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 –  Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 Pear Tart. Sentiment: Elderberry w/ Lulu Lavender drop shadow.
Embellishments: Fine detail clear embossing powder & VersaMark ink.

A Tisket a Tasket, Berri-licious Basket

Happy Kitchen Sink Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and enjoying Spring Break (if you get one).

I have another basket for you today… but, there are no eggs in this one! 😉

So, are you wondering when new stamps are coming to the Kitchen?

4 new stamp sets on

April 23rd

start looking for sneak peeks and a KSS give-away starting April 16th

Please remember to visit the rest of the KS Crew and see what they have cooked up for you this KSS Monday.

Angela ConnieJulieLisaLynnMakiko


Stamps: Multi Step Baskets, Multi Step Berries and Plaid Plus! from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Mars from Stardream.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted)Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa SO 1x, Step #1 – Desert Sand. Strawberries: Step #1 – Rhubarb Stalk SO 1x, Step #2 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Sweet Plum, Step #4 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine). Strawberry Leaves: (Version 1) Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. (Version 2) Step #3 – Olympia Green (VersaFine, #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves. Plaid BKGD: Angel Pink and Rhubarb Stalk.  Sentiment: Imperial Purple (VersaFine).