3 New Stamp Sets are available at KSS starting today!

Nature’s Small Joys are Here!

Three new stamp sets are available at Kitchen Sink Stamps. This release shines a spotlight on the beauty in nature that comes in small packages.

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps is a great set for nature scenes for all seasons, including Christmas. California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps brings a feel that Autumn is in the air and great for masculine cards and projects. Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps is perfect for quick and playful stamping projects. Thanks-so-Mush

Stamps to make this card: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps.


Stamps to make this card: California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Big Leaves Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Brush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.


Stamps to make this card: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps.


All 3 new sets can all be found under “What’s New”,  but here is a quick look…

Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available

Forest Toadstool – Color Recipe

California Quail Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available

California Quail – Color Recipe

Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps

with Digital Die Cut also available

Ladybug Hugs – Color Recipe


Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps… and have an inky day!

Lynn Jeanne


(CARD #1 – Thanks so MUSH)

Stamps: Forest Toadstool Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Mars from Stardream.


Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig


(CARD #2 – Happy Birthday Quail)

Stamps: California Quail Multi-Step Clear StampsBig Leaves Multi-Step Clear StampsBrush Strokes Multi-Step Clear Stamps, and Make a Big Statement.

Paper: Classic Crest Classic Cream Crest from Neenah. Bronze & Onyx from Stardream. Wood grain paper (from my paper stash).

Inks:  (Memento)

Embellishments: Pop dots & Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig (on the quail).


(CARD #3 – Ladybug Hugs)

Stamps: Ladybug Hugs Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. 


Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Pen from Zig


5 new stamp sets are in the Kitchen!

They can all be found under What’s New, but here is a quick look.

Multi-Step Grizzly Bear Wishes Clear Stamps


Multi-Step Guitar Clear Stamps


Multi-Step Palm Trees Clear Stamps


Multi-Step Sail Boats*


Multi-Step Lighthouse*


*These sets may be Pre-Ordered – expecting to ship by June 21st



 Using the set, Multi-Step Grizzly Bear Wishes Clear Stamps,

I created this one layered, C&S card for my youngest son’s to give to his teacher at the end of this school year. This year he had a male teacher who kept his kids in stitches (especially my son!) with lots and lots of jokes! So this card seemed very fitting to give to his teacher! 🙂


Plus… the KSS Forum Giveaway Game –

“Match the KSCrew to the New KS Stamp Set” is now open!

The Giveaway Game can be found in the KSS Forum under Special Events. Game Rules and Prize Info can be found HERE.


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

Please remember to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you using today’s new stamps! … You may also find a special promo code for today only. 😉

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Stamps: Multi-Step Grizzly Bear Wishes Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.

Inks: (all Memento Inks)

  • Bear: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa so 1 x – repeat, Step #1 – Rich Cocoa so 1 x. 
  • Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk & Rich Cocoa.

A Heartfelt Thanks to all KSS readers!!!

I am so deeply touched by all the emails with well-wishes.

Thank you so much!!!

First, I am just fine… and so is KSS! 🙂

I have been silent on my blog the past weeks due to being on the run, lending my Dad (who just had his 83rd birthday!) a big helping hand. He had some health issues at the beginning of the year and he is doing much better now. 🙂


…. and as for the WBPS (which has escaped me more times than I care to admit this month), I am having a special sale to make up for those missed Wednesdays this month! Thank you all for your patience.

A Special Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Wednesday Blue Plate Special!

Get 20% off everything in the store from Wed. until Friday (midnight)


U R 2 Kind Puppy Card

Thank you all again for the kind thoughts and best wishes…. and to a wonderful crew who have kept the Kitchen Sink forum & gallery going while I was absent. I will still be on the run for the rest of April and May… and hope the dust will have settled in time for me to head out to Ohio…. and stamp away with Julie & Tammy!!! 🙂

There is still time to sign up and join us!!! Go HERE for all the info for KSS & Stamping Around Workshop in OHIO:)

Giant Inky Hugs to you ALL!!!!


Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup Clear Stamps and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Whisper White and Sahara Sand – SU!

Ink: (all Memento)

  • Pup: Step #4 – Tuxedo Black, Step #3 – London Fog, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black so 2x’s, Step #1 – Rich Cocoa so 2x’s.
  • Sentiment: Rich Cocoa and VersaMark with Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder from Stampendous!

Embellishments: Dog Bone Clips from Creativeimpressions.com. Labels Eleven Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

Wed. Blue Plate Special… but it isn’t Wed.???

With the hustle and bustle that comes along this time a year, the Wednesday Blue Plate Special has been overlooked this week! 😦 … so, now until all day Friday (the 10th- midnight-EST), the Kitchen Sink Store will be serving up another helping of The Kitchen Sink’s Wednesday Blue Plate Special! blue-plate1

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.Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Lily of the Valley Thank You Card

I did something a wee different with the Color Recipe for Multi-Step Lily of the Valley (download HERE), instead of showing several different color combinations… this color recipe shows an example for 4 different ink companies: Tsukineko’s Memento ink, Palette ink, Ranger’s Adirondack ink and Stampin’ Up! ink.

Materials – Stamps: A Year of Thanks II – Lily of the Valley Multi-Step Clear Stamps and Simple Sentiments Clear Stamps (available in Jan. 2010) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Metallic Warm Steel from The Paper Co. Garden Green and Soft Sky from SU!


  • Lily of the Valley (stamping in reverse order): Step #5 Olympia Green – VersaFine, Step #4 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #3 Bamboo Leaves – Memento, Step #2 Cottage Ivy – Memento, Step #1 again Summer Sky – Memento.
  • Sentiment: Olympia Green – VersaFine and Bamboo Leaves – Memento.

Embellishments: Border punch – Threading Water. Distressed stripes embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Narrow grosgrain Bashful Blue ribbon – SU! Adhesive pearls from K&Company.

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.