Post Valentine’s post!

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Smiley from

I admit, have missed stamping with the 3 Step Daisy and glad that it has come out of retirement … it has always been my “go to” set when I am not sure what I want to stamp. These 4″x 4″, one layer valentines were fun and a snap to make.

Happy President’s Day!   Smiley from


.…and don’t forget to check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too! 🙂


Don’t forget to come the fun with Makiko’s challenge for KS Crew Challenge #22!

By using your Kitchen Sink Stamps and playing along with this month’s challenge, you will qualify for a chance to win one of 3 prizes! Winners will be picked by a random number generator … so, everyone has a chance to win. The more you enter… the more chances to win.
Post your KSS project using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the KSS BLOG (HERE). Please leave one link per challenge sample. Enter as many samples as you like. When uploading your KSS’s entry to you favorite gallery, please use KSCC#22, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#22 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – Feb. 26th – midnight EDT. The winners will be announced on March 1st.
Happy Stamping!

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Daisy, Ready 4 Any Holiday and Vintage Words from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Neenah Solar White. Ink: [all Memento unless stated] Card on the Left: (Light colored daisy) Step #2 Rose Bud, Step #1 Lulu Lavender, Center- Grape Jelly (Dark colored daisy) Step #2 Lilac Posies, Step #1 Rose Bud, Center- Grape Jelly. The card on the Right: Light colored daisy – Step #2 Lilac Posies, Step #1 Lulu Lavender, Center- Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Dark colored daisy – Step #2 Rhubarb Stalk, Step #1 Sweet Plum, Center- Imperial Purple – VersaFine. Embellishments: Platinum Stickles in the center of the flowers.

A Sink full of Blue in the Kitchen!

It’s Wednesday… so, now until 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. 😀


Today is the last day to vote for who will win 1st prize for KS Crew Challenge #10 – Midnight tonight EST. The winners will be announced Friday, April 17th.

Revisiting KS Crew Challenge #11 – Monochromatic … Blue Duo for today.

blue-birthdayMaterials – Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Shimmer White from SU! Ink: Night of Navy – SU! Embellishments: Dry Embossing folder – Tiny Bubbles from ProvoCraft. Labels One from Nestabilities. Corner Punch from SU! Silver Brads from Making Memories. Copic Markers.

my-worldMaterials – Stamps: 3 Step Hearts and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky and Shimmer White from SU! Ink: Step #1 Soft Sky, Step #2 Blue Bayou, Step#3 Night of Navy – SU! Embellishments: Silver chord and Ticket Punch from SU! Dew Drops – Silver Bells from Robin’s Nest. Emboss Zig Zag edge punch from Martha Stewart.

KSCrew Challenge#7 with our Guest Hostess Connie!

crew-challenge-logo2Another KS Crew Challenge Monday and today we have another visitor joining us in the Kitchen! I would love to welcome our Guest Hostess, Connie!connie-for-kss

Connie’s cards will knock your socks off! She has been a winner of several “What’s Cook’n…” contests and was picked from Nov./Dec.’s contest to join us as Kitchen Sink’s Guest Hostess for KS Crew Challenge, #7.

But before I get to Connie’s challenge, I would like you all to have the same pleasure as I did, by getting to know a little more about Connie! 😀


I was born and raised in hot and sunny southern Arizona, where I still currently reside. In June, 1994, I married my high school sweetheart and best friend, and we have two wonderful children together.

Paper crafting has been a passion of mine for many years. I have been stamping on and off since 1994, shortly after I got married. However, in 2004, one of my dear friends got me majorly hooked on stamping again. A few years later, I was introduced to Split Coast Stampers (SCS) where you may know me as cmc2stamp. I have learned so much from the other wonderfully talented stampers on SCS, and have seen my own stamping style grow over the last few years! In addition to stamping, I really enjoy the outdoors – camping and hiking, and spending time with my loving family!


Now on to Connie’s challenge, which is: “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” Valentine. Make a valentine with one of the KSS FLOWER stamp sets without using the colors red & pink.tlc197-spechled-background-holly-wreath-cmc

Boy, did I have fun with this challenge! Not only did I look to Connie for today’s challenge … but I looked to Connie for my inspiration as well! 😀 Last month Connie did this fabulous holly wreath spinner card! Spinner cards always look like so much fun, so I thought today’s challenge was the perfect time for me to make one too. Here is my card for Connie’s challenge.


Please visit the rest of the KSCrew and our Guest Hostess to see what inspiration they have all cooked up today for Connie’s challenge.

Kitchen Sink Crew:
and Guest Hostess – Connie

Thank you Connie! It has been wonderful to get to know you better and I really had a blast with your challenge!

Please link your challenge projects in the Kitchen Sink Stamps’ Group on Paper Craft Planet. Enter under Discussions – KS Crew Challenge #7.
Please use KSCC#7, kithcnesinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag when uploading to your favorite gallery.

Plus, Connie’s Challenge calls to use all Kitchen Sink Stamps, you can also enter your challenge HERE and be entered in Jan./Feb. “What’s Cook’n…” theme: Show the Love. HERE for full details.vilolet-valentine

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, River Rock and Barely Banana from SU! Ink: (all SU!) Flowers – Step #1 – Barely Banana, Step #2 Almost Amethyst, Step #3 Lovely Lilac, Step #4 Elegant Eggplant, #5 Basic Black. Leaves(light) – Step #1 – River Rock, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Leaves(dark) – Step #1 – Kiwi Kiss, Step #2 Old Olive, Step #3 Always Artichoke. Sentiment – Elegant Eggplant. Bee (inside card) Step #3 Basic Black,vilolet-valentine-bee Step #2 Summer Sun,Step #1 Barely Banana [NOTE: I worked backwards with the bee because it easier to line up the lighter colors on top of the black 😀]. Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities. Dry Embossing folder – Swiss Dot from Provo Craft. Fishing line. Pearl rhinestones from my stash. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.

Happy 2nd Anniversary CPS!!!!

I am thrilled to share the news that CPS is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary of sharing over 100 fabulous sketches with awesome samples that truly inspire us all!

This is the 2nd week for CPS were they are celebrating big with loads of give aways from many fabulous sponsors… you won’t want to miss out on ALL the goodies!

Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of the very proud sponsors to join in CPS’s celebration, but you will have to go to CPS to see what the give away is from the kitchen! 😀cps101


PLUS!!!!! … a special sale for KSS and CPS readers, (2 days Only – Feb. 5 & 6 th) were everything is 15% off at the Kitchen Sink Store.

Just use the Promotion Code: CPS2YEARS


I and the KS Crew had to do our KSS version for this week’s CPS sketch, CPS101.

pink-pansies-cps101Here’s my monochromatic card for CPS101. Celebrating just puts me in a very, very, very happy, PINK MOOD LOL!

For: 3 Step Pansy – Color Recipe

See what the KSCrew conjured up for this special event! 😀

KS Crew:

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Pansy, Vintage Words and Mix it Up! (the tiny heart) from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: White Exact. from Wausau. Stardream – Mars. Metallic Rosebud from The Paper Company. Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU! Ink: (all SU!) Large Light Pink – Step #1 – Pink Pirouette, Step #2 Pretty in Pink, Step #3 Regal Rose, Step #4 Rose Red, #5 Bravo Burgundy. Large Med. Pink – Step #1 – Pretty in Pink, Step #2 Regal Rose, Step #3 Rose Red, Step #4 Riding Hood Red, Step #5 – Bravo Burgundy.Small Dark Pink – Step #1 – Regal Rose, Step #2 Rose Red, Step #3 Riding Hood Red, Step #4 Bravo Burgundy, Step #5 – Basic Black. SentimentBravo Burgundy. Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Pink velvet ribbon from Michael’s. Adhesive Pearl rhinestones from Marcella K. Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle.

Monday already!!!

WOW! Where did that week go???!!!! Maybe, it is better if I don’t know! LOL!

But, I am happy to be in the kitchen with another Kitchen Sink Monday … and I am so happy how this card turned out! Very quick with very little masking! 😀


For more KSS Monday inspiration, stop in for a visit with the KS Crew!
Kitchen Sink Crew:
Nicole Cooke
Tammy Hershberger
Dee Jackson
Angela Knopf
Julie Masse
Lynn McAuley
Lori Tecler

Materials – Stamps: 3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Shimmer White and Bravo Burgundy from SU!. Ink: (all SU!) Stems – Step #1a – Kiwi Kiss stamps off 1x, Step #2a Kiwi Kiss, Step #3a Old Olive, Step #4a Always Artichoke. Tulips – Step #1b Pink Pirouette, Step #2b Pretty in Pink, Step #3b Regal Rose, Step #4b Rose Red, Step #5b Bravo Burgundy. Sentiment – Bravo Burgundy. Embellishments: Sakura Clear Star pen for some sparkle around and under the bowl. Pearl adhesive rhinestones from Michael’s.