Zinnia Paper Weight project

Lost Zinnias

 Here is a project that has been sitting on my computer in “draft mode”. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with you! Well, better late than never. 🙂

This project starts with a

clear-acrylic, oval stamping block, and Multi Step Zinnias

… and transforms it into a lovely paper weight.

Begin by randomly stamping the zinnias (working from the center out, masking the center zinnias). Embossed the sentiment. Position the block over the stamped area as desired for the end product. Lightly trace around the block with a pencil.  Using a tooth pick [or small disposable brush], apply a thin coat of Diamond Glaze to the “back” side edge of the acrylic block (only the edge so the glue won’t show through the block and distort your stamped image). Reposition the block over the stamped image within the pencil out line and glue side down. Being careful not to nick or cut into the block, trim away the excess paper neatly around the block with sharp scissors (or x-acto knife). Back the underside of the paperweight with velvet paper, die cut in an oval shape (a bit smaller than the block) … a scalloped oval is also pretty.

Makes a great gift!




Multi Step Zinnias – Die Cut digital down load

Multi Step Zinnias – Color Recipe


Thanks for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day!


Stamps: Multi Step Zinnias , Whole Family and Words of Comfort & Joy [or] Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps. 
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Clover Velvet paper from SEI.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted) Red Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Lady Bug, Step #1 – Angel Pink 2x’s (large flower only). Orange Zinnias: Step #4 – Sweet Plum, Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 –Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Cantaloupe, Step #1 – Dandelion. Leaves: Step #3 – Imperial Purple, Step #2 – Cottage Ivy, Step #1 – Bamboo Leaves [or] Bamboo Leaves + Pear Tart. Sentiment: VersaMark and silver embossing powder.
Embellishments: 1/2″ thick Oval Acrylic Block. Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger – Silver. Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Diamond Glaze to glue (just around the edge).

Lots to Celebrate!

There has been a lot to celebrate in our house lately with birthdays & graduations! But the celebrating doesn’t stop there … Kitchen Sink Stamps is also celebrating with the long-awaited release of new stamps!

That’s right!  

Five new stamp sets

… are almost here and will be available on June 10th!                                                                      (That’s one week from today – YaHoo!)

I must share that I did something a little different when it came to designing the new stamp for this release. I asked the KSCrew, “What stamp set have YOU always wanted from KSS?”. Boy-O-Boy was I inspired by their input! Since I can hardly wait for you all you to see, I’ll have a new peak to show every day until Monday, June 10th! Here is your first peak. 🙂


PLUS … to add to the fun, beginning on June 10th, a special giveaway will be happening over on the KSS Forum for all our registered members. Please, stay tuned to find out more.


Now, if that wasn’t enough cause for excitement … look who is back in the Kitchen to help us celebrate the new stamp release and help us cook up some multi-step inspiration ???


Tammy Hershberger, that’s who!  

Welcome back, Tammy! Always great to have you back in the Kitchen stamping with us!


That is all my news for today so I will leave today you with two single layered cards.  Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (and inky) Monday!


Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!

Connie  Julie  Lisa  Lynn  Tammy


Birthday Card / Stamps: Multi Step Bunch O’ Balloons, Playful Numbers, Swirly Hearts & Stars and 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Balloons: Step #5 – Danube Blue 2x’s, Step #4 – Danube Blue, Step #3 – Danube Blue so 1x repeat, Step #2 – Danube Blue so 1 x, Step #1 – Summer Sky.  Swirly Stars: Summer Sky. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.
Graduation Card / Stamps: 3 Step GraduationWhole FamilySwirly Hearts & Stars and Playful Stars from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah.
Inks: (all Memento Inks)Grad Cap: Step #3 – Tuxedo Black, Step #2 – Tuxedo Black (Step #1 not used). Grad Tassel: Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1  – Lady Bug. Swirly Stars: Gray Flannel and repeat again for shadow. Playful Stars: Lady Bug. Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

One Card – two different sentiments

Happy Monday!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


A quick reminder, today is the last day for our Mother’s Day Sale.

20% off everything in stock  (ends midnight PST)



I can hardly wait … NEW stamps coming this June!

More info to come.


Does my Mother’s Day card look a little familiar? The original can be found HERE.


I hate to have to admit this … but there are times when I stamp a card and for some reason or another, I don’t end up using it with the original stamped sentiment. Thank goodness for die cut shapes! It’s a great way to change a sentiment! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Please check out what the KS Crew has cooked up for you too!

Connie • Julie • Lisa • Lynn


Stamps: Whole FamilyMulti Step Baskets3 Step Bitty Tulip Bouquet3 Step Honey Bunny and 3 Step Hydrangea (butterfly) from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, Rose Quartz from Stardream Chiara and (die cut sentiment) Regal Rose from SU.
Inks: (all Memento Inks unless noted): 
Basket: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #1 – Vintage Sepia SO 1x followed with Desert Sand. Tulips Leaves: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 – Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #4 – Olympia Green (VersaFine). 
Tulips: (middle bunch): Step #1 – Rose Bud SO 1x, Step #2 – Rose Bud, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Lilac Posies 2x’s, Step #5 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic) SO 1x. Tulips (the bunch on left): Step #1 – Rose Bud, Step #2 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #3 – Lilac Posies, Step #4 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #5 – Imperial Purple (VersaFine) SO 1x. Tulips (the bunch on right): Step #1 – Rose Bud 2x’s, Step #2 – Lilac Posies, Step #3 – Perfect Plumeria (VersaMagic), Step #4 – Imperial Purple SO 1x, Step #5 – Imperial Purple. 
Bunny: Step #3  – Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Step #4 – Smokey Gray (VersaFine) & add Onyx Black (VersaFine) to the eyes and nose only, Step #2 Nigera Mist (VersaMagic), Step #1 – Pearl. Beige (Brilliance) SO 1x. 
Grass: Step #1 – Pear Tart, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #3 Cottage Ivy. 
Butterfly: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. 
Sentiment: Lilac Posies.
Other: Scalloped Scissors from Fiskars, Fancy Framed Tags Two (Shapeabilities) from Spellbinders and Gems from K&Co.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!


20% off everything in stock – today and tomorrow (ends midnight PST)



PLUS: start looking for new stamps coming this June! 🙂


Stamps: Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and Rose Quartz from Stardream
Ink: Lilac Posies from Memento
Other: Gems from K&Co.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope all the Mom’s and their families, had a wonderful day yesterday! Mother’s Day was a lovely, relaxing day in our kitchen. Our family (both sides) had a yummy brunch all together and my husband did the cooking! Oh, how I LOVE that! This clean & simple was made my wonderful MIL!
Smiley from millan.net
See what the rest of the KS Crew has cooked up for you today.
Angela (will be taking a couple of weeks off)Connie
Julie– Challenge Hostess LisaLynnMakiko


Come join us in the KS Crew Challenge fun!

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#25, kitchensinkstamps or KSS as the keyword or tag.
All the info and rules for KSCC#25 can be found HERE.
Deadline to my challenge is Friday – May 28th – midnight EDT.

The winners will be announced on Monday – May 31st.
Happy Stamping!

Materials – Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Whole Family from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Aqua Mist from Papertrey. Ink: (all Memento Ink) – LEAVES with STEM: Step#3 – Bamboo Leaves, Step#2 – Pear Tart, Step#1 – New Sprout. FLOWER: Step#4 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step#3 – Rose Bud, Step#2 – Angel Pink, Step#1 – Angel Pink stamp off 1x and repeat. Sentiment: Rhubarb Stalk. Embellishments: Ribbon & Adhesive Rhinestones from Michael’s.