Friday, December 31, 2010

Enjoy Life's Simple Pleasures

 Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses and Multi Step Berries by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up
Color Recipe: Roses - 4 SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once, 2 SU Blushing Bride, 1 SU Blushing Bride
Leaves: 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, 3 SU Old Olive
Sentiment: SU Cherry Cobbler

In the Free For All Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, Dawn asked use to share a card which features one of our New Year's Resolutions! This is my number one resolution!!

Don't forget that today is the day that Kitchen Sink Stamps opens their public Forum and Gallery! The big reveal will take place at noon Eastern Standard Time. A link will be posted at that time on Maria's Blog!

We will be having lots of challenges and contests with prizes galore!! I hope you can check in and play along!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

Warm winter wishes to you this Kitchen Sink Monday!! Hope you are checking out the 3 day after Christmas sale at Kitchen Sink Stamps!

The sale lasts from December 26 to midnight December 28. Everything in the store will receive a 20% discount when you enter HOHO20 as the promo code at checkout. Free shipping on US orders of $50 or more!!

Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman
Paper: SU Sage Shadow and Poppy Parade, Pure Luxury Ivory by Gina K Designs,
jovial by BasicGrey
Inks: SU Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel and Poppy Parade, Memento Rhubarb Stalk,
Tangelo, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, and Potter's Clay
Embellishment: Ribbon

Visit the Crew and see what they have prepared for you today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

New Year's Eve is a big day for Kitchen Sink Stamps and the KSS Crew with the Grand Opening of the KSS Forum/Gallery.  Many members of the KSS Crew will be in the forums from Noon to Midnight EST  where there will be challenges, games, and prizes! I hope you can join us there for all the fun!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Christmas Thanks!

A quick and easy thank you note today! Don't forget that Kitchen Sink Stamps is having a three day sale, December 26 to midnight December 28. Everything in the store will receive a 20% discount when you enter HOHO20 as the promo code at checkout. Free shipping on US orders of $50 or more!!

Stamps: 3 Step Hearts & Roses, 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly, 
Multi Step Cowboy Hat, and Multi Step Invisible Snowman
Paper: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Color Recipe: Rose - 4 SU Rich Razzleberry
3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SUCherry Cobbler stamped off once,
1 SU Ruby Red
Leaves and Holly - 3 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Pear Pizzazz, 
1 SU Pear Pizzazz Stamped off once
Embellishment: Ribbon

Monday, December 20, 2010

Thanks Snow Much

Now that all the Christmas cards are addressed and in the mail, it's time to start getting the thank you notes ready that will need to be sent on their way once the gifts have been opened. The thank you I am sharing today was made with Kitchen Sink Stamps' newest release set, Multi Step Invisible Snowman. I made him visible today by stamping the face and coal onto circles cut with my Nestabilities. I picked up some oak twigs from the front yard to use as arms for my snowman to tip his hat in thanks.

Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman
Papers: Bashful Blue and Whisper White by Stampin' Up
Inks: Hat - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Tuxedo Black stamped off once,
2 Memento London Fog, 1 Memento London Fog stamped off once
Scarf - 2 SU Rich Razzleberry, 1 SU Regal Rose
Eyes: Memento Danube Blue
Nose: Memento Tangelo and Potter's Clay
Coal: Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog
Pipe: Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black
Sentiment: Memento Danube Blue and SU Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Circle Nestabilites, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Scor-Tape, Dimensionals
Embellishments: Rhinestones

If you are going Kitchen Sink shopping today, remember that a promo code is no longer needed. To Get 10% off your order: CLICK HERE

Please check in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew to be inspired by their creations today! Each one has something special to share!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Invisible Snowman

It's a great Monday in the Kitchen with a fun new winter set, Multi Step Invisible Snowman, being released today! It contains everything you need to dress up your snowman and a handful of delightful sentiments as well. I let my snowman melt into a puddle on the ground so I could use the sweet "You Melt My Heart" sentiment. I stamped the top hat first and masked it to add the carrot nose and scarf. The winter tree is from another Kitchen Sink favorite, Multi Step Owl and Autumn Moon.

Stamps: Multi Step Invisible Snowman and Multi Step Owl and Autumn Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Soft Sky by Stampin' Up, Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs
Ink Layers: Top Hat - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 SU Basic Gray, 2 SU Going Grey, 1 SU Going Grey
Scarf - 2 SU Cherry Cobbler, 1 SU Pixie Pink
Buttons - 1 SU Pixie Pink, 2 SU Cherry Cobbler
Carrot - 2 Memento Tangelo, 1 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay
Pipe - 2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 1 Memento Desert Sand, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Coal - 2 Memento Tuxedo Black, 1 Memento Tuxedo Black stamped off once
Heart and Sentiment - SU Cherry Cobbler
Tree - 2 SU Early Espresso, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: Frosted Lace Stickles, Twinklets Diamond Dust

For those ordering from Kitchen Sink Stamps today, remember, you no longer need to add a promo code to receive a discount on your order. Get 10% off your order: CLICK HERE
Your discount will appear as soon as you add items to your cart!

And don't forget the New Year's Eve Excitement!!

Grand Opening of the KSS Forum/Gallery this New Year's Eve!
When: Dec. 31st
Time: Noon to midnight EST
Location: will be announced on Kitchen Sink Crew Members'  blogs in the am on Dec. 31st.
(anytime before  noon on Dec. 31st - EST)
The count down to the New Year in our New Forum will include loads of Challenges, Games, Prizes, & Give-Aways …. There will also be a new stamp release available first only to those in attendance in our forum at the stroke of Midnight (east coast time)!

Angela's Challenge - KSCrew Challenge #30 will be the last challenge hosted over on the KSBlog.
The winners will be announced over in our New Forum on the 31st.

Now head on over to see what the rest of the Crew has done with their Invisible Snowman!

Monday, December 6, 2010

KSCC#30 - Just In Case


Angela, our hostess for this month's challenge says, "Ever thought, 'I can do that!' Well, now's your chance. Pick a card you love from the gallery of a member of the Kitchen Sink Crew and CASE away."


The card above is the beauty I have chosen to case from the exquisite work on Julie Masse!!  I love everything about this wonderful card. I have omitted the sentiment because the person it is going to wanted a card which could be used for any occasion. I added the sprigs of fern to hide the glue which showed through my vellum! I usually have an oops or two to cover up!

Thank you, Julie, for the inspiration you are to us all!

Stamps: Multi Step Lily of the Valley from A Year of Thanks II by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Taken with Teal, True Thyme, Card Stock Vellum, 
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, marjolaine by BasicGrey
Layers and Inks: Lily of the Valley - 5 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
4 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 3 Memento Pear Tart, 
2 Memento New Sprout, 1 Memento Summer Sky stamped off once
Tools: SU Scallop Punch, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Scor-Tape
Embellishments: Jumbo Ric Rac, Button, Twine, Dimensionals


As you can see, I had a hard time choosing just one! The gorgeous cardabove is from the work of Connie McCotter! Below is my cased version! Sure wish I had some yellow ribbon!!!


Stamps: Multi Step Sunflowers by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, and So Saffron by Stampin',
curio by BasicGrey
Layers and Inks:  Watering Can - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
2 Memento Potter's Clay, 1 Memento Potter's Clay
Sunflower: 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Dandelion, 
1 Memento Dandelion stamped off once, 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 
5 SU Early Espresso
Stalk and Leaves - 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 
1 Memento Bamboo Leaves stamped off once, 3 SU Always Artichoke
Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons, Flat Back Beads
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scor-Tape, Sponge


I have a l-o-n-g list of gorgeous cards and fun projects I want to case from Maria and Lisa and Angela and Makiko as well!! Lucky for me, this challenge runs all month so watch for more cases from me in the coming weeks!



If you want to play along and win some fun Kitchen Sink merchandise, look through the Kitchen Sink cards of the members of the Kitchen Sink Crew and pick a card to case!  Find a card that matches the stamps you have and case away! Upload your creation to the Kitchen Sink Weblog. Remember, you must use Kitchen Sink images in order to be in the drawing for prizes!

The list below will pull up all of each person's Kitchen Sink cards including the card they have chosen to case from another member today! I've added myself to the list so you can pull up my KSS cards quickly as well! Enjoy!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Lynn

Fun new Kitchen Sink Stamps are being released next Monday, December 13!!

Thank you so much for visiting today! 

Getting a 10% discount on your Kitchen Sink purchases just got a little easier. Just enter the store in the right-hand side bar and the 10% will be deducted from your order as you add items to your cart. No promo code is needed!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Eve in the Kitchen

For Kitchen Sink Monday, I thought that Christmas Eve in the kitchen would make a fun holiday card! Who doesn't leave out snacks for Santa?  I pulled out and mixed together 5 of my Kitchen Sink sets to created this design.

Stamps: Multi Step Pine Trees (Christmas tree), 
Multi Step Cup of Warm Comfort 
(hot chocolate, peppermint sticks, and cookies), 
Multi Step Christmas Lights (Merry),
Multi Step Cowboy Hat (Christmas), 
Friends of the Moon ( snow and Santa) 

Papers: Pure Luxury White by Gina K Designs, 
Night of Navy by Stampin' Up, jovial by BasicGrey

Inks and Layers:  
Christmas Tree - 1 SU Pear Pizzazz, 2 SU Old Olive, 
3 SU Always Artichoke, 4 SU Handsome Hunter 

Hot Chocolate - 2 Memento Desert Sand, 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 
4 SU Soft Suede, 1 Memento Desert Sand stamped off once

Cookies - 3 SU Soft Suede stamped off once, 2 SU Daffodil Delight, 
1 SU Daffodil Delight stamped of once

Peppermint Sticks - 3 SU Riding Hood Red, 
2 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off once, 1 SU Riding Hood Red stamped off twice

Santa - Memento Tuxedo Black,  Snow - Colorbox Frost White,  
Sentiment - SU Riding Hood Red
Tools: Oval Punches, Dimensionals
Embellishments: Rhinestones and Stickles

Thank you so much for dropping by today! Be on the lookout for new Kitchen Sink Stamps being released on December 13!

Be sure to check in on the rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew today for some KSS inspiration!! And when you drop in on Connie, be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Wishing you the best birthday EVER, Connie!!


If you are shopping at Kitchen Sink today, don't forget to use code LYNN10KSS for a 10% discount at checkout!

Friday, November 26, 2010

KSS Friday and Saturday Sale!!

I am having the best time ever playing with my Christmas lights!!I just can't seem to put them down! They seem to twinkle so brightly and put me in the Christmas spirit. I used them today to let you know that Christmas is coming a little early in the Kitchen! For today and tomorrow only (Friday and Saturday) all available merchandise in the Kitchen Sink Store is on sale for 25% off! And if that wasn't exciting enough, shipping will be free for US customers  with orders of $45 or more! Enter the store at the right and type in promo code KSS25 at checkout!


For today's card I started with the bulbs, masked them, and added the pines. I then added the package, masked it, and added the boots. I then masked the boots and sponged on the floor.

Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights, Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Multi Step Gift, 
Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Multi Step Cowboy Hat
Papers: Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Memento Lady Bug, Tangelo, Grape Jelly, Rose Bud, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, 
Rich Cocoa, and Potter's Clay, SU Creamy Caramel
Embellishment: Star Dust Stickles

Monday, November 22, 2010

Card Positioning Systems - Sketch 194 - Kitchen Sink Stamps


Today the Kitchen Sink Crew is delighted to be using our Kitchen Sink images to create cards using Sketch 194 from Card Positioning Systems. Hop on over to Card Positioning Systems and find out all the fun details on playing along and possibly win a KSS prize!!


To create my design, I inked only the top portion of all four layers of the bulbs, masked them, and then stamped the pines. I finished by brushing a thin layer of Star Dust Stickles over the top of the bulbs.


Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights and Multi Step Winter Cardinals by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snow Storm by Mark's Finest Papers,
Poppy Parade and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Inks and Layers: Christmas Bulbs - 3 SU Poppy Parade, 2 SU Poppy Parade stamped off once, 
1 SU Possy Parade stamped off twice, 4 - SU Cherry Cobbler
Pines - I used only layer one and stamped it in Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - SU Poppy Parade and Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Stickles, Jeweled Brad, Rhinestones, Corner Rounder



 Here is the layout! Go see what you can do. One lucky winner will be taking home some Kitchen Sink images for themselves!

Don't miss the fabulous samples done by the KSS Crew!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jenn's Turkey Challenge - Tangled Up in Creativity

Jenn has challenged the members of Tangled Up in Creativity to create a card using these three things:
A Turkey
Real or Faux Stitching
Ribbon

Stamps: 3 Step Turkey, Multi Step Harvest, 3 Step Honey Bunny 
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
pyrus by BasicGrey
Inks: Turkey - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Creamy Caramel, 1 SU Creamy Caramel
Pumpkin: 2 SU Pumpkin Pie, 1 SU Pumpkin Pie stamped off once, 3 SU Cajun Craze
Grass - SU Creamy Caramel
Tools: Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Sponge, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Embellishment: Ribbon

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Gift Tags - Kitchen Sink Stamps

I absolutely love playing with Kitchen Sink's fabulous Multi Step Christmas Lights because they just light up whatever project you put them on! This holiday season I have decided to use them to create tags to match my Christmas gifts which I am wrapping in maroon paper this year. My BasicGrey jovial papers are a perfect match with my wrapping paper so I pulled colors from them to create my Christmas lights.




Stamps: Multi Step Christmas Lights by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up,
Green Apple Pure Luxury by Gina K Designs
jovial by BasicGrey from Mark's Finest Papers
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, 
and Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up
Tools: Crop-o-dile, Nestabilities, Dimple Corner Punch, Leaf Punch, Fern Punch
Embellishments: Star Dust Stickles, Buttons, Ribbon, 
Jumbo Eyelets, and Copper Cord


This is the recipe I used to get the colors I wanted on my light bulbs to match the BasicGrey paper.

The green bulb: 3 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 1 SU Old
Olive stamped off twice, 4 SU Always Artichoke
The red bulb: 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off once,
1 SU Cherry Cobbler stamped off twice, 4 SU Rich Razzleberry

The finished tags are 4 inches by 7 inches.

I think they are going to look very pretty on my Christmas packages.

Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew has created something special to share with you today! Please don't miss the opportunity to drop by their blogs to see what they have to inspire you!


Those who wish to shop at Kitchen Sink today, enter the store in the right side bar and type in LYNN10KSS to receive a 10% discount on your purchase. Remember this code can also be used when ordering Blue Plate Specials on Wednesdays!

Monday, November 8, 2010

So Much to Be Thankful For - Kitchen Sink Stamps

How does time slip by so quickly? It doesn't seen possible that Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks down the road. I wanted today's card to express my gratitude for the blessings of this year. I hope you like it.


Stamps: 3 Step Turkey Trot and Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kraft, Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze by Stampin' Up
Pyrus by BasicGrey
Inks and Layers: Turkey - 3 SU Early Espresso, 2 SU Soft Suede
3 SU Creamy Caramel, Pumpkins - 2 Memento Tangelo
1 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Dimple Corner Punch, Big Bite, Sponge
Embellishment: Grosgrain Ribbon


If you haven't entered this month's monochromatic Crew Challenge, there is still time!! Check it out here!


Visit the Crew and see what they have to share with you today! I know you will be delighted and inspired!!


For those of you who are here to shop today, enter the Kitchen Sink Store in the sidebar at the right.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Michelle - Queen for the Day


The Queen's crown at Splitcoaststampers was presented to Michelle today! Michelle is a devoted and selfless stamper who creates cards to be sent to children with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. This card was created in her honor and hopefully with brighten some little girl's day.

Stamps: Multi Step Kittens & Pup and Multi Step Cowboy Hat (part of the sentiment)
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Speckled Bazzill, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede and Whisper White
by Stampin' Up, ambrosia by BasicGrey
Layers of Ink: Kittens - 4 SU Soft Suede, 3 SU Soft Suede
stamped off once, 2 SU Peach Parfait, 1 SU Peach Parfait stamped off once
Sentiment - SU Soft Suede
Tools: Nestabilities, Corner Punches
Embellishment: Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SCS Sketch Challenge 305 - Poinsettia

Stamps: 3 Step Poinsettia and 3 Step Bells (sentiment) by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
and Whisper White by Stampin' Up, jovial by BasicGrey
Memento Inks: Poinsettia - Layer 5 Rhubarb Stalk,
4 Rhubarb Stalkstamped off once, 3 Lady Bug,
2 Lady Bug stamped off once, 1 Lady Bug stamped off twice
Leaves - stamped on Certainly Celery - Layer 2 Bamboo Leaves stamped off once
Layer 3 Bamboo Leaves ( I omitted layer 1 since I stamped on celery paper)
Sentiment - Dew Drops Brilliance - Pearlescent Thyme
Tools - Flower Punch, Fern Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Embellishments - Pearls

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cardinal and Mistletoe - KSCC #29 - Monochromatic

Julie's challenge to you and the Kitchen Sink Crew for this month is to create a monochromatic card. I have selected to go with a red Christmas card (because you know I still need more!!). I hope you like it!

Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly, 
and Simple Sentiments by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snow Storm by Mark's Finest Papers and 
Merry Christmas Words by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Cardinal - 3 Memento Lady Bug, 2 Memento Lady Bug, 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 4 SU Real Red, Mistletoe - 2 Memento Lady Bug, 1 Memento Lady Bug stamped off once, 3 SU Real Red, 
Sentiment Memento Lady Bug
Embellishment: Ribbon


So grab your favorite Kitchen Sink Stamps and pick a color! I can't wait to see what monochromatic beauties you create for us. You have until Friday, November 19 to upload your entry to the Kitchen Sink Weblog. Three lucky winners will receive KSS gift certificates! One of them could be you!

I wonder what colors the rest of the crew have chosen? I'm heading over to find out!


If you have Kitchen Sink purchases you need to make today, enter the store to the right in the side bar and remember to add promo code LYNN10KSS at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your order.

Friday, October 29, 2010

SCS Challenges for the Week

I have been playing the challenges at Splitcoaststampers this week but haven't gotten around to loading them on my blog so today will be catch up day!

Monday - Technique Challenge - Create an Ornament

Created with the rim of a gimme cup and clear plastic packaging (tutorial to follow in a week or two). The steer is from Multi Step Texas Longhorn by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The stars are cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug.


Wednesday - Sketch Challenge

The papers are Snow Storm and Cherry Slush by Mark's Finest Papers, Basic Black by Stampin' Up, and Holly on Black and Musical Holly by the Paper Studio. The images are from A Walk in the Woods and Greetings of the Season by Mark's Finest Papers.

Thursday - Free 4 All - Paper Piecing with Scraps


The pear is from Pears & Hollyhocks by Mark's Finest Papers. The pear was pieced with offbeat by BasicGrey. The blossoms were pieced with Blushing Bride by Stampin' Up and the leaves with Old Olive by Stampin' Up.

Friday - Queen for the Day - Broom


Thanks to Brenda, I am now the proud owner of Coast to Coast by Stampin' Up. This set retired years ago and was in the sets Brenda sold at Anita's recent shoebox swap! I'm beyond thrilled to have it in my collection and really excited to find a lighthouse card in Broom's gallery to case in her honor today!

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Cowboy Christmas - KSS Boots & Holly

I'm a little behind in my Christmas card making this year. I decided it was time to kick it into gear when on Tuesday I saw my mother finish the 120 cards she will be sending out this year. My completed card count stands at 15. Fortunately I don't send out but about 60 cards so I'm sure I can make it!

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Mutli Step Cowboy Hat, 
3 Step Mistletoe & Holly by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Snow Storm and Cherry Slush by Mark's Finest Papers, Basic Black and Garden Green by Stampin' Up, Holly on Black by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand, 5 Memento Rich Cocoa
Holly - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, SU Wild Wasabi



My second card was the design I created for Anita's Semi-Annual Shoebox Swap held in Brazoria on Saturday. The theme this time was Christmas, and as always the card had to be made in 10 minutes so I pre-embossed the sentiment in black and tied the bows for the pre-packaged sets. I also had the masks cut and ready for use.

It was a fun day of stamping, and I got to catch up with Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stampers Esther, Anita, Teddie, Linda, Shelley, and Billie Dee. They got to practice what they learned in Pearland by masking those boots again. This time with holly to dress them up for the holidays!

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots, Multi Step Cowboy Hat,
and 3 Step Mistletoe & Holly
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kraft by Stampin' Up, Cherry Slush and Snow Storm 
by Mark's Finest Papers, Musical Holly
by the Paper Studio
Inks and Layers: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, 
3 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Potter's Clay
stamped off once, 1 Memento Desert Sand
Holly - 1 Memento New Sprout, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Sentiment - Versamark embossed with
black embossing powder
Sponging - SU Creamy Caramel
Tools: - Oval Nestabilities, Scor-Tape, Sponge
Embellishments: Ribbon and Red Nailheads

The Kitchen Crew has pretties to share with you today! Be sure to stop by and see them!


Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

Those interested in shopping can enter the store in the side bar and enter promo code LYNN10KSS at checkout to receive a 10% discount on your KSS purchases!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Treat Box - Kitchen Sink Stamps Project of the Month

Such excitement in the Kitchen today! The three fabulous sets Maria created for the Texas workshop and one additional set are all being released today. These sensational sets are:


By entering the store in the side bar and entering promo code LYNN10KSS you can receive a 10% discount on all your purchases from Kitchen Sink Stamps. For today and tomorrow only there will be free shipping on orders of $45 or more.


This month's Kitchen Sink Stamps Project of the Month is the treat box which I shared with the ladies at the Multi Step Workshop last Saturday in Pearland. With Christmas gift giving right around the corner, I wanted a fun way to share some of my homemade Texas treats with friends and neighbors! Those who like it mild will be getting Texas Trash and those who like it wild will be getting Texas Firecrackers, both of which are popular snacks here in Texas around the holidays.

This simple box is created from a single sheet of heavy weight kraft cardstock using the template below.

The pieces were cut, scored, and stamped with background images. I used layer one of Multi Step Longhorn which is being released today stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once, layer one of the small horseshoe from Multi Step Horseshoes stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa, and layer 2 on one of the stars from Multi Step Ornament and Stars stamped in SU Riding Hood Red. I added Scor-Tape to the folded tabs to hold the box securely together.

 Next the front and back panels were attached to the bottom of the box with the Scor-Tape.


The scored lines were folded in creating the sides of the box. Two side tabs were attached to the front of the box.


The other two were attached to the back panel completing the box.


The treat in a cello bag was placed in the box. I then added a band of embossed cardstock which looks like tooled leather to decorate the bottom edge of the box. Rope, stars, and a mini cow bell were attached to close the top of the box through the punched handles using red bandanna ribbon.

The image on the front of the box is from Multi Step Cowboy Boots. I stamped the boots as follows:

layer 4 - Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once
layer 3 - Memento Potter's Clay
layer 2 - Memento Summer Sky stamped off once
layer 1 - Memento Desert Sand 
layer 5 -Memento Rich Cocoa

The sentiment was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa with the word Cowboy stamped in  Memento Pearlesence Beige.


Here is more of the fun I have been having with these fabulous sets:









And one last one for the Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers!



Don't miss the opportunity today to see the fabulous work from the rest of the crew using these gorgeous new images!!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


I hope you all have taken the opportunity to check out the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges going on at Splitcoaststampers daily throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The cards created for the challenges are going to M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas for use by the patients there. Many paper crafting companies have joined in with loads of fabulous prizes to be awarded to participants in the challenges. Kitchen Sink Stamps is one of those taking part as a sponsor. They will be giving away to 10 lucky winners one of their newest releases: Ribbons with a Cause. I used it to create today's card.


Stamps: Ribbon with a Cause by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Inks: Ribbon - 3 Memento Rose Bud, 
2 Memento Rose Bud stamped off once, 1 Memento Angel Pink
Embellishment: Rhinestone

What an awesome time we had multi step stamping in Pearland, Texas this week! A huge thanks to all our participants!! What joy it brought us to see you fall in love with your new KSS stamps!! The stamps created for the Texas workshop are sensational and next Monday I will be sharing them with you!! They will be released to the public on that day!!

Check in on the crew! They each have something special to share with you today.




Monday, October 4, 2010

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge 28 - Halloween

Makiko is in charge of the Kitchen Crew today and has assigned us the task of creating something for Halloween: a treat bag, a party favor, a card, whatever you might be needing whenever Halloween rolls around to your house. Because my grandchildren live out of town and do not trick or treat at my house, Gram sends cash in a card! They buy their own treats! I pulled out 3 of my Kitchen Sink sets and got to work!


Stamps: 1/2 Pint Alphabet, Multi Step Owl & Autumn Moon, and 
Friends of the Moon by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up, 
Halloween Sparkle by Cloud 9 Design
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe, and Tangelo, Versafine Imperial Purple
Embellishment: Ribbon

Let's see what Halloween treats you can come up with using your Kitchen Sink Stamps! Remember to load them to the Kitchen Sink Weblog! You may be the winner of some sensational new Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Lots of excitement for Kitchen Sink Stamps this week as we pack our bags and head for Pearland, Texas! Friday and Saturday will be great days of practicing with and learning about multi step stamping. I have been playing all week with the new images designed especially for you! Yee Haw are we going to have fun!!

Check out the Halloween treats prepared for you today by the crew!!


KSS shopping instructions are in the sidebar to the right. New stamps will be released on October 18!



Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome Little One

One of my friends is expecting a new little grandson any minute now so I thought I better be prepared! I used the sketch for Splitcoaststampers' Clean and Simple Challenge 86 and Kitchen Sink's newly released Multi Step Lil' Elephant. He is the cutest baby ever!!

Stamps: Multi Step Lil' Elephant by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy,
Whisper White, and Print Pack by Stampin' Up
Inks: Elephant - 4 Memento Tuxedo Black, 3 SU Basic Gray,
2 SU Going Grey, 1 SU Sahara Sand; Sentiment SU Night of Navy
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

The Kitchen Sink Crew is busy preparing for our Multi Step Stamping Workshop in Pearland, Texas on October 8 and 9! I'm so excited that so many of my friends and stamping buds will be there!! Thanks, guys!! You are going to love the fabulous images that Maria has designed for you!! I can hardly wait to share them with you!

Please drop in on each of the crew to see what they have stamped for you today!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko

For those shopping today, don't forget to enter the store on the right and enter promo code LYNN10KSS to receive a 10% discount on your order. The discount does not apply for the Pearland workshop.

Monday, September 20, 2010

KSS Sponsors CPS Sketch 185


This week Kitchen Sink is sponsoring Card Positioning System Sketch 185 which means someone will be winning some fabulous Kitchen Sink merchandise! If you join in on the fun, it could be you!!


I chose to use Kitchen Sink's new release, Multi Step Ivy. Hope you like my take on the challenge!
Stamps: Multi Step Ivy and 3 Step Daisy by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: SU Pear Pizzazz, SU Whisper White, SU Always Artichoke
Inks: Ivy Layers: 3 SU Old Olive, 2 SU Old Olive stamped off once, 
1 SU Pear Pizzazz stamped off once, 4 SU Always Artichoke,
Sentiment: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Edge Punch, Dimensionals
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Crystal Dragonfly

Head on over and see what the rest of the crew has created with this fun sketch!!

There is still time to register for Kitchen Sink Multi Step Stamping Texas Style in Houston, Texas on October 8 & 9. The owner and creator of Kitchen Sink Stamps, Maria Colosimo, will be leading the instruction!! What a treat to learn at the hand of the master!! Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Remember, too, that you have until Friday, September 24 to enter the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #27!! Three lucky winners who use their Kitchen Sink Stamps to create a fall card, will win Kitchen Sink stamps!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tangled Up in Creativity Challenge Meets CPS185

I used Card Positioning Systems Sketch 185 to create this card for the Tangled Up in Creativity fall challenge!

Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Kraft, Very Vanilla, and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up
Inks: Squirrel - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Really Rust
stamped off once, 1 SU Creamy Caramel
Acorns - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Really Rust stamped off once,
1 SU Pear Pizzazz
Leaves - 3 SU Soft Suede, 2 SU Really Rust, 1 SU Pear Pizzazz
Embellishment: Ribbon