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!