Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For You - TCPTUES319 - Tags

Happy Tuesday!

Today is another fabulous TCP Tuesday and the theme is Tags.  Ah... who doesn't love tags?! There are so many things you can do with tags. They are perfect for gift giving along with using them as a focal point on your creation. For my creation, I made a tag for any occasion.

I started with some patterned paper from Basic Grey's Soleil collection.  Using Sketchy Flowers, I stamped the larger flower with Memento ink in Dandelion and stamped the matching sketched flower over that in Cantaloupe.  The center was made using Cocoa.  The smaller flower was made using the same technique in pink tones.That flower was popped up over the larger one that was adhered down flat. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out to place on the tag.  It was finished by adding a sentiment from Simply Said onto a fishtailed banner and added to the center.  Some ribbon completed the look to match the color scheme.

We hope you are able to join us in this weeks challenge before a winner is chosen from the link you uploaded your creation to. You have a chance to win a TCP gift certificate.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Just Keep Swimming - Feature Day - Your Next Stamp

Happy Sunday everyone!

It's this months Feature Day with Your Next Stamp and the theme is water or water coloring.  I had to pull out the ever cute and fun set of Fishy Fun that screams for some water colors.  Using the color combo of greens and yellows, I created a background to mimic an underwater peek with the turtle diving.

The bubbles were made by using the bubbles from the plant stamp in the set and adding a bit of blue water colors to it. Once dried, I added some drops of water to accentuate the "water" effect and then finished it off with more water splattered onto the paper.  Some gumdrops were added for some additional color on the water droplets.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the panel, some twine added, and attached to some patterned paper from Basic Grey.

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to leave some love for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas in July - TCPTUES318 and a SALE!

It's the second week of TCPTUES318 and the challenge is Christmas in July! What better way to get a jump start on  your Christmas cards? I know for me, this was my first for the year.

Using the set of First Christmas. These images crack me up with the naughty girl throwing those snowballs at her friend.  Obviously trying to surrender. :)  The images were colored with Copics and using the snowflakes in the set, I heat embossed them using a goldish glitter EP.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base.  I always like a lot of white space in holiday cards, so this CAS look fits the bill.

Speaking of this holiday talk- there is a FANTASTIC sale going on right now with The Cat's Pajamas! It's the Christmas in July Sale!

Shop now for 25% off your order. The sale lasts until 16 July and this is the time to stock up on your favorites!! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Tuesday!

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

Have you played along in the YNS challenge? Head over to the YNS Blog to see the newest challenge and how to link up so that you can have a chance to win.  This weeks sketch and color combo is fantastic!

For my card, I am using the current sketch and the sentiments from Cool Tag Banner Sentiment set.

Using some patterned paper from EP, I created the background to follow the sketch.  Because the paper is already fun and busy, I felt using an image would get lost, which is why I used a sentiment.  To finish the look, I added some fun Wink of Stella in clear over each white balloon for some fun sparkly and finished the look with some various gumdrops.  Simple and fun!

Don't forget to see all the fun creations some of the DT members have made over at the YNS Blog! Thanks for stopping by and taking in a peek!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Frame It Up! Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Have you joined along in this month's new release blog hop for YNS? Weren't the creations fantastic? Well, it is not stopping there! The design team have created more awe-spiring projects using items from this new release to get your creative mojo flowing.

This month's dare is to Frame it up! A perfect dare since YNS has so many fun dies perfect for framing an image.  In this new release, there is the new Stitched Circle Frame die perfect for so many ideas.  For my card, I am not only using the new circle frame die, but the darling Waddles Beach Fun stamp set as well.

 Using some patterned paper from MFT, I used the Stitched Rectangles die set to cut the main layer and over lay that with the Stitched Circle Die and Waddles image, cut out using the coordinating die set.  Also used and cut out from the set is the sun, which is popped up on the circle frame. The image was colored in with Copics while the sentiment was stamped directly onto the panel.  I finished the look with some matte gumdrops and those darling mini images from the stamp set of a crab and starfish.

Be sure to stop  by the YNS Blog to leave some love and for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and hope you have a great Wednesday!

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

July New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

It has arrived! The July release and blog hop for Your Next Stamp!  This release has so many fun sets and dies to boot that you will surely just want to order the whole lot.  These releases just keep getting better and Karen does not disappoint.

For my first card, I am using the new set called Me Time.  We all need some time like that and this one just exudes such a feeling. I would love to curl up in this oversize chair with a good book and relax.  Without interruption...  :)

I was trying to get the worn in look of leather on the chair using some watercolors and distress inks.  I think I may a little ways to go to perfect the look, but overall I like it.  The lamp was paper pieced using some light blue patterned paper while I used some Copics and Spica pens for the mirror.  I popped up the chair, table, and coffee mug for some dimension cut out using the coordinating die set. The patterned papers used are from AC and the look was complete by adding the sentiment across the bottom.

My second card here is a little more on the CAS side to make for a quick card you can send to someone to remind her that she needs to have some 'me time.'

First my disclaimer... I promise I did not stamp this on the crooked side. LOL! I think I may have taken the picture at an angle and didn't quite catch it while editing. So trust me when I say it is straight. :) The background paper is from MFT's watercolor collection and the books were colored in with Copics.  I popped up the plant cut out with the coordinating die and stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel using two colors.  I completed the card with some matte gumdrops.

Now before you hop off to the next member to leave a little love so you have a chance to win, don't forget to keep in mind the awesome deal waiting for you during this release - 20% OFF your entire purchase! 

This is an awesome deal and one you do not want to pass up! You will be able to check off all those you want on your list!   Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sneaky Peek July Release - Your Next Stamp

It's time for sneaky peeks with Your Next Stamp! The July new release will not disappoint and there is much to love. As always, get your list ready as you take a peek at all the DT creations.

For my peek today, I sharing with you a set called Flippin' Fabulous.  This is so fun and so perfect for Summer. I paired this cute little guy with the new release die called Flip Flop.

I stamped the image and colored him in with Copics.  Using the coordinating die, I cut him out and then hand cut the claws and flip flop out of the image.  The flip flops were replaced with the die cut flip flops and the claws re-attached so that the whole thing could be popped up and look like he is handing them to you. :) This was all placed over the soon to be released stitched circle frames.  The patterned paper is one from Little Yellow Bicycle that I have had for some time.  The look was finished with making the sentiment piece fishtailed, popped up, and completed with some matte gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for release day and the monthly blog hop for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping in and hope you and your family are enjoying a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Eat Cake - Your Next Stamp Challenge

Looking at the title, it would have been more appealing if the challenge was to eat cake.. :) I love cake. And just about anything sweet. I really have to work at making sure I don't dig into everything that sounds de-lish to eat!

So, what is this eat cake I talk about? Well, it's another week playing along with Your Next Stamp's weekly sketch and color challenge!  I decided this week to use the colors and use the sketch in a very loose way.  The set I have used for the card is the newly released Happy Everything, along with the coordinating 'Happy' die.

The patterned paper used is from MME and I cut the bottom portion using the new scallop star edge die.  The dotted strip was made using the also newly released tiny dot edge stamp.  Once those were put into place, I cut out the 'happy' with some thin, self adhesive, glitter foam.  I of course couldn't leave it at just that, and when I placed on the front, I went over it with some Glossy Accents for added texture.  I then  added a dot of it in the center of the flowers on the patterned paper. The card was completed by adding some matte gumdrops in Spring Grass.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the beautiful creations the DT have made.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see your incredible projects uploaded on the YNS Challenge Blog!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Design Team Summer Series - Your Next Stamp

Hello everyone!
This week, the design team with Your Next Stamp is featuring fun summer projects that you can make with all the fabulous products YNS has to offer!

Today I am happy to share with you a fun summer project that could be a perfect end of the school year treat for the littles.  Using the YNS large banner die and the large piercing banner, I cut out 8 banners to create the word 'Summer' along with the ends that hold some fun popsicle cut outs from the Cool and Sweet set. For the center of the banner, I used the new Doily Trio set released just this month to pop up with the felt letter in the center.  The letter are just self adhesive letters I found in the dollar bin at Target.  A fun coordinating ribbon color was used to adhere the banner die cuts to and this made a large banner you can hang from a banister, doorway, or even the wall to celebrate the warm season.  

A closer look of the banner.

 In addition to the banner, I also made some fun banners to add to some paper straws using the new released Cool Tag stamp and die sets.  Each straw has a positive, fun saying to keep everyone smiling.  Of course, the candy filled jar that holds the straws probably would make the smiles bigger. The treat bags are just some fun decorated bags that can be filled with treats.  This was decorated using the Cool and Sweet set as well.  To continue with the Cool and Sweet spotlight, I thought it would fun to make a streamer using the popsicle cut outs using the coordinating die set and "sandwich" them with a thin ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed the summer idea I had using various YNS products that are available for your crafting mojo for DYI projects! Thanks so much for stopping by and to see all the fun DT projects, be sure to stop by the YNS Blog! Have a great day!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

TCPTUES316 - The Cats Pajamas Stamps

Hi everyone!

Have you had a chance to play along in the TCPTUES316 challenge? You still have a week to play along and link up your project for a chance to win and the theme is perfect for all this warm weather we are having. The theme is Summer and The Cat's Pajamas Stamps have so many perfect sets to create your summer lovin' project!

For my card, I am using the set Lemons which is one of my absolute favorite sets in the store. I paired this cutie up with the fun die set of County Fair.

I started with water-coloring the background for sky before adding the County Fair frame over it.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before being fussy cut out and popped up in the frame.  The stitched clouds die was used to for the one cloud also popped up with the sentiment stamped directly onto the background.  The finished sentiment was stamped on the inside which says, 'I am here to offer you unsolicited advice and criticism.' : ) I just love it!

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the Kitty Cat Packs awesome creations and don't forget to play along and link up! We can't wait to see what you come up with.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

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