Sunday, May 22, 2016

Flower Power - Feature Day With Your Next Stamp

Happy Sunday!

Today is Feature Day with Your Next Stamp's DT and it's all about flowers.  The team has put together a fabulous collection of all things flowers and you won't be disappointed.

For my card, I couldn't resist using the Mini Flower Splatter stamp to create this simple and fun card.


Using some cardstock from PTI and coordinating ink, I stamped the card base with the flowers.  I accented that with my white gel pen in the center of some flowers and added some circles using the back of a pen dipped into my white craft ink from Hero Arts.  Using a piece of vellum, I stamped the same background stamp to it using Versamark and added some white detail embossing powder before heating it with my heat gun.  This card still needed a pop of color, so I colored a scrap piece of white cardstock  with a few different Copic colors before adding some adhesive and glitter.  That was burnished the glitter in before running the Fancy Hello die through my Vagabond.  I ran that same die over some craft foam which I adhered the colored hello to.  I topped that with a little Glossy Accents.  Once dry, I added it to the center of the vellum.  Before adding the vellum to the base of the card, I had stitched the top with some blue thread.  The card was completed with a few Magical Pastel Gumdrops.  Here is a closer look of the hello:



Today is Karen's sons birthday! Happy birthday Brandon! To celebrate, Karen is adding a surprise sale for you to enjoy.  Happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Keepin' It Reel - Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all have been having a great week and now ready for a great weekend. And I hope you have been fairing some decent weather.  I don't know about you, but I am definitely ready for some warmer and dry weather.  Spring? Nah... who needs it! Let's just extend winter and jump into Summer when it gets here. :)

It is another Friday challenge over at Your Next Stamp and today, I am using the colors to play along.  Using the newly released set of Keepin' It Reel, I wanted to make this fun underwater scene using the fish and octopus in the set.


The "water" was started using some dp from MFT. I then used some of my distress inks and stains to go over the bottom of the dp to make it a bit darker.  To make the top of the water, I used the YNS Cloud Border die to create the look of waves.  The images were stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out using the coordinating dies to be popped up in the water.  The sun is from the Rainbow Fun die set and was also popped up before the sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base.  The scene was completed with some Glossy Accents for the eyes and fun Ice Ice Baby gumdrops for the bubbles.

We sure hope you come and play along with us for your chance to win! Just be sure to link up on the YNS Challenge Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sending Hugs and Kisses - TCPTUES314

Hey all!

Today is a another fun TCPTUES challenge that I think is one so super fun.  I love sentiments and cards that sometimes only feature that.  Words can be so powerful that all you need is that and no pictures.  Well, this challenge focuses on just that.  Sentiments!

I am using the new sentiment die of 'Sending' along with the set of Words of Love to created this CAS waterfall type of words on this card.

I cut out 'sending' three times to stack on one another for some dimension.  Using different Memento colors, I stamped 'Hugs & Kisses' down one side before adding the sending to the center.  The card was finished with a few sequins and accents from the Words of Love set.


Don't forget that there is still time to join in on the Spring Blog Hop for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the TCP Store!! You have until May 26 to link up and you can enter as many times as you like! Winner announced May 28.

Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see your creations!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Your Next Stamp



Hi everyone!

Head over to the YNS Blog today to see a little throwback Thursday spotlight on me.  Over the course of the few weeks, YNS is featuring a throwback Thursday on each DT member.  Come check it out!



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Friday, May 6, 2016

...And You Gnome It! - Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Happy Friday all!!

Today is a new YNS Challenge for you to partake in.  The sketch is a super fun one and the colors if you choose to use instead, are perfect Spring colors!

For my card, I am using the newly released set of Cute Gnomies along with the sketch.  These guys are so cute and I couldn't resist inking them up again for this weeks challenge.


For the patterned paper, I used some from Studio G in my stash before layering a circle cut out from the Circle Stitching and Piercing die set to pop the cut out of the gnome on top.  The gnome was cut out using the coordinating die set as well as the butterfly and bee.  All images were colored with Copics.  The card was complete by adding the sentiment, new Pastel Magical gumdrops, and some white stitching made with my white gel pen.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fab creations the DT has made with this challenge.  Also be sure to play along and link up for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Just A Note - Your Next Stamp DT Dare

It's DT time with Your Next Stamp and this month's theme is all about stripes! This is a perfect theme with all the fun stripe edge stamps that have been released the last 2 times.

For my card, I am using the new set of  Little Notes against the newly released stamp of Diagonal Stripe-tastic Edge.

Using the EP collection of Pretty Girl for the back panel, I stamped the Diagonal Stripe-tastic Edge on the white top panel and added a small strip of patterned paper across the top of that.  Using the coordinating Little Notes die set, I cut out the "paper" to stamp the sentiment onto and popped it up over the edge.  I left out the word note in the sentiment to be replaced by the die word I cut out.  The card was completed with the sun and flower from the set for an accent and some new Magical Pastel gumdrops.  

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the stripe-tastic creations made by the DT and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Your Next Stamp May Release and Blog Hop



Are you ready for some cuteness and a fabulous release once again? The wait is over, your list is made, and now you can hop along to have a chance at winning a $25 gift certificate to the YNS Store!  To top that off, there is an awesome deal Karen has put together to sweeten the deal of purchasing this new release.



For my first card, I am using the new set called Keepin' it Reel.  Is this just not the perfect set for your fisherman? I know for me, my FIL will love this and I can see many more cards made with this set for not only him, but even my kids who love to fish.




I create a bit of a scene for this and made it as if his boat came ashore and he is posing with his catch. The boat is hand cut and the sky is done using my Copic airbrush system.  The sun is from another new set called Little Notes which I previewed yesterday.  The grass is cut using the Chunky Grass die while the images are popped up.

For my second card, I am using the new set called Cute Gnomies. This set just made me laugh and I loved making this card with the sentiment I chose.







How adorable is this set? I love gnomes so I was pretty excited to have this set. The sentiments are perfect and I just know I will be using this set for many friends.  I created it using some patterned paper from Theresa Collins and cut out the image with the YNS stitched oval die set before coloring him in with Copics.   I also used the new stamp called Stripe-tastic diagonal edge for the center panel going across.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the striped strip and finished with some fun new gumdrops!

Now I mentioned a sweet deal Karen has put together for your shopping ease. How about 20% your entire order?! Don't wait so you can ensure you will get all the sets you have your eye on.



Be sure to hop for your chance to win a $25 YNS Gift Certificate! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your weekend is wonderful!


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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Your Next Stamp May Release Preview - Just Because You Are Awesome

The day is here! It is preview day for the Your Next Stamp May Release! Every month these releases get better and are on point with the trend.  Super cute images as always and super fun new dies to boot.

For my preview today, I am using the new set of Little Notes and the coordinating die set. Perfect to make simple, quick cards to give that someone special a pick me up.





I started with a white base and some patterned paper from AC.  The main panel was cut using the YNS Stitched Rectangle die set with the clipboard popped up in the center.  To create the clip, I heat embossed a small piece of white card stock and then cut the clip out using the die.  That too was popped up for a more realistic effect.  I stamped the sentiment askew directly onto the "paper" and completed the look by adding some patterned paper corners and fun new gumdrops soon to be released.

You don't want to miss out on tomorrows new release blog hop for your chance to win a YNS gift certificate and special sale for you to purchase all your favorites!! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the YNS Blog to see all the fun peeks the DT have made.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Release and Blog Hop - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps


It's release day at The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! By now, I am sure you all have your lists ready for all the stamps you are ready to purchase.  Keep in mind that with your $65 purchase, you will get the Sending Cut Up for FREE!



As with every release, we have a blog hop to celebrate and we are kicking it off on JULIE'S Blog, so be sure to start there.  With this hop, we also have the first day of our Flowers  challenge.




For my card today I am sharing with you one that I used the new Sketchy Flowers set for. This set is perfect for water coloring, so I couldn't resist making a card using water colors.


I started the base using some Canson watercolor paper.  I then used my distress inks on an acrylic block to be mixed with my brush saturated with water to run over the entire panel.  I quickly dried it with my heat gun before stamping the flowers. For that, I brush water over the stamp before stamping my distress ink pad around the petals and used my distress stains to dab the center of the flower and then stamp onto the panel.  Again, quickly heat dried it before I sprayed it with white picket fence distress inks and dropping a few drops of water onto it.  Using the new 'Sending' cut up, I started with that for the sentiment and stamped the sunshine directly onto the panel. It was then finished with some pearls for a little bling.

Next stop:  Sandy's Blog. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Tuesday!


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Sneaky Peek Day 7 - Square Stamps Cut Ups

It's day 7 here with the sneak peeks of the soon to be release TCP Stamps! How did you like them? Are they not just the most fun and beautiful at the same time? And the Kitty Cat Pack have outdone themselves to showcase all the sets this week.

Today's sneak is the Square Stamp Cut Ups.  These are some super fun dies that are so versatile.






For this card, I used the new 'Sending' die to start the sentiment and the fun set of Sending You for the image.  I used the smaller letters in the set to place as if it were flying out of his satchel as he scooted by.  The card was completed with some fun buttons and enamel dots.  How cute is bunny on a scooter? :) He always just makes me smile.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all of today's sneaks.  You will not be disappointed as the Cat Pack have made some fabulous creations.  And don't forget to join us in the Spring Blog Hop for some awesome inspiration and prizes!



Be sure to leave a little love on the blogs you visit during the sneak peeks. One random winner will be chosen to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP Store.  Thanks so much for stopping by and mark your calendar for the upcoming Facebook PJ Party.  Make it a great day!


You certainly do not want to miss all the fun! Join Us...








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