Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Hi y'all! Today is Your Next Stamp DT dare and the theme is all about Getting Inky.  This is such a fun theme and the DT did not disappoint.

For my card, I am using the new set of Autumn Animals for the main images and for my inky background, I used the Paint Swooshes and Splatter set.

The patterned paper is the new YNS Fabulous Fall collection while the images were stamped and colored in with Copics before cutting them out using the coordinating dies.  I popped the images over the splatter background after stamping them randomly using different color momento inks. The card was completed with a few different gumdrops for my usual extra sparkle. 

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the great creations and leave a little love.  A random comment will be drawn to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas Stamp - September New Release and Blog Hop

It's here - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps new release for September!  This is such a fun release ready with awesome stamps, dies, and cuttable files. Come take a look...
If you arrived here from the ever talented Brenda's blog, then you are in the right place. Otherwise, start from the beginning on Julie's blog..

I am sharing with you a card using the new set of Creep It Real.  Is this just not the cutest ever? And those sentiments make me laugh, perfect for the season.

This card was made sponging the sky with some black, purple, and gray inks.  Before sponging, I masked off the moon so I could pop up the image over it.  The bottom was sponged in some beige inks and a little white craft ink for a foggy look. For the trees, I used the stem from the Big Blooms set for the main stump and branches.  The thinner branches were hand drawn in. I stamped the image and colored her in with Copics before cutting her out  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in black and the card was finished with a few rhinestones for stars.

Don't forget to leave a little love as you hop around so you have a chance at winning a TCP Gift Certificate to the store. Your next stop is our newest kitty cat, Michele's blog and you will not be disappointed! Here is the line up:

Julie –
Brenda –
Deborah –
Michele –
Nancy –
Wendy –
Jessie –
Lynn Collins –
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas –

Monday, September 11, 2017

New Release Sneak Peek for The Cat's Pajamas

Happy Monday everyone!  I know it is not a happy day for those living in Florida, to include my in-laws.  I do hope those living in the sunshine state remained safe and out of this angry storm.  And to make this Monday just a little more somber, it is the 16th anniversary of 9/11.  Please take a moment today to remember both Floridians and those who lost their lives during the attacks of 9/11.

On a happier note, it is Sneaky Peek Week for the Cat's Pajamas Stamps and I am bringing up the final line up in this week of awesome creations.

Today, I have two cards to share with you and first up is a CAS Christmas card using the soon to be released set of Christmas Cookies.  Such a fun and elegant set at the same time.

I started dry embossing the main panel before die cutting and stamping the image onto the ornament.  After stamping in the gray ink color, I went back over the image with Versamark and some clear silvery glitter embossing powder and heat embossing the image.  For the bow, I used the super fun Easy Stitched Bow to add to the top of the ornament before using some silver thread to "hang" it.

My second card is another CAS but colorful Christmas card using the new Big Holiday Words set.  There are so many possibilities of what you can make with this set. I just love it!

I used some plaid holiday patterned paper and layered some solid cardstock on top fishtailed.  The heat embossed the sentiment and finished the card with a few rhinestones for sparkle.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to join in on our new release blog hop! You can have a chance to win a TCP Gift Certificate just for leaving some love along the way.  Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great day!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

Alright alright! It is time for the Your Next Stamp new release and blog hop! Did you see all the awesome creations the DT put together? There is no shortage of cuteness and enabling, that is for sure! :)

First up is my card using the new Washi Sentiments and Washi die and the new Links Border die. This is a CAS card that came to mind using some fun foam.

I used some patterned paper from the Birthday Girl collection and adhered it with some double sided sheets to some fun foam before running the link die over it a few times.  I then added it to the front panel along with the sentiment stamped from the Washi Sentiment set and coordinating die.

For my second card, I made it a little more whimsical using the new Ripped Rectangle dies to make some windows over the new Fabulous Fall patterned paper.  The images are from the new Peek a BOO and I stamped them so it was as though they were peeking out.  I used the small Tear Away die for the bottom portion to reveal the sentiment of Peek a Boo and the Happy Halloween on the outside.  There is a closer look below.

So many different projects you can create with this release ready for Autumn.  Of course allow me to help you make your decision making easier by sharing with you the awesome sale Karen is having. 20% off your entire purchase!!  You are welcome. : )

Be sure to keep hopping along and leaving a little love for your chance at winning a $25 YNS gift certificate! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sneak Peek - September New Release - Your Next Stamp

Happy Saturday everyone!

It's time to show a little bit of the September new release for Your  Next Stamp! This is such fun collection of fall items along with some super fun new dies!

For my sneak peek, I am using the new set of Autumn Animals. Ack! How cute are they? And they are a smaller size which makes for great tags, small cards, or if you pair it up with the new Insta Love die set, can make for a great scene, which you will see that a few of the DT members did. We all must have been channeling the same ideas. :)

I too used the Insta Love die set to create a few "pictures" of these autumn animals.  I layered them on top of the panel cut out using the YNS Scallop Rectangle die set.  The patterned paper is the new Fabulous Fall collection and I just know I will run out of that!

The animals were colored in with Copic and cut out using the coordinating die set before popping up in the frame.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel and shocked myself by not adding any embellishments to this card.  I always love a little bling! :)

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations on the YNS Blog and be sure to pop back in tonight when we have our new release Blog Hop and the store will open for you to purchase all the fun items on your list you viewed today!

Thanks for stopping by and we will see you tonight!

Friday, September 1, 2017

A Little Birdie... Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Happy Friday!

It's a new sketch and color challenge over on the YNS Blog! The sketch has so many possibilities of what you can create and colors are perfect for wanting you to feel the weather of the upcoming fall season.

I used the sketch for my card and the newly released set of Party Pets.

To start, I used some navy cardstock and layered it using the Birthday Boy paper collection from YNS.  The new Scalloped Rectangle for my second layer which I then stamped the Alpha Splatter in YNS Gray Stone ink and colored in a few letters to match.  The image was stamped and the present paper pieced before being popped up.  The card was finished with the sentiment stamped and fishtailed to be popped up in the middle and some fun gumdrops on the bottom.

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations the DT have put together and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bursting With Happiness - Feature Day - Your Next Stamp

It's Feature Day over on the YNS Blog.  The DT have created some super fun projects around this months theme of "Make a Wish."  There are so many sets in the YNS Store that is perfect for this theme.  I am using this months new release set of Starburst Background to create this CAS card.

Using Momento inks, I created the corner bursts leaving some room in the center for the sentiment banner.  The 3D banner die used in this card has retired but I always love using it. The card was finished with some Silver Tinsel gumdrops for some sparkle.  This set is a perfect accent to other stamp images such as a sun, candle, balloon, etc.  The possibilities are endless.  

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations and leave a little love.  You could win a stamp set of your choice just by leaving a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Your Next Stamp - Friday Color Challenge

Hi all and happy Friday!

It's time for another color and sketch challenge over on the YNS Blog.  The colors are so pretty that I couldn't resist using that challenge on my card.

I decided to pull out my Big Birthday Balloon die to create this fun, no stamping balloon card.

I started with a white cardstock base and using the newly released Scalloped Rectangle die to cut out the main panel with both craft foam and cardstock. The balloons were cut out using colors to represent the challenge and found that my green got lost behind the blue.  I made up that color by using some sparkly green gumdrops from the Fairy Magic collection.  The sentiment was cut out using the sentiment die included with the Big Birthday Balloon die, to run across the balloon strings which I used some twine for that.

This was a fun card to make and I think could be right up there with a 10-minute card once you have the layout down.  Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the other fun creations some of the DT members have made.  We hope you play along and link up your creation for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Your Next Stamp - DT Dare - Color Me Happy

Are you ready for a little color added to your day? Well the DT will not disappoint when you see all the fabulous creations they have come up with for this months DT Dare- Color Me Happy.

I hear color me happy and I instantly think of rainbow colors.  Not sure why, but I do and I couldn't resist using the YNS Funky Line Panel die to create the colorful background of my card.  There are so many options in the YNS Store to make a colorful card, but I was instantly drawn to the panel die to start.

Using foam tape, I popped up every other piece of the panel for some height before cutting out the 'Happy Birthday' with the newly released Bold Birthday Word die and placing them on top.  The card was finished with various colors of gumdrops for an added element.  I love the pop of colors against the white and it will certainly bring a smile to someone's face for their birthday.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to leave a little love for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!! Thanks for popping in and hope you have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Your Next Stamp August Release and Blog Hop

It's here! The August release of Your Next Stamp. 8 years of awesome releases!! I just love new releases and being able to share with you all the adorable goodness of each one.  And Karen is giving away an awesome prize you can win just by commenting. The more you comment, the more you have the chance to win $80 to the YNS Store!! WOWZER! On top of all that, we are playing the gumdrop game where you count all the gumdrops in the DT creations, leave your answer in the special inlinkz at the end of the hop and you could win 10 packs of Gumdrops!!

I am actually going to share three cards with you because I really couldn't just do two.  For my first card, I am using the set called Party Pets.  Just love these guys!

I created this scene using the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle and the new Birthday Boy patterned paper, along with the Stitched Grass die for this cute birthday card.  The images were colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies before being popped up with foam tape.  The Starburst Background stamp was used behind the balloon and the sentiment stamped directly onto the panel.

My second card is a bit more CAS for this girly birthday card. 

The Scalloped rectangles and the new Birthday Girl patterned paper was used for the main panels while the image was colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies. The card was finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the main panel and finished with some of the new Matte gumdrops.

My final card is a shaker card made with the new Bold Happy Birthday dies.  The back ground is patterned paper from the Birthday Girl collection with sequins for the inside.  A very CAS card but love all the white space.

I hope I was able to help in some enabling for you to purchase this awesome release. :)  Get your list ready because you can save 20% of your total order! Woot!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

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