Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Summer Fun Series - Your Next Stamp - Happy Hour!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Have you been able to catch the fun Summer series the YNS DT have been sharing? If not, be sure to stop over on the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations we have been doing.

Today is my day to share with you my card.  I have had some fun beach times this Summer and it always included a little happy hour with friends.  I couldn't resist using the YNS set of Happy Hour to create this beach scene.

I started with sponging in the background with some distress inks and then spraying lightly over the top some homemade pearlized water that I made. It's hard to tell in the picture, but there is a lot of shimmer to this card.  I used the fun coconut drink from the set and cut it out using the coordinating dies. I also stamped and cut out the cute umbrella for my drink and popped them up in the "sand."  I cut out the sun from the set of Waddles Beach Fun for my sunset look.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base.

For this fun series, you can win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS store and a friend can win $10 to the store! How you ask? Head on over to IG and start tagging your friends on the YNS post. Wouldn't it be great to win a $25.00 YNS e-gift card for yourself and win a $10.00 YNS e-gift card for a friend??!! IG posts will be up before 8 am est each day. Leave all your IG comments on the summer series posts by August 11th at midnight est to be entered in the draw. Winners will be announced on August 12th.

Thanks for popping in and hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Cat's Pajama Stamps July New Release and Blog Hop

The time has arrived! The July new release and blog hop for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps is here.  I hope you all were able to join in on the sneaky peeks and left a little love for the Kitty Cat Pack either on their blogs or IG account for your chance at winning a TCP gift certificate. If you arrived from the ever talented Cristena, then you are in the right place.  If not, start here.

There are so many fun holiday stamps being released that I had a hard time wanting to use just one set! So I decided to use a few sets and create some tags.  I love making tags and use many during the holidays, so it was fitting for me. 

How adorable are these sets? The new Great Outdoors stencil was used for the background of the gnome and yeti.  This stencil is so awesome with the many different uses you get from this one stencil.  Did you happen to see that fun little brush? Yep! It is TCP's new FABULOUS blending brush for all your inking projects.  The best part is that not only is it easily cleaned that you could get away with just this one brush for your colors, but it includes this awesome little cover. I am addicted to it! And the price point! Wowzer! It will not break the bank.   The other sets used is Gnome Peeking, Yeti Christmas, and Sketchy Santa.

Once the background was brushed on, I added the image to be colored in with the sentiment.  For the tag shapes, I used the Rectangular Stamp Die, the Wish Duo Tag die, and the Spring Tag Duo.  Each tag was finished with some coordinating ribbon and some fun Hole-less sequins. 

Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop will be the awesome Beata! Have a great week!

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - July Sneak Peeks Day 6

Hey hey hey! It's day 6 for the sneaky peeks with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps!!

Today's focus is on this adorable set called From Us to You.  This cute and furry Swiss Family Robinson is ready for Santa to stop by.

I started with a red car base and some black polka dotted dp offset to that.  The image was stamped on a cutout from the TCP Wish Tag Duo die set and colored with Copics.  I sponged in a little yellow on the background and popped it up.  The sentiment was stamped on a scallop cutout and popped up over the corner.  I finished the card by adding some of the new TCP Hole-less clear holographic sequins. 

Are you in it to win it?  If you are, you can win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store just by leaving a little love here or on my IG account! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

July Sneaky Peeks - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today is day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas Stamps July sneak peeks!  Today we are peeking in on the new set called Natures Christmas Tree.  Also focused is the new die called Happy Holidays.

For this card, I decided to make a shaker card using the image as a partial cut out to the shaker window.  The background is done using the trees and the snow from the set and some distress inks for a winter sky.  I filled the window with some of the new TCP Clear Holographic hole-less sequins and finished the card with the sentiment cut out and a few more sequins on the out side.

Are you In it to win it?!   Be sure to leave a little love here or on my IG account for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend! To see all the awesome projects by the cat pack, be sure to head over to the TCP Blog.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES359 - Christmas in July and A SALE!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you all are ready for the holiday and fireworks while celebrating this great country! Today is a new TCPTUES and it is all about Christmas in July.  There are so many fun, cute, and funny Christmas sets in the TCP Store that is sure to help get your holiday spirit in check.  If you haven't seen them all, be sure to head to the store!

For my card, I decided on a CAS card using the Big Holiday Words set and the Beard Die for this fun, yet easy card that can easily be mass produced.  I like to make CAS cards during the holidays for exactly that reason of being able to mass produce and get those cards cranking!

I used my MISTI to place the sentiment where I wanted it and popped up the beard below it.  I added a few Holeless Silver Saucer sequins to the 'O' for an added element.  The card was finished by adding two thin black cardstock strips along the side.

There is an awesome sale going on right now over at The Cat's' Pajamas Store! Be sure to stock up now on all your favorites!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES358


Have you played along with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES358? It's about Summer and perfect for now as everyone is getting out of school for the Summer and your mind may be dreaming of the ocean, beach, lake, or just relaxing in the Summer sun.

For my card, I kept is CAS and with lots of white space and a touch a of watercolor using both the Porthole Duo Cut Up die and the Scripted Sentiments set.

I did cut out the port hole with watercolor paper and using my watercolor pens to color the cut out.  The background was made with distress stains and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base stamped with distress stains.  The card was finished with some of the super fun Sherbet holeless sequins. 

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fab creations the Cat Pack  have created to help get your creative mojo flowing before you miss out on the fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Holy Shiitake! Your Next Stamp New Release Spotlight

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and are able to get a little crafty.  Today I am guest posting over on the YNS Blog my card using a new release set called Oh Shiitake! I love this set and the sentiments it has. Because there are days I am sure we all have that this set can relate with. : )

I paper pieced the top of the mushroom before popping it up and placed within the grass which is the Chunky Grass die in the store.  The image was colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die for the mushroom.  For the background, I cut out a white panel using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles set and added some sponging for color.  The clouds were also sponged in using some Distress Inks and finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card.

I hope you enjoyed this little scene of my mushroom to put a little smile on the recipients face! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 116 - Pets

Happy Friday!

It is time for another Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp and we are focused on Pets.  Perfect choice for all the fun animal sets YNS carries in the store.  I couldn't help but use the Photo Booth Thumbs Up set for this because these little guys are adorable and they are posing like your pets would! hahaha!

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.  For the frame, the Photo Booth Polaroid die was used paired with some fun patterned paper I have had in my scrap stash.  I love the colors on this paper.  The cut out image is popped up inside the Polaroid frame and the card was finished with some fun YNS Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations and we sure hope you will play along in the challenge! You could win yourself a fun YNS prize! Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp

It time to hop with Your Next Stamp to see more fun new releases and to be able to purchase all those sets you have your eyes on during the sneaks yesterday.

Today I am sharing with you a super fun set that will be fun to create a project to express how you may be feeling.  It is called Cool Tees.

There are so many cute and funny images that will fit on the tee.  I paired mine up with a panel cut out with the new So Many Circles Panel Die.  Before cutting out the panel, I water colored on a piece of card stock with my distress inks to create a bit of a tie dye design.   The shirt was also sponged before the sentiment was stamped in the center and popped up over the panel die.  I finished the look with a few stars stamped within the circles that are also part of the Cool Tees set.

Now that you have another set in mind, as always, Karen has an awesome sale going on so that you can enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!

Thanks for hopping by and hope you have a great week!  Be sure to leave a little love as you visit each blog for your chance at winning a YNS Gift Certificate valued at $25,
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June Sneak Peek - Your Next Stamp

Happy Wednesday!

It's already time for the June Your Next Stamp sneaky peek! There is a lot of cuteness in this release and this set I am sharing today, is perfect for a great Summer craft project with your younger ones. 

This set is called Card Buddies and these little guys make for fun bookmarks or even finger puppets! 

I decided to make a magnetic bookmark using the cute bunny from this set.  I colored the image and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I cut out another folded piece of cardstock for the bookmark and placed the fully cut out image on top.  The magnet is hidden between two other cut outs which is adhered to the main bookmark. When the book is closed, it will look like this.

Isn't it cute? And this book I used is a gorgeous hand made book made by my good friend Cheryl Lea and it was given to me years ago.  But I cannot bring myself to actually use it!  It is too pretty and very well made.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun projects the team has put together.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!