Saturday, June 23, 2018

A'Parrot'ly It's Your Birthday - DT Dare Your Next Stamp

Yay for the weekend! Hopefully, you all have some nice sunshine today and are enjoying some warmth. 

Today is the Your Next Stamp DT Dare and it is all about Animal Antics! YNS has so many fun animal sets that this is a perfect dare to see some great creations using different sets.  For my card, I am using the Window Panel die to set the stage for this card.



Using the set of Parrot-ise, I stamped the images and colored them in with Copics before cutting them out with the coordinating dies.  The patterned paper is from the YNS Tropical Island collection and the gumdrops are the Fairy Magic set.  Once the images were cut, I popped them up over the panel and patterned paper to give it a tropical jungle type feel.  Ok, maybe not jungle, but lush and tropical!

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog today to see all the fab creations and if you leave a little love, a random winner will be chosen to win a stamp set of your choice! Who doesn't love that?  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Got Scraps? Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

Happy Friday - Happy Summer!

Whoo Hoo! Summer is officially here. It has only been a week since my kids got out of school for the Summer and I have enjoyed each. and. every day.  I have mostly enjoyed not having to get up early to see my boys off to school and having the after school hectic sports schedule. So, bring it on Summer!

For this week's challenge, the sketch is perfect for those patterned paper scraps.  I of course couldn't resist using the sketch to create this card with the Whatnot Sentiments Nine set.


I wanted to make a masculine card as I have run into recently not having many to give when needed.  Using the YNS Birthday Boy paper collection, I paired those scraps up with a Whatnot sentiment.  The ink is Stone Gray from Your Next Stamp and I popped up the sentiment panel while finishing it off with some Love Earth Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the wonderful creations made by some of the DT members.  Thanks for popping in and hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Done Adulting - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps June Sneaky Peeks




Don't let that header fool you! There is nothing "done" about sneaky peeks.  The time has come for June's new release sneak peeks for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps.


This release is fabulous with some new alphabet dies and wonderful summer drink designs, sentiments, and dies to match.  Get your pen and paper ready this week to jot down your favorites as the Kitty Cat Pack share with you some awesome creations.

For my first card, I am using the new Big, Little, Alphabet dies to create this fun card in coordination with the new set called Penguin Summer.






I don't know about you, but I have a few days this sentiment could be used! I just love it and decided to use the alphabet dies to start the sentiment.  There are so many fun images in this set that it was hard to choose but I settled on this cute guy on the pogo stick.

For my second card, I am using the new Liquid Therapy set for this watercolored margarita card.




Using some Distress Inks, I created the watercolored background and added a top panel cut out using the Eyelet die and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I finished the card with the lime cut out from the Margarita die set and popped that up for a little dimension.

This whole release is wonderful and I look forward to many more projects using these sets and dies.  Now that I have wet your palette for some of the newest items being released, are you


Leave a comment as your peruse through the sneaky peeks and a random winner will be chosen for a TCP gift certificate. Thanks for popping in and hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Your Next Stamp DT Dare - Summer Kickoff

I don't know about you, but here in my household, we have yet to officially kick off Summer.  We are in the last week of school (YAY!) and then I can say "Let Summer begin!" In the meantime, the DT of Your Next Stamp have created some super fun and super summer-y projects to help you kick off Summer!

For my card, I pulled out the Waddles Beach Fun set to create this cute frame card.

Waddles was colored in with Copics and the waves were made using the Tiny Waves die set. The frame used is the InstLove Polaroid die while I sponged in a little sky before completing the card with some clouds and the sun.  I couldn't resist adding in the cute crab and starfish to make it a little more beach-y.

Be sure to head to the YNS blog to see all the fabulous creations. Leave a little love and you can have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Who doesn't love that? Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek! Have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

2017 Your Next Stamp Faves Blog Hop



The DT for Your Next Stamp is showcasing their favorite in a blog hop this month instead of hopping along with a new release.  But don't worry! We will be back next month with a new release!

This was a hard task to do as there are so many fun and favorite stamp sets with YNS.  But I am always partial to sentiments.  So, I decided to make this card with one of my favorite sentiment sets, Whatnot Sentiment Eleven and a die set, Rainbow Fun, that I love as well but just haven't used often.  I thought they were perfect together.


I used the Stitched Scallop rectangle dies for the background and cut out the rainbow with different colored card stock.  I then put them together before adding some embossing powder to it to give it its glitz!  The clouds were added and I used different colored Memento inks for the sentiment colors. The card was finished using different colored gumdrops.  Just a happy card with happy colors!

For this special hop, Karen has a fabulous sale to share with you all.  It's the crazy June sale!!


Make sure you hop on this sale so you don't miss out on YOUR favorites!! Thanks for hopping by!


Friday, June 8, 2018

Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

Happy Friday!

Your Next Stamp's Friday challenge is here and the sketch is perfect for a few things.  I thought how perfect it would be to make a shaker card or even to make a fun window/spinner card. Any way you choose to use the sketch will give you multiple ideas.

I decided to use the sketch to create this card using One in a Melon.


I created the window using the YNS scallop circle dies and used the Watermelon Party paper pack for the background.  The images were stamped and cut out using the coordinating dies before being popped up over the window.

We hope you will join the challenge and link your creation up on the YNS challenge blog for a chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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


Well! It's back to the grind now that the long weekend is over. But don't worry, we will turn that frown upside down with all the fun new stamp sets and CutUps TCP is releasing! Nothing like some new stamps to start off your week!



My first card to share with you is an interactive card.  I saw a spinner card that gave me an idea to use a few different sets being released for my card.  Now, I think I would have perhaps done a few things differently. One, I think I would have made this a square card at 5"x5" and two, I would have used a smaller image to depict what this cutie was dreaming about.  However, I could not resist the image just knowing there are some fur friends who probably dream such excitement! :)

Here's a quick video to show the motion of it.





As you can see, I use a few different images from the new sets.  Each one had an image unique to what this little guy could be dreaming about.  I also kept it in gray with a hint of color since I am guessing they are dreaming in gray?  This was a fun card to make and I will probably do it again using something different.

For my second card, I decided to make a Z Fold card to extend the image a little more from this set called Live More.




Again, in hindsight, I would have done one thing differently and that would have been to keep the lines straight. I don't know why I curved them at all, but at that point, there was no turning back! :)  This set is a darling and perfect for watercolors.  The new grass die is not a TCP exclusive, but one that is being carried in the store.

So now that you have seen some more creations with some new products, are you 
IN IT TO WIN IT?

 Thanks for stopping in and next up is the fabulous LYNN!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Ahoy Matey! Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

TGIF!!  I don't know about you, but this week sure felt it crawled by.  It could be because I am a bit under the weather. Either way, the long weekend is here and hopefully, you all have something fun planned!

This week's Friday challenge with Your Next Stamp could be just what you need to pass some downtime this long weekend. I decided to make a fun pirate card using the sketch and the new release set of  Yo Ho Ho.



The main panel was lightly sponged with some distressed before adding some waves using the new Tiny Waves die and some kraft cardstock for land. The ship and pirate were colored in with Copics before being cut out using the coordinating dies.  The card was finished with some Stitched Puffy Clouds popped up along with the little pirate. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the land. 

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the creations for this challenge by the DT and hope you will be able to play along!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great Memorial Weekend. Please remember to take a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their life so you can live yours and enjoy such a weekend. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Smile! The Cat's Pajamas May Sneak Peek


Are you ready for another sneak peek for the May release from The Cat's Pajamas? There are so many lovable stamp sets and awesome new CutUps in this release, you will not be short of any mojo to create something awesome.

For my first sneak,  I created a card using the super fun set of Pawprints.  On the patterned paper, I used the new CutUp of Eyelet to create the bottom portion before adding the top layer of the image and sentiment.  Copics were used to color in the image and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the panel. Isn't this image the sweetest?





For my second card, I used the fun new CutUps of Smile and Camera to create this fun and colorful card.



Are you in it to win it?

Leave a little love as you check out the awesome sneaks and you could be a winner! A winner will be chosen from the TCP Blog and Instagram comments.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week! Mark your calendars to join us for the monthly blog hop and new release! May29, 2018. Be there!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Huge Thanks - Shades of Blue - Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Happy Hump Day! It is the Your Next Stamp DT Dare and we are feeling blue.  Shades of blue is this months theme and the team did not disappoint in sharing their fab creations using the color blue.

For my card, I decided to use some watercolor paper and Distress Inks to create the background.  The image was stamped using the new Sea Friends set and coordinating dies in the YNS Stone Gray ink.


I popped up the image over the background and added some fun trim to the bottom.  The card was finished with a few bubbles stamped from the same set and some of the new Seas the Day gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations the DT have made and to leave a little love.  You can have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!