Friday, October 18, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Halloween

Hey crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Your Next Stamp Blog. The theme is Halloween.  For my card I am using the super cute set of Trick or Treat.


The off center background was made from the YNS Fabulous Fall paper collection.  The image was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out with the coordinating dies.  It was then popped up and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base. The card was completed with a few gumdrops.

There is a comment to win a free stamp set opportunity on the YNS Blog, IG and FB; comments must be left by 10/23, winner announced on 10/25.  The challenge runs through Oct 31st at midnight EST. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TCPTUES 362 - Fall

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

There is still time to lay along in The Cats Pajamas Stamps challenge of Fall. The weather is cooler and the colors are quickly changing. There is much inspiration to get your mojo flowing for this challenge. 

For my card, I am using the TCP die sets of Leaves, Wreath Building Set, and the Big Little Alphabet. A very CAS card using patterned paper and the dies to created a very autumn colored card. For the accent stamped leaves and curls and sentiment, I used the stamp set of The Year of the Pig.

We hope you are able to play along and link up your project for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Go Long!

Happy Friday!!

It's another fun challenge over on the Your Next Stamp's blog and it's a great one to get you out of your comfort zone.  Go long is the challenge and it is making a card in a size of 3.75" x 9".  This size is always fun to do since it is never a size we gravitate to in making a standard card.  I forgot how unique and fun it is creating with this size.

For my card, I am using the set of Party Pets.  I just love this set and the cute animals in it.


This is a single layer card which I created the cloud background with the YNS Puffy Cloud Border die and sponging in some Distress Ink.  The grass is cut using the YNS Stitched Grass die while the image was stamped and colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die and popping it up with some foam tape.  I used the YNS Mini Balloon die set for the look of other balloons flying away.  The card was finished with a few sequins. 

Leave a little love on either the YNS Blog, IG, or Facebook page and a random comment will be chosen to win a YNS Stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES362 - Fall

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's a new challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and it's all about Fall!  The weather has been so warm, it feels more like Summer than Autumn. But this west coast girl is not complaining.  I will soak in the warmth as long as I can. 

The Kitty Cat Pack have made some awesome creations around the season of Fall that you don't want to miss.  For my project, I created a diorama that is a bit out of the box but can't be done in various ways.  With the newest release that just happened with TCP stamps, there are some birch trees that is perfect.


This scene was made using the new Birch Snow Globe die and made for an easy diorama.  I started with the background sponging in some Distress Inks to get the "sky" how I wanted. The bottom color is actually a bit more of a deep purple with some grey, but as you can see, it looks a bit more brownish black.  I then added the birch layer by attaching that panel to the background with some accordion fold side pieces. I used the birds from the TCP die set of Birdcage for the added birds and then finished the scene by adding the frame on top of that layer with another set of accordion fold sides.   For the finishing pieces, I added some of the TCP Hole-less Sequins and the sentiment from another die I have.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the awesome creations and hope you can play along.  You can have a chance at winning by uploading your creation to the link! Thanks for stopping in and have a great week!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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


Happy Tuesday!! The new release and Blog Hop from The Cat's Pajamas Stamps is here! Just in time for your Halloween creativity to thrive.  This release is amazing with not only many stamp sets and dies, but some fabulous stencils!! If you arrived here from Wendy's blog, you are in the right place! If not, be sure to start here.



My first card here is using the Birch Forest Stencil set and the Peace Love Joy die. 





Using some distress inks, I used the TCP Big Beautiful Blending Brush to blend in the deer where I wanted to place him.  Then using the birch stencil, I created the background again using the brush and finished the card with the sentiment die which I cut out with some fun foam for the dimension before adhering it to the front.  It was completed using some TCP Clear Hole-less Sequins.

This second card is a bit over my head.  I apologize to all the Harry Potter fans out there, but I have never seen or read any of the series! (GASP!) SO! this set of Snapes Alive was a little challenging, since I wasn't totally sure of the sentiments and the meaning. lol! But that is ok! Just Bunny alone in a cloak and hat would make a great Halloween card. 







The background was made using the Twist Stencil brushing on a little distress ink. The Birch Snowglobe die was used in creating the die background for the image to be popped over it.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and the owl was popped up over a branch.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.

Thanks for hopping by and next up is the fabulous Christine! I hope you are making a list as you hop! :)

Monday, September 23, 2019

September Sneaky Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps


Are you ready for another sneaky peek? Just one more day before you can get your hands on the new release!

Today, I am giving you a peek of an adorable set called Grab the Unicorn. These guys are just too cute and you will want to grab them. Well, the set, but you understand.  :)





How adorable is this set? I really pictured some rainbow colors and thought it would be fun to made a simple watercolor dripped background to add the image to. I used some Tim Holtz watercolor paper and Distress Inks for that.  I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut him out before popping him up.  The clouds were stamped directly onto the rainbow panel and watercolored in as well.  I then stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel and sprayed the whole front lightly with my homemade water shimmer. 



A lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store just by leaving a comment here or on my IG page.  Also, you don't want to miss the other wonderful creations some of the kitties have done, so be sure to head over to the TCP Blog to see them all.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop along tomorrow with the kitty cat pack for the new release!  Have a great Monday!


Friday, September 20, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 123 - Just For Fun

Happy Fri-Yay!

It's a new challenge over on the YNS Challenge blog and it's Just for Fun. 

I have made a CAS card using the new set of Fabulous Feathers along with it's coordinating dies and the new Feather Fun die set.


I cut the feathers out on some watercolor paper and used some distress inks to create the different colors throughout.  The adorable bird was stamped on watercolor paper and the coordinating dies used to cut him out.  Once the bird and feathers were colored, cut out a wreath from TCP to placed under the sentiment strip.  I heat embossed the sentiment with some Queens Gold from Ranger before popping up the bird and one  of the feathers.

There is so much fun creativity the DT have done for this challenge. Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Donuts and Coffee - Your Next Stamp

Hey everyone!

Today I have another fun card using a new YNS stamp set from the September release called Latte Vibes.  This set is yummy and perfect for making something to your coffee and donut loving friend! I certainly do not discriminate a good donut and I am ALWAYS up for a good cup of coffee!

For this card, I started with stamping a coffee ring from the Coffee Rings set as the background and then adding some washi tape that is printed with some Starbucks coffee drinks and donuts.  A sliver of green cardstock with with a ragged edge broke the look of the washi.  I stamped and colored the image with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die set.  It was then popped up over a cut out using the YNS Reverse Scallop Square die and popping that up.  I finished the card with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card base and added a few hearts from the stamp set above the image.

To see this set and all the other super cute and fun sets and dies, be sure to head over to the YNS store.  While you are there, be sure to check out the blog to see more inspiration from this recent release.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas September New Release Sneak Peek and TCPTUES361





It's sneaky peek time with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! There are not only some adorable stamp sets, but there are some awesome additional items in this release you will not want to miss out on! One of the fun products being released are a selection of super cool stencils!

For my sneak, I  made a card using the new set of  Hey Boo! and one  of the new stencils called The Neighborhood to create the  background.


The background was made using some Distress Inks and Memento inks and the TCP Big Beautiful Blending Brush.  If you haven't gotten you hands on one of these brushes, you must! It blends beautifully, cleans easily, and has a handy holding case to keep it clean.  The best part is the price point.  You can have multiple brushes with out breaking the bank! Once I was happy with the colors I sprayed the background with some homemade shimmer water which you can see a lot of in the picture.  I love the sparkle it gives.  The image was colored with Copics after cutting out the image on my Cameo and then stamping the image. I popped up the image, stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel and finished the card with some TCP Clear hole-less sequins.

Are you:

A lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store just by leaving a comment here or on my IG page.  Also, you don't want to miss the other wonderful creations some of the kitties have done, so be sure to head over to the TCP Blog to see them all.

Today is also your friendly reminder that there is still time to play along with the TCPTUES361 challenge.  This challenge is all about layers.  There are so many fun Cut Ups in the TCP Store to make this challenge fun in finding a great combo for layers. 


This card is made using the set of Kickin' It for the image which I fussy cut out to place behind the frame made from the Rectangle Stamp Die.  I added a few of the Stitched Clouds above and finished the card with a few TCP Sequins and stamped the sentiment directly onto the card. We hope you  play along and link up your creation for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Make it Rain - Your Next Stamp September Sneak Peek

It's another day of sneaky peeks with Your Next Stamp! Have you been checking out daily over on the YNS Blog or IG all the fun creations and leaving a little love? I will have details below on how you can win that stamp set featured just by you leaving a comment.

Today, I am sharing with you the set called Make it Rain.  He is just too cute and this makes for some fun and creative gift giving ideas.  For my card, I decided to make a burst out type card.  I don't know if that is the official name for such, but I will go with it. :)


There are dies on the market these days that can create such a look, but I don't own any of them, so I made my own,  the good thing about that is I can make it to size to fit my image. I used the YNS Circle Stitching Marks to create the stitch look around it.  I then used my craft knife to cut the lines to be rolled back and I used a pen for that to give it as much smoothness as possible.  The image was colored with Copics and I used a double layer of foam adhesive to pop it through.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base and finished with some rhinestones.

Have you heard? YNS is celebrating 10 awesome crafty years and this week you can have a chance at winning by leaving a little love either on the YNS blog or IG page.



One random comment from each preview day will win one of the products previewed on that day.  All comments must  be left by 9/15 and the winners will be announced on 9/17.

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