Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Happy Wednesday!

This month's YNS DT dare is here and it's a fun one! Popped up is the theme and it could have been anything from foam adhesive to something as elaborate as an explosion box.  An explosion box seemed to be what resonated with many on the team and they are spectacular.  I decided to get a little tropical and use the new mini drink die and the fun Tropical Island paper collection.


Using the Stitched Square Frame die, I cut out the patterned paper to be popped up.  The drink was cut out and popped up while the sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base.  The card was completed with some fun Watermelon Party gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the wonderful creations the team has done.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Your Next Stamp July New Release and Blog Hop


It is time to hop! The July new release is ready for revealing and you need to be ready to write down all your favorites (if you haven't during the sneak peeks!) because Karen has an awesome discount to offer you.

For my first card, I am using the new set of Coffee Cart and its coordinating die set.  I also used the new Dot-tastic die which coordinates with the Circle Stitching Marks die set.  Of course I had to make a shaker card with this fun insert and paired it with the coffee cart.




To make this shaker I used a small clear bag to add the beads to each circle cut out and attach it to the back.  Then I popped that panel up over some yellow cardstock before popping up the images over that.  I think it needs a little sprucing and didn't realize it looks a little plain until after I downloaded my image.  Perhaps it is my summer brain at its best.

My second card is a CAS using the new set of Strike Up Some Fun.  If you have a bowler in your life, this set is perfect!



This set is also perfect for a bowling party as well! Plenty of fun images and sentiments that can be extended in making favors along with an invitation.  

I mentioned a discount... how about 20% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER? How awesome is that?



Be sure to use the code above when placing your order.  Thanks for hopping in!


Your Next Stamp July New Release Sneak Peek

The time has come for the Your Next Stamp July new release sneak peeks! As always, Karen has another fabulous release full of fun and cute sets for so many crafty ideas.

For my sneak, I am using the new set of Happy Hour.  There are coordinating dies, but I manually cut my images to create a partial die cut scene.



If you know me, you know I love a CAS card.  I couldn't resist using these images to make one.  Once I partially cut the images, I popped the stip up at the bottom of the card base.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base ready for the giving.  

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the wonderful sneak peeks and come back tonight for the full release and blog hop! You don't want to miss it all and have a chance at winning a YNS gift certificate! Thanks so stopping by here and hope you all have a great Saturday!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Unicorns Rock - Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

It's another Friday challenge over on the YNS challenge blog and once again, it's a great sketch that leaves so many possibilities when creating a card.

I decided to use the ever so fun set of Unicorns Rock.  Even though this sketch is simple and gives you multiple options of what to do with it, I made my card really simple.  That is because I had every intention of making this card during the week but the kids and I decided on an impromptu beach getaway to our friends in NC.  We are so happy we did, but it left me throwing in a few crafty things to take along, so in a way, it was my own challenge of limited supplies! :)


I don't think I ever get tired of coloring in these cute unicorns. They are so much fun to color.  Once I did, I cut her out and her rockin' stereo with the coordinating dies and popped it up while the sentiment is stamped directly onto the cardstock. 

Be sure to stop over to the YNS Blog to see all the fab creations some of the DT members have made this week.  Thanks for popping in and have a great Friday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps June Release and Blog Hop


It has arrived! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps June release and Blog Hop! If you arrived from the fabulous Michele, you are in the right place.  If not, head back over to Lynn's blog to start. The sneaky peeks were knocked out of the park by the Cat Pack and hope you have your list ready to grab all those you loved.


I have two fun hop cards to share with you all and this month I kept it clean and simple.  I just love all the new release images and Cut-Ups that I wanted to showcase them the best I could.  For my first card, I am using the new set of Penguin Summer and the new Going Round and Round Cut-up.





I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut around it.  For the wave, I am using the TCP Cut-Up of Wavy Stitched Border and attached it to the Going Round and Round Cut Up.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base.

For my second card, I decided to combine two different Cut-Ups to create the outcome sentiment.






I think it's fair to say that both a yummy drink and some yummy ice cream is mom fuel for sure! :)  I cut out each and made my + and = from some scratch cardstock.  The sentiment came from the fab set of Need Glasses which happens to be the freebie in the TCP store when you spent more than $60! This set has so many great sayings to be used on that perfect card or gift.

Now, be sure to finish you hop from here to the fabulous Alma's blog! Thanks for stopping by!

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!