Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Night - Party Time Tuesday

It's another week of winners and a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesday.  I recently got some new caroler dies from Impression Obsession that I wanted to  break out and use for my project this week. Not to mention I broke out my Copic airbrushing system too! Using the airbrush, I was able to create an evening sky perfect for a few carolers. 

To create this scene, I used The Cat's Pajamas holiday topper dies for the back ground by first cutting out on white cardstock the entire scene.  I then went back over it with a few pieces of scrap cardstock on the trees, barn, and silos to be glued on top of the first scene cut out.  Using more white cardstock, I hand cut the two remaining hills of snow to complete the look.  The sky was created by using a 1 1/4" circle as my mask for the moon and using my airbrush to create a dusk sky.  I used some foam adhesive for the hills to give it some dimension and then popped up the carolers as well over that.  The look was completed by using my white gel pen to add to the tops of the trees, barn, silos, and sky as snow.  I also used my Sakura clear glitter pen and dotted the sky for some "stars." Some glitter and Stickles were added to the tops of the snow banks for a little added sparkle. 

Have you heard that Party Time Tuesday is having a DT Call? Be sure to check it out because it is one of the easiest teams you will be part of! Looking for a lighter load on DT commitments? This call is for you! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Designer Series, My Creative Process - Your Next Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!

I am blogging over at Your Next Stamp today about my creative process and a little peek into my craft space.  I hope you head over to check it out and see what I am up to!

Make it a great day!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Joy! Feature Day with Your Next Stamp

Happy Saturday everyone!

Are you ready to win a stamp set of your choice?! Who wouldn't be? Today is the feature day blog post over at YNS and all you have to do is comment for your chance to win!

The DT was challenged to make our features wintery or Christmas themed and what a perfect chance for me to play with the new YNS Gingerbread House die set!  Have you seen it? It is amazing and so many ideas of what you can make with it.

I kept my card CAS to showcase the dies to make for a fun and simple card.  I did add a little white gel pen to the top of the chimney, windows, and wreath, as well as some Wink of Stella to the all the snow.  The sentiment was a bit of wordsmith-ing using the new Little Darling Jack set stamped on the banner from the Whatnot Seasons die collection.  The card was finished off with some Pine Green Gumdrops.

We hope you head over the YNS blog and check out all the fun projects the DT have created! Make it a great Saturday!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Windy Fihona - Your Next Stamp Friday Fun Project

Happy Friday!
I hope you all had a great week despite the cold snap we all got.  Although for those of you living in the north, I hope you stay indoors and warm! With this cold snap here in VA, there was the wind.  If there are two weather patterns I dislike, it would be wind and cold. :) So, with those patterns hitting here this week, I couldn't resist using Windy Day Fhiona.

I also used this sketch and color challenge from the YNS blog.

The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and the patterned paper is from Doodlebug & Co.  This sketch was a perfect match to showcase Fhiona while the colors are fantastic match to the season.  The sentiment is from the new release of Little Darling Jack and the fun leaves are from the Whatnots Seasons die collection.  And then a final touch of some Gumdrops to finish off the sentiment. If you like this image, hurry and catch it on YNS under the retiring stamps section.  Yes... she is sadly retiring, so quickly snatch her up! Especially at the price it is at. What a bargain!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a warm, wonderful day!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dashing Through the Snow - Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Happy Wednesday!

Did you enjoy the newest release from Your Next Stamp? There are so many fun sets that the DT is ready to show you more creations.  Now it is the time for the DT Dare... and that dare is to create using red, white, and green. 

I am using Little Darling Jack. I just love it and love it more when used with YNS Slider/spinner die. I created this card using the squiggle spinner die to allow Jack to travel down the hill! :) The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before cut out and the spinner put together.  I added another layer of "snow" to the bottom with a little bit of stickles for some sparkle. For the sentiment, I manipulated the stamp to follow the curves of the die cut out.  The card was finished with some rhinestones and a snowflake from the Seasons Whatnots die collection.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the YNS blog for your chance to win a fabulous prize! Have a great day!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Give Thanks - Party Time Tuesday

Happy Veterans Day!
Today starts a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesday's blog that you don't want to miss- It's Anything Goes! I thought this card I made was perfect for some double duty with both giving thanks for the holiday and giving thanks to a veteran. 

Using MFT's Falling Leaves Die-namics, I made this CAS card in the colors of the season.  After cutting out the dies, I sponged them lightly with some Tea Dye color Distress Inks and popped them up in no particular order.  Twine and a button were added and the sentiment at the bottom is from SU! Fancy Flexible Phrases. Still one of my favorite sets. Some rhinestones were added as a finishing touch.

Come check out the other fun creations the DT has put together and play along.  You can win some fabulous prizes! Thanks for stopping by and please do not forget to thank a veteran! It's because of them I can write this post to blog, enjoy my cup of coffee in peace, and live freely!
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Your Next Stamp November's New Release Blog Hop

Woot woot! The time is here to hop along to see all the fabulous new stamp and die releases Your Next Stamp has in store for you this month!

There is nothing left out in this release to keep your holiday crafting mojo in check.  And just so I can help keep that holiday in check, you do know that there are only 45 (46 if you count today) shopping days until Christmas?! That doesn't even include the time you need to get your YNS created Christmas cards in the mail! ;) You're welcome...

My first project to share with you is a card made with the new release of A Cupboard Full of Seasonal Cuties.  And they are most certainly cuties!

This is a 5.5x5.5" card with the image being stamped on some X-press it cardstock and colored in with Copics.  The patterned paper is from Carta Bella's Christmas Time collection.  It is layered in red cardstock with the corners punched out to curve and the main image popped up with foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper.  The card was completed with some sheer green ribbon, a snowflake from YNS Whatnots Seasons die collection (which I am addicted to!), and a rhinestone.

My second card to share is one that is fairly simple and fun using the new Holiday Cheers stamp set.  Another fun set that has so many opportunities to created fun and simple cards.  This set also has coordinating set of dies you can purchase to make your cut outs easy.


Using a circle die, I cut out the front of the Kaisercraft patterned paper and base card to make 4 holes.  I layered the inside to have the different images stamped and colored with Copics. 

The sentiment was stamped on the inside to be seen after it is opened.  The card was finished with a snowflake once again from the Whatnots Season die collection, a mini bell, and some rattail ribbon.

We hope you continue to hop along to see all the fabulous creations the DT have made, along with our guest designers.  1 random winner will receive $20 to spend in the YNS Store!
And while you are hopping along making your list, keep this great sale in mind! This should help your decision making... ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Your Next Stamp Holiday Cheers - November New Release Preview

Whoo hoo!  It's nearly release time at Your Next Stamp! There are so many cute stamps and the DT has put together some fabulous projects to inspire you and get your holiday crafting spirit in line.

The holiday season always has me cranking out tags ready for gift giving and my preview is just that!

Now this is not just an ordinary tag.  Using the YNS small tear away tab die, it gives the recipient a fun sentiment surprise as well! This tag is perfect wrapped around some yummy hot chocolate gifts and candy canes.  This new set is called Holiday Cheers and has some coordinating dies for perfect cut outs of the different glasses.  Using the YNS 3-D banner die, I was able to add the sentiment to the top of the tag for some added fun visual element.  Patterned papers are from the Lawn Fawn Snowy Day collection, while the image is colored in with Copics. The tag is finished with some ribbon, red and green YNS Gumdrops, and snowflakes from the Whatnots Seasons set.

Here is what the inside sentiment looks like after the tear away tab is opened:

How fun is that? :) Be sure to stop by the YNS blog for more fabulous DT preview inspiration! Have a great Saturday!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Fun With Tags... and a Martini! Your Next Stamp

Happy Friday!
It's that time of the year when gifts are handed out and you are in need of a tag - or two! :)  For this week's Your Next Stamp Friday Fun Project, I have made a tag using the ever cute Holiday Martini set.

I couldn't resist a tag to be made with this little guy as I know there will be a few drinks for the holidays going around. The tag was made cutting it to size and using a portion of my Spellbinders die to make the decorative top.  I colored in the martini with Copics, finishing it off with some Wink of Stella.  The patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn's collection of Snowy Days and it was completed with a snowflake from the Whatnots Seasons Set, some twine, and a pine green gumdrop.  Super easy and makes for a fun tag.  Here is a closer look of the tag:

Thanks for stopping by and keep a look out this weekend for some fun Sneak Peeks of the November release of Your Next Stamp!

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