Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Multislacking Day - Feature Day - Your Next Stamp

Happy Wednesday and Happy National Margarita Day!

Today is February's Feature Day for Your Next Stamp and it is all about being inspired by... Margaritas! Who doesn't like that? :) I do love a good Margarita, so it was no problem using this as inspiration in making my shaker card.

For my card, I am using two stamp sets - Vacation Phoebe and Waddles Beach Fun.


The images were all colored in with Copics and Waddles was cut out using the coordinating die set.  Using the YNS Circle die set and the circle Stitching Marks die set, I created the front window and added my acetate to that. Some Mini Beads and a little bit of Flower Soft sand were used as my shaker elements to be placed in the front window.  The palm tree image was used as my backing for popping up Waddles along the front.  I stamped the sentiment along the top and finished off the card with some Ocean Mist Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the super fun creations the DT have made and leave a little love! You could be a the lucky winner of a YNS stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great National Margarita Day.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Word Up! - TCPTUES332

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for another TCP Tuesday and this challenge is all about words. The TCP Store has so many wonderful word dies that this challenge is perfect to showcase them.

For my card, I am using the 'Sending' die and the Words of Love stamp set.


I really wanted to play around with embossing in white some flowers from the Sketchy Flowers set and then using some water color pencils, making a soft background to place the word die and emboss in silver the 'Love' sentiment.  Here is a closer look of the flowers:



I completed the look by adding some drops of Nuvo drops and a few sequins throughout.  There is two weeks for you to come play along and add your link to the TCP blog.  You will have a chance to win a gift certificate to the TCP Store!




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

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Shoeper Awesome - Your Next Stamp

TGIF!! And it is a long weekend too!  Hopefully you have something fun planned and ready to enjoy the days off.  If you decide to get crafty, come play along with Your Next Stamps sketch or color challenge.

For my card, I am using the sketch along with the newly released set of Shoeper Awesome.  This set is so much fun and the sentiments are perfect.


This card is smaller than the usual A2 for something different this time around.  I dusted off my decorative scissors and used one to create the bottom of the card.  I stamped and colored in the image with Copics before cutting it out using the YNS Circle dies and Stitched Circle dies.  The fun decorative paper is the newly released Just for Fun Collection and the card was finished with some gumdrops.

We hope you can play along in the challenge and upload your creation to the YNS Challenge blog for a chance to win!! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic Friday!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

You Are - Feature Day - Your Next Stamp

Today is feature day with Your Next Stamp and the focus is on texture.  I have created a card using some heat embossing elements and the new clear gumdrops.


Using the newly released set of What Not Sentiments 8, I clear embossed a few of the words throughout the card base and then using some Distress Inks, I sponged a few different colors throughout giving it a very colorful background.  Some black embossing was used on a piece of vellum for the 'you are' sentiment which I attached to the side of the card.  It was then finished with some new clear gumdrops and purple rhinestones.

Be sure to check out all the fun projects on the YNS Blog where you can leave a little love and have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TCPTUES331 - Happy Mail

It's a new challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas! It's all about Happy Mail.  Who doesn't like that? There are many stamp sets with TCP that can fulfill the happiness in someone's mailbox.


I am using the set of Besties to create this card.


Being a military spouse, I find this statement to be so true.  I have traveled long and far to see friends I enjoy spending time with and being able to keep the connection between many friends I have made over the years.

The image was stamped and colored with Copics.  I partially cut the top of the image from the center panel for a little extra dimension before adding a few Stitched Clouds Cut Ups and the sun from County Fair Cut Ups. A few rhinestones for some bling finished it off.

We hope you play along with us and upload your project to the TCP Blog for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the TCP store!  Thanks so much for popping in! Have a great Tuesday.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

February New Release And Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp



Hey everyone!

The day is here for the February release with Your Next Stamp! There is so much goodness coming from this release with super fun stamps, dies, and paper! Speaking of dies, wait until you see the beautiful Butterfly Box in this hop that will make for perfect favors this spring and summer!

For my first card, I am using the S'more Fun set and coordinating dies.  The Heart Home border die was used for the background scene.







The images were stamped and colored in with Copics before being popped up over the green panel.  I changed the color of the home by cutting out that bit in yellow.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the main panel while the fire and marshmallows were finished off with some Wink of Stella for added sparkle.  This set is just so much fun and many gifty ideas that it can be used for.

My second card is using the Sports Fanantics Shoeper Awesome set.  Hee hee... Shoeper.. That makes me giggle.  I love the name for this set.  I created a fairly CAS card that can be used for a boy including some of the new Just for Fun YNS Papers.






For the bottom scallop border, I used the Scallop Star Edge die and added some yellow card stock to the back for color.  The shoe was colored in with Copics and popped up over the center panel.

No new release with YNS goes without an awesome deal so that you can get everything on your list that you want.  Karen is giving you 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE!! Don't miss out!


Be sure to leave a little love as you hop along for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  Thanks for hopping in and have a great weekend!


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You Are Amazing - Your Next Stamp Sneaky Peek

It's here! It's here! Sneaky peeks for the February release of Your Next Stamp have finally arrived! So much cuteness and a super fun treat box to boot! Get your paper and pen ready to jot down your list because you will want this whole release once you see the cuteness the DT have made for their sneaky peek!

For my card,  I am using the new What Nots Sentiment set along with the butterfly topper from the treat box and some fun patterned paper from Doodlebug & CO and EP.



I started with a white card base and used the cloud patterned paper for the background.  The butterfly was cut out and a coordinating patterned paper was used on the wings.  It was popped up over the sentiment panel, which the sentiment was stamped on using the Stone Grey YNS Color ink. I then outlined the entire sentiment with the clear Wink of Stella for some added sparkle.  The whole card was completed with some rhinestones for added sparkle.

Don't forget to check out the other DT creations and don't forget to hop along with us for the New Release blog hop tonight.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Hi There! Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!

Have you played along with the Your Next Stamp Sketch and/or Color challenge? You still have time to upload your creation to the YNS Blog for your chance to win a YNS store gift certificate.

For my card, I created one using the sketch and a set that is unfortunately retired and now out of stock. This set is Quirky Animals 5.



I colored the image with Copics and cut it out using the coordinating die set.  The patterned papers are from Studio G and I popped up the image over the main panel.  The card was completed with some ribbon and the sentiment on a flag.

Thanks for popping in and don't forget to stop at the YNS Blog to see the other fab creations the DT has made.  Also, mark your calendars for tomorrow... it new release time and tomorrow are the sneak peeks!! Have a great Friday!
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