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.

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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!!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Your Next Stamp September Release Sneak Peek


Hey everyone!

Today starts the preview week for Your Next Stamp's September New Release and the DT has come up with some fabulous designs to showcase the super cute sets you will see previewed this week.

For my sneak peek, I am using a new set called Fabulous Feathers.  Isn't it cute?





The bottom layer is some glitter cardstock I had in my stash.  I created the background using two of the feather images using the YNS Stone Grey ink and I colored in the heart with a Copic.  Using some Distress Inks, I sponged in various colors to pop out the feathers a bit.  Once the background was complete, I lightly sprayed the entire panel with some shimmer water I made and dried it with my heat gun.  This makes the entire panel shimmer which I love.  The main image was stamped and colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die set.  I popped that image up and stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel.  The card was completed with some yummy Watermelon Party gumdrops.

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!!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 121 - Celebrate!

Happy Friday crafty friends!

I hope those of you affected by the recent hurricane are safe and have escaped minimal damage. I'll tell you, that storm is like the house guest who will never leave. :) So, let's forget about that storm for a bit and let's talk about crafty things.

Your Next Stamp's Friday challenge is up and running and it's all about celebrating. I have made a card that can be used for a generic celebrate card using the Simply Circles and Whatnot Sentiments 5 sets.


I decided on a watercolor look with the circles for my background.  I did not use watercolor paper for this, just plain white cardstock.  I first stamped the image with some distress inks and lightly sprayed the inked up image with water before adding it to the paper.  This gives a nice deep coloring with a hint of water marks.  I thought it came out pretty good without being too messy.  Once I had the background how I wanted it, I stamped the sentiment across the middle and finished the card with a few YNS Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the fun creations the DT have done and hope you play along! If you do, be sure to link up your creation for your chance at winning a YNS gift certificate!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 121 - Anything But A Card

Happy Friday everyone!

This is my last Friday of Summer break as my big kids will head off to school Monday.  Hard to believe it is over... whaaaaaaa!! :( 

As I cry my back-to-school tears, YNS has a new challenge on their blog for you to jump in and share your creativity! It is Anything but a Card.  There are so many fun YNS dies that can be incorporated into this challenge and I couldn't help but use this adorable treat die for this challenge.


I cutout the treat bag using the Scallop Topper Treat die and before assembling it together, I used the Starburst Background stamp set to stamp over the cut out and stamp the sentiment on the flap closure. I then stamped and colored the butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies Set and cut it out using the coordinating dies to be popped up over the center.  The treat bag was then finished off with some holographic sequins.  Just a sweet treat that can be tucked into a lunch box or left on a co-workers desk!

Be sure to check out all the fun designs the team has put together for this challenge on the YNS Blog! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CAS - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES360

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you all are having a good week and for some of you, it may be back to school time! If you do, I hope your kiddos, big and small are slaying it this year.

Today is a reminder that The Cat's Pajamas Stamps challenge of CAS is still going on and you still have time to play and upload your creation. I decided to make a card using Sketchy Santa's and always look at this set in a rustic view.  So, I decided to try my hand at a bit of rustic and well... I don't think I am very good at it! hahaha! But it is not terrible! :)


I started with some Kraft cardstock for my main base and used some Distress Stain in white to run over the top.  The image was stamped on top of that and using a white gel pen, I colored in the beard.  The sentiment was stamped in Love Letter Momento ink and I doodled all along the edge.  I finished the card with my clear gel pen to color in the stars.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fun CAS creations the Kitty Cat Pack have done and be sure to play along and upload your design for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Summer Fun Series - Your Next Stamp - Happy Hour!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Have you been able to catch the fun Summer series the YNS DT have been sharing? If not, be sure to stop over on the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations we have been doing.

Today is my day to share with you my card.  I have had some fun beach times this Summer and it always included a little happy hour with friends.  I couldn't resist using the YNS set of Happy Hour to create this beach scene.


I started with sponging in the background with some distress inks and then spraying lightly over the top some homemade pearlized water that I made. It's hard to tell in the picture, but there is a lot of shimmer to this card.  I used the fun coconut drink from the set and cut it out using the coordinating dies. I also stamped and cut out the cute umbrella for my drink and popped them up in the "sand."  I cut out the sun from the set of Waddles Beach Fun for my sunset look.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base.

For this fun series, you can win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS store and a friend can win $10 to the store! How you ask? Head on over to IG and start tagging your friends on the YNS post. Wouldn't it be great to win a $25.00 YNS e-gift card for yourself and win a $10.00 YNS e-gift card for a friend??!! IG posts will be up before 8 am est each day. Leave all your IG comments on the summer series posts by August 11th at midnight est to be entered in the draw. Winners will be announced on August 12th.

Thanks for popping in and hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Cat's Pajama Stamps July New Release and Blog Hop


The time has arrived! The July new release and blog hop for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps is here.  I hope you all were able to join in on the sneaky peeks and left a little love for the Kitty Cat Pack either on their blogs or IG account for your chance at winning a TCP gift certificate. If you arrived from the ever talented Cristena, then you are in the right place.  If not, start here.

There are so many fun holiday stamps being released that I had a hard time wanting to use just one set! So I decided to use a few sets and create some tags.  I love making tags and use many during the holidays, so it was fitting for me. 











How adorable are these sets? The new Great Outdoors stencil was used for the background of the gnome and yeti.  This stencil is so awesome with the many different uses you get from this one stencil.  Did you happen to see that fun little brush? Yep! It is TCP's new FABULOUS blending brush for all your inking projects.  The best part is that not only is it easily cleaned that you could get away with just this one brush for your colors, but it includes this awesome little cover. I am addicted to it! And the price point! Wowzer! It will not break the bank.   The other sets used is Gnome Peeking, Yeti Christmas, and Sketchy Santa.

Once the background was brushed on, I added the image to be colored in with the sentiment.  For the tag shapes, I used the Rectangular Stamp Die, the Wish Duo Tag die, and the Spring Tag Duo.  Each tag was finished with some coordinating ribbon and some fun Hole-less sequins. 

Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop will be the awesome Beata! Have a great week!

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - July Sneak Peeks Day 6

Hey hey hey! It's day 6 for the sneaky peeks with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps!!


Today's focus is on this adorable set called From Us to You.  This cute and furry Swiss Family Robinson is ready for Santa to stop by.


I started with a red car base and some black polka dotted dp offset to that.  The image was stamped on a cutout from the TCP Wish Tag Duo die set and colored with Copics.  I sponged in a little yellow on the background and popped it up.  The sentiment was stamped on a scallop cutout and popped up over the corner.  I finished the card by adding some of the new TCP Hole-less clear holographic sequins. 


Are you in it to win it?  If you are, you can win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store just by leaving a little love here or on my IG account! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

July Sneaky Peeks - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps



Happy Sunday everyone!

Today is day 5 of The Cat's Pajamas Stamps July sneak peeks!  Today we are peeking in on the new set called Natures Christmas Tree.  Also focused is the new die called Happy Holidays.






For this card, I decided to make a shaker card using the image as a partial cut out to the shaker window.  The background is done using the trees and the snow from the set and some distress inks for a winter sky.  I filled the window with some of the new TCP Clear Holographic hole-less sequins and finished the card with the sentiment cut out and a few more sequins on the out side.


Are you In it to win it?!   Be sure to leave a little love here or on my IG account for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend! To see all the awesome projects by the cat pack, be sure to head over to the TCP Blog.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES359 - Christmas in July and A SALE!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you all are ready for the holiday and fireworks while celebrating this great country! Today is a new TCPTUES and it is all about Christmas in July.  There are so many fun, cute, and funny Christmas sets in the TCP Store that is sure to help get your holiday spirit in check.  If you haven't seen them all, be sure to head to the store!

For my card, I decided on a CAS card using the Big Holiday Words set and the Beard Die for this fun, yet easy card that can easily be mass produced.  I like to make CAS cards during the holidays for exactly that reason of being able to mass produce and get those cards cranking!


I used my MISTI to place the sentiment where I wanted it and popped up the beard below it.  I added a few Holeless Silver Saucer sequins to the 'O' for an added element.  The card was finished by adding two thin black cardstock strips along the side.



There is an awesome sale going on right now over at The Cat's' Pajamas Store! Be sure to stock up now on all your favorites!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - TCPTUES358

Hello!

Have you played along with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps TCPTUES358? It's about Summer and perfect for now as everyone is getting out of school for the Summer and your mind may be dreaming of the ocean, beach, lake, or just relaxing in the Summer sun.

For my card, I kept is CAS and with lots of white space and a touch a of watercolor using both the Porthole Duo Cut Up die and the Scripted Sentiments set.

  
I did cut out the port hole with watercolor paper and using my watercolor pens to color the cut out.  The background was made with distress stains and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the base stamped with distress stains.  The card was finished with some of the super fun Sherbet holeless sequins. 

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fab creations the Cat Pack  have created to help get your creative mojo flowing before you miss out on the fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Holy Shiitake! Your Next Stamp New Release Spotlight

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend and are able to get a little crafty.  Today I am guest posting over on the YNS Blog my card using a new release set called Oh Shiitake! I love this set and the sentiments it has. Because there are days I am sure we all have that this set can relate with. : )


I paper pieced the top of the mushroom before popping it up and placed within the grass which is the Chunky Grass die in the store.  The image was colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die for the mushroom.  For the background, I cut out a white panel using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles set and added some sponging for color.  The clouds were also sponged in using some Distress Inks and finished with the sentiment stamped directly onto the card.

I hope you enjoyed this little scene of my mushroom to put a little smile on the recipients face! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic weekend!



Friday, June 14, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge 116 - Pets

Happy Friday!

It is time for another Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp and we are focused on Pets.  Perfect choice for all the fun animal sets YNS carries in the store.  I couldn't help but use the Photo Booth Thumbs Up set for this because these little guys are adorable and they are posing like your pets would! hahaha!


I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.  For the frame, the Photo Booth Polaroid die was used paired with some fun patterned paper I have had in my scrap stash.  I love the colors on this paper.  The cut out image is popped up inside the Polaroid frame and the card was finished with some fun YNS Gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations and we sure hope you will play along in the challenge! You could win yourself a fun YNS prize! Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

June New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp



It time to hop with Your Next Stamp to see more fun new releases and to be able to purchase all those sets you have your eyes on during the sneaks yesterday.

Today I am sharing with you a super fun set that will be fun to create a project to express how you may be feeling.  It is called Cool Tees.


There are so many cute and funny images that will fit on the tee.  I paired mine up with a panel cut out with the new So Many Circles Panel Die.  Before cutting out the panel, I water colored on a piece of card stock with my distress inks to create a bit of a tie dye design.   The shirt was also sponged before the sentiment was stamped in the center and popped up over the panel die.  I finished the look with a few stars stamped within the circles that are also part of the Cool Tees set.

Now that you have another set in mind, as always, Karen has an awesome sale going on so that you can enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!


Thanks for hopping by and hope you have a great week!  Be sure to leave a little love as you visit each blog for your chance at winning a YNS Gift Certificate valued at $25,
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June Sneak Peek - Your Next Stamp

Happy Wednesday!

It's already time for the June Your Next Stamp sneaky peek! There is a lot of cuteness in this release and this set I am sharing today, is perfect for a great Summer craft project with your younger ones. 

This set is called Card Buddies and these little guys make for fun bookmarks or even finger puppets! 


I decided to make a magnetic bookmark using the cute bunny from this set.  I colored the image and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I cut out another folded piece of cardstock for the bookmark and placed the fully cut out image on top.  The magnet is hidden between two other cut outs which is adhered to the main bookmark. When the book is closed, it will look like this.


Isn't it cute? And this book I used is a gorgeous hand made book made by my good friend Cheryl Lea and it was given to me years ago.  But I cannot bring myself to actually use it!  It is too pretty and very well made.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun projects the team has put together.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Summer - TCPTUES358 - The Cat's Pajamas


It's time for another TCPTUES challenge and we are channeling Summer! For my card, I am using two super fun sets to create this look - Lemons and In Shape.


This image always reminds me of lazy summer days.  Drinking lemonade is always a must, but sometimes, a little spiked lemonade is nice too! : ) The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and the sentiment was stamped onto the side.  The one sentiment I left out because I apparently stamped it in my head was "Enjoy Life." Oh dear... I clearly must have needed more coffee.  I will have to add it later before giving it to the recipient.  The base of the card was layered with some patterned paper from my scrap stash.

We hope you will play along and upload your creation to the TCP Blog for your chance to win.  In the meantime, head over to the blog to see more Summer inspiration from the Cat Pack!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Baby Blessings - Your Next Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!

Another week is upon us and if you are like our family, we are still waiting to get out of school for the Summer.  My kids are in HS, but I still find myself looking forward to end of the school year as if they were in elementary school. :) Well, we have 2 weeks left and I am soooo looking forward to it.  I the meantime, lets start off the week with a little cuteness from Your Next Stamp spotlighting one of the new release sets from May.

For my card, I am using the set of Baby Blessings to create this cute card to welcome a new baby.


I created the background using a cut out from a cloud die as my stencil and sponged in some color for the clouds and sky.  The image was stamped and the balloon paper pieced using some patterned paper from the YNS Sweet Baby collection.  The rest of the image was colored in using some Copics and popped up over the clouds after I cut it out using the coordinating die set.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card and finished it with a few silver sequins. 

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to stop by the YNS Blog over the next few days to see more DT crafty inspirations using the latest release.  Have a great week!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge - Ombre

Happy Friday!

I don't know about you, but I am a day behind! I keep thinking today is Thursday. But I am not complaining that it is Fri-yay!

Today is also a new YNS Friday challenge.  The theme is Ombre.  With all the fun inks out there now, there are many ways in making your project in an Ombre form.  For my card, I used some distress inks and unfortunately, my blending did not really blend because I used a different blending tool that clearly did not do a good job.  But you can get the picture. :)


I used the set of Puddles of Fun and the coordinating dies to create this scene.  I stamped and heat embossed the rain drops before I sponged in the colors.  The image was stamped and cut out to be popped up and the sentiment stamped directly onto the base.  I finished the card with the fun YNS Stitched Puffy Clouds die. 

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations the DT has done. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

New Release Day and Blog Hop - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps



It has arrived! The May new release and blog hop for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! I hope you all gathered some wonderful inspiration this week from all the sneaky peeks the Cat Pack shared. If you arrived here from the inspiring Cristena's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, be sure to start HERE.

Today, I have two cards to share with you.  The first one is using the new set of Henna Tattoos.  This is such a gorgeous set and can be used for so many different projects to create some amazing backgrounds or even as the main focal image.




I started with stamping the image onto the card stock and heat embossing it in clear. I did brush away a part of the design so that it just blends out.  Once embossed, I used my distress inks to sponge in the back ground and then spritzing with a little bit of water. I used the new Flutter By die to cut out a part on the left and heat embossing in black the sentiment.  The card was finished with some of the new TCP Blue Moon hole-less sequins.

My second card is using the new set of Hay Neighbor.  This is an adorable set and I love that it has this sentiment of Hay Neighbor! There are times you just kind of need such a sentiment for your neighbors.  No? Just me? :) Well ok... I still love it. 


I decided to create a little scene with the growing carrots and the giraffe which I thought paired perfectly with the sentiment. To create the ground, I used my distress inks to sponge the color and spritzed it with some water.  I stamped the images and colored them in with Copics before finished it off with a sponging of the sky as well. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the "ground."

Be sure to hop of over to the ever talented Beata for more gorgeous creations! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous week!