Thursday, November 14, 2019

Your Next Stamp New Release Feature Day

Happy Thursday!

Today I am featured on the YNS Blog sharing this card made with the new release set of Cool Winter Cats.  


This set is super cute with these cats getting into the holiday spirit skiing, making snowmen, and getting into the wreath. Isn't that what cats do? :)  For my card, I stamped the image and cut it out with the coordinating die before popping it up over the background.  The background was made using the YNS Houses on a hill die.  The card was then finished with some new YNS Emerald Ice Sparkly  green gumdrops perfect for your holiday crafts.  I really do love the CAS cards at the holiday with simple scenes.  They are great for mailing without the bulk but still have fun built into it.

Be sure to check out the YNS Store to see all the newest release sets, dies, and fun gumdrops! Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Your Next Stamp November Release and Blog Hop

Happy Thursday friends! The November New Release and Blog Hop for Your Next Stamp is here!





There are so many fantastic new sets and dies, you really need to take up the awesome sale Karen has included. Check it out below. For my card, I made one using the new Christmas Light Sentiments and Christmas Lights Die. You all know I’m a sucker for sentiment stamps, so adding this one to my collection was a must!



I cut out the string of lights using some scrap cardstock and figured out where I wanted to place it. I stamped the sentiment with some Veramark ink and heat embossed it with a mix of Ranger Platinum and some glitter embossing powder I had. I then popped up the string of lights back in the position where I wanted it and finished the card with some fun YNS Gumdrops and doodling with my white gel pen. Not sure I’m in love with that doodling, but it definitely changes the feel of the card. Are you a good doodler? 

I mentioned a sale. Check out this generous sale Karen has put out for you! 


Thanks for hopping by and be sure to leave a little love along the way for your chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate! Have a great Thursday!!



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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Your Next Stamp November Sneaky Peek

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!
The Your Next Stamp new release is almost here. Today, the DT is sharing their sneaky peeks and you won’t be disappointed!!

For my sneaky peek, I’m sharing the new set of Holiday Cookie paired with the new Falling Stars die. How cute is this guy?!


For the background, I used the Falling Stars die which I layered over some glitter paper I had in my stash. The image was stamped and colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die. I then popped up the image over the stars background before adding the sentiment to the top.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations the DT put together.  Have a great day and mark your calendars for tomorrow’s release!! Woot!

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!!

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!