Friday, May 17, 2019

School's Out For The Summer - YNS Friday Challenge

Happy Friday!

It's a new YNS Friday Challenge and the theme is all about Summer or school being out for it.  I don't know about you,  but I am SO ready for Summer.  We still have a little less than month left of school and in the heat of state/college testing that I am certainly feeling that end of the year drain.

My card I am sharing is using the fun and cute set of Waddles Beach Fun.  When school is out, I immediately think of pool side or beach side enjoyment.  For this card, it is pool side.


I used the YNS Scallop Stitched Rectangle die set to create the "pool" for Waddles.  Using the same color card stock as the back panel, I used the Tiny Waves die for the water to layer over the basic white.  I used some Distress Stains to create the sky and added a little for the water.  Waddles was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut out using the coordinating die set. The scene was completed adding some Seas the Day gumdrops and a sun from the same stamp set coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great weekend!  Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations by the DT.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Your Next Stamp May New Release


It's heeeerre! The May release for Your Next Stamp is ready for you to purchase and get all that you want on your list.  I hope you were able to check out all the fun sneak peeks and ready to hop along to see more of what talents the YNS DT have to share.



My card today is featuring the new funny and cute set of Crazy Fun Shopping Carts.  Oh my... how cute is this set?! I will admit that I had a grand idea for this image, but life unfortunately got in the way that I was unable to complete it.  So, I settled for a CAS card.




I started with a caramel colored card stock with a white center strip down the middle which was cut at the top with the YNS Top it Off  die for an added element. The shopping cart was stamped and colored in with Copics and cut out using the coordinated die before being popped up with some foam squares.  I did draw in the smoke and fast lines for a look of it peeling out. : ) The card was finished using some Carrot Cake gumdrops.

As always, Karen has a generous discount to offer for this new release! 20% OFF your entire purchase!



Thanks for hopping in and hope you have a great rest of the week!


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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Your Next Stamp May Sneak Peek

Hi everyone!

Are you ready to see this months sneak peek from Your Next Stamp? This release is super fun and will have you giggling. 

For my sneak, I am sharing with you a beautiful set being released called Beautiful Butterflies. I love the mini sentiments that accent the larger ones and are perfect for creating a project using butterflies, and even more so with this new Butterfly Panel die! 




I used my Distress Inks to sponge in different colors to create the background before cutting out the panel die to layer on top. The butterfly images were stamped and colored with Copics to coordinate with the background colors and popped up using some foam squares. The card was finished with a thin black strip of card stock that the sentiment was heat embossed with some white detail embossing powder.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations the DT have done!  Check back tomorrow to see more of this fun release and to hop along for your chance at winning.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TCPTUES357 - Move It!

Happy Tuesday!

Today is a new TCP Tuesday challenge and the Cat Pack have made some amazing projects to showcase the theme of Move it! This would be anything interactive you can incorporate into your project.

For my card, I am using the set of Stoked to create this fun card using a spring action element.  (remember those?!) I didn't want the image to be too tall that I did carefully take the spring out of the base to trim it shorter and added it back to it's base before adhering it to the card.


Here is a closer look of the spring action part.


The base of the card was layered with some patterned paper I had in my scrap stash and used the Cloud and Balloon and Stitched Cloud Cut Ups to create the cloud scene.  The Wave Cut Up was used with three different blue card stock from my scraps, layered and the middle one popped up with some foam tape. The spring element was added to the back of the image and then placed to the card once it was decided where.  The card was then finished with the sentiment which was fishtailed and adhered to the center right.

We hope you join in on the challenge and add it to the link up for your chance to win! We'd love to see your creations.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have great Tuesday!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Your Next Stamp Challenge 113 - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Happy Friday!

It's time for another challenge with Your Next Stamp and it's perfect for Spring. This challenge can be anything to do with flowers, gardens, plants, or your take on the beauty of Spring.

For my card, I am using the Sweet Humming Bird set to create a garden and the sweet humming bird hovering over.


I stamped the image multiple times with various angles using my MISTI.  Once stamped, I colored in the image with Copics and sponged in the sky using my distress inks.  I finished the card with a few Lavender Gumdrops and the sentiment stamped directly onto the base. 

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to see all the fabulous creations the DT have done.  And don't forget to leave a little love either there, Facebook or on Instagram by May 8th for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Your Next Stamp - Thanks Fairy Much

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying the week and hopefully enjoying a Spring Break if that applies. I am spending this week with my son in NC and soaking up some sun.

Today, I am sharing with you a fun card I made using the new YNS Release of Wishing Well Fairy.  I created this little scene using some distress inks for the background which was cut out using the YNS Stitched Rectangles Die set.


Once the background was sponged in and blended, I stamped the image to be colored with Copics and cut out using the coordinating dies.  The grass was made using the YNS Chunky Grass die and the dragonflies from the stamp set were stamped directly onto the panel.  The image was popped up with some foam tape and the little stars were also stamped directly onto the panel and some Wink of Stella was added for some sparkle.  The card was completed with some new Pixie Dust Glittered Gumdrops.

I hope this gives you a little more inspiration from this months YNS new release.  Be sure to check out the YNS blog all month for more inspiration from the DT! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great one!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

TCPTUES356 Spring - The Cat's Pajamas


Hi y'all!

There is still time to play along in the TCPTUES Challenge of Spring! The month is half over so still plenty of time to get your creation linked up and at a chance to win $50 to the TCP Store!  The Cat Pack have made some awesome creations with this theme and you will not be short in finding some mojo to get your creative side going.

For my card, I am using the set of Happy Easter along with the Cut Up of the Wish Tag Duo.


I started with some cardstock from SU! that I had in my stash.  I believe this is Certainly Celery.  I stamped the image with Rose Bud ink from Memento and fussy cut it out to pop it up over the tag. Once I had cut the tag out, I used some of my ever so neglected washi tape for the background and finished it with some sheer ribbon.   The card was completed with a few of the new Iridescent Green Hole-less Sequins TCP has in the store.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the fab creations the Kitty Cat Pack have done.  Make it a great one!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

It's another Friday challenge with Your Next Stamp and it's all about Florals.  Perfect for Spring and get those pretty floral stamps inky.

I am using the Flower Bouquet set to create this CAS get well card.  

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics.  This image is also perfect for masking and getting in multiple flowers for a larger bouquet. The middle panel is some textured patterned paper that was used before the top panel was put on top.  The card was finished with a few gumdrops and a sentiment at the top.

That is it for me today! To see all the DT creations, be sure to stop by the YNS Blog here.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Your Next Stamp April New Release and Blog Hop


It's the April release day and blog hop with Your Next Stamp!





I mentioned yesterday that this release is full of cuteness and fun, with some additional sets to compliment some current sets sold in the store. You have to check out the fun beach towel die that is perfect for making a shaker card.

For my card, I am using the set of Photo Booth Thumbs Up.  This is a great addition to the photo booth stamps sets already sold in the store. I paired up this image with the Photo Booth Polaroid die.


How cute is this little guy with his friends? I stamped the image and colored him with Copics before layering that image with the Photo Booth die.  I used some patterned paper I had in my scrap stash to make the background layer and popped up the image over it. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base.

These photo booth sets are so much fun and if you haven't checked them out, you need to head to the YNS Store and add them to your collection!!



As always, Karen has a generous sale to sweeten the deal of all you have on your list.  20% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER!  Be sure to use the code listed and it is only valid during the days mentioned.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great one!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Your Next Stamp April Sneaky Peek

It's the April preview day with Your Next Stamp!

This release is full of cuteness and fun with some additions to some current sets sold in the store. There is even a super fun die that is perfect to make a fun summer or beach shaker card!

For my sneak, I am sharing with you the new Whatnot Sentiments Thirteen.  I always love great sentiment sets and this one is no exception. 


I have paired this sentiment with the new Stitched Fishtail Banner Die and the Flower Blossom Trio die set. I layered the banners before stamping the sentiment on top with the YNS Stone Grey ink and popping it up over the base.  I cut out the Flower Blossom Trio in different colors and added them around the fishtail and completed the look with a finishing sentiment and some gumdrops.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for the release day and blog hop!  If you would like to see all the awesome creations the DT have done, check them out here on the YNS Blog.  Have a great one!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

TCPTUES356 - Spring

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time for another TCP Tuesday challenge and the Cat Pack have done some fabulous creations to fit the theme of "Spring." 

I have a card to share with you that I made using the new release set of The Year of the Pig and the new Spring Tree duo die. This stamp set is SO stinking cute that I am looking forward to many more creations using this set. 

This card is a 4.5 x 4.5" card size which I cut out the tree on the top layer and added a white background with some card stock on the backside. The cutie patootie pig was colored with Copics and fussy cut to be popped up just at the base of the tree.  I finished the look with some of the new Spring Shaker confetti mix.  A simple, but adorable little card perfect to just say hello to your friend.

Be sure to stop by the TCP Blog to see all the awesome creations the pack have made.  We'd love for you to play along for your chance at winning! Be sure to link up your creation.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps March Release and Blog Hop





It's here!! Release day and Blog Hop for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps. If you arrived here from the talented Rebekah, you are in the right place.  If not, start here! I am sure you have all had a chance to peek at the wonderful creations the Cat Pack have done for the week and now is your chance to grab your list and get shopping!

For today's release, I am sharing with you the new Travel Stickers stamp set which I thought I would take a crack at creating a postcard using these fun "stickers."  I always love a postcard and I realized that making them was just as fun.





I started with using some Kraft card stock as my postcard and thought about layering either side or both to give it a cleaner look if you will.  But I really like the rustic feel and look of the card stock that I left it as it.  Using my distress inks in Pumice Stone and Tea Dye to stamp the different images on the outside. I added the cut out from the Rectangular Stamp die to frame one of the stickers and added the 'Post' word from the Mailbox die. For the backside, I used a stamp set I have with the address lines and added a few more images around.  You can't really see the bottom right image, but it's there! :)

For my second card, I am using the ever so cute set of For Fox Sake and the new Mailbox die set to create this little love letter to be sent.




I know I have mentioned it before, but this stamp set along with the Year of the Pig are really just so adorable that it has to be on your must have list.  I cut out the mailbox with the die set and added the cute little mouse from the this set to the bottom.  He is colored in with Copics and I completed the scene with the sentiment, clouds, and heart to the top of the mailbox.  I felt a little sparkle was needed that I added a few silver sequins.  Because we all need a little sparkle in our lives...

Thanks for hopping by and be sure head over to Alma's blog for more crafty creations and inspiration from the Cat Pack guru herself!


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sneaky Peek Day 6 - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps


It is Sneaky Peek day 6 with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps! Today the focus is on the Flower Die Duo Cut Ups.  This is such a fun die with many possible ideas.


For my card, I have used this die along with the new release set of For Fox Sake which is cuteness overload! The Year of the Pig and For Fox Sake is just so stinking adorable this month.


I love a lot of white space (if you couldn't tell from my past cards) and this was a perfect die to add a pop of color from behind using some fun Spring papers from Doodlebug & Co. and the little fox watering these flowers.  The sentiment is also a perfect fit for the die and image.  I finished the card with some new release Holographic Green Holeless Sequins.  Eeep! More fun sequins!! If you haven't peeked at the other set of sequins coming out, be sure to head to the TCP Blog to see them!



For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs  including mine today and also on my Instagram account @beadnstampn. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. 

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great one!

You're A Good Egg - Your Next Stamp

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you are able to enjoy a nice weekend, hopefully bringing you all some warmth.  We are finally able to get a little Spring weather today which is a nice change to the cold we continue to have.  I am looking forward to continued sun and warmth -if it ever gets here! :)

Today I am sharing with you a card made from the new set  of Egg Hunt.  Isn't it adorable? I love the sentiments it comes with and this one I used is just something I could see myself saying. Hahaha!



This is a CAS card to focus on the image and the "good egg" that he is giving.  The image was colored in with Copics and cut out with the coordinating die set.  Using the YNS paper collection of Happy Spring, I created the road using the jelly bean pattern paper and finished the card with the Stitched Puffy Clouds die.   

We hope you have been able to check out all the fun projects over the last few weeks since the release to see all the additional projects the team has put together.  Check out the YNS Blog to get a glimpse of them all if you have missed any portion of the posts.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Cat's Pajamas March Release Sneaky Peek

It's here! It's here! It's sneaky peek time with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and you will not be disappointed when  you see the cuteness this release holds.  Today's sneak is The Year of the Pig and this little piggy is adorable! 




Pairing with the new Rectangular Stamp die, I created a "pool" with the frame of the die and added the floating pig on top with some foam tape. The water was created using some Distress Stain and the look finished with some of the new fun TCP Shaker Sequins.  You will noticed the fun envie to match the card which was created with the same set and look. Join the Cat Pack in the current challenge of Envie Envy.  Get creative in designing an envelope for a happy surprise in the mailbox to your recipient.


For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, comment on each of the designer's blogs  including mine today and also on my Instagram account @beadnstampn. Check the The Cat's Pajamas Blog to see which designers are participating each day. Winners will be announced on The Cat's Pajamas Blog and Facebook page each day. 

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great one!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Fun Friday Challenge - Your Next Stamp

Happy Friday!

Today is a new challenge over on the Your Next Stamp blog and this is one that requires the use of something everyone has in their crafty stash - Patterned Paper! This is a great time to use your scraps or layer a few together within the same collection, or just mish mash a few different ones you have.

For my card, I am using a few pieces of patterned paper from the YNS Watermelon Party paper collection to create the background and one of my favorite mini sets the store carries - 'Tini Sips.


I used the YNS Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the patterned paper and the YNS Stitched Ovals die for the top layer.  The image was stamped and colored with Copics before being cut out using the coordinated dies and popping it up over the oval panel.  To make it more of a birthday card, I used the YNS Mini Balloon trio die set to attach it to the martini glass and fishtailed the sentiment to complete the card.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Your Next Stamp March New Release

It has arrived!! The March new release for Your Next Stamp. Time to get your list out to purchase all the fun sets and dies you had your eye on and do a little blog hopping to see all the awesome creations.



Today I am sharing with you a card using the new, super cute set of Tree-mendously Cute Critters. How darling are these little guys?




I just love the sentiment in this set that you can make with a few different lines.  I know a few people this card would work for and I just love giving them a hard time.  :)  The background was made using some retired YNS paper called The Woodlands.  The images were stamped and colored in with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die set.  I popped up the images and stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel.  The card was finished with a few gumdrops from both the Nautical Matte and Spring Grass matte gumdrops.

As always, Karen is generous in offering you all a great sale during the releases.  For this release, she is offering 20% off your ENTIRE purchase!!



Be sure to keep hopping along and leave a little love along the way for your chance to win!