Monday, May 22, 2017

Soda Inspiration

Today on the Your Next Stamp blog the team is sharing their takes on artists.  It is Feature Day with a chance for you to win a stamp set of your choice by commenting on the YNS Blog post.  

I took my inspiration from Andy Warhol's Coca Cola paintings.

YNS Supplies: Happy Meal stamp set | Holly Berry Red Ink Pad | Gumdrops

My MISTI came in handy for lining up the soda bottles.  Each bottle is colored up with Zig Water Color Brush markers and then topped off by a bit of sparkly bubbles.

This card is also for the SCS CAS Memorabilia challenge.  

We also have a surprise for you, Karen is offering a YNS Store discount in celebration of her son's birthday!   Use the code below to get the discount.
Now head on over to the YNS Blog and comment to win by May 24th!


Friday, May 19, 2017

YNS Challenge 64

My take on Your Next Stamp's latest challenge is based on the colors and it is clean and simple.
YNS Supplies: Butterfly Border Die | Whatnot Sentiments Nine stamp set | Gumdrops

The Butterfly Border Die bisects the front panel, with color layered directly on the card base.  It is topped off with a few gumdrops around the sentiment.

Link up your own take on the sketch or color combo on the YNS Blog.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

YNS May Gumdrop Dare

Today the Your Next Stamp team and guests were dared to create a project featuring gumdrops and the new May release products.
We accepted the dare and that means you could be entered in the draw simply by leaving a comment on the YNS DT Dare post.  It is truly as easy as that!

YNS Supplies: Phoebe and Pets stamp set | Phoebe and Pets die set | Heart and Dot Gumdrops | Mini Ink Splatter stamp

The critters from the new set Phoebe and Pets are stacked up for an epic celebration.  The new Heart and Dot gumdrops are adding a bit of dimension over the ink splatters.

Stop on by the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

YNS May New Release Blog Hop

This month Your Next Stamp's new release is full of smiles, critters, trucks, tools, and so much more that it is too much to list...that means you will just need to HOP to see it all!

Welcome to the May New Release Blog Hop!  The best part about this hop is that not only do you get to see all the new products you also have the chance to win a YNS Store Gift Certificate.   All you need to do is leave a comment on the blogs in the hop.   The full list is at the bottom of this post.  The more blogs you visit and coment on, the greater your odds of winning!

My first card is one of the most difficult type for me to make...a "guy" card!  The new Nailed It set makes it easier because there are lots of sentiments and stamps to choose from.

Next up is Phoebe and Pets combined with the Tweet Home die set.

The bird cage from the Phoebe set is hung from the die cut branch from the Tweet Home die set.   The branch, flowers and leaves are from the die set.   Each was die cut from water colored paper and colored up with water color brush markers.

Now is the time to hop on to the next stop.  I know there are so many great projects on this hop, so you do not want to miss a stop.

At the very end, you will want to check out all the new items in the YNS Store.   Be sure to take advantage of the discount code below as you fill your cart with cuteness!


YNS May Preview - Smiles All Around

Today I get to share a peek at the new stamps available in the Your Next Stamp store tonight at 10 pm EST.

Get ready for smiles, because this release is full of them!   The first smile is courtesy of the stamp set Phoebe and Pets!   Yes, a new Phoebe set, definitely cause for celebration.

YNS Supplies:  Phoebe and Pets Stamp Set
This card features just 3 stamps from the set, there are a bunch of cute animals to choose from.  Once again those water color brush markers are making an appearance.  

Join us tonight at 10 pm EST for the new release blog hop!


Friday, May 5, 2017

Bird Banner Celebration

Will you be playing along with Your Next Stamp's latest challenge?  How would you like to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store?

Head on over to the YNS Blog right now and check out all the challenge details.

I took my inspiration from the sketch and flipped it on it's side.
YNS Supplies:  Word Critters Collection - Gardening Birds stamp set | Word Critters Collection - Gardening Birds die set |  Stripe-tastic Diagonal Edge Die | Stitched Rectangle Die Set


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TCP April New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas April New Release Blog Hop!
This hop is a chance to take another look at all the new stamps and dies available in the TCP store right now!

Did you arrive here from Christine's blog?  If not, the hop starts on Jessie's blog, so head there now.

I am sharing a pop up box made with 3 of the new release products: Clouds in Motion, Watercolor Basics, and Bunnies in Flight.
TCP Supplies:  Clouds in Motion, Watercolor Basics, Bunnies in Flight
The Clouds in Motion Die was used to create the cloud dividers inside the box.   One of the paint splotches from Watercolor Basics added the texture to the clouds and flaps.   Last but certainly not least, the Nordic bunny and sentiments are from the fun new set Bunnies in Flight.  The bunny and 'begin' sentiment are attached to the clouds using acrylic strips.

In addition to the design team's new release hop, there is a Spring Customer hop starting today too!   Link up your own TCP creation for a chance to win a TCP store gift certificate.   All the details are on the TCP blog.

Now hop along to the final stop on the hop, Alma and the TCP blog!   Then, you can shop, shop, shop!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Little Gift

It is Feature Day on the YNS Blog and you could win a stamp set of your choice simply by heading over the YNS Blog and leaving a comment!  Super easy!

Here is my take on the challenge "little ones".  My first thought was a baby card, but then I went with a small card made from the pocket die.   It is topped by a little gnome.

 YNS Supplies: Cute Gnomies stamp and die sets |  Pocket Die set | White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops | Scrapworks -Strips die set
The pocket die is still my favorite way to give a gift card and 2 taped together make a great mini card.


Friday, April 21, 2017


Will you be playing along with Your Next Stamp's latest challenge?  Challenges are a great way to get a jump start on crafting.   Plus, the YNS Challenge gives a random prize to one lucky participant!

Head on over to the YNS Blog right now and check out all the challenge details.

I took my inspiration from the sketch and layered on patterned paper.

YNS Supplies:  Tweet News stamp and die sets  Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Here is the sketch and color combo - which one is going to inspire YOU?


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas April Sneaky Peek Day One

Welcome to the TCP Sneaky Peek Week!   Are you ready for new stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas?   If so, you do not have to wait much longer.  The April release will be in the TCP store next Tuesday and today I am kicking off Sneaky Peek week.   For each of the next 7 days the design team members will be taking turns sharing creations.

Are you ready?  I have a lot to share with you, from clouds and bunnies to a trio of penguins.  The best part is you may just win a $10.00 TCP store gift certificate simply by leaving a comment on the sneaky peek posts from the team.

Up first is the new stamp set Water Color Basics.   If you love the look of brush strokes then this is the set for you.  It is so easy to add color to your creations with the wide variety of stamps in this set.

TCP Supplies:   Water Color Basics stamp set, sentiment from Wreath Building Kit stamp set

The bunny is back and this time he is flying through the sky in the new stamp set Bunnies in Flight.   I paired up the balloon bunny with a cloud background created using the new Clouds die as a stencil.

TCP Supplies:   Bunnies in Flight stamp set, Clouds and Balloon die set

The next card is all about the dies in the new release.  The Clouds and Balloon die set is great for clean and simple cards.   For this one, the balloons were die cut and then water colored.   The sentiment die Live, Love & Laugh finishes it off.
TCP Supplies:   Live, Love, & Laugh die, Clouds and Balloon die set

The final card is a penguin celebration.   The stamp set Hola Tequila is back for a limited time and quantity.  It is available right now in the TCP store so you will want to grab it before it is gone.

TCP Supplies:  Hola Tequila stamp set

Are you ready for more?   Tomorrow Christine will be sharing peeks.   Stop by and visit her blog to leave a comment for another chance to win!