Friday, September 4, 2015

Bird Talk

Friday fun!   There are new sketch and color combo challenges to choose from on the Your Next Stamp blog. Wouldn't you love to win a YNS gift certificate???!!!   Check out all the details on the blog and play along.

I took my inspiration from the sketch.
YNS Ingredients:   Word Critters Collection - Exotic Animals stamp and die sets

To create the "hello" background I used my MISTI and moved the piece of paper up each time I changed the color.  The MISTI is my favorite stamping tool - I use it so much!

Here are the colors and sketch, which one is drawing you in?


Monday, August 31, 2015

CAS Gift Tag Tote

This week's SCS CAS challenge is ABC - Anything But a Card with a Christmas/Holiday gift theme.  It had me pulling out items from my stash that I have not used in a long time!

Ingredients:   Stamps - Verve (circle), Your Next Stamp Sentiments Five, Dies - YNS 3x3 envelope die and YNS Scrapworks Strips die, Ink - SU, CS - PTI, PP - SU.
   I am not sure if I really interpretted the challenge correctly, but I went with a 3x3 gift card tote filled with 6 cards and envelopes.   This gift is to say "thank you"...I thought this one might be great for a teacher or assistant.

The tutorial for the tote can be found on SCS - HERE.  It went together quite easily.   I decided to swap out the paper handle and use ribbon instead, using brads and some old SU hardware from my stash.   I think created six note cards and coordinating envelopes.  The patterned paper used on the envelopes is from SU, something I had tucked away and still in the packaging!

Be sure to check out the challenge and create something CAS!


Friday, August 28, 2015


Ingredients:   Verve Blue Skies Stamp Set, YNS Stitched Rectangle Dies
Today I am sharing my last DTGD challenge card.  I purposely saved this one to share last because it is the most important one.  I am dedicating this one to everyone who needs to be courageous each and every day.  I typically do not get too personal on my blog, after all, crafting is about fun and sharing ideas.  This card however means a lot to me and I am hopeful that even angels are able to see my blog.

Hugs today for all,

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Champagne Celebration

Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Pop the Bubbly stamp set

With a stamp this large, that's a standard A4 card, it is easy to create a CAS card.   The stamp fills up all the white space.   I popped up the white panel and layered it over the striped patterned paper.  Besides the coloring in, it was easy to put together.

If you did not guess it already, this was for one of the DTGD challenges.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trucking Along

Today, I have a couple DTGD cards featuring trucks.

Here is something you do not see very often from me, a spinner card!  I think I need to make more of these because interactive cards are fun to make and fun to receive.
Ingredients:   Your Next Stamp Keep on Trucking Stamp Set, Stitched Strips die set and Small Spinner Slider Die Set

My second card is relatively simple with lots of strips of patterned paper.   I stamped directly on the colored card stock and then colored it in.
Ingredients:   Your Next Stamp Keep on Trucking Stamp Set

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Quilted Flower

Ingredients:   Your Next Stamp Scrapworks Mini Starburst Die set, Mini Tag Trio die set, Stitched Rectangle Dies and YNS Gumdrop.
This week I am sharing the last of my SCS DTGD challenge creations.   
Quilting is a past love of mine.   I wish it did not take so much time to quilt.   The time consuming aspect of it is the reason that paper crafting has become my main hobby.   With that said, the perfect solution is to quilt with paper!


Monday, August 24, 2015

CAS Floral Tag

CAS Monday!   The SCS CAS challenge this week is tags - create a tag or use a tag on a card.   My card is full of leaves and 1 flower, oh and a tag too!

Stamps - Verve Great Friend Stamp set, Dies - YNS Stitched Tags Set Two, Other - PTI ribbon and corner rounder punch

To create the leaves I did double stamping - stamped once with the orange and then stamped off on scrap and stamped again to get the lighter color.

Join in the CAS fun over at SCS!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Cake Day!

Yesterday, I checked out the latest TCP Tuesday challenge (TCPTUES297) and got a little crafty.   The challenge is an inspiration photo of the beach, but since I did not have any TCP beach related stamps I got a little creative.  

Ingredients:   TCP Forget about the Cake stamp set, YNS Alpha stamp set, YNS Big Birthday Balloon Die set and YNS Banner die set, Doodlebug Designs PP, PTI CS, and embroidery floss.

I decided to take my inspiration from the colors and then I used the second photo as the inspiration for the layout on my card.  The bright and happy patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs and I think it matches the beach blanket well. I want that blanket btw! 



Saturday, August 22, 2015

YNS Celebration

Today the YNS Design Team is sharing creations based on the theme CELEBRATE.   Head on over to the YNS Blog and check out all the creations and then leave a comment.   You will CELEBRATE if you are the lucky commenter who wins a stamp set of their choice!

My card is a party of color and it just so happens to correspond to YNS' latest color and sketch challenge.  Click here for all the challenge details.
YNS Supplies: Silly Monsters Incognito Set One stamp set | Silly Monsters Incognito Set One die set | Stitched Rectangle Dies | Stitched Fishtail Tags Set Two Scrapworks – Strips Die Set |White  Sugar Gumdrops

Be sure to head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Plaid

Your Next Stamp has a new sketch and color challenge up today, check it out!    There is a prize for one random participant - wouldn't you love to win a gift certificate to the YNS Store???

My card is based on the sketch.   I came across scraps of the plaid paper and had to use it.   I love plaid and the colors are so warm on this one.  Yes, it is a fall card, sorry!!   I could not resist using the plaid paper.
YNS Supplies:  Piles of Smiles | Stitched Rectangles Die Set | Scrapworks Strips Die Set

Here is the sketch and color combo...which one are you going with on your creations???