Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Arrival

Today I am sharing a sweet card using the digi Babe Sent from Above from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  Normally, the LMMS DT would be introducing a new challenge this week, but with the holidays fast approaching we are taking a break and sharing inspiration instead!

Are you done with Christmas shopping yet?  Hopefully not, check out this holiday special!!!
Plus, head on over to the blog to check out more creations from my team mates!!   If you were hoping for a new challenge, there is one still going on over on Facebook to use the Zen Border! 
Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Your Next Stamp Holidays Blog Hop 2013

Welcome to a special Your Next Stamp Holiday Hop! We are sharing projects made with YNS Holiday Stamps and Dies to wish our fabulous YNS customers a very happy holiday season! I know you will find tons of inspiration throughout the hop so be sure to start at the very beginning with Laura.   If you've been hopping along, then you should have arrived from Wendy's blog.

You have from today until Saturday, December 21st at midnight (EST) to hop with us! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs along the hop, you could win a $25 YNS Gift Certificate!!! Karen will announce the winners on the YNS Blog on Sunday, December 22nd.

My project for today happened by chance.  It started out as a craft for the kids and well, of course I couldn't help but join them in the fun!

I bought votive candles for the kids to decorate using the tissue paper technique (here).  The kids drew on their tissue paper and I made a couple using the snowflake stamps from Warm Winter Wishes.

Then I realized that 2 votive candles fit in the Kup Holder perfectly!!!  Such a great way to package the candles.  I decorated the Kup Holder with a matching snowflake cut out with Warm Winter Wishes dies and then layered it on top of the scallop shape from the Pocket Die Set.
Karen is having the biggest Your Next Stamp sale of the year with up to 30% off your order!  Rumor has it she is trying to make room for all the new stamps and dies heading our way in 2014!

Make sure you take advantage of these amazing deals! Notice that the sale runs thru the end of the year (what a great way to spend money you receive from Christmas)!  Now it's time to hop on over to Thanh's blog, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go! As always, happy hopping and shopping, and have a wonderful holiday season!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Caroling Dexter Goes

There are some new cuties to be found at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today!  The new release features several Dexter the penguin digis and a trio of new Sugar 'n Spice Dolls - all will make you smile. 

The cute digi Dexter Caroling takes center stage on my card...
My card is based on sketch #46 from i {heart} card sketches.  As you can see I went off of memory when making my card and skewed the one mat a bit, but the inspiration is there!
Are you done with Christmas shopping yet?  Check out this holiday special!!!
Plus, head on over to the blog to check out more inspiration with the new stamps from my team mates!!    Remember there is still a challenge going on...You've Been Framed.  If you head to Facebook there is a challenge to use the Zen Border to be found there too!  Lots to do :>)
Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Your Next Stamp December Challenge

December has arrived and so has a new challenge at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog!
There are 2 challenges to choose from, a sketch or an inspiration photo.  I went with the inspiration and kept is CAS with purple and stamps from the Holiday Sentiments set
 I stamped "snow" in 3 shades of purple and then stamped "all that glitters is" over it and embossed the black only.  I then brushed each of the words "snow" with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen - clear.

Here is the sketch and photo so you can play along.  Check out the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog for all the details - there is a prize involved!


Thursday, December 5, 2013


Time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this is a fun one...You've Been Framed!  Just add a frame - any kind of frame will do.  

I went the photo frame route and used a polaroid for one of the mats behind Melba Flora Hatter.
A bit of embossing and a bow with some peach thrown in too.
Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your take on the challenge!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Your Next Stamp Sale and Party

More sales to share...

Your Next Stamp has a fabulous holiday promotion running and you can take advantage of this offer on digital stamps as well as YNS cling and clear stamps, dies & embellishments.

The YNSDECDNR15 online code is valid on all YNS products and is good from now through December 4, 2013. 
Plus, tomorrow night at Your Next Stamp is having a release party on Facebook for the new digis!  What fun!!!
To RSVP, simply click this link:
Happy Shopping and partying!

Snow and Sales

Every Saturday is SUPER SATURDAY on the Little Miss Muffet Blog!
A freebie and a stamp in the spotlight on sale. 
Plus, today and through Monday you can pick up lots of goodies at great prices with the sale that going on in the store right now!!!

The stamp in the spotlight today is Swings 'n Slides Snowballs and it is offered at a great price. 

 Ingredients:  Little Miss Muffet Stamps Swings 'n Slides Snowballs, PTI Card Stock, PP - MME, Your Next Stamp (sentiment) Christmas Critters, Momento Ink, copics,and PTI buttons.
Head on over the Little Miss Muffet Blog for all the details on today's freebie and deal!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Shopping at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

The Holiday Shopping season officially kicked off today (or last night depending on where you live) and there are bargains to be found in some of my favorite on-line stamp stores too!  Check out this deal...

Little Miss Muffet Stamps has a huge five day sale that you won't want to miss out on!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Little Inspiration

Today the Little Miss Muffet Stamps design team is sharing a little inspiration for you to start your day off with. 

My card features Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers walking on banners of white.

Just a little something simple and sweet for today.  Stop on over the Little Miss Muffet Blog - I know there are some AMAZING creations from my team mates!


Details:  Stamp LMMS Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers, CS - PTI, Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug, Banner dies and sentiment - Your Next Stamp, copics and Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tons of Tea

Today I am sharing directions to make a tea portfolio on the Your Next Stamp Blog!

Stop on over and check it out!!!  Super fun and easy.  I am sure you could think of other uses for the portfolio besides tea!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Partying on With the YNS November Release

Did you check out the new stamps and dies released from Your Next Stamp last Friday?  Today the party continues with the design team sharing more inspiration!
I put the new stamp set Note Worthy to work to make a 4 card set.  The set is perfect for Birthday cards and so much more.  To show the versatility, I went the Valentines's Day route and pulled out some heart filled paper and then layered away. 

Be sure to stop by and visit everyone on the design team for more creations to inspire you!

Plus, it is not too late to join in the Blog Hop - click here for the BLOG HOP.

And it is always time to shop, especially when there are deals in the store!  What is on your wish list???!!!


Stamps - YNS Note Worthy, PP - MME, Ink - SU, CS - PTI, YNS Dies - Season One Whatnots (heart), Fishtail / Banner Dies, Kup Topper Die Set (Heart button).

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Turkey Anyone?

Every Saturday is SUPER SATURDAY on the Little Miss Muffet Blog!

Today's freebie is arriving just in time for Thanksgiving in the USA.

 Ingredients:  Little Miss Muffet Stamps Sitting Turkey, Basic Grey PP, PTI CS, Your Next Stamp Kup Holder Die, Candy Corn ;>), copics

I also colored up Swings 'n Slides Happy Mail, the stamp of the day that is offered at a great price.  The Friday after Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday shopping season and the official start of mailing Christmas cards!!!

 Ingredients:  Little Miss Muffet Stamps Swings 'n Slides Happy Mail, PTI Card Stock, felt, embroidery floss, Your Next Stamp (sentiment) Christmas Critters, Your Next Stamp Heart Die Whatnot Seasons One Die Set, Momento Ink, copics, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Head on over the Little Miss Muffet Blog for all the details on today's freebie and deal!


Friday, November 22, 2013

CSAYL Blog Hop and Final Challenge for 2013

It is the last Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge for 2013 AND we are hosting a BIG party to celebrate!!! 

This week, we are hosting a challenge and a blog hop! 

Check out each of the design team member's blogs and leave a comment, 3 random commenters will win a prize.  Then come back here and play along with this week's challenge, there will be 7 random winners drawn from the participants this week.   That means there are 10 chances to win if you hop and participate in the challenge - we said this party was BIG!!!

Create a Christmas gift set with 3 coordinating pieces...such as a card set; card, bag and altered gift combo; gift box, tag and card.  Mix and match, just make sure there are 3 coordinating pieces to your Christmas gift set!  Link up on the CSAYL blog by Thursday, November 28th at midnight EST.

Click on each link below, visit each design team member's CSAYL blog post and leave a comment by Thursday, November 28th at midnight EST.

My first project is a 3 card set. To coordinate each uses matching patterned paper and features one of my favorite images - snowmen!
(Left to Right) Card #1
Featuring Bugaboo Snowman Star
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die,
Your Next Stamp Whatnot Seasons One Die Set (heart), Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment)
Based on The Perfect Sentiment - Christmas Sketch

Card #2
Featuring Limited Runs Digital Stamps Snowman
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die,
Your Next Stamp Whatnot Seasons One Die Set (snowflake), Your Next Stamp Gumdrop, Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment)
Based on Your Next Stamp - November Sketch
Card #3
Fred She Said Emma the Hugger Snowman Edition
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Gum Drops, vintage seam binding, Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment)
Based on Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 225

Up next is a gift trio, with a tag, card and basket filled with candy.

Basket - Featuring Creations by AR Goody Basket Template
Ingredients:  Vintage Seam Binding, Your Next Stamp Warm Winter Wishes stamp set (snowflake) and Pocket Die Set (frame)

Card - Featuring QKR Stampede Snowman Couple and Patterned Digi Paper from Bearly Mine Designs

Tag - Featuring Patterned Digi Paper from Bearly Mine Designs
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Snowman Delight Die set, Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment), vintage seam binding

OUR SPONSORS:  There have been so many wonderful sponsors this year.  A huge THANK YOU you to all!!!
This week's hop and challenge has 8 sponsors!!!



Thank you to everyone for stopping by!  Have fun hopping and good luck!

YNS November 2013 New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp November New Release Blog Hop! We have quite the selection this month from new scene stamps, to versatile multi stamp sets and a fun new die set that is perfect for gifties, being released today! You can find them all NOW at the Your Next Stamp Store!

The hop begins right here on my blog!  If you leave comments on all of the DT blogs you could win a stamp set of your choice as well as a pack of YNS Gumdrops!  Gumdrops are super sweet on cards and I promise won't add any calories!

Today I am sharing cards using 2 of the new scene stamps with you.

 My first card features the scene and a sentiment from the new set "The Perfect Blend".  The layout is based on November's YNS sketch Challenge (psst, participating on the challenge blog is another way to win a prize!).  I stamped the image and then added a bit of paper piecing.

Up next is "Winter Scene".  I used the polaroid die to create the frame around the scene.  I first die cut it from patterned paper and then from white.  I used the white around the die cut to create a second frame and then popped it up with foam dots.

As always, Karen is offering a fabulous hop discount! You will receive 15% off your entire order through November 27th!
You can also find YNS on Facebook and Pinterest.
Now it's time to hop on to Peggy's blog, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!  If you get lost any where along the way check out the easy links below.   Happy hopping and shopping!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Peek

Tomorrow is the day new stamps and dies arrive at Your Next Stamp!

Stay tuned and be sure to stop back tomorrow!

Here is a peek at what is arriving...


White Christmas

It'll be All White on the Night is this week's Little Miss Muffet Challenge
We are looking for white upon white and the only color allowed is on the image or stamp you use.  Check out the Little Miss Muffet Blog to join in the fun and see all the white creations from my teammates.

My all white card features Clover Winter Friends with layers of embossed white.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry Book

I was recently asked to review a rubber band jewelry how-to book.  I jumped at the chance because I have a 9 year old daughter who enjoys making bracelets with the Rainbow Loom. 


In the words of the publisher:  Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry, offers a complete how-to guide for using the popular new looms. Available just in time for holiday gift giving, it features unique designs and essential instructions for making the trendy accessories.

Click below to check out a few pages from the book.

My daughter and I found the book to be easy to follow with color photos showing step by step how to make each item.  There are also great tips throughout the book that my daughter wants to try.  Up until now, we have been relying on videos to learn how to make bracelets.  The videos are sometimes hard to understand and involve a lot of pausing (on my part).  In the end, I usually have to watch the video and then teach my daughter.  The steps in the book are clear enough that my daughter can follow them on her own!

Here is a zipper bracelet made following the steps in the book...

Today's post is a little different from paper crafting, but still "crafting" and FUN!  I started crafting at an early age and have never stopped! 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Another Candy Cane

This week's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge is all about stripes!  We are looking for Christmas Paper Crafting creations that have stripes somewhere.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo!!! One lucky participant will win 7 digis of their choice!!

Link up by Thursday, November 21st at midnight EST for your chance to win.

To fit the challenge, I created my own stripes using strips of paper and then layered Little Penguin Winter right on top.  Quick and easy with a little jingle!