Friday, April 26, 2013

CSAYL - Anything Goes with Di's Digi Designs

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long time...this week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  Yep, you can let your creativity go wherever it chooses while creating something for Christmas.

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Designs.

I created a quick tag on kraft with the reindeer and sentiment from Your Next Stamps' Believe in the Magic.  Sweet and simple!

Stop on by the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog to see what my teamies have been up to!


Details:  Stamps - Your Next Stamps' Believe in the Magic, CS - PTI, Ink - Momento, copics and ribbon.

YNS Fun Friday Part 2

I am back for another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday post celebrating SPRING. Plus, you get another peak at some of the goodies released from Your Next Stamp this week.

Did you see the new kite dies?  A base with attached tail, a separate die to cut out the panels, plus a little bow (that I neglected to use-sigh).  These dies are part of the Cute Bike and Kite Die Set.

This week's Outlawz Clean and Simple challenge is to break the plane...have something on your card extend off the base.  Well, I did that, but then decided it needed more blue, so I added a panel to the back of my card.  Not sure if this still counts for the challenge, but it is the inspiration for my card.

Stop by the YNS blog to see more samples of the new stamps and dies!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Day for Ducks and Little Miss Muffet Fans

This is the week for new goodies.  Today LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS is releasing a mix of digis and rubber stamps for you to drool over. 
I picked one of the digis to play with, Swings 'n Slides Nice Weather for Ducks.
There is more sweetness to be found on the Little Miss Muffet blog with all the creations from my teammates.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

YNS April Release Hop

Today we are hop hop hopping to share with you all the new goodies from Your Next Stamp.  The hop starts on Stephanie’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Jen R's blogAs always we have some fabulous prizes to be won! Just make sure you leave comments on all of the DT blogs by Friday at midnight EST for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on the YNS Blog Saturday, April 27th.

Are you ready to flashback???  All the way to the '80s? 

"Like, Totally Radical" is featured on my card - Fhiona is wearing her 80's glam - hence all those bright colors!  The cassette and sentiment are both from the coordinating set "Fantabulous 80's".  Both sets are available in the YNS Store right now.  The fish tail banner on my card was made with a YNS Fishtail/Banner die set - LOVE 'EM!

{challenges which I am entering my card into:  Paper Crafting Journey Sentiment challenge, QKR Punches/Dies challenge (that fishtail die that I love), and Crafty Ribbons challenge #43 Pink and Green (beyond bright, but I have it!).

Karen is offering some amazing specials at the Your Next Stamp store! You will receive 15% off your order using code YNSAPRIL2013 valid April 24th-April 28th. Plus, she has loaded up the YNS Bargain Bin and Retired Stamp Bin with awesome deals!

So what can you win for hopping and commenting??? 

How about all the prizes pictured!!! 
Now it’s time to hop on over to our guest designer Simmone’s fantabulous blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

YNS April Sneak Peek

Your Next Stamp is releasing tons of new goodies tomorrow.  Karen gave us the okay to share a peek and I am happy to oblige. 

I am playing along with the YNS Tasty Tuesday inspiration...why don't you play along too?  You could win a YNS Gift Certificate!

What a yummy inspiration!  I drew on the colors and turned the flowers into circles.

My card features a few of the new goodies:
1) "Large Film Strip Die"
2) flowers from "Spring Fling - Garden Dies"
3) Fantabulous sentiment from "Fantabulous '80s

The lion (aka hedgehog) is from Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set Two (the critters are all my faves!) and the You are part of the sentiment is from "Ellie Loves Birds".

My card is for the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #180 Embossing (see the base paper, I cut out circles and embossed them, then glued 'em down)
Royal Digi Challenge 19 - flowers / Mother's Day (got 'em ;>) )
Dilly Beans - Flowers (yep, there are 3 of 'em!)

Stop back tomorrow for Release Day and a Blog Hop to celebrate!

Today, check out the YNS blog and the rest of the design team's blogs to see what else is on the way! 


Friday, April 19, 2013

Snow Happy with CSAYL

This week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long we are celebrating SNOW.  Play along with us and create a project with snowflakes, snowmen or a winter scene.

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said with a $15 gift certificate to the store for one participant!

Now on to my card featuring Christmas Rosey .  She is sweet as can be...or is she???
This image takes me back to one of my dogs who loved to open presents!  Do you spy the snowflakes?  Just a smidge on this card (Rosey likes to eat snowflakes too).
Be sure to visit the CSAYL blog to check out all the inspiration and play along! 

Details:  Images - Fred She Said, CS - PTI, PP - Simple Stories, copics and banner die from YNS.

finally SPRING!

Your Next Stamp inspiration time with Fun Friday! Each month the design team is given a theme...this month is SPRING...and then each Friday we share creations related to the theme with you.  Warm weather has finally found it's way to me and I am so happy, I have been waiting for SPRING to arrive! 

Of course with Spring, comes April showers and Rainy Day Fhiona is prepared and ready for the rain.  The sentiment is from the Happy Day stamp.  The patterned paper is from Echo Park - I am squeezing every little scrap I can from the pad.

Stop by the YNS blog for more Spring creations and say hi! 


Details:  YNS Stamps - Rainy Day Fhiona and Happy Day, PP - Echo Park, Dies - YNS Banner Die, Ink - Momento and CS and button PTI, plus Glossy Accents and dimensionals.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Hi There! Are you hungry for a challenge?  LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS is issuing a challenge to create something related to food...hmmm, so how about candy?

Monster Sweet Tooth is double fisting it :>)  I know how that of my sons always likes to have a snack for each hand!

Have fun crafting and be sure to check out the rules and the rest of team's creations on the LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog. Play along and you may just win a prize!

Pssttt...Join us on the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!


Details: Image - LMM Monster Sweet Tooth, CS - PTI, Your Next Stamp Dies - Banners, Copics and PP - Simple Stories.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Santa's Coat

This week Christmas Stampin' All Year Long is asking you to be inspired by Santa's Coat and pull in elements found on his coat - buckle, buttons, fur, colors...etc.

Our sponsor this week is Annabelle Stamps
and one lucky participant will win a $10.00 gift certificate.

I pulled out a cutie from Your Next Stamp, Fhiona's Snowman and then took inspiration from the colors in Santa's coat and a large fluffy white cuff, with touches of black.
Stop on by the CSAYL blog for all the challenge details and to check out the creations by my teammates.


Details:  Stamps - Your Next Stamp, Fhiona's Snowman and PTI sentiment, CS PTI, PTI Ribbon, copics, and Momento Black Ink.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Today the LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS' design team is sharing creations using the newly released Tea Party Stamps.

Daisy Kate Hatter stands right in the middle of the CAS card I created.  I pulled in more tie dye by printing out the word "GROOVY!" from MS Word and coloring it in with copics.

Visit the LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog to see all the other wonderful creations from the rest of the team.
Be sure to join us on the FACEBOOK FAN PAGE. Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!


Details: Stamp - LMM Daisy Kate Hatter, cs - PTI, copics, and dimensionals.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Circles and Sweetness


Are you ready for a challenge?  It is Tasty Tuesday time with Your Next Stamp!

Here is the Tasty Tuesday inspiration to get you started. 
Check out all the details on the YNS blog to find out how you could win a YNS Gift Certificate and then get crafting.
Now on to my card...something sweet that could be used for Mother's Day...

I was inspired by the colors and circles. 

Can't wait to see how you are inspired.  Be sure to play along!


Details:  Stamps - Ellie Loves Birds, PP - , CS - PTI, lace, copics and Ink - Momento.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Tea Party Release - Day 3 Scavenger Hunt

Hello Everyone! Welcome to day 3 of the Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) "Tea Party Release!"   Check out all the new stamp in the SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of each store!

Of course with a party this big there are prizes! Be sure to check both the Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) blog for a list of prizes!  

My creation for today is part of the LMMS scavenger hunt - what fun!!!  SBS' Betty in Wonderland is the focus of my card with accessories in the form of treats and the table from LMMS. what can be found on my card???

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) blogs for prizes and to find all the details about the scavenger hunt.  There will be lots of eye candy too!


Details: Stamps - Little Miss Muffet Stamps Tea Party Friends: Naomi & Maya, Tea Party Friends: Molly & Khloe, and Simply B Stamps Betty in Wonderland, PP - Cosmo Cricket, Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp, CS - PTI, Dimensionals, copics, thread, and adhesive.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Letter to Santa

It is time for another Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge and this week the challenge is Letter to Santa - use your 3 favorite products...what would be on the top of your list to Santa? 

This week we are sponsored by Meljen's Designs and for playing along you may just win 4 digis of
your choice!

So now on to my list... (insert drumroll)
#1 Alchol Markers - Copic or Spectrum Noir
#2 6x6 patterned paper pads - the print is scaled perfectly for cards
#3 A die cutting machine and lots of dies

I colored up Buddy the Fox using the #1 product on my list Alchol Markers, there is a bit of patterned paper and yep, those banners and the notebook edge were cut out using dies.  Ah, crafty goodies, the perfect gift, right?!

Be sure to check out the rest of the CSAYL team's fab creations! Then play along - wouldn't it be great to get a head start on your Christmas crafting???!!!


Details:  Image - Meljen Designs Buddy the Fox, Dies - YNS Banners and MFT notebook edge, PP - Recollections,  ink - Momento, sentiment - PTI, and PTI kraft cs.

Little Miss Muffet Tea Party Release - Day 2

Hello Everyone!  Did you know that Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) have joined together to bring you a "Tea Party Release!"  I am taking part in day 2 of the combined release and I have a tutorial to share with you!!

Check out all the new stamp in the SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of each store!

Of course with a party this big there are prizes!  Be sure to check both the Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) blog for a list of prizes! Today, LMMS has two rubber stamps to go to two lucky winners!   2 Lucky Winners - la Jeune Fille à l'Eventail!  Plus, with every LMMS purchase, you will receive an exclusive digi stamp for free ... Piccino Mermaid!

Now on to the tutorial that I mentioned earlier...I am sharing the directions to make cute little pouch treat holders!  This is my first real tutorial, so please go easy on me. 

Click on any of the pictures to get a closer look.


3" x 7.5" Strips of Card Stock
Patterned Paper Scraps
Neutral Card stock Scraps
Stamped, colored, and cut out Images
Corner Rounder (optional)
Buttons (optional)
Super sticky permanent tape
Glue Dots
candy (not optional!)

1 - Score 3"x7.5" card stock at 5" and crease.

2 - Apply Super Sticky Tape on the sides of the shorter flap (or glue, or you could even sew the sides of the flap to create the pocket).

3 - Remove backing from tape and fold flap over to create pocket.  Squeeze the paper together to ensure the tape adhers completely.

4 - Decorate...

5 - Let the pocket sit over night before filling it.  This will give the tape time to set.

To make a larger pocket, like the one featuring Mad Hatter, change the card stock size to 4.5" x 11" and score at 7".

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) blogs for prizes and more tutorials from my fabulous teamies!


Details:  Stamps - Little Miss Muffet Stamps Tea Party Friends:  Naomi & Maya, Tea Party Friends: Molly & Khloe, and Simply B Stamps Mad Hatter Betty, PP - Echo Park, Banner Die - Your Next Stamp, Buttons and CS - PTI, Paper Floss, Dimensionals, copics, and adhesive.