Monday, March 1, 2021

YNS March 2021 New Release Preview Day One

It's time for the previews to begin! Your Next Stamp's March 2021 release arrives in the YNS Store this Thursday at 11 am. Today, however, I get to share a preview of 2 fun sets and a new die!

If you love the YNS monsters, then you will love the new additions to the family!  It's the Fuzzy Monsters and they are soft, round and yes, FUZZY!

There are 6 new monsters to choose from and this slimline card is able to fit 5 of the cuties!
Each monster was colored up and then die cut out with the coordinating die set.

The sentiment across the bottom was created with the new 3D Letters and Numbers stamp set.  The exclamation point is the "i" upside down and the dash is the dot on the "i"!
The monsters and sentiment are layered on the new Slim Stitched Die set.

We are previewing another stamp set as well today, Cloud Fun.  Stop on by the YNS blog for a chance to see the list of all the designers with previews.  Plus, you don't want to miss out on the chance to win one of these sets.  There is a comment to win giveaway going on!

I will be back tomorrow with another preview!


Monday, February 22, 2021

Fly By Hi

 Are you looking for a quick and easy card?   I have it for you!

A cat, clouds, and a huge HI!  This is my CAS start (or end?) to the week. 

In my mind, this card started out with a rectangle window with the sentiment and clouds inside.  Then I planned on layering the cat outside the window. Once I was ready to start layering though,  I did the debate and the window lost. 


Supplies:  VersaFine Claire ink, The Cat's Pajamas stamp set, PTI Soft Stone cardstock, foam dots, Zig Clean Color real brush watercolor markers

This card is for a couple challenges going on right now, the Splitcoaststampers CAS cloud challenge and The Paper Players cat challenge.  Clouds and a cat, a great combo!



Thursday, November 5, 2020

Your Next Stamp November New Release - Happy Howlidays!

 The Your Next Stamp November New Release is available in the YNS store right now!

This release features 12 new stamp sets and 2 new die sets.  Get ready to spread the Christmas cheer, because this release is full of fun sets for the holidays and winter.

We are hosting a hop on IG, so head on over to YNS' IG Hop Post and leave a comment, then continue on down the hop list and visit each designer's IG post for more chances to win.  3 comments will be randomly selected to win a $20.00 YNS Store e-gift card!  Have fun hopping!

My card features the Crazy for Christmas stamp set which has quickly become one of my faves.  The sentiments are perfect for anyone with a pet or those who love dogs in general (I have a pet and love dogs!).

My card also features the Stitched Frame with Snow and Hill die set.  I flipped the frame on it's side and cut out the snow twice and the hills twice too.  The pup was colored up and die cut out with the coordinating die set to Crazy for Christmas.

Oh what fun!!!

Crazy for Christmas

Stitched Frame with Snow and Hill Die Set

Are you ready to shop???  Karen is offering a discount on all purchases in the YNS store through November 8th.  Use the code below to save!

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop.  My YNS teammates have created so many inspiring projects that are sure to spread joy.




Monday, November 2, 2020

 Your Next Stamp has a new release arriving in the YNS store this week!  Thursday to be exact.

Today, we have previews of 4 new stamp sets on the way.  To see all the inspiration, head on over to the YNS Blog for a full list of designers sharing peeks at the fun sets on the way.  This release is full of Christmas joy!

My first preview is of the stamp set Christmas Banner.   This set works great on it's own, but it would also work well combined with other sets.  There are several ornaments and sentiments to choose from, along with 2 banner ribbons.

The square card measures 4.25"x4.25" and features the smaller of the 2 banners.

We have more inspiration on the way this week. Plus we will be celebrating the arrival of the new release on Thursday, with an IG hop starting at 11 am EST.



Thursday, June 11, 2020

Your Next Stamp June New Release

The Your Next Stamp June New Release is available in the Your Next Stamp Store right NOW!

This release features critters, coffee, and tons of fun!

We are hosting an Instagram hop to celebrate! The YNS June New Release Instagram Hop starts at 11 am EDT on 6/11/2020. Join us for your chance to win one of the three $20 gift certificates to the Your Next Stamp Store. Entries will be accepted until Sunday, June 14, 2020 at midnight EDT. The winners will be randomly selected on June 15, 2020 and notified via Instagram Direct Message.

The IG hop starts at YNS' IG and continues on...

The Stripe Panel die was used as a stencil to create the yellow stripes on the card base. The birds were stamped and die cut out with the coordinating die set, then layered over the stripes. Finally, the scallop frame was die cut twice and layered together to add a bit of dimension. The branches, flowers, birds and little bugs make the Tweet Spring Birds set fun to arrange. There is so much to choose from that making a scene is easy.

Are you ready to get hopping? Let us know what you think of IG hops.

Happy IG Hopping and Good Luck!


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Your Next Stamp June New Release Preview Day Two

The Your Next Stamp June new release previews continue.

It's the second day of previews and today's card features the Swanderful stamp set, paired with the Rectangle Scallop Frame with Piercing die set.  Both new items will be available in the YNS store on Thursday at 11 am.

The frame was die cut out and then the inner rectangle was stamped with the swans and colored up with watercolors markers. The frame was cut a second time and layered over the first, to add dimension.   The mother swan was colored up and die cut out with the coordinating dies...those make it so easy and fast to layer images.

Be sure to leave a comment before you go. Each preview day, YNS is giving away the stamp sets being showcased. Each individual set will go to randomly selected comments left on the YNS blog, YNS Designer's blogs or YNS IG. Leave all your comments by June 10th at midnight EDT, the winners will be announced on the YNS blog on June 11th.


Monday, June 8, 2020

Your Next Stamp June Release Preview Day One

The Your Next Stamp June release is on the way! 

Today is Day One of previews and I am sharing a card featuring both stamp sets being previewed today, Coffee Characters and Painted Shapes.

The owl from the Coffee Characters stamp set is layered over a background created with the large heart from the Painted Shapes set.  The small heart is from a another set being released this month.

Coffee Characters

 Painted Shapes

Be sure to leave a comment before you go. Each preview day, YNS is giving away the stamp sets being showcased. Each individual set will go to randomly selected comments left on the YNS blog, YNS Designer's blogs or YNS IG. Leave all your comments by June 10th at midnight EDT, the winners will be announced on the YNS blog on June 11th.

Stop back tomorrow for more previews!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

To Bee or Not To Bee 2020 Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in the To Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop!

We are celebrating the 3rd World Bee Day.  Our hop is to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. Pssst, I will save you from googling...apicultural means beekeeping!

First off, thank you to Milka Gubo for asking me to join in the fun!
Next, this is a hop, I mentioned fun, and yes, there are prizes!
So get ready for bee filled inspiration!   Get ready to HOP! The full list of stops on the hop is at the very bottom of this post.
Plus, if you want to learn more about Wold Bee Day, check out this site.

Now on to my card which mixes dies cuts and a bee (of course, this is a bee hop after all!)

 The clouds were sponged on to the background. The branch and flowers were die cut out and colored with water color markers. Then the frame and a water colored die cut bee were popped up with foam dots and layered on top.
Supplies:  Your Next Stamp Bugs and Kisses stamp and die sets, Stitched Square Frame Die set, Tweet Birdie Home die set, Puffy Cloud Border die set (used as stencil)

This hop comes with the opportunity to win lots of prizes!  Check out all the sponsors:

Clearly Besotted Stamps, £20 e-Gift Card to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Code to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, stamp set of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Store Credit
Paper Smooches, ‘Bees’ Dies
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Code to the store
STAMPlorations, “Bee” package: stencil, clear sticker pack and embellishments (this prize is available for commentator located in US or has US mailing address)
Uniko, ₤15 e-Gift Certificate to the Store
Your Next Stamp, $20 Gift Card to the Store
Milka is also giving away one Jane’s Doodles stamp set of winner’s choice to one lucky winner.
12 prizes will be given away to 12 winners.
Giveaway is open Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers listed in blog hop list and leave a comment on each blog hop stop (19 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but before you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz. All comments must be left by May 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST.

Are you ready to hop??!! 
All the stops on the hop...
Milka Gubo 
Alice Huang
Amy Tsuruta
Anushree Vaish
Beverley Brown
Julie Elak
Kaja Vezenšek
Kathleen Curry
Larissa Walgemoed
Laura Volpes
Linda van Wely
Melissa Chipperfield
Neha Bhatt
Nonni Niskanen
Samantha Mann
Sue Hastead 
Tanja Kabel 
Valentina Bizjak
Milka Gubo (Inlinkz)

Have a Bee-utiful day and Happy Hopping!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

YNS March New Release Blog Hop

We are hopping!

The Your Next Stamp March release is in the YNS store right now!   This release has us hopping in to spring and hopping for a blog hop!

Scroll on down to the bottom of this post for the full set of hop stops.   Comment as you go, the more stops you comment on the greater the odds that you may be the lucky winner of a YNS store egift card!

Today I have 2 tags for you.  The new Affirmation Card with Peek a Boo Door works great on cards, but also as a tag. 

The die reminds me of a luggage tag, with the flap hiding the name and address, or in this case, a sentiment!

I added a hole punch at one end to thread the ribbon through and create the tags.

Affirmation Card with Peek a Boo Door

Life is Sweet

We also have a sale going on in the YNS store.  Use the code below to save big!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, March 9, 2020

Your Next Stamp March Previews

Your Next Stamp is kicking off this week with previews of the March release.   The release arrives in the YNS store on Thursday, March 12, 2020!

This release will have you thinking of spring with flowers, lambs, bunnies and even a few owls.

Today is all about Easter and I am previewing the stamp set Birdie Easter Basket, along with the new die set Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The Stitched Rectangle Frame die set, allows you to create a simple border to frame your cards.   This card features the largest of the dies and fits the front of this 4.25" x 5.5" card perfectly.

The clouds were sponged on the card base, using the Puffy Cloud Border die as a stencil.  The Birdie Easter Basket was colored up, die cut out with the coordinating die and then popped up on the card base with foam dots.

Stop by the YNS Blog to see the other designers with previews, plus leave a comment on the YNS blog for a chance to win one of the sets being previewed!