Friday, December 23, 2016

My Fave YNS Creations from 2016

There  is a comment to win contest going on right now of the YNS blog.   The design team and December guests are sharing their favorite creations from 2016.   Head on over there to comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

My favorite creation from 2016 is this one featuring the Silly Monster Rockstars.
YNS Supplies:  Silly Monsters Rockstars stamp set | Silly Monsters Rockstars die set | Lots of Dots Edge Stamp | Half Circle Flip die set
What a fun year!


Friday, December 16, 2016

YNS Winter Wonderland Designer Showcase

Have you been following along with the Your Next Stmap Winter Wonderland Designer Showcase series?
It spans 12 days and each day we are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the YNS Store.

Today is day 7 and I am up on the Your Next Stamp blog sharing shaped tags.

Here is a peek, but head on over there for all the details and to leave a comment for a chance to win.   Be sure to check back on the posts from days 1 - 6 too!


Friday, December 9, 2016

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Today I am playing along with the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
Those cute penguins from The Cat's Pajamas are getting in to trouble again and this time they found the coffee cups (or in my house it would be the tea cups)!

Supplies:   TCP Jolly Holiday stamp set (larger Christmas stamps), TCP Big Cups stamp set (penguins), Penguin Joy (smaller snowflakes)

So can you guess where my inspiration came from for this CAS card?   This year's Christmas cup design at Dunkin' Donuts!   I was sitting in a meeting the other day and someone walked in with a cup - I knew immediately that I had to do my own take on it!

Head on over to the Coffee Lover's Blog to join in the hop - everyone is welcome to play along and there is a huge list of prizes!  You can find all the details HERE.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your coffee, tea or cocoa!


YNS Snowman

Challenge #54 is up at Your Next Stamp starting right now!   This challenge runs for 4 weeks which will give you more time to play along during the busy holiday season.

I decided to go with the sketch this time around and pulled out some of the yummy new plaid paper from YNS as my starting point.

With a paper pieced scarf and hat the snowman was ready to go.  There are snow capped mountains in the distance and a water colored sky to create a background for Mr. Snowman.

Here are the sketch and color combo so you can play along.  Check out all the challenge details on the YNS blog.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It's a CASE

The Your Next Stamp Year in review celebration continues today with a CASE and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!   Head on over to the YNS blog and leave a comment on the DT Dare post to be entered in the draw.    

How many times do you see a card made by someone else that you love and want to copy?   It happens to me all the time.   This month's Dare gave me the opportunity to copy away as the challenge was to CASE a creation from one of my teammates.

  YNS Supplies:  Fishy Fun stamp and die sets |  Stitched Rectangle Die Set | Peek-a-Boo Trio Large Die Set
I took inspiration from this card created by Martha.   Martha's layout was fun and a great way to showcase all the fish in Fishy Fun.   I turned my card, substituted circles instead of squares and added an extra sentiment.

Head on over to the YNS blog for a chance to win!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

YNS December Year in Review Blog Hop

This month the Your Next Stamp design team is hosting a Year in Review Blog hop.   The design team has put together a great line up sharing projects featuring products released during 2016.   There will not be a new release this month, but there are still plenty of fun stamps and dies in the YNS Store.

Of course we will be rewarding one lucky commenter with a $25.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store!!!  The more blogs you comment on along the hop the greater your odds of winning.   Leave a comment by 12/6 to be entered in the draw, the winner will be announced on the YNS blog on 12/8.

This is a blog HOP, so I went with none other than Sprinkles the sweet bunny (or trouble maker depending on what she gets in to!).

YNS Supplies:  Sprinkles Sugar Rush stamp set, Gumdrops, Sprinkles Sugar Rush Die set, Stitched Rectangle die set, Fishtail/Banner One Die setBlack Olive Premium Dye Ink Pad, Holly Berry Red Premium Dye Ink Pad, Winter Plaids Paper Pad
Sprinkles Sugar Rush is one of my favorite stamp sets released this year.  We have a pet bunny at my house, Chloe and using this set always makes me think of her.   Another fave on this card is the plaid paper - the blue and red color combo gets me every time.

My card is based on Sketch Saturday challenge #441.

Now get hopping, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!   There are so many wonderful creations from my team mates, you won't want to miss a single stop on the hop.