Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Be A Unicorn!

Hi all!  Today I have another new (to me) stamp company called Ppinky Dolls.  I instantly fell in love with the images and especially loved this one when it came out!  It’s called Unicorn Ppinky and it’s just too adorable!  I had the perfect saying to go with it too!


I saw that saying on the internet somewhere and thought it was so funny, so I stored it away in my brain to use later.  And I guess now is later!

Here’s a close up of Ppinky:


Unfortunately the colors came out all weird in my pictures – the purple paint is much nicer in real life and the grey specks all over are actually silver glitter.  I colored Ppinky with colored pencils because I still haven’t got the hang of coloring her with Copics – I need more practice.  You can see in the close shot that I added embossing paste stars all over the top of the page to give it texture.

This is for Ppinky Dolls Challenge – Anything Goes or Halloween, and also SSS Monday Challenge – Anything Goes.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

YNS After Party

Hi all!  Welcome to my post for the Your Next Stamp After Party.  Today I have a (hopefully) funny card for you:


Hee hee!  I crack myself up!  I used the Holiday Martini set and the Scribbled Alphabet.

I arranged the image and sentiment on my block first before stamping.  That meant that I had to cut apart the sentiment to place it on either side of the martini.  I stamped everything and drew in a partial table line.  I decided to leave it uncolored so the colored portion would stand out more.  I stamped the FA and all the green LAs first, intentionally smudging the last one, then stamped all the red LAs, intentionally double stamping the last one.  I hope you get it and like it as much as I do! :)

You can check the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous After Party (Feature Day)creations! And don't forget to leave a comment there to have a chance to win a YNS stamp set of your choice!   TFL!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

YNS October New Release Hop!


Hi all!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp October 2014 New Release Hop and New Website Launch!  You should have come from Deborah's blog, if not, you'll want to start at Tracy's blog because you won't want to miss a stop!

We have a bunch of new stamp sets and dies this month and I’m super excited because we also have a new website!!  The address is the same, but it’s completely redone!

I love making things for Winter/Christmas and this release is full of goodies to help with my crafting!  My favorite set though, has nothing to do with either.  It’s called Scribbled Alphabet and I designed it!!  Yippee!!  I so love it when my ideas come to life and I get to play with them and share them with you!  It’s a really fun set that will work to many any sentiment for any occasion or holiday, so have fun with it!

Well, enough chatter – let’s get on with the show!

For my first project I have a seemingly simple card, but it’s got some tricks and technique thrown in:


The tag is actually mounted on foam tape and the flourishes on the tag exactly match the flourishes on the white panel.  Here’s another view so you can see there really is dimension:


I used the new Scribbled Alphabet, the Flourishes stamp set, and the Stitched Fishtail Tags Two Die Set (all 3 of which I designed!!).  Here’s a video I made of the process:


My second project is a spinner card:


I used Smiley Happy Christmas and the Large Spinner/Slider die.  If you’d like to see how I make these cards, you can check out THIS VIDEO I made previously.

I stamped the snowflake with Memento black ink and colored a bit with Copics.  Then I went over it with a clear Wink of Stella pen and then a coating of Glossy Accents.  The sentiment is also from the set and I embossed it with silver EP.  The strip of snowflakes at the bottom is actually part of the patterned paper – that little throw-away strip that’s at the bottom of most 12x12 papers!

As always, there are prizes to be won: 5 random winners will receive $20 to spend in the YNS Store.  The prizes are randomly placed amongst all the blogs, so the more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win!


Here are our special deals: Karen has marked all the new releases down 15% and if you create a new account in the store, you’ll get 10% off your entire purchase (including sale items).

Next on the hop is Kerri, one of our special guests, but be sure to leave a comment before you go.  Happy hopping!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Celebrate Sneak Peek

Hi all!  Today I have a sneak peek project for Your Next Stamp’s October 2014 release:


It’s a pillow box made with the Gift Card Pillow Box Die Set and an image from the new Smiley Happy Christmas.  He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I added a little white paint pen for highlights. 

You can check out the YNS Blog to see everybody that has a peeky for you today.  I hope you like this and TFL!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

YNS Halloween Fun Friday

Hi all!  It’s time for another Fun Friday over at the YNS Challenge Blog

Here’s our sketch for this month:

October 2014 sketch

And our inspiration pic:

October 2014 - photo


Today I decided to take inspiration from the colors in the inspiration pic – yellow, orange, and white.  Of course the first thing I thought of is candy corn!  Here’s what I came up with:


I used the candy corn from Halloween Cuties, a bunch of different Fun Faces, and a sentiment from Fang-Tastic Halloween.  I cut the focal panel with a Nesties die and stamped the candy corn all over it, colored with Copics and stamped on the little faces.  I cut a strip of black cardstock with the same Nesties die and white heat embossed the sentiment on it.  I adhered it to the focal panel and tied on some black and white Timeless Twine.  Finally the focal point was mounted on the card with foam tape.

This is also for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and will play along with us!  All the details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Season’s Greetings


Hi all!  Today I have a card for the October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party, specifically the sketch challenge (BTW – I know I’m missing the little bits on the focal panel, but I just couldn’t bear to add anything else to this card!):


I used Gift Card It for the sentiment and Very Vintage Labels No. 18 for the framing image.  I cut it out with the matching Nesties – Labels 18 and popped it up on the card with a double layer of foam boosters.  The flags are cut with several fishtail flag dies that I have.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Oh, and this is also going to be sent to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Won’t you play along too? 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hi all!  I have a card using a digi image from a company I recently discovered called Aurora Wings.  I’ve fallen head over heels for her images so you’ll be seeing more AW in the future!  Here’s my card for today:


I used Whimsical Wild Rose Sprite and Copic markers.  I wanted to do a Halloween card with a non-Halloween image, so that’s where this came from. The sentiment is from the YNS set Fang-Tastic Halloween

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!