Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hi all!  It’s time for a new set of Fun Friday challenges over at the YNS Blog!  Here’s our sketch: NovSketch2014

And we have something new for you – a color challenge:

YNS Color Challenge 1

I went with the sketch this time, turned on its side:


I used the Winter Fun Tag Die Set for the sentiment and snowflakes, and Candy Apple Red and Winter White Glittered Gumdrops.  The snowflakes were cut out of Doodlebug white sugared cardstock and popped up on foam dots.

This is also for Cute Card Thursday - Razzle Dazzle.

We hope you’ll play along!  All of the details can be found at the YNS Blog.  TFL!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

You’re Unique

Hi all!  I have another page (not a full layout this time) from my fun journal for today.  I made it for the Mama Elephant Challenge – Anything Goes:


Heh heh.  I used Arctic Penguins and the matching Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant.  I got the quote off the internet and printed it on my laser printer so it wouldn’t smear when I went over it with gel medium.  Next I stamped, colored and die cut a whole bunch of the different penguins from the set. 

I gessoed the book page, then covered it with blue watercolors (note to self – don’t use watercolors as a base – they smear!).  I arranged the quote and all the penguins then glued them down with gel medium.  I also went over all of them to make sure they were all stuck down really well.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Holiday Cheer Hugs

Hi all!  I have a card for several challenges today:


I used the bear and Santa hat from Chubby Chum Pals, the holiday cheer is from Christmas Sampler, and the hugs is half a sentiment from We Connect.

I stamped everything in black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I colored with copic markers and a white colored pencil.  The hat was stamped separately and fussy cut out.

This is for the following challenges:

I’m also sending this in to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  I hope you like it and TFL!

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!