Friday, September 4, 2015

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi all!  Our September New Release Blog Hop is coming up tomorrow, so today I have a sneak peek for you of a couple new products coming out:


I used the new Cup Stack Die set and a sentiment from Hammie Coffee & Tea.

I cut the base piece from white cardstock and sponged it with 3 colors of Distress Ink.  Then I cut the outline from black.  I covered the whole base with liquid adhesive, stuck on the outline, then covered the remaining adhesive with super fine glitter.  A couple strands of crochet thread is wrapped around this 3x3 card.

Please check out the YNS Blog to see all the designers who have a peek for you today.  And then I hope to see you back here tomorrow for our New Release Hop! 

This is also for SSS Monday Challenge – use a trio of colors.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

You are so nice

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


This is a digi image from Sweet Escape Digis called Happy Mail.  I colored her with Copics and cut her out with a .04” shadow using my ScanNCut.  She was popped up on foam tape and the sentiment is from Word Salad.

This is for MarkerPop – Anything Goes (and colored with markers) and SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hi all!  I live in Hawaii, so to me it was a given that I would have to have Birdie Brown’s Polynesian Paradise.  Here’s my first card made with this adorable set:


I am absolutely LOVING on this little guy!  I’ve been playing with him for days and finally managed to get him on a card!

I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored just the body with Copics.  Then I overstamped (using my MISTI) with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I stamped him again on MFT plaid paper with Onyx Black and cut out just the shell.  I shaped the shell and attached it with a foam dot.

I stamped the sentiment (also from the set) using my MISTI and Onyx Black ink (had to stamp it twice to get it perfect) and then mounted the little guy over the sentiment with thin foam tape.

This is for CAS-ology – Plaid and MarkerPop – Anything Goes (colored with markers).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Adding Sunshine

Hi all!  I’ve got a card for a few challenges today:


I used the gorgeous digi image Sunflower Power with its matching sentiment.  I just opened up an A2 sized canvas in Photoshop Elements and put in the image off the side and the sentiment in the bottom corner.  I saved as a JPG and printed out from Word.

I colored the sunflower with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and just a little water.  It’s amazing how vibrant the colors came out!  Finally, I shabbied up the panel by distressing the edges with scissors and sponging Distress Ink around the edges.  I added a thin strip of lace to the back and called it a day.

Here’s a video:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sending Wishes and ScanNCut

Hi all!  Today I have a Stampin’ Up! card to share with you:


I used the set Butterfly Basics, Vanilla cardstock and inks from SU!  I stamped (with the help of my MISTI) the yellow airmail motif and the sentiment directly on the card base.  Then I stamped the fern image on a separate piece of vanilla CS.  Then I cut it out.  NO, not by hand!  With my new ScanNCut machine from Brother.

I got a great deal on it recently so I had to go for it!  I’m planning on using it mainly for stamping images and then cutting them out – that means I don’t need to buy matching dies for all my stamps.  Or in this case, there isn’t even a matching die!  So far it’s working great and I’ll have more info about it in later blog posts and possibly even videos.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

FMS Final 200 Vers_2-001

I hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, August 21, 2015

YNS Feature Day

Hi all!  It’s time for another monthly Feature Day over at the Your Next Stamp Blog.  This month, in honor of YNS’s 6th birthday, our theme is Celebrate.  Here’s what I came up with:


I used Phoebe with Her Wagon and the matching die set, the Stitched Rectangle Die Set, and a couple of the smallest Chocolate Gumdrops.  I made a video:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

Please stop over at the YNS Blog so you can see all the projects by the DT and leave a comment there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  TFL!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

YNS Challenges

Hi all!  Today we have 2 new challenges for you over at the Your Next Stamp blog.  Here’s our sketch:


And here’s our color palette:


I went with the color palette and came up with this:


I used Silly Monsters Incognito One and did some masking to get the hat on her head.  The yellow panel was die cut with Stitched Rectangle Die Set and I also used the Fishtail/Banner Die Set One.

The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.

Here’s a video of the process:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above. 

We hope you’ll play along with us.  All info can be found at the YNS Blog.  TFL!