Sunday, November 8, 2009

Your Next Stamp Blog Hop


Hey everybody! Thanks so much for joining us for another super awesome Your Next Stamp Blog Hop! Your Next Stamp has 3 new Fhiona sets (Wedding, Bad Hair Day, and New Year's) plus the Limited Edition Christmas digis that were recently released so the Starlets have whipped up some yummy eye candy for you using the new stamps!

You've reached the last stop on the hop! If you didn't come here from Stephanie's blog, you'll definitely want to go back and start at the beginning of the hop: If you comment at every stop on the hop, you'll be entered to win one of the brand new Fhiona sets (3 winners in all)! Also, Karen is looking for a name for Fhiona's best buddy/hubby, so anyone who posts a name suggestion on Karen's blog will get an extra entry into the Wedding Fhiona giveaway!

Lastly, each blog will be giving away 2 of the new Christmas digis to a random commenter! For your chance here at my blog, please leave a comment letting me know which of the new Fhionas or Christmas digis is your fave! The deadline for commenting for the giveaways is midnight EST, November 16 and all winners will be posted on Karen's blog on November 17. I will also be posting my digi winner here on my blog.

Here's the hop order again in case you missed it:


One last thing to mention before I get to my projects: Karen is offering 10% off all week, plus there will be a surprise gift in every order! The coupon code is YNSBH2.

*****And now on to the show!*****

For my first project, I used Bad Hair Day Fhiona as she was meant to be used. I paired her with some really old Rob and Bob paper and used a sketch from Unscripted Sketches.

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She was colored with Copics and her brush was cut out and extra bristles popped up for dimension. I did a bunch of sewing and added the sentiment all cut up (I really love the look of this and have done it a bunch with my YNS cards).

For my next project, I decided to do another easel card since I had so much fun with my first one! I used Bad Hair Day Fhiona again, but this time I saw her all bundled up for the winter with a steaming cup of hot cocoa:

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This time I watercolored her and flocked the collar and cuffs of her robe. I used a sketch from Sketchy Thursday and some yummy papers from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses paper pad. This card also qualifies for Lili of the Valley - 3 papers, 2 stamps, 1 type of embellishment, Secret Crafter and Crazy 4 Challenges - both easel cards. Lastly, the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Here's a close shot so you can see the coloring and flocking:

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My final project came from the lastest Splitcoast newsletter. Beate had a great tutorial for a luminaria that I thought would go perfectly with the new Christmas digis!

The opposite sides of the luminaria have the same design. Here's the first design using Stripey Snowman with Happy Holidays:

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And here's the second design using Decorated Christmas Tree:

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I liked the idea so much that I made it into a .cut file for the Cricut so I can make multiples for gifts! I used all of Beate's dimensions except I cut the height down to 4" so that I could cut 2 out of a 12x12 sheet of patterned paper. [If you'd like the .cut file, please scroll to the bottom of this post.]

Before I go, I want to remind you that there's still time to play in the YNS Challenge #3 - make a Christmas project without the colors red and green!

Whew! That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed my projects and thanks so much for joining us on the hop!

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You can get the .cut file here and here's Beate's tutorial which tells you where to score.

If you like the .cut file, please leave me a comment and let me know. Also, I'd love to see any projects you make with my file! Thanks very much to Beate for such a fun project!!

41 comments:

  1. Very sweet Fhiona cards and the luminaria with the snowman digi is such a wonderful gift idea! Awesome projects to share!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  2. absolutely gorgeous,
    do love Fhiona,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  3. What great cards and such cute images thanks for joining LOTV this week dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  4. hoi,
    love your cute cards and the little light you made from the snowman is fab
    hugs from andrea

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  5. Wonderful designs Maureen and i love your luminaries.
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  7. So beautiful creations :)
    They're all great, but if just one has to be chosen, it's... hmmmm... New Year's.

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I have 2 favorites from this release. The Stripey Snowman and Fhiona's Bad Hair Day.

    hugs
    Mary

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  9. These are just awesome, Maureen!!! I love the bad hair day card, and your stitching looks fabulous! The easel card is adorable, and those luminarias are so cool!!!

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  10. All the new sets are great but I think of the 3 I like the wedding set best just a romantic at heart you see thanks for a fab hop yet again and the chance to win Julye

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  11. Love your cards! The bad hair day card is just too sweet. And your second card, so cute that her robe has fuzzy cuffs! :)

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  12. Love your luminaria and your Fhiona cards are adorable!

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  13. Love love love that Easel card!

    Great stamps and great work!

    Thanks for putting on the hop!

    Rx

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  14. Fantastic projects- they are super cute!! Will have to give that easel card a try!

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  15. Love these Maureen! The easel card is awesome and the luminaria is sooo cool!

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  16. Your creations with these new releases are fantastic! Thanks for being such an inspiration! Beth aka BR-T

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  17. stunning

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  18. Love the new sets, the beautiful cards you made with it and if I had to choose......I think it is Bad Hair Day Fhiona...xxx Margreet

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  19. WOW! Fabulous cards Maureen! I love that fuzzy cuffs on Fhiona's housecoat - too cute! You're coloring is awesome! I love them all!

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  20. These are all so cute! I like how Fhiona's collar was a bit fuzzy.

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  21. Hi Maureen,

    Wow fantastic projects you have put together. Great colouring too.

    Hugs Ali x

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  22. OH WOW! I absolutely love the luminaria! It's amazing! Your coloring is beautiful too!

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  23. Fab work!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  24. Fhiona looks gorgeous!! Beautifal cards, and the luminaries look amazing,
    hugs Angela x

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  25. Fabulous and super inspiring projects. This blog hop was amazing and you all rocked the different ways to used these images.

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  26. Wow, you have some great projects here! Love them all. Those easel cards are so much fun...I'll have to try one out!

    Melanie

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  27. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 10 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

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  28. Very cute! You did a very nice job.

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  29. Great blog hop! So many wonderful ideas. YNS has a very talented team of Starlets!! Thanks soo much!

    Robin

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  30. gorgeous projects! You are so talented.
    x

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  31. wow gorgeous, i especially love the added touch of the flocking.

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  32. All of your cards are gorgeous! Fantastic take on this weeks US sketch. The image is just darling! Thanks so much for joining US this week!

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  33. Oh my heck are these just fantastic cards!!! Your coloring is off the charts fabulous!! I've never seen these images before and they are sooo stinkin' cute. Thank you for playing along with this weeks sketch challenge!

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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  34. Love the Christmas cards!! I think these are my favourite stamps, I'm into anything 'Christmas' at the moment and these stamps are divine!

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  35. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Nov. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

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  36. Oh my goodness -- such fabulous creations. You do a wonderful design and color job.

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  37. Hello! nice blog!

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