Friday, January 28, 2011

YNS CHA Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp CHA Release BLOG HOP!

We are so excited here at YNS because Karen has taken YNS to CHA for the very first time! That's right, as you're reading this Karen will be at Winter 2011 CHA at booth #4518! WOO-HOO!!

So to celebrate this event, YNS is releasing some fab new YNS stamps just in time for CHA. You may have already caught a sneak peek of some of them last week over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, but today you get to see all 9 World Kids stamps plus a fabulous new Celebrate Collection from HR Designs and 7 new mini stamps.

These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.

Of course we couldn't let this release pass by without having a fun blog hop! We also have 4 fabulous guests joining us for our hop - the amazing Tori Wild, Cindy Haffner, Carole Burrage and Maylee Pham!

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Linda's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at Kerri's blog, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (January 28, 2011 at 08:00 EST) and ends on February 2, 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive their choice of 3 of the new World Kids stamps!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop (although we hope you will visit all the blogs on today's hop!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of their new release creations!

Karen is also running some special bundle promotions, so be sure to hop on over to the YNS store once you've finished the hop. If you order all 9 World Kids stamps in one bundle, you will save 15% over the cost of buying them individually!

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

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

I was thrilled to work with the Tootega from Alaska because I had an idea for him as soon as I saw the image! Here's what I came up with:

I'm going to be calling him a girl since I colored the outfit pink (not that boys can't wear pink, but it's what I had in mind when I making the card). She's colored with Copics and colored pencils/odorless mineral spirits. I cut her out, leaving off the fishing pole, and added a heart in her hand that was cut from the patterned paper.

The sentiment was computer generated using the LD Little Piggy font, and then cut up to go around the curve of the circle. I hand sewed iridescent tinsel around the whole circle and added a bit of fake "snow" around her feet.

For some texture, I covered a bunch of the trim parts with my own custom blend of flocking. I wanted it to look a little like animal fur, so I mixed a little brown in with a larger quantity of white, and then added in the tiniest bit of black. It's very hard to see, but here's a close up shot anyway:

So now it's time for you to hop on over to Tori's blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!

Maureen =)


  1. I just ADORE your sentiment and how you placed it on your card..this is just FABULOUS Maureen!!!

  2. Maureen this is so fun I love the sentiment!

  3. Fabulous -- love the yummy flocking and your sentiment treatment is delightful!

  4. She is so adorable and I love how you gave her a heart to hold. Perfect sentiment too!

  5. Oh Maureen this is just sooooo SWEET!! I love how you switched out the fishing pole with a heart...I would have NEVER thought to do that!!. Love your coloring and the fur trim is AWESOME!!!

  6. This has to be one of my fav's!!! Love the saying on the card!

  7. che bei colori! mi piace tantissimo!

  8. Hi Maureen! This is sooo cute! Love the flock you've added.

  9. What a beautiful project Maureen!I just love your coloring and layout!! The sentiment is so fun and I love it!! Great card!!!

  10. Sweet card! I love the sentiment.


  11. This is just sooooo adorable, Maureen! I LOVE the sentiment and the heart in her hand!

  12. ooooo I love her. TFS
    debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

  13. Oh how adorable this is! What a great image! hugs, Angela


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