Thursday, January 6, 2011

YNS January New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp January New Release BLOG HOP!

We've got some fabulous new YNS stamps to showcase today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favorites. We also have two wonderful guests joining us for our hop - the amazing Angela Wood and Jen Del Muro.

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

The hop starts today (January 7, 2011 at 03:00 EST) and ends on January 10, 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 the entire Chocolate Lover Collection Pack by Heather Rolin:

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 promotions, so be sure to hop on over to the YNS store once you've finished the hop. There is a fab clearance section, where you can grab a bargain or two, and Karen has also put together some special-priced bundles!!

If for some reason you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop list:

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

I used the super cute Ellie Loves Music and a sketch (turned on its side) from Wild Orchid Challenge to come up with this:

Ellie was colored with Copics and I did a little shading with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I paper pieced her dress, cut her out and glued her to the same image on vanilla cardstock. The sentiment was computer generated using the SNF Goody font (my fave!), cut into individual words freehand and glued to the base paper.

To finish it off I did a ton of straight machine stitching and added flat back black pearls over all the music notes. Finally I added a ghost heart that was edged with Stickles and a Prima flower and button tied with twine.

This card is also for the following challenges:
  • Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes
  • Delightful Challenges - Buttons
  • Stampin' B's - "Use an old favorite and something brand spankin' new on your card." (The old fave is the Prima flower - love 'em! And the new thing is, of course, my brand spankin' new image!)
  • Cute Card Thursday - use your old stash (just about everything on this card is old except for the image and my computer generated sentiment!)
So now it's time for you to hop on over to Chris' 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 =)


Chrissy said...

Those music notes are brilliant, what a clever idea, love your card really cute.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Maureen!! I just love your paper piecing and coloring along with the dp you chose. Beautiful design!

diehex said...

I love Ellie and I love your card!
Hugs Jeanette

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Adorable and I LOVE her paper pieced dress!!

Angela said...

This is super adorable! I love her! hugs, Angela

Benzi said...

Very pretty with a wonderful assortment of colors. Love how you made the musical notes with those little brad dots.
Thanks for joining the Stampin B's old/new challenge this week.

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Awwww this totally makes my heart sing! This is beautiful Maureen! I love everything about it!

Anne Marie said...

Cute card.... great idea using the gems for the notes!

Kerri said...

I LOVE this, Maureen!!! The pearls on the notes looks fabulous, and your beautiful colors, coloring, and stitching look amazing! Awesome creation, girl!!!

The Shepherdess said...

I love the fact that you went stash diving and come up with such a cute card!! I need to do some of that myself!

DoodleDee Designs said...

The added embellishments on the music notes is so cute - love this!

Sylvia said...

super duper cute card! love your creative idea to put little black pearls as music notes! fantastic!
{hugs} Sylvia

Ciacchina said...

mi piace moltissimo! hai usato una combinazione di colori molto gradevole!

Crystal said...

Maureen this is sooo cute, I LOVE how you added the pearls to the music notes!!! FANTASTIC!!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet card! I love the pearls on the music notes.


Antonella said...

I do love this sweetie pie, and what a great idea to add the black pearls as music notes that really makes them pop. Hugs, antonella :-)

LindaC said...

What a clever way to use pearls! Cute card! LindaC

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute pearl/bead ont the musical note. It sure adds a great touch on the image :o)

isu.alum said...

ADORABLE! I love this set. So fun for music teachers too! Love your coloring.


Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Super cute card! So sweet and adorable!

Jolara said...

you really did a great kob, such a cute girl. LOVE it. Joyce xo

Billie A said...

Really cute like how you did the half pearls on the notes. Very creative.

Lynne in NI said...

awwww this is so cute! LOVE your new stamp and great idea to use pearls on your notes too1

Brook said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love the stitching all over your card. Your flower w/button & twine are too cute.

Sharon said...

What an adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this time.
Sharon x

Julie said...

Super Cute! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


itsabrt said...

Oh Maureen this is so awesome I love the pearls on the note it give this card such a crescendo! Beth

Annie said...

thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful card, and I hope we see you again next time.
hugs, annie x

Kim said...

Maureen this is so beautiful! What a fun and cute card! Love the sentiment and the music!! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim