Wednesday, August 10, 2011

YNS' 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

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Hey everyone and welcome to YNS' 2nd Birthday Blog Hop - we are so happy you are here celebrating with us and our wonderful guest designers! If you have been hopping along and are arriving from Diana's blog then you are right on track! But if you just happened across my blog and want to join in all the fun and games, then you can go to the start at Peggy's blog.

What is a birthday party without games and some AMAZING prizes? Well we have a fun little puzzle for you to solve along the hop and when you do you will be entered into the draw for one of TWO amazing YNS prizes:



Not everyone has a puzzle piece so you need to pay attention, and click on the puzzle pieces, and follow the directions as you find them along the way (3rd party cookies must be enabled to do the puzzle). When you are done put them all together at the end of the hop for your chance to win! You have until Monday, August 15th, at Midnight EST.

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

Today I have 2 projects (because it's YNS' 2nd birthday!) to share with you. The first uses the new set Yummy in My Tummy (isn't that such a fun name?):

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I used the August Sketch For You To Try and some adorable papers from the My Mind's Eye Life of the Party 6x6 paper pad.

The image was stamped and colored with Copics, then I added an extra popped up spoon, clear dimensional adhesive all over the glass, and custom dyed bugle beads for the chocolate sprinkles (I just put them on a little disposable plate and dripped brown Copic reinker on them). The sentiment is cut from one of the papers in the pad.

My second project is just a bit more complicated. Here's the outside shot:

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And here's the inside:

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You can see that the candle flames' "halos" are attached to the front and back layers so they pop out when you open the card! I used the Make A Wish set (one of my fave YNS sets!), Eat Cake and Be Merry (inside sentiment), the MME True Blue 6x6 paper pad and Make the Cut. I can't take all the credit though - the idea came from an old book I was looking through called "Making Great Handmade Cards" from Hot Off the Press. The card in the book had hand-cut layers and I knew I could do it more easily with MTC and my Cricut!

The whole card is cut through MTC except for the individual candles. For those, I stamped the flames on white and colored with Copics, then paper pieced the bottoms. Even the sentiment banners were cut through MTC! Finally, I finished the card off with some pumpkin orange and white Timeless Twine.

There are also lots of amazing deals right now in the YNS store to celebrate and you don't need any code! The next stop on the hop is the totally fabulous Carole! Good luck and happy hopping! ~Maureen

YNS Birthday Puzzle Piece

28 comments:

  1. Your cards are wonderful. Great job.

    Hugs, Uta

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  2. Wow! That candle card is amazing!

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  3. Two fabulous cards Maureen, love the images and design especially the second one which looks amazing.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. Oh Maureen that candle card is AMAZING!! And the sprinkles on the sundae are just a brilliant idea!! You are Super Creative!!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  5. Awww, how cute that the little guy is holding that huge spoon! I love how you popped it up to give it extra dimension. I love how you made the sprinkles too.

    And WOWEE! That second card with the halos is amazing!

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  6. Wonderful cards! The last one is so clever! Love it!!

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  7. Wow- the effect on the second card is really cool and love the wonky stitching on the first!

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  8. Both cards are so sweet, and I'm totally intrigued by your second card and that layering effect... cool!!!

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  9. How cool is that candle card?!?! I just love that and your first card is super cute!

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  10. SO cute!! ydixon57@verizon.net

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  11. Maureen I love your Sundae card, it reminds of of like a retro icecream shop feel - so cool.

    Your second project is AMAZING!!!! I love what you did. I love how the card looks when its closed, the demension it gets is carzy.

    Love these
    Hugs
    Diana!!!

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  12. Wow. Both cards are really cute but the candle one is amazing. I am in awe of all the amazing talent I have seen on this hop.

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  13. Your hop cards are FABULOUS and so SWEET Maureen! I'm so glad you joined us for this special hop as I've really missed your wonderful YNS creations!! I'm always in awww over your wonderful details!
    Hugs
    Karen

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  14. Oh my, you are just creative with that second card! Regardless if you got the idea from a book, I am impressed that you even attempted to make it!!!! Fun stuff :>)

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  15. Great cards and the candle one is clever.

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  16. WOW Fantastic Designs Maureen!!!!

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  17. OMGosh your candle card is amazing & your yummy sundae card couldn't be cuter too! LOVE these!

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  18. Simply amazing! You are sooo creative! LOVE these cards!

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  19. You've out done yourself little lady with this cards. The candle card is off the chain.

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  20. Gorgeous cards ... your candle card is so clever!

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  21. Great projects. Love the CAS look of your first card. Your 2nd card is so fun with the pull out feature.

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