Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Luv U

Hi all!  Hope you had a great Christmas!!

I’m here with a reminder post that you still have a week to enter the current All That Scraps Challenge.  The theme is Anything Goes!  I have a really CAS card for you today:


I used PJ Emma who was colored entirely with Copics.  She’s popped up onto a piece of my fave washi tape.  I cut the sentiment with old Quickutz dies out of a piece of white cardstock with another fave washi tape stuck on it.  I then machine sewed the letters in place.  I hope you like it!

And we hope you’ll play along!  Don’t forget that you need to use a stamp that’s sold in the ATS Store.  TFL!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Conversation Hearts

Hi all!  If you’re looking for the YNS Hop, it’s the post directly below this one.  Thanks!


This is a reminder that you still have a week to play along with the current All That Scraps challenge – CAS (Clean and Simple).  Here’s my card for this week:


I used the new Love Nuggets sentiment set along with the matching Conversation Hearts dies.  A little machine stitching and you’re done!

We hope you’ll play along with us!  Don’t forget to use a stamp that’s sold in the ATS store!  TFL!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

YNS December New Release Hop!

Hi all and welcome to the Your Next Stamp December New Release Blog Hop! We have a mini release for you this month featuring a new stamp collection from Cory Designs called Smiley Happy Critter Crew ! The first set is SO CUTE and guaranteed to make you smile! We also have a new die collection called YNS Whatnots! YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One is jam packed full of small seasonal dies which are awesome for dressing up your cards and tags! Both of these products are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store! Warning…both of these collections are highly addictive so be sure to start your collection now as we have lots more coming in 2013!

If you’ve come here via Susan's blog then you’re on the right track.  However if you just happened upon my blog, you’ll want to start at Julie's blog so you don’t miss anything!

The hop runs from today until Saturday, December 15th at midnight EST. We have 3 prize packs hidden amongst the DT Blogs, and you must comment on all of the blogs to win! The winners will be posted on the Your Next Stamp Blog Sunday, December 16th.

***And now, onto the show!***

First up, I have a couple of holiday wine bottle tags that I made using the new Whatnots dies:


Here’s a closer shot of the gingerbread man tag:


I “frosted” him with pearl fabric paint and sewed on the circle border.  Here’s the snowflake tag:


It’s a little hard to see from the picture, but I die cut the snowflakes out of glitter paper and hand-sewed them to the tag.

For my second project, I have a CAS card using Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set One.  Here’s the outside:


And here’s the inside:


I stamped both images colored them with Copics and covered the crowns with glitter glue.  For the second image, I just added the same crown from the frog to tie them together.  Hope you like my projects!

We have a Hop Special going on at the YNS Store! Enter code YNSDEC2012 to receive 15% off your entire order!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Jen R’s amazing blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping:)

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Hi all!  I have another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday post for you!  This month our theme is Reflection on the last 3 years of YNS.  We get to pick our fave images and make projects for you!

I’m *very* partial to Furry Dress Up Fhiona and Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona because I helped conceive of and design them!  And there are matching dies to make playing with them super fun!  Today I played with Furry Dress Up to make Fhiona into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!


I used the animal body, face with closed eyes and pointed ears to make this fun Fhiona.  You can see I also used an extra ear (just the inner portion) to make her tail and I added antlers by using the Tree Trio die set.  The final touches are a 1/8” red punch for her nose and a bit of Trendy Christmas twine.

I added a glittery snow line and a sentiment using the Alphadot set from Paper Smooches with little dots of red glitter between the letters.  I hope you like it!  Don’t forget to check out the YNS Blog for all the other FF projects!

This card is also for Papertake Weekly & Loves Rubberstamps– both Anything Goes, Ribbon Carousel – The Holidays, and CASology – Sparkle (I wish the glitter photographed better!).  TFL!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kiki La Rue Heart

Hi all!  It’s the start of a new challenge over at All That Scraps and our theme is CAS – make a Clean & Simple card.  Here’s what I came up with:


I used the new Kiki La Rue Heart (it’s being released on the 6th) and a couple different washi tapes.   She was watercolored with Distress reinkers, cut out and mounted with foam boosters.

We hope you’ll play along with us!  Just remember to use a stamp that’s sold in the ATS Store!  TFL!