Sunday, June 23, 2013

YNS After Party!

Hi all!  Welcome to my little post in the Your Next Stamp June New Release After Party!

When I started stamping many, many years ago, I didn’t like to color.  So for all the non-colorers out there, I thought I’d go back to my stamping roots to show you that you don’t have to avoid line image art if you don’t color.

I have 2 super simple one-layer cards for you today.  The first has no coloring at all:


I simply stamped the boy farmer image and a sentiment from Howdy, Farmer in white on kraft cardstock and added a little rustic twine to finish it off.  I love white on kraft!  And while you could color this in if you really wanted to, I don’t think you have to!  You could also stamp him in a muted yellow or light brown ink and leave him as is – I think those would work too!


This card, also using Howdy, Farmer has just a teeny bit of coloring with colored pencils, but just to accent little bits of it.  Most of it was left uncolored so this can be done by even the non-colorers out there!  I just accented the flower in her hair, her rosy cheeks, the dirt ground and the corn, since the sentiment is about the cream of the crop.  Super easy!

I hope you’re enjoying all these new releases and know that you can use line art images even if you don’t like to or don’t want to color! 

Please check out the YNS Blog for a linky of all the designers playing in today’s after party!  TFL!

Friday, June 21, 2013

YNS June New Release Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the June Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!!!  We have soooo many adorable new stamps and dies to share with you, and they are available TODAY in the Your Next Stamp Store!  We are hanging out on the farm and heading to the beach with this release and the images could not be any cuter!!!  We also have several coordinating dies to go with these sweet images, and the inspirational projects along this hop are going to blow you away!
The hop begins on Kerri’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Kelli’s blog.  You have until Monday, June 24th at 12am (EST) to leave  comments on all of the DT Blogs for your chance to win this fabulous prize pack!
YNS June 2013 Prize Graphic
And now to my projects for today:
I’m not sure if there are any Project Lifers out there, but I am addicted to Project Life!!  I don’t normally share any PL stuff on my blog, but that may change in the future.  Today for my first project, I decided to take a few standard cards (from the Becky Higgins Blush Core Kit) and stamp them up using our new releases.  Here are the three cards I started with:
And here’s how I changed them up:
I used the Funny Farm Crew Set and Funny Farm Animal Sentiments on each one.  I used a stamp positioner to stamp the animal images, and then stamped the clear sentiments to match.  I thought these particular stamps and sentiments matched the cards and I can’t wait to use them in my PL albums!
Next up is a card that also uses the same sets as above:
I colored the feet with Copics and paper pieced the body with some matching paper.  Don’t you just love these punny sentiments?!
As always, Karen has some amazing Hop Specials that you should definitely take advantage of!
YNS June 2013 Release Specials
Now it’s time to hop on over to Veronica’s blog, but make sure you leave a comment before you go!  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Once Upon a Time…

Hi all!  It’s time for another challenge over at the All That Scraps Challenge Blog.  For the next 2 weeks, we’d like you to add GLITTER to your projects.  Here’s mine using the soon-to-be-released White:


And here’s a close shot so you can see that I added glitter all over her outfit:


We hope you’ll play along!  Just remember that you must use a C.C. Designs stamp, including - AmyR, Drozy's Darlings, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas & Webbie's Words.  TFL!