Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter Scene Coaster Frame

I have another non-card project for you today - a coaster picture frame using the new Winter Scene stamp from YNS.

Here's the outside front of the coaster - I cut the words using my Cricut and Make the Cut software:

And here's the inside:
The scene was watercolored with Tombows and the picture can actually be changed out (it's not glued in there).

Please stop by the YNS blog for more new release awesomeness and info! TFL!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

YNS New Happy Holidays Stamp and Die Set!

Hey everybody! Today I have a lot of stuff all rolled up into one post! First off is our current YNS Challenge #54 - ABC (Anything But a Card). Next is our new Happy Holidays Stamp and Die set release! I used 2 different stamps with matching dies on Part 4 of my little 3 chocolate challenge (here's Part 3 in case you missed it!).

And just to prove it really holds 3 Dove chocolates:
It's a little round top box (inspired by a template sold by Papertrey) that I shrunk down to just fit the 3 chocolates.

And finally, today is a prize day in our YNS 14 Day Release party - one lucky winner will get the new stamp and die set!! Please visit the YNS Blog for all the details. You only have 24 hours to enter, so hurry over now! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #53

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time our hostess is Amy and the theme is "Trick or Treat" (Halloween themed projects).

Here's my card:

I used the new Poof! set and a sketch from Unscripted Sketches.

The little witch was watercolored with my Tombows, and then fussy cut. I added 2 different colors of Stickles for the sparks shooting from her wand and also yellow Stickles to all the moons and stars on her dress.

Since I don't have any purple and black twine, I hand dyed my own! I just added some purple ink and water to a length of black and white twine and got what you see here!

This is also for the following challenges: We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win this fabulous stamp:

You MUST use a YNS rubber or digi image on your card! But if you don't have one, Karen is generously offering a free YNS Halloween digi to everyone who would like to participate in this week's challenge! All you need to do is email her [karen (at) yournextstamp (dot) com] to let her know you would like to participate in challenge #53 and she will send out the digi!! How awesome is that?!

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin Emma

Today's card was made for Show & Tell with C.C. Designs - use a C.C. Designs image with the colors black, burnt orange and tan:

I used Pumpkin Emma and this month's Sketch For You To Try. Emma was colored with Copics and the sentiment is from PTI.

This is also for the following challenges: I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CAS Holiday Lights

Today's card was made for the Copic Creations - Saturated Colors challenge:

I used the Light Up the Holidays Die and Stamp set. I colored all the lights with Copics (12 different markers in all!) and then covered just the bulb portions with clear dimensional adhesive for shine. I added 2 tiny bows made of Twisted Lime Trendy Twine and then mounted the string onto the card with foam tape.

This card is also for the following challenges: I hope you like it and TFL!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Birthday Bunny

Today I have a card made for TCP Tuesday #179 - "Hype the Type" using FTL #160 from Clean & Simple Stamping stretched vertically to fit my idea:

I don't have any big sentiments from The Cat's Pajamas, so I got creative and combined 2 sentiments from 2 different sets, plus a frame, line and die from My Favorite Things to make my focal sentiment. The Happy Birthday and bunny are from the Birthday Bunny set, the other part of the sentiment is from Forget About the Cake and the rest of it is all from the Die-namics Framed Greetings Die and Stamp set.

Even though we were supposed to focus on the sentiment, I just had to add the adorable bunny in so I stamped him in the same shade of green as the background paper, cut him out and stuck him on. He's there, but doesn't draw too much attention away from the bright pink sentiment label.

The button is from SEI and the twine is Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine.

This is also for the ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes. I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tiny Tia

Today I have a card made for the Some Odd Girl Inspiration Challenge using a sketch from Mojo Monday:

I used Tiny Tia and some really old paper from Fancy Pants that matched the colors in the inspiration photo almost exactly!

Tia was colored with Copics, I did a bunch of stitching all over the card and the seam binding was tea-dyed. The sentiment is from the Mega Mixed Messages set from Papertrey. I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Vintage Circles Tag

I made this little tag for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:

I used a circle and the leaves from the Vintage Circles, Small set, and the "to:" and "from:" are from the Fancy Phrases set.

I die cut a Cuttlebug flower from felt and added a button with a twine bow. I also used twine for the hanging string at the top. The leaves were stamped, cut out, and then just the outer ends popped up with little bits of foam tape. The patterned papers are all from the Basic Grey Lily Kate collection.

This is also for Wee Memories - your fave technique (I love stitching on my projects!). I hope you like it and TFL!