Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ho Ho Ho

Hi all!  This is a reminder post that you still have a week left to enter the current All That Scraps Challenge, which is Anything Goes!  I made a fun shaped card (you know how I love those!) for my post this week:


I used the Santa image from the Meoples No Peeking digi set and a custom card file that I made using Make-The-Cut.  All the card pieces (except for the image) were cut with my Zing.

The Santa was colored with Copics and cut out leaving a thin white border.

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

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hop for Hope with Your Next Stamp

Hello!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Hop for Hope Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Suzanne's blog but if not you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop, which is Suzanne.

We are releasing a very special set today in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  This set was created by YNS illustrator Fhiona Galloway, who is currently battling breast cancer herself.  We are dedicating our hop to this very special lady, along with all of the other amazing women who are fighting this difficult fight.  We have several special guests joining us so you won’t want to miss all of the gorgeous creations!

The Fight Like a Girl stamp set retails for $15.00 and Karen is donating $3.00 from each sale towards cancer research.  Are you ready to see what I made with this adorable stamp?


For my card, I wanted the pink ribbon to really pop so I colored the image in shades of grey, except for the ribbon.  The whole image was colored with Copics.  I added a piece of old Basic Grey paper and a sentiment from the same set.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Veronica's blog. Thank you so much for joining us for this special hop, and don’t forget that by purchasing this adorable set, you are helping to find a cure for this terrible disease!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Be Jolly

Hi all!  Today starts a new challenge over at the All That Scraps challenge blog.  The theme is Anything Goes!  So break out any of your stamps that are sold in the ATS Store and play along!

Today I made a little tag using the adorable new Swiss Pixie Santa Lula:


I colored her with Copics, paper pieced her hat and dress and added white flock to all the white trim areas.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Sampler set from Paper Smooches.  I added dots of Stickles all over the tag and hand drew the dotted and dash line frame.  To finish it off, I added some organdy ribbon tied with a little rustic twine.

You have 2 weeks to play along with our anything goes challenge – I hope you’ll join us!  All the info you need is on the ATS Challenge Blog

This is also for Winter Wonderland – Anything but a card (with a Christmas theme).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let’s Be Merry

Hi all!  Today I have a card made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge (inspiration pic).  I was inspired very literally by the picture – white object topped with a tiny yellow object on a grey background.  Then matted on white and black with a yellow base.


I used the All Yule Need (tree and star) and Christmas Sampler (sentiment) sets and a bit of really old Basic Grey patterned paper.  The hill was drawn in with a white colored pencil and the star was stamped with yellow ink and colored with a yellow Copic.  The finished card is 3.25" x 5". I have a bunch of envelopes for this size card so that's why the odd size! I hope you like it and TFL!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

No Peeking Shaker Magnet

Hi all!  Sorry this post is up a little late – I totally forgot to write it!

This is a reminder post that you still have a week to play in the current All That Scraps Challenge, which is ABC – Anything But a Card.  Remember to use a stamp that’s sold in the ATS Store!

I made a shaker magnet today using the gingerbread man from the No Peeking digi set:


I used an old Sizzix die to make the shaker frame and the new Holly and Berry die to decorate the front.  I colored the gingerbread man with Copics then fussy cut him out and mounted him in the frame with foam tape.  Finally, I filled the shaker with tiny seed beads and some fine confetti. 

We hope you’ll play along!  All the info you need can be found on the ATS Challenge blog.  TFL!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Hi all!  Today I have another non-Christmas card using the Joyful Greetings set (this one was kind of a gimme though!):


I cut the hearts from the cardstock and foam layers using a heart Nestie and put some heart confetti in.  I stamped the sentiment and that was pretty much it for this shaker card!  This is for CAS-ual Fridays – CAS card with a heart.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Hi all!  I have another non-Christmas card using a different Christmas set from Paper Smooches called  Christmas Sampler:


This is for A Day For Daisies challenge – Pop it up using their image Freehand Butterfly 1, this is the version with music notes.  I used the sketch from Unscripted and papers from the MME Follow Your Heart – Be Happy paper pad.

I paper pieced the butterfly, fussy cut it out and adhered just the body so that the wings could pop up off the card.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Greetings of the Season

Hi all!  By the title of my post, you may think I have a Christmas card for you today, but I actually have a Halloween card!  I just got the Joyful Greetings set from Paper Smooches and realized that many of the sentiments could be used for cards other than Christmas ones.  So I’ve challenged myself to try and come up with a bunch of non-Christmas cards using the sentiments in the set.  Here’s the first one:


Besides the sentiment from Joyful Greetings, I used the candy corn and tiny happy face from Sugar Rush.  The candy corns were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copics, and then the background was colored with a black Copic.  I stamped the flag piece with the sentiment then sewed it onto the card with a zigzag stitch.

This is for the Paper Smooches November Guest DT search, Allsorts – Too cute to spook, Crazy 4 Challenges – Sweet Treat, and Challenge Up Your Life – Autumn/Halloween.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fa La La

Hi all!  Today I have a card made for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge (it’s a sketch):


I actually used 3 different sets to make this: Christmas Sampler (fa la la), All Yule Need (star) and Spring Groves (tree trunk).  The trunk was colored with Copics and I put yellow Stickles on the star.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let It Snow

Hi all!  I have a Fun Friday post for Your Next Stamp today.  Our theme this month is “Let it snow” and very appropriately I’ve used the Let It Snow stamp from the new Christmas Carol Circle Stamps set:


I cut a snowflake from glitter paper using my Zing, Make-The-Cut and the Seasons Cut-It set from Lettering Delights.  Then I stamped the Let It Snow image and punched it out with a 1” circle punch.  I then tied the circle to the snowflake with a button and some silver cording.  This can be a package decoration or even an ornament or other home decoration. 

This is also for Divas By Design - Anything Goes and Loves Rubberstamps - Bling.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out the YNS Blog for all the other Fun Friday projects!  TFL!


Hi all!  I have a Halloween card for you today:


I used the Spookalicious set (pumpkin) and the Sugar Rush set (sentiment) from Paper Smooches and the French Pastry Doily and Mini Fanciful Flourish from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I colored the pumpkin with Copics and then stamped the face over the coloring.

This is for Cheery Lynn Designs – Black and Orange, the November Guest Designer Search for Paper Smooches and Dutch Dare - photo inspiration. I hope you like it and TFL!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Santa Lula Dry Erase Board

Hi all!  It’s time for another new challenge at All That Scraps and our theme for the next 2 weeks is ABC – Anything But a Card.  Fun!  For my ABC project today, I decided to make a mini dry erase board out of a 4” square coaster (since I’ve still got about a thousand left from when I bought them in bulk!).


I stamped the adorable new Santa Lula on a 4” piece of patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye in Dark Chocolate ink and gave her just a touch of color in her cheeks with a pink colored pencil.  I then stamped To Do with the Alphadot set and adhered the paper to the coaster.  Finally, I covered the coaster with clear laminate, trimmed to fit.

We hope you’ll play along with us!  All the details are on the ATS Challenge Blog.  Just remember to use a stamp that’s sold in the ATS Store!  TFL!

Monday, October 8, 2012

October YNS New Release Hop!

Hello and welcome to the October Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! If you've come from Tracy's blog, then you're on the right track. However, if you just came across my blog, please go back and start at Wendy R.'s blog because you won't want to miss a stop!

We have tons of adorable new images to show you including some stamps from TWO new artists-woohoo!!!  We are so excited to welcome Cory Designs and Mabel Designs to the YNS family.  We are all just LOVING the new images, and we know you will too!  We also have some new stamps from artist Heather Rolin and two awesome new dies!
Of course we have some amazing prizes up for grabs!  Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for you chance to win one of THREE new release prize packs!!!  You have until Sunday, October 14th at midnight (EST) to comment.  Karen will post the winners on the YNS Blog on October 15th.
Onto my project:
All of the new stamps and dies are available NOW in the YNS Store PLUS Karen is offering a new release special – 15% off your order using code YNSOCTNR!
***And now on to the show***
For my first project, I made a little gift tag using the Believe in the Magic set.  Here’s the outside of the tag:
And here’s the inside:
I cut the tag with my Zing using Make-The-Cut and then used a stamp positioner to stamp the reindeer and sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink.  I finished it off with a little bit of Christmas Trendy Twine.
For my second project, I decorated K-Cups for gift giving or just to decorate for the holidays!
Did you know a K-Cup fits perfectly in a 3 oz. Dixie cup?  I just figured it out this weekend so I covered one with patterned paper and then decorated the tops of the cups with the same paper and the new Christmas Carol Circle Stamps set.  Here’s a better view of the tops:
A 2” circle fits the top of the cups perfectly and then I added the stamps (you can punch them out with 1 1/4” and 1” circle punches respectively) with matching scalloped circles of red cardstock.  I finished each off with a button tied with Christmas Trendy Twine.  The tops have a tiny bit of ATG tape to hold them to the cups so they’re easily removed for use.  I hope you like my projects!
Now it’s time to hop on over to Peggy’s amazing blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go so you can be in the running for a new release prize pack!  Happy Hopping!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Warm & Fuzzy Hugs

Hi all! Today I have a card made for the World Card Making Day challenges on the Paper Smooches blog. I chose to do a 1 layer card:
I used the Party Posse set for the critter and the "warm & fuzzy" and Alphadot for the "hugs". Everything was stamped on kraft in Dark Chocolate ink. I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Fall

Hi all!  Today I have a card made for a few challenges:


I used the Spring Groves set from Paper Smooches,  an alpha set from Just Rite for the sentiment and a sketch from Mojo Monday

This is also for  the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge – Woodland Creatures and Loves Rubberstamps – All About Autumn.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Snow Noel

Hi all!  This is a reminder post that you still have a week left to play in the current challenge at All That Scraps.  The theme is Anything Goes and here’s my card for this week:


I used the new Snow Noel and the first snowman is wearing the hat from Snow Joy (to which I added white flock).  I paper pieced the hat and letters and used a sketch from Unscripted Sketches.  We hope you’ll join us and TFL!