Tuesday, October 29, 2013

hello hexagon cards

Hi all!  I recently got an order from Papertrey Ink (sorry I didn’t do a haul video!) and 1 of things I’ve been playing with a lot is the Hexagon Cover Plate.  I’ve made a bunch of hexagon backgrounds, but didn’t know how to make them into cards until I got this idea from Kristina Werner:


The hello diecut is also from PTI, the flower is an old Prima that I sprayed black, and the flair button is one that I made myself.

Shortly after I finished this card, I came across the PTI Inlaid Die Cuts challenge and knew I had to join in since it is currently one of my fave techniques!  Here’s the inlaid version of the above card:


This was done with some really old Basic Grey papers, an amuse studio flower die and another flair that I made.  I hope you like these and TFL!

Monday, October 28, 2013

This is what the fox says…

Hi all!  I have a really fun card for you today that answers the question, “What does the fox say?”  [If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out the video.]


I made up this card fold and am calling it the center platform card.  If somebody already made it and called it something else, please let me know – I couldn’t find anything like it after a LOT of searching!  It’s very similar to one I made a long time ago for a WMS Blog Party.

Basically it’s a center step card, but instead of having the steps in the center, it has a platform.  The platform has a space in the center where the cardstock comes together so that you can stick stuff right in there and don’t even need any adhesive!

The fox, word bubble and clouds are from the Into the Woods set, cut with the matching dies, and the woodgrain, heart and sentiment are from the Woodgrain Backdrops set.  I used the MFT grass die and some of the Into the Woods paper for the grass.  Finally, there is a tiny piece of plastic holding the word bubble above the fox’s head.

This is for Lawnscaping challenge – Pinterest Inspired.  I don’t really do Pinterest, so the challenge said I could use something that inspires me and that is the above linked What does the fox say? song.  As soon as I saw the fox and heart word bubble in this set, I knew I wanted to do this little scene!   I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Winter Wreath

Hi all!  Today I have a card for Avery Elle’s sketch challenge:


I pretty much stuck to the sketch except I moved the bow to the top of the circle.

This is another example of my simple no-lines technique.  The wreath was stamped with a light green ink, then I went over it with colored pencils to get the hand drawn look.  Next, I stamped the bow in pink on a separate sheet of cardstock and colored with pencils.  I fussy cut it out and mounted it onto the wreath.  Finally I stamped the sentiment, went over it with glitter pen, and scattered a few sequins around the wreath.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ghostly Shine & Haul

Hi all!  I’ve got a card for you today made for the Simon Says Stamp challenge – Halloween or Halloween colors:


I used the ghost from Spookalicious and a sentiment from Sparkle and Shine.  The clouds were cut with MFT dies and the background stamp is Sunburst.

I’ve also got a haul video for you today – it’s my first order as a new demo (for the 3rd or 4th time! lol!) for Stampin’ Up!

I don’t have a SU! project for you today, but I will soon, so I hope you’ll check back if you’re interested in SU! stuff!  TFL!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Holiday Hello

Hi all!  It’s time for another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday post!  Today I used the sketch with some of our new holiday products to make this:


The wreath and bow dies are from the Christmas Tree and Wreath die set and the sentiment is from the Holly stamp set.  I added a bunch of small and medium Gold Nugget Gumdrops to finish it off.  We hope you’ll play along!  Check out all the details at the YNS Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

YNS New Release After Party!

Hi all!  Welcome to the YNS October New Release After Party!  There’s still a little time to hop, so if you haven’t already, please start at Jen's Blog.

Today I have a relatively CAS card for you:


The string of lights is from the Snowman Delight die set.  I cut it out of white cardstock, colored it with Copic markers and covered the bulbs with Glossy Accents.  I stamped the greeting from the Holly set twice – once on the polka dot base paper and again on the rustic white cardstock.  You can’t really tell, but the white panel is mounted on foam dots.  I finished the card off with some Holly Berry Red and Olive Green Gumdrops (love those gumdrops!!).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Please check out Karen's blog for the full list of designers that have after party posts!

Monday, October 21, 2013

YNS October New Release Blog Hop


YNS October 2013 Hop Badge

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp October New Release Blog Hop!  The holidays are right around the corner, and we have some fabulous new products to help you create something special for everybody on your list!

The hop begins on Jen’s Blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, then you should have arrived from Laura’s blog.  Our sweet boss lady’s birthday is coming up on October 25th (Happy Birthday, Karen!!!) so she is celebrating by giving away a prize at every blog!  Make sure you leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win!

YNS October 2013 Hop Prizes

Here’s what I came up with today:

First up is a card using the inlay technique that’s so popular right now:


I used the inlay technique with the red and green papers and the Snowflake Border cut out of glitter paper.  I also added a snowflake cut with one of the Winter Wishes Snowflakes Dies and a sentiment from the Holiday Diva set.

Next is a card again using the inlay technique – this time with felt:


I actually made a video showing this card from start to finish and it also shows coloring on felt with Copic markers – I hope you’ll take a look:

Karen is also offering some awesome Choose Your Discount Specials in the YNS Store so make sure you take advantage of these amazing deals!

YNS October 2013 Hop Specials

Now it’s time to hop on over to Peggy’s fabulous blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sneaky Peeky

Hi all!  Today I have a little sneak peek of one of my blog hop projects:


Hmmm… does he look a little fuzzy to you? ;)

I hope you’ll be back tomorrow to join us for the October YNS New Release Hop!


Hi all!  I have a card made for the current Little Tangles challenge (it’s a sketch):


I copied the sketch exactly because I just loved it so much!  I did the sentiment (from Just For You) with 5 sequins scattered around it, then a striped border strip (done with On the Strip 2), and finally a dotted border strip (done with Party Dots).  For the dotted strip, I actually cut apart the 3-dot solid and outline images so I could stamp the dots exactly where I wanted.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sparkle & Shine

Hi all!  I have a card for a couple of challenges today:


I used the Sparkle and Shine set from Neat & Tangled and a sketch from Retro Sketches.  This is also for Little Tangles – create your own patterned paper.  I did this using most of the stars from the Sparkle and Shine set and 3 different Amuse ink colors.  Then I stamped the sentiment and added a couple more stars which I covered with Glossy Accents.  Finally I went over the sentiment and all the darkest stars with a glitter pen.  I hope you like it and TFL!