Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hip Hop....it's the new and improved Your Next Stamp release day!

Hi Friends!  Welcome to the October edition of the Your Next Stamp new release blog hop!!  Not only are we celebrating the release of a whole bunch of fabulous new Holiday stamps BUT we are also introducing the new and improved Your Next Stamp store website!!



Be sure to comment on ALL the blogs (see linky list at bottom of my post) for your chance to win one of FIVE $20 gift certificates to the YNS Store.  You have until midnight (EST) on October 21st to hop along and the winner will be announced on the YNS Blog on October 22nd.

I have two Christmas cards to share with you today that I created with the super cute new Smiley Happy Christmas set.  Be sure to check out all the cute images in the store as well as the matching die set.

Today's Tip: When I create holiday cards I find it easier to stick with similar designs the same paper so I can produce more cards more quickly.  For my set today I had some American Crafts papers and I used a similar layout so I was able to produce these cards in about half the time as if I had done them separately!!

For my first card I used the Christmas tree image from the set.  Once again I cut my sentiment image in half so I could place it as I wanted onto the bottom of the Instalove polariod die.



For my second card I used the Christmas light image.  As you can see I added some Glossy Accents over the bulbs to make them look realistic and then I raided my daughter's craft bucket for some small googly eyes.  This month Karen also has some brand new YNS Gumdrops that are super duper sparkly and awesome.  I added one to the middle of the my foam snowflake embellishment.


Supplies:
Stamps:  Smiley Happy Christmas set from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies:  Insta Love Polaroid Die Set from Your Next StampInk:  Memento Tuxedo BlackPapers:  American Crafts, Neenah cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstockAccessories:  Darice foam snowflake, YNS Glitter Gumdrops, googly eyes, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Devine Twine


And as usual, Karen is offering up some specials this month:



Be sure to comment here before you leave.  Thanks for stopping by!!



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sneak peek time!!

Hi Friends!  It's that time of month again to start sharing the new release stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp.  And we are also celebrating the launch of the BRAND NEW Your Next Stamp web site!

Here's a peek of one of the new images.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sentiment that comes with this set.  I stamped my image onto kraft cardstock and coloured with Copics and a white pencil crayon.  I added a few snowflakes in white pigment ink to the image.  The card based was embossed and then I dragged my white ink pad over the top and edges to make it look snowy.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the blog hop (and your chance to win some great prizes) and pop over to the YNS Blog today for links to all the other Design Team peeks.

See you soon!



Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Home set (sentiment and house image) and Christmas Bauble Robin (snowflake on image panel) from Your Next Stamp
Ink: White pigment ink, Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Gina K kraft cardstock, Georgia Pacific
Accessories: Darice Embossing folder, wood button, green floss/twine, white Kohinoor pencil crayon, Copic Markers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Wow, you can almost hear the crickets chirping over here on my blog.  As always, things are crazy busy with  work and family life.  I haven't even been in my craft room too much in the last several weeks!!

Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.  I think this is one of my favourite fall cards that I've ever made.  All the stamps are from Purple Onion Designs and the fall embossing folder is from Darice.

I hope you like it and I'm thankful for all my readers out there (what few of you there are probably left LOL!)




Supplies:
Stamps:  Pumpkin Framed Doodle from Purple Onion Designs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Brown Distress Ink, Studio G white pigment ink
Papers:  The Paper Company kraft cardstock, Pink Paislee designer paper
Accessories:  Burlap twine, wood button, Darice Fall leaves embossing folder

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Life is Sweeter.....

Hi Friends!  Today the Design Team is showing off some more creations with this month's new release stamps from Your Next Stamp.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see lots more great creations, and you still have time to participate in the blog hop (see post below).

Today I have two mini cards I made with the new Halloween Cuties set.  I also used the awesome new stitching holes die to make the template/holes for some embroidery floss stitching up the side.

Thanks for stopping by!!




Supplies:
Stamps:Halloween Cuties (images) from Your Next Stamp, Cute Foodies (sentiment) from Your Next Stamp, Fun Faces (smilies) from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies: Stitching holes set, Stitched Fishtail tags die set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Palette Noir
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Embroidery floss, black lace, white ribbon, Copic Markers

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Autumn is on the way!!

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp September New Release Blog Hop! 
As the weather transitions to crisp mornings and the leaves start to fall from the trees, all of the YNS Design Team members are hard at work creating fabulous fall themed inspiration for you! We have a fun September lineup of stamps and dies for you this month. We know you are going to fall in love with the new dies and our harvest characters!!! If you love interactive cards, we have the perfect dies for you! Want to try splattering ink, but worried that it will look messy? Have no fear, our Ink Splatter stamp will solve that! Everything is available now in the YNS Store HERE
The hop begins on Peggy's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Kerri's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for your chance to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog September 18th.
I have two projects to share with you today.  First up is a Halloween themed card using the new Large Ink Splatter stamp.  I have to say I'm in LOVE this this.  It's a nice clean and tidy way to make your card look messy.  For this one I stamped in three different colours of ink for my card base.  Also, along the bottom of this card I used the AMAZING new stitching holes die template.  I hand stitched with two different colours of baker's twine.  


Supplies:
Stamps: Large Ink Splatter stamp from Your Next Stamp, Halloween Cuties set (bat) from Your Next Stamp, Ghostly Greetings (Boo!) from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (purple, orange and black)
Papers: Georgia Pacific cardstock, American Crafts Cardstock
Accesories: Your Next Stamp Stitching Holes die, baker's twine, Recollections embellishment, YNS GumDrop (Black Glitter), Making Memories tag, Copic Markers

Here is a close up so you can see the stitching I did with the new stitching template.


Next up I have an Autumn Greetings card with the new Wood grain stamp.  I used a few older fall themed stamps sets on this creation.


Supplies:
Stamps: Woodgrain Stamp from Your Next Stamp, Fall of Colour from Your Next Stamp, Autumn Greetings (sentiment) from Your Next Stamp

Papers: Kraft cardstock, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Brown Distress Ink, Palette Noir black ink

Accessories: Twine, Copic Markers, Darice embossing folder

You may have read that YNS is getting ready to launch [a new website in October] and discontinuing the Digital Stamps line. We'll also be retiring plenty of stamps so NOW is the time to stock up on your wishlists! Check out all the retiring stamps HERE 
Also, back by popular demand, all YNS Gumdrops will be on sale for for 25% off between September 14 to 18. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Julie's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hey Pumpkin! Time for the Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

Hello friends.  It's almost release time at Your Next Stamp and today the Design Team is previewing some of the fabulous new stamps and dies.

Today I have a card I made using the new Halloween Cuties and Ghostly Greeting stamp sets as well as a great new stitching template die.

Be sure to pop on over the YNS Blog today to check out all of the sneak peeks and come on back tomorrow for the blog hop!!



Supplies:
Stamps: Halloween Cuties from Your Next Stamp, Ghostly Greetings by Your Next Stamp (sentiment)
Ink: Palette Noir, brown Distress Ink
Papers:  My Mind's Eye
Accessories:  Copic Markers, YNS Stitching holes die, The Twinery baker's twine

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Time for the Purple Onion Designs Anniversary SALE!!!

Hello friends! I can't believe summer is coming to an end already!  My no-so-little-one is going into Senior Kindergarten this year.....time certainly does fly!

It's that time of the year for the Purple Onion Designs Anniversary sale.  All stamps are 25 % off until Sunday August 31, 2014!  It's the perfect time to treat yourself to some back to school supplies of your own.


I also have a card to share today.  I made this one a while back but I really love how it turned out.  I used a kraft and blue colour scheme and the Doodle Frame Flower stamp from Purple Onion Designs.  I used lots of inking on this to age the card and some white gel pen to accent my image.  Hope you like it!!


Supplies:
Stamps: Doodle Frame Flower (Stephanie Ackerman) from Purple Onion Designs, Doodle Frame Cupcake set (sentiment) from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Palette Noir
Papers: MME, kraft cardstock
Accessories: White gel pen, Copic markers, baker's twine, MFT scalloped edge die, wood button

Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's the after release PARTY!!

Hello friends!  I hope you had time to check out the wonderful 5th Birthday Celebration Blog hop for this month's Your Next Stamp release!!  If not, you have until the end of today to hop along and comment for your chance to win some great prizes.  Scroll on down to my last post for more details.

Today, the Design Team is sharing some more projects using the new release stamps.  Hop on over to the YNS blog for the complete list of after party projects.

Today I have two more projects using the new jar stamp sets.  Yep, I'm obsessed with them!!  Both of my cards were inspired by the sketch from this month's YNS Challenge.  If you're new to YNS, each month there is a sketch and inspiration photo posted.  Each and every Friday of the month, the Design Team shows some great samples AND if you play along you can win a great prize.  Check out all the details HERE.

For my first card today I used the new Mason Jars set.



Supplies:
Stamps: Mason Jars from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Pebbles Inc. Neenah white cardstock
Accessories: Fiskars Edge punch, Copic Markers, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, Baker's twine 


And for my second card I used the new Spread the Love set.  I've had this Cosmo Cricket paper in my "collection" for probably a decade but I still *love* it!! The stamp set comes with the jar image and a whole bunch of fruits, label and sentiment.  Such fun!!


Supplies:
Stamps: Spread the Love set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Palette Noir
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Neenah white cardstock
Accessories:  Baker's twine, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, YNS die (sentiment oval), Copic markers

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Birthday to Your Next Stamp!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Hello Your Next Stamp friends! We’re turning FIVE this month and we’re having a big party to celebrate! We’re so happy to have you here to enjoy the festivities with us! Not only is it a birthday party for us, we want to celebrate you – the customers – as well. Thank you so much for all your support the past five years!
The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked so hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have a fantastic line up of stamps and dies that are being released. There’s sure to be something for everyone - from adding to our Silly Monster family, to the nostalgic 60s, to savouring the sweet tastes of summer with mason jars. There’s a perfect assortment of images and dies. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store. 
The hop begins on Bonnie’s blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Sharla's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!  If you get lost along the way, there is a linky at the bottom of my post.
BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE ALERT!!! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs and collect the balloon letters. Once you unscramble the balloon letters, email Karen @ yournextstamp[dot]com and you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.
There are FIVE prizes of a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so make sure you email Karen!
The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog August 10th.


I have two projects to share with you today.  First up is a card I created with the new  Spread the Love set. I stamped and coloured a bunch of strawberries in my jar and then created the jar wrap by stamping on some up-cycled tissue paper from Bath and Body works.  I cut one of the sentiments from the set in half to stamp on the tag die and blinged up the fruit with some glitter. 


Supplies:
Stamps: Spread the Love set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Neenah white cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, tissue paper
Accessories:  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinder's die, YNS mini tag die, lace trim, Stickles, Maya Road twine, Copic Markers

Next I have a shaped card featuring the new Celebration Bear set. The image is a nice size so I used it as the focal point of the card.  I added a pop of colour with some patterned paper on the kraft and doily background.


Supplies:
Stamps: Celebration Bear set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Neenah white cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Jillibean Soup
Accessories:  Copic Markers, wood button, baker's twine, SRM sentiment sticker, doily, Stickles

Don’t want to wait to go shopping? Here’s our big birthday specials:


BONUS: You may receive a FREE Special Birthday Stamp set with all purchases over $40 (before shipping and taxes) but you MUST add the stamp set into your shopping cart before checking out. You’ll be able to add it from the YNS Deals of the Week page. Here’s the special set:


Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Deborah's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter. 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time for a little peek.....

Hello friends!  It's that time again -- time to preview this month's new releases from  Your Next Stamp!  It's a very special month because we are celebrating YNS's birthday!  You are not going to want to miss the hop so be sure to come on back tomorrow.

Here's a country inspired card I did with the new Mason Jars set.  I used a sticker sentiment from my stash as the label and did some inking to age the image and my card.

Pop on over to the YNS blog for links to all of the Design Team sneak peek posts.  Hope to see you soon!!



Supplies:
Stamps: Mason Jars set from Your Next Stamp (available 08/07/14)
Papers: Simple Stories, Neenah white cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Button, Fiskars edge punch, SRM Sticker sentiment, Copic Markers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hello Spring and a great Overstock SALE!!

Hello friends!  It's a bit late to be sharing a "Hello Spring" card but I'm just going through the photos of all the cards I made recently and didn't get around to sharing.

All the stamps are from Purple Onion Designs.  I used one of the scalloped round card bases that my Mom cut for me on her Cricut machine and used a doily as part of the background.

While we are on the topic of POD Stamps, Michele has an overstock sale going on right now.  There are some GREAT prices on some awesome stamp sets.  Check it out!!

Hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks for stopping by!!



Supplies:
Stamps: Rosie the bunny (Stacey Yacula Studio) from Purple Onion Designs, Cracked Egg Bouquet (sentiment) from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: DCWV, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Doily, Copic Markers, button, Devine Twine

Thursday, July 24, 2014

POD release

Hello!  Here's a little whimsical "hello" card I created a while back but just haven't gotten around to putting it up on my blog.

This is "Joey" the raccoon from the recent Stacey Yacula release at Purple Onion Designs.

Oh how I love all these little critters!!  I used two tones of grey to colour him and made a little scene with the tree images.  The background was embossed for more texture and I attached my sentiment with a green safety pin I found hiding in my stash.  I added some cupcake paper on the background to match up with the little pink cupcake he's holding.

Thanks for stopping by!!




Supplies:
Stamps: Joey the Raccoon (Stacey Yacula collection) from Purple Onion Designs, The Sweetest Day Sentiment set from Purple Onion Designs, Two Forests (trees) from Purple Onion Designs
Papers:Basic Grey, Neenah cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, baby pin, tag, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug folder

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Pillow Box Thanks!

Hello friends!  Slacking in the blogging department again.  There are just not enough hours in the day these days.  Thanks for sticking around if you're still here :)

Today I have a little gift card holder to share with you that I made using the Pillow Box die set from Your Next Stamp.  They are SUPER fast and easy and a nice way to present a gift card or you could even stuff some cash in there as a gift.

I created my own chevron background with some brown ink and the Stripes and Stitching set.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps:  Stripes and Stitching clear set from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies:  Gift Card Pillow Box die set from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Hero Arts
Papers:  Crate paper, The Paper Company kraft paper
Accessories: Burlap flower, rub on sentiment

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hippity Hop!!

Hello and welcome to our July Your Next Stamp New Release MEGA Blog Hop. The rubber stamp and digital team have worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have five new stamp sets in the store and the digi team is showcasing all the digi images we currently have. If you shore-do love sea creatures, you are going to LOVE this new release! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store
The hop begins on Julie's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Deborah's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog July 10th.

For my project I did a paper piecing creation using the new Sea Creatures and Sea Creatures sentiment sets.


Supplies:
Stamps: Sea Creatures set and Sea Creatures Sentiment set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Papers: Cosmo Cricket
Accessories:  Spellbinder's dies, lace, twine, Copic Markers


We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the store is ON SALE – even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!


We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!




Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 

Now it's time to head on over to Anita's blog but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Time for a little Peek!

Hello friends!  It's that time of month to have a little peek of what Your Next Stamp has in store for this month's release and it's another fun one!!

Today I'm showing you the new Cactus Flower fun set.  I also added some faces using the Fun Faces set.

Be sure to come on back tomorrow for the release hop and your chance to win some great prizes!!



Supplies:  
Stamps:  Cactus Flower fun set from Your Next Stamp, Fun Faces set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  Pebbles Inc, Neenah white cardstock
Accessories:  YNS dies, twine, Copic Markers,Offray ribbon

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Have a Popping Good day!

Hello friends!  It's that time of the month where the YNS Design Team shares some projects for this month's Special Event day.  Today we are sharing projects creating using the Little Darlings stamps.

I paired up this little cutie with my large film strip die.  The background embossing folder also kind of reminded me of popcorn so I decided to use it for my card base.

Be sure to pop over to the YNS blog to see more great projects from the Design Team where you can leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

Also a reminder that is is a HUGE store wide sale going on (see banner below) AND don't forget to "LIKE" Your Next Stamp on Facebook too.  Once we hit 3000 fans, Karen will be giving away a HUGE prize!!!



Supplies:
Stamps:  Little Darling Amelia from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies: Large Film Strip die from Your Next Stamp
Papers:  KI Memories, Neenah cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock, The Paper Company Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  The Twinery baker's twine, Copic Markers, YNS Gumdrops embellishments, Quickutz embossing folder, white gel pen


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Time for the Your Next Stamp release blog hop!

Hello and welcome to our May Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! We have several new stamp sets as well as several new dies! If you love fun and whimsical, you are going to LOVE this new release! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.
The hop begins on Laura's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Kerri's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog June 2nd.
And now for my projects.  First up, I got a little inky with my Distress Stains and the new Flourishes clear set.  I stamped a bunch of the flourish images onto some glossy cardstock and heat embossed in clear powder.  Then I used my Distress stains to wet the paper randomly (using two tones of red/pink) and wiped off when dry.  I wanted the background to be the focal point of my card so I just added a few embellishments (well a lot LOL!) and a tag for my sentiment.


Supplies:
Stamps: Flourishes set from Your Next Stamp, Overdue Library Card set (sentiment) from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies: Stitched Fishtail Tags One Die Set, Tag Charms set
Ink: Ranger Distress Stains, Palette Noir, Versamark ink
Papers: Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock, DCWV cardstock base
Accessories: Prima flowers, Prima Pearls, clear embossing powder, Offray ribbon, lace


Next up is a birthday card I created using the new Birthday Animals set.  The set comes with a whole bunch of cute sentiments that fit exactly in the little sign they are holding.

Supplies:
Stamps: Birthday Animals from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Copic Markers, YNS Insta-Love Die, The Twinery Twine, wood button

We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the store is ON SALE – even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!


We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!


Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Peggy's blog but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time for a YNS new release Sneak Peek!

Hello friends!  It's that time of month again....time for some new Your Next Stamp releases.  Today I'm previewing the new "King of the Crib" set.

I stepped way out of the traditional box when colouring my image for this one and did a pretty pink lion.  It worked out well for me because then I didn't have to figure out what real lions looked like and saved myself a trip to the computer to Google it ;)  I have to say, I kinda like it LOL!

Hop on over to the YNS blog for more creations from the Design Team and be sure to come back tomorrow for the release blog hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps: King of the Crib (clear) from Your Next Stamp, Silly Thank You ("happy" part of sentiment) from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Neenah white cardstock
Accessories:  Scalloped card base (cut on Cricut), doily, Copic Markers, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, Offray Ribbon


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Monsterous Birthday Wishes!

It's Your Next Stamp's monthly Special Event day and today we're celebrating Karen's son's birthday---happy birthday Brandon!  The design team have created birthday themed cards for you today.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see everyone's wonderful creations.  Be sure to leave a comment on the YNS blog for your chance to win one stamp set of your choice!

For my card today I created a monster themed quick and easy card using the clear Silly Monsters set.  I wanted to keep my card nice and simple and age appropriate.


Supplies:
Stamp: Silly Monsters set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
YNS Dies:  Fishtail bannersStitched Fishtails one tags from Your Next Stamp
Papers: American Crafts, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Maya Road twine, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, Copic Markers, Glossy accents

And two more things.....YNS is trying to reach 3000 Fans on Facebook.  Karen has put together a great prize pack so be sure to get all your friends to join.

Karen is also have a HUGE sale in the YNS store...



Thursday, May 1, 2014

May all your wishes come true!

Hi Friends!  Here's another card I did with the new Stacey Yacula release from Purple Onion Designs.  This is Jackson and Bubbles.  Isn't he darling??  I added some Glossy Accents to the bubble image to make it look like water.

As you can also see I popped the image with some dimensional tape and added some ink under him with a sponge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



And a close up of the bubbles and image:


Supplies:
Stamps:  Jackson and Bubbles from Purple Onion Designs, Woodgrain backgrounder from Purple Onion Designs, A Beautiful Day Sentiment set from Purple Onion Designs
Papers:  The Paper Company, Bazzill, Neenah cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, brown distress ink, blue distress ink, Memento Sand
Accessories:  Maya Road twine, wood button, Copic Markers, Mama Elephant dies, Glossy Effects, Fiskars edge punch

Monday, April 28, 2014

Post release party!

Hello again! I think I've set a record the past few days with the number of blog posts.  It's nice to be sharing so much again.

Today is the April post release party for this month's Your Next Stamp release.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see links to more creations from the Design Team.  And don't forget you still have time to hop along for this month's release for your change to win some fabulous prizes.  Scroll down to my post below for details.

For my project today I did a vintage-y inspired card with the new Brittany stamp.  I actually made her polka dot dress and shows using my white gel pen.  It's a great way to add patterns without having to paper piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps: Brittany (clear) from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  Neenah cardstock, misc. scraps
Accessories:  Baker's twine, Copic markers, white gel pen, Prima pearl, doily, Viva Decor pearl paint pen

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Be Happy! It's Your Next Stamp Release Day!

Hello and welcome to the April Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!  We have some ADORABLE new stamps and some really fun new dies for you this month so hop along with us and check them out!

The hop begins on Maureen's blog and if you've been hopping then you should have arrived from Bonnie's blog.  If you get lost along the way or just happened to pop into my blog there is a linky list at the bottom of the post.

You have through Tuesday, April 29th to leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win a $20 YNS Gift Certificate!

For my project today, I have used the ever so cute yet sophisticated Annabelle (clear stamp).  Last week I picked up some new 6 x 6" paper pads and I really wanted to use these fun and bright papers.  I coloured my image by matching up the colours in the background floral paper.  I think this image would also be super awesome with black and white and make it Parisian style (I'll have to add that to my "to do" list!!)


Supplies:
Stamps:Annabelle (Clear stamp) from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Neenah cardstock

Accessories:  Offray Ribbon, Copic Markers, Stickles

Karen is also offering an amazing hop special!  You will receive 15% off your entire purchase including sale items by entering the code below!



Now it's time to hop on over to the YNS blog, but don't forget to leave a comment before you go!  Happy hopping and shopping:)



Saturday, April 26, 2014

So Tweet! Your Next Stamp's April release

Good morning friends!

It's time for a sneak of the Your Next Stamp April release!!  The Design Team is previewing the new stamps today, followed by release day tomorrow and and after release party on Monday.  Pop on over to the YNS Blog for links to today's previewers and come on back tomorrow for your chance to win some PRIZES!!


Supplies:
Stamps: Load up (sentiment) from Your Next Stamp, So Tweet (clear set) from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack green ink
Papers:  Neenah cardstock, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill
Accessories: Copic markers, Offray ribbon, YNS Gumdrops, YNS Tag Charms Die set, green pin, Cuttlebug Die

Friday, April 25, 2014

It's a Beautiful Day at Purple Onion Designs!!

As promised, today there is a new Stacey Yacula “Beautiful Day” release over at Purple Onion Designs!  This new collection won’t disappoint!!!  There are lots of new critter stamps and a whole bunch of background and accessory stamps.  The best part is that they perfectly coordinate with all of Stacey’s other releases.

For my card today, I used the new banner stamp as my backdrop and paired it with two of the new cute critters and the large Blueberry the bear (middle) from the last collection. I just cannot get enough of these guys!  I used some outdoorsy type papers and added some baker's twine to the top of the banner for some interest.

Be sure to come by again soon for more of the projects I made with this new collection and of course there are lots of other projects on the POD blog and the other Design Team’s blogs (you can find links to every one's blogs on the POD blog.

Cheers and hope to see you soon! 


Supplies: 
Stamps:  Bobby the Beaver, Johnny (sitting bear) and Blueberry(large bear) all from Purple Onion Designs, A Beautiful Day sentiment set from Purple Onion Designs, Bunting (banner) from Purple Onion Designs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, brown Distress Ink
Papers:  WRMK, Neenah white cardstock
Accessories:  Wood button, The Twinery Twine, Copic Markers, white gel pen

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time for the Your Next Stamp monthly inspiration post! (PRIZES!!)

Good morning!  It's time for the YNS Monthly inspiration post.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see this month's creations from the Design Team and leave a comment before midnight tonight for your chance to win a YNS Stamp set of your choice.

For my creation this month, I used the Noteworthy set to create this yummy cupcake themed creation. What I love about this cupcake stamp is that you can punch it out perfectly with a 2" circle punch.  Makes for a perfect addition to any card.  I stamped the sentiment several times down my fishtail to add something extra to the plain paper I selected.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:
Stamps: Noteworthy (clear) set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  Basic Grey, Gina K kraft cardstock
Accessories:  Cuttlebug embossing folder, The Twinery Twine, Offray Ribbon, white pencil crayon (Kohinoor), Copic Markers