Saturday, September 20, 2014

JAVA a great day!

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for two challenges:  colourQ and CTS93.  All images are from the totally cute Thanks a Latte set  by YNS.  The cup, lid and bellyband were cut out using the matching die set - gotta love matching dies!  I used my Copics on the cup and lid to match the colors of the challenge.  The bellyband was cut out of a scrap piece of DP.  The pink lemonade scallop was cut out using one of the elements from the open scallop die set.  I cut the card down to 4 inches so the flag sentiment would still fit in a standard envelope.  A few coffee beans stamped in chocolate ink make this card even more fun :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Merry Christmas - trio of challenges

*2nd post of the day - scroll down to see my Your Next Stamp Fun Friday post, please*

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using this week's color challenge, CC496 on SCS, the WT497 challenge to use stencils and the MFTWSC194 sketch.  The 'dessert' part of the color challenge was to make a Christmas card, so I thought, why not!   I used the Damask Designs set on the traditional tag STAX  -even though it's not a Christmas set, it sure does work for any occasion!  I used the large polka dot stencil on the pacific blue and electric red layers.  I then used the diagonal stripes stencil on the Sno cone strip and the tiny Sno cone pierced flag.  The pacific blue and Sno Cone layers were distressed.  The sentiment is from the Cheerful Christmas Greetings set (love the font!), which I stamped on one of the Blueprints 1 elements and cut to fit over the tag.  Another pierced flag and a wild cherry button with twine plus some old SU! ribbon add the finishing touches.  Oh, and the card base is smooth white (FAVORITE white card stock!!!), in case you were wondering ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

YNSFF16 - Happy birthday buddy

Hi all!  It's Friday (yay!!!) and that means it's time to play along with the Your Next Stamp monthly challenge!  I used this month's sketch to feature this sweet digital image, Best Friends.  Don't you love these cuties?!  I colored them with Copics (and the hat is peach not pink :D).  The card base is spearmint, then I layered Sno cone card stock that I had stamped with my pinstripe background and cut to fit the sketch, over a layer of smooth white card stock that I cut out with one of my blueprint dies.  The sentiment was stamped on the smallest die in the 3D banner die set.  I added some ivory gumdrops to add extra detail.  Love my gumdrops!  The color combo is from the CTD310 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  As always, we look forward to seeing your projects!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MFTWSC193 - Make a Wish

Hi all!  Here's my card for the MFTWSC193 and the Color Palette Challenge #9.  The sentiment is from Birthday Sentiments and is inked in factory green and wild cherry.  I used the MPD scallops stencil to sponge this awesome design on the steel grey card stock in steel grey ink.  The card base is steel blue.  The steel grey and sentiment layers were popped up on foam adhesives.  For the banner strip, I used the 'Happy Birthday' in the Document It - Bingo set on the grout gray card stock then used a different stamp from the Birthday Sentiments set in wild cherry ink.  The wild cherry flower was created from 3 of the elements in the Layered Rose die-namics then I added a steel grey button and some twine for the center.

Here's a pic showing all the cool dimension!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thanks, you're the best

Hi all!  I don't believe I've posted this card yet, but I wanted to share the card that won me the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Stamping Royalty 2014 in the Thank You category!  This card measures 4x4.  The card base is Sno Cone and has steel grey for laying, as well as grout gray for the top layer.  I used one of the images from Damask Designs inked with grout gray (for a tone on tone look) to add a little something to the focal point of the card.  The flowers and steel grey stitched circle are from the Blueprints 12.  The 'Thanks' part of the sentiment was stamped in grout gray and is from a retired MPD set.  The 'you're the best' part of the sentiment was stamped in steel grey.  I added extra interest to the flowers by stamping them with the houndstooth stamp from the large scale backgrounds set and stamped the leaves with woodgrain background stamp in sour apple.  And of course I had to add steel grey buttons with some white twine for the flower centers ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Your Next Stamp - New Digital Release Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to our September Your Next Stamp Digi Blog Hop!

The Digi Team has worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this hop! We have EIGHT new digi stamps in the store and an announcement to make today...

After much consideration, we have decided that Your Next Stamp will go back to it's rubber roots and we will be discontinuing the Digital Stamp line from the store in October 2014. We all know how much you have come to love the cute characters from the Omnia line and we are happy to still offer the whimsical images in clear stamp form. You will still be able to purchase all Digital Stamps until October 2014 and with the sale offered below, you will want to stock up now!

The new release hop begins on Anita's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Sheila'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 a digi stamp of your choice - there will be four winners and four prizes given away in total. The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog September 10th.

For my project, I used the new Digi called Yummy Bunny!  Oh, isn't he SO stinkin' aDORable?!!!  I colored him with Copics then cut him out with my oval STAX.  He's so happy and festive, I just had to add a banner to the front!  The sketch is from the SSSC234.

I had a few pieces leftover from cutting out banners, so I thought I'd add one to the inside of the card, too!  

Now is the time to stock up on all the digi stamps - Buy three and get one free with the code below!

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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

YNS Sneak Peek ;)

Hi all!  Here's a wee little sneak peek of one of the new Your Next Stamp Digital images we are releasing tomorrow!!!  Wahoo!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our Blog Hop!!!