Friday, November 21, 2014

Your Next Stamp - Feature Day!

Hi all!  We are featuring Christmas and winter themed projects over on the YNS Blog today!  'Tis the season ;)

I decided to go for a White Christmas feel using the AWESOME dies from the Gingerbread House Die Set!  There are so many fabulous little elements in this set!  I had so much fun making this card!  I also used the hills die set - to make the two rows of hills I die cut a piece of smooth white card stock which gives you two hills!  I just flipped one around so the hills 'rolled' in opposite directions.  Clear as mud, lol?  The sentiment is from the Winter Home set , which I thought went perfectly with this scene, and is stamped in Steel Blue ink.

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I need YOUR VOTE!!!

HI all!  So, you may recognize this card I made during World Card Making Day.  Well, I submitted to Paper Crafts & Scrapbook magazine and it was selected as an Honorable Mention winner!  It was one of those rare times when you could submit cards that had already been posted on the web previously. WELL... that takes us to today!  I need you to PLEASE go to the PC & S website and VOTE for my card HERE!!!!!!!  It's super easy to vote, no need to sign up for anything - click on the link then click the bubble next to my card then click Submit.  Done!  I would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!  This was made using all MFT products.

Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cheers to you

Hi all!  I'm sure most of you are aware that Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking will have it's final publication in February 2015.  They're closing their doors.  I have looked to PC&S for inspiration almost since I started scrapbooking about 12 or so years ago (I started out as a scrapbooker before I got into card making).  They have ALWAYS been there.  It will be strange to not have them around showing me what the latest technique is and what trendy products I need to look for.  I was fortunate to have 3 cards picked up for publication - one for Stamping Royalty 2014, one for World Card Making Day 2014 and this one, which was to be printed in the Card Creations Vol. 13 issue.  Now that that's not happening, I get to show you the card now, so here 'tis:

I used 13 different bits of scrap paper and a fun banner die-namic to create the flags.  I used my black SU marker to make the lines then adhered black thread over the top.  The sentiment is embossed with black EP.  I rounded one corner for balance.  The card base is Razzle Berry.

So Cheers to You, PC&S and all of the fabulous ladies and go-to gals!!!!  I hope that with this door closing, a brighter and even more exciting opportunity opens up for you!  Thanks for everything!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

You're sweet, thanks!

Hi all!  Here's my card for the MFTWSC202 and the CPC11.  I finally used my mason jar die-namics, along with a word from the Many Thanks die-namics and a part of a sentiment from the retired ( I think) Sweet as can Bee set.  {I would add links but they're not working on the MFT site}  The card base is grout gray.  The 'gum balls' were cut out with smooth white card stock, then sponged with sour apple and berrylicious inks.  The stripes are from the pinstripe background stamp using grout gray ink.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

YNS Fun Friday - Happy Birthday!

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  It's time for another sketch and color challenge over at the YNS Blog.  I decided to use the color combo and make a bright birthday card using A Gift from Cuddles.  I colored  him completely with Copics then fussy cut him and popped him up on foam adhesive.  The sentiment is also from this set - love the font!  The stripes are from a background stamp.  I added some twine and a button for the finishing details.  The sketch is the FMS162.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Your Next Stamp - New Release After Party!

Hi all!  Welcome to the YNS New Release After Party!  Just another chance for y'all to see all of these Awesome new sets in action!  You can see all of the DT's card on the YNS Blog and guess what?!  One lucky commenter wins 1 new release stamp set of their choice!!!  WHAT?!?!  Awesome, right?!  

For my card, I used the Sweet Holiday Greetings set and went Clean And Simple.  This would be a pretty easy card to mass produce if you have to make several.  Karen dared us to make cards using red, green and white, so I took a few of the smaller stamps in the set to create this fun background using wild cherry and jellybean green inks.  The sentiment comes all in a line, so I stamped each word separately so it would fit onto my rectangle.  A button and matching twine add the finishing touch.  :)  And you know what else is awesome??  This set comes with matching dies!!!  Wahoo!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Your Next Stamp - November New Release Blog Hop!!!

Hi all!  WELCOME to our New Release Blog Hop!!!  We're so excited for you to be here and see ALL of our YNS FABULOUS new stamps and dies!!!  Important banner blinkie alert (hehe!):

For my projects, I've used this super sweet set, Gift from Cuddles.  Love him!  He comes with the perfect sentiments for the holidays AND birthdays, but we'll get to that in a minute..  ;)  My first card is a 5x5 and I've colored him with Copics.  The present is awesome for paper piecing, which I did here!  The key to paper piecing, for me, is making sure you layer.  So the bunny is stamped, then I pieced the gift over him and then I pieced his little paws holding the gift on top.

Here's a peek at the inside.  I didn't want to cover up that image, which is a pretty good size (and I LOVE that!), so I added the sentiment here, along with his cute face stamped in pink lemonade ink for a tone on tone look.  

Now here is a birthday tag I made - see, I told you he comes with the PERFECT sentiments!  I also went completely opposite of the above card to show how cute he is even when NOT colored!  I'm telling ya, you just can't go wrong with this set!!!  The two smaller circle accents are from the slider/spinner die - large set and the larger circle is from another YNS die I can't find the name of at the moment.  And yes, I paper pieced the gift again and layered some cute little non-colored bunny paws on top for the right dimension.  I also added some sterling silver glittered gumdrops because they're so FUN and it is a birthday tag, after all :D

Now don't forget, be sure to comment as you hop along because we will have a grand prize of a $20 YNS gift certificate to one lucky commenter!!!  Besides, it's an AMAZING release so you have to go see what the DT has created!  AND we're having a sale!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and HAVE FUN HOPPING!!!  {blog hop links are below for your convenience}