Thursday, August 21, 2014

YNS Fun Friday - Hello Sunshine!

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  I'm super thankful for THIS particular Friday because that means we have gotten through our first week of school here in OK!  Phew!  One down, how many to go, lol??  Anywho, here's my card for our current YNS Challenge.  I used that yummy inspiration picture for my card.  Here's Tobi Watering Rose digital stamp, which I colored with Copics.  The sketch is the SSSC232.  I broke out some old, unloved SU card stock for this card.  I have it, why not use it, right?!  That's my goal these days!  Plus, these colors went so well with the challenge!  Many different shades of purple here!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to play along with us for a chance to WIN!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Paper Smooches Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's a fun card I made for the Paper Smooches guest designer search.  The Wish Big and Happy Birthday are both from their Birthday Sampler set.  The trio of flowers are from their selection of FREE Digi stamps!  How cute, right?  And free?!!!  Sah-weet!  I colored them with Copics then fussy cut them.  I cut the sentiment out with my pierced circle STAX.  The stitched lines add a little more interest to the background layer.  The 'Wish Big' sentiment was stamped in insulation pink for a tone on tone look.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have a sweet day

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for one of the DTGD challenges on Splitcoaststampers last week.  The cupcakes and sentiment are from the BB Sweet Birthday Wishes set.  I used a few die-namics and Blueprints, as well as felt for the button to add texture and interest.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

YNS Fun Friday Challenge!

Hi all!  Here's my take on this month's YNS Fun Friday sketch challenge.  I used the Just to Say digital stamp.  The 'thanks' word is a NEW die available at the YNS store!  It's part of a 4 word set that I know you'll LOVE!  I colored him with Copics then fussy cut him.  I used sour apple card stock for my card base, then chocolate, lemon drop, kraft and white for the other layers.  A nice 'going back to school' color combo, right?  Hey, at least I already have a teacher appreciation card ready!  *wink* I used a few different stamps to create my own designer paper.

 Thanks for stopping by!  It's not to late to comment on our Birthday Blog Hop featuring YNS's newest release!!!  LOTS of opportunities for you to WIN!  :D

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!


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 Julie'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!
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.  Here's my letter:

For my project, I used Martini Birds!  Aren't they adorable?!  I colored everything with Copics, except for their wings and the umbrella - those are paper pieced!  I also added glossy accents to the glass. You see that supah cute scallop, the stitched inner circle and the "congrats"?  Those are ALL NEW YNS dies!!!  Wahoo!!!  You KNOW I loooove me some dies!  I adhered the 'congrats' using rolled glue dots. A trio of tiny Blu Raspberry buttons adds a little something extra.  The sketch is from the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoaststampers!  You need to join and become a Fan Club Member to play along - so go do it!  Don't miss out on the FUN!

I finished off the inside with the squiggly stamp from the set and two of the sentiments!

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:

How CUTE is this set?!!!!  And it's yours FREE for just spending $40!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us!

Now it's time to head on over to Thanh's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CC489, Happy birthday

Hi all!  Here's a Clean and Simple card for today's color challenge at SCS.  Love this color combo!!!  I scored the top and bottom edges of the pool party card stock.  I used the Happy Birthday die-namics to cut out "happy" from the grout gray card stock then added bermuda bay card stock behind it, popping it up on rolled glue dots.  I've been rolling my glue dots a lot lately, huh!?  I like the little bit of dimension that it adds without being too bulky.  The "birthday" was cut out of coral card stock.  I stamped the smallest bloom from Sweet Roses in grout gray then added a bling trio and some piercing for extra detail.  I also made this for The Cutting Edge Challenge #5.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Clean and Simple Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Just a quick clean and simple card I made for the, you guess it, Clean And Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge is to use up ribbon scraps.  I dug through my ribbon bin and found the smallest scraps I could find.  I adhered them to a scrap piece of card stock then ran it through my Vagabond using MFT's Party Balloons die-namics.  The sentiment is from a now retired MFT set, which I stamped in Razzle Berry ink.  The card base is lemon drop and measures 4x4.  I popped up the smooth white card stock and rounded one corner.  Easy schtuff!!!  ;)

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