Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sneaky Peek - May Release The Cat's Pajamas Stamps



It's here! Sneaky peeks with TCP Stamps! This release is a little smaller than the one's you are used to, but it is still packed with cuteness, humor, and sophistication.

For my peeks, I am sharing with you two cards I made. One is with the set called Doodled Shells. I could not resist embossing this and water coloring the insides to make a CAS sophisticated card.



Isn't this set just beautiful? As you can see, the top panel of the card is embossed using Ranger's ep in Liquid Platinum. First, I had arranged them in the order I liked using my MISTI.  Once I was happy with that, I inked up all the stamps with my Versamark ink and stamped the panel twice to ensure good coverage.  Before adding the powder, I used the starfish to accent a few areas for filler.  Once heat embossed, I used my watercolor pens to color the inside of the shells. The sentiment was stamped and my Copics used to color in the words.  I can see myself using this set a lot this summer!

For my second card, I am using the super fun and cute set of Bunnies at Sea.  I mean, how could you not love a bunny pirate?! :)  It was a hard toss up of using the snorkeling bunny or the pirate ship for this card. But, the sentiment is hilarious that I had to use the snorkeling bunny.



In addition to using this set, I am also using the new release Cut Up of Beach Waves. I just love the added stitched marks to the wave.  I used this Cut Up to create the water bunny will be snorkeling in using two different colored shades of blue.  Once the image was stamped and colored in using Copics, I fussy cut him out to be popped up over the "water."  The fish were stamped in different colors and the card was completed by adding the sailboat, which comes with the Beach Wave Cut Up, and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the top panel. I did add a few drops of Glossy Accents to the water and added some to the bubbles.



Thank you for stopping in and sure hope you join us next week for the new release blog hop! Are you IN IT TO WIN IT? You could win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store just for leaving a little love as you hop around!


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Artist Inspiration (and a SALE!) - Your Next Stamp Feature Day

Hello everyone!

This month's YNS Feature Day is one that is inspired by an artist.  You will not be disappointed with the DT's projects using their favorite artist for their inspiration.

For my card, my inspiration is of one of my favorite paintings - Son of Man.  I have always found this one to be quite interesting and then a bit comedic when it was the main painting for Pierce Brosnan's escape in "The Thomas Crown Affair."  So, I couldn't resist re-creating this using YNS Silly Monsters Incognito and the apple from Learning is Fun.






For the background, I sponged in some Distress Inks before coloring the image with Copics.  The monster and his hat were cut out using the coordinating dies and popped up over the background. I used the apple from Learning is Fun for the center of the monster and added just a touch of white gel pen for some peeking eyes.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to leave a little love for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  And to entice you just a little bit more, Karen is having a flash sale in honor of her son's birthday. 22% OFF your order! You don't want to miss out on those sets you have been eyeing at this great deal!


Make it a great day!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DT Dare - Your Next Stamp - Gumdrops

Hey all!

It's time for the May DT Dare and this month it is all about Gumdrops! No, not the kind you can eat, although that sounds yummy, but it's about the fun Gumdrops YNS sells in the store.  Have you seen the new shaped gumdrops? You must check them out! So much fun!

For my card, I am using the new Sunburst Panel Die and the Tweet Birdie Home die.


I cut out the sunburst panel and placed them closer together.  I then cut out the frame with my Exacto knife so I only have a frame around the outside.  The Tweet Birdie Home die cutouts were popped up using some foam dots and finished with the sentiment stamped in the YNS Stone Gray Ink from Whatnot Sentiments Nine and of course, the new shaped Heart and Dot gumdrops.

This makes for a quick, sweet, love card for you to give to whom you adore. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great day!
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Your Next Stamp - May New Release Blog Hop


The time has come for the May release for Your Next Stamp! There is so much fun packed into this release that I sure hope you were able to take a peek today to see all the creativity the DT has put together.



My first card I am showing is using the new Great Catch set.  This is perfect for Father's Day or just for that fisherman in your life.  I know I made this card with my FIL in mind using some of his favorite colors and this card will be sent for his birthday.


The image was colored in with Copics, but I first colored in the bear so that I could add a little texture to his fur with my colorless blender and a rag.  I attached that to some green cardstock to pop up over the patterned paper by Crate Paper. The card was finished with some of the new frosted glass gumdrops and some twine. A simple and somewhat masculine card for the young birthday boy. :)

For my second card, I am using the new set of Phoebe and Pets. This set is darling and I had a few ideas in mind. But the first one I wanted to do was this using the Mini Film Strip die.


Positioning the strip where I wanted it, I then stamped the images within the frame to be colored in with Copics and then permanently adhering the strip to the cardstock.  The main panel is over some patterned paper from EP, while the sentiment was stamped directly onto the main panel. I finished the look using some of the new shaped gumdrops to show a little love between these cuties!



Don't forget that Karen has a fantastic deal that you will want to jump on! 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!  Now you can purchase everything on your list at a great price.

Thanks so much for hopping by and don't forget to leave a little love as you hop.  You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the YNS Store.  Who doesn't want that?! Hope you all are having a great weekend!



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Sneaky Peek - Your Next Stamp May Release

Happy Saturday!

It's time for sneaky peeks with Your Next Stamp for the new May release! There is so many fun dies and cute stamp sets, all ready for your creative mojo.

For my peek, I am using the new Got Mud? set along with the Mud Splatter set to create this fun card and tag perfect for that little boy (or girl!) who loves monster trucks.






Is this not the cutest set? I had so much fun creating with these and it made me long for the days my boys were young and loved monster trucks.  For my card, I started with the Mud Splatter set to create the tracks and large splatter at the top.  I stamped and colored in the truck with Copics before cutting it out to be popped up at an angle over the tracks.  It was finished with some gumdrops and sentiment.  The tag was made using last month's release of Cool Tags Four and the Checkered Border stamp for the "track" before popping up the truck over that.  The sentiment and some ribbon finished off the tag.

Be sure to check out the other fun sneak peeks the DT have for you and don't forget the new release blog hop starts tonight at 10 PM EDT! We'd love for you to hop along and win prizes as you do.  Thanks for popping in and have a great Saturday!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Oh Puck! - Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

It's Friday! Yippee! I hope you have something fun planned if the weather for you will be as good as it will be here. Sunny and warm... nothing more I could ask for.  But if you don't have anything planned and want to be crafty, Your Next Stamp has a new color and sketch challenge you can play along with.  If you upload your project to the YNS Blog, you will have a chance to win a YNS gift certificate.  And who doesn't like that?

I am sharing with you card made with the Sports Fanatics Set One.  This is such a great sports set. I couldn't resist using the hockey puck image for a belated birthday card. The sassy sentiment is perfect too!





The image was stamped with the YNS Grey Stone ink and colored in with Copics.  It was then cut out using the coordinating die set to be popped up.  The patterned paper is one from MME with some yellow cardstock over that.  The main sentiment was stamped directly onto the yellow cardstock while the tagline was inked and stamped separately at the bottom. The card was finished with some black matte gumdrops.

Be sure to check out the other fun creations the DT has done and we hope you play along! Hope you have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas April New Release Blog Hop



Did you catch all the awesome creations the Kitty Cat Pack shared with you yesterday? Well, the time is here for you to hop along in this new release blog hop and purchase all your favorites! Best of all, Alma has brought back for a limited time Hola! perfect for your margarita loving friends and Cinco de Mayo celebrations.  Not only is it the new release blog hop, but it's the first day of the Spring customer blog hop.

For my card, I created one with the Hola! set and by using the new Clouds and Balloon Cut Ups, I was able to reverse it to so it would give the look of mountain tops when sponged in.

The three amigos were stamped and colored in with Copics.  To make the ground, I used the new Watercolor Basics set to give the look of rocks or sand.  The card was finished off with some twine and the sentiment stamped directly onto the panel.

Are you

Just for hopping along and leaving a little love, you have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP store.  You don't want to miss that!  Thanks for hopping in today.  You should be headed over to Brenda's blog here.  Have a great Tuesday!
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Welcome Little One - Your Next Stamp - Feature Day

It's Feature Day over on the YNS Blog and it's full of baby cuteness! The theme this month the DT worked on is Baby.  So if you are looking for a little inspiration for a little one who may be arriving soon, look no further than the YNS Blog.

For my card, I am using one of my favorite sets called Woodland Cuties.  This set is so versatile to use for either babies or just a fun, cute, and whimsical project.  You really won't be disappointed with it and you may find yourself grabbing for it for multiple projects you may be creating.



I started with a baby blue cardstock base to layer it with a white background before adding in some pink cardstock at an angle.  Using some YNS Hugs and Kisses patterned paper to create the tag, I cut that out using the new release set of Cool Tags Four.  The image was colored with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die set and popping it up with some foam adhesive. I placed that tag at a bit of an angle after adding some yellow ribbon.  A blue cs strip was added to a scallop border that I used my decorative scissors for. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the blue strip and the card was completed with a few Hey Baby gumdrops.

We hope you take the time to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the wonderful creations the team has created.  If you leave a little love, you have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice! Hope your Saturday is warm and dry! Rainy and comfortable here, but I sure wish it was sunny!
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New Release - The Cat's Pajamas

Happy Saturday friends!

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps has a super fun release you will want to take advantage of! There are so much cuteness perfect for this time of year and Cut Up's that help accent your project.











For my first card, I couldn't help but make a fun, cloudy scene with the new set of Bunnies in Flight and Cut Ups of both the new release of Clouds and Balloon and Stitched Clouds. Copics were used to color in the image and popped up over the cloud border.  I used some patterned paper for the sky and stamped the sentiment directly onto the front panel.  It was finished with some rhinestones. For my second card, I am using the set of Watercolor Basics to create the background and the new Live, Love, Laugh Cut Up for the sentiment over it.  A CAS card but I really like how it turned out.

Thanks so much for popping in to take a peek and hope you stop by the TCP store to pick up your favorites! And in case you haven't heard, the set Hola! is back by demand for a limited time! This is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo festivities.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

April Release Your Next Stamp

Hi crafty friends!

Today I am sharing with you a few creations from the April new release from Your Next Stamp that I was able to make once I recovered from strep and all that good stuff!  I was so sad to have missed out on the fun of this release but still enjoyed creating from it. There were so many options with these new sets, it was easy to create a few things quickly.













As you can see, there are many fun new items you can find in the YNS store.  I hope you check them all out to jumpstart your creativity this month.  Thanks so much for stopping to take a peek! Have a great Monday!
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