Friday, April 17, 2015

YNS DT Dare - Tweet! Tweet!

Hi all!  It's DT Dare time on the YNS Blog and this month the dare was to create something with a Feminine theme.  I used the Word Critters Collection - Spring Birds stamp set.  These are just THE cutest little birds!  I fussy cut them along with two branches and layered them over scalloped square from the peek a boo doors die set.  And I couldn't resist using the stitched rectangles dies again ;)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

YNS Fun Friday - Have a cool birthday!

Hi all!  It's been one of those week's that make me truly say TGIF!!!!  We have a new sketch and color challenge for you over on the YNS Blog, so let's get to it!  I went with the color challenge for my card and used the newly release Waddles - Happy Brrr-thday set and matching dies!  I also used the stitched loop border die as 'party streamers'.  I colored this sweet little penguin with Copics.  So, Amy Rohl posted a card and linked the background technique she used HERE.  I've watched Laura Bassen's videos before and love her - if you haven't watched one yet, I suggest that you do, she's pretty entertaining.  :)  After watching her video, I decided to give her technique a try and this is the result!  Seriously, first try and I'm hooked!  It's SO easy, no way to make a mistake!  I used colors of distress markers to match the ice cream so that it looks like the ice cream dripped.  The watercolor paper was cut out using the newly release stitched rectangles dies.  I will point out that I used watercolor paper that I got from Hobby Lobby.   A few holly berry red gumdrops add a little extra fun to the card (and they go along with the color challenge!).

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Sparkle and Shine

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using the TAWS sets Feeling Groovy and Say It Don't Spray It.  I love how versatile the Feeling Groovy set is - those 'starbursts' or whatever they're called, really make a cool looking background!  A few gold sequins add some sparkle.  :)  The white card stock is MFT's primitive white.  I like it because of the flecks that are in the paper, just adds a little something to it.  The sketch is the FMS182 and the color combo is from the CTD338.  The sentiment was cut out with the newly release YNS stitched rectangles dies.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the TAWS Blog for more inspiration.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your Next Stamp April New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all!  Welcome to the YNS April New Release Blog Hop!  We have SO much in store for you so let's get to it!

I am beyond excited for this set because it just PERFECT for masculine cards - it is called For the Boys, after all!  ;)  Because these are masculine cards, I kept them pretty CAS, only adding gumdrops for embellishments.  I love the new Stitched Rectangles dies, so I also used them a lot on these two cards.

How fun is that pitcher of beer?  Lol!  I went for more of a Shiner Bock beer (color wise), rather than say, a Coors Light. ;)

The hop only lasts until 17 April so be sure to comment before then for your chance to win!

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!!!

You are so beautiful...

Hi all!  Here's a CAS card I made using one of the images from Phone Home and a sentiment from Say It Don't Spray It.  The background was done using a technique Jennifer McGuire showed on her blog a few weeks back.  I used an MFT stencil, sponged on sweet tooth pigment ink, heat dried it, then off set the stencil slightly and sponged it with grape jelly ink.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the TAWS Blog for more inspiration!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Sneak Peek Day!

Hi all!  It's Sneak Peek time for this month's YNS New Release!  I am sneaking the new Waddles - Happy Brrr-thday set that have matching dies!  YAY!  I truly adore these little penguins!!!  I colored them with Copics then used the matching dies to cut them out.  Seriously, look at these guys! What's not to love??! I also used a few different gumdrop colors - lemon, pumpkin and blue raspberry.  And the orange dp was cut out using the NEW Stitched Rectangle Dies!  Double YAY!

Thanks for stopping by!  Go check out the YNS BLOG to check out the rest of the Sneak Peeks!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Greetings Earthling

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using the TAWS set Phone Home, along with two of the stars in the mini Blast Off set.  How cute is that little blue guy?  He's popped up on foam adhesive so it looks like he's hovering over his home planet.  The planet was done using reinkers, swirling the ink around with water and a paint brush, heat setting it, then spritzing it with a little more water, then heat setting one more time.  The stars are stamped in sweet tooth ink, as is the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  Stop by the TAWS Blog for more inspiration!  :D