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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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sending happy thoughts

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge on the Splitcoaststampers website.  I believe you have to be a fan club member to view this challenge and I've said it before, it is SO worth it!  TONS of inspiration!  This Jumbo Poppy is from Stampendous!  I inked it with the Kaleidacolor ink pad in Tahiti then spritzed the stamp with stamp cleaner.  Most people use water for this type of technique, but that's what was handy.  The sentiment is from an MFT set, All Smiles, which is now retired.  I added a fuse green button and some hemp thread for the flower center.  I used gumdrop green card stock for the card base and safety orange to mat the image and really bring out the colors in it.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge - Happy Birthday!

 Hi all!  Happy Friday!!!  Here's my card for the current YNS Fun Friday Challenge #14.  I used the Inspiration Pic for my card.  I colored this digital stamp, Floating down the river, with my Copics then cut it out with my oval STAX.  I added a banner using several die-namics and an alphabet set.  A few other fun die-namics and a couple of buttons add extra details.

I also made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Spies Fan Club Challenge (became a Fan Club Member!!!  So worth it!!!) and the Color Throwdown Challenge 302.

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MFTWSC186, CPC7, WT489, Love the here and now

Hi all!  Here's my card for the MFTWSC186, Color Palette Challenge 7 (CPC7) and the Splitcoaststampers WT489, which was to use Lots of Dots.  I used my Large Polka Dots stencil to sponge Sno Cone dots on the large Sno Cone layer, Blu Raspberry dots to the Blu Raspberry layer and then a combo of the two colors on the smooth white card stock.  I stamped the sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings in black licorice.  I wanted to add a bit more of the Tangy Orange color (from the Color Palette Challenge), so I cut out a second circle to place under the Blu Raspberry rectangle.  A tiny banana split banner and some ribbon, along with some enamel dots add the finishing details.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CC488, SC298 - Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge for this week.  I used the four lighter colors in the challenge, plus a touch of the dark pink.  I love this sweet girl from the BB Sweet Birthday Wishes set!  I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to the blue icing.  The gift stamped on the pierced circle STAX and the sentiment are also from that set.  I added a little more detail by sponging on some diagonal stripes using my diagonal stripes stencil in pink lemonade and Sno Cone inks.  I'm so totally loving this stencil!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MFTWSC185, Curtain Call - Have a sweet day!

Hi all!  Here's a card using the MFTWSC185 and the Anything Goes Curtain Call Challenge!  I inked up the cupcake and one of the sentiment's from the new BB Sweet Birthday Wishes set.  The cupcake was cut out using the matching die-namics.  I colored it with Copics then added some stickles and bit o' bling.  I used my diagonal stencil to create the striped background with some grout gray ink.  I'm so hooked on using different die-namics and blueprints for embossing rather than cutting, which is how I got those scored lines and stitching around the sentiment (with one of the Blueprints 1 elements).  I also used some elements from Blueprints 6 and Blueprints 13.  The card stock colors I used are grout gray, Sno Cone, Blu Raspberry, smooth white and pink lemonade.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Nothing but blue skies ahead

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for two challenges over on Splitcoaststampers!  Today's technique challenge (by my old stamping friend, Judy!) was scoring (hence the criss-crossing trio of scores lines) and the CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge was "a day at the beach".  There are lots of things that just scream 'beach!' and I think palm trees is one of them.  I love, LOVE the beach!!!  I paper pieced the entire palm tree from an old There She Goes set (by Torico, who now designs for MFT).  The sentiment is from the Blue Skies Ahead set, which I stamped in kraft ink and cut out with the pierced circle from Blueprints 3.  The card base is Blu Raspberry.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

DS160, CQC250, You make every day a happy one

Hi all!  Here's my take on the latest Deconstructed Sketch 160 and the Colour Q challenge 250.  I loved them both, so I thought they would make a great combo!  The sentiment is from the Complimentary Greetings set.  The flowers, leaves and little stitched flag are all from the Blueprints 12.  I used orange fizz, sour apple and Blu raspberry card stocks, then added some enamel dots as the flower centers.  I also added a trio of black enamel dots just like the sketch showed (one is on the black and white polka dotted DP, so you may not be able to spot it).  The stamping on the leaves was from a leftover piece from a previous project (I have a hard time parting with scraps!).  I cut out two of each flower, layered them, then curled the top petals for dimension.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

CTS85, CTD301, Hello

Hi all!  Here's my Clean And Simple (CAS) take on the CTS85 along with the CTD301 challenges.  The small images you see on the grout gray card base (far left) and the larger Sno Cone damask are from the MPD Damask Designs set.  The sentiment, stamped in kraft ink, is from a now retired MFT set, I believe and was cut out using one of the Blueprints 13 elements.  The sweet tooth layer and coral dp layer are both up on foam adhesives for dimension.  I added some small white sequins for a little something extra.  

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Your Next Stamp - Go BIG!

Hi all!  Here's a pic at the card I'm featuring over on the YNS Blog!  Why don't ya go check it out ;)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

SPDSS06, Love you bunches

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using a set from SugarPea Designs called Love You Bunches.  I just couldn't pass up this sweet set!  The sketch is from the SPDSS06 over on the SugarPea Designs blog. I colored her up with Copics then used two of my small cloud die-namics to create masks then sponged on some Sno Cone sky.  I ordered some new dp a couple of weeks ago and thought it was about time I cut into it!  ;)  Some yellow twill and brads add the finishing details.  Don't you love the font on that sentiment??!!!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

YNS Fun Friday - Sailor Birthday

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  It's time for a new Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge!  I decided to go with the sketch challenge and used this cute Little Sailor Boy digital stamp.  I colored him with Copics, then fussy cut him and popped him up on rolled up glue dots.  I used a couple of my star die-namics to cut out parts of the dp, then filled them with navy blue stars.  A few brads, thread and an anchor add the finishing touches.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Your Next Stamp New Release Mega Hop!

Hello and welcome to our July Your Next Stamp New Release MEGA Blog Hop!

The rubber stamp and digital team have worked hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have five new stamp sets in the store and the digi team is showcasing all the digi images we currently have. If you shore-do love sea creatures, you are going to LOVE this new release! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.

The hop begins on Julie's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Peggy's blog. {{Please see the linky below so you don't miss out!}} 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 $20.00 YNS gift certificate. Wahoo!  The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog July 10th.

For my project, I used one of my favorite YNS Digital Stamps, Sweet Spring.  I colored it with Copics then added some clouds with a stencil and Sno Cone ink.  I added the die-namic, Celebrate, because that's what this hop is ALL about!!!  ;)  The little tab and die-namic button help pick up some of the colors in the flowers.  The sketch is from the June Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen theme!  You really should check out the Dirty Dozen gallery - SO worth the membership price!!!

 We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the store is ON SALE – even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!

We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!

And if you still need even MORE inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! Now it's time to head on over to Kerri's blog {{link below}} but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment. :D

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Curtain Call: Ah-mazing!

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the current Curtain Call Blog Challenge.  I love that picture!  I used one of the sets I got as part of my Stamping Royalty winnings from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps called Exclamations.  The card base is Sno Cone.  I used MFT's Razzle Berry, Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy, Orange Fizz and Berrylicious inks to match the colors in the challenge picture.  The main panel was layered with black licorice card stock, then popped up on foam adhesives.  I used the larger rectangle in the Blueprints 1 to emboss around the outer edge of the card base.  A few black enamel dots finish it all up.

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