Friday, August 29, 2014

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi all!  Here's my card using the MFTWSC191 sketch and the Color Throwdown #307 color challenge.  The sentiment is from an older MFT set.  I used several elements from a few Blueprints for all my layers (1, 3 and 13 to be exact!).  The feathers are from the LLD Accent It - Feathers and Arrows die-namics (love these!  Thanks, Karen!!!)  A few YNS ivory gumdrops finish up the details. (um, they're ON SALE, so go like, grab them ALL!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Retro Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the Reverse Confetti August Color Challenge.  I used the dotted lemon image from the Fresh n' Fruity set to create this cool retro background (at least retro to me!).  I alternated between the fully inked image then overlapped it with one stamped off once.  I added a couple of the Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels dies, one in nightshift navy.  The sentiment is from their Lots to Say set and was embossed with gold EP.  A few gold enamel dots finish it up.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

Hi all!  We wanted to finish off our birthday month with a bang so welcome to our YNS Birthday blog hop!  Here's my card using the newly released Martini Birds stamp set!  I colored them with Copics and added some stickles to the little umbrella.  The sentiment, also from the set, was cut out using one of the 3D Banner dies.  I stamped the confetti stamp in the set in grapesicle ink to create the background.  I added more stickles to a strip of card stock and some blingy brads (they're purple in case you can't tell) for added sparkle!  The card base is pool party and I used Blu Raspberry for the layering.  I like this sentiment because it covers a variety of events - from birthdays to promotions and several things in between!

And guess what?!  Our sale is still going on so take advantage and get yourself some goodies!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the YNS Blog to check out the rest of the DTs projects!  Lots of eye candy, people!  ;)

Happy Birthday - Moxie Fab style

Hi all!  Yep, second post for the day!  I just couldn't pass up the Moxie Fab challenge this week!  I think my inspiration is obvious - I used a woodgrain designer paper for my backdrop, then added pops of color.  I also tried the current 'messy thread' trend for the first time.  Fun, but the perfectionist that I am, I still had to get it just right.  :) 

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When life hands you lemons...

Hi all!  I wanted to share this card I made for one of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges a couple of weeks ago.  I used this super fun set from Reverse Confetti called Fresh n' Fruity.  I used the matching Confetti Cuts to cut out the lemons and leaves.  That diagonal cut out behind the lemons is the Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels die.  It's so stinkin' cute!  It's cut out with sour apple card stock, then I added a thin layer of distress crackle paint.  I wish all of my card could come together as easily as this one did!  ;)

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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!