Friday, November 21, 2014

YNS Challenge!

There's another challenge at Your Next Stamp and as usual, there's a choice of following the sketch or color palette or both.

For my card I used the sketch.  I love sketches more than anything for a number of reasons... first because I helps me figure out where things should go, which I'm not so great at otherwise, and second because it's so amazing seeing how other people interpret them as you can see on the Design Team's inspiration (and for the color palette too!) -- >>here.


For my card this time I used Snow Fun which is part of a set that has the snowman and a bunch of adorable sentiments including Christmas, winter and anytime purposes.  I love that it's not just for Christmas cards.


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit YNS, check out the blog and shop by following the link!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Crazy Friends

I decided to use one of my all time favorite digis from Lia Stamps.  This always makes me smile.
Digi: Lia Stampz - Best Friend Hug
Sentiment by Create with TLC
Digital Papers by Sassy Designs, Inc
Flowers from Silhouette Online Store I used the digital paper pack to fill in the shapes and cut out the flowers
Ribbon from stash see the double bow tutorial @ Really Reasonable Ribbon

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Art by Mi Ran Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Sketch
Craft-dee Bowz Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday Add some ribbon
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes
Lia Stampz Black & White + 1 other color
Melonheadz Add a Sentiment
MilkCoffee Hand Colored Image
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
QKR Stampede I'm Thankful for… Friends
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes
That Craft Place Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Girly
The Crafter's Café Friendship
The Crazy Challenge Your favorite technique
The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Sunday, November 9, 2014

YNS November Release - HOP TO WIN!

Your Next Stamp is having a celebration of the November Release with a Blog Hop!


You could win a $20 Gift Certificate just for visiting the DT/GDT blogs and leaving a comment!

Not only that, Karen is offering 20% off your entire purchase at the YNS shop from November 9 to November 16!!

It's quite simple:  Grab a cuppa and visit the blogs by following the inlinkz below to see the wonderful creations by the team using the new November release stamps!

I am so excited to share my creations using the adorable stamp set called "Santa Express",  just in time for getting started on my Christmas cards and tags.  I can't believe Christmas is sneaking up on us already!!


With a stamp from the same set, I made this matching tag:


Click on the photo below to be taken to this item in the store.  You'll also find coordinating dies and "Santa Express Carts", a great compliment to this set, featured in this hop as well.

http://yournextstamp.com/shop/index.php?route=product/search&search=santa%20express


Until November 16th, Karen is offering this generous discount on all the new releases.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Your Next Stamp November Release Sneak Peak

As you may already know, I've been guest designing for Your Next Stamp this month and this week I got to play with some of the adorable New Releases that will be available in the shop tomorrow!

At the YNS blog, you can find a list of designers and their makes using this month's new releases so please have a look.

I made this card using Gretchen and Owl:

Be sure to stop by Your Next Stamp to see the other designers' makes and on November 9 join the release Blog Hop and see all the new release stamps you'll want to get your hands on!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fun Friday at YNS

Happy Friday!  I hope the weekend will bring a lot of crafty fun for most of you, I know I'll be finding some time to get in my craft room.

To kick off the weekend, I made this card using the adorable Birthday Surprise set from Your Next Stamp.  (In case you don't know, YNS has moved so don't forget to update your bookmarks and feed links)

For my Fun Friday feature, I have chosen to use the color inspiration photo from this week's challenge.  There's also a sketch that you can use as well.


I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull off a birthday card with these autumn colors, but I'm actually quite surprised at how well they worked out!  (It's been pretty miserable and rainy here so please excuse the dark-ish photo)

I am having so much fun playing along at YNS as Guest Designer this month, so I know you'll have fun playing along in the challenge.  Hope you join us!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Anything Goes at CBD

I'm back from a month-long hiatus and just in time for another


The sponsors are some of my favorites and they are offering very generous prizes!  We hope you can join us!

For my card I used the gorgeous Fairy Sitting on Clothespin by Inky Impressions.

I also used:
Digital Papers by Sassy Designs, Inc
Sentiments from Silhouette Online Store
Ribbon from Stash

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance Pink
Art by Mi Ran Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Anything Goes
Craft-dee Bowz Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Brads, Buttons or Bows
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Autumn Colors
Stamp and Create Ribbons or bows
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Layers
The Corrosive Challenge Magical
The Stamping Boutique Fall Colors
Treasured Times Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'm at YNS!

Karen at YNS has invited me to guest design at Your Next Stamp for November!  This means I get to play with the most adorable stamps throughout the month!  Please see the blog for my introductory post and make sure you check out the new blog and challenge here.

You can use any stamp you'd like but the generous prize increases if you use a YNS product!  In the shop you can find the cutest stamps, dies and elements.

Anyway, I want to thank Karen and the DT for this honor.

Here's my first card:


I used the sketch that was presented in this month's challenge.
And all the supplies:
Fiskars snowflake punch
Martha Stewart Glitter

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments 2 or 3 word sentiment
Top Tip Tuesday Chevrons
Bearly Mine Christmas Cards
Pile it On Feeling Cool
Lacy Sunshine Include a Hat
Allsorts Masculine
Totally Gorjuss Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Moving Along with the Times Winter is Coming
Come and Get It Winter Photo