Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Birthday hopping with Your Next Stamp!


Hey everyone and welcome to Your Next Stamp's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop, we are so happy you are here celebrating with us and our wonderful guest designers! If you have just stumbled across my blog and want to join in all the fun and games you can go to the start at Peggy's blog.  If you have been hopping along and are arriving from Beth's blog then you are right on track!

What is a birthday party with out games and some AMAZING prizes? Well we have a fun little puzzle for you to solve along the hop and when you do you will be entered into the draw for one of TWO amazing YNS prizes!  Not everyone has a puzzle piece so you need to pay attention, and click on the puzzle pieces, and follow the directions as you find them along the way. [3rd party cookies must be enabled to do the puzzle] When you are done put them all together at the end of the hop for your chance to win!  You have until Monday, August 15th at Midnight EST.

There are also lots of amazing deals right now in the YNS store to celebrate and you don't need any code!  The next stop on the hop is Crystal's blog!  Good luck and happy hopping!

I have two cards to share with you today.  The first card uses the new August release called Yummy in the Tummy.  I was inspired by the sprinkles on the sundae and found some older Basic Grey sprinkle papers to use.  I added lots of sparkle to the card using some stickles and made a little flag out of some SRM stickers and a decorative pin.  I've seen this done a lot lately with toothpicks but I didn't have any on hand and thought the red pin would look good :)


The second card I'm sharing today is one I made using the World Kids "Asha" stamp.  I have to admit I have *never* coloured black hair or darker skin tones before so I was a bit terrified to give it a go.  I think she turned out pretty well for a first try---if I do say so myself.  I opted to use the traditional Indian celebration colours (red and gold/orange) on this card and used some punches and Spellbinder's dies that reminded me of Indian architecture.  I hope I did the culture justice for this card.


Supplies (Card 1):
Stamps:  Yummy in the Tummy from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  Basic Grey, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Stickles, Fiskars bracket edge border punch, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Offray Ribbon, Devine Twine (sampler packs available in YNS store), decorative pin, SRM stickers

Supplies (Card 2):
Stamps:  Asha from India (World Kid's Collection) from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pink Paislee, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  May Arts ribbon, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, SRM Stickers, Prima pearl, Stickles, Fiskar's Bracket Edge punch

In case there are broken links along the way, here are a list of all of the YNS hop participants:

Peggy-  http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com/
Kerri - http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/
Cindy  - http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/ {YNS Guest}
Beth  http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/
Jen R. - http://www.tennisgirl27.blogspot.com/ {YNS Guest} <----- You are here.
Crystal   http://crystalkbk.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://www.lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/ {YNS Guest}
Dana http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com/
Jenny P. - http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.com/ (YNS Guest)
Jen D. http://iheart2stamp.com/ { YNS Guest}
Susan - http://www.susiestampalot.com/ {YNS Guest}
Wendy - http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com/
Diana - http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com/
Maureen - http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com/
Carole - http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/  {YNS Guest}
Amy  - http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com/ {YNS Guest}
Karen - http://yournextstamp.blogspot.com/

31 comments:

Uta said...

Your cards are wonderful. Great job.

Hugs, Uta

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

I love all the bright colours and sprinkles - YUMMY! I think you did a FABULOUS job all around on your Asha card - it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us Jen!
Hugs
Karen

ScrapinShana said...

Both of your cards are so stinkin' cute! LOVE the yummy in my tummy!!

Toni K said...

Both adorable cards!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! Super fabulous cards Jennifer. Your Asha card is truly beautiful. I love the paper design and I think you did a wonderful job with the skin tone.

Hugs,
Wendy

JoAnn Heinbuch said...

Cute cards!

Rachel said...

Both of your cards are so vibrant! I think you did a fantastic job coloring black hair and darker skin. I never would have believed it was your first time doing it!

Jenny said...

Love both cards! The little pin flag on the first card is super sweet and I think you totally nailed the Indian card- from skin/hair to die shapes/colours- LOVE!

scrapalajen said...

Wonderful cards! Gorgeous!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Hey, Jen! Good to be hopping along with you again! :) Both of your cards are awesome - perfect papers for the Yummy card, and your Asha card makes me want to go on a meditation retreat to India and stay in an ashram. It's THAT good! :)

Yvonne said...

SO cute!! ydixon57@verizon.net

Tenia Nelson said...

Love both of your cards!!!!

Basslady said...

you did a fantastic job with your cards!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

DoodleDee Designs said...

That card really wants to make me eat icecream - I wish I had some in the house (okay maybe I'm better off that it's not in the house lol). The DP is perfect.

Love the Asha card. You really did amazing for the black hair and skin - are you sure it was your first time!? :P It came out perfect. The Dp is also perfect - really goes well and def makes me think India type style.

GREAT CARDS!
Hugs Diana :)

Heather said...

Both cards are amazing. I have also never coloured darker skin or hair and for your first try, it is GREAT.

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE these Jen!!~

Lynette said...

Great cards.

JLJ Designs said...

Fantastic cards! I love the red and gold.

Jen

Maureen said...

You did an awesome job on both cards! Love the paper piecing on the sundae and your coloring and shapes with Asha are fabulous!

Julie E said...

How stinkin' cute is Yummy in my Tummy???!!! LOL - such a bright and happy card. As for your second card, you did an awesome job with the hair, I would never know it was your first!!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards!

Crystal said...

Jen these are SOOOO CUTE!!! LOVE that yummy ice cream card....ADORABLE creations!

g said...

these are both so fun! love the ice cream project- such great papers & details- Asha is lovely too!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Jen these are astounding I am so loving the Yummy In My Tummy card! And U would never had guessed you never colored black hair or dark toned skin before, you did a wonderful job!

Dana said...

Loving your cards Jen. The DP on both is fabulous. So glad you are with us for the hop.

Hugs
Dana

Cathy P in AZ said...

Such cute cards! Your Asha card is spot on - my hubby is from India and I LOVE what you did with her!

Jan said...

Love your cards & the use of the glitter.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow! both fabulous cards!

Tanya R said...

Super fun, Super Cool!

Ida said...

Yum! Both these cards were just a real treat to look at.

Jen P said...

Great cards! :)