Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving on Your Next Stamp Friday

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I have another fall themed card to share with you for YNS Fun Friday.  Hop on over to the YNS blog for more great projects from the design team.

For my card I used my favourite jam jar and filled it with some leaves and a pumpkin from the Autumn jar fillers set.  If you look closely at the edge of the jar, you can see that I covered the whole jar with Glossy Accents after I finished my stamping.  It takes a while to dry so make sure you complete your jar and let it dry overnight before adhering it to your card.  I added a little autumn fairy and some burlap twine to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Fall Globe Accessories from Your Next Stamp, Seasonal Fairy set from Your Next Stamp,  Jam Jar Globe from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Kaleidacolor ink (for leaves)
Papers:  Crate paper, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, burlap twine, button, Fiskars edge punch, MFT Scalloped  edge die, Wilton doily, Stickles

Friday, September 21, 2012

One Wicked Sweet Halloween card on YNS Fun Friday

Good morning! Time for another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!  This month we are sharing fall and Halloween projects.  Your Next Stamp has a ton of amazing stamps for the season, you can check them all out here.  And don't forget to stop by the YNS blog today to see all the other great design team creations.

For my card today I used the "Wicked Sweet" stamp to create a Halloween card.  How cute is she with her purple hair and that skull balloon?  I created a few different layers on my card with some die cuts and then added the image to the left side with some dimensional tape.

This month we are also sharing organizational tips for our stamps and dies.  Well, those of you that know me in real life know that the word "organized" and Jen do not go in the same sentence LOL!  But I do like to keep my stamps organized using EZ Mount stamp and store sheets and then I put them in a binder on my shelf (photo to follow --- I forgot to upload it to my blog last night---sorry!)

Stamps: Wicked Sweet set from Your Next Stamp
Papers:  WRMK, Bazzill cardstock, Neenah cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, K and Co halloween die cut, Offray ribbon, button, Sizzix Tim Holtz bracket edge die, Stickles

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hipping and Hopping with MLS and Unity!

Hello friends and thanks for hopping with us today. You should have arrived from Linda's blog but if not, please find a list of all today's posters at the bottom of my post.

Unity Stamp Co is pleased to share our new Co-Branded My Little Shoebox stamps. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to win one of the fabulous prizes from Unity Stamp Company and My Little Shoebox. Winners will be chosen at random from the participating blogs.  You can see all the cute and amazing new release stamps here.

First up, I have a card I created with one of the new owl Itty Bitty stamps.  How cute is he???  I coloured him with my Copics and then created a fall themed card.

Supplies (owl card):
Stamps:  MLS You Always Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp Co.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, brown distress ink
Papers:  WRMK, Neenah Cardstock
Accessories:  Wilton doily, burlap twine, wood button, Copic markers

Next up I created this fun and graphic card using the new cloud text backgrounder.  I stamped it first in some blue ink onto some grid paper and then paper pieced it with some plain white cardstock. A few ruffles and a die cut sun, and voila....a super sunny card for any occasion!  And guess what?  Unity if offering this stamp FREE when you spend $35 or more between September 13 and September 17th, 2012!!  Scroll down for a few more great promotions.

Supplies (cloud card):
Stamps:  Written in the Clouds from Unity Stamp Co.
Ink:  Adirondack sailboat blue, Versafine black
Papers:  American Crafts, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories:  white ruffled ribbon (fabric store), Spellbinder’s dies, SRM sticker sentiment, Devine Twine, button, Fiskar's border punch

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now, hop on over and visit Megan's blog for some more inspiration from Unity Stamp Co and My Little Shoebox.

In celebration of today's hop, Unity is offering a few promotions:

Here's the full list of today's participants in case you get lost along the way:

My Little Shoebox -
Andrea Murdock -
Beckie Dreyer -
Angie Blom -
Carisa Zglobicki -
Grace Tolman -
Eryn Hannig -
Erika Taylor -
Jen Erickson -
Linda Kretz -
Jennifer Roach - <-----that's me!!
Megan Aaron -
Jimmi Mayo -
Monique Liedtke -
Jolande van Oosterhout -
Pattie Beltran -
Karen Maldonado -
Robyn Schaub -
Lisa Arana -
RĂ´ Philippsen -
Lisa Henke -
Jenifer Cowles -
Renee Aslette -
Shellye McDaniel -
Keely Yowler -
Shemaine Smith -
Shilo Miles -
Carol Theng -
Stephanie Muzzulin -
Thienly Azim -
Zoe Nemburt -
Unity Stamp Company -

Saturday, September 8, 2012

WOW! Halloween is on it's way

Hello!  It's time for my team post over on the WOW! Embossing Powder blog.

I created a Halloween themed card using the WOW! Brocade stamp and some black embossing powder.  Then I layered lots of die cuts and some trick or treat ribbon to complete the look. 

And here's a close-up of the embossing.  As you can see it adds nice shine and texture to the design.

WOW! Embossing Powders and Stamps:  WOW! Primary Ebony (WH00) embossing powder, Brocade backgrounder stamp
Papers:  Fancy Pants, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Versamark for embossing, Ranger Black Soot ink, Ranger Spiced Marmalade ink (to tint rosette)
Accessories:  Martha Stewart rosette embellishment, Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts spider web and bat dies, Halloween ribbon from Micheals, Fiskars border punch

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I *heart* 2 read....Your Next Stamp release party blog hop!!

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp September New Release Blog Hop!!!  We know you are just going to LOVE all the new stamps and dies and they are available NOW in the YNS Store!  The hop will run from today, until Monday, September 10th at midnight (EST).

What’s a hop without prizes?!  We have 3 New Release Prize Packages hidden throughout the hop, so make sure you leave comments for your chance to win!  Winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog on Tuesday, September 11th.

Today I'm sharing a bookmark I made using the new bookmark stamp and die set and pairing it up with Ellie Loves to Read from last month's release.  The new nesting bookmark dies are wonderful!  I cut the large one out of kraft paper and stamped all over it in kraft coloured ink to create my background.  I added Ellie to my bookmark by cutting her out and mounting her onto a scalloped die.  I added a triple bow out of baker's twine.  The twine lies flat enough that you could still close the pages on your book.

Karen is also offering some amazing Hop Specials! There are several Bundle Deals, PLUS you get 15% off your order (Sept. 6-10) by using online code Sept15OFF! Make sure you take advantage of these great deals!!!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Veronica’s blog, but before you go, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to WIN! Happy Hopping!

Stamps:  Ellie Loves to Read from Your Next Stamp, Bookmark Stamp and Die set from Your Next Stamp
Papers:  Gina K Designs kraft cardstock, Echo Park, The Girl's Paperie
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black, Hero Arts Latte
Accessories: Stickles, Copic Markers, Spellbinders die, The Twinery baker's twine 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WOW! embossed resist tutorial

Good morning!  Today over on the WOW! Embossing blog, I have a step by step tutorial posted on how to create this glitter embossed resist card.  Pop on over for a look!

Supplies:WOW! Embossing Powder:  WOW! Ultra Shimmer Embossing glitter.
WOW! Embossing Stamps:  Flowers Backgrounder
Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Georgia Pacific cardstock
Ink: Versamark (for embossing), Ranger Distress Inks
Accessories:  Prima flowers, decorate pins, white eyelet lace, silk ribbon, Prima pearls

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Howdy friends! Time for Your Next Stamp Sneak Peeks

Howdy friends!  It's that time of month....time to start showing off some of this month's new release stamps from Your Next Stamps.  This month's release is SO awesome, I *had* to get almost all of the stamps for my collection hee hee.

Today I'm sharing a card I made using Nathan the cute cowboy.  As soon as I saw him I knew I'd be pulling out my beloved Cosmo Cricket Wanted paper.  If I had a time machine I would go back in time and hoard PILES of this stuff.  I was so glad when they bought out some 6 x 6 pads a while ago and I was able to grab a few.

I used a round scalloped card base for my design and added a few different papers.  I created my own sentiment out of letter stickers and added a wood button accent.

As you can see from this close up I cut the lasso out of the image and added some real twine by gluing under the hand:

Be sure to stop back on Thursday for the release blog hop and the full reveal of the sets.  Plus giddy on up over to the YNS blog today for some more fabulous peeks from the design team.
Stamps: Nathan from the USA from Your Next Stamp (available September 6th, 2012)
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers:  Cosmo Cricket Wanted mini pad, Neenah cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories:  Scalloped card shape cut on Cricut, Cosmo Cricket stickers, wood button, Copic markers, twine, glitter gel pen