Monday, May 27, 2013

Sweet L'il Girl

Hello and happy Memorial Day to all my American readers. 

Today I have a baby card using some stamps from Purple Onion Designs.  I used some spring themed papers and inked the edges with a light brown ink to age the papers and give them a vintage feel.  I added some lace and a pearl to complete the look.

Just a reminder that there are some awesome stamp specials in the POD store right now.  You can find them all here in the "Specials" section. Rumour has it there will be some great new stamps releasing soon too, so stay tuned for those!

Thanks for stopping by1!  

Stamps: Bear Framed Doodle set from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, brown distress ink
Papers: American Crafts, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Lace, Copic Markers, Prima pearl, Fiskars edge punch

Friday, May 24, 2013

Time for the Your Next Stamp after release party!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today the Your Next Stamp design team is showing off more creations using this month's new releases.  Pop on over to the YNS Blog to check out some fabulous creations.

I have a water coloured creation to share with you today.  I used my new Derwent Inktense pencils.  They are like water colour pencils but with a really rich dark finish.  Because they are ink based, you can go back over your image when it's dry and add another layer of colour.  You can purchase these beauties at your local big-box craft store or an art supply store (where I find the prices to be much better).

I stamped my image onto some of my white Neenah cardstock in Staz On ink.  I didn't use watercolour paper because you don't require much water to spread the pigment around.  I did get a tiny bit of warping when the paper dried but once die cutting and adhering to another layer it wasn't an issue.  I used my grey Copic markers to go around the outside lines of the image to give a bit more depth.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Supplies:Stamps: Spring Blossom Robin from Your Next Stamp, Skinni Font Alphabet set from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies:  Insta Love Polaroid Die Set from Your Next Stamp, Fishtail Banner/Die Set from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Staz On Jet Black
Papers:  Basic Grey, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Fiskars Border punch, Spellbinder's dies, Inktense water colour pencils, Offray ribbon, Prima Pearl, Copic Markers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Your Next Stamp May release blog hop!

Hello and welcome to the May Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! We have several new stamps sets from a variety of artists being released TODAY, as well as several new dies! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store!

Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list below 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! The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog May 25th.

Here’s what I came up with for today's hop.  This cutie on the mushroom is called "Phoebe" and she comes with the wonderful sentiment I used on the card.  I was able to fit the sentiment into the flag image from the new clear alphabet set.  I selected my papers first and then coloured the image with my Copic markers.  I had a package of pearl swirls sitting on my desk and thought they would look wonderful with the image so those became the embellishments on my card.

Stamps:  Phoebe (girl on mushroom) set from Your Next Stamp, Skinny Alphabet Font Set (flag around sentiment) from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Prima pearl swirl, Copic markers, twill ribbon, Prima pearl, scalloped card base (cut on Cricut)

Karen is also offering up some awesome hop specials so make sure you take advantage of these great deals!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy hopping and shopping!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tweet, tweet, it's Tasty Tuesday with a sneak!!

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Today I have a card to share with you using the inspiration photo from Your Next Stamp's Tasty Tuesday challenge.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see the yummy inspiration photo and more creations from the design team.

I was inspired by the rainbows in the photo and came up with this cheerful card.  I used the traditional rainbow colours to colour these sweet little "Birdies on a Wire".  It's your lucky day today because you get a see a little sneak peek at one of the May release stamps.  Come on back tomorrow the release blog hop and of course your chance to win some fabulous prizes.  It's another fantastic release!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Birdies on a wire from Your Next Stamp (Available May 22,2013)
YNS Die: Bookmark/layered tag die set from Your Next Stamp
Papers: Echo Park, Neenah cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Copic markers, doily, red button

Friday, May 10, 2013

Have a WHOPPER of a birthday!

Good morning!  Time for another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday.  This month's theme is "Summer Fun".  Be sure to pop on over to the YNS blog to see more summer fun creations from the design team. 

Nothing says summer to me like sitting outside and bbq-ing so I have a yummy card to share with you today using the new Fast Food Burger Fun die set.  I created my own sentiment and printed it out on the computer so there is no stamping at all on my card today.

I have a great tip to share with you today. I was in a bit of a rush to get this card done in time and looking for 10 pieces of the right coloured cardstock to use with the die wasn't really an option, so I cut the pieces out of white Copic friendly cardstock and then just coloured them with my markers.  Super easy and much easier to customize your colours!  I'm sure I'm not the first person to think about this but it makes die cutting super quick instead of digging through papers to find the shades you need.

Thanks for stopping by

Your Next Stamp Die sets:  Fast Food Burger Fun, Fishtail banners
Papers: Recollections, Neenah cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories:  Computer font (SNF Goody), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinder's dies, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers

Friday, May 3, 2013

Clearly awesome new stamps from Your Next Stamp!!

Hello and welcome to a special Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! Today we are introducing you to something that is Clearly awesome and so much fun which is Clearly what YNS is all about! So have you figured it out yet??? Yes, Your Next Stamp is introducing a new collection called 'Clearly Your Next Stamp'. These crystal clear stamp sets are made with High Quality Photopolymer! They are non yellowing and provide a clean and crisp stamped image just like the current YNS purple rubber! It's so easy to get a perfect sentiment and image placement with these fabulous new sets! We're introducing 6 fabulous and fun new clear stamp sets today and they are available NOW in the YNS store!

The hop starts on Wendy M’s blog, and if you’ve been hopping along, then you should have arrived from Wendy R’s blog. The hop will run through Sunday, May 5th at 12 midnight (EST)

Here’s what I came up with today using the April release Spring Garden Robin stamp and the new Cute Clear Circles Sentiment set.  What I love about this set is that you can customize the center with one of four images. I chose the robin to go with my main image:

Stamps:  Cute Circles Clear (circular sentiment) from Your Next Stamp,
Spring Garden Robin from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
Papers:  My Mind's Eye, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Prima Pearls, Copic Markers, Offray ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Fishtail Banner dies from Your Next Stamp
Sketch:  Mojo Monday #291

As always we have a fabulous prize hidden along the hop! Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win this awesome prize pack:

Winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog on Monday, May 6th.

Karen is also offering an amazing hop special! All Clearly Your Next Stamp Sets are 20% Off as a special intro price!!! No Online Coupon Code Required.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Julie’s blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go for your chance to win! Thank you so much for stopping by and as always, happy hopping!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

For my teacher and a POD SALE!!

Hello!  Back again.  This time I have a teacher themed card to share with you.  With the end of the school year approaching I thought it would be the perfect time to share this with you.

I used the Stephanie Ackerman school house set from Purple Onion Designs.  I just love the different village stamps from this collection.  I kept the overall design simple on this one by colouring and cutting out my image before matting it onto a piece of lined paper that that I used a notebook edge die on.

If you're looking for a good reason to buy some new stamps, Michele at Purple Onion designs is offering FREE SHIPPING for U.S. orders of $15 or more and a 15% discount on your entire order for International orders.  (Please remember when placing an international order to choose "check or money order" as your payment method.  A Paypal invoice will be sent to you with the correct total. ).

Stamps: Stephanie Ackerman school house set from Purple Onion Designs
Papers: Recollections red polka dot and lined paper, Neenah cardstock, kraft cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Noir
Accessories:  Notebook edge die, button, The Twinery Twine, Copic Markers

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Feeling a little Sweet'n Sassy today!

Hello!!  Here's a cute little card I made using one of my "new" stamp sets from Sweet'n Sassy and some more papers from my scrap pile.  You may recognize this card design as I have used it a few times recently.  It's the perfect way to use up strips of paper that you have left over from using 6" x 6" pads. 

I coloured the image with my Copics and then stamped the sentiment onto a fish tail banner die.  The beauty of these clear stamps is that I was able to line up my sentiment perfectly as the "peas and carrots" portion of the sentiment is separate from the other part of the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  You and Me set from Sweet'n Sassy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Noir
Papers:  Recollections, Neenah white cardstock, Pebbles Inc, Basic Grey
Accessories:  Wood button, The Twinery baker's twine, Fishtail banner die from Your Next Stamp, Spellbinder's die, Copic Markers