Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Time for the Your Next Stamp release blog hop!

Hello and welcome to our May Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! We have several new stamp sets as well as several new dies! If you love fun and whimsical, you are going to LOVE this new release! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.
The hop begins on Laura's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Kerri'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! 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 June 2nd.
And now for my projects.  First up, I got a little inky with my Distress Stains and the new Flourishes clear set.  I stamped a bunch of the flourish images onto some glossy cardstock and heat embossed in clear powder.  Then I used my Distress stains to wet the paper randomly (using two tones of red/pink) and wiped off when dry.  I wanted the background to be the focal point of my card so I just added a few embellishments (well a lot LOL!) and a tag for my sentiment.

Stamps: Flourishes set from Your Next Stamp, Overdue Library Card set (sentiment) from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies: Stitched Fishtail Tags One Die Set, Tag Charms set
Ink: Ranger Distress Stains, Palette Noir, Versamark ink
Papers: Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock, DCWV cardstock base
Accessories: Prima flowers, Prima Pearls, clear embossing powder, Offray ribbon, lace

Next up is a birthday card I created using the new Birthday Animals set.  The set comes with a whole bunch of cute sentiments that fit exactly in the little sign they are holding.

Stamps: Birthday Animals from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Copic Markers, YNS Insta-Love Die, The Twinery Twine, wood button

We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the store is ON SALE – even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!

We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Peggy's blog but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time for a YNS new release Sneak Peek!

Hello friends!  It's that time of month again....time for some new Your Next Stamp releases.  Today I'm previewing the new "King of the Crib" set.

I stepped way out of the traditional box when colouring my image for this one and did a pretty pink lion.  It worked out well for me because then I didn't have to figure out what real lions looked like and saved myself a trip to the computer to Google it ;)  I have to say, I kinda like it LOL!

Hop on over to the YNS blog for more creations from the Design Team and be sure to come back tomorrow for the release blog hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: King of the Crib (clear) from Your Next Stamp, Silly Thank You ("happy" part of sentiment) from Your Next Stamp
Ink:  Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Neenah white cardstock
Accessories:  Scalloped card base (cut on Cricut), doily, Copic Markers, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, Offray Ribbon

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Monsterous Birthday Wishes!

It's Your Next Stamp's monthly Special Event day and today we're celebrating Karen's son's birthday---happy birthday Brandon!  The design team have created birthday themed cards for you today.  Pop on over to the YNS blog to see everyone's wonderful creations.  Be sure to leave a comment on the YNS blog for your chance to win one stamp set of your choice!

For my card today I created a monster themed quick and easy card using the clear Silly Monsters set.  I wanted to keep my card nice and simple and age appropriate.

Stamp: Silly Monsters set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
YNS Dies:  Fishtail bannersStitched Fishtails one tags from Your Next Stamp
Papers: American Crafts, Neenah cardstock
Accessories:  Maya Road twine, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, Copic Markers, Glossy accents

And two more things.....YNS is trying to reach 3000 Fans on Facebook.  Karen has put together a great prize pack so be sure to get all your friends to join.

Karen is also have a HUGE sale in the YNS store...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May all your wishes come true!

Hi Friends!  Here's another card I did with the new Stacey Yacula release from Purple Onion Designs.  This is Jackson and Bubbles.  Isn't he darling??  I added some Glossy Accents to the bubble image to make it look like water.

As you can also see I popped the image with some dimensional tape and added some ink under him with a sponge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

And a close up of the bubbles and image:

Stamps:  Jackson and Bubbles from Purple Onion Designs, Woodgrain backgrounder from Purple Onion Designs, A Beautiful Day Sentiment set from Purple Onion Designs
Papers:  The Paper Company, Bazzill, Neenah cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, brown distress ink, blue distress ink, Memento Sand
Accessories:  Maya Road twine, wood button, Copic Markers, Mama Elephant dies, Glossy Effects, Fiskars edge punch