Sunday, August 24, 2014

Time for the Purple Onion Designs Anniversary SALE!!!

Hello friends! I can't believe summer is coming to an end already!  My no-so-little-one is going into Senior Kindergarten this year.....time certainly does fly!

It's that time of the year for the Purple Onion Designs Anniversary sale.  All stamps are 25 % off until Sunday August 31, 2014!  It's the perfect time to treat yourself to some back to school supplies of your own.

I also have a card to share today.  I made this one a while back but I really love how it turned out.  I used a kraft and blue colour scheme and the Doodle Frame Flower stamp from Purple Onion Designs.  I used lots of inking on this to age the card and some white gel pen to accent my image.  Hope you like it!!

Stamps: Doodle Frame Flower (Stephanie Ackerman) from Purple Onion Designs, Doodle Frame Cupcake set (sentiment) from Purple Onion Designs
Ink: Palette Noir
Papers: MME, kraft cardstock
Accessories: White gel pen, Copic markers, baker's twine, MFT scalloped edge die, wood button

Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's the after release PARTY!!

Hello friends!  I hope you had time to check out the wonderful 5th Birthday Celebration Blog hop for this month's Your Next Stamp release!!  If not, you have until the end of today to hop along and comment for your chance to win some great prizes.  Scroll on down to my last post for more details.

Today, the Design Team is sharing some more projects using the new release stamps.  Hop on over to the YNS blog for the complete list of after party projects.

Today I have two more projects using the new jar stamp sets.  Yep, I'm obsessed with them!!  Both of my cards were inspired by the sketch from this month's YNS Challenge.  If you're new to YNS, each month there is a sketch and inspiration photo posted.  Each and every Friday of the month, the Design Team shows some great samples AND if you play along you can win a great prize.  Check out all the details HERE.

For my first card today I used the new Mason Jars set.

Stamps: Mason Jars from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Pebbles Inc. Neenah white cardstock
Accessories: Fiskars Edge punch, Copic Markers, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, Baker's twine 

And for my second card I used the new Spread the Love set.  I've had this Cosmo Cricket paper in my "collection" for probably a decade but I still *love* it!! The stamp set comes with the jar image and a whole bunch of fruits, label and sentiment.  Such fun!!

Stamps: Spread the Love set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Palette Noir
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Neenah white cardstock
Accessories:  Baker's twine, YNS Gumdrops embellishment, YNS die (sentiment oval), Copic markers

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Birthday to Your Next Stamp!!


Hello Your Next Stamp friends! We’re turning FIVE this month and we’re having a big party to celebrate! We’re so happy to have you here to enjoy the festivities with us! Not only is it a birthday party for us, we want to celebrate you – the customers – as well. Thank you so much for all your support the past five years!
The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked so hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have a fantastic line up of stamps and dies that are being released. There’s sure to be something for everyone - from adding to our Silly Monster family, to the nostalgic 60s, to savouring the sweet tastes of summer with mason jars. There’s a perfect assortment of images and dies. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store. 
The hop begins on Bonnie’s blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Sharla'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 get lost along the way, there is a linky at the bottom of my post.
BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE ALERT!!! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs and collect the balloon letters. Once you unscramble the balloon letters, email Karen @ yournextstamp[dot]com and you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.
There are FIVE prizes of a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so make sure you email Karen!
The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog August 10th.

I have two projects to share with you today.  First up is a card I created with the new  Spread the Love set. I stamped and coloured a bunch of strawberries in my jar and then created the jar wrap by stamping on some up-cycled tissue paper from Bath and Body works.  I cut one of the sentiments from the set in half to stamp on the tag die and blinged up the fruit with some glitter. 

Stamps: Spread the Love set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Neenah white cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, tissue paper
Accessories:  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinder's die, YNS mini tag die, lace trim, Stickles, Maya Road twine, Copic Markers

Next I have a shaped card featuring the new Celebration Bear set. The image is a nice size so I used it as the focal point of the card.  I added a pop of colour with some patterned paper on the kraft and doily background.

Stamps: Celebration Bear set from Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Neenah white cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Jillibean Soup
Accessories:  Copic Markers, wood button, baker's twine, SRM sentiment sticker, doily, Stickles

Don’t want to wait to go shopping? Here’s our big birthday specials:

BONUS: You may receive a FREE Special Birthday Stamp set with all purchases over $40 (before shipping and taxes) but you MUST add the stamp set into your shopping cart before checking out. You’ll be able to add it from the YNS Deals of the Week page. Here’s the special set:

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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time for a little peek.....

Hello friends!  It's that time again -- time to preview this month's new releases from  Your Next Stamp!  It's a very special month because we are celebrating YNS's birthday!  You are not going to want to miss the hop so be sure to come on back tomorrow.

Here's a country inspired card I did with the new Mason Jars set.  I used a sticker sentiment from my stash as the label and did some inking to age the image and my card.

Pop on over to the YNS blog for links to all of the Design Team sneak peek posts.  Hope to see you soon!!

Stamps: Mason Jars set from Your Next Stamp (available 08/07/14)
Papers: Simple Stories, Neenah white cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Button, Fiskars edge punch, SRM Sticker sentiment, Copic Markers