Friday, October 31, 2014

' Tis the season!

Hello friends!  As promised I have completed my first project using the new Stacey Yacula stamps (Charming Winter) from Purple Onion Designs.  I love that these pair up well with some of the older collections!  I took the Lighted Trees from the new release and paired with an owl from last year's winter collection and a log from the summer collection.

I made a wine bottle tag out of a kraft mailing tag.  I coloured the trees white with my pencil crayons and Copic markers.  I added some snowflakes with my pencil crayon and then my sentiment tag to the top.

There are LOTS more amazing samples up on the POD blog today if you want to check them out and if you're looking for me I'll be in my room creating with some more of my new stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lighted Trees from Purple Onion Designs, Snowy (winter owl) from POD, Stacey Yacula Studio log from POD
Ink: white pigment ink, Memento Tuxedo black
Papers: Ranger kraft tag, Neenah cardstock
Accessories: Making Memories sentiment tag, pom pom trim, Devine Twine, YNS Gum Drops, white ribbon, white pencil crayon, Stickles, Copic Markers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Charming Winter release day!!

Hello friends!  I told you last week about the new "Charming Winter" release from Purple Onion Designs.  Well, today is release day and the stamps are all available on the POD website.  For a limited time you can purchase the entire new release at a discounted price!!

I just received my stamps this morning so come on back for some samples later this week.  In the mean time you can see some of the amazing creations from the design team on the POD blog!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Charming Winter --- new stamps GIVEAWAY!!

There is another AMAZING new Stacey Yacula release coming up next week from Purple Onion Designs.  Our favourite "critters" are back a "Charming Winter".  You are not going to want to miss these.  Michele is giving away some of these new release stamps on the Purple Onion Designs blog.  Pop on over to leave a comment before Sunday October 26th for your chance to win.

You can also visit Stacey Yacula's blog for another chance to win!!  What are you waiting for.....GO!!

I'll be back with some projects from the new release as soon as my stamps arrive....they don't call it snail mail for nothing LOL!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's the after release party and October feature day!!

Hi friends!! For the Design Team feature post this month, we are sharing some more projects using the October new release stamps.

I used the awesome new Scribbled Alphabet set on this grey themed card.

Be sure to pop over to the YNS Blog to see more Design Team creations and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set!!

Stamps: Scribbled alphabet set from Your Next Stamp
Papers: American Crafts, Martha Stewart Cardstock
Ink: Memento Grey
Accessories:  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Devine Twine, YNS Gumdrops, white lace

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hip's the new and improved Your Next Stamp release day!

Hi Friends!  Welcome to the October edition of the Your Next Stamp new release blog hop!!  Not only are we celebrating the release of a whole bunch of fabulous new Holiday stamps BUT we are also introducing the new and improved Your Next Stamp store website!!

Be sure to comment on ALL the blogs (see linky list at bottom of my post) for your chance to win one of FIVE $20 gift certificates to the YNS Store.  You have until midnight (EST) on October 21st to hop along and the winner will be announced on the YNS Blog on October 22nd.

I have two Christmas cards to share with you today that I created with the super cute new Smiley Happy Christmas set.  Be sure to check out all the cute images in the store as well as the matching die set.

Today's Tip: When I create holiday cards I find it easier to stick with similar designs the same paper so I can produce more cards more quickly.  For my set today I had some American Crafts papers and I used a similar layout so I was able to produce these cards in about half the time as if I had done them separately!!

For my first card I used the Christmas tree image from the set.  Once again I cut my sentiment image in half so I could place it as I wanted onto the bottom of the Instalove polariod die.

For my second card I used the Christmas light image.  As you can see I added some Glossy Accents over the bulbs to make them look realistic and then I raided my daughter's craft bucket for some small googly eyes.  This month Karen also has some brand new YNS Gumdrops that are super duper sparkly and awesome.  I added one to the middle of the my foam snowflake embellishment.

Stamps:  Smiley Happy Christmas set from Your Next Stamp
YNS Dies:  Insta Love Polaroid Die Set from Your Next StampInk:  Memento Tuxedo BlackPapers:  American Crafts, Neenah cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstockAccessories:  Darice foam snowflake, YNS Glitter Gumdrops, googly eyes, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Devine Twine

And as usual, Karen is offering up some specials this month:

Be sure to comment here before you leave.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sneak peek time!!

Hi Friends!  It's that time of month again to start sharing the new release stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp.  And we are also celebrating the launch of the BRAND NEW Your Next Stamp web site!

Here's a peek of one of the new images.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sentiment that comes with this set.  I stamped my image onto kraft cardstock and coloured with Copics and a white pencil crayon.  I added a few snowflakes in white pigment ink to the image.  The card based was embossed and then I dragged my white ink pad over the top and edges to make it look snowy.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the blog hop (and your chance to win some great prizes) and pop over to the YNS Blog today for links to all the other Design Team peeks.

See you soon!

Stamps: Winter Home set (sentiment and house image) and Christmas Bauble Robin (snowflake on image panel) from Your Next Stamp
Ink: White pigment ink, Palette Noir, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Gina K kraft cardstock, Georgia Pacific
Accessories: Darice Embossing folder, wood button, green floss/twine, white Kohinoor pencil crayon, Copic Markers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!

Wow, you can almost hear the crickets chirping over here on my blog.  As always, things are crazy busy with  work and family life.  I haven't even been in my craft room too much in the last several weeks!!

Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.  I think this is one of my favourite fall cards that I've ever made.  All the stamps are from Purple Onion Designs and the fall embossing folder is from Darice.

I hope you like it and I'm thankful for all my readers out there (what few of you there are probably left LOL!)

Stamps:  Pumpkin Framed Doodle from Purple Onion Designs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Brown Distress Ink, Studio G white pigment ink
Papers:  The Paper Company kraft cardstock, Pink Paislee designer paper
Accessories:  Burlap twine, wood button, Darice Fall leaves embossing folder