Saturday, March 17, 2018

March Release Sneak Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps

Are you ready? It's sneaky peek time with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and this months release is fab-u-lous! There are so many beautiful Cut Up dies and the stamp sets will make you laugh and want to break out those watercolors or pencils.

For my first peek, I am using two of the soon to be released Cut Ups of Butterfly Trio and Oval Scroll duo to create the focus of this card and used a sentiment from a new set called Special Delivery.  This set is darling and I can't wait to create more with it.

For the butterflies, I used some Distress Inks and watercolor paper to make a design before cutting out the butterflies with the dies. I really liked how they turned out and these dies are perfect for such a technique.

For my second card, I am making a monochromatic style card using the new set of Sponsored by.  Another soon to be favorite that I cannot wait to create more with.  I decided to showcase the smaller images and a sentiment to hopefully capture a simple and coffee loving card.

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Be sure you comment on the kitty cat pack's Instagram accounts and on their blogs to earn a chance at winning! And don't forget to stop back Tueday night for our blog hop and new release! You don't want to miss it.  Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Happy Fri-Yay everyone!

Another week down in 2018 and the weekend is waiting.  I hope you all have something fun planned or maybe it's just a relaxing weekend.

It's the last week for this fun sketch and color challenge over on the YNS Challenge blog. I love this sketch and of course, needed to use it.  It's perfect for showcasing some fun patterned paper.

This first thing to mention here is that this fun set of Cute Gnomies I used is retired.  It's super cute and this sentiment is my favorite.  I stamped the images and colored them in with Copics before cutting them out with the coordinating dies.  For the top panel, I used one end of the Stitched Scallop Rectangle dies set to create the top.  The patterned paper is one from Pebbles.  The images and chunky grass are popped up while the sentiment is stamped directly onto the top panel.

We hope you play along and link up on the challenge blog for your chance to win! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Your Next Stamp March DT Dare

Happy Thursday friends!

I have been rather busy this last week that I overlooked my post here that should have been up yesterday! So, I am posting today but hope you also stop by the YNS Blog to see the other awesome creations the DT have done.  This months dare is all about "What's up?"  Just a creation that could be anything from a pick me up to a happy whatever.

For my card, I am using the new Whatnot Sentiments Twelve to create this birthday card.

I used some of the new Geometrics paper (love it!) from YNS  for the background and created a bit of an envelope look for the main image area. I ran along the edge some cotton lace ribbon before I stamped the sentiment in the YNS Olive Green ink and added the included heart in some Memento Morocco ink.  The Starburst Trio die set was used for creating a little visual at the corner as I popped them up.  The card was finished with some of the new Carrot Cake Gumdrops.  This new color combo in the Geometrics paper collection is becoming a favorite and I am sure I will be using this quite a bit.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and don't forget to head over to the YNS Blog to leave a little love so that you can have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Your Next Stamp March New Release and Blog Hop

The time has come!! It is the March release and blog hop for Your Next Stamp.  There is so much cuteness and fun packing into this new release that you are sure to find more items for your stash.  

For my first and second creation to share with you are some that are made with the new set called All Aboard Bouncing Baby.  I think this set is perfect for tags, gift enclosures, and peek-a-boo style cards.  I created both gift enclosures and a tag using a few images from this set.

For the back panel of the gift cards,  I used some the new YNS paper pad of Sweet Baby.  It doesn't matter if you need something for a boy or a girl because this paper collection has you covered! For the top panel, I cut out some cardstock using the Stitched Frame Die and used my MISTI to place the image where I wanted it in the frame.  The images were colored with Copics and finished with a couple of other images to pop up. For the tag, I kept it fairly simple using more the new paper collection and the Cool Tag 5 set.  The sentiment was stamped on the center panel before popping it up and adding the image to the bottom.  

For my next card, I am using the new Whatnot Sentiments 12 to create this fun birthday card.  I layered the panels using the Stitched Rectangles die set and another new YNS Paper collection called Geometrics. SO fun!

This is a card you can whip up quickly using this sentiment set and starburst dies.  So many possibilities.   The card was finished with some of the new yummy Carrot Cake gumdrops.

As always, Karen has a fabulous sale to get everything on your wishlist without breaking the bank! Use the online code above for 20% your entire purchase!! Hurry before your favorites sell out.

Thanks so much for hopping in and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance at winning a YNS Store gift certificate!  

March Release Sneaky Peek - Your Next Stamp

Happy Saturday!!

It's time for another sneaky peek with Your Next Stamp! This March release is full of so much cuteness and uniqueness in the stamps and dies.  Get your pen and paper ready to jot down all your favorites for tonight's release!

For my peek, I am using the set of Puddles of Fun and decided to make this card a partial opening type card.

I used some decorative scissors to create the wave top before adding the Chunky Grass die cut to the bottom.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before using the coordinating dies to cut her out and pop her up.  The first sentiment was stamped directly onto the top panel.

For the inside, I used the soon to be released raindrop die to create the background on a piece of blue cardstock. 

For the sun, I am also using a soon to be released die of Starbursts to create the sun and popped up a stitched cloud over it.  I added another darling image to pop up and added the inside sentiment.   

Thanks for taking a peek today and hope you all have a warm and wonderful Saturday! Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the peeks and stop by tonight for our hop!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

TCPTUES344 - One Cup At A Time

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you all had a great weekend and a great start to your week.  It's time for another TCPTUES and this challenge is all about my favorite - Coffee or Tea!! There are so many wonderful, cute, and funny sets in the TCP Store perfect for this challenge.  I went through my stash of TCP stamps and had a hard time choosing which ones I wanted to use.  I settled on using the set of Big Cups and it always makes me giggle. 

This image reminds me of how I feel at about 3:00 of every day.  I just need to lie down with a cup o' joe. :)  Of course, I had to use it.  Some patterned paper was placed at the bottom of the card so the image could be stamped along the top.  I made sure his cute little ear hung over the paper and paper pieced the cup with the coordinating color to this patterned paper.  The sentiment was stamped at the top with some Pistachio Memento ink and the card finished with some fun enamel drops and ribbon. 
We hope you come play along with the challenge and link your creation up on the TCP Blog for your chance to win! Thanks for popping in and taking a peek!! Have a great week!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Happy [windy] Friday!

The crazy winds are in full force here!  But it's a good day to stay in and do a little crafting. 

It's the final week of this Your Next Stamp challenge before a new sketch and color are up.  This is a great sketch perfect for spotlighting an image or sentiment.  For my card, I am using the Stacked with Fun set and dies to create this cute window scene.

The background is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder while the windows are made using my 1 1/4" square punch and the 1 1/2" Stitched Square die set from YNS.  The images were colored in with Copics and cut out with the coordinating die set before being popped up in the window.  I added a scrap patterned paper strip for added color and element before adding the Washi Tape die cut with the sentiment over that.  I think if I were to make this type of card again, I would make an interesting colored background in the window.  I don't know... I think it would make an interesting contrast. 

We hope you play along with us and upload your creation to the YNS Challenge Blog for your chance to win! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Your Next Stamp Feature Day

Happy Thursday!  It's time for this month Feature Day with Your Next Stamp.  This months focus is on warm wishes.  That is easy to do with the weather lately.  I am tired of being cold so this was a nice to think of warm thoughts!

For my card, I am using the Warm Christmas Wishes set to create a little abstract style card using some Distress Inks and a Tim Holtz stencil.

I sponged over the stencil an area on the panel before popping up the images over that.  The images were stamped and colored in with Copics and cut out.  The sentiment was stamped at the top using only these two words from the stamp to leave out 'Christmas.' It was completed with a few gumdrops.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the wonderful creations the DT have put together.  While you are there, don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to a stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas - February New Release And Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's time for the new release and blog hop for The Cat's Pajamas stamps!  Weren't those sneak peeks this past week fabulous? The Kitty Cat Pack did a great job showcasing all the great sets and Cut Ups.

For my first card, I decided to do a little water coloring because, well, this set of Family Forever just screams to be watercolored! :)  I just adore this set as it is so sweet and can be used for so many things from a new baby to just thinking about you.  You can really find some great ways to use this set.

I used a baby blue cardstock base before layering it with the watercolored panel by Tim Holtz.  I stamped the images and used my Akashiya Sai watercolor pens to color it in.  The sentiment was stamped at the top and finished with a few rhinestones.

For my second card, I went a little bit outside the box.  Ok, I went a lot outside the box. Using the new XO Cut Ups, I adhered them temporarily to the card base and then smearing some Deco Foil paste over it. I dried a little bit of it before I pulled off the cut outs and dried it some more.  Then I placed some Deco Foil over it and ran it through my laminator.

I really liked how it turned out giving it a grungy look with a lot of shine. I kept the look simple and only added some hearts from the Big Family Words set.

Are you IN IT TO WIN IT?  Be sure to continue hopping through and leaving a little love along the way for your chance to win a TCP Gift Certificate!  The blog hop line up is below.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

Nancy –
Michele –
Lynn –
Wendy –
Julie –
Brenda –
Deborah –
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas –

Friday, February 16, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Sketch Challenge

TGIF! Another week down and the weekend is here. Just in time for you all to join us over on the YNS Challenge Blog to play along with either the color or sketch challenge!

For my card, I am using the sketch and the newly released set of Music Chicks.

Using some fun patterned paper from the YNS Birthday Girl collection, I paired that with the fun Fancy Loop die cut for an added element.  The sentiment was stamped on the center panel before the images were popped up over that.  I finished the card with some music notes placed throughout and some gumdrops.

We do hope you play along and link your creation up for a chance to win a YNS store gift certificate. Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great weekend! 

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