May 25, 2011

YNSC43 - Your Next Stamp Challenge!

Hi Guys,

Today is a fun fun Challenge over at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog

Also, don't forget about our current YNS May Release Blog Hop
(ends May 27th)

For this challenge we have a sketch from our oh so talented Kerri who is our hostess today. She came up with such an awesome sketch.  
The card I created is using Happy Birthday Mermaid. This set has so many accessory stamps the possibilities are endless! 

Here is the Sketch to follow:

I paired this up with My Cosmo Cricket Salt Air Paper packet.  I have to say I'm in love with this paper pack. The options are incredible, beautiful patterns to work with. 

I framed around my image with Your Next Stamps new Glittered Skittles. I love these things! You can purchase them exclusively at the YNS Store.

 I choose the starfish as my accessory stamp. You guys all know what an 'accessory' junky I am.  This set has EIGHT accessory stamps EKKKS lol. I was biting my nails just choosing one lol.

 I also added this awesome mixed ribbon I had in my stash from my old scarpbooking days. This ribbon must be over 10 years old!! I thought it was just perfect for this card - it reminds me of seaweed :)

This weeks winner will receive a fabulous prize. 

Come join us at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog and get your Sketch on!


May 23, 2011

Your Next Stamp May Blog Hop and New Release!!!

(Scroll down one post for my Squigglefly Challenge Today)

 Your Next Stamp has an awesome release lined up AND a fun Blog Hop for today! If you came on over here from Crystal's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened over here, than you can start at the beginning of the hop at Kerri's Blog.

Here are just a few of the awesome new stamps we have!

SIPPY by Franfou Designs


FLOPPY by FranFou Designs

This bunny is so Adorable!!!

And he comes with the perfect sentiment stamp as well...


 New Release Sale: 10% off entire order. Use code YNSMAYNR when checking out at the YNS Store. 

BLOG HOP PRIZE: We will pick a random commenter that will receive a new release stamp. So make sure you leave a comment on EVER blog in the hop AND leave your name on the nlinkz on Karen's Blog. You need to do both to qualify for the prize. 

NOW ON TO JENNY'S BLOG to continue the fun hop.

Thanks for visiting

SFC99 - Paper Piecing - Squigglefly Challenge

Today is a fun challenge over at Squigglefly.  PAPER PIECING!! so fun. You can even do this with digital stamps as well as ink stamps...
My card today was created with Sweat Pea. I totally LOVE LOVE this line of stamps from Cheryl Alger, she is my favorite artist over at Squigglefly. I have lots of her stamps and always look forward to using them.

I paper pieced her outfit and hat and used a Squigglefly Sentiment. I thought it went perfectly with this image.

We would love it if you came and joined us for the challenge this week over at the Squigglefly Challenge Blog

Thanks for visiting!

May 22, 2011

PEEK Day at Your Next Stamp - Day 3

DAY 3 of PEEK DAY over at Your Next Stamp

This is so exciting!! Today is Day three of the Sneak Peeks for this months release at Your Next Stamp - Are you guys as excited as I am yet???

Today's Sneak is SIPPY :) 
How cute is that name! 

It's PARTY time. Here is the card I created for the Special Occasion. 

Sippy is soooooo cute!!!

I think I went a little over board on the glitter. Once I started I just couldn't stop!! That stuff is so addicting to you can see I pretty much put Stickels on everything lol :))

Make sure to visit the YSN blog to see all the peeks! 


May 20, 2011

PEEK Day at Your Next Stamp - Day 1

DAY 1 of PEEK DAY over at Your Next Stamp.

Todays featured stamp is a Franfou called Jumbo Flamingo Fred and he will be available after our May 23rd Blog Hop coming soon!

Thanks for visiting!

May 11, 2011

YNSC42 - Your Next Stamp Pop It Up Challenge.

There is a new Challenge up today at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog. Our Hostess this week is Jenny and she has challenged us to Pop it Up! Use foam or pop dots to pop up your image. Jenny is the CAS queen of card making (clean and simple). She always amazes me with her fresh ideas.  This card is for Jenny as I never make CAS cards, and figured I would give it a try! I'm thinking I added too many embellies, but I sure had fun trying lol :)

Today I used several accessory stamps from the Fairy Fhiona Set.  I love using just accessory stamps to create a stand alone card. I figured the concept also worked well with my attempted CAS card.

I stamped each image several times and layered them for a pop up look. I also added Rhinestones to give it some extra dimension. I used pop dots and cut smaller pieces to fit my images.

This was such a fun card to make.  Cutting the small pieces out can be a challenge in itself, but it really gives off a beautiful effect.

I topped it all off with some twine and felt grass.  I hope you guys enjoy it.

Also, Make sure you swing by the Your Next Stamp Store when you get a chance.  We are now doing Weekly Specials and they change each week. Great prices for those stamps you may be wanting!

I hope you all come and join in on this fun challenge this week. We have great prizes! The prize this week is: 

CUTE!!! A perfect stamp for the the men in your life. There is also a second prize as well.  See the YNS Challenge Blog for all details.

Thanks for Visiting!

May 10, 2011

SC332 - Drinks !

Today I wanted to play along with the SC332 Sketch from SplitCoast.  It seemed like a fun Sketch and I haven't played along with them for a bit - So I tried to break my dry spell with them lol. 

My Mojo wasn't flowing 100% today, but I played along anyway :) Here is the Sketch I followed:

This is the card I created...

My image is from Your Next Stamp, and it's called Shirley Temple Ellie. I mostly can not decide if I love the Ellie stamps more or the Fhiona! I tried to stay away from the Cork, but no can do lol.  A funny story about cork....I have an unfinished hallway that leads to my new scrapbook room and the floor needs to be done still.  I couldn't decide what to put down, and Kelly suggested we do a CORK floor LOL. I looked into it and it seems cork flooring is very 'in' now and very green.  It's prefect HAHAHA and as soon as I can save some extra money up I will be having it installed. I'm addicted to cork!!!

Back to my card (sorry lol)...

I used a sentiment stamp from MFT. I just thought this was the perfectly matched saying for this image :) 

I colored my image in Copics and added some Stickles to the lime.  Gotta love the Stickles!!!

Thank you so very much for visiting today, and I hope you all enjoyed todays card!

May 9, 2011

SFC97 - Shaped cards !

Happy Monday!

Today we have a new challenge over at Squigglefly. This week we Challenge you to create a shape card (no squares - no rectangles). I love this sort of challenge as I rarely do anything but square cards, so it's a real challenge for me for sure! 

I created my card using a digital image from Squigglefly called PUP DOG.  How cute is he?!  I used my Cricut to cut out a bone shaped card lol. As soon as I saw the Pup Dog image I knew I wanted to make a dog bone.

I added some stitching, felt grass, twine, a die cut flower and a Cricut cut out words "Ruff Ruff". Totally fun to make and totally out of my comfort range LOL. I'm very happy how it came out. 

Come on over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and join in on this weeks challenge.  This is a fun one, not to be missed :) 

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!