February 24, 2012

YNS Fun Friday - Stamp Storage

Hey Guys,

Today for Fun Friday I created the following card using Flower Fhiona.

I used SC373 for my layout. I added a little St. Patrick's Day twist to this card. Her original hair clips where hearts so I re-stamp the image and cut out a few extra hearts, and changed them into shamrocks :) 

I added tons of Stickles as always.

I also used the sentiment that came with this set. I love all sentiments that have the dream theme in them.

Today's tip is to show you guys how I store my Your Next Stamp Sets.  I purchased these boxes at The Container Store. 

 I absolutely love these boxes. They are so convenient and can be used for so many different supplies. Then when you place them in your storage shelves, desk etc, they look good!

The YNS Stamp Sets fit in just PERFECTLY. 

My large sets are placed into sandwich size Ziplock Bags. 

Then, I just fold under the extra piece. The smaller sets are placed in 4x6 protective photo pockets. I cut them down slightly to make a better fit. 

I lay the large sets across the top and the smaller sets along the bottom. It really does fit perfectly. I can stack 6 or 7 sets in each pile. That's a good 50 sets in just one box :) 

I have tried so many methods of storage, including binders, and this works best for me. I can easy flip threw the stacks and see exactly what I have. It makes it so easy to pick a set to use.  i hope you guys enjoyed today's post. What is your favorite form of storage? - I would love to hear about it. Leave it in the comments below.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Friday!

February 17, 2012

YNS Fun Friday - Embossing

It's another Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp. Today my Card is using the most adorable Fhiona Bad Hair Day Stamp Set.  I have been having a ton of bad hair days lately, so I thought this was perfect for today :)

I used SC372 for my layout. It's simple, but so effective when you are wanting to showcase a stamp. 

My tip for today is to not forget about embossing! I wanted to use the designer paper as my backdrop for the sentiment, but regardless of what ink I stamped with it was smearing. This particular DP has a smooth surface and makes it's difficult to stamp on. Instead of compromising, I decided to use embossing instead. Anytime you have issues stamping on DP with regular ink, this is your best alternative. This way you don't have to deal with any ink smearing.

I paper pieced her outfit to match the DP as well. Now I was able to use my Dp of my choice and not have to change things!

Make sure you check out the YNS Blog post for today to see all the other Fun Friday Cards and Tips and a chance to win free stuff. Details are on 

We are also have a great clear out sale at Your Next Stamp. Karen is doing a little early Spring Cleaning so make sure you check it out. We have items up to 87% Off !!

February 8, 2012

February New Release BLOG HOP for YNS!!!

Hey guys,

It's that time again for another New Release Blog Hop with Your Next Stamp!!! So exciting. I totally love Blog Hop day :)

Blog Hop Starts: Wednesday, February 8th at 3:00AM (EST) 

Blog Hop Ends: Monday, February 13th at midnight (EST)

****If you got here from Jen D's Blog then you are right on track. If not, no problem you can start at the beginning of the hop at Jenny's Blog ****

Hop Prize – We will be giving away one World Love Stamp Set. One of the YNS DT Members is a secret blogger, so you will have to comment on all the blogs if you want the best chance at winning. Karen will be posting the winner on the YNS Blog on February 14th.

 Hop Specials – Karen is offering 15% off your entire order. The online code is YNSFEB2012 (code valid until Feb 15th), so you have plenty of time to make your picks. She will also have some awesome bundle deals available so be sure to check out the YNS Bargain Bin while you are shopping! 

Today I am using Libby From Jamaica. Super adorable. 

I tried to stay true to Jamaica and picked their flag colors. The sentiment I created on my PC, but I did not make it up myself. The saying is actually an Essie Nail Polish color lol. I'm really big into nail polish and I have a gigantic collection, so this name came right to mind when I saw this stamp. It was a perfect match.

I added a bottle top and a heart! My honey is always making me crazy, and I thought this would be the perfect Valentine's Day card.

I added bling on her dress with stickles and some yellow pearls. Totally fun to color this image up. 

The next stop on this Hop is Maureen's Blog for aother fun project. The new stamps today are amazing and I hope you guys are having a fun Hop!

Thanks for taking time to visit.