February 14, 2018

Your Next Stamp - February DT Dare - Fire Up the Fun

Hello Stampin' Friends! I am back joining the Your Next Stamp Design Team for the 
DT Dare, which means we are sharing more projects made with the stamps, dies and paper from the February release, plus we are giving away a stamp set! 

 So what do we have lined up for you today?  
Get ready to...Layer It Up! 

Now, head on over to the YNS blog for all the DT Dare details and leave a comment on the DT Dare post on the YNS blog for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice. A comment must be left by February 16th at midnight EST.  The lucky winner will be announced February 18th.

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When I saw that the DT Dare was "Layer It Up" I was psyched! I LOVE lots of layers and I thought I could not only "Layer it up" but I could create a little scene too with the super cute new Fire Up the Fun Stamp set and Fire Up the Fun Dies. I mixed and matched various patterned papers from my stash and used the YNS Spring/Summer Scene Die to create the roads added some grass with the YNS Spring Grass Die and used the YNS Tree Trio Die Set.  

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I stamped a the sentiment from the Fire Up the Fun Stamp set with Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink on a strip of Black Licorice Heavyweight Cardstock and heat embossed it with WOW! Bright White Embossing powder. I embellished with a sprinkling of YNS Grey Gumdrops
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I finished off the inside of my card too....I stamped a shadow image with Your Next Stamp Holly Berry Premium Dye Ink and added another white heat embossed sentiment form the Fire Up The Fun Stamp set. 

Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a little look at my Fire Up the Fun card for the February DT Dare...Layer It up! Please head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a YNS of your choice.  

February 10, 2018

Your Next Stamp - Guest Designer - February Blog Hop - YOU ARE EGG-stra...

Hello Stampin' Friends! Welcome to the Your Next Stamp February Release Blog Hop! Whoo Hoo! We are celebrating the new February Release and ALL the NEW Release products are available right now in the Your Next Stamp Store

After you do your shopping ;) be sure to hop along with us, leaving comments along the way for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store. The Winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog on 02/15/18!

And Karen is offering a discount in the Your Next Stamp Store too! SO EGG-Citing!

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So for my February Blog Hop card I used the NEW EGG-Citing Stamp set and coordinating EGG-Citing Die set. I am SO ready for Spring, so it was a welcome break from the snow and cold to play with this SWEET set! I just have to say how much I LOVE the EGG-Citing Stamp set and the fun sentiments too.  

For my card I started by doing a little inking on a panel of Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink. The stitched horizontal panel is inked too but with Distress Oxide Inks Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. I cut the YNS Open Scalloped Circle Die Set from paper that I inked with Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron

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I stamped the egg carton from paper that was inked with the Distress Oxide Inks with Your Next Stamp Premium Dye Ink in Black Olive. I then cut the various little chicks and eggs, coloured them with my Copic markers, added a little touch of sparkle with my Zig Wink of Stella Clear pen and then adhered them to the egg carton.  I popped the egg carton up on the Open Scalloped Circle panel and embellished with green hemp cord and Pink Sparkly Gumdrops. I separated the sentiment and stamped the "YOU ARE EGG-Stra" (love this... reminds me of my daughter, Hannah, saying "Mom, you are SO extra"...which is true, lol) for the front of the card....

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...and I continued the sentiment to the inside of the card and added another egg carton with some more cute hatching chicks...the little guy that is upside down is just SO EGG-stra ;) 

Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a little look at my card with the EGG-Citing Stamp set and coordinating EGG-Citing Dies. Time to do a little shopping and then a little hopping for the February Release Blog Hop!

Your Next Stamp - Guest Designer - February New Release Preview - Music Chicks

Hello stampin' friends! I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Your Next Stamp Design Team as a Guest Designer for the February release! I am featuring the NEW Music Chicks Stamp set, the coordinating Music Chicks Your Next Dies and the fabulous Window Panel Die. Stop by the Your Next Stamp blog for a full list of Designer Previews with the February Release! 

Be sure to stop by again tonight for the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop and hop along with us for a chance to win a $25.00 YNS store gift certificate!

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I have been having a lot of fun with my Distress Oxide inks and used them to make a blended background for this card with a pretty spring colour pallet. I sprinkled on some water to the inked background to get those fun water splotches. I just adore the NEW Your Next Stamp Music Chicks Stamp setI coloured the various chicks up with my Copics, cut them out with the coordinating Music Chicks Dies and popped them up on the Window panel. I stamped this fun sentiment from the Music Chicks Stamp set with Your Next Stamp Premium Dye Ink in Black Olive
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I really LOVE the NEW Window Panel Die...definitely a must-have...SO many possibilities and the stitched detail adds such a great finishing touch to the card. The grass is cut with the retired YNS Spring Grass die but you can get the same look with the Stitched Grass Die. If you've visited my blog before you know I have a serious addiction to YNS Gumdrops...I added a sprinkling of Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops on this card.
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I finished the inside of the card too....I used the Cool Tag set of Four Die Set and stamped another sentiment from NEW Music Chicks Stamp set and added another cute little Chick. 
Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a little look at my Your Next Stamp Music Chicks card for the February Release! See you again tonight for the YNS February Release Blog Hop

January 31, 2018

Reverse Confetti - Color Throwdown # 478 & Sketch Saturday # 498...Smitten Mittens

Hello stampin' friends! I always LOVE the great colour combos that they have at the Color Throwdown and this week's CTD478 is no exception! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this FUN colour combo and I am beyond thrilled to be the Featured Stamper and get to join the AMAZING CTD Crew!     

I used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Smooth White, Sour Apple, and Banana Split and I used MFT Premium Dye Ink in Razzle Berry and Sour Apple. I also used Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Fossilized Amber
I also took inspiration from the FAB Saturday Sketch # 498

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When I saw the inspirational photo with the fun colour combo that they have for the CTD478 this week I pulled out my Reverse Confetti Smitten Mittens Stamp set. I thought this stamp set with the CTD color combo would make the perfect "punny" Valentine's Day card. I stamped the mittens with MFT Premium Dye Ink in Razzle Berry and Sour Apple and cut them out with the coordinating Smitten Mittens Confetti Cuts.  

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I also did a little inking with Distress Oxide Inks on Bristol paper to create the vibrant background with all the colours and added some shimmery splotches with Tattered Angles Shimmering Diamonds

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The mittens are layered over the Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Circles Confetti Cuts and I used a sentiment from the NEW Reverse Confetti Heart Filled Sentiments Stamp Set stamped on Smooth White Heavyweight Card cut out with the MFT Dimensional Banners Die-namics.  I replaced the word "heart" in the sentiment with a stamped heart from the RC Unicorn Wishes Stamp set.        

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I finished the inside of my card too...I added another pair of mittens from the Reverse Confetti Smitten Mittens Stamp set and a sentiment from the Heart Filled Sentiments Stamp set.
Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my Valentine's Day card for the CTD478 and the Saturday Sketch Challenge # 489. I hope you can make some time to get crafty and join the Color Throwdown # 478 this week! 

January 21, 2018

My Favorite Things...MFTWSC368 & CTD476 - Thanks Snow Much

Hello stampin' friends! I can't believe this is the my first post of 2018...one of my new year's resolutions was to do a little more stamping, card-making and blogging, than I did last year. I'm going to have to step it up! Well, I'm glad I carved out a little crafty time today to play with this NEW Pure Innocence Stamp set Blowing Kisses. I love this little girl and really enjoyed making a PI card again...missed her.

I made my card with the fun sketch, MFTWSC368, that they have on MFT Challenge blog. I flipped the sketch to better accommodate by image.  

I also used the pretty color combo from the Color Throwdown 476 and was inspired by the inspirational photo to make a "snowy" card.

I used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Chocolate Brown, Natural and Reverse Confetti Heavyweight Cardstock in Mist and Cloud White

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I colored up the sweet NEW Pure Innocence girl, Blowing Kisses, with my Copics and paper pieced her dress with patterned paper. I thought instead of blowing kisses she could be blowing some snowflakes....perfect for my snowflake themed card. I used some chunky glass glitter adhered to the palms of her hands. I don't have the MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX so I swapped it out for the MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I made a frame with the set and layered it over the pretty snowflake patterned paper from the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland 6X6 paper pad.   
I stamped a sentiment from the retired MFT Pure Innocence stamp set, Thanks Snow Much, from my stash and heat embossed it with AC Zing White Embossing powder and layered the sentiment strip over the circle element cut with the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and the Circle STAX Die-namics. Surprisingly, I kept this card rather clean and simple...I wasn't trying, it just kind of happened but I did add a few YNS white sparkly Gumdrops.  
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I finished off the inside of my card too...I stamped a shadow image with MFT Chocolate Brown Premium Dye Ink and I added another white embossed sentiment from the Pure Innocence Stamp set Warm Wishes.
Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my Pure Innocence Blowing Kisses Card for the MFTWSC268 and the Color Throwdown # 476.  

December 31, 2017

Happy New Year Stampin' Friends - My Favourite Crafty Creations of 2017

Happy New Year stampin' friends! It is time to do the yearly recap so here are some of my favourite cards from 2017 with some of my favourite stamp companies 

January - Reverse Confetti

February - Reverse Confetti

March - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

May - Magnolia Stamps
August - La-La Land Crafts

September  - La-La Land Crafts
November - Reverse Confetti 
November  - Your Next Stamp

November - Reverse Confetti

November - My Favorite Things 

December  - Reverse Confetti

Thank you for stopping by and havin' a little look at my favourite cards of 2017 and for visiting and leaving such sweet comments over the past year! Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!


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