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!

Jessie – http://canyousayaddictedtostamps.blogspot.com/
Nancy – http://nancythomas.blogspot.com/
Michele – http://icardeveryone.blogspot.com/
Lynn – http://sprinkledcreations.blogspot.com/
Wendy – http://wakeupwithwendy.blogspot.com/
Julie – http://lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/
Brenda – http://stampingasfastasican-brenda.blogspot.com/
Deborah – http://beadnstampn.blogspot.com/
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas – http://thecatspajamasrs.com/TCP/blog/

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! 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps - February New Release Sneaky Peeks

Happy Thursday!

It's is time for the February sneak peeks for The Cat's Pajamas Stamps. The Kitty Cat Pack have been busy creating to share with you this fun release on their designated day.  Today is my day and I am excited to share with you two cards I have made.

For my first card, it is all about family.  One of the major points of this release.  After the most recent news, it means more to always be sure to hold your loved ones close and tell them you love them.  Tomorrow is not promised.  I am using the new set of Big Family Words and the new Cut Up of Home Sweet Home.

To create the image, I used my MISTI to place the words where I wanted.  Of course, I wanted to place more, but an A2 card can only fit so many! :) The smaller images were used as fillers before cutting out the words with the Cut Up of Home Sweet Home.  That cut out was then glued on top of some fun foam for dimension and placed over the same spot.  The ink colors were from my Memento collection of colors and the card was finished with a few rhinestones.

For my second card, I couldn't help but make it  CAS card to showcase this adorable cat.  Not to mention he looks like how I felt this whole past week.  :) This set of Home is Where The Cat Is is adorable and a perfect stamp addition for any cat lover.

How cute is this set?! I couldn't resist using the fishbone as the poor kitty is there with no energy to even eat his catch.  I colored in the image with my Koh-I-Noor colored pencils, something I haven't done in quite some time. The bottom line was extended before I stamped the sentiment and added the cute little paw prints.  For the thought bubble, once I placed the fishbone where I wanted it, I hand drew in the bubbles to mimic the style that is already in the set.

Are you In It To Win It? Leave a little love during the sneaky peeks and you could have a chance at winning a gift certificate to the TCP Store!

Thanks for stopping by and peeking in!! Have a great rest of the week.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Your Next Stamp February DT Dare

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's that time of the month for the YNS DT Dare! This month's challenge is Layers.  For my card, I am using the new release set of Star Friends. How cute are these two girls?

I made this card as an open window front so when the card is opened, the image is on the inside.  Here is a closer look when the card is open:

I stamped the image and colored it in with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating die.  I then layered that cut out with the newly released Cool Tag Five die.  The outside of the card was cut out using the Circle die set and the Circle Stitching Marks die set.  I finished the card with some fun gumdrops and heat embossed at the bottom, the sentiment.

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations by the DT and leave a little love while you are there.  Your comment will be entered into a random drawing to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Your Next Stamp February New Release and Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends! I hope you are having a good weekend so far.  I am still trying to kick this flu to the curb but it just likes to hang out.  In the meantime, I was able to knock out a card to share with you all for the blog hop.  This whole release is full of Spring that I am ready for it!

I am using the new set called Music Chicks. This is super adorable, especially if music is your thing, like me, but really - who doesn't like music?

I stamped the images and colored them in Copics before cutting them out with the coordinating dies.  I used the YNS Stitched Rectangles  for the upper layer and some patterned paper for the bottom layer. The Fancy Loop Die was used for the top of the layer before stamping the sentiment in the center. I then popped up the images, one on the sentiment and the other on the bottom before finishing the card with some music notes.

As always, Karen has a fantastic sale for you all so that you can snatch up all your favorites at a fraction of the cost! 20% OFF your ENTIRE ORDER!

Don't forget to continue hopping and leave a little love along the way so that you may have a chance at winning a YNS Store Gift Certificate! Thanks for hopping in!

February Sneak Peek - Your Next Stamp

Hello everyone!  It's sneaky peek time over at YNS! I hope you all are well and healthy. I was lucky enough to be the next recipient of the flu, so I have spent my days trying to recover. But I certainly didn't want you to miss out on seeing a sneak peek of one of the darling new stamp sets YNS is releasing!

For my card, I am using the new set called Spring Treats.  This is a perfect set to use on tags, treat giving, or just a card. 

For my card,  I paired the image with the new Window Panel Die to create this scene with the YNS Stitched Grass, Stitched Butterfly, and Stitched Puffy Cloud dies.  The images were stamped and colored in with Copics before being popped up for dimension along the grass.  The butterfly was placed at the top with the clouds and the card was finished with the sentiment across the center. 

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the sneak peeks from the DT and begin making your list.  Then come back tonight for the Blog Hop and new releases! Thanks for popping in and hope you have a healthy weekend!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday Sketch Challenge - Your Next Stamp

Happy Fri-yay!!

We've made it another week folks! The weekend is here! :)  I hope you all have a warmer weekend ahead. Where I am it will be cold and unfortunately, my son has a game outside in the cold, so I will just be a popsicle this weekend. In the meantime, it is another challenge on the Your Next Stamp challenge blog and you can stay warm crafting using either the sketch or color challenge.

For my card, I am using the sketch and the beautiful Whatnot Sentiment Four set paired with the Key to my Heart die.

I used some patterned paper I have had in my stash forever for the background before adding the die cutouts on the top panel.  The middle panel is some glitter paper which I also used for the key. The heart is one cut out using a die set from Spellbinders and I popped it up adding the keyhole to the center.  I popped up the key over the heart and completed the card with the sentiment at the bottom.  Some metal embellishments and a mini heart were added to complete the look.

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations the DT have put together.  We hope you play along and link up your creation for your chance to win a YNS Gift Certificate!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, January 22, 2018

January Feature Day - Furry Friends - Your Next Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!

Today is Feature Day over at Your Next Stamp and this months theme for the DT is Furry Friends.  There are so many super cute furry friends in the YNS Store that it was a little hard to pick which one you wanted to use.  But I settled on the fun set of Coffee...Right Meow! This is one of my favorite sets with perfect sentiments for the coffee lover.

To create the background, I used the Coffee Rings set before stamping the image coloring it in with Copics.  Once that was complete, I popped it up over the card base and finished it with the sentiments and coffee "drips." 

Be sure to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations the DT have made and don't forget to leave a little love.  A random comment will be picked to win a stamp set of their choice!Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Your Next Stamp Friday Fun Challenge - Best Friends

Happy Friday!

It's time for another Friday Challenge with Your Next Stamp! There are two challenges you can choose from to play along - a sketch or color challenge.  Or you could do both!
For my card, I am using the sketch and the newly released set of Whatnot Sentiments Eleven.  I love this set as it covers a variety of different things you may want to say.  Options are good is what I say! :)

This a super fun sketch to use some of your smaller scraps of either plain cardstock or patterned paper.  I decided to stamp the background of the top panel with the Lots of Dots border stamp before cutting out some layers on top of that with the Stitched Rectangles die.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed before layering that with some patterned paper scraps I had for the circles.  The card was completed with some fun frosted fun gumdrops.

We'd love for you to play along and link up your project to the YNS Challenge blog for your chance to win a YNS store gift certificate! Who wouldn't love that? Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fab weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Your Next Stamp January DT Dare

It's time for this month DT Dare and it's all about showing the LOVE!! The design team has put together awesome creations using some of the fun, love filled new releases to share.

For my project, I decided to use the new 3x3 Heart Panel die to make a few Valentines with the Silly Love Monsters as the focus. 

Aren't these guys just so much fun? They are perfect to make some cute Valentines in any color variation or for any gender.  I stamped and colored in the image with Copic before using the coordinating die set to cut out the images.  The sentiment was placed in the space on the panel before popping up the image.  On 2 of the Valentines, I did not pop out all the cut outs for a different variation and finished them by adding a piece of candy on them. There is plenty of space on the back to write a little something to the recipient. 

Now I need to find a home for these guys since my kids are past the age of giving Valentines.  However, they are never too old to receive them! :)  Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fun creations.  Don't forget to leave a comment there to have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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