Sunday, October 22, 2017

"Magical" Feature Day - Your Next Stamp

Happy Sunday!

It's time for the October Feature Day with Your Next Stamp! This month the DT was challenged to create something around the theme Magical. The team did not disappoint and made some super fun projects.

I decided to make a card using the cute set of Sports Fanantics - Shoeper Awesome.  I thought it was perfect to use this image with the sentiment to create a magical get well card.


I stamped and colored the image with Copics before cutting it out with the coordinating dies.  I used the Starburst Background set to stamp behind the shoe for some glow. The shoe was popped up over that.  I used the YNS Hugs and Kisses paper collection for the back panel and cut out the fun scalloped panel using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles die set. The card was finished stamping the sentiment directly onto the top panel and adding some Candy Land glittered gumdrops and popping a couple of stars from the same patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to leave a little love! You can have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice! Woot! Have a great rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas Stamps October New Release and Blog Hop

It's time to shop!! The Cat's Pajamas Stamps new release is here for you to grab all your favorites you spotted during the sneaky peeks.  If you have arrived here from the fabulous Brenda's blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, be sure to start there to begin the hop.

For my card, I am using the super cute set of We 3 Snowmen. They are too cute!  I made my card a 3/4 cut card so that the 'SNOW' shows at the bottom of the card.




I colored in the thin lines of 'snow' with a light blue/green waterbased marker and the main images were colored in with Copics.  I layered the top panel over some glittered cardstock and finished the card with some rhinestones.


Are you in it to win it? Be sure to leave a little love as you hop along and you can have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the TCP Store!

Thank you for stopping by! Now be sure to hop on over to the talented Michele's blog for more crafty inspiration and enabling. : )

Monday, October 16, 2017

October New Release Sneaky Peek - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps


The time has come!! It's Sneaky Peek Week with The Cat's Pajamas Stamps and I am bringing up the rear to end the week of fabulous peeks the Cat Pack has done.  If you have missed any or all of the peeks, you will want to be sure to scroll through the TCP Blog. You will not be disappointed in all the inspiration you will find.

For my first peek, I am using the absolutely awesome set of  Fat Cat Christmas. This set has some of the best sentiments perfect for the cheeky gift giving this season.





The image was stamped and colored in with Copics before being cut out using a stitched circle die and popped up over the patterned paper.  The presents were cut out using the new Presents Cut-Ups to be popped up over the image and the sentiment popped up at the top.

This second peek is a tag made from the new Rudolph Cut Up paired with the Presents Cut Ups and the sentiment from the Reindeer Games stamp set.





My intent was to have the reindeer seem as though it was popping up over the present and added some fun by using some googly eyes I have had in my stash for quite some time.  I also couldn't resist adding a little bow to her head as well.


Are you in it to win it? A random winner will be picked to win a $10 TCP Gift Certificate to the TCP Store for leaving a comment either on the blogs or the Cat Pack's Instagram page.  Leave a little love for your chance to win!!

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the new release blog hop!! There will be more awesome inspiration to wet your creative palette.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Warm Wishes - Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

It's time for another Friday challenge with Your Next Stamp. The sketch is so much fun and I couldn't resist using it for this card.  I used Warm Christmas Wishes along with the new Holiday Joy paper collection for the main focus of the card.

The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and then cut out.  For the circle background, I used two pieces cut using the YNS Circle dies and Stitching Mark dies. I then took one of the circles to be cut out using the Evergreen border die so that it can be popped up over the second circle to create a little scene.  I stamped the "steam" before placing the mug where I wanted it using some foam tape.  I thought otherwise to color in the star, but now I am wondering if I should have. Oh well, I still like it plain. : )  The patterned paper was layered over some red cardstock and the sentiment was stamped and fishtailed to be placed at the bottom.  The card was finished with a little Stickles to the tops of the trees for added sparkle.

Don't forget to stop by the YNS blog to see the other fab creations the DT have done.  Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a peek!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jingle All The Way! Your Next Stamp DT Dare

This month's DT Dare with YNS is all about being Merry! And as usual, the team did not disappoint.  SO many fun holiday ideas and beautiful projects. 

For my card, I really can't get enough of the new stamp set of Jingle Bells and the new Pine Tree Branch die.  Such a great combination. 

I used the YNS Snowfall Panel background die layered over some silver cardstock.  The pine branch was cut out using some dark green scrap cardstock, layered and the bow added to the top.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with silver powder over the silver cardstock.  I then cut out the sentiment with the coordinating die and popped over the branches and panel.  It was completed with some new fun gumdrops. 

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations on the YNS Blog and leave a little love.  You can have a chance at winning a stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Your Next Stamp - October New Release Blog Hop


Weren't all the sneaky peeks fabulous? The YNS DT did a wonderful job showcasing all the new releases.  Now it is time to hop and shop!




For my first hop card, I am using the new set of Tweet Holiday.  I love this image.  It totally makes me laugh because we all have that one family member like the bird under the hat.  hahaha! 






 I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's post on partial die cutting that I wanted to create on using the YNS Evergreen border die and the new stamp set.  The image was stamped and colored in with Copics and cut out using the coordinating die.  Once I created the partial die cut background, I layered the sky area using some patterned paper using the new YNS paper collection of Holiday Joy.  The image was then popped up in the front while the sentiment was stamped across the top and at the bottom.  I finished the card with some new yummy gumdrops and some rhinestones.

For my second card, I am using the new set of Merry Mouse Eve to create this quiet scene of the season.  

I created the background using different Memento Inks and sponging them together.  Although, IRL it does blend better than the picture shows.  Before I stamped the image, I used the coordinating die to cut out a piece of a Post It note and placed it where I wanted to have the image.  From there I sponged in the color.  Once the background was done, I peeled off the note and stamped the image directly onto the cardstock.  The image was colored in with Copics while the snow from the image was stamped over in different spots so it looks to be snowing through the whole sky. I used my white gel pen to highlight the snow in the center.  The sentiment was stamped across the sky and the panel layered over a piece of patterned paper from the new YNS Holiday Joy collection. A few Silver Tinsel gumdrops were placed through the sky for a little sparkle.



Karen has a generous sale for you to purchase all your favorites this release by offering 20% off your entire order! You can't pass a savings like that up.  

Thanks for hopping over and don't forget to leave a comment as you hop along so that you will have a chance at winning a YNS gift certificate!

Sneaky Peek - October Release Your Next Stamp

Happy Saturday!

Today is sneaky peek day for the October release for Your Next Stamp! Yippee!  There is so much stampy eye candy that you will have a long list for this release to get your holiday projects a jump start!

For my card, I used the new Pine Tree Branch die and the stamp set of Jingle Bells.  I love how this card turned and it can be made fairly quickly for multiple cards. 

I cut the pine branches with two different colored green cardstock and used some glue dots to adhere them together.  The bells and bow were stamped and colored in with Copics before being cut out with the coordinating dies to be popped up over the branches.  The background panels are made from the new YNS Holiday Joy collection while the front panel is embossed using the branch embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The sentiment is stamped also cut with the coordinating die and popped up.  Simple and perfect for the holidays. 

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the fabulous creations the team have put together and come back tonight for the new release blog hop! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TCPTUES340 - Sparkle

Happy Tuesday all!

Today is a new TCPTUES challenge and the theme is Sparkle! Who doesn't love a little sparkle on their projects? I decided to mix in a few different technique to make my card sparkle and I really like how it turned out.

I started with some patterned paper from Pink Paislee for the back panel and used TCP's 3x3 Stars Cutups for the shaker and the other stars.

I started by heat embossing a piece of white cardstock using some silver tinsel embossing powder.  I then cut out the stars from that and started working on the shaker star. In order to cover the cut up completely so that the glitter and sequins didn't fall out, I used my Spellbinder star dies to find the right size to cover the cutup.  Once the shaker was complete, I placed it where I wanted it and proceeded to place the other stars throughout the front using some foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment 'Joy' was cut out using TCP's Joy Cut up in black cardstock and adhered at an angle. I finished the card by adding a few grey and clear rhinestones.

We sure hope you play along and enter your creations to the linky! You can have a chance at winning a $10 TCP gift certificate!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Haunting - Your Next Stamp Friday Challenge

Happy FriYay!

It is another Friday challenge on the YNS blog.  The colors and sketch are perfect for some holiday project making! I decided to whip out my Happy Haunting die set to create this Halloween scene.

Using the sketch, I used the open window to place the fun spider web in the corner.  I added in the spider on top and of course, you can leave out a cute ghost from being part of the in-crowd.  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug & Co while the sentiment is from Waddles Trick or Treat set.  I thought the new Washi Tape die set was perfect for the sentiment giving it a "haunting" feel. The card was finished with some Spellbound gumdrops for a pop of color. 

Be sure to visit the YNS Blog to see all the awesome creations my fellow DT members have made.  You will not be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Your Next Stamp DT Dare

Hi y'all! Today is Your Next Stamp DT dare and the theme is all about Getting Inky.  This is such a fun theme and the DT did not disappoint.

For my card, I am using the new set of Autumn Animals for the main images and for my inky background, I used the Paint Swooshes and Splatter set.

The patterned paper is the new YNS Fabulous Fall collection while the images were stamped and colored in with Copics before cutting them out using the coordinating dies.  I popped the images over the splatter background after stamping them randomly using different color momento inks. The card was completed with a few different gumdrops for my usual extra sparkle. 

Don't forget to stop by the YNS Blog to see all the great creations and leave a little love.  A random comment will be drawn to win a stamp set of your choice! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Cat's Pajamas Stamp - September New Release and Blog Hop



It's here - The Cat's Pajamas Stamps new release for September!  This is such a fun release ready with awesome stamps, dies, and cuttable files. Come take a look...
If you arrived here from the ever talented Brenda's blog, then you are in the right place. Otherwise, start from the beginning on Julie's blog..


I am sharing with you a card using the new set of Creep It Real.  Is this just not the cutest ever? And those sentiments make me laugh, perfect for the season.


This card was made sponging the sky with some black, purple, and gray inks.  Before sponging, I masked off the moon so I could pop up the image over it.  The bottom was sponged in some beige inks and a little white craft ink for a foggy look. For the trees, I used the stem from the Big Blooms set for the main stump and branches.  The thinner branches were hand drawn in. I stamped the image and colored her in with Copics before cutting her out  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in black and the card was finished with a few rhinestones for stars.

Don't forget to leave a little love as you hop around so you have a chance at winning a TCP Gift Certificate to the store. Your next stop is our newest kitty cat, Michele's blog and you will not be disappointed! Here is the line up:

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

New Release Sneak Peek for The Cat's Pajamas


Happy Monday everyone!  I know it is not a happy day for those living in Florida, to include my in-laws.  I do hope those living in the sunshine state remained safe and out of this angry storm.  And to make this Monday just a little more somber, it is the 16th anniversary of 9/11.  Please take a moment today to remember both Floridians and those who lost their lives during the attacks of 9/11.


On a happier note, it is Sneaky Peek Week for the Cat's Pajamas Stamps and I am bringing up the final line up in this week of awesome creations.

Today, I have two cards to share with you and first up is a CAS Christmas card using the soon to be released set of Christmas Cookies.  Such a fun and elegant set at the same time.




I started dry embossing the main panel before die cutting and stamping the image onto the ornament.  After stamping in the gray ink color, I went back over the image with Versamark and some clear silvery glitter embossing powder and heat embossing the image.  For the bow, I used the super fun Easy Stitched Bow to add to the top of the ornament before using some silver thread to "hang" it.

My second card is another CAS but colorful Christmas card using the new Big Holiday Words set.  There are so many possibilities of what you can make with this set. I just love it!


I used some plaid holiday patterned paper and layered some solid cardstock on top fishtailed.  The heat embossed the sentiment and finished the card with a few rhinestones for sparkle.


Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to join in on our new release blog hop! You can have a chance to win a TCP Gift Certificate just for leaving some love along the way.  Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a great day!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September New Release and Blog Hop - Your Next Stamp


Alright alright! It is time for the Your Next Stamp new release and blog hop! Did you see all the awesome creations the DT put together? There is no shortage of cuteness and enabling, that is for sure! :)

First up is my card using the new Washi Sentiments and Washi die and the new Links Border die. This is a CAS card that came to mind using some fun foam.






I used some patterned paper from the Birthday Girl collection and adhered it with some double sided sheets to some fun foam before running the link die over it a few times.  I then added it to the front panel along with the sentiment stamped from the Washi Sentiment set and coordinating die.

For my second card, I made it a little more whimsical using the new Ripped Rectangle dies to make some windows over the new Fabulous Fall patterned paper.  The images are from the new Peek a BOO and I stamped them so it was as though they were peeking out.  I used the small Tear Away die for the bottom portion to reveal the sentiment of Peek a Boo and the Happy Halloween on the outside.  There is a closer look below.








So many different projects you can create with this release ready for Autumn.  Of course allow me to help you make your decision making easier by sharing with you the awesome sale Karen is having. 20% off your entire purchase!!  You are welcome. : )


Be sure to keep hopping along and leaving a little love for your chance at winning a $25 YNS gift certificate! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Sneak Peek - September New Release - Your Next Stamp

Happy Saturday everyone!

It's time to show a little bit of the September new release for Your  Next Stamp! This is such fun collection of fall items along with some super fun new dies!

For my sneak peek, I am using the new set of Autumn Animals. Ack! How cute are they? And they are a smaller size which makes for great tags, small cards, or if you pair it up with the new Insta Love die set, can make for a great scene, which you will see that a few of the DT members did. We all must have been channeling the same ideas. :)








I too used the Insta Love die set to create a few "pictures" of these autumn animals.  I layered them on top of the panel cut out using the YNS Scallop Rectangle die set.  The patterned paper is the new Fabulous Fall collection and I just know I will run out of that!

The animals were colored in with Copic and cut out using the coordinating die set before popping up in the frame.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel and shocked myself by not adding any embellishments to this card.  I always love a little bling! :)

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations on the YNS Blog and be sure to pop back in tonight when we have our new release Blog Hop and the store will open for you to purchase all the fun items on your list you viewed today!

Thanks for stopping by and we will see you tonight!

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