Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fabulous Layout


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a beautiful layout to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!


My daughter is very much a girly girl, but can also be a tom boy!  I just love it!

Occasionally she just LOVES putting on all of her pretty gems!!

So recently I snapped a photo of her with them all on, to scrap for your album!
I just love how this 6" x 12" layout turned out!

For my main title, I used the Lovely and Gorgeous stamp set along with the Fabulous die cut!  Which I stamped the "You are" and placed the die cut on a Nested Double Ended Tag!
I die cut some flowers from the Lacey Blooms One die set and some beautiful swirls from the Swirly Things die set, in which I placed behind my die cut tag!  LOVE these die cuts!!

I am ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with the Lovely and Gorgeous stamp set!  This sentiment set is filled with so many mix and match possibilities!!  I especially love the 5 large gorgeous cursive fonts in the set!!

I ended up using the "gorgeous" and "lovely" sentiment stamps for the two green border stripes I used, one for the top of the layout and one for the bottom.
I really liked that I was able to stamp the sentiments continuously!  When lined up, you can stamp them to look like they are one long continuous stamp!  So GORGEOUS in my opinion!!!

This stamp set will be used often by me!!

Be sure to check out the Feminine Style release, I am so in love with so many of these new dies, I can't contain myself!

Have a lovely day!




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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Margarita Day with YNS

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Margarita Day


Today is National Margarita Day which focuses on appreciating the margarita, a tequila-based alcoholic cocktail.  The origins of National Margarita Day are not well documented, although accounts of the day begin to emerge in the 1990s.
A margarita is cocktail made of tequila, triple sec and either lime or lemon juice served in a cocktail glass with salt on the rim.  Like the origin of the holiday, the origin of margarita is unclear as numerous bar tenders worldwide have laid claim on the drink's creation.   Several bartenders and restaurant owners in Mexico allege to have created the drink for a female friend with a name similar to Margarita.  Given that the cocktail contains tequila, the drink may have originated somewhere in Mexico. In fact, the tequila used in margaritas is made from blue agave plants that grow in Los Altos, Mexico. This holiday is observed every year on February 22nd.

I've honestly never really heard of Margarita Day! But I'd love to celebrate with one!! LOL!  I love margaritas!!

Here is the card I created:
I used the super fun Cheers! stamp set for the yummy drink, which I colored with my Copics, as well as paper pieced the umbrella!  I used my Cameo to die-cut the 21 from my white cardstock!  My little sister turns 21 next month, so hard to believe!!  

I added the large 'Happy' from the Happy Everything stamp set in Holly Berry Red Ink!  I die cut the banner from the Cool Tags Two Patterns Die Set and stamped the 'birthday', also from the  Happy Everything stamp set in Black Olive Ink!  

I finished off my card by adding some Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops!!


Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!



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Challenges
Retro Rubber Challenge: They Say It's Your Birthday (Had drink stamp for over 2yrs!)
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Favorite Embellishment (Enamel Dots & Sequins)
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Deepest Sympathy


Hello Stamping Friends!


I always dread making Sympathy cards! Always!  Recently my best friend's dad passed away, so I unfortunately needed to create one.

I have to admit, this was probably the most enjoyable Sympathy card I have ever created, simply because I got to work with some amazing new dies from Frantic Stamper to create it!!

I am absolutely in love with the beautiful design of this card:
I used the new Lovely Arched Loop Edger and Lattice Insert to create the beautiful bottom of the card!  It adds such a elegant feel to the card!  I just love it!!

I also used the new Assorted Foliage to add the leaves behind the pretty flowers!
I added pearls to the die cut edger to add some more elegance! 

I also used the previously released Deepest Sympathy die for my sentiment!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Challenges
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes
Allsorts: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude: Anything Goes

Saturday, February 18, 2017

D2BA New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!

We are excited to be celebrating TWO things:

1: NEW STAMPS, PAPER and Dies!!!! and NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard!

2: A New Design Team Term!  We have some previous amazing designers continuing with us, but also have some fabulous new faces!  We are so super excited about this term!!

We decided to combine the two and have a blog hop!!!
How exciting!!!

You should have arrived here from the talented  Tracy's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central. 

We will then post a winner!!

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First up I am showcasing the lovely new Cup of Cheer stamp set!
 I'm not a coffee drinker, but am a sucker for Hot Cocoa!!  So I was so super excited to see this new stamp set!!!  My kids are just like me and love hot cocoa, so when I was creating this card my son even got a little chuckle from the set!

I stamped the mug a few times, so I could paper piece it!  Here is a close-up:
 Isn't it adorable?!  I just love all the fun layers!!  I used the coordinating Mug Die to die cut the whipped topping, to add foam dots to, to also add some dimension to the mug!

I also featured a lovely new piece of paper!   I absolutely love the blue and orange plaid design!  It's on the back of the Joyful Bloom paper!  I also used a piece of Bright Pumpkin paper!!

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There aren't too many wines that I really like, but I have a select few that I absolutely love!  And occasionally love to have when I craft or sit around with the family around the fireplace playing games!  And LOVE to have with girlfriends or during family functions!

So I was beyond excited to see the new Totally Tracy Always Wine Time stamp set!  So for my first project, I decided to create a wine tag:
 I just love the sentiment!  It's so very true!!

Close-up:
I used some Artzy Doodles paper to create this tag!!  I love the designs and absolutely LOVE that each piece has a strip along the bottom that can be used as well!  

So fun!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

This new release is just so amazing, it was so hard to choose what products to work with as I love them all!!

Your next stop in the hop is the talented Leslie's blog! 

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA's products here!
Use Code HEART for 10% off your order!!

Happy Hopping!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

YNS Challenge #58

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

Here's some inspiration for you:

Here is a card sketch....


and photo/colors to find inspiration from....



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I decided to grab the purple inspiration from the photo and followed the card sketch, altering it slightly to create this fun card:
I used the fun glitter sentiment from the Whatnot Sentiments Three stamp set!

The die cut stars are from the Stripe-Tastic Star Die Set!!

I love how fun this card is!!  I especially love all the glitter!!
I finished off my card by adding some Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops!!

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Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mr. & Mrs.


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a elegant Wedding card to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

When I seen the beautiful new Heart Rose Die from FS, I thought it would create the perfect elegant Wedding Card!  And since I normally don't have too many Wedding cards made ahead, I thought I would run with the idea!
I ended up using it to create a shaker card!!

What a beautiful die!!  I love roses so I was drawn to this die instantly!
The "mr & mrs" sentiment are from the Mr. & Mrs. stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy!

The hubby and I will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary Friday!!  It's so hard to believe we've been married for 10years already!  And together for 16!  Time sure flies!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Challenges
Addicted to Stamps and More: Clean and Simple
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Use Your Fav. Things (Sequins!!, Dies and Stamps!)
Simon Says Stamp: Florals

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Glittery Love


Hello Stamping Friends!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I am so in love with the new Love Sentiment Die and Love Sentiments Stamp Set from the last release, which I know I have said before!  The love gets me, I just love how Joanna designed it to have the head and end of an arrow incorporated to the front and end of the sentiment!  Brilliant!  

It got me thinking, that it would be fun to die cut a bunch of the "love" sentiments to create a background with them, so I gathered a few supplies: 
 I ended up die cutting a total of 7 love sentiments from white sticker paper!  That way I would have to mess around with glue!

I also decided the I wanted one of the love sentiments to really stand out and sparkle, like I did on a previous card this month with the die!  So I added some adhesive tape to the front and back of a piece of red cardstock!  I peeled off the top peeling from the tape to reveal my die cut and added some beautiful red glitter to it!!
 I just love GLITTER!!

I placed the die cut love sentiments at a slight angel and made it so that each arrow head leads into the next die cut sentiment.  As if they were shooting into each other!  Continuous love!
 I placed the glittery love sentiment in place of one of the white ones so it could be featured nicely and decided to add the stamped "YOU" from the Love Sentiments Stamp Set so that the arrow lead right to it!

I really like the fun design!
I finished off my card by adding some of the red sequins from the Valentine's Day Sequins!  I love this mixture of sequins!!

Be sure to check out all of Inspired By Stamping's products!

Have a lovely day filled with all kinds of love!




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Sunday, February 12, 2017

YNS Designer Showcase

Hello Stamping Friends!

Over the next three days on the Your Next Stamp Blog we are showcasing the revamped Smiley Happy Critter Crew stamp sets!!

I love these adorable sets!!  They each are filled with so much happiness!!

I was able to work with the Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set One!!

I'm in love with each one of the critters in this set!  But was excited to use the ladybug first!  We call my sweet little girl doodlebug and she likes ladybugs!  So I thought it would be to create a card for her!  I love to occasionally leave a card in her room to find or put them in her lunch!
Isn't it sweet?!  I thought it would be fun to go with a black and white polka dot background!  I really wanted the ladybug to jump off the card!

So sweet!
I also used the Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut the pattern paper and to cut the tiny rectangle for my sentiment to be stamped on!  The "SMILES FOR YOU" sentiment is also from the adorable Smiley Happy Critter Crew Set One stamp set, in which I inked up with the Black Olive Ink from YNS!  

I finished off the card by adding some red gumdrops, which are part of the Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops set!

These critters are so much fun!  Sure to put a smile on anyone's face!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog!  As well as checking back the next two days to see the other two adorable sets and inspiration from the DT!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Heart Rose


Hello Stamping Friends!



I have a fun shaker card to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

I absolutely LOVE creating shaker cards, they are so much fun!  I must admit I am addicted to making them!  It's so much fun to see the recipients reaction to these fun cards!  And yes, I am like a little kid, I love to shake them up before giving them!  To me shaker cards in themselves scream FUN! 

By special request, a customer asked us to share how we create these fun cards! So you can check out the Frantic Stamper Blog to see my in process photos!


Here is my finished card:
I absolutely love using the  Heart Rose Die for wedding cards!

You'll be seeing another one posted to my blog with my original one I created for the last release!  This is my new one, so that I could show the process for a FS customer!

I love creating my own sequins mixes!!
For the lovely "Congratulations" sentiment, I used the Big Congrats stamp set from Inspired By Stamping!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Birthday Shaker

Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a masculine shaker card to share with you today using products from Frantic Stamper!!

As I have said in the past I absolutely LOVE working with the Elemental Die Sets Frantic Stamper releases!  They are so much fun to work with!  All the possible uses for them is endless!!
 I used the Elementals #15 - Stitched Square Frames for this shaker card!!

Isn't it fun?!
I just love how it turned out!  I combined a few of my different sequin mixes to create this fun assortment!!

I also used the Paintbrush Strokes and Celebration stamp sets for my sentiment:
I really enjoy making shaker cards!!  They are so much fun!!  It's especially fun when you are able to see the recipients reaction when they open the envelope and see the card!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Friday, February 10, 2017

Pretty Heart with D2BA

Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog today!!

My card today goes along with our monthly challenge "All You Need Is Love"!  Originally we were going to just have a "Heart" challenge, but there aren't too many D2BA heart stamps, so we wanted to open up the challenge a little more for the designers and followers, so everyone could be as creative as possible and not feel limited to just hearts.

But I am here today to share a little fun idea with you in cases where you would want a heart stamp but don't have one! 

Why not create your own looking heart stamp!

So I started by collecting some supplies!
I cut my card base, along with a few layers.I then took a piece of thin printer paper and ran it through my Big Shot, along with a heart die!  I decided to create a heart template!  The start to creating my own heart stamp!!

I then placed my template I just created on my white cardstock layer and added painters tape around the edges to hold the two pieces of paper in place!

Now it's time to have some fun!  Be as creative as you wish!! 

For my card today I decided to feature the Love Stackable stamp set!  I decided I wanted the "LOVE" from the "All you need is Love" sentiment to by my main focus! So I used a piece of post-it note to mask part of the sentiment!  Then stamped the "Love" in Pomegranate Ink to my heart!


I decided to keep the sentiment straight, but it would look great at an angle as well!  Continue with any other sentiments you would like!  The remaining sentiments I stamped, I decided to just stamp with TotallyBlack Ink!

Before I took of my template, I decided to use a light pink distress ink around the heart edges, to make it pop off my card layer more!
I think it looks so cool!! The possibilities are endless!

Here is my finished card:
I left it nice and simple!

I decided to quickly have a little fun with another heart template, but this time using the Happiness Blooms stamp set! Check it out:
How cool is that heart?!  I love it!!

So much fun!!


Check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a ARTZY day! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

YNS February DT Dare

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's DT Dare day at Your Next Stamp!!

DT Dare is....
Texture

What a fun dare!  I have so many awesome embossing folders, but tend to forget about them a love when I am in the card making zone!  I don't know why, but I do forget about them a lot!

So I decided to use this "Dare" to grab them and be sure to use them!

I ended up using a fun large circle embossing folder!
I ended up using the adorable Spec-Tacular Phoebe and Friends stamp set and coordinating Spec-Tacular Phoebe and Friends Die Set!  I just love all the cute critters in this set and all the fun glasses!!  They create such cute cards!  I ended up using the fox and little chick for this card!

I finished off my card by adding some Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!