Monday, June 26, 2017

Hello Friend with IBS


Hello Stamping Friends!

Today I am on the Inspired By Stamping Blog!!


I decided to finally try a fun background technique I have been wanting to do for a long time now!  You know how it is...there is NEVER enough time in the day to do everything you want to do!

So I finally decided to take some time to give it a try and I am so happy I did, I love how this card turned out!!

I started by grabbing a few supplies:

I started by grabbing my Distress Inks I wanted to use, in this case; Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord! 

I grabbed a Round Blending Tool for each color.  And began to have some fun!!
I pressed the tool onto my ink pad lightly and then pressed it onto my white cardstock!  I repeated this step a few times!

It started to look something like this...
 How fun!  Just think of all the fun possibilities!!!

I continued with my other colors as well until I was satisfied with my background...

I then grabbed the Butterflies stamp set and inked the pretty butterflies with my StazOn Opaque White Ink and randomly stamped them on the background I created...
Above is a look at one of the stamped butterflies!  Continue reading to see my finished card!!

Here is a look at my finished card:
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!

I used the Fresh Bouquet stamp set for the lovely 'Hello' sentiment and the Big Wonderful stamp set for the 'friend' sentiment!

I finished off the card by adding some lovely IBS Flowers and some silver rhinestones!!

Joanna has been lovely enough to offer one of my followers a $20 Gift Certificate to the store!!  Be sure to find me on Instagram here, for details and the giveaway!!


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Have a lovely day!




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Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!

It is that time once again, another fabulous Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!!

The theme this time is....SUMMER!!

With that in mind, I created this fun card using stamps from Dare 2B Artzy!
I stamped the to go cup from the Perfect Blend stamp set two times on white cardstock and once on a piece of Hoot Hoot paper, in which I used the fun flower and leaf side!  With the Blog Hop theme of Summer in mind, I thought it would be fun to paper piece the cup so that it had some flowers on it!!

And after finishing up this card, I realized the card has a 4th of July color scheme going on, so fitting with the hop theme in mind as well!!  Not completely intended!!  Love when that happens!!

Have an Artzy Day!!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

YNS Challenge #67

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!

Click here to find the current challenge!
There is a fun sketch and colors to find inspiration from!!

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I created this super cute shaker card with the sketch and colors in mind:
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!  Such a fun card to give to a kid!!

I used the super cute new Bugs and Kisses stamp set for both the image and sentiment!
Shake! Shake!

I am so in love with shaker cards!!

I love creating my own mixes!!


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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!




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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

YNS June Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
 2 or More YNS Stamp Sets

Not a problem!!  So many of the YNS stamp sets go together so well!  It's easy to combine them together!!!

I used some of my distress inks to create a fun background and then used the Butterfly Ink Splatter to add butterflies all over my background using both Lovely Lilac Ink and Purple Passion Ink!
I stamped the 'Make Today' from the Whatnot Sentiments Set Nine stamp set on my background.  And stamped the 'Fabulous' from the Whatnot Sentiments Set Ten stamp set in white ink on a piece of pink cardstock!  I then used the coordinating Whatnot Sentiments Set Ten Die Set to die cut the sentiment out! (LOVE that you can do this!!)

Such a fun Just Because card!!


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!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day


Hello Stamping Friends!


In honor of Father's Day, I have a fun Father's Day card to share with you using dies from Frantic Stamper!!

I used the Deckled Rectangles die set for my first layer on my card base. I also die cut the Ruler, to add as a strip across my card!
I die cut one of the circles from the Deckled Circles die set, so that I could stamp the 'Happy Father's Day' sentiment, from the Tool Time Sentiments stamp set!

I also added the Large Hammer & Wrench die cuts!  And finished the card off by adding some Hardware die cuts!!

I really like how this Father's Day card turned out!!

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

Have a lovely day!




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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

YNS June DT Dare

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's DT Dare day at Your Next Stamp!!

DT Dare is....
Just For You

Such a fun theme!  I decided to create a card featuring some of the fun new dies!  With the theme in mind, I thought this card, would be fun to use to add with a little gift to give someone just because!!

I started by using the super fun new Stick Frame Die Set!!  I die cut it twice with purple cardstock, layered them together and slightly cut the back one, so that when I used the die again with white cardstock, I could just use the center square and add it, without it sticking up slightly because of the frame behind.  Just keeps it nice and clean in my opinion.
I then used the Flower Garden Die Set, to die cut the stems, flowers and flower pot!  I added a little Almond Latte Ink around the outside of the flower pot, to give it a little shading and added interest.  I absolutely LOVE the flowers with the stitched center!!  I added some Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops to the center of each of the flowers!  And love that you can still see the stitching!!

I finished off the card, by adding the 'simply for you' sentiment from the Bugs and Kisses stamp set, in Purple Passion Ink!

Such a fun and simple card!!


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!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

YNS June Release

Hello Stamping Friends!

 It's release day at Your Next Stamp!!!
I just love release day!

So MANY great new stamp sets and dies being released today!!!


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I am so in love with all the fun Panel Dies YNS has released over the last few months!

I love flowers, so I am so super excited for the new Flower Panel Die!!
And as you can see I just had to create a shaker card with it!! So fun!!

I also used the new Whatnot Sentiments Ten stamp and Die Set to create the fabulous sentiment!!

I added a cute die cut butterfly by the sentiment as well, which is from the new Flower Garden Die Set!

I finished off this card by adding some yellow Gumdrops to the centers of a few of the flowers!!

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Next up I have another fun shaker card!!

I couldn't help myself with the new Stick Frames Die Set!
Combined with the super adorable new Bugs and Kisses stamp set and coordinating Die Set!!

I just love the adorable little bugs in this set!!

Please reference our linky at the bottom of this post for the entire hop list.

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Be sure to check out all the awesome new products here!!!!


Happy Hopping!!
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You have a chance at winning a $25 Gift Certificate!!!

Have a lovely day!




Friday, June 9, 2017

YNS June Preview Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's that time of the month at Your Next Stamp!!

It's Preview Day today!
Tomorrow is Release Day!!!!

Such a fun time!

Once again, there is a wonderful release in store for you!

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I am featuring the awesome new Handyman stamp set!!
Such an awesome set, for those masculine cards!!

I stamped the tools in the set with different YNS Inks!!

With Father's Day this Sunday, I think this card will make a perfect Father's Day card for one of the handymen in my life!!

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Be sure to check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to view all the other sneak peeks!!

Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

YNS Challenge #66

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!

Click here to find the current challenge!
There is a fun sketch and colors to find inspiration from!!

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I found some inspiration in the fun sketch!!

I decided to work with the fun Crazy Shapes Panel Die!!
The panel die, screams PARTY to me!  So I used the Bold Alpha Die Set to create the "PARTY" sentiment!

On the pattern paper strip behind I stamped the "Happy birthday To You' sentiment multiple times from the Cool Tag Banner Sentiments!!

I really had fun creating this card!!  It turned out so fun!!

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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!




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

YNS Challenge #65

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!

Click here to find the current challenge!
There is a fun sketch and colors to find inspiration from!!

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I found some inspiration in some of the colors and followed the sketch!!

I created this super cute card for my son:
He just loved the One In A Chameleon stamp set when I got it!!  As did I!!  I stamped the image with Black Olive Ink and colored with my Copics!  I then used the coordinating One In A Chameleon Die Set to die cut the chameleon out!!

I added the image to a die cut pattern circle, which is part of the Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set!

I stamped the 'You're One In A Chameleon!' sentiment from the One In A Chameleon stamp set!!  My son will love it!!  It was a toss up on which sentiment I was going to use, as I also really like the 'Peace Dude' sentiment!!

I finished off the card by adding a few 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!





Sunday, May 21, 2017

YNS May Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Artist Inspiration

I found inspiration from Jackson Pollock!

He was well known for his unique style of drip painting!  As well as ink splatters!

I love abstract art!  In collage, while getting my Graphic Design and Art degree, I did a lot of abstract art designs!  So I was inspired to created a fun abstract background for my card today using some fun stamps!!

Here is the painting I found inspiration from:

He tended to use dark colors!  I prefer bright fun colors, so I decided to just find inspiration from his style and create a fun bright birthday card!

I used the Mud SplatterGot Mud? and Paint Swooshes and Splatters to create the background for my card:
I think it turned out really fun! A great masculine birthday card, in my opinion!!

I used the Holly Berry RedPumpkin OrangeSunflower YellowOlive Green and Blue Curacao ink pads to ink my stamps with!!

To stay with his darker style, I decided to die cut the 'Happy Birthday' from the Scripty Happy Birthday Die Set in black paper and add it to my background!  I like how kind of blends into my background!!

I finished off my card by adding a few Gumdrops by the sentiment!!


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!!

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The owner Karen's son turns 9 today!
Happy Birthday Brandon!!

To CELEBRATE, Karen is having a....
FLASH SALE!!

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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!

Sympathy


Hello Stamping Friends!


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


As always, sympathy cards are so hard to make!  I really like a lot of the dies Frantic Stamper has to offer, as they really help in making these types of cards a little easier.  

I decided to keep the card as clean and simple as possible, so I went with white on white for the most part.

I used the Deepest Sympathy die cut for my sentiment!
I then used the Large Calla Lilies to create the beautiful bouquet of lilies at the bottom of my card!

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

Have a lovely day!




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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Best Mother


Hello Stamping Friends!


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


Since today is Mother's Day, I thought it would be very fitting to post a lovely 'Best Mother' card for you!  I just love how this card turned out!

I used the gorgeous Elementals #18 - Stitched Bracket Squares, as well as the coordinating Bracket Squares In-Betweens!
So elegant and gorgeous!!  I just love how it turned out!  The added flowers and swirly pearls add the perfect touch, in my opinion!

I used the All In the Family stamp set for my sentiment.

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

Have a lovely day!




Thursday, May 11, 2017

YNS Challenge #64

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!

Click here to find the current challenge!
There is a fun sketch and colors to find some inspiration from!!

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I found some inspiration in some of the colors and followed the sketch!!

The inspirational colors instantly made me think of the fun Magical Ponies stamp set!  So I used my Copics to color one of the ponies!  I then used the coordinating Magical Ponies Die Set to die cut the image out!!
Such a fun image for a little girl's card!!  Wasn't sure if I was going to use this as a Birthday Card or a card to give my niece or daughter just because.

So I used the fun 'Wishing you a magical day!' sentiment from the set, which I stamped in Black Olive Ink on the stitched die cut banner from the Cool Tag Two Patterns Die Set!  (I love the banner from this set so much!!)

I finished off my card by adding a few sparkly 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!




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Birthday Shaker


Hello Stamping Friends!

Have you had a chance to check out Frantic Stamper's May Life Moments Release??!!

I am so in love with so many of the fun dies!!!

I honestly had NO clue where to start when I got my package!!

I decided to first make a fun shaker card!  I've had a really cool sequins mix I've been waiting to use on a fun birthday card!!  Well now was the time!!

I used the previously released Nested Stitched Stars to create the opening for my shaker window!!  Perfect for a Birthday card!
I used the new Jumbo Mixed Font Happy Birthday die set for my sentiment!  I absolutely LOVE this die set!!  Love the two fonts used!!  I'll be using this one a lot!!

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

Have a lovely day!




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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

YNS May DT Dare

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's DT Dare day at Your Next Stamp!!

DT Dare is....
Gumdrops

We were to use the new release stamps, dies and yummy new gumdrops!!!

I love the new gumdrops!!

Here is the card I created:
I used the fun new Good Vibes stamp set and coordinating Good Vibes Die set!

I used the new Heart and Dot Gumdrops, to add three heart shaped gumdrops!!  

I used the fun new Sunburst Panel Die also!!  But covered part of the bottom of it, with some pattern paper from the Hugs and Kisses Paper Pad, as I wanted it to look the the sunrise was only above the sentiment!  

I like to show how you can use these fun panel dies in different ways!  They don't always have to be completely used!!

Fun to put our products to use in so many ways!!

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!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Welcome Little One

Hello Friends!


I have a super sweet Baby card to share with you using products from Frantic Stamper!!


The 'Welcome Little One' sentiment is from the Welcome Baby stamp set!
I also added a cute little elephant from the Mom and Baby Elephants die set!

I just love how this sweet card turned out!!  The design, in my opinion, is perfect!

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

Have a lovely day!




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Saturday, May 6, 2017

YNS May Release

Hello Stamping Friends!

 It's release day at Your Next Stamp!!!
I just love release day!
So MANY great new stamp sets and dies being released today!!!


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First up, I am featuring the adorable new Total Sweetness stamp set!!
What a super sweet image!!  It was so much fun to color!!  Made me a little hungry for some ice cream!!

I also used some of the new Gumdrops!!!  I love that there are some heart shaped gumdrops!!!  The two new gumdrop sets are amazing!!!

 Next I am featuring the fun new Got Mud? stamp set!  Having a little boy, I am so super excited about this set!!  He is all boy!!  Totally loves mud as well as monster trucks!!
The set includes three different monster trucks! Two mud splatters and seven sentiments!!!  I also used the new Mud Splatter stamp set!  I stamped the mud splatter in Almond Latte and the tire tracks in Mocha!

I finished off the card by adding some Enchanted Forest Gumdrops!


Please reference our linky at the bottom of this post for the entire hop list.

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Happy Hopping!!
Please remember to leave some love along the way!

You have a chance at winning a $25 Gift Certificate!!!

Have a lovely day!