Friday, February 5, 2016

February YNS 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!!!!

I just LOVE this time of the month!
Once again, there is a wonderful release in store for you!

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Here is the first card I created for this release:
I used the adorable new Happy Heart stamp set!!

The set features an adorable bunny holding a heart and 3 sentiments!!

I decided to give my Zig Watercolor Pens a try!  Not 100% sold on them, but it was my first time messing around with them.

I think he turned out pretty cut!  Was about to give up on him, as I had messed up the bottom of the heart, but then decided to crop the image so that I could still use it.
I also used the new Doily Trio Two!!


I also added some Candy Land Glittered Gumdrops!!

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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!!

Dare 2B Artzy 1st Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Dare 2B Atrzy Blog Hop!!

We are so excited to share some fun projects with you, using some of our new stamps for this year!!
Wahoo!! How Exciting! 

Dare 2B Artzy has released 25 NEW stamp sets!! 
You can check out all the new products here!!

You should have arrived her from Kel's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Arty 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 two winners from the comments left, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  

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For my hop project I was inspired to use the fun new Be Yourself stamp set!
This set includes 4 different beautiful bird images, 2 music notes, a flower and 3 sentiments!

I fell in love with this bird....
 Along with the sentiment!  Which is why I was inspired to use some fun bright colors to color in the bird!!

There are matching Bird Dies to go along with this set!

I used the two music note dies to die cut the notes from my card base. 
As I thought it would be fun to create tiny little shaker openings with them!!

Super bright and fun!!

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Enter code: BLOOM at checkout.




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Thanks for stopping by!  
Your next stop in the hop is Monica's blog! 

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA's products here!

Happy Hopping!


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Love & Happiness with GI

Happy Friday Stamping Friends!

It's my day to post on the Great Impression Stamps Blog once again!

GI is currently sponsoring the challenge at AUD Sentiments!
Be sure to join in for a chance at winning!!

The theme:
Use a LOVE sentiment

Perfect with Valentine's Day right around the corner!!

I decided to use the new H280 Love & Happiness sentiment!
I created an elegant center-step card!


I created each side to be shaker panels!! 
So fun!!

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!

Join the GI monthly challenge!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a fabulous day!!


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

YNS Challenge #32

Hello Stamping Friends!

Join in the new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

Here's some inspiration for you:

A card sketch....


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



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I decided to work with four of the colors for this challenge.

As I really wanted to use the Coffee Rings stamp set!!
I'm not a coffee drinker, but I had to have this set!

For this reason:
 I thought it would create some fun backgrounds!!
Isn't it fun?

I think so!!
The "It's your birthday!" is from the Happy 6th Birthday set, which is now retired.
And the "Let's Celebrate!" is from the Keep On Trucking stamp set!

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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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Your Next Stamp Products Used:

Keep On Trucking
Keep on Trucking

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Make a Wish Grid Birthday with TSOL

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!
I am in love with ALL their products!!

I LOVE the new Grid Die TSOL released at the beginning of this month!!

I was over the moon excited to see it in my package!  Even more excited to created my first card with it!

I LOVE it even more after using it!!

Here's a look at my card:
 I've really enjoyed making shaker cards lately!
So when I seen this grid, I knew my first card with it needed to be a shaker card!!!

I used the candles4birthday stamp set to create the line of candles!
 I used Licorice, Ocean, Banana, Kiwi, Lemonade, Grape, Tangerine, and Guava Inks to ink up the fun candles!!!

The Grid Frame was created using Guava cardstock!! 

The happy birthday sentiment is part of the Birthday with Sizzix stamp set!
So fun!!

Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sweet Baby with Honey Bee Stamps

Hello Stamping Friends!
It's my day once again to post on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog!!

I was inspired to use my Honey Bee Stamps to create a baby card!


But you may be thinking, HBS doesn't have baby stamps?! 

While creating my post for last week, using the "Baby" sentiment from the Flakey Sentiments stamp set, it gave me an idea!!

Combined with the "sweet" from the Thanks stamp set, I created this adorable baby card:
 I die cut the onesie from my Cameo!

I then added the twine and embellishments!
 As well as the stamped images!!

I first used the Flakey Friends Digital Print and Cut Files to cut out the "Baby", so that I could then use the "Baby" stamp from the Flakey Sentiments set to stamp on it!  As I wanted to use pop-dots to stand the sentiment up!
So sweet!!

"Bee" sure to check out all the lovely products Honey Bee Stamps has to offer!
Happy Stamping!!




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Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy as a Hippo

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome NEW products from The Stamps of Life!!

It's the 1st of the month!
So that means a new stamp set from TSOL!!

Released today, is the adorable hippo2stamp set!!
I had so much fun creating this card, as well as others with this new set!
It's so fun!!!

I love all the layers on this card!!  I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies!!

The Hippo Dies are great!  Didn't have to fussy cut the cut little baby hippo!
On the 7th there will be another stamp set release to go with these cuties!!
Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Owlways Have My Heart


Happy Sunday Stamping Friends!

I wanted to share that SweetStamps.com is currently sponsoring the challenge on the
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog!

The theme is:
Love/Valentine's Day/Anniversary

I created this card with that theme in mind:
I used the adorable new Owlways Have My Heart stamp set!!

I decided to use some fun colors when coloring in this cute owl!  I really like how she turned out!!

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Be sure to check out the Sweet Stamps Blog for more wonderful inspiration from the "Sweeties"!

Have a wonderful day!




Friday, January 29, 2016

Sweet Snowman with GI

Happy Friday Stamping Friends!

It's my day to post on the Great Impression Stamps Blog once again!
I just love their sweet stamps!!

We've got lots of snow on the ground here in WI!  So we've spent a lot of time in the cold having fun!!  Living on our new land, we've been able to have a lot of fun ice skating on our pond!

So with my mind on winter, I thought it would be fun to work with the K105 Sweet Snowman stamp!  Getting a head-start on those Christmas cards for next year!!
Isn't he sweet!  I just love snowmen!!

Another view:
I used the C427 Season's Greetings sentiment!


I just love creating shaker cards, they are so much fun!!!

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!

Join the GI monthly challenge!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a fabulous day!!


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hugs and Kisses with IBS

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

I am on the Inspired By Stamping Blog today, featuring a sweet Valentine card!

I started out by die cutting a heart out of thin scrap paper from my Cameo.
I had the idea to use this heart stencil I created to create a large looking stamp, using a few little stamps from the My Valentine's stamp set!

I used two of the hearts, the "x" and "o"!

 Here's a look at my in progress stamping:
Isn't it fun!


I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!
The heart looks as though it could have been stamp!
This was a "happy dance" moment!!  Love it!

The beautiful "Happy Valentine's Day", "hugs" and "kisses are also from the My Valentine's stamp set!

The "&" is from the Big Wonderful stamp set!


So fun!

I encourage you to create some of your own stencils!!

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Be sure to check out the Inspired By Stamping Blog for more wonderful inspiration!!

Check out the Inspired By Stamping Store to see all the lovely stamp sets!
So many beautiful sets to choose from!!

Have a lovely day!
Happy Stamping!





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Winter Fun with HBS

Hello Stamping Friends!
It's my day once again to post on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog!!

For my post today I was inspired to use some of the adorable stamps from Honey Bee Stamps to create some project life pages for my kids albums!

My kiddos love crafting with me, so they sat down with me and helped pick the designs!!

First up is my daughters:
 We had such a fun outing on this particular day!!

I didn't take a close-up, but the bottom right picture, we added a cup of coca from the Flakey Friends set and the "hot coca" sentiment from the Flakey Sentiments stamp set!

Here's a close-up of the adorable penguin project life card:
So cute! 

The sweet penguin is from the More Flakey Friends stamp set, along with the sentiment and snowflakes!!

The cute hat and scarf I used to dress up the penguin are from the Flakey Friends stamp set!  The snow hills behind the penguin are also from that set!

My daughter loved the "Baby it's cold outside" sentiment, so we were sure to use that on one of the photos!  It's part of the Flakey Sentiments stamp set!
To add a little wintery touch to the striped purple paper, we added the "it's the most wonderful time of the year", from the Flakey Sentiments, multiple times!  Looks as if we bought the paper like that!

We had so many fun photos, that we also had to have another little pocket:

I'm so excited to finally create a shaker project life card/pocket!!  I bought the Fuse right when it came out and never got a chance to use it until now!  The kids think it is so cool!!



And now for a look at my sons:
He loved the "Snow much fun" sentiment from the Flakey Sentiments stamp set!  

We also added a "brr...brr...brr..." banner to one of his photos!

And he insisted his just had to have the cute deer from the More Flakey Friends stamp set!!
So sweet!!

We also had a mini page for his:
I absolutely love the photo of my son in the upper right!  I had my camera on and a snowball in one had and just turned around and threw it at him and quickly clicked!  Such a fun capture!  I can just hear his giggle looking at the photo!!

He also wanted a shaker in his design:

"Bee" sure to check out all the lovely products Honey Bee Stamps has to offer!
Happy Stamping!!




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