Monday, May 2, 2016

i {heart} you

Hello Crafty Friends!!

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

I absolutely LOVE the new flamingos2stamp set!!!

Here is the first card I have to share with you using this new set:
I love how it turned out!!

I used the palette4mirror stamp set to mirror the flamingo image so that I could have them facing each other touching beaks!!

The sentiment, which I love, is from the tinytitles2stamp stamp set!  And the sweet little hearts stamped above them is from the ladybugs2love stamp set!

Here is a look at the entire NEW flamingos2stamp set:
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Adorable!!
I'll be sharing more cards soon!!

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

Have a lovely day!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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!!!
Happy Dance!!


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First off I am featuring the new Word Critters - Gardening Birds stamp set and matching Die Set!!
I also used the new Cool Tag 2 die!!  In which I actually die cut three times to create the fun layers behind the happy bird!

The Word Critters - Gardening Birds is such a fun set, filled with a bunch of cute birds!! As well as the bird bath that I used and some other great accent pieces!

I also used some LOVELY new gumdrops!!!

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Next, I am showcasing the lovely new From the Heart stamp set!!
 I just love the fun flowers!!  So I thought it would be fun to create this fun post-it note cover!

I love the sentiment, a great reminder to step back and enjoy life!
I once again used some great new gumdrops!!!!

I also decided to use the flower stamp to stamp the first piece of post-it note, to add a little interest as you open it up:
A super fun little gift idea!


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


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

Leave some love along the way for a chance at winning a $25 YNS Gift Certificate!!

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

Have a lovely day!




Friday, April 29, 2016

YNS Preview Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

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

It's Preview Day today!
Which means tomorrow is Release Day!!!!

As always, Karen has a wonderful release in store for all of us!  It's amazing!

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I am sharing a preview of the fun new Cute Gnomies stamp set:
I personally do not have any gnomes in my yard, or ever plan to.  They kind of creep me out.  But this new stamp set from YNS is just too adorable to pass up, especially since I am a gardener!

This little guy is just so cute!

I love the "You're Awesome and You 'Gnome' It!" sentiment from the set!!  Sure to put a smile on someone's face!!

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Next I am previewing the new Wedding Cake Stack Die:
I die cut it from a few different colors of card stock, I really like all the layers!  I used pop dots to pop it up over the beautiful Stripe-tastic Heart Die!!

The Mr. & Mrs., as well as the congratulations are from the new Mr. and Mrs. stamp set!!

There's lots of shimmer on this card!  Perfect for a wedding!


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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!!

Peeking Puppy with GI

Happy Friday Stamping Friends!

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

I have a fun springy card!!!

I love how this card turned out!
For my main image I used the adorable Peeking Puppy (H264)!!
Isn't this puppy adorable?!

Opened up:
I stamped the Flower Bouquet (J110) on the pretty designer paper and then used my Copics to add color to the image.  Just to make it stamp out a little more.

I also stamped one of the butterflies from the Butterflies and Hearts (E563) stamp on the upper part of the same pattern paper, but this time with a similar ink color to the paper, as I wanted the butterfly to kind of blend it!


A close-up look of the cute puppy:
So adorable!!

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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!

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Have a fabulous day!!


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

YNS Challenge #38

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:

Here is a card sketch....



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



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I started by using the Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set to create the circle design to stamp Flower Ink Splatter on!!
I was inspired by the flowers in the photo inspiration, and instantly thought of the Flower Ink Splatter!  I stamped it in pink and added some rhinestones to the center of the flowers!

The "Thanks!" sentiment is from the Coco - Sweet Treats!

A super simple and fun card to thank someone!

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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, April 27, 2016

You Are Beautiful with IBS

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

I am on the Inspired By Stamping Blog today!!

For my card today, I have used the awesome new You Are stamp set, along with two older amazing stamp sets, Polka Dots and Butterflies!!

I absolutely love all these sets!

I started by creating my A2 card base and then stamped some of the Polka Dots on the right of the panel.
This stamp set is so fun to use to create your own patterns.

I then created a side panel smaller than the card base.  I stamped the beautiful butterfly in black ink and determined I was going to leave it as a silhouette, as the polka dots were stamped in fun colors and didn't want them to compete with each other.
 I then stamped my sentiment!  I stamped the "You are" you black and thought it would be fun to stamp the "beautiful" in colored ink to pull in the color from the polka dots!

Here is my finished card:
I think this card turned out super fun!!

Don't be afraid to use your stamps as silhouettes!  I sometimes get caught up and think I always have to color my images in!
But it is so beautiful not colored and letting the polka dots be stamped in colored ink!

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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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Hooked On U!

Hello Stamping Friends!


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

I have a combination of one of their awesome stamp sets, along with a fun new die from Frantic Stamper!

I started off by first opening the Brush Grunge Alpha Digital .svg file.
I then created the word I was looking to create - "hooked" !!

Once I thought the letters were overlapped properly, I welded the letters together.
Then I obviously cut the word out!!

After cut out, I then stamped the Brush Grunge Alpha letters needed to create my word!

So by now you are probably wondering "hooked", why "hooked"??

I recently got the Fishing Pole die and was going to create a Father's Day card with it, but then ended up thinking creating the word "hooked" with it looking like the rod is pulling it up would be fun!! 

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

So it went from being a Father's Day card to more of a card to get my hubby just because!!
It's sometimes funny how our visions change as we start creating a project!!

The two banner strips on the top right were created with the banner die from the Diagonal Card Sketcher!!

"Bee" sure to check out all the lovely products Honey Bee Stamps has to offer!
As well as checking out Frantic Stamper to see all the great dies they offer!!
Happy Stamping!!




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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A House Without a Dog

Hello Crafty Friends!!

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

I used the fun new house4Cookie and Doghouse Dies for this card!!
The sentiment on the top is also from the house4Cookie stamp set!!
This sentiment is so true!!
We unfortunately do not have a dog, but hopefully someday in the future! 

The stamped dog bone is from the treats4Cookie stamp set!

I used the same dog bone to create the border inside the card:
The adorable paw print is also from the treats4Cookie stamp set!

The sentiment "Heard you're getting a puppy!" was created using the alpha4planners stamp set! What a great set to use to create your own little sentiments!!  I love it!

The "Congrats" is from the tinytitles2stamp!

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

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Shaker Fun with D2BA

Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog today!!

Today I am showing how to create shaker cards!!

Gather your supplies:
Dies -  Make a Wish
Foam Dimensional Tape
Acetate
Sequins


I started by die cutting the scallop square from the Make a Wish die set from Sunset Yellow pattern paper!

 And the Make a Wish die cut from Bright Pumpkin pattern paper.  Before I die cut it, I first added some double sided adhesive to the side I wasn't going to use, this will just make it easiest to adhere to the acetate as it is so intricate.

I cut a piece of white cardstock just slightly smaller than the Make a Wish die cut, as I decided I wanted the shaker die cut to have a white background rather than the Sunset Yellow.

Adhere the dimensional foam adhesive to the backside of the die cut as show below:

Now for the fun!!

Add some sequins to the center!!


Then adhere the white cut square to create your shaker!!


My finished card:

SUPER fun!  
I love creating shaker cards!

As you can see I used the Bright Birthday, Birthday Balloons and Live Life stamp sets to create my own background behind the shaker!!


The Bright & Happy Wishes sentiment is from the Bright Birthday stamp set!

Shake! Shake!!

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

YNS April Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme...
Create a Scene

What a fun theme!!

I had a super fun time creating this adorable scene:
I started by first decided to use this super fun cloud designer paper. From the left over piece of paper, I hand cut two clouds, so I could use pop-dots to pop the two up in the sky, to give some more dimension!  I then thought it would match up perfectly with the cute new Just Plane Amazing stamp set!!

I stamped the cute helicopter, colored it with my copics and then die cut it with the matching Just Plane Amazing Die Set!!
Both the "Flying By To Say..." and "HB2U" are from the Just Plane Amazing stamp set as well!  I thought it would be fun for the helicopter to pulling the "HB2U" sentiment, so I stamped the sentiment on a rectangle tag and added stamped the Mini Star Ink Splatter around the edges to give it some interest!!

I finished up the card by add some Gumdrops!!!


Be sure to visit the YNS Blog and leave a comment, you have a chance at winning a stamp choice 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!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Teddy Bear Birthday with GI

Happy Friday Stamping Friends!

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

For my card today, I decided to use the adorable Bear Floating By (G521) stamp!
Such a cute stamp for a kids birthday card!!

I also used the Just Floating (E648) sentiment, but masked the end of it so the "hi" wouldn't stamp.  Added a few dots behind it and then stamped the Sweet Happy Birthday (B240) under the bear!!
What a fun way to change up the sentiment!!

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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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IBS April Release Recap

Good Morning Stamping Friends!!

It's Recap Day at Inspired By Stamping!!!!
What an amazing release!!


First up You Are:
Inspired by Stamping You Are Stamp Set
What an amazing mix and match set!!  I LOVE it!!

Here is the first card I created with it:

Up next the beatiful Magnolias set:
Inspired by Stamping Magnolias stamp set
What a gorgeous set!

I started coloring this image, but time unfortunately got away on me as we have been swamped at work and started building our new house!!!

My daughter's favorite new set Flamingos:
Inspired by Stamping Flamingos stamp set
What a beautiful flamingo!!

My card:
I love the black flamingo stamped on the pink stenciled polka dots!!

And lastly the beautiful new Plumerias stamp set:
Inspired-by-Stamping-Plumerias-stamp-set

My card:
Just love how elegant this card turned out!!

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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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