It’s Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday everybody! It’s my turn to share a card for our month-long Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
 
I’m featuring “Aubrey“, one of the new Darling Divas released in July! I also made with an epoxy accent  to use as the sentiment with the “Skinny Font Alpha” stamp set!
 
 
Did you know that you have all month to join in our Fun Friday challenge, and you can play along as many times as you like! We’ll provide an inspiration photo and a sketch. You can use one or the other for your entry, or both!
I used the sketch for today’s card and was inspired by the gumballs from the inspiration photo. Here’s the inspiration photo and the sketch for your creative reference!

 
For all of the details on this challenge, including how YOU could be our next guest designer at YNS, stop by the YNS Challenge Blog!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
 
Hugs,
 

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YNS Release After Party!

Hi again everybody! I hope you enjoyed all the peeks at this month’s release at Your Next Stamp!

My card for today features the second new Darling Diva stamp in this month’s release! Here’s “Victoria“! 

This stamp set and all the other stamps from this month’s YNS release are available NOW in the YNS Store! Don’t forget about the hop special that Karen is offering: 15% off your entire order (including sale items!) 

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks for joining in the release party with us!

Hugs,

Here’s the full list of blogs for today’s after party…make sure to stop by each one and leave them some love!

Joy (Guest)

YNS New Release Day!

Hi! I hope you’re enjoying Your Next Stamp’s July New Release Blog Hop!  Today, we’re sharing projects made with all of the adorable new stamp sets and awesome new dies that are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store!
 
The hop will run through Wednesday, July 24th at 12 midnight (EST) and, as always, we have a fabulous prize to be won if you hop along with us!  Just leave comments on all of the participating DT blogs for your chance to win!
 

 
The hop begins on Laura’s blog and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Wendy M.’s blog. You can find the full list of blogs on today’s hop at the YNS blog!

My first card features one of the two new Darling Divas being released this month! Meet “Aubrey”!
 

Let’s give a cheer for my second card, which features “Sophie”!

 
Karen is also offering a terrific Hop Special – 15% off your entire order including  sale items!  Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!
 
 
Now it’s time to hop on over to Julie’s blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment here before you go!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy hopping (and shopping!)

Hugs,

It’s Fun Friday time at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!
I’m featuring Darling Diva “Mariah” on my card, and I chose this month’s sketch as my inspiration (more details can be found below):

Our challenges have changed a bit this month, so here’s the scoop! We’ve moved our challenge day to Friday, and are giving you more time to play along and with a more flexible theme!

We are hosting one challenge each month, and you can play along as many times as you like. We’ll provide an inspiration photo and a sketch. You can use one or the other for your entry, or both!

Here’s our photo and sketch for this month:
 
For the full list of guidelines on our challenge, and to link up your entry, visit Your Next Stamp’s Challenge Blog!
And be sure to join us on Saturday, June 22nd for our New Release Blog Hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

A new round of challenges at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s been a fast but crazy week here, and I hope you’re ready for a new Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
We’re mixing things up and have re-launched the YNS Challenge blog, and are starting things off with a new type of challenge! 
Each month, we’ll provide a sketch and an inspiration photo. You choose one (or both) on which to base your entry…the challenge will run for the entire month, and different DT members will be sharing how they’re inspired by the challenge each Friday!
I chose both the sketch AND the inspiration photo for my card. I pulled the strawberries, the polka dots, and the colors from the photo, and I’m featuring Darling Diva “Summer” on my card:
YNS Supplies: image stamp ( Darling Diva “Summer”), sentiment stamp (“Ellie Loves Lattes”), banner stamp (“Skinny Alpha Font Set”); Other supplies: designer paper (“Nook & Pantry” 6×6 pad – RETIRED – Basic Grey), assorted Copic markers, sewing machine, paper flower, button, twine, ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Gumball Green).
Here are the inspiration photo and sketch (you can click on each picture to see a larger version):
 
So, here’s the scoop on how the new challenge works:
  • On the first Friday of each month, we’ll post a new challenge for you to follow, and the chance to win YOUR NEXT STAMP prizes and GUEST DESIGNER spots here at YNS!
  • Our SKETCH and PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge runs for an entire month, so for added inspiration, we will be adding new cards & creations from the YNS Design Team EVERY Friday so be sure to stop by every week and join in the FUN!
  • We would love to see you create a card using a YOUR NEXT STAMP stamp, but we also welcome projects made with other stamps. If you do use a YOUR NEXT STAMP stamp or die, your project just might be selected as our TOP PICK!
For all the details on this challenge, and to link up YOUR entry, visit the YNS Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs,

More Summer Fun at Your Next Stamp!

Hi, everybody! We’re wrapping up a month of Summer Fun Fridays at Your Next Stamp today, and I have one more card to share with you to kick off your summer!
Today’s card features “Oceana,” one of the new Darling Divas released this month at Your Next Stamp!
Supplies: image stamp (“Oceana” – Your Next Stamp), patterned paper/ die cut accent (“Corinne” collection – SEI), assorted Copic markers, Spellbinders oval and Lacey Oval dies, twine, cardstock (Stampin’ UP).
It’s really starting to feel like summer here. We’ve had temperatures in the 90’s already! It sure makes me miss the summers we were used to in Washington State. Guess it’s time to re-acquaint myself with summertime humidity…even though I grew up in the South, I didn’t miss the heavy heat when we were living in other parts of the country!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Your Next Stamp: May Release After Party!

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the fantabulous creations that the Your Next Stamp Design Team whipped up for this month’s release! We’re still celebrating with our May release “after party,” and I have a pair of cards to share with you today!
Don’t forget, all of the new stamps are available NOW in the YNS Store!
My first card features the second new Darling Diva to be released this month, “Oceana“!

I made the sand by first coloring the area with a combo of E33 and E34 Copics. Then I added a thin layer of Distress Stickles in Antique Linen. It makes great looking sand when it dries!

I made the button accent by die cutting a circle, stamping one of the sentiments from the set, threaded some matching twine through a large button and then glue dotting the stamped circle to the button.
Other supplies: patterned paper (American Crafts 6×6 mini pad), twine, adhesive rhinestones, assorted Copic markers, metal circle and scalloped circle dies, cardstock.

My second card features one of the two new fairy stamp sets! This is “Skye“!

YNS supplies: “Skye” image stamp, flower dies from “Spring Garden Die Set,” sentiment from “Blossom” stamp set. Other supplies: patterned paper (“Hey Girl” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey), circle and scalloped circle metal dies, Stickles, glitter brad, assorted Copic markers, circle hole punch, watermark ink, white embossing powder.

Don’t forget, there are still some special discounts available in the YNS Store until Sunday, May 26:

Stop by the YNS blog for the full list of designers sharing their after party creations with you today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!