Your Next Stamp #15: Friends!

Happy Thursday! It’s time for a new Your Next Stamp challenge! This week, we’re focused on FRIENDS! It’s always fun to see what everyone makes for each challenge…I love seeing each person’s unique take!

For my card, I used the “Girlfriends” cling stamp set, which features both Fhiona and Ellie…and just happens to be on sale this week for 40% off in the YNS Store!

Other supplies: patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket), scalloped circle and classic circle dies (Spellbinders), glitter brads, twine (My Mind’s Eye), Copic markers, card base. 

We’ve made some changes to our challenge guidelines, so it’s easier for everyone to play along and to have the chance to be our next YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!

Here’s the scoop:
  • Every Thursday we post a new YNS Challenge 
  • You have the entire month to play along
  • Link your challenge entry to the YNS Blog post and/or to the SCS challenge thread 
  • If you would like to post your challenge card in the SCS gallery please use the code provided for that challenge (for this challenge, the code words are ynsynscyournextstamp and ynsc15)
  • You don’t have to use YNS Stamps, but if you have some of our stamps we’d LOVE to see you ink them up!
  • Every month we will pick a lucky participant to be our special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer!!!
Our Rockin’ YNS Guest Designers get:

  • NEW RELEASE YNS Stamp package! (You get the new goodies before anyone else!)
  • to join us for our new release blog hop and sneak peeks
  • the entire month of challenges in advance to play along with the YNS Challenge Team
  • a rockin’ blinkie for your blog!
For added inspiration, check out what the other members of the team created for this challenge: JulieKelli, and Wendy! (Or you can see all of their creations, including the creations from our ROCKIN’ Guest Designer Tonya at the YNS blog)!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s challenge!

Unscripted Sketches #133

Happy Saturday and welcome back for another Unscripted Sketches challenge! This week, we have an optional piggyback challenge for you…no pre-patterned paper! If you stamp, doodle, or emboss solid cardstock, that will work; just no pre-patterned designer paper.

Keep in mind, the piggyback is optional, and if you use patterned paper, but still use the Unscripted Sketch as your inspiration, it won’t disqualify you from being considered for this week’s Top 3! It’s an additional challenge to stretch your creativity!

My first instinct was to skip the piggyback this week, but I took on the extra challenge and made my own patterned paper and stamped a pattern on different scraps of cardstock for the bottom half of my card. I embossed another piece of cardstock for the top half of my card:

Supplies: card base, cardstock scraps (Stampin’ Up!, shiny cardstock – not sure of the manufacturer, but I bought it at JoAnn), image stamps (Lizzie Anne Designs), sentiment stamps (Paper Smooches), Copic markers, foam tape, glitter gel pen.
…and here’s our sketch for this week! There’s no right or wrong way to play along, as long as you’re using the Unscripted Sketch as the inspiration for your creation!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team: Arielle, Billie, CherylAnn, Debbie, KathyJo, Linda, Loes, Rudlis, Sarah Kaye, and Susan
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this week’s Unscripted Sketches challenge!