Your Next Stamp: Fun Friday!

Howdy and happy Friday, everybody!
I have a new card to share with you for the month-long Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp featuring “Nathan from the USA“:
Here are our sketch and inspiration photo for this month:
 I am finishing up my time with Your Next Stamp this month, so this will be my last post for YNS.
I’ve enjoyed being on the team, first as part of the YNS Splitcoast challenge team, and then as part of the Design Team. Thank you, Karen for letting me be part of the fun and fabulousness, and thanks to all of the DT for being such warm and inspiring ladies…you all ROCK!
For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the YNS challenge blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps: Inspiration Challenge!

Hi, everybody! It’s my turn to post a card at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps’ blog…and that also means it’s time for a new challenge at SCRS, too!
Here’s my card, featuring “Sushi Rin“:
And here’s our inspiration photo:
Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have until Sunday, September 8th at 9 PM PST to upload your entry to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps blog! Visit the SCRS blog for all the details on this challenge!
And, if there are some SCRS stamps that you’ve had on your wish list for a while, now’s the time to stock up! All stamps (except for the July 2013 release stamps) are on sale for $5 each! Head over to the SCRS store to take advantage of the sale!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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!

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: I’m Craving Navy!

Hi, everybody! Today, I’m sharing a card that’s inspired by Moxie Fab World’s current Tuesday Trigger! Here’s what I came up with:
I drew from the metallic and warm grey elements in the picture and combined them with the navy for my card. It’s more of a clean and simple design than what I normally do, but I’m happy with how it came out!
 Here’s the inspiration photo:
For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, check out the Moxie Fab World blog!
This challenge runs until Sunday, August 18th at midnight EDT.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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!


Your Next Stamp’s Tasty Tuesday Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I’m back to share my latest card for Your Next Stamp’s Tasty Tuesday Challenge!
I chose “Like, Totally Radical 80’s Fhiona” with some elements from the “Fantabulous 80’s Accessories Set” for my card:
And here’s the inspiration photo for this challenge:

I was inspired by the bright colors on the cupcakes…they totally made me think of the 80’s and all of the neon colors we wore! I also loved coloring up Fhiona’s hair…mine definitely wasn’t blonde, but I had a ginormous tight-curled perm! (I’ll spare you the school photo…)
For all the details on this challenge, stop by the YNS blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


A nautical Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

Ahoy and happy Sunday to you! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

For me, it’s just a regular Sunday, but if you’re a mom, happy mother’s day to you! I’ll be calling my mom today…we sent her a box of strawberries, which arrived yesterday, and a special surprise inside of a handmade card (which unfortunately won’t show up until Monday).

Meanwhile, I’m stopping in today to share the card I made for the “Trend Watch” challenge at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog.

This week’s theme is some nautical photo inspiration (I’ll include the photo below my card), and I combined a few sets of Paper Smooches stamps to make this:

Paper Smooches stamp sets: (“Woofers & Tweeters“, “Alphadot“, “Sentiment Sampler“)

Other supplies: chevron paper (“PB&J” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey), woodgrain paper (My Mind’s Eye), polka dot paper (Bo Bunny), cardstock, opaque white marker, ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue; VersaMark), Copic multiliner, assorted Copic markers, white embossing powder.

I drew the striped shirt, bandanna and eye patch on the dog to fit the theme. Here’s the challenge photo that inspired this card:

For all the details on this challenge, or to link your own entry, stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

It’s Tasty Tuesday Time at Your Next Stamp!

If you’re looking for my Greeting Farm post, please click HERE or scroll down.
For my Whimsy and Stars Studio post, please click HERE or scroll down.
Hi, everybody! I’d like to share my card for the new Tasty Tuesday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
Each month, we inspire you with a photo of goodies that Karen finds on Pinterest, and you use that photo to inspire your entry into our challenge! Whether it’s the colors, an element in the photo or something else about the photo that inspires you, we’d love to see what you create for the challenge!
Here’s my card! I chose “Cake Pop Fhiona” and replaced her cake pop with balloons that I die cut using YNS’s “Balloon Trio Die Set“. I created the sentiment with the new clear “Happy Day Sentiments” set.
And here’s our tasty inspiration photo:
For all the details on this challenge, stop by the YNS blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

It’s Double Take Tuesday at The Greeting Farm!

Hello, everybody! Our Earth Day celebration is continuing at The Greeting Farm with a photo inspiration challenge! Here’s my card for today, featuring “Alice Bean“:
Supplies: image stamp (Alice Bean” – The Greeting Farm), patterned paper (“Marjolaine” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey), kraft cardstock, ink (Memento), assorted Copic markers, sewing machine, opaque white marker, Spellbinders Labels 28, twine (Annie’s Paper Boutique).
We often have color combo challenges for our Double Take Tuesday theme, and this week’s inspiration is an expansion of that theme…you can be inspired by the color combo, a few colors in the combo or the image itself…show us what inspired you to create your entry!
Here’s the photo for your creative reference:
And here’s what you need to know to join us:
  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. 
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on the TGF blog no later than Monday, April 29, 2013 at NOON CST
  • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria.
  • (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the post’s comment section.)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win a digital image of choice from the TGF store.
  • And here’s the double take: If we have 20 or more players for this challenge, the prize DOUBLES to two digis or, the winner can trade those two digis for a SINGLE rubber stamp of choice! Encourage all your friends and family to play along!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don’t forget, you still have time to play along with our Farm Fresh Friday challenge (recycle/alter something) and our Retro-Fresh challenge (polka dots and/or plaids)! You’ll find all the details on these challenges at the TGF blog!