YNS Challenge #5

Hi, everybody! Since it’s January, my time as a guest designer for Your Next Stamp is over, but because the challenge for the last half of December was postponed, I’m playing along with the new challenge that’s starting today at the YNS blog!

I used both the challenge colors and the sketch for today’s card, but you can use either the colors or the sketch when you play along:


I chose one of the super-cute images from the “Holiday Kids” set, a sentiment from the “Little Darling January” set, and added some Sparkly Teal Gumdrops as an accent at the bottom.

For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store, visit the YNS Blog.  (If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.) 

Here are the color palette and sketch for your reference:

 

BIG thanks to Karen and to Your Next Stamp for having me as a guest designer in December! I’ve had so much fun coloring up all the cute images, and I’ve had a blast!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your new year is off to a great start and you’re getting more time to get crafty!
Hugs,
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Your Next Stamp’s December Release After Party!

Hi, everybody! I hope you enjoyed the blog hop celebrating the new release at Your Next Stamp. Now that the hop has ended, it’s time for the after party! Here’s another card I made with Little Darling January“, one of the new clear stamp sets just released at Your Next Stamp.
I used a few Carribean Punch Gumdrops to accent the card and the wood veneer snowflake.
Don’t forget about the special sale code for your next purchase at Your Next Stamp! It’s worth 30% off your purchase (including sale items). The offer expires on December 14:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have some crafty time coming up this weekend!
Hugs,

Your Next Stamp’s December New Release Hop!

Hi, everybody! I’m so glad you stopped by today! Since I’m a guest designer this month at Your Next Stamp, I’m joining in the blog hop to celebrate their December release! 

You’ll find the full list of blogs in today’s hop at the bottom of my post, and make sure to visit each blog (and leave a comment) for your chance to WIN a $20 gift certificate to the YNS Store!



I’ve made a couple of cards to share with you today! The new stamps are adorable and are super-fun to color…they are perfect for creating cards, tags and other projects for the holidays!

My first card features “January” and her little penguin pal. I also used some of the Sparkly Teal Gumdrops to embellish my card. 


My second card features “Aspen“. I used some of YNS’s Carribean Punch Glittered Gumdrops to accent a few of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.


You’ll have until December 9 at midnight (EST) to visit all of the blogs in the hop and leave your comments for your chance to win the gift certificate! Winners will be posted on the YNS blog before the DT Dare challenge on December 11!

Can’t wait to place an order for the new release, or want to get some of the YNS sets on your wish list? You’re in luck! Here’s a coupon code for you to use on your order for 30% off your purchase (including sale items). The offer starts today and expires on December 14:


I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I shared with you today, and I’m glad you stopped by! Be sure to leave a comment for me before you hop over to the next blog to increase your chance of winning the $20 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store!

Your Next Stamp – New Release Preview

Hi, everybody! It’s getting close to new release time at Your Next Stamp, so I have a sneak peek of “Aspen“, one of the new clear stamp sets being released at YNS in December:
I created a little scene on my card. To make the water, I used Glossy Accents over the patterned paper. I cut an arch of white card stock and added glitter glue to create the snow.
Here’s another look at the card front, so you can see that she’s attached her to the card with some foam tape for dimension. The snowflakes are accented with Sparkly Teal Gumdrops.
Be sure to come back tomorrow, when we kick off the December release with a blog hop! You could be one of the lucky winners of a gift certificate to the YNS Store! And, I’ll have a special sale code for your next purchase at Your Next Stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have some crafty time coming up this weekend!

I’m the December Guest Designer at Your Next Stamp!

Hi, everybody! I’m being featured at the Your Next Stamp blog today because I’ll be their guest designer for December! My first project for this month features the “Ugly Sweater” clear stamp set:
I’m excited to be designing for Your Next Stamp again as a guest, and I hope you’ll join in on the challenges and new release fun that’s coming up this month! Check out their super-cute stamps in the YNS Store!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

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!
 
Hugs,

YNS August Release After Party!

Hi, everybody! I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping along with the Your Next Stamp Design Team as we showcased stamps from the August release at YNS!
 
I have two more cards to share with you today! The first one features “Rocky“:
 
 
 My second card features “Magical Birthday“:

 
Check out all of the sweet creations for today’s “after party” by hopping along with us!
 
Here’s a full list of the blogs in today’s hop!
 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs,
 
P.S. Don’t forget about all of the special deals going on in the YNS Store!