Friday, October 31, 2014

Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday Project

Good morning and happy Halloween everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Fun Friday Challenge over on the Your Next Stamps Challenge Blog.

This cute little penguin is from the Waddles - Snow Fun! stamp set.  If you haven't checked out this set, you really need to - lots of adorable penguin images and great sentiments to go along with them!  I colored this image with copics and then cut him out using the Waddles - Snow Fun! Die Set.  The snowflakes are from the Winter Fun Tag Die Set.  I also used some yummy gumdrops on my card.  I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on his hat and the snow for some sparkle, and added some Glossy Accents to his beak and feet. 

To enter the challenge you need to follow the sketch and/or the inspiration photo.  Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog to find the challenge details and to see the amazing work by the DT! 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  Your Next Stamp - Waddles - Snow Fun!
Paper:  Fancy Pants - Merry Little Christmas, Bazzill, Neenah
Other:  Copics, Your Next Stamp Waddles - Snow Fun! Die Set and Winter Fun Tag Set, gumdrops, nestabilities, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Glossy Accents 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

7KCF & Lawn Fawn

Good morning everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for a post over on the 7KCF Blog

I decided I need to make a few fall cards so I pulled out this So Thankful clear stamp and the coordinating So Thankful Custom Die Cut from Lawn Fawn.  I colored the pumpkins with copics and then die cut them.  I also glued on small bows made of twine.  I thought this fall paper from Carta Bella would be perfect for my fall card.

Products from the 7KCF Store:

So Thankful Clear Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn

So Thankful Custom Die Cut from Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by Tsukineko

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Anita

Monday, October 27, 2014

SPDSS14 - Tweet Friend

( ** Please scroll down for my Your Next Stamp post ** )

Good morning! We are starting a new sketch challenge today over on the SugarPea Designs Blog!

I used this sweet little Tweet Friend to make a baby card.  All the fabulous SugarPea Designs stamp sets are so versatile and can be used for multiple occasions.  I colored the image with copics and colored pencils and used some Carta Bella dp. Go grab your favorite stamps (we hope they're SugarPea Designs, but they don't have to be) and make a card to enter our challenge!  Who knows, you just may be the lucky person that wins the shop gift certificate!

The rules are very simple…

- Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided

- SugarPea Designs stamps are not required to play along or to win, but would be appreciated.

- You may rotate/flip the sketch and replace shapes - so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable

- Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword SPDSS14 so that we may check out your beautiful work

- Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below

- One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week!

Hugs, Anita

Stamp:  SugarPea Designs - Tweet Friend
Paper:  Carta Bella - Giddy Up; Bazzill; Neenah
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Your Next Stamp's Design Team Series

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  The Your Next Stamp design team members are sharing some of their creative processes this month over on the Your Next Stamp Blog.  

Today was my turn on the YNS Blog and I created a couple of cards using the fabulous Your Next Stamp October release.  

This first card uses the new Waddles - Snow Fun! stamps and the coordinating Waddles - Snow Fun! Die Set.  The images in this set are adorable and I know I'm going to be reaching for these stamps and dies often!  The tag is from the Winter Fun Tag Die Set.  The sentiment on my card is from the Whatknot Sentiments Set Three set.  There are lots of fabulous sentiments included in this set!    

My next card features dies from Your Next Stamp.  I seldom make cards that don't require any coloring so this was out of my comfort zone, but I like the way it turned out.  I used the new Winter Fun Tag Die Set but instead of die-cutting the tag, I used the die-cut sentiment that comes in the set.  I used the Jingle Bell Border Die to cut the string of bells from some gold glitter paper.  Then I snipped one little jingle bell from the string and added it to the bottom of my card. 

Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog each Monday to find out more about the design team members and their creative spaces!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7KCF Challenge - Let's Fiesta

Good morning friends!  We have a new challenge today over on the 7KCF Challenge Blog.  The challenge is "anything goes" with an optional twist of multiple folds. 

I decided to make an easel card for this challenge.  I used the fabulous Let's Fiesta clear stamp set from SugarPea Designs.  This is such a fun set!  The cactus and donkey on my card are also from this set and there are lots of fun sentiments too.  I colored my card card with copics and colored pencils and then fussy cut the images. 

Be sure to stop by the 7KCF Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing this week. 

Products from the 7KCF Store:

Let's Fiesta Clear Stamp Set from SugarPea Designs
Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts Dies from Lawn Fawn

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Your Next Stamp's October Release After Party

Good morning and welcome to our Your Next Stamp October release After Party!!!  The team is back today to share even more inspiration with these fabulous new stamps and dies.

For today's card I used the sweet Waddles - Snow Fun! clear stamp set.  I colored these cuties with copics and then added some glitter to the wings and little hat.  I cut the image out using the coordinating Waddles - Snow Fun! Die Set.  I also added some Green Apple and Pink Lemonade Glittered Gumdrops.  

Here's a photo of the entire set.  Lots of cuteness here, right?  Be sure to visit the YNS Blog to see everyone's amazing projects!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

Monday, October 20, 2014

Girl's Night Out!

Good morning everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Today I'm sharing a card using one of the adorable Art Impression Halloween stamps.

This little witch is Girl's Night Out!  After I stamped the image, I masked her and then stenciled some purple clouds.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  The fun papers are by Doodlebug Designs - I always love their bright Halloween dp.  I added a diecut star, seam binding bow, and some silver sequins to give it some sparkle.  This was a quick & easy Halloween card!  Art Impressions has lots of cute Halloween stamps and you can find them here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty  -  Boo!
One Crazy Stamper October Challenge  -  Halloween/Christmas
QKR Stampede Challenge 109 - The Witch Is In
Scrapper's Delight Challenge 33  -  Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge 210  -  Halloween
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 86  -  Use an image with a hat

Stamp:  Art Impressions - Girl's Night Out
Paper:  Doodlebug Designs - Ghouls & Goodies; Neenah, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, MFT Stitched Circle Die, Nestabilities, seam binding, Paper Smooches star die, sequins   

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Your Next Stamp October Release and Blog Hop!!!

Hello and welcome to our October New Release Blog Hop!

We have a fun lineup of stamps and dies for you this month.  We've got fabulous stamp sets and coordinating dies that will be perfect for your Christmas cards this year.  We've also got a new set of sentiments that I know you're going to love!  The entire release is available now in the YNS Store.

We've got lots of amazing guests joining our DT today!  You should have arrived here from Kelli's blog.  Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products.  Be sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win one of FIVE $20.00 YNS gift certificates!  Karen will announce the five random winners on the YNS Blog on October 22.  

For my first card I used the adorable Darling Deer clear stamp.  I love this image and think it's a gorgeous stamp for holiday cards!  I added some glitter to the snow and then used the Jingle Bell Border Die to cut the jingle bells from some gold glitter paper. 

The second card uses the fun, playful Waddles - Snow Fun!  Another perfect set for your holiday cards!  This set includes four penguin images and perfect sentiments to go along with the penguins!  I think this may be my favorite set from the new release.  You just can't get much cuter than these little guys!  I also used the coordinating Waddles - Snow Fun! Die Set. I love to have coordinating stamps and dies - it makes cardmaking so much more fun!  Oh, the sparkly little gumdrops I've added to my card?  Well, you can find those in the YNS Store too. 

In addition to our October release, YNS is also launching their new website today!  If you set up an account on the new website you will receive 10% off your entire purchase (including sale items)!  Plus, Karen is offering 15% off our October release!  How sweet is that? 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us today.  Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop!