Saturday, July 4, 2015

YNS July New Release Hop!


Hi all and welcome to my stop on the July New Release Hop for Your Next Stamp!  We have a whole bunch of new stamps and dies for you, including a few that I designed!  Yay!   If you’ve been following the stops, you should have arrived here from Holly’s Blog (links below), but if you just happened upon this post, why not go back to the start so you don’t miss a stop!

I’m really excited about this release (as I am with all releases) because we have so much awesome cuteness to share with you!  Also, I’m extra excited because I have some products in this release that I designed!!   For this release I designed the super fun Ninja Surprise stamp set and matching pop-up die set!!  I also designed all of the scenery elements in the Ocean Scene die set, and then Karen added in the sea creatures. 

I loved playing with these new releases, so let’s get to my projects!

First up, I have a card made with a really cool technique that I got from Lydia Fiedler – stamping and coloring with colored pencil on black paper:


I didn’t have the black pastel paper that Lydia used, so I made do with some Stampin’ Up! black cardstock.  I stamped in white and then colored with my Luminance colored pencils.  I’ll be doing a video soon on this technique!  I used the bird and a sentiment from the new Celebrate in Color stamp set.

Next I have a card using my Ninja Surprise stamp set and the matching pop-up dies.  Here’s the outside:


And the inside:


Isn’t that fun?!  There’s a pop-up ninja on the inside!  Here’s a video showing how I made the card:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

As always, we’ll have a winner randomly drawn from all the comments on all the blogs in the hop to win a $20 YNS gift certificate!  And there’s also a sale:


Now you’re headed to Sue’s Blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go!  Happy hopping!

Friday, July 3, 2015

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi everybody!  We have a new release hop coming up tomorrow so today I have a sneak peek for you:


I used the new Ocean Scene Dies (that I helped design), as well as the Sea Creatures One stamp set and matching dies, and the Sea Creature Sentiments.  I meant for the Ocean Scene Dies to match all our Sea Creature products.

You can check out the YNS Blog to see who all has peeks for you today, and then we hope to see you back for the New Release Hop tomorrow!  TFL!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

YNS Challenges

Hi all!  It’s time for new Sketch and Color challenges over at the YNS Blog.   For the next 2 weeks, here’s our sketch:


And here’s the color challenge:


I went with the color challenge and came up with this:


I used the Plant Some Kindness stamp set and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Easy peasy!

We hope you’ll play along with us!  All the details can be found on the YNS Blog.  TFL!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

YNS Feature Day


Hi all!  It’s time for another Your Next Stamp Feature Day on the YNS blog.  This month our theme was to use YNS animals/critters.  There are so many great ones to choose from that it was hard to pick!  But I finally went with Woodland Cuties:


I stamped the raccoon on watercolor paper and clear embossed.  Then I colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I just used black and a dark brown.  I cut him out with the matching die set and foam mounted him on the little scene I made with a couple patterned papers and the Spring/Summer Scene die set, and cut out with a Stitched Square.  Finally, I used my MISTI to help me stamp the sentiment from the same set.

Please go check out all of the DT inspiration at the YNS Blog and comment there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  TFL!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jam in my Doughnut

Hi all!  Today I’m playing in the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party.  I’ve chosen Challenge #2 (a color challenge) and here’s what I came up with:


I used my new sets Dinky Doughnuts and a couple of sentiment pieces from We Go Together.

I stamped the 2 doughnut parts using my MISTI and colored in the jam with a Tombow marker.  Then I mounted the first half of the sentiment in my MISTI and colored just the word “jam” with the same red marker.  I inked up the rest of the sentiment with my chocolate inkpad and also stamped the word “doughnut” with the same inkpad and my MISTI. I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Hi all!  It’s time for new challenges over at the YNS Blog!  First, here’s our color challenge photo:

YNS Color Challenge 16

And our sketch:YNSSketch-16

I chose to go with the sketch and came up with this:


I stamped the French fries from the Happy Meal stamp set with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  Then I overstamped it with my MISTI and Versafine ink.  I cut it out with the matching die set, stamped a face from Fun Faces, and then added googly eyes. 

For the background, I used a die from the Stitching Marks Circles die set.  I added a strip cut from red polka dot paper with the Scrapworks: Strips die set and finished it off with a sentiment that I stamped with 2 different colors of ink with my MISTI.

We hope you’ll play along!  All the DT inspiration and details can be found on the YNS Blog.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

YNS DT Dare Day

Hi all!  It’s that time of month for our DT Dare.  That’s when the DT is given a specific theme to work with using the latest release.  This month our theme is “Sunny Days” – use yellow and/or a sun on your project.  Here’s what I came up with:


Sorry it looks so dull in the picture – I couldn’t get a good shot in the light I had – it’s much brighter yellow in real life.

I used the new Plant Some Kindness stamp set, Stitched Square die set, and Scrapworks: Strips die set.  And I made a video:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video player above.

Please check out the YNS Blog for all the other Sunny inspiration from the DT and comment there for a chance to win the stamp set of your choice!