Saturday, October 21, 2017

Magical and Magnificent

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Magical

What a fun theme!!

At first I was thinking about making a Christmas card with a bunch of sparkle!  As I just love how magical the holiday season is!

But then I started thinking girl!  Flipping through my stamps, I found the adorable Magical and Magnificent stamp set!

I decided to use the cute zebra and awesome sentiment, as I thought they were very fitting for the theme!!
I used the coordinating Magical and Magnificent Die Set to die cut around my carousel zebra! 

For behind my zebra, I used the Star Panel Die!!  As you can see, it isn't the entire panel!!  I only used a portion of it!! Genius!  One of my 'light bulb' moments recently!!  I'll be sharing more info on it later next month!!
 I finished off my card by adding a bunch of lovely Gumdrops!!

So much fun in one card!!


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You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Snowflakes are Unique

Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog today!!

I am featuring one of the first stamp sets I fell in love with when I was first introduced to D2BA!  It still remains to be one of my favorite winter sets to work with!

I absolutely love the gorgeous snowflakes in the Snowflake Wishes stamp set!!

I started by die cutting the Reverse Cut Jewel Snowflake die from my white cardstock layer!  I then stamped some of the snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set to my liking!
Leaving room for the lovely 'Snowflakes are unique...just like You.' sentiment from the stamp set as well!!

So fun and beautiful!!

Doesn't have to be a Christmas card, can be used to just put a smile on someone's face during the cold winter months!!

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Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Season's Greetings


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a fun CAS card to share with you using dies from Frantic Stamper!!

The Script Season's Greetings die is so fun to us to create CAS holiday cards!!

It is definitely the largest sentiment die I have ever used!! I wasn't sure at first how it was going to turn out, but ended up LOVELY it!!
It's great to use to mass produce a bunch of holiday cards!!

I ended up adding two enamel hearts to finish the card off!!

I love the simplicity of this card!!  

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

YNS Be Merry DT Dare

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's DT Dare day at Your Next Stamp!!

DT Dare is....
Be Merry

What a fun theme!!  With that in mind I decided to grab the new Be Jolly stamp set!!  My son and I absolutely LOVE the adorable deer in the set!  When he seen it he let out a sweet belly laugh!!
The holidays make me wanna be merry and dance!!  I could do the happy dance non-stop when decorating the house!!  I just love the spirit Christmas brings!!  So when I seen the 'Holiday Happy Dance' sentiment in the Be Jolly stamp set as well, I was super excited about this set!!

I also used the coordinating Be Jolly Die Set, so that I could die cut around my reindeer, as I thought it would be super fun to put him on an Action Wobble!! 
So he can dance!!!  I love it!!

Behind him I stamped the Star Ink Splatter with Sunflower Yellow Ink!

Such a fun card!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Believe in the Magic


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a elegant Christmas card to share with you using lovely new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

I'm so excited to share this card with you!  I absolutely love how it turned out!!

The recent release from Frantic Stamper has me dreaming of the holidays!!

I used the beautiful new Snowflake Christmas Tree die for my main image!!  I die cut it using a piece of green sparkly paper!!
 I also used the die to die cut just the top of the tree from gold sparkly paper, so I could add the snowflake to the top with a foam dot behind!

I also used the new Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set for my sentiment!!

So pretty!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Saturday, October 7, 2017

YNS October Release

Hello Stamping Friends!

 It's release day at Your Next Stamp!!!
This release is just so amazing!!!
It is packed full of lovely holiday goodness!!  It is so hard to pick favorites!! I absolutely LOVE everything being released!!!

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I hope you are ready for some cuteness!!!

Up first I am featuring the new Mini Snowflake Panel Die!  I absolutely love these background dies!!!

I decided to use it to create a cute little shaker card to put on a Christmas gift!!  My goal is to create all my own tags this year for presents!!

I also used the adorable new Deck the Halls stamp set!!
I wanted to use the cute bear from the set!  But this set is so full of so many cute images!!  So many fun scenes can be created!!  The sentiment I used is also from the set!!!

I also used the coordinating Deck the Halls Die Set to die cut around my sweet bear!!

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Up next I am featuring the new A Cute Holiday Stack stamp set and coordinating A Cute Holiday Stack Die!!
Such a super cute image!!  

Behind the image I used the new Stripe Panel Insert Die!!
As you can see above, I thought it would be fun to first use the die to create a shaker window with!!  I sure love my shaker cards!!

I finished up my card by adding a few red enamel dots from the new Vintage Holiday Gumdrops set!

Please reference our linky at the bottom of this post for the entire hop list.

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Have a lovely day!


Friday, October 6, 2017

YNS October Preview Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

 It's preview day at Your Next Stamp!!!
Which means tomorrow is release day!!

This time of the month is always so exciting!!

There are a bunch of sweet new stamp sets and dies being released tomorrow!!

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I am featuring the adorable new Tweet Holiday stamp set!!
Isn't the image adorable?!?!  I sure think so!  I just love these sweet holiday birds!!

I also used the coordinating Tweet Holiday Die to die cut my image out!  I so love not having to fussy cut!!

Behind the sweet image I used the new Rectangle Stick Frame Die!! I just love the added look!
The 'tweet' sentiment I used is also from the new Tweet Holiday stamp set, I masked the sentiment so that I could stamp a portion above the die/image and then the remaining part below the die/image!

At first I was just going to leave the card as is, keeping it sweet and elegant!  But ended up deciding to add a strip of striped pattern paper from the new Holly Jolly 6x6 Paper Pad to the bottom!  Adds a nice touch!

I finished up my card by adding a few red enamel dots from the new Vintage Holiday Gumdrops set!

Such a 'tweet' image!!  I just love it!!

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Be sure to check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to view all the other sneak peeks!!

Have a lovely day!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Season's Greetings Shaker


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a cute shaker to share with you using fun new dies from Frantic Stamper!!

I absolutely love the new Seasons's Greetings Block Die!!!
When I got this die, I instantly thought about creating a shaker card with it!!

I'm obsessed with creating shaker cards, they are so much fun!!  I really enjoyed giving them!  Especially since kids and adults enjoy them so much fun!!

You can't help but shake them a few times!!! 

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Thursday, September 28, 2017

YNS Challenge #74

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!

Click here to find the current challenge!
There is a fun sketch and colors to find inspiration from!!

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I found some inspiration in both the colors and the sketch!!  I just love YNS's challenges!!

The photo inspired me to create a Halloween card!!
I used the adorable Halloween Pumpkins stamp set!!  I just love being able to stamp these pumpkins and put on any face I'd like!  So fun!!  I also used the coordinating Halloween Pumpkins Die Set to cut them out!!

I used some Black Licorice Divine Twine under my pumpkins and then stamped the "Happy Halloween" sentiment also from the alloween Pumpkins stamp set in Black Olive Ink!!

I finished off my card by adding two orange gumdrops from the Sunset Sparkle Gumdrops set!

So cute and fun!!

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You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rocks of Encouragement


Hello Stamping Friends!

Today I am sharing a little fun with Inspired By Stamping's products!

Recently my daughter has gotten into painting rocks and hiding them within the surrounding area that we live!  I didn't realize this was a big thing, until I recently found a painted rock while working!!  I picked it up and brought it home to show my kids and look into it!  

Well that is all it took for my kids!  Next thing I know, I'm buying more acrylic paints, paint markers, sealer and we're at the local beach occasionally picking rocks!!

I admit, I am not much of a painter!  So while spending time with the kids painting, I thought, I wonder if I can stamp on them? 

So I decided to give it a try!!

I start by finding a fairly flat and smooth rock and add some acrylic paint to the top.  I then find an encouraging sentiment to add once dried!

I cut a piece of acetate to just slightly bigger than my sentiment, as using a block doesn't really stamp well if the rock isn't very smooth and flat.  Using the acetate allows me to have more control when stamping and allows me to stamp the sentiment better!

Stamped:
I love the watercolor feel to the stamped sentiment!!  How appropriate when I used the sentiment from the Watercolor Sentiments stamp set!!

I ended up leaving the stamped sentiment as it was as I really liked the look. Sometimes I will use a paint marker to clean-up the sentiment so it looks more perfect, as you will see in the next rock.

I then added a border and some hearts around the sentiment! I unfortunately don't have a finished look! I feel bad!  My daughter grabbed this rock on Saturday along with a bunch of other ones as she thought she was doing me a favor!  Because we went to town to hide a bunch!  Didn't even see her hide it! Didn't know until I went to take pictures Sunday and was looking all over for it! LOL.  I confronted her and she was all excited that she hid it!  Should have left it at that!  As when I told her I didn't take a picture of it yet, some tears were shed.  I felt horrible!!

Here is one of the completed rocks:
For this one I stamped the 'Do What Makes You" sentiment from the Happy Stamp Set on my rock!!  And I die cut the 'happy' sentiment from the Happy Die Set from a piece of glittery sticker paper!  I adhered it to my rock and added Mod Podge over to keep it adhered to my rock!

I was told by my daughter that she didn't take this one because she secretly really wants to keep it!! LOL!

How fun!!!

Something a little different!!  So I thought I would share!!

It is so much fun to do, but very important to make sure paint and ink is dry before you seal!  I've been a little anxious to seal some of my rocks and have actually wrecked them and smeared the stamping! So be patient!

Have a lovely day!




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Friday, September 22, 2017

YNS September Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Let's Learn our ABC's....Create Anything But a Card

In honor of school being back in session, what a fun theme!!

I decided to create a fun tag, using the Cool Tag Three Die Set, to be added to a package of candy!  

I stamped the Alpha Splatter Stamp on my die cut tag!  I used my Copics to color a few of the letters and numbers in!
I also used the fun School Notes stamp set and coordinating School Notes Die Set to add the sweet images and sentiment!  Thought this little tag and package would be fun to add in my daughter's lunch some day as a sweet surprise for her!!

She's always so thoughtful and leaving me cute little messages to find, so I thought I would do the same for her!!

I'm sure she will love it!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall is in the Air


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have a cute shaker card to share with you using dies from Frantic Stamper!!

I used the super fun Blowing Leaves Square die to create my shaker window!!
I also used the Fall Words Die Set to die cut the 'Fall" sentiment from brown cardstock to match my pattern paper!

What a fun fall card!  I absolutely LOVE the cooler weather we have been having!!  It's sad summer has come to an end, but this cooler weather sure makes doing things so much more enjoyable!!  Not sweating just standing out side!  Plus I love when the leaves change colors!!  It's so beautiful!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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