Thursday, 22 June 2017

Your Next Stamp June Feature - Combine Stamps (Word Critter/Tea-rific)

Welcome to the June Your Next Stamp feature post. Each month the design team uses specific stamps, dies or themes to create projects that will hopefully inspire you.

You will want to check out the feature post each month at the YNS blog because in addition to inspiration, there is also a chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice.

This month our challenge was to use two or more stamps together and as many dies as we wanted. This was a fun challenge.

For this month's challenge, I used masking to create a scene with two of my stamp sets. The one set Tea-riffic is retired, however the Birthday Phoebe set has a set of books that could also work. The sweet cat is from the Word Critter: Cats and Dogs. I have used that critter set twice this month!

OTHER YNS Products: Word Critter: Cats and Dogs, Tea-rific (retired), Stitched RectangleFile Tab dieStitched Scallop Edge dieFirecracker Sparkly GumdropsYNS Ink (mocha, black olive)

Head over to the YNS blog to see all of the Design Team members sharing projects for this month's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the June Feature and you will have a chance to win a prize. One lucky crafter will WIN a YNS stamp set of their choice.

Have a happy day!!!!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 66 (Word Critter - Cats and Dogs)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #66. 

Every two weeks, there is a new challenge that features a sketch and colour inspiration. Pick the one that inspires you most, or try both for an added challenge. The best part of these challenges is you could win a gift certificate to the YNS store!

 

This week I was inspired by the sketch and created my card using the sweet Word Critters Cats and Dogs


For the sketch/colour challenge #66, you will have until Thursday June 22nd (midnight EST) to play along. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more inspiration and to link up your creation.

One random participant will win a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature YNS products (it must be the main focus of your project), you will receive an additional $5. When you use a YNS stamp/die, there is a chance of being selected as the YNS top pick. The winner and top pick are announced on the YNS blog, the Sunday after the close of the challenge.

If you use YNS products on your project, you can also take part in the YNS Social Media challenge. Simply showcase your YNS sketch/colour challenge #66 project on Instagram, Splitcoast Stampers or Facebook. Check out the currently challenge post at the YNS blog for more details on the social media challenge.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Your Next Stamp June DT Dare: Just for You (Bugs and Kisses)

It's time for the June Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare challenge.

Each month the design team is given a special challenge to help show off the new release stamps and dies. The challenge may be seasonal or technique bases, but whatever it may be, you will see a lot of fun projects.

This month our Designer theme is JUST FOR YOU! The team was left to interpret this how they wanted.

One of my favourite stamps for this month's release it the Bugs and Kisses. I also love the amazing new paper and gumdrops. I created a simple "Just BEE-cause" card. It will be one of those card I can give to anyone, at anytime, for any reason! Those cards are good to have in your stash!


Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and look for the June DT Dare post. Leave a comment on that post for the chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Your Next Stamp June New Release



Welcome to the Your Next Stamp June release hop. This release is filled with fun and fabulous stamps, dies, beautiful new paper and fun new Gumdrops! There is a little something for everyone in this month's release.

We have an amazing blog hop to showcase so many wonderful stamps, and dies! This month we have a number of talented guest joining us for our June release hop. Sit back, grab a beverage and maybe a pen and paper to joint down an item or two for your wish list.

My first card may having you longing for some place a little warm and tropical. The cute Parrot-ise stamp is so fun to use and works well with the Tropical Island paper and Tropical Paradise Gumdrops.


Next up is a rare masculine card using the Little Darling Super Heroes. This set is fabulous because it includes a super hero boy and girl. As we are getting close to father's day, I thought the little boy would be ideal. I also used the new For the For the Boys Paper and the Firecracker Sparkly Gumdrops.



In celebration of this new release, check out the fabulous deal Karen is offering!


Thank you for joining us for our new release hop! I hope you found a little inspiration and maybe a few stamps, dies, paper, ink.......that you'd like to add to your YNS collection. As you are hoping along, we would love for you to leave a comment. There will be a $25 YNS gift certificates available to win, so the more blogs you visit, the greater your chances to win the prize!

Remember to also come back to the YNS blog on June 14th to check out the next Design Team Dare challenge.

Have a great day and happy hopping!




Your Next Stamp June Preview - Bugs and Kisses

Guess what? It's almost time for the June release at Your Next Stamp!

Today, we have a little preview of some of the stamp, dies (and more) you will see for this months new release.

The June new release will happen later tonight, so take a little time to preview everything now. You can start your wish list, because there are so many great items, something will surely catch your eyes!

I am excited to share with you a few new items from this month's release. The stamp set Bugs and Kisses is sure to be a new favourites. I also used new gumdrops and paper pad! That's right more YNS paper!

YNS Supplies Used: Bugs and Kisses, Tropical Island paper, Tropical Paradise gumdrops, Stitched Square die, Circle Die, Scallop Circle Die, Stitching Mark Circle Die, YNS Almond Latte Ink

I hope you enjoy the previews for the Your Next Stamp June release. Remember to check out all of the previews from the design team. The complete list of previews is available on the YNS blog.

Stop back later tonight (10:00 pm EST) for the start of the June release blog hop. There will be a lot of amazing projects to see and a great prize to be one. You don't want to miss this amazing release. On June 14th there will be another chance for inspiration and a prize with the next DT dare challenge. You don't want to miss all of these chance to see the June release in action.

Happy Peeking everyone!


Friday, 2 June 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch / Colour Challenge # 65 (Golf Dog Zach)

Hello and welcome to another week of the Your Next Stamp sketch/colour challenge #65. 

Every two weeks, there is a new challenge that features a sketch and colour inspiration. Pick the one that inspires you most, or try both for an added challenge. The best part of these challenges is you could win a gift certificate to the YNS store!

 When using the colour inspiration, you must use at least 3 colours. You may also add neutrals 

This week I used both the sketch and colours for my inspiration with this masculine card. I used Golf Dog Zach. I really love working with sketches and this one was fun to alter just a bit to fit the image I was using. This will make a great birthday or father's day card!


For the sketch/colour challenge #65, you will have until Thursday June 8th (midnight EST) to play along. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more inspiration and to link up your creation.

One random participant will win a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature YNS products (it must be the main focus of your project), you will receive an additional $5. When you use a YNS stamp/die, there is a chance of being selected as the YNS top pick. The winner and top pick are announced on the YNS blog, the Sunday after the close of the challenge.

If you use YNS products on your project, you can also take part in the YNS Social Media challenge. Simply showcase your YNS sketch/colour challenge #65 project on Instagram, Splitcoast Stampers or Facebook. Check out the currently challenge post at the YNS blog for more details on the social media challenge.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Monday, 22 May 2017

Your Next Stamp May Feature - Art Inspiration (Fairy Dust)

Welcome to the May Your Next Stamp feature post. Each month the design team uses specific stamps, dies or themes to create projects that will hopefully inspire you.

You will want to check out the feature post each month at the YNS blog because in addition to inspiration, there is also a chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice.

This month we were asked to find a famous painting and draw our creative inspiration from it for our project. This feature was a challenge. There were so many amazing pieces of art, however I did find it difficult to find one that really inspired me for a card. That was of course until I started looking through paintings by Claude Monet. From here, I was completely inspired to grab my inks and get a little messy.

The painting I selected for my inspiration is called SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE AT DUSK


My inspiration came from the painting colours. I tried to recreate the colours and a little of the texture with my Distress ink. I applied the distress ink using the applicator to water colour paper. I then used a paint brush and water to blend the colours, giving it a weathered look.

I used the sweet FAIRY DUST stamp set for this thank you card, along with the Stitched Rectangles and the Double Stitched Hill die.


This feature posts also happens to fall on the birthday of Karen's son Brandon. To celebrate Brandon's birthday, Karen has a surprise sale for 3 days only. Happy Birthday Brandon!!!


Head over to the YNS blog to see all of the Design Team members sharing projects for this month's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the May Feature and you will have a chance to win a prize. One lucky crafter will WIN a YNS stamp set of their choice.

Have a happy day!!!!