Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge

Hello friends!

I'm sharing a card today with the Bugs & Kisses set from this month's release at Your Next Stamp.  I had all sorts of fun with my gumdrops on the ladybug's spots.

I followed the sketch challenge for my layout and colored the ladybug with Spectrum Noir markers.

I hope you'll play along!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Your Next Stamp - June DT Dare

It's DT Dare day on the Your Next Stamp Blog and our theme is "Just for You".  I had so much fun making this little treat bag!!  I used the Treat Bag Topper Die for the base and colored up the bee from the new Bugs and Kisses set to decorate it.  Then, of course, I had to use Bit O Honey candy in the bag! :). A little ribbon and some Gumdrops and I have a cute little package to give away... "Just Bee-cause!"

Thanks so much for dropping by and for your sweet comments!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

Your Next Stamp -June Release Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome to my stop on the Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!!  I can't believe that it is already June, can you?  I love the warm days and the sunshine so my cards today are bright and happy.

Let's start with this card with the new Bugs & Kisses set.  I love, love, LOVE the solid clouds in this set!  They are wonderful to make an emboss resist background!  Just stamp them in Versamark ink, clear emboss them and sponge a background for your bugs...

I colored my dragonfly with Staedtler Karat Watercolor pencils and a blender pen and added a few Stickles to his wings.  Other YNS Products... Stitched Rectangle Die, Stitched Scallop Edge Die.

My second card is with the oh, so sweet Splish Splash Fun set.  I love this!  Just look at that frog!  Couldn't you just pick him up and kiss him?  Maybe he is a prince in disguise!

I colored this image with watercolor pencils, too, and added a number of Gumdrops from different sets for some sparkle.  

Don't forget to hop around to all the blogs in the link list below to get lots of inspiration using the new sets and dies (that are all in the YNS Store right now, by the way!!).  And remember to leave comments as you hop to be in the running for a $25.00 gift certificate to the Store!  (By the way, the more blogs you visit and comment on the greater your odds of winning! But you don't have to comment on every blog to be in the drawing.)

Now off you go through the hop.  :)   And remember, as your wish list expands, that Karen is giving 20% off your entire order through June 14th.  Yay!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.  They really make my day!!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Your Next Stamp June Preview Day!

Hello friends!

Can you believe that it is June already??  I love this time of year!  Especially because it's time for another release at Your Next Stamp!  I have so enjoyed playing along with the design team for these past few months!! The new release blog hop starts tomorrow night when all the new release items hit the store, but, for today I have a sneak peek project to share.  Don't forget to check out the Your Next Stamp blog for more peeks and inspiration!!

When I first got my package this month a pack of new sparkly Gumdrops was on top and they absolutely looked like a flag to me, so that is what I made.  And it went perfectly with one of the sentiments from the cute new Little Darling Super Hero set!

I used the various sized Gumdrops to form my flag and then stamped my sentiment in Navy.  The paper was in my stash... BoBunny, I think, but I'm not sure.  The card is 5.5" square which is bigger than my normal A2 size, I felt like the flag needed a bigger stage.  Wouldn't this be a fun card to send to a friend or family member in the military??


Thanks for stopping by today and for leaving a sweet comment! 
I'll see you again soon for the new release blog hop.  I have fun cards to share! : )