Friday, August 31, 2012

Fun Friday With Your Next Stamp - Just Flew In

       Hello and welcome to Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp! Today is the last day of August, and also the last day of the YNS Birthday Celebration. Our theme for the month was "Celebrations". To create my card I used a stamp set that totally makes me smile "Jumbo Flamingo Fred". I just love that guy! I also had some fun with some of my favorite YNS dies, Grass, Clouds, and one of the round balloon dies. Do you see it??  Well, I die cut 7 yellow glitter die cut circle balloon shapes and glued them together to create a sun!!  Fun!  Also, you can buy the set containing all of these dies (grass border, 3 balloon shapes, and two clouds) for 15% off!  Click here if you want to check it out.

We also have our own member company forum at Splitcoast Stampers with information on all new releases, and all of the happenings in the YNS World!
I hope you will visit the YNS Blog and see what the other design team members have to show ya! And thank YOU for visiting my blog today!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge # 147 - Christmas in August

Evergreen, Olive, Smoke, Cherry Blossom

                                                             This week The Play Date Cafe prize is being sponsored by:

                                                                        The design team was also given product to play with!!

  Here is my card for this weeks challenge:


  I used the single "Candy Cane Jelly Jr" stamp to create a flower. I added a vellum flower to the center that I created with 3 nesting scallop circle EK Success punches.

  I hope you like my card, and I have to tell you this is the first Christmas card I have made in awhile! I can't wait to see what you create using the colors for this weeks The Play Date Cafe Challenge!!


{A Color Challenge}


I love the colors for the current CR84FN challenge so I just had to play along! Check out this beeeeee-utiful color palette:

  To create my card I used the PTI sets "The Sweet Life", and "Beautiful Butterflies".  I also used the PTI die set "Gracious Vases". I added an outline of stitching on my vase to give it a little something extra. The paper I used is from the My Minds Eye "Blue Bell" collection. That oh so pretty rose embossing is the  Lifestyle Crafts "Floral" embossing folder set. Isn't it pretty?!  Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

{How Beautiful A Day Can Be}


  Hello! I am here with a quick post to show you a card I created for the Flourishes 2-4-6-8 Birthday Celebration "It's a Banner of a Day" Challenge.  and this weeks Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:  Banners and Flags


  I created my banners using my new Lifestyles Crafts die set "Tag Its". I used a floral image from the Flourishes set "Zinnia's" to add a subtle pattern to my banners. I stamped the entire floral image on the lower right, and stamped the sentiment on top of it. You have to look hard to see it but that is the look I was going for. Soft and understated.  I added machine stitching to finish off my card. I just love it and I hope you like it to!


Friday, August 24, 2012

{I Just Adore You}


   Hello and happy Friday! Today I am excited to show you a card that I created using some of my new fabby patterned paper from My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Collection, "Blue Bell". I llllooooove this paper pad!! I pieced together some of my favorite patterns from the collection.  I used the Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies metal dies and vanilla burlap to create my focal point. The sentiment is from the PTI set Signature Greetings Two.  I am happy to be playing along with the Moxie Fab World Card Design Handbook Focal Point Challenge and this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday: Fabric Die Cuts Challenge.

      I will be back later today with a couple of cards I created for the Flourishes Birthday celebration, until then, have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge # 146 - Color Splash

This week the PDCC challenge is being sponsored by SRM Stickers.

They generously sent an amazing selection of goodies to each designer. Here is what I created for the challenge using SRM stickers! (My very first time to use them -- LOVE them!)


  The sentiment, and the dotted scalloped borders are SRM product.  I used one of my new embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts to create the beautiful background. You can't tell from the picture but I embossed a piece of glossy photo paper. It makes a beautiful impression! The rolled felt flowers were created using metal dies from Marianne Designs.  I finished off the card with a PTI border, and a row of pearls. I hope you like my card and I CANNOT wait to see what you create for The Play Date Cafe Color Splash Challenge!!


{Zoomin By..}


Hello! I was inspired by this weeks PTI Make It Monday #79  to create my card, the challenge was to use your die cuts with fabric. Luckily I already had some sticky fabric backing on hand so this challenge was a  piece of cake! I used fabric on my little train smoke stack. Well, actually I used stamped card stock, and fabric. =0) I used the adorable PTI set "Little Hot Rod". Oh my gosh this set is so cute! The train track is a stamping wheel from Stampin Up'. It is perfect for using with this set! My color inspiration comes from this weeks challenge at ColorQ:

                                                                         Thank you for visiting my blog today!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

{Having Some Fun}


    This weekend I worked on a handful of cards for the"2-4-6-8- Help Flourishes Celebrate" card challenge. I created this card for the "Add Some Sprinkles" challenge. To create my card I used the Flourishes set "Zinnias".   This is one of the stamp sets I received in my Stamping Royalty prize package and my first time to use Flourishes stamps. They stamp beautifully! I am 100% positive I will be adding more of these sets to my collection. I colored my flower bouquet using Copic, , Sharpies and Bic Markits.


 The beaded centers are beads from Provo Craft that I have had for 5 years. It will take a life time to ever use them all. lol   I used patterned paper from the Sweetest Thing collection by My Minds Eye. I hope you like my card! Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day!


Friday, August 17, 2012

{Your Next Stamp - Fun Friday!!}


  Hello friends! Welcome to Fun Friday with Your Next Stamp (YNS)!   This month we are celebrating our 3rd Birthday so our Fun Friday theme is "Celebration". The card I created today features the "Small Post Card stamp and matching die", and my very favorite YNS die set "Balloon Trio".  I cut out a few extra shapes of each balloon size and glued them together to create my own chipboard.  I sanded the edges to give them a bit of distressing. The patterned paper is from the "Sweet Day" collection by Echo Park.  Be sure to visit the YNS Blog to see the fabulous creations of the designers playing along today!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Play Date Cafe # 145 - A Happy Heart


Hello and welcome to this weeks The Play Date Cafe Challenge! This week we have a BEAUTIFUL color story featuring colors perfect for the cooler weather soon to come:

Burnt Sienna, Mustard, and Slate

                                             This week we have a super prize package for you sponsored by Momenta

                                                                   Now let me tell you a little about my card!


  I used the WPLUS9 set "Pretty Patches" Pumpkin, and the sentiment from "Pretty Patches Apple". My patterned paper is from My Minds Eye. I used the Polaroid die from the Fabulous Frames collection by PTI. Such a fun die to use! The polka dot ribbon is from American Crafts.

     I can't wait to see what you create with the beautiful colors this week!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

{A Thankful Heart}


  Whew, today I DO have a thankful heart. My little one got hurt but it could have been so much worse. I think I aged about 10 years! I'm sure all you Mom's know all about that. lol.   

  Yesterday I received my new release order from WPlus9 and I absolutely love my stamps! I just couldn't wait to ink them up. For this card I used "Pretty Patches Apple", and "Country Charm". These stamps stamp beautifully as you can see from my picture. I added hand stitched x's to all of the corners of my patches, and added color coordinated buttons tied with twine as well. I cut out the apple, heart, and leaf by hand, and attached them using foam dots. I know I am going to be using these sets a ton this fall!  Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a wonderful evening!


Monday, August 13, 2012

{The Craft's Meow August Sketch Challenge}


Hello! Today I am here to show you a card I created for the August TCM  Sketch Challenge using this sketch:

  To create my card I used TCM set "Inspired By Audrey".  I love using pink/black/white together! The adorable papers I used are from Carta Bella's "Paris Girl" collection. I love, LOVE this collection!! The pretty gray flower is from Prima, and the pink ruffled ribbon is from the Etsy shop "A Joyful Cup". I used my PTI Fancy Frame dies to create the banner for my sentiment, and the embossed die cut leaves are from Marianne Designs. I hope you like my card and all its pink goodness. =0)  Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Play Date Cafe 144 - So Many Smiles


   Wow, thank you everyone for the warm welcome to the PDCC team last week! You are going to LOVE the colors this week but first let me welcome a new member to The Play Date Cafe design team, the wonderfully talented Jen Cuthbertson! I cannot wait to see her amazing creations! Please make sure to give her a warm welcome. (I know you will, because you guys rock!)

                                                                             Check out the beautiful color story:

   This week we have a fantastic sponsor:  Simon Says Stamp. They are offering our "Cup of the week" a $25 shopping spree in their store!

Simon Says Stamp

  Now let me tell you a little bit about my card. To stamp the roses I used "The Sweet Life" and the sentiment from "Natural Beauties", both from PTI. The patterned paper is from the "Honey" collection" by My Minds Eye. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you play along with us this week!!

{So Sweet}


                                                   I saw this weeks color challenge at CR84FN and totally wanted to play along.

 To create my card I used the super adorable set from WPlus 9 "Fresh Picked". I don't think I have ever used this color combo but I do love how striking the colors look together. I had fun making this card! Okay, gotta run, time to watch the Olympics!!  Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{The Destination}


     Ahhh, today I am taking it slow and easy, and thought I would play along with this weeks challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

  I have to say this card makes me SO happy! The sentiment is from the Technique Tuesday set "All Aboard". The design is quite simple, I used patterned paper from "Everyday Eclectic" by Echo Park. The super cute cloud dies are from Your Next Stamp. I hope you like my card!


Monday, August 6, 2012

{Your Next Stamp August Release Blog Hop - It's A Celebration!!}


Howdy and welcome!!  We have an AMAZING Blog Hop this month because Your Next Stamp is celebrating its 3rd Birthday!!! We are super excited about this milestone, and we have some fun and ADORABLE projects to share with you today!

   To make this hop even MORE fun  we have put together a scavenger hunt! Each DT member and guest has a bold, colored letter on her blog. Collect all the letters and unscramble them to find the special saying. Once you do that, e-mail Karen at and you will qualify for the $25 YNS shopping spree GRAND PRIZE!!!

We also have 3 special new release prize packs hidden along the hop. Just leave comments along the way to win!

You have until August 9th at 12 midnight EST to play along and the winners will be announced August 10th on the YNS Blog !

Now, let me show you what I created using my new FAVORITE YNS stamp set "The Great Outdoors".


And ya just can't go camping without smores:


I also created a card using the totally adorable set "Fab-u-licious".


And since it is our 3rd Birthday here is a birthday card featuring the set "Stack of Pressies".


As always we have some awesome specials at the YNS Store ! Everyone will receive a FREE scratch card with every purchase all month long or while supplies last! Every card is a WINNER!

Also receive 25% off your order August 6th-August 10th! Online code is HAPPY

Karen has just improved the YNS Store website , so make sure you check it out! We now have larger thumbnails so you can see these adorable images even better!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the amazingly talented blog of  Amy Rohl.    But before you go, don’t forget about the scavenger hunt!

                                                                My letter is  Y

Happy hopping!