Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 in Review!!

This month at YNS we are celebrating 2016 and all of our Fabulous Releases in 2016. Join us today for a Blog Hop as the Design Team shares projects created with our favorite products from 2016! Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $25 GC to the YNS store. 

I'm using the Huggles Christmas Star set that was released last month along with the Winter Scene Border Die. This year YNS also released our very own line of Inks pads and I used the Sunflower ink and mixed it up with some Glitter Bead Gel and White Embossing paste to create a fun texture for my background. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat and mixed some of the White embossing paste into it to create the shade of yellow I wanted and then I addd in the bead gel and layered it over a star stencil. Once the panel was dry I ran it through my big shot using the Largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I adhered the panel to a standard Black card base. 

I stamped the images onto some White card stock using YNS Black Olive ink and colored them in with Copic Markers. I cut them images out and set them aside. For the background piece I die cut the Winter Scene Border die from some White card stock and adhered it with foam tape for dimension. Then I adhered the images over the background. 

I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Black Olive ink and die cut it using the Cool Tag 3 banner die and adhered it at the top of the background. You can curve your sentiments by reversing your block over the piece your will stamp it on. So cute!! 

Are you ready to Hop along and see some Fabulous projects? Be sure to comment along the way for a chance to win. Thanks for joining us! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Make a Wish!!

Happy Friday everyone.. I'm doing double duty today with a card for the Your Next Stamp Challenge #53 and I'm up on the MarkerPop blog with the same card, welcoming Your Next Stamp to the MP store. 

There's still time to play along with Challenge #53 we have another great Sketch and Color Challenge to choose from. 


You can use them individually or mix them up together. I started by creating my layout on a card base based off the sketch with some Pattern Papers that I die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I stamped the images from the Waddles Happy Brrr-thday set onto some White card stock using Black Olive ink from YNS and colored the images in with Copics. 

I fussy cut the images out and adhered them to the card front with some Foam tape. I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner from the Cool Tag 3 set. Then I adhered it behind the penguin's head. For an touch of Sparkly and bring in a little more Pink I added some Hey Baby Sparkly gumdrops. 

Head over to the YNS Blog for more great inspiration from the team and all the details on how you can play along with us. 

Have a great weekend! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Merry Everything!

Happy Sunday everyone.. I'm over on the MarkerPop Blog with a new Video and card featuring the Merry Everything set from My Favorite Things. 

Head over for all the details or you can watch the video below. 

Saturday, November 26, 2016


I'm a little late with my posts this week so you will see them all over the weekend as I play catch up!

Thursday I was up on the Markerpop blog using the Avery Elle Caroling Critters set and the STAX Postage Stamp Die set. I started out with a piece of  Tim Holtz watercolor paper and I added some Distress inks in Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. Then I die cut the Largest of the Postage Stamp dies from a piece of  White Glitter card stock I found in my stash. I trimmed the watercolor panel to fit inside the Die cut area.

I die cut a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with the MFT Scenic Safari Die to create a snowy hillside. I adhered the hillside and then added the glitter frame over the background panel. I stamped all the images from the Caroling Critters set from Avery Elle with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto some Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them in with Copic Markers. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the background panel using some foam tape.

I adhered the image panel to a top folding Back card base with my Advanced Tape Glider and then I stamped the musical notes and the sentiment form the Caroling Critters set with some VersaFine Black ink. For an added touch of Shimmer I added some Clear, Red, Yellow & Green Wink of Stella to certain parts of the image but it's a little hard to see in the photo though.

I used the following Copics for the images:
Lantern~ Y13, Y15, Y17, R24, R27, R29, G07,G28 & YG17
Bear~ R30, C2, C1 & C0
Bunny~E70, E71, E74, R24, R29 & R30
Owl~B24, B23, B26, E31, E34 & E35
Fox~YR15, W3, W1, W00, YR12, YR18, E08, B23 & B26
Bird~ B23, B24, B26, R24 & R29
Music Sheets~ C2, C01, C0 & W3, W1 & W00

I hope you are having a great weekend!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Happy Tuesday everyone.. Today I'm sharing a fun Gift Tag using products from Right at Home. All this week the Design Team are showcasing the cute new set Holly Jolly Christmas . I paired it up with the Folded Gift Tag Die set from Right at Home as well. 

I started by created the Tag from some Kraft card stock and then I stamped the Gingham Background stamp over the tag with some Kraft colors ink. It's kinda hard to see in the photo. I stamped the Santa image and the candy Cane onto some Watercolor paper and colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Once the image was dry I added a little of the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Clear.

I cut the images out and adhered them to the tag with some dimensional adhesive. I stamped the sentiment along the bottom with some VersaFine Black ink and then I aded the To & From in the upper portion of the tag. For and extra pop of color I added some LadyBug Glitters enamel dots from Doodlebug. You can add a gift card or some cash. This is a great way to add a little extra to a package or just on it's own. 

Head over to the Right at Home Blog and Facebook page for lots of great inspiration using all the new products from Right at Home! 

Friday, November 18, 2016

YNS Challenge #52

Happy Friday everyone. There's still time to join us at Your Next Stamp for Challenge #52. We have another great Sketch and Color Challenge to choose from or you can combine them together.

I'm using the super cute new Little Darlings Indian set and some fun Papers from Doodlebug Designs. I decided to use the Sketch portion of the challenge this week. 


I started by die cutting several of the pattern papers using the Stitched Rectangle Die set and adhered them to a Chocolate Card base. I used the Double Stitched Hillside die to created a grass area under the image as well.  

I stamped the image onto some Watercolor paper and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then I used the coordinating Die cuts and adhered it over the pattern paper area. 

I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto the front using the new Black Olive ink from Your Next Stamp and I added some Love Earth Gumdrops for an extra pop of the Green. 

Head over to the Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team and we hope you will play along. The Linky will close on Thursday Nov. 24th at midnight EST and there's a $15 GC for on lucky participate. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

You're a Blessing!

Happy Tuesday everyone.. I'm running a little behind, I was over on the MarkerPop blog yesterday with this cute card using some products from My Favorite Things.


I started out by creating a standard A2 size card base and then I added a piece of the Trail Mix Patter Paper from MFT that I die cut with the MFT Blueprints #29.Then I trimmed another piece of the same pattern paper from the strip on the front and matted it in a similar color card stock and adhered that to the front.


I stamped all the images onto some Watercolor paper using archival Black ink from Ranger. I colored the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in the following colors:
44 Deep Green, 50 Yellow, 72 Beige, 41 Light Green, 60 Brown & 62 Dark Brown.
I colored the images from the Fall Friends set from MFT on one side and then pulled the color out with a damp paintbrush. Once the images were dry I used the coordinating Die Cuts to cut the images out.

For a ground area I die cut the Stitched Valley Die from MFT using some more of the same Trail Mix pattern paper and adhered them to the lower part of the blue panel. Then I adhered the sunflower images using an adhesive tape runner. I die cut the Farm Fence from MFT using the same paper I created the card base with. I adhered the scarecrow over the images with some foam tape.


I stamped the sentiment from the Fall Friends set onto a piece of Yellow card stock and I die cut it with the small banner in the MFT Blueprints 27 set. Then I ran it through the big shot again a second time partially die cutting just the end with the banner. This is a great way to customize your banners. I adhered it with some additional Foam Tape.

I used the current Sketch over at MFT Challenges.. Head over for great inspiration from MFT!

Thanks for stopping by today!