Friday, December 21, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday and More!

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Hello!  I have some cute projects to share with you today for Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!  I have seen a few of these Tic Tac Covers around the web and thought it would be fun to try:)  

I made up my own template by measuring the length of the Tic Tac box and then wrapping paper around it and marking where to score my lines.  I then added some embossed dots and decorated away with some adorable YNS stamps and dies!

For my first cover I used this super sweet Mini Ellie Loves to Skate with the coordinating Die as well as one of the Tree Trio Dies which I LOVE!

For my second cover I used one of my favorite images released this winter called Winter Smiles Robin along with a snowflake die from YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One.

I'm going to stick these in our advent calendar for my kiddos today:)  My youngest especially just loves Tic Tacs!  Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see more fun projects today!

I also wanted to share a tag I made (I actually made 12 of these) for teacher gifts and coaches gifts.  I used THIS gorgeous poinsettia that I found in the Silhouette Online Store by Lori Whitlock. The base of the tag was cut with the PTI Tag Sale #4 Die and I embossed the cream panel with the PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate.  I cut the poinsettia with PTI Pure Poppy cs and sponged the edges with PTI Scarlet Jewel.  The leaves were cut with SU Old Olive and sponged with SU Always Artichoke.  The sentiment came from the PTI set Bells & Boughs.  

I found these really cool baskets at a fun flea market type store and filled them with some goodies for my son's teachers.  Some yummy Godiva chocolates, a sparkly ornament, 3 handmade tags, and some peppermint soap.  I hope they like them!

That's it for me today!  I have a couple other projects to share if I can find the time!  We are hosting Christmas at our house this year and I have A LOT of cleaning and organizing to do!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Your Next Stamp Mini December Release Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp December New Release Blog Hop! We have a mini release for you this month featuring a new stamp collection from Cory Designs called Smiley Happy Critters! The first set is SO CUTE and guaranteed to make you smile! 

We also have a new die collection called YNS Whatnots!  YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One is jam packed full of small seasonal dies which are awesome for dressing up your cards and tags! Both of these products are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store! Warning…both of these collections are highly addictive so be sure to start your collection now as we have lots more coming in 2013!

The hop runs from today until Saturday, December 15th at midnight EST. We have 3 prize packs hidden amongst the DT Blogs, and you must comment on all of the blogs to win! The winners will be posted on the Your Next Stamp Blog Sunday, December 16th.  

Onto my project:)

I used two of the new critters~Dot the Ladybug, and Pokey the Turtle~Love!!!  I also used a heart die from the YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One along with the YNS Flower Fun Spring Grass Die. 

We also have a Hop Special going on at the YNS Store! Enter code YNSDEC2012 to receive 15% off your entire order!!!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Kelli's amazing blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping:)

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Smiley Happy Critters
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, New Leaf, My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One Dies, Flower Fun Spring Grass Die, Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, CB D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Foam Squares

Color Throwdown #222!

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Hello!  Are you ready for the last Color Throwdown Challenge of the year?  We'll be back after the New Year, but we hope you'll play along with us this week!  Our hostess for this challenge is the amazing Broni Holcombe, and I think the photo she chose is just gorgeous!  I was a little rushed for time this week, so I made a very CAS card:

I LOVE this house from the PTI set Winter Hills.  This is so my style, in fact I'm working on a cross stitch right now that has these primitive looking country houses on it:)  I added a sentiment from the PTI set Bells & Boughs and the hills were cut with the PTI In the Meadow Dies out of shimmer white cardstock.  

We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your creations on the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!  While you're there, make sure you check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations:)  

I'll be back shortly with the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stamps:  PTI Winter Hills, Bells & Boughs
Paper:  SU Pacific Point, PTI True Black, White, Shimmer White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rhinestones, PTI In the Meadow Dies

Monday, December 10, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Sneak Peek!

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Hello!  We are having a mini release this month at Your Next Stamp.  Karen has an adorable new stamp set and some fabulous dies that she just couldn't wait to add to the store:)  You won't blame her after you see all of the CA-UTE critters in this set!

The name of the set is Smiley Happy Critters and it is the newest addition to the Cory Designs line of stamps.  I just love the fun characters she creates!  I chose this adorable toad for my card today and added a sentiment from the YNS set Handwritten Sentiments.  I stamped the sentiment on one of the new dies which comes in a set of 12 and is called YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One.  I also used the Whimsy Star Layered Die Set for the star, and the CrissCross Border Die for the border.  

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog for more sneak peeks of this super fun set and die collection.  We'll have more peeks for you tomorrow, and a new release hop on Wednesday!

Avery was amazing at the Level 4 Florida State Gymnastics Meet this weekend!  She got 1st place on vault and bars, and second place on beam and floor!  She got 1st place all-around and is the Florida State Champ in her age group!!!  Her all around score was a personal best, and we are so very proud of her:)  

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Monday!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Smiley Happy Critters
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Simple Stories Take A Hike
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One Dies, YNS Whimsy Star Layered Die Set, YNS CrissCross Border Die, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Taylored Expressions Petite-a-Palooza Whimsical Wishes

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Hello!  Today we are showing off some of the new Taylored Expressions stamp  sets that are part of the Whimsical Wishes/Moka Collection by Nancy McKinney!  You can find all of the new stamps in the Fresh out of the Oven Department in the Taylored Expressions Store!  I made a project using the fabulous Bonjour Couture set which I LOVE!!!

I stamped the dress forms in SU Sahara Sand and Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink to match my paper.  I added a rolled paper rose which was inspired by Melody's GORGEOUS card HERE.  I also used some seam binding ribbon with a vintage looking button and twine, and the beautiful border was cut with the Lace Chain Border Die.  

I ADORE the sentiments in this set!  I think the font is amazing!

Make sure you check out the rest of the awesome projects that the Baker's Dozen have created today!  
That's it for me today.  We are heading over to the Tampa area for Avery's state gymnastics meet!  Wish her luck!

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Bonjour Couture
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy
Ink:  SU Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Brilliance White
Accessories:  TE Bonjour Couture Dies, Lace Chain Border Die, MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Rose Die, Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Nestabilities Labels 4

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Taylored Expressions December Release Day!

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Hello!  It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions which means you can find all of the adorable new Petite Sets and the fabulous You Take the Cake set in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store! 

I have another project to share with you today using You Take the Cake featuring images from all of the TE illustrators!

This set is so perfect for birthday cards, tags, and gifts!  I made a cute little gift card holder using this super fun image from the You Take the Cake Set.  I also used the beautiful Lace Chain Border Die

I found this file in the Silhouette Online Store.  It is called Library Pocket and Gift Card Holder by Lori Whitlock.  It is the perfect size for this fun image:)

Now it's time to go shopping, but make sure you also check out the fabulous projects from the Baker's Dozen!  They will have even more inspiration for you over the next couple of days, and I'll be back on Saturday with another creation using these super fun sets!

Stamps:  Taylored Expressions You Take the Cake
Paper:  PTI Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Simple Stories Fabulous dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  TE Lace Chain Border Die, Oval Nestabilities, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Foam Squares, PTI Ribbon, Twine, Sewing Machine, Library Pocket and Gift Card Holder Silhouette File

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Taylored Expression

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Please scroll down for my Color Throwdown post:)

Hello!  It's Release Week at Taylored Expressions, and this month is Petite-a-Palooza featuring sets from all of the TE illustrators!  These petite sets make great gifts and are a great way to give Taylored Expressions a try if you're new.  If you're already a TE fan, then these sets will be a wonderful addition to your collection:)

We have 12 new petite sets available this month and several of them have coordinating dies~so awesome!  We also have one full size set available called You Take the Cake which was introduced in September and is now available for sale!

We have lots of inspiration for you starting today through Saturday, and all of the new sets will be available tomorrow~December 6th at 8 am PST in the Fresh out of the Oven Department!

Let's get started:

For my first project I used this fun new set called Tick Tock!  I stamped the adorable alarm clock and cut it out with the coordinating die.  I paper pieced the clock with Authentique Free Bird dp and added a brad to the center.  The sentiment comes with the set and I completed the sentiment on the inside:

For my next project I used You Take the Cake:

I love this whimsical cake image and those balloons!  I used some Simple Stories Happy Day dp and the layout is the Deconstructed Sketch #78. (Quick tip: to make the circle in the layout, I traced a bowl:)

I'll be back tomorrow for Release Day!  Make sure you check out the Baker's Dozen Blogs to see more peeks today!  Thanks for stopping by:)


Color Throwdown #221!

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Hello!  Are you ready for a new Color Throwdown this week?  We have a beautiful and traditional Christmas combo for you hosted by the amazing Barbara Anders!  This is what I came up with:

I used a couple of fun stamp sets from Your Next Stamp!  I decorated a wreath for our front door this weekend, which got me in the mood to decorate this cute wreath from the set Joyful Wishes.  I added an adorable gingerbread man from the set Celebrate the Season.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas.

We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your creations on the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!  Make sure you check out the rest of the amazing DT projects while you're there:)

I'll be back with some fun sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!  Have a wonderful day!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Joyful Wishes, Celebrate the Season
Paper:  Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas, PTI Kraft and True Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Garden Green, Real Red, Copics
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, PTI New Leaf Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border Die, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

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